Articles by Keyword: Anaemia

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  1. High prevalence of HIV and malaria co-infection in urban Douala, Cameroon

    High prevalence of HIV and malaria co-infection in urban Douala, Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A prospective cohort study was undertaken among 684 adult hospital attendees in Douala, Littoral Province, Cameroon. The objectives were to determine the prevalence of HIV/malaria co-infection and to determine and compare the prevalence of some parasitological, haematological and clinical parameters...
  2. Risk factors for anaemia in pregnancy in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Implication for health education and health promotion

    Risk factors for anaemia in pregnancy in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Implication for health education and health promotion

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is a major public health problem in developing countries. It is associated with an increased risk of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. A high rate of anaemia in pregnancy in the rural population of KwaZulu-Natal...
  3. Point-of-care estimation of haemoglobin concentration in all age groups in clinical practice

    Point-of-care estimation of haemoglobin concentration in all age groups in clinical practice

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The measurement of haemoglobin (Hb) concentration provides a reliable, primary screening test for the presence and severity of anaemia. The HemoCue® is a point-of-care test for Hb measurement. The introduction of point-of-care testing in hospitals and general practice has...
  4. Sociodemographic factors in anaemia in pregnancy in south-western Nigeria

    Sociodemographic factors in anaemia in pregnancy in south-western Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Anaemia in pregnancy persists, especially in third world countries where poor diet, low levels of literacy, infections, infestations and cultural practices predispose pregnant women to being anaemic. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anaemia...
  5. The use of Hemopure® at Groote Schuur hospital, Cape Town: 4 case studies

    The use of Hemopure® at Groote Schuur hospital, Cape Town: 4 case studies

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Hemopure® is a cell-free haemoglobin solution that is made from bovine haemoglobin that is designed to carry oxygen in the plasma. It is approved for use in South Africa for the treatment of acute surgical anaemia. We describe the use...
  6. An exploration of anaemia in low-birthweight infants exposed to perinatal zidovudine at the neonatal unit at a regional hospital in Durban

    An exploration of anaemia in low-birthweight infants exposed to perinatal zidovudine at the neonatal unit at a regional hospital in Durban

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence and degree of anaemia in low-birthweight neonates exposed to intrauterine zidovudine (AZT) at a regional hospital neonatal unit in Durban.
  7. Retrospective analysis of the prevalence and causes of anaemia in hospitalised elderly patients

    Retrospective analysis of the prevalence and causes of anaemia in hospitalised elderly patients

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Introduction: Anaemia is common in the elderly. Little is known regarding anaemia in hospitalised elderly patients in South Africa. A retrospective study determined the prevalence and causes of anaemia in elderly patients hospitalised for acute medical problems.
  8. Anaesthesia for a patient with beta thalassaemia major

    Anaesthesia for a patient with beta thalassaemia major

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    While beta thalassaemia is not a common disorder with an estimated 100 000 severely affected individuals worldwide, improved survival rates and increased global migration means an increased frequency of such patients being seen for various surgeries. The different aspects of this...
  9. Temporal distribution of baseline characteristics and association with early mortality among HIV-positive patients at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Temporal distribution of baseline characteristics and association with early mortality among HIV-positive patients at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The first six months of HIV care and treatment are very important for long-term outcome. Early mortality (within 6 months of care initiation) undermines care and treatment goals. This study assessed the temporal distribution in baseline characteristics and early mortality...