Publications

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Evaluation of a chest radiograph reading and recording system for tuberculosis in a HIV-positive cohort.

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AIM: To assess the impact of introducing a chest radiograph reading and recording system (CRRS) with a short training session, on the accuracy and inter-reader variability of tuberculosis (TB) interpretation of chest radiographs (CXRs)

Authors: Kosack CS Spijker S Halton J Bonnet M Nicholas S Chetcuti K Mesic A Brant WE Joekes E Andronikou S
Journal Reference: Clinical radiology 2017 Jun ; 72(6); 519.e1-519.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2017.01.008. Epub 2017 02 21
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Surveillance of HIV-1 pol transmitted drug resistance in acutely and recently infected antiretroviral drug-naïve persons in rural western Kenya.

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HIV-1 transmitted drug resistance (TDR) is of increasing public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa with the rollout of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy.

Authors: Onywera H Maman D Inzaule S Auma E Were K Fredrick H Owiti P Opollo V Etard JF Mukui I Kim AA Zeh C
Journal Reference: PloS one 2017 ; 12(2); e0171124. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171124. Epub 2017 02 08
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Evaluation of the SD Bioline TB Ag MPT64 test for identification of complex from liquid cultures in Southwestern Uganda.

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BACKGROUND: To confirm presence of complex, some tuberculosis culture laboratories still rely on para-nitrobenzoic acid (PNB), a traditional technique that requires sub-culturing of clinical isolates and two to three weeks to give res

Authors: Orikiriza P Nyehangane D Atwine D Kisakye JJ Kassaza K Amumpaire JM Boum Y
Journal Reference: African journal of laboratory medicine 2017 ; 6(2); 383. doi: 10.4102/ajlm.v6i2.383. Epub 2017 03 31
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Neighborhood-targeted and case-triggered use of a single dose of oral cholera vaccine in an urban setting: Feasibility and vaccine coverage.

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INTRODUCTION: In June 2015, a cholera outbreak was declared in Juba, South Sudan. In addition to standard outbreak control measures, oral cholera vaccine (OCV) was proposed.

Authors: Parker LA Rumunu J Jamet C Kenyi Y Lino RL Wamala JF Mpairwe AM Muller V Llosa AE Uzzeni F Luquero FJ Ciglenecki I Azman AS
Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017 Jun ; 11(6); e0005652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005652. Epub 2017 06 08
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Data-Driven Models of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Dynamics: A Review.

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Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) threatens animal health and leads to considerable economic losses worldwide. Progress towards minimizing both veterinary and financial impact of the disease will be made with targeted disease control policies.

Authors: Pomeroy LW Bansal S Tildesley M Moreno-Torres KI Moritz M Xiao N Carpenter TE Garabed RB
Journal Reference: Transboundary and emerging diseases 2017 Jun ; 64(3); 716-728. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12437. Epub 2015 11 18
dynamical models foot-and-mouth disease virus targeted control transmission
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Health care workers' perceptions of point-of-care testing in a low-income country-A qualitative study in Southwestern Uganda.

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BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) tests have become increasingly available and more widely used in recent years.

Authors: Rasti R Nanjebe D Karlström J Muchunguzi C Mwanga-Amumpaire J Gantelius J Mårtensson A Rivas L Galban F Reuterswärd P Andersson Svahn H Alvesson HM Boum Y Alfvén T
Journal Reference: PloS one 2017 ; 12(7); e0182005. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182005. Epub 2017 07 27
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The gender, social and cultural influences on the management and use of unconditional cash transfers in Niger: a qualitative study.

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OBJECTIVE: The current qualitative study aimed to identify gender, social and cultural influences on the management and use of unconditional cash transfers as part of a prospective intervention study in Niger.

Authors: Scott J Marquer C Berthe F Ategbo EA Grais RF Langendorf C
Journal Reference: Public health nutrition 2017 Jun ; 20(9); 1657-1665. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017000337. Epub 2017 03 06
Cash transfer Food insecurity Gender Malnutrition Niger Nutrition intervention
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Improved Neonatal Mortality at a District Hospital in Aweil, South Sudan.

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Neonatal deaths comprise a growing proportion of global under-five mortality. However, data from the highest-burden areas is sparse.

Authors: Thomson J Schaefer M Caminoa B Kahindi D Hurtado N
Journal Reference: Journal of tropical pediatrics 2017 06 01; 63(3); 189-195. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmw071. Epub 2017 12 20
South Sudan. developing countries neonatal mortality newborn
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Estimating the number of secondary Ebola cases resulting from an unsafe burial and risk factors for transmission during the West Africa Ebola epidemic.

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BACKGROUND: Safely burying Ebola infected individuals is acknowledged to be important for controlling Ebola epidemics and was a major component of the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola response.

Authors: Tiffany A Dalziel BD Kagume Njenge H Johnson G Nugba Ballah R James D Wone A Bedford J McClelland A
Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017 Jun ; 11(6); e0005491. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005491. Epub 2017 06 22