Charles Shey Wiysonge

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Mobile phone text messaging for promoting adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review protocol
    Mweete D Nglazi
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Syst Rev 2:6. 2013
  2. pmc "Communicate to vaccinate": the development of a taxonomy of communication interventions to improve routine childhood vaccination
    Natalie Willis
    Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:23. 2013
  3. pmc Vaginal microbicides for reducing the risk of sexual acquisition of HIV infection in women: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jael Obiero
    Department of Reproductive Health and Biology, Institute of Primate Research, Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 12:289. 2012
  4. pmc A bibliometric analysis of childhood immunization research productivity in Africa since the onset of the Expanded Program on Immunization in 1974
    Charles S Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    BMC Med 11:66. 2013
  5. doi Beta-blockers for hypertension
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Division of Medical Microbiology and Institute of Infectious Disease andMolecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD002003. 2012
  6. pmc Advances in childhood immunisation in South Africa: where to now? Programme managers' views and evidence from systematic reviews
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:578. 2012
  7. pmc Individual and contextual factors associated with low childhood immunisation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel analysis
    Charles S Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e37905. 2012
  8. pmc 'Communicate to vaccinate' (COMMVAC). building evidence for improving communication about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a programme of research
    Simon Lewin
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Olavs plass N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Implement Sci 6:125. 2011
  9. doi Developing vaccinology expertise for Africa: six years and counting
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Vaccine 29:5821-3. 2011
  10. doi Beta-blockers for hypertension
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and Division of Medical Microbiology, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, South Africa, 7925
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD002003. 2012

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Publications15

  1. pmc Mobile phone text messaging for promoting adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review protocol
    Mweete D Nglazi
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Syst Rev 2:6. 2013
    ..We, therefore, propose to conduct a review of current best evidence for the use of mobile phone text messaging to promote patient adherence to TB treatment...
  2. pmc "Communicate to vaccinate": the development of a taxonomy of communication interventions to improve routine childhood vaccination
    Natalie Willis
    Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:23. 2013
    ..This paper reports on the development of the 'Communicate to vaccinate' taxonomy...
  3. pmc Vaginal microbicides for reducing the risk of sexual acquisition of HIV infection in women: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jael Obiero
    Department of Reproductive Health and Biology, Institute of Primate Research, Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 12:289. 2012
    ..We therefore aimed to determine the effectiveness of vaginal microbicides (a potential female-controlled method) for prevention of sexual acquisition of HIV in women...
  4. pmc A bibliometric analysis of childhood immunization research productivity in Africa since the onset of the Expanded Program on Immunization in 1974
    Charles S Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    BMC Med 11:66. 2013
    ..We postulated that research productivity influences immunization coverage...
  5. doi Beta-blockers for hypertension
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Division of Medical Microbiology and Institute of Infectious Disease andMolecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD002003. 2012
    ..This review is an update of the Cochrane Review published in 2007, which assessed the role of beta-blockade as first-line therapy for hypertension...
  6. pmc Advances in childhood immunisation in South Africa: where to now? Programme managers' views and evidence from systematic reviews
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:578. 2012
    ..We assessed challenges and enablers for the programme in South Africa, as we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals...
  7. pmc Individual and contextual factors associated with low childhood immunisation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel analysis
    Charles S Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e37905. 2012
    ..We therefore developed and tested a model of childhood immunisation that includes individual, community and country-level characteristics...
  8. pmc 'Communicate to vaccinate' (COMMVAC). building evidence for improving communication about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a programme of research
    Simon Lewin
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Olavs plass N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Implement Sci 6:125. 2011
    ..The aim of this project is to build research knowledge and capacity to use evidence-based strategies for improving communication about childhood vaccinations with parents and communities in LMICs...
  9. doi Developing vaccinology expertise for Africa: six years and counting
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Vaccines for Africa Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Vaccine 29:5821-3. 2011
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  10. doi Beta-blockers for hypertension
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and Division of Medical Microbiology, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, South Africa, 7925
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD002003. 2012
    ..This review is an update of the Cochrane Review published in 2007, which assessed the role of beta-blockade as first-line therapy for hypertension...
  11. pmc The African Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Network: a vaccine advocacy initiative
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    School of Child and Adolescent Health and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pan Afr Med J 8:24. 2011
    ..g. 10-valent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines) into the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) as well as increased and equitable coverage for established EPI vaccines...
  12. ncbi Mortality in patients treated for tuberculous pericarditis in sub-Saharan Africa
    Bongani M Mayosi
    Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 98:36-40. 2008
    ..To determine the mortality rate and its predictors in patients with a presumptive diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis in sub-Saharan Africa...
  13. pmc Clinical characteristics and initial management of patients with tuberculous pericarditis in the HIV era: the Investigation of the Management of Pericarditis in Africa (IMPI Africa) registry
    Bongani M Mayosi
    The Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, E25 Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 6:2. 2006
    ....
  14. doi The utility of an interferon gamma release assay for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection and disease in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shingai Machingaidze
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:694-700. 2011
    ..We reviewed the literature on the use of a commercial IGRA in immunocompetent children for the diagnosis of both latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and TB disease...
  15. ncbi Vaginal microbicides for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection--no evidence of an effect or evidence of no effect?
    Charles Shey Wiysonge
    South African Cochrane Centre, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 97:530-3. 2007
    ..We systematically reviewed currently available randomised controlled trials to estimate the benefits and risks of this intervention...