Publications with the collaboration of KCCR from 1998-2018

Publication from KCCR

2018 Publications

  1. Aloysius D Loglo et al IFN-γ and IL-5 whole blood response directed against mycolactone polyketide synthase domains in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. PeerJ 07/2018; 6(8)., DOI:10.7717/peerj.5294
  2. Tawiah T, Malam K, Kwarteng A, Bart-Plange C, Febir L, Aubyn V, Obermann K,Owusu-Agyei S, Asante KP. Improving the first-line treatment of febrile illnessesin Ghana: willingness to pay for malaria rapid diagnostic tests at licensedchemical shops in the Kintampo area. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2018 Jan 31;16:4.doi: 10.1186/s12962-018-0090-2. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29434526; PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC5793370.
  3. Owusu M, Marfo KS, Acheampong G, Arthur A, Sarpong N, Im J, Mogeni OD, AnnanA, Chiang HY, Kuo CH, Park SE, Marks F, Owusu-Dabo E, Adu-Sarkodie Y. Gonococcal sepsis in a 32-year-old female: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Apr24;11(1):253. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3346-1. PubMed PMID: 29690929; PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC5916728.
  4. Dekker D, Krumkamp R, Eibach D, Sarpong N, Boahen KG, Frimpong M, Fechtner E, Poppert S, Hagen RM, Schwarz NG, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Owusu-Dabo E, Im J, Marks F,Frickmann H, May J. Characterization of Salmonella enterica from invasivbloodstream infections and water sources in rural Ghana. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jan19;18(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-2957-4. PubMed PMID: 29351771; PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC5775569.
  5. Lagatie O, Verheyen A, Nijs E, Van Dorst B, Batsa Debrah L, Debrah A, Supali T, Sartono E, Stuyver LJ. Evaluation of the Diagnostic Performance of Onchocerca volvulus Linear Epitopes in a Peptide Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Mar;98(3):779-785. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0756. Epub 2018 JanPubMed PMID: 29313477; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5930915.
  6. Villa G, Phillips RO, Smith C, Stockdale AJ, Beloukas A, Appiah LT, Chadwick D, Ruggiero A, Sarfo FS, Post F, Geretti AM. Renal health after long-term exposure to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in HIV/HBV positive adults in Ghana. J Infect. 2018 Jun;76(6):515-521. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.03.001. Epub 2018 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 29702139.
  7. Villa G, Phillips RO, Smith C, Stockdale AJ, Ruggiero A, Beloukas A, Appiah LT, Chadwick D, Sarfo FS, Geretti AM. Drug resistance outcomes of long-term ART with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in the absence of virological monitoring. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky281. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30032305.
  8. Mohammed A, Franke K, Boakye Okyere P, Brinkel J, Bonačić Marinovic A, Kreuels B, Krumkamp R, Fobil J, May J, Owusu-Dabo E. Feasibility of Electronic Health Information and Surveillance System (eHISS) for disease symptom monitoring: A case of rural Ghana. PLoS One. 2018 May 24;13(5):e0197756.

  9. Rauch J, Sothmann P, Aldrich C, Hogan B, Owusu-Dabo E, May J, Eibach D, Tappe D. Serum cytokine responses in Rickettsia felis infected febrile children, Ghana. Med Microbiol Immunol. 2018 May 8.

  10. Eibach D, Dekker D, Gyau Boahen K, Wiafe Akenten C, Sarpong N, Belmar Campos C, Berneking L, Aepfelbacher M, Krumkamp R, Owusu-Dabo E, May J. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in local and imported poultry meat in Ghana. Vet Microbiol. 2018 Apr;217:7-12.
  11. Hogan B, Eibach D, Krumkamp R, Sarpong N, Dekker D, Kreuels B, Maiga-Ascofaré O, Boahen KG, Akenten CF, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Owusu-Dabo E, the Fever Without Source (FWS) study group and May J. Malaria co-infections in febrile paediatric inpatients: a hospital-based study from Ghana. Clin Infect Dis. 2018
  12. Dekker D, Krumkamp R, Eibach D, Sarpong N, Boahen KG, Frimpong M, Fechtner E, Poppert S, Hagen RM, Schwarz NG, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Owusu-Dabo E, Im J, Marks F, Frickmann H, May J. Characterization of Salmonella enterica from invasive bloodstream infections and water sources in rural Ghana. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 19;18(1):47.
  13. Franke KH, Krumkamp R, Mohammed A, Sarpong N, Owusu-Dabo E, Brinkel J, Fobil JN, Marinovic AB, Asihene P, Boots M, May J, Kreuels B. A mobile phone based tool to identify symptoms of common childhood diseases in Ghana: development and evaluation of the integrated clinical algorithm in a cross-sectional study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):23.
  14. Bühl H, Eibach D, Nagel M, Greub G, Borel N, Sarpong N, Rettig T, Pesch T, Aeby S, Klöckner A, Brunke M, Krannich S, Kreuels B, Owusu-Dabo E, Hogan B, May J, Henrichfreise B. Chlamydiae in febrile children with respiratory tract symptoms and age-matched controls, Ghana. New Microbes New Infect. 2018 Jan 13;22:44-48.
  15. Steinmetz I, Wagner GE, Kanyala E, Sawadogo M, Soumeya H, Teferi M, Andargie E, Yeshitela B, Atsé-Achi LY, Sanogo M, Bonfoh B, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Pongombo Shongo C, Shongo ya Pongombo M, Kasamba Ilunga E, Lichtenegger S, Assig K, May J, Bertherat E, Owusu M, Owusu-Dabo E, Adu-Sarkodie Y. Melioidosis in Africa: Time to Uncover the True Disease Load. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018 [in press]
  16. Bijlholt, M., K. A. C. Meeks, E. Beune, J. Addo, L. Smeeth, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah, C. Galbete, A. de-Graft Aikins, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Spranger, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. K. Amoah, S. Bahendeka, K. Stronks and C. Agyemang (2018). “Type 2 diabetes mellitus management among Ghanaian migrants resident in three European countries and their compatriots in rural and urban Ghana – The RODAM study." Diabetes Res Clin Pract 136: 32-38.
  17. Yang, H., A. Enimil, F. S. Gillani, S. Antwi, A. Dompreh, A. Ortsin, E. Adu Awhireng, M. Owusu, L. Wiesner, C. A. Peloquin and A. Kwara (2018). “Evaluation of the Adequacy of the 2010 Revised World Health Organization Recommended Dosages of the First-line Antituberculosis Drugs for Children: Adequacy of Revised Dosages of TB Drugs for Children." Pediatr Infect Dis J 37(1): 43-51.

2017 Publications

Addo, J., C. Agyemang, A. de-Graft Aikins, E. Beune, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah, C. Galbete, M. Nicolaou, K. Meeks, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, S. Bahendaka, F. P. Mockenhaupt, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. Kunst, K. Stronks and L. Smeeth (2017). “Association between socioeconomic position and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Ghanaians in different geographic locations: the RODAM study." J Epidemiol Community Health 71(7): 633-639.

Agyemang, C., G. Nyaaba, E. Beune, K. Meeks, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Addo, A. D. Aikins, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. Bahendeka, I. Danquah, M. B. Schulze, C. Galbete, J. Spranger, P. Agyei-Baffour, P. Henneman, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, A. Adeyemo, J. van Straalen, Y. Commodore-Mensah, L. T. Appiah, L. Smeeth and K. Stronks (2017). “Variations in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Ghanaian migrants living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and nonmigrant Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana – the RODAM study." J Hypertens.

Amegashie EA, A. A., Awuah AAA, Larbi R,  Addofoh N,  Feglo PK, Owusu-Dabo E (2017). “Missed opportunities for the diagnosis of Brucella infection among slaughterhouse workers at the Kumasi Abattoir, Ghana." Journal of Epidemiological Research 3(2).

Amuasi, J. H. (2017). “Improving estimation of ACT treatment coverage in Africa." Lancet Glob Health 5(4): e375-e376.

Anie, K. A., V. Paintsil, E. Owusu-Dabo, D. Ansong, A. Osei-Akoto, K. Ohene-Frempong, K. A. Amissah, N. Addofoh, E. B. Ackah, A. T. Owusu-Ansah and S. F. Ofori-Acquah (2017). “Organ damage in sickle cell disease study (ORDISS): protocol for a longitudinal cohort study based in Ghana." BMJ Open 7(8): e016727.

Annan, A. A., D. D. Yar, M. Owusu, E. A. Biney, P. K. Forson, P. B. Okyere, A. A. Gyimah and E. Owusu-Dabo (2017). “Health care workers indicate ill preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Ashanti Region of Ghana." BMC Public Health 17(1): 546.

Ashie, G. K., M. Mutocheluh, M. Owusu, T. B. Kwofie, S. Akonor, P. W. Narkwa, S. B. Nguah and J. Dogbe (2017). “Microbial pathogens associated with acute childhood diarrhoea in Kumasi, Ghana." BMC Res Notes 10(1): 264.

Boateng, D., C. Agyemang, E. Beune, K. Meeks, L. Smeeth, M. Schulze, J. Addo, A. de-Graft Aikins, C. Galbete, S. Bahendeka, I. Danquah, P. Agyei-Baffour, E. Owusu-Dabo, F. P. Mockenhaupt, J. Spranger, A. P. Kengne, D. E. Grobbee, K. Stronks and K. Klipstein-Grobusch (2017). “Migration and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Ghanaian Populations in Europe: The RODAM Study (Research on Obesity and Diabetes Among African Migrants)." Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 10(11).

Brathwaite, R., J. Addo, A. E. Kunst, C. Agyemang, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. de-Graft Aikins, E. Beune, K. Meeks, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, S. Bahendeka, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. Amoah, C. Galbete, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah and L. Smeeth (2017). “Smoking prevalence differs by location of residence among Ghanaians in Africa and Europe: The RODAM study." PLoS One 12(5): e0177291.

Brinkel, J., J. May, R. Krumkamp, M. Lamshoft, B. Kreuels, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. Mohammed, A. Bonacic Marinovic, P. Dako-Gyeke, A. Kramer and J. N. Fobil (2017). “Mobile phone-based interactive voice response as a tool for improving access to healthcare in remote areas in Ghana – an evaluation of user experiences." Trop Med Int Health 22(5): 622-630.

Chan, H. L. Y., C. J. Chen, O. Omede, J. Al Qamish, K. Al Naamani, A. Bane, S. S. Tan, M. Simonova, I. Cardenas, M. Derbala, O. Akin, R. O. Phillips, M. K. Abdelmageed, M. Abdulla, D. Adda, A. Al Baqali, N. Al Dweik, K. Al Ejji, I. Al Ghazzawi, S. Al Kaabi, M. Al Sadadi, J. Al Salman, M. AlBadri, S. A. Al-Busafi, H. E. Al-Romaihi, W. Ampofo, K. Antonov, C. Anyaike, F. Arome, S. Blach, M. M. Borodo, S. M. Brandon, B. Bright, M. T. Butt, D. S. Chen, P. J. Chen, R. N. Chien, W. L. Chuang, D. Cuellar, A. A. Elbardiny, C. Estes, E. Farag, J. Fung, I. Gamkrelidze, V. Garcia, J. Genov, Z. Ghandour, M. Ghuloom, B. Gomez, J. Gunter, J. Habeeb, O. Hajelssedig, W. Hamoudi, S. M. Himatt, I. Hrstic, C. C. Hu, C. F. Huang, Y. T. Hui, R. Jahis, D. Jelev, A. K. John, K. S. Kaliaskarova, Y. Kamel, J. H. Kao, J. Khamis, H. Khattabi, I. Khoudri, A. Konysbekova, I. Kotzev, M. S. Lai, W. C. Lao, J. Layden, M. H. Lee, O. Lesi, M. Li, A. Lo, C. K. Loo, B. Luksic, A. Maaroufi, A. O. Malu, L. Mateva, R. Mitova, R. Mohamed, M. Morovic, K. Murphy, B. Mustapha, A. Nersesov, E. Ngige, R. Njouom, O. Njoya, D. Nonkovic, S. Obekpa, S. Oguche, E. E. Okolo, C. Omuemu, P. Ondoa, O. Opare-Sem, S. Owusu-Ofori, Y. N. Prokopenko, H. Razavi, D. Razavi-Shearer, K. Razavi-Shearer, B. Redae, T. Reic, T. Rinke de Wit, C. Rios, S. Robbins, L. R. Roberts, S. J. Sanad, J. D. Schmelzer, M. Sharma, T. H. Su, K. Sultan, K. Tchernev, O. T. Y. Tsang, S. Tsang, C. Tzeuton, S. Ugoeze, B. Uzochukwu, R. Vi, A. Vince, H. U. Wani, V. W. S. Wong, A. Workneh, R. Yacoub, K. I. Yesmembetov, M. Youbi, M. F. Yuen and H. Nde (2017). “The present and future disease burden of hepatitis C virus infections with today's treatment paradigm: Volume 4." J Viral Hepat 24 Suppl 2: 25-43.

Chen, D. S., W. Hamoudi, B. Mustapha, J. Layden, A. Nersesov, T. Reic, V. Garcia, C. Rios, L. Mateva, O. Njoya, S. A. Al-Busafi, M. K. Abdelmageed, M. Abdulla, D. Adda, O. Akin, A. Al Baqali, N. Al Dweik, K. Al Ejji, I. Al Ghazzawi, S. Al Kaabi, K. Al Naamani, J. Al Qamish, M. Al Sadadi, J. Al Salman, M. AlBadri, H. E. Al-Romaihi, W. Ampofo, K. Antonov, C. Anyaike, F. Arome, A. Bane, S. Blach, M. M. Borodo, S. M. Brandon, B. Bright, M. T. Butt, I. Cardenas, H. L. Y. Chan, C. J. Chen, P. J. Chen, R. N. Chien, W. L. Chuang, D. Cuellar, M. Derbala, A. A. Elbardiny, C. Estes, E. Farag, J. Fung, I. Gamkrelidze, J. Genov, Z. Ghandour, M. Ghuloom, B. Gomez, J. Gunter, J. Habeeb, O. Hajelssedig, S. M. Himatt, I. Hrstic, C. C. Hu, C. F. Huang, Y. T. Hui, R. Jahis, D. Jelev, A. K. John, K. S. Kaliaskarova, Y. Kamel, J. H. Kao, J. Khamis, H. Khattabi, I. Khoudri, A. Konysbekova, I. Kotzev, M. S. Lai, W. C. Lao, M. H. Lee, O. Lesi, M. Li, A. Lo, C. K. Loo, B. Luksic, A. Maaroufi, A. O. Malu, R. Mitova, R. Mohamed, M. Morovic, K. Murphy, H. Nde, E. Ngige, R. Njouom, D. Nonkovic, S. Obekpa, S. Oguche, E. E. Okolo, O. Omede, C. Omuemu, P. Ondoa, O. Opare-Sem, S. Owusu-Ofori, R. O. Phillips, Y. N. Prokopenko, H. Razavi, D. Razavi-Shearer, K. Razavi-Shearer, B. Redae, T. Rinke de Wit, S. Robbins, L. R. Roberts, S. J. Sanad, M. Sharma, M. Simonova, T. H. Su, K. Sultan, S. S. Tan, K. Tchernev, O. T. Y. Tsang, S. Tsang, C. Tzeuton, S. Ugoeze, B. Uzochukwu, R. Vi, A. Vince, H. U. Wani, V. W. S. Wong, A. Workneh, R. Yacoub, K. I. Yesmembetov, M. Youbi, M. F. Yuen and J. D. Schmelzer (2017). “Strategies to manage hepatitis C virus infection disease burden-Volume 4." J Viral Hepat 24 Suppl 2: 44-63.

Cole, H. V., E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Iwelunmor, V. Newsome, K. Meeks, C. Agyemang and G. Jean-Louis (2017). “Sleep duration is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular outcomes: a pilot study in a sample of community dwelling adults in Ghana." Sleep Med 34: 118-125.

Collaboration, N. C. D. R. F. (2017). “Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults." Lancet 390(10113): 2627-2642.

Danquah, I., C. Galbete, K. Meeks, M. Nicolaou, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, J. Addo, A. D. Aikins, S. K. Amoah, P. Agyei-Baffour, D. Boateng, G. Bedu-Addo, J. Spranger, L. Smeeth, E. Owusu-Dabo, C. Agyemang, F. P. Mockenhaupt, E. Beune and M. B. Schulze (2017). “Food variety, dietary diversity, and type 2 diabetes in a multi-center cross-sectional study among Ghanaian migrants in Europe and their compatriots in Ghana: the RODAM study." Eur J Nutr.

Debrah, L. B., A. Albers, A. Y. Debrah, F. F. Brockschmidt, T. Becker, C. Herold, A. Hofmann, J. Osei-Mensah, Y. Mubarik, H. Frohlich, A. Hoerauf and K. Pfarr (2017). “Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the angiogenic and lymphangiogenic pathways are associated with lymphedema caused by Wuchereria bancrofti." Hum Genomics 11(1): 26.

Debrah, L. B., N. Nausch, V. S. Opoku, W. Owusu, Y. Mubarik, D. A. Berko, S. Wanji, L. E. Layland, A. Hoerauf, M. Jacobsen, A. Y. Debrah and R. O. Phillips (2017). “Epidemiology of Mansonella perstans in the middle belt of Ghana." Parasit Vectors 10(1): 15.

Eibach, D., M. Nagel, B. Hogan, C. Azuure, R. Krumkamp, D. Dekker, M. Gajdiss, M. Brunke, N. Sarpong, E. Owusu-Dabo and J. May (2017). “Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among Children in the Ashanti Region of Ghana." PLoS One 12(1): e0170320.

Galbete, C., M. Nicolaou, K. A. Meeks, A. de-Graft Aikins, J. Addo, S. K. Amoah, L. Smeeth, E. Owusu-Dabo, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, S. Bahendeka, C. Agyemang, F. P. Mockenhaupt, E. J. Beune, K. Stronks, M. B. Schulze and I. Danquah (2017). “Food consumption, nutrient intake, and dietary patterns in Ghanaian migrants in Europe and their compatriots in Ghana." Food Nutr Res 61(1): 1341809.

Geretti, A. M., S. King, K. Adjei-Asante, L. T. Appiah, D. O. Owusu, F. S. Sarfo, D. Chadwick, R. O. Phillips and A. Beloukas (2017). “Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA screening and sequencing using dry plasma spots." J Clin Virol 97: 18-21.

Globisch, D., L. M. Eubanks, R. J. Shirey, K. M. Pfarr, S. Wanji, A. Y. Debrah, A. Hoerauf and K. D. Janda (2017). “Validation of onchocerciasis biomarker N-acetyltyramine-O-glucuronide (NATOG)." Bioorg Med Chem Lett 27(15): 3436-3440.

Hogan, B., L. Ammer, M. Zimmermann, T. Binger, R. Krumkamp, N. Sarpong, T. Rettig, D. Dekker, B. Kreuels, L. Reigl, K. G. Boahen, C. Wiafe, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. May and D. Eibach (2017). “Burden of influenza among hospitalized febrile children in Ghana." Influenza Other Respir Viruses.

Klarmann-Schulz, U., S. Specht, A. Y. Debrah, L. Batsa, N. K. Ayisi-Boateng, J. Osei-Mensah, Y. Mubarik, P. Konadu, A. Ricchiuto, R. Fimmers, S. Arriens, B. Dubben, L. Ford, M. Taylor and A. Hoerauf (2017). “Comparison of Doxycycline, Minocycline, Doxycycline plus Albendazole and Albendazole Alone in Their Efficacy against Onchocerciasis in a Randomized, Open-Label, Pilot Trial." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(1): e0005156.

Kwarteng, A. and S. T. Ahuno (2017). “Immunity in Filarial Infections: Lessons from Animal Models and Human Studies." Scand J Immunol 85(4): 251-257.

Kwarteng, A., S. T. Ahuno and G. Kwakye-Nuako (2017). “The therapeutic landscape of HIV-1 via genome editing." AIDS Res Ther 14(1): 32.

Kwarteng, A., J. Amuasi, A. Annan, S. Ahuno, D. Opare, M. Nagel, C. Vinnemeier, J. May and E. Owusu-Dabo (2017). “Current meningitis outbreak in Ghana: Historical perspectives and the importance of diagnostics." Acta Trop 169: 51-56.

Lagatie, O., L. Batsa Debrah, A. Debrah and L. J. Stuyver (2017). “Plasma-derived parasitic microRNAs have insufficient concentrations to be used as diagnostic biomarker for detection of Onchocerca volvulus infection or treatment monitoring using LNA-based RT-qPCR." Parasitol Res 116(3): 1013-1022.

Lundtoft, C., A. Afum-Adjei Awuah, J. Rimpler, K. Harling, N. Nausch, M. Kohns, E. Adankwah, F. Lang, L. Olbrich, E. Mayatepek, E. Owusu-Dabo and M. Jacobsen (2017). “Aberrant plasma IL-7 and soluble IL-7 receptor levels indicate impaired T-cell response to IL-7 in human tuberculosis." PLoS Pathog 13(6): e1006425.

Lundtoft, C., A. A. Awuah, N. Nausch, A. Enimil, E. Mayatepek, E. Owusu-Dabo and M. Jacobsen (2017). “Alternative Quantiferon cytokines for diagnosis of children with active tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in Ghana." Med Microbiol Immunol 206(3): 259-265.

Maaroufi, A., A. Vince, S. M. Himatt, R. Mohamed, J. Fung, O. Opare-Sem, A. Workneh, R. Njouom, I. Al Ghazzawi, M. Abdulla, K. S. Kaliaskarova, S. Owusu-Ofori, M. K. Abdelmageed, D. Adda, O. Akin, A. Al Baqali, N. Al Dweik, K. Al Ejji, S. Al Kaabi, K. Al Naamani, J. Al Qamish, M. Al Sadadi, J. Al Salman, M. AlBadri, S. A. Al-Busafi, H. E. Al-Romaihi, W. Ampofo, K. Antonov, C. Anyaike, F. Arome, A. Bane, S. Blach, M. M. Borodo, S. M. Brandon, B. Bright, M. T. Butt, I. Cardenas, H. L. Y. Chan, C. J. Chen, D. S. Chen, P. J. Chen, R. N. Chien, W. L. Chuang, D. Cuellar, M. Derbala, A. A. Elbardiny, C. Estes, E. Farag, I. Gamkrelidze, V. Garcia, J. Genov, Z. Ghandour, M. Ghuloom, B. Gomez, J. Gunter, J. Habeeb, O. Hajelssedig, W. Hamoudi, I. Hrstic, C. C. Hu, C. F. Huang, Y. T. Hui, R. Jahis, D. Jelev, A. K. John, Y. Kamel, J. H. Kao, J. Khamis, H. Khattabi, I. Khoudri, A. Konysbekova, I. Kotzev, M. S. Lai, W. C. Lao, J. Layden, M. H. Lee, O. Lesi, M. Li, A. Lo, C. K. Loo, B. Luksic, A. O. Malu, L. Mateva, R. Mitova, M. Morovic, K. Murphy, B. Mustapha, H. Nde, A. Nersesov, E. Ngige, O. Njoya, D. Nonkovic, S. Obekpa, S. Oguche, E. E. Okolo, O. Omede, C. Omuemu, P. Ondoa, R. O. Phillips, Y. N. Prokopenko, H. Razavi, D. Razavi-Shearer, B. Redae, T. Reic, T. Rinke de Wit, C. Rios, S. Robbins, L. R. Roberts, S. J. Sanad, J. D. Schmelzer, M. Sharma, M. Simonova, T. H. Su, K. Sultan, S. S. Tan, K. Tchernev, O. T. Y. Tsang, S. Tsang, C. Tzeuton, S. Ugoeze, B. Uzochukwu, R. Vi, H. U. Wani, V. W. S. Wong, R. Yacoub, K. I. Yesmembetov, M. Youbi, M. F. Yuen and K. Razavi-Shearer (2017). “Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in select countries-volume 4." J Viral Hepat 24 Suppl 2: 8-24.

Mazouzi, A., F. Battistini, S. C. Moser, J. Ferreira da Silva, M. Wiedner, M. Owusu, C. H. Lardeau, A. Ringler, B. Weil, J. Neesen, M. Orozco, S. Kubicek and J. I. Loizou (2017). “Repair of UV-Induced DNA Damage Independent of Nucleotide Excision Repair Is Masked by MUTYH." Mol Cell 68(4): 797-807 e797.

Meeks, K. A., K. Stronks, A. Adeyemo, J. Addo, S. Bahendeka, E. Beune, E. Owusu-Dabo, I. Danquah, C. Galbete, P. Henneman, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, F. P. Mockenhaupt, K. Osei, M. B. Schulze, J. Spranger, L. Smeeth and C. Agyemang (2017). “Peripheral insulin resistance rather than beta cell dysfunction accounts for geographical differences in impaired fasting blood glucose among sub-Saharan African individuals: findings from the RODAM study." Diabetologia 60(5): 854-864.

Meeks, K. A. C., P. Henneman, A. Venema, T. Burr, C. Galbete, I. Danquah, M. B. Schulze, F. P. Mockenhaupt, E. Owusu-Dabo, C. N. Rotimi, J. Addo, L. Smeeth, S. Bahendeka, J. Spranger, M. Mannens, M. H. Zafarmand, C. Agyemang and A. Adeyemo (2017). “An epigenome-wide association study in whole blood of measures of adiposity among Ghanaians: the RODAM study." Clin Epigenetics 9: 103.

Moder, M., G. Velimezi, M. Owusu, A. Mazouzi, M. Wiedner, J. Ferreira da Silva, L. Robinson-Garcia, F. Schischlik, R. Slavkovsky, R. Kralovics, M. Schuster, C. Bock, T. Ideker, S. P. Jackson, J. Menche and J. I. Loizou (2017). “Parallel genome-wide screens identify synthetic viable interactions between the BLM helicase complex and Fanconi anemia." Nat Commun 8(1): 1238.

Nausch, N., D. Antwi-Berko, Y. Mubarik, K. M. Abass, W. Owusu, E. Owusu-Dabo, L. B. Debrah, A. Y. Debrah, M. Jacobsen and R. O. Phillips (2017). “Analysis of Mycobacterium ulcerans-specific T-cell cytokines for diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease and as potential indicator for disease progression." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(2): e0005415.

Owusu, M., E. Owusu-Dabo, G. Acheampong, I. Osei, J. Amuasi, N. Sarpong, A. Annan, H. Y. Chiang, C. H. Kuo, S. E. Park, F. Marks and Y. Adu-Sarkodie (2017). “Pseudomonas oryzihabitans sepsis in a 1-year-old child with multiple skin rashes: a case report." J Med Case Rep 11(1): 77.

Polaris Observatory, H. C. V. C. (2017). “Global prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in 2015: a modelling study." Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2(3): 161-176.

Prodjinotho, U. F., C. von Horn, A. Y. Debrah, L. Batsa Debrah, A. Albers, L. E. Layland, A. Hoerauf and T. Adjobimey (2017). “Pathological manifestations in lymphatic filariasis correlate with lack of inhibitory properties of IgG4 antibodies on IgE-activated granulocytes." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(7): e0005777.

Rutledge, G. G., U. Bohme, M. Sanders, A. J. Reid, J. A. Cotton, O. Maiga-Ascofare, A. A. Djimde, T. O. Apinjoh, L. Amenga-Etego, M. Manske, J. W. Barnwell, F. Renaud, B. Ollomo, F. Prugnolle, N. M. Anstey, S. Auburn, R. N. Price, J. S. McCarthy, D. P. Kwiatkowski, C. I. Newbold, M. Berriman and T. D. Otto (2017). “Plasmodium malariae and P. ovale genomes provide insights into malaria parasite evolution." Nature 542(7639): 101-104.

Sarkodie, F., O. Hassall, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Owusu-Ofori, I. Bates, I. C. Bygbjerg, A. Owusu-Ofori, L. H. Harritshoj and H. Ullum (2017). “Improving the screening of blood donors with syphilis rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)." Transfus Med 27(1): 52-59.

Sarpong-Duah, M., M. Frimpong, M. Beissner, M. Saar, K. Laing, F. Sarpong, A. D. Loglo, K. M. Abass, M. Frempong, F. S. Sarfo, G. Bretzel, M. Wansbrough-Jones and R. O. Phillips (2017). “Clearance of viable Mycobacterium ulcerans from Buruli ulcer lesions during antibiotic treatment as determined by combined 16S rRNA reverse transcriptase /IS 2404 qPCR assay." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(7): e0005695.

Schwarz, N. G., E. Mertens, D. Winter, O. Maiga-Ascofare, D. Dekker, S. Jansen, D. Tappe, N. Randriamampionona, J. May, R. Rakotozandrindrainy and J. Schmidt-Chanasit (2017). “No serological evidence for Zika virus infection and low specificity for anti-Zika virus ELISA in malaria positive individuals among pregnant women from Madagascar in 2010." PLoS One 12(5): e0176708.

Sothmann, P., C. Keller, R. Krumkamp, B. Kreuels, C. Aldrich, N. Sarpong, S. Steierberg, D. Winter, K. G. Boahen, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. May and D. Eibach (2017). “Rickettsia felis Infection in Febrile Children, Ghana." Am J Trop Med Hyg 96(4): 783-785.

Stockdale, A. J., M. Chaponda, A. Beloukas, R. O. Phillips, P. C. Matthews, A. Papadimitropoulos, S. King, L. Bonnett and A. M. Geretti (2017). “Prevalence of hepatitis D virus infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Lancet Glob Health 5(10): e992-e1003.

2016 Publications

Addai-Mensah, O., M. Seidel, N. Amidu, D. J. Maskus, S. Kapelski, G. Breuer, C. Franken, E. Owusu-Dabo, M. Frempong, R. Rakotozandrindrainy, H. Schinkel, A. Reimann, T. Klockenbring, S. Barth, R. Fischer and R. Fendel (2016). “Acquired immune responses to three malaria vaccine candidates and their relationship to invasion inhibition in two populations naturally exposed to malaria." Malar J 15: 65.

Agyemang, C., K. Meeks, E. Beune, E. Owusu-Dabo, F. P. Mockenhaupt, J. Addo, A. de Graft Aikins, S. Bahendeka, I. Danquah, M. B. Schulze, J. Spranger, T. Burr, P. Agyei-Baffour, S. K. Amoah, C. Galbete, P. Henneman, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, M. Nicolaou, A. Adeyemo, J. van Straalen, L. Smeeth and K. Stronks (2016). “Obesity and type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans – Is the burden in today's Africa similar to African migrants in Europe? The RODAM study." BMC Med 14(1): 166.

Al-Emran, H. M., R. Krumkamp, D. M. Dekker, D. Eibach, P. Aaby, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, M. Ali, M. P. Rubach, M. Bjerregaard-Andersen, J. A. Crump, L. M. Cruz Espinoza, S. V. Lofberg, A. Gassama Sow, J. T. Hertz, J. Im, A. Jaeger, L. P. Kabore, F. Konings, C. G. Meyer, A. Niang, G. D. Pak, U. Panzner, S. E. Park, H. Rabezanahary, R. Rakotozandrindrainy, T. M. Raminosoa, T. J. Razafindrabe, E. Sampo, H. Schutt-Gerowitt, N. Sarpong, A. B. Soura, A. Tall, V. von Kalckreuth, T. F. Wierzba, J. May and F. Marks (2016). “Validation and Identification of Invasive Salmonella Serotypes in Sub-Saharan Africa by Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction." Clin Infect Dis 62 Suppl 1: S80-82.

Annan, A., F. Ebach, V. M. Corman, R. Krumkamp, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, A. M. Eis-Hubinger, T. Kruppa, A. Simon, J. May, J. Evans, M. Panning, C. Drosten and J. F. Drexler (2016). “Similar virus spectra and seasonality in paediatric patients with acute respiratory disease, Ghana and Germany." Clin Microbiol Infect 22(4): 340-346.

Aryee, C., W. K. Owiredu, J. Osei-Yeboah, E. Owusu-Dabo, E. F. Laing and I. K. Owusu (2016). “An Analysis of Anthropometric Indicators and Modifiable Lifestyle Parameters Associated with Hypertensive Nephropathy." Int J Hypertens 2016: 6598921.

Baffour-Awuah, S., A. A. Annan, O. Maiga-Ascofare, S. D. Dieudonne, P. Adjei-Kusi, E. Owusu-Dabo and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). “Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Kumasi, Ghana." Parasit Vectors 9(1): 633.

Barogui, Y. T., S. A. Klis, R. C. Johnson, R. O. Phillips, E. van der Veer, C. van Diemen, T. S. van der Werf and Y. Stienstra (2016). “Genetic Susceptibility and Predictors of Paradoxical Reactions in Buruli Ulcer." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(4): e0004594.

Boakye-Appiah, J. K., A. R. Steinmetz, P. Pupulampu, S. Ofori-Yirenkyi, I. Tetteh, M. Frimpong, P. Oppong, O. Opare-Sem, B. R. Norman, Y. Stienstra, T. S. van der Werf, M. Wansbrough-Jones, F. Bonsu, J. Obeng-Baah and R. O. Phillips (2016). “High prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients with rifampicin resistance using GeneXpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin in Ghana." Int J Mycobacteriol 5(2): 226-230.

Danquah, D. A., K. O. Buabeng, K. P. Asante, E. Mahama, C. Bart-Plange and E. Owusu-Dabo (2016). “Malaria case detection using rapid diagnostic test at the community level in Ghana: consumer perception and practitioners' experiences." Malar J 15: 34.

Dekker, D., M. Wolters, E. Mertens, K. G. Boahen, R. Krumkamp, D. Eibach, N. G. Schwarz, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, H. Rohde, M. Christner, F. Marks, N. Sarpong and J. May (2016). “Antibiotic resistance and clonal diversity of invasive Staphylococcus aureus in the rural Ashanti Region, Ghana." BMC Infect Dis 16(1): 720.

Dogbe, J., E. Owusu-Dabo, A. Edusei, G. Plange-Rhule, N. Addofoh, S. Baffour-Awuah, O. Sarfo-Kantanka, C. Hammond and M. Owusu (2016). “Assessment of prison life of persons with disability in Ghana." BMC Int Health Hum Rights 16(1): 20.

Eibach, D., C. Belmar Campos, R. Krumkamp, H. M. Al-Emran, D. Dekker, K. G. Boahen, B. Kreuels, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, M. Aepfelbacher, S. E. Park, U. Panzner, F. Marks and J. May (2016). “Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae causing bloodstream infections in rural Ghana, 2007-2012." Int J Med Microbiol 306(4): 249-254.

Eibach, D., S. Herrera-Leon, H. Gil, B. Hogan, L. Ehlkes, M. Adjabeng, B. Kreuels, M. Nagel, D. Opare, J. N. Fobil and J. May (2016). “Molecular Epidemiology and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Vibrio cholerae Associated with a Large Cholera Outbreak in Ghana in 2014." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(5): e0004751.

Eibach, D., R. Krumkamp, A. Hahn, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, A. Leva, J. Kasmaier, M. Panning, J. May and E. Tannich (2016). “Application of a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of gastrointestinal pathogens in a rural African setting." BMC Infect Dis 16: 150.

Frank, C., R. Krumkamp, N. Sarpong, P. Sothmann, J. N. Fobil, G. Foli, A. Jaeger, L. Ehlkes, E. Owusu-Dabo, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, F. Marks, R. R. Schumann, J. May and B. Kreuels (2016). “Spatial heterogeneity of malaria in Ghana: a cross-sectional study on the association between urbanicity and the acquisition of immunity." Malar J 15: 84.

Holscher, C., L. Heitmann, E. Owusu-Dabo, R. D. Horstmann, C. G. Meyer, S. Ehlers and T. Thye (2016). “A Mutation in IL4RA Is Associated with the Degree of Pathology in Human TB Patients." Mediators Inflamm 2016: 4245028.

Krumkamp, R., B. Kreuels, N. Sarpong, K. G. Boahen, G. Foli, B. Hogan, A. Jaeger, L. Reigl, H. Zeeb, F. Marks, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and J. May (2016). “Association Between Malaria and Invasive Nontyphoidal Salmonella Infection in a Hospital Study: Accounting for Berkson's Bias." Clin Infect Dis 62 Suppl 1: S83-89.

Kwarteng, A. and S. T. Ahuno (2016). “The Potentials and Pitfalls of Microarrays in Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Focus on Human Filarial Infections." Microarrays (Basel) 5(3).

Kwarteng, A., S. T. Ahuno and F. O. Akoto (2016). “Killing filarial nematode parasites: role of treatment options and host immune response." Infect Dis Poverty 5(1): 86.

Lagatie, O., E. Njumbe Ediage, L. Batsa Debrah, L. Diels, C. Nolten, P. Vinken, A. Debrah, L. Dillen, S. Silber and L. J. Stuyver (2016). “Evaluation of the diagnostic potential of urinary N-Acetyltyramine-O,beta-glucuronide (NATOG) as diagnostic biomarker for Onchocerca volvulus infection." Parasit Vectors 9(1): 302.

Meyer, C. G., C. D. Intemann, B. Forster, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. Franke, R. D. Horstmann and T. Thye (2016). “No significant impact of IFN-gamma pathway gene variants on tuberculosis susceptibility in a West African population." Eur J Hum Genet 24(5): 748-755.

Meyer, C. G., N. Reiling, C. Ehmen, G. Ruge, E. Owusu-Dabo, R. D. Horstmann and T. Thye (2016). “TLR1 Variant H305L Associated with Protection from Pulmonary Tuberculosis." PLoS One 11(5): e0156046.

Mulder, N. J., E. Adebiyi, R. Alami, A. Benkahla, J. Brandful, S. Doumbia, D. Everett, F. M. Fadlelmola, F. Gaboun, S. Gaseitsiwe, H. Ghazal, S. Hazelhurst, W. Hide, A. Ibrahimi, Y. Jaufeerally Fakim, C. V. Jongeneel, F. Joubert, S. Kassim, J. Kayondo, J. Kumuthini, S. Lyantagaye, J. Makani, A. Mansour Alzohairy, D. Masiga, A. Moussa, O. Nash, O. Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Panji, H. Patterton, F. Radouani, K. Sadki, F. Seghrouchni, O. Tastan Bishop, N. Tiffin, N. Ulenga and H. A. Consortium (2016). “H3ABioNet, a sustainable pan-African bioinformatics network for human heredity and health in Africa." Genome Res 26(2): 271-277.

Muller, M. A., S. Devignot, E. Lattwein, V. M. Corman, G. D. Maganga, F. Gloza-Rausch, T. Binger, P. Vallo, P. Emmerich, V. M. Cottontail, M. Tschapka, S. Oppong, J. F. Drexler, F. Weber, E. M. Leroy and C. Drosten (2016). “Evidence for widespread infection of African bats with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever-like viruses." Sci Rep 6: 26637.

Sarfo, F. S., R. Phillips, M. Wansbrough-Jones and R. E. Simmonds (2016). “Recent advances: role of mycolactone in the pathogenesis and monitoring of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection/Buruli ulcer disease." Cell Microbiol 18(1): 17-29.

Sarkodie, F., O. Hassall, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Owusu-Ofori, I. Bates, I. C. Bygbjerg, J. K. Ansah and H. Ullum (2016). “Syphilis screening practices in blood transfusion facilities in Ghana." Int J Infect Dis 43: 90-94.

Sarkodie, F., E. Owusu-Dabo, O. Hassall, I. Bates, I. C. Bygbjerg and H. Ullum (2016). “Recall of symptoms and treatment of syphilis and yaws by healthy blood donors screening positive for syphilis in Kumasi, Ghana." Int J Infect Dis 50: 72-74.

Sarkodie, F., H. Ullum, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Owusu-Ofori, A. Owusu-Ofori and O. Hassall (2016). “A novel strategy for screening blood donors for syphilis at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana." Transfus Med 26(1): 63-66.

Sondo, P., K. Derra, S. Diallo Nakanabo, Z. Tarnagda, A. Kazienga, O. Zampa, I. Valea, H. Sorgho, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. B. Ouedraogo, T. R. Guiguemde and H. Tinto (2016). “Artesunate-Amodiaquine and Artemether-Lumefantrine Therapies and Selection of Pfcrt and Pfmdr1 Alleles in Nanoro, Burkina Faso." PLoS One 11(3): e0151565.

Stanton, M. C., A. Best, M. Cliffe, L. Kelly-Hope, N. K. Biritwum, L. Batsa and A. Debrah (2016). “Situational analysis of lymphatic filariasis morbidity in Ahanta West District of Ghana." Trop Med Int Health 21(2): 236-244.

Stockdale, A. J., R. O. Phillips, A. M. Geretti and H. S. Group (2016). “The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR) shows poor correlation with transient elastography measurements of liver fibrosis in HIV-positive patients with chronic hepatitis B in West Africa. Response to: 'The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR) predicts significant liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic HBV infection in West Africa' by Lemoine et al." Gut 65(5): 882-884.

Sylverken, A. A., E. Owusu-Dabo, D. D. Yar, S. P. Salifu, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, J. H. Amuasi, P. B. Okyere and T. Agyarko-Poku (2016). “Bacterial etiology of sexually transmitted infections at a STI clinic in Ghana; use of multiplex real time PCR." Ghana Med J 50(3): 142-148.

Velink, A., R. J. Woolley, R. O. Phillips, K. M. Abass, T. S. van der Werf, E. Agumah, J. de Zeeuw, S. Klis and Y. Stienstra (2016). “Former Buruli Ulcer Patients' Experiences and Wishes May Serve as a Guide to Further Improve Buruli Ulcer Management." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(12): e0005261.

Vinnemeier, C. D., E. M. Klupp, R. Krumkamp, T. Rolling, N. Fischer, E. Owusu-Dabo, M. M. Addo, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, J. Kasmaier, M. Aepfelbacher, J. P. Cramer, J. May and E. Tannich (2016). “Tropheryma whipplei in children with diarrhoea in rural Ghana." Clin Microbiol Infect 22(1): 65 e61-65 e63.

Woolley, R. J., A. Velink, R. O. Phillips, W. A. Thompson, K. M. Abass, T. S. van der Werf, J. de Zeeuw and Y. Stienstra (2016). “Experiences of Pain and Expectations for Its Treatment Among Former Buruli Ulcer Patients." Am J Trop Med Hyg 95(5): 1011-1015.

Yar, D. D., S. P. Salifu, S. N. Darko, A. A. Annan, A. A. Gyimah, K. O. Buabeng and E. Owusu-Dabo (2016). “Genotypic characterisation of human papillomavirus infections among persons living with HIV infection; a case-control study in Kumasi, Ghana." Trop Med Int Health 21(2): 275-282.

2015 Publications

Abass, K. M., T. S. van der Werf, R. O. Phillips, F. S. Sarfo, J. Abotsi, S. O. Mireku, W. N. Thompson, K. Asiedu, Y. Stienstra and S. A. Klis (2015). “Buruli ulcer control in a highly endemic district in Ghana: role of community-based surveillance volunteers." Am J Trop Med Hyg 92(1): 115-117.

Alferink, M., J. de Zeeuw, G. Sopoh, C. Agossadou, K. M. Abass, R. O. Phillips, S. Loth, E. Jutten, Y. T. Barogui, R. E. Stewart, T. S. van der Werf, Y. Stienstra and A. V. Ranchor (2015). “Pain Associated with Wound Care Treatment among Buruli Ulcer Patients from Ghana and Benin." PLoS One 10(6): e0119926.

Annan, A., M. Owusu, K. S. Marfo, R. Larbi, F. N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, J. Amankwa, S. Fiafemetsi, C. Drosten, E. Owusu-Dabo and I. Eckerle (2015). “High prevalence of common respiratory viruses and no evidence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Hajj pilgrims returning to Ghana, 2013." Trop Med Int Health 20(6): 807-812.

Annan, A. A., T. F. Kruppa, O. Adjei and R. Garms (2015). “Palp ratio as a field identification tool for two members of the Anopheles gambiae complex in Ghana (A. melas and A. gambiae)." Parasit Vectors 8: 295.

Anti, P., M. Owusu, O. Agbenyega, A. Annan, E. K. Badu, E. E. Nkrumah, M. Tschapka, S. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and C. Drosten (2015). “Human-Bat Interactions in Rural West Africa." Emerg Infect Dis 21(8): 1418-1421.

Arndts, K., U. Klarmann-Schulz, L. Batsa, A. Y. Debrah, C. Epp, R. Fimmers, S. Specht, L. E. Layland and A. Hoerauf (2015). “Reductions in microfilaridermia by repeated ivermectin treatment are associated with lower Plasmodium-specific Th17 immune responses in Onchocerca volvulus-infected individuals." Parasit Vectors 8: 184.

Badu, K., B. Gyan, M. Appawu, D. Mensah, D. Dodoo, G. Yan, C. Drakeley, G. Zhou, E. Owusu-Dabo and K. A. Koram (2015). “Serological evidence of vector and parasite exposure in Southern Ghana: the dynamics of malaria transmission intensity." Parasit Vectors 8: 251.

Beissner, M., R. O. Phillips, F. Battke, M. Bauer, K. Badziklou, F. S. Sarfo, I. Maman, A. Rhomberg, E. Piten, M. Frimpong, K. L. Huber, D. Symank, M. Jansson, F. X. Wiedemann, A. Banla Kere, K. H. Herbinger, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2015). “Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Laboratory Confirmation of Buruli Ulcer Disease-Towards a Point-of-Care Test." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(11): e0004219.

Binger, T., A. Annan, J. F. Drexler, M. A. Muller, R. Kallies, E. Adankwah, R. Wollny, A. Kopp, H. Heidemann, D. Dei, F. C. Agya-Yao, S. Junglen, T. Feldt, A. Kurth, S. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and C. Drosten (2015). “A novel rhabdovirus isolated from the straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum, with signs of antibodies in swine and humans." J Virol 89(8): 4588-4597.

Corman, V. M., H. J. Baldwin, A. F. Tateno, R. M. Zerbinati, A. Annan, M. Owusu, E. E. Nkrumah, G. D. Maganga, S. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, P. Vallo, L. V. da Silva Filho, E. M. Leroy, V. Thiel, L. van der Hoek, L. L. Poon, M. Tschapka, C. Drosten and J. F. Drexler (2015). “Evidence for an Ancestral Association of Human Coronavirus 229E with Bats." J Virol 89(23): 11858-11870.

Corman, V. M., A. Grundhoff, C. Baechlein, N. Fischer, A. Gmyl, R. Wollny, D. Dei, D. Ritz, T. Binger, E. Adankwah, K. S. Marfo, L. Annison, A. Annan, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, S. Oppong, P. Becher, C. Drosten and J. F. Drexler (2015). “Highly divergent hepaciviruses from African cattle." J Virol 89(11): 5876-5882.

Darko, S. N., D. D. Yar, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. A. Awuah, W. Dapaah, N. Addofoh, S. P. Salifu, N. Y. Awua-Boateng and F. Adomako-Boateng (2015). “Variations in levels of IL-6 and TNF-alpha in type 2 diabetes mellitus between rural and urban Ashanti Region of Ghana." BMC Endocr Disord 15: 50.

de Zeeuw, J., M. Alferink, Y. T. Barogui, G. Sopoh, R. O. Phillips, T. S. van der Werf, S. Loth, B. Molenbuur, M. Plantinga, A. V. Ranchor and Y. Stienstra (2015). “Assessment and Treatment of Pain during Treatment of Buruli Ulcer." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(9): e0004076.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Specht, U. Klarmann-Schulz, L. Batsa, S. Mand, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, R. Fimmers, B. Dubben, A. Kwarteng, M. Osei-Atweneboana, D. Boakye, A. Ricchiuto, M. Buttner, O. Adjei, C. D. Mackenzie and A. Hoerauf (2015). “Doxycycline Leads to Sterility and Enhanced Killing of Female Onchocerca volvulus Worms in an Area With Persistent Microfilaridermia After Repeated Ivermectin Treatment: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial." Clin Infect Dis 61(4): 517-526.

Dekker, D. M., R. Krumkamp, N. Sarpong, H. Frickmann, K. G. Boahen, M. Frimpong, R. Asare, R. Larbi, R. M. Hagen, S. Poppert, W. Rabsch, F. Marks, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and J. May (2015). “Drinking water from dug wells in rural ghana–salmonella contamination, environmental factors, and genotypes." Int J Environ Res Public Health 12(4): 3535-3546.

Eberhardt, K. A., F. S. Sarfo, A. Dompreh, E. O. Kuffour, C. Geldmacher, M. Soltau, M. Schachscheider, J. F. Drexler, A. M. Eis-Hubinger, D. Haussinger, G. Bedu-Addo, R. O. Phillips, B. Norman, G. D. Burchard and T. Feldt (2015). “Helicobacter pylori Coinfection Is Associated With Decreased Markers of Immune Activation in ART-Naive HIV-Positive and in HIV-Negative Individuals in Ghana." Clin Infect Dis 61(10): 1615-1623.

Eckerle, I., A. Annan and C. Drosten (2015). “Response to the letter to the editor: Barasheed et al., 'No evidence of MERS-CoV in Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims: cautious interpretation is needed'." Trop Med Int Health 20(8): 1123-1124.

Eibach, D., R. Krumkamp, H. M. Al-Emran, N. Sarpong, R. M. Hagen, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Tannich and J. May (2015). “Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. among children in rural Ghana." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(3): e0003551.

Freidl, G. S., T. Binger, M. A. Muller, E. de Bruin, J. van Beek, V. M. Corman, A. Rasche, J. F. Drexler, A. Sylverken, S. K. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, M. Tschapka, V. M. Cottontail, C. Drosten and M. Koopmans (2015). “Serological evidence of influenza A viruses in frugivorous bats from Africa." PLoS One 10(5): e0127035.

Freuling, C. M., T. Binger, M. Beer, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, J. Schatz, M. Fischer, D. Hanke, B. Hoffmann, D. Hoper, T. C. Mettenleiter, S. K. Oppong, C. Drosten and T. Muller (2015). “Lagos bat virus transmission in an Eidolon helvum bat colony, Ghana." Virus Res 210: 42-45.

Frickmann, H., D. Dekker, N. G. Schwarz, A. Hahn, K. Boahen, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Halbgewachs, F. Marks, V. von Kalckreuth, S. Poppert, U. Loderstaedt, J. May and R. M. Hagen (2015). “16S rRNA Gene Sequence-Based Identification of Bacteria in Automatically Incubated Blood Culture Materials from Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa." PLoS One 10(8): e0135923.

Garms, R., K. Badu, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Baffour-Awuah, O. Adjei, A. Y. Debrah, M. Nagel, N. K. Biritwum, L. Gankpala, R. J. Post and T. F. Kruppa (2015). “Assessments of the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus by Simulium sanctipauli in the Upper Denkyira District, Ghana, and the intermittent disappearance of the vector." Parasitol Res 114(3): 1129-1137.

Gyimah, A. A., E. K. Nakua, E. Owusu-Dabo and E. Otupiri (2015). “Fertility Preferences of Women Living with HIV in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana." Afr J Reprod Health 19(2): 125-133.

Junglen, S., M. Marklewitz, F. Zirkel, R. Wollny, B. Meyer, H. Heidemann, S. Metzger, A. Annan, D. Dei, F. H. Leendertz, S. Oppong and C. Drosten (2015). “No Evidence of Gouleako and Herbert Virus Infections in Pigs, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 21(12): 2190-2193.

Katawa, G., L. E. Layland, A. Y. Debrah, C. von Horn, L. Batsa, A. Kwarteng, S. Arriens, W. T. D, S. Specht, A. Hoerauf and T. Adjobimey (2015). “Hyperreactive onchocerciasis is characterized by a combination of Th17-Th2 immune responses and reduced regulatory T cells." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e3414.

King, S., K. Adjei-Asante, L. Appiah, D. Adinku, A. Beloukas, M. Atkins, S. F. Sarfo, D. Chadwick, R. O. Phillips and A. M. Geretti (2015). “Antibody screening tests variably overestimate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among HIV-infected adults in Ghana." J Viral Hepat 22(5): 461-468.

Krumkamp, R., N. Sarpong, N. G. Schwarz, J. Adlkofer, W. Loag, D. Eibach, R. M. Hagen, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Tannich and J. May (2015). “Gastrointestinal infections and diarrheal disease in Ghanaian infants and children: an outpatient case-control study." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(3): e0003568.

Nakua, E. K., E. Otupiri, V. M. Dzomeku, E. Owusu-Dabo, P. Agyei-Baffour, A. E. Yawson, G. Folson and S. Hewlett (2015). “Gender disparities of chronic musculoskeletal disorder burden in the elderly Ghanaian population: study on global ageing and adult health (SAGE WAVE 1)." BMC Musculoskelet Disord 16: 204.

Nakua, E. K., J. T. Sevugu, V. M. Dzomeku, E. Otupiri, H. R. Lipkovich and E. Owusu-Dabo (2015). “Home birth without skilled attendants despite millennium villages project intervention in Ghana: insight from a survey of women's perceptions of skilled obstetric care." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 15: 243.

Niang, F., F. S. Sarfo, M. Frimpong, L. Guenin-Mace, M. Wansbrough-Jones, T. Stinear, R. O. Phillips and C. Demangel (2015). “Metabolomic profiles delineate mycolactone signature in Buruli ulcer disease." Sci Rep 5: 17693.

Nielsen, M. V., S. Amemasor, A. Agyekum, W. Loag, F. Marks, N. Sarpong, D. Dekker, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and J. May (2015). “Clinical indicators for bacterial co-infection in Ghanaian children with P. falciparum infection." PLoS One 10(4): e0122139.

Oteng, R. A., L. K. Whiteside, S. D. Rominski, J. H. Amuasi, P. M. Carter, P. Donkor and R. Cunningham (2015). “Individual and Medical Characteristics of Adults Presenting to an Urban Emergency Department in Ghana." Ghana Med J 49(3): 136-141.

Phillips, R. O., D. M. Phanzu, M. Beissner, K. Badziklou, E. K. Luzolo, F. S. Sarfo, W. A. Halatoko, Y. Amoako, M. Frimpong, A. M. Kabiru, E. Piten, I. Maman, B. Bidjada, A. Koba, K. S. Awoussi, B. Kobara, J. Nitschke, F. X. Wiedemann, A. B. Kere, O. Adjei, T. Loscher, B. Fleischer, G. Bretzel and K. H. Herbinger (2015). “Effectiveness of routine BCG vaccination on buruli ulcer disease: a case-control study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Togo." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e3457.

Quintana, J. F., B. L. Makepeace, S. A. Babayan, A. Ivens, K. M. Pfarr, M. Blaxter, A. Debrah, S. Wanji, H. F. Ngangyung, G. S. Bah, V. N. Tanya, D. W. Taylor, A. Hoerauf and A. H. Buck (2015). “Extracellular Onchocerca-derived small RNAs in host nodules and blood." Parasit Vectors 8: 58.

Sarfo, F. S., K. A. Eberhardt, A. Dompreh, E. O. Kuffour, M. Soltau, M. Schachscheider, J. F. Drexler, A. M. Eis-Hubinger, D. Haussinger, E. E. Oteng-Seifah, G. Bedu-Addo, R. O. Phillips, B. Norman, G. Burchard and T. Feldt (2015). “Helicobacter pylori Infection Is Associated with Higher CD4 T Cell Counts and Lower HIV-1 Viral Loads in ART-Naive HIV-Positive Patients in Ghana." PLoS One 10(11): e0143388.

Sarpong, N., E. Owusu-Dabo, B. Kreuels, J. N. Fobil, S. Segbaya, F. Amoyaw, A. Hahn, T. Kruppa and J. May (2015). “Prevalence of malaria parasitaemia in school children from two districts of Ghana earmarked for indoor residual spraying: a cross-sectional study." Malar J 14: 260.

Sondo, P., K. Derra, S. Diallo-Nakanabo, Z. Tarnagda, O. Zampa, A. Kazienga, I. Valea, H. Sorgho, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. B. Ouedraogo, T. R. Guiguemde and H. Tinto (2015). “Effectiveness and safety of artemether-lumefantrine versus artesunate-amodiaquine for unsupervised treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in patients of all age groups in Nanoro, Burkina Faso: a randomized open label trial." Malar J 14: 325.

Sothmann, P., R. Krumkamp, B. Kreuels, N. Sarpong, C. Frank, L. Ehlkes, J. Fobil, K. Gyau, A. Jaeger, B. Bosu, F. Marks, E. Owusu-Dabo, B. Salzberger and J. May (2015). “Urbanicity and Paediatric Bacteraemia in Ghana-A Case-Control Study within a Rural-Urban Transition Zone." PLoS One 10(9): e0139433.

Stockdale, A. J., R. O. Phillips, A. Beloukas, L. T. Appiah, D. Chadwick, S. Bhagani, L. Bonnett, F. S. Sarfo, G. Dusheiko, A. M. Geretti and B. I. i. K. S. G. Hepatitis (2015). “Liver Fibrosis by Transient Elastography and Virologic Outcomes After Introduction of Tenofovir in Lamivudine-Experienced Adults With HIV and Hepatitis B Virus Coinfection in Ghana." Clin Infect Dis 61(6): 883-891.

Vinnemeier, C. D., P. Brust, E. Owusu-Dabo, N. Sarpong, E. Y. Sarfo, Y. Bio, T. Rolling, D. Dekker, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, K. A. Eberhardt, J. May and J. P. Cramer (2015). “Group B Streptococci serotype distribution in pregnant women in Ghana: assessment of potential coverage through future vaccines." Trop Med Int Health 20(11): 1516-1524.

Wadagni, A., M. Frimpong, D. M. Phanzu, A. Ablordey, E. Kacou, M. Gbedevi, E. Marion, Y. Xing, V. S. Babu, R. O. Phillips, M. Wansbrough-Jones, Y. Kishi and K. Asiedu (2015). “Simple, Rapid Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease Diagnosis from Clinical Samples by Fluorescence of Mycolactone on Thin Layer Chromatography." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(11): e0004247.

2014 Publications

Afum-Adjei Awuah, A., B. Ueberberg, E. Owusu-Dabo, M. Frempong and M. Jacobsen (2014). “Dynamics of T-cell IFN-gamma and miR-29a expression during active pulmonary tuberculosis." Int Immunol 26(10): 579-582.

Agyemang, C., E. Beune, K. Meeks, E. Owusu-Dabo, P. Agyei-Baffour, A. Aikins, F. Dodoo, L. Smeeth, J. Addo, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. K. Amoah, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah, J. Spranger, M. Nicolaou, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, T. Burr, P. Henneman, M. M. Mannens, J. P. van Straalen, S. Bahendeka, A. H. Zwinderman, A. E. Kunst and K. Stronks (2014). “Rationale and cross-sectional study design of the Research on Obesity and type 2 Diabetes among African Migrants: the RODAM study." BMJ Open 4(3): e004877.

Arndts, K., S. Specht, A. Y. Debrah, F. Tamarozzi, U. Klarmann Schulz, S. Mand, L. Batsa, A. Kwarteng, M. Taylor, O. Adjei, C. Martin, L. E. Layland and A. Hoerauf (2014). “Immunoepidemiological profiling of onchocerciasis patients reveals associations with microfilaria loads and ivermectin intake on both individual and community levels." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(2): e2679.

Brinkel, J., A. Kramer, R. Krumkamp, J. May and J. Fobil (2014). “Mobile phone-based mHealth approaches for public health surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review." Int J Environ Res Public Health 11(11): 11559-11582.

Bristow, C. C., Y. Adu-Sarkodie, R. O. Ondondo, E. A. Bukusi, C. A. Dagnra, K. Y. Oo, E. H. Pe, C. Khamsay, T. Houng le, R. V. Campuzano, J. Estes and J. D. Klausner (2014). “Multisite Laboratory Evaluation of a Dual Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Syphilis Point-of-Care Rapid Test for Simultaneous Detection of HIV and Syphilis Infection." Open Forum Infect Dis 1(1): ofu015.

Consortium, H. A., C. Rotimi, A. Abayomi, A. Abimiku, V. M. Adabayeri, C. Adebamowo, E. Adebiyi, A. D. Ademola, A. Adeyemo, D. Adu, D. Affolabi, G. Agongo, S. Ajayi, S. Akarolo-Anthony, R. Akinyemi, A. Akpalu, M. Alberts, O. Alonso Betancourt, A. M. Alzohairy, G. Ameni, O. Amodu, G. Anabwani, K. Andersen, F. Arogundade, O. Arulogun, D. Asogun, R. Bakare, N. Balde, M. L. Baniecki, C. Beiswanger, A. Benkahla, L. Bethke, M. Boehnke, V. Boima, J. Brandful, A. I. Brooks, F. C. Brosius, C. Brown, B. Bucheton, D. T. Burke, B. G. Burnett, S. Carrington-Lawrence, N. Carstens, J. Chisi, A. Christoffels, R. Cooper, H. Cordell, N. Crowther, T. Croxton, J. de Vries, L. Derr, P. Donkor, S. Doumbia, A. Duncanson, I. Ekem, A. El Sayed, M. E. Engel, J. C. Enyaru, D. Everett, F. M. Fadlelmola, E. Fakunle, K. H. Fischbeck, A. Fischer, O. Folarin, J. Gamieldien, R. F. Garry, S. Gaseitsiwe, R. Gbadegesin, A. Ghansah, M. Giovanni, P. Goesbeck, F. X. Gomez-Olive, D. S. Grant, R. Grewal, M. Guyer, N. A. Hanchard, C. T. Happi, S. Hazelhurst, B. J. Hennig, C. Hertz, Fowler, W. Hide, F. Hilderbrandt, C. Hugo-Hamman, M. E. Ibrahim, R. James, Y. Jaufeerally-Fakim, C. Jenkins, U. Jentsch, P. P. Jiang, M. Joloba, V. Jongeneel, F. Joubert, M. Kader, K. Kahn, P. Kaleebu, S. H. Kapiga, S. K. Kassim, I. Kasvosve, J. Kayondo, B. Keavney, A. Kekitiinwa, S. H. Khan, P. Kimmel, M. C. King, R. Kleta, M. Koffi, J. Kopp, M. Kretzler, J. Kumuthini, S. Kyobe, C. Kyobutungi, D. T. Lackland, K. A. Lacourciere, G. Landoure, R. Lawlor, T. Lehner, M. Lesosky, N. Levitt, K. Littler, Z. Lombard, J. F. Loring, S. Lyantagaye, A. Macleod, E. B. Madden, C. R. Mahomva, J. Makani, M. Mamven, M. Marape, G. Mardon, P. Marshall, D. P. Martin, D. Masiga, R. Mason, M. Mate-Kole, E. Matovu, M. Mayige, B. M. Mayosi, J. C. Mbanya, S. A. McCurdy, M. I. McCarthy, H. McIlleron, S. O. Mc'Ligeyo, C. Merle, A. O. Mocumbi, C. Mondo, J. V. Moran, A. Motala, M. Moxey-Mims, W. S. Mpoloka, C. L. Msefula, T. Mthiyane, N. Mulder, G. Mulugeta, D. Mumba, J. Musuku, M. Nagdee, O. Nash, D. Ndiaye, A. Q. Nguyen, M. Nicol, O. Nkomazana, S. Norris, B. Nsangi, A. Nyarko, M. Nyirenda, E. Obe, R. Obiakor, A. Oduro, S. F. Ofori-Acquah, O. Ogah, S. Ogendo, K. Ohene-Frempong, A. Ojo, T. Olanrewaju, J. Oli, C. Osafo, O. Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, B. Ovbiagele, A. Owen, M. O. Owolabi, L. Owolabi, E. Owusu-Dabo, G. Pare, R. Parekh, H. G. Patterton, M. B. Penno, J. Peterson, R. Pieper, J. Plange-Rhule, M. Pollak, J. Puzak, R. S. Ramesar, M. Ramsay, R. Rasooly, S. Reddy, P. C. Sabeti, K. Sagoe, T. Salako, O. Samassekou, M. S. Sandhu, O. Sankoh, F. S. Sarfo, M. Sarr, G. Shaboodien, I. Sidibe, G. Simo, M. Simuunza, L. Smeeth, E. Sobngwi, H. Soodyall, H. Sorgho, O. Sow Bah, S. Srinivasan, D. J. Stein, E. S. Susser, C. Swanepoel, G. Tangwa, A. Tareila, O. Tastan Bishop, B. Tayo, N. Tiffin, H. Tinto, E. Tobin, S. M. Tollman, M. Traore, M. J. Treadwell, J. Troyer, M. Tsimako-Johnstone, V. Tukei, I. Ulasi, N. Ulenga, B. van Rooyen, A. P. Wachinou, S. P. Waddy, A. Wade, M. Wayengera, J. Whitworth, L. Wideroff, C. A. Winkler, S. Winnicki, A. Wonkam, M. Yewondwos, T. sen, N. Yozwiak and H. Zar (2014). “Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa." Science 344(6190): 1346-1348.

de Zeeuw, J., M. Douwstra, T. F. Omansen, G. E. Sopoh, C. Johnson, R. O. Phillips, M. Alferink, P. Saunderson, T. S. Van der Werf, P. U. Dijkstra and Y. Stienstra (2014). “Psychometric properties of the participation scale among former buruli ulcer patients in Ghana and Benin." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(11): e3254.

de Zeeuw, J., T. F. Omansen, M. Douwstra, Y. T. Barogui, C. Agossadou, G. E. Sopoh, R. O. Phillips, C. Johnson, K. M. Abass, P. Saunderson, P. U. Dijkstra, T. S. van der Werf and Y. Stienstra (2014). “Persisting social participation restrictions among former Buruli ulcer patients in Ghana and Benin." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(11): e3303.

Doherty, M. L., E. Owusu-Dabo, O. S. Kantanka, R. O. Brawer and J. D. Plumb (2014). “Type 2 diabetes in a rapidly urbanizing region of Ghana, West Africa: a qualitative study of dietary preferences, knowledge and practices." BMC Public Health 14: 1069.

Eckerle, I., L. Ehlen, R. Kallies, R. Wollny, V. M. Corman, V. M. Cottontail, M. Tschapka, S. Oppong, C. Drosten and M. A. Muller (2014). “Bat airway epithelial cells: a novel tool for the study of zoonotic viruses." PLoS One 9(1): e84679.

Ehlkes, L., A. C. Krefis, B. Kreuels, R. Krumkamp, O. Adjei, M. Ayim-Akonor, R. Kobbe, A. Hahn, C. Vinnemeier, W. Loag, U. Schickhoff and J. May (2014). “Geographically weighted regression of land cover determinants of Plasmodium falciparum transmission in the Ashanti Region of Ghana." Int J Health Geogr 13: 35.

Geroult, S., R. O. Phillips and C. Demangel (2014). “Adhesion of the ulcerative pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans to DACC-coated dressings." J Wound Care 23(8): 417-418, 422-414.

Jansson, M., M. Beissner, R. O. Phillips, K. Badziklou, E. Piten, I. Maman, F. S. Sarfo, K. L. Huber, A. Rhomberg, D. Symank, M. Wagner, F. Wiedemann, J. Nitschke, A. Banla Kere, K. H. Herbinger, O. Adjei, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2014). “Comparison of two assays for molecular determination of rifampin resistance in clinical samples from patients with Buruli ulcer disease." J Clin Microbiol 52(4): 1246-1249.

Klis, S., A. Ranchor, R. O. Phillips, K. M. Abass, W. Tuah, S. Loth, K. Velding, T. S. van der Werf and Y. Stienstra (2014). “Good quality of life in former Buruli ulcer patients with small lesions: long-term follow-up of the BURULICO trial." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(7): e2964.

Klis, S., Y. Stienstra, R. O. Phillips, K. M. Abass, W. Tuah and T. S. van der Werf (2014). “Long term streptomycin toxicity in the treatment of Buruli Ulcer: follow-up of participants in the BURULICO drug trial." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(3): e2739.

Klis, S., T. S. van der Werf, R. O. Phillips, F. S. Sarfo, M. Wansbrough-Jones and Y. Stienstra (2014). “Oral treatment for patients with Buruli ulcer co-infected with HIV: think twice." AIDS 28(5): 797-798.

Kollie, K., Y. A. Amoako, J. Ake, T. Mulbah, F. Zaizay, M. Abass, L. Lehman, A. Paintsil, F. Sarfo, C. Lugala, A. Tiendrebeogo, R. Phillips and K. Asiedu (2014). “Buruli ulcer in Liberia, 2012." Emerg Infect Dis 20(3): 494-496.

Owusu, M., A. Annan, V. M. Corman, R. Larbi, P. Anti, J. F. Drexler, O. Agbenyega, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and C. Drosten (2014). “Human coronaviruses associated with upper respiratory tract infections in three rural areas of Ghana." PLoS One 9(7): e99782.

Phillips, R. O., M. Frimpong, F. S. Sarfo, B. Kretschmer, M. Beissner, A. Debrah, Y. Ampem-Amoako, K. M. Abass, W. Thompson, M. S. Duah, J. Abotsi, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer, G. Bretzel, M. Wansbrough-Jones and M. Jacobsen (2014). “Infection with Mansonella perstans Nematodes in Buruli Ulcer Patients, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 20(6): 1000-1003.

Phillips, R. O., F. S. Sarfo, M. K. Abass, J. Abotsi, T. Wilson, M. Forson, Y. A. Amoako, W. Thompson, K. Asiedu and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2014). “Clinical and bacteriological efficacy of rifampin-streptomycin combination for two weeks followed by rifampin and clarithromycin for six weeks for treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58(2): 1161-1166.

Phillips, R. O., F. S. Sarfo, M. K. Abass, M. Frimpong, E. Ampadu, M. Forson, Y. A. Amoako, W. Thompson, K. Asiedu and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2014). “Reply to “compliance with antimicrobial therapy for buruli ulcer"." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58(10): 6341.

Phillips, R. O., F. S. Sarfo, J. Landier, R. Oldenburg, M. Frimpong, M. Wansbrough-Jones, K. Abass, W. Thompson, M. Forson, A. Fontanet, F. Niang and C. Demangel (2014). “Combined inflammatory and metabolic defects reflected by reduced serum protein levels in patients with Buruli ulcer disease." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(4): e2786.

Pool, M. S., E. Otupiri, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. de Jonge and C. Agyemang (2014). “Physical violence during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes in Ghana." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14: 71.

Rts, S. C. T. P. (2014). “Efficacy and safety of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine during 18 months after vaccination: a phase 3 randomized, controlled trial in children and young infants at 11 African sites." PLoS Med 11(7): e1001685.

Sarfo, F. S., R. O. Phillips, J. Zhang, M. K. Abass, J. Abotsi, Y. A. Amoako, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, C. Robinson and M. H. Wansbrough-Jones (2014). “Kinetics of mycolactone in human subcutaneous tissue during antibiotic therapy for Mycobacterium ulcerans disease." BMC Infect Dis 14: 202.

Sarfo, F. S., M. A. Sarfo, B. Norman, R. Phillips, G. Bedu-Addo and D. Chadwick (2014). “Risk of deaths, AIDS-defining and non-AIDS defining events among Ghanaians on long-term combination antiretroviral therapy." PLoS One 9(10): e111400.

Sarfo, F. S., M. A. Sarfo, B. Norman, R. Phillips and D. Chadwick (2014). “Incidence and determinants of nevirapine and efavirenz-related skin rashes in West Africans: nevirapine's epitaph?" PLoS One 9(4): e94854.

Sarfo, F. S., W. Thompson, R. O. Phillips, A. Paintsil, M. K. Abass, M. Frimpong, J. Abotsi, K. Asiedu and M. H. Wansbrough-Jones (2014). “A severe case of Buruli ulcer disease with pleural effusions." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(6): e2868.

Schuldt, K., C. Ehmen, J. Evans, J. May, D. Ansong, J. Sievertsen, B. Muntau, G. Ruge, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2014). “Endothelial protein C receptor gene variants not associated with severe malaria in ghanaian children." PLoS One 9(12): e115770.

Singh, A., E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Britton, M. R. Munafo and L. L. Jones (2014). “"Pictures don't lie, seeing is believing": exploring attitudes to the introduction of pictorial warnings on cigarette packs in Ghana." Nicotine Tob Res 16(12): 1613-1619.

Vandelannoote, K., K. Jordaens, P. Bomans, H. Leirs, L. Durnez, D. Affolabi, G. Sopoh, J. Aguiar, D. M. Phanzu, K. Kibadi, S. Eyangoh, L. B. Manou, R. O. Phillips, O. Adjei, A. Ablordey, L. Rigouts, F. Portaels, M. Eddyani and B. C. de Jong (2014). “Insertion sequence element single nucleotide polymorphism typing provides insights into the population structure and evolution of Mycobacterium ulcerans across Africa." Appl Environ Microbiol 80(3): 1197-1209.

Williamson, H., R. Phillips, S. Sarfo, M. Wansbrough-Jones and P. Small (2014). “Genetic diversity of PCR-positive, culture-negative and culture-positive Mycobacterium ulcerans isolated from Buruli ulcer patients in Ghana." PLoS One 9(2): e88007.

2013 Publications

Annan, A., H. J. Baldwin, V. M. Corman, S. M. Klose, M. Owusu, E. E. Nkrumah, E. K. Badu, P. Anti, O. Agbenyega, B. Meyer, S. Oppong, Y. A. Sarkodie, E. K. Kalko, P. H. Lina, E. V. Godlevska, C. Reusken, A. Seebens, F. Gloza-Rausch, P. Vallo, M. Tschapka, C. Drosten and J. F. Drexler (2013). “Human betacoronavirus 2c EMC/2012-related viruses in bats, Ghana and Europe." Emerg Infect Dis 19(3): 456-459.

Drexler, J. F., V. M. Corman, M. A. Muller, A. N. Lukashev, A. Gmyl, B. Coutard, A. Adam, D. Ritz, L. M. Leijten, D. van Riel, R. Kallies, S. M. Klose, F. Gloza-Rausch, T. Binger, A. Annan, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, S. Oppong, M. Bourgarel, D. Rupp, B. Hoffmann, M. Schlegel, B. M. Kummerer, D. H. Kruger, J. Schmidt-Chanasit, A. A. Setien, V. M. Cottontail, T. Hemachudha, S. Wacharapluesadee, K. Osterrieder, R. Bartenschlager, S. Matthee, M. Beer, T. Kuiken, C. Reusken, E. M. Leroy, R. G. Ulrich and C. Drosten (2013). “Evidence for novel hepaciviruses in rodents." PLoS Pathog 9(6): e1003438.

Drexler, J. F., A. Geipel, A. Konig, V. M. Corman, D. van Riel, L. M. Leijten, C. M. Bremer, A. Rasche, V. M. Cottontail, G. D. Maganga, M. Schlegel, M. A. Muller, A. Adam, S. M. Klose, A. J. Carneiro, A. Stocker, C. R. Franke, F. Gloza-Rausch, J. Geyer, A. Annan, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, S. Oppong, T. Binger, P. Vallo, M. Tschapka, R. G. Ulrich, W. H. Gerlich, E. Leroy, T. Kuiken, D. Glebe and C. Drosten (2013). “Bats carry pathogenic hepadnaviruses antigenically related to hepatitis B virus and capable of infecting human hepatocytes." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(40): 16151-16156.

Feldt, T., F. S. Sarfo, A. Zoufaly, R. O. Phillips, G. Burchard, J. van Lunzen, J. Jochum, D. Chadwick, C. Awasom, L. Claussen, C. Drosten, J. F. Drexler and A. M. Eis-Hubinger (2013). “Hepatitis E virus infections in HIV-infected patients in Ghana and Cameroon." J Clin Virol 58(1): 18-23.

Frickmann, H., D. Dekker, K. Boahen, S. Acquah, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, N. G. Schwarz, J. May, F. Marks, S. Poppert, D. F. Wiemer and R. M. Hagen (2013). “Increased detection of invasive enteropathogenic bacteria in pre-incubated blood culture materials by real-time PCR in comparison with automated incubation in Sub-Saharan Africa." Scand J Infect Dis 45(8): 616-622.

Frickmann, H., A. Hanle, A. Essig, D. Dekker, K. Boahen, S. Acquah, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, N. G. Schwarz, J. May, F. Marks, R. M. Hagen and S. Poppert (2013). “Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for rapid identification of Salmonella spp. from agar and blood culture broth–an option for the tropics?" Int J Med Microbiol 303(5): 277-284.

Frickmann, H., N. G. Schwarz, M. Girmann, R. M. Hagen, S. Poppert, S. Crusius, A. Podbielski, J. N. Heriniaina, T. Razafindrabe, J. P. Rakotondrainiarivelo, J. May and R. Rakotozandrindrainy (2013). “Serological survey of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Madagascar." Trop Med Int Health 18(1): 35-39.

Gyimah, A. A., E. K. Nakua, E. Owusu-Dabo and E. Otupiri (2013). “Contraceptive Characteristics of Women Living with HIV in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana." Int J MCH AIDS 2(1): 111-120.

Krumkamp, R., N. Sarpong, B. Kreuels, L. Ehlkes, W. Loag, N. G. Schwarz, H. Zeeb, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and J. May (2013). “Health care utilization and symptom severity in Ghanaian children–a cross-sectional study." PLoS One 8(11): e80598.

Nartey, R., E. Owusu-Dabo, T. Kruppa, S. Baffour-Awuah, A. Annan, S. Oppong, N. Becker and K. Obiri-Danso (2013). “Use of Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis as a viable option in an Integrated Malaria Vector Control Programme in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana." Parasit Vectors 6: 116.

2012 Publications

Abass, K. M., T. S. van der Werf, R. O. Phillips, F. S. Sarfo, J. Abotsi, S. O. Mireku, W. N. Thompson, K. Asiedu, Y. Stienstra and S. A. Klis (2015). “Buruli ulcer control in a highly endemic district in Ghana: role of community-based surveillance volunteers." Am J Trop Med Hyg 92(1): 115-117.

Abonuusum, A., K. Owusu-Daako, E. Tannich, J. May, R. Garms and T. Kruppa (2011). “Malaria transmission in two rural communities in the forest zone of Ghana." Parasitol Res 108(6): 1465-1471.

Addai-Mensah, O., M. Seidel, N. Amidu, D. J. Maskus, S. Kapelski, G. Breuer, C. Franken, E. Owusu-Dabo, M. Frempong, R. Rakotozandrindrainy, H. Schinkel, A. Reimann, T. Klockenbring, S. Barth, R. Fischer and R. Fendel (2016). “Acquired immune responses to three malaria vaccine candidates and their relationship to invasion inhibition in two populations naturally exposed to malaria." Malar J 15: 65.

Addo, J., C. Agyemang, A. de-Graft Aikins, E. Beune, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah, C. Galbete, M. Nicolaou, K. Meeks, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, S. Bahendaka, F. P. Mockenhaupt, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. Kunst, K. Stronks and L. Smeeth (2017). “Association between socioeconomic position and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Ghanaians in different geographic locations: the RODAM study." J Epidemiol Community Health 71(7): 633-639.

Afrane, Y. A., E. Klinkenberg, P. Drechsel, K. Owusu-Daaku, R. Garms and T. Kruppa (2004). “Does irrigated urban agriculture influence the transmission of malaria in the city of Kumasi, Ghana?" Acta Trop 89(2): 125-134.

Afrane, Y. A., B. W. Lawson, R. Brenya, T. Kruppa and G. Yan (2012). “The ecology of mosquitoes in an irrigated vegetable farm in Kumasi, Ghana: abundance, productivity and survivorship." Parasit Vectors 5: 233.

Afum-Adjei Awuah, A., B. Ueberberg, E. Owusu-Dabo, M. Frempong and M. Jacobsen (2014). “Dynamics of T-cell IFN-gamma and miR-29a expression during active pulmonary tuberculosis." Int Immunol 26(10): 579-582.

Agyemang, C., G. Attah-Adjepong, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. De-Graft Aikins, J. Addo, A. K. Edusei, B. C. Nkum and G. Ogedegbe (2012). “Stroke in Ashanti region of Ghana." Ghana Med J 46(2 Suppl): 12-17.

Agyemang, C., E. Beune, K. Meeks, E. Owusu-Dabo, P. Agyei-Baffour, A. Aikins, F. Dodoo, L. Smeeth, J. Addo, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. K. Amoah, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah, J. Spranger, M. Nicolaou, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, T. Burr, P. Henneman, M. M. Mannens, J. P. van Straalen, S. Bahendeka, A. H. Zwinderman, A. E. Kunst and K. Stronks (2014). “Rationale and cross-sectional study design of the Research on Obesity and type 2 Diabetes among African Migrants: the RODAM study." BMJ Open 4(3): e004877.

Agyemang, C., M. A. Bruijnzeels and E. Owusu-Dabo (2006). “Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Ghana, West Africa." J Hum Hypertens 20(1): 67-71.

Agyemang, C., K. Meeks, E. Beune, E. Owusu-Dabo, F. P. Mockenhaupt, J. Addo, A. de Graft Aikins, S. Bahendeka, I. Danquah, M. B. Schulze, J. Spranger, T. Burr, P. Agyei-Baffour, S. K. Amoah, C. Galbete, P. Henneman, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, M. Nicolaou, A. Adeyemo, J. van Straalen, L. Smeeth and K. Stronks (2016). “Obesity and type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans – Is the burden in today's Africa similar to African migrants in Europe? The RODAM study." BMC Med 14(1): 166.

Agyemang, C., G. Nyaaba, E. Beune, K. Meeks, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Addo, A. D. Aikins, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. Bahendeka, I. Danquah, M. B. Schulze, C. Galbete, J. Spranger, P. Agyei-Baffour, P. Henneman, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, A. Adeyemo, J. van Straalen, Y. Commodore-Mensah, L. T. Appiah, L. Smeeth and K. Stronks (2017). “Variations in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Ghanaian migrants living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and nonmigrant Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana – the RODAM study." J Hypertens.

Agyemang, C., E. Owusu-Dabo, A. de Jonge, D. Martins, G. Ogedegbe and K. Stronks (2009). “Overweight and obesity among Ghanaian residents in The Netherlands: how do they weigh against their urban and rural counterparts in Ghana?" Public Health Nutr 12(7): 909-916.

Agyemang, C., W. K. Redekop, E. Owusu-Dabo and M. A. Bruijnzeels (2005). “Blood pressure patterns in rural, semi-urban and urban children in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa." BMC Public Health 5: 114.

Al-Emran, H. M., R. Krumkamp, D. M. Dekker, D. Eibach, P. Aaby, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, M. Ali, M. P. Rubach, M. Bjerregaard-Andersen, J. A. Crump, L. M. Cruz Espinoza, S. V. Lofberg, A. Gassama Sow, J. T. Hertz, J. Im, A. Jaeger, L. P. Kabore, F. Konings, C. G. Meyer, A. Niang, G. D. Pak, U. Panzner, S. E. Park, H. Rabezanahary, R. Rakotozandrindrainy, T. M. Raminosoa, T. J. Razafindrabe, E. Sampo, H. Schutt-Gerowitt, N. Sarpong, A. B. Soura, A. Tall, V. von Kalckreuth, T. F. Wierzba, J. May and F. Marks (2016). “Validation and Identification of Invasive Salmonella Serotypes in Sub-Saharan Africa by Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction." Clin Infect Dis 62 Suppl 1: S80-82.

Alferink, M., J. de Zeeuw, G. Sopoh, C. Agossadou, K. M. Abass, R. O. Phillips, S. Loth, E. Jutten, Y. T. Barogui, R. E. Stewart, T. S. van der Werf, Y. Stienstra and A. V. Ranchor (2015). “Pain Associated with Wound Care Treatment among Buruli Ulcer Patients from Ghana and Benin." PLoS One 10(6): e0119926.

Allen, J. E., O. Adjei, O. Bain, A. Hoerauf, W. H. Hoffmann, B. L. Makepeace, H. Schulz-Key, V. N. Tanya, A. J. Trees, S. Wanji and D. W. Taylor (2008). “Of mice, cattle, and humans: the immunology and treatment of river blindness." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2(4): e217.

Amegashie EA, A. A., Awuah AAA, Larbi R,  Addofoh N,  Feglo PK, Owusu-Dabo E (2017). “Missed opportunities for the diagnosis of Brucella infection among slaughterhouse workers at the Kumasi Abattoir, Ghana." Journal of Epidemiological Research 3(2).

Amuasi, J. H. (2017). “Improving estimation of ACT treatment coverage in Africa." Lancet Glob Health 5(4): e375-e376.

Anie, K. A., V. Paintsil, E. Owusu-Dabo, D. Ansong, A. Osei-Akoto, K. Ohene-Frempong, K. A. Amissah, N. Addofoh, E. B. Ackah, A. T. Owusu-Ansah and S. F. Ofori-Acquah (2017). “Organ damage in sickle cell disease study (ORDISS): protocol for a longitudinal cohort study based in Ghana." BMJ Open 7(8): e016727.

Annan, A., H. J. Baldwin, V. M. Corman, S. M. Klose, M. Owusu, E. E. Nkrumah, E. K. Badu, P. Anti, O. Agbenyega, B. Meyer, S. Oppong, Y. A. Sarkodie, E. K. Kalko, P. H. Lina, E. V. Godlevska, C. Reusken, A. Seebens, F. Gloza-Rausch, P. Vallo, M. Tschapka, C. Drosten and J. F. Drexler (2013). “Human betacoronavirus 2c EMC/2012-related viruses in bats, Ghana and Europe." Emerg Infect Dis 19(3): 456-459.

Annan, A., F. Ebach, V. M. Corman, R. Krumkamp, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, A. M. Eis-Hubinger, T. Kruppa, A. Simon, J. May, J. Evans, M. Panning, C. Drosten and J. F. Drexler (2016). “Similar virus spectra and seasonality in paediatric patients with acute respiratory disease, Ghana and Germany." Clin Microbiol Infect 22(4): 340-346.

Annan, A., M. Owusu, K. S. Marfo, R. Larbi, F. N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, J. Amankwa, S. Fiafemetsi, C. Drosten, E. Owusu-Dabo and I. Eckerle (2015). “High prevalence of common respiratory viruses and no evidence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Hajj pilgrims returning to Ghana, 2013." Trop Med Int Health 20(6): 807-812.

Annan, A. A., T. F. Kruppa, O. Adjei and R. Garms (2015). “Palp ratio as a field identification tool for two members of the Anopheles gambiae complex in Ghana (A. melas and A. gambiae)." Parasit Vectors 8: 295.

Annan, A. A., D. D. Yar, M. Owusu, E. A. Biney, P. K. Forson, P. B. Okyere, A. A. Gyimah and E. Owusu-Dabo (2017). “Health care workers indicate ill preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Ashanti Region of Ghana." BMC Public Health 17(1): 546.

Anti, P., M. Owusu, O. Agbenyega, A. Annan, E. K. Badu, E. E. Nkrumah, M. Tschapka, S. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and C. Drosten (2015). “Human-Bat Interactions in Rural West Africa." Emerg Infect Dis 21(8): 1418-1421.

Arndts, K., S. Deininger, S. Specht, U. Klarmann, S. Mand, T. Adjobimey, A. Y. Debrah, L. Batsa, A. Kwarteng, C. Epp, M. Taylor, O. Adjei, L. E. Layland and A. Hoerauf (2012). “Elevated adaptive immune responses are associated with latent infections of Wuchereria bancrofti." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(4): e1611.

Arndts, K., U. Klarmann-Schulz, L. Batsa, A. Y. Debrah, C. Epp, R. Fimmers, S. Specht, L. E. Layland and A. Hoerauf (2015). “Reductions in microfilaridermia by repeated ivermectin treatment are associated with lower Plasmodium-specific Th17 immune responses in Onchocerca volvulus-infected individuals." Parasit Vectors 8: 184.

Arndts, K., S. Specht, A. Y. Debrah, F. Tamarozzi, U. Klarmann Schulz, S. Mand, L. Batsa, A. Kwarteng, M. Taylor, O. Adjei, C. Martin, L. E. Layland and A. Hoerauf (2014). “Immunoepidemiological profiling of onchocerciasis patients reveals associations with microfilaria loads and ivermectin intake on both individual and community levels." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(2): e2679.

Aryee, C., W. K. Owiredu, J. Osei-Yeboah, E. Owusu-Dabo, E. F. Laing and I. K. Owusu (2016). “An Analysis of Anthropometric Indicators and Modifiable Lifestyle Parameters Associated with Hypertensive Nephropathy." Int J Hypertens 2016: 6598921.

Ashie, G. K., M. Mutocheluh, M. Owusu, T. B. Kwofie, S. Akonor, P. W. Narkwa, S. B. Nguah and J. Dogbe (2017). “Microbial pathogens associated with acute childhood diarrhoea in Kumasi, Ghana." BMC Res Notes 10(1): 264.

Attout, T., A. Hoerauf, G. Denece, A. Y. Debrah, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Boussinesq, S. Wanji, V. Martinez, S. Mand, O. Adjei, O. Bain, S. Specht and C. Martin (2009). “Lymphatic vascularisation and involvement of Lyve-1+ macrophages in the human onchocerca nodule." PLoS One 4(12): e8234.

Badu, K., B. Gyan, M. Appawu, D. Mensah, D. Dodoo, G. Yan, C. Drakeley, G. Zhou, E. Owusu-Dabo and K. A. Koram (2015). “Serological evidence of vector and parasite exposure in Southern Ghana: the dynamics of malaria transmission intensity." Parasit Vectors 8: 251.

Baffour-Awuah, S., A. A. Annan, O. Maiga-Ascofare, S. D. Dieudonne, P. Adjei-Kusi, E. Owusu-Dabo and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). “Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Kumasi, Ghana." Parasit Vectors 9(1): 633.

Barogui, Y. T., S. A. Klis, R. C. Johnson, R. O. Phillips, E. van der Veer, C. van Diemen, T. S. van der Werf and Y. Stienstra (2016). “Genetic Susceptibility and Predictors of Paradoxical Reactions in Buruli Ulcer." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(4): e0004594.

Bates, I., R. Phillips, R. Martin-Peprah, G. Kibiki, O. Gaye, K. Phiri, H. Tagbor and S. Purnell (2011). “Assessing and strengthening African universities' capacity for doctoral programmes." PLoS Med 8(9): e1001068.

Beissner, M., N. Y. Awua-Boateng, W. Thompson, W. A. Nienhuis, E. Klutse, P. Agbenorku, J. Nitschke, K. H. Herbinger, V. Siegmund, E. Fleischmann, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer, T. S. van der Werf, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2010). “A genotypic approach for detection, identification, and characterization of drug resistance in Mycobacterium ulcerans in clinical samples and isolates from Ghana." Am J Trop Med Hyg 83(5): 1059-1065.

Beissner, M., R. O. Phillips, F. Battke, M. Bauer, K. Badziklou, F. S. Sarfo, I. Maman, A. Rhomberg, E. Piten, M. Frimpong, K. L. Huber, D. Symank, M. Jansson, F. X. Wiedemann, A. Banla Kere, K. H. Herbinger, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2015). “Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Laboratory Confirmation of Buruli Ulcer Disease-Towards a Point-of-Care Test." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(11): e0004219.

Beissner, M., D. Symank, R. O. Phillips, Y. A. Amoako, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, F. S. Sarfo, M. Jansson, K. L. Huber, K. H. Herbinger, F. Battke, T. Loscher, O. Adjei and G. Bretzel (2012). “Detection of viable Mycobacterium ulcerans in clinical samples by a novel combined 16S rRNA reverse transcriptase/IS2404 real-time qPCR assay." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(8): e1756.

Biesold, S. E., D. Ritz, F. Gloza-Rausch, R. Wollny, J. F. Drexler, V. M. Corman, E. K. Kalko, S. Oppong, C. Drosten and M. A. Muller (2011). “Type I interferon reaction to viral infection in interferon-competent, immortalized cell lines from the African fruit bat Eidolon helvum." PLoS One 6(11): e28131.

Bijlholt, M., K. A. C. Meeks, E. Beune, J. Addo, L. Smeeth, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah, C. Galbete, A. de-Graft Aikins, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Spranger, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. K. Amoah, S. Bahendeka, K. Stronks and C. Agyemang (2018). “Type 2 diabetes mellitus management among Ghanaian migrants resident in three European countries and their compatriots in rural and urban Ghana – The RODAM study." Diabetes Res Clin Pract 136: 32-38.

Bindt, C., J. Appiah-Poku, M. Te Bonle, S. Schoppen, T. Feldt, C. Barkmann, M. Koffi, J. Baum, S. B. Nguah, H. Tagbor, N. Guo, E. N'Goran, S. Ehrhardt and C. D. S. S. G. International (2012). “Antepartum depression and anxiety associated with disability in African women: cross-sectional results from the CDS study in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire." PLoS One 7(10): e48396.

Binger, T., A. Annan, J. F. Drexler, M. A. Muller, R. Kallies, E. Adankwah, R. Wollny, A. Kopp, H. Heidemann, D. Dei, F. C. Agya-Yao, S. Junglen, T. Feldt, A. Kurth, S. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and C. Drosten (2015). “A novel rhabdovirus isolated from the straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum, with signs of antibodies in swine and humans." J Virol 89(8): 4588-4597.

Boakye-Appiah, J. K., A. R. Steinmetz, P. Pupulampu, S. Ofori-Yirenkyi, I. Tetteh, M. Frimpong, P. Oppong, O. Opare-Sem, B. R. Norman, Y. Stienstra, T. S. van der Werf, M. Wansbrough-Jones, F. Bonsu, J. Obeng-Baah and R. O. Phillips (2016). “High prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients with rifampicin resistance using GeneXpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin in Ghana." Int J Mycobacteriol 5(2): 226-230.

Boateng, D., C. Agyemang, E. Beune, K. Meeks, L. Smeeth, M. Schulze, J. Addo, A. de-Graft Aikins, C. Galbete, S. Bahendeka, I. Danquah, P. Agyei-Baffour, E. Owusu-Dabo, F. P. Mockenhaupt, J. Spranger, A. P. Kengne, D. E. Grobbee, K. Stronks and K. Klipstein-Grobusch (2017). “Migration and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Ghanaian Populations in Europe: The RODAM Study (Research on Obesity and Diabetes Among African Migrants)." Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 10(11).

Bonney, J. H., R. A. Kwame-Aryee, S. Obed, A. A. Tamatey, J. S. Barnor, N. B. Armah, S. A. Oppong and M. Osei-Kwesi (2012). “Fatal hepatitis E viral infection in pregnant women in Ghana: a case series." BMC Res Notes 5: 478.

Brathwaite, R., J. Addo, A. E. Kunst, C. Agyemang, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. de-Graft Aikins, E. Beune, K. Meeks, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, S. Bahendeka, F. P. Mockenhaupt, S. Amoah, C. Galbete, M. B. Schulze, I. Danquah and L. Smeeth (2017). “Smoking prevalence differs by location of residence among Ghanaians in Africa and Europe: The RODAM study." PLoS One 12(5): e0177291.

Brattig, N. W., B. Lepping, C. Timmann, D. W. Buttner, Y. Marfo, C. Hamelmann and R. D. Horstmann (2002). “Onchocerca volvulus-exposed persons fail to produce interferon-gamma in response to O. volvulus antigen but mount proliferative responses with interleukin-5 and IL-13 production that decrease with increasing microfilarial density." J Infect Dis 185(8): 1148-1154.

Bretzel, G., V. Siegmund, J. Nitschke, K. H. Herbinger, R. Thompson, E. Fleischmann, B. Fleischer and O. Adjei (2006). “External quality assurance for the laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease in Ghana." Trop Med Int Health 11(11): 1688-1693.

Bretzel, G., V. Siegmund, J. Nitschke, K. H. Herbinger, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, K. Crofts, W. Massavon, S. Etuaful, R. Thompson, K. Asamoah-Opare, P. Racz, F. Vloten, C. van Berberich, T. Kruppa, E. Ampadu, B. Fleischer and O. Adjei (2007). “A stepwise approach to the laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." Trop Med Int Health 12(1): 89-96.

Bretzel, G., V. Siegmund, P. Racz, F. van Vloten, F. Ngos, W. Thompson, P. Biason, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer and J. Nitschke (2005). “Post-surgical assessment of excised tissue from patients with Buruli ulcer disease: progression of infection in macroscopically healthy tissue." Trop Med Int Health 10(11): 1199-1206.

Brinkel, J., A. Kramer, R. Krumkamp, J. May and J. Fobil (2014). “Mobile phone-based mHealth approaches for public health surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review." Int J Environ Res Public Health 11(11): 11559-11582.

Brinkel, J., J. May, R. Krumkamp, M. Lamshoft, B. Kreuels, E. Owusu-Dabo, A. Mohammed, A. Bonacic Marinovic, P. Dako-Gyeke, A. Kramer and J. N. Fobil (2017). “Mobile phone-based interactive voice response as a tool for improving access to healthcare in remote areas in Ghana – an evaluation of user experiences." Trop Med Int Health 22(5): 622-630.

Bristow, C. C., Y. Adu-Sarkodie, R. O. Ondondo, E. A. Bukusi, C. A. Dagnra, K. Y. Oo, E. H. Pe, C. Khamsay, T. Houng le, R. V. Campuzano, J. Estes and J. D. Klausner (2014). “Multisite Laboratory Evaluation of a Dual Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Syphilis Point-of-Care Rapid Test for Simultaneous Detection of HIV and Syphilis Infection." Open Forum Infect Dis 1(1): ofu015.

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Eibach, D., C. Belmar Campos, R. Krumkamp, H. M. Al-Emran, D. Dekker, K. G. Boahen, B. Kreuels, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, M. Aepfelbacher, S. E. Park, U. Panzner, F. Marks and J. May (2016). “Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae causing bloodstream infections in rural Ghana, 2007-2012." Int J Med Microbiol 306(4): 249-254.

Eibach, D., S. Herrera-Leon, H. Gil, B. Hogan, L. Ehlkes, M. Adjabeng, B. Kreuels, M. Nagel, D. Opare, J. N. Fobil and J. May (2016). “Molecular Epidemiology and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Vibrio cholerae Associated with a Large Cholera Outbreak in Ghana in 2014." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(5): e0004751.

Eibach, D., R. Krumkamp, H. M. Al-Emran, N. Sarpong, R. M. Hagen, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Tannich and J. May (2015). “Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. among children in rural Ghana." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(3): e0003551.

Eibach, D., R. Krumkamp, A. Hahn, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, A. Leva, J. Kasmaier, M. Panning, J. May and E. Tannich (2016). “Application of a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of gastrointestinal pathogens in a rural African setting." BMC Infect Dis 16: 150.

Eibach, D., M. Nagel, B. Hogan, C. Azuure, R. Krumkamp, D. Dekker, M. Gajdiss, M. Brunke, N. Sarpong, E. Owusu-Dabo and J. May (2017). “Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among Children in the Ashanti Region of Ghana." PLoS One 12(1): e0170320.

Etuaful, S., B. Carbonnelle, J. Grosset, S. Lucas, C. Horsfield, R. Phillips, M. Evans, D. Ofori-Adjei, E. Klustse, J. Owusu-Boateng, G. K. Amedofu, P. Awuah, E. Ampadu, G. Amofah, K. Asiedu and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2005). “Efficacy of the combination rifampin-streptomycin in preventing growth of Mycobacterium ulcerans in early lesions of Buruli ulcer in humans." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49(8): 3182-3186.

Evans, J. A., A. Adusei, C. Timmann, J. May, D. Mack, T. Agbenyega, R. D. Horstmann and E. Frimpong (2004). “High mortality of infant bacteraemia clinically indistinguishable from severe malaria." QJM 97(9): 591-597.

Evans, J. A., J. May, D. Ansong, S. Antwi, E. Asafo-Adjei, S. B. Nguah, K. Osei-Kwakye, A. O. Akoto, A. O. Ofori, D. Sambian, J. Sylverken, W. Busch, C. Timmann, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2006). “Capillary refill time as an independent prognostic indicator in severe and complicated malaria." J Pediatr 149(5): 676-681.

Evans, J. A., J. May, D. Tominski, T. Eggelte, F. Marks, H. H. Abruquah, C. G. Meyer, C. Timmann, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2005). “Pre-treatment with chloroquine and parasite chloroquine resistance in Ghanaian children with severe malaria." QJM 98(11): 789-796.

Evans, M. R., R. Phillips, S. N. Etuaful, G. Amofah, J. Adomako, O. Adjei, J. Dennis-Antwi, S. B. Lucas and M. H. Wansbrough-Jones (2003). “An outreach education and treatment project in Ghana for the early stage of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease." Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97(2): 159-160.

Feldt, T., F. S. Sarfo, A. Zoufaly, R. O. Phillips, G. Burchard, J. van Lunzen, J. Jochum, D. Chadwick, C. Awasom, L. Claussen, C. Drosten, J. F. Drexler and A. M. Eis-Hubinger (2013). “Hepatitis E virus infections in HIV-infected patients in Ghana and Cameroon." J Clin Virol 58(1): 18-23.

Fendt, L., A. Rock, B. Zimmermann, M. Bodner, T. Thye, F. Tschentscher, E. Owusu-Dabo, T. M. Gobel, P. M. Schneider and W. Parson (2012). “MtDNA diversity of Ghana: a forensic and phylogeographic view." Forensic Sci Int Genet 6(2): 244-249.

Fobil, J., J. May and A. Kraemer (2010). “Assessing the relationship between socioeconomic conditions and urban environmental quality in Accra, Ghana." Int J Environ Res Public Health 7(1): 125-145.

Fobil, J. N., E. Aryee, F. Bilson, J. May and A. Kraemer (2011). “A review of the structure and function of vital registration system in Ghana: towards improvement in mortality data quality for health policy analysis." J Public Health Afr 2(1): e5.

Fobil, J. N., A. Kraemer, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2011). “Neighborhood urban environmental quality conditions are likely to drive malaria and diarrhea mortality in Accra, Ghana." J Environ Public Health 2011: 484010.

Fobil, J. N., R. Kumoji, H. B. Armah, E. Aryee, F. Bilson, D. Carboo, F. K. Rodrigues, C. G. Meyer, J. May and A. Kraemer (2011). “A study of autopsy procedures in Ghana: implications for the use of autopsy data in epidemiological analyses." J Public Health Afr 2(1): e7.

Fobil, J. N., C. Levers, T. Lakes, W. Loag, A. Kraemer and J. May (2012). “Mapping urban malaria and diarrhea mortality in Accra, Ghana: evidence of vulnerabilities and implications for urban health policy." J Urban Health 89(6): 977-991.

Frank, C., R. Krumkamp, N. Sarpong, P. Sothmann, J. N. Fobil, G. Foli, A. Jaeger, L. Ehlkes, E. Owusu-Dabo, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, F. Marks, R. R. Schumann, J. May and B. Kreuels (2016). “Spatial heterogeneity of malaria in Ghana: a cross-sectional study on the association between urbanicity and the acquisition of immunity." Malar J 15: 84.

Freidl, G. S., T. Binger, M. A. Muller, E. de Bruin, J. van Beek, V. M. Corman, A. Rasche, J. F. Drexler, A. Sylverken, S. K. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, M. Tschapka, V. M. Cottontail, C. Drosten and M. Koopmans (2015). “Serological evidence of influenza A viruses in frugivorous bats from Africa." PLoS One 10(5): e0127035.

Freuling, C. M., T. Binger, M. Beer, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, J. Schatz, M. Fischer, D. Hanke, B. Hoffmann, D. Hoper, T. C. Mettenleiter, S. K. Oppong, C. Drosten and T. Muller (2015). “Lagos bat virus transmission in an Eidolon helvum bat colony, Ghana." Virus Res 210: 42-45.

Frickmann, H., D. Dekker, K. Boahen, S. Acquah, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, N. G. Schwarz, J. May, F. Marks, S. Poppert, D. F. Wiemer and R. M. Hagen (2013). “Increased detection of invasive enteropathogenic bacteria in pre-incubated blood culture materials by real-time PCR in comparison with automated incubation in Sub-Saharan Africa." Scand J Infect Dis 45(8): 616-622.

Frickmann, H., D. Dekker, N. G. Schwarz, A. Hahn, K. Boahen, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Halbgewachs, F. Marks, V. von Kalckreuth, S. Poppert, U. Loderstaedt, J. May and R. M. Hagen (2015). “16S rRNA Gene Sequence-Based Identification of Bacteria in Automatically Incubated Blood Culture Materials from Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa." PLoS One 10(8): e0135923.

Frickmann, H., A. Hanle, A. Essig, D. Dekker, K. Boahen, S. Acquah, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, N. G. Schwarz, J. May, F. Marks, R. M. Hagen and S. Poppert (2013). “Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for rapid identification of Salmonella spp. from agar and blood culture broth–an option for the tropics?" Int J Med Microbiol 303(5): 277-284.

Frickmann, H., N. G. Schwarz, M. Girmann, R. M. Hagen, S. Poppert, S. Crusius, A. Podbielski, J. N. Heriniaina, T. Razafindrabe, J. P. Rakotondrainiarivelo, J. May and R. Rakotozandrindrainy (2013). “Serological survey of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Madagascar." Trop Med Int Health 18(1): 35-39.

Galbete, C., M. Nicolaou, K. A. Meeks, A. de-Graft Aikins, J. Addo, S. K. Amoah, L. Smeeth, E. Owusu-Dabo, K. Klipstein-Grobusch, S. Bahendeka, C. Agyemang, F. P. Mockenhaupt, E. J. Beune, K. Stronks, M. B. Schulze and I. Danquah (2017). “Food consumption, nutrient intake, and dietary patterns in Ghanaian migrants in Europe and their compatriots in Ghana." Food Nutr Res 61(1): 1341809.

Garms, R., K. Badu, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Baffour-Awuah, O. Adjei, A. Y. Debrah, M. Nagel, N. K. Biritwum, L. Gankpala, R. J. Post and T. F. Kruppa (2015). “Assessments of the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus by Simulium sanctipauli in the Upper Denkyira District, Ghana, and the intermittent disappearance of the vector." Parasitol Res 114(3): 1129-1137.

Geretti, A. M., S. King, K. Adjei-Asante, L. T. Appiah, D. O. Owusu, F. S. Sarfo, D. Chadwick, R. O. Phillips and A. Beloukas (2017). “Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA screening and sequencing using dry plasma spots." J Clin Virol 97: 18-21.

Geroult, S., R. O. Phillips and C. Demangel (2014). “Adhesion of the ulcerative pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans to DACC-coated dressings." J Wound Care 23(8): 417-418, 422-414.

Globisch, D., L. M. Eubanks, R. J. Shirey, K. M. Pfarr, S. Wanji, A. Y. Debrah, A. Hoerauf and K. D. Janda (2017). “Validation of onchocerciasis biomarker N-acetyltyramine-O-glucuronide (NATOG)." Bioorg Med Chem Lett 27(15): 3436-3440.

Gloza-Rausch, F., A. Ipsen, A. Seebens, M. Gottsche, M. Panning, J. F. Drexler, N. Petersen, A. Annan, K. Grywna, M. Muller, S. Pfefferle and C. Drosten (2008). “Detection and prevalence patterns of group I coronaviruses in bats, northern Germany." Emerg Infect Dis 14(4): 626-631.

Gyimah, A. A., E. K. Nakua, E. Owusu-Dabo and E. Otupiri (2013). “Contraceptive Characteristics of Women Living with HIV in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana." Int J MCH AIDS 2(1): 111-120.

Gyimah, A. A., E. K. Nakua, E. Owusu-Dabo and E. Otupiri (2015). “Fertility Preferences of Women Living with HIV in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana." Afr J Reprod Health 19(2): 125-133.

Hamelmann, C., G. K. Amedofu, K. Albrecht, B. Muntau, A. Gelhaus, G. W. Brobby and R. D. Horstmann (2001). “Pattern of connexin 26 (GJB2) mutations causing sensorineural hearing impairment in Ghana." Hum Mutat 18(1): 84-85.

Herb, F., T. Thye, S. Niemann, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, O. Werz, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2008). “ALOX5 variants associated with susceptibility to human pulmonary tuberculosis." Hum Mol Genet 17(7): 1052-1060.

Herbinger, K. H., O. Adjei, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, W. A. Nienhuis, L. Kunaa, V. Siegmund, J. Nitschke, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, P. Agbenorku, A. Schipf, S. Reu, P. Racz, B. Fleischer, M. Beissner, E. Fleischmann, K. Helfrich, T. S. van der Werf, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2009). “Comparative study of the sensitivity of different diagnostic methods for the laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." Clin Infect Dis 48(8): 1055-1064.

Herbinger, K. H., M. Beissner, K. Huber, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, J. Nitschke, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, P. Agbenorku, A. Assiobo, E. Piten, F. Wiedemann, E. Fleischmann, K. Helfrich, O. Adjei, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2010). “Efficiency of fine-needle aspiration compared with other sampling techniques for laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." J Clin Microbiol 48(10): 3732-3734.

Hoerauf, A., O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2002). “Antibiotics for the treatment of onchocerciasis and other filarial infections." Curr Opin Investig Drugs 3(4): 533-537.

Hoerauf, A., D. W. Buttner, O. Adjei and E. Pearlman (2003). “Onchocerciasis." BMJ 326(7382): 207-210.

Hoerauf, A., S. Mand, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer and D. W. Buttner (2001). “Depletion of wolbachia endobacteria in Onchocerca volvulus by doxycycline and microfilaridermia after ivermectin treatment." Lancet 357(9266): 1415-1416.

Hoerauf, A., S. Mand, K. Fischer, T. Kruppa, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, A. Y. Debrah, K. M. Pfarr, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2003). “Doxycycline as a novel strategy against bancroftian filariasis-depletion of Wolbachia endosymbionts from Wuchereria bancrofti and stop of microfilaria production." Med Microbiol Immunol 192(4): 211-216.

Hoerauf, A., S. Mand, L. Volkmann, M. Buttner, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Taylor, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2003). “Doxycycline in the treatment of human onchocerciasis: Kinetics of Wolbachia endobacteria reduction and of inhibition of embryogenesis in female Onchocerca worms." Microbes Infect 5(4): 261-273.

Hoerauf, A., Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Buttner, A. Y. Debrah, P. Konadu, S. Mand, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2008). “Effects of 6-week azithromycin treatment on the Wolbachia endobacteria of Onchocerca volvulus." Parasitol Res 103(2): 279-286.

Hoerauf, A., K. Pfarr, S. Mand, A. Y. Debrah and S. Specht (2011). “Filariasis in Africa–treatment challenges and prospects." Clin Microbiol Infect 17(7): 977-985.

Hoerauf, A., S. Specht, M. Buttner, K. Pfarr, S. Mand, R. Fimmers, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, P. Konadu, A. Y. Debrah, C. Bandi, N. Brattig, A. Albers, J. Larbi, L. Batsa, M. J. Taylor, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2008). “Wolbachia endobacteria depletion by doxycycline as antifilarial therapy has macrofilaricidal activity in onchocerciasis: a randomized placebo-controlled study." Med Microbiol Immunol 197(3): 295-311.

Hoerauf, A., S. Specht, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Buttner, A. Y. Debrah, S. Mand, L. Batsa, N. Brattig, P. Konadu, C. Bandi, R. Fimmers, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2009). “Efficacy of 5-week doxycycline treatment on adult Onchocerca volvulus." Parasitol Res 104(2): 437-447.

Hoerauf, A., L. Volkmann, C. Hamelmann, O. Adjei, I. B. Autenrieth, B. Fleischer and D. W. Buttner (2000). “Endosymbiotic bacteria in worms as targets for a novel chemotherapy in filariasis." Lancet 355(9211): 1242-1243.

Hogan, B., L. Ammer, M. Zimmermann, T. Binger, R. Krumkamp, N. Sarpong, T. Rettig, D. Dekker, B. Kreuels, L. Reigl, K. G. Boahen, C. Wiafe, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. May and D. Eibach (2017). “Burden of influenza among hospitalized febrile children in Ghana." Influenza Other Respir Viruses.

Holliman, R. E., J. D. Johnson and O. Adjei (2006). “The objective assessment of international collaboration between pathology laboratories." J Eval Clin Pract 12(1): 1-7.

Holliman, R. E., H. Liddy, J. D. Johnson and O. Adjei (2007). “Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Kumasi, Ghana." Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101(4): 405-413.

Holscher, C., L. Heitmann, E. Owusu-Dabo, R. D. Horstmann, C. G. Meyer, S. Ehlers and T. Thye (2016). “A Mutation in IL4RA Is Associated with the Degree of Pathology in Human TB Patients." Mediators Inflamm 2016: 4245028.

Homolka, S., C. G. Meyer, D. Hillemann, E. Owusu-Dabo, O. Adjei, R. D. Horstmann, E. N. Browne, A. Chinbuah, I. Osei, J. Gyapong, T. Kubica, S. Ruesch-Gerdes and S. Niemann (2010). “Unequal distribution of resistance-conferring mutations among Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium africanum strains from Ghana." Int J Med Microbiol 300(7): 489-495.

Huygen, K., O. Adjei, D. Affolabi, G. Bretzel, C. Demangel, B. Fleischer, R. C. Johnson, J. Pedrosa, D. M. Phanzu, R. O. Phillips, G. Pluschke, V. Siegmund, M. Singh, T. S. van der Werf, M. Wansbrough-Jones and F. Portaels (2009). “Buruli ulcer disease: prospects for a vaccine." Med Microbiol Immunol 198(2): 69-77.

Intemann, C. D., T. Thye, B. Forster, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Gyapong, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2011). “MCP1 haplotypes associated with protection from pulmonary tuberculosis." BMC Genet 12: 34.

Intemann, C. D., T. Thye, S. Niemann, E. N. Browne, M. Amanua Chinbuah, A. Enimil, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Helm, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2009). “Autophagy gene variant IRGM -261T contributes to protection from tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis but not by M. africanum strains." PLoS Pathog 5(9): e1000577.

Jansson, M., M. Beissner, R. O. Phillips, K. Badziklou, E. Piten, I. Maman, F. S. Sarfo, K. L. Huber, A. Rhomberg, D. Symank, M. Wagner, F. Wiedemann, J. Nitschke, A. Banla Kere, K. H. Herbinger, O. Adjei, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2014). “Comparison of two assays for molecular determination of rifampin resistance in clinical samples from patients with Buruli ulcer disease." J Clin Microbiol 52(4): 1246-1249.

Jiang, Y., P. E. Jolly, W. O. Ellis, J. S. Wang, T. D. Phillips and J. H. Williams (2005). “Aflatoxin B1 albumin adduct levels and cellular immune status in Ghanaians." Int Immunol 17(6): 807-814.

Jiang, Y., F. Obuseh, W. Ellis, C. Piyathilake and P. Jolly (2007). “Association of vitamin A deficiency with decrease in TNF-alpha expressing CD3-CD56+ NK cells in Ghanaians." Nutr Res 27(7): 400-407.

Jolly, P. E., F. M. Shuaib, Y. Jiang, P. Preko, J. Baidoo, J. K. Stiles, J. S. Wang, T. D. Phillips and J. H. Williams (2011). “Association of high viral load and abnormal liver function with high aflatoxin B1-albumin adduct levels in HIV-positive Ghanaians: preliminary observations." Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 28(9): 1224-1234.

Junglen, S., M. Marklewitz, F. Zirkel, R. Wollny, B. Meyer, H. Heidemann, S. Metzger, A. Annan, D. Dei, F. H. Leendertz, S. Oppong and C. Drosten (2015). “No Evidence of Gouleako and Herbert Virus Infections in Pigs, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 21(12): 2190-2193.

Kariuki, T., R. Phillips, S. Njenga, O. F. Olesen, P. R. Klatser, R. Porro, S. Lock, M. H. Cabral, M. Gliber and D. Hanne (2011). “Research and capacity building for control of neglected tropical diseases: the need for a different approach." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(5): e1020.

Katawa, G., L. E. Layland, A. Y. Debrah, C. von Horn, L. Batsa, A. Kwarteng, S. Arriens, W. T. D, S. Specht, A. Hoerauf and T. Adjobimey (2015). “Hyperreactive onchocerciasis is characterized by a combination of Th17-Th2 immune responses and reduced regulatory T cells." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e3414.

King, S., K. Adjei-Asante, L. Appiah, D. Adinku, A. Beloukas, M. Atkins, S. F. Sarfo, D. Chadwick, R. O. Phillips and A. M. Geretti (2015). “Antibody screening tests variably overestimate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among HIV-infected adults in Ghana." J Viral Hepat 22(5): 461-468.

Klarmann-Schulz, U., S. Specht, A. Y. Debrah, L. Batsa, N. K. Ayisi-Boateng, J. Osei-Mensah, Y. Mubarik, P. Konadu, A. Ricchiuto, R. Fimmers, S. Arriens, B. Dubben, L. Ford, M. Taylor and A. Hoerauf (2017). “Comparison of Doxycycline, Minocycline, Doxycycline plus Albendazole and Albendazole Alone in Their Efficacy against Onchocerciasis in a Randomized, Open-Label, Pilot Trial." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(1): e0005156.

Klis, S., A. Ranchor, R. O. Phillips, K. M. Abass, W. Tuah, S. Loth, K. Velding, T. S. van der Werf and Y. Stienstra (2014). “Good quality of life in former Buruli ulcer patients with small lesions: long-term follow-up of the BURULICO trial." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(7): e2964.

Klis, S., Y. Stienstra, R. O. Phillips, K. M. Abass, W. Tuah and T. S. van der Werf (2014). “Long term streptomycin toxicity in the treatment of Buruli Ulcer: follow-up of participants in the BURULICO drug trial." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(3): e2739.

Klis, S., T. S. van der Werf, R. O. Phillips, F. S. Sarfo, M. Wansbrough-Jones and Y. Stienstra (2014). “Oral treatment for patients with Buruli ulcer co-infected with HIV: think twice." AIDS 28(5): 797-798.

Kobbe, R., S. Adjei, C. Kreuzberg, B. Kreuels, B. Thompson, P. A. Thompson, F. Marks, W. Busch, M. Tosun, N. Schreiber, E. Opoku, O. Adjei, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2007). “Malaria incidence and efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi)." Malar J 6: 163.

Kobbe, R., B. Hogan, S. Adjei, P. Klein, B. Kreuels, W. Loag, O. Adjei and J. May (2011). “Follow-up survey of children who received sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment in infants." J Infect Dis 203(4): 556-560.

Kobbe, R., P. Klein, S. Adjei, S. Amemasor, W. N. Thompson, H. Heidemann, M. V. Nielsen, J. Vohwinkel, B. Hogan, B. Kreuels, M. Buhrlen, W. Loag, D. Ansong and J. May (2008). “A randomized trial on effectiveness of artemether-lumefantrine versus artesunate plus amodiaquine for unsupervised treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ghanaian children." Malar J 7: 261.

Kobbe, R., S. Kramme, B. Kreuels, S. Adjei, C. Kreuzberg, M. Panning, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer and J. May (2008). “Q fever in young children, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 14(2): 344-346.

Kobbe, R., C. Kreuzberg, S. Adjei, B. Thompson, I. Langefeld, P. A. Thompson, H. H. Abruquah, B. Kreuels, M. Ayim, W. Busch, F. Marks, K. Amoah, E. Opoku, C. G. Meyer, O. Adjei and J. May (2007). “A randomized controlled trial of extended intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment in infants." Clin Infect Dis 45(1): 16-25.

Kobbe, R., R. Neuhoff, F. Marks, S. Adjei, I. Langefeld, C. von Reden, O. Adjei, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2006). “Seasonal variation and high multiplicity of first Plasmodium falciparum infections in children from a holoendemic area in Ghana, West Africa." Trop Med Int Health 11(5): 613-619.

Kollie, K., Y. A. Amoako, J. Ake, T. Mulbah, F. Zaizay, M. Abass, L. Lehman, A. Paintsil, F. Sarfo, C. Lugala, A. Tiendrebeogo, R. Phillips and K. Asiedu (2014). “Buruli ulcer in Liberia, 2012." Emerg Infect Dis 20(3): 494-496.

Krefis, A. C., N. G. Schwarz, A. Kruger, J. Fobil, B. Nkrumah, S. Acquah, W. Loag, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, U. Ranft and J. May (2011). “Modeling the relationship between precipitation and malaria incidence in children from a holoendemic area in Ghana." Am J Trop Med Hyg 84(2): 285-291.

Krefis, A. C., N. G. Schwarz, B. Nkrumah, S. Acquah, W. Loag, J. Oldeland, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, U. Ranft and J. May (2011). “Spatial analysis of land cover determinants of malaria incidence in the Ashanti Region, Ghana." PLoS One 6(3): e17905.

Krefis, A. C., N. G. Schwarz, B. Nkrumah, S. Acquah, W. Loag, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, U. Ranft and J. May (2010). “Principal component analysis of socioeconomic factors and their association with malaria in children from the Ashanti Region, Ghana." Malar J 9: 201.

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Vandelannoote, K., K. Jordaens, P. Bomans, H. Leirs, L. Durnez, D. Affolabi, G. Sopoh, J. Aguiar, D. M. Phanzu, K. Kibadi, S. Eyangoh, L. B. Manou, R. O. Phillips, O. Adjei, A. Ablordey, L. Rigouts, F. Portaels, M. Eddyani and B. C. de Jong (2014). “Insertion sequence element single nucleotide polymorphism typing provides insights into the population structure and evolution of Mycobacterium ulcerans across Africa." Appl Environ Microbiol 80(3): 1197-1209.

Velink, A., R. J. Woolley, R. O. Phillips, K. M. Abass, T. S. van der Werf, E. Agumah, J. de Zeeuw, S. Klis and Y. Stienstra (2016). “Former Buruli Ulcer Patients' Experiences and Wishes May Serve as a Guide to Further Improve Buruli Ulcer Management." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(12): e0005261.

Vinnemeier, C. D., P. Brust, E. Owusu-Dabo, N. Sarpong, E. Y. Sarfo, Y. Bio, T. Rolling, D. Dekker, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, K. A. Eberhardt, J. May and J. P. Cramer (2015). “Group B Streptococci serotype distribution in pregnant women in Ghana: assessment of potential coverage through future vaccines." Trop Med Int Health 20(11): 1516-1524.

Vinnemeier, C. D., E. M. Klupp, R. Krumkamp, T. Rolling, N. Fischer, E. Owusu-Dabo, M. M. Addo, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, J. Kasmaier, M. Aepfelbacher, J. P. Cramer, J. May and E. Tannich (2016). “Tropheryma whipplei in children with diarrhoea in rural Ghana." Clin Microbiol Infect 22(1): 65 e61-65 e63.

Vinnemeier, C. D., N. G. Schwarz, N. Sarpong, W. Loag, S. Acquah, B. Nkrumah, F. Huenger, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and J. May (2012). “Predictive value of fever and palmar pallor for P. falciparum parasitaemia in children from an endemic area." PLoS One 7(5): e36678.

von Kalckreuth, V., J. A. Evans, C. Timmann, D. Kuhn, T. Agbenyega, R. D. Horstmann and J. May (2006). “Promoter polymorphism of the anion-exchange protein 1 associated with severe malarial anemia and fatality." J Infect Dis 194(7): 949-957.

Wadagni, A., M. Frimpong, D. M. Phanzu, A. Ablordey, E. Kacou, M. Gbedevi, E. Marion, Y. Xing, V. S. Babu, R. O. Phillips, M. Wansbrough-Jones, Y. Kishi and K. Asiedu (2015). “Simple, Rapid Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease Diagnosis from Clinical Samples by Fluorescence of Mycolactone on Thin Layer Chromatography." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(11): e0004247.

Wansbrough-Jones, M. and R. Phillips (2005). “Buruli ulcer." BMJ 330(7505): 1402-1403.

Wansbrough-Jones, M. and R. Phillips (2006). “Buruli ulcer: emerging from obscurity." Lancet 367(9525): 1849-1858.

Williamson, H., R. Phillips, S. Sarfo, M. Wansbrough-Jones and P. Small (2014). “Genetic diversity of PCR-positive, culture-negative and culture-positive Mycobacterium ulcerans isolated from Buruli ulcer patients in Ghana." PLoS One 9(2): e88007.

Woolley, R. J., A. Velink, R. O. Phillips, W. A. Thompson, K. M. Abass, T. S. van der Werf, J. de Zeeuw and Y. Stienstra (2016). “Experiences of Pain and Expectations for Its Treatment Among Former Buruli Ulcer Patients." Am J Trop Med Hyg 95(5): 1011-1015.

Yang, H., A. Enimil, F. S. Gillani, S. Antwi, A. Dompreh, A. Ortsin, E. Adu Awhireng, M. Owusu, L. Wiesner, C. A. Peloquin and A. Kwara (2018). “Evaluation of the Adequacy of the 2010 Revised World Health Organization Recommended Dosages of the First-line Antituberculosis Drugs for Children: Adequacy of Revised Dosages of TB Drugs for Children." Pediatr Infect Dis J 37(1): 43-51.

Yar, D. D., S. P. Salifu, S. N. Darko, A. A. Annan, A. A. Gyimah, K. O. Buabeng and E. Owusu-Dabo (2016). “Genotypic characterisation of human papillomavirus infections among persons living with HIV infection; a case-control study in Kumasi, Ghana." Trop Med Int Health 21(2): 275-282.

2011 Publications

Abonuusum, A., K. Owusu-Daako, E. Tannich, J. May, R. Garms and T. Kruppa (2011). “Malaria transmission in two rural communities in the forest zone of Ghana." Parasitol Res 108(6): 1465-1471.

Bates, I., R. Phillips, R. Martin-Peprah, G. Kibiki, O. Gaye, K. Phiri, H. Tagbor and S. Purnell (2011). “Assessing and strengthening African universities' capacity for doctoral programmes." PLoS Med 8(9): e1001068.

Biesold, S. E., D. Ritz, F. Gloza-Rausch, R. Wollny, J. F. Drexler, V. M. Corman, E. K. Kalko, S. Oppong, C. Drosten and M. A. Muller (2011). “Type I interferon reaction to viral infection in interferon-competent, immortalized cell lines from the African fruit bat Eidolon helvum." PLoS One 6(11): e28131.

Canuti, M., A. M. Eis-Huebinger, M. Deijs, M. de Vries, J. F. Drexler, S. K. Oppong, M. A. Muller, S. M. Klose, N. Wellinghausen, V. M. Cottontail, E. K. Kalko, C. Drosten and L. van der Hoek (2011). “Two novel parvoviruses in frugivorous New and Old World bats." PLoS One 6(12): e29140.

Debrah, A. Y., L. Batsa, A. Albers, S. Mand, M. R. Toliat, P. Nurnberg, O. Adjei, A. Hoerauf and K. Pfarr (2011). “Transforming growth factor-beta1 variant Leu10Pro is associated with both lack of microfilariae and differential microfilarial loads in the blood of persons infected with lymphatic filariasis." Hum Immunol 72(11): 1143-1148.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Mand, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, L. Batsa, A. Albers, S. Specht, U. Klarmann, K. Pfarr, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2011). “Macrofilaricidal Activity in Wuchereria bancrofti after 2 Weeks Treatment with a Combination of Rifampicin plus Doxycycline." J Parasitol Res 2011: 201617.

Fobil, J. N., E. Aryee, F. Bilson, J. May and A. Kraemer (2011). “A review of the structure and function of vital registration system in Ghana: towards improvement in mortality data quality for health policy analysis." J Public Health Afr 2(1): e5.

Fobil, J. N., A. Kraemer, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2011). “Neighborhood urban environmental quality conditions are likely to drive malaria and diarrhea mortality in Accra, Ghana." J Environ Public Health 2011: 484010.

Fobil, J. N., R. Kumoji, H. B. Armah, E. Aryee, F. Bilson, D. Carboo, F. K. Rodrigues, C. G. Meyer, J. May and A. Kraemer (2011). “A study of autopsy procedures in Ghana: implications for the use of autopsy data in epidemiological analyses." J Public Health Afr 2(1): e7.

Hoerauf, A., K. Pfarr, S. Mand, A. Y. Debrah and S. Specht (2011). “Filariasis in Africa–treatment challenges and prospects." Clin Microbiol Infect 17(7): 977-985.

Intemann, C. D., T. Thye, B. Forster, E. Owusu-Dabo, J. Gyapong, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2011). “MCP1 haplotypes associated with protection from pulmonary tuberculosis." BMC Genet 12: 34.

Jolly, P. E., F. M. Shuaib, Y. Jiang, P. Preko, J. Baidoo, J. K. Stiles, J. S. Wang, T. D. Phillips and J. H. Williams (2011). “Association of high viral load and abnormal liver function with high aflatoxin B1-albumin adduct levels in HIV-positive Ghanaians: preliminary observations." Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 28(9): 1224-1234.

Kariuki, T., R. Phillips, S. Njenga, O. F. Olesen, P. R. Klatser, R. Porro, S. Lock, M. H. Cabral, M. Gliber and D. Hanne (2011). “Research and capacity building for control of neglected tropical diseases: the need for a different approach." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(5): e1020.

Kobbe, R., B. Hogan, S. Adjei, P. Klein, B. Kreuels, W. Loag, O. Adjei and J. May (2011). “Follow-up survey of children who received sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment in infants." J Infect Dis 203(4): 556-560.

Krefis, A. C., N. G. Schwarz, A. Kruger, J. Fobil, B. Nkrumah, S. Acquah, W. Loag, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, U. Ranft and J. May (2011). “Modeling the relationship between precipitation and malaria incidence in children from a holoendemic area in Ghana." Am J Trop Med Hyg 84(2): 285-291.

Krefis, A. C., N. G. Schwarz, B. Nkrumah, S. Acquah, W. Loag, J. Oldeland, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, U. Ranft and J. May (2011). “Spatial analysis of land cover determinants of malaria incidence in the Ashanti Region, Ghana." PLoS One 6(3): e17905.

Mamoojee, Y., S. Shakoor, R. L. Gorton, S. Sarfo, L. T. Appiah, B. Norman, I. Balakrishnan, R. Phillips and D. Chadwick (2011). “Short Communication: Low seroprevalence of cryptococcal antigenaemia in patients with advanced HIV infection enrolling in an antiretroviral programme in Ghana." Trop Med Int Health 16(1): 53-56.

Mand, S., A. Y. Debrah, U. Klarmann, S. Mante, A. Kwarteng, L. Batsa, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2011). “The role of ultrasonography in the differentiation of the various types of filaricele due to bancroftian filariasis." Acta Trop 120 Suppl 1: S23-32.

Meyer, C. G., M. H. Calixto Fernandes, C. D. Intemann, B. Kreuels, R. Kobbe, C. Kreuzberg, M. Ayim, A. Ruether, W. Loag, C. Ehmen, S. Adjei, O. Adjei, R. D. Horstmann and J. May (2011). “IL3 variant on chromosomal region 5q31-33 and protection from recurrent malaria attacks." Hum Mol Genet 20(6): 1173-1181.

Nkrumah, B., S. E. Acquah, L. Ibrahim, J. May, N. Brattig, E. Tannich, S. B. Nguah, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and F. Huenger (2011). “Comparative evaluation of two rapid field tests for malaria diagnosis: Partec Rapid Malaria Test(R) and Binax Now(R) Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test." BMC Infect Dis 11: 143.

Nkrumah, B., S. B. Nguah, N. Sarpong, D. Dekker, A. Idriss, J. May and Y. Adu-Sarkodie (2011). “Hemoglobin estimation by the HemoCue(R) portable hemoglobin photometer in a resource poor setting." BMC Clin Pathol 11: 5.

Nkrumah, B., M. Owusu and P. Averu (2011). “Hepatitis B and C viral infections among blood donors. A retrospective study from a rural community of Ghana." BMC Res Notes 4: 529.

Nkrumah, B., M. Owusu, H. O. Frempong and P. Averu (2011). “Hepatitis B and C viral infections among blood donors from rural Ghana." Ghana Med J 45(3): 97-100.

Obuseh, F. A., P. E. Jolly, A. Kulczycki, J. Ehiri, J. Waterbor, R. A. Desmond, P. O. Preko, Y. Jiang and C. J. Piyathilake (2011). “Aflatoxin levels, plasma vitamins A and E concentrations, and their association with HIV and hepatitis B virus infections in Ghanaians: a cross-sectional study." J Int AIDS Soc 14: 53.

Owusu-Dabo, E., S. Lewis, A. McNeill, A. Gilmore and J. Britton (2011). “Support for smoke-free policy, and awareness of tobacco health effects and use of smoking cessation therapy in a developing country." BMC Public Health 11: 572.

Sarfo, F. S., C. J. Lavender, J. A. Fyfe, P. D. Johnson, T. P. Stinear and R. O. Phillips (2011). “Mycobacterium ulcerans DNA not detected in faecal samples from Buruli ulcer patients: results of a pilot study." PLoS One 6(5): e19611.

Sarfo, F. S., F. Le Chevalier, N. Aka, R. O. Phillips, Y. Amoako, I. G. Boneca, P. Lenormand, M. Dosso, M. Wansbrough-Jones, R. Veyron-Churlet, L. Guenin-Mace and C. Demangel (2011). “Mycolactone diffuses into the peripheral blood of Buruli ulcer patients–implications for diagnosis and disease monitoring." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(7): e1237.

Schuldt, K., C. C. Kretz, C. Timmann, J. Sievertsen, C. Ehmen, C. Esser, W. Loag, D. Ansong, C. Dering, J. Evans, A. Ziegler, J. May, P. H. Krammer, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2011). “A -436C>A polymorphism in the human FAS gene promoter associated with severe childhood malaria." PLoS Genet 7(5): e1002066.

Swysen, C., J. Vekemans, M. Bruls, S. Oyakhirome, C. Drakeley, P. Kremsner, B. Greenwood, O. Ofori-Anyinam, B. Okech, T. Villafana, T. Carter, B. Savarese, A. Duse, A. Reijman, C. Ingram, J. Frean, B. Ogutu and C. Clinical Trials Partnership (2011). “Development of standardized laboratory methods and quality processes for a phase III study of the RTS, S/AS01 candidate malaria vaccine." Malar J 10: 223.

Thye, T., S. Niemann, K. Walter, S. Homolka, C. D. Intemann, M. A. Chinbuah, A. Enimil, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann, S. Ehlers and C. G. Meyer (2011). “Variant G57E of mannose binding lectin associated with protection against tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium africanum but not by M. tuberculosis." PLoS One 6(6): e20908.

2010 Publications

Beissner, M., N. Y. Awua-Boateng, W. Thompson, W. A. Nienhuis, E. Klutse, P. Agbenorku, J. Nitschke, K. H. Herbinger, V. Siegmund, E. Fleischmann, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer, T. S. van der Werf, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2010). “A genotypic approach for detection, identification, and characterization of drug resistance in Mycobacterium ulcerans in clinical samples and isolates from Ghana." Am J Trop Med Hyg 83(5): 1059-1065.

Fobil, J., J. May and A. Kraemer (2010). “Assessing the relationship between socioeconomic conditions and urban environmental quality in Accra, Ghana." Int J Environ Res Public Health 7(1): 125-145.

Herbinger, K. H., M. Beissner, K. Huber, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, J. Nitschke, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, P. Agbenorku, A. Assiobo, E. Piten, F. Wiedemann, E. Fleischmann, K. Helfrich, O. Adjei, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2010). “Efficiency of fine-needle aspiration compared with other sampling techniques for laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." J Clin Microbiol 48(10): 3732-3734.

Homolka, S., C. G. Meyer, D. Hillemann, E. Owusu-Dabo, O. Adjei, R. D. Horstmann, E. N. Browne, A. Chinbuah, I. Osei, J. Gyapong, T. Kubica, S. Ruesch-Gerdes and S. Niemann (2010). “Unequal distribution of resistance-conferring mutations among Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium africanum strains from Ghana." Int J Med Microbiol 300(7): 489-495.

Krefis, A. C., N. G. Schwarz, B. Nkrumah, S. Acquah, W. Loag, N. Sarpong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, U. Ranft and J. May (2010). “Principal component analysis of socioeconomic factors and their association with malaria in children from the Ashanti Region, Ghana." Malar J 9: 201.

Kreuels, B., C. Kreuzberg, R. Kobbe, M. Ayim-Akonor, P. Apiah-Thompson, B. Thompson, C. Ehmen, S. Adjei, I. Langefeld, O. Adjei and J. May (2010). “Differing effects of HbS and HbC traits on uncomplicated falciparum malaria, anemia, and child growth." Blood 115(22): 4551-4558.

Marks, F., Y. Adu-Sarkodie, F. Hunger, N. Sarpong, S. Ekuban, A. Agyekum, B. Nkrumah, N. G. Schwarz, M. O. Favorov, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2010). “Typhoid fever among children, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 16(11): 1796-1797.

Nienhuis, W. A., Y. Stienstra, W. A. Thompson, P. C. Awuah, K. M. Abass, W. Tuah, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, E. O. Ampadu, V. Siegmund, J. P. Schouten, O. Adjei, G. Bretzel and T. S. van der Werf (2010). “Antimicrobial treatment for early, limited Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: a randomised controlled trial." Lancet 375(9715): 664-672.

Nkrumah, B., A. Agyekum, S. E. Acquah, J. May, E. Tannich, N. Brattig, S. B. Nguah, H. von Thien, Y. Adu-Sarkodie and F. Huenger (2010). “Comparison of the novel Partec rapid malaria test to the conventional Giemsa stain and the gold standard real-time PCR." J Clin Microbiol 48(8): 2925-2928.

Obuseh, F. A., P. E. Jolly, Y. Jiang, F. M. Shuaib, J. Waterbor, W. O. Ellis, C. J. Piyathilake, R. A. Desmond, E. Afriyie-Gyawu and T. D. Phillips (2010). “Aflatoxin B1 albumin adducts in plasma and aflatoxin M1 in urine are associated with plasma concentrations of vitamins A and E." Int J Vitam Nutr Res 80(6): 355-368.

Owusu-Dabo, E., A. McNeill, S. Lewis, A. Gilmore and J. Britton (2010). “Status of implementation of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Ghana: a qualitative study." BMC Public Health 10: 1.

Panning, M., R. Kobbe, S. Vollbach, J. F. Drexler, S. Adjei, O. Adjei, C. Drosten, J. May and A. M. Eis-Hubinger (2010). “Novel human parvovirus 4 genotype 3 in infants, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 16(7): 1143-1146.

Sarfo, F. S., R. Phillips, K. Asiedu, E. Ampadu, N. Bobi, E. Adentwe, A. Lartey, I. Tetteh and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2010). “Clinical efficacy of combination of rifampin and streptomycin for treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54(9): 3678-3685.

Sarfo, F. S., R. O. Phillips, B. Rangers, E. A. Mahrous, R. E. Lee, E. Tarelli, K. B. Asiedu, P. L. Small and M. H. Wansbrough-Jones (2010). “Detection of Mycolactone A/B in Mycobacterium ulcerans-Infected Human Tissue." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(1): e577.

Schuldt, K., C. Esser, J. Evans, J. May, C. Timmann, C. Ehmen, W. Loag, D. Ansong, A. Ziegler, T. Agbenyega, C. G. Meyer and R. D. Horstmann (2010). “FCGR2A functional genetic variant associated with susceptibility to severe malarial anaemia in Ghanaian children." J Med Genet 47(7): 471-475.

Schwarz, N. G., N. Sarpong, F. Hunger, F. Marks, S. E. Acquah, A. Agyekum, B. Nkrumah, W. Loag, R. M. Hagen, J. A. Evans, D. Dekker, J. N. Fobil, C. G. Meyer, J. May and Y. Adu-Sarkodie (2010). “Systemic bacteraemia in children presenting with clinical pneumonia and the impact of non-typhoid salmonella (NTS)." BMC Infect Dis 10: 319.

Thye, T., F. O. Vannberg, S. H. Wong, E. Owusu-Dabo, I. Osei, J. Gyapong, G. Sirugo, F. Sisay-Joof, A. Enimil, M. A. Chinbuah, S. Floyd, D. K. Warndorff, L. Sichali, S. Malema, A. C. Crampin, B. Ngwira, Y. Y. Teo, K. Small, K. Rockett, D. Kwiatkowski, P. E. Fine, P. C. Hill, M. Newport, C. Lienhardt, R. A. Adegbola, T. Corrah, A. Ziegler, T. B. G. C. African, C. Wellcome Trust Case Control, A. P. Morris, C. G. Meyer, R. D. Horstmann and A. V. S. Hill (2010). “Genome-wide association analyses identifies a susceptibility locus for tuberculosis on chromosome 18q11.2." Nat Genet 42(9): 739-741.

Tuno, N., J. Kjaerandsen, K. Badu and T. Kruppa (2010). “Blood-feeding behavior of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles melas in Ghana, western Africa." J Med Entomol 47(1): 28-31.

2009 Publications

Agyemang, C., E. Owusu-Dabo, A. de Jonge, D. Martins, G. Ogedegbe and K. Stronks (2009). “Overweight and obesity among Ghanaian residents in The Netherlands: how do they weigh against their urban and rural counterparts in Ghana?" Public Health Nutr 12(7): 909-916.

Attout, T., A. Hoerauf, G. Denece, A. Y. Debrah, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Boussinesq, S. Wanji, V. Martinez, S. Mand, O. Adjei, O. Bain, S. Specht and C. Martin (2009). “Lymphatic vascularisation and involvement of Lyve-1+ macrophages in the human onchocerca nodule." PLoS One 4(12): e8234.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Mand, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, L. Batsa, K. Pfarr, B. Lawson, M. Taylor, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2009). “Reduction in levels of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor-A and improvement in hydrocele patients by targeting endosymbiotic Wolbachia sp. in Wuchereria bancrofti with doxycycline." Am J Trop Med Hyg 80(6): 956-963.

Drexler, J. F., V. M. Corman, F. Gloza-Rausch, A. Seebens, A. Annan, A. Ipsen, T. Kruppa, M. A. Muller, E. K. Kalko, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, S. Oppong and C. Drosten (2009). “Henipavirus RNA in African bats." PLoS One 4(7): e6367.

Drexler, J. F., B. Kupfer, N. Petersen, R. M. Grotto, S. M. Rodrigues, K. Grywna, M. Panning, A. Annan, G. F. Silva, J. Douglas, E. S. Koay, H. Smuts, E. M. Netto, P. Simmonds, M. I. Pardini, W. K. Roth and C. Drosten (2009). “A novel diagnostic target in the hepatitis C virus genome." PLoS Med 6(2): e31.

Herbinger, K. H., O. Adjei, N. Y. Awua-Boateng, W. A. Nienhuis, L. Kunaa, V. Siegmund, J. Nitschke, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, P. Agbenorku, A. Schipf, S. Reu, P. Racz, B. Fleischer, M. Beissner, E. Fleischmann, K. Helfrich, T. S. van der Werf, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2009). “Comparative study of the sensitivity of different diagnostic methods for the laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." Clin Infect Dis 48(8): 1055-1064.

Hoerauf, A., S. Specht, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Buttner, A. Y. Debrah, S. Mand, L. Batsa, N. Brattig, P. Konadu, C. Bandi, R. Fimmers, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2009). “Efficacy of 5-week doxycycline treatment on adult Onchocerca volvulus." Parasitol Res 104(2): 437-447.

Huygen, K., O. Adjei, D. Affolabi, G. Bretzel, C. Demangel, B. Fleischer, R. C. Johnson, J. Pedrosa, D. M. Phanzu, R. O. Phillips, G. Pluschke, V. Siegmund, M. Singh, T. S. van der Werf, M. Wansbrough-Jones and F. Portaels (2009). “Buruli ulcer disease: prospects for a vaccine." Med Microbiol Immunol 198(2): 69-77.

Intemann, C. D., T. Thye, S. Niemann, E. N. Browne, M. Amanua Chinbuah, A. Enimil, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Helm, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2009). “Autophagy gene variant IRGM -261T contributes to protection from tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis but not by M. africanum strains." PLoS Pathog 5(9): e1000577.

Kreuels, B., S. Ehrhardt, C. Kreuzberg, S. Adjei, R. Kobbe, G. D. Burchard, C. Ehmen, M. Ayim, O. Adjei and J. May (2009). “Sickle cell trait (HbAS) and stunting in children below two years of age in an area of high malaria transmission." Malar J 8: 16.

Mand, S., K. Pfarr, P. K. Sahoo, A. K. Satapathy, S. Specht, U. Klarmann, A. Y. Debrah, B. Ravindran and A. Hoerauf (2009). “Macrofilaricidal activity and amelioration of lymphatic pathology in bancroftian filariasis after 3 weeks of doxycycline followed by single-dose diethylcarbamazine." Am J Trop Med Hyg 81(4): 702-711.

Owusu-Dabo, E., S. Lewis, A. McNeill, A. Gilmore and J. Britton (2009). “Smoking uptake and prevalence in Ghana." Tob Control 18(5): 365-370.

Panning, M., D. Wichmann, K. Grywna, A. Annan, S. Wijesinghe, S. A. Kularatne and C. Drosten (2009). “No evidence of chikungunya virus and antibodies shortly before the outbreak on Sri Lanka." Med Microbiol Immunol 198(2): 103-106.

Pfarr, K. M., A. Y. Debrah, S. Specht and A. Hoerauf (2009). “Filariasis and lymphoedema." Parasite Immunol 31(11): 664-672.

Pfefferle, S., S. Oppong, J. F. Drexler, F. Gloza-Rausch, A. Ipsen, A. Seebens, M. A. Muller, A. Annan, P. Vallo, Y. Adu-Sarkodie, T. F. Kruppa and C. Drosten (2009). “Distant relatives of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and close relatives of human coronavirus 229E in bats, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 15(9): 1377-1384.

Phillips, R., F. S. Sarfo, L. Guenin-Mace, J. Decalf, M. Wansbrough-Jones, M. L. Albert and C. Demangel (2009). “Immunosuppressive signature of cutaneous Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in the peripheral blood of patients with buruli ulcer disease." J Infect Dis 200(11): 1675-1684.

Phillips, R. O., F. S. Sarfo, F. Osei-Sarpong, A. Boateng, I. Tetteh, A. Lartey, E. Adentwe, W. Opare, K. B. Asiedu and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2009). “Sensitivity of PCR targeting Mycobacterium ulcerans by use of fine-needle aspirates for diagnosis of Buruli ulcer." J Clin Microbiol 47(4): 924-926.

Sarfo, F. S., R. O. Phillips, E. Ampadu, F. Sarpong, E. Adentwe and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2009). “Dynamics of the cytokine response to Mycobacterium ulcerans during antibiotic treatment for M. ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) in humans." Clin Vaccine Immunol 16(1): 61-65.

Schunk, M., W. Thompson, E. Klutse, J. Nitschke, K. Opare-Asamoah, R. Thompson, E. Fleischmann, V. Siegmund, K. H. Herbinger, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer, T. Loscher and G. Bretzel (2009). “Outcome of patients with buruli ulcer after surgical treatment with or without antimycobacterial treatment in Ghana." Am J Trop Med Hyg 81(1): 75-81.

Specht, S., A. Hoerauf, O. Adjei, A. Debrah and D. W. Buttner (2009). “Newly acquired Onchocerca volvulus filariae after doxycycline treatment." Parasitol Res 106(1): 23-31.

Taylor, M. J., K. Awadzi, M. G. Basanez, N. Biritwum, D. Boakye, B. Boatin, M. Bockarie, T. S. Churcher, A. Debrah, G. Edwards, A. Hoerauf, S. Mand, G. Matthews, M. Osei-Atweneboana, R. K. Prichard, S. Wanji and O. Adjei (2009). “Onchocerciasis Control: Vision for the Future from a Ghanian perspective." Parasit Vectors 2(1): 7.

Thye, T., E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, N. W. Brattig, S. Niemann, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2009). “IL10 haplotype associated with tuberculin skin test response but not with pulmonary TB." PLoS One 4(5): e5420.

Thye, T., S. Nejentsev, C. D. Intemann, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, L. R. Zeitels, F. Herb, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2009). “MCP-1 promoter variant -362C associated with protection from pulmonary tuberculosis in Ghana, West Africa." Hum Mol Genet 18(2): 381-388.

Thye, T., G. Scarisbrick, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Niemann, S. Rusch-Gerdes, C. G. Meyer and R. D. Horstmann (2009). “CTLA4 autoimmunity-associated genotype contributes to severe pulmonary tuberculosis in an African population." PLoS One 4(7): e6307.

2008 Publications

Allen, J. E., O. Adjei, O. Bain, A. Hoerauf, W. H. Hoffmann, B. L. Makepeace, H. Schulz-Key, V. N. Tanya, A. J. Trees, S. Wanji and D. W. Taylor (2008). “Of mice, cattle, and humans: the immunology and treatment of river blindness." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2(4): e217.

Gloza-Rausch, F., A. Ipsen, A. Seebens, M. Gottsche, M. Panning, J. F. Drexler, N. Petersen, A. Annan, K. Grywna, M. Muller, S. Pfefferle and C. Drosten (2008). “Detection and prevalence patterns of group I coronaviruses in bats, northern Germany." Emerg Infect Dis 14(4): 626-631.

Herb, F., T. Thye, S. Niemann, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, O. Werz, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2008). “ALOX5 variants associated with susceptibility to human pulmonary tuberculosis." Hum Mol Genet 17(7): 1052-1060.

Hoerauf, A., Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Buttner, A. Y. Debrah, P. Konadu, S. Mand, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2008). “Effects of 6-week azithromycin treatment on the Wolbachia endobacteria of Onchocerca volvulus." Parasitol Res 103(2): 279-286.

Hoerauf, A., S. Specht, M. Buttner, K. Pfarr, S. Mand, R. Fimmers, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, P. Konadu, A. Y. Debrah, C. Bandi, N. Brattig, A. Albers, J. Larbi, L. Batsa, M. J. Taylor, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2008). “Wolbachia endobacteria depletion by doxycycline as antifilarial therapy has macrofilaricidal activity in onchocerciasis: a randomized placebo-controlled study." Med Microbiol Immunol 197(3): 295-311.

Kobbe, R., P. Klein, S. Adjei, S. Amemasor, W. N. Thompson, H. Heidemann, M. V. Nielsen, J. Vohwinkel, B. Hogan, B. Kreuels, M. Buhrlen, W. Loag, D. Ansong and J. May (2008). “A randomized trial on effectiveness of artemether-lumefantrine versus artesunate plus amodiaquine for unsupervised treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ghanaian children." Malar J 7: 261.

Kobbe, R., S. Kramme, B. Kreuels, S. Adjei, C. Kreuzberg, M. Panning, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer and J. May (2008). “Q fever in young children, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 14(2): 344-346.

Kreuels, B., R. Kobbe, S. Adjei, C. Kreuzberg, C. von Reden, K. Bater, S. Klug, W. Busch, O. Adjei and J. May (2008). “Spatial variation of malaria incidence in young children from a geographically homogeneous area with high endemicity." J Infect Dis 197(1): 85-93.

May, J., S. Adjei, W. Busch, J. J. Gabor, S. Issifou, R. Kobbe, B. Kreuels, B. Lell, N. G. Schwarz, O. Adjei, P. G. Kremsner and M. P. Grobusch (2008). “Therapeutic and prophylactic effect of intermittent preventive anti-malarial treatment in infants (IPTi) from Ghana and Gabon." Malar J 7: 198.

Meyer, C. G., G. Scarisbrick, S. Niemann, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, T. Kubica, S. Rusch-Gerdes, T. Thye and R. D. Horstmann (2008). “Pulmonary tuberculosis: virulence of Mycobacterium africanum and relevance in HIV co-infection." Tuberculosis (Edinb) 88(5): 482-489.

Satoguina, J. S., T. Adjobimey, K. Arndts, J. Hoch, J. Oldenburg, L. E. Layland and A. Hoerauf (2008). “Tr1 and naturally occurring regulatory T cells induce IgG4 in B cells through GITR/GITR-L interaction, IL-10 and TGF-beta." Eur J Immunol 38(11): 3101-3113.

Specht, S., S. Mand, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, A. Y. Debrah, P. Konadu, O. Adjei, D. W. Buttner and A. Hoerauf (2008). “Efficacy of 2- and 4-week rifampicin treatment on the Wolbachia of Onchocerca volvulus." Parasitol Res 103(6): 1303-1309.

2007 Publications

Bretzel, G., V. Siegmund, J. Nitschke, K. H. Herbinger, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, K. Crofts, W. Massavon, S. Etuaful, R. Thompson, K. Asamoah-Opare, P. Racz, F. Vloten, C. van Berberich, T. Kruppa, E. Ampadu, B. Fleischer and O. Adjei (2007). “A stepwise approach to the laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." Trop Med Int Health 12(1): 89-96.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Mand, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, L. Batsa, K. Pfarr, M. Buttner, O. Adjei, D. Buttner and A. Hoerauf (2007). “Macrofilaricidal effect of 4 weeks of treatment with doxycycline on Wuchereria bancrofti." Trop Med Int Health 12(12): 1433-1441.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Mand, M. R. Toliat, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, L. Batsa, P. Nurnberg, B. Lawson, O. Adjei, A. Hoerauf and K. Pfarr (2007). “Plasma vascular endothelial growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) and VEGF-A gene polymorphism are associated with hydrocele development in lymphatic filariasis." Am J Trop Med Hyg 77(4): 601-608.

Holliman, R. E., H. Liddy, J. D. Johnson and O. Adjei (2007). “Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Kumasi, Ghana." Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101(4): 405-413.

Jiang, Y., F. Obuseh, W. Ellis, C. Piyathilake and P. Jolly (2007). “Association of vitamin A deficiency with decrease in TNF-alpha expressing CD3-CD56+ NK cells in Ghanaians." Nutr Res 27(7): 400-407.

Kobbe, R., S. Adjei, C. Kreuzberg, B. Kreuels, B. Thompson, P. A. Thompson, F. Marks, W. Busch, M. Tosun, N. Schreiber, E. Opoku, O. Adjei, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2007). “Malaria incidence and efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi)." Malar J 6: 163.

Kobbe, R., C. Kreuzberg, S. Adjei, B. Thompson, I. Langefeld, P. A. Thompson, H. H. Abruquah, B. Kreuels, M. Ayim, W. Busch, F. Marks, K. Amoah, E. Opoku, C. G. Meyer, O. Adjei and J. May (2007). “A randomized controlled trial of extended intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment in infants." Clin Infect Dis 45(1): 16-25.

May, J., J. A. Evans, C. Timmann, C. Ehmen, W. Busch, T. Thye, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2007). “Hemoglobin variants and disease manifestations in severe falciparum malaria." JAMA 297(20): 2220-2226.

Schreiber, N., R. Kobbe, S. Adjei, O. Adjei, M. Q. Klinkert and J. May (2007). “Immune responses after single-dose sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine indicate underestimation of protective efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment in infants." Trop Med Int Health 12(10): 1157-1163.

Siegmund, V., O. Adjei, J. Nitschke, W. Thompson, E. Klutse, K. H. Herbinger, R. Thompson, F. van Vloten, P. Racz, B. Fleischer, T. Loescher and G. Bretzel (2007). “Dry reagent-based polymerase chain reaction compared with other laboratory methods available for the diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease." Clin Infect Dis 45(1): 68-75.

Timmann, C., J. A. Evans, I. R. Konig, A. Kleensang, F. Ruschendorf, J. Lenzen, J. Sievertsen, C. Becker, Y. Enuameh, K. O. Kwakye, E. Opoku, E. N. Browne, A. Ziegler, P. Nurnberg and R. D. Horstmann (2007). “Genome-wide linkage analysis of malaria infection intensity and mild disease." PLoS Genet 3(3): e48.

2006 Publications

Agyemang, C., M. A. Bruijnzeels and E. Owusu-Dabo (2006). “Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Ghana, West Africa." J Hum Hypertens 20(1): 67-71.

Bretzel, G., V. Siegmund, J. Nitschke, K. H. Herbinger, R. Thompson, E. Fleischmann, B. Fleischer and O. Adjei (2006). “External quality assurance for the laboratory diagnosis of Buruli ulcer disease in Ghana." Trop Med Int Health 11(11): 1688-1693.

Cosgrove, C. A., L. R. Castello-Branco, T. Hussell, A. Sexton, R. Giemza, R. Phillips, A. Williams, G. E. Griffin, G. Dougan and D. J. Lewis (2006). “Boosting of cellular immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and modulation of skin cytokine responses in healthy human volunteers by Mycobacterium bovis BCG substrain Moreau Rio de Janeiro oral vaccine." Infect Immun 74(4): 2449-2452.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Mand, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, J. Larbi, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2006). “Assessment of microfilarial loads in the skin of onchocerciasis patients after treatment with different regimens of doxycycline plus ivermectin." Filaria J 5: 1.

Debrah, A. Y., S. Mand, S. Specht, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, L. Batsa, K. Pfarr, J. Larbi, B. Lawson, M. Taylor, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2006). “Doxycycline reduces plasma VEGF-C/sVEGFR-3 and improves pathology in lymphatic filariasis." PLoS Pathog 2(9): e92.

Evans, J. A., J. May, D. Ansong, S. Antwi, E. Asafo-Adjei, S. B. Nguah, K. Osei-Kwakye, A. O. Akoto, A. O. Ofori, D. Sambian, J. Sylverken, W. Busch, C. Timmann, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2006). “Capillary refill time as an independent prognostic indicator in severe and complicated malaria." J Pediatr 149(5): 676-681.

Holliman, R. E., J. D. Johnson and O. Adjei (2006). “The objective assessment of international collaboration between pathology laboratories." J Eval Clin Pract 12(1): 1-7.

Kobbe, R., R. Neuhoff, F. Marks, S. Adjei, I. Langefeld, C. von Reden, O. Adjei, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2006). “Seasonal variation and high multiplicity of first Plasmodium falciparum infections in children from a holoendemic area in Ghana, West Africa." Trop Med Int Health 11(5): 613-619.

Owusu-Dabo, E., O. Adjei, C. G. Meyer, R. D. Horstmann, A. Enimil, T. F. Kruppa, F. Bonsu, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, I. Osei, J. Gyapong, C. Berberich, T. Kubica, S. Niemann and S. Ruesch-Gerdes (2006). “Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance, Ghana." Emerg Infect Dis 12(7): 1171-1172.

Phillips, R., C. Horsfield, S. Kuijper, S. F. Sarfo, J. Obeng-Baah, S. Etuaful, B. Nyamekye, P. Awuah, K. M. Nyarko, F. Osei-Sarpong, S. Lucas, A. H. Kolk and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2006). “Cytokine response to antigen stimulation of whole blood from patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans disease compared to that from patients with tuberculosis." Clin Vaccine Immunol 13(2): 253-257.

Phillips, R., C. Horsfield, J. Mangan, K. Laing, S. Etuaful, P. Awuah, K. Nyarko, F. Osei-Sarpong, P. Butcher, S. Lucas and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2006). “Cytokine mRNA expression in Mycobacterium ulcerans-infected human skin and correlation with local inflammatory response." Infect Immun 74(5): 2917-2924.

Schreiber, N., N. Brattig, J. Evans, A. Tsiri, R. D. Horstmann, J. May and M. Q. Klinkert (2006). “Cerebral malaria is associated with IgG2 and IgG4 antibody responses to recombinant Plasmodium falciparum RIFIN antigen." Microbes Infect 8(5): 1269-1276.

Thye, T., E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, J. Gyapong, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Dabo, S. Niemann, S. Rusch-Gerdes, R. D. Horstmann and C. G. Meyer (2006). “No associations of human pulmonary tuberculosis with Sp110 variants." J Med Genet 43(7): e32.

Turner, J. D., S. Mand, A. Y. Debrah, J. Muehlfeld, K. Pfarr, H. F. McGarry, O. Adjei, M. J. Taylor and A. Hoerauf (2006). “A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of a 3-week course of doxycycline plus albendazole and ivermectin for the treatment of Wuchereria bancrofti infection." Clin Infect Dis 42(8): 1081-1089.

von Kalckreuth, V., J. A. Evans, C. Timmann, D. Kuhn, T. Agbenyega, R. D. Horstmann and J. May (2006). “Promoter polymorphism of the anion-exchange protein 1 associated with severe malarial anemia and fatality." J Infect Dis 194(7): 949-957.

Wansbrough-Jones, M. and R. Phillips (2006). “Buruli ulcer: emerging from obscurity." Lancet 367(9525): 1849-1858.

2005 Publications

Agyemang, C., W. K. Redekop, E. Owusu-Dabo and M. A. Bruijnzeels (2005). “Blood pressure patterns in rural, semi-urban and urban children in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa." BMC Public Health 5: 114.

Bretzel, G., V. Siegmund, P. Racz, F. van Vloten, F. Ngos, W. Thompson, P. Biason, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer and J. Nitschke (2005). “Post-surgical assessment of excised tissue from patients with Buruli ulcer disease: progression of infection in macroscopically healthy tissue." Trop Med Int Health 10(11): 1199-1206.

Etuaful, S., B. Carbonnelle, J. Grosset, S. Lucas, C. Horsfield, R. Phillips, M. Evans, D. Ofori-Adjei, E. Klustse, J. Owusu-Boateng, G. K. Amedofu, P. Awuah, E. Ampadu, G. Amofah, K. Asiedu and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2005). “Efficacy of the combination rifampin-streptomycin in preventing growth of Mycobacterium ulcerans in early lesions of Buruli ulcer in humans." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49(8): 3182-3186.

Evans, J. A., J. May, D. Tominski, T. Eggelte, F. Marks, H. H. Abruquah, C. G. Meyer, C. Timmann, T. Agbenyega and R. D. Horstmann (2005). “Pre-treatment with chloroquine and parasite chloroquine resistance in Ghanaian children with severe malaria." QJM 98(11): 789-796.

Jiang, Y., P. E. Jolly, W. O. Ellis, J. S. Wang, T. D. Phillips and J. H. Williams (2005). “Aflatoxin B1 albumin adduct levels and cellular immune status in Ghanaians." Int Immunol 17(6): 807-814.

Mand, S., Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, A. Debrah, M. Buettner, L. Batsa, K. Pfarr, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2005). “Frequent detection of worm movements in onchocercal nodules by ultrasonography." Filaria J 4(1): 1.

Marks, F., V. von Kalckreuth, R. Kobbe, S. Adjei, O. Adjei, R. D. Horstmann, C. G. Meyer and J. May (2005). “Parasitological rebound effect and emergence of pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum after single-dose sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine." J Infect Dis 192(11): 1962-1965.

Phillips, R., C. Horsfield, S. Kuijper, A. Lartey, I. Tetteh, S. Etuaful, B. Nyamekye, P. Awuah, K. M. Nyarko, F. Osei-Sarpong, S. Lucas, A. H. Kolk and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2005). “Sensitivity of PCR targeting the IS2404 insertion sequence of Mycobacterium ulcerans in an Assay using punch biopsy specimens for diagnosis of Buruli ulcer." J Clin Microbiol 43(8): 3650-3656.

Siegmund, V., O. Adjei, P. Racz, C. Berberich, E. Klutse, F. van Vloten, T. Kruppa, B. Fleischer and G. Bretzel (2005). “Dry-reagent-based PCR as a novel tool for laboratory confirmation of clinically diagnosed Mycobacterium ulcerans-associated disease in areas in the tropics where M. ulcerans is endemic." J Clin Microbiol 43(1): 271-276.

Wansbrough-Jones, M. and R. Phillips (2005). “Buruli ulcer." BMJ 330(7505): 1402-1403.

2004 Publications

Afrane, Y. A., E. Klinkenberg, P. Drechsel, K. Owusu-Daaku, R. Garms and T. Kruppa (2004). “Does irrigated urban agriculture influence the transmission of malaria in the city of Kumasi, Ghana?" Acta Trop 89(2): 125-134.

Evans, J. A., A. Adusei, C. Timmann, J. May, D. Mack, T. Agbenyega, R. D. Horstmann and E. Frimpong (2004). “High mortality of infant bacteraemia clinically indistinguishable from severe malaria." QJM 97(9): 591-597.

Mand, S., A. Debrah, L. Batsa, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2004). “Reliable and frequent detection of adult Wuchereria bancrofti in Ghanaian women by ultrasonography." Trop Med Int Health 9(10): 1111-1114.

Niemann, S., T. Kubica, F. C. Bange, O. Adjei, E. N. Browne, M. A. Chinbuah, R. Diel, J. Gyapong, R. D. Horstmann, M. L. Joloba, C. G. Meyer, R. D. Mugerwa, A. Okwera, I. Osei, E. Owusu-Darbo, S. K. Schwander and S. Rusch-Gerdes (2004). “The species Mycobacterium africanum in the light of new molecular markers." J Clin Microbiol 42(9): 3958-3962.

Phillips, R., O. Adjei, S. Lucas, N. Benjamin and M. Wansbrough-Jones (2004). “Pilot randomized double-blind trial of treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) with topical nitrogen oxides." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48(8): 2866-2870.

2003 Publications

Evans, M. R., R. Phillips, S. N. Etuaful, G. Amofah, J. Adomako, O. Adjei, J. Dennis-Antwi, S. B. Lucas and M. H. Wansbrough-Jones (2003). “An outreach education and treatment project in Ghana for the early stage of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease." Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97(2): 159-160.

Hoerauf, A., D. W. Buttner, O. Adjei and E. Pearlman (2003). “Onchocerciasis." BMJ 326(7382): 207-210.

Hoerauf, A., S. Mand, K. Fischer, T. Kruppa, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, A. Y. Debrah, K. M. Pfarr, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2003). “Doxycycline as a novel strategy against bancroftian filariasis-depletion of Wolbachia endosymbionts from Wuchereria bancrofti and stop of microfilaria production." Med Microbiol Immunol 192(4): 211-216.

Hoerauf, A., S. Mand, L. Volkmann, M. Buttner, Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Taylor, O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2003). “Doxycycline in the treatment of human onchocerciasis: Kinetics of Wolbachia endobacteria reduction and of inhibition of embryogenesis in female Onchocerca worms." Microbes Infect 5(4): 261-273.

Mand, S., Y. Marfo-Debrekyei, M. Dittrich, K. Fischer, O. Adjei and A. Hoerauf (2003). “Animated documentation of the filaria dance sign (FDS) in bancroftian filariasis." Filaria J 2(1): 3.

Thangaraj, H. S., R. O. Phillips, M. R. Evans and M. H. Wansbrough-Jones (2003). “Emerging aspects of Buruli ulcer." Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 1(2): 217-222.

2002 Publications

Brattig, N. W., B. Lepping, C. Timmann, D. W. Buttner, Y. Marfo, C. Hamelmann and R. D. Horstmann (2002). “Onchocerca volvulus-exposed persons fail to produce interferon-gamma in response to O. volvulus antigen but mount proliferative responses with interleukin-5 and IL-13 production that decrease with increasing microfilarial density." J Infect Dis 185(8): 1148-1154.

Hoerauf, A., O. Adjei and D. W. Buttner (2002). “Antibiotics for the treatment of onchocerciasis and other filarial infections." Curr Opin Investig Drugs 3(4): 533-537.

Satoguina, J., M. Mempel, J. Larbi, M. Badusche, C. Loliger, O. Adjei, G. Gachelin, B. Fleischer and A. Hoerauf (2002). “Antigen-specific T regulatory-1 cells are associated with immunosuppression in a chronic helminth infection (onchocerciasis)." Microbes Infect 4(13): 1291-1300.

2001 Publications

Hamelmann, C., G. K. Amedofu, K. Albrecht, B. Muntau, A. Gelhaus, G. W. Brobby and R. D. Horstmann (2001). “Pattern of connexin 26 (GJB2) mutations causing sensorineural hearing impairment in Ghana." Hum Mutat 18(1): 84-85.

Hoerauf, A., S. Mand, O. Adjei, B. Fleischer and D. W. Buttner (2001). “Depletion of wolbachia endobacteria in Onchocerca volvulus by doxycycline and microfilaridermia after ivermectin treatment." Lancet 357(9266): 1415-1416.

2000 Publications

Browne, E. N., E. Frimpong, J. Sievertsen, J. Hagen, C. Hamelmann, K. Dietz, R. D. Horstmann and G. D. Burchard (2000). “Malariometric update for the rainforest and savanna of Ashanti region, Ghana." Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94(1): 15-22.

Hoerauf, A., L. Volkmann, C. Hamelmann, O. Adjei, I. B. Autenrieth, B. Fleischer and D. W. Buttner (2000). “Endosymbiotic bacteria in worms as targets for a novel chemotherapy in filariasis." Lancet 355(9211): 1242-1243.

1998 Publication

Brobby, G. W., B. Muller-Myhsok and R. D. Horstmann (1998). “Connexin 26 R143W mutation associated with recessive nonsyndromic sensorineural deafness in Africa." N Engl J Med 338(8): 548-550.

Composed by Tabea Binger

21.02.2018