Amoebic liver abscess in a patient from Gambia
Rev Esp Quimioter. 2023 Feb 2:callejon02feb2023. doi: 10.37201/req/106.2022. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36727209 | DOI:10.37201/req/106.2022 (Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia - February 2, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: M Callej ón Fernández R Kohan A M L ópez Lirola M Lecuona Fern ández Source Type: research

Cultural beliefs, attitudes and perceptions of lactating mothers on exclusive breastfeeding in The Gambia: an ethnographic study
WHO/UNICEF recommends that women in resource-poor developing countries- like the Gambia, should exclusively breastfeed their infants for the first six months of their lives because of its health benefits to bo... (Source: BMC Women's Health)
Source: BMC Women's Health - January 13, 2023 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sering A. L. Sosseh, Amadou Barrow and Zxyyann Jane Lu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Endemic rise in cases of acute kidney injury in children in Indonesia and Gambia: what is the likely culprit and why?
A sudden rise in cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) has been reported in Indonesia and Gambia that has been linked to the consumption of tainted syrup medications for cough, colds, pain, and fever. Preliminary investigations revealed multiple lapses in quality control during manufacturing including substitution of diethylene glycol (DEG) and ethylene glycol (EG) for the more expensive but non-toxic solvent glycerol. In this editorial, we shed light upon the current situation and urge the investigating authorities to make those responsible accountable to regain public trust. (Source: Kidney International)
Source: Kidney International - January 4, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tungki Pratama Umar, Nityanand Jain, Henri Azis Tags: Editorial: Special Report Source Type: research

Epidemiology of free-living amoebae infections in Africa: a review
Pathog Glob Health. 2022 Dec 22:1-8. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2022.2160890. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFLA-related conditions are a rare medical occurrence. Despite their rarity, they are considered a public health concern for two reasons: the absence of a regular treatment regimen in the case of central nervous system infections and the fast progression of the symptoms leading to fatal outcomes. A total of 358 articles were retrieved from different databases (91 from PubMed, 26 from NCBI, 138 from Academia, 102 from Science Direct, and one from IJMED). 7 (46.6%) clinical cases came from Egypt, 2 (13.3%) cases of FLA infec...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - December 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Giovanni D Milanez Karlo B Carlos Mary Erika Adao Bernadette B Ayson Ariela V Dicon Rhonette Anne M Gahol Sharmaine Kaye S Lacre Franchesca Pauline E Marquez April Jane M Perez Panagiotis Karanis Source Type: research

Obstetric outcome of female genital mutilation in the Gambia – an observational study
This study aimed to provide national data on obstetric outcomes to support advocacy and health education.A multicentre observational study to assess the obstetric and neonatal outcomes of parturient women with and without FGM/Cwas carried out across 4 healthcare facilities in The Gambia. The primary outcome was postpartum haemorrhage (>500ml) andsecondary outcomes were caesarean section, perineal tears (including episiotomy), neonatal resuscitation and perinatal death.Of the 1,569 participants recruited into the study, 23% had no FGM/C while 77% had FGM/C of varying severity. The riskof postpartum haemorrhage was double...
Source: African Health Sciences - December 23, 2022 Category: African Health Authors: Patrick Idoko, Alice Armitage, Momodou T Nyassi, Lucas Jatta, Neneh Bah, Awa Jah, Dado Jabbie, Mustapha Bittaye Source Type: research

Quantifying Excess Mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 in The Gambia: A time-series analysis of three Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems
INTRODUCTION (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - December 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nuredin I. Mohammed, Grant Mackenzie, Esu Ezeani, Mamadi Sidibeh, Lamin Jammeh, Golam Sarwar, Aji Kumba Folawiyo Saine, Bakary Sonko, Pierre Gomez, Bai Lamin Dondeh, M. Jahangir Hossain, Momodou Jasseh, Effua Usuf, Andrew M. Prentice, David Jeffries, Umbe Source Type: research

The household economic burden of drug-susceptible TB diagnosis and treatment in The Gambia
(Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Devoid, I. Sillah, A. K. Sutherland, J. Owolabi, O. Ivanova, O. Govathson, C. Hirasen, K. Davies, M. L önnroth, K. Loum, I. Touray, A. Charlambous, S. Evans, D. Quaife, M. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research