Podoconiosis (endemic non-filarial elephantiasis) in two resettlement schemes in western Ethiopia.


:In a population-based study of podoconiosis in two resettlement schemes in western Ethiopia, we found that 5% of 194 settlers and 9% of 222 indigenous people were affected. Prevalence rates were generally higher in males than females and increased with age, indicating sex differences in occupationally linked trauma to the feet and the cumulative effect of long-term exposure to volcanic soils. Persons wearing shoes had significantly lower rates than those usually walking barefoot. Suggestions are made for the control of podoconiosis.


Trop Doct


Tropical doctor


Kloos H,Bedri Kello A,Addus A




Has Abstract


1992-07-01 00:00:00












  • Utility of intradermal smear in the diagnosis of malaria.

    abstract::The objective of this preliminary study was to evaluate the usefulness of the intradermal smear test in the diagnosis of malaria. One hundred cases of suspected malaria (having received no prior antimalarials) were investigated. Both peripheral blood film (PBF) and intradermal smears (IDS) were simultaneously prepared...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Singh H,Sen R,Singh S,Siwach SB,Jagdish,Singh RM

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • Wonder of Life (kalanchoe pinnata) leaves to treat diabetic foot infections in Trinidad & Tobago: a case control study.

    abstract:UNLABELLED:: Wonder of Life (kalanchoe pinnata) leaves are commonly used to treat diabetic foot infections. These patients are usually non-compliant with conventional medical therapy. We surmised that these patients would have a higher incidence of treatment failures. Patients admitted with diabetic foot infections wer...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cawich SO,Harnarayan P,Budhooram S,Bobb NJ,Islam S,Naraynsingh V

    更新日期:2014-10-01 00:00:00

  • A case of ectopic fascioliasis in the skin.

    abstract::A four-year-old boy presented to the hospital with a four-month history of recurrent bouts of fever and abdominal pain. Half a month before being admitted to hospital, multiple red cutaneous nodules had emerged at the left epigastric region and a dark red serpentine track appeared under the skin at the same site. The ...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yi-Zhu X,Zhi-Bang Y

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • Abdominal cocoon in an adolescent male patient.

    abstract::Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. The condition was first described three decades ago and is found mainly among adolescent females in tropical and sub-tropical countries. It is characterized by a thick fibrous membrane encapsulating the small intestines partially or completely. Patients present wi...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ibrahim NA,Oludara MA

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of anaemia and iron deficiency in three trimesters in Rural Vellore district, South India.

    abstract::A multistage sampling technique was used to select 845 pregnant women from two blocks in Vellore district. Haematological measurement of haemoglobin (Hb) was done on all women and serum ferritin (SF) on a subsample of 445. The prevalence of anaemia (Hb <11 g/dl) was 56.6%, 70.2% and 69.5%, respectively among the first...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Abel R,Rajaratnam J,Gnanasekaran VJ,Jayaraman P

    更新日期:2001-04-01 00:00:00

  • Diabetes self-care and educational needs in Tanzanian and Swedish diabetic patients: a cross-cultural study.

    abstract::The aim was to compare self-care and perceived educational needs in adult Tanzanian and Swedish diabetic patients. One hundred and fifty Tanzanians were matched with Swedes (n=150). All 300 patients filled in questionnaires about their self-care and educational needs. The comparison indicated the Tanzanians were almos...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Smide B,Ekman L,Wikblad K

    更新日期:2002-10-01 00:00:00

  • Epidemiological features of tularaemia in Central Anatolia, Turkey.

    abstract::Tularaemia has become a public health threat in Turkey. Our aim was to examine the epidemiological characteristics of 154 tularaemia cases reported from Kayseri, Central Anatolia, between 2010 and 2017. Clinical diagnosis was confirmed by micro-agglutination test (≥1/160 titres). Most patients (56.5%) were residing in...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Borlu A,Benli AR,Doganay M

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of albendazole regimen for prophylaxis of strongyloides hyperinfection in nephrotic syndrome patients on long-term steroids in Cambodia.

    abstract::Nephrotic syndrome patients on long-term steroids face the risk of having heavy uncomplicated strongyloidiasis or death from its extreme form, the strongyloides hyperinfection. The risk can be minimized if we eradicate the parasite first. We compare a once daily and twice daily albendazole regimen in preventing this p...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Leang B,Lynen L,Schrooten W,Hines J

    更新日期:2005-10-01 00:00:00

  • Isolated pancreatic and peripancreatic nodal tuberculosis: A single-centre experience.

    abstract::Isolated pancreatic and peripancreatic nodal tuberculosis may mimic pancreatic malignancy and may result in unnecessary surgery. Being a treatable disease, it is desirable to diagnose this condition without a laparotomy. Pancreatic tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a peripancreatic mas...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ray S,Das K,Ghosh R

    更新日期:2020-10-26 00:00:00

  • Odebode-Agaja adult cervical traction device.

    abstract::This technical note describes a new simple, cheap and affordable adult cervical traction device that is especially suitable for use in resource-poor third world countries because of its cost-effectiveness. While the widely used imported Gardner-Wells tongs cost over N250,000 (Nigerian) naira (approximately $1630 USD),...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Odebode TO,Agaja SB

    更新日期:2011-01-01 00:00:00

  • External skeletal fixation: experience in a small rural hospital in northern Kenya.

    abstract::The author describes the use of external skeletal fixation in the management of complicated septic limb fractures. Eight fractures in seven patients were treated at Sololo General Hospital using a low cost, simple external device, with good results. The report emphasizes how external fixation can solve difficult fract...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Galvagno S

    更新日期:1993-04-01 00:00:00

  • Otorrhoea: a management protocol for a tropical doctor.

    abstract::Ear discharge is a common symptom encountered in clinical practice in the tropics. The aim of this paper is to highlight the practical management of otorrhoea from a general practitioner's perspective with special reference to the tropics and developing countries. ...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kurien M

    更新日期:1999-10-01 00:00:00

  • Introduction of an innovation for the reduction of maternal mortality in Kano State, northern Nigeria: a case study of magnesium sulphate.

    abstract::In this project, sponsored by the McArthur Foundation and the Population Council, magnesium sulphate was introduced in February 2007 to 10 general hospitals in Kano State, northern Nigeria. Changes were monitored via data collected at the hospital. At an initial training of the trainers' workshop, 25 master trainers w...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tukur J,Ogedengbe C,Nwanchukwu E,Araoyinbo IA,Yakasai IA,Adaji SE,Ajala B

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • Pre-hospital care and its association with clinical outcome of snakebite victims presenting at a tertiary care referral hospital in South India.

    abstract::Most snakebite victims in low- and middle-income countries continue to seek many forms of first aid therapy before reaching hospital, the commonest being the application of a tourniquet. Our study looked at a prospective cohort of 382 such patients to ascertain the association of pre-hospital care with clinical outcom...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Singaravelu KP,Pandit VR,Chinnakali P,Bammigatti C

    更新日期:2021-01-01 00:00:00

  • Indication-specific pricing of drugs: a utopian idea, a pragmatic proposition or unrealistic in economically constrained settings?

    abstract::The concept of indication-specific pricing (ISP) of drugs means that the cost of a drug will vary depending on the reasons for its use. ISP is a novel concept and its beneficial or detrimental effects are unknown. Experience from richer countries suggests that it is fraught with many administrative, ethical and regula...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Meher BR,Padhy BM

    更新日期:2020-04-01 00:00:00

  • Blood transfusion in an emergency paediatric unit in Owerri, Nigeria: pattern and outcome.

    abstract::The increasing number of patients presenting with severe anaemia and who invariably receive blood transfusion is of concern. This retrospective study reports the pattern of presentation and the outcome of management of patients who were transfused in the Emergency Paediatric Unit of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, bet...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nwolisa CE,Owoeye OO,Anyanwu C,Diogu C,Okeahialiam TC

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00

  • Knowing when but not how!--mothers' perceptions and use of antibiotics in a rural area of Viet Nam.

    abstract::Given the world-wide focus on how to rationally use antibiotics, national drug policy programmes have been developed in many countries in order to minimize the environmental antibiotic pressure and thereby hopefully limit increasing bacterial resistance. This study investigated perceptions of antibiotics in a health s...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Halfvarsson J,Heijne N,Ljungman P,Ham MN,Holmgren G,Tomson G

    更新日期:2000-01-01 00:00:00

  • Availability of donor corneal tissue for transplantation.

    abstract::The utilization rate of available donor corneas is very low almost everywhere. The present work was undertaken to study the rate of acceptability of donor corneas in a city eye bank in India. Donor eyes were evaluated under slit lamp examination and tissue quality was categorized as: very good; good; fair; and poor fo...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Raychaudhuri A,Raychaudhuri M,Banerjee AR

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • Haemocholecyst related to gallbladder malignancy.

    abstract::A haemocholecyst is a clot-filled gallbladder caused by bleeding into its lumen. It is a rare entity with fewer than 50 cases reported in the English literature. Preoperative diagnosis is often not possible even with good quality cross-sectional imaging. Here, we present a case of a gallbladder mass, whose nature was ...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ray S,Ghosh R,Khamrui S,Kumar Das A,Saha S,Kumar D

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Prong sign: a simple measure to enhance safety of laparoscopic sterilization.

    abstract::Laparoscopic female sterilization is widely practiced and is very safe. However, mesosalpingeal tears and mesosalpingeal haematomas are common complications especially when performed by an inexperienced surgeon. It was found that the observation of a simple 'prong sign' could prevent these complications and possibly r...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Puri M,Pasrija S,Trivedi SS

    更新日期:2008-04-01 00:00:00

  • Reasons for non-immunization of children in an urban, low income group in North India.

    abstract::A study was undertaken on 500 children under the age of 5 years belonging to a low income group. All were attending the paediatrics outpatient department of a large teaching hospital in New Delhi, India. Only 25% were found to have received complete primary immunization as per the National Immunization Schedule (bacil...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mathew JL,Babbar H,Yadav S

    更新日期:2002-07-01 00:00:00

  • Non-fatal acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis following snake bite: A case report.

    abstract::Acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis (AHL) is a fulminant inflammatory disease of cerebral white matter, characterised by demyelination and haemorrhagic necrosis. The outcome is usually fatal with only few survivors. An unusual presentation of a 44-year-old South Indian farmer who developed AHL following a snake bite ...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Prabhakar AT,Kamanahalli R,Sivadasan A,Joseph E,Viggeswarpu S

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Disseminated cutaneous chrysosporium infection.

    abstract::Cutaneous chrysosporium infection is extremely rare and underdiagnosed. We present an immunocompromised patient who presented with recurrent cutaneous abscesses. Histopathology of the abscess showed thick-walled conidia and septate fungal hyphae within the subcutis and fungal culture grew Chrysosporium species. ...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dincy PC,Meera T,Susanne PA,Promila RM

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

  • Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis in rural northern India--most have secondary causes.

    abstract::Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis (HPP) is a life-threatening condition. Our aim was to study the clinical profile and laboratory parameters of HPP patients and to develop an algorithm to determine the causes of HPP. 84 patients presented with HPP over a 3 year period. 58 (69.0%) were found to have renal tubular acidosi...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kumar V,Armstrong L,Seshadri MS,Finny P

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Transmission of HIV-1 in breast milk.

    abstract::The first recorded case of HIV-1 transmission via breast milk occurred in 1985. 1985 was also the year HIV-1 was first isolated in breast milk. In developed countries, many hospitals' special neonatal units no longer operated breast milk banks. National policies advised HIV-1 infected mothers to feed their babies b...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Broadhead RL

    更新日期:1996-07-01 00:00:00

  • Complications of classical tracheostomy and management.

    abstract::Tracheostomy can prevent many deaths in otherwise fatal airway diseases and problems but has numerous complications that are mostly avoidable if the procedure is carefully performed together with strict postoperative management. This is a retrospective review of tracheostomy complications over a 10 year period (1991-2...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Onakoya PA,Nwaorgu OG,Adebusoye LA

    更新日期:2003-07-01 00:00:00

  • Osteomalacia in Hazara District, Pakistan.

    abstract::Osteomalacia is most commonly seen in the remoter northern regions (Kohistan District) of Hazara District, Pakistan. Low serum calcium is common, as is tetany, but not universal. A 2% prevalence was found retrospectively in all obstetric patients from 1978--1985. Overall, there was a 12% caesarean section rate (61/ann...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Herm FB,Killguss H,Stewart AG

    更新日期:2005-01-01 00:00:00

  • Helicobacter pylori infection in dyspeptic patients in an industrial belt of India.

    abstract::The present study is done to study different aspects of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) such as its prevalence, association with upper gastrointestinal pathology, diagnosis and treatment outcome. Gastric antral biopsy and serology for H. pylori was done for all dyspeptic patients. Histopathology, gram stain and biopsy...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Satpathi P,Satpathi S,Mohanty S,Mishra SK,Behera PK,Maity AB

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of formalin preserved allogeneic bone graft as a grafting material.

    abstract::Formalin preserved allogeneic (FPA) bone graft was used in 18 patients with benign bone cavities, nine patients with malignant bone cavities, 12 patients with atrophic nonunion of fractures, seven with gap nonunion and 18 with comminuted fractures. The benign bone cavities were obliterated in 20 weeks and malignant ca...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Agarwal S,Mishra US,Jain UK

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • Smoking habits amongst house physicians working at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan.

    abstract::The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of smoking among house physicians working at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. Sixty-four (32%) of the 200 house physicians were smokers; 50% (36) had started smoking in their twenties and 44% (28) in their teens. Seventy-five per cent (48...

    journal_title:Tropical doctor

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Piryani RM,Rizvi N

    更新日期:2004-01-01 00:00:00