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"They don't care what happens to us" The situation of double orphans heading households in Rakai District, Uganda.
(BioMed Central, 2009-09-04)
Background: This article is based on information collected about the situation of double orphans who are heading households in Rakai District, Uganda. The information will be used as justification and guidance for planning ...
End-of-life practices and experiences of health professionals and family members of terminally-ill patients in intensive care units in Macedonia: a qualitative research
(The University of Bergen, 2010-08-27)
Objective To understand the end-of-life phenomenon in the intensive care setting in Macedonia through the experiences of health professionals and family members of terminally-ill patients in its social and cultural ...
Predictors of mortality in HIV-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy in a rural hospital in Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2008-04-22)
Background Studies of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs in Africa have shown high initial mortality. Factors contributing to this high mortality are poorly described. The aim of the present study was to assess mortality ...
In Situ Expression of Cytokines and Cellular Phenotypes in the Lungs of Mice with Slowly Progressive Primary Tuberculosis
(Blackwell Science Ltd., 2000-06)
The cellular phenotypes and the expression of cytokines were studied in the lungs of mice, using immunohistochemistry, during different phases of slowly progressive primary murine tuberculosis infection. During the first ...
Serodiagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis using a combination of antigens
(Open Learning on Enteric Pathogens, 2010)
Background: The diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) by conventional methods such as culture and microscopy has low sensitivity and requires an invasive procedure. A simple rapid serological test would be of ...
DOTS improves treatment outcomes and service coverage for tuberculosis in South Ethiopia: a retrospective trend analysis
(BioMed Central, 2005-06-06)
Background: DOTS as a strategy was introduced to the tuberculosis control programme in Southern region of Ethiopia in 1996. The impact of the programme on treatment outcomes and the trend in the service coverage for ...
Norske kostråd. En praxeologisk studie - med Pierre Bourdieus praktikk- og feltteori som analytisk verktøy. Periode 1946 – 2014.
(The University of Bergen, 2015-01-13)
Background: Nurses and other health practitioners have to provide dietary advice to various community groups based on governmental health education and scientific research about diet. Today's nutritional advice is confusing, ...
Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-03-16)
Background: Although the risk factors for increased fatality among severely malnourished children have been reported, recent information from Africa, during a period of HIV pandemic and constrained health services, ...
Learning from failed health reform in Uganda
Intimate partner violence against women in eastern Uganda: implications for HIV prevention
(BioMed Central, 2006-11-20)
Background: We were interested in finding out if the very low antenatal VCT acceptance rate reported in Mbale Hospital was linked to intimate partner violence against women. We therefore set out to i) determine the ...