Recent publications

Machine learning for predicting neurodegenerative diseases in the general older population: a cohort study.Aguayo GA, Zhang L, Vaillant M, Ngari M, Perquin M, Moran V, Huiart L, Krüger R, Azuaje F, Ferdynus C, Fagherazzi G
BMC Med Res Methodol, (2023). 23:8

Trends in inpatient and post-discharge mortality among young infants admitted to Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya: a retrospective cohort study.Talbert A, Ngari M, Obiero C, Nyaguara A, Mwangome M, Mturi N, Ouma N, Otiende M, Berkley J
BMJ Open, (2023). 13:e067482

Routine laboratory testing to determine if a patient has COVID-19.Stegeman I, Ochodo EA, Guleid F, Holtman GA, Yang B, Davenport C, Deeks JJ, Dinnes J, Dittrich S, Emperador D, Hoo L, Spijker R, Takwoingi Y, Van den Bruel A, Wang J, Langendam M, Verbakel JY, Leeflang MMG
Emergencias, (2022). 34:465-467

Validating measures of stigma against those with mental illness among a community sample in Kilifi Kenya.Bitta MA, Baariu J, Fondo E, Kariuki SM, Lennox B, Newton CRJC
Glob Ment Health (Camb), (2022). 9:241-248

Comparison of Structural Changes in Nodding Syndrome and Other Epilepsies Associated With Onchocerca volvulus.Mazumder R, Lubowa SK, Salamon N, Jackson NJ, Kawooya M, Akun PR, Anguzu R, Ogwang RJ, Kubofcik J, Nutman T, Marsh K, Newton C, Vincent A, Idro R
Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, (2023). 10:

Brain stem death induces pro-inflammatory cytokine production and cardiac dysfunction in sheep model.Walweel K, Boon AC, See Hoe LE, Obonyo NG, Pedersen SE, Diab SD, Passmore MR, Hyslop K, Colombo SM, Bartnikowski NJ, Bouquet M, Wells MA, Black DM, Pimenta LP, Stevenson AK, Bisht K, Skeggs K, Marshall L, Prabhu A, James LN, Platts DG, Macdonald PS, McGiffin DC, Suen JY, Fraser JF
Biomed J, (2022). 45:776-787

Enteric Permeability, Systemic Inflammation, and Post-Discharge Growth Among a Cohort of Hospitalized Children in Kenya and Pakistan.Tickell KD, Denno DM, Saleem A, Ali A, Kazi Z, Singa BO, Otieno C, Mutinda C, Ochuodho V, Richardson BA, Ásbjörnsdóttir KH, Hawes SE, Berkley JA, Walson JL
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, (2022). 75:768-774

The significance of spleen size in children with sickle cell anemia.Nardo-Marino A, Glenthøj A, Brewin JN, Petersen J, Braunstein TH, Kurtzhals JAL, Williams TN, Rees DC
Am J Hematol, (2022). 97:1520-1528

The urgent need to recognize and properly address prenatal-onset group B Streptococcus disease.Costa NS, Oliveira LMA, Meštrović T, Obiero CW, Lee SS, Pinto TCA
Int J Infect Dis, (2022). 124:168-170

Global disparities in SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.Brito AF, Semenova E, Dudas G, Hassler GW, Kalinich CC, Kraemer MUG, Ho J, Tegally H, Githinji G, Agoti CN, Matkin LE, Whittaker C, Howden BP, Sintchenko V, Zuckerman NS, Mor O, Blankenship HM, de Oliveira T, Lin RTP, Siqueira MM, Resende PC, Vasconcelos ATR, Spilki FR, Aguiar RS, Alexiev I, Ivanov IN, Philipova I, Carrington CVF, Sahadeo NSD, Branda B, Gurry C, Maurer-Stroh S, Naidoo D, von Eije KJ, Perkins MD, van Kerkhove M, Hill SC, Sabino EC, Pybus OG, Dye C, Bhatt S, Flaxman S, Suchard MA, Grubaugh ND, Baele G, Faria NR
Nat Commun, (2022). 13:7003

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccine coverage in Kilifi, Kenya: A retrospective cohort study.Lucinde RK, Karia B, Ouma N, Amadi D, Nyundo C, Mataza C, Nyaguara A, Scott JAG, Gallagher KE, Kagucia E
Vaccine, (2023). 41:666-675

Cost-Effective PCR-Based Identification of Tunga penetrans (Siphonaptera) Larvae Extracted from Soil Samples Containing PCR Inhibitor-Rich Material.Amugune BL, Matharu AK, Ouma P, Mutebi F, Elson L, Fillinger U, Krücken J
Insects, (2023). 14:5

Prospective observational study of the challenges in diagnosing common neonatal conditions in Nigeria and Kenya.Staunton AP, Nabwera HM, Allen SJ, Tongo OO, Akindolire AE, Abdulkadir I, Ezeaka CV, Ezenwa BN, Fajolu IB, Imam ZO, Umoru DD, Otieno W, Nalwa GM, Olwala M, Talbert AW, Andang'o PEA, Mwangome MK, Abubakar I, Embleton ND
BMJ Open, (2022). 12:e064575

The effect of malaria on childhood anemia in a quasi-experimental study of 7,384 twins from 23 Sub-Saharan African countries.Starck T, Dambach P, Rouamba T, Tinto H, Osier F, Oldenburg CE, Adam M, Bärnighausen T, Jaenisch T, Bulstra CA
Front Public Health, (2022). 10:1009865

The global burden of Chikungunya fever among children: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis.Nyamwaya DK, Thumbi SM, Bejon P, Warimwe GM, Mokaya J
PLOS Global Public Health, (2022). 2:e0000914

Serum immunoglobulin G and mucosal immunoglobulin A antibodies from prepandemic samples collected in Kilifi, Kenya, neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in vitro.Nyagwange J, Kutima B, Mwai K, Karanja HK, Gitonga JN, Mugo D, Sein Y, Wright D, Omuoyo DO, Nyiro JU, Tuju J, Nokes DJ, Agweyu A, Bejon P, Ochola-Oyier LI, Scott JAG, Lambe T, Nduati E, Agoti C, Warimwe GM
Int J Infect Dis, (2022). 127:11-16

Determinants of utilization of malaria preventive measures during pregnancy among women aged 15 to 49 years in Kenya: an analysis of the Malaria Indicator Survey 2020.Mkubwa B, Kagura J, Chirwa T, Ibisomi L, Kinyanjui S
Malar J, (2022). 21:398

Analysing the Efficiency of Health Systems: A Systematic Review of the Literature.Mbau R, Musiega A, Nyawira L, Tsofa B, Mulwa A, Molyneux S, Maina I, Jemutai J, Normand C, Hanson K, Barasa E
Appl Health Econ Health Policy, (2022). :

Assessment of a diverse panel of transmitted/founder HIV-1 infectious molecular clones in a luciferase based CD8 T-cell mediated viral inhibition assay.Fernandez N, Hayes P, Makinde J, Hare J, King D, Xu R, Rehawi O, Mezzell AT, Kato L, Mugaba S, Serwanga J, Chemweno J, Nduati E, Price MA, Osier F, Ochsenbauer C, Yue L, Hunter E, Gilmour J
Front Immunol, (2022). 13:1029029

Drivers of respiratory syncytial virus seasonal epidemics in children under 5 years in Kilifi, coastal Kenya.Wambua J, Munywoki PK, Coletti P, Nyawanda BO, Murunga N, Nokes DJ, Hens N
PLoS One, (2022). 17:e0278066