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BMI-related cesarean section complications in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Iris Pijtak, Mercy Nuamah, Nelson Damale, Kitty Bloemenkamp, Joyce Browne, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Background</h4>Obesity and cesarean section (CS) rates are rising in Sub-Saharan African (SSA), where risks for complications that adversely affect maternal health such as infections, are high.<h4>Objective</h4>To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to report on the incidence and types of body mass index (BMI)-related complications following CS in SSA.<h4>Search strategy</h4>A ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
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Assessing the functionality of an emergency obstetric referral system and continuum of care among public healthcare facilities in a low resource setting: an application of process mapping approach.

Bernice Ofosu, Dan Ofori, Michael Ntumy, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Theodore Boafor,

<h4>Background</h4>Weak referral systems remain a major concern influencing timely access to the appropriate level of care during obstetric emergencies, particularly for Low-and Middle-Income Countries, including Ghana. It is a serious factor threatening the achievement of the maternal health Sustainable Development Goal. The objective of this study is to establish process ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2021, 21(1):402]

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Maternal mortality at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana: A five-year review.

Theodore K Boafor, Michael Y Ntumy, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Perez Sepenu, Bernice Ofosu, Samuel A Oppong,

Maternal death is a major global health issue with the highest impact in low-income countries. Despite some modest decline in the maternal mortality rates in Ghana since the 1990's, this has been below expectation. The aim of this study was to describe the trends and contributory factors to maternal mortality ... Read more >>

Afr J Reprod Health (African journal of reproductive health)
[2021, 25(1):56-66]

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Whole Genome Sequencing and Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus from Surgical Site Infections in Ghana.

Beverly Egyir, Jeannette Bentum, Naiki Attram, Anne Fox, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Labi Appiah-Korang, Eric Behene, Selassie Kumordjie, Clara Yeboah, Bright Agbodzi, Ronald Essah Bentil, Rhodalyn Tagoe, Blessing Kofi Adu Tabi, Felicia Owusu, Nicholas T K D Dayie, Eric S Donkor, Josephine Nsaful, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Edward Nyarko, Edward Asumanu, Anders Rhod Larsen, David M Wolfe, Andrew G Letizia,

<i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> (<i>S. aureus)</i> is a common cause of surgical site infections (SSIs) globally. Data on the occurrence of methicillin-susceptible <i>S. aureus</i> (MSSA) as well as methicillin-resistant <i>S. aureus</i> (MRSA) among patients with surgical site infections (SSIs) in sub-Saharan African are scarce. We characterized <i>S. aureus</i> from SSIs in Ghana ... Read more >>

Pathogens (Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland))
[2021, 10(2):]

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Assessing the Functionality of an Emergency Obstetric Referral System Among Public Healthcare Facilities in A Low Resource Setting: An Application of Process Mapping Approach

Bernice Ofosu, Dan Ofori, Michael Ntumy, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Theodore Boafor,

<h4>Background: </h4> Weak referral systems remain a major concern influencing timely access to the appropriate level of care during obstetric emergencies, particularly for Low-and Middle-Income Countries, including Ghana. It is a serious factor threatening the achievement of the maternal health Sustainable Development Goal. The objective of this study is to ... Read more >>

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A novel speculum-free imaging strategy for visualization of the internal female lower reproductive system.

Mercy N Asiedu, JĂșlia S Agudogo, Mary E Dotson, Erica Skerrett, Marlee S Krieger, Christopher T Lam, Doris Agyei, Juliet Amewu, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Megan Huchko, John W Schmitt, Ali Samba, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Nirmala Ramanujam,

Fear of the speculum and feelings of vulnerability during the gynecologic exams are two of the biggest barriers to cervical cancer screening for women. To address these barriers, we have developed a novel, low-cost tool called the Callascope to reimagine the gynecological exam, enabling clinician and self-imaging of the cervix ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2020, 10(1):16570]

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Assessing the functionality of an emergency obstetric referral system among public healthcare facilities in a low resource setting: an application of process mapping approach

BERNICE OFOSU, DAN OFORI, MICHAEL YAO NTUMY, KWAKU ASAH-OPOKU, THEODORE KOBLA BOAFOR,

<h4>Background: </h4> Weak referral systems remain a major concern influencing timely access to the appropriate level of care during obstetric emergencies, particularly for Low-and Middle-Income Countries, including Ghana. It is a serious factor threatening the achievement of the maternal health Sustainable Development Goal. The objective of this study is to ... Read more >>

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Diagnostic and Management Challenges of Caesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy in a Lower Middle Income Country.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Nana Essuman Oduro, Alim Swarray-Deen, Kareem Mumuni, Isaac Osei Koranteng, Rita Catherine Senker, Marcus Rijken, Kobinah Nkyekyer,

Caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy is defined as the implantation of the blastocyst in a previous Caesarean scar. It is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy. The incidence is however rising due to the increasing rates of Caesarean sections as well as in-vitro fertilization embryo-transfer. It can be diagnosed early by ... Read more >>

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol (Case reports in obstetrics and gynecology)
[2019, 2019:4257696]

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Sickle Cell Education: A Survey of Antenatal Healthcare Givers.

Serwah Aboagye, Magdalene Torto, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Mercy Anna Nuamah, Samuel Antwi Oppong, Ali Samba,

To explore the educational practices of antenatal care providers toward pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD) and sickle cell trait (SCT), a survey was conducted among selected doctors and midwives who provide antenatal care at the outpatient clinic of the Obstetric Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. ... Read more >>

Am J Trop Med Hyg (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2019, 101(3):684-688]

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Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy among pregnant women attending a tertiary healthcare facility in Accra, Ghana.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Samuel A Oppong, Donne K Ameme, Mercy A Nuamah, Kareem Mumuni, Alexander O Yeboah, Tom A Ndanu, Kobinah Nkyekyer,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate risk factors for ectopic pregnancy among pregnant women attending the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana.<h4>Methods</h4>In an unmatched case-control study from September to November 2015, 104 women with ectopic pregnancy (cases) were compared with 208 women with intrauterine pregnancy (controls). Data were collected by interviewer-administered questionnaire and record review. ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2019, 147(1):120-125]

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Adherence to the recommended timing of focused antenatal care in the Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Donne Kofi Ameme, Alfred Yawson, Chris Bambey Guure, David Ernest Mireku Aduama, Kareem Mumuni, Ali Samba, Ernest Tei Maya,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The proportion of antenatal attendants in Ghana who had at least four antenatal visits increased from 78% in 2008 to 87% in 2014. However, it is not known whether these visits followed the recommended timing of focused antenatal clinic attendance in Ghana. We sought to assess the adherence to the ... Read more >>

Pan Afr Med J (The Pan African medical journal)
[2019, 33:123]

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Awareness of Sickle Cell Trait Status: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Antenatal Women in Ghana.

Samuel Amenyi Obed, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Serwah Aboagye, Magdalene Torto, Samuel Antwi Oppong, Mercy Anna Nuamah,

This study was conducted to evaluate pregnant women's awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait and the factors that contribute to it. Two hundred and six pregnant women with at least 20 weeks gestation answered a questionnaire regarding awareness of their trait status and questions to test their ... Read more >>

Am J Trop Med Hyg (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2017, 96(3):735-740]

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