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  • Age- and Sex-Related Reference Intervals of Prothrombin Time and Activated
           Partial Thromboplastin Time

    • Authors: Samuel K. Appiah, Charles Nkansah, Kofi Mensah, Felix Osei-Boakye, Dorcas Serwaa, Simon B. Bani, Gabriel Abbam, Samira Daud, Claudia S. Lardi, Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, Charles A. Derigubah, Vincent Kawuribi
      Pages: 92 - 101
      Abstract: Background: Due to the differences in reference intervals (RIs) for clinical parameters between geographical regions, each laboratory needs to establish its own RIs to aid in effective clinical diagnosis and management. This study developed age- and sex-specific RIs for prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) among apparently healthy adults in Tamale, Ghana. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 206 apparently healthy individuals, aged 18-46 and residing in Tamale, Northern Region of Ghana. The PT and aPTT were determined using the HumaClot Duo Plus semi-automated coagulation analyzer. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 26. The RIs for PT and aPTT were established at 2.5th-97.5th percentiles. Results: The RIs for PT and aPTT were 10.2-13.37 seconds and 20.41–35.28 seconds, respectively. Females had relatively wider PT RI values than their male counterparts [(9.91–13.39) vs. (10.10–13.37) seconds]. Conversely, males showed relatively wider RIs for aPTT as compared to the female population [(19.86–35.47) vs. (21.40–35.20) seconds]. Adults between the ages of 31-46 years had the widest PT RIs (10.10–13.55) seconds, while the 18-20 years age group had the lowest range (10.10–12.85) seconds. For aPTT, individuals aged 18 -20 years had relatively wider RIs of 19.50–35.25 seconds than the rest of the age groups. A weak positive correlation was observed between PT and age (r =0.166, p=0.017), while aPTT showed a weak inverse correlation with age (r= -0.203, p=0.003). Conclusion: Relatively wider RIs for PT (10.02–13.37 seconds) and aPTT (20.41–35.28 seconds) were found among the population in Northern Ghana. PT correlated positively with age, while aPTT inversely correlated with age. Females had relatively wider PT-RI values than their male counterparts. Conversely, males showed relatively wider RIs for aPTT than the female group. Doi: 10.28991/SciMedJ-2023-05-03-01 Full Text: PDF
      PubDate: 2023-09-01
      DOI: 10.28991/SciMedJ-2023-05-03-01
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2023)
       
  • A Case Study of the Treatment Strategies Employed to Cure a COVID-19
           Patient with Multiple Infections Successfully

    • Authors: Reza Abniki, Arezoo Pourdad, Kiana Shirani, Davood Mansury
      Pages: 102 - 106
      Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new clinical challenges in healthcare settings. One of these challenges includes a heightened risk of secondary invasive bacterial and fungal infections, which have been associated with a notable mortality rate. We report a fatal case of a COVID-19 patient with two bacterial and one fungal infection successfully cured. A woman went to the hospital with fatigue, cough, chest and abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting symptoms. She tested positive for COVID-19 and had underlying health conditions. She had a bacterial infection called Klebsiella Pneumoniae. The bacteria were resistant to many antibiotics, but colistin was effective. After 20 days in the ICU, she developed a fungal and Enterococcus faecalis(which was a Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)) infection. The second bacteria were treated with linezolid. After 35 days in the hospital, she was discharged with no signs of infection. It is crucial to include proper bacterial screening and treatment when addressing COVID-19. Doi: 10.28991/SciMedJ-2023-05-03-02 Full Text: PDF
      PubDate: 2023-09-01
      DOI: 10.28991/SciMedJ-2023-05-03-02
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2023)
       
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization among HIV
           Patients

    • Authors: J. C. Igwe, P. J. Nkom, M. T. Durowaiye, A. F. Obajuluwa, S. K. Parom
      Pages: 107 - 117
      Abstract: Introduction: Methicillin-resistant S. aureus is known to have a significant negative impact on both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals (HIV patients). Aim: This study evaluated the antibiotic susceptibility profile of MRSA staphylococcus aureus isolated from HIV patients attending Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna. Methods: Using sterile wet swabs, within the period of 3 months (January– March 2020), a total of 180 samples were collected from the skin, ear, and nasal cavities of 60 HIV patients who gave their consent to be part of the survey, and S. aureus was isolated. Isolation, bacterial characterization, and antimicrobial susceptibility tests were carried out using the methods described by Chesbrough and Kirby-Bauer, respectively. Results: The bacterial isolation rate was 76.7% (138/180) in the samples collected, with 56.5% (78) been Gram positive. The incidences of S. aureus and MRSA were 12.8% and 8.6%, respectively. From the sample sources, the distribution of S. aureus was more in the nostrils, followed by the skin and ear swabs. Resistance was observed against imipenem (86.9%), vancomycin (65.3%), tetracycline (65.3%), and erythromycin (60.9%), while susceptible to ciprofloxacin (60.9%), streptomycin (43.5%), and gentamycin (52.2%). A high percentage (91.3%) of S. aureus were multidrug-resistant and had MARI > 0.2. Conclusion: This study established that high-resistant S. aureus with a possible MRSA gene could be responsible for frequent staphylococcus-associated infections and resistance to treatment among HIV patients in Kaduna, Nigeria. Doi: 10.28991/SciMedJ-2023-05-03-03 Full Text: PDF
      PubDate: 2023-09-01
      DOI: 10.28991/SciMedJ-2023-05-03-03
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2023)
       
 
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