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Adult polycystic liver disease
Characteristics of 14 patients above 12 years of age with congenital polycystic liver disease attending liver clinic at KNH were analysed. The diagnosis was mainly based on ultrasonographic findings. The disease was found ...
Evolution of nephrology in east Africa in the last seventy years--studies and practice
Interest in renal disease and practice in East Africa started as far back as the first quarter of this century. Work in this colonial era concentrated on establishing the existence of renal diseases and identifying the ...
The pattern of geriatric admissions in the medical wards at the Kenyatta National Hospital
In a one year period (March 1990 to March 1991) the pattern of diseases in geriatric patients (over 60 years of age) admitted to the medical wards at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) was studied. In all, there were 1296 ...
Pregnancy in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD): a case report
We present what we believe is the first case of pregnancy occurring in a patient on CAPD, and indeed end stage renal disease (ESRD), in Kenya. Pregnancy progressed very well until the thirtieth week when foetal movements ...
Fibrosarcoma of the lung with extrapulmonary manifestations: case report
A 50-year-old female presented with a five months history of recurrent attacks of dizziness, sweatiness, tremors and fainting with loss of consciousness. These were found to be due to hypoglycaemic episodes with blood ...
Outcome of pregnancy in nephrotic syndrome: a report on five cases
In a 6 year period (1984-1989) we have had the opportunity to take care of five patients who had nephrotic syndrome and became pregnant. Four of them had mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis while one had focal ...
Nutritional requirements in chronic renal failure and end stage renal disease at the Kenyatta National Hospital
Since August, 1984 renal replacement therapy with haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant has been carried out regularly at the renal unit of the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). Various nutritional ...
Autonomic dysfunction in patients with chronic renal failure
Autonomic nervous function was assessed in twenty two patients (16 males and 6 females) with chronic renal failure on conservative management. The presenting symptoms were postural dizziness in 10(45%), impotence in 4(18%) ...
Diabetic ketoacidosis: clinical presentation and precipitating factors at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinico-laboratory features and precipitating factors of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Inpatient ...
Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection.
(University of Nairobi, 1991)