Recent Submissions

  • Familial Cases of Endomyocardial Fibrosis in Uganda 

    Patel, Ashvin K.; Ziegler, John L.; D'Arbela, Paul G.; Somers, Krishna (Br Med J - The BMJ, 1971)
    This report describes nine cases of endomyocardial fibrosis occurring in four families. All patients came from Rwanda or South-western Uganda, and five had tropical splenomegaly syndrome as well. It seems likely that genetic ...
  • Survival after first presentation with endomyocardial fibrosis 

    D'Arbela, Paul G.; Mutazindwa, T.; Patel, Ashvin K.; Somers, Krishna (British Heart Journal, 1972)
    Forty-six cases of necropsy endomyocardial fibrosis are analysed and presented with the objective of determining their prognosis after first symptoms of the disease. Survival from first symptoms ranged from 12 days to 12 ...
  • Endomyocardial fibrosis and eosinophilia 

    Patel, Ashvin K.; D'Arbela, Paul G.; Somers, Krishna (British Heart Journal, 1977)
    Absolute eosinophil counts were assessed in 15 African patients with proven endomyocardial fibrosis. Though the mean eosinophil count in patients with endomyocardial fibrosis was higher compared with the normals reported ...
  • Endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda (Davies' disease). Part II: An epidemiologic, clinical, and pathologic study 

    Connor, Daniel H.; Somers, Krishna; Hutt, Michael S.R.; Manion, William C.; D'Arbela, Paul G. (Elsevier - American Heart Journal, 1968)
    Endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda (Davies' disease) is a common type of fatal heart disease in the autopsy population at Mulago Hospital. During this study, endomyocardial fibrosis caused 25 per cent (1665) of deaths from ...
  • The cause of endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda 

    Connor, Daniel Henry; Somers, Krishna; Nelson, Anne Marie; D'Arbela, Paul G.; Lukande, Robert (Sage Journals, 2012)
    The cause of endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda remains unknown in spite of studies dating back to 1948. Herbal decoctions have been used by traditional healers for countless generations to treat many complaints, especially ...
  • Prosthetic thrombosis and pregnancy on warfarin: Debate on mechanical mitral valve replacement in sub-Saharan Africa based on a case report 

    Ariol, Francesco; D’Arbela, Paul G.; Aloi, Francesco; Nsubuga, Martin; Grimaidi, Antonio; Ammirati, Enrico (Elsevier - International Journal of Cardiology, 2014)
    Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common cardiovascular disease in children and young adults in the world. Echocardiographic screenings have documented a large prevalence of RHD in sub-Saharan Africa; there is, ...
  • Cardiac surgery for patients with heart failure due to structural heart disease in Uganda: access to surgery and outcomes: cardiovascular topic 

    Eloi, Marijon; Renato, Grottola; Grimaldi, Antonio; Vermi, Anna Chiara; De Concilio, Annalisa; D'Arbela, Paul G.; Marijon, Eloi; Ammirati, Enrico; Vermi, Anna Chiara; Trucco, Giorgio; Figini, Filippo; Ferrarello, Santo; Freers, Juergen; Sacco, Francesco Maria; Karam, Nicole; Ammirati, Enrico; Grimaldi, Antonio; Arioli, Francesco; Figini, Filippo; Ferrarello, Santo; Sacco, Francesco Maria; Mirabel, Mariana; Alfieri, Ottavio; Mirabel, Mariana; Arioli, Francesco; Aloi, Francesco (Sabinent, 2014-09)
    Few data are available on heart failure (HF) in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to provide a current picture of HF aetiologies in urban Uganda, access to heart surgery, and outcomes. We prospectively collected clinical and ...
  • Giant single atrium 

    Grimaldi, Antonio; Figini, Filippo; Ammirati, Enrico; Arioli, Francesco; Vermi, Anna Chiara; De Concilio, Annalisa; Trucco, Giorgio; D'Arbela, Paul G. (Elsevier, 2014)
    A 20-year-old young Ugandan woman presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, labial cyanosis and severe digital clubbing. Visualization of the heart by standard transthoracic echocardiography was optimal from the apical ...
  • Cardiac surgery for patients with heart failure due to structural heart disease in Uganda: access to surgery and outcomes 

    Paul, G D’Arbela; Ottavio, Alfieri; Eloi, Marijon; Juergen, Freers; Mariana, Mirabel; Antonio, Grimaldi; Enrico, Ammirati; Nicole, Karam; Anna, Chiara Vermi; Annalisa, De Concilio; Giorgio, Trucco; Francesco, Aloi; Francesco, Arioli; Filippo, Figini; Santo, Ferrarello; Francesco, Maria Sacco; Renato, Grottola (2014)
    Objective: Few data are available on heart failure (HF) in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to provide a current picture of HF aetiologies in urban Uganda, access to heart surgery, and outcomes. Methods: We prospectively ...
  • Viral Load Detection Using Dried Blood Spots in a Cohort of HIV-1- Infected Children in Uganda: Correlations with Clinical and Immunological Criteria for Treatment Failure 

    Costenaro, Paola; Lundin, Rebecca; Petrara, Maria Raffaella; Penazzato, Martina; Massavon, William; Kizito, Susan; Nabachwa, Sandra Monica; Nannyonga Musoke, Maria; Namisi, Charles; Morelli, Erika; Bilardi, Davide; Mazza, Mazza; Zanchetta, Marisa; Giaquinto, Carlo; De Rossi, Anita (American Society for Microbiology, 2014-04-22)
    High rates of virological suppression were reported among HIV-1-infected children of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) up to 5 to 6 years after receiving combined antiretroviral treatment (cART) (1). In 2013, the ...
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease among Adult Diabetic Patients Attending a Large Outpatient Diabetic Clinic at a National Referral Hospital in Uganda: A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study 

    Mwebaze, Raymond Mbayo; Kibirige, Davis (PLOS ONE, 2014-08-18)
    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is one of the recognised diabetic macro vascular complications. It is a marker of generalised systemic atherosclerosis and is closely associated with symptomatic coronary and cerebrovascular ...