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  • Assessment of nurses’ cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills within three district hospitals in Botswana 

    Cox, Megan; Rajeswaran, Lakshmi; Moeng, Stoffel; Tsima, Billy M. (AOSIS, www.aosis.co.za/publishing, 2018-04-12)
    Background: Nurses are usually the first to identify the need for and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on patients with cardiopulmonary arrest in the hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been ...
  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome; presenting as “innocent spirits within": a case report 

    Ayugi, James; Opondo, Philip; Olashore, Anthony; Molebatsi, Keneilwe (IISTE, www.iiste.org, 2017)
    Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is an under-recognized and under-reported disorder that involves visual hallucinations in visually impaired individuals. These patients have intact cognition, do not have hallucinations in ...
  • The clinical characteristics of patients with glaucoma presenting to Botswana healthcare facilities: an observational study 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Falama, Rosemary; Mongwa, Matlhogonolo; Mutapanduwa, Mishell; Baemisi, Chao; Brealey, Evelyn; Lehasa, Alice; Josiah, Engelinah; Jankowski, Deborah; Jackson, Daniel J.; Razai, Mohammad S.; White, Andrew J.; Kerr-Muir, Malcolm G.; Ngondi, Jeremiah M.; Martin, Keith R. (BMJ Publishing Group//www.bmjgroup.com, 2014)
    This study aimed to establish the clinical characteristics of patients with glaucoma attending eye care facilities in Botswana, and management of glaucoma among patients who received care in these facilities. The study ...
  • Clinical use of blood and blood components in post-abortion care in Botswana 

    Tsima, B.M.; Melese, T.; Mogobe, K. D.; Chabaesele, K.; Rankgoane, G.; Nassali, M.; Habte, D. (Wiley; http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/index.html, 2016-05-23)
    Background: Understanding the pattern and gaps in blood product utilisation in post-abortion care is crucial for evidence-based planning and priority setting. Objective: To describe the current use of blood and blood ...
  • Cryptogenic cirrhosis and hepatopulmonary syndrome in a boy with hepatic hemangioma in Botswana: a case report and review of the literature 

    Banda, Francis Msume; Slone, Jeremy S.; Anderson, Alan; Beretta, Marisa; Walabh, Priya; Loveland, Jerome; Nayler, Simon; Takawira, Farirai Fani (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, https://www.hindawi.com/, 2017-12-19)
    Hepatic hemangiomas are considered to be the most common benign tumors of the liver. +ey are often found incidentally while investigating for other causes of liver disease. Hemangiomas that are less than 10cm are not ...
  • Developing the Botswana Primary Care guideline: an integrated, symptom-based primary care guideline for the adult patient in a resource‑limited setting 

    Tsima, Billy M.; Setlhare, Vincent; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (Dove Press; https://www.dovepress.com/, 2016)
    Background: Botswana’s health care system is based on a primary care model. Various national guidelines exist for specific diseases. However, most of the guidelines address management at a tertiary level and often appear ...
  • Diagnostic profiles and predictors of treatment outcome among children and adolescents attending a national psychiatric hospital in Botswana 

    Olashore, Anthony A.; Frank‑Hatitchki, Bechedza; Ogunwobi, Olorunfemi (BioMed Central, www.biomedcentral.com, 2017)
    Background: Attention is currently being drawn to child psychiatric care, most especially in the developed countries. This type of care is still rudimentary in the developing countries. Botswana is one of the African ...
  • Effect of co-trimoxazole on mortality in HIV-exposed but uninfected children in Botswana (the Mpepu Study): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial 

    Mazhani, Loeto; Lockman, Shahin; Hughes, Michael; Powis, Kate; Ajibola, Gbolahan; Bennett, Kara; Moyo, Sikhulile; van Widenfelt, Erik; Leidner, Jean; McIntosh, Kenneth; Makhema, Joseph; Essex, Max; Shapiro, Roger (Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2017-05)
    Background: Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis reduces mortality among HIV-infected children, but efficacy in HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) children in a non-malarial, low-breastfeeding setting with a low risk of mother-to-child ...
  • The effectiveness of the South African Triage Toll use in Mahalapye District Hospital – Emergency Department, Botswana 

    Tshitenge, Stephane T.; Ogunbanjo, Gboyega A.; Mbuka, Deogratias O. (AOSIS, http://aosis.co.za/, 2016)
    Background: The study aimed to determine the proportion of each priority level of patients, time of performance in each priority level, and the reliability of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) tool at the Mahalapye ...
  • Establishing a new medical school: Botswana’s experience 

    Mokone, Gaonyadiwe G.; Kebaetse, Maikutlo; Wright, John; Kebaetse, Masego B.; Makgabana-Dintwa, Oarabile; Kebaabetswe, Poloko; Badlangana, Ludo; Mogodi, Mpho; Bryant, Katie; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (Academic Medicine, http://journals.lww.com/AcademicMedicine/pages/default.aspx, 2014-08)
    Having adequate numbers of qualified human resources for health is essential for any effective health care system. However, there is a global shortage of skilled health care workers, especially in Sub-Saharan African ...
  • Fetus-in-fetu in Botswana 

    Goutam, Chowdhury; Banda, Francis Msume (Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2017-09)
    Fetus-in-fetu is a medical term that describes a fetus implanted within its twin, on whom it is entirely dependent for its survival through a vascular connection. It occurs in about 1 in 500,000 live births. So far, there ...
  • High levels of post-abortion complication in a setting where abortion service is not legalized 

    Melese, Tadele; Habte, Dereje; Tsima, Billy M.; Mogobe, Keitshokile Dintle; Chabaesele, Kesegofetse; Rankgoane, Goabaone; Keakabetse, Tshiamo R.; Masweu, Mabole; Mokotedi, Mosidi; Motana, Mpho; Moreri-Ntshabele, Badani (Public Library Science; https://www.plos.org/, 2017-01-06)
    Background Maternal mortality due to abortion complications stands among the three leading causes of maternal death in Botswana where there is a restrictive abortion law. This study aimed at assessing the patterns and ...
  • Human resources for primary health care in sub-Saharan Africa: progress or stagnation? 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Willcox, Merlin L; Peersman, Wim; Daou, Pierre; Diakité, Chiaka; Bajunirwe, Francis; Mubangizi, Vincent; Mahmoud, Eman Hassan; Moosa, Shabir; Phaladze, Nthabiseng; Khogali, Mustafa; Diallo, Drissa; De Maeseneer, Jan; Mant, David (Biomed Central; https://www.biomedcentral.com, 2015-09-10)
    Background: The World Health Organization defines a “critical shortage” of health workers as being fewer than 2.28 health workers per 1000 population and failing to attain 80% coverage for deliveries by skilled birth ...
  • Impact of health system inputs on health outcome: a multilevel longitudinal analysis of Botswana National Antiretroviral Program (2002-2013) 

    Kebaabetswe, Poloko; Price, Natalie; El-halabi, Shenaaz; Mlaudzi, Naledi; Keapoletswe, Koona; Lebelonyane, Kefeletswe; Fetogang, Ernest Benny; Chebani, Tony; Masupe, Tiny; Gabaake, Keba; Auld, Andrew F.; Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Marlink, Richard (Public Library Science, https://www.plos.org/, 2016-08-04)
    Objective To measure the association between the number of doctors, nurses and hospital beds per 10,000 people and individual HIV-infected patient outcomes in Botswana. Design Analysis of routinely collected longitudinal ...
  • Impediments for the uptake of the Botswana Government’s male circumcision initiative for HIV prevention 

    Sabone, Motshedisi; Magowe, Mabel; Busang, Lesego; Moalosi, Jonathan; Binagwa, Benjamin; Mwambona, Janet (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, https://www.hindawi.com/, 2013)
    Botswana remains one of the countries with high prevalence of HIV infection with a population prevalence rate of 17.6 in 2008. In 2009, the Ministry of Health launched male circumcision as an additional strategy to the ...
  • Incidence of diabetes mellitus‑related comorbidities among patients attending two major HIV clinics in Botswana: a 12‑year retrospective cohort study 

    Rankgoane‑Pono, Goabaone; Tshikuka, Jose Gaby; Magafu, Mgaywa Gilbert Mjungu Damas; Masupe, Tiny; Molefi, Mooketsi; Hamda, Shimeles Genna; Setlhare, Vincent; Tapera, Roy; Mbongwe, Bontle (BioMed Central, www.biomedcentral.com, 2018-02-01)
    Objectives: Exposure to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is associated with the development of diabetes mellitus related comorbidities (DRCs). This study aims to: (i) estimate the incidence of DRCs among cART ...
  • Management of post abortion complications in Botswana-the need for a standardized approach 

    Melese, Tadele; Habte, Dereje; Tsima, Billy M.; Mogobe, Keitshokile Dintle; Nassali, Mercy N. (Public Library of Science,www.plos.org/, 2018-02-16)
    Background Post abortion complications are the third leading cause of maternal death after hemorrhage and hypertension in Botswana where abortion is not legalized. This study aimed at assessing the management of post ...
  • Microbiology of urinary tract infections in Gaborone, Botswana 

    Goldfarb, David M.; Renuart, Andrew J.; Mokomane, Margaret; Tawanana, Ephraim O.; Narasimhamurthy, Mohan; Steenhoff, Andrew P.; Silverman, Jonathan A. (Public Library Science, https://phys.org/partners/public-library-of-science/, 2013-03)
    Objective: The microbiology and epidemiology of UTI pathogens are largely unknown in Botswana, a high prevalence HIV setting. Using laboratory data from the largest referral hospital and a private hospital, we describe the ...
  • Perceptions of physician leadership in Botswana 

    Tsima, B. M.; Sokol-Hessner, L.; Dine, C. J.; Masheto, B.; Shea, J. A.; Masunge, J.; Nkomazana, O. (Health and Medical Publishing Group; https://www.saoa.org.za/publications/hpmg, 2015-05)
    Background. Physician leadership is essential for the strengthening of health systems, especially in underserved settings such as sub-Saharan Africa. To be effective, leaders must be perceived as such by their community. ...
  • Physical violence against health staff by mentally ill patients at a psychiatric hospital in Botswana 

    Olashore, Anthony A.; Akanni, Oluyemi O.; Ogundipe, Radiance M. (BioMed Central, www.biomedcentral.com, 2018-05-11)
    Background: Workplace violence is worrisome in the mental health sector. Little is understood about it in sub-Saharan Africa. Consequently, we decided to investigate the prevalence, related factors, and the available sources ...