Prescribing Patterns and Medicine Use at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

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Background: There is paucity of data on rational drug use studies at tertiary hospitals in Zambia. The aim of this study was to assess the extent of rational drug use at the adults and paediatrics outpatient departments of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) using World Health Organization (WHO) standardized drug-use indicators.

Prevalence of subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in healthy HIV infected patients at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia

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Background: Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The association between HIV and CVD has been established in many studies. However, information is still lacking on subclinical disease as well as its associated risk factors in this population. This study aimed at establishing the prevalence of subclinical CVD among clinically healthy HIV people attending their regular out- patient visits.