Solubility Tests and the Peripheral Blood Film Method for Screening for Sickle-Cell Disease: A Cost Benefit Analysis (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Solubility Tests and the Peripheral Blood Film Method for Screening for Sickle-Cell Disease: A Cost Benefit Analysis (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is one of the haemoglobinopathies responsible for high morbidity and mortality among neonates in developing countries, including Uganda. (1) It is therefore necessary to establish the most cost-effective screening and intervention programmes to reduce morbidity and mortality among children with SCD. (2) However, most governments in developing countries, including Uganda, cannot fund […]

Field Test Results of the Motherhood Method to Measure Maternal Mortality (Report)

Field Test Results of the Motherhood Method to Measure Maternal Mortality (Report)

The current estimate of global maternal deaths is 3429001. Almost all of these occur in developing countries. Among the six countries accounting for more than 50 per cent of all maternal deaths, two South Asian countries, India and Pakistan occupy 1st and 3rd position (1). Over the past decade, reduction in maternal deaths has attained […]

Assessment of Medical Students by OSPE Method in Pathology (Original Work) (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) (Report)

Assessment of Medical Students by OSPE Method in Pathology (Original Work) (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Undergraduate medical education is currently undergoing extensive re-evaluation. This is because the conventional clinical and practical examination is beset with several problems. Although marking should depend only on student variability, examiner variability significantly affects scoring. The marks awarded also reflect only the global performance of the candidate and are not based on demonstration of […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Introduction Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) was first described in the literature in 1967, when it was used by Shealy to treat pain secondary to invasive cancer involving the thoracic nerve roots. (1) Shortly after this initial report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of SCS for neuropathic pain of the trunk and […]

Medical Advice to the Consumptive and Asthmatic People of England: Wherein the Present Method of Treating Disorders of the Lungs is Shewn to Be Futile and fundamentally wrong, and a new and easy Method of Cure, Proposed by Philip Stern, M.D.

Medical Advice to the Consumptive and Asthmatic People of England: Wherein the Present Method of Treating Disorders of the Lungs is Shewn to Be Futile and fundamentally wrong, and a new and easy Method of Cure, Proposed by Philip Stern, M.D.

Medical advice to the consumptive and asthmatic people of England: wherein the present method of treating disorders of the lungs is shewn to be futile and fundamentally wrong, and a new and easy method of cure, proposed by Philip Stern, M.D., Stern, Philip.. Medical advice to the consumptive and asthmatic people of England: wherein the […]

Improved Filter Method for Urine Sediment Detection of Urothelial Carcinoma by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (Report)

Improved Filter Method for Urine Sediment Detection of Urothelial Carcinoma by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (Report)

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the ninth most common in women. (1) In 2007, an estimated 13 750 Americans will die of bladder cancer, and 67 160 new cases are expected, (1) of which 70% to 75% are classified as non-muscle invasive (stage Ta, T1, or Tis). (2,3) Up […]