Tenwek Hospital encourages the different teams serving within the hospital to engage in research within the different medical fields. For us, participating in research is important because it is
through research that:
• We develop knowledge and learn
• We gain understanding of various issues and increase public awareness about the same
• We are able to gauge the success of treatment remedies
• We are able to diagnose diseases and health problems
• We are able to prevent the development or recurrence of some diseases
• We are able to increase the survival rate of patients
• Improve the quality of life for people living with illnesses
Some of the studies our research teams have participated in include: – “Tea Temperature (A possible factor in esophageal cancer)” – “Colon and rectal Cancer” – “Esophageal stent placement for esophageal cancer” – “Corneal Transplant” – “Burr hole craniotomy for chronic blood clots on the brain” – “Helping Babies Breathe” – “Small bowel and large bowel twisting”
Esophageal Squamous Dysplasia is Common in Asymptomatic Kenyans: A Prospective, Community-Based, Cross-Sectional Study. – PubMed – NCBI – “early dysplasia in Bomet County”