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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819359/screening-for-cushing-syndrome-at-the-primary-care-level-what-every-general-practitioner-must-know
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REVIEW
Ernest Yorke, Yacoba Atiase, Josephine Akpalu, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka
Cushing's syndrome is a rare entity, and a high index of suspicion is needed for screening in a primary care setting. The clinical awareness of the primary care physician (PCP) to the highly indicative signs and symptoms such as facial plethora, proximal myopathy, reddish purple striae, and easy bruisability should alert him to look for biochemical evidence of Cushing's syndrome through any of the first-line screening tests, namely, 24-hour urinary free cortisol, overnight dexamethasone suppression test, or late-night salivary cortisol...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326101/spectrum-of-endocrine-disorders-in-central-ghana
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Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Eunice Oparebea Ansah, Ishmael Kyei
Background. Although an increasing burden of endocrine disorders is recorded worldwide, the greatest increase is occurring in developing countries. However, the spectrum of these disorders is not well described in most developing countries. Objective. The objective of this study was to profile the frequency of endocrine disorders and their basic demographic characteristics in an endocrine outpatient clinic in Kumasi, central Ghana. Methods. A retrospective review was conducted on endocrine disorders seen over a five-year period between January 2011 and December 2015 at the outpatient endocrine clinic of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283367/prevalence-and-predictors-of-sleep-apnea-risk-among-ghanaian-stroke-survivors
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Carolyn Jenkins, Nathaniel Adusei Mensah, Raelle Saulson, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Arti Singh, Michelle Nichols, Suparna Qanungo, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sleep apnea (SA) has emerged as a potent risk factor for stroke recurrence and mortality. The burden of SA among stroke survivors in sub-Saharan Africa where stroke incidence and mortality are escalating is unknown. We sought to assess the prevalence of SA risk and its clinical correlates and predictors among Ghanaian stroke survivors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 200 consecutive stroke survivors attending a neurology clinic in a tertiary medical center in Kumasi, Ghana...
July 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143459/frequency-and-determinants-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-ghanaian-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-case-control-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Eunice Oparebea Ansah, Ernest Yorke, Josephine Akpalu, Bernard C Nkum, Benjamin Eghan
BACKGROUND: The link between type 1 diabetes and thyroid autoimmunity is well described. The same cannot be said for type 2 diabetes where results have been mixed so far. We investigated the prevalence and determinants of thyroid autoimmunity among Ghanaian type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: This was a case-control study involving 302 type 2 diabetes patients and 310 non - diabetic controls aged 40-80 years. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were obtained...
January 17, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131208/administration-of-a-pictorial-questionnaire-to-screen-for-stroke-among-patients-with-hypertension-or-diabetes-in-rural-ghana
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Fred S Sarfo, Rexford Adu Gyamfi, Sheila Adamu, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Mayowa Owolabi, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Stroke prevention is an important public health goal in low-and-middle income countries (LMIC) due to its high mortality and morbidity in these settings. Epidemiological data from high-income countries have demonstrated a potent predictive association between self-reported stroke symptoms and risks of future strokes, incident cognitive impairment and all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVE: To utilize a pictographic version of the 8-item Questionnaire for Verifying Stroke Free Status (QVSFS) to screen for stroke symptoms and determine its predictors among hypertensive and diabetic patients in a rural hospital within a LMIC...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875539/secular-trends-in-admissions-and-mortality-rates-from-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-central-belt-of-ghana-a-31-year-review
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Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Eunice Oparebea Ansah, Benjamin Eghan, Nana Kwame Ayisi-Boateng, Emmanuel Acheamfour-Akowuah
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes Mellitus is currently a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where a significant proportion of diabetes cases are now found. Longitudinal profiling of in-patient admissions and mortality trends from diabetes provide useful insights into the magnitude of the burden of diabetes, serve as a sentinel on the state of out-patient diabetes care and provide effective tools for planning, delivering and evaluating the health care needs relating to the disease in sub-Saharan Africa...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639589/one-year-rates-and-determinants-of-poststroke-systolic-blood-pressure-control-among-ghanaians
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Gloria Kyem, Bruce Ovbiagele, John Akassi, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Martin Agyei, Elizabeth Badu, Nathaniel Adusei Mensah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) is potently associated with risk of recurrent strokes. In resource-limited settings, there is a dearth of data on the rates and determinants of uncontrolled SBP among stroke survivors at high risk of recurrent events. The objective of this study is to assess the rates and determinants of uncontrolled SBP over the first year post stroke. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study involving stroke survivors who enrolled into an outpatient neurology clinic in Kumasi, Ghana, between January 2012 and June 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596244/phone-based-intervention-under-nurse-guidance-after-stroke-pings-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Frank Treiber, Carolyn Jenkins, Sachin Patel, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Arti Singh, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Raelle Saulson, Lambert Appiah, Eunice Oparebea, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is the premier modifiable risk factor for recurrent stroke. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where the stroke burden is escalating, little is known about the role of behavioral interventions in enhancing blood pressure (BP) control after stroke. Our objective is to test whether an m-Health technology-enabled, nurse-led, multilevel integrated approach is effective in improving BP control among Ghanaian stroke patients within 1 month of symptom onset compared with standard of care...
September 5, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501790/assessment-of-prison-life-of-persons-with-disability-in-ghana
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Joslin Dogbe, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Anthony Edusei, Gyikua Plange-Rhule, Nicholas Addofoh, Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Charles Hammond, Michael Owusu
BACKGROUND: Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are a unique group that are often overlooked in many developing countries due to systemic weaknesses, lack of political commitment and inadequate support from government and non-governmental agencies. The population of these individuals is however steadily on the increase and currently corresponds to 15 % of the world population. Although much data exist on lifestyle and conditions of prisoners with disabilities in the western world, scanty information is available in Africa...
2016: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25312471/type-2-diabetes-in-a-rapidly-urbanizing-region-of-ghana-west-africa-a-qualitative-study-of-dietary-preferences-knowledge-and-practices
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Megan L Doherty, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Osei Sarfo Kantanka, Rickie O Brawer, James D Plumb
BACKGROUND: Urban centers in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Kumasi, Ghana, are especially impacted by the dual burden of infectious and non-communicable disease (NCD), including a rise in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) prevalence. To develop effective intervention programs, the World Health Organization recommends more research to better understand the relationship between food consumption and the escalation of non-communicable disease such as T2DM. This study provides qualitative information about current food knowledge, attitudes and practices among T2DM patients and their caregivers in the region of Kumasi, Ghana...
October 14, 2014: BMC Public Health
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