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Kidney health for everyone everywhere-From prevention to detection and equitable access to care.

Philip K-T Li, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Siu-Fai Lui, Sharon Andreoli, Winston W-S Fung, Anne Hradsky, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ziyoda Rakhimova, Gamal Saadi, Luisa Strani, Ifeoma Ulasi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, ,

Nephrology (Carlton) (Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.))
[2020, 25(3):195-201]

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Kidney health for everyone, everywhere: from prevention to detection and equitable access to care.

Philip K-T Li, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Siu-Fai Lui, Sharon Andreoli, Winston W-S Fung, Anne Hradsky, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ziyoda Rakhimova, Gamal Saadi, Luisa Strani, Ifeoma Ulasi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, ,

Intern Med J (Internal medicine journal)
[2020, 50(2):145-150]

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Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere-From Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care.

Philip Kam-Tao Li, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Siu-Fai Lui, Sharon Andreoli, Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Anne Hradsky, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ziyoda Rakhimova, Gamal Saadi, Luisa Strani, Ifeoma Ulasi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, ,

The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing with a projection of becoming the fifth leading cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. CKD is a major cause of catastrophic health expenditure. The costs of dialysis and transplantation consume up to 3% of the entire annual ... Read more >>

J Ren Care (Journal of renal care)
[2020, 46(1):4-12]

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Kidney health for everyone everywhere - from prevention to detection and equitable access to care.

Philip Kam-Tao Li, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Siu-Fai Lui, Sharon Andreoli, Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Anne Hradsky, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ziyoda Rakhimova, Gamal Saadi, Luisa Strani, Ifeoma Ulasi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh,

The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly increasing with a projection of becoming the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. Aggravatingly, CKD is a major cause of catastrophic health expenditure. The costs of dialysis and transplantation consume up to 3% of ... Read more >>

Clin. Nephrol. (Clinical nephrology)
[2020, 93(3):111-122]

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Kidney health for everyone everywhere-from prevention to detection and equitable access to care.

Philip Kam-Tao Li, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Siu-Fai Lui, Sharon Andreoli, Winston Wing-Shing Fung, Anne Hradsky, Latha Kumaraswami, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ziyoda Rakhimova, Gamal Saadi, Luisa Strani, Ifeoma Ulasi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, ,

Kidney Int. (Kidney international)
[2020, 97(2):226-232]

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Association Between Perfluoroalkyl Substance Exposure and Renal Function in Children With CKD Enrolled in H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network.

Shefali Sood, Akinlolu O Ojo, Dwomoa Adu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Akhgar Ghassabian, Tony Koshy, Suzanne M Vento, Laura Jane Pehrson, Joseph F Gilbert, Fatiu A Arogundade, Adebowale D Ademola, Babatunde O Salako, Yami Raji, Charlotte Osafo, Sampson Antwi, Howard Trachtman, Leonardo Trasande, ,

Kidney Int Rep (Kidney international reports)
[2019, 4(11):1641-1645]

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Posttransplant Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients and Their Donors in Nigeria.

Ifeoma I Ulasi, Chinwuba Ijoma, Obinna Onodugo, Ejikeme Arodiwe, Julius Okoye, Ugochi Onu, Uchenna Ijoma, Ngozi Ifebunandu, Olaronke Afolabi, Ume Nwobodo,

OBJECTIVES:Kidney transplantation is not readily available in low-resource settings because of poor health structure, dearth of experts, and pervading poverty. Although many centers now offer kidney transplant, patients still travel outside Nigeria for this service for many reasons and many return home without a detailed medical report. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Medical ... Read more >>

Exp Clin Transplant (Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
[2019, 17(Suppl 1):50-56]

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Prevalence of autonomic dysfunction among pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients in a tertiary hospital, South East Nigeria.

Obinna Onodugo, Ejikeme Arodiwe, Julius Okoye, Birinus Ezeala, Nkiru Onodugo, Ifeoma Ulasi, Chinwuba Ijoma,

Background:Autonomic dysfunction (AD) has been recognized as an important contributor to the poor outcome in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Several studies have reported abnormalities in heart rate variability (HRV) among these patients. Objectives:To determine the prevalence of Autonomic Dysfunction (AD) in pre-dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients in a ... Read more >>

Afr Health Sci (African health sciences)
[2018, 18(4):950-957]

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Chronic Kidney Disease, Gender, and Access to Care: A Global Perspective.

Juan-Jesus Carrero, Manfred Hecking, Ifeoma Ulasi, Laura Sola, Bernadette Thomas,

Little is known regarding the ways in which chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence and progression differ between the sexes. Still less is known regarding how social disparities between men and women may affect access to care for CKD. In this review, we briefly describe biological sex differences, noting how these ... Read more >>

Semin. Nephrol. (Seminars in nephrology)
[2017, 37(3):296-308]

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Cardiovascular disease risk factors in a Nigerian population with impaired fasting blood glucose level and diabetes mellitus.

Victor M Oguoma, Ezekiel U Nwose, Ifeoma I Ulasi, Adeseye A Akintunde, Ekene E Chukwukelu, Phillip T Bwititi, Ross S Richards, Timothy C Skinner,

Diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and there are reports of increasing prevalence of prediabetes in Nigeria. This study therefore characterised CVDs risk factors in subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes.Data from 4 population-based cross-sectional studies on 2447 apparently healthy individuals from 18 - 89 years ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2017, 17(1):36]

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Organ Transplantation in Nigeria.

Ifeoma I Ulasi, Chinwuba K Ijoma,

Transplantation (Transplantation)
[2016, 100(4):695-697]

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Genomic approaches to the burden of kidney disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Kidney Disease Research Network.

Charlotte Osafo, Yemi R Raji, Timothy Olanrewaju, Manmak Mamven, Fatiu Arogundade, Samuel Ajayi, Ifeoma Ulasi, Babatunde Salako, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Yewondwossen Mengistu, S O Mc'Ligeyo, George Moturi, Cheryl A Winkler, Marva M Moxey-Mims, Rebekah S Rasooly, Paul Kimmel, Dwomoa Adu, Akinlolu Ojo, Rulan S Parekh, ,

Kidney Int. (Kidney international)
[2016, 90(1):2-5]

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Prevalence of active convulsive epilepsy in an urban slum in Enugu South East Nigeria.

Birinus Adikaibe Ezeala-Adikaibe, Casmir Orjioke, Oluchi Ekenze, Uchenna Ijoma, Obinna Onodugo, Orakwue Molokwu, Peter Chime, Nkiru Mbadiwe, Eddy Aneke, Chinwe Onyekonwu, Grace Okudo, Celestine Okwara, Godwin Onyebueke, Ifeoma Ulasi,

To determine the prevalence of active convulsive epilepsy and treatment gap in two Urban slums in Enugu South East Nigeria.A 3 phase cross-sectional descriptive study was done to survey individuals ≥ 15 years in 2 slums in Enugu, South East Nigeria.The prevalence of epilepsy was 6.0 (95% CI: 5.9-6.0) per ... Read more >>

Seizure (Seizure)
[2016, 35:100-105]

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Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular risk in six regions of the world (ISN-KDDC): a cross-sectional study.

Bogdan Ene-Iordache, Norberto Perico, Boris Bikbov, Sergio Carminati, Andrea Remuzzi, Annalisa Perna, Nazmul Islam, Rodolfo Flores Bravo, Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic, Hequn Zou, Luxia Zhang, Zaghloul Gouda, Irma Tchokhonelidze, Georgi Abraham, Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh, Maurizio Gallieni, Igor Codreanu, Ariunaa Togtokh, Sanjib Kumar Sharma, Puru Koirala, Samyog Uprety, Ifeoma Ulasi, Giuseppe Remuzzi,

Chronic kidney disease is an important cause of global mortality and morbidity. Data for epidemiological features of chronic kidney disease and its risk factors are limited for low-income and middle-income countries. The International Society of Nephrology's Kidney Disease Data Center (ISN-KDDC) aimed to assess the prevalence and awareness of chronic ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2016, 4(5):e307-19]

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Maximum accuracy obesity indices for screening metabolic syndrome in Nigeria: A consolidated analysis of four cross-sectional studies.

Victor M Oguoma, Ezekiel U Nwose, Ifeoma I Ulasi, Adeseye A Akintunde, Ekene E Chukwukelu, Matthew A Araoye, Andrew E Edo, Chinwuba K Ijoma, Innocent C Onyia, Innocent I Ogbu, Joel C Onyeanusi, Kester A Digban, Obinna D Onodugo, Olufemi Adediran, Oladimeji G Opadijo, Phillip T Bwititi, Ross S Richards, Timothy C Skinner,

In sub-Saharan Africa, there is no precise use of metabolic syndrome (MetS) definitions and risk factors screening indices in many clinical and public health services. Methods proposed and used in Western populations are adopted without validation within the local settings. The aim of the study is to assess obesity indices and ... Read more >>

Diabetes Metab Syndr (Diabetes & metabolic syndrome)
[2016, 10(3):121-127]

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Prevalence of CKD-MBD in pre-dialysis patients using biochemical markers in Enugu, South-East Nigeria.

Julius U Okoye, Ejikeme B Arodiwe, Ifeoma I Ulasi, Chinwuba K Ijoma, Obinna D Onodugo,

BACKGROUND:As kidney function declines, there is a progressive deterioration in mineral homeostasis with disruption of normal serum and tissue concentration of phosphorus and calcium, and changes in circulating levels of hormones-parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcitriol (1,25(OH)2 D), and Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23). OBJECTIVE:This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of ... Read more >>

Afr Health Sci (African health sciences)
[2015, 15(3):941-948]

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Human Heredity and Health (H3) in Africa Kidney Disease Research Network: A Focus on Methods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Charlotte Osafo, Yemi Raheem Raji, David Burke, Bamidele O Tayo, Nicki Tiffin, Marva M Moxey-Mims, Rebekah S Rasooly, Paul L Kimmel, Akinlolu Ojo, Dwomoa Adu, Rulan S Parekh, ,

CKD affects an estimated 14% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa, but very little research has been done on the cause, progression, and prevention of CKD there. As part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Consortium, the H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network was established to study prevalent forms ... Read more >>

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol (Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN)
[2015, 10(12):2279-2287]

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Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa.

, Charles Rotimi, Akin Abayomi, Alash'le Abimiku, Victoria May Adabayeri, Clement Adebamowo, Clement Adebamowo, Ezekiel Adebiyi, Adebowale D Ademola, Adebowale Adeyemo, Dwomoa Adu, Dissou Affolabi, Godfred Agongo, Samuel Ajayi, Sally Akarolo-Anthony, Rufus Akinyemi, Albert Akpalu, Marianne Alberts, Orlando Alonso Betancourt, Ahmed Mansour Alzohairy, Gobena Ameni, Olukemi Amodu, Gabriel Anabwani, Kristian Andersen, Fatiu Arogundade, Oyedunni Arulogun, Danny Asogun, Rasheed Bakare, Naby Balde, Mary Lynn Baniecki, Christine Beiswanger, Alia Benkahla, Lara Bethke, Micheal Boehnke, Vincent Boima, James Brandful, Andrew I Brooks, Frank C Brosius, Chester Brown, Bruno Bucheton, David T Burke, Barrington G Burnett, Stacy Carrington-Lawrence, Nadia Carstens, John Chisi, Alan Christoffels, Richard Cooper, Heather Cordell, Nigel Crowther, Talishiea Croxton, Jantina de Vries, Leslie Derr, Peter Donkor, Seydou Doumbia, Audrey Duncanson, Ivy Ekem, Ahmed El Sayed, Mark E Engel, John C K Enyaru, Dean Everett, Faisal M Fadlelmola, Eyitayo Fakunle, Kenneth H Fischbeck, Anne Fischer, Onikepe Folarin, Junaid Gamieldien, Robert F Garry, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Rasheed Gbadegesin, Anita Ghansah, Maria Giovanni, Parham Goesbeck, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Donald S Grant, Ravnit Grewal, Mark Guyer, Neil A Hanchard, Christian T Happi, Scott Hazelhurst, Branwen J Hennig, Christiane Hertz-, Fowler, Winston Hide, Friedhelm Hilderbrandt, Christopher Hugo-Hamman, Muntaser E Ibrahim, Regina James, Yasmina Jaufeerally-Fakim, Carolyn Jenkins, Ute Jentsch, Pan-Pan Jiang, Moses Joloba, Victor Jongeneel, Fourie Joubert, Mukthar Kader, Kathleen Kahn, Pontiano Kaleebu, Saidi H Kapiga, Samar Kamal Kassim, Ishmael Kasvosve, Jonathan Kayondo, Bernard Keavney, Adeodata Kekitiinwa, Sheik Humarr Khan, Paul Kimmel, Mary-Claire King, Robert Kleta, Mathurin Koffi, Jeffrey Kopp, Matthias Kretzler, Judit Kumuthini, Samuel Kyobe, Catherine Kyobutungi, Daniel T Lackland, Karen A Lacourciere, Guida Landouré, Rita Lawlor, Thomas Lehner, Maia Lesosky, Naomi Levitt, Katherine Littler, Zane Lombard, Jeanne F Loring, Sylvester Lyantagaye, Annette Macleod, Ebony B Madden, Chengetai R Mahomva, Julie Makani, Manmak Mamven, Marape Marape, Graeme Mardon, Patricia Marshall, Darren P Martin, Daniel Masiga, Robin Mason, Michael Mate-Kole, Enock Matovu, Mary Mayige, Bongani M Mayosi, Jean Claude Mbanya, Sheryl A McCurdy, Mark I McCarthy, Helen McIlleron, S O Mc'Ligeyo, Corrine Merle, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Charles Mondo, John V Moran, Ayesha Motala, Marva Moxey-Mims, Wata Sununguko Mpoloka, Chisomo L Msefula, Thuli Mthiyane, Nicola Mulder, Gebregziab her Mulugeta, Dieuodonne Mumba, John Musuku, Mo Nagdee, Oyekanmi Nash, Daouda Ndiaye, Anh Quynh Nguyen, Mark Nicol, Oathokwa Nkomazana, Shane Norris, Betty Nsangi, Alexander Nyarko, Moffat Nyirenda, Eileen Obe, Reginald Obiakor, Abraham Oduro, Solomon F Ofori-Acquah, Okechukwu Ogah, Stephen Ogendo, Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Akinlolu Ojo, Timothy Olanrewaju, John Oli, Charlotte Osafo, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Bruce Ovbiagele, Andrew Owen, Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, Lukman Owolabi, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Guillaume Pare, Rulan Parekh, Hugh G Patterton, Margaret B Penno, Jane Peterson, Rembert Pieper, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Martin Pollak, Julia Puzak, Rajkumar S Ramesar, Michele Ramsay, Rebekah Rasooly, Shiksha Reddy, Pardis C Sabeti, Kwamena Sagoe, Tunde Salako, Oumar Samassékou, Manjinder S Sandhu, Osman Sankoh, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Marie Sarr, Gasnat Shaboodien, Issa Sidibe, Gustave Simo, Martin Simuunza, Liam Smeeth, Eugene Sobngwi, Himla Soodyall, Hermann Sorgho, Oumou Sow Bah, Sudha Srinivasan, Dan J Stein, Ezra S Susser, Carmen Swanepoel, Godfred Tangwa, Andrew Tareila, Ozlem Tastan Bishop, Bamidele Tayo, Nicki Tiffin, Halidou Tinto, Ekaete Tobin, Stephen Meir Tollman, Mahamadou Traoré, Marsha J Treadwell, Jennifer Troyer, Masego Tsimako-Johnstone, Vincent Tukei, Ifeoma Ulasi, Nzovu Ulenga, Beverley van Rooyen, Ablo Prudence Wachinou, Salina P Waddy, Alisha Wade, Misaki Wayengera, James Whitworth, Louise Wideroff, Cheryl A Winkler, Sarah Winnicki, Ambroise Wonkam, Mengistu Yewondwos, Tadase sen, Nathan Yozwiak, Heather Zar,

Science (Science (New York, N.Y.))
[2014, 344(6190):1346-1348]

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Prevalence of primary headaches in an urban slum in Enugu South East Nigeria: a door-to-door survey.

Birinus A Ezeala-Adikaibe, Chinwe Onyekonwu, Grace Okudo, Obinna Onodugo, Stella Ekenze, Casmir Orjioke, Peter Chime, Obum Ezeanosike, Nkiru Mbadiwe, Mark Chikani, Celestine Okwara, Ifeoma Ulasi, Uchenna Ijoma,

OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine the prevalence of primary headache disorders using the second edition of international classification of headache disorders among urban slum dwellers. Headache is a common neurological disorder and one of the most common reasons for visiting the neurology clinics in Nigeria. Low socioeconomic status has ... Read more >>

Headache (Headache)
[2014, 54(10):1601-1610]

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High population frequencies of APOL1 risk variants are associated with increased prevalence of non-diabetic chronic kidney disease in the Igbo people from south-eastern Nigeria.

Ifeoma I Ulasi, Shay Tzur, Walter G Wasser, Revital Shemer, Etty Kruzel, Elena Feigin, Chinwuba K Ijoma, Obinna D Onodugo, Julius U Okoye, Ejikeme B Arodiwe, Ngozi A Ifebunandu, Chinwe J Chukwuka, Cajetan C Onyedum, Uchenna N Ijoma, Emmanuel Nna, Macaulay Onuigbo, Saharon Rosset, Karl Skorecki,

BACKGROUND: Continental Africa is facing an epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). APOL1 risk variants have been shown to be strongly associated with an increased risk for non-diabetic kidney disease including HIV nephropathy, primary non-monogenic focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, and hypertension-attributed nephropathy among African ancestry populations in the USA. The ... Read more >>

Nephron Clin Pract (Nephron. Clinical practice)
[2013, 123(1-2):123-128]

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Heart rate variability on antihypertensive drugs in black patients living in sub-Saharan Africa.

Chukwunomso E Osakwe, Lotte Jacobs, Benedict C Anisiuba, Mouhamado B Ndiaye, Daniel Lemogoum, Chinwuba K Ijoma, Marius M Kamdem, Lutgarde Thijs, Hilaire J Boombhi, Joseph Kaptue, Philip M Kolo, Jean B Mipinda, Augustine N Odili, Birinus Ezeala-Adikaibe, Samuel Kingue, Babatunde A Omotoso, Serigne A Ba, Ifeoma I Ulasi, Jean-Rene M'buyamba-Kabangu, Jan A Staessen, ,

Compared with Caucasians, African Americans have lower heart rate variability (HRV) in the high-frequency domain, but there are no studies in blacks born and living in Africa.In the Newer versus Older Antihypertensive agents in African Hypertensive patients trial (NCT01030458), patients (30-69 years) with uncomplicated hypertension (140-179/90-109 mmHg) were randomized to ... Read more >>

Blood Press. (Blood pressure)
[2014, 23(3):174-180]

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Frequency and pattern of headache among medical students at Enugu, South East Nigeria.

Adikaibe Birinus Ezeala-Adikaibe, Ekenze Oluchi Stella, Onwuekwe Ikenna, Ulasi Ifeoma,

OBJECTIVE: To ascertain frequency and pattern of primary headaches among young Nigerians as represented by medical students in the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, South East Nigeria. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive interview-based study using structured headache questionnaire. Consent was obtained and the results interpreted following the guidelines of ... Read more >>

Niger J Med (Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria)
[2012, 21(2):205-208]

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Progress report on the first sub-Saharan Africa trial of newer versus older antihypertensive drugs in native black patients.

Augustine N Odili, Birinus Ezeala-Adikaibe, Mouhamadou B Ndiaye, Benedict C Anisiuba, Marius M Kamdem, Chinwuba K Ijoma, Joseph Kaptue, Hilaire J Boombhi, Philip M Kolo, Elvis N Shu, Lutgarde Thijs, Jan A Staessen, Babatunde A Omotoso, Samuel Kingue, Serigne A Ba, Daniel Lemogoum, Jean-René M'Buyamba-Kabangu, Ifeoma I Ulasi,

The epidemic surge in hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa is not matched by clinical trials of antihypertensive agents in Black patients recruited in this area of the world. We mounted the Newer versus Older Antihypertensive agents in African Hypertensive patients (NOAAH) trial to compare, in native African patients, a single-pill combination ... Read more >>

Trials (Trials)
[2012, 13:59]

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Blood pressure variability and its implications in people of African descent.

Ifeoma I Ulasi, Benedict C Anisiuba, Chinwuba K Ijoma,

Hypertens. Res. (Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension)
[2011, 34(10):1076-1077]

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Rationale and design of the Newer Versus Older Antihypertensive Agents in African Hypertensive Patients (NOAAH) trial.

Augustine N Odili, Tom Richart, Lutgarde Thijs, Samuel Kingue, Hilaire J Boombhi, Daniel Lemogoum, Joseph Kaptue, Marius K Kamdem, Jean-Bruno Mipinda, Babatunde A Omotoso, Philip M Kolo, Ademola Aderibigbe, Ifeoma I Ulasi, Benedict C Anisiuba, Chinwuba K Ijoma, Serigne A Ba, Mouhamadou B Ndiaye, Jan A Staessen, Jean-René M'buyamba-Kabangu, ,

BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa experiences an epidemic surge in hypertension. Studies in African Americans led to the recommendation to initiate antihypertensive treatment in Blacks with a diuretic or a low-dose fixed combination including a diuretic. We mounted the Newer versus Older Antihypertensive Agents in African Hypertensive Patients (NOAAH) trial to compare ... Read more >>

Blood Press. (Blood pressure)
[2011, 20(5):256-266]

Cited: 8 times

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