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Ferdinand Mugusi
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
ImmunologyTanzaniaTuberculosisPopulationMedicine
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#1Simone Passarelli (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
#2Sabri Bromage (Harvard University)H-Index: 5
Last. Wafaie W. Fawzi (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
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#1Hellen SirilH-Index: 6
Last. Sylvia KaayaH-Index: 31
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#2Anne Marie DarlingH-Index: 6
Last. Wafaie W. FawziH-Index: 65
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We examined the associations of plasma vitamin D concentration and adverse pregnancy outcomes among HIV-negative women in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We used an unmatched case-control study design, with 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration assessed in the first trimester. Cases were individuals with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including stillbirth, premature birth, or small for gestational age births (SGA). Unconditional logistic regression and weighted logistic regression models were used t...
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#1Ramadhani A. Noor (Harvard University)H-Index: 10
#2Ajibola I. Abioye (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
Last. Wafaie W. Fawzi (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
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#1Omowunmi Aibana (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 4
#2Chuan-Chin Huang (Harvard University)H-Index: 4
Last. Megan Murray (Harvard University)H-Index: 57
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Background Few studies have evaluated the association between preexisting vitamin D deficiency and incident tuberculosis (TB). We assessed the impact of baseline vitamins D levels on TB disease risk. Methods and findings We assessed the association between baseline vitamin D and incident TB in a prospective cohort of 6,751 HIV-negative household contacts of TB patients enrolled between September 1, 2009, and August 29, 2012, in Lima, Peru. We screened for TB disease at 2, 6, and 12 months after ...
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#1Hellen Siril (MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)H-Index: 6
#2Anna KaaleH-Index: 3
Last. M. C. Smith Fawzi (Harvard University)H-Index: 26
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AbstractAlthough a number of HIV prevention programs have been implemented, such as mass media campaigns, high rates of unprotected and concurrent sexual partnerships, as well as low uptake HIV testing and limited HIV knowledge, persist in Tanzania. We examined the effect and predicting factors of HIV prevention communication among people living with HIV (PLH) exposed to NAMWEZA intervention, and their at-risk social network members (NMs) Quantitative data were collected from 326 participants at...
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#1Sabina Mugusi (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
#2David Sando (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
Last. Christopher R. Sudfeld (Harvard University)H-Index: 21
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Introduction:Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevations are common among HIV-infected patients on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART).Approach:We conducted a prospective cohort study of ...
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#1Hellen SirilH-Index: 6
#2M. C. Smith FawziH-Index: 26
Last. Sylvia KaayaH-Index: 31
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Objectives: People living with HIV/AIDS (PLH) in resource-limited settings have high and often unrecognized prevalence of mood disorders, with adverse implications for medication adherence and engagement in transmission risk reduction behaviors. Working in HIV treatment and care provision, we observed lack of common understandings between PLH and health care workers (HW) of the words msongo and sonona (Swahili) intended to mean stress and depression, respectively. This gap in psychosocial health...
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#1Grace A. Shayo (MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)H-Index: 4
#2Dereck Chitama (MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)H-Index: 4
Last. Ferdinand Mugusi (MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Background One of the reasons why Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for Tuberculosis (TB) is not widely used in low income countries is concerns on cost of excluding active TB. We analyzed the cost-effectiveness of IPT provision in Tanzania having ruled out active TB by a symptom-based screening tool. Methods Data on IPT cost-effectiveness was prospectively collected from an observational cohort study of 1283 HIV-infected patients on IPT and 1281 controls; followed up for 24 months. Th...
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#1Omowunmi Aibana (University of Texas at Austin)
#2Chuan-Chin Huang (Brigham and Women's Hospital)H-Index: 4
Last. Megan Murray (Harvard University)H-Index: 57
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Background: Few studies have evaluated the association between pre-existing vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and incident TB. We assessed the impact of baseline vitamin D on TB disease risk. Methods: We nested a case-control study within a prospective cohort of household contacts of TB patients in Peru. We also conducted a one-stage individual participant data meta-analysis searching PubMed and Embase to identify studies of vitamin D and TB disease until December 31, 2017. We included studies that ass...
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