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  • Characteristics of the COVID-19 Patients Treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Northern Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study 

    Okot, Christopher; Baguma, Steven; Alema Onira, Nelson; Odong Agings, Willis; Arwinyo, Baifa; Elima, James; Apiyo, Paska; Layet, Paska; Pebalo Pebolo, Francis; Acullu, Denis; Oloya, Johnson Nyeko; Oyat, Freddy Wathum Drinkwater; Oola, Janet; Aloyo, Judith; Ikoona, Eric Nzirakaindi; Kitara, David Lagoro (Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, 2022)
    Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe respiratory disease that results from infection with a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). One of the most critical issues related to the COVID-19 is the high rate of ...
  • High Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis among Children with Nodding Syndrome (NS) in Northern Uganda: Case Series 

    Kitara, David Lagoro; Mwaka, Amos Deogratious; Kigonya, Edward (British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 2013-11-25)
    Aims: To conduct a hormonal and biochemical studies on 10 patients with diagnosis of probable Nodding Syndrome (NS). Study Design: A cross-sectional study Place and Duration of Study: Atanga Health Center III in Pader ...
  • Access to the World Health Organization-recommended essential diagnostics for invasive fungal infections in critical care and cancer patients in Africa: A diagnostic survey 

    Tufa, Tafese Beyene; Bongomin, Felix; Fathallah, Akila; Luísa S.M., Ana; Hashad f, Rola; Soussi Abdallaoui g, Maha; Ahmed Nail h, Abdelsalam; Adetona Fayemiwo, Samuel; Penney, Richard O.S.; Orefuwa, Emma; Denning, David W. (Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2023-08-16)
    Background: Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) contribute to significant morbidity and mortality among patients with haemato-oncological conditions, seriously ill hospitalised patients and those in intensive care (ICU). We ...
  • Improving mycetoma case detection through the training of community health workers in Northern Uganda: protocol for a steppedwedge cluster-randomized trial 

    Kibone, Winnie; Semulimi, Andrew Weil; Kwizera, Richard; Bongomin, Felix (Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, 2023-08-14)
    Introduction: The World Health Organization acknowledges the need for countries to incorporate neglected tropical disease care into their routine health care system. However, low detection rates and late presentation of ...
  • Breakthrough mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a low-health facility in Uganda 

    Okello, Benjamin; Nyana, Harriet; Luwukya, Richards; Odongkara, Moses; Kibone, Winnie; Bongomin, Felix (Elsevier Ltd, 2023-07-29)
    Objectives: Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV can be minimized using elimination of MTCT (eMTCT) services. This study aimed to determine the proportion of infants who tested positive for HIV despite receiving eMTCT ...
  • Azole-Containing Agar Plates and Antifungal Susceptibility Testing for the Detection of Azole-Resistant Aspergillus Species in Hospital Environmental Samples 

    Ghazanfari, Mona; Abastabar, Mahdi; Haghani, Iman; Moazeni, Maryam; Hedayati, Shakiba; Yaalimadad, Sanaz; Shirvan, Bahador Nikoueian; Bongomin, Felix; Hedayati, Mohammad T. (Mary Ann Liebert, 2023)
    The indoor environment of hospitals should be considered as an important reservoir of azole resistant Aspergillus species. In this study, we evaluated azole-containing agar plates (ACAPs) and antifungal susceptibility ...
  • HIV and fungal priority pathogens 

    Alastruey-Izquierdo, Ana; FRCPath, Nelesh P. Govender; John, Perfect; Hatim, Sati; Harrison, Tom; Chiller, Tom; Sorrell, Tania; Bongomin, Felix; Oladele, Rita; Chakrabarti, Arunaloke; Wahyuningsih, Retno; Tudela, Juan Luis Rodriguez; Beyrer, Chris; Ford, Nathan; Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes (Europe PMC Funders Group, 2023-11-01)
    The burden of invasive fungal infections associated with opportunistic fungal pathogens is a persistent challenge, particularly among people with advanced HIV disease. In October,2022, WHO published the Fungal Priority ...
  • Long COVID in Uganda: Electrographic findings among patients at risk 

    Semulimi, Andrew Weil; Batte, Charles; Iraguha, Daniel; Okwir, Pamela Apio; Atuhaire, Hope; Lipoto, Chelsea; Muwonge, Tonny; Namirembe, Norah; Lubega, Grace Biyinzika; Ainembabazi, Provia; Mukisa, John; Bongomin, Felix; Ssinabulya, Isaac; Okello, Emmy (Wiley, 2023-03-13)
    Background: COVID-19 has a significant cardiovascular involvement. An electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities among people at a risk of Long COVID in Uganda was investigated. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted ...
  • Predominance of Trichophyton tonsurans causing tinea capitis: A 12-year retrospective study in the north of Iran 

    Hedayati, Mohammad T.; Kermani, Firoozeh; Javidnia, Javad; Moosazadeh, Mahmood; Nosratabadi, Mohsen; Salimi, Maryam; Asadi, Sabrieh; Mosayebi, Elham; Hajheydari, Zohreh; Golpour, Masoud; Rokni, Ghasem Rahmatpour; Nejad, Armaghan Kazemi; Shokohi, Tahereh; Bongomin, Felix (Current Medical Mycology, 2023-07-13)
    Background and Purpose: Among different clinical entities of dermatophytosis, tineacapitis (TC) is considered a major public health challenge in the world, especially in regions with poor health and low income. Therefore, ...
  • Burden and associated phenotypic characteristics of tuberculosis infection in adult Africans with diabetes: a systematic review 

    Kibirige, Davis; Biraro, IreneAndia; Kyazze, Andrew Peter; Olum, Ronald; Bongomin, Felix; Nakavuma, Rose Mwanje; Ssekamatte, Phillip; Emoru, Reagan; Nalubega, Goretti; Chamba, Nyasatu; Kilonzo, Kajiru; Laizer, Sweetness Naftal; Mrema, Lucy Elauteri; Olomi, Willyhelmina; Minja, LilianTina; Ntinginya, Nyanda Elias; Sabi, Issa; Hill, Philip C.; Brake, Lindsey te; Crevel, Reinout van; Sharples, Katrina; Critchley, Julia (Springer Nature, 2023)
    Diabetes mellitus (DM) increases the risk of developing tuberculosis infection (TBI). However, the evidence on the burden and phenotypic characteristics of TBI in African patients with DM is limited. This study aimed to ...
  • Partnering to Improve Mentorship Capacity for Ugandan Reproductive Health Researchers: Program Description and Evaluation 

    Buser, Julie M.; August, Ella; Jacobson-Davies, Faelan E.; Bongomin, Felix; Kumakech, Edward; Gray, Rachel; Pebolo, Pebalo Francis; Auma, Anna Grace; Endale, Tamrat; Smith, Yolanda R. (The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2023-11-20)
    Mentorship is essential to health researchers in achieving their full potential and advancing public health. In most low-resource settings, there is a paucity of training on how to be a successful mentor. The Center for ...
  • Self-Reported Hypertension and Associated Factors Among Adults in Butambala District, Central Uganda: A Community-Based Prevalence Study 

    Male Kato, Alex; Kibone, Winnie; Okot, Jerom; Bongomin, Felix; Baluku, Joseph Baruch (Integrated Blood Pressure Control, 2023-11-08)
    Background: The prevalence of hypertension (HTN) differs among regions and income groups, showing a substantial increase in low- and middle-income countries. The development of hypertension is modulated by modifiable ...
  • The first Helicobacter pylori-induced Guillain–Barré syndrome in Sudan 

    Ahmed, Ayman; EL-Sadig, Sarah Misbah; Eltigani, Hala Fathi; Bongomin, Felix; Siddig, Emmanuel Edwar (Wiley, 2023-10-31)
    We report the first known case of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) associated with Helicobacter pylori infection in Sudan. This case highlights the role of H.pylori infection in the development of GBS. It also emphasizes the ...
  • "I thought I was going to die": Experiences of COVID-19 patients managed at home in Uganda 

    Nakireka, Susan; Mukunya, David; Tumuhaise, Crescent; Olum, Ronald; Namulema, Edith; Napyo, Agnes; Serwanja, Quraish; Ingabire, Prossie Merab; Muyinda, Asad; Bongomin, Felix; Musaba, Milton; Mutaki, Vivian; Nantale, Ritah; Akunguru, Phillip; Ainembabazi, Rozen; Nomujuni, Derrick; Olwit, William; Nakawunde, Aisha; Nyiramugisha, Specioza; Mwa Aol, Pamela; Rujumba, Joseph; Munabi, Ian; Kiguli, Sarah (PLOS ONE, 2023-12-12)
    Background In Uganda, approximately 170,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,630 deaths have been reported as of January 2023. At the start of the second COVID-19 wave, the Ugandan health system was overwhelmed with a ...
  • Isolated renal and urinary tract aspergillosis: a systematic review 

    Bongomin, Felix; Ekeng, Bassey E.; Mushi, Martha F.; Kibone, Winnie; Olum, Ronald; Meya, David B.; Hamer, Davidson H.; Denning, David W.; Morgan, Bethan (Sage Publications, 2023-11-16)
    Abstract Background: Aspergillosis localized to the kidneys and the urinary tract is uncommon. We conducted a comprehensive systematic review to evaluate risk factors and clinical outcomes of patients with isolated renal ...
  • Prevalence of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis along the continuum of pulmonary tuberculosis care: A protocol for a living systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Bongomin, Felix; Olum, Ronald; Kibone, Winnie; Namusobya, Martha; Rhijn, Norman van; Denning, David W. (PLOS ONE, 2023-12-15)
    Introduction Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is a debilitating disease estimated to affect over 3million people worldwide. Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is the most significant risk factor for CPA. However, the true ...
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Diagnostic Scoring Systems for Childhood Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 

    Kakinda, Michael; Olum, Ronald; Baluku, Joseph Baruch; Bongomin, Felix (Oxford University Press, 2023-12-11)
    Background. Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis (TB) poses several challenges. Therefore, point-based scoring systems and diagnostic algorithms have been developed to improve the diagnostic yields in this population. ...
  • Chronicles of an uncommon term abdominal pregnancy with successful outcome: a case report 

    Magezi, Joad; Wacha, Joshua; Pebalo, Pebolo Francis (BioMed Central, 2024-01-24)
    Abstract Background Intra-abdominal pregnancies, while rare, present with unique diagnostic and management challenges. We present a case of a 25-year-old para 2+1, black African woman, who was referred from a peripheral ...
  • Cor pulmonale complicating chronic pulmonary aspergillosis with fatal consequences: Experience from Uganda 

    Bongomin, Felix; Kwizera, Richard; Atukunda, Angella; Kirengaa, Bruce J. (Medical mycology case reports, 2019-07-04)
    Cor pulmonale is a rare complication of pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). A 45-year-old Ugandan male with a history of recurrent community-acquired pneumonias was admitted with symptoms of progressive difficulty in breathing, ...
  • Innate and Adaptive Immune Defects in Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis 

    Bongomin, Felix; Harris, Chris; Foden, Philip; Kosmidis, Chris; Denning, David W. (Journal of Fungi, 2017-05-29)
    We evaluated the expression of biomarkers of innate and adaptive immune response in correlation with underlying conditions in 144 patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). Patients with complete medical and ...

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