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A spontaneous massive pleural effusion
A 62-year-old male presented with a progressing 3-week history of respiratory distress, tachypnoea, right-sided chest stony dullness, and mediastinal shift to the left. He had no clinical, laboratory, or radiological ...
Variations in branching of the posterior cord of brachial plexus in a Kenyan population
Background Variations in the branching of posterior cord are important during surgical approaches to the axilla and upper arm, administration of anesthetic blocks, interpreting effects of nervous compressions and in repair ...
Biometric features of facial foramina in adult Kenyan skulls
(University of Nairobi, 2008)
Several studies have indicated ethnic, age and sex-related variations in the position and size of the facial foramina. The present study reports the biometric features of the mental foramen (MF), and infraorbital (IO), ...
Pattern of aneurysms among young black Kenyans
(University of Nairobi, 2011-06)
Background Reports on pattern of aneurysms among young people are scanty. These data are important for informing preventive and management strategies. This retrospective study at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. ...
Non-expression of androgen receptors in the carotid intimal medial zone
(University of Nairobi, 2012)
Androgens and oestrogens have been implicated in the noted gender differences in the increasing intimal medial thickness. Oestrogens are protective in females while the role of androgens as male disadvantage remains in ...
Conventional and variant termination of the portal vein in a black Kenyan population.
(University of Nairobi., 2013-02)
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the variant terminations of the portal vein is important in surgical and interventional radiological procedures of the liver. Their pattern and frequency are important in planning surgery to ...
Regional differences in aorta of goat (capra hircus).
(University of Nairobi., 2010-11)
Regional differences in the aortic wall are important in explaining the physicomechanical properties and disease distribution in this artery. The goat is a suitable model for studying cardiovascular disease, but the regional ...
Sternal foramina and variant xiphoid morphology in a Kenyan population
Sternal foramina may pose a great hazard during sternal puncture, due to inadvertent cardiac or great vessel injury. They can also be misinterpreted as osteolytic lesions in cross-sectional imaging of the sternum. On the ...
Comparative regional morphometric changes in human uterine artery before and during pregnancy
INTRODUCTION: Uterine artery undergoes structural modifications at different physiologic states. It is expected that due to its unique course, hemodynamic stresses in the vessel would vary resulting in differences in ...
Blood pressure characteristics among slum dwellers in Kenya
(University of Nairobi, 2013-04)