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    • Presentation of Diabetes Mellitus at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka 

      Mulaisho, C. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1980-02)
      The mode of presentation of 118 insulin dependent (IDD) and 187 non insulin-dependent diabetics (NIDD) is outlined. The complications as well as associated diseases are presented. Eighty-six ...
    • Community Social Support Roles of Trained Traditional Birth Attendants in Chongwe District, Zambia 

      Chanda, D.O.; Siziya, S.; Baboo, S. K.; Mweemba, O. (African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health., 2016-04)
      Although traditional birth attendants (TBAs) play key roles in providing maternal health care in many low-resource countries, there are few studies that describe the actual roles and practices of TBAs in their local ...
    • Splenectomy in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia 

      Hone, N.M.; Cairns, J.M. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1980-06)
      We report the case of a man with chronic myeloid leukaemia, whose disease had undergone transformation and whose life was threatened. Splenectomy was performed, and two years later he ...
    • Role of Cervical Cytology in Gynaecological Practice 

      Narone, J.N.; Narone, R.K.; Wadhawa, S.; Wacha, D.S.O. (Medical Journal of Zambia. 16 (1), 1981-11)
      Exfoliative cytopathology is a potent tool for the early detection and thereby eradication of cervical cancer and reducing mortality for many others. Besides, it has a vital role to play in diagnosis ...
    • Outbreak of anthrax among humans and cattle in Western province of Zambia, November 2016 to January 2017 

      Kasese-Chanda, N; Mulubwe, B; Mwale, F (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2017)
      An outbreak of anthrax occurred in Western province on 11th November 2016. The outbreak was confirmed using PCR. Out of the 7 specimens examined for Bacillus anthracis, 3 were positive. Altogether 67 suspected cases were ...
    • Occurrence of cholera in Lukanga fishing camp, Kapiri-mposhi district, Zambia 

      Murebwa-Chirambo, R; Mwanza, R; Mwinuna, C; Mweene-Ndumba, I; Mufunda, J; Mazaba, M.L. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2017)
      Most of the cholera outbreaks in Zambia have been recorded from fishing camps and peri-urban areas of the Copperbelt, Luapula and Lusaka provinces. Cholera cases have been recorded every year in the Lukanga fishing camps ...
    • Cholera epidemic — Lusaka, Zambia, October 2017–May 2018. 

      Sinyange, N and others (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2018)
      On October 6, 2017, an outbreak of cholera was declared in Zambia after laboratory confirmation of Vibrio cholerae O1, biotype El Tor, serotype Ogawa, from stool specimens from two patients with acute watery diarrhea.The ...
    • Chronic endometritis 

      Bhagwandeen, S.B.; Patel, B.G. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1976-08)
      Chronic endometritis is not an uncommon diagnosis in our biopsy material and we believe should be diagnosed more frequently. There seems to be no correlation however between clinical symptomology and severity of plasma ...
    • Haemophilia in Zambian children. 

      Chintu, C. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1976-06)
      Haemophilia is not as uncommon in Black people as was previously thought (Bullock and Johnson 1957, Gelfand 1945). Several cases of haemophilia have been reported in Africa (Forbes et al 1966, Comperts et al 1969, Robin ...
    • Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and their correlate for urinary tract infection pathogens at Kitwe Central Hospital, Zambia. 

      Chisanga, J.; Mazaba, M.L.; Mufunda, J.; Besa, C.; Kapambwe-muchemwa, M.C.; Siziya, S. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2017)
      Inadequate data on antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in the Africa region and indeed in Zambia have led to ineffective empirical treatment before the culture and sensitivity results are made available. The purpose of ...
    • Tuberculosis burden in Southern province, Zambia, 2004 to 2013: Analysis of routine Tuberculosis surveillance data 

      Hadunka, F.; Kumar, R.; Chilembo, N.W.; Jacobs, C.N.; Hamoonga, R.; Chinyonga, J.; Michelo, C. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2017)
      Tuberculosis (TB) burden in Zambia is high (410/100,000 population incidence in 2013), but few data at subnational level for monitoring trends in incidence, case fatality rate (CFR), or district distribution are available ...
    • Neuroblastoma - An Unusual Presentation 

      Gupta, K.; Chintu, C.; Dube, M.K. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1980-02)
      Neuroblastoma is relatively a common malignant solid tumour in childhood. Half of the cases occur in children two years of age and younger and three quarters before 4 years of age. Neuroblastoma develops ...
    • National Cancer Control Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021 

      Ministry of Health (Ministry of Health, 2016)
      Zambia is currently experiencing a high burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with significant consequences on morbidity and mortality. Among the four NCDs, cancer has had significant morbidity and mortality, especially ...
    • Unilateral tubal twin pregnancy 

      Wadrawa, S. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1980-08)
      Unilateral tubal ,twin pregnancy was first reported by de Ott in 1891. The subject has been reviewed by various authors (Lash and Kaufan 1942; and Loh 1962) and to-date only eighty-seven cases ...
    • Symphysiotony for mild cephalopelvic disproportion 

      Mottiar, Y.; Sarla, G. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1970-01)
      The operation of symphysiotomy was first performed by Claude-De La Corvee in 1655 on a recently dead patient (Munro Kerr and Chassar Moir 1956). Signault (quoted by Greig 1964) performed the first modern operation in 1777 ...
    • Rabies in Zambian Children 

      Ondrej, B. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1976-12)
      Human rabies encephalitis is of particular interest to the doctors working in developing countries. When a person has been exposed to a suspect or rabid animal or human being specific antirabid treatment ...
    • Cushing's Syndrome in a Zambian Youth 

      Kihn, R.B.; Davidson, J.C. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1967-10)
      A case of Cushing's Syndrome treated by adrenalectomy is described. CUSHING'S syndrome is an uncommon disorder in the European and has seldom been reported in the African. This case is ...
    • Subdural Empyema 

      Musa, G; Gots, A (Medical Journal of Zambia. 44 (2), 2017)
      A 14yr old male presented with subdural empyema following a right frontal subaponeurotic abscess. Presented with a Glasgow coma scale of 8/15, left sided hemiplegia and a history of convulsions for 4 days. Other history ...
    • Bacterial Liver Abscess 

      Gill, G.V.; Kyle, I.W. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1977-06)
      Bacterial abscess of the liver receives scant attention compared to its amoebic counterpart. However, even with surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy the mortality rate of this condition ...
    • Multiple myeloma at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka: A retrospective study. 

      Traub, N. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1977-10)
      A retrospective study of the clinical and laboratory findings in sixteen cases of multiple myeloma seen at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka between March 1972 and July 1976 was carried out.The majority of cases ...