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Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers (2013)
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Laar, A. K., Grant, F. E., Addo, Y., Soyiri, I., Nkansah, B., Abugri, J., …Quakyi, I. A. (2013). Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers. BMC research notes, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-350

Background: Malaria and HIV infections during pregnancy can individually or jointly unleash or confound pregnancy outcomes. Two of the probable outcomes are fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia. We determined clinical and demographic facto... Read More about Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers.

Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2012). Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive. PloS one, 7(10), e47823. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047823

The concept of forecasting asthma using humans as animal sentinels is uncommon. This study explores the plausibility of predicting future asthma daily admissions using retrospective data in London (2005-2006). Negative binomial regressions were used... Read More about Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive.

Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London (2012)
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Reidpath, D. D., & Soyiri, I. N. (2012). Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London. International Journal of General Medicine, 5, 693-705. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S34647

Asthma is a global public health problem and the most common chronic disease among children. The factors associated with the condition are diverse, and environmental factors appear to be the leading cause of asthma exacerbation and its worsening dise... Read More about Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London.

Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2013). Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology, 57(4), 569-578. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-012-0584-0

Asthma is a chronic condition of great public health concern globally. The associated morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation place an enormous burden on healthcare infrastructure and services. This study demonstrates a multistage quantile re... Read More about Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models.

An overview of health forecasting (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2013). An overview of health forecasting. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 18(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12199-012-0294-6

Health forecasting is a novel area of forecasting, and a valuable tool for predicting future health events or situations such as demands for health services and healthcare needs. It facilitates preventive medicine and health care intervention strateg... Read More about An overview of health forecasting.

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009) (2012)
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Dongdem, J. T., Kampo, S., Soyiri, I. N., Asebga, P. N., Ziem, J. B., & Sagoe, K. (2012). Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009). BMC research notes, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-115

Background: Despite education and availability of drugs and vaccines, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is still the most common severe liver infection in the world accounting for >1 million annual deaths worldwide. Transfusion of infected blood, unprotected s... Read More about Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009).

Lessons learned from a family-focused weight management intervention for obese and overweight children (2012)
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Twiddy, M., Wilson, I., Bryant, M., & Rudolf, M. (2012). Lessons learned from a family-focused weight management intervention for obese and overweight children. Public health nutrition, 15(07), (1310-1317). doi:10.1017/s1368980011003211. ISSN 1368-9800

Treatment for childhood obesity is characterised by high attrition rates and failure to achieve weight maintenance. It is therefore important to develop more effective programmes. The aim of the present qualitative study was to explore the views of p... Read More about Lessons learned from a family-focused weight management intervention for obese and overweight children.

Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors (2011)
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Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2011). Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors. PloS one, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027184

Asthma is a condition of significant public health concern associated with morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. This study identifies key determinants of length of stay (LOS) associated with asthma-related hospital admissions in London, a... Read More about Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors.

Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins (2011)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Mazari, F. A. K., Samuel, N., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 98(8), 1117-1123. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.7615

Background:This report describes the clinical effectiveness and recurrence rates from a randomized trial of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and surgery for varicose veins.Methods:Some 280 patients were randomized equally using sealed opaque envelope... Read More about Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.

Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins (2011)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Mazari, F. A. K., Samuel, N., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 98(4), 501-510. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.7394

Background: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a popular minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Surgical treatment, featuring junctional ligation and inversion stripping, has shown excellent clinical and cost effectiveness. The clinical ef... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.

Risk factors for malnutrition among children 5-years and younger in the Akuapim-North District in the eastern region of Ghana (2010)
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Alex Kojo Anderson, , Whitney Bignell, , Sophie Winful, , Ireneous Soyiri, , & Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, . (2010). Risk factors for malnutrition among children 5-years and younger in the Akuapim-North District in the eastern region of Ghana. Current research journal of biological sciences, 2(3), 183-188

Malnutrition remains a significant public health problem in developing countries. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for malnutrition among preschool children in the Akwapim-North District in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This was a cr... Read More about Risk factors for malnutrition among children 5-years and younger in the Akuapim-North District in the eastern region of Ghana.

Public health significance of viral contamination of drinking water (2009)
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Dongdem, J. T., Soyiri, I., & Ocloo, A. (2009). Public health significance of viral contamination of drinking water. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 3(12), 856-861

Water-borne enteric viruses pose a threat to both human and animal life causing a wide range of illnesses. Groundwater is the commonest transmission route for these viruses. About 50% of groundwater related disease outbreaks are attributable to virus... Read More about Public health significance of viral contamination of drinking water.

Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery (2009)
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Mekako, A. I., Chetter, I. C., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & McCollum, P. T. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery. British journal of surgery : BJS, 97(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6849

Background: Wound infection rates of up to 16 per cent are reported following varicose vein surgery and the value of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: Some 443 patients undergoing varicose vein surgery randomly receive... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery.

Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins (2009)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 96(4), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6556

Background: The management of residual varicosities following endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is contentious. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be performed concomitantly with the initial EVLT, or sequentially as a secondary procedure. Th... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins.

‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer (2009)
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Emslie, C., Browne, S., MacLeod, U., Rozmovits, L., Mitchell, E., & Ziebland, S. (2009). ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer. Social science & medicine, 68(6), (1169-1175). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.004. ISSN 0277-9536

Many studies have found that people with cancer value family support. Feminist work suggests that women carry most responsibility for practical and emotional support in families, but few qualitative cancer studies explicitly incorporate a gender pers... Read More about ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer.

A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana (2008)
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Soyiri, I., Agbogli, H., & Dongdem, J. (2008). A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 8(1), 91-103

Food safety is a matter of great public health concern worldwide and particularly crucial if the environment in which the food is handled is heavily contaminated. Most fresh foods particularly that of animal origin like beef is highly susceptible to... Read More about A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana.

An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana (2006)
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Fobil, J., & Soyiri, I. (2006). An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 3(2), 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2006.9724872

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has assumed a dimension raising heartbreaking anxiety among national governments and civil society groups. In Ghana for example, the pandemic is well-documented and has gone beyond a health problem, and now encompasses... Read More about An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana.