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Clinical stroke scores for distinguishing stroke subtypes: a systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy
Background Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality especially in low and middle income countries. Computerized tomography is used to distinguish between ischemic and hemorrhagic subtypes, but it is expensive ...
Value of Plasmodium falciparum Histidine-Rich Protein 2 Level and Malaria Retinopathy in Distinguishing Cerebral Malaria From Other Acute Encephalopathies in Kenyan Children.
(Journal of Infectious Diseases Advance Access published, 2013-10-09)
The diagnosis of cerebral malaria is problematic in malaria-endemic areas because encephalopathy in patients with parasitemia may have another cause. Abnormal retinal findings are thought to increase the specificity of the ...
Childhood acute non-traumatic coma: aetiology and challenges in management in resource-poor countries of Africa and Asia.
(Maney Publishing, 2013-08)
OBJECTIVE: This review examines the best available evidence on the aetiology of childhood acute non-traumatic coma in resource-poor countries (RPCs), discusses the challenges associated with management, and explores ...
Unexpected relationship between tympanometry and mortality in children with nontraumatic coma.
(American Academy of Pediatrics ., 2013-09)
OBJECTIVE: We sought to further examine the relationship between tympanometry and mortality after noting an unexpected association on assessment of baseline data of a study whose primary aim was to investigate the utility ...
Iron deficiency and acute seizures: results from children living in rural Kenya and a meta-analysis.
(Public Library of Science, 2010-11)
Background: There are conflicting reports on whether iron deficiency changes susceptibility to seizures. We examined the hypothesis that iron deficiency is associated with an increased risk of acute seizures in children ...
Neonatal seizures in a rural Kenyan District Hospital: aetiology, incidence and outcome of hospitalization
(BioMed Central, 2010-03)
Background: Acute seizures are common among children admitted to hospitals in resource poor countries. However, there is little data on the burden, causes and outcome of neonatal seizures in sub-Saharan Africa. We ...
Acne vulgaris in general population of rural western Kenya: cross-sectional community survey
(International Society of Dermatology, 2015)
Antimicrobial resistance patterns among E. coli isolates from children presenting with diarrhoea at a cosmopolitan hospital in Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2015-08)
Diarrhoea is a serious infection that kills at least 2 million children globally. Children under the age of 5 years are particularly predisposed to diarrhoea especially if the surrounding environment is contaminated or ...
Crypotococcal meningitis in a none-HIV infected five month old infant with rickets: Case report
(Kenyatta University, 2015-08)
Crypotococcal is an invasive fungal disease, now endemic in the tropics. It is largely transmitted through inhalation, but can be transmitted locally through skin and eyes. Mostly, it causes disease in immune compromised ...
Abnormal Intra-aural Pressure Waves Associated with Death in African Children with acute Nontraumatic Coma.
(Nature Publishing Group, 2015)
BACKGROUND: We explored the relationship between tympanic membrane displacement (TMD) measurements, a tool to monitor intracranial pressure noninvasively, and clinical features and death in children with acute coma in ...