American Journal of Health Research

Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015

  • Utilization of ANC and PNC Services in Nepal: A Multivariate Analysis Based on Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2001 and 2006

    Mahara Gehendra, Asweto Collins, Cao Kai, Alzain M. Ali, Sebastian Andrea, Barr Jill, Guo Xiuhua, Wang Wei

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 318-327
    Received: Sep. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 19, 2015
    Published: Oct. 13, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Maternal Mortality is a public health problem in Nepal, which was highest in 1990 among the South Asian countries. Associated factors of maternal mortality are various; among them maternal health services such as antenatal (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) services are the main. Methods: A multivariate secondary data analysis out based on ... Show More
  • Own HIV/AIDS Risk Perception and Associated Factors Among Mizan Tepi, University Students: Institution Based Cross-Sectional Study

    Rameto Aman Nuri, Amene Abebe Kerbo, Kemal Ahmed Kuti

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 328-332
    Received: Aug. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2015
    Published: Oct. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: Introduction: HIV/AIDS is an extraordinary king of crisis; it is both an emergency and a long term development issue. Its impact goes beyond public health concerns as it undermines the social and economic structures particularly that of developing courtiers since it is mainly affecting economically active segment of the population. Objectives: Asse... Show More
  • Drug Utilization Evaluation of Vancomycin Among Hospitalized Patients in Internal Medicine Wards of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital

    Bereket Zeleke, Ephrem Engidawork

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 333-337
    Received: Aug. 03, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 08, 2015
    Published: Oct. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Vancomycin use is considered inappropriate in most hospitals. A particular concern is the recent emergence vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) which is related to the potential for nosocomial transmission, the lack of antibiotics to treat infections caused by this organism, and the possibility that the vancomycin-resistant genes pres... Show More
  • In vitro Evaluation of Biofield Treatment on Viral Load Against Human Immunodeficiency-1 and Cytomegalo Viruses

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 338-343
    Received: Oct. 09, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 19, 2015
    Published: Nov. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Viral load quantification is the amount of particular viral DNA or RNA in a blood samples. It is one of the surrogate biomarker of AIDS. High viral load indicates that the immune system is failed to fight against viruses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on HIV-1 and HCMV in terms of viral loads as surrogate ma... Show More
  • Antibiogram, Biochemical Reactions and Biotyping of Biofield Treated Providencia rettgeri

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 344-351
    Received: Oct. 12, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2015
    Published: Nov. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Providencia rettgeri (P. rettgeri) is the key organism for gastrointestinal tract infections due to its high virulence properties. The current study was designed to investigate the effect of Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment on P. rettgeri in lyophilized as well as revived state for antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, biochemical characteri... Show More
  • Serological Detection of Helicobacter pylori Antibodies in Patients Suffering from Gastric Symptoms in Kano, Nigeria

    Abdulhadi Sale Kumurya

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 352-355
    Received: Aug. 31, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 16, 2015
    Published: Nov. 17, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Helicobacter pylori is a major gastroduodenal pathogen and its seropositivity is associated with increased risk of development of human active chronic gastritis, peptic and duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of H. pylori infection among subjects with gastrointestinal ... Show More
  • Understanding Health Seeking Behavior Regarding Leprosy Patient

    Md. Yeamin Ali, Md. Fakrul Islam, Md. Redwanur Rahman, Md. Liton Hossen, Jebunnesa Islam, Mahfuza Khanom Sheema, Akib Javed, Mst. Rupali Akhtar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 356-361
    Received: Nov. 06, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 18, 2015
    Published: Dec. 10, 2015
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    Abstract: The study aims at understand the health seeking behavior of leprosy patient and make a batter policy regarding leprosy treatment. People’s perception and culture have great link with health seeking behaviors. Also socio-culture, economic and belief regarding diseases has dominant influence in health seeking behaviors. Socio-cultural behaviors are m... Show More
  • Awareness on Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Antenatal Care Clients in Federal Police Referral Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Seble Tiku

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 362-367
    Received: Jul. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015
    Published: Dec. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Birth-preparedness and complication readiness is a comprehensive strategy aimed at promoting the timely utilization of skilled maternal and neonatal health care and encouraging women, households and communities to make arrangements. This paper aimed to assess knowledge and practices on birth preparedness and complication readiness and related facto... Show More
  • Physicochemical Characterization of Biofield Energy Treated Calcium Carbonate Powder

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Rama Mohan Tallapragada, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Omprakash Latiyal, Rakesh Kumar Mishra, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 368-375
    Received: Oct. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 26, 2015
    Published: Dec. 18, 2015
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    Abstract: Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is widely used in pharmaceutical industries and as a supplement in probiotics. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of biofield energy treatment on the physicochemical properties of the CaCO3. The CaCO3 powder was divided into two parts and referred as control and treated. The control part was remained unt... Show More
  • Knowledge of Obstetric Danger Signs Among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Communities in Enugu State, Nigeria

    Chuka C. Agunwa, Chinomnso C. Nnebue, Chukwuma B. Duru, Patricia N. Aniebue, Uzochukwu U. Aniebue, Chigozie O. Ifeadike

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 376-380
    Received: Nov. 26, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 06, 2015
    Published: Dec. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Lack of knowledge of obstetric danger signs, resulting in inability to recognize and probably react to the needs for accessing quality health care remains a major cause of preventable maternal deaths. Objective: To determine the knowledge of obstetric danger signs and its determinants amongst women of reproductive age in rural communiti... Show More
  • Gray Zone Patients in Our Clinical Data

    Arber Neziri, Flamur Tartari, Avni Fetahu, Liridon Selmani, Fahredin Veselaj

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 381-385
    Received: Dec. 02, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 10, 2015
    Published: Dec. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: Objective: To determine the relationship between the prostate volume and the serum values ofprostate specific antigen among patients in the “grey zone”, classified according to their age group. Gray zone represents serum prostate specific antigen values between 4.1 to 10 ng/ml. Material and Methods: Prospective and retrospective 1420 patients class... Show More
  • Health Professionals’ Intention to Leave from Public Health Facilities and Its Determinants in Gambella Region, Southwest Ethiopia

    Adugna Endale Woldegiorgis, Shimeles Ololo Sinkie, Fikiru Tafese Jaleta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 386-392
    Received: Sep. 02, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 16, 2015
    Published: Dec. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: Background: Although the number of health facilities in Gambella region had been increasing dramatically, there were shortages of health professionals in the health facilities besides their high turnover. In spite of the existence of such problem, its magnitude & determinants were not well known. The objective of this study was to determine the mag... Show More
  • Quality of Life, Sexual Functions and Urinary Incontinence After Hysterectomy in Hungarian Women

    Márta Hock, Szilvia Tóth, Géza Hartmann, Tamás Hartmann, József Bódis, János Garai

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 393-398
    Received: Sep. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 09, 2015
    Published: Dec. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: Objectives: The aim of the current study is to examine changes in sexual function, incontinence and quality of life after hysterectomy, with particular regard to different surgical methods of hysterectomy. Material and methods: A total number of 210 women with hysterectomy were asked to answer the questionnaire between 2011 and 2013; 164 of them ac... Show More
  • Isolation and Antimicrobial Sensitivity Patterns of Enteric Bacterial Pathogens from Asymptomatic Food Handlers, Jimma, Ethiopia

    Teshale Worku, Ayalew Jejaw, Subbaram Kannan, Beyene Wondafrash

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015
    Pages: 399-406
    Received: Oct. 12, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015
    Published: Jan. 04, 2016
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    Abstract: Background: Most enteric bacteria are harmless but species which belong to Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia and certain strains of Escherichia coli are pathogens. The emergences of increased antimicrobial resistances are global challenges, particularly in developing countries due to misuse of antimicrobial agents. This study was aimed at determining ... Show More