Loghman Hakim

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of female genital mutilation on parturition and to create awareness of its implication on women and neonatal health. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Tikur Anbessa, St. Paul's and Ghandhi Memorial hospitals between January and December 1997. SUBJECTS One thousand two hundred and twenty five mothers with and 256(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of khat, alone and in combination with other drugs, on the qualitative characteristics of seminal fluid analysis of the male partners of allegedly infertile Ethiopian couples. DESIGN A prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING Infertility clinics at the Gandhi Memorial Women's hospital and Brook Medical Services from(More)
isturbances of thyroid hormones metabolism and morphology are common in ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) but data available shows discrepancies regarding the post transplantation status of kidney recipients . The aim of this study was to assess thyroid function and morphology after kidney transplantation surgery. Materials and Methods: Thirty-two kidney(More)
ypoglycemia is a medical emergency with nonspecific symptoms and severe side effects. We determined causes and symptoms of hypoglycemia in patients with low blood glucose admitted to the emergency ward; approaches for the prevention in hypoglycemia and side effects are also proposed. Materials and Methods: All patients with symptoms of hypoglycemia and(More)
Background: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) encephalitis is a rare but life threatening complication in neurosurgical patients. Diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSVE) is based on the detection of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA in patient`s CSF samples. A low threshold for both investigations with CSF PCR and empirical treatment with intravenous(More)
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