I Abubakar

Summary

Affiliation: University of East Anglia
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sex, drugs and sexually transmitted infections in British university students
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 19:370-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Foreign travel associated with increased sexual risk-taking, alcohol and drug use among UK university students: a cohort study
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 21:46-51. 2010
  3. pmc The indirect cost due to pulmonary Tuberculosis in patients receiving treatment in Bauchi State-Nigeria
    Nisser Ali Umar
    Health Economic Research Group, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 10:6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Tuberculosis and air travel: a systematic review and analysis of policy
    Ibrahim Abubakar
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 10:176-83. 2010
  5. pmc Development and evaluation of a hand held computer based on-call pack for health protection out of hours duty: a pilot study
    Ibrahim Abubakar
    Health Protection Agency East of England Regional Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, CB2 2SR, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:35. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of drinking water and dairy products in Crohn's Disease--further investigation of the possible role of Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis
    Ibrahim Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 165:776-83. 2007
  7. pmc Treatment of cryptosporidiosis in immunocompromised individuals: systematic review and meta-analysis
    I Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:387-93. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Sexual behaviour, drugs and alcohol use of international students at a British university: a cross-sectional survey
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 20:619-22. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Foreign travel, casual sex, and sexually transmitted infections: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR47TJ, UK
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e842-51. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis from patients with Crohn's disease using nucleic acid-based techniques: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    I Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:401-10. 2008

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Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Sex, drugs and sexually transmitted infections in British university students
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 19:370-7. 2008
    ..66, 95% CI 3.03, 103.04) and use of crack (AOR 32.24, 95% CI 3.33, 312.08). Multiple partners and recreational drug use may predict incidence of STI. Prevention strategies need to aim at reducing risk behaviour across various activities...
  2. doi request reprint Foreign travel associated with increased sexual risk-taking, alcohol and drug use among UK university students: a cohort study
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 21:46-51. 2010
    ..70 (95% CI 1.11-6.61). People who travel abroad during holidays are more likely to engage in risk taking behaviour and have casual sex. They are also more sexually active after holidays...
  3. pmc The indirect cost due to pulmonary Tuberculosis in patients receiving treatment in Bauchi State-Nigeria
    Nisser Ali Umar
    Health Economic Research Group, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 10:6. 2012
    ..To determine the time spent and income lost by patients and their households for seeking tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in Bauchi State-Nigeria...
  4. doi request reprint Tuberculosis and air travel: a systematic review and analysis of policy
    Ibrahim Abubakar
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 10:176-83. 2010
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  5. pmc Development and evaluation of a hand held computer based on-call pack for health protection out of hours duty: a pilot study
    Ibrahim Abubakar
    Health Protection Agency East of England Regional Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, CB2 2SR, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:35. 2005
    ..An electronic on call pack may provide a suitable practical alternative to large paper based systems and help professionals deliver out of hours health protection advice and response to incidents...
  6. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of drinking water and dairy products in Crohn's Disease--further investigation of the possible role of Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis
    Ibrahim Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 165:776-83. 2007
    ..The observed association with meat and the negative association with pasteurized milk need further study...
  7. pmc Treatment of cryptosporidiosis in immunocompromised individuals: systematic review and meta-analysis
    I Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:387-93. 2007
    ..The results indicate that nitaxozanide reduces load of parasites and may be useful in immunocompetent individuals. The absence of effective therapy highlights the importance of preventive interventions in this group of patients...
  8. doi request reprint Sexual behaviour, drugs and alcohol use of international students at a British university: a cross-sectional survey
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 20:619-22. 2009
    ..However, they exhibit higher sexual risk behaviours that could lead to importing novel and resistant strains of STIs...
  9. doi request reprint Foreign travel, casual sex, and sexually transmitted infections: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Vivancos
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR47TJ, UK
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e842-51. 2010
    ..With increasing international travel it is important to understand how frequent casual travel sex and unprotected intercourse are, and what impact this may have on the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis from patients with Crohn's disease using nucleic acid-based techniques: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    I Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:401-10. 2008
    ..Future studies should determine whether there is a pathogenic role...
  11. doi request reprint Direct costs of pulmonary tuberculosis among patients receiving treatment in Bauchi State, Nigeria
    N A Umar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:835-40. 2012
    ..These costs could represent a barrier to care, especially in a country such as Nigeria, where per capita gross national income is only US$1160 and 46% of the urban population live below the poverty line...
  12. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the clinical, public health and cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests for the detection and identification of bacterial intestinal pathogens in faeces and food
    I Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Health Technol Assess 11:1-216. 2007
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluating compliance with national guidelines for the clinical, laboratory and public health management of tuberculosis in a low-prevalence English district
    I Abubakar
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Public Health 120:155-60. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint Monitoring tuberculosis treatment outcome: analysis of national surveillance data from a clinical perspective
    I C Ditah
    Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Thorax 63:440-6. 2008
    ..These guidelines fail to account for clinically appropriate alterations in the management of patients...
  15. doi request reprint Effect of water hardness on cardiovascular mortality: an ecological time series approach
    I R Lake
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 32:479-87. 2010
    ..This study followed WHO recommendations to assess the feasibility of using ecological time series data from areas exposed to step changes in water hardness to investigate this issue...
  16. pmc Perceived causes of sporadic cryptosporidiosis and their relation to sources of information
    Miguel F Doria
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:745-50. 2006
    ..The importance of a person's perceptions about the causes of their disease has been emphasised by research on various diseases. Several studies have found perception may be linked to protective behaviours...
  17. pmc Investigating transmission of Mycobacterium bovis in the United Kingdom in 2005 to 2008
    Sema Mandal
    Tuberculosis Section, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1943-50. 2011
    ..The incidence of M. bovis in humans in the United Kingdom remains low, and the epidemiology is predominantly that of reactivated disease...
  18. pmc Investigating urban-rural disparities in tuberculosis treatment outcome in England and Wales
    I Abubakar
    Respiratory Diseases Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 136:122-7. 2008
    ..02, 95% CI 0.83-1.26, P=0.82) after adjusting for the confounding effects of ethnic group and age. In England and Wales residence in a rural location is not an independent determinant of TB treatment outcome failure...
  19. doi request reprint Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in the UK: 1995 to 2007
    I Abubakar
    Tuberculosis Section, Respiratory and Systemic Infections Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    Thorax 64:512-5. 2009
    ..Participants included all 678 patients with culture-confirmed MDRTB in the UK. The main outcome measures were the proportion of isolates resistant to second-line antituberculosis drugs and treatment outcome for XDRTB cases...
  20. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the uptake of HIV testing among first attendees at GUM clinics in the East of England region
    I Abubakar
    HPA Regional Epidemiology Unit East of England, Health Protection Agency, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge
    Commun Dis Public Health 7:212-5. 2004
    ..The uptake varied around the region, but all clinics are able to monitor uptake and the majority of clinics can audit uptake. The overall regional uptake has already exceeded the target for 2004...
  21. pmc The growing impact of HIV infection on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in England and Wales: 1999 2003
    Aliko B Ahmed
    Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5EQ, UK
    Thorax 62:672-6. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to describe recent trends in the proportion of individuals with HIV infection among reported cases of tuberculosis in England and Wales, and to review the implications for clinical and public health care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Survey of tuberculosis incidents in hospital healthcare workers, England and Wales, 2005
    Charlotte Anderson
    Respiratory Diseases Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, Colindale, NW9 5EQ, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 29:292-7. 2007
    ..A retrospective survey of TB incidents in hospital-based HCWs was carried out to describe their frequency, distribution and characteristics...
  23. doi request reprint A systematic review of analytical observational studies investigating the association between cardiovascular disease and drinking water hardness
    Louise A Catling
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    J Water Health 6:433-42. 2008
    ..This study found significant evidence of an inverse association between magnesium levels in drinking water and cardiovascular mortality following a meta-analysis of case control studies. Evidence for calcium remains unclear...