James M'Imunya Machoki

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OBJECTIVES To identify yeastisolates in vaginal specimens to species level and determine their antifungal susceptibility patterns. DESIGN Cross-sectional laboratory-based study. SETTING The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Nairobi. SUBJECTS Yeast isolates from high vaginal swabs presented to the laboratory for culture and sensitivity were(More)
Endometriosis is gynaecological disorder, characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. It is the most common cause of pelvic pain and occurs in 20-25% of women with infertility. Although Sampson first described endometriosis in 1927, studies on the prevalence of endometriosis among African women are still lacking. The(More)
Knowledge and attitude in relation to cervical carcinoma was studied in 85 cervical cancer patients and 177 matched controls. The mean age of the cases was 44.2 years and mean parity 6.5. The majority were illiterate. Statistically significant differences were seen in both mean age at marriage and at first coitus, being lower for cases than controls (P less(More)
BACKGROUND With stringent cervical cytology screening programmes for women in reproductive age group, cervical cancer is, to a large extent, preventable. Back-up confirmatory colposcopic evaluation is necessary in order for cytology to have impact on cervical cancer-related morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES To track the management outcomes of abnormal(More)
The mechanisms by which anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPLs) may induce pregnancy losses, intrauterine growth retardation and pregnancy-induced hypertension are not clearly understood. Moreover, there is a controversy regarding the possible direct effects of these antibodies on the physiology of the placenta since the target antigens of these antibodies are(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the correlation of oral health home-care practices, snacking habits and dental caries experience among 3-15 year-old-HIV-positive children attending out-patient clinic at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study. SETTING Kenyatta National Hospital comprehensive care centre out-patient clinic.(More)
Endometriosis is a gynecological disorder characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although the prevalence of endometriosis is well documented in women living in developed countries, studies on the prevalence of this disease among African women are still wanting. The current view is that endometriosis rarely affects(More)
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