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Clinical topics related to Oromo culture.

Clinical Pearl: Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients
A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.
Clinical Pearl: Uvulectomy
A short clinical pearl on a tradition surgery, uvulectomy, performed in some African and middle eastern countries.
Clinical Pearl: Skin Decorations in East African Patients
A short clinical pearl about the use of henna as skin decoration.
Diabetes in the Eritrean and Ethiopian Community: Cultural Information and Recommendations for Diabetes Educators
Article addressing some of the unique cultural factors in the Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrant communities of Seattle that impact diabetes self-management.
Ethiopian Traditional and Herbal Medications and their Interactions with Conventional Drugs
This article discusses the use of traditional medicine by Ethiopian immigrant patients in conjunction with conventional medications. A table is included that describes herbs and spices commonly used in traditional medicine and potential interactions with conventional medications.
Oromo Immigrants and Breast Feeding Information for American Health Care Providers
Information about Oromo practices and beliefs about breastfeeding.
Oromo Tuberculosis Cultural Profile
Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Oromo immigrants living in Seattle, WA.
Peripartum and Infant Care Issues and Practices among Refugee Groups in Seattle
Some traditional practices around pregnancy and infant care in Southeast Asian and East African groups in Seattle.
Stigma and HIV Care in America's African-born Community
A recorded webinar (1hr 7 min; requires Adobe Connect Add-in) presented by Roxanne Kerani, MD, MPH as part of The AIDS Clinical Conference series at Harborview Medical Center. Includes information about the African-born population in King County (demography; HIV epidemiology), stigma (background; in the African-born population; and the HIV care continuum), non-stigma barriers to care, and strategies to improve engagement in care.
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