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Wong KLM, Banke-Thomas A, Olubodun T, Macharia PM, Stanton C, Sundararajan N, Shah Y, Prasad G, Kansal M, Vispute S, Shekel T, Ogunyemi O, Gwacham-Anisiobi U, Wang J, Abejirinde IO, Makanga PT, Afolabi BB, Beňová L. Socio-spatial equity analysis of relative wealth index and emergency obstetric care accessibility in urban Nigeria. Commun Med (Lond). 2024 Feb 28;4(1):34. doi: 10.1038/s43856-024-00458-2. PubMed PMID: 38418903; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10902387.
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Straneo M, Hanson C, van den Akker T, Afolabi BB, Asefa A, Delamou A, Dennis M, Gadama L, Mahachi N, Mlilo W, Pembe AB, Tsuala Fouogue J, Beňová L. Inequalities in use of hospitals for childbirth among rural women in sub-Saharan Africa: a comparative analysis of 18 countries using Demographic and Health Survey data. BMJ Glob Health. 2024 Jan 22;9(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013029. PubMed PMID: 38262683; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10806834.
Babah OA, Akinajo OR, Beňová L, Hanson C, Abioye AI, Adaramoye VO, Adeyemo TA, Balogun MR, Banke-Thomas A, Galadanci HS, Sam-Agudu NA, Afolabi BB, Larsson EC. Prevalence of and risk factors for iron deficiency among pregnant women with moderate or severe anaemia in Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2024 Jan 5;24(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s12884-023-06169-1. PubMed PMID: 38182997; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10768359.
Macharia PM, Wong KLM, Olubodun T, Beňová L, Stanton C, Sundararajan N, Shah Y, Prasad G, Kansal M, Vispute S, Shekel T, Gwacham-Anisiobi U, Ogunyemi O, Wang J, Abejirinde IO, Makanga PT, Afolabi BB, Banke-Thomas A. A geospatial database of close-to-reality travel times to obstetric emergency care in 15 Nigerian conurbations. Sci Data. 2023 Oct 23;10(1):736. doi: 10.1038/s41597-023-02651-9. PubMed PMID: 37872185; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10593805.
Beňová L, Semaan A, Afolabi BB, Amongin D, Babah OA, Dioubate N, Harissatou N, Kikula AI, Nakubulwa S, Ogein O, Adroma M, Anzo Adiga W, Diallo A, Diallo IS, Diallo L, Cellou Diallo M, Maomou C, Mtinangi N, Sy T, Delvaux T, Delamou A, Nakimuli A, Pembe AB, Banke-Thomas AO. Obstetric referrals, complications and health outcomes in maternity wards of large hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods study of six hospitals in Guinea, Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 20;13(9):e076364. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076364. PubMed PMID: 37730410; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10514648.
Tromp J, Jackson AM, Abdelhamid M, Fouad D, Youssef G, Petrie MC, Bauersachs J, Sliwa K, van der Meer P. Thromboembolic events in peripartum cardiomyopathy: Results from the ESC EORP PPCM registry. Eur J Heart Fail. 2023 Aug;25(8):1464-1466. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2871. Epub 2023 May 29. PubMed PMID: 37092321.
Ogunsola FT, Sekoni A, Akanmu AS, Adeyemo WL, Osuntoki A, Manga-Atangana B, Afolabi BB, Okubadejo NU, Emmanuel M, Caleb-Adepoju SO, Folarin O, Okonkwo P, Murphy RL, Kanki P. Achieving a robust mentoring and research capacity program in a LMIC - the BRAINS faculty development model. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Jul 20;23(1):522. doi: 10.1186/s12909-023-04488-7. PubMed PMID: 37474931; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10360245.
Babah OA, Ojewunmi OO, Onwuamah CK, Udenze IC, Osuntoki AA, Afolabi BB. Serum concentrations of IL-16 and its genetic polymorphism rs4778889 affect the susceptibility and severity of endometriosis in Nigerian women. BMC Womens Health. 2023 May 11;23(1):253. doi: 10.1186/s12905-023-02362-8. PubMed PMID: 37170270; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10173538.
Eboreime E, Banke-Thomas A, Obi-Jeff C, Adelabu Y, Balogun M, Aiyenigba AA, Oluwole EO, Akinajo OR, Afolabi BB. A continuous quality improvement strategy to strengthen screening practices and facilitate the routine use of intravenous iron for treating anaemia in pregnant and postpartum women in Nigeria: a study protocol. Implement Sci Commun. 2023 Mar 7;4(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s43058-023-00400-y. PubMed PMID: 36882860; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9993807.
Afolabi BB, Babah OA, Adeyemo TA. Evidence-based obstetric management of women with sickle cell disease in low-income countries. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2022 Dec 9;2022(1):414-420. doi: 10.1182/hematology.2022000377. PubMed PMID: 36485120; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9821549.
Aliyu Z, Kushimo OA, Oluwole AA, Amadi C, Oyeyemi N, Mbakwem A, Afolabi BB. Effects of pregnancy on cardiac structure and function in women with sickle cell anemia: a longitudinal comparative study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Dec;35(25):10049-10054. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2022.2089549. Epub 2022 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 35723675.
Fotopoulou C, Khan T, Bracinik J, Glasbey J, Abu-Rustum N, Chiva L, Fagotti A, Fujiwara K, Ghebre R, Gutelkin M, Konney TO, Ng J, Pareja R, Kottayasamy Seenivasagam R, Sehouli J, Surappa STS, Bhangu A, Leung E, Sundar S. Outcomes of gynecologic cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international, multicenter, prospective CovidSurg-Gynecologic Oncology Cancer study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Nov;227(5):735.e1-735.e25. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.06.052. Epub 2022 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 35779589; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9242690.
Osanyin GE, Bankethomas A, Oluwole EO, Odeseye AK, Afolabi BB. Effects of a mHealth voice messaging intervention on antenatal care utilisation at primary care level in Lagos, Nigeria: a cluster randomised trial. J Public Health Afr. 2022 Sep 7;13(3):2222. doi: 10.4081/jphia.2022.2222. eCollection 2022 Sep 7. PubMed PMID: 36277941; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9585595.
Afolabi BB, Babah OA, Akinajo OR, Adaramoye VO, Adeyemo TA, Balogun M, Banke-Thomas A, Quao RA, Olorunfemi G, Abioye AI, Galadanci HS, Sam-Agudu NA. Intravenous versus oral iron for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant Nigerian women (IVON): study protocol for a randomised hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial. Trials. 2022 Sep 8;23(1):763. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06690-2. PubMed PMID: 36076211; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9454388.
van der Merwe F, Vickery NJ, Kluyts HL, Yang D, Han Y, Munlemvo DM, Ashebir DZ, Mbwele B, Forget P, Basenero A, Youssouf C, Antwi-Kusi A, Ndonga AK, Ngumi ZWW, Elkhogia A, Omigbodun AO, Tumukunde J, Madzimbamuto FD, Gobin V, Mehyaoui R, Samateh AL, du Toit L, Madiba TE, Pearse RM, Biccard BM. Postoperative Outcomes Associated With Procedural Sedation Conducted by Physician and Nonphysician Anesthesia Providers: Findings From the Prospective, Observational African Surgical Outcomes Study. Anesth Analg. 2022 Aug 1;135(2):250-263. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005819. Epub 2021 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 34962901.
Banke-Thomas A, Macharia PM, Makanga PT, Beňová L, Wong KLM, Gwacham-Anisiobi U, Wang J, Olubodun T, Ogunyemi O, Afolabi BB, Ebenso B, Omolade Abejirinde IO. Leveraging big data for improving the estimation of close to reality travel time to obstetric emergency services in urban low- and middle-income settings. Front Public Health. 2022;10:931401. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.931401. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 35968464; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9372297.
Afolabi BB, Makwe CC, Okunade KS, Akanmu ON, Akase IE, Otokiti O, Bolarinwa A, Ezenwankwo F, Oyeleke GO, Ezenwa BN, Martins-Akinlose O, Ogundare T, Iloka A, Akanmu AS. Use of exchange blood transfusion in the management of severe COVID-19 infection in pregnancy: experience from Lagos, Nigeria. Afr Health Sci. 2022 Jun;22(2):75-78. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v22i2.9. PubMed PMID: 36407333; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9652652.
Ezenwa BN, Fajolu IB, Akinajo OR, Makwe CC, Oluwole AA, Akase IE, Afolabi BB, Ezeaka VC. Management of covid-19: a practical guideline for maternal and newborn health care providers in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 May;35(9):1789-1795. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1763948. Epub 2020 May 18. PubMed PMID: 32419553.
Banke-Thomas A, Avoka CK, Gwacham-Anisiobi U, Omololu O, Balogun M, Wright K, Fasesin TT, Olusi A, Afolabi BB, Ameh C. Travel of pregnant women in emergency situations to hospital and maternal mortality in Lagos, Nigeria: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Apr;7(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-008604. PubMed PMID: 35487675; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9058694.
Balogun M, Banke-Thomas A, Gwacham-Anisiobi U, Yesufu V, Ubani O, Afolabi BB. Actions and Adaptations Implemented for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Service Provision During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos, Nigeria: Qualitative Study of Health Facility Leaders. Ann Glob Health. 2022;88(1):13. doi: 10.5334/aogh.3529. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 35291514; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8877787.
Banke-Thomas A, Semaan A, Amongin D, Babah O, Dioubate N, Kikula A, Nakubulwa S, Ogein O, Adroma M, Anzo Adiga W, Diallo A, Diallo L, Cellou Diallo M, Maomou C, Mtinangi N, Sy T, Delvaux T, Afolabi BB, Delamou A, Nakimuli A, Pembe AB, Benova L. A mixed-methods study of maternal health care utilisation in six referral hospitals in four sub-Saharan African countries before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Feb;7(2). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008064. PubMed PMID: 35173022; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8852239.
Semaan A, Banke-Thomas A, Amongin D, Babah O, Dioubate N, Kikula A, Nakubulwa S, Ogein O, Adroma M, Anzo Adiga W, Diallo A, Diallo L, Cellou Diallo M, Maomou C, Mtinangi N, Sy T, Delvaux T, Afolabi BB, Delamou A, Nakimuli A, Pembe AB, Benova L. 'We are not going to shut down, because we cannot postpone pregnancy': a mixed-methods study of the provision of maternal healthcare in six referral maternity wards in four sub-Saharan African countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Feb;7(2). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008063. PubMed PMID: 35144921; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8844957.
SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2022 Jan;77(1):28-39. doi: 10.1111/anae.15563. Epub 2021 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 34428858; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8652887.
Garba SR, Makwe CC, Osunkalu VO, Kalejaiye OO, Soibi-Harry AP, Aliyu AU, Afolabi BB. Ovarian reserve in nigerian women with sickle cell anaemia: a cross- sectional study. J Ovarian Res. 2021 Dec 11;14(1):174. doi: 10.1186/s13048-021-00927-5. PubMed PMID: 34895288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8666009.
Jackson AM, Petrie MC, Frogoudaki A, Laroche C, Gustafsson F, Ibrahim B, Mebazaa A, Johnson MR, Seferovic PM, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Mbakwem A, Böhm M, Prameswari HS, Fouad DA, Goland S, Damasceno A, Karaye K, Farhan HA, Hamdan R, Maggioni AP, Sliwa K, Bauersachs J, van der Meer P. Hypertensive disorders in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy: insights from the ESC EORP PPCM Registry. Eur J Heart Fail. 2021 Dec;23(12):2058-2069. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2264. Epub 2021 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 34114268; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9311416.
Medubi LJ, Osinubi AA, Odebiyi DO, Ajayi OF, Ademuyiwa A, Afolabi BB, Balogun MR, Odugbemi TO, Uti O, Ogunsola FT. From input to outcome: case-based learning raises medical and dental students expectations of better performance in their future practice. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2021 December; 29(3 & 4):159-162.
Hitchman L, Machin M. Impact of COVID-19 on vascular patients worldwide: analysis of the COVIDSurg data. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2021 Dec;62(6):558-570. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.21.12024-5. PubMed PMID: 35037445.
Machine learning risk prediction of mortality for patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2: the COVIDSurg mortality score. Br J Surg. 2021 Nov 11;108(11):1274-1292. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab183. PubMed PMID: 34227657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8344569.
Impact of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination on postoperative mortality in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection. BJS Open. 2021 Nov 9;5(6). doi: 10.1093/bjsopen/zrab131. PubMed PMID: 35022673; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8756090.
Effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries: an international, prospective, cohort study. Lancet Oncol. 2021 Nov;22(11):1507-1517. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00493-9. Epub 2021 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 34624250; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8492020.
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Babah OA, Ojewunmi OO, Osuntoki AA, Simon MA, Afolabi BB. Genetic polymorphisms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) associated with endometriosis in Nigerian women. Hum Genomics. 2021 Oct 30;15(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s40246-021-00364-x. PubMed PMID: 34717756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8556990.
Banke-Thomas A, Wong KLM, Collins L, Olaniran A, Balogun M, Wright O, Babajide O, Ajayi B, Afolabi BB, Abayomi A, Benova L. An assessment of geographical access and factors influencing travel time to emergency obstetric care in the urban state of Lagos, Nigeria. Health Policy Plan. 2021 Oct 12;36(9):1384-1396. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czab099. PubMed PMID: 34424314; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8505861.
Enhanced postoperative surveillance versus standard of care to reduce mortality among adult surgical patients in Africa (ASOS-2): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Oct;9(10):e1391-e1401. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00291-6. Epub 2021 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 34418380; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8440223.
SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg. 2021 Sep 27;108(9):1056-1063. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab101. PubMed PMID: 33761533; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7995808.
Afolabi BB, Babah OA, Adeyemo TA, Odukoya OO, Ezeaka CV, Nwaiwu O, Oshodi YA, Ogunnaike BA. Low-dose aspirin for preventing intrauterine growth restriction and pre-eclampsia in sickle cell pregnancy (PIPSICKLE): a randomised controlled trial (study protocol). BMJ Open. 2021 Aug 13;11(8):e047949. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047949. PubMed PMID: 34389570; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8365818.
Kachapila M, Ademuyiwa AO, Biccard BM, Ghosh DN, Glasbey J, Monahan M, Moore R, Morton DG, Oppong R, Pearse R, Roberts TE. Preliminary model assessing the cost-effectiveness of preoperative chlorhexidine mouthwash at reducing postoperative pneumonia among abdominal surgery patients in South Africa. PLoS One. 2021;16(8):e0254698. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254698. eCollection 2021. PubMed PMID: 34383776; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8360544.
Early outcomes and complications following cardiac surgery in patients testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019: An international cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug;162(2):e355-e372. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.03.091. Epub 2021 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 33933259; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8019234.
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Balogun M, Banke-Thomas A, Sekoni A, Boateng GO, Yesufu V, Wright O, Ubani O, Abayomi A, Afolabi BB, Ogunsola F. Challenges in access and satisfaction with reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey. PLoS One. 2021;16(5):e0251382. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251382. eCollection 2021. PubMed PMID: 33961682; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8104439.
Ameh C, Banke-Thomas A, Balogun M, Makwe CC, Afolabi BB. Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health Providers' Assessment of Facility Preparedness and Its Determinants during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos, Nigeria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Feb 26;104(4):1495-1506. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1324. PubMed PMID: 33635826; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8045608.
Banke-Thomas A, Makwe CC, Balogun M, Afolabi BB, Alex-Nwangwu TA, Ameh CA. Utilization cost of maternity services for childbirth among pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019 in Nigeria's epicenter. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2021 Feb;152(2):242-248. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13436. Epub 2020 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 33098673; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9087483.
Galle A, Semaan A, Huysmans E, Audet C, Asefa A, Delvaux T, Afolabi BB, El Ayadi AM, Benova L. A double-edged sword-telemedicine for maternal care during COVID-19: findings from a global mixed-methods study of healthcare providers. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 Feb;6(2). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004575. PubMed PMID: 33632772; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7908054.
Oluwole EO, Adeyemo TA, Osanyin GE, Odukoya OO, Kanki PJ, Afolabi BB. Feasibility and acceptability of early infant screening for sickle cell disease in Lagos, Nigeria-A pilot study. PLoS One. 2020;15(12):e0242861. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242861. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33270733; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7714115.
Olaleye AO, Babah OA, Osuagwu CS, Ogunsola FT, Afolabi BB. Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy - An update on Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 Dec;255:1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.10.002. Epub 2020 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 33059307.
Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: global predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans. Br J Surg. 2020 Oct;107(11):1440-1449. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11746. Epub 2020 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 32395848; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7272903.
Banke-Thomas A, Balogun M, Wright O, Ajayi B, Abejirinde IO, Olaniran A, Giwa-Ayedun RO, Odusanya B, Afolabi BB. Reaching health facilities in situations of emergency: qualitative study capturing experiences of pregnant women in Africa's largest megacity. Reprod Health. 2020 Sep 25;17(1):145. doi: 10.1186/s12978-020-00996-7. PubMed PMID: 32977812; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7519554.
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