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The impact of HIV infection and disease stage on the rate of weight gain and duration of refeeding and treatment in severely malnourished children in rural South African hospitals
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Evidence of the effects of HIV infection and clinical stage on the duration of refeeding and treatment (DRT) and the rate of weight gain (RWG) in severely malnourished children remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: ...
Management of severe acute malnutrition in children under 5 years through the lens of health care workers in two rural South African hospitals
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the management of severe malnutrition in South Africa, poor treatment outcomes for children under 5 years are still ...
“Feeding a child slowly:” a responsive feeding behavior component likely to reduce stunting: Population-based observations from rural Zambia
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
Zambia has a very high prevalence of stunting (40%). Child feeding behaviors such as “feeding the child slowly” are now receiving attention in addressing child undernutrition, particularly stunting. A study was undertaken ...
Independent and interactive effects of HIV infection, clinical stage and other comorbidities on survival of children treated for severe malnutrition in rural South Africa: A retrospective multicohort study
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
BACKGROUND. There is still limited to no evidence on the independent and interactive effects of HIV infection, disease stage, baseline disease severity and other important comorbidities on mortality risk among young ...
Perceptions of mothers and caregivers regarding the detection and treatment of severely malnourished children in Kanchele, Kalomo district, Zambia
(Unisa press, 2014)
Each year, malnutrition accounts for about 50 percent of the deaths of under-fives in developing countries. In Zambia, about 45 percent of children under the age of five exhibit stunted growth, mainly due to malnutrition. ...