Robinson Ssebuufu

Robinson Ssebuufu
Kampala International University (KIU) · Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry

MB.ChB, MMed (Surgery), FCS (ECSA)

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Background: Amputation is one of the oldest surgical procedures with artificial limbs identified from over 2000 years ago. Amputation is still often viewed as a failure of treatment but can be the treatment of choice and life saving procedure for severe trauma, vascular disease and tumors. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, indi...
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Early Outcome of Delayed Management of Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children in Rwanda. Bayisenga J.1, Ssebuufu R.1, Mugenzi D.S.2 1University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) 2University Teaching Hospital of Kigali(CHUK) Correspondence to: Dr. J Bayisenga, Email: bayijusbucyana@yahoo.fr Background: Supracondylar fractures of humerus are th...
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Background : Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are among the most common adverse events related to surgery and anaesthesia and despite modern anaesthetic and surgical techniques the incidence of PONV remains at 20-30%. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with postoperative nausea and vomiting. Methods...
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Background: For each maternal death in Africa there are fifteen mothers who suffer from some form of birth related injury, where the most devastating form is the vesicovaginal fistulae (VVF). Teachings in most training centres recommend that repair of these fistulae should be done by consultants. This study aimed at evaluating the outcome of VVF re...
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Introduction Sexual and Reproductive Health access to Information services is still a pressing need for youth in Uganda even during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted health care access in many countries. The aim of this study was to explore the challenges in access and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services as faced by yout...
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Objective To assess the prevalence of psychological distress (PD), and its associated demographic, psychosocial, hospital and health-related factors among hospital workers in Uganda during the COVID-19 related lockdown. Methods An online cross-sectional study was conducted among three hundred ninety six participants recruited from eight hospitals...
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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recent global pandemic associated with multidimensional health-related effects. In the fight against the spread of this novel pandemic, the majority have been living under restrictive conditions during its related lockdown that has created a conducive environment for gender-based violence (GBV)....
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Background: During its first wave of COVID-19 infection in sub-Saharan Africa, there was insufficient understanding of the pandemic among front-line health care professionals that has led to a misidentification, and mistreatment of affected patients, with a potential risk of contracting and spreading the disease. This study was carried out to deter...
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Background: Low-income earners are particularly vulnerable to mental health, consequence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions, due to a temporary or permanent loss of income and livelihood, coupled with government-enforced measures of social distancing. This study evaluates the mental health status among low-income earne...
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Objective: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between mental health with the level of education, relationship status, and awareness on mental health among low-income earners in Western Uganda. Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out among 253 participants. Anxiety, anger, and depression were assessed using a m...
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Objective: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between mental health with the level of education, relationship status, and awareness on mental health among low income earners in Western Uganda. Methods: This was a cross section descriptive study carried out among 253 participants. Anxiety, anger, and depression were assessed using a m...
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Background: Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a rare cerebrofacial abnormality resulting from the complete or partial failure of the diverticulation and cleavage of the primitive forebrain. It has an incidence at birth of 1:16000. Case Presentation. We report a case of a 2600 g newborn female delivered by an HIV-infected mother in whom an antenatal ultra...
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Objective: The aim of this scoping review was to highlight the nature and scope of research and publications about surgery in COVID-19-infected patients in Africa in order to inform guidelines applicable in Africa. Methods: We considered peer-reviewed and gray literature from PubMed, Google Scholar, and Word Health Organization COVID-19 online data...
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Objective This study aimed to assess health facilities’ readiness to provide safe surgical care during Ebola and COVID-19 era in Uganda and in the Eastern DR Congo. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in selected national, regional referral and general hospital facilities in Uganda and in the eastern part of DR Congo from 1st August 2020...
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Introduction: the cancellation of elective surgery is still a worldwide challenge and this is associated with emotional and economical trauma for the patients and their families as well as a decrease in the efficiency of the operating theatre. This study aimed at determining the prevalence and factors associated with cancellation and deferment of e...
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Objective: This study aimed at highlighting the extent to which Uganda and the Eastern DR Congo are ready for safe surgical care provision during the double burden of Ebola and COVID-19. Methods: An online cross-sectional study was conducted in selected National, Regional Referral and General Hospital facilities of Uganda and in the Eastern part of...
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Richter’s hernia has a misleading presentation with absence of typical intestinal obstructive symptoms leading to delay in making a diagnosis, tendency to strangulation and eventual spontaneous fistula formation. This article explores a case of enterocutaneous fistula that was managed non-operatively until spontaneous closure.
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Background: During its first wave in sub-Saharan Africa, there was insufficient understanding of the new pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among frontline health care professionals that has led to a misidentification, and mistreatment of affected patients, with a potential risks of contacting and spreading the disease. This study was...
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Background The world is grappling with an ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic using preventive measures such as personal hygiene, face masks, restrictions on travel and gatherings in communities, in addition to a race to find a vaccine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of the western Uganda community on t...
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p> Background: We aimed to establish pre-pregnancy and prenatal care risk factors for spontaneous premature delivery at Kampala international university teaching hospital (KIUTH) so as to enable us draw a platform upon which specific interventions can be formulated. Methods: This was a hospital based unmatched case-control study conducted in the m...
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Background—misinformation and mistrust often undermines community vaccine uptake, yet information in rural communities, especially of developing countries, is scarce. This study aimed to identify major challenges associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine clinical trials among healthcare workers and staff in Uganda. Methods—a rapid...
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It’s easy to miss diagnosis of insidious onset uterine rupture in a pregnant woman without obvious risk factors. This can impair timely management with increased fetal and maternal mortality. We present such an unusual encounter which otherwise in the absence of suspicious hand could have easily resulted in maternal demise.
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Background: Thrombocytopenia is a serious threat both to the mother and the fetus world over. We established the prevalence and associated immediate maternal complications of thrombocytopenia among women delivering at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIUTH) so as to help us draw a platform for provision of appropriate interventio...
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Background: Self-medication has become is a serious public health problem globally posing great risks, especially with the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 disease in Uganda. This is may be partly because of the absence of a recognized treatment for the disease, however, the prevalence and nature differ from country to country which may influ...
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Background: The world is facing the Coronavirus pandemic, which is highly infectious. Several measures have been put in place to prevent its spread among the population. However, for these preventive measures to be effective, the population requires appropriate and sufficient knowledge, attitude, and practices. Thus, a survey to assess knowledge, a...
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Background. Mortality among children with severe acute malnutrition remains an immense health concern in the hospitals in developing countries, but its attributes are not completely assessed in various hospital settings. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of mortality, the comorbidities, and factors associated with in-hospital mo...
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-COV2 has been a great disaster globally; affecting human lives, world economy, social activities, and above all lack of trust among countries of the world. The dreaded disease has about more than 3,713,796 confirmed cases, 263,288 deaths, and 1,341,059 recovered persons in May 2020. The main purpose of...
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new respiratory disease that is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). First described in December 2019, in Wuhan, China, the virus rapidly spread across continents leading to an enormous global public health crisis. To date, it has infected more than 35.6 million people worldwide...
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Typhoid gangrenous cholecystitis is uncommon and can be managed by subtotal cholecystectomy with nonclosure of the cystic duct if that is required for patient safety. Typhoid gangrenous cholecystitis is uncommon and can be managed by subtotal cholecystectomy with nonclosure of the cystic duct if that is required for patient safety.
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Background: Prematurity contributes greatly to the neonatal mortality burden in sub-Saharan Africa. This study evaluated the proportion of preterm neonatal death, medical conditions at admission, and determinants of mortality of preterm neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary hospital in Western Uganda. Materials and met...
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Purpose: We established the prevalence and predictors of persisting hypertension in women with preeclampsia admitted at the Carlos Manuel de Cèspedes Teaching Hospital in Cuba so as to guide the health-care providers in early identification of the patients at risk for timely intervention. Patients and methods: A three-year prospective cohort stu...
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Introduction Penile ring entrapment during self-sexual satisfaction is one of the rare cases in general and urologic surgery. When the penile shaft is entrapped in a metal ring, one risks possible complete loss of distal penis to strangulation and gangrene. We present management of a case of entrapped penile ring with penile strangulation in resour...
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Background: The imposed COVID-19 lockdown is taking a toll mental health, with low-income earners considered particularly affected. The study aimed to investigate level of education and relationship status on awareness of mental healthcare and explore how these factors influence mental health among low income earners in Western Uganda. Methods: A c...
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Background: The imposed COVID-19 lockdown is taking a toll on mental health individuals, with low-income earners considered most affected, as the imposed lockdown was accompanied with partial or complete loss of livelihood among low income earners. The study aimed to investigate level of education and relationship status on awareness of mental heal...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) remains at every one's toes all over the world with every aspect of life affected. Infection reports of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy seem to be on the raise in certain parts of the world. There is an apparent concern of possibility of intrauterine vertical transmission of this pathogen. This r...
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Introduction: The imposed COVID-19 lockdown is taking a toll mental health, with low-income earners considered particularly affected. The study aimed to investigate level of education and relationship status on awareness of mental healthcare and explore how these factors influence mental health among low income earners in Western Uganda. Methods: A...
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Background: Transmission of COVID-19 in developing countries is expected to surpass that in developed countries; however, information on community perceptions of this new disease is scarce. The aim of the study was to identify possible misconceptions among males and females toward COVID-19 in Uganda using a rapid online survey distributed via socia...
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Background The World Health Organization has placed a lot of attention on vulnerable communities of Africa due to their chronically weak health care systems. Recent findings from Uganda show that medical staff members have sufficient knowledge but poor attitudes toward coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Aim The aim of this study was to...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic threatens access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. With global health emergencies, there is often a total reversal of priorities and sexual and reproductive health rights services may become challenging. The aim of this study was to establish the challenges to sexual and reproductive health and rights am...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a wide range of disruptions in health care access in many low and middle income countries. The aim of this study was to explore factors that influenced access and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services among Ugandan youths during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Methods This was an online c...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted health care access in many countries. The aim of this study was to explore factors that influenced access and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services among Ugandan youths during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Methods This was across-sectional study carried out from April 2020 to May 202...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic threatens access to sexual and reproductive health services. With global health emergencies, there is often a total reversal of priorities and access to sexual and reproductive health services may become challenging. The aim of this study was to establish the problems related to sexual and reproductive health among...
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Background: Chronic hypertension is one of the major sequelae of preeclampsia with associated long term morbidity and mortality among previously normotensive women diagnosed with preeclampsia. We identified the predictors of developing this complication in women with preeclampsia admitted at the Carlos Manuel de Cèspedes Teaching Hospital in Cuba b...
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Background: Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) remains a great burden to mothers and their unborn children all over the world with several adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. This study aimed at determining common bacterial pathogens and their susceptibility patterns in women with PROM at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIU-...
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Globally, water-borne diseases have continued to challenge the health conditions of both developed and developing countries. In Uganda, most water-borne diseases are known to be the leading causes of serious health burden among the inhabitants. The study objectives were to characterize microscopic isolates using biochemical tests as well as identif...
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Background: Market vendors occupy a strategic position in the fight against the spread of SARS CoV-2 in rural Uganda. To successfully contain the spread of the virus, special attention needs to be given to this set of people by assessing the type of information, source of information, and practices they inculcate as regards adherence to WHO guideli...
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Background The world is facing the Coronavirus pandemic which is highly infectious. A number of measures have been put in place to prevent its spread among the population. However, for these preventive measures to be effective, the population requires an appropriate and sufficient knowledge. Thus, a survey was conducted with the aim of assessing th...
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Background: Malnutrition is an important clinical outcome amongst HIV patients in developing countries and in Uganda, there is scarcity of information on its prevalence and risk factors amongst HIV adult patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study amongst 253 HIV patients in Bushenyi district assessed their nutritional status using the body mass...
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Background: Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a common condition in developed and developing countries and poses a serious threat to the maternal and fetal well-being if not properly managed. This study delineated the prevalence and predictors of PROM in the western part of Uganda so as to guide specific preventive measures. Methods: A cr...
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The rate of caesarean section has continue to increase worldwide and the lack of harmony on its indications and the associated short-and long-term risks has been a cause of concern among health professionals and the public at large. A retrospective study was done to assess factors associated with caesarean section at Kampala International Universit...
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Background: Umbilical cord infections complicate to neonatal sepsis that significantly contributes to neonatal mortality worldwide. There is paucity of data on the incidence, factors associated with neonatal umbilical cord infections in western Uganda, yet nursing mothers continue to practice potentially dangerous cord care practices. We described...
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Background Gastric cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Eastern Africa. Diagnostic delays in low‐resource countries result in advanced disease presentation. We describe perioperative management of gastric cancer in Rwanda. Methods A retrospective review of records at three hospitals was performed to identify gastric adenocarcinoma cases from...
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Introduction: Penile cancer is rare in developed countries but has a high prevalence in some developing countries. Surgery includes inguinal lymphadenectomy, which remains the mainstay treatment of the disease. Objective: This study reports on the epidemiological profile of penile cancer and clinical management options in Rwanda. Patients and metho...
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Background: The primary objective was to provide proof of concept of conducting thoracic surgical simulation in a low-middle income country (LMIC). Secondary objectives were to accelerate general thoracic surgery skills acquisition by general surgery residents and sustain simulation surgery teaching through a website, simulation models, and teachi...
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Background: A vaginal discharge means any secretion originating from the vagina except blood. Pathological vaginal discharge predisposes to preterm labor and prematurity which is a leading cause of infant mortality in the world. Objectives: To determine prevalence and aetiology of pathological vaginal discharge among women in third trimester who at...
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There is paucity of data on anatomical determinants of motorcycle related femoral fracture injury severity in Uganda. Such data are clinically relevant to guide treatment options. We conducted a cross sectional descriptive and analytical hospital based study of consecutively recruited patients to establish the anatomical patterns and determinants o...