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Reply to Free online health IT course

March 7, 2017
Thanks for the information this will be helpful especially in Uganda

Reply to malaria diagnosis

Jan. 11, 2016
CBC can be used in diagnosis of malaria if there's lymphopaenia, high Granulocyte percentage but normal absolute count(if using a 3part diff haematology analyser) with normal wbc this differentiates it from other infections characterized by high percentage/absolute Granulocyte counts and wbc. Am a lab tech and in the setting where ...

Reply to Be cited in piece on RDTs - reply by September 26

Sept. 25, 2013
Another observation is that if the RDT in the unit is specific for p.falciparum and its negative then the healthworker is right to give antimalarials provided he/she has ruled out other possible causes of the fever. All in all healthworkers should read carefully the insert in the kit and know ...

Reply to Be cited in piece on RDTs - reply by September 26

Sept. 24, 2013
Yes the practice is rampant and may be physcological because Most health workers believe that malaria is the number one cause of fever in Africa even in the dry season when the mosquito population is at zero as long as the temp is above 37.7C first priority is malaria. Others ...

Reply to TB infection control decontamination of safty cabinet

Aug. 7, 2012
Formaldehyde yes but take extreme caution when using it. Phenol not encouraged because it forms deposits on the filters and is corrosive in the long run Check the WHO laboratory biosafety manual On Aug 7, 2012 3:06 AM, "GHDonline (amal salah eldin)" <> wrote: > amal salah eldin added a ...

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