Richard T Lester

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc The Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone text messaging versus usual care for improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Avenue Henri Dunant, Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Trials 12:5. 2011
  2. pmc HIV-1 RNA dysregulates the natural TLR response to subclinical endotoxemia in Kenyan female sex-workers
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e5644. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Effects of a mobile phone short message service on antiretroviral treatment adherence in Kenya (WelTel Kenya1): a randomised trial
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 376:1838-45. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Toll-like receptor expression and responsiveness are increased in viraemic HIV-1 infection
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    AIDS 22:685-94. 2008
  5. pmc The HAART cell phone adherence trial (WelTel Kenya1): a randomized controlled trial protocol
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, UNITID Building, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trials 10:87. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 RNA Dysregulates the Natural TLR Response to Subclinical Endotoxemia in Kenyan Female Sex-Workers
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e5644. 2009

Collaborators

  • Edward J Mills
  • Michael H Chung
  • Lawrence Mbuagbaw
  • Marie José Essi
  • Jean Serge Ndongo
  • Henri Atangana Ondoa
  • Lahana Thabane
  • Jimmy Volmink
  • David Yondo
  • Francois C Nkoa
  • Renée Cecile Bonono-Momnougui
  • Robert Mba
  • Pierre Ongolo-Zogo

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc The Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone text messaging versus usual care for improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy
    Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Centre for the Development of Best Practices in Health CDBPH, Yaounde Central Hospital, Avenue Henri Dunant, Messa, PO Box 87, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Trials 12:5. 2011
    ..This trial aims at testing the efficacy of weekly reminder and motivational text messages, compared to usual care in improving adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment in patients attending a clinic in Yaoundé, Cameroon...
  2. pmc HIV-1 RNA dysregulates the natural TLR response to subclinical endotoxemia in Kenyan female sex-workers
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e5644. 2009
    ..We therefore examined the association between plasma LPS levels, HIV RNA, and TLR4 expression and cytokine responses in the blood of HIV infected and uninfected participants in a cohort of female sex-workers in Kenya...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of a mobile phone short message service on antiretroviral treatment adherence in Kenya (WelTel Kenya1): a randomised trial
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 376:1838-45. 2010
    ..We aimed to assess whether mobile phone communication between health-care workers and patients starting antiretroviral therapy in Kenya improved drug adherence and suppression of plasma HIV-1 RNA load...
  4. doi request reprint Toll-like receptor expression and responsiveness are increased in viraemic HIV-1 infection
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    AIDS 22:685-94. 2008
    ..Toll-like receptors (TLR) are important in pathogen recognition and may play a role in HIV disease. We evaluated the effect of chronic untreated and treated HIV-1 infection on systemic TLR expression and TLR signalling...
  5. pmc The HAART cell phone adherence trial (WelTel Kenya1): a randomized controlled trial protocol
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, UNITID Building, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trials 10:87. 2009
    ..The objectives are to compare the effectiveness of cell phone-supported SMS messaging to standard care on adherence, quality of life, retention, and mortality in a population receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Nairobi, Kenya...
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 RNA Dysregulates the Natural TLR Response to Subclinical Endotoxemia in Kenyan Female Sex-Workers
    Richard T Lester
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e5644. 2009
    ..CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Thus, dysregulation of endotoxin tolerance by HIV-1 RNA may exacerbate HIV chronic immune activation and pathogenesis...