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Recent infectious disease outbreaks in Kenya: have we been caught unaware?
Prognostic factors in patients hospitalised with diabetic ketoacidosis at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
BACKGROUND: In spite of many advances in the management of diabetes in the last 25 years, the mortality associatedwith diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) remains high, especially in the developing countries. The mortality appears ...
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome: a review
OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the current understanding of the classification of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and to describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, renal histopathological findings, ...
Treatment options in lupus nephritis
(Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, 1998)
Like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) itself, manifestations of lupus nephritis are highly varied in their clinical presentation, ranging from mild proteinuria to rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis causing renal ...
Pathogenesis of lupus nephritis: a review
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a non-organ specific autoimmune disease in which the primary autoantigen has been a subject of debate despite detection of antibodies to several nuclear antigens. Contrary to previously ...
Bacteriuria in patients with glomerular diseases
In a comparative study of significant bacteriuria in an African population, 1.7% of 697 healthy subjects (10 females and 2 males) were found to have positive urine cultures. Of these, 5 subjects grew E. coli, 4 Klebsiella ...
The elderly patient in sub-Saharan Africa: the past, the present and the future.
Symptomatic treatment of nephrotic syndrome
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies in renal patients, blood donors and patients with chronic liver disease in Kenya
We tested serum samples from four categories of patients with nephrological problems (nephrotic syndrome, stable chronic renal failure, haemodialysis patients and renal transplant recipients), patients with chronic liver ...