Sulaiman Lakoh
University of Sierra Leone
Drug resistanceInternal medicineCross-sectional studyLogistic regressionOdds ratioHealth careRetrospective cohort studyPediatricsPsychological interventionPneumoniaDiseaseHepatitis B virusTuberculosisPopulationSierra leoneStrokeMedicineAntibiotic resistanceEnvironmental health
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#1Rajiv Shah (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 7
#2Adwoah Agyei-Nkansah (University of Ghana)
Last. Nicolas Kodjoh (National University of Benin)
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#1George A. YendewaH-Index: 4
#2Sulaiman LakohH-Index: 6
Last. Nuno S. OsórioH-Index: 14
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug resistance (HIVDR) is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. Children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable, and laboratory testing capacity remains limited. We, therefore, used a cross-sectional design and convenience sampling to characterize HIV subtypes and resistance-associated mutations (RAMs) in these groups in Sierra Leone. In total, 96 children (age 2–9 years, 100% ART-experienced), 47 adolescents (age 10–18 years, 100% ART-experienced), and 54...
#1Joshua M. CokerH-Index: 1
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Background The global incidence of tetanus is approximately one million cases annually. Mortality rates attributable may reach 100% in the absence of appropriate medical treatment. The study intends to outline the treatment outcome of tetanus patients in our environment. Methods The study was conducted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Connaught Hospital, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex. The study was designed as a retrospective study of patients who presented with tet...
#1Sulaiman Lakoh (University of Sierra Leone)H-Index: 6
#2Darlinda F. Jiba (University of Sierra Leone)H-Index: 3
Last. George A. Yendewa (Case Western Reserve University)H-Index: 4
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The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected tuberculosis (TB) care delivery in high burden countries. We therefore conducted a retrospective study to assess the impact of COVID-19 on TB case detection and treatment outcomes at the Chest Clinic at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Overall, 2300 presumptive cases were tested during the first three quarters of 2020 (intra-COVID-19) versus 2636 in 2019 (baseline), representing a 12.7% decline. Testing declined by 25% in women, 20% in ch...
#1Sulaiman Lakoh (University of Sierra Leone)H-Index: 6
#2Emmanuel Firima (University of Basel)
Last. George A. Yendewa (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 4
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BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major global health problem. Although sub-Saharan Africa has a high proportion of the global burden of HBV, the epidemiology and clinical features of HBV in this region are poorly characterized, and access to diagnostic and treatment services remain limited. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of HBV-infected children and adults of all age groups who were evaluated at public and private health facilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone between January 201...
#1Sulaiman Lakoh (University of Sierra Leone)H-Index: 6
Last. David W. Denning (University of Manchester)H-Index: 126
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Sierra Leone is a small, resource-limited country that has a low national prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a very high burden of tuberculosis (TB). Fungal diseases are probably common, but poorly documented. In this article, we reviewed the existing literature on fungal epidemiology in Sierra Leone using national, regional, and international data, identified knowledge gaps, and propose solutions to address the challenges on the prevention and control of fungal diseases in Sie...
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#1Musa Bangura (Partners In Health)H-Index: 1
#2Anna Frühauf (Partners In Health)
Last. Chiyembekezo Kachimanga (Partners In Health)H-Index: 5
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This study reports on the prevalence and risk factors of chronic HBV among health care workers (HCWs) in a rural secondary hospital in Sierra Leone. Additionally, data on the uptake of HBV vaccination among negatively tested HCWs and on the linkage to care among positively tested HCWs are presented. In December 2019, 781 HCWs were invited to a screening and vaccination campaign at Koidu Government Hospital in Kono District. For each HCW, demographic information and data on their HBV risk history...
#1Sulaiman Lakoh (University of Sierra Leone)H-Index: 6
Last. Martin P. GrobuschH-Index: 68
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There are no comprehensive data on viral hepatitis from Sierra Leone; however, a huge disease burden has been observed in different subpopulations. This review summarizes available data on hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) prevalence in Sierra Leone and identifies knowledge gaps. Despite the non-uniformity of the studies and the lack of systematic case recording, different reports published in recent decades yielded a hepatitis B prevalence of 8.7% among healthcare workers, 11.3% among pregn...
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#1Olukemi Adekanmbi (University College Hospital, Ibadan)H-Index: 1
#2Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi (UI: University of Ibadan)H-Index: 32
Last. Sulaiman Lakoh (University of Sierra Leone)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Ebolavirus disease (EVD) is a severe, highly contagious, and often fatal systemic disease in human and non-human primates. Zoonotic and human-to-human transmission have been well documented. Ebolaviruses are endemic to equatorial and West Africa and there have been over 20 outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa since 1976. The largest known outbreak of EVD occurred between 2013 and 2016 across several West African countries. It resulted in 28,646 suspected and confirmed cases and 11,323 deaths...
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