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MUTHONI MSMASINDE. "Masinde Muthoni, Antoine Bagula and Victor Murage (2010); MobiGrid: A Middleware for Integrating Mobile Phone and Grid Computing; in the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2010), Niagra Falls Canada, Oc.". In: IADR conference - Kampala 1999. in the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2010; 2010. Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longerwanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harmto the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general publicand the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process.This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dentalwastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study of 70 dental practitioners practicing in Nairobi,Kenya.Results: A total of 50 dental practitioners were included in the study. Majority had graduatedbetween 1991-1995. 47.5% had only a bachelors degree, 25% had masters 7.5% had PhD and12.5% had postgraduate diploma. Forty five percent of the respondents indicated they haveattended training on management of dental waste while 89.5% had been attending continuousdental education. Forty-two percent of the respondents worked in public institution while the restwere in private practice. Only 48.7% of the practitioners were aware of the existence of wastemanagement guidelines. Only 64% felt it was important to follow the set guidelines, 5% thought itwas tedious, 2% said they were not practical and the rest were not interested in the guidelines.Eighty-two percent of the respondents said that amalgam was toxic if disposed improperly withonly 10.7% indicating pollution to be a consequence of improper disposal of amalgam. Seventysevenpercent of the respondents did not know the hazardous effects of improper disposal ofamalgam. Only half of the respondents stored waste amalgam under water, 25% said they did notknow how to dispose amalgam. All (100%) knew about occurrence of cross-infection withimproper disposal of bloody waste but only 56.1% said they incinerated bloody body waste while24.4% disposed off bloody waste with general waste 35.7% of the respondents indicated thatsharps were hazardous if improperly disposed. Only 52.4% incinerated their pathological wasted.On expired drugs, 7.3% disposed them off as part of general wastes.Conclusion: There is need for continuous professional development on waste management amongdentists in Kenya.
S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S. Epidemiology of ocular injuries at Kenyatta National Hospital. East African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 19 .". In: East African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 19 .; 1988. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S. et al. Observer variation in estimation of Cup Disc Ratio as a screening test for chronic simple glaucoma. East African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 1 .". In: East African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 1 .; 1988. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S. Hyphema study at Kenyatta National Hospital East. African Journal of Ophthalmology 6: 32 .". In: African Journal of Ophthalmology 6: 32 .; 1982. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S., Adala, H. S., Kabuleeta, H. Corneal Ulcers at Kenyatta National Hospital. E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 65.". In: E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 65.; 1988. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S., Duku, A. W. Appraisal of Xerophthalmia in selected centres in Kenya E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 7 .". In: E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 7 .; 1992. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
JEFITHA DRKARIMURIO, S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S., Karimurio, J. Epidemiology of concomitant esotropia at Kenyatta National Hospital. E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 42 .". In: Community Eye Health. Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer; 1992. Abstract
Kenya is one of the East African countries with a coastline bordering the Indian Ocean and astride the equator. The country has an area of 225,000 square miles and a population of about 30 million people. The prevalence of blindness is estimated as 0.7%, with cataract contributing 43%, trachoma 19% and glaucoma 9%. The Kenya Ophthalmic Programme (KOP) is a Ministry of Health (MOH) programme receiving administrative support from the Kenya Society for the Blind (KSB). It started as a small project in 1956 but has grown into a major National Programme rendering comprehensive eye care (CEC) through a network of about 70 Government and NGO static and outreach service delivery points scattered all over the country. About half a million patients are treated annually.
JEFITHA DRKARIMURIO, S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S., Karimurio, J. Epidemiology of concomitant esotropia at Kenyatta National Hospital. E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 42 .". In: E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 13 .; 1992. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
S PROFMASINDEMICHAEL. "Masinde, M. S., Othero, F. A Comparison of drop of intraocular pressure between pilocarpine 2% and levobunolol 0.5%. E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 13 .". In: E. African Journal of Ophthalmology 8: 13 .; 1992. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Xerophthalmia among Kenyan children aged four to seven years in high risk using Conjuctival Impression Cytology and transfer. DESIGN: A cross sectional community based study. SETTING: Mathare slum in Nairobi and Tiva/Ithiani area of Kitui. SUBJECTS: Children aged four to seven years residing in the above areas were assessed for both clinical and cytological features of vitamin A deficiency. RESULTS: Of the 342 children included in this study, 316 (92.0%) were normal, five (1.5%) had XN, 19 (5.9% had XIA and two (0.6%) had XIB. No signs of corneal Xerophthalmia were seen in this study. Conjuctival impression cytology and transfer (CICT) was used to asses for squamous metaplastic changes associated with Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Seventy five (23.1%) of the children were normal by CICT while 249 (76.9%) were abnormal. In comparing the two areas of study, only 13.2% of the children in Mathare had normal CICT compared to 50% in Kitui. For each of the age groups studied there was significant difference between the two areas with children from Mathare being more deficient than those from Kitui. CONCLUSION: VAD is a significant health problem in the high risk areas assessed by CICT in this study.
MUTHONI MSMASINDE. "Masinde, Muthoni (2008) Using an Adaptive E-Learning Environment For OOP - University of Nairobi Case, in the proceedings of the IST-Africa 2008 Conference; Windhoek, Namibia, 7-9 May.". In: IADR conference - Kampala 1999. University of Nairobi Case, in the proceedings of the IST-Africa 2008 Conference; Windhoek, Namibia; 2008. Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longerwanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harmto the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general publicand the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process.This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dentalwastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study of 70 dental practitioners practicing in Nairobi,Kenya.Results: A total of 50 dental practitioners were included in the study. Majority had graduatedbetween 1991-1995. 47.5% had only a bachelors degree, 25% had masters 7.5% had PhD and12.5% had postgraduate diploma. Forty five percent of the respondents indicated they haveattended training on management of dental waste while 89.5% had been attending continuousdental education. Forty-two percent of the respondents worked in public institution while the restwere in private practice. Only 48.7% of the practitioners were aware of the existence of wastemanagement guidelines. Only 64% felt it was important to follow the set guidelines, 5% thought itwas tedious, 2% said they were not practical and the rest were not interested in the guidelines.Eighty-two percent of the respondents said that amalgam was toxic if disposed improperly withonly 10.7% indicating pollution to be a consequence of improper disposal of amalgam. Seventysevenpercent of the respondents did not know the hazardous effects of improper disposal ofamalgam. Only half of the respondents stored waste amalgam under water, 25% said they did notknow how to dispose amalgam. All (100%) knew about occurrence of cross-infection withimproper disposal of bloody waste but only 56.1% said they incinerated bloody body waste while24.4% disposed off bloody waste with general waste 35.7% of the respondents indicated thatsharps were hazardous if improperly disposed. Only 52.4% incinerated their pathological wasted.On expired drugs, 7.3% disposed them off as part of general wastes.Conclusion: There is need for continuous professional development on waste management amongdentists in Kenya.
MUTHONI MSMASINDE. "Masinde, Muthoni and Antoine Bagula (2010); A Framework for Predicting Droughts in Developing Countries using Mobile Phones and Wireless Sensor Networks, in the proceedings of the 1st Networking Networking Women Workshop; Chicago, USA, September 20, 2010.". In: IADR conference - Kampala 1999. in the proceedings of the 1st Networking Networking Women Workshop; Chicago, USA, September 20, 2010; 2010. Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longerwanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harmto the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general publicand the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process.This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dentalwastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study of 70 dental practitioners practicing in Nairobi,Kenya.Results: A total of 50 dental practitioners were included in the study. Majority had graduatedbetween 1991-1995. 47.5% had only a bachelors degree, 25% had masters 7.5% had PhD and12.5% had postgraduate diploma. Forty five percent of the respondents indicated they haveattended training on management of dental waste while 89.5% had been attending continuousdental education. Forty-two percent of the respondents worked in public institution while the restwere in private practice. Only 48.7% of the practitioners were aware of the existence of wastemanagement guidelines. Only 64% felt it was important to follow the set guidelines, 5% thought itwas tedious, 2% said they were not practical and the rest were not interested in the guidelines.Eighty-two percent of the respondents said that amalgam was toxic if disposed improperly withonly 10.7% indicating pollution to be a consequence of improper disposal of amalgam. Seventysevenpercent of the respondents did not know the hazardous effects of improper disposal ofamalgam. Only half of the respondents stored waste amalgam under water, 25% said they did notknow how to dispose amalgam. All (100%) knew about occurrence of cross-infection withimproper disposal of bloody waste but only 56.1% said they incinerated bloody body waste while24.4% disposed off bloody waste with general waste 35.7% of the respondents indicated thatsharps were hazardous if improperly disposed. Only 52.4% incinerated their pathological wasted.On expired drugs, 7.3% disposed them off as part of general wastes.Conclusion: There is need for continuous professional development on waste management amongdentists in Kenya.
MUTHONI MSMASINDE. "Masinde, Muthoni and Antoine Bagula (2010); A Framework for Predicting Droughts in Developing Countries using Mobile Phones and Wireless Sensor Networks, in the proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and.". In: IADR conference - Kampala 1999. Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologist; 2010. Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longerwanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harmto the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general publicand the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process.This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dentalwastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study of 70 dental practitioners practicing in Nairobi,Kenya.Results: A total of 50 dental practitioners were included in the study. Majority had graduatedbetween 1991-1995. 47.5% had only a bachelors degree, 25% had masters 7.5% had PhD and12.5% had postgraduate diploma. Forty five percent of the respondents indicated they haveattended training on management of dental waste while 89.5% had been attending continuousdental education. Forty-two percent of the respondents worked in public institution while the restwere in private practice. Only 48.7% of the practitioners were aware of the existence of wastemanagement guidelines. Only 64% felt it was important to follow the set guidelines, 5% thought itwas tedious, 2% said they were not practical and the rest were not interested in the guidelines.Eighty-two percent of the respondents said that amalgam was toxic if disposed improperly withonly 10.7% indicating pollution to be a consequence of improper disposal of amalgam. Seventysevenpercent of the respondents did not know the hazardous effects of improper disposal ofamalgam. Only half of the respondents stored waste amalgam under water, 25% said they did notknow how to dispose amalgam. All (100%) knew about occurrence of cross-infection withimproper disposal of bloody waste but only 56.1% said they incinerated bloody body waste while24.4% disposed off bloody waste with general waste 35.7% of the respondents indicated thatsharps were hazardous if improperly disposed. Only 52.4% incinerated their pathological wasted.On expired drugs, 7.3% disposed them off as part of general wastes.Conclusion: There is need for continuous professional development on waste management amongdentists in Kenya.
MUTHONI MSMASINDE. "Masinde, Muthoni, 2007. Ensuring Quality in eLearning Programmes for Transnational Education in Africa - a Systems Approach, in the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training - An Annual Event for Buildi.". In: The Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, May 28 . University of Nairobi Case, in the proceedings of the IST-Africa 2008 Conference; Windhoek, Namibia; 2007. Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longerwanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harmto the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general publicand the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process.This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dentalwastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study of 70 dental practitioners practicing in Nairobi,Kenya.Results: A total of 50 dental practitioners were included in the study. Majority had graduatedbetween 1991-1995. 47.5% had only a bachelors degree, 25% had masters 7.5% had PhD and12.5% had postgraduate diploma. Forty five percent of the respondents indicated they haveattended training on management of dental waste while 89.5% had been attending continuousdental education. Forty-two percent of the respondents worked in public institution while the restwere in private practice. Only 48.7% of the practitioners were aware of the existence of wastemanagement guidelines. Only 64% felt it was important to follow the set guidelines, 5% thought itwas tedious, 2% said they were not practical and the rest were not interested in the guidelines.Eighty-two percent of the respondents said that amalgam was toxic if disposed improperly withonly 10.7% indicating pollution to be a consequence of improper disposal of amalgam. Seventysevenpercent of the respondents did not know the hazardous effects of improper disposal ofamalgam. Only half of the respondents stored waste amalgam under water, 25% said they did notknow how to dispose amalgam. All (100%) knew about occurrence of cross-infection withimproper disposal of bloody waste but only 56.1% said they incinerated bloody body waste while24.4% disposed off bloody waste with general waste 35.7% of the respondents indicated thatsharps were hazardous if improperly disposed. Only 52.4% incinerated their pathological wasted.On expired drugs, 7.3% disposed them off as part of general wastes.Conclusion: There is need for continuous professional development on waste management amongdentists in Kenya.
MUTHONI MSMASINDE. "Masinde, Muthoni. 2006. Using JAD to Bridge the Design-Reality Gaps; a Major Cause of IS Projects.". In: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 6 - 9 August 2006. University of Nairobi Case, in the proceedings of the IST-Africa 2008 Conference; Windhoek, Namibia; 2006. Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: Dental wastes are material that has been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longerwanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harmto the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist, waste handlers and general publicand the environment through production of toxins or as by products of the destruction process.This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practice on management of dentalwastes among dental practitioners in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study of 70 dental practitioners practicing in Nairobi,Kenya.Results: A total of 50 dental practitioners were included in the study. Majority had graduatedbetween 1991-1995. 47.5% had only a bachelors degree, 25% had masters 7.5% had PhD and12.5% had postgraduate diploma. Forty five percent of the respondents indicated they haveattended training on management of dental waste while 89.5% had been attending continuousdental education. Forty-two percent of the respondents worked in public institution while the restwere in private practice. Only 48.7% of the practitioners were aware of the existence of wastemanagement guidelines. Only 64% felt it was important to follow the set guidelines, 5% thought itwas tedious, 2% said they were not practical and the rest were not interested in the guidelines.Eighty-two percent of the respondents said that amalgam was toxic if disposed improperly withonly 10.7% indicating pollution to be a consequence of improper disposal of amalgam. Seventysevenpercent of the respondents did not know the hazardous effects of improper disposal ofamalgam. Only half of the respondents stored waste amalgam under water, 25% said they did notknow how to dispose amalgam. All (100%) knew about occurrence of cross-infection withimproper disposal of bloody waste but only 56.1% said they incinerated bloody body waste while24.4% disposed off bloody waste with general waste 35.7% of the respondents indicated thatsharps were hazardous if improperly disposed. Only 52.4% incinerated their pathological wasted.On expired drugs, 7.3% disposed them off as part of general wastes.Conclusion: There is need for continuous professional development on waste management amongdentists in Kenya.
Otieno SP, S. W. Masks. (Mrs) ANM, ed. Talent Empire; 2020.
Gitao, C.G., Toroitich, K, Khalif, Field, C, Wario, S. Mass Livestock Deaths In EL-HADI Of North-Horr Sub-County, MARSABIT COUNTY. Nairobi: RPLP; 2019.marsabit_camel_deaths-paper_-1.docx
Ngugi CM. "The mass media and democratisation in Africa." Media Development. 1995;4:49-52.
ORIARE MRMBEKEPETER. "Mass Media in Kenya: Systems and Practice.". In: J Infect Dis. 2000 Aug;182(2):459-66. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation; 2010. Abstract
The book provides a candid and detailed analysis of hte history, development and status of the media sector in Kenya. Using a systems approach, the author focuses on critical and current debates on the status of working conditions of journalists and media training institutions, the state of investigative journalism, media institutional frameworks and media civil society in Kenya. Additionally, it discusses the role of media owners within the larger debate on the contribution of media to good governance and social transformation in the country. It proposes models for supporting media in Kenya.
Alexandra Hiscox, Tobias Homan, Collins K Mweresa, Nicolas Maire, Pasquale AD, Masiga D, Oria PA, Jane Alaii. "Mass mosquito trapping for malaria control in western Kenya: study protocol for a stepped wedge cluster-randomised trial." Trials. 2016;17(1):356.
M. PROFLUTIFELIX. "Massaquoi, J.G.M and Luti, F.M. ed (1997). Quality Assurance and Relevance of Engineering Education in Africa. A Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Engineering Education in Africa, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya, November 20-21, 1997 62pp.". In: East Afr Med J. 1999 May;76(5):281-3. UN-HABITAT; 1997. Abstract
This report covers the deliberations of the Expert Group Meeting on Engineering Education in Africa, which was held at the UNESCO Nairobi Office, Kenya from 1-2 November 1995. It discusses the major problems facing engineering education and highlights some of constraints and presents recommendations for overcoming them. In particular the report makes recommendations on important factors such as finance, university-industry collaboration, student creativity, innovation in the delivery and administration of engineering education, training for self-employment, staff development and the amelioration of the brain-drain.
KIMANI DRWANJERIJOSEPH. "A massive abdominal wall desmoid tumor occurring in a laparotomy scar: A case report.". In: 1st International Scientific Conference of UoN CHS. UoN College of Health Sciences; 2011.
KIMANI DRWANJERIJOSEPH. "A massive abdominal wall desmoid tumor occurring in a laparotomy scar: A case report Joseph K Wanjeri* and Collins JO Opeya.". In: World Journal of Surgical Oncology. BioMed Central; 2011. Abstract
  Abstract Introduction Desmoid tumors are benign but locally aggressive tumors of mesenchymal origin which are poorly circumscribed, infiltrate the surrounding tissue, lack a true capsule and are composed of abundant collagen. History of trauma to the site of tumor origin is elicited in up to 1 in 4 cases and they most commonly develop in the anterior abdominal wall and shoulder girdle but they can arise in any skeletal muscle. The clinical behavior and natural history of desmoid tumors are unpredictable and management is difficult with many issues remaining controversial, mainly regarding early detection, the role, type and timing of surgery and the value of non-operative therapies. Case presentation We report a case of a 23 year old male referred from a district hospital to a national referral hospital in Kenya, after developing a huge abdominal wall desmoid tumor following laparotomy for a blunt abdominal injury fourteen months earlier. The tumor was successfully excised and the abdominal wall defect reconstructed using a vicryl/prolene mesh and a unilateral groin flap. The patient had a non-eventful recovery and was discharged through radiotherapy clinic. Conclusion Wide margin tumor excision alone is a reasonable option in the management of desmoid tumors.  
Hyunwoo, L., James, D. M., Tobias, P. F., Cynthia, J.E., A.K S, Zachary, D.S., Kianji, G. "Massive and prolonged deep carbon emissions associated with continental rifting." Natural Geosciece. 2016.lee2016_ng_co2degassingear-_recent_publication-january_2016.pdf
WA O, A K, L K, E D. "Massive Cervico-Lingual Cystic Hygroma." The annals of African Surgery. 2015.
"Master of Arts research thesis on agronomic and socio-economic factors affecting spatial variation of horticultural crop yields in Machakos District, Eastern Kenya." Master of Arts research thesis on agronomic and socio-economic factors affecting spatial variation of horticultural crop yields in Machakos District, Eastern Kenya. 1992.
KIVUTI MRKARINGILINCOLN. "Master of Arts Thesis - "Low-income Housing Finance Programs in Kenya".". In: A Review of Approaches and Experiences, The World Bank, 2002, 119 pgs. Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer; 1989.
OGUTU MRJOSEPHONYANGO. "Master of Distance Education, ICT for Distance Education Module, University of Nairobi.". In: A paper presented at The Kim School of Management,3rd Annual International Conference on Industry and Higher Education, September, 28th -30th , 2011. Univeristy of Nairobi Press; 2011. Abstract
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N DRGITHANGAJESSIE. "Master of Medicine (in Pathology) dissertation entitled "Chromosomal abnormalities in childhood acute leukaemia at K.N.H., Nairobi, Kenya.".". In: Book. Douglas McLean Publishing; Submitted. Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
W. DRWAKHUNGUJACOB. "Master of Science Thesis Title .". In: Paper presented for APSK symposium 7th-8th March, 2001 Egerton University Njoro, Kenya. Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi; 1998.
M. B, Wamukowa N, Odegi-Awuondo C. Masters of Survival. Nairobi: Basic Books (K) LTD; 1994.
Casper, O. NHW, Mutsotso BM. "Masters of Survival." Nairobi, Basic Books Kenya Limited; 1994. Abstract
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Mutsotso BM, Namai HW, Awuondo OC. "Masters of survival.". 1994.Website
Nickson. Mastitogenic bacteria and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in Kabete Sub County. Nairobi: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; 2016.
K PROFMUSUVAJEREMIAH. "Masu, L.M. and Musuva, J.K. ""The Effect of Thickness and Configurational Geometry on Fatigue Crack Growth in a Structural Steel"" Presented at 3rd Disciplinary Area Seminar, Mechanical/Production Engineering Sub-Network for ANSTI, Lusaka Zambia (January,.". In: 4th International Congress of Cell Biology, Montreal, Canada 14-19 August, 1988. Douglas McLean Publishing; 1987. Abstract
This publication bring together upto 15 papers presented at the inagural conference of the world Association of Sign Language Interpreters by experts form around the globe. the pares highlight the importance of of worjing together and sharing a global responsibility for the development of interpreting services worldwide. This is a valuable resource for all sign language interpreters, students and interpreter trainers, and contains much to interest those who wish to know more about the situation of Sign Language interpratation form an internation perspective.
IRIBEMWANGI PI, Obuchi SM. "Masuala Ibuka katika Nadharia ya Sintaksia na Pendekezo la Mwelekeo Mpya.". In: Isimu na Fasihi ya Lugha za Kiafrika. Eldoret: Moi University Press; 2018.
O PROFAGUMBAHGILBERTJ. "Masunda, B, C, Mutisi, C., Hamudikuwanda, H. and Agumbah, G.J.O. (1999). The concentration of Faecal Progestin during the Oestrus cycle in Nkohe cows and the effect of duration of storage of faecal samples at room temperature on faecal progestin levels. T.". In: World Veterinary Poultry association. D.M.Matheka,T.N kiama; 1999. Abstract
The stability of adrenaline ophthalmic solutions, at pH 5.8 and 7.4, to sterilization and storage conditions has been studied. Solutions sterilized by filtration or heating at 98 degrees C for 30 min showed no detectable degradation at either pH value, whilst sterilization at higher temperatures resulted in losses of up to 30%. Total degradation increased with increasing sterilization temperature at both pH values.
O PROFAGUMBAHGILBERTJ. "Masunda, B., C. C. Mutisi, H. Hamudikuwanda and J.G.O. Agumbah (2002). The use of faecal Progestia measurements to monitor reproductive activity in Mashona cows in a small holder farminf area in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production 34 (4) 309 .". In: World Veterinary Poultry association. D.M.Matheka,T.N kiama; 2002. Abstract
The stability of adrenaline ophthalmic solutions, at pH 5.8 and 7.4, to sterilization and storage conditions has been studied. Solutions sterilized by filtration or heating at 98 degrees C for 30 min showed no detectable degradation at either pH value, whilst sterilization at higher temperatures resulted in losses of up to 30%. Total degradation increased with increasing sterilization temperature at both pH values.
8. KYALO DN, OBANDO A(. Maswali na Majibu (sample papers) for form four KCSE revision. Nairobi,: Jomo Kenyatta Publishers; 2006.
PROF. MUKIAMA TITUSK. "Matasyoh, Lexa G. 1*, Josphat C. Matasyoh2, Francis N. Wachira3, Miriam G. Kinyua4, Anne W. Thairu Muigai1 and Titus K. Mukiama 5(2007) Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum L. growing in Eastern Kenya.". In: African Journal of Biotechnology 6:760-765. WFL Publisher; 2007. Abstract
Hydro-distilled volatile oils from the leaves of Ocimum gratissimum L. (Lamiaceae) from Meru district in Eastern Kenya were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and also evaluated for antimicrobial activity. The oil was dominated by monoterpens which accounted for 92.48%. This monoterpene fraction was characterized by a high percentage of eugenol (68.8%). The other major monoterpenes were methyl eugenol (13.21%), cis-ocimene (7.47%), trans-ocimene (0.94%), β-pinene (1.10%) and camphor (0.95%). The sesquiterpenes present in fairly good amounts were germacrene D (4.25%) and trans-caryophyllene (1.69%). The minor sesquiterpenes were α-farnesene (0.85%) and β-bisabolene (0.74%). The antimicrobial activities of the essential oils were evaluated against both Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus spp.) and Gram negative (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosae, Salmonella typhi, Klebisiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis) bacteria and a pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. The oil had pronounced antibacterial and antifungal activities on all the microbes.
IRIBEMWANGI PI, Kilonzo P. Matata (Play). Nairobi: E.A. E. P; Submitted.
Wamitila KW. Matatu.; 2005.Website
Maina. "Matatu Design Culture: An Iconographic Analysis." Africa Habitat Review. 2019;1(1):74-86.
AUGUSTINE PROFCHITEREPRESTON. "Matatu industry in Kenya: A study of the performance of its owners, workers and their associations and potential for improvement, IPAR DP No.55.". In: Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. Heinrich Boll Foundation.; 2004.
"Matatu Paratransit Transport Industry In Kenya: A Study of its Associations and Companies and their Potential Contribution to Road Safety." Journal of Intra-African Studies. 2009;(2). Abstract

Kenya’s Matatu paratransit transport industry is the dominant mode of transport of both passengers and goods in the country. Being informal businesses, matatu are characterized by lack of observation of traffic regulations and this has led to a large number of road crashes and associated fatalities and injuries. Whereas many factors account for the chaotic state of road transport in Kenya, this study focused on one of the factors namely, the associations and companies that are emerging in the industry. The study examined their characteristics and performance with a view to understanding their potential for transforming the industry from its informal to formal status and associated improvements in road safety. The associations including saccos and companies were studied in the cities of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa and a few other towns that neighbor the three cities. It was found that the associations, saccos and companies that operate their PSVs as apool had developed terms of service and codes of conduct for their owners and workers and had potential for transforming the industry and reducing carnage on the country’s roads.

W. PROFJAOKOGODFREY. "Matee MI, Manyando C, Ndumbe PM, Corrah T, Jaoko WG, Kitua AY, Ambene HPA, Ndounga M, Zijenah L, Ofori-Adjei D, Agwale S, Shongwe S, Nyirenda T & Makanga M (2009) European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP): the path towards a tr.". In: UoN research meeting. Biomedical Central Public Health 9(1):249; 2009. Abstract
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W. PROFJAOKOGODFREY. "Matee MI, Manyando C, Ndumbe PM, Corrah T, Jaoko WG, Kitua AY, Ambene HPA, Ndounga M, Zijenah L, Ofori-Adjei D, Agwale S, Shongwe S, Nyirenda T & Makanga M (2009) European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP): the path towards a tr.". In: Beverage among the Abagusii of Western Kenya. Biomedical Central Public Health 9(1):249; 2009. Abstract
Ninety seven patients were examined for dental caries using two standard methods: (a) clinical examination based on WHO Basic Methods Oral Health surveys and (b) radiographic examination. Clinical examination method under records caries by upto 40%. Such under recording may give an impression of a decreasing caries prevalence in epidemiological studies.
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.O PROFGUMBELAWRENCE. "Material Characterisation and Prediction Equations for Loads in Silos Containing Granular Materials En-masse. African Journal of Science and Technology, Series A: 8(1): 1-5.". In: Gabbay R. &Siddique A., ed., Good Governance Issues and Sustainable Development: The Indian Ocean Region (New Delhi: Vedams Books). ISCTRC; 1990. Abstract
Differentiation of bloodstream-form trypanosomes into procyclic (midgut) forms is an important first step in the establishment of an infection within the tsetse fly. This complex process is mediated by a wide variety of factors, including those associated with the vector itself, the trypanosomes and the bloodmeal. As part of an on-going project in our laboratory, we recently isolated and characterized a bloodmeal-induced molecule with both lectin and trypsin activities from midguts of the tsetse fly, Glossina longipennis [Osir, E.O., Abubakar, L., Imbuga, M.O., 1995. Purification and characterization of a midgut lectin-trypsin complex from the tsetse fly, Glossina longipennis. Parasitol. Res. 81, 276-281]. The protein (lectin-trypsin complex) was found to be capable of stimulating differentiation of bloodstream trypanosomes in vitro. Using polyclonal antibodies to the complex, we screened a G. fuscipes fuscipes cDNA midgut expression library and identified a putative proteolytic lectin gene. The cDNA encodes a putative mature polypeptide with 274 amino acids (designated Glossina proteolytic lectin, Gpl). The deduced amino acid sequence includes a hydrophobic signal peptide and a highly conserved N-terminal sequence motif. The typical features of serine protease trypsin family of proteins found in the sequence include the His/Asp/Ser active site triad with the conserved residues surrounding it, three pairs of cysteine residues for disulfide bridges and an aspartate residue at the specificity pocket. Expression of the gene in a bacterial expression system yielded a protein (M(r) approximately 32,500). The recombinant protein (Gpl) bound d(+) glucosamine and agglutinated bloodstream-form trypanosomes and rabbit red blood cells. In addition, the protein was found to be capable of inducing transformation of bloodstream-form trypanosomes into procyclic forms in vitro. Antibodies raised against the recombinant protein showed cross-reactivity with the alpha subunit of the lectin-trypsin complex. These results support our earlier hypothesis that this molecule is involved in the establishment of trypanosome infections in tsetse flies.
STEVE DRNANGENDO. "Material culture.". In: Micro- and Macro-level interactions Among Babukusu in Bungoma District. IBIMA Publishing; 1977. Abstract
While the role of logistics and supply chain management in developing competitive business capabilities is beginning to be recognized by many global organizations, there is critical need to ensure that training institutions do their part in imparting market-driven skills to prospective and existing practitioners. The role and importance of supply chain management has largely been attributed to the effects of globalization, intensifying competition and an increasing emphasis on customer orientation (Gunasekaran et al., 2004; Webster, 2002). Against this backdrop, effective supply chain management is considered key to building a sustainable competitive edge through improved inter and intra-firm relationships (Ellinger, 2000).
Rambo CM, Atisa E. "Material Production and Control Strategies.". In: Material Production and Control Strategies. Nairobi: UoN; 2010.
Aduda BO. "Material Science." Promotion of Science and Technology . 2006;XII(1):19-22. Abstract

In this short article we discuss what Material Science is, its scope, relevance to technological development, its present status in Kenya, and finally propose a way forward. Materials science has been defined as that study that focuses on the material property-structure relationship. It is concerned with how the nano- or micro- or macrostructure determines the various functional properties of the materials desired or of interest. Materials science thus deals with, in an interactive manner, processing, structure, properties, and performance of materials, a relationship which has been summarized as the Materials Science Tetrahedron. It is a multi-and transdisciplinary subject as it is intimately related to basic science subjects like applied physics, chemistry, biology and to various engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, or civil, engineering.

ODUORI MF, Musyoka EK, MBUYA TO. "Material Selection for a Manual Winch Rope Drum." International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. 2016;10(1):129-135.
ODUORI MF, Musyoka EK, MBUYA TO. "Material Selection for a Manual Winch Rope Drum." WASET International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. 2016;10(1):129-141. Abstracthttps://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1124199

The selection of materials is an essential task in mechanical design processes. This paper sets out to demonstrate the application of analytical decision making during mechanical design and, particularly, in selecting a suitable material for a given application. Equations for the mechanical design of a manual winch rope drum are used to derive quantitative material performance indicators, which are then used in a multiple attribute decision making (MADM) model to rank the candidate materials. Thus, the processing of mechanical design considerations and material properties data into information that is suitable for use in a quantitative materials selection process is demonstrated for the case of a rope drum design. Moreover, Microsoft Excel®, a commonly available computer package, is used in the selection process. The results of the materials selection process are in agreement with current industry practice in rope drum design. The procedure that is demonstrated here should be adaptable to other design situations in which a need arises for the selection of engineering materials, and other engineering entities.

Sartorius BKD, Chersich MF, Mwaura M, Meda N, Temmerman M, Newell ML, Farley TMM, Luchters S. "Maternal anaemia and duration of zidovudine in antiretroviral regimens for preventing mother-to-child transmission: a randomized trial in three African countries." BMC Infect. Dis.. 2013;13:522. Abstract

Although substantiated by little evidence, concerns about zidovudine-related anaemia in pregnancy have influenced antiretroviral (ARV) regimen choice for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1, especially in settings where anaemia is common.

Achola MA. "Maternal and Child Welfare in Nairobi to 1960.". In: Maternal and Child Welfare in Nairobi to 1960. Ruaraka,Nairobi; 2006.
Souza JP, Widmer M, Gülmezoglu AM, Lawrie TA, Adejuyigbe EA, Carroli G, Crowther C, Currie SM, Dowswell T, Hofmeyr J, Lavender T, Lawn J, Mader S, Martinez FE, Mugerwa K, QURESHI ZAHIDA, Silvestre MA, Soltani H, Torloni MR, Tsigas EZ, Vowles Z, Ouedraogo L, Serruya S, Al-Raiby J, Awin N, Obara H, Mathai M, Bahl R, Martines J, Ganatra B, Phillips SJ, Johnson BR, Vogel JP, Oladapo OT, Temmerman M. "Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise." Reprod Health. 2014;11:61. Abstract

Maternal mortality has declined by nearly half since 1990, but over a quarter million women still die every year of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal-health related targets are falling short of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and a post-2015 Development Agenda is emerging. In connection with this, setting global research priorities for the next decade is now required.

D.E. DRIKAMARILAWRENCE. "Maternal Care Utilisation in Teso District African Journal of Health Sciences, 11(1&2):21-32.". In: African Journal of Health Sciences: 11(1&2): 9-20. ISCTRC; 2003. Abstract
This paper sets to establish the level of awareness of antenatal care, the timing of antenatal clinic visits, the level of utilisation of maternal health care, to identify the main service providers, and to identify some of the barriers to the utilisation of maternal health care in Teso District. This paper uses the data and information collected in Teso District between the year 2000 and the year 2001. Descriptive statistics are the main tools of data analysis. The results obtained indicate that most respondents in the study area are aware of the importance of antenatal care, the majority seek antenatal care but late in their pregnancy, and that most of the childbirths take place at home mainly because of lack of access to institutionalised care, lack of quick means of transport, inability to meet user charges and associated costs, the availability of cheap and more accessible alternative care providers (TBAs), and the poor quality of services offered at the local health facilities. The traditional birth attendants and nurse/midwives are the main providers of maternal health care. The barriers to utilisation of maternal health care are manifold. The major constraints are unavailability and inaccessibility of health facilities, competing priorities, poverty, exorbitant user charges and associated costs, and poor services offered at the local health facilities. Reducing or removing these barriers would result in increased utilisation of maternal health care in the study area.
M W, G P, GJ H, G C, A C, I G, S G, AM G, S LL, P L, K M. "Maternal characteristics and causes associated with refractory postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal birth: a secondary analysis of the WHO CHAMPION trial data." BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.. 2019;127(5):628-634. AbstractWebsite

Objective: To assess the maternal characteristics and causes associated with refractory postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).

Design: Secondary analysis of the WHO CHAMPION trial data.

Setting: Twenty-three hospitals in ten countries.

Population: Women from the CHAMPION trial who received uterotonics as first-line treatment of PPH.

Methods: We assessed the association between sociodemographic, pregnancy and childbirth factors and refractory PPH, and compared the causes of PPH between women with refractory PPH and women responsive to first-line PPH treatment.

Main outcome measures: Maternal characteristics; causes of PPH.

Results: Women with labour induced or augmented with uterotonics (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 1.35; 95% CI 1.07-1.72), with episiotomy or tears requiring suturing (aOR 1.82; 95% CI 1.34-2.48) and who had babies with birthweights ≥3500 g (aOR 1.33; 95% CI 1.04-1.69) showed significantly higher odds of refractory PPH compared with the reference categories in the multivariate analysis adjusted by centre and trial arm. While atony was the sole PPH cause in 53.2% (116/218) of the women in the responsive PPH group, it accounted for only 31.5% (45/143) of the causes in the refractory PPH group. Conversely, tears were the sole cause in 12.8% (28/218) and 28% (40/143) of the responsive PPH and refractory PPH groups, respectively. Placental problems were the sole cause in 11 and 5.6% in the responsive and refractory PPH groups, respectively.

Conclusion: Women with refractory PPH showed a different pattern of maternal characteristics and PPH causes compared with those with first-line treatment responsive PPH.

JM, Kivai &, JK K, AO W, Q Z. "Maternal characteristics of women with pregnancy related acute kidney injury at Kenyatta National hospital, Kenya." IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences. 2019;18(9):69-75. Abstract

Background: Pregnancy is a physiologic state that can becomplicated by pregnancy related acute
kidney injury (PRAKI)which may occur at any stage of pregnancy and in postpartum,in previously healthy
women.It is associated with variable obstetric outcomesoften with significant butpreventable foeto-maternal
morbidity and mortality.
Objective:To determine maternal characteristics of in-patients with PRAKI at Kenyatta National Hospital
(KNH), Nairobi, Kenya
Methods:We carried out a descriptive study on in-patient pregnant women with gestation age of 28 completed
weeks or more and postpartum women within six weeks after deliveryadmitted inlabour ward or the post-natal
wards at KNH. Study started after approval by the KNH- University of Nairobi Ethics and Research Committee.
Data was obtained from the patientthrough verbal interviews andfrom the medical records using a pretested
data capture form.The participants were followed up for a maximum of two weeks or until discharge. The
patient management wasleft at the discretion of attending clinician.
Results: We enrolled 66 (3.2%) participants out of 2068 admissions.The mean agewas 28(SD5.9)years with
peak age between 26-30 years.Forty-two were referred from other health facilities. Nineteen (27.8%) had prepregnancy medical conditions mainly cardiovascular and all participants developed obstetric complication(s).
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy were the main associated factors. Sixty (91%) participants were delivered
within two weeks after enrollment. The average gestation age at delivery was 35 weeks.Twenty-one (35%) were
delivered through caesarian section.Live infants were 43(71.7%) and fresh still births were 17(28.3%). The
ratio of fresh still births among participantswas 1:4 while the ratio of fresh still births among women without
PRAKI was 1:23deliveries.
Conclusion and recommendations:This study demonstrated prevalence of pregnancy related acute kidney injury
was 3.2% at K.N.H. The main associated factors were hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Participants with
PRAKI were characterized with increased premature deliveries and a six (6) fold increase in fresh still births.
There is need for screening, monitoring and close follow-up of women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
and related kidney complications.
Key Words: PRAKI, KNH,hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, still births,Kenya

Agwanda A. Maternal health and well being in Kenya. 8-10th December 2004: Society for International Development (SID). Round table meeting on Maternal Health and Well being in Eastern Africa. Strategies for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals; 2005.
D.E. DRIKAMARILAWRENCE. "Maternal Health Care Utilization in Teso.". In: Gabbay R. &Siddique A., ed., Good Governance Issues and Sustainable Development: The Indian Ocean Region (New Delhi: Vedams Books). ISCTRC; 2004. Abstract
Journal of African Health Sciences (11) 1&2: 21-32
B. O, A. M, A. W. "Maternal Health; Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and ICF Macro.". In: Maternal Health. Calverton, Maryland: KNBS and ICF Macro.; 2010.
"Maternal HIV-1 disease progression 18-24 months postdelivery according to antiretroviral prophylaxis regimen ." Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2012;55(3):449-60. Abstract

Antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis effectively reduces mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV). However, it is unclear whether stopping ARVs after breastfeeding cessation affects maternal HIV disease progression. We assessed 18-24-month postpartum disease progression risk among women in a randomized trial assessing efficacy and safety of prophylactic maternal ARVs.

"Maternal HIV-1 disease progression 18-24 months postdelivery according to antiretroviral prophylaxis regimen (triple-antiretroviral prophylaxis during pregnancy and breastfeeding." Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2012;55(3):449-60. Abstractcis461.pdf

Antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis effectively reduces mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV). However, it is unclear whether stopping ARVs after breastfeeding cessation affects maternal HIV disease progression. We assessed 18-24-month postpartum disease progression risk among women in a randomized trial assessing efficacy and safety of prophylactic maternal ARVs.

JOAB PROFBWAYOJOB. "Maternal HIV?1 infection and pregnancy outcome.Termmerman M. Chomba E.N, Plummer FA, Bwayo JJ, Nyongo AA, Coppens M,Nagelkerke N, Piot P.Obstet Gynecol, 1993.( Am-J-Obstet-Gynecol. 1995 Feb; 172(2 Pt 1): 700-5).". In: Am-J-Obstet-Gynecol. 1995 Feb; 172(2 Pt 1): 700-5. Asian Economic and Social Society; 1995. Abstract
The factors responsible for the explosive spread of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be identified and debated. One of the most controversial factors has been male circumcision. This cross-sectional study was conducted to measure the association between circumcision status and infection with HIV-1 among men with genital ulcer disease. Eight hundred and ten men participated in the study, of whom 190 (23%) were HIV-1-positive. A logistic regression model adjusted for behavioral and historical showed that HIV-1 positivity was independently associated with being uncircumcised (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 4.8; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.3-7.2) and with a history of urethral discharge (adjusted OR, 2.0; 95% CI, 1.4-2.8). This association could not be explained by measures of sexual exposure to HIV-1 among this population. Male circumcision should be considered as an intervention strategy for AIDS control.
MBORI- PROFNGACHADOROTHYA. "Maternal HLA homozygosity and mother-child HLA concordance increase the risk of vertical transmission of HIV-1. J Infect Dis . 2008 Apr 15; 197 ( 8 ): 1156-61 . PMID: 18462163 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Mackelprang RD, John-Stewart G, Carrington M, Ri.". In: J Infect Dis . 2008 Apr 15; 197 ( 8 ): 1156-61 . Earthscan, London. 978-1-84407-469-3 (*); 2008. Abstract
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA. BACKGROUND: Mother-child human leukocyte antigen (HLA) concordance and maternal HLA homozygosity may increase the risk of vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) risk by reducing infant immune responses. METHODS: We analyzed mother-child HLA concordance and maternal HLA homozygosity in a Kenyan perinatal cohort receiving antenatal zidovudine. HLA concordance was scored as the number of shared class I alleles, and relative risk estimates were adjusted for maternal HIV-1 load. RESULTS: Among 277 mother-infant pairs, HIV-1 transmission occurred in 58 infants (21%), with in utero transmission in 21 (36%), peripartum transmission in 26 (45%), and transmission via breast-feeding in 11 (19%). With increased concordance, we observed a significant increase in the risk of transmission overall (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR], 1.3 [95% confidence interval {CI}, 1.0-1.7]; [Formula: see text]), in utero (adjusted odds ratio, 1.72 [95% CI, 1.0-1.7]; [Formula: see text]), and via breast-feeding (aHR, 1.6 [95% CI, 1.0-2.5]; [Formula: see text]). Women with homozygosity had higher plasma HIV-1 RNA levels at 32 weeks of gestation (5.1 vs. 4.8 log(10) copies/mL; [Formula: see text]) and an increased risk of transmission overall (aHR, 1.7 [95% CI, 1.1-2.7]; [Formula: see text]) and via breast-feeding (aHR, 5.8 [95% CI, 1.9-17.7]; [Formula: see text]). CONCLUSION: The risks of overall, in utero, and breast milk HIV-1 transmission increased with HLA concordance and homozygosity. The increased risk may be due to reduced alloimmunity or less diverse protective immune responses. PMID: 18462163 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Mackelprang RD, Carrington M, G J-S, Lohman-Payne B, Richardson BA, Wamalwa D, Farquhar C, Gao X, Majiwa M, Mbori-Ngacha D, C. F. "Maternal human leukocyte antigen A*2301 is associated with increased mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission. ." J Infect Dis. 2010 Oct 15;202(8):1273-7. doi: 10.1086/656318. 10. . 2010. Abstract

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We examined associations between maternal human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and vertical human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) transmission in a perinatal cohort of 277 HIV-infected women in Nairobi. HLA class I genes were amplified by using sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes, and analyses were performed using logistic regression. Maternal HLA-A*2301 was associated with increased transmission risk before and after adjusting for maternal viral load (unadjusted: odds ratio [OR], 3.21; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.42-7.27; P = .005; Pcorr = 0.04; adjusted: OR, 3.07; 95% CI, 1.26-7.51; P =.01; Pcorr is not significant). That maternal HLA-A*2301 was associated with transmission independent of plasma HIV-1 RNA levels suggests that HLA may alter infectivity through mechanisms other than influencing HIV-1 load.

MATOGO DROMWEGAABIUD. "Maternal knowledge of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and breastmilk alternatives for HIV positive mothers in South-Western Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 83 (11):363 -371.". In: Kenya J. Sci. and Tech. (B) vol. 7 (1) 23-28,. Departmental seminar; 2006. Abstract
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WANGUI DRGITAURUTH. "Maternal micronutrient status and decreased growth of Zambian infants born during and after the maize price increases resulting from the southern African drought of 2001-2002. Gitau R, Makasa M, Kasonka L, Sinkala M, Chintu C, Tomkins A, Filteau S.Public .". In: Public Health Nutr. 2005 Oct;8(7):837-43. The Icfai University Journal of Architecture, Vol. II No.1, February 2010; 2005. Abstract
{ OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects on maternal micronutrient status and infant growth of the increased maize prices that resulted from the southern African drought of 2001-2002. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: A maternal and child health clinic in Lusaka, Zambia. SUBJECTS: Maternal and infant health and nutrition data and maternal plasma were being collected for a study of breast-feeding and postpartum health. Samples and data were analysed according to whether they were collected before (June to December 2001), during (January 2002 to April 2003) or after (May 2003 to January 2004) the period of increased maize price. Season and maternal HIV status were controlled for in analyses. RESULTS: Maize price increases were associated with decreased maternal plasma vitamin A during pregnancy (P = 0.028) and vitamin E postpartum (P = 0.042), with the lowest values among samples collected after May 2003 (vitamin A: 0.96 micromol l(-1), 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.84-1.09
and Rogo, K.O. OMJOP. "Maternal Mortality.". In: Disease and Mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Washington: The World Bank; 2006.
Otieno ATA, Muganzi Z. "Maternal Mortality Situation in Kenya.". In: Population, Health and Development in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. Nairobi, Kenya. PP 83-88: Population Studies and Research Institute; 2000.
Ocholla-Ayayo ABC, IKAMARI L, Nyamongo I, Otieno AAT. Maternal mortality situation in Kenya, Population, Health and Development.; 2000.Website
IKAMARI L, Ocholla-Ayayo ABC, Nyamongo I, Otieno AAT. Maternal mortality situation in Kenya, Population, Health and Development.; 2000.Website
Nyamongo I, Ocholla-Ayayo ABC, IKAMARI L, Otieno AAT. Maternal mortality situation in Kenya, Population, Health and Development.; 2000.Website
Milligan C, Omenda MM, Chohan V, Odem-Davis K, Richardson BA, Ruth Nduati, Overbaugh J. "Maternal Neutralization-Resistant Virus Variants Do Not Predict Infant HIV Infection Risk." MBio. 2016;7(1):e02221-15. Abstract

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV provides a setting for studying immune correlates of protection. Neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) are suggested to contribute to a viral bottleneck during MTCT, but their role in blocking transmission is unclear, as studies comparing the NAb sensitivities of maternal viruses have yielded disparate results. We sought to determine whether transmitting mothers differ from nontransmitting mothers in the ability to neutralize individual autologous virus variants present at transmission. Ten transmitting and 10 nontransmitting HIV-infected mothers at high risk of MTCT were included in this study. Full-length HIV envelope genes (n = 100) were cloned from peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained near transmission from transmitting mothers and at similar time points from nontransmitting mothers. Envelope clones were tested as pseudoviruses against contemporaneous, autologous maternal plasma in neutralization assays. The association between transmission and the log2 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) for multiple virus variants per mother was estimated by using logistic regression with clustered standard errors. t tests were used to compare proportions of neutralization-resistant viruses. Overall, transmitting mothers had a median IC50 of 317 (interquartile range [IQR], 202 to 521), and nontransmitting mothers had a median IC50 of 243 (IQR, 95 to 594). Transmission risk was not significantly associated with autologous NAb activity (odds ratio, 1.25; P = 0.3). Compared to nontransmitting mothers, transmitting mothers had similar numbers of or fewer neutralization-resistant virus variants, depending on the IC50 neutralization resistance cutoff. In conclusion, HIV-infected mothers harbor mostly neutralization-sensitive viruses, although resistant variants were detected in both transmitting and nontransmitting mothers. These results suggest that MTCT during the breastfeeding period is not driven solely by the presence of maternal neutralization escape variants.

MBORI- PROFNGACHADOROTHYA. "Maternal SDF1 3'A polymorphism is associated with increased perinatal human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmission. John GC, Rousseau C, Dong T, Rowland-Jones S, Nduati R, Mbori-Ngacha D, Rostron T, Kreiss JK, Richardson BA, Overbaugh J.". In: J Virol. 2000 Jun;74(12):5736-9. Earthscan, London. 978-1-84407-469-3 (*); 2000. Abstract

Genetic polymorphisms in chemokine and chemokine receptor genes influence susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection and disease progression, but little is known regarding the association between these allelic variations and the ability of the host to transmit virus. In this study, we show that the maternal heterozygous SDF1 genotype (SDF1 3'A/wt) is associated with perinatal transmission of HIV-1 (risk ratio [RR], 1.8; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.0 to 3.3) and particularly postnatal breastmilk transmission (RR, 3.1; 95% CI, 1.1 to 8.6). In contrast, the infant SDF1 genotype had no effect on mother-to-infant transmission. These data suggest that SDF1, which is a ligand for the T-tropic HIV-1 coreceptor CXCR4, may affect the ability of a mother to transmit the virus to her infant. This suggests that a genetic polymorphism in a gene encoding a chemokine receptor ligand may be associated with increased infectivity of the index case and highlights the importance of considering transmission as well as clinical outcome in designing chemokine-based therapies for HIV-1.

Roxby AC, Atkinson C, Asbjörnsdóttir K, Farquhar C, Kiarie JN, Drake AL, Wald A, Boeckh M, Richardson B, Emery V, John-Stewart G, Slyker JA. "Maternal valacyclovir and infant cytomegalovirus acquisition: a randomized controlled trial among HIV-infected women." PLoS ONE. 2014;9(2):e87855. Abstract

Studies in HIV-1-infected infants and HIV-1-exposed, uninfected infants link early cytomegalovirus (CMV) acquisition with growth delay and cognitive impairment. We investigated maternal valacyclovir to delay infant acquisition of CMV.

OYOO PROFWANDIGASHEM. "Mathane Emissions by Tropical Termites Feeding on Soil, Wood, Grass and Fungus Combs.". In: Kenya Journal of Sciences, Series A 8(1-2):19-25. Academic Press Elsevier. Int.; 1987. Abstract
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MUNGE PROFMUKUNYAD. "Mathangya, P.M., D.M. Mukunya and E.M. Gathuru, 1986. Aetiology and sources of resistance to common blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Phaseolus (Smith, 1987). Dye,1978, of beans (phaseolus vulgaris L. ) in Kenya. Kenya Jour. Of Science Series B. 7 (2): 2.". In: Proceedings of the 1st Symposium of the Crop Science Society of Kenya held on 4-8th July 1988. Nairobi, Kenya. 15 p. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Vol. 27, pp. 79-85.; 1986. Abstract
The gene Q13L coding for the Capripoxvirus group specific structural protein P32 was expressed in Escherichia coli using plasmid pGEX-2T as a fusion protein with glutathione-s-transferase and purified on glutathione sepharose affinity chromatography column. The protein was then employed for diagnosis of sheeppox, goatpox and lumpyskin disease, by a latex agglutination test (LAT) using the purified P32 antigen and guinea pig detector antiserum raised against the P32 antigen. The LAT and virus neutralization test (VNT) were used to screen one hundred livestock field sera for antibodies to Capripoxvirus, in comparison the LAT was simpler, rapid and 23% more sensitive than the VNT. In addition the LAT was found to be specific for Carpripoxvirus because it did not pick antibodies to Orthopoxvirus and Parapoxvirus. The LA test can be taken for a simple and quick diagnostic tool for primary screening of Carpripoxvirus infection and will reduce the reliance of diagnostic laboratories on tissue culture facilities. Keywords: Carpripox, latex agglutination test, attachment gene J. Trop. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Vol. 3 (2) 2007: pp. 36-43
KURIA PROFMBUGUASAMUEL. "Mathara J.M., U. Schillinger, P.M. Kutima, S.K. Mbugua and W.H. Holzapfel 2008 Functional Properties of Lactobacillus plantarum Strains Isolated from Maasai Traditional Fermented Milk Products in Kenya. Current Microbiology vol 56: (4), 315 .". In: Current Microbiology vol 56: (4), 315 . The Icfai University Journal of Architecture, Vol. II No.1, February 2010; 2008. Abstract
Nine patients with acute liver failure due to Plasmodium falciparum liver injury admitted to the Rajgarhia Liver Unit of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences during 1982-84 are presented. The liver was palpable in all the patients, and eight had splenomegaly. Investigations revealed mild to moderate abnormality in liver function tests. All were negative for the markers of acute infection due to hepatitis A and B viruses. Blood film examination showed P. falciparum alone in seven and along with P. vivax in the remaining two patients. Liver histology, which was identical in all eight patients where liver biopsy was done, showed centrizonal necrosis and hyperplastic Kupffer cells loaded with malarial pigment. All the patients recovered with specific anti-malarial and supportive treatment. Our observations suggest that malaria due to P. falciparum may present as jaundice and encephalopathy which stimulates acute hepatic failure due to fulminant hepatitis.
Wairimu J. Mathematical analysis and dynamical systems : modeling Highland malaria in western Kenya.; 2012. Abstract

The objective of this thesis is to model highland malaria in western Kenya using dynamical systems. Two mathematical models are formulated ; one, on differentiated susceptibility and differentiated infectivity in a metapopulation setting with age structure, the other, a saturated vector feeding rate model with disease induced deaths and varying host and vector populations. In the first model, we consider the different ecosystems identified as malaria hotspots in the western Kenya highlands and consider the ecosystems as different patches. The population in each patch is classified as, either child or, adult. The model will aid in examining the role of ecosystem heterogeneity and age structure to the persistent malaria epidemics in the highlands. We formulate the differentiated susceptibility and infectivity model that extend to multiple patches the well known epidemiological models in one patch. Classifying the hot spots as n patches, we give its mathematical analysis using the theory of triangular system, monotone non-linear dynamical systems, and Lyapunov-Lasalle invariance principle techniques. Key to our analysis is the definition of a reproductive number, Ro, the number of new infections caused by one individual in an otherwise fully susceptible population throughout the duration of the infectious period. The existence and stability of disease-free and endemic equilibrium is established. We prove that the disease free state of the systems is globally asymptotically stable when the basic reproduction number Ro<1, and when Ro>1 an endemic equilibrium is established which is locally and globally asymptotically stable. The model shows that the age structuring reduces the magnitude of infection. Using relevant data we did some simulation, to demonstrate the role played by metapopulation and age structuring on the incidence and Ro. In the second part we formulate a model for malaria with saturation on the vector feeding rates that lead to a nonlinear function in the infection term. The vector feeding rate is assumed, as in the predator prey models, to rise linearly as a function of the host-vector ratio until it reaches a threshold Qv, after which the vector feeds freely at its desired rate. The two populations are variable and drive malaria transmission, such that when the vectors are fewer than hosts, the rate of feeding is determined by the vectors feeding desire, whereas, when the hosts are more than the vectors, the feeding rate is limited by host availability and other feeding sources may have to be sought by the vector. Malaria induced deaths are introduced in the host population, while the vector is assumed to survive with the parasite till its death. We prove that the Disease Free Equilibrium is locally and globally asymptotically stable if Ro<1 and when Ro>1, an endemic equilibrium emerges, which is unique, locally and globally asymptotically stable. The role of the saturated mosquito feeding rate is explored with simulation showing the crucial role it plays especially on the basic reproduction number

Wairimu J, Sallet G, Ogana W. "Mathematical analysis of a large scale vector SIS malaria model in a patchy environment." Scientific Research Publishing. 2014;5(13):1913-1926. AbstractWebsite

We answer the stability question of the large scale SIS model describing transmission of highland malaria in Western Kenya in a patchy environment, formulated in [1]. There are two equilibrium states and their stability depends on the basic reproduction number, 0  [2]. If 0 1  ≤ , the dis-ease-free steady solution is globally asymptotically stable and the disease always dies out. If 0 1  > , there exists a unique endemic equilibrium which is globally stable and the disease persists. Application is done on data from Western Kenya. The age structure reduces the level of infection and the populations settle to the equilibrium faster than in the model without age structure.

Ndiiritu JM. Mathematical and Statistical Population Models: Elephants population modeling. Nairobi: University of Nairobi; 2013.
Ronoh M, Rym Jaroudi, Patrick Fotso, Victor Kamdoum, Nancy Matendechere, Wairimu J, Rose Auma JL. "A Mathematical Model of Tuberculosis with Drug Resistance Effects." https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=68984. 2016;7(12):1303-1316. AbstractWebsite

Despite the enormous progress in prevention and treatment, tuberculosis disease remains a leading cause of death worldwide and one of the major sources of concern is the drug resistant strain, MDR-TB (multidrug resistant tuberculosis) and XDR-TB (extensively drug resistant tuberculosis). In this work, we extend the standard SEIRS epidemiology model of tuberculosis to include MDR-TB. For that, we considered compartments of susceptible, exposed, infected, resistant to a first line of treatment and recovered humans and we modeled the natural growth, the interactions between these populations and the effects of treatments. We calculate the basic reproduction number, , using the next generation method. The DFE and the EE are established and their stability analysis done to show that they are locally and globally asymptotically stable. Numerical analysis for the model with and without delay is done and demonstrated that in the case of patients with both active tuberculosis and MDR tuberculosis, both strains will still persist due to lack of permanent immunity to tuberculosis while the recovered can still lose their immunity to become susceptible again

Musyoka SM. Mathematical modelling and design of a three-dimensional geodetic network.. Nairobi: University of Nairobi; 1993.
FRANKLIN DROPIJAH. "Mathematical Modelling of the Development of the Convective Planetary Boundary Layer in Nairobi.". In: Experimewntal Mechanics. J. African Meteor. Soc.; 1993.
P PROFPOKHARIYALGANESH. "Mathematics and Science for Industrial Development.". In: Computer Age, pp. 6-8. Kenya Journal of Sciences(KJS),; 2000. Abstract
This paper investigates the possibilities of applying emerging management theories and techniques to constitutionally created offices in Kenya and East African region. The benefits from application of these theories, particularly in the judicial services are highlighted.
Boniface N. Mathematics Homework Practices in Kenya Secondary Schools.. Nairobi: University of Nairobi; 2002.
GICHOHI DRMBUTHIAPAUL. "Mathenge C. G., Mbuthia P. G., Waruiru R. M., Ngatia T. A., Kamundia P. W., Mutune M. N. and Otieno R. O. 2010. Prevalence and Intensity of Paracallanus species infectionin Farmed and wild Catfish (Abstract).". In: 7th Biennial Scientific Conference of the University of Nairobi, CAVS, Faculty of Veterinary. Livestock Research for Rural development; 2010. Abstract
Ectoparasitism is an important factor associated with poor production of village indigenous chickens. A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of ectoparasites in free ranging indigenous chicken from two different agro-ecological zones: Lower highland 1 (LH1) in Embu District and Lower midland 5 (LM5) in Mbeere District, Kenya. A total of 144 chickens of matched age (chicks, growers and adults) and sex groups were examined for the presence of ectoparasites. Of these, 138 (95.8%) had one or more types of ectoparasites, namely; lice, mites, fleas and soft ticks. One thirty one birds had lice, 107 mites, 42 sticktight fleas and 8 had soft ticks. Of the 138 infested birds, 25 had single while 113 had mixed infestations. Lice were the most prevalent parasites. The study documents Epidermoptes species, Laminosioptes cysticola and Megninia species for the first time in Africa as well as Lipeurus caponis and Goniodes gigas in Kenya. All adult birds were infected with ectoparasites followed by 97.7% grower and 89.6% chicks. Both male and female birds had same prevalence (95.8%) of ectoparasites. Lower midland 5 had a slightly higher prevalence of ectoparasites (98.6%) compared to LH1 (93.1%) though not statistically significant. Parasite intensity was significantly different among age groups of chicken and between agro-ecological zones (p<0.05), but not between sexes of birds (p>0.05). Because of the high prevalence of ectoparasites revealed by this study, it is imperative that integrated control strategies need to be put in place to improve chicken productivity and enhance smallholder livelihood in these areas.
O PROFMCLIGEYOSETH. "Mathenge RN, McLigeyo SO, Muita AK, Otieno LS.The spectrum of echocardiographic findings in chronic renal failure. East Afr Med J. 1993 Feb;70(2):107-11.". In: Bri. Med. J. 307: 802-803, 1993. University of Nairobi.; 1993. Abstract
In a six month period at the Kenyatta National Hospital, 46 patients (30 males) with chronic renal failure (CRF) and 22 healthy subjects have had a clinical and echocardiographic study of their cardiovascular systems. The patients with CRF were further classified as stable or in end stage renal disease (ESRD), the latter group requiring dialysis. Hypertension and circulatory congestion were the commonest clinical cardiovascular findings in patients with CRF. The patients with ESRD had significantly higher blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine than the ones with stable CRF. Echocardiographically right ventricular size, left atrial size, aortic root diameter, left ventricular internal diameters, left ventricular end diastolic and systolic volumes, stroke volume, cardiac output, left ventricular posterior wall and interventricular septal thickness, ejection time and mitral and aortic peak flow rates were significantly higher in patients with CRF than in controls. In contrast, the circumferential fibre shortening and the ejection fraction were reduced in patients with CRF. Global left ventricular dysfunction was found in 47.8% of the patients. Using doppler flow studies, valvular incompetence was detected in a number of patients, mitral regurgitation being found in 84%.76% of the patients with CRF had varying degrees of pericardial effusion. The echocardiographic abnormalities and the pericardial effusions responded six weeks of haemodialysis in a variable manner.
O PROFMCLIGEYOSETH. "Mathenge, R.N., McLigeyo S.O., Mutua, A.K. and Otieno, L.S.: The Spectrum of achocardiographic findings in chronic renal failure. East African Medical Journal 70(2): 107-111, 1993.". In: East African Medical Journal 70(2): 107-111, 1993. University of Nairobi.; 1993. Abstract
In a six month period at the Kenyatta National Hospital, 46 patients (30 males) with chronic renal failure (CRF) and 22 healthy subjects have had a clinical and echocardiographic study of their cardiovascular systems. The patients with CRF were further classified as stable or in end stage renal disease (ESRD), the latter group requiring dialysis. Hypertension and circulatory congestion were the commonest clinical cardiovascular findings in patients with CRF. The patients with ESRD had significantly higher blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine than the ones with stable CRF. Echocardiographically right ventricular size, left atrial size, aortic root diameter, left ventricular internal diameters, left ventricular end diastolic and systolic volumes, stroke volume, cardiac output, left ventricular posterior wall and interventricular septal thickness, ejection time and mitral and aortic peak flow rates were significantly higher in patients with CRF than in controls. In contrast, the circumferential fibre shortening and the ejection fraction were reduced in patients with CRF. Global left ventricular dysfunction was found in 47.8% of the patients. Using doppler flow studies, valvular incompetence was detected in a number of patients, mitral regurgitation being found in 84%.76% of the patients with CRF had varying degrees of pericardial effusion. The echocardiographic abnormalities and the pericardial effusions responded six weeks of haemodialysis in a variable manner.
GICHOHI DRMBUTHIAPAUL. "MathengeC.G.. Mbuthia, P.G., Waruiru R.M., Ngatia, T.A., Mutune M.N., Otieno R.O.Prevalence, Intensity and pathological lesions associated with Contracaecum species infection in farmed and wild catfish in the upper Tana river basin, Kenya. In the Proceedi.". In: 1994 Apr;71(4):253-5.PMID: 8062774 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. International Scholarly Research Network; 2012. Abstract
This study was carried out to verify the possibility that ducks are sources of Newcastle disease (ND) virus infection for chickens in mixed flocks. Immunosuppressed (IS) and non immunosuppressed (NIS) birds, at three different antibody levels (medium, low and absent) were used; the titres having been induced through vaccination, and Immunosuppression done using dexamethazone. Each of the 3 respective groups was further divided into 2 groups of about 12 ducks each: one challenged with velogenic ND virus; the other not challenged. Selected ducks fromall groups had their antibody titres monitored serially using hemagglutination inhibition test, while two birds from each of the challenged groups were killed and respective tissues processed for ND viral recovery, using chicken embryo fibroblasts. In general, antibody titres of IS and NIS challenged ducks were significantly higher than their unchallenged counterparts (P<0.05). Non-challenged pre-immunised ducks had a progressive decrease in antibody levels; non-immunised ducks did not seroconvert. Newcastle disease virus was isolated from livers and kidneys of the challenged ducks throughout the experimental period; indicating a possibility of viral excretion, especially when the birds are stressed. It, therefore, provides another possible model of viral circulation within mixed flocks.
J. DRMUNGUTIKAENDI. "MAThesis Title: A Study of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Relating to Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala- azar) in Tseikuru Location, Kitui District, Kenya.". In: Towards a Sustainable Health status. In Environmental Development in Kenya,Kenya National Academy of Sciences. Lelax Global (K) Ltd; 1986. Abstract
The book is a biography of the author. He begins with fundamenbtal question whether we can determine our destiny or we are just fulfiling what has already been ordained. He then explains how he has grown over the yeas experiencing changes.  
K. PROFWANGOMBEJOSEPH. "Mathew Roberts, Joseph Wang'ombe, Steven Forsythe; Business Responses to HIV/AIDS in the African Formal Sector Workplace: Findings of a Kenya Needs Assessment; in AIDS IN KENYA; Social Economic Impact and Policy Implications, Family Health International, .". In: Family Health International, 1996. Chapter 6, pp 87-110. SITE; 1996. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between maternal factors and child nutritional status among children aged 6-36 months. DESIGN: Cross sectional descriptive survey. SETTING: Urban slum settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. SUBJECTS: This study included a random sample of 369 households of mothers with children aged 6-36 months at the time of the study. RESULTS: Maternal factors which showed a positive significant association with at least one of the three child nutritional status indicators (height for age, weight for age and weight for height) were birth spacing, parity, maternal education level and mothers marital status. Child spacing and parity emerged as the most important predictors of stunting among study children. Maternal nutritional status was also shown to be positively associated with child nutritional status. Maternal ill health had a negative effect on child nutritional status. CONCLUSION: Maternal factors are an underlying cause of childhood malnutrition.
OKOTH PROFOGENDOHASTINGW. ""Mathews: Law, Order and Liberty in South Africa': a review article, East Africa Law Journal 9 (2).". In: East African Law Journal (10). Cent. Afri. J. Pharm.Sci. 5(3): 60-66; 1974. Abstract
The identification of five novel compounds, pseudo-erythromycin A-6,9-hemiketal, 8,9-anhydro-pseudo-erythromycin A-6,9-hemiketal, 8,9-anhydro-pseudo-N-demethylerythromycin A-6,9-hemiketal, 5-O-beta-D-desosaminylerythronolide A and 15-nor-erythromycin C, in mother liquor concentrates of Streptomyces erythraeus is described. The pseudo-erythromycin derivatives are characterized by a 12-membered macrocyclic ring as a result of C13––C11 trans-lactonization. The five compounds have very little antimicrobial activity.
ABDEL PROFMALEKADELKAMEL. "Mathias K, Abdel Halim S, Karin B, Helga G, Adel K Malek et al. 1999. MtDNA analysis of Nile River valley populations: A genetic corridor or barrier to migration?. Am J Hum Genet. 64:1166-1766. U.S.A.". In: Am J Hum Genet. 64:1166-1766. U.S.A. John Benjamins Publishing Company; 1766. Abstract
A sample of 166 normal adult males and females was taken from different colleges of Assiut representing those living in upper Egypt. Each subject has been studied for measurements of stature (S), hand length (HL) and hand breadth (HB). The data were statistically analysed in order to assess the relationship between stature and hand measurements. The correlation matrix of the study indicates close similarity of the relationship between stature and hand measurements in both sexes and in both sides. A generalized multiple regression equation has been designed to estimate stature from values of hand length and hand breadth regardless of sex or side in the form: S = 34.5 + 5.77 HL + 2.7 HB +/- 5.1. This equation may be helpful to obtain approximate stature when there is difficulty in obtaining a direct measurement or where there is a chance print of a criminal or an amputated hand or arm.
Ndegwa EN. Mathioya Constituency Strategic Plan. Nairobi; 2011.
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu P.M., P.M. Mbugua and J. Mugweru (2004). Biological activity screening of some Kenyan medicinal plants.". In: 4th International Congress; African Association of Physiological Sciences (AAPS), 21-26th November, Tetouan . Elsevier; 2004. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu P.M., P.M. Mbugua and J. Mugweru (2004). Biological activity screening of some Kenyan medicinal plants.". In: UoN Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennual Conference, Kabete. Elsevier; 2004. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M. (1988). Development of thermoregulation in three species of tropical sea birds. Ph.D Dissertation.University of Hawaii.". In: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Conference, September 1990 Kabete Campus. Elsevier; 1988. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M. and Burke W.H. (1996). A heterologous radioimmunoassay to measure growth hormone in the ostrich (struthio camelus).". In: VI International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, Alberta, Canada. Elsevier; 1996. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M.: Johnson, O.D.; Johnson, P. And Whittow G.C. (1989). Basal metabolic rate of pacific goldenplovers.Wilson Bulletin 101(4): 652-654.". In: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Conference, September 1990 Kabete Campus. Elsevier; 1989. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M.; (1991): Contributor in: A practical manual on Animal Physiology. Ed J.M.Z Kamau, Nairobi University Press.". In: I Association of African Physiological Societies (AAPS) Scientific Conference, Nairobi. Elsevier; 1991. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M.; Dawson, W.R and Whittow, G.C. (1991) Development of thermoregulation in Hawaiian Brown Noddies (Anous Stalidus Pileatus). J. Therm. Biol. 16(6): 317-325.". In: I Association of African Physiological Societies (AAPS) Scientific Conference, Nairobi. Elsevier; 1991. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M.; Dawson, W.R. and Whittow, G.C. (1994). Thermal responses of late Embryos and Hatchlings of the sooty Tern. Condor 96:280-294.". In: VI International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, Alberta, Canada. Elsevier; 1994. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M.; Whittow, Dawson, W.R (1992) Hatching and the establishment of thermoregulation in the wedgetailed shearwater. Amer. Zool. 41A 223 (Asbract).". In: VI International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, Alberta, Canada. Elsevier; 1992. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M.; Whittow, G.C. and Dawson, W.R. (1992). Hatching and the establishment of thermoregulation in the wedge-tailed shearwater (Puffinus Pacificus). Physiol.Zool. 65(3): 583-603.". In: VI International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, Alberta, Canada. Elsevier; 1992. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Mathiu, P.M; and Kamau,J.M.Z (1992). Metabolic responses to temperature with observations and diurnal variations in metabolic rate in Vulturine Guinea fowls (Acryllium vulturiuum).". In: I Association of African Physiological Societies (AAPS) Scientific Conference, Nairobi. Elsevier; 1992. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
K PROFIMUNGIJASPER. "Mathooko, F.M. and Imungi, J.K. 1994. Ascorbic acid changes in indigenous Kenyan leafy vegetables during traditional cooking. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 32: 239.". In: 2nd International Crop Science Congress, November 17 - 24, New Delhi, India. Canadian Center of Science and Education; 1994. Abstract

The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) contents in three fresh green leafy vegetables commonly consumed in Kenya namely, Amaranthus hybridus, Gynandropsis gynandra and Solanum nigrum L. and the changes during traditional cooking were measured. In the fresh leaves, the ascorbic acid varied from 123.8 mg/100 g fresh weight in A. hybridus to 189.2 mg/100 g fresh weight in G. gynandra. Cooking for 20 min in boiling water led to losses of between 75 and 89%. Smaller losses in ascorbic acid were observed when the leafy vegetables were cooked in two and four volumes of water. The loss in ascorbic acid as a function of cooking time was highest in S. nigrum while its loss as a function of volume of cooking water was highest in A. hybridus. Using loss in ascorbic acid as an index, it is proposed that controlling the time and amount of water used in cooking without sacrificing palatability could help, at least in part, in preventing loss in other essential nutrients during traditional cooking of the vegetables.

MATHU PROFMUTHUMBIELIUD. "Mathu, E. M., C. M. Nyamai and W. M. Ngecu (2003) Environmental Degradation Through Quarrying: A case study in Tala-Kangundo Area, Central Kenya Africa Geoscience Review, Vol. 9 :p 385-395.". In: The Journ. of Geol. Soc. Japan, vol. 110 No. 2 pp. I-IV. Kisipan, M.L.; 2003. Abstract
Tala Quarrry in African Geoscience Review Vol. 9 Number 4 pp. 385-396.  
W DRICHANGIDANIEL. "Mathu, E.M., Ichang.". In: International Geological Correlation Programme ( I.G.C.P.) Project 348. Proceedings of the International Geological Field Conference held in the Mazambique Orogenic Belt in East Africa. Organised by the University of Dar-es-Salaam, University of Na. Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People; 1994. Abstract
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MUNYAO DRNYAMAICHRISTOPHER. "Mathu, E.M., Nyamai, C.M. and W.M. Ngecu. 2002. Environmental degradation through quarrying: a case study in Tala-Kangaundo area, central Kenya. Africa Geoscience Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 385-395.". In: Ist intern. Geol. Field conf. on Oban-Odudu Massif, S.E Nigeria Calabar Univer., Scientific Programme and Abstracts pp17-18. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History; 2002.
PATRICK MRTHENYATHUITA. "Mathuva J.M., MacOPiyo. L.Kironchi, J., and Thenya, T. 1997: "Pre-Drainage Environmental Impact Study (PDEIS) for Laikipia Wetlands, Laikipia District". Report prepared for ASAL Development Programme, Laikipia District.". In: Proc. Of the 9th SR-CRSP Scientific Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya. PP 176-178,. MA thesis, Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi; 1997. Abstract
Data relating to reproductive parameters of German shepherd bitches were collected from registered German shepherd dog (GSD) breeders with information kept over a 15-year period (1982-1997). The information obtained was verified using the East African Kennel Club records. A total of 594 bitches from 280 breeders were recorded. From these, 798 heats were observed, 594 of which were used for breeding, resulting in 3592 puppies. The mean age at puberty was 519.0 +/- 41 days. Heats occurred throughout the year, although significantly (P < 0.05) higher and lower incidences were observed in October and April respectively Pregnancy significantly (P < 0.01) increased interoestrous interval, which was 247.8 +/- 99.6 and 183 +/- 52 days among bred/pregnant and non-bred bitches respectively. Most bitches in oestrus (73.7%) were bred, and breeding was carried out throughout the year, with a distribution closely related to that of heat incidence. Subsequently, whelping occurred throughout the year, and 95.5% of the bitches that were mated whelped. A mean gestation period of 60.6 +/- 5.1 days was observed. The mean litter size was 6.4 +/- 0.4 puppies, and did not differ significantly between months. The preweaning losses were low, with 2.3% stillbirths, 0.9% culls and 11.4% mortalities.
S PROFKIGONDUCHRISTINE. "Mati J.K.G., et al , Sekadde-Kigondu C.B. Clinical aspects of infertility in Kenya A comprehensive evaluation of the couple J. Obstet. Gynaecol. E. and Central Afr. 6 (2), 61, 1987.". In: East Afr Med J. 1994 Aug;71(8):536-42. uon press; 1987. Abstract
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Clinical Research Centre, Nairobi. Twenty nine patients with rickets were studied in a one year period. The majority of patients (17/29) were below 2 years of age. Most of them had nutritional rickets resulting from a combination of factors. Premature delivery, nonexposure to sunlight, nutritional marasmus and inappropriate dietary intake. Some had familial hypophosphataemic rickets, others had renal tubular acidosis while the rest had rickets with a familial tendency. Both the previous hospital records and the present study indicate that rickets is a persistent problem in children in the community and should be suspected in children who present with features of failure to thrive, among other conditions.
S PROFKIGONDUCHRISTINE. "Mati J.K.G., Sekadde-Kigondu C.B. Principal investigators for Nairobi, Kenya Towards more objective in diagnosis and management of male fertility. Results from multicentre study Int. J. Andrology Supp. (7), 1987.". In: Results from multicentre study Int. J. Andrology Supp. (7), 1987. uon press; 1987. Abstract

PIP: The effects of the triphasic oral contraceptive (OC) ethinyl estradiol (EE) and levonorgestrel (LNG) on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism were evaluated in 97 black Kenyan women. Subjects were recruited from the Family Planning Clinic and were followed for 12 months. There was an increase in fasting levels of total cholesterol. These changes were not statistically significant. However, the triglyceride increase was statistically significant at 9 months and 12 months (p0.05). The high density cholesterol remained unchanged. Thus, this triphasic OC was found to have minimal effect on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. author's modified

K. PROFSINEISAMUEL. "Mati JK, Sinei SK, Mulandi TN, Ndavi PM, Mbugua S, Mailu CK, Mungai JW. Oral contraceptive use and the risk of malaria.East Afr Med J. 1986 Jun;63(6):382-8.". In: East Afr Med J. 1986 Jun;63(6):382-8. Central artificial Insemination Station Magazine; 1986. Abstract
PIP: The 1725 women presenting at Kenyatta National Hospital in 1984-86 for IUD insertion were screened for cervical Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea before the IUD insertion. 207 (12%) cases of chlamydia trachomatis and 61 (3.5%) cases of Neisseria gonorrhoea were detected. There was no association between the ages of the women and the prevalence of these 2 sexually transmitted pathogens; however, there was a significant relationship between the prevalence of N gonorrhoea and marital status. N gonorrhoea was detected in 6.2% of never-married and 5.2% of formerly married women compared with 2.3% of currently married subjects (p0.001). Although there was no significant relationship between parity and the rate of isolation of the 2 pathogens, infection tended to be lower in women with 5 or more children. Educational attainment was significantly associated with N gonorrhoea infection: 5.1% in women who had 0-7 years of schooling compared with 3.0% in those with 8 or more years of education (p0.05). 12 women with C trachomatis infection were also positive for N gonorrhoea. There was no significant relationship between C trachomatis infection and any of the demographic variables examined. Given the finding that the greatest risk of pelvic inflammatory disease occurs in the 1st month of IUD use, it can be speculated that pathogens are inserted into the uterine cavity at the time of IUD insertion. It is therefore recommended that clients–especially the unmarried, the formerly unmarried, and those with low levels of education–be screened and treated for N gonorrhoea and C trachomatis before an IUD is inserted.
M. PROFPATRICKNDAVI, OTIENO DRODAWAFRANCISXAVIER. "Mati JKG, Mbugua S, Ndavi PM: Control of Cancer of the Cervix: Feasibility of screening for pre-malignant lesions in an Africa Environment, in virus-associated cancers in African IARC Scientific publications Nos 63:451, 1984.". In: J. of Ob. Gy. E & Centr Afric. 3(2); 63, 1984. EM Ngatia, LW Gathece, FG Macigo, TK Mulli, LN Mutara, EG Wagaiyu.; 1984. Abstract
PIP: This research report studies several biochemical and histochemical aspects of cervical carcinoma and explores their use in follow-up of patients undergoing radiotherapy. Material came from 19 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital. A control group consisted of 20 women matched for age who attended clinics at the hospital but were not suffering from any malignant disease; control tissue for histological examination was obtained from 3 women who had undergone hysterectomy for uterine fibroids. Biochemical assays for alkaline and acid phosphatases in patients with cervical carcinoma show an increase in alkaline phosphatase in carcinomatous tissue (35.7 umoles/hr/mg) as opposed to normal tissue (7.2). Acid phosphatase values were only moderately raised. Assays of the same enzymes in blood showed a less marked difference between patients and controls (ranges of 7.5-20.8 and 3-14, respectively). When examined histochemically, increased alkaline phosphatase activity was observed in connective tissue, epithelium of the glands and blood capillaries of tumor tissue. 1 section containing normal tissue bordering carcinomatous tissue demonstrated normal alkaline phosphatase activity in the normal tissue and increased activity in the tumor tissue. In summary, there is increased enzyme activity around the tumor areas, but values for serum levels show an overlap of normal and abnormal cases and are therefore not predictive. Results demonstrate a clear difference in activities of these enzymes in carcinomatous tissue and normal tissue, which may be of value in follow-up care.
B PROFOJWANGSHADRACK, OTIENO DRODAWAFRANCISXAVIER. "Mati JKG, Ojwang SBO, Odipo WS Present attitude towards female sterilization and projected in the next generation of Kenyan women. Proceedings of the second conference of the International Association of Voluntary Sterilization, Geneva 1973.". In: E. Afr. Med. J. 1978.55, 194. EM Ngatia, LW Gathece, FG Macigo, TK Mulli, LN Mutara, EG Wagaiyu.; 1973. Abstract
PIP: This research report studies several biochemical and histochemical aspects of cervical carcinoma and explores their use in follow-up of patients undergoing radiotherapy. Material came from 19 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital. A control group consisted of 20 women matched for age who attended clinics at the hospital but were not suffering from any malignant disease; control tissue for histological examination was obtained from 3 women who had undergone hysterectomy for uterine fibroids. Biochemical assays for alkaline and acid phosphatases in patients with cervical carcinoma show an increase in alkaline phosphatase in carcinomatous tissue (35.7 umoles/hr/mg) as opposed to normal tissue (7.2). Acid phosphatase values were only moderately raised. Assays of the same enzymes in blood showed a less marked difference between patients and controls (ranges of 7.5-20.8 and 3-14, respectively). When examined histochemically, increased alkaline phosphatase activity was observed in connective tissue, epithelium of the glands and blood capillaries of tumor tissue. 1 section containing normal tissue bordering carcinomatous tissue demonstrated normal alkaline phosphatase activity in the normal tissue and increased activity in the tumor tissue. In summary, there is increased enzyme activity around the tumor areas, but values for serum levels show an overlap of normal and abnormal cases and are therefore not predictive. Results demonstrate a clear difference in activities of these enzymes in carcinomatous tissue and normal tissue, which may be of value in follow-up care.
B PROFOJWANGSHADRACK, OTIENO DRODAWAFRANCISXAVIER. "Mati JKG, Ojwang SBO, Odipo WS Present attitude towards female sterilization and projected in the next generation of Kenyan women. Proceedings of the second conference of the International Association of Voluntary Sterilization, Geneva 1973.". In: East Afr Med J. 1977 Sep;54(9):472-5. Rao, W. O., Ogonji, J. A.. and Aywa, S.; 1973. Abstract
PIP: This research report studies several biochemical and histochemical aspects of cervical carcinoma and explores their use in follow-up of patients undergoing radiotherapy. Material came from 19 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital. A control group consisted of 20 women matched for age who attended clinics at the hospital but were not suffering from any malignant disease; control tissue for histological examination was obtained from 3 women who had undergone hysterectomy for uterine fibroids. Biochemical assays for alkaline and acid phosphatases in patients with cervical carcinoma show an increase in alkaline phosphatase in carcinomatous tissue (35.7 umoles/hr/mg) as opposed to normal tissue (7.2). Acid phosphatase values were only moderately raised. Assays of the same enzymes in blood showed a less marked difference between patients and controls (ranges of 7.5-20.8 and 3-14, respectively). When examined histochemically, increased alkaline phosphatase activity was observed in connective tissue, epithelium of the glands and blood capillaries of tumor tissue. 1 section containing normal tissue bordering carcinomatous tissue demonstrated normal alkaline phosphatase activity in the normal tissue and increased activity in the tumor tissue. In summary, there is increased enzyme activity around the tumor areas, but values for serum levels show an overlap of normal and abnormal cases and are therefore not predictive. Results demonstrate a clear difference in activities of these enzymes in carcinomatous tissue and normal tissue, which may be of value in follow-up care.
M. PROFPATRICKNDAVI, OTIENO DRODAWAFRANCISXAVIER. "Mati JKG, Sinei SK, Mulandi TN, Ndavi PM et al: Oral Contraceptive use and the risk of Malaria: East Africa Medical Journal 63:6:382, 1986.". In: MMed Thesis, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi, 1987. EM Ngatia, LW Gathece, FG Macigo, TK Mulli, LN Mutara, EG Wagaiyu.; 1986. Abstract

Part of a detailed analysis of 864 unmarried teenage mothers delivering in Pumwani Maternity Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital is presented. Teenage pregnancy amounted for 42.3% of all deliveries of unmarried mothers. Most teenage patients were above 16 years of age, had a religious background of wide coverage, had low quality antenatal care and low education. 94.6% were found to be primigravidas. This dominance has also been found by other workers. PIP: A prospective cross-sectional descriptive study of unmarried mothers delivering in Pumwani Maternity Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, from December 1986-April 1987, was conducted with a pretested open-ended questionnaire: the 864 teen mothers are described here. They ranged from 13.4-19 years, most were 17-19. 49.4% were Catholic and 45% Protestant. 88.5% attended prenatal clinics once; 51.5% attended 5 times, although only 13% went to hospital clinics for specialized care. For reasons for not going for prenatal care teens stated that they were too shy to undergo a clinical exam, afraid of parents' reaction, unaware of the pregnancy or of the existence of prenatal care, they had not menstruated, or were in school, in prison, or had long work hours. Most girls had primary education, and 97.9% had dropped out of school. 34% dropped out because of pregnancy, and 32% for lack of tuition fees. Reasons for dropping out of school were tabulated, encompassing a broad range of social problems such as war, death, divorce, alcoholism or illness of parents, no tuition or uniform funds, poor grades, and running away from school. In Africa, teen pregnancy is probably increasing because of decreasing age at menarche and relaxing of traditional values.

K DRKAHUHOSAMUEL. "Mati, J.K.G. and Kahuho, S.K.: .". In: J Obstet Gynaecol Br Commonw. 1974 Jan;81(1):57-60. Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer; 1974. Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence and pattern of eye diseases and visual impairment in the Nairobi Comprehensive Eye Care Services (NCES) Project; the catchment area of the Mbagathi District Eye Unit of Nairobi. Design: Community based survey conducted from October 15th to 31st 2007 Setting: Kibera and Dagoreti divisions of Nairobi City Subjects: 4200 people of all ages were randomly selected; 4056 were examined (96.6% response rate). 122 (2.9%) were not available and 15 (0.4%) declined to be examined. Results: Females: 54.2%, Males: 45.8%. Mean age; 22.4 years, SD; 16.5. Only 241(5.9%) aged >50years old. The leading eye disorders in Kibera and Dagoretti divisions are conjunctival disorders including allergic conjunctivitis and conjunctival growths. This was found to affect 7.6% of the subjects. This was followed by refractive errors found in 5.3% of the subjects. Cataract was found in 30 subjects (0.7%). Disorders of the retina and the optic nerve were found in 1.1% of the subjects and corneal disorders in 0.5%. The prevalence of visual impairment was 0.6%, severe visual impairment was 0.05% and blindness was 0.1%. This indicates that most of the ocular disorders encountered were not visually threatening. The main cause of visual impairment is refractive errors and the causes of severe visual impairment and blindness are cataract, corneal opacity and glaucoma. Conclusion: The population of the NCES is relatively young and the prevalence of blindness and visual impairment is low. The main cause of visual impairment was refractive errors and the causes of severe visual impairment and blindness were cataract, corneal opacity and glaucoma. Recommendations: The level of blindness in NCES is low and the project should focus more on rendering eye care and not treatment of blindness. There is need to address the issue of refractive errors as this was one of the main ocular problems encountered. In this survey, it was not possible to perform detailed refraction and hence it was recommend that a refractive error survey be conducted; especially in school going children.
JALEHA MRSJEFWAJUDITHJAI. "Matilda Na Salama. EAEP childrens Short Stories in Kiswahili.". In: Paper presented at Plant Biotechnology Workshop on . EAMJ; 1997. Abstract
A cross sectional study of 115 patients admitted at the Department of Orthopedics, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya was carried out to determine the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from infected wounds. The prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus was 33.0 %. The drugs tested and their corresponding sensitivity was amoxycillin (13.2 %), co-amoxyclav (39.5 %), oxacillin (55.3 %), erythromycin (44.7 %), gentamicin (60.5 %), ciprofloxacin (62.2 %), minocycline (86.8 %), cefuroxime (57.9 %), and clidamycin (84.2 %). These results show the sensitivity profile of Staphylococcus aureus and can be used to choose suitable drugs in the management of wounds for hospitalized patients.
Njubi DM, Wakhungu J, Badamana MS. "Mating decision support system using computer neural network model in Kenyan Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle.". 2009. Abstract

Knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) should provide not only accurate predictions but also comprehensible rules. In this paper, we demonstrate that the machine learning approach of rule extraction from a computer trained neural network system can successfully be applied to milk production analyses in dairy cattle. Such extracted knowledge should be useful in interpretation and understanding how the neural network (NN) model makes its decision. Data consisting of 6095 lactation records made by cows from 76 officially milk recorded Holstein Friesian herds in the period 1988-2005 were used to extract rules using neural network. Two different methods of attribute categorization; auto-class and the domain expert were used. For automated knowledge acquisition, rule induction used Weka software while SAS was used in domain expert. The neural nets were first trained to identify outputs for different inputs. The trained networks were then used for rule extraction. The study showed that the decision trees generated from the trained network had higher accuracy than decision trees created directly from the data. The study also indicated a need for a process to determine important inputs before using a neural net and showed that reduced input sets may produce more accurate neural nets and more compact decision trees. The “black-box” nature of neural networks was explained by extracting rules with both the domain expert and autoclass for both the continuous and the discrete valued inputs with rule sets performing better on the ‘low’ and ‘high’ levels. It follows from these analyses that performance at the two extremes was more important than average performance. It implied that the end user was particularly concerned with identifying mating with good potential and avoid mating with poor potential animals. The decision tree showed that when the herd performance was low then the foremost limiting factor was the dam performance whereas for medium and high herd performance sire level performance was the limiting factor. Through sensitivity analysis the most important and sensible factors with respect to productivity were sire breeding value and herd performance. It was, therefore, concluded that neural network rule extraction and decision tables were powerful management tools that allow the building of advanced and user-friendly decision-support systems for mating strategy designs and their evaluation.

Stephen F Omondi, Odee DW, Ongamo GO, Kanya JI, Khasa DP. "Mating patterns of the gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal synonym Senegalia senegal) in two different habitats." New Forests. 2018;49(1):53-65.
Stephen F Omondi, Ongamo GO, Khasa DP. "Mating patterns of the gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal synonym Senegalia senegal) in two different habitats." New forests. 2018;49(1):53-65.
ODHIAMBO MRMATINIA. "Matini A.O. Equipment Maintenance - "A Practical Approach".". In: Conference NUSESA- Training Workshop for Scientific Equipment Users, Asmara, Eritrea, 3rd November 2003. J. Kenya Meteorological Soc; 2003. Abstract
In this paper, equipment maintenance is defined as an art, a practical enterprise. The paper will not deal with the important and supportive policy framework on equipment maintenance, rather the actual exercise. The importance of operational equipment cannot be overemphasized. Such equipment ensures reliable scientific research results, hence a good laboratory. The maintenance and servicing of such equipment will thus be paramount. This paper will, in a simple way, try to discuss: WHY equipment should be maintained, HOW this should be done, WHEN the task could be carried out and WHO does the job. It is in the understanding of what equipment maintenance entails that due regard will be accorded it. It should therefore be the onus of those responsible, the stakeholders, to consider scientific equipment as a very central player in scientific research, and so give its maintenance utmost attention.
W. MRMATIVOMARTIN. "MATIVO, M.W. (1995).". In: Unpublished. University of Nairobi.; 1995. Abstract
A retrospective study of the hospital records revealed that 39 cases of mandibular fractures presented at Kisii District Hospital during a two-year period. 27 cases were due to interpersonal violence while road traffic accidents and accidental falls accounted for 9 and 3 of the cases respectively. The male ratio was 2.9:1. Majority (26 cases) of the patients were aged between 20 and 39 years. The commonly involved fracture site was the left body of the mandible accounting for 20 of the fractures.
MBAABU DRMATHIUPETER. "Matsunaga, C,; Mathiu, P.M.; Whittow, G.C. and Tazawa, H. (1989). Oxygen uptake of Brown Noddy (Anous Stolidus) embryos in a quasiequilibrium state of lowered ambient temperature. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A93(4):709-710.". In: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Conference, September 1990 Kabete Campus. Elsevier; 1989. Abstract
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Traditional medicines play an important role in the management of chronically painful and debilitating joint conditions, particularly in the rural Africa. However, their potential use as sources of medicines has not been fully exploited. The present study was carried to find the medicinal plants traditionally used to manage chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties in Kenya. Materials and methods: To obtain this ethnobotanical information, 30 consenting traditional herbal med-ical practitioners were interviewed exclusively on medicinal plant use in the management of chronic joint pains, in a pre-planned workshop. Results and discussion: In this survey, a total of 37 plants belonging to 32 genera and 23 families were cited as being important for treatment of chronic joint pains. The most commonly cited plant species were Pavetta crassipes K. Schum, Strychnos henningsii Gilg., Carissa spinarum L., Fagaropsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milve-Redh. and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth., Amaranthus albus L., Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr., Grewia fallax K. Schum., Lactuca capensis, Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) O. Jeffrey, Lippia kituiensis Vatke, Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. and Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. are documented for the first time as being important in the management of chronic joint pains. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that a variety of medicinal plants are used in the management of chronic joint pains and the main mode of administration is oral. Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey; Medicinal plants; Chronic joint pains; Rheumatoid arthritis; Akamba; Machakos-Kenya
ABDEL PROFMALEKADELKAMEL. "Matta WM, Saleh MM, Shamikh R, Ali SS, Abdel Malek AK. 1986. The influence of deprivation of light on the brain. Intern Conf Anatom Society W Africa. Nigeria, Nov. 1986.". In: Intern Conf Anatom Society W Africa. Nigeria, Nov. 1986. John Benjamins Publishing Company; 1986. Abstract
A sample of 166 normal adult males and females was taken from different colleges of Assiut representing those living in upper Egypt. Each subject has been studied for measurements of stature (S), hand length (HL) and hand breadth (HB). The data were statistically analysed in order to assess the relationship between stature and hand measurements. The correlation matrix of the study indicates close similarity of the relationship between stature and hand measurements in both sexes and in both sides. A generalized multiple regression equation has been designed to estimate stature from values of hand length and hand breadth regardless of sex or side in the form: S = 34.5 + 5.77 HL + 2.7 HB +/- 5.1. This equation may be helpful to obtain approximate stature when there is difficulty in obtaining a direct measurement or where there is a chance print of a criminal or an amputated hand or arm.
O. PROFNDINYA-ACHOLAJ. "Mattson CL, Bailey RC, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S.A nested case-control study of sexual practices and risk factors for prevalent HIV-1 infection among young men in Kisumu, Kenya.Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Oct;34(10):731-6.". In: Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Oct;34(10):731-6. IBIMA Publishing; 2007. Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate sexual practices and risk factors for prevalent HIV infection among young men in Kisumu, Kenya. GOAL: The goal of this study was to identify behaviors associated with HIV in Kisumu to maximize the effectiveness of future prevention programs. STUDY DESIGN: Lifetime sexual histories were collected from a nested sample of 1337 uncircumcised participants within the context of a randomized controlled trial of male circumcision to reduce HIV incidence. RESULTS: Sixty-five men (5%) tested positive for HIV. Multiple logistic regression revealed the following independent predictors of HIV: older age, less education, being married, being Catholic, >4 lifetime sex partners, prior treatment for an STI, sex during partner's menstruation, ever practicing bloodletting, and receipt of a medical injection in the last 6 months. Prior HIV testing and postcoital cleansing were protective. CONCLUSIONS: This analysis confirms the importance of established risk factors for HIV and identifies practices that warrant further investigation.

O. PROFNDINYA-ACHOLAJ. "Mattson CL, Campbell RT, Bailey RC, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S.Risk compensation is not associated with male circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya: a multi-faceted assessment of men enrolled in a randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE. 2008 Jun 18;3(6):e244.". In: PLoS ONE. 2008 Jun 18;3(6):e2443. IBIMA Publishing; 2008. Abstractrisk_compensation_is_not_associated_with_male_circumcision_in_kisumu_kenya_a_multi-faceted_assessment_of_men_enrolled_in_a_randomized_controlled_tria.pdf

BACKGROUND: Three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have confirmed that male circumcision (MC) significantly reduces acquisition of HIV-1 infection among men. The objective of this study was to perform a comprehensive, prospective evaluation of risk compensation, comparing circumcised versus uncircumcised controls in a sample of RCT participants. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between March 2004 and September 2005, we systematically recruited men enrolled in a RCT of MC in Kenya. Detailed sexual histories were taken using a modified Timeline Followback approach at baseline, 6, and 12 months. Participants provided permission to obtain circumcision status and laboratory results from the RCT. We evaluated circumcised and uncircumcised men's sexual behavior using an 18-item risk propensity score and acquisition of incident infections of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Of 1780 eligible RCT participants, 1319 enrolled (response rate = 74%). At the baseline RCT visit, men who enrolled in the sub-study reported the same sexual behaviors as men who did not. We found a significant reduction in sexual risk behavior among both circumcised and uncircumcised men from baseline to 6 (p<0.01) and 12 (p = 0.05) months post-enrollment. Longitudinal analyses indicated no statistically significant differences between sexual risk propensity scores or in incident infections of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis between circumcised and uncircumcised men. These results are based on the most comprehensive analysis of risk compensation yet done. CONCLUSION: In the context of a RCT, circumcision did not result in increased HIV risk behavior. Continued monitoring and evaluation of risk compensation associated with circumcision is needed as evidence supporting its' efficacy is disseminated and MC is widely promoted for HIV prevention.

O. PROFNDINYA-ACHOLAJ. "Mattson CL, Campbell RT, Bailey RC, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S.Risk compensation is not associated with male circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya: a multi-faceted assessment of men enrolled in a randomized controlled trial.PLoS ONE. 2008 Jun 18;3(6):e2443.". In: PLoS ONE. 2008 Jun 18;3(6):e2443. IBIMA Publishing; 2008. Abstract

BACKGROUND: Three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have confirmed that male circumcision (MC) significantly reduces acquisition of HIV-1 infection among men. The objective of this study was to perform a comprehensive, prospective evaluation of risk compensation, comparing circumcised versus uncircumcised controls in a sample of RCT participants. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between March 2004 and September 2005, we systematically recruited men enrolled in a RCT of MC in Kenya. Detailed sexual histories were taken using a modified Timeline Followback approach at baseline, 6, and 12 months. Participants provided permission to obtain circumcision status and laboratory results from the RCT. We evaluated circumcised and uncircumcised men's sexual behavior using an 18-item risk propensity score and acquisition of incident infections of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Of 1780 eligible RCT participants, 1319 enrolled (response rate = 74%). At the baseline RCT visit, men who enrolled in the sub-study reported the same sexual behaviors as men who did not. We found a significant reduction in sexual risk behavior among both circumcised and uncircumcised men from baseline to 6 (p<0.01) and 12 (p = 0.05) months post-enrollment. Longitudinal analyses indicated no statistically significant differences between sexual risk propensity scores or in incident infections of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis between circumcised and uncircumcised men. These results are based on the most comprehensive analysis of risk compensation yet done. CONCLUSION: In the context of a RCT, circumcision did not result in increased HIV risk behavior. Continued monitoring and evaluation of risk compensation associated with circumcision is needed as evidence supporting its' efficacy is disseminated and MC is widely promoted for HIV prevention.

O. PROFNDINYA-ACHOLAJ. "Mattson CL, Campbell RT, Karabatsos G, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S, Bailey RC.Scaling Sexual Behavior or "Sexual Risk Propensity" Among Men at Risk for HIV in Kisumu, Kenya.AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print].". In: AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]. IBIMA Publishing; 2008. Abstract

We present a scale to measure sexual risk behavior or "sexual risk propensity" to evaluate risk compensation among men engaged in a randomized clinical trial of male circumcision. This statistical approach can be used to represent each respondent's level of sexual risk behavior as the sum of his responses on multiple dichotomous and rating scale (i.e. ordinal) items. This summary "score" can be used to summarize information on many sexual behaviors or to evaluate changes in sexual behavior with respect to an intervention. Our 18 item scale demonstrated very good reliability (Cronbach's alpha of 0.87) and produced a logical, unidimensional continuum to represent sexual risk behavior. We found no evidence of differential item function at different time points (except for reporting a concurrent partners when comparing 6 and 12 month follow-up visits) or with respect to the language with which the instrument was administered. Further, we established criterion validity by demonstrating a statistically significant association between the risk scale and the acquisition of incident sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at the 6 month follow-up and HIV at the 12 month follow-up visits. This method has broad applicability to evaluate sexual risk behavior in the context of other HIV and STI prevention interventions (e.g. microbicide or vaccine trials), or in response to treatment provision (e.g., anti-retroviral therapy).

O. PROFNDINYA-ACHOLAJ. "Mattson CL, Campbell RT, Karabatsos G, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S, Bailey RC.Scaling Sexual Behavior or "Sexual Risk Propensity" Among Men at Risk for HIV in Kisumu, Kenya.AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print].". In: AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]. IBIMA Publishing; 2008. Abstractscaling_sexual_behavior_or_sexual_risk_propensity_among_men_at_risk_for_hiv_in_kisumu_kenya.pdf

We present a scale to measure sexual risk behavior or "sexual risk propensity" to evaluate risk compensation among men engaged in a randomized clinical trial of male circumcision. This statistical approach can be used to represent each respondent's level of sexual risk behavior as the sum of his responses on multiple dichotomous and rating scale (i.e. ordinal) items. This summary "score" can be used to summarize information on many sexual behaviors or to evaluate changes in sexual behavior with respect to an intervention. Our 18 item scale demonstrated very good reliability (Cronbach's alpha of 0.87) and produced a logical, unidimensional continuum to represent sexual risk behavior. We found no evidence of differential item function at different time points (except for reporting a concurrent partners when comparing 6 and 12 month follow-up visits) or with respect to the language with which the instrument was administered. Further, we established criterion validity by demonstrating a statistically significant association between the risk scale and the acquisition of incident sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at the 6 month follow-up and HIV at the 12 month follow-up visits. This method has broad applicability to evaluate sexual risk behavior in the context of other HIV and STI prevention interventions (e.g. microbicide or vaccine trials), or in response to treatment provision (e.g., anti-retroviral therapy).

Anderson TR, Slotkin TA. "Maturation of the adrenal medulla--IV. Effects of morphine." Biochem. Pharmacol.. 1975;24(16):1469-74.
Anderson TR, Slotkin TA. "Maturation of the adrenal medulla--IV. Effects of morphine." Biochem. Pharmacol.. 1975;24(16):1469-74.
GEOFFREY DRKIRONCHI. "Matuva, D, G. Kironchi and L. MacOpiyo. 1997. Environmental impact assessment for swamps drainage in Laikipia District. Technical Report. ASAL Programme, Laikipia District.". In: Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Asian Economic and Social Society; 1997.
Ngugi M. "Mau Mau.". In: Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO; 2008.
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MARY MWIANDI, George G. "Mau Mau Revolution.". In: Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest 1600 to the present . New York: Immanuel Ness Publishers; 2009.
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "The Mau Water Tower.". In: J. of Obs & Gyne of Eastern and Central Africa Vol 6 No. 1 ; 1987, 47. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 2009. Abstract
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Mungania G. Maudhui Mbalimbali Katika Ushairi wa Mathias E. Mnyampala (Penda-Chako). Nairobi: University of Nairobi.; Forthcoming.
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K PROFIMUNGIJASPER. "Maundu, P.M., E.I. Njiro, J.A. Chweya, J.K. Imungi and E.N. Seme. 1999. Traditional green leafy vegetables of Kenya. In Chweya J.A. and Eyzaguirre, P.B. Eds. The Biodiversity of Traditional Leafy Vegetables pp. 51-83. IPGRI, Rome, Italy.". In: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute Newsletter for Sub-Saharan Africa, Issue 17Rome, Italy. Canadian Center of Science and Education; 1999. Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo (Editor), Technical Training and Work Experience in Kenya: Proceedings of a Seminar Held at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, May 21-22, 1987. Nairobi: DANIDA, June, 1987. (87 pp.).". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1987. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo and Mogens Buch-Hansen (Eds.), Towards Integrated Development in Kitui: A Socio-Economic Situation Analysis of Selected Sublocations in Kitui District, Kenya. Vols. I (106 pp.)and II (194 pp.) Nairobi and Copenhagen: DANIDA/ KIDP, JUNE 1992.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1992. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Demand-Supply Linkages for Scientific and Technical Skills in Kenya: Constraints, Opportunities and Discontinuities" (pp. 389-403). In a book by Denise Weiner (ed.), The Role of Scientific and Engineering Societies in Development. Washington.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1985. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Hadith 4: Politics and Nationalism in Colonial Kenya (edited by Bethwell A. Ogot)." A review in Kenya Historical Review. Vol. 2, No. 2, 1974 (pp. 299-303).". In: In African Journal of Sociology, Vol. I, No. 1 & 2, May. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1974. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Linking Training to Employment: A Case Study of the Employment-Creation Activities of the ILO/SDSR project in Kenya, with particular Attention to Maseno and Kiranga Youth Polytechnics". (Nairobi, ILO/SDSR Project, November 1989). 30 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1989. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Popularizing Traditional African Foods for Industrial Development in Kenya: Constraints and Opportunities" (Pp. 21-33).". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1996. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Random Access Power: The Promise and the Pitfalls" (Pp.163-181) In Heidi Willer, Till Forster and Claudio Ortner-Buchberger (Eds.), Macht der Identitat - Identitat der Macht: Politische Prozesse und Kulturelle Wandel in Afrika (The Power of .". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1995. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Skill Acquisition in the Informal Sector: Target Group Identification and Project Feasibility Survey, Mombasa Town, Kenya". Nairobi: ILO/Skill Development for Self-Reliance Project, August 1991. 31 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1991. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Social and Labour Conditions in Small and Medium Scale Printing and Allied Firms in Kenya". (Dar-Es-Salaam: ILO Area Office, December 1989). 28 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1989. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Socio-Economic Factors in the Development and Diffusion of New Wood/Charcoal Stoves: Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations." In African Journal of Sociology, Vol. II, No. 2, November, 1982 (pp. 159-185).". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1982. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "The Dialectic of Size and Structure: The Case of Kenya's State Bureaucracy.".". In: In African Journal of Sociology, Vol. I, No. 1 & 2, May. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1981. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, "Toward a Theory of the Memetic Sphere," pp. 143-154.". In: Hekima: Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 2 Number 2 of February 2005. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 2005. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, A Study of Formal Sector Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya, 1990. Report to USAID/Kenya, May 1992. 142 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1992. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Alternative Approaches to Family Planning Service Delivery in Kenya. ( Nairobi: Family Planning Private Sector -FPPS). 45 pp.April.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1990. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, and S.W. Acuda, Epidemiology of Drug Use and Abuse: Final Report of a Pilot Study of Nairobi City and Kyaume Sub-location, Kenya. ( Nairobi: 1983). (study funded by United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control, UNFDAC, based in Vienna, Austria).". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1983. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Contractors' Capabilities and Capacities in Connection with the Maintenance Project for Rural Health Facilities in Three Pilot Districts in Kenya: South Nyanza, Kilifi and Kwale Districts. (Nairobi: Ministry of Health, PIU, August 1990). 128 .". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1990. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Flame Hands (Poems). Nairobi: EAPH, 1975. (79 pp.).". In: In African Journal of Sociology, Vol. I, No. 1 & 2, May. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1975. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Man Without Blood (Poems). Nairobi: KLB, 1975. (75 pp.).". In: In African Journal of Sociology, Vol. I, No. 1 & 2, May. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1975. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Poverty Reduction and Employment Creation. Nairobi: UNDP, June 1997. 76 pp.". In: Hekima: Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 2 Number 2 of February 2005. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1997. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Reconnaissance of Jua Kali Support Activities in Kenya. (Nairobi: DANIDA, September, 1988). 88 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1988. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Technical Training and Work Experience in Kenya: A national Tracer Study of the Leavers of Harambee Institutes of Technology and Youth Polytechnics. (Nairobi: DANIDA, December 1986). 294 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1986. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Television Broadcasting in East Africa: Airtime Allocation to Local and Foreign Programmes, January-March 2002. Nairobi: Development Through Media 139 pp.[Funded by the Finnish Embassy].". In: Hekima: Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 2 Number 2 of February 2005. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 2003. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, The Burden of Dependence: A Household Survey of Unemployed Dependents in Urban and Rural Kenya. (1994). Funded by Ford Foundation. (41 PP.).". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1994. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, The Utilization of Rural Health Facilities in South Nyanza, Kilifi and Kwale Districts - Kenya. (Nairobi: Ministry of Health/DANIDA, PIU, August 1990). 63pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1990. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Tracer Study of ILO/KYTEC Clients in Selected Districts in Kenya, 1992-93. Draft Final Report to ILO/KYTEC, Nairobi. (November 1993). 58 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1993. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
ONYALO PROFYAMBOMAURI. "Mauri Yambo, Training Needs Assessment of the Kenyan Informal Sector (Nairobi: KIE, KREP, KIM and MTTAT, December 1991). 129 pp.". In: In POST (A journal of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences) Volume XI Number 1 of 1986. University of Nairobi Press, Open and Distance Learning; 1991. Abstract
{ This paper proposes a new theory, a theory of the memetic sphere; and outlines its main features, based on library research. In Dawkinsian parlance, memes are ideas, phrases and sentences with a gene-like capacity to replicate. The theory maps the chain-reaction in the form of which this replication becomes what we know as the information explosion, and attempts to show what lies beyond the explosion. No known study has highlighted the similitudes between the memetic sphere and the physical universe. The theory is summarized in an Einsteinian equation
N DRNYANGERIEZEKIELE. "Mavura, W. J. and Tiffani Bailey (2004). Fluoride Contamination in Drinking Water in the Rift Valley, Kenya and Evaluation of the Efficiency of a Locally Manufactured Defluoridation Filter. Journal of Civil Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricul.". In: Journal of Civil Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. African Wildlife Foundation. Nairobi; 2004. Abstract
This study set out to examine the policy position in Kenyan health care financing, with regard to implementation of the proposed social health scheme (NSHIF) and its performance potential. The specific objectives were to: examine the existing social scheme (NHIF), its role and challenges in health care financing; establish whether or not Kenya has the key pre-requisites for introduction and sustainability of a social health scheme and to provide recommendations on the way forward. This was largely a desk study, supplemented with limited primary data from key informants. The analysis indicates that: i) For a universal social health plan to be sustainable, favorable economic indicators and availability of essential infrastructures are critical prerequisites. Resources must be available, government must be in a position to afford high subsidies, the population must be ready to pay high premiums and the supply of health services must be adequate to cater for the expected increase in demand; ii) Countries that have successfully embraced social health plans introduced their schemes carefully and gradually (overtime) in terms of coverage; iii) Kenya compares unfavorably with these countries in terms of prerequisites for sustainability of a social health scheme, due largely to a poor economy, high poverty levels and shortfalls in facilities and services. The study concludes that Kenya lacks the key prerequisites for introducing and sustaining a universal social health scheme. The scheme can hardly be supported by the current status of the economy and healthcare infrastructures. The study recommends: i) Expansion and development of health care infrastructural capacities through subsidies and tax concessions for those investing in health care and providing subsidized services, particularly to the poor and rehabilitation of the GoK facilities; ii) Increasing the health budget from 7 per cent of government expenditure to above 10 per cent and directing more resources and efforts towards preventive/promotive and primary health care (P&PH); and iii) Other recommendations include subjecting the proposed scheme to an actuarial evaluation and comprehensive policy plan in order to determine the attendant and corresponding premium and benefit levels and pursuing a phased approach in the implementation of the scheme.
GICHOHI DRMBUTHIAPAUL. "Mavuti S.K., Mbuthia, P.G., Waruiru R.M., Njagi, L.W., Mutune M.N., Otieno R.O., and Msoffe, P.L.M. 2012. Prevalence of haemoparasites in free-ranged local ducks. In the Proceedings of the Faculty of Veterinary medicine, UON, CAVS, 8th Biennial Scientific.". In: 1994 Apr;71(4):253-5.PMID: 8062774 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. International Scholarly Research Network; 2012. Abstract
This study was carried out to verify the possibility that ducks are sources of Newcastle disease (ND) virus infection for chickens in mixed flocks. Immunosuppressed (IS) and non immunosuppressed (NIS) birds, at three different antibody levels (medium, low and absent) were used; the titres having been induced through vaccination, and Immunosuppression done using dexamethazone. Each of the 3 respective groups was further divided into 2 groups of about 12 ducks each: one challenged with velogenic ND virus; the other not challenged. Selected ducks fromall groups had their antibody titres monitored serially using hemagglutination inhibition test, while two birds from each of the challenged groups were killed and respective tissues processed for ND viral recovery, using chicken embryo fibroblasts. In general, antibody titres of IS and NIS challenged ducks were significantly higher than their unchallenged counterparts (P<0.05). Non-challenged pre-immunised ducks had a progressive decrease in antibody levels; non-immunised ducks did not seroconvert. Newcastle disease virus was isolated from livers and kidneys of the challenged ducks throughout the experimental period; indicating a possibility of viral excretion, especially when the birds are stressed. It, therefore, provides another possible model of viral circulation within mixed flocks.
GICHOHI DRMBUTHIAPAUL. "Mavuti S.K., Mbuthia, P.G., Waruiru R.M., Njagi, L.W., Mutune M.N., Otieno R.O., and Msoffe, P.L.M., Byarugaba D.K., and Aning G.K. 2012. Prevalence and pathology of Echinophaga gallinacea in free-range local ducks. In the Proceedings of the Faculty of Ve.". In: 1994 Apr;71(4):253-5.PMID: 8062774 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. International Scholarly Research Network; 2012. Abstract
This study was carried out to verify the possibility that ducks are sources of Newcastle disease (ND) virus infection for chickens in mixed flocks. Immunosuppressed (IS) and non immunosuppressed (NIS) birds, at three different antibody levels (medium, low and absent) were used; the titres having been induced through vaccination, and Immunosuppression done using dexamethazone. Each of the 3 respective groups was further divided into 2 groups of about 12 ducks each: one challenged with velogenic ND virus; the other not challenged. Selected ducks fromall groups had their antibody titres monitored serially using hemagglutination inhibition test, while two birds from each of the challenged groups were killed and respective tissues processed for ND viral recovery, using chicken embryo fibroblasts. In general, antibody titres of IS and NIS challenged ducks were significantly higher than their unchallenged counterparts (P<0.05). Non-challenged pre-immunised ducks had a progressive decrease in antibody levels; non-immunised ducks did not seroconvert. Newcastle disease virus was isolated from livers and kidneys of the challenged ducks throughout the experimental period; indicating a possibility of viral excretion, especially when the birds are stressed. It, therefore, provides another possible model of viral circulation within mixed flocks.
Wamitila KW. Mawazo ya Kurumbiza na Hadithi Nyingine. Nairobi: Vide~Muwa Publishers Ltd.; 2018.
Guthua SW, Kamau MW, NGANGA P. "Maxillary Alveolar cleft grafting in cleft lip and palate: Options of bone graft and soft tissue coverage." Kenya Dental Association Journal. 2019.
A DRODHIAMBOWALTER. "Maxillary obturator prosthesis rehabilitation following maxillectomy for ameloblastoma: case series of five patients. Int J Prosthodont. 2004 Jul-Aug;17(4):464-8.". In: Int J Prosthodont. 2004 Jul-Aug;17(4):464-8. Journal of Public Health Policy; 2004. Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern and characteristics of patients admitted with firearm injuries (FAIs) and establish the morbidity and mortality associated with these injuries. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), January 2004 to December 2005. SUBJECTS: All patients admitted with physically evident firearm injury. RESULTS: There were a total of 717 patients recorded with FAIs constituting 0.6% of the total number of patients seen in the casualty. Of these, 421 (58.7%) were admitted and treated as in- patients. A firearm was used in 6.7% of the 6300 assault cases recorded in 2004 and in 9.7% of the 3079 cases recorded in 2005. The increase from 6.7% in 2004 to 9.7% in 2005 was statistically significant (p < 0.05). There were 370 (87.9%) males and 49 (11.6%) females giving a male to female ratio of 7.5:1. The mean age was 29.7 +/- 10.9 years with a range of 3 to 66 years. At least 262 (62.2%) of the 421 admitted FAI casualties were treated under general anaesthesia (GA). The average duration of operation per patient was 2 +/- 1.5 hours. CONCLUSION: FAIs are on the increase and affect all age groups but is largely a disease of a young male adult in the 3rd and 4th decade of life. Mortality is higher with increasing age while female victims are fewer but on average six years younger than males. The lower extremities are the commonest target among the survivors. However, abdominal wounds tend to be the most lethal, accounting for greater mortality.

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