A prospective study of endothelial activation biomarkers, including plasma angiopoietin-1 and angiopoietin-2, in Kenyan women initiating antiretroviral therapy
BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:263 (4 June 2013)
How does investment in research training affect the development of research networks and collaborations?
Health Research Policy and Systems 2013, 11:18 (20 May 2013)
Hospital outcomes for paediatric pneumonia and diarrhoea patients admitted in a tertiary hospital on weekdays versus weekends: a retrospective study
BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:74 (11 May 2013)
There is no difference in mortality for children with pneumonia and/or dehydration admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to weekdays in Kenya, suggesting that quality of care is consistent, although overall mortality remains high.
Major depressive disorder in a Kenyan youth sample: relationship with parenting behavior and parental psychiatric disorders
Annals of General Psychiatry 2013, 12:15 (10 May 2013)
Taxis assays measure directional movement of mosquitoes to olfactory cues
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:131 (3 May 2013)
A new assay consisting of three netting chambers can measure directional responses of female Anopheles mosquitoes to attractive odours over distances up to 70 metres in the semi-field and 30 metres in the field. Image: Taxis boxes set up in the field.
Suicidal behaviour among youths associated with psychopathology in both parents and youths attending outpatient psychiatric clinic in Kenya
Annals of General Psychiatry 2013, 12:13 (27 April 2013)
A population-based survey of prevalence of diabetes and correlates in an urban slum community in Nairobi, Kenya
BMC Public Health 2013, 13:371 (20 April 2013)
An exploration of opportunities and challenges facing cervical cancer managers in Kenya
BMC Research Notes 2013, 6:136 (8 April 2013)
Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancy among women in Nairobi, Kenya
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013, 13:69 (19 March 2013)
Sex-specific induction of CYP6 cytochrome P450 genes in cadmium and lead tolerant Anopheles gambiae
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:97 (15 March 2013)
Analysis of gene transcription levels on three cytochrome P450s in three strains of Anopheles gambiae. The first strain was maintained without any selection pressure, while the second was selected for lead tolerance and the third strain for cadmium tolerance.These findings suggest that tolerance to cadmium or lead can influence the metabolism of pyrethroids in the mosquito in a sex-specific manner, with potential implications in mosquito vector control operations.
Exploring the perspectives and experiences of health workers at primary health facilities in Kenya following training
International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013, 7:6 (4 February 2013)
Study protocol for promoting respectful maternity care initiative to assess, measure and design interventions to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013, 13:21 (24 January 2013)
Perspectives and concerns of clients at primary health care facilities involved in evaluation of a national mental health training programme for primary care in Kenya
International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013, 7:5 (23 January 2013)
Decomposing Kenyan socio-economic inequalities in skilled birth attendance and measles immunization
International Journal for Equity in Health 2013, 12:3 (7 January 2013)
Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in Homa Bay District, Kenya
BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8:234 (5 December 2012)
Raiding pastoral livelihoods: motives and effects of violent conflict in north-western Kenya
Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012, 2:25 (3 December 2012)
Electric nets and sticky materials for analysing oviposition behaviour of gravid malaria vectors
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:374 (14 November 2012)
A square of four e-nets with yellow sticky boards as a collection device can be used for quantifying the numbers of mosquitoes approaching a small oviposition site. Shiny sticky surfaces attract gravid females possibly because they are visually mistaken as aquatic habitats. These materials might be developed further as gravid traps.
Factors associated with utilization of community health workers in improving access to malaria treatment among children in Kenya
Malaria Journal 2012, 11(Suppl 1):P142 (9 November 2012)
Vaginal microbicides for reducing the risk of sexual acquisition of HIV infection in women: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:289 (6 November 2012)
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials on the use of vaginal microbicides in HIV prevention does not provide sufficient evidence to recommend these treatments for the prevention of sexually acquired HIV in women.
Treatment outcomes in palliative care: the TOPCare study. A mixed methods phase III randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led palliative care intervention for HIV positive patients on antiretroviral therapy
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:288 (6 November 2012)
Pyronaridine-artesunate granules versus artemether-lumefantrine crushed tablets in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a randomized controlled trial
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:364 (31 October 2012)
Paper on a multi-centre randomized controlled trial comparing a three-day treatment of PYR-ART with A-L in children, including clinically important cure rates assessed by Kaplan Meier.
Trypanotolerance in N’Dama x Boran crosses under natural trypanosome challenge: effect of test-year environment, gender, and breed composition
BMC Genetics 2012, 13:87 (17 October 2012)
Behavioural response of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to host plant volatiles and synthetic blends
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:234 (15 October 2012)
The malaria vector Anopheles gambiae uses specific odours to locate host plants for nectar feeding. They use both quantitative and qualitative volatile composition to associate and discriminate host plants. Image: Female Anopheles gambiae imbibing on flowers of P. hysterophorus.
Self-reported use of internet by cervical cancer clients in two National Referral Hospitals in Kenya
BMC Research Notes 2012, 5:559 (9 October 2012)
A survey of plants and plant products traditionally used in livestock health management in Buuri district, Meru County, Kenya
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012, 8:39 (8 October 2012)