African Journal of
Medical and Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Med. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2384-5589
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMHS
  • Start Year: 2017
  • Published Articles: 78

Table of Content: January 2024; 24(1)

January 2024

Unveiling the hidden battle: Impact of Charlson comorbidities index on critical illness rate and mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in Kenya: A retrospective study

  Fatal outcomes were observed in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, particularly among those who were unvaccinated and had comorbidities. Robust research is needed to validate these findings in both vaccinated and unvaccinated groups. The study, involving 1792 COVID-19 patients, explored the links between comorbidities and fatal outcomes. This single-center retrospective cohort study employed Cox proportional hazard...

Author(s): Isinta M. Elijah, W. Kitagwa, Dabo G Halake and Youxin Wang,  

January 2024

Malaria and anemia in pregnancy: A case control study on the effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment with Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine against malaria and anemia in Madina

Malaria is a parasitic infection transmitted through the bites of female Anopheles mosquitoes carrying Plasmodium and is often complicated by anemia. This co-morbidity significantly contributes to maternal and fetal illnesses. Over the years, intermittent preventive treatment with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) has been a key preventive measure against malaria and anemia in pregnant women. Malaria during pregnancy...

Author(s): Emmanuel U. Osisiogu, Dorcas M. Afi Fumadorh, Genevive Afia Amoakoa Agyapong, Cindy Naadei Nikoi, Priscilla Essandoh and Sandra Appiah Kubi

January 2024

Anticancer drugs prescription conformity in oncology care units: A retrospective and descriptive analytical study in Ivory Coast

The study conducted at Treichville University Hospital in Ivory Coast aimed to establish the prescription profile of anti-cancer drugs in the oncology department, with the goal of enhancing knowledge and optimizing prescription practices for this serious pathology. This retrospective and descriptive cross-sectional study spanned six months, during which anti-cancer drug prescriptions were collected from patient files...

Author(s): Kouassi Kouamé Konan, Kouakou S. Landry, Oddo Bitti Adde, Toure Yenahaban Lazare, Mebiala N’Guessan Prosper, Kouakou-Siransy Gisele