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Can Volunteer Community Health Workers Decrease Child Morbidity and Mortality in Southwestern Uganda? An Impact Evaluation
(PLoS ONE, 2011-12-14)
Background: The potential for community health workers to improve child health in sub-Saharan Africa is not well understood. Healthy Child Uganda implemented a volunteer community health worker child health promotion model ...
Validation of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Score in Uganda A Prospective Cohort Study
Background and Purpose: Rates of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are estimated to be highest globally in sub-Saharan Africa. However, outcomes of ICH are poorly described and standard prognostic markers for ICH have not ...
Impact of CD8+ T Cell Activation on CD4+ T Cell Recovery and Mortality in HIV-infected Ugandans Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy
Objectives—To assess whether T cell activation independently predicts the extent of CD4+ T cell recovery and mortality in HIV-infected Ugandans initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART). Design—Prospective cohort ...
Incidence and Predictors of Hypertension in Adults with HIV Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Southwestern Uganda
(Journal of hypertension, 2016-10-01)
Effect of age at initiation of antiretroviral therapy on treatment outcomes; A retrospective cohort study at a large HIV clinic in southwestern Uganda
(PLoS ONE, 2018-08-15)
Background The prevalence of HIV infection among older persons is increasing yet older age at initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) may be associated with poorer treatment outcomes including mortality. However, ...
First-step validation of a text message based application for newborn clinical management among pediatricians
(BMC Pediatrics, 2020-08-27)
Background: Neonatal mortality is high in developing countries. Lack of adequate training and insufficient management skills for sick newborn care contribute to these deaths. We developed a phone application dubbed Protecting ...
Treatment success and mortality among adults with tuberculosis in rural eastern Uganda: a retrospective cohort study
(BMC Public Health, 2020)
Background: Successful treatment of tuberculosis leads to clinical and public health benefits such as reduction in transmission, complications, and mortality among patients. However, data are limited on treatment outcomes ...
HIV infection modifies the relationship between distance to a health facility and treatment success rate for tuberculosis in rural eastern Uganda
(Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, 2020)
Rationale: Distance from residence to a health facility especially in rural areas presents a physical barrier and may influence tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes. Objectives: We examined the association between distance ...
Mortality and loss to follow-up among tuberculosis and HIV co-infected patients in rural southwestern Uganda
(The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2012-08-02)
BACKGROUND: We describe the presentation and outcome of care among patients with tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection from a prospective observational cohort in Uganda. METHODS: We analysed ...
Systematic or Test-Guided Treatment for Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Adults
(The new England journal of medicine, 2020-06-18)
Background: In regions with high burdens of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), many HIV-infected adults begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) when they are already severely immunocompromised. Mortality after ...