Dorothy Kyeyune

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OBJECTIVE To describe clients, operation and impact of an African public HIV testing and counselling centre. DESIGN AND SETTING Analysis of samples from clients attending the AIDS Information Centre (AIC) in Kampala, Uganda in early 1991. SUBJECTS HIV-1-positive and HIV-negative consecutive clients (250 of each), 86 consecutive couples, and 200(More)
In November 2014, a 3-day conference devoted to transfusion medicine in sub-Saharan Africa was held in Kampala, Uganda. Faculty from academic institutions in Uganda provided a broad overview of issues pertinent to transfusion medicine in Africa. The conference consisted of lectures, demonstrations, and discussions followed by 5 small group workshops held at(More)
BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan Africa, where infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies are common, severe anaemia is a common cause of paediatric hospital admission, yet the evidence to support current treatment recommendations is limited. To avert overuse of blood products, the World Health Organisation advocates a conservative transfusion policy and(More)
IMPORTANCE Although millions of transfusions are given annually worldwide, the effect of red blood cell (RBC) unit storage duration on oxygen delivery is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determine if longer-storage RBC units are not inferior to shorter-storage RBC units for tissue oxygenation as measured by reduction in blood lactate levels and improvement in(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies have suggested that transfusion of stored red blood cells (RBCs) with increased levels of cell-free hemoglobin might reduce the bioavailability of recipient nitric oxide (NO) and cause myocardial strain. METHODS Ugandan children (ages 6-60 months) with severe anemia and lactic acidosis were randomly assigned to receive RBCs stored(More)
Importance Severe anemia, defined as a hemoglobin level of less than 5.0 g/dL, affects millions of children worldwide. The brain has a high basal demand for oxygen and is especially vulnerable to hypoxemia. Previous studies have documented neurocognitive impairment in children with severe anemia. Data on cerebral tissue oxygenation in children with severe(More)
AIM To identify where and why delays occur in Uganda blood banks. BACKGROUND The timely provision and supply of safe and efficacious blood components to hospitals depends on sound systems in the processing blood banks. Poorly managed systems lead to apparent blood shortages in hospitals and increase discard rates due to expiry before dispatch. MATERIALS(More)
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