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dc.contributor.authorCarboo, Janet Adede
dc.contributor.authorLombard, Martani
dc.contributor.authorConradie, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorDolman, Robin Claire
dc.contributor.authorRicci, Cristian
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-13T11:55:16Z
dc.date.available2020-10-13T11:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationCarboo, J.A. et al. 2020. Evaluation of the treatment guidelines, practices and outcomes of complicated severe acute malnutrition in children aged 0-59 months in sub-Saharan Africa: a study protocol for the SAMAC study. Pan African medical journal, 36: Art. #241. [https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2020.36.241.19584]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1937-8688
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/35955
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/DownloadFile.php?Type=Art&PdfTarget=36-241-19584
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2020.36.241.19584
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: in hospitals across Africa, the case fatality rates of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have remained consistently high (over 20%), despite the existence of the WHO treatment guideline. This has been attributed to inconsistencies in the implementation of the WHO treatment guidelines in sub-Saharan African countries. In spite of this awareness, the SAM treatment guidelines adopted by various sub-Saharan African countries and hospitals are unknown. Knowledge of the exact treatment practices employed in the management of SAM in different hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa is not known. This study aims to investigate the admission criteria, in-patient treatment guidelines and practices and outcomes of complicated SAM in sub-Saharan African children aged 0-59 months. Methods: this is an observational study which involves the extraction of admission, treatment and discharge data from the medical records of infants and children aged 0-59 months diagnosed and treated for complicated SAM in sub-Saharan Africa. This information is being used to develop a comprehensive database on the treatment of complicated SAM across sub-Saharan Africa. Information on the national and hospital guidelines for the treatment of complicated SAM is also collected. Results: results of this study will serve as a useful resource on the true reflection of the treatment of complicated SAM across sub-Saharan Africa and will provide valuable information for optimising SAM treatment. Conclusion: in order to advocate best practice and reduce SAM-related mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, the identification of the different diagnostic and treatment methods and respective outcomes across different hospitals and countries is imperativeen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPan African Medical Journalen_US
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectSevere acute malnutritionen_US
dc.subjectMedical complicationsen_US
dc.subjectTreatment guidelinesen_US
dc.subjectTreatment practicesen_US
dc.subjectMortalityen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of the treatment guidelines, practices and outcomes of complicated severe acute malnutrition in children aged 0-59 months in sub-Saharan Africa: a study protocol for the SAMAC studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID28272374 - Carboo, Janet Adede
dc.contributor.researchID25719815 - Lombard, Martani Johanni
dc.contributor.researchID10676287 - Dolman, Robin Claire
dc.contributor.researchID29790514 - Ricci, Cristian
dc.contributor.researchID25872273 - Conradie, Cornelia


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