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  • Epidemiology of patients presenting to the emergency centre of Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana 

    Chandra, Amit; Mullan, Paul; Ho-Foster, Ari; Langeveldt, Antanoid; Caruso, Ngaire; Motsumi, Joseph; Kestler, Andrew (African Journal of Emergency Medicine,, 2014)
    Introduction: Emergency medicine is a newly recognized specialty in Botswana and the country launched an emergency medicine residency in January 2011. Data regarding the practice of emergency medicine in Botswana are ...
  • A case report of a giant appendiceal mucocele and literature review 

    Motsumi, Joseph Mpapho; Motlaleselelo, Pako; Ayane, Gezahen; Sesay, Omar Sheikh; Valdes, Ramos Johamel (Pan African Medical Journal,, 2017-10-04)
    A 43-year-old female presented at the accident and emergency department of Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana. She reported a deep dull aching pain of two years duration in the right iliac fossa that has been ...
  • Spontaneous splenic infarcts and rupture presenting as massive haemoperitoneum 

    Ayane, Negusse Gezahen; Cox, Megan; Shifa, Jemal; Kadimo, Khutsafalo (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies,, 2017)
    Spontaneous rupture of a normal spleen without a history of an evident blunt abdominal trauma is a rare clinical entity and can occur in both histologically normal and diseased spleen. Non-traumatic spontaneous splenic ...
  • Right congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with abnormality of the liver in adult 

    Ayane, Negusse Gezahen; Walsh, Mikel; Shifa, Jemal; Kadimo, Khutsafalo (Pan African Medical Journal,, 2017-09-22)
    A Bochdalek hernia (BH) occurs when abdominal contents herniate through the postero-lateral segment of the diaphragm. The right side is affected considerably less commonly than the left. Most BHs present are diagnosed early ...
  • Designing a contextually appropriate surgical training program in low-resource settings: the Botswana experience 

    Mutabdzic, Dorotea; Alemayehu, Bedada G.; Bakanisi, Balisi; Motsumi, Joseph; Georges, Azzie (Socie´te´ Internationale de Chirurgie,, 2012-08-01)
    Background The global burden of surgical disease and severe shortage of trained surgeons around the world are now widely recognized. The greatest challenge in improving access to surgical care lies in sub-Saharan Africa, ...
  • Potential for the specialty of Family Medicine in Botswana: A discussion paper 

    Parsons, Luise; Rijken, Taatske; Mbuka, Deogratias O.; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (AOSIS OpenJournals,, 2012-10)
    Family Medicine is developing rapidly as a medical and academic specialty in sub-Saharan Africa. The multifactorial policy drivers are not well described, but include population health needs, the World Health Organisation’s ...