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The iron status of Zimbabwe blood donors
Background Transfusion medicine is a distinct and expanding discipline with a vital role in the health care system, according to the permanent secretary in the ministry of health and child welfare. In Zimbabwe the number ...
Determination of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid levels using dried blood spots in Zimbabwean children aged 7 to 9 years
Background: Blood omega-3 long chain-polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) have been widely studied in children because of the benefits from optimum physical and mental development. Despite these recognized benefits, the ...
Evaluation of serum S100B as a biomarker of head injury in patients admitted into a neurological ward at Parirenyatwa hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe
Background: - CT scanning is the gold standard for head injury diagnosis. However, the high costs of imaging in Zimbabwe makes it difficult to manage patients with head injuries as most admitted in public hospital are ...
Controversies surrounding the use of Parathyroid hormone as a marker of bone metabolism in chronic kidney disease(CKD) patients on haemodialysis in Zimbabwe: The way forward
Background The progressive loss of renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) necessitates the eventual use of dialysis. Renal Osteodystrophy (ROD) is a serious complication of CKD with diverse and non-specific ...