Publications

Below is a selection of publications with contributions from some of the T-REC group:

 

  • Mafirakureva N, Dzingirai B, Postma M.J, van Hulst M, Khoza S. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in HIV/AIDS patients on Antiretroviral Therapy at a tertiary care facility in Zimbabwe. AIDS Care. 2016 Jul;28(7):904-12. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1173639.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27098289
  • Mapako T, Mafirakureva N, Mutenherwa M, Bvuma B, Mvere D.A, Marowa L.M, Emmanuel J.C, Bates I. A systematic approach for reviewing research capacity within Zimbabwe’s national blood service. VOXS. 2016. 11(2): 110–117. doi:10.1111/voxs.12276  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/voxs.12276/abstract
  • Mafirakureva N, Nyoni H, Chikwereti R, Musekiwa Z, Khoza S, Mvere D. A, Emmanuel J.C, Postma M.J, van Hulst M. The costs of producing a unit of blood in Zimbabwe. Transfusion. 2016. 6(3):628-36. doi: 10.1111/trf.13405. Epub 2015 Nov 23.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26598799
  • Mafirakureva N, Khoza S, Hassall O, Faragher B.E, Kajja I, Mvere D. A, Emmanuel J.C, Postma M.J, van Hulst M. Profiles of blood and blood component transfusion recipients in Zimbabwe. Blood Transfusion. 2015. 3(4):600-9. doi: 10.2450/2015.0019-15. Epub 2015 Jul 15.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4624536/ 
  • E.X. Amuzu, D. Ansong, I. Bates. Evaluation of the novel health research capacity building course in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi-Ghana. University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho-Ghana, Ghana Biomedical Convention 2016, Poster (PDF available) August 2016.  DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.17392.87045. 202DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.17392.87045. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309549172
  • B. Appiah, I. Bates, S. Owusu-Ofori, A. Dunn.  Culturally relevant communication interventions to promote voluntary blood donations in Ghana: an observational, interview-based study. The Lancet. Published: 20 October 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62169-8.
  • N. Mafirakureva, T. Mapako, S. Khoza, J C. Emmanuel, L. Marowa, D. Mvere, M.J. Postma, M. Van Hulst.  Cost effectiveness of adding nucleic acid testing to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus screening of blood donations in Zimbabwe. Transfusion. DOI: 10.1111/trf.13858. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/trf.13858/abstract
  • T. Mapako, W. Oei, M. van Hulst, M. E. Kretzschmar, M. P. Janssen.  Modelling the risk of transfusion transmission from travelling donors. BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 201616:143, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1452-z. http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-016-1452-z
  • Hassall, O., Thitiri, J., Fegan, G., Hamid, F., Mwarumba, S., Denje, D., Wambua, K., Mandaliya, K., Maitland, K., Bates, I. Safety and efficacy of allogeneic umbilical cord red blood cell transfusion for children with severe anaemia in a Kenyan hospital: an open-label single-arm trial.  The Lancet, Volume 2, No. 3, e101–e107, March 2015. Available: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhae/article/PIIS2352-3026%2815%2900005-8/abstract
  • Mafirakureva, N., S. Khoza, D. A. Mvere, M. E. Chitiyo, M. J. Postma and M. Van Hulst (2014). Incidence and pattern of 12 years of reported transfusion adverse events in Zimbabwe: a retrospective analysis. Blood Transfus 2014;12: 362-7.
  • Mafirakureva, N., Nyoni, H., Chikwereti, R., Khoza, S., Mvere, D. A., Emmanuel, J. C., Postma, M. J. & Van Hulst, M. The average unit production cost of blood in Zimbabwe from a provider's perspective. In:Abstract Presentations from the AABB Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA, October 25-28, 2014. Transfusion 2014;54: 15A-268A
  • Mafirakureva, N., Khoza, S., van Hulst, M., Postma, M. J. & Mvere, D. A. The evaluation of blood donor deferral causes in Zimbabwe. In: Abstracts of the 23rd Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2-5, 2013. Vox Sanguinis 2013;105: 65-299
  • Mapako T, Mvere DA, Chitiyo ME, Rusakaniko S, Postma MJ, Van Hulst M. (2013) Human immunodeficiency virus prevalence, incidence, and residual transmission risk in first-time and repeat blood donations in Zimbabwe: implications on blood safety. Transfusion. 2013 Oct;53(10 Pt 2):2413-21.
  • Mapako, Tonderai, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Maarten J. Postma, Janet Dzangare, Stellah Ngwende, John Mandisarisa, Ponesai Nyika, David A. Mvere, Owen Mugurungi, Mufuta Tshimanga, and Marinus van Hulst, 2014. Changes in HIV Prevalence among Men and Women between the 2005-06 and 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys. DHS Working Papers No. 111 (Zimbabwe Working Papers No. 12). Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF International. Available: http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/WP111/WP111.pdf
  • Hassall OW, Thitiri J, Fegan G, Pole L, Mwarumba S, Denje D, Wambua K, Lowe B, Parry CM, Mandaliya K, Maitland K, Bates I. The microbiologic safety of umbilical cord blood transfusion for children with severe anemia in Mombasa, Kenya. Transfusion. 2012 Jul;52(7):1542-1551
  • Koster J, Hassall OW. Attitudes towards blood donation and transfusion in Bamenda, Republic of Cameroon. Transfus Med. 2011 Oct;21(5):301-7
  • Owosu-Ofori A, Parry C, Bates I. (2011) Malaria in blood donors in Africa. Clinical and Infectious Diseases (in press).
  • Appiah B. (2012) Africa's road to blood ruin. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 184(7): 341-342
  • Tyrrell A, Worrall E, Que, T N, Bates I. (2011) Cost and effectiveness comparison of two methods for screening potential blood donors for anaemia in Vietnam. Transfusion Medicine
  • Hassall O, Maitland, K, Pole L, Mwarumba S, Denje D, Wambua K, Lowe B, Parry C, Mandaliya K, Bates I. (2009)
  • Bacterial contamination of pediatric whole blood transfusions in a Kenyan hospital. Transfusion 49(12);2594–2598
  • Hassall O, Maitland K, Fegan G, Thitiri J, Pole L, Mwakesi R, Denje D, Wambua K, Mandaliya K, Bates I. The quality of stored umbilical cord and adult-donated whole blood in Mombasa, Kenya. Transfusion. 2010 Mar;50(3):611-6
  • Bates I, Hassall O. (2010) Should we neglect or nurture replacement blood donors in sub-Saharan Africa? Biologicals 865–67
  • Mepham SO, Squire SB, Chisuwo L, Kandulu J, Bates I. (2009) Utilisation of laboratory services by health workers in a district hospital in Malawi. Journal of Clinical Pathology 62(10):935-938
  • Bates I, Kalanda G, McKew S, van den Broek N. (2008) Maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: the contribution of ineffective blood transfusion services. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 115(11):1331-9
  • Hassall O, Ngina L, Kongo W, Othigo J, Mandaliya K, Maitland K, Bates I. (2008)The acceptability to women in Mombasa, Kenya of the donation and transfusion of umbilical cord blood for severe anaemia in young children Vox Sanguinis. 94(2):125-31
  • Bates I, Manyasi G, Medina Lara A. (2007) Reducing replacement donors in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and affordability. Transfusion Medicine 17(6):434-42
  • Medina Lara A, Kandulu J, Chisuwo L, Kashoti A, Mundy C, Bates I. (2007) Laboratory costs of a hospital-based blood transfusion service in Malawi. Journal of Clinical Pathology 60:1117-1120
  • Hassall O, Bedu-Addo G, Adarkwa M, Danso K, Bates I. (2003) Umbilical-cord blood for transfusion in children with severe anaemia in under-resourced countries. Lancet 361;678-9
  • Bates I, Mundy C, Pendame R, Kadewele G, Gilks C, Squire S. (2001) Use of clinical judgement to guide administration of blood transfusions in Malawi. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 95, 510-2