Loick Pradel Kojom

Loick Pradel Kojom
University of Douala | UDLA · Department of Biology of Animal Organisms

Senior Fellow

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Introduction
Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Dpt of Animal Organisms, UD. Biologist with extensive background in Physiology, Parasitology, Public health, Epidemiology, Biotechnology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Biostatistics. I have published over 90 publications in high-impacted and TR journals with National/International colleagues (China, Germany, France, India, South Africa). Reviewer for several prestigious journals.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - August 2018
University of Douala
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2017 - September 2019
University of Douala
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I was in charge of giving tutorials, surveillance and correction of examinations.
September 2016 - August 2017
University of Douala
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2011 - March 2013
University of Douala
Field of study
  • Parasitology, Epidemiology, Public Health & Biotechnology

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Publications (86)
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The emergence of artemisinin-resistant parasites since the late 2000s at the border of Cambodia and Thailand poses serious threats to malaria control globally, particularly in Africa which bears the highest malaria transmission burden. This study aimed to obtain reliable data on the current state of the kelch13 molecular marker for artemisinin resi...
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Background: The recent emergence in Southeast Asia of artemisinin resistance poses major threats to malaria control and elimination globally. Green nanotechnologies can constitute interesting tools for discovering anti-malarial medicines. This systematic review focused on the green synthesis of metal nanoparticles as potential source of new antipla...
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Malaria remains a major health problem in Cameroon; It accounts for 38% of consultations, 24% of deaths and 36.8% of absenteeism in the country. The negative economic impact of malaria has encouraged a new control approach targeting companies. In this regard, a cross sectional study was conducted from February 2015 to June 2017 in 14 companies in t...
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The progress in the field of nanotechnology has contributed to the development of tools for combating the most critical problems in developing countries. The requirements that such tools should meet are low-cost and resource settings, environmental protection, ease of use, and availability. The use of plant properties for the generation of nanopart...
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Studies capturing the high efficiency of green-synthesized metal nanoparticles (NPs) in targeting mosquito vectors of the world's main infectious diseases suggest the NPs’ possible utilization as bio-insecticides. However, it is necessary to confirm that these potential bio-insecticides are not harmful to non-target organisms that are often sympatr...
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Background Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disability associated with deficiency in social interaction, unusual development of social communication, and restricted or repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. This study aimed to describe management of pediatric ASD in Cameroon, a resource-constrained Central Africa coun...
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The objective of this study was to provide information on the diversity of catches, by-catches and discards by trawlers in the mouths of Sanaga (MSR) and Nyong (MNR) rivers along the coast of Cameroon. Samples were collected on board of a fishing vessel using the bottom trawling technique. Specimens were identified using 2104 and 2016 FAO identific...
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Background Musculoskeletal pains (MSPs) in sport are cause of poor performances and loss of competition in athletes. The present study aimed at determining the prevalence of MSPs in relation to sport disciplines and athletic status. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 320 Senegalese professional and amateur athletes practicing foot...
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Bone degradation increases in women over 60 years old. It is an emerging public health problem, especially in Cameroon. In this context, this study was designed to evaluate biochemical parameters which can be helpful to early evaluation of bone degradation. A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2018 to July 2019 at two hospitals in Do...
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Aims: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) still negatively impacting the world. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of COVID-19 and comorbidities, associated factors, and evaluating the impact of these comorbidities on COVID-19 patients. Study Design: Cross-sectional...
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This study was conducted to assess the toxic effect of hydroethanolic extract combinations of Gnetum africanum Welv. leaves and Gnetum buchholzianum Engl. (Gnetaceae) in experimental rats to test the validity of the treatment of liver disorders related to oxidative stress. The Combinations (m/m) 50-50 for E2 and 75-25 for E3 of ethanol-water extrac...
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Aims: This study aimed at determining epidemiological, clinical, behavioural and risk factors for breast cancer (BC) among young women living in Cameroon. Study Design: Cross-sectional case-control study. Place and Duration of Study: The study took place at the Oncology departments of two reference hospitals in Douala (Littoral Region, Cameroon), f...
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Aim: Cancer is a real public health problem in the world, especially the so-called gastrointestinal cancers (GIC). In Cameroon, epidemiological data on these types of cancers are still poorly known. The present study aimed at determining epidemiological profile GIC in the town of Douala, Cameroon. Methodology: This was a retrospective study condu...
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Background: Postnatal transfer (PT) is interhospital transport of care-needing newborns. In 2016, a perinatal network was implemented to facilitate PT in the town of Douala, Cameroon. The network was supposed to improve PT-related care standards. This study aimed at determining characteristics of PT five years following the implementation of this n...
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Background: Pediatric cerebral palsy (CP) remains a poorly studied public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Cameroon. This study aimed at determining the epidemiological, clinical, and treatment-related characteristics of CP in Cameroonian children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the pediatric department of the...
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La présente étude visait à évaluer le potentiel toxicologique d'extraits éthanoliques et combinaisons d’extraits des feuilles de G. africanum et G. buchholzianum chez des rats expérimentaux afin de valider leur utilisation pour le traitement des troubles hépatiques induits par le stress oxydatif. Des extraits éthanoliques de G. africanum (EBa), G....
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Background: Children and adolescent mortality remains a public health concern in developing countries. This study aimed to describe risk factors and aetiologies of mortality among children and young adolescents at a tertiary hospital in the town of Douala, Cameroon. Methods: We carried out a retrospective cohort study from January 1st to May 31st,...
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Background: Malaria and malnutrition are major public health problems in developing countries. This studywas mainly focused on the prevalence, patterns, and predictors of these conditions and their associations. Methods: A cross-sectional community study was conducted from February to March 2018 among 281 participants living in two districts in...
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Background: Clams are an important source of economic incomes and animal protein source in Cameroon. In contrast, parasitism is a serious threat to the economy and health risk to Cameroonian populations. The present study aimed at determine diversity and intensity of parasitism along with its impact on E. radiata, a major clam species in the countr...
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Background: Malaria is a public health concern in Africa. At the socio-economic level, it represents a brake on the national growth through an increase of health spending, drop of productivity and high rate of absenteeism at the workplace. Some companies have implemented malaria control measures to improve their performance, but the vast majority a...
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Background: This study aimed at determining the epidemiological and clinical patterns of neonatal asphyxia (NNA), and identifying predictors of short-term neonatal mortality in Douala, Cameroon. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted in neonatology wards of two reference hospitals: Douala Gyneco-Obstetrical and Paediatric hos...
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Many infectious diseases including malaria, lymphatic filariasis, chikungunya and dengue are transmitted by mosquitoes. Understanding the entomological diversity in a given area is critical for defining health risks, but also to design and evaluate control measures. Our study aimed to establish an entomological database of the Culicidae fauna in tw...
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This study assessed the in vitro anti-plasmodial on and larvicidal activity of essential oils from the leaves of Cupressus macrocarpa, Lantana camara and Psidium littorale. The chemical compositions of the different oils were determined. The toxicity of the oils was tested on An. gambiae larvae according to WHO protocol and their in vitro anti-plas...
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Objectives: To determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with rifampicin (RIF)-resistant tuberculosis using GeneXpert technology. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from April 2018 to November 2019 among tuberculosis (TB)-infected Cameroonian patients in the Littoral Region using records from patients presenting with clini...
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Background: Malaria has a negative impact on the activities of companies in endemic countries especially in Cameroon. In this regard, an increasingly growing number of companies have started to include management of malarious patients in their health policies. In the present study, we will evaluate the diagnostic performances of a fluorescence mic...
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IJGHC 2020 The increasing demand to produce secure and cost-effective healthcare nanodevices is at the forefront of research in nanotechnology. The present work reports a simple and eco-friendly synthetic method for silver nanoparticles using the bark aqueous extract of Mangifera indica (MI-AgNPs) for the management of inflammation. MI-AgNPs were o...
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Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a public health concern, especially in resource-constrained countries like Cameroon. TB drug resistance is a major obstacle to control and prevent. Design: Data from 2014 to 2016 on the outcome of anti-TB treatment in the Littoral Region were reviewed manually and analysed using the meta-analysis concept. The tre...
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Background. Malaria remains a public health issue in the world especially in resource-limited countries, where it has a negative impact on their economy. There is a body of recent reports outlining the crucial role of enterprises in control of malaria. The present study aimed at determining the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards mala...
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The hemopoietic activity of Manihot esculenta, Plastotoma africanum, Ricinodendron heudelotii and Sacoglottis gabonensis extracts used for treatment of infantile anemia were studied on hemolytic anemic rats. Anemia was induced by repeated intraperitoneal injection of phenylhydrazine (40 mg/kg of body weight/day) for two days. A drop in red blood ce...
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Background: the resistance of enterobacteriaceae to antibiotics is experiencing a worrying worldwide development with an increasing impact of β-lactamases. Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the bacteria responsible for nosocomial infections. Hence the need to look for these enzymes in the hospitals of the Littoral region, Cameroon. Method: cross-sect...
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Malaria remains a major health problem in Cameroon; It accounts for 38% of consultations, 24% of deaths and 36.8% of absenteeism in the country. The negative economic impact of malaria has encouraged a new control approach targeting companies. In this regard, a cross sectional study was conducted from February 2015 to June 2017 in 14 companies in t...
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Malaria remains a devastating disease, affecting 216 million people annually, with 445.000 deaths occurring primarily in children under 5 years old. It is a major public health issue in Sub-saharan Africa where Anopheles gambiae is the principle vector of malaria. Plant - mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles is a cost effective and eco-friend...
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The emergence of artemisinin-resistant parasites since the late 2000s at the border of Cambodia and Thailand poses serious threats to malaria control globally, particularly in Africa which bears the highest malaria transmission burden. This study aimed to obtain reliable data on the current state of the kelch13 molecular marker for artemisinin resi...
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Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is considered as one of the most common diseases encountered in medical practice. This study aimed at determining the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria responsible for UTI among under five-year-old children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Bonassama District Hospita...
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Background: Insecticides-treated bed nets (ITNs), especially long-lasting insecticide-treated nets –LLINs), have become a cornerstone of vector malaria control interventions. However, it is critical a large proportion of individuals owning bed nets use them in order for their full potential. This study aimed to determine the patterns of ITNs owners...
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Malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, and lymphatic filariasis are amongst parasitic deseases caused by mosquitoes. Anopheles gambiae is the principal vector of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] An approach for the control of mosquito populations have used silver nanoparticles for their properties and the potential to be used as simp...
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Aquaculture is a sector set up in order to fill the gap left by depleting natural fish stocks. Despite management strategies for develop this sector; consumer's preferences and opinion on farmed fish supplies are little known what may hinder the highlight of products aquaculture. This study aims to determine preferences and perceptions on farmed fi...
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Objective: Urinary tract infection (UTIs) in child is a serious public health problem especially in developing countries. This study aimed at identifying factors associated with urinary tract infection and determining their diagnosis performances as well as resulting algorithms among Cameroonian under-five. Methods: A descriptive and analytical cr...
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Background: Respiratory distress in newborns at term is strongly associated with high mortality rates in resource constrained countries. This study aimed at studying the prevalence, clinical profile and predictors of mortality among term newborns admitted at the neonatal unit of the Gyneco-Obstetrics and Paediatrics Hospital in Douala, Cameroon. Me...
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Background: Catheter related infections are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in Neonatology wards in developing countries. In this study we aimed to determine the incidence, outcomes, risk factors and etiologies of catheter related infections amongst newborns hospitalized at the Douala Gyneco-obstetric and Paediatric hospital, Cam...
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Mansonella perstans and Plasmodium falciparum are among the most common parasites in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed at determining the prevalence, determinants of infection with M. perstans and P. falciparum and their possible interaction mechanism. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Akonolinga health District among pupils. Each of th...
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Malaria is still a great public health concern in all endemic areas despite many control interventions by the national malaria control programme (NMCP) for this last decade. Some researchers pointed out the importance of the implication of population in for the success of control interventions. This study aimed at determining the level of knowledge...
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Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are recommended as treatment of choice for malaria. Although the resistance to artemisinin and its derivatives has not yet been officially reported in Africa, there is growing concern that it may reach the continent. Self-medication is common among African populations and may explained drug resistance....
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Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are recommended as treatment of choice for malaria. Although the resistance to artemisinin and its derivatives has not yet been officially reported in Africa, there is growing concern that it may reach the continent. Self-medication is common among African populations and may explained drug resistance....
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Black market of selling drugs has been developed during these last decades in developing countries and their marketing out of the prescribed chain is a potential source of public health risk. Our study aimed at appraising the stability of Cotrimoxazole 240 mg/5mL suspension stored in both formal and informal chains. A seven-month experimental study...
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ABSTRACT Aims: Determine factors associated with malaria infection, the prevalence of asymptomatic carriage of malaria parasites and fevers of non malarial origin. Study design: This was a cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out in three districts of the town of Douala, Cameroon in 2013. Methodology: Seven hun...
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Mosquito vectors are solely responsible for parasitic infections such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, and lymphatic filariasis. Anopheles gambiae is the major vector of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] Silver nanoparticles have the potential to be use as simple, inexpensive, biocompatible, eco-friendly approach for the cont...
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Mosquito vectors are solely responsible for parasitic infections such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, and lymphatic filariasis. Anopheles gambiae is the major vector of malaria in sub saharan Africa. Silver nanoparticles have the potential to be used as simple, inexpensive, biocompatible, eco-friendly approach for the contro...
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Cameroon has witnessed a decrease in malaria incidence during the last five years owing to implementation of many nationwide control interventivons such as free management of malaria cases in underfives and more recently free distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets. However, malaria remains a public health issue over the country with the impli...
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Le diagnostic du paludisme et des maladies tropicales négligées (MTN) reste difficile dans les zones reculées d’Afrique où il y’a un déficit infrastructurel, associé à un plateau technique obsolète. Ainsi, l’implémentation de politiques de lutte axées sur la détection active des cas d’infections parasitaires par les techniques usuelles est difficil...
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Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are recommended as treatment of choice for malaria in endemic countries. A recent study reported the emergence of Artemisinin-resistant P falciparum strains in Africa and outlined the possible loss of usefulness of ACTs over the Continent. Many factors related to parasite biology, treatment or health s...
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Introduction : Le marché parallèle de la vente des médicaments s’est développé au cours des dernières décennies dans les pays en voie de développement et il a été établi que la commercialisation de médicaments hors du circuit officiel est une source potentielle de risques pour la santé publique. De plus, la détérioration de la situation économique...
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Le paludisme reste un grand problème de santé publique au Cameroun avec 40% à 45% des cas de consultations hospitalières. Sa transmission est assurée par des insectes vecteurs du genre anophèles. Au Cameroun, la lutte antivectorielle est accès sur l’utilisation des moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticides et les aspersions intradomiciliaires. En 201...
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Effect of physical intermittent exercise on ECG pattern modifications an sudden cardiac death in school children
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Introduction : Le marché parallèle de la vente des médicaments s’est développé au cours des dernières décennies dans les pays en voie de développement et il a été établi que la commercialisation de médicaments hors du circuit officiel est une source potentielle de risques pour la santé publique. De plus, la détérioration de la situation économique...
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Mosquito vectors are solely responsible for parasitic infections such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, and lymphatic filariasis. Anopheles gambiae is the major vector of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] Silver nanoparticles have the potential to be use as simple, inexpensive, biocompatible, eco-friendly approach for the cont...
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Many reports outlined adverse effects induced by anti-neoplastic drugs such as cisplatin on renal function even though action mechanism is not yet quite understood. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of cisplastin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy on glomerular filtration in cervical cancer women. A hospital-based study was carried out from...
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Co-infections with malaria and HIV infection are common in Sub-Saharan countries. This study aimed at determining the effect of malaria infection on blood parameters and viral load of Cameroonian people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and under antiretroviral treatment. A cross sectional and prospective study took place at the District hospital of Deido....
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Cervical cancer is a major public health problem worldwide and it remains one of the most common malignancies of women. The purpose was to determine, factors responsible for the upsurge of the uterine cells lesions observed on cervical smear abnormalities among Cameroonian women. To achieve our goals, the current study was carried out in three regi...
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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are among the most widespread sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) all over the world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated with HSV-2 infection among women and their newborns. A two-month cross sectional and prospective study took place at the District hospital of Deido in the to...