Original Research: The role of endoscopy after upper gastrointestinal bleeding in sub-Saharan Africa: A prospective observational cohort study

Jared Gallaher Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, CB# 7228, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Keywords: endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, sub-Saharan Africa Abstract BackgroundUpper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleed is…

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Original Research: The prevalence and management of central post-stroke pain at a hospital in Zimbabwe

Veronica Ntsiea Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Keywords: Central post-stroke pain, chronic pain, Zimbabwe Abstract BackgroundCentral post-stroke pain (CPSP) is a poorly diagnosed…

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Original Research: Availability, Accessibility and Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) Blantyre, Malawi: An Observational Study

Davie Madziatera Keywords: infection prevention, hospital acquired infections, personal protective equipment, healthcare worker, compliance of standard precautions Abstract BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the availability, accessibility and proper…

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Original Research: Knowledge, attitude and perception on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance among final year medical students in the College of Medicine, Malawi

Alfred Kamoto Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, perception, antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance, medical students, Malawi Abstract BackgroundMedical curricula…

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Original Research: The Malawi Orthopaedic Association/AO Alliance guidelines and standards for open fracture management in Malawi: a national consensus statement

Alexander Schade University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK Keywords: Open fractures, multiprofessional treatment, consensus meeting Abstract BackgroundOpen fractures are common injuries in Malawi that pose a large burden on the…

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Original Research: The participation of community pharmacists in the case management of malaria in Enugu metropolis, Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey

Chibueze Anosike Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001, Enugu State, Nigeria Cordelia Ngozi Chu-Madu Nneka Uchenna Igboeli Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe Chinwe Victoria Ukwe Keywords: Malaria,…

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Histopathological profile of childhood thyroid carcinoma in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria

Mustapha A. Ajani Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria Sebastian A. Omenai John I. Nwadiokwu Ayodeji A. Salami Keywords: Childhood thyroid carcinoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma, thyroid cancer,…

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Original Research: A cross-sectional study on factors associated with health-seeking behavior of Malawians aged 15+ years in 2016

Wingston Ng’ambi University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Health Economics and Policy Unit, Lilongwe, Malawi Tara Mangal Andrew Phillips Tim Colbourn Dominic Nkhoma Joseph Mfutso- Bengo Paul Revill Timothy B.…

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Original Research: Could flank pain be an indicator of COVID-19 infection?

Emrullah Durmus Siirt Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Siirt, Turkey Fesih Ok Ömer Erdogan Semih Saglik Keywords: COVID-19, urology, flank pain, abdomen CT Abstract BackgroundWe describe the incidental detection…

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Original Research: The prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among miners from the Karonga, Rumphi, Kasungu and Lilongwe Districts of Malawi in 2019

Ethel Rambiki Andrew Dimba Ministry of Health, National TB Control Program, Lilongwe, Malawi Wingston Ng’ambi Knox Banda Belaineh Girma Birru Shight Levi Lwanda Ministry of Health, National TB Control Program,…

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