Publications

Irene Andia Biraro, Emmanuella Driciru, Rehema Namaganda, Fiona Luboga, Charles Kato Drago, Anne Wajja, Brenda Okech, Mary Gorrethy N. Mboowa, Raymond Muganyizi, Moses Kizza, Stephen Cose, Victoria Diana Bukirwa3, Damalie Nakanjako, Alison M. Elliott. Analysis of the MUII-plus mentorship programme: reflections of Fellows’ experiences and lessons for other programmes [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review].https://doi.org/10.12688/aasopenres.13091.1
Updated: 11th August 2020

Baluku JB, Anguzu G, Nassozi S, Babirye F, Namiiro S, Buyungo R, Sempiira M, Wasswa A, Mulwana R, Ntambi S, Worodria W, Andia-Biraro I. Prevalence of HIV infection and bacteriologically confirmed tuberculosis among individuals found at bars in Kampala slums, Uganda. Sci Rep. 2020 Aug 10;10(1):13438. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-70472-6. PMID: 32778729
Updated: 11th August 2020

Namakula R, de Bree LCJ, A Tvedt TH, Netea MG, Cose S, Hanevik K. Monocytes from neonates and adults have a similar capacity to adapt their cytokine production after previous exposure to BCG and ?-glucan. PLoS One. 2020 Feb 21;15(2):e0229287. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229287. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32084227
Updated: 5th August 2020

van Crevel R, Andia-Biraro I, Ntinginya NE, Chamba N, Critchley J, Te Brake L, Kibirige D, Manyama CK, Kilonzo K, Pennington M, Sharples K, Hill PC. Response to IJTLD article, \"Having diabetes and being underweight in Asia: a potent risk factor for tuberculosis\". Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2020 Jun 1;24(6):632-633. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.20.0033. PMID: 32552998
Updated: 5th August 2020

Naggirinya AB, Mujugira A, Meya DB, Biraro IA, Mupere E, Worodria W, Manabe YC. Functional adrenal insufficiency among tuberculosis-human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients: a cross-sectional study in Uganda. BMC Res Notes. 2020 Apr 19;13(1):224. doi: 10.1186/s13104-020-05064-8. PMID: 32307006
Updated: 5th August 2020

Katongole P, Nalubega F, Florence NC, Asiimwe B, Andia I. Biofilm formation, antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence genes of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from clinical isolates in Uganda. BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 29;20(1):453. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05186-1. PMID: 32600258
Updated: 5th August 2020

Zirimenya L, Mahmud-Ajeigbe F, McQuillan R, Li Y. A systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between urogenital schistosomiasis and HIV/AIDS infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Jun 15;14(6):e0008383. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008383. eCollection 2020 Jun.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Grant HE, Hodcroft EB, Ssemwanga D, Kitayimbwa JM, Yebra G, Esquivel Gomez LR, Frampton D, Gall A, Kellam P, de Oliveira T, Bbosa N, Nsubuga RN, Kibengo F, Kwan TH, Lycett S, Kao R, Robertson DL, Ratmann O, Fraser C, Pillay D, Kaleebu P, Leigh Brown AJ. Pervasive and non-random recombination in near full-length HIV genomes from Uganda. Virus Evol. 2020 Feb 11;6(1):veaa004. doi: 10.1093/ve/veaa004. eCollection 2020 Jan. PMID: 32395255
Updated: 5th August 2020

Ampamya S, Kitayimbwa JM, Were MC. Performance of an open source facial recognition system for unique patient matching in a resource-limited setting Int J Med Inform. 2020 Jun 4;141:104180. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104180. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32544824
Updated: 5th August 2020

Nalwoga A, Webb EL, Muserere C, Chihota B, Miley W, Labo N, Elliott A, Cose S, Whitby D, Newton R. Variation in KSHV prevalence between geographically proximate locations in Uganda Infect Agent Cancer. 2020 Jul 23;15:49. doi: 10.1186/s13027-020-00313-8. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32714434
Updated: 5th August 2020

Hannaford PC, Thornton AJ, Murchie P, Whitaker KL, Adam R, Elliott AM. Patterns of symptoms possibly indicative of cancer and associated help-seeking behaviour in a large sample of United Kingdom residents-The USEFUL study. PLoS One. 2020 Jan 24;15(1):e0228033. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228033. eCollection 2020. PMID: 31978177
Updated: 5th August 2020

Smith SM, Whitaker KL, Cardy AH, Elliott AM, Hannaford PC, Murchie P. Validation of self-reported help-seeking, and measurement of the patient interval, for cancer symptoms: an observational study to inform methodological challenges in symptomatic presentation research. Fam Pract. 2020 Feb 19;37(1):91-97. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmz047. PMID: 31529030
Updated: 5th August 2020

Nsamba J, Lule SA, Namara B, Zziwa C, Akurut H, Lubyayi L, Akello F, Tumusiime J, Elliott AM, Webb EL. Effect of birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding and growth in infancy on fat mass and fat free mass indices in early adolescence: an analysis of the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study (EMaBs) cohort. AAS Open Res. 2020 Jan 9;2:11. doi: 10.12688/aasopenres.12947.2. eCollection 2019. PMID: 32259024
Updated: 5th August 2020

Lubyayi L, Mawa PA, Nabakooza G, Nakibuule M, Tushabe JV, Serubanja J, Aibo D, Akurut H, Tumusiime J, Hasso-Agopsowicz M, Kaleebu P, Levin J, Dockrell HM, Smith S, Webb EL, Elliott AM, Cose S. Maternal Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Does Not Affect the Infant Immune Response Following BCG at Birth: An Observational Longitudinal Study in Uganda. Front Immunol. 2020 May 14;11:929. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00929. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32477371
Updated: 5th August 2020

Kabagenyi J, Natukunda A, Nassuuna J, Sanya RE, Nampijja M, Webb EL, Elliott AM, Nkurunungi G. Urban-rural differences in immune responses to mycobacterial and tetanus vaccine antigens in a tropical setting: A role for helminths? Parasitol Int. 2020 Oct;78:102132. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2020.102132. Epub 2020 May 5. PMID: 32387542
Updated: 5th August 2020

Nkurunungi G, Mpairwe H, Versteeg SA, van Diepen A, Nassuuna J, Kabagenyi J, Nambuya I, Sanya RE, Nampijja M, Serna S, Reichardt NC, Hokke CH, Webb EL, van Ree R, Yazdanbakhsh M, Elliott AM. Cross-reactive carbohydrate determinant-specific IgE obscures true atopy and exhibits ?-1,3-fucose epitope-specific inverse associations with asthma. Allergy. 2020 Jun 22. doi: 10.1111/all.14469. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32568414
Updated: 5th August 2020

Mutua AM, Nampijja M, Elliott AM, Pettifor JM, Williams TN, Abubakar A, Webb EL, Atkinson SH. Vitamin D Status Is Not Associated with Cognitive or Motor Function in Pre-School Ugandan Children. Nutrients. 2020 Jun 3;12(6):1662. doi: 10.3390/nu12061662.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Bundi CK, Nalwoga A, Lubyayi L, Muriuki JM, Mogire RM, Opi H, Mentzer AJ, Mugyenyi CK, Mwacharo J, Webb EL, Bejon P, Williams TN, Gikunju JK, Beeson JG, Elliott AM, Ndungu FM, Atkinson SH. Iron deficiency is associated with reduced levels of Plasmodium falciparum-specific antibodies in African children. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 7:ciaa728. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa728. Online ahead of print.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Roston A, Evans D, Gill H, McKinnon M, Isidor B, Cogné B, Mwenifumbo J, van Karnebeek C, An J, Jones SJM, Farrer M, Demos M, Connolly M, Gibson WT; CAUSES Study; EPGEN Study. SETD1B-associated neurodevelopmental disorder. J Med Genet. 2020 Jun 16:jmedgenet-2019-106756. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2019-106756. Online ahead of print.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Mutua AM, Mogire RM, Elliott AM, Williams TN, Webb EL, Abubakar A, Atkinson SH. Effects of vitamin D deficiency on neurobehavioural outcomes in children: a systematic review. Wellcome Open Res. 2020 Jun 11;5:28. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15730.2. eCollection 2020.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Dragojlovic N, Borle K, Kopac N, Ellis U, Birch P, Adam S, Friedman JM, Nisselle A; GenCOUNSEL Study, Elliott AM, Lynd LD. Correction: The composition and capacity of the clinical genetics workforce in high-income countries: a scoping review. Genet Med. 2020 Jul 10. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-0903-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32651549
Updated: 5th August 2020

Tushabe JV, Lubyayi L, Sserubanja J, Kabuubi P, Abayo E, Kiwanuka S, Nassuuna J, Kaweesa J, Corstjens P, van Dam G, Sanya RE, Ssenyonga W, Tukahebwa EM, Kabatereine NB, Elliott AM, Webb EL; LaVIISWA trial team. Does Intensive Treatment Select for Praziquantel Resistance in High-Transmission Settings? Parasitological Trends and Treatment Efficacy Within a Cluster-Randomized Trial. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 12;7(4):ofaa091. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa091. eCollection 2020 Apr. PMID: 32296727
Updated: 5th August 2020

Muriuki JM, Mentzer AJ, Webb EL, Morovat A, Kimita W, Ndungu FM, Macharia AW, Crane RJ, Berkley JA, Lule SA, Cutland C, Sirima SB, Diarra A, Tiono AB, Bejon P, Madhi SA, Hill AVS, Prentice AM, Suchdev PS, Elliott AM, Williams TN, Atkinson SH. Estimating the burden of iron deficiency among African children. BMC Med. 2020 Feb 27;18(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-1502-7.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Sanya RE, Webb EL, Zziwa C, Kizindo R, Sewankambo M, Tumusiime J, Nakazibwe E, Oduru G, Niwagaba E, Nakawungu PK, Kabagenyi J, Nassuuna J, Walusimbi B, Andia-Biraro I, Elliott AM. The Effect of Helminth Infections and Their Treatment on Metabolic Outcomes: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27;71(3):601-613. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz859.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Elliott AM. Genetic Counseling and Genome Sequencing in Pediatric Rare Disease Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2020 Mar 2;10(3):a036632. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a036632. PMID: 31501267.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Dragojlovic N, Borle K, Kopac N, Ellis U, Birch P, Adam S, Friedman JM, Nisselle A; GenCOUNSEL Study, Elliott AM, Lynd LD. The composition and capacity of the clinical genetics workforce in high-income countries: a scoping review. Genet Med. 2020 Jun 24. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-0825-2. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32576987
Updated: 5th August 2020

Elliott AM, Chudley A. Ritscher-Schinzel Syndrome 2020 Jan 23. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, Wallace SE, Bean LJH, Stephens K, Amemiya A, editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993–2020. PMID: 31971710
Updated: 5th August 2020

Nakanjako D, Zalwango F, Wairagala P, Luboga F, Andia Biraro I, Bukirwa VD, Mboowa MG, Cose S, Seeley J, Elliott A. Career development for infection and immunity research in Uganda: a decade of experience from the Makerere University - Uganda Virus Research Institute research and training programme. AAS Open Res. 2020 Jun 24;3:26. doi: 10.12688/aasopenres.13066.1. eCollection 2020.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Ndagire B, Kutesa A, Ssenyonga R, Kiiza HM, Nakanjako D, Rwenyonyi CM. Braz Dent J. Prevalence, Severity and Factors Associated with Dental Caries Among School Adolescents in Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study. 2020 Mar-Apr;31(2):171-178. doi: 10.1590/0103-6440202002841
Updated: 5th August 2020

Masyuko SJ, Page ST, Kinuthia J, Osoti AO, Polyak SJ, Otieno FC, Kibachio JM, Mogaka JN, Temu TM, Zifodya JS, Otedo A, Nakanjako D, Hughes JP, Farquhar C. Medicine (Baltimore). Metabolic syndrome and 10-year cardiovascular risk among HIV-positive and HIV-negative adults: A cross-sectional study 2020 Jul 2;99(27):e20845. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000020845.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Ndagire B, Mwesigwa CL, Ntuulo JM, Mayanja-Kizza H, Nakanjako D, Rwenyonyi CM. Dental Caries Pattern and Treatment Needs among Ugandan Adolescent Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Dent. 2020 Mar 9;2020:8135865. doi: 10.1155/2020/8135865. eCollection 2020.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Kinyanjui S, Fonn S, Kyobutungi C, Vicente-Crespo M, Bonfoh B, Ndungu T, Sewankambo NK, Djimde AA, Gaye O, Chirwa T, Musenge E, Elliot A, Nakanjako D, Chibanda D, Awandare G. Enhancing science preparedness for health emergencies in Africa through research capacity building BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e003072. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003072.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Smith GC, Nakimuli A. Ultrasound estimation of gestational age in late pregnancy in low-income countries: made to measure or off-the-peg? DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30081-4
Updated: 5th August 2020

Semaan A, Audet C, Huysmans E, Afolabi B, Assarag B, Banke-Thomas A, Blencowe H, Caluwaerts S, Campbell OMR, Cavallaro FL, Chavane L, Day LT, Delamou A, Delvaux T, Graham WJ, Gon G, Kascak P, Matsui M, Moxon S, Nakimuli A, Pembe A, Radovich E, van den Akker T, Benova L. Voices from the frontline: findings from a thematic analysis of a rapid online global survey of maternal and newborn health professionals facing the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jun;5(6):e002967. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002967. PMID: 32586891
Updated: 5th August 2020

Amongin D, Nakimuli A, Hanson C, Nakafeero M, Kaharuza F, Atuyambe L, Benova L. Time trends in and factors associated with repeat adolescent birth in Uganda: Analysis of six demographic and health surveys. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 14;15(4):e0231557. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231557.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Nakimuli A, Starling JE, Nakubulwa S, Namagembe I, Sekikubo M, Nakabembe E, Scott JG, Moffett A, Aiken CE. Pregnancy Hypertens. Relative impact of pre-eclampsia on birth weight in a low resource setting: A prospective cohort study. 2020 Apr 7;21:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2020.04.002.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Graham WJ, Afolabi B, Benova L, Campbell OMR, Filippi V, Nakimuli A, Penn-Kekana L, Sharma G, Okomo U, Valongueiro S, Waiswa P, Ronsmans C. Protecting hard-won gains for mothers and newborns in low-income and middle-income countries in the face of COVID-19: call for a service safety net. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jun;5(6):e002754. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002754.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Hughes NJ, Namagembe I, Nakimuli A, Sekikubo M, Moffett A, Patient CJ, Aiken CE. Decision-to-delivery interval of emergency cesarean section in Uganda: a retrospective cohort study. 2020 May 27;20(1):324. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03010-x.
Updated: 5th August 2020

Graham WJ, Afolabi B, Benova L, Campbell OMR, Filippi V, Nakimuli A, Penn-Kekana L, Sharma G, Okomo U, Valongueiro S, Waiswa P, Ronsmans C. BMJ Glob Health. Protecting hard-won gains for mothers and newborns in low-income and middle-income countries in the face of COVID-19: call for a service safety net. 2020 Jun;5(6):e002754. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002754. PMID: 32499220
Updated: 5th August 2020

Tukwasibwe S, Nakimuli A, Traherne J, Chazara O, Jayaraman J, Trowsdale J, Moffett A, Jagannathan P, Rosenthal PJ, Cose S, Colucci F. Variations in killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor and human leukocyte antigen genes and immunity to malaria. Cell Mol Immunol. 2020 Aug;17(8):799-806. doi: 10.1038/s41423-020-0482-z. Epub 2020 Jun 15. PMID: 32541835
Updated: 5th August 2020

Cresswell FV, Tugume L, Bahr NC, Kwizera R, Bangdiwala AS, Musubire AK, Rutakingirwa M, Kagimu E, Nuwagira E, Mpoza E, Rhein J, Williams DA, Muzoora C, Grint D, Elliott AM, Meya DB, Boulware DR; ASTRO-CM team. Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for the diagnosis of HIV-associated tuberculous meningitis: a prospective validation study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S1473-3099(19)30550-X. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30550-X
Updated: 15th January 2020

Galiwango RM, Yegorov S, Joag V, Prodger J, Shahabi K, Huibner S, Muyanja E, Kabuubi BR, Namuniina A, Nalutaaya A, Ssemaganda A, Lutwama F, Kitandwe PK, Nanvubya A, Mpendo J, Bagaya B, Kiwanuka N, Kaul R. Characterization of CD4+ T cell subsets and HIV susceptibility in the inner and outer foreskin of Ugandan menAm J Reprod Immunol. 2019 Jul;82(1):e13143. doi: 10.1111/aji.13143. Epub 2019 May 24
Updated: 30th May 2019

Galiwango RM, Bagaya B, Mpendo J, Joag V, Okech B, Nanvubya A, Ssetaala A, Muwanga M, Kaul R. Protocol for a randomized clinical trial exploring the effect of antimicrobial agents on the penile microbiota, immunology and HIV susceptibility of Ugandan men.Trials. 2019 Jul 19;20(1):443. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3545-7.
Updated: 22nd July 2019

Fatumo S, Carstensen T, Nashiru O, Gurdasani D, Sandhu M, Kaleebu P. Complimentary Methods for Multivariate Genome-Wide Association Study Identify New Susceptibility Genes for Blood Cell Traits Front Genet. 2019 Apr 26;10:334. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00334. eCollection 2019.
Updated: 30th April 2019

Ellis J, Bangdiwala AS, Cresswell FV, Rhein J, Nuwagira E, Ssebambulidde K, Tugume L, Rajasingham R, Bridge SC, Muzoora C, Meya DB, Boulware DR. The Changing Epidemiology of HIV-Associated Adult Meningitis, Uganda 2015-2017..Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 29;6(10):ofz419. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz419. eCollection 2019 Oct. Erratum in: Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Dec 03;6(12):ofz506.
Updated: 3rd December 2019

Cummings MJ, Tokarz R, Bakamutumaho B, Kayiwa J, Byaruhanga T, Owor N, Namagambo B, Wolf A, Mathema B, Lutwama JJ, Schluger NW, Lipkin WI, O\'Donnell MR. Precision Surveillance for Viral Respiratory Pathogens: Virome Capture Sequencing for the Detection and Genomic Characterization of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in UgandaClin Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 19;68(7):1118-1125. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy656.
Updated: 22nd March 2019

Kwizera R, Cresswell FV, Mugumya G, Okirwoth M, Kagimu E, Bangdiwala AS, Williams DA, Rhein J, Boulware DR, Meya DB. Performance of Lipoarabinomannan Assay using Cerebrospinal fluid for the diagnosis of Tuberculous meningitis among HIV patients. Version 2. Wellcome Open Res. 2019 Sep 30 [revised 2019 Jan 1];4:123. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15389.2. eCollection 2019
Updated: 4th October 2019

Cresswell FV, Te Brake L, Atherton R, Ruslami R, Dooley KE, Aarnoutse R, Van Crevel R. Intensified antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis meningitis.Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Mar;12(3):267-288. doi: 10.1080/17512433.2019.1552831. Epub 2019 Feb 12. Review.PMID:30474434
Updated: 16th February 2019

Bbosa N, Ssemwanga D, Nsubuga RN, Salazar-Gonzalez JF, Salazar MG, Nanyonjo M, Kuteesa M, Seeley J, Kiwanuka N, Bagaya BS, Yebra G, Leigh-Brown A, Kaleebu P. Phylogeography of HIV-1 suggests that Ugandan fishing communities are a sink for, not a source of, virus from general populations.Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 31;9(1):1051. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37458-x.
Updated: 3rd February 2019

Bbosa N, Kaleebu P, Ssemwanga D. HIV subtype diversity worldwide.Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2019 May;14(3):153-160. doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000534.
Updated: 20th May 2019