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Salmonella and Shigella strains were isolated prospectively from in- and outpatient specimens of the Gondar College teaching hospital over a two year period, from June 1994 to May 1996. Of 7993 miscellaneous specimens cultured, 80 yielded Salmonella and 147 Shigella. Serogroup B dominated among the salmonella, accounting for 61% of isolates, followed by S.(More)
A cluster sample survey using the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) methodology was conducted in April 1995 in Gondar town and surrounding villages in north west Ethiopia to assess immunisation coverage in the area and problems associated with vaccination delivery. Two hundred and thirteen children aged 12-24 months were enrolled into the study from(More)
INTRODUCTION Infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardial lining of the heart mainly associated with congenital and rheumatic heart disease. Although it is a rare disease in children, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality; death due to infective endocarditis has been reported to be as high as 26% in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS(More)
A 5-year retrospective study of all children with acute pyogenic meningitis admitted to a district hospital in north-western Ethiopia was carried out from 1990 to 1994. A total of 132 cases of pyogenic meningitis were identified. The causative bacteria were identified in 85 (64%) patients. The most common pathogen was Haemophilus influenzae (40%) with a(More)
  • E Gedlu
  • East African medical journal
  • 1994
A retrospective analysis of admissions due to unintentional injuries in children was conducted over a five year period (1988-1993) in a teaching hospital in north-western Ethiopia. Injuries accounted for 341 (4.8%) of 7055 admissions due to all causes in this period. Of 313 children whose data were analysed, 228 (63%) were male. The causes of injury were(More)
The incidence of campylobacter enteritis among children visiting the outpatient department of a teaching hospital in north-west Ethiopia was prospectively studied over a period of 12 months from June 1994 to May 1995. Campylobacter spp. were isolated from the stools of 60 children out of 434 investigated by culture (13.8%). The highest isolation rate was(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal surgical procedure for treatment of fibromembranous subaortic stenosis has been a subject of debate. We report our experience with patients treated for membranous subaortic stenosis using membrane resection alone and membrane resection plus aggressive septal myectomy. METHODS Patients followed in the pediatric cardiology clinic of a(More)
In 12 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants with intrauterine growth retardation and in 14 VLBW-infants appropriate for gestational age (AGA) fed a human milk (HM) formula (HM enriched with 6 g freeze dried HM per 100 ml) the renal excretion of urea and ammonia was studied on the 10th, 21st and 42nd days of life. The lowest excretion of urea was found in(More)
BACKGROUND Among children diagnosed to have chronic rheumatic valvular heart disease (RHD) in Ethiopia, many have been observed to develop recurrence of rheumatic fever (RF) despite secondary prophylaxis. This study determined the throat culture positivity rate and drug susceptibility pattern of beta hemolytic streptococci (BHS) isolated from children(More)
In 14 very-low-birth-weight infants appropriate for gestational age the serum concentrations of urea and the excretions of urea and ammonium in the urine were studied on the 10th, 21st, and 42nd day of postnatal life. All infants were fed with a human milk preparation (6 g human milk lyophilisate per 100 ml fresh human milk). The enteral feeding could be(More)