A Multi - Disciplinary Research Collaboration.

Publications

2018

  1. Boivin MJ, Nakasujja N, Sikorskii A, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Familiar-Lopez I, Walhof K, van der Lugt EM, Opoka RO, Giordani B: Neuropsychological Benefits of Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Training in Ugandan Children Surviving Severe Malaria: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Brain research bulletin

 

  1. Finn K, Lori J, Lee M, Giordani B: Interdisciplinary Ugandan perspectives on computerized intervention implementation for child survivors of severe malaria: A qualitative analysis. Applied nursing research : ANR 2018, 39:154-159.

 

  1. Seffren V, Familiar I, Murray SM, Augustinavicius J, Boivin MJ, Nakasujja N, Opoka R, Bass J: Association between coping strategies, social support, and depression and anxiety symptoms among rural Ugandan women living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS care 2018:1-8.

 

  1. Conroy AL, Hawkes MT, Elphinstone R, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Miller C, John CC, Kain KC: Chitinase-3-like 1 is a biomarker of acute kidney injury and mortality in paediatric severe malaria. Malaria journal 2018, 17(1):82

 

  1. Bangirana P, Conroy AL, Opoka RO, Hawkes MT, Hermann L, Miller C, Namasopo S, Liles WC, John CC, Kain KC. Inhaled nitric oxide and cognition in pediatric severe malaria: A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial. PLoS One 2018;13:e0191550.

 

  1. Opoka RO, Bangirana P, Idro R, Shabani E, Namazzi R, John CC: Lack of mortality in 22 children with sickle cell anemia and severe malarial anemia. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2018, 65(1).

2017

 

  1. Huang KY, Nakigudde J, Rhule D, Gumikiriza-Onoria JL, Abura G, Kolawole B, Ndyanabangi S, Kim S, Seidman E, Ogedegbe G et al: Transportability of an Evidence-Based Early Childhood Intervention in a Low-Income African Country: Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Study. Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research 2017, 18(8):964-975.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Ruel TD, Boivin MJ, Pillai SK, Giron LB, Sikorskii A, Banik A, Achan J: Absence of neurocognitive disadvantage associated with paediatric HIV subtype A infection in children on antiretroviral therapy. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017, 20:e25015

 

  1. Maitland K, Kiguli S, Opoka RO, Olupot-Olupot P, Engoru C, Njuguna P, Bandika V, Mpoya A, Bush A, Williams TN et al: Children’s Oxygen Administration Strategies Trial (COAST): A randomised controlled trial of high flow versus oxygen versus control in African children with severe pneumonia. Wellcome open research 2017, 2:100.

 

  1. Opoka RO, Ndugwa CM, Latham TS, Lane A, Hume HA, Kasirye P, Hodges JS, Ware RE, John CC: Novel use Of Hydroxyurea in an African Region with Malaria (NOHARM): a trial for children with sickle cell anemia. Blood 2017, 130:2585-93

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Nakasujja N, Familiar-Lopez I, Murray SM, Sikorskii A, Awadu J, Shohet C, Givon D, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Schut EE et al: Effect of Caregiver Training on the Neurodevelopment of HIV-Exposed Uninfected Children and Caregiver Mental Health: A Ugandan Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics 2017, 38:753-64

 

  1. Jaramillo EG, Mupere E, Opoka RO, Hodges JS, Lund TC, Georgieff MK, John CC, Cusick SE: Delaying the start of iron until 28 days after antimalarial treatment is associated with lower incidence of subsequent illness in children with malaria and iron deficiency. PLoS One 2017, 12(8):e0183977.

 

  1. Shabani E, Hanisch B, Opoka RO, Lavstsen T, John CC: Plasmodium falciparum EPCR-binding PfEMP1 expression increases with malaria disease severity and is elevated in retinopathy negative cerebral malaria. BMC medicine 2017, 15(1):183.

 

  1. Park GS, Opoka RO, Shabani E, Wypyszynski A, Hanisch B, John CC: Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 plasma concentrations are higher in retinopathy-negative cerebral malaria than in severe malarial anemia. In: Open Forum Infectious Diseases: 2017, 4(3):ofx151-ofx151.
  2. Semrud-Clikeman M, Romero RAA, Prado EL, Shapiro EG, Bangirana P, John CC: Selecting measures for the neurodevelopmental assessment of children in low- and middle-income countries. Child Neuropsychology 2017, 23(7):761-802.

 

  1. Holmberg D, Franzén-Röhl E, Idro R, Opoka RO, Bangirana P, Sellgren CM, Wickström R, Färnert A, Schwieler L, Engberg G et al: Cerebrospinal fluid kynurenine and kynurenic acid concentrations are associated with coma duration and long-term neurocognitive impairment in Ugandan children with cerebral malaria. Malaria journal 2017, 16(1):303.

 

  1. Ssemata AS, Gladding S, John CC, Kiguli S: Developing mentorship in a resource-limited context: a qualitative research study of the experiences and perceptions of the makerere university student and faculty mentorship programme. BMC medical education 2017, 17(1):123.

 

  1. Boivin, M. J., Weiss, J., Chhaya, R., Seffren, V., Awadu, J., Sikorskii, A., & Giordani, B. (2017). The feasibility of automated eye tracking with the Early Childhood Vigilance Test of attention in younger HIV-exposed Ugandan children. Neuropsychology, 31(5), 525-534. doi: 10.1037/neu0000382

 

  1. Chhaya, R., Weiss, J., Seffren, V., Sikorskii, A., Winke, P. M., Ojuka, J. C., & Boivin, M. J. (2017). The feasibility of an automated eye-tracking-modified Fagan test of memory for human faces in younger Ugandan HIV-exposed children. Child Neuropsychol, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2017.1329412

 

  1. Huang KY, Abura G, Theise R, Nakigudde J: Parental Depression and Associations with Parenting and Children’s Physical and Mental Health in a Sub-Saharan African Setting. Child psychiatry and human development 2017, 48(4):517-527.

 

  1. Bass JK, Opoka R, Familiar I, Nakasujja N, Sikorskii A, Awadu J, Givon D, Shohet C, Murray SM, Augustinavicius J et al: Randomized controlled trial of caregiver training for HIV-infected child neurodevelopment and caregiver well-being. AIDS (London, England) 2017, 31(13):1877-1883.

 

  1. Shabani E, Ouma BJ, Idro R, Bangirana P, Opoka RO, Park GS, Conroy AL, John CC: Elevated cerebrospinal fluid tumor necrosis factor is associated with acute and long-term neurocognitive impairment in cerebral malaria. Parasite Immunology 2017, 39(7).

 

  1. Olupot-Olupot P, Engoru C, Uyoga S, Muhindo R, Macharia A, Kiguli S, Opoka RO, Akech S, Ndila C, Nyeko R et al: High Frequency of Blackwater Fever Among Children Presenting to Hospital With Severe Febrile Illnesses in Eastern Uganda. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2017, 64(7):939-946.

 

  1. Villaverde C, Namazzi R, Shabani E, Opoka RO, John CC: Clinical Comparison of Retinopathy-Positive and Retinopathy-Negative Cerebral Malaria. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2017, 96(5):1176-1184..

 

  1. Murray SM, Familiar I, Nakasujja N, Winch PJ, Gallo JJ, Opoka R, Caesar JO, Boivin MJ, Bass JK: Caregiver mental health and HIV-infected child wellness: perspectives from Ugandan caregivers. AIDS care 2017, 29(6):793-799.

 

  1. Olupot-Olupot P, Engoru C, Uyoga S, Muhindo R, Macharia A, Kiguli S, Opoka RO, Akech S, Ndila C, Nyeko R et al: High Frequency of Blackwater Fever Among Children Presenting to Hospital With Severe Febrile Illnesses in Eastern Uganda. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2017, 64(7):939-946.

 

  1. Leligdowicz A, Conroy AL, Hawkes M, Zhong K, Lebovic G, Matthay MA, Kain KC: Validation of two multiplex platforms to quantify circulating markers of inflammation and endothelial injury in severe infection. PLoS One 2017, 12(4):e0175130.

 

  1. McDonald CR, Conroy AL, Hawkes M, Elphinstone RE, Gamble JL, Hayford K, Namasopo S, Opoka RO, Liles WC, Kain KC: Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Is Associated With Disease Severity and Clinical Outcome in Ugandan Children Admitted to Hospital With Severe Malaria. The Pediatric infectious disease journal 2017, 36(2):146-150.

 

  1. Dhabangi A, Ainomugisha B, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Ddungu H, Kyeyune D, Musisi E, Opoka R, Stowell CP, Dzik WH: B-type natriuretic peptide and plasma hemoglobin levels following transfusion of shorter-storage versus longer-storage red blood cells: Results from the TOTAL randomized trial. American heart journal 2017, 183:129-136.

 

2016

 

  1. Conroy AL, Hawkes M, Hayford K, Hermann L, McDonald CR, Sharma S, Namasopo S, Opoka RO, John CC, Liles WC et al: Methemoglobin and nitric oxide therapy in Ugandan children hospitalized for febrile illness: results from a prospective cohort study and randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics 2016, 16(1):177.

 

  1. Opoka RO, Hamre KES, Brand N, Bangirana P, Idro R, John CC: High Postdischarge Morbidity in Ugandan Children With Severe Malarial Anemia or Cerebral Malaria. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2017, 6(3):e41-e48.

 

  1. Brand NR, Opoka RO, Hamre KE, John CC: Differing Causes of Lactic Acidosis and Deep Breathing in Cerebral Malaria and Severe Malarial Anemia May Explain Differences in Acidosis-Related Mortality. PLOS ONE 2016, 11(9):e0163728.

 

  1. Ssenkusu JM, Hodges JS, Opoka RO, Idro R, Shapiro E, John CC, Bangirana P: Long-term Behavioral Problems in Children With Severe Malaria. Pediatrics 2016: Nov;138(5).

 

  1. Familiar I, Murray S, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Sikorskii A, Nakasujja N, Boivin MJ, Opoka R, Bass JK: Socio-demographic correlates of depression and anxiety among female caregivers living with HIV in rural Uganda. AIDS Care 2016, 28(12):1541-1545.

 

  1. Elphinstone RE, Conroy AL, Hawkes M, Hermann L, Namasopo S, Warren HS, John CC, Liles WC, Kain KC: Alterations in Systemic Extracellular Heme and Hemopexin Are Associated With Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Ugandan Children With Severe Malaria. J Infect Dis 2016, 214(8):1268-1275

 

  1. Cusick SE, John CC: Iron, Inflammation, and Malaria in the Pregnant Woman and Her Child: Saving Lives, Saving Brains. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016, 95(4):739-740.

 

  1. Dhabangi A, Ainomugisha B, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Ddungu H, Kyeyune D, Musisi E, Opoka R, Stowell CP, Dzik WH: Cerebral Oximetry in Ugandan Children With Severe Anemia: Clinical Categories and Response to Transfusion. JAMA Pediatr 2016, 170(10):995-1002.

 

  1. Higgins SJ, Purcell LA, Silver KL, Tran V, Crowley V, Hawkes M, Conroy AL, Opoka RO, Hay JG, Quaggin SE et al: Dysregulation of angiopoietin-1 plays a mechanistic role in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria. Science translational medicine 2016, 8(358):358ra128.

 

  1. Huang K-Y, Abura G, Theise R, Nakigudde J: Parental Depression and Associations with Parenting and Children’s Physical and Mental Health in a Sub-Saharan African Setting. Child Psychiatry & Human Development 2016:1-11.

 

  1. Conroy AL, Hawkes M, McDonald CR, Kim H, Higgins SJ, Barker KR, Namasopo S, Opoka RO, John CC, Liles WC et al: Host Biomarkers Are Associated With Response to Therapy and Long-Term Mortality in Pediatric Severe Malaria. Open forum infectious diseases 2016, 3(3):ofw134.

 

  1. Cusick SE, Opoka RO, Abrams SA, John CC, Georgieff MK, Mupere E: Delaying Iron Therapy until 28 Days after Antimalarial Treatment Is Associated with Greater Iron Incorporation and Equivalent Hematologic Recovery after 56 Days in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Nutr 2016, 146(9):1769-1774.

 

  1. Anyanwu JN, Williams O, Sautter CL, Kasirye P, Hume H, Opoka RO, Latham T, Ndugwa C, Ware RE, John CC: Novel Use of Hydroxyurea in an African Region With Malaria: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. JMIR research protocols 2016, 5(2):e110

 

  1. Shabani E, Opoka RO, Bangirana P, Park GS, Vercellotti GM, Guan W, Hodges JS, Lavstsen T, John CC: The endothelial protein C receptor rs867186-GG genotype is associated with increased soluble EPCR and could mediate protection against severe malaria. Scientific Reports 2016, 6:27084.

 

  1. Idro R, Kakooza-Mwesige A, Asea B, Ssebyala K, Bangirana P, Opoka RO, Lubowa SK, Semrud-Clikeman M, John CC, Nalugya J: Cerebral malaria is associated with long-term mental health disorders: a cross sectional survey of a long-term cohort. Malaria Journal 2016, 15(1):1-11.

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Nakasujja N, Sikorskii A, Opoka RO, Giordani B: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate if Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Improves Neurocognition in Ugandan Children with HIV. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 2016, 32(8):743-755.

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Sikorskii A, Familiar-Lopez I, Ruiseñor-Escudero H, Muhindo M, Kapisi J, Bigira V, Bass JK, Opoka RO, Nakasujja N: Malaria illness mediated by anaemia lessens cognitive development in younger Ugandan children. Malaria Journal 2016, 15(1):1.

 

  1. Conroy AL, Hawkes M, Elphinstone RE, Morgan C, Hermann L, Barker KR, Namasopo S, Opoka RO, John CC, Liles WC: Acute kidney injury is common in pediatric severe malaria and is associated with increased risk of acute and long-term mortality: a prospective cohort study. In: Open Forum Infectious Diseases: 2016, 3(2):ofw046-ofw046

 

  1. Turnbull H, Conroy A, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Kain KC, Hawkes M: Solar-powered oxygen delivery: proof of concept. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2016, 20(5):696-703.

 

  1. Bass JK, Nakasujja N, Familiar-Lopez I, Sikorskii A, Murray SM, Opoka R, Augustinavicius J, Boivin MJ: Association of caregiver quality of care with neurocognitive outcomes in HIV-affected children aged 2-5 years in Uganda. AIDS Care 2016:1-8.

 

  1. Graham SM, Chen J, Chung DW, Barker KR, Conroy AL, Hawkes MT, Namasopo S, Kain KC, Lopez JA, Liles WC: Endothelial activation, haemostasis and thrombosis biomarkers in Ugandan children with severe malaria participating in a clinical trial. Malaria journal 2016, 15:56

 

  1. Bangirana P, Opoka RO, Boivin MJ, Idro R, Hodges JS, John CC: Neurocognitive domains affected by cerebral malaria and severe malarial anemia in children. Learning and Individual Differences 2016, 46:38-44.

 

2015

 

  1. Dhabangi A, Ainomugisha B, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Ddungu H, Kyeyune D, Musisi E, Opoka R, Stowell CP, Dzik WH: Effect of Transfusion of Red Blood Cells With Longer vs Shorter Storage Duration on Elevated Blood Lactate Levels in Children With Severe Anemia: The TOTAL Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2015, 314(23):2514-2523.

 

  1. Mpoya A, Kiguli S, Olupot-Olupot P, Opoka RO, Engoru C, Mallewa M, Chimalizeni Y, Kennedy N, Kyeyune D, Wabwire B et al: Transfusion and Treatment of severe anaemia in African children (TRACT): a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16(1):593.

 

  1. John CC, Carabin H, Montano SM, Bangirana P, Zunt JR, Peterson PK: Global research priorities for infections that affect the nervous system. Nature 2015, 527(7578):S178-S186.

 

  1. Hawkes MT, Conroy AL, Opoka RO, Hermann L, Thorpe KE, McDonald C, Kim H, Higgins S, Namasopo S, John C et al: Inhaled nitric oxide as adjunctive therapy for severe malaria: a randomized controlled trial. Malaria journal 2015, 14(1):421.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Sikorskii A, Giordani B, Nakasujja N, Boivin MJ: Validation of the CogState battery for rapid neurocognitive assessment in Ugandan school age children. Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health 2015, 9(1):1-7.

 

  1. Ruiseñor-Escudero H, Familiar I, Nakasujja N, Bangirana P, Opoka R, Giordani B, Boivin M: Immunological correlates of behavioral problems in school-aged children living with HIV in Kayunga, Uganda. Global Mental Health 2015, 2

 

  1. Nyende S, Conroy A, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Kain KC, Mpimbaza A, Bhargava R, Hawkes M: Solar-powered oxygen delivery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16(1):297.

 

  1. Hawkes M, Conroy AL, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Zhong K, Liles WC, John CC, Kain KC: Slow Clearance of Plasmodium falciparum in Severe Pediatric Malaria, Uganda, 2011-2013. Emerging infectious diseases 2015, 21(7):1237-1239.

 

  1. Conroy AL, Hawkes M, Hayford K, Namasopo S, Opoka RO, John CC, Liles WC, Kain KC: Prospective validation of pediatric disease severity scores to predict mortality in Ugandan children presenting with malaria and non-malaria febrile illness. Critical care (London, England) 2015, 19:47.

 

  1. Hanisch BR, Bangirana P, Opoka RO, Park GS, John CC: Thrombocytopenia May Mediate Disease Severity in Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Through Reduced Transforming Growth Factor Beta-1 Regulation of Proinflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Cytokines. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015, 34(7):783-788.

 

  1. Familiar I, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Giordani B, Bangirana P, Nakasujja N, Opoka RO, Boivin MJ: Use of BRIEF and CBCL in Ugandan children with HIV or history of severe malaria. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2015, 36(4):277-284.

 

  1. Burkey MD, Murray SM, Bangirana P, Familiar I, Opoka RO, Nakasujja N, Boivin MJ, Bass J: Executive function and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Ugandan children with perinatal HIV exposure. Global Mental Health 2015, 2:e4.

 

  1. Familiar I, Nakasujja N, Bass J, Sikorskii A, Murray SM, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Bangirana P, Opoka R, Boivin MJ: Caregivers’ depressive symptoms and parent-report of child executive function among young children in Uganda. Learning and Individual Differences 2015(0).

 

  1. Shabani E, Vercellotti GM, John CC: Reply to Eisenhut. Clin Infect Dis 2015, 60(7):1138-1139.

 

  1. Shabani E, Opoka RO, Idro R, Schmidt R, Park GS, Bangirana P, Vercellotti GM, Hodges JS, Widness JA, John CC: High plasma erythropoietin levels are associated with prolonged coma duration and increased mortality in children with cerebral malaria. Clin Infect Dis 2015, 60(1):27-35.

 

  1. Bangirana P: Cognitive outcome of malaria and HIV infection in children in sub-Saharan Africa. In: Brain Degeneration and Dementia in Sub-Saharan Africa. Edited by Musisi S, Jacobson S. New York: Springer; 2015.

 

2014

 

  1. Hawkes M, Conroy AL, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Liles WC, John CC, Kain KC: Performance of point-of-care diagnostics for glucose, lactate, and hemoglobin in the management of severe malaria in a resource-constrained hospital in Uganda. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014, 90(4):605-608.

 

  1. Hawkes M, Conroy AL, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Liles WC, John CC, Kain KC: Use of a three-band HRP2/pLDH combination rapid diagnostic test increases diagnostic specificity for falciparum malaria in Ugandan children. Malar J 2014, 13:43.

 

  1. Cusick SE, Opoka RO, Lund TC, John CC, Polgreen LE: Vitamin D insufficiency is common in Ugandan children and is associated with severe malaria. PLoS One 2014, 9(12):e113185.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Opoka RO, Boivin MJ, Idro R, Hodges JS, Romero RA, Shapiro E, John CC: Severe malarial anemia is associated with long-term neurocognitive impairment. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014:doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu1293-doi: 1010.1093/cid/ciu1293.

 

2013

  1. Boivin MJ, Bangirana P, Nakasujja N, Page CF, Shohet C, Givon D, Bass JK, Opoka RO, Klein PS: A year-long caregiver training program to improve neurocognition in preschool Ugandan HIV-exposed children. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2013, 34(4):269-278.

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Bangirana P, Nakasujja N, Page CF, Shohet C, Givon D, Bass JK, Opoka RO, Klein PS: A year-long caregiver training program improves cognition in preschool Ugandan children with human immunodeficiency virus. The Journal of pediatrics 2013, 163(5):1409-1416 e1401-1405.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Menk J, John CC, Boivin MJ, Hodges JS: The Association between Cognition and Academic Performance in Ugandan Children Surviving Malaria with Neurological Involvement. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(2):e55653-e55653.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Boivin MJ, Giordani B: Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CCRT) for African Children: Evidence for Neuropsychological Benefit and Future Directions. In: Neuropsychology of Children in Africa. Edited by Boivin MJ, Giordani B: Springer New York; 2013: 277-297.

 

2012

  1. Ruel TD, Boivin MJ, Boal HE, Bangirana P, Charlebois E, Havlir DV, Rosenthal PJ, Dorsey G, Achan J, Akello C et al: Neurocognitive and Motor Deficits in HIV-Infected Ugandan Children With High CD4 Cell Counts. Clin Infect Dis 2012, 54(7):1001-1009.

 

  1. Park GS, Ireland KF, Opoka RO, John CC: Evidence of Endothelial Activation in Asymptomatic Parasitemia and Effect of Blood Group on Levels of von Willebrand Factor in Malaria. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2012, 1(1):16-25.

 

  1. Greene JA, Sam-Agudu N, John CC, Opoka RO, Zimmerman PA, Kazura JW: Toll-like receptor polymorphisms and cerebral malaria: TLR2 Delta22 polymorphism is associated with protection from cerebral malaria in a case control study. Malar J 2012, 11:47.

 

  1. Bergemann TL, Bangirana P, Boivin MJ, Connett JE, Giordani BJ, John CC: Statistical Approaches to Assess the Effects of Disease on Neurocognitive Function Over Time. Journal of biometrics & biostatistics 2012, Suppl 7.

 

2011

 

  1. Hawkes M, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Miller C, Thorpe KE, Lavery JV, Conroy AL, Liles WC, John CC, Kain KC: Inhaled nitric oxide for the adjunctive therapy of severe malaria: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2011, 12:176.

 

  1. Hawkes M, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Miller C, Conroy AL, Serghides L, Kim H, Thampi N, Liles WC, John CC et al: Nitric oxide for the adjunctive treatment of severe malaria: Hypothesis and rationale. Med Hypotheses

 

  1. Bangirana P, Musisi S, Boivin MJ, Ehnvall A, John CC, Bergemann TL, Allebeck P: Malaria with neurological involvement in Ugandan children: effect on cognitive ability, academic achievement and behaviour. Malar J 2011, 10:334.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Allebeck P, Boivin MJ, John CC, Page C, Ehnvall A, Musisi S: Cognition, behaviour and academic skills after cognitive rehabilitation in Ugandan children surviving severe malaria: a randomised trial. BMC Neurology 2011, 11(1):96.

 

2010

 

  1. Sam-Agudu NA, Greene JA, Opoka RO, Kazura JW, Boivin MJ, Zimmerman PA, Riedesel MA, Bergemann TL, Schimmenti LA, John CC: TLR9 polymorphisms are associated with altered IFN-gamma levels in children with cerebral malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010, 82(4):548-555.

 

  1. Robertson K, Liner J, Hakim J, Sankale J-L, Grant I, Letendre S, Clifford D, Diop AG, Jaye A, Kanmogne G et al: NeuroAIDS in Africa. Journal of Neurovirology 2010, 16(3):189-202.

 

  1. John CC, Kutamba E, Mugarura K, Opoka RO: Adjunctive therapy for cerebral malaria and other severe forms of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2010, 8(9):997-1008.

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Ruel TD, Boal HE, Bangirana P, Cao H, Eller LA, Charlebois E, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Achan J et al: HIV-subtype A is associated with poorer neuropsychological performance compared with subtype D in antiretroviral therapy-naive Ugandan children. AIDS 2010, 24(8):1163-1170 1110.1097/QAD.1160b1013e3283389dcc.

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Busman RA, Parikh SM, Bangirana P, Page CF, Opoka RO, Giordani B: A pilot study of the neuropsychological benefits of computerized cognitive rehabilitation in Ugandan children with HIV. Neuropsychology 2010, 24(5):667-673.

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Bangirana P, Shaffer RC: The Relationship between Visual-Spatial and Auditory-Verbal Working Memory Span in Senegalese and Ugandan Children. PLoS One 2010, 5(1):e8914.

 

2009

  1. Lovegrove FE, Tangpukdee N, Opoka RO, Lafferty EI, Rajwans N, Hawkes M, Krudsood S, Looareesuwan S, John CC, Liles WC et al: Serum angiopoietin-1 and -2 levels discriminate cerebral malaria from uncomplicated malaria and predict clinical outcome in African children. PLoS One 2009, 4(3):e4912.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Nakasujja N, Giordani B, Opoka RO, John CC, Boivin MJ: Reliability of the Luganda version of the Child Behaviour Checklist in measuring behavioural problems after cerebral malaria. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2009, 3:38.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Musisi S, Allebeck P, Giordani B, John CC, Opoka RO, Byarugaba J, Ehnvall A, Boivin MJ: A preliminary investigation of the construct validity of the KABC-II in Ugandan children with prior cerebral insult. African Health Sciences 2009, 9(3):186-192.

 

  1. Bangirana P, John CC, Idro R, Opoka RO, Byarugaba J, Jurek AM, Boivin MJ: Socioeconomic predictors of cognition in Ugandan children: implications for community interventions. PLoS One 2009, 4(11):e7898.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Giordani B, John CC, Page C, Opoka RO, Boivin MJ: Immediate Neuropsychological and Behavioral Benefits of Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation in Ugandan Pediatric Cerebral Malaria Survivors. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2009, 30(4):310-318.

 

2008

 

  1. Opoka RO, Xia Z, Bangirana P, John CC: Inpatient mortality in children with clinically diagnosed malaria as compared with microscopically confirmed malaria. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008, 27(4):319-324.

 

  1. John CC, Park GS, Sam-Agudu N, Opoka RO, Boivin MJ: Elevated serum levels of IL-1ra in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria are associated with increased severity of disease. Cytokine 2008, 41(3):204-208.

 

  1. John CC, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Opoka RO, Park GS, Orchard PJ, Jurek AM, Idro R, Byarugaba J, Boivin MJ: Cerebrospinal fluid cytokine levels and cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2008, 78(2):198-205.

 

  1. John CC, Bangirana P, Byarugaba J, Opoka RO, Idro R, Jurek AM, Wu B, Boivin MJ: Cerebral malaria in children is associated with long-term cognitive impairment. Pediatrics 2008, 122(1):e92-99.

 

2007

 

  1. Boivin MJ, Bangirana P, Byarugaba J, Opoka RO, Idro R, Jurek AM, John CC: Cognitive impairment after cerebral malaria in children: a prospective study. Pediatrics 2007, 119(2):e360-366.

 

2006

 

  1. John CC, Opika-Opoka R, Byarugaba J, Idro R, Boivin MJ: Low levels of RANTES are associated with mortality in children with cerebral malaria. J Infect Dis 2006, 194(6):837-845.

 

  1. Bangirana P, Idro R, John CC, Boivin MJ: Rehabilitation for cognitive impairments after cerebral malaria in African children: strategies and limitations. Trop Med Int Health 2006, 11(9):1341-1349.

 

 

 

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