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Phenotypic characteristics and asthma severity in an East African cohort of adults and adolescents with asthma: findings from the African severe asthma project.

Kirenga B, Chakaya J, Yimer G, Nyale G, Haile T, Muttamba W, Mugenyi L, Katagira W, Worodria W, Aanyu-Tukamuhebwa H, Lugogo N, Joloba M, Bekele A, Makumbi F, Green C, de Jong C, Kamya M, van der Molen T.

BMJ Open Respir Res. 2020 Feb;7(1). pii: e000484. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2019-000484.


The role of epigenetics in respiratory health in urban populations in low and middle-income countries.

Robertson NM, Kayongo A, Siddharthan T, Pollard SL, Villalobos JG, Ladd-Acosta C, Kirenga B, Checkley W.

Glob Health Epidemiol Genom. 2019 Nov 26;4:e8. doi: 10.1017/gheg.2019.7. Review.


Let's stop dumping cookstoves in local communities. It's time to get implementation right.

Brakema EA, van der Kleij RM, Vermond D, van Gemert FA, Kirenga B, Chavannes NH; FRESH AIR collaborators.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2020 Jan 10;30(1):3. doi: 10.1038/s41533-019-0160-8. No abstract available.


The socioeconomic burden of chronic lung disease in low-resource settings across the globe - an observational FRESH AIR study.

Brakema EA, Tabyshova A, van der Kleij RMJJ, Sooronbaev T, Lionis C, Anastasaki M, An PL, Nguyen LT, Kirenga B, Walusimbi S, Postma MJ, Chavannes NH, van Boven JFM; FRESH AIR collaborators.

Respir Res. 2019 Dec 21;20(1):291. doi: 10.1186/s12931-019-1255-z.


Algorithm-aided diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in low- and middle-income countries by use of a lateral flow device.

Kwizera R, Katende A, Teu A, Apolot D, Worodria W, Kirenga BJ, Bongomin F.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Jan;39(1):1-3. doi: 10.1007/s10096-019-03782-x. Epub 2019 Dec 6. No abstract available.


Exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic lung disease in LMICs: challenges and opportunities.

Singh SJ, Halpin DMG, Salvi S, Kirenga BJ, Mortimer K.

Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Dec;7(12):1002-1004. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30364-9. Epub 2019 Oct 16. No abstract available.


Lack of an Association Between Household Air Pollution Exposure and Previous Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Emuron D, Siddharthan T, Morgan B, Pollard SL, Grigsby MR, Goodman D, Chowdhury M, Rubinstein A, Irazola V, Gutierrez L, Miranda JJ, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Alam D, Kirenga B, Jones R, van Gemert F, Checkley W.

Lung. 2019 Dec;197(6):793-801. doi: 10.1007/s00408-019-00275-8. Epub 2019 Oct 3.


Prevalence of chronic respiratory disease in urban and rural Uganda.

Siddharthan T, Grigsby M, Morgan B, Kalyesubula R, Wise RA, Kirenga B, Checkley W.

Bull World Health Organ. 2019 May 1;97(5):318-327. doi: 10.2471/BLT.18.216523. Epub 2019 Mar 26.


Effects and acceptability of implementing improved cookstoves and heaters to reduce household air pollution: a FRESH AIR study.

van Gemert F, de Jong C, Kirenga B, Musinguzi P, Buteme S, Sooronbaev T, Tabyshova A, Emilov B, Mademilov M, Le An P, Quynh NN, Dang TN, Hong LHTC, Chartier R, Brakema EA, van Boven JFM; FRESH AIR.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2019 Aug 15;29(1):32. doi: 10.1038/s41533-019-0144-8.


Feasibility and acceptability of a midwife-led health education strategy to reduce exposure to biomass smoke among pregnant women in Uganda, A FRESH AIR project.

Nantanda R, Buteme S, van Kampen S, Cartwright L, Pooler J, Barton A, Callaghan L, Mirembe J, Ndeezi G, Tumwine JK, Kirenga B, Jones R.

Glob Public Health. 2019 Dec;14(12):1770-1783. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1642931. Epub 2019 Jul 25.


Cor pulmonale complicating chronic pulmonary aspergillosis with fatal consequences: Experience from Uganda.

Bongomin F, Kwizera R, Atukunda A, Kirenga BJ.

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2019 Jul 5;25:22-24. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2019.07.001. eCollection 2019 Sep.


Health seeking behavior among individuals presenting with chronic cough at referral hospitals in Uganda; Missed opportunity for early tuberculosis diagnosis.

Muttamba W, Ssengooba W, Kirenga B, Sekibira R, Walusimbi S, Katamba A, Joloba M.

PLoS One. 2019 Jun 6;14(6):e0217900. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217900. eCollection 2019.


Burden of fungal asthma in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Kwizera R, Musaazi J, Meya DB, Worodria W, Bwanga F, Kajumbula H, Fowler SJ, Kirenga BJ, Gore R, Denning DW.

PLoS One. 2019 May 16;14(5):e0216568. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216568. eCollection 2019.


Comparison of GeneXpert cycle threshold values with smear microscopy and culture as a measure of mycobacterial burden in five regional referral hospitals of Uganda- A cross-sectional study.

Najjingo I, Muttamba W, Kirenga BJ, Nalunjogi J, Bakesiima R, Olweny F, Lusiba P, Katamba A, Joloba M, Ssengooba W.

PLoS One. 2019 May 15;14(5):e0216901. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216901. eCollection 2019.


Low Body Mass Index Is Associated with Higher Odds of COPD and Lower Lung Function in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Grigsby MR, Siddharthan T, Pollard SL, Chowdhury M, Rubinstein A, Miranda JJ, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Alam D, Kirenga B, Jones R, van Gemert F, Checkley W.

COPD. 2019 Feb;16(1):58-65. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2019.1589443. Epub 2019 Apr 29.


The health and social implications of household air pollution and respiratory diseases.

Simkovich SM, Goodman D, Roa C, Crocker ME, Gianella GE, Kirenga BJ, Wise RA, Checkley W.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2019 Apr 26;29(1):12. doi: 10.1038/s41533-019-0126-x. Review.


Availability and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests recommended for management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.

Kibirige D, Sanya RE, Nantanda R, Worodria W, Kirenga B.

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2019 Mar 7;15:14. doi: 10.1186/s13223-019-0329-2. eCollection 2019.


COPD's early origins in low-and-middle income countries: what are the implications of a false start?

Brakema EA, van Gemert FA, van der Kleij RMJJ, Salvi S, Puhan M, Chavannes NH; FRESH AIR collaborators.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2019 Mar 5;29(1):6. doi: 10.1038/s41533-019-0117-y. No abstract available.


Prevalence and factors associated with asthma among adolescents and adults in Uganda: a general population based survey.

Kirenga BJ, de Jong C, Katagira W, Kasozi S, Mugenyi L, Boezen M, van der Molen T, Kamya MR.

BMC Public Health. 2019 Feb 22;19(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6562-2.


Urban-Rural Disparities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management and Access in Uganda.

Robertson NM, Nagourney EM, Pollard SL, Siddharthan T, Kalyesubula R, Surkan PJ, Hurst JR, Checkley W, Kirenga BJ.

Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2019 Jan 4;6(1):17-28. doi: 10.15326/jcopdf.6.1.2018.0143.

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