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BACKGROUND Koko, a fermented maize porridge used as the primary complementary food in Ghana, has been implicated in the high prevalence of child malnutrition. Weanimix, a cereal-legume blend developed by the United Nations Children's Fund and the Ghanaian government, has been promoted as an alternative. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the effect of feeding(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine factors associated with the physical growth of breast-fed Ghanaian infants during the first 18 months of life. DESIGN A community-based longitudinal study. SETTING The study was carried out in Techiman, a district capital and major food trading center in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. SUBJECTS One-month old infants (n=216) with(More)
This study describes the factors associated with hemoglobin and plasma ferritin, zinc and retinol concentrations and erythrocyte riboflavin status among 208 Ghanaian infants who participated in a complementary feeding intervention trial from 6 to 12 mo of age. Anthropometric, morbidity and dietary data were collected regularly from 1 to 12 mo; blood samples(More)
Introduction Disc replacement is an alternative to spinal fusion in degenerative disorders. Success of the surgery is dependent on the adequacy of decompression, good positioning and choosing the right size of the prosthesis. The main advantage of replacement over fusion is that it preserves the motion segment of the cervical spine and theoretically(More)
Introduction Occipitocervical fusion is performed primarily in instability due to congenital and post-traumatic deformities, infections, tumours and inflammatory conditions at the craniocervical junction. Although several techniques of occipitocervical fusion are available cervical pedicle screw is the only posterior cervical instrumentation that can obtain(More)