Lessons Learned From Option B+ in the Evolution Toward "Test and Start" From Malawi, Cameroon, and the United Republic of Tanzania. Popular

By In 2017 830 downloads

Lessons Learned From Option B+ in the Evolution Toward "Test and Start" From Malawi, Cameroon, and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Kalua T, Tippett Barr BA, van Oosterhout JJ, Mbori-Ngacha D, Schouten EJ, Gupta S, Sande A, Zomba G, Tweya H, Lungu E, Kajoka D, Tih P, Jahn A.J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 May 1;75 Suppl 1:S43-S50. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001326. Review. PubMed PMID: 28398996.

Life expectancies of South African adults starting antiretroviral treatment: collaborative analysis of cohort studies. Popular

By In 2013 656 downloads

Life expectancies of South African adults starting antiretroviral treatment: collaborative analysis of cohort studies.

Johnson LF, Mossong J, Dorrington RE, Schomaker M, Hoffmann CJ, Keiser O, Fox MP, Wood R, Prozesky H, Giddy J, Garone DB, Cornell M, Egger M, Boulle A. (2013)PLoS Med 10(4):e1001418. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001418

Modeling the Impact of Retention Interventions on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Results From INSPIRE Studies in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Popular

By In 2017 710 downloads

Modeling the Impact of Retention Interventions on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Results From INSPIRE Studies in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

McCarthy E, Joseph J, Foster G, Mangwiro AZ, Mwapasa V, Oyeledun B, Phiri S, Sam-Agudu NA, Essajee S. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jun 1;75 Suppl 2:S233-S239. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001364. PubMed PMID: 28498194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5432093.

Practices to improve identification of adult antiretroviral therapy failure at the Lighthouse Trust clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi. Popular

By In 2012 638 downloads

Practices to improve identification of adult antiretroviral therapy failure at the Lighthouse Trust clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Vorkas CK, Tweya H, Mzinganjira D, Dickie G, Weigel R, Phiri S, Hosseinipour M. (2012) Tropical Medicine & International Health 17(2):169-176

Public Health Action Popular

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Gadabu, O.J.; Munthali, C.V.; Zachariah, R.; Gudmund-Hinderaker, S.; Jahn, A.; Tweya, H.; Gondwe, A.; Mumba, S.; Lungu, M.; Malisita, K.; Mhango, E.; Makombe, S.D.; Tenthani, L.; Mwalwanda, L.; Moyo, C.; Douglas, G.P.; Lewis, Z.L.; Chimbwandira, F. Is transcription of data on antiretroviral treatment from electronic to paper-based registers reliable in Malawi? , Volume 1, Number 1, September 2011 , pp. 10-12(3) Van Lettow, M.; Chan, A.K.; Ginsburg, A.S.; Tweya, H.; Gareta, D.; Njala, J.; Kanyerere, H.; Phiri, S.; Idana, I. Timing and uptake of ART during treatment for active tuberculosis in HIV co-infected adults in Malawi. Public Health Action, Volume 1, Number 1, September 2011 , pp. 6-9(4)

Role of male partner involvement in ART retention and adherence in Malawi's Option B+ program Popular

By In 2017 814 downloads

Role of male partner involvement in ART retention and adherence in Malawi's Option B+ program

Kalua T, Tippett Barr BA, van Oosterhout JJ, Mbori-Ngacha D, Schouten EJ, Gupta S, Sande A, Zomba G, Tweya H, Lungu E, Kajoka D, Tih P, Jahn A. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 May 1;75 Suppl 1:S43-S50. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001326. Review. PubMed PMID: 28398996.

Role of male partner involvement in ART retention and adherence in Malawi's Option B+ program. Popular

By In 2017 809 downloads

Role of male partner involvement in ART retention and adherence in Malawi's Option B+ program.

Wesevich A, Mtande T, Saidi F, Cromwell E, Tweya H, Hosseinipour MC, Hoffman I, Miller WC, Rosenberg NE. AIDS Care. 2017 Mar 29:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1308464. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28355926.

Simplifying ART cohort monitoring: Can pharmacy stocks provide accurate estimates of patients retained on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi? Popular

By In 2012 657 downloads

Simplifying ART cohort monitoring: Can pharmacy stocks provide accurate estimates of patients retained on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi?

Tweya H, Feldacker C, Ben-Smith A, Harries AD, Komatsu R, Jahn A, Phiri S, Tassie J. (2012) BMC Health Services Research, July 20, 2012, Vol.12, p.210

The Prevalence of Renal Impairment in Individuals Seeking HIV Testing in Urban Malawi Popular

By In 2016 680 downloads

The Prevalence of Renal Impairment in Individuals Seeking HIV Testing in Urban Malawi

Glaser N, Phiri S, Bruckner T, Nsona D, Tweya H, Ahrenshop N, Neuhann F.BMC Nephrol. 2016 Nov 22;17(1):186. PubMed PMID: 27875991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5118906.

The Roles of Expert Mothers Engaged in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programs: A Commentary on the INSPIRE Studies in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Popular

By In 2017 735 downloads

The Roles  of Expert Mothers Engaged in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programs: A Commentary on the INSPIRE Studies in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

Cataldo F, Sam-Agudu NA, Phiri S, Shumba B, Cornelius LJ, Foster G. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jun 1;75 Suppl 2:S224-S232. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001375. PubMed PMID: 28498193.

Ultrasound for patients in a high HIV/tuberculosis prevalence setting: a needs assessment and review of focused applications for Sub-Saharan Africa. Popular

By In 2017 792 downloads

Publish Year : 2017
Publisher : PubMed PMID: 27836795
Author Name : Heller T, Mtemang'ombe EA, Huson MA, Heuvelings CC, Bélard S, Janssen S, Phiri S, Grobusch MP.
 

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Ultrasound is increasingly used in point-of-care applications and has great potential to support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resource-limited settings. A cross-sectional study was performed involving 100 Malawian patients with a clinical indication for ultrasound. Furthermore, the literature on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in Sub-Saharan Africa was reviewed to establish its applicability, most frequent indications, findings, and implications for treatment, and therefore relevance in POCUS curricula, with a main focus on infectious diseases. In Malawi, the main indications for ultrasound were weight loss, abdominal pain, and shortness of breath. Abnormal findings were observed in 77% of patients, the most common being enlarged abdominal lymph nodes (n = 17), pericardial effusion (n = 15), splenic microabscesses (n = 15), and pleural effusion (n = 14). POCUS led to a change in treatment in 72% of patients. The literature on the various POCUS applications used in Malawi was reviewed, including focused assessment with sonography for HIV-associated TB (FASH), heart, liver, kidney, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and gynaecology. Based on disease prevalence, impact of POCUS on treatment, and technical difficulty, it is proposed that FASH, heart, and DVT are the most relevant POCUS applications in comparable Sub-Saharan African settings and should be incorporated in POCUS curricula. 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/bync-nd/4.0/).

Virological Failure and Drug Resistance in Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy After Treatment Interruption in Lilongwe, Malawi. Popular

By In 2012 943 downloads

Virological Failure and Drug Resistance in Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy After Treatment Interruption in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Luebbert J, Tweya H, Phiri S, Chaweza T, Mwafilaso J, Hosseinipour MC, Ramroth H, Schnitzler P, Neuhann F. (2012) Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012, Vol.55(3), pp.441-448 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Children Aged 2–5 Years: A Collaborative Causal Modelling Analysis of Cohort Studies from Southern Africa. Popular

By In 2013 651 downloads

Chomaker M, Egger M, Ndirangu J, Phiri S, Moultrie H, Technau K, Cox V, Giddy J, Chimbetete C, Wood R, Gsponer T, Moore CB, Rabie H, Eley B, Muhe L, Penazzato M, Essajee S, Keiser O, Davies M. (2013) PLoS Med 10(11): e1001555. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001555

When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Children Aged 2–5 Years: A Collaborative Causal Modelling Analysis of Cohort Studies from Southern Africa. Popular

By In 2013 600 downloads

When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Children Aged 2–5 Years: A Collaborative Causal Modelling Analysis of Cohort Studies from Southern Africa.

Chomaker M, Egger M, Ndirangu J, Phiri S, Moultrie H, Technau K, Cox V, Giddy J, Chimbetete C, Wood R, Gsponer T, Moore CB, Rabie H, Eley B, Muhe L, Penazzato M, Essajee S, Keiser O, Davies M. (2013) PLoS Med 10(11): e1001555. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001555

Who Starts? Factors Associated with Starting Antiretroviral Therapy among Eligible Patients in Two, Public HIV Clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi Popular

By In 2012 688 downloads

Who Starts? Factors Associated with Starting Antiretroviral Therapy among Eligible Patients in Two, Public HIV Clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi

Feldacker C, Johnson D, Hosseinipour M, Phiri S, Tweya H. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050871

‘Task-shifting’ in an antiretroviral clinic in Malawi: Can health surveillance assistants safely manage patients? Popular

By In 2012 710 downloads

‘Task-shifting’ in an antiretroviral clinic in Malawi: Can health surveillance assistants safely manage patients?

Tweya H, Feldacker C, Ben-Smith A, Weigel R, Boxshall M, Phiri S, Jahn A. Public Health Action. 2012 Dec 2(4).178-8.

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