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Epidural injection use for low back pain associated with sciatica at an Orthopaedic centre in Kenya
(University of Nairobi, 2012)
Objective: To assess the effects of lumbar epidural steroid injections in patients with radiculopathy (sciatica), by assessing reduction of pain at short term (3 weeks) and intermediate term (12 weeks). Design: This was ...
Anaesthesia in the elderly with special reference to management of orthopaedic patients
(University of Nairobi, 1997-10)
Elderly patients are placing increased demands on the health care resources in Kenya. The population of old patients has increased and complex surgical/orthopaedic procedures are being done on old patients. Due to the ...
Post-operative pyrexia in an orthopaedic unit.
(University of Nairobi, 1997-08)
The causes of post operative pyrexia in an orthopaedic unit was studied prospectively in 520 patients who underwent surgery. Two hundred patients (38.4%) developed postoperative pyrexia as defined by having recorded high ...
Venous thromboembolism in orthopaedics
Over the past decade venous thromboembolism has become a topic of growing interest for the orthopaedic surgeon as a preventable disease which contributes to morbidity and mortality among hospitalised patients especially ...