Benon B Asiimwe

Summary

Affiliation: Makerere University
Country: Uganda

Publications

  1. pmc Performance of frontloading for smear microscopy in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a cross-sectional study at a referral hospital in Uganda
    Penelope Miremba
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 7:e48531. 2012
  2. pmc Species and genotypic diversity of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from children investigated for pulmonary tuberculosis in rural Uganda
    Benon B Asiimwe
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 13:88. 2013
  3. pmc A first insight into the genotypic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Rwanda
    James Gafirita
    Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Clin Pathol 12:20. 2012
  4. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotypes and drug susceptibility pattern of isolates from tuberculosis patients in South-Western Uganda
    Joel Bazira
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 11:81. 2011
  5. pmc Use of the GenoType(R) MTBDRplus assay to assess drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients in rural Uganda
    Joel Bazira
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, P, O, Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Clin Pathol 10:5. 2010
  6. pmc Comparison of rapid tests for detection of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda
    Sam Ogwang
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 9:139. 2009
  7. pmc Evaluation of in-house PCR for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda
    Lydia Nakiyingi
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hospital Complex, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Res Notes 5:487. 2012
  8. pmc An Early Morning Sputum Sample Is Necessary for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Even with More Sensitive Techniques: A Prospective Cohort Study among Adolescent TB-Suspects in Uganda
    Willy Ssengooba
    Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda Iganga Mayuge Demographic Surveillance Sites, School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    Tuberc Res Treat 2012:970203. 2012
  9. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotypes and drug susceptibility pattern of isolates from tuberculosis patients in peri-urban Kampala, Uganda
    Benon B Asiimwe
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Republic of Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 8:101. 2008
  10. pmc Comparison of transformation frequencies among selected Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes
    Moses L Joloba
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Upper Mulago hill road, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:124-8. 2010

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Publications12

  1. pmc Performance of frontloading for smear microscopy in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a cross-sectional study at a referral hospital in Uganda
    Penelope Miremba
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 7:e48531. 2012
    ..To compare the performance of frontloading and the standard WHO method for diagnosis of pulmonary TB at Mulago Hospital in order to validate the technique in this setting...
  2. pmc Species and genotypic diversity of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from children investigated for pulmonary tuberculosis in rural Uganda
    Benon B Asiimwe
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 13:88. 2013
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  3. pmc A first insight into the genotypic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Rwanda
    James Gafirita
    Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Clin Pathol 12:20. 2012
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  4. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotypes and drug susceptibility pattern of isolates from tuberculosis patients in South-Western Uganda
    Joel Bazira
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 11:81. 2011
    ..tuberculosis strains is important in tuberculosis control. We determined the genetic diversity and susceptibility profiles of mycobacteria isolated from tuberculosis patients in Mbarara, South Western Uganda...
  5. pmc Use of the GenoType(R) MTBDRplus assay to assess drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients in rural Uganda
    Joel Bazira
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, P, O, Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Clin Pathol 10:5. 2010
    ..Drug resistance levels and patterns among Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from newly diagnosed and previously treated tuberculosis patients in Mbarara Uganda were investigated...
  6. pmc Comparison of rapid tests for detection of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda
    Sam Ogwang
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 9:139. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility of implementing technology for rapid detection of rifampicin resistance in a high disease burden setting in Africa...
  7. pmc Evaluation of in-house PCR for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda
    Lydia Nakiyingi
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hospital Complex, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Res Notes 5:487. 2012
    ..Two smear-negative sputum samples were obtained from each PTB suspect and processed simultaneously for identification of MTBC using in-house PCR and LJ culture...
  8. pmc An Early Morning Sputum Sample Is Necessary for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Even with More Sensitive Techniques: A Prospective Cohort Study among Adolescent TB-Suspects in Uganda
    Willy Ssengooba
    Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda Iganga Mayuge Demographic Surveillance Sites, School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    Tuberc Res Treat 2012:970203. 2012
    ..Among TB-suspected adolescents in rural Uganda, the EM sputum culture has a high incremental diagnostic yield. Therefore, EM sputum in addition to spot sample culture is necessary for improved TB case detection...
  9. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotypes and drug susceptibility pattern of isolates from tuberculosis patients in peri-urban Kampala, Uganda
    Benon B Asiimwe
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Republic of Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 8:101. 2008
    ..This study determined the predominant strain lineages that cause TB in Rubaga division, Kampala, Uganda, and the prevalence of resistance to key anti-tuberculosis drugs in this community...
  10. pmc Comparison of transformation frequencies among selected Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes
    Moses L Joloba
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Upper Mulago hill road, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:124-8. 2010
    ..This is the first study to compare the transformation frequencies of pneumococcal clinical isolates using genomic DNA that carries the composite Tn916-like element...
  11. doi request reprint Knowledge and perceptions of brucellosis in the pastoral communities adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda
    Catherine Kansiime
    Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, P, O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Public Health 14:242. 2014
    ..Our study assessed knowledge and perceptions of brucellosis among pastoral communities adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP), Kiruhura District, Uganda...
  12. pmc Health service delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients presenting to a National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda: a cross sectional study
    Catherine Kansiime
    Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, P O Box 7072, Kampala
    Pan Afr Med J 15:84. 2013
    ..This study aimed at determining factors associated with health service delay in the diagnosis and initiation of treatment among new PTB patients presenting to the National Referral Hospital-Mulago...