Makerere Medical Journal Edition 46th

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in an elderly Ugandan male: a case report

 Case Report   Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in an elderly Ugandan male:  a case report Niwagaba Peter, Chitayi Michael  ABSTRACT B enign prostatic hyperplasia is a histological proliferation of the prostate gland that is symptomatically common among men older than 60 years as a result of androgen driven growth in the size of the prostate. Key modalities in management include watchful waiting in case it is mild. Read more about Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in an elderly Ugandan male: a case report

Congenital Heart Disease (Truncus arteriosus) complicated with bronchopneumonia and Severe Acute Malnutrition; case report

AbstractTruncus  arteriosus  (TA)  is  a  rare  congenital  condition  that  occurs  as  a result of failed septation of a single arterial vessel rising from the heart during  embryological  development  into  the  pulmonary,  systemic  and coronary  circulations.  We  discuss  a  unique  case  of  a  6  months  old  female infant with unrepaired TA complicated with congestive cardiac failure (CCF), bronchopneumonia and severe malnutrition. Read more about Congenital Heart Disease (Truncus arteriosus) complicated with bronchopneumonia and Severe Acute Malnutrition; case report

Experiment to determine the response of a rodent to histamine-induced inflammation and the antiInflammatory effects of an NSAID

ABSTRACTIntroduction: Inflammation plays a big role as a primary body defense strategy; however it can prove pathologic when exaggerated in certain conditions. However inflammation is mediated by a number of mediators of which Histamine is one. Read more about Experiment to determine the response of a rodent to histamine-induced inflammation and the antiInflammatory effects of an NSAID

Quality of Artemether/Lumefantrine Pediatric Suspensions in Retail Pharmacies in Kampala Central

ABSTRACTBackground: There is little knowledge existing about the actual quality of the Artemether/Lumefantrine suspension sold by the different pharmacies in central Kampala and Uganda as a whole. Such information is important for improving malaria treatment in that it will help in the development and implementation of actions designed to ensure quality of treatment of the disease that has largely burdened the country, especially the infants. Read more about Quality of Artemether/Lumefantrine Pediatric Suspensions in Retail Pharmacies in Kampala Central

Predictors of patientsÔÇÖ knowledge on antiretroviral therapy and its impacts on ART Adherence; A comparison of rural Versus Urban HIV/AIDS Treatment Centers in Uganda

ABSTRACT Background:HIV/AIDS patientsÔÇÖ knowledge on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a key determinant of any ART programsÔÇÖ success. Despite the scaling up of ART services, utilization of ART still remains a challenge. We set out to determine the knowledge of HIV/AIDS patients on ART and how it impacts on adherence in both urban and rural treatment centers in Uganda. Read more about Predictors of patientsÔÇÖ knowledge on antiretroviral therapy and its impacts on ART Adherence; A comparison of rural Versus Urban HIV/AIDS Treatment Centers in Uganda

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