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Stephen Akangah, MD
Stephen Akangah, MD

ENT Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. Email: [email protected]

Number of Entries : 2

LATE DIAGNOSIS: THE PATIENT FACTOR

One of the most frustrating and stressful aspects of medical practice in the Tropics (and indeed in any part of the world) is when treatable disease conditions lead to death. Such a situation may arise as a result of what Doctors call “late presentations” of disease. In nine out of ten cases, this is due to the “Patient Factor”. The “Patient Factor” is simply a set of events or actions imputable to the pati ...

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Self-medication: the other side of the coin

There is ample anecdotal evidence pointing to the fact that the practice of self-medication ( which simply connotes the use of medication without medical advice)  is widespread. It cuts across all cultures regardless of their level of development and the accessibility of healthcare. All types of medications are involved : pharmaceutical drugs, herbal preparations etc… etc… Self-medication  is an interesting ...

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