Publications

  1. Hape WM, Magambo MJ, Ngocho JS, Mosha V, Msuya SE, Leyaro BJ. Bacterial Isolates and Their Antibiotics Susceptibility Pattern Among Patients Admitted With Chronic Lower Limb Ulcers at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Northern Zone Referral Hospital, Tanzania. The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. 2020 Jun 11;1534734620923455
  2. Mndeme FG, Derrick T, Mmbaga BT, Msina M, Kim M, MacLeod D, et al. Congenital Infection and Congenital Cataract in Tanzania: A Case Control Study [Internet]. Vol. In Press, Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Neoscriber Demo Publisher; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 3]. Available from:  https://sites.kowsarpub.com/apid/articles/101087.html
  3. Begg S, Wright A, Small G, Mosha F, Kirby M, Snetselaar J, et al. Developing laboratory capacity for Good Laboratory Practice certification: lessons from a Tanzanian insecticide testing facility. Gates Open Res. 2020 Jun 12;4:59.
  4. Stienen GJM. Early adjustments in mitochondrial structure and function in skeletal muscle to high altitude: design and rationale of the first study from the Kilimanjaro Biobank. Biophys Rev. 2020 Aug 1;12(4):793–8.
  5. Sayed S, Mutasa R, Kaaya E, Mudenda V, Rajiv E, Vuhahula E, et al. Establishing the College of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa – The Regional East Central and Southern Africa College of Pathology. Afr J Lab Med [Internet]. 2020 Jun 3 [cited 2020 Oct 3];9(1). Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7276350/
  6. Kandhari N, Prabhakar M, Shannon O, Fostier W, Koehl C, Rogathi J, et al. Feasibility and acceptability of a nutritional intervention testing the effects of nitrate-rich beetroot juice and folic acid on blood pressure in Tanzanian adults with elevated blood pressure. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2020 Jun 10;0(0):1–13.
  7. Michael D, Mremi A, Swai P, Shayo BC, Mchome B. Gynecological hysterectomy in Northern Tanzania: a cross- sectional study on the outcomes and correlation between clinical and histological diagnoses. BMC Women’s Health. 2020 Jun 12;20(1):122.
  8. Michael D, Mremi A, Swai P, Shayo BC, Mchome B. Gynecological hysterectomy in Northern Tanzania: a cross- sectional study on the outcomes and correlation between clinical and histological diagnoses. BMC Women’s Health. 2020 Jun 12;20(1):122.
  9. Gonçalves-Rodrigues P, Almeida-Coelho J, Gonçalves A, Amorim F, Leite-Moreira AF, Stienen GJM, et al. In Vitro Assessment of Cardiac Function Using Skinned Cardiomyocytes. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments). 2020 Jun 22;(160):e60427.
  10. Kanji S, Dhalla K, Makupa W. Outcomes of Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema at a Tertiary Hospital in Northern Tanzania. Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal. 2020 Jun 22;27–34.
  11. Mndeme FG, Mmbaga BT, Msina M, Mwende J, Vaitha SJ, Kim MJ, et al. Presentation, surgery and 1-year outcomes of childhood cataract surgery in Tanzania. British Journal of Ophthalmology [Internet]. 2020 Jun 10 [cited 2020 Oct 3]; Available from: https://bjo.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/10/bjophthalmol-2020-316042
  12. Diarz EJ, Leyaro BJ, Kivuyo SL, Ngowi BJ, Msuya SE, Mfinanga SG, et al. Red meat consumption and its association with hypertension and hyperlipidaemia among adult Maasai pastoralists of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 2020 Jun 1;15(6):e0233777.
  13. Mndeme FG, Mmbaga BT, Kim MJ, Sinke L, Allen L, Mgaya E, et al. Red reflex examination in reproductive and child health clinics for early detection of paediatric cataract and ocular media disorders: cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy and feasibility studies from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Eye. 2020 Jun 16;1–7.
  14. Eaton P, Lewis T, Kellett‐Wright J, Flatt A, Urasa S, Howlett W, et al. Risk factors for symptomatic HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder in adults aged 50 and over attending a HIV clinic in Tanzania. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2020;35(10):1198–208.
  15. Lodhia J, Mremi A, Pyuza JJ, Bartholomeo N, Herman AM. Schistosomiasis and cancer: Experience from a zonal hospital in Tanzania and opportunities for prevention. J Surg Case Rep [Internet]. 2020 May 1 [cited 2020 Oct 4];2020(5). Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article/2020/5/rjaa144/5849213
  16. Ngowi KM, Lyamuya F, Mmbaga BT, Muro E, Hillu Z, Shirima M, et al. Technical and Psychosocial Challenges of mHealth Usage for Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among People Living With HIV in a Resource-Limited Setting: Case Series. JMIR Formative Research. 2020;4(6):e14649.
  17. Mwatha AB, Mahande M, Olomi R, John B, Philemon R. Treatment outcomes of Pumani bubble-CPAP versus oxygen therapy among preterm babies presenting with respiratory distress at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania—Randomised trial. PLOS ONE. 2020 Jun 30;15(6):e0235031.
  18. Yussuf MH, Elewonibi BR, Rwabilimbo MM, Mboya IB, Mahande MJ. Trends and predictors of changes in modern contraceptive use among women aged 15–49 years in Tanzania from 2004–2016: Evidence from Tanzania Demographic and Health Surveys. PLOS ONE. 2020 Jun 29;15(6):e0234980.
  1. Mremi A, Pyuza JJ, Bartholomeo N, Andongolile AA, Yahaya JJ. Diagnosis of primary osteosarcoma of the urinary bladder in a resource-limited setting: a case report and review of the literature. J Surg Case Rep [Internet]. 2020 Jul 1 [cited 2020 Oct 4];2020(7). Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article/2020/7/rjaa236/5875156
  2. Mashamba D, Musheiguza E, Makupa W. Factors Associated and Management of Functional Failure after External Dacryocystorhinostomy at Zonal Tertiary Hospital. Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal. 2020 Jul 27;44–53.
  3. Damian DJ, Tibelerwa JY, John B, Philemon R, Mahande MJ, Msuya SE. Factors influencing utilization of skilled birth attendant during childbirth in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania: a multilevel analysis. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Jul 25;20(1):420.
  4. Manavalan P, Madut DB, Hertz JT, Thielman NM, Okeke NL, Mmbaga BT, et al. Hypertension burden and challenges across the hypertension treatment cascade among adults enrolled in HIV care in northern Tanzania. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2020;22(8):1518–22.
  5. Siervo M, Shannon O, Kandhari N, Prabhakar M, Fostier W, Köchl C, et al. Nitrate-Rich Beetroot Juice Reduces Blood Pressure in Tanzanian Adults with Elevated Blood Pressure: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial. J Nutr. 2020 Sep 1;150(9):2460–8.
  6. Rambau PF, Köbel M, Tilley D, Mremi A, Lukande R, Muller W. Ovarian Cancer: Diagnostic accuracy and tumor types distribution in East Africa compared to North America [Internet]. In Review; 2020 Jul [cited 2020 Oct 4]. Available from: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-21535/v2
  7. Issangya CE, Msuya D, Chilonga K, Herman A, Shao E, Shirima F, et al. Perioperative serum albumin as a predictor of adverse outcomes in abdominal surgery: prospective cohort hospital based study in Northern Tanzania. BMC Surgery. 2020 Jul 14;20(1):155.
  8. Issa S, Singh M, Kilonzo K, John B, Msuya S, Ngocho J. Poor hypertension control among patients attending the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. EMJ [Internet]. 2020 Jun 25 [cited 2020 Oct 3];58(03). Available from: http://www.emjema.org/index.php/EMJ/article/view/1375
  9. Mariki GA, Chilongola JO. Risk Factors for Placental Malaria and Birth Weight Outcome among Pregnant Women Attending Mawenzi Regional Referral Hospital, Moshi North Eastern Tanzania. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health. 2020 Jul 13;46–53.
  10. Mbwete GW, Kilonzo KG, Shao ER, Chamba NG. Suboptimal Blood Pressure Control, Associated Factors, and Choice of Antihypertensive Drugs among Type 2 Diabetic Patients at KCMC, Tanzania [Internet]. Vol. 2020, Journal of Diabetes Research. Hindawi; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 3]. p. e4376251. Available from: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jdr/2020/4376251/
  11. Lugata S, Elinisa M, Doshi B, Kashuta RA, Hango S, Mallosa WJ, et al. Symptoms and predictors of depression among university students in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Mental Health. 2020 Jul 22;0(0):1–8.
  1. . Kisigo GA, Ngocho JS, Knettel BA, Oshosen M, Mmbaga BT, Watt MH. “At home, no one knows”: A qualitative study of retention challenges among women living with HIV in Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 2020 Aug 27;15(8):e0238232.
  2. Mboya IB, Ngocho JS, Mgongo M, Samu LP, Pyuza JJ, Amour C, et al. Community engagement in COVID-19 prevention: experiences from Kilimanjaro region, Northern Tanzania. The Pan African Medical Journal [Internet]. 2020 Aug 14 [cited 2020 Oct 3];35(146). Available from: https://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/35/2/146/full/
  3. Irira ME, Philemon RN, Mmbaga JY, Komba V, Bartlett J, Kinabo GD, et al. Dyslipidemia in HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents on Antiretroviral Therapy Receiving Care at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Study. Infect Dis (Auckl). 2020 Jan 1;13:1178633720948860.
  4. Lodhia J, Msuya D, Philemon R, Sadiq A, Mremi A. Gastric perforation resulting into pneumoperitoneum in a neonate: a case report. J Surg Case Rep [Internet]. 2020 Aug 1 [cited 2020 Oct 4];2020(8). Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article/2020/8/rjaa298/5897276
  5. Baena A, Vuyst HD, Mesher D, Kasubi M, Yuma S, Mwaiselage J, et al. Reproducibility of a Rapid Human Papillomavirus Test at Different Levels of the Healthcare System in Tanzania: The AISHA Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev [Internet]. 2020 Aug 20 [cited 2020 Oct 4]; Available from: https://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2020/09/18/1055-9965.EPI-20-0422
  6. Watt MH, Knettel BA, Knippler ET, Kisigo G, Ngocho JS, Renju J, et al. The development of Maisha, a video-assisted counseling intervention to address HIV stigma at entry into antenatal care in Tanzania. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2020 Dec 1;83:101859.
  1. . Mlay IE, Mchaile DN, Shayo AM. <p>Growth Velocity and Factors Associated with Poor Postnatal Growth Rate Among Preterm Infants at KCMC: A Prospective Cohort Study</p> [Internet]. Vol. 10, Research and Reports in Neonatology. Dove Press; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 5]. p. 59–66. Available from: https://www.dovepress.com/growth-velocity-and-factors-associated-with-poor-postnatal-growth-rate-peer-reviewed-article-RRN
  2. Mremi A, Mswima J, Mlay MG, Bartholomew H, Alloyce JP, Mmbaga BT, et al. Cancer spectrum in HIV-infected patients: A zonal hospital experience in Tanzania. Cancer Treatment and Research Communications. 2020 Sep 29;100213.
  3. Mgogwe J, Semvua H, Massay O, Nyombi B, Chilongola J. Demographic and clinical determinants of multi drug resistant tuberculosis among HIV infected patients in Tanzania. IJMMS. 2020 Sep 30;12(2):23–32.
  4. Kalinga AK, Mgata S, Kavishe RA, Mahikwano L, Temu L, Mswanya C, et al. Implementation of external quality assessment of microscopy for improved parasite detection and confirmatory diagnosis of malaria in Tanzanian Military health facilities. BMC Research Notes. 2020 Sep 18;13(1):447.
  5. Yahaya J, Mremi A. Metaplastic carcinoma of breast: a report of two cases. Oxf Med Case Reports [Internet]. 2020 Sep 1 [cited 2020 Oct 4];2020(9). Available from: https://academic.oup.com/omcr/article/2020/9/omaa070/5909759
  6. Kiwango F, Mboya IB, John B, Hashim T, Msuya SE, Mgongo M. Prevalence and factors associated with timely initiation of breastfeeding in Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2020 Sep 1;20(1):505.
  7. Selengia V, Thuy HNT, Mushi D. Prevalence and Patterns of Child Sexual Abuse in Selected Countries of Asia and Africa: A Review of Literature. Open Journal of Social Sciences. 2020 Sep 1;8(9):146–60.
  8. Ali F, Mgongo M, Mamseri R, George JM, Mboya IB, Msuya SE. Prevalence of and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding among women with children aged < 24 months in Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania: a community-based cross-sectional study. Int Breastfeed J. 2020 Sep 10;15(1):80.
  9. Kalengo NH, Sanga LA, Philemon RN, Obure J, Mahande MJ. Recurrence rate of preterm birth and associated factors among women who delivered at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Northern Tanzania: A registry based cohort study. PLOS ONE. 2020 Sep 14;15(9):e0239037.
  1. Mwamwitwa KW, Kaibere RM, Fimbo AM, Sabitii W, Ntinginya NE, Mmbaga BT, et al. A retrospective cross-sectional study to determine chirality status of registered medicines in Tanzania. Scientific Reports. 2020 Oct 20;10(1):17834.
  2. Zimmerman A, Fox S, Griffin R, Nelp T, Thomaz EBAF, Mvungi M, et al. An analysis of emergency care delays experienced by traumatic brain injury patients presenting to a regional referral hospital in a low-income country. PLOS ONE. 2020 Oct 12;15(10):e0240528.
  3. Mgogwe JC, Nyombi BM, Massay OS, Semvua HH, Chilongola JO. Biochemical, Hematological and Immunological Indices Among MDR-TB on Second Line Anti TB and MDR-TB-HIV Co-Infected Patients on Second Line Anti TB and ARV Drugs for a Six -Month Treatment. TMJ. 2020 Oct 7;31(3):1–14.
  4. Mgabo M, Msuya S, Mushi D. Community Health Workers Engagement in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT): A Cross-Sectional Study from Selected Fishing Communities in Tanzania. Journal of Family Medicine and Health Care. 2020 Jan 1;6:39.
  5. Milugo TK, Tchouassi DP, Kavishe RA, Dinglasan RR, Torto B. Derivatization increases mosquito larvicidal activity of the sesquiterpene lactone parthenin isolated from the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus. Pest Manag Sci. 2020 Oct 9;
  6. Chirwa TF, Matsena Zingoni Z, Munyewende P, Manda SO, Mwambi H, Kandala N-B, et al. Developing excellence in biostatistics leadership, training and science in Africa: How the Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) training unites expertise to deliver excellence. AAS Open Res. 2020 Oct 5;3:51.
  7. Elewonibi B, Amour C, Gleason S, Msuya S, Canning D, Shah I. Estimating the lifetime incidence of induced abortion and understanding abortion practices in a Northeastern Tanzania community through a household survey. Contraception [Internet]. 2020 Oct 21 [cited 2020 Nov 5]; Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782420303838
  8. Mahande MJ, Shayo E, Amour C, Mshana G, Msuya S. Factors associated with modern contraceptives use among postpartum women in Bukombe district, Geita region, Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 2020 Oct 14;15(10):e0239903.
  9. Lodhia J, Chugulu S, Sadiq A, Msuya D, Mremi A. Giant isolated hydatid lung cyst: two case reports. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020 Oct 24;14(1):200.
  10. mohd mbarouk said, Bright F bright, Mteta A kien, Mbwambo J said, Ngowi B nicolaus, Mbwambo O jasper, et al. Long term complications of hypospadias repair: A ten-year experience from Northern Zone of Tanzania. [Internet]. In Review; 2020 Jun [cited 2020 Oct 12]. Available from: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-37958/v1
  11. Middleton DRS, Mmbaga BT, O’Donovan M, Abedi‐Ardekani B, Debiram‐Beecham I, Nyakunga‐Maro G, et al. Minimally invasive oesophageal sponge cytology sampling is feasible in a Tanzanian community setting. International Journal of Cancer [Internet]. [cited 2020 Nov 5];n/a(n/a). Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.33366
  12. Pallangyo A, Pyuza JJ, Andongolile AA, Mbwambo D, Claver JP, Koosa U-K, et al. Ovarian malignant mixed Müllerian tumor: a rare case report from Tanzania. J Surg Case Rep [Internet]. 2020 Oct 1 [cited 2020 Nov 5];2020(10). Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article/2020/10/rjaa406/5923122
  13. Madut DB, Park LP, Yao J, Reddy EA, Njau B, Ostermann J, et al. Predictors of mortality in treatment experienced HIV-infected patients in northern Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 2020 Oct 8;15(10):e0240293.
  14. Hassan HS, Masenga EJ. Quality of life of patients with keloid at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre, Northern Tanzania. Dermatological Reviews [Internet]. [cited 2020 Oct 12];n/a(n/a). Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/der2.37
  15. Tollstern Landin T, Melin T, Mark Kimaka V, Hallberg D, Kidayi P, Machange R, et al. Sexual Harassment in Clinical Practice—A Cross-Sectional Study Among Nurses and Nursing Students in Sub-Saharan Africa. SAGE Open Nursing. 2020 Jan 1;6:2377960820963764.
  16. Mwamba RN, Sao SS, Knettel BA, Minja LM, Osaki H, Mmbaga BT, et al. The Disclosure Dilemma: Willingness to Disclose a Positive HIV Status Among Individuals Preparing for HIV Testing During Antenatal Care in Tanzania. AIDS Behav [Internet]. 2020 Oct 3 [cited 2020 Oct 8]; Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-03058-y
  1. Lodhia J, Philemon R, Amsi P, Chilonga K, Msuya D. A Report of a Large Axillary Cystic Hygroma (a.k.a Lymphangioma) in a Newborn from a Tertiary Hospital in Northern Tanzania [Internet]. Vol. 2020, Case Reports in Surgery. Hindawi; 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 23]. p. e5624019. Available from: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2020/5624019/
  2. McLarty RP, Alloyce JP, Chitema GG, Msuya LJ. Glycemic control, associated factors, acute complications of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in children, adolescents and young adults in Tanzania. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. n/a(n/a):e00200.
  3. Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Maternal Health after Cessation of Breastfeeding. – Abstract – Europe PMC [Internet]. [cited 2020 Dec 8]. Available from: https://europepmc.org/article/med/33273210
  4. Moshi HI, Jusabani MA, Rashid SM, Dekker MCJ. Ox cart accidents as a cause of spinal cord injury in Tanzania. Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 2020 Nov 25;6(1):1–5.
  5. Watt MH, Minja L, Knettel BA, Mwamba RN, Osaki H, Ngocho JS, et al. Pilot Outcomes of Maisha: An HIV Stigma Reduction Intervention Developed for Antenatal Care in Tanzania. AIDS Behav [Internet]. 2020 Nov 12 [cited 2020 Nov 17]; Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-03093-9
  6. Begg S, Wright A, Small G, Abdoulaye D, Kisinza W, Koudou B, et al. Ripple effects of research capacity strengthening: a study of the effects of a project to support test facilities in three African countries towards Good Laboratory Practice certification. Gates Open Res. 2020 Nov 27;4:175.
  7. Ibrahim G, Luzinge H, Kapanda G. Teaching and Learning Experiences in Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development. 2020 Nov 19;7(3):433–46.
  1. Manavalan P, Minja L, Wanda L, Hertz JT, Thielman NM, Okeke NL, et al. “It’s because I think too much”: Perspectives and experiences of adults with hypertension engaged in HIV care in northern Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 2020 Dec 3;15(12):e0243059.
  2. Rolfe RJ Jr, Muro F, Lyamuya F, Kwobah CM, Sheng T, Piyasiri DLB, et al. 158. A multi-site, prospective study of antimicrobial prescribing practices in three low- or middle-income country hospitals. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2020 Dec 31;7(Supplement_1):S88–9.
  3. Magnusson FL, Rogathi JJ, Sigalla GN, Manongi R, Rasch V, Gammeltoft T, et al. Does resilience moderate the effect of intimate partner violence on signs of depression among Tanzanian pregnant women: A cross-sectional study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2020 Dec 14;
  4. Sao S, Knettel B, Kisigo G, Knippler E, Osaki H, Mwamba R, et al. HIV Community-Level Stigmatizing Attitudes in Tanzania: Per- spectives from Antenatal Care. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 2020 Nov 26;4.
  5. Mmbaga BT, Mwasamwaja A, Mushi G, Mremi A, Nyakunga G, Kiwelu I, et al. Missing and Decayed Teeth, Oral Hygiene and Dental Staining in relation to Esophageal Cancer Risk: ESCCAPE case-control study in Kilimanjaro Tanzania. Int J Cancer. 2020 Dec 15;
  6. Lema G, Mremi A, Amsi P, Pyuza JJ, Alloyce JP, Mchome B, et al. Placental pathology and maternal factors associated with stillbirth: An institutional based case-control study in Northern Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 2020 Dec 31;15(12):e0243455.
  7. Kiondo KS, Maro E, Kiwango S, Alloyce JP, Shayo BC, Mahande MJ. Prevalence and factors associated with postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraception in Bukombe District, Geita Region, Tanzania: a community- based study. Contraception and Reproductive Medicine. 2020 Dec 11;5(1):24.
  8. Shabhay A, Horumpende P, Shabhay Z, Van Baal SG, Lazaro E, Chilonga K. Surgical Approach in Management of Posttraumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia: Thoracotomy versus Laparotomy [Internet]. Vol. 2020, Case Reports in Surgery. Hindawi; 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 10]. p. e6694990. Available from: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2020/6694990/
  9. Henke A, Kluge U, Borde T, Mchome B, Serventi F, Henke O. Tanzanian women´s knowledge about Cervical Cancer and HPV and their prevalence of positive VIA cervical screening results. Data from a Prevention and Awareness Campaign in Northern Tanzania, 2017 – 2019. Global Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1852780.