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PROF. GATHECE LOICE W.

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Reaching The Needy In The Society

Giving oral health preventive and promotive services at the community levels especially the venarable groups

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2021

ADWATI, SM, Edalia LG, Gathece L.  2021.  EFFECT OF PAST DENTAL EXPERIENCE ON PATIENTS ATTITUDES FOLLOW UP ORAL HEALTH CARE INTERVENTION. EAMJ. VOL 98 NO2 PG 3529-3537:VOL98NO2PG3529-3537.

2020

MA, O, BK K, KK K, LW G.  2020.  Implication of Minamata convention on mercury on oral health in Kenya. Kenya policy brief towards vision 2030. vol 1 No 1

2019

2018

cm, M, BK K, LW G.  2018.  Knowledge, attitude and practice of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Milling (CAD-CAM) Dental Technology among dentists in Nairobi.. Journal of the Kenya Dental Association. 2018:92;633-636:2018:92;633-636.
OA, O, K KD, LW G.  2018.  Composition and particle size of mineral trioxide aggregate. Portland cement and synthetic geopolymers. East African Medical Journal. 2018:95(5):1522-1534
AO, 59. O, P W, LW G.  2018.  Oral Health status and oral health related quality of life of adults patients at Mathari Hospital Dental Unit. Academic Research journal ofmulti-displinary. 5(4):117-130.

2017

gathece.  2017.  Oral Hygiene Status and gingival inflammation of Persons Living with HIV Attending Comprehensive Care Centre in Nairobi.. International journal of innovative research and advanced studies.

2016

J, N.  2016.  Root length in maxillary first permanent molars in a Kenya population. African journal of oral Health Sciences. VI(4):1-5.abstract_4.docx
Dimba, Njiru W, Gathece LW, Mutave RJ, Ogwell A.  2016.  Tobacco cessation through use of oral health care providers in Kenya, May 21st – 25th. Global Tobacco Treatment Summit . , Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence
SJ, S.  2016.  Effect of homemade dental powder on population of streptococcus mutans. journal of dentistry and oral care. 2(4):1-7.
Wang’ombe, JK, Ng’ang’a P, WANZALA.  2016.  EFFECT OF HEALTH EDUCATION ON ORAL HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV AT TWO COMPREHENSIVE CARE CENTRES IN KENYA. East African Medical Journal. Vol. 93(No. 9):111-116.abstract.pdf
NB, 46. S, LW G, G WE.  2016.  Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Mouthwash among Dental and Medical Students of the University of Nairobi. International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.16966/2378-7090.198(Volume: 2.4)abstract_simiyu.pdf

2015

of health, M, of Nairobi U.  2015.  kenya national oral health survey. , kenya: ministry of healthkenya_national_oral_health_survey_report_2015.pdf
Dimba, E, Njiru W, Gathece LW, Mutave RJ, Ogwell A.  2015.  Tobacco cessation through use of oral health care providers in Kenya, 17th – 21st Marc. 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. , Abu Dhabi, UAE
N. W. Njoroge, Kemoli A.  2015.  EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES AMONGST PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR CAREGIVERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ORAL HEALTH IN A KENYAN RURAL SETTING. East African Medical Journal. Vol. 92(No. 6):1-5.

2014

JC, W, Matu NK, Stephen L and Laloo R., TK M, LW G.  2014.  Occurrence of red-complex aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans among patients with periodontal disease at the university of Nairobi dental hospital, 30 October -1st . 32rd KDA Conference and exhibition. , Sarova Panafric hotel Nairobi
Khawaja, S, L.W G, T.J O.  2014.  Correlation of hand traced lateral cephalograms with digitally computerized lateral cephalograms, 25-28 June . . IADR general session and exbition. , Capetown

2013

P. GICHANGI.  2013.  CD4 T-LYMPHOCYTES SUBSETS IN WOMEN WITH INVASIVE CERVICAL CANCER IN KENYA. East African Medical Journal . Vol. 90 (No. 10):310-316.
Gichangi, P, LGATHECE, B ESTAMBALE TEMMERMANM.  2013.  CD4 T LYMPHOCYTES SUBSET IN WOMEN WITH INVASIVE CERVICAL CANCER IN KENYA. eamj. 90(10):310-316. Abstract

ABSTRACT
Objective: Invasive cervical cancer (ICC) and HIV are common in sub-Sahara Africa.
Both ICC and HIV are immunosuppressive, and are associated with decreased CD4
and CD8 profiles. In a group of women with ICC starting radiotherapy, we determined
their CD4 profiles.
Design: This was a cross-sectional study design.
Settings: Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, radiotherapy unit.
Subjects: Women with invasive cervical cancer (344) seeking radiotherapy treatment
for the first time between January 2000 and March 2003, had blood samples analyzed
for CD4 and CD8 cell counts by flow cytometry. Haemoglobin, white cell count,
lymphocyte and platelet counts were determined using coulter machine. All patients
had received pre- and post HIV counseling.
Results: The mean age was 49+13 years. About 13.1% of the women with ICC were
HIV positive. Overall, mean and median CD4 cell count was 829+355 cells/mm3 and
792 cells/mm3. Among HIV+ patients, mean and median CD4 cell counts were 451+288
cells/mm3 and 405 cells/mm3 respectively. The mean CD4 cell count for the HIV+women was 886+329 cells/mm3 with median of 833 cells/mm3, range 147-2065 cells/mm3.
Only nine (20%) of the 45 HIV+ women had CD4 cell count of 0-200. HIV+ women
had lower CD4 percentage and cell count and higher CD8 percentage and cell count
as compared to HIV negative women, p < 0.001. HIV infection was significantly and
independently associated with high proportion of women who had CD4 cell count of
less than 200 cells/mm3 or less than 350 cells/mm3, p < 0.0001.
Conclusions: Women with ICC and concurrent HIV infection have decreased CD4 cell
subset. These results suggest HIV infection may be associated with more severe CD4
depletion in women with ICC.

Muriithi, NJ;, Maina SW;, Okoth J;, Gathece LW.  2013.  Internal root morphology in mandibular first permanent molars in a Kenyan population. Abstract

Objective: To determine the internal root morphology and gender variations in mandibular first permanent molars in a Kenyan population. Design: In vitro descriptive cross sectional study. Setting: School of Dental Sciences, University of Nairobi Results: The mesial root of mandibular first molars had two canals in 96.3% of the teeth in both males and females and type IV canal configuration was most prevalent in the mesial root. The distal root of the mandibular first molar had one canal in 57.7% of the teeth in males and females. There were significant gender variations in the number of canals and canal configurations in the distal root. Two canals were more prevalent in females (53.6%) compared to males (30.4%) and a single canal was more frequent in males (69.6%) compared to females (46.4%) (P=0.001). Canal types I, II and IV were the most frequent in the mandibular distal root. The gender variation in the frequency of canal types I, II and IV in the distal root was statistically significant (P=0.001). Conclusion: Most of the mandibular first molars have three canals (56%). Two canals in the distal root are more frequent among females (53.6%) compared to males (30.4%).

2011

Dr Gathece, LW.  2011.  Impact of health education on oral heal threlated Quality of life of people living with Hiv/aids in nairobi.. Abstract

background Oraldiseases and conditions affect every race worldwide. The prevalence of the
twomajor oral diseases namely periodontal diseases and dental caries has been
foundto vary from region to region among the general population. Studies have
found that the prevalence and severity of these diseases and other oral
conditionsis higher among People Living with the Acquired Immuno-Deficiency
Syndrome (PLWHA) than HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) seronegative
persons.The PLWHA also tend to suffer from other types of oral diseases which
are either very rare or do not occur in the oral cavity among seronegative
individuals. Studies have found to a large extent, that oral diseases can be
effectively prevented by oral health education among the general population.
However, the impact of oral health education on oral diseases and conditions
amongPLWHA is unknown in Kenya.
Objective
To determine the impact of oral health education on the oral health status and
Oral Health-Related quality (OHRQoL) of life among PLWHA.
Study Design: This was a quasi-experimental study
Study sites: The study was conducted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)
(intervention group) and Mbagathi District Hospital (MDH) (non-intervention
group) Comprehensive Care Centers (CCC).

W., DRGATHECELOICE.  2011.  indications for intial placwmwnt of amalgam and composite restorations. African Journal of oral sciences. : Kisumbi BK, Alubale HO, Simila HO, Gathece LW Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish the reasons for initial placement and replacement of dental amalgam andresin composite restorations. It was a cross-sectional descriptive study in which 253 respondents conveniently sampled among the patients attending the University of Nairobi Dental Hospital between August and September 2005 were recruited. Of the subjects, 117 (48.4%) were male and 125 (51.6%) female. A total of252 restorations were evaluated, 234(92.9%) were initial placement restorations while 18 (7.1%) were replacement restorations. The most common reason cited for initial restoration was primary carries 227 (96%) whereas secondary caries 18 (3650 was the commonest indication for replacement restorations. The filling materials used for the initial and replacement restorations were amalgam 189 (80.1 %) and resin composite 46 (19.5%).

W., DRGATHECELOICE.  2011.  Nutritional status of 5-15 year old children with hearing disability in comparision with those without disability.. 1st International Scientific Conference; College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi. June 15th to 17th 2011.. : Njama JM, Ngatia EM, Opinya GN, Gathece LW.
W., DRGATHECELOICE.  2011.  Effect of light intensity on the light cure characteristics of photo-polymerised dental composites. 1st International Scientific Conference; College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi. June 15th to 17th 2011.. : Kassim BA, Kisumbi BK, Lesan WR, Gathece LW.
W., DRGATHECELOICE.  2011.  Effect of malocclusion on the oral health related quality of life of 12-14 year-olds in Viwandani slums, Nairobi. . 1st International Scientific Conference; College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi. June 15th to 17th 2011.. : Opondo IA, Kemoli A, Ngesa JL, Gathece LW.
W., DRGATHECELOICE.  2011.  . Willingness of dentists to treat Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.. The 29th Kenya Dental Association Scientific conference. KDA conference, Panafric Hotel Nairobi. October 13th to 15th 2011.. : Gathece LW, Mutave JR, Matu NK, Mua BN

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