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Risks, precipitants and clinical presentation of gastroesophageal reflux disease at the Kilimanjaro christian medical centre in Tanzania

Michael Bartholomew Mwandri, Julius Chacha Mwita, Magafu Mgwaya, Kajiru Gad Kilonzo, Sarah Urasa

Risk factors and precipitants of gastroesophageal disease (GERD) differ widely in communities. We conducted an observational study to describe these risks, precipitants and clinical presentation of GERD patients at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Tanzania. ...

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Incidence and predictors of recovery from anaemia within an HIV-infected South African Cohort, 2004-2010

Zibusiso Ndlovu, Tobias Chirwa, Simbarashe Takuva

Anaemia is one of the most frequent haematological complications in HIV-infected persons. Understandingfactors associated with recovery from anaemia during ART is vital in improving clinical outcomes since anaemia is a strong predictor of mortality. Cohort study of 12,441 HIV-infected adults init ...

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa: a story of related public health challenges and a pointer to solutions to mitigate the inevitable next outbreak

Peter Nsubuga - 22 September 2014

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has the world once again gripped by the threat of a zoonotic disease that has spread into several countries. While the underlying factors that have led to an increasing frequency of zoonotic disease outbreaks are complex, including population pressure and rapid movement between locations in most of these epidemicsthere are least three related key drivers—a challenge of initial detection and appropriate investigation and response to a cluster of suspected cases, a challenge of management of an outbreak of a communicable disease, and a challenge of prediction or anticipation of what disease outbreak (both communicable and non-communicable) could come next (or is currently occurring but unseen). These three challenges reveal the urgent need of a public health workforce that is adequately trained and supported to operate multi-disease public health surveillance and response systems. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia do not yet have specific programs to develop this workforce and the system to support them while Nigeria does (and several other countries do), and this difference is critical in addressing the major public heath challenge posed by the current Ebola outbreak as well as a myriad of communicable and non-communicable diseases. We will take a look at each of the three challenges in turn... Continue...
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Case reports

Neurorétinite unilatérale: une manifestation rare du syndrome post streptococcique

Said Iferkhass, Adil Elkhoyaali, Fouad Elasri, Karim Reda, Abdelkader Laktaoui, Abdelbar Oubaaz

La streptocoque ² hémolytique est responsable de plusieurs complications d'origine immunitaire, de localisation cardiaque, articulaire, dermatologique, rénale, cérébrale e..
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01 October 2014


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Review
A review of the surveillance systems of influenza in selected countries in the tropical region
Melvin Sanicas, Eduardo Forleo, Gianni Pozzi, Doudou Diop
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 121, 01 October 2014
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Risks, precipitants and clinical presentation of gastroesophageal reflux disease at the Kilimanjaro christian medical centre in Tanzania
Michael Bartholomew Mwandri, Julius Chacha Mwita, Magafu Mgwaya, Kajiru Gad Kilonzo, Sarah Urasa
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 119, 01 October 2014
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Incidence and predictors of recovery from anaemia within an HIV-infected South African Cohort, 2004-2010
Zibusiso Ndlovu, Tobias Chirwa, Simbarashe Takuva
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 114, 01 October 2014
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Determinants of folic acid intake during preconception and in early pregnancy by mothers in Ibadan, Nigeria
Taiwo Akeem Lawal, Amos Olufemi Adeleye
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 113, 01 October 2014
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Establishing a One Health office in Kenya
Murithi Mbabu, Ian Njeru, Sarah File, Eric Osoro, Stella Kiambi, Austine Bitek, Peter Ithondeka, Salome Kairu-Wanyoike, Shanaaz Sharif, Eric Gogstad, Francis Gakuya, Kaitlin Sandhaus,Peninah Munyua, Joel Montgomery, Robert Breiman, Carol Rubin, Kariuki Njenga
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 106, 29 September 2014
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Commencing open heart surgery in resource limited countries: lessons from the LASUTH experience
Mobolaji Adewale Oludara, Jonathan Nwiloh, Adetokunbo Fabamwo, Phillip Adebola
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 105, 29 September 2014
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Medical tourism and the code of medical ethics on advertisement in Nigeria
Olusesan Ayodeji Makinde, Brandon Brown, Olalekan Olaleye
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 103, 29 September 2014
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Non-technical skills of anaesthesia providers in Rwanda: an ethnography
Patricia Livingston, Lauren Zolpys, Christian Mukwesi, Theogene Twagirumugabe, Sara Whynot, Anna MacLeod
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 97, 26 September 2014
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