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The objective of the study was to assessing patterns of drug use by using World Health Organization prescribing, patient care and health facility indicators in Southwest Ethiopia. A cross sectional study was carried out in four randomly selected health facilities. Retrospectively the prescription papers analyzed according to WHO guideline. Prospectively 35(More)
BACKGROUND Type-2 diabetes mellitus and its complication are becoming more prevalent in Ethiopia. Evidence abound that the most important predictor of reduction of morbidity and mortality due to diabetes complication is the level of glycemic control achieved. AIMS The aim is to assess adherence to anti diabetic drug therapy and self management practice(More)
BACKGROUND Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has markedly decreased the morbidity and mortality due to HIV disease. However, toxicities, comorbidity, pregnancy, and treatment failure, among others, would result in frequent initial HAART regimen change. AIM The study was designed to assess the causes of initial highly active antiretroviral(More)
AIM: Medicinal plants are integral source of easily available remedy used in rural healthcare system. The aim of the study was to document available medicinal plants, methods of preparation and major uses in Southeast Ethiopia. METHODS: An ethnobotanical survey was conducted in Bale Zone, Southeastern Ethiopia. A structured questionnaire was used to collect(More)
Objective: Oral Candidiasis is the most common HIV related oral lesion. Most patients are infected with a strain originally present as a commensal of the oral cavity. The chronic use of antifungal agents, in the treatment of candidiasis mainly in HIV/AIDS patients leads to the selection of strain resistant to this therapy. The objective of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND To benefit from therapy and to avoid contracting treatment resistant strains, the individuals must adhere to medications. AIM The study was designed to assess the degree of drug adherence and its determinants in patients living with HIV/AIDS and TB comorbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the degree(More)
Etiyopya’da modern ve geleneksel tıp uygulamalarının entegrasyonuna karşı modern tıp uygulayıcılarının tutumu Gemechu Feyera Tolera, Nasir Tajure Wabe, Mulugeta Tarekagn Angamo, Sultan Suleman Wega, Nezif Hussein Dekama, Sadikalmahdi Hussen Abdella, Mohammed Adem Mohammed, Alima Hassen Ali Shashemene Generalized Hospital, Shashemene, Ethiopia. Department of(More)
INTRODUCTION Treat-to-target (T2T) strategies using a protocol of pre-defined adjustments of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) according to disease activity improve outcomes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, successful implementation may be limited by deviations from the protocol. The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between adherence to treat-to-target (T2T) protocol and disease activity, functional outcomes, and radiographic outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Data from a longitudinal cohort of patients with early RA were used. Adherence was determined at each followup visit over 3 years according to(More)