Bio

DR. AWORI KIRSTEEN

Born on 26th December 1972.

MALE

6 feet 6 inches tall

Publications


2010

KIRSTEEN, DRAWORI, OCHIENG' DRODULAPAUL.  2010.  The suprascapula notch: Its morphology and distance from the glenoid cavityin a Kenyan population. Folia morphol 2010; 69:241-5. : Folio Morphol

2008

HASSAN, PROFSAIDI, KIRSTEEN DRAWORI.  2008.  Anangwe D, Saidi H, Ogeng'o J, Awori KO. Anatomical variations of the carotid arteries in adult Kenyans. East Afr Med J. 2008 May;85(5):244-7.. Trop Doct. 2008 Apr;38(2):87-9.. : Folio Morphol Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To describe the topography and anatomical variations of the carotid arteries among Kenyans. DESIGN: A descriptive cross-sectional study. SETTING: Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi. SUBJECTS: Eighty carotid arteries of forty cadavers were dissected. RESULTS: The bifurcation of the commonest carotid artery was high (above the reference points) in 63.8% of vessels and the external carotid was antero-lateral to the internal carotid artery in 30% of the vessels. A linguo-facial trunk was the most common variation of the external carotid artery. The origin of the right common carotid artery was high and low in 10% and 2.6% of vessels respectively. CONCLUSION: The carotid arteries show important variability and thus emphasise caution for clinicians during surgical procedures in the neck.
KIRSTEEN, DRAWORI.  2008.  Saidi H, Odula P, Awori K.Child maltreatment at a violence recovery centre in Kenya. Trop Doct. 2008 Apr;38(2):87-9.. Trop Doct. 2008 Apr;38(2):87-9.. : Folio Morphol Abstract

Kenyan media reports indicate escalating levels of child maltreatment, but the characteristics of the offence are undefined. At the Gender and Violence recovery Center of the Nairobi Women's Hospital, we analysed 342 consecutive children for age, gender, perpetrator characteristics, time and scene of assault and the nature of injuries between February 2003 and April 2004. The children comprised 43.5% of all assault survivors. The mean age was 10.0 years and about 20% of the children were < or =5 years. Most (71.5%) of the child sexual abuse (CSA) was perpetrated by people known to the victim. Intra-family CSA (incest) was highest among the one to five year olds. The proportion of assaults committed against boys reduced with the age of the child. Older children were more likely to be assaulted later in the day and by multiple perpetrators. Most recorded injuries were perineal. The majority of children are assaulted by people they had trusted. The epidemiological correlates of maltreatment differ for younger and older children. More effort is needed to further characterize child violence and protect this vulnerable section of the population.

2007

KIRSTEEN, DRAWORI.  2007.  Awori KO, Atinga JE.Lower limb amputations at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East Afr Med J. 2007 Mar;84(3):121-6.. East Afr Med J. 2007 Mar;84(3):121-6.. : Folio Morphol Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the causes and pattern of lower limb amputations at the Kenyatta National Hospital. DESIGN: Descriptive prospective study. SETTING: The Kenyatta National Hospital between July 2003 and June 2004. RESULTS: A total of 77 lower limb amputations (LLA) were performed on 74 patients. The age ranged from seven months to 96 years (mean 44.8 +/- 22.5). Forty six patients (62.1%) were male. Majority of the patients (89.1%) had primary or no formal education, forty one (55.4%) were unemployed, with 39% self employed in the informal sector. Peripheral vascular diseases were the main indication for LLA (55.3%), 13 patients (17.5%) due to diabetes-related gangrene. Eighteen patients (24.3%) had tumours, mainly osteogenic sarcoma (16.2%), while trauma accounted for 18.9%. Forty two (55%) of the amputations were above-the-knee, 24 (31%) below-the-knee, four (5%) hip disarticulations and seven (9%) were foot amputations. CONCLUSION: This study found peripheral vascular diseases unrelated to diabetes to be the main indication for lower limb amputations at Kenyatta National Hospital contrary to previous institutional and loco-regional studies which report trauma as the leading cause. Further investigation into vascular causes is therefore recommended.

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