American Journal of Health Research

Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016

  • Understanding Professionals' Perspectives on Access to Care for Patients with Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder in Scotland: A Qualitative Study

    Khan Redzwan Habib

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 75-81
    Received: May 08, 2016
    Accepted: May 24, 2016
    Published: Jun. 04, 2016
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    Abstract: Urinary bladder carcinoma is the most frequently occurring cancer of the urinary tract. Like any other types of cancer the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of urinary bladder cancer is not only expensive but also time consuming. During all these procedures, patients face several barriers while accessing care. The physicians and healthcar... Show More
  • Frequency of Intestinal Parasites Among Sudanese Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Sara Lavinia Brair, Linda Bashier Eltayeb, Sara Abdelghani Elgazy, Abdelsalam Mohammad Nail, Alfatih Saifudinn Aljafari

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 82-85
    Received: May 22, 2016
    Accepted: Jun. 03, 2016
    Published: Jun. 18, 2016
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    Abstract: The objective of this case control study is to identify the relationship between intestinal parasitic infection and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) among Sudanese patients. Method: Two hundred patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and were attended Health Facilities at Khartoum State were enrolled, together with 99 apparently health... Show More
  • Risk Ratio Differences in the Exposure to Caesarean Section in the Central Area of the Western Highlands of Yemen

    Amat Al-Khaleq O. Mehrass, Abdulelah H. Al-Adhroey, Abdullatif D. Ali

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 86-90
    Received: Jun. 06, 2016
    Accepted: Jun. 16, 2016
    Published: Jun. 29, 2016
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    Abstract: Compared to vaginal deliveries, caesarean section (C-section) is a major surgery that could be associated with higher risks of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. In Yemen, some recent reports indicated overuses of C-section. This was a cross-sectional study aimed to assess the risk ratio difference in C-section exposure between Yemeni mot... Show More
  • Effectiveness of the Devolved Primary Health Care Gatekeeper System in Machakos County, Kenya

    Desire Aime Nshimirimana, Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen, Donald Kokonya, Maureen Adoyo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 91-99
    Received: Jun. 12, 2016
    Accepted: Jun. 22, 2016
    Published: Jun. 30, 2016
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    Abstract: The low health outcomes and inequities problems in developing countries are due to ineffective gate keeping at the Primary Health Care (PHC) level, non-adherence to policy and dysfunctional health infrastructure. This study was conducted at 100 PHC centres sampled using Taro Yamane formula, in Machakos County, Kenya, from March to May 2015. It invo... Show More
  • Review of Facial Nerve Palsy at a Tertiary Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Maduagwu Stanley, Umeonwuka Chuka Ifeanyi, Saidu Zuwera, Oyeyemi Adetoyeje Yunus, Dabkana Theophilus, Jaiyeola Olabode Abiodun

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 100-103
    Received: Apr. 22, 2016
    Accepted: May 06, 2016
    Published: Jul. 06, 2016
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    Abstract: Background: Facial nerve palsy is cosmetically distressing and functionally disabling, and may result from several causes, such as trauma, neoplasm, infections or genetics. Purpose: This study reviewed sociodemographic distributions, common types and causes of facial nerve palsy, and cases referred for Physiotherapy between January, 2003 and Decemb... Show More
  • Knowledge and Practice of Breast Self Examination Among Female College Students in Eritrea

    Meron Mehari Kifle, Eyob Azaria Kidane, Nahom Kiros Gebregzabher, Adam Mengsteab Teweldeberhan, Feven Ngusse Sielu, Kisanet Haile Kidane, Shamm Habteab Weldemenkerios, Mikias Gebrezghabher Tesfay

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 104-108
    Received: May 28, 2016
    Accepted: Jun. 12, 2016
    Published: Jul. 18, 2016
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    Abstract: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide. It can be detected at an early stage through breast self-examination as it is the main tool for early detection of breast cancer in developing countries because of its simplicity, applicability and cost effectiveness. The objective of the study was to assess the level of Knowledg... Show More
  • Systems and Techniques for Removal of Failed Fixed Partial Dentures: A Review

    Mohammed Mohammed Al Moaleem

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 109-116
    Received: Jun. 08, 2016
    Accepted: Jun. 20, 2016
    Published: Jul. 18, 2016
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    Abstract: FPDs have a long life span but sometimes they should be removed for several reasons at which they are; secondary caries, the need for root canal treatment, severe gingival recession or periodontal disease, loosened retainer of a bridge, post loosening, root fracture, over contoured and unaesthetic restorations. The removal of temporary crowns and b... Show More