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Epidemiology of Burns in Patients Aged 0 – 13 Years at a Paediatric Hospital in Kenya.
Background: Burns are a common and significant cause of admission following injury in children. Methods: This was a retrospective hospital based multivariate survey conducted on burns patients aged 0 to 13 years over a ...
Children who acquire HIV infection perinatally are at higher risk of early death than those acquiring infection through breastmilk: a meta-analysis
BACKGROUND: Assumptions about survival of HIV-infected children in Africa without antiretroviral therapy need to be updated to inform ongoing UNAIDS modelling of paediatric HIV epidemics among children. Improved estimates ...
Hospital outcomes for paediatric pneumonia and diarrhoea patients admitted in a tertiary hospital on weekdays versus weekends: a retrospective study
Background: Quality of patient care in hospitals has been shown to be inconsistent during weekends and night- time hours, and is often associated with reduced patient monitoring, poor antibiotic prescription practices ...
Meat supplementation increases arm muscle area in Kenyan schoolchildren.
The present study examines the effect of animal-source-food (ASF) intake on arm muscle area growth as part of a larger study examining causal links between ASF intake, growth rate, physical activity, cognitive function and ...
Clinical Features Associated with Group A Rotavirus in Children Presenting with Acute Diarrhoea at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Background: Worldwide rotavirus (RV) infection is a major cause of diarrhea in children <5 years of age. Continual monitoring of RV prevalence and its associated clinical characteristics is necessary to estimate the burden ...