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Detecting Ureaplasma urealyticum among HIV-infected women with or without human papillomavirus using real-time PCR with the ANYPLEX™ II STI-7 assay system.

Taylor J, Sampene Ossei PP, Pradhan K, Adjah J, Agyeman-Duah E, Afranie BO, Donkor S, Ayibor W.

J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2019 May 8;14(3):295-299. doi: 10.1016/j.jtumed.2019.04.001. eCollection 2019 Jun.


Analysis of cellular and soluble profiles in QuantiFERON nonconverters, converters, and reverters in the Gambia.

Medawar L, Tukiman HM, Mbayo G, Donkor S, Owolabi O, Sutherland JS.

Immun Inflamm Dis. 2019 Aug 20. doi: 10.1002/iid3.269. [Epub ahead of print]


Changes in transcript, metabolite and antibody reactivity during the early protective immune response in humans to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

Weiner J, Domaszewska T, Donkor S, Kaufmann SHE, Hill PC, Sutherland JS.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 15. pii: ciz785. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz785. [Epub ahead of print]


Oxidative Stress and Hemoglobin Level of Complicated and Uncomplicated Malaria Cases among Children: A Cross-Sectional Study in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana.

Nsiah K, Bahaah B, Oppong Afranie B, Koffie S, Akowuah E, Donkor S.

J Trop Med. 2019 Jul 7;2019:8479076. doi: 10.1155/2019/8479076. eCollection 2019.


Evaluation of Dyslipidaemia Using an Algorithm of Lipid Profile Measures among Newly Diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study at Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital, Ghana.

Anto EO, Obirikorang C, Annani-Akollor ME, Adua E, Donkor S, Acheampong E, Asamoah EA.

Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Jul 21;55(7). pii: E392. doi: 10.3390/medicina55070392.


Evaluation of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Associated Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.

Agyemang-Yeboah F, Eghan BAJ, Annani-Akollor ME, Togbe E, Donkor S, Oppong Afranie B.

Biomed Res Int. 2019 May 2;2019:4562904. doi: 10.1155/2019/4562904. eCollection 2019.


Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Anti-Microbial Susceptibility Patterns among Women of Reproductive Age. A Cross-Sectional Study in Primary Care, Ghana.

Afoakwa P, Domfeh SA, Afranie BO, Owusu DO, Donkor S, Sakyi KK, Adom RA, Kyeremeh G, Okyere BA, Acheampong E, Amoah B.

Med Sci (Basel). 2018 Dec 17;6(4). pii: E118. doi: 10.3390/medsci6040118.


Results from Ghana's 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.

Nyawornota VK, Luguterah A, Sofo S, Aryeetey R, Badasu M, Nartey J, Assasie E, Donkor SK, Dougblor V, Williams H, Ocansey R.

J Phys Act Health. 2018 Nov 1;15(S2):S366-S367. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0459. No abstract available.


Zinc as an adjunct therapy in the management of severe pneumonia among Gambian children: randomized controlled trial.

Howie S, Bottomley C, Chimah O, Ideh R, Ebruke B, Okomo U, Onyeama C, Donkor S, Rodrigues O, Tapgun M, Janneh M, Oluwalana C, Kuti B, Enwere G, Esangbedo P, Doherty C, Mackenzie G, Greenwood B, Corrah T, Prentice A, Adegbola R, Zaman S.

J Glob Health. 2018 Jun;8(1):010418. doi: 10.7189/jogh.08.010418.


Four-gene Pan-African Blood Signature Predicts Progression to Tuberculosis.

Suliman S, Thompson E, Sutherland J, Weiner Rd J, Ota MOC, Shankar S, Penn-Nicholson A, Thiel B, Erasmus M, Maertzdorf J, Duffy FJ, Hill PC, Hughes EJ, Stanley K, Downing K, Fisher ML, Valvo J, Parida SK, van der Spuy G, Tromp G, Adetifa IMO, Donkor S, Howe R, Mayanja-Kizza H, Boom WH, Dockrell H, Ottenhoff THM, Hatherill M, Aderem A, Hanekom WA, Scriba TJ, Kaufmann SH, Zak DE, Walzl G; GC6-74 and ACS cohort study groups.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr 6. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201711-2340OC. [Epub ahead of print]


Evaluation of Individual and Combined Markers of Urine Dipstick Parameters and Total Lymphocyte Count as a Substitute for CD4 Count in Low-Resource Communities in Ghana.

Anto EO, Obirikorang C, Acheampong E, Amankwaa B, Afranie BO, Donkor S, Hope I, Jommo J, Osaah E.

Dis Markers. 2018 Feb 11;2018:7485942. doi: 10.1155/2018/7485942. eCollection 2018.


Functional and Phenotypic Changes of Natural Killer Cells in Whole Blood during Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and Disease.

Garand M, Goodier M, Owolabi O, Donkor S, Kampmann B, Sutherland JS.

Front Immunol. 2018 Feb 19;9:257. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00257. eCollection 2018.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Close Childhood Contacts of Adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis is Increased by Secondhand Exposure to Tobacco.

Adetifa IMO, Kendall L, Donkor S, Lugos MD, Hammond AS, Owiafe PK, Ota MOC, Brookes RH, Hill PC.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Aug;97(2):429-432. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0611. Epub 2017 Jul 19.


Towards Establishing Capacity for Biological Dosimetry at Ghana Atomic Energy Commission.

Achel DG, Achoribo E, Agbenyegah S, Adaboro RM, Donkor S, Adu-Bobi NA, Agyekum AA, Akuamoa F, Tagoe SN, Kyei KA, Yarney J, Serafin A, Akudugu JM.

Genome Integr. 2016 Dec 30;7:3. doi: 10.4103/2041-9414.197173. eCollection 2016.


Childhood pneumonia and crowding, bed-sharing and nutrition: a case-control study from The Gambia.

Howie SR, Schellenberg J, Chimah O, Ideh RC, Ebruke BE, Oluwalana C, Mackenzie G, Jallow M, Njie M, Donkor S, Dionisio KL, Goldberg G, Fornace K, Bottomley C, Hill PC, Grant CC, Corrah T, Prentice AM, Ezzati M, Greenwood BM, Smith PG, Adegbola RA, Mulholland K.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 Oct;20(10):1405-1415.


A tuberculosis nationwide prevalence survey in Gambia, 2012.

Adetifa IM, Kendall L, Bashorun A, Linda C, Omoleke S, Jeffries D, Maane R, Alorse BD, Alorse WD, Okoi CB, Mlaga KD, Kinteh MA, Donkor S, de Jong BC, Antonio M, d'Alessandro U.

Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Jun 1;94(6):433-41. doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.151670. Epub 2016 Apr 21.


Host Immune Responses Differ between M. africanum- and M. tuberculosis-Infected Patients following Standard Anti-tuberculosis Treatment.

Tientcheu LD, Haks MC, Agbla SC, Sutherland JS, Adetifa IM, Donkor S, Quinten E, Daramy M, Antonio M, Kampmann B, Ottenhoff TH, Dockrell HM, Ota MO.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 18;10(5):e0004701. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004701. eCollection 2016 May.


Elevated serum 25-hydroxy (OH) vitamin D levels are associated with risk of TB progression in Gambian adults.

Owolabi O, Agbla S, Owiafe P, Donkor S, Togun T, Sillah AK, Ota MO, Sutherland JS.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2016 May;98:86-91. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2016 Mar 3.


C-reactive protein, Neopterin and Beta2 microglobulin levels pre and post TB treatment in The Gambia.

Mendy J, Togun T, Owolabi O, Donkor S, Ota MO, Sutherland JS.

BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 8;16:115. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1447-9.


Use of lateral flow assays to determine IP-10 and CCL4 levels in pleural effusions and whole blood for TB diagnosis.

Sutherland JS, Mendy J, Gindeh A, Walzl G, Togun T, Owolabi O, Donkor S, Ota MO, Kon Fat ET, Ottenhoff TH, Geluk A, Corstjens PL.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2016 Jan;96:31-6. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Nov 14.


A Tuberculin Skin Test Survey and the Annual Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Gambian School Children.

Adetifa IM, Muhammad AK, Jeffries D, Donkor S, Borgdorff MW, Corrah T, D'Alessandro U.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 14;10(10):e0139354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139354. eCollection 2015.


Differential transcriptomic and metabolic profiles of M. africanum- and M. tuberculosis-infected patients after, but not before, drug treatment.

Tientcheu LD, Maertzdorf J, Weiner J, Adetifa IM, Mollenkopf HJ, Sutherland JS, Donkor S, Kampmann B, Kaufmann SH, Dockrell HM, Ota MO.

Genes Immun. 2015 Jul-Aug;16(5):347-55. doi: 10.1038/gene.2015.21. Epub 2015 Jun 4.


Dysregulation of Apoptosis Is a Risk Factor for Tuberculosis Disease Progression.

Elliott TO, Owolabi O, Donkor S, Kampmann B, Hill PC, Ottenhoff TH, Haks MC, Kaufmann SH, Maertzdorf J, Sutherland JS.

J Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 1;212(9):1469-79. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv238. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Iron homeostasis and progression to pulmonary tuberculosis disease among household contacts.

Minchella PA, Donkor S, McDermid JM, Sutherland JS.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 May;95(3):288-93. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Feb 24.


Broad adaptive immune responses to M. tuberculosis antigens precede TST conversion in tuberculosis exposed household contacts in a TB-endemic setting.

Buchwald UK, Adetifa IM, Bottomley C, Owiafe PK, Donkor S, Bojang AL, Sutherland JS.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 30;9(12):e116268. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116268. eCollection 2014.


Complex anemia in tuberculosis: the need to consider causes and timing when designing interventions.

Minchella PA, Donkor S, Owolabi O, Sutherland JS, McDermid JM.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 1;60(5):764-72. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu945. Epub 2014 Nov 26.


Rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis using ex vivo host biomarkers in sputum.

Ota MO, Mendy JF, Donkor S, Togun T, Daramy M, Gomez MP, Chegou NN, Sillah AK, Owolabi O, Kampmann B, Walzl G, Sutherland JS.

Eur Respir J. 2014 Jul;44(1):254-7. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00209913. Epub 2014 Mar 13. No abstract available.


Haematological and biochemical reference values of Gambian infants.

Odutola AA, Afolabi MO, Jafali J, Baldeh I, Owolabi OA, Owiafe P, Bah G, Jaiteh B, Mohammed NI, Donkor SA, Ndure J, Adetifa J, Flanagan KL, Ota MOC.

Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Mar;19(3):275-283. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12245. Epub 2014 Jan 7.


Comparison of the prevalence of common bacterial pathogens in the oropharynx and nasopharynx of gambian infants.

Odutola A, Antonio M, Owolabi O, Bojang A, Foster-Nyarko E, Donkor S, Adetifa I, Taylor S, Bottomley C, Greenwood B, Ota M.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 23;8(9):e75558. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075558. eCollection 2013.


Analysis of host responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens in a multi-site study of subjects with different TB and HIV infection states in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sutherland JS, Lalor MK, Black GF, Ambrose LR, Loxton AG, Chegou NN, Kassa D, Mihret A, Howe R, Mayanja-Kizza H, Gomez MP, Donkor S, Franken K, Hanekom W, Klein MR, Parida SK, Boom WH, Thiel BA, Crampin AC, Ota M, Walzl G, Ottenhoff TH, Dockrell HM, Kaufmann SH; GCGH Biomarkers for TB consortium.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 10;8(9):e74080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074080. eCollection 2013.


Interferon-γ ELISPOT as a biomarker of treatment efficacy in latent tuberculosis infection: a clinical trial.

Adetifa IM, Ota MO, Jeffries DJ, Lugos MD, Hammond AS, Battersby NJ, Owiafe PK, Donkor SD, Antonio M, Ibanga HB, Brookes RH, Aka P, Walton R, Adegbola RA, Hill PC.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb 15;187(4):439-45. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201208-1352OC. Epub 2012 Dec 6.


The exposure of infants and children to carbon monoxide from biomass fuels in The Gambia: a measurement and modeling study.

Dionisio KL, Howie SR, Dominici F, Fornace KM, Spengler JD, Donkor S, Chimah O, Oluwalana C, Ideh RC, Ebruke B, Adegbola RA, Ezzati M.

J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2012 Mar-Apr;22(2):173-81. doi: 10.1038/jes.2011.47. Epub 2011 Dec 14.


Identification of probable early-onset biomarkers for tuberculosis disease progression.

Sutherland JS, Hill PC, Adetifa IM, de Jong BC, Donkor S, Joosten SA, Opmeer L, Haks MC, Ottenhoff TH, Adegbola RA, Ota MO.

PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e25230. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025230. Epub 2011 Sep 23.


Immunogenicity of the tuberculosis vaccine MVA85A is reduced by coadministration with EPI vaccines in a randomized controlled trial in Gambian infants.

Ota MO, Odutola AA, Owiafe PK, Donkor S, Owolabi OA, Brittain NJ, Williams N, Rowland-Jones S, Hill AV, Adegbola RA, McShane H.

Sci Transl Med. 2011 Jun 22;3(88):88ra56. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002461.


Decay kinetics of an interferon gamma release assay with anti-tuberculosis therapy in newly diagnosed tuberculosis cases.

Adetifa IM, Ota MO, Walther B, Hammond AS, Lugos MD, Jeffries DJ, Donkor SA, Adegbola RA, Hill PC.

PLoS One. 2010 Sep 1;5(9). pii: e12502. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012502.


Spatial analysis of tuberculosis in an urban west African setting: is there evidence of clustering?

Touray K, Adetifa IM, Jallow A, Rigby J, Jeffries D, Cheung YB, Donkor S, Adegbola RA, Hill PC.

Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jun;15(6):664-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02533.x. Epub 2010 Apr 8.


Commercial interferon gamma release assays compared to the tuberculin skin test for diagnosis of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in childhood contacts in the Gambia.

Adetifa IM, Ota MO, Jeffries DJ, Hammond A, Lugos MD, Donkor S, Patrick O, Adegbola RA, Hill PC.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 May;29(5):439-43. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181cb45da.


Evaluation of the contribution of major T cell subsets to IFN-gamma production in TB infection by ELISPOT.

Lugos MD, Adetifa IM, Donkor S, Hill PC, Adegbola RA, Ota MO.

Immunol Invest. 2009;38(5):341-9.


High granulocyte/lymphocyte ratio and paucity of NKT cells defines TB disease in a TB-endemic setting.

Sutherland JS, Jeffries DJ, Donkor S, Walther B, Hill PC, Adetifa IM, Adegbola RA, Ota MO.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2009 Nov;89(6):398-404. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2009 Aug 14.


Serum lipid profile of breast cancer patients.

Owiredu WK, Donkor S, Addai BW, Amidu N.

Pak J Biol Sci. 2009 Feb 15;12(4):332-8.


Safety and immunogenicity of the candidate tuberculosis vaccine MVA85A in West Africa.

Brookes RH, Hill PC, Owiafe PK, Ibanga HB, Jeffries DJ, Donkor SA, Fletcher HA, Hammond AS, Lienhardt C, Adegbola RA, McShane H, Hill AV.

PLoS One. 2008 Aug 13;3(8):e2921. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002921. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2011;6(2). doi:10.1371/annotation/5284a0b6-62a9-484e-80a4-a08c59b3b17c.


Haematological values from a Gambian cohort--possible reference range for a West African population.

Adetifa IM, Hill PC, Jeffries DJ, Jackson-Sillah D, Ibanga HB, Bah G, Donkor S, Corrah T, Adegbola RA.

Int J Lab Hematol. 2009 Dec;31(6):615-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-553X.2008.01087.x. Epub 2008 Jul 10.


Incidence of tuberculosis and the predictive value of ELISPOT and Mantoux tests in Gambian case contacts.

Hill PC, Jackson-Sillah DJ, Fox A, Brookes RH, de Jong BC, Lugos MD, Adetifa IM, Donkor SA, Aiken AM, Howie SR, Corrah T, McAdam KP, Adegbola RA.

PLoS One. 2008 Jan 2;3(1):e1379. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001379.


Comparative evaluation of BACTEC MGIT 960 with BACTEC 9000 MB and LJ for isolation of mycobacteria in The Gambia.

Otu J, Antonio M, Cheung YB, Donkor S, De Jong BC, Corrah T, Adegbola RA.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2008 Jun 1;2(3):200-5.


The effect of tuberculin skin test and BCG vaccination on the expansion of PPD-specific IFN-gamma producing cells ex vivo.

Ota MO, Brookes RH, Hill PC, Owiafe PK, Ibanga HB, Donkor S, Awine T, McShane H, Adegbola RA.

Vaccine. 2007 Dec 17;25(52):8861-7. Epub 2007 Oct 31.


Comparison of two interferon gamma release assays in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in The Gambia.

Adetifa IM, Lugos MD, Hammond A, Jeffries D, Donkor S, Adegbola RA, Hill PC.

BMC Infect Dis. 2007 Oct 25;7:122.


Longitudinal assessment of an ELISPOT test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

Hill PC, Brookes RH, Fox A, Jackson-Sillah D, Jeffries DJ, Lugos MD, Donkor SA, Adetifa IM, de Jong BC, Aiken AM, Adegbola RA, McAdam KP.

PLoS Med. 2007 Jun;4(6):e192.


ESAT-6 and CFP-10 can be combined to reduce the cost of testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, but CFP-10 responses associate with active disease.

Fox A, Jeffries DJ, Hill PC, Hammond AS, Lugos MD, Jackson-Sillah D, Donkor SA, Owiafe PK, McAdam KP, Brookes RH.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Jul;101(7):691-8. Epub 2007 Apr 16.


Screening for tuberculosis among 2381 household contacts of sputum-smear-positive cases in The Gambia.

Jackson-Sillah D, Hill PC, Fox A, Brookes RH, Donkor SA, Lugos MD, Howie SR, Fielding KR, Jallow A, Lienhardt C, Corrah T, Adegbola RA, McAdam KP.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Jun;101(6):594-601. Epub 2007 Mar 26.


Using ELISPOT to expose false positive skin test conversion in tuberculosis contacts.

Hill PC, Jeffries DJ, Brookes RH, Fox A, Jackson-Sillah D, Lugos MD, Donkor SA, de Jong BC, Corrah T, Adegbola RA, McAdam KP.

PLoS One. 2007 Jan 31;2(1):e183.

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