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16 de Abril     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Akademika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 280)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 5)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Biosafety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biosalud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
CES Salud Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia & Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuaderno de investigaciones: semilleros andina     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen ÖKZ     Hybrid Journal  
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Design for Health     Hybrid Journal  
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Diversity and Equality in Health and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Frontiers of Health Services Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Health Annual Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health and Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Health Behavior Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)

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Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
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Number of Followers: 8  

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ISSN (Print) 1029-1857 - ISSN (Online) 2413-7170
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  • Editorial: Infectious diseases continued to be the World’s Core

    • Authors: Abraham Haileamlak
      Abstract: No Abstract.
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Magnitude of Helicobacter pylori among Dyspeptic patients attending at
           University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

    • Authors: Desie Kasew, Ashenafi Abebe, Ufaysa Munea, Tekalign Deressa, Yalewayker Tegegne, Martha Alemayehu, Mulugeta Melku
      Abstract: Background: Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection is predominantly acquired in childhood from family members. The infection can cause dypepepsia, chronic and acute gastritis and gastric cancer. Dyspepsia is the most common illness in the Ethiopian population visiting outpatient department of health facilities, and it has also been associated with H.pylori infection. The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of H.pylori and its associated factors among dyspeptic patients who visited University of Gondar Hospital Outpatient Department.
      Materials and Methods: An institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 354 dyspeptic patients. A systematic random sampling technique was employed to select study participants. Data were collected by using structured questionnaire via face-to-face interview. H.pylori infection was diagnosed using stool antigen test method. The data were entered into Epi info version 3.5.3 and transferred to Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 20. Both Bivariable and  multivariable binary logistic regression analyses were performed to see the effect of independent variables on the dependent variable.
      Result: Of the total study participants, 201(56.8%), 195(55.1%) and 182(51.4%) were married, urban residents and females, respectively. The overall magnitude of H.pylori infection was 37.6%. In bivariable logistic regression analysis, sex and marital status were significantly associated with H.pylori infection, but in multivariable logistic regression analysis only marital status was significantly associated with H.pylori infection.
      Conclusion: The magnitude of H.pylori infection is high indicating that it is a public health problem in the study to area. According to this study, none of the variables were significantly associated with H.pylori infection. Hence, effective preventive, control and screening strategies need to be designed to reduce the burden of the disease.
      Keywords: Associated factor, Dyspepsia, Helicobacter pylori
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Empiric treatment of acute meningitis syndrome in a resource-limited
           setting: Clinical outcomes and predictors of survival or death

    • Authors: Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Byron Alexander Foster, Mulugeta Sitot Shibeshi, Henok Tadele Dangiso
      Abstract: Background: Bacterial meningitis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. However, limited research has focused on the diagnosis and management of meningitis in resource-limited settings.
      Methods: We designed a prospective case series of children admitted to a large, academic referral hospital with acute meningitis syndrome. Data were collected on age, time of presentation, prior antibiotics, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) parameters, antibiotic and steroid prescription, and clinical outcome.
      Results: Data on 99 patients were collected and analyzed. Most of the patients were males, n=69 (70%), and were from a rural area, n=83 (84%). Incomplete  vaccination was common, n=36 (36%) and many have evidence of malnutrition, n=25 (38%). Most patients, n=64 (72%), had received antibiotics prior to admission with a mean duration of symptoms of 4.9 days prior to admission. The CSF white blood cell (WBC) count was higher in those who had not received prior antibiotics though it was elevated in both groups. The CSF WBC count was not associated with survival; malnutrition and length of symptoms prior to admission were both associated with decreased survival.
      Conclusions: While use of antibiotics prior to obtaining CSF in patients with acute meningitis syndrome may decrease their CSF WBC count, it is not clinically significant. Many patients had a significant delay in presentation that had an effect on survival, This is a potentially modifiable risk factor despite the resource-limited setting.
      Keywords: bacterial meningitis, children, antibiotics, glucocorticoids
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Prevalence of selected sexually transmitted infection (sti) and associated
           factors among symptomatic patients attending Gondar Town hospitals and
           health cCenters

    • Authors: Rozina Ambachew Geremew, Beyene Moges Agizie, Abate Assefa Bashaw, Mengistu Endris Seid, Addisu Gize Yeshanew
      Abstract: Background: Sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a major global cause of acute illness, infertility, long-term disability and death, with serious medical and psychological consequences to millions of men, women and infants. Moreover, in Ethiopia, epidemiological studies on STI among STI clinic clients are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of sexually transmitted infection (STI).
      Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted between April and August 2014 among STI clinic clients in Gondar Town hospitals and health centers. One hundred twenty study participants who fulfill the criteria were included. Different laboratory methods and techniques were applied to identify the possible microorganisms. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20. Logistic regression was used to determine risk factors for STI and P values < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
      Results: The overall laboratory test confirmed that STIs prevalence was 74.1% with 32.5% being Candida spp., 30% T. palladium, 20.8% N. gonorrhoeae and 14.2% T. vaginalis. Two or more organisms were isolated in 20% of the study subjects. Risk factors for STI had knowledge about STI and alcohol consumption.
      Conclusion: The prevalence of N. gonorrhoeae, T. pallidum, T. vaginalis, and Candida spp. in the study area was high. It needs health education programs, promotes condom utilization and more comprehensive community based STI studies.Keywrds: STI, Candida spp., N. gonorrhoeae, T. pallidum, T. vaginalis
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Knowledge, risk perception and practice regarding tuberculosis
           transmission among long distance bus drivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A
           cross sectional study

    • Authors: Tsegaye Tewelde Gebrehiwot, Fessahaye Alemseged Tesfamichael
      Abstract:  Background: Window opening during bus transportation is recommended as a tuberculosis prevention strategy.Yet, drivers are affected by lack  knowledge and risk perception of passengers and assistants. Boosting  knowledge of and notifying the high risk of tuberculosis transmission for  every passenger could be too costly. However, strategies targeting bus  drivers as key agents unlike targeting all passengers might be less costly for window opening. Method: Data were collected from November 18/2014 to December  21/2014 in inter-region bus stations of Addis Ababa using cross sectional study design. Samples of 306 participants were selected using simple  random sampling, and data were collected through face-to-face interview. Data were entered into Epi-data version 3.1 andanalyzed using IBM SPSS version 21. Result: From a sample of 306 bus drivers, 303 were interviewed. Nine in ten and nearly half of participants believed in the need for opening all  windows and avoiding overcrowding of passengers as TB preventive  measures respectively. Few bus drivers (7.3%) believed that bus drivers and their assistants could be at risk of tuberculosis. The majority (85.7%) of bus drivers opened side window the whole day without precondition. Hearing tuberculosis related information from radio was a promoting factor for tuberculosis preventive measures among bus drivers. Conclusion: Tuberculosis preventive practices and knowledge of bus  drivers seempositive (opportunities), despite their low risk perception  (challenge). Using the opportunity, further empowering bus drivers to  persuade passengers and assistants to open all the rest of the windows is  needed.  Keywords: Tuberculosis, Knowledge, prevention practices, bus drivers, Ethiopia
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • The use of first line Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) is not
           associated with QTC prolongation in HIV patients

    • Authors: James Ogunmodede, Philip Kolo, Ibraheem Katibi, Ayodele Omotoso
      Abstract:  Background: HAART has improved survival of HIV patients. Its contribution to the development of new cardiovascular abnormalities has generated much interest. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of QTc prolongation among HIV patients and determining the influence if any of the use of HAART on the QTc and on the risk of having QTc prolongation.Materials and Methods: One hundred and fifty HIV positive subjects comprising 76 HIV positive subjects on HAART (Group A), 74 who were HAART- naïve (Group B), and 150 age and sex-matched healthy controls (Group C) were studied. All subjects had electrocardiography, and QTc duration was calculated.Results: Mean QTc was significantly different among the three groups (P <0.001), highest in Group B > Group A > Group C. Frequency of QTc prolongation was highest in Group B (32%)>, Group A (17.3%)> Group C (4.7%) (P<0.001). Mean QTc was significantly longer among patients with CD4 count <200 cells/mm3 than among those with >200 cells/mm3 0.445 + 0.03secs vs 0.421 + 0.03secs (P<0.001). QTc prolongation was commoner among individuals with CD4 count <200 cells/mm3 50% vs 20.5% (P<0.001). On binary logistic regression, none of the HAART medications used by our patients was predictive of the occurrence of QTc prolongation.Conclusion: The QTc is longer, and QTc prolongation occurs more frequently in HAART-naïve HIV patients than patients on HAART and healthy controls. None of the HAART medications used by our patients was predictive of the development of QTc prolongation. Keywords: QTc prolongation, HIV/AIDS, Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART)
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Nurturing the continuum of HIV testing, treatment and prevention matrix
           cascade in reducing HIV transmission

    • Authors: Clarence S. Yah
      Abstract: Background: Despite the shift in antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) eligibility  cascade from CD4 ≤ 200 to CD4 ≤ 350 to CD4 ≤ 500 mm3, HIV related  morbidity and mortality continue to escalate annually, as do HIV infections. The new paradigm of treatment for all HIV positives individual irrespective of CD4 count may significantly reduce HIV and related illnesses. The author assumes that all HIV infected partners should be eligible for HIV treatment and care, irrespective of CD4 count. A second assumption is that high risk HIV negative partners have free access to continuum of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis  (PrEP), post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and other prevention packages. Methods: A literature review search was used to extract evidence-based ARVs-HIV treatment and prevention interventions among HIV positives and high risk partners respectively. Only articles published in English and indexed in journal nuclei were used for the study. The information was used to nurture understanding of HIV treatment and prevention approaches as well as HIV incidence multiplier effect among HIV serodiscordant partners. The imputed HIV incident reference was assumed at 1.2 per 100 person-years (2). This was based on the imputation that retention in care, adherence and other predetermined factors are functions of an effective health care delivery system. Result: The model showed a reduced HIV transmission from 1.2 per 100  person-years to 1.032 per 100 person-years in 6 months. The average threshold period of HIV suppressed partners on ARVs to an undetectable level. The  combined multiplier protective-effect probability of transmitting HIV from HIV positive partners on ARVs-suppressed viremic load to HIV negative partners on PrEP/PEP-prevention was detected at 86% Conclusion: The model showed a significant reduction in HIV incidence. Placing serodiscordant sexual partners in HIV treatment and prevention plays a significant role in reducing and controlling HIV infection. Therefore, the policy of enrolling all HIV positives irrespective of CD4 count on ARVs and high risk partners on prevention if adopted and sustained may underpin reduction and control of HIV genotype and HIV related morbidity, mortality and opportunistic infections.
      Keywords: HIV, test and treat, linkage to care, prevention, incidence
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Assessment of reliability of Greulich and Pyle (gp) method for
           determination of age of children at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, East
           Gojjam Zone

    • Authors: Binalfew Tsehay, Mekbeb Afework, Metasebia Mesifin
      Abstract: Background: Greulich and Pyle standards are the most widely used age  estimation standards all over the world. The applicability of the Greulich and  Pyle standards to populations which differ from their reference population is  often questioned. This study aimed to assess the reliability of Greulich and Pyle (GP) method for determination of age of children at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, East Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia. Subjects and Methods: Hospital based cross sectional study design was  applied to children who came to Debre Markos Referral Hospital from May to October 2015 and fulfilled the inclusion criteria of the study. The data was  analyzed using SPSS version 20 and medcalc version 15 softwares.  Significance was set at α = 0.05. Results: A total of 108 radiographs were analyzed. Chronological age in most of the children was under estimated. The mean under-estimation was 11.8  months in the female sample and 8.7 months in the male sample. Greulich and Pyle method became inapplicable for the sample at 16 years for females and 16.5 years for males and later. Delay in skeletal maturation was observed in both sexes, but the females in the sample matured earlier than the males. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest against the applicability of GP atlas which were not directly applicable to an East Gojjam Zone population. Large scale studies should be planned and nationwide guideline, and atlas which can easily be used throughout the country should be developed.  Keywords: Chronological age, bone age, Greulich and Pyle
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Establishment of immunohematological reference values among HIV
           sero-negative pregnant women at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical
           College (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    • Authors: Addisu Gize Yeshanew, Yeshwondm Mamuye GebreSilasie, Hirut Tadesse Mengesha
      Abstract: Background: Normal pregnancy is characterized by profound changes in almost every organ and system. Immunohematological parameters are important in clinical practice for the assessment of health and disease. Therefore, this study was aimed to establish immunohematological reference range among HIV sero-negative pregnant women. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among HIV sero-negative pregnant women at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College  (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20/1-30/6/ 2016. Whole blood was collected and immunological and hematological parameters were measured  following the standard procedure. Data were entered in to Epi Info version 3.5, checked for completeness and exported to SPSS version 20 software for  analysis. The mean ± SD and 95% Confidence Interval (95% CI) values were calculated for different immunohematological parameters. Results: A total of 400 women with mean age ±SD (27.3 ±4.7) ranging from18-40 years were enrolled. The mean ± SD reference value of white blood cells count with 95% CI was 8.3 ±2.3 (8.1-8.6) x109 cells/L and for CD4+, CD8+, and CD4to CD8 ratio cells absolute count with 95% CI were 906 ±404 (867-946), 698± 378 (662-736) cell/μl, and 1.5±0.9 (1.4-1.6), respectively. The mean ± SD reference values for red blood cells count with 95% CI was 4.5±0.5(4.4-4.5) 1012/L, for hemoglobin 14±7.2(13.3-14.7) gm/dl, and for hematocrite was 39.5± 4(39-39.9). Conclusions: These values were lower than the one from developed countries but not lower than the one from other African studies. It suggests the need for further large study.  Keywords: Immunohematological References, Pregnant Women, Reference Values
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Health economic evaluation of home and hospital-based care in T2D patients
           on insulin therapy

    • Authors: Ali Janati, Mohamad Ali Sarabchian, Bahram Mohaghegh, Naser Aghmohamadzadeh, Hesam Seyedin, Masumeh Gholizadeh, Edris Hasanpoor
      Abstract: Background: Type 2 Diabetes is a main concern of public health in  contemporary world with remarkable mortality, delayed complications and  health costs. Governments are obliged to improve the quality of health care and consider appropriate strategies to reduce the costs. An alternative strategy for  hospital services is care at home. Therefore, this study was aimed to evaluate  the cost-effectiveness of home-based and hospital-based diabetes care. Methods: A quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-test design was conducted in Northwest Iran. Sixty subjects who were eligible insulin-treatment type 2  diabetes mellitus were randomly assigned into two equal groups to receive home-based or conventional hospital-based care. Data on glycosylated  hemoglobin (HbA1c), hypoglycemia episodes, time needed to achieve glycemic control level, diabetes treatment satisfaction, diabetes knowledge and costs during three months were collected. Results: The cost of home-based care in insulin therapy diabetes was 61% less compared with the hospital-based methods. The former strategy was  cost-effective in terms of reduction in HbA1C and the time needed to achieve glycemic control. The patients in home care group were more satisfied and knowledgeable. Conclusions: The care at home approach for type 2 diabetic patients can be introduced and supported as a cost-effective care method in the country.  Keywords: Cost-effectiveness, type 2 diabetes, insulin therapy, home care, hospital care 
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Health care managers’ perspectives on the sources of evidence in
           evidence-based hospital management: A qualitative study in Iran

    • Authors: Ali Janati, Edris Hasanpoor, Sakineh Hajebrahimi, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani
      Abstract: Background: Evidence-based management (EBMgt) has been developed as a management framework for improving the quality of management decisions. To use that, we need to identify the source of evidence in decision-making.  Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the sources of evidence in managing hospitals. Methods: Qualitative methods were used to explore the sources of evidence and to identify hospital managers’ attitudes towards evidence-based management. A series of semi-structured interviews (n=48), with a purposive sample of 48 participants, were conducted in 2016. Also, four focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted with health managers and specialists in the field of management. A questionnaire was used for collection of demographic characteristics and managers’ perspectives. Results: Six main themes emerged from the interviews including: scientific and research evidence, facts and information of hospital, political-social  development plans, managers’ professional expertise and ethical-moral  evidence. Also, the results showed that the majority of participants believed to use the evidence-based hospital management (95.83%). Conclusions: Our study suggested that a full evidence-based hospital manager someone who is using all the sources of evidence for making hospital decisions. Using hexagon of evidence sources, managers can identify the best available evidence for hospital decisions and to make the best decision in the process of evidence-based decision making.  Keywords: Evidence-based management, management decisions, hospital  managers, health sector

      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Awareness and knowledge of the sustainable development goals in a
           University Community in Southwestern Nigeria

    • Authors: Akinlolu G. Omisore, Grace M. Babarinde, Damilola P. Bakare, Esther O. Asekun-Olarinmoye
      Abstract: Background: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a globally  accepted developmental agenda, and it is expected that everyone everywhere in the world would be aware, knowledgeable and be willing to contribute to its  attainment. This study aims to assess the level of awareness, knowledge of, and attitudes towards the SDGs among members of a university community. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 450 students and staff of Osun State University, Southwestern Nigeria, selected from three of its six  multi-campuses via multi-stage sampling. Data were collected by means of  semi-structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using SPSS version 20.0. Results: The mean age for the respondents was 26(10.2) years. Only 43% of the respondents were aware of the SDGs and only 4.2% had good knowledge of the SDGs. However, 56.3% had positive attitude towards it. More respondents with good knowledge of the SDGs were either acadenic staff or those have been  enlightened via personal study of the SDGs or through other means. Similarly having a positive attitude was associated with being an academic staff/ high level of education as well as belonging to the middle age group. (p<0.05). Conclusion: The awareness of and attitudes towards the SDGs was just fair. However, the level of knowledge was abysmally low, and this has serious  negative implications for SDGs attainment. Pertinent individual and  population-level methods of enlightening people about the SDGs must be put in place in educational settings; curricular changes are imperative.
      Keywords: Attitudes, Awareness, Knowledge, MDGs, SDGs, University 
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Case Report: Frontal lobe tuberculoma: A clinical and imaging challenge

    • Authors: Tinsae Alemayehu, Wondwossen Ergete, Workeabeba Abebe
      Abstract: Background: Pediatric nervous system tuberculomas are usually infra-tentorial and multiple. A frontal lobe location is rare.
      Case Details: We report a 10 year-old boy who presented with a chronic headache and episodes of loss of consciousness. He had no signs of primary pulmonary tuberculosis and a diagnosis of frontal tuberculoma was made upon a post-operative biopsy. He improved following treatment with anti-tubercular drugs.Conclusion: Tuberculosis should be considered in children with a chronic headache or focal neurologic deficit and a supra-tentorial intracranial mass in endemic countries like Ethiopia.Keywords: Tuberculoma, Tuberculosis, Frontal lobe, Ethiopia
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
  • Letter tot he Editor: Rainfall and Development of Zika Virus

    • Authors: Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
      Abstract: No Abstract.
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 6 (2017)
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