American Journal of Health Research

Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015

  • Imaging- Guided Facet Joint Injection Technique for Lower Back Pain Management

    Abdelghany Mohammed Motawea, Mohammed Ramadan El Kholy, Osama Mohamed Ebied, Waleed Abd El Fattah Mousa, Mohamed Shawky Abdullah

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 52-56
    Received: Sep. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 22, 2014
    Published: Feb. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the role of image-guided lumbar facet joint injection in lower back pain. Background: With the increased lifetime prevalence of spinal pain and the realization by surgeons that not all backache is a ‘disc’ and not all patients with LBP will respond to surgery, there is increasing awareness of the role of per... Show More
  • A Survey of Soil-Transmitted Helminths Infections and Schistosomiasis mansoni among School Children in Libo-Kemkem District, Northwest Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study

    Tesfahun Addisu, Achenef Asmamaw

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 57-62
    Received: Jan. 30, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: Mar. 02, 2015
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    Abstract: The burden of disease caused by infection with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthes remains enormous. It is widely recognized that school children carry the heaviest burden of morbidity. Apart from the morbidity associated with acute infections, those who are chronically infected are often physically and intellectually compromised by ana... Show More
  • Availability of and Accessibility to Maternal Healthcare Services in the Northern Bangladesh

    Bijoy Krishna Banik

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 63-75
    Received: Jan. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 02, 2015
    Published: Mar. 03, 2015
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    Abstract: Poor women, in both rural and urban areas in the northern region of Bangladesh, suffer from high maternal mortality rates, and compared to other regions, this group also has a low proportion of up-taking ante natal care (ANC) and of births assisted by skilled attendants. This endeavour therefore took an attempt to critically examine the availabilit... Show More
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Salmonella Species from Sources in Poultry Production Settings in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

    Nchawa Yangkam Yhiler, Bassey Enya Bassey

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 76-81
    Received: Feb. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 04, 2015
    Published: Mar. 11, 2015
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    Abstract: Globalisation and technology especially in the area of antimicrobial chemotherapy have greatly improved the quality of health care in both the veterinary and the public settings. Nonetheless, irrational use of antibiotics has considerably encouraged the development of antimicrobial resistance. This present study was aimed at determining the sources... Show More
  • Nutrition Education Influences Child Feeding Knowledge Attitudes and Practices of Caregivers in Uganda

    Josephine Nabugoomu, Agnes Namutebi, Archileo N. Kaaya, George Nasinyama

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 82-90
    Received: Feb. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 07, 2015
    Published: Mar. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: A Cross-sectional sample of households that were involved in farming of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) and had 2–6 year old children were purposively selected from four divisions of Kampala Capital City Authority (Kawempe, Rubaga, Makindye and Nakawa) to participate in a controlled, cohort intervention. Respondents in Kawempe division had recei... Show More
  • A Pilot Community-Based Study on Association of Khat (Catha edulis) Chewing Practice with Psychosis in Yemen

    Abdullatif Daiffallah Ali, Abdulelah Hussien Al-Adhroey, Abdulqawi Ali Al-Shammakh, Amat Al-Khaleq Obad Mehrass, Hamoud Yahya Jaber, Hadi Mohammed Mujlli

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 91-96
    Received: Feb. 22, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 04, 2015
    Published: Mar. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Community-based studies on association of khat (Catha edulis) chewing practice with psychological problems among the ethnic users in Yemen have been strongly recommended. The present study was aimed to investigate the association of this practice with stress, sleep disturbances, and anorexia in Dhamar area which is a major source of khat in Arabian... Show More
  • The Association Between Major Helminth Infections (Soil-Transmitted Helminthes and Schistosomiasis) and Anemia Among School Children in Shimbit Elementary School, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia

    Abebe Getnet, Seble Worku

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 97-104
    Received: Mar. 10, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 19, 2015
    Published: Mar. 24, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Helminthic infections contribute to iron-deficiency anemia among children in sub-Saharan Africa. Children and women of the reproductive age are particularly vulnerable to iron-deficiency anemia exacerbated by parasitic infection. Studies investigating magnitude of major helminthic infections and anemia and also their association are les... Show More
  • Attitude and Practice Towards Exclusive Breast Feeding and Its Associated Factors Among HIV Positive Mothers in Southern Ethiopia

    Kassa Eshetu Modjo, Negash Wakgari Amanta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 105-115
    Received: Mar. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 19, 2015
    Published: Mar. 24, 2015
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    Abstract: Introduction: The controversy between the risk of HIV transmission through breast milk and the life saving benefits of breastfeeding remains to be a dilemma faced by HIV positive mothers. Cognizant of this, World Health Organization recommends avoidance of all breastfeeding by HIV positive mothers when replacement feeding is acceptable, feasible, a... Show More
  • Magnitude of Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis in Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Southern Ethiopia

    Gemechu Ameya Buli, Fekade Yerakly Lukas, Negash Wakgari Amenta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 116-120
    Received: Mar. 14, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 25, 2015
    Published: Mar. 31, 2015
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    Abstract: Introduction: In most of developed world Tuberculosis is considered as disease of the past. However; the impact of this disease is overwhelming in developing countries. Tuberculosis lymphadenitis is the main cause of lymphadenophathy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence; this study was aimed to assess the magnitude of Tuberculosis lymphadenitis in patient ... Show More