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- Depression of neutrophil function followed by severe infection in a child with Marasmic Kwashiorkor. [Journal Article]
- Prilozi 2015; 36(1):191-5.
- Treatment Outcome of Severe Acute Malnutrition Cases at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. [Journal Article]
- J Nutr Metab 2015.:641784.
Objective.This study investigated the treatment outcomes and determinant factors likely to be associated with recovery rate. Methods. A retrospective chart review (RCR) was performed on 348 patients who were enrolled in the outpatient care (OPC) during the study period.
Results.Of the 348 cases, 33.6% recovered (having MUAC ≥125 mm), 49.1% defaulted, and 11.5% transferred to other OPC units to continue with treatment. There were 187 (53.7%) males and 161 (46.3%) females with severe malnutrition. The average weight gain rate was 28 g/kg/day. Controlling for other factors, patients who completed the treatment plan had 3.2 times higher probability of recovery from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) as compared to patients who defaulted (adjusted odds ratio (AOR) = 3.2, 95% CI = 1.9, 5.3, and p < 0.001). The children aged 24-59 months had 5.8 times higher probability of recovery from SAM as compared to children aged 6-11 months (AOR = 5.8, 95% CI = 2.5, 10.6, and p < 0.001).
Conclusions.Cure rate was low and the default rate was quite high. Children who were diagnosed as having marasmus on admission stayed longer before recovery than their kwashiorkor counterparts. Younger children were of greater risk of nonrecovery.
- Mortality and morbidity patterns in under-five children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Zambia: a five-year retrospective review of hospital-based records (2009-2013). [Journal Article]
- Arch Public Health 2015; 73(1):23.
- Niacin metabolism and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activation in malnourished patients with flaky paint dermatosis. [Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't]
- Nutrition 2015 Jun; 31(6):890-2.
- Social, dietary and clinical correlates of oedema in children with severe acute malnutrition: a cross-sectional study. [Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't]
- BMC Pediatr 2015.:25.
- Nutritional and other types of oedema, albumin, complex carbohydrates and the interstitium - a response to Malcolm Coulthard's hypothesis: Oedema in kwashiorkor is caused by hypo-albuminaemia. [Journal Article]
- Paediatr Int Child Health 2015 May; 35(2):90-109.
- Malnutrition in acutely ill children at the paediatric emergency unit in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. [Journal Article]
- Niger Med J 2015 Mar-Apr; 56(2):113-7.
- Why microbiome treatments could pay off soon. [Journal Article]
- Nature 2015 Feb 26; 518(7540):S5.
- Insulin-induced oedema in a patient with diabetes mellitus complicated by ketoacidosis. [Journal Article]
- Acta Med Indones 2014 Oct; 46(4):325-9.
- [Adult kwashiorkor: a rare complication of bariatric surgery]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Ann Dermatol Venereol 2015 Feb; 142(2):99-103.