Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018

  • Anaemia in Expectant Mothers Presenting at Mabvuku Polyclinic Zimbabwe

    Chiedza Munashe Chaza, Sungano Mharakurwa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 30-34
    Received: 5 September 2018
    Accepted: 18 September 2018
    Published: 23 October 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plm.20180202.11
    Abstract: Anaemia is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes including maternal mortality, preterm delivery and low birth weight and is most prevalent in developing countries. The burden of anemia in pregnancy still remains poorly estimated and is a major concern in endemic countries including Zimbabwe. The general objective of the current study was to as... Show More
  • Cross-Education Effects of Motor-Level Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Quadriceps Motor Function Recovery Among Stroke Survivours

    Ayodele Teslim Onigbinde, Adeola Godwin Olubukola, Nwosu Ifeoma Blessing

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 35-40
    Received: 24 October 2018
    Accepted: 16 November 2018
    Published: 19 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plm.20180202.12
    Abstract: There has been speculation that stronger limbs of stroke survivors can be used to strengthen the homologous muscles on the weaker side through cross education using Motor-level Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (M-LTENS). Recently, there are demonstrations on apparently healthy individuals but there is dearth of empirical data to support t... Show More
  • Assessing the Incidence and Effect of Haemolysis, Lipaemia, and Icterus in Samples for Lipid and Lipoprotein Analysis

    Agnes Magwete, Florence Marule, Taryn Pillay, Donald M. Tanyanyiwa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 41-46
    Received: 4 November 2018
    Accepted: 26 November 2018
    Published: 21 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plm.20180202.13
    Abstract: The aims of this study were to determine the frequency, and evaluate the effects of haemolysis, icterus and lipaemia in samples for lipid lipoprotein tests in an academic medical hospital patient population. This was a retrospective study on data from the central Chemical pathology laboratory at the largest academic hospital in Africa. Serum indice... Show More
  • The Resistance of Uropathogenic Bacteria to Fosfomycin

    Zohair Ait Ouzdi, Lamiae Arsalane, Youssef El Kamouni, Said Zouhair

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 47-50
    Received: 2 November 2018
    Accepted: 18 December 2018
    Published: 7 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plm.20180202.14
    Abstract: Urinary tract infection is among bacterial infections that provide antibiotic treatment. The overly systematic use of a single class of antibiotic induces a selection pressure leading to bacterial resistance. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the level of resistance and to follow the evolution of the sensitivity of uropathogenic bacteria to ... Show More