Peter Nde Fon

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Although infection with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) remains a global public health problem, little is known about its epidemiology in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa. This study sought to determine the prevalence of, and identify factors associated with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity among pregnant women in the Buea Health District (BHD) in(More)
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is common in diabetics and predisposes these patients to more severe urinary tract infections (UTIs). Reports on the prevalence and etiology of ASB especially in developing countries appear contradictory. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and etiology of ASB and antimicrobial resistance of urinary isolates in(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health challenge and depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Current evidence suggests that there is an association between depressive symptoms and TB, lower adherence to treatment, and increased morbidity and mortality. However, there is paucity of data regarding these(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus affects virtually all tissues and organs the body including the hard and soft issues of the oral cavity, manifesting with several complications. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of oral diseases in diabetics and non-diabetics and to correlate oral diseases with glycaemic control. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was an(More)
BACKGROUND HIV and AIDS are major public health problems in the world and Africa. In Cameroon, the HIV prevalence is 5.1%. Cellphones have been found to be useful in the provision of modern health care services using short message services (SMS). This study assessed the effectiveness of SMS in improving the adherence of people living with HIV and AIDS to(More)
AIM Chronic radiation injuries, although uncommon, are associated with poor quality of life in oncology patients. The present study assesses the efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of chronic radiation-induced tissue injuries. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed in 276 consecutive patients treated with hyperbaric(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of hypertension has continued to increase and is now a great burden for health care providers. Obtaining information on the factors affecting compliance to antihypertensive drugs is thus important. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge of hypertension and to determine factors affecting the compliance of hypertensive(More)
In this paper the literature on the unique characteristics of educational organizations and themes emerging from educational reform efforts are used to inform policy orientations and practices aimed at achieving the goal of greater inclusion within the Cameroon education sector. It is argued that the goal of inclusion will be achieved, if among other(More)
INTRODUCTION Neonatal outcomes can be directly and indirectly affected by caesarean delivery (CD). Data on CD rates in semi-urban and rural hospitals in resource-limited settings are scarce and yet are needed to better guide the care of women and neonates in these settings. we carried out this study to determine the frequency of CD, its indications and the(More)
Artemisinin derivatives are now the most potent and rapidly acting antimalarials. The aim of this study was to assess the in vivo efficacy and tolerability of a combination of Malartin (an artesunate) and sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Dibanda, Cameroon. A total of 197 subjects were recruited into the(More)