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Serological survey of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in pigs slaughtered at Ndumbuini abattoir in Nairobi, Kenya
(University of Nairobi, 2016-04)
Background: Taenia solium is ranked as the most important foodborne parasite globally. Cysticercosis is caused by the larval stage of T. solium and is a serious public health risk in both rural and urban areas. Eastern and ...
Squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva.
(University of Nairobi, 2016)
Assessment of community led total sanitation uptake in rural Kenya
Background: Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative community led drive to set up pit latrines in rural Kenya with an aim of promoting sustainable sanitation through behaviour change. It’s a behaviour change ...
Attitude and practice of health care providers towards autopsies in children under five years at Kenyatta National Hospital
Background: Attitude and practice of health care professionals toward autopsy are important as they will give information regarding factors that contribute to the low rate of autopsies in children under five years. Objective: ...
Uptake of isoniazid preventive therapy and its associated factors among HIV positive patients in an urban health centre, Kenya
Background: Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) is an effective intervention for prevention of tuberculosis (TB) among HIV positive patients, and its use is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately ...
Effects of socio-economic and behavioural factors on early childhood caries among children attending a dental clinic in Nairobi, Kenya
Early childhood caries (ECC) is a growing oral health problem in the developing nations and has been associated with a number of socio-economic and behavioural factors. Objective: To determine the effects of some ...
Recurrence and Pain after Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernias
Surgery for inguinal hernias has evolved over a prolonged period of time with the main outcome of interest being recurrence and pain. Mesh hernioplasty has been practiced with increasing frequency at Kenyatta National ...
Intermittent preventive treatment and bed nets uptake among pregnant women in Kenya
Background: Malaria in pregnancy is a preventable disease which results in poor pregnancy outcomes. The use of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) and long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) have ...
Semitendinosus Tendon for Solitary Use in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
The use of a combined graft of both semitendinosus (ST) and gracilis (G) tendons in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may cause weakness in knee flexion. It has since been proposed that ST be used alone since ...
Spatial distribution and co-infection with urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis among primary school children in Migori County, Kenya
Background: Schistosomiasis is the most prevalent helminthic infection in sub-Saharan Africa. School age children have the highest burden. Chronic schistosome infections in children can have irreversible effects lasting ...