Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) collectively referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide.
DVT is common in hospitalized patients with acute medical illness. Routine use of thromboprophylaxis has been shown to reduce prevalence of DVT in hospitalized patients with acute medical illness. Thromboprophylaxis is not routinely given to hospitalized medical patients in most hospitals in Zambia.
Objectives: To establish the presentation, management and short-term outcomes of retinoblastoma treatment at UTH from January 2006- December 2012.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, including Zambia, especially among those infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Both kidney dysfunction and TB have been shown to be highly prevalent among hospitalised HIV infected patients.