Hawanatu Jah

Hawanatu Jah
Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia Unit | MRC · Diesease Control & Elimination

MD MPH Obstetrician-Gynaecologist

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Background: Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity that involves pregnancy-related stressors on the maternal cardiovascular and metabolic systems. As nutrition is important to support optimal development of the placenta and for the developing fetus, maternal diets may play a role in preventing pre-eclampsia. The purpo...
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is evolving differently in Africa than in other regions. Africa has lower SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates and milder clinical manifestations. Detailed SARS-CoV-2 epidemiologic data are needed in Africa. We used publicly available data to calculate SARS-CoV-2 infections per 1,00...
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Health systems in sub-Saharan Africa have remained overstretched from dealing with endemic diseases, which limit their capacity to absorb additional stress from new and emerging infectious diseases. Against this backdrop, the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic presented an additional challenge of insufficient hospital beds and human resource for he...
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Background: The PRECISE (PREgnancy Care Integrating translational Science, Everywhere) Network is a new and broadly-based group of research scientists and health advocates based in the UK, Africa and North America. Methods: This paper describes the protocol that underpins the clinical research activity of the Network, so that the investigators,...
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In less-resourced settings, adverse pregnancy outcome rates are unacceptably high. To effect improvement, we need accurate epidemiological data about rates of death and morbidity, as well as social determinants of health and processes of care, and from each country (or region) to contextualise strategies. The PRECISE database is a unique core infra...
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We compared children who were positive for Ebola virus disease (EVD) with those who were negative to derive a pediatric EVD predictor (PEP) score. We collected data on all children <13 years of age admitted to 11 Ebola holding units in Sierra Leone during August 2014-March 2015 and performed multivariable logistic regression. Among 1,054 children,...
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Technical Appendix. Additional information about Ebola infection in children and the development of the Pediatric Ebola Predictive Score (PEP score).
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We collected data on 1054 children admitted to Ebola Holding Units in Sierra Leone and describe outcomes of 697/1054 children testing negative for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and accompanying caregivers. Case-fatality was 9%; 3/630 (0.5%) children discharged testing negative were readmitted EVD-positive. Nosocomial EVD transmission risk may be lower...
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We collected data on 1054 children admitted to Ebola Holding Units in Sierra Leone and describe outcomes of 697/1054 children testing negative for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and accompanying caregivers. Case-fatality was 9%; 3/630 (0.5%) children discharged testing negative were readmitted EVD-positive. Nosocomial EVD transmission risk may be lower...
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Background The case definition for suspected Ebola virus disease is broad, so many negative children are isolated for testing, risking nosocomial infection. We collected data on children admitted to Ebola holding units in Sierra Leone to refine the case definition and describe outcomes of admitted children. Methods All children aged less than 13 y...
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Little is known about potentially modifiable factors in Ebola virus disease in children. We undertook a retrospective cohort study of children <13 years old admitted to 11 Ebola holding units in the Western Area, Sierra Leone, during 2014-2015 to identify factors affecting outcome. Primary outcome was death or discharge after transfer to Ebola trea...
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Little is known about potentially modifiable factors in Ebola virus disease in children. We undertook a retrospective cohort study of children <13 years old admitted to 11 Ebola holding units in the Western Area, Sierra Leone, during 2014–2015 to identify factors affecting outcome. Primary outcome was death or discharge after transfer to Ebola trea...
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Background The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has claimed over 11000 lives with >27000 cases. Infected children <5 years have a high mortality rate but little is known about disease manifestations and possible predictors of outcome. The impact of epidemiological, clinical and operational factors on mortality is unknown. Method A...
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Background The West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak decimated fragile health systems. The paediatric case definition of EVD is broad, and the symptoms non-specific meaning many children are admitted to Ebola Holding Units (EHUs) as suspect cases who subsequently test negative. Little is known about the characteristics or outcome of these...
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Background The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa has claimed more than 11 200 lives with more than 28 000 cases. Infected children under the age of 5 years have a high mortality rate but little is known about disease progression and possible predictors of outcome. Circumstantial factors such as transfer distances from Ebola holding uni...
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In 1909 the neurologist Dr. Hans Steinert was the first to describe the most common of all neural-muscular diseases: Mytotonic Dystrophy Curschmann Steinert. Up to today this disease is seldom published particularly in obstetrics. This is a case report of a 23-year-old patient. Following extensive interdisciplinary diagnostic a successful caesarian...
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Im Jahre 1909 erstmalig beschrieben durch den Neurologen Dr. Hans Steinert ist die haufigste aller hereditaren, neuromuskularen Erkrankungen weiterhin selten festgehalten, geschweige denn in der Geburtshilfe: Die Myotone Muskeldystrophie Curschmann Steinert. Im vorliegenden Fallbericht wird die Schwangerschaftsbetreuung einer 23-jahrigen Patientin...

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Retrospective cohort study of outcomes and nosocomial infection rates for children admitted to EHUs with suspect Ebola virus disease who tested negative.