Prevalence of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Associated Factors in Adult Medical Patients Admitted to the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

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Background

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.

 

A Comparative Study of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Hospitalised Adult HIV Infected Patients with Normal and Abnormal Renal Function at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

ABSTRACT

Background:

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.