Getachew Ayana

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A total of 302 diabetic patients were selected from regular attendants of the Tikur Anbessa Hospital (TAH) diabetic clinic to determine the prevalence of retinopathy from December 1994 to March 1995. The mean age was 41.4 +/- 14.4 years (range 14-85). There were 160 males (53%) and 142 females (47%). One hundred forty (46%) were type 1 and 162 (53.6%) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the status of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and malnutrition in lactating women. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Six urban slum communities in Teklehaimanot district, Addis Ababa. SUBJECTS One thousand and seventeen lactating women were enrolled and assessed for their haemoglobin (Hgb), serum ferritin level and body mass(More)
A total of 14,740 schoolchildren in seven provinces of Shoa Administrative Region in Central Ethiopia were surveyed for the prevalence of goitre, xerophthalmia and anaemia. Haemoglobin and packed cell volume were assessed in 966 children in one province while an in-depth study was conducted on 344 children in the same province and two others. Goitre,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the coronary artery risk factors in Ethiopian diabetic patients. DESIGN A cross sectional study done on a representative sample of diabetic patients to evaluate the coronary risk factors. SETTING Hospital-based study. SUBJECTS A total of 302 diabetic patients randomly selected from the 3000 regularly attending diabetic patients in(More)
In this case an 18-year-old female with cerebral palsy sustained a peri-prosthetic femoral fracture adjacent to a blade plate previously inserted for a femoral varus osteotomy. The injury was treated using a long proximal humeral locking plate. The existing blade plate was removed. The fracture was reduced and held, and a 10-hole PHILOS™ plate applied with(More)
Methods In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we recruited women aged 16 years and older with a clinical diagnosis of post-partum haemorrhage after a vaginal birth or caesarean section from 193 hospitals in 21 countries. We randomly assigned women to receive either 1 g intravenous tranexamic acid or matching placebo in addition to(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the effectiveness and social feasibility of weekly versus daily iron supplementation in preventing and treating iron deficiency anaemia among anaemic mothers. DESIGN A longitudinal in nature. SETTING Seven urban slum communities in Teklehaimanot Wereda, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. SUBJECTS Two hundred seven eligible mothers were(More)
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