Management of Intracranial Ventriculitis caused by Multidrug Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii: Case Report and Literature Review

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Background:  We report a case of a male patient in our hospital who developed associated multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (MDRAB) intracrainial ventriculitis and treated using intraventricular (IVT) plus intrathecal (IT) colistin.

Objective: The purpose of our case report is to show case the effectiveness and safety of using intraventricular (IVT) plus intrathecal(IT) colistin in the management of potentially fatal MDRAB associated intracrainial ventriculitis.

Case Report Ramsay Hunt Syndrome presenting as “a window’’ to HIV diagnosis in 48 year old African female: A case report

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Background: Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in adults is reported in a number of case reports as an uncommon presentation of Varicella zoster Virus infection. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome occurs when there is reactivation of the latent Varicella zoster virus present in the ganglia due to previous varicella infection. Following a breakdown of the immune system, latent Varicella zoster infection can be activated. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection), causes immunosuppression and hence reactivation of Varicella zoster.

Is Oxygen Supplementation Necessary for Patients under Spinal Anaesthesia? - A Prospective Hospital-Based Study

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Background: Oxygen supplementation is given routinely to patients undergoing surgery under spinal anaesthesia, the basic aim being to prevent oxygen desaturation and hypoxemia.

 

Objective: This study aimed to find out the incidence of hypoxemia under spinal anaesthesia and determine if oxygen supplementation is necessary for patients under spinal anaesthesia.

Factors associated with Infertility among Women attending the Gynaecology Clinic at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

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Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate and determine the factors associated with infertility in women attending the gynaecology clinic at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia.

Evaluation of the Safety of the Taraklamp Male Circumcision Device in Zambia

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Background: Male circumcision has been proved to be an effective additional means of preventing transmission of the HIV virus from females to males in heterosexual relationships with efficacy of up to 60%. Many methods and devices for adult male circumcision have now been developed. However, there are still concerns on safety, duration of procedure, and public acceptability of these devices.

ACUTE POISONING IN THE COMMUNITY AND ITS ASSOCIATED MORTALITY AT THE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

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Background: Acute poisoning is a common event in the community. Despite the high prevalence of acute poisoning in the community, there are very few studies done on the subject in Zambia. Lack of research on acute poisoning has resulted in lack of information on the pattern of poisoning, morbidity, mortality and pitfalls in management.