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Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional survey of general medical outpatient clinics using National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III criteria in Botswana
Background: Low- and middle-income countries, including Botswana, are facing rising prevalence of obesity and obesity-related cardiometabolic complications. Very little information is known about clustering of cardiovascular ...
Presentation and mortality of patients hospitalised with acute heart failure in Botswana
(Cardiovascular journal of Africa, 2017)
Introduction: Heart failure is a common cause of hospitalisation and therefore contributes to in-hospital outcomes such as mortality. In this study we describe patient characteristics and outcomes of acute heart failure ...
The utilization of HbA1c test in the screening and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus: An outpatient clinics survey in Botswana
(Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2017)
This study aimed to assess HbA1c performance against single fasting blood glucose (FBG) for diagnosis of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) and impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) among general medical outpatients in Botswana. ...
Anaemia, renal dysfunction and in-hospital outcomes in patients with heart failure in Botswana
(South African Medical Journal, 2018)
Background. Anaemia and renal dysfunction are associated with an increased morbidity and mortality in heart failure (HF) patients. Objective. To estimate the frequency and impact of anaemia and renal dysfunction on ...
Undiagnosed and diagnosed diabetes mellitus among hospitalised acute heart failure patients in Botswana
(SAGE open medicine, 2017)
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus among patients hospitalised with acute heart failure in Botswana. Methods: The study enrolled 193 ...