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Professor Sayda Hassan El-safi

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InstitutionFaculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum
DepartmentDepartment of Microbiology & Parasitology
AddressKhartoum
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    1. Ravinetto R, Becker SL, Sacko M, El-Safi S, Mahendradhata Y, Lutumba P, Rijal S, Lim K, Sundar S, N'Goran EK, Verdonck K, Utzinger J, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Governance and Standards in International Clinical Research: The Role of Transnational Consortia. Am J Bioeth. 2016 Oct; 16(10):59-61. PMID: 27653405.
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    2. Bhattacharyya T, Ayandeh A, Falconar AK, Sundar S, El-Safi S, Gripenberg MA, Bowes DE, Thunissen C, Singh OP, Kumar R, Ahmed O, Eisa O, Saad A, Silva Pereira S, Boelaert M, Mertens P, Miles MA. IgG1 as a potential biomarker of post-chemotherapeutic relapse in visceral leishmaniasis, and adaptation to a rapid diagnostic test. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Oct; 8(10):e3273. PMID: 25340782.
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    3. Montalvo AM, Fraga J, El Safi S, Gramiccia M, Jaffe CL, Dujardin JC, Van der Auwera G. Direct Leishmania species typing in Old World clinical samples: evaluation of 3 sensitive methods based on the heat-shock protein 70 gene. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Sep; 80(1):35-9. PMID: 25038029.
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    4. Bhattacharyya T, Bowes DE, El-Safi S, Sundar S, Falconar AK, Singh OP, Kumar R, Ahmed O, Boelaert M, Miles MA. Significantly lower anti-Leishmania IgG responses in Sudanese versus Indian visceral leishmaniasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Feb; 8(2):e2675. PMID: 24587456.
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    5. Cunningham J, Hasker E, Das P, El Safi S, Goto H, Mondal D, Mbuchi M, Mukhtar M, Rabello A, Rijal S, Sundar S, Wasunna M, Adams E, Menten J, Peeling R, Boelaert M. A global comparative evaluation of commercial immunochromatographic rapid diagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Nov 15; 55(10):1312-9. PMID: 22942208.
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    6. Rougeron V, De Meeûs T, Hide M, Le Falher G, Bucheton B, Dereure J, El-Safi SH, Dessein A, Bañuls AL. Multifaceted population structure and reproductive strategy in Leishmania donovani complex in one Sudanese village. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Dec; 5(12):e1448. PMID: 22206035.
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    7. Ahlin E, Elshafei A, Nur M, El Safi SH, Johan R, Elghazali G. Anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies and rheumatoid factor in Sudanese patients with Leishmania donovani infection. Rev Bras Reumatol. 2011 Dec; 51(6):579-86. PMID: 22124592.
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    8. Elshafie AI, Hlin E, Håkansson LD, Elghazali G, Safi SH, Rönnelid J, Venge P. Activity and turnover of eosinophil and neutrophil granulocytes are altered in visceral leishmaniasis. Int J Parasitol. 2011 Mar; 41(3-4):463-9. PMID: 21172349.
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    9. Odiwuor SO, Saad AA, De Doncker S, Maes I, Laurent T, El Safi S, Mbuchi M, Büscher P, Dujardin JC, Van der Auwera G. Universal PCR assays for the differential detection of all Old World Leishmania species. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Feb; 30(2):209-18. PMID: 20936316.
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    10. Pattabhi S, Whittle J, Mohamath R, El-Safi S, Moulton GG, Guderian JA, Colombara D, Abdoon AO, Mukhtar MM, Mondal D, Esfandiari J, Kumar S, Chun P, Reed SG, Bhatia A. Design, development and evaluation of rK28-based point-of-care tests for improving rapid diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Sep 14; 4(9). PMID: 20856856.
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    11. Saad AA, Ahmed NG, Osman OS, Al-Basheer AA, Hamad A, Deborggraeve S, Büscher P, Schoone GJ, Schallig HD, Laurent T, Haleem A, Osman OF, Eltom AM, Elbashir MI, El-Safi S. Diagnostic accuracy of the Leishmania OligoC-TesT and NASBA-Oligochromatography for diagnosis of leishmaniasis in Sudan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Aug 03; 4(8):e776. PMID: 20689822.
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    12. Basiye FL, Mbuchi M, Magiri C, Kirigi G, Deborggraeve S, Schoone GJ, Saad AA, El-Safi S, Matovu E, Wasunna MK. Sensitivity and specificity of the Leishmania OligoC-TesT and NASBA-oligochromatography for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jul; 15(7):806-10. PMID: 20487428.
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    13. Mugasa CM, Deborggraeve S, Schoone GJ, Laurent T, Leeflang MM, Ekangu RA, El Safi S, Saad AF, Basiye FL, De Doncker S, Lubega GW, Kager PA, Büscher P, Schallig HD. Accordance and concordance of PCR and NASBA followed by oligochromatography for the molecular diagnosis of Trypanosoma brucei and Leishmania. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jul; 15(7):800-5. PMID: 20487429.
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    14. Mugasa CM, Laurent T, Schoone GJ, Basiye FL, Saad AA, El Safi S, Kager PA, Schallig HD. Simplified molecular detection of Leishmania parasites in various clinical samples from patients with leishmaniasis. Parasit Vectors. 2010 Mar 02; 3(1):13. PMID: 20196849.
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    15. Pitta MG, Romano A, Cabantous S, Henri S, Hammad A, Kouriba B, Argiro L, el Kheir M, Bucheton B, Mary C, El-Safi SH, Dessein A. IL-17 and IL-22 are associated with protection against human kala azar caused by Leishmania donovani. J Clin Invest. 2009 Aug; 119(8):2379-87. PMID: 19620772.
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    16. Deborggraeve S, Laurent T, Espinosa D, Van der Auwera G, Mbuchi M, Wasunna M, El-Safi S, Al-Basheer AA, Arévalo J, Miranda-Verástegui C, Leclipteux T, Mertens P, Dujardin JC, Herdewijn P, Büscher P. A simplified and standardized polymerase chain reaction format for the diagnosis of leishmaniasis. J Infect Dis. 2008 Nov 15; 198(10):1565-72. PMID: 18816188.
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    17. Boelaert M, El-Safi S, Hailu A, Mukhtar M, Rijal S, Sundar S, Wasunna M, Aseffa A, Mbui J, Menten J, Desjeux P, Peeling RW. Diagnostic tests for kala-azar: a multi-centre study of the freeze-dried DAT, rK39 strip test and KAtex in East Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Jan; 102(1):32-40. PMID: 17942129.
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    18. Bucheton B, Argiro L, Chevillard C, Marquet S, Kheir MM, Mergani A, El-Safi SH, Dessein AJ. Identification of a novel G245R polymorphism in the IL-2 receptor beta membrane proximal domain associated with human visceral leishmaniasis. Genes Immun. 2007 Jan; 8(1):79-83. PMID: 17108990.
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    19. Mohammed IM, Karrar ZE, El-Safi SH. Coeliac disease in Sudanese children with clinical features suggestive of the disease. East Mediterr Health J. 2006 Sep; 12(5):582-9. PMID: 17333797.
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    20. El-Safi S, Kheir MM, Bucheton B, Argiro L, Abel L, Dereure J, Dedet JP, Dessein A. Genes and environment in susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis. C R Biol. 2006 Nov; 329(11):863-70. PMID: 17067929.
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    21. el-Safi SH, Hamid N, Omer A, Abdel-Haleem A, Hammad A, Kareem HG, Boelaert M. Infection rates with Leishmania donovani and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a village in eastern Sudan. Trop Med Int Health. 2004 Dec; 9(12):1305-11. PMID: 15598262.
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    22. Bucheton B, Abel L, El-Safi S, Kheir MM, Pavek S, Lemainque A, Dessein AJ. A major susceptibility locus on chromosome 22q12 plays a critical role in the control of kala-azar. Am J Hum Genet. 2003 Nov; 73(5):1052-60. PMID: 14557985.
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    23. Dereure J, El-Safi SH, Bucheton B, Boni M, Kheir MM, Davoust B, Pratlong F, Feugier E, Lambert M, Dessein A, Dedet JP. Visceral leishmaniasis in eastern Sudan: parasite identification in humans and dogs; host-parasite relationships. Microbes Infect. 2003 Oct; 5(12):1103-8. PMID: 14554251.
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    24. El-Safi SH, Abdel-Haleem A, Hammad A, El-Basha I, Omer A, Kareem HG, Boelaert M, Chance M, Hommel M. Field evaluation of latex agglutination test for detecting urinary antigens in visceral leishmaniasis in Sudan. East Mediterr Health J. 2003 Jul; 9(4):844-55. PMID: 15748081.
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    25. Buchetont B, El-Safi SH, Hammad A, Kheir MM, Eudes N, Mirgani A, Dessein AJ, Mary C. Antileishmanial antibodies in an outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis in eastern Sudan: high antibody responses occur in resistant subjects and are not predictive of disease. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Jul-Aug; 97(4):463-8. PMID: 15259483.
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    26. Bucheton B, Abel L, Kheir MM, Mirgani A, El-Safi SH, Chevillard C, Dessein A. Genetic control of visceral leishmaniasis in a Sudanese population: candidate gene testing indicates a linkage to the NRAMP1 region. Genes Immun. 2003 Mar; 4(2):104-9. PMID: 12618857.
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    27. Bucheton B, Kheir MM, El-Safi SH, Hammad A, Mergani A, Mary C, Abel L, Dessein A. The interplay between environmental and host factors during an outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis in eastern Sudan. Microbes Infect. 2002 Nov; 4(14):1449-57. PMID: 12475635.
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    28. EL-Safi SH, Bucheton B, Kheir MM, Musa HA, EL-Obaid M, Hammad A, Dessein A. Epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in Atbara River area, eastern Sudan: the outbreak of Barbar El Fugara village (1996-1997). Microbes Infect. 2002 Nov; 4(14):1439-47. PMID: 12475634.
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    29. Lambert M, Dereure J, El-Safi SH, Bucheton B, Dessein A, Boni M, Feugier E, Dedet JP. The sandfly fauna in the visceral-leishmaniasis focus of Gedaref, in the Atbara-River area of eastern Sudan. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2002 Sep; 96(6):631-6. PMID: 12396326.
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    30. Pratlong F, Dereure J, Bucheton B, El-Saf S, Dessein A, Lanotte G, Dedet JP. Sudan: the possible original focus of visceral leishmaniasis. Parasitology. 2001 Jun; 122(Pt 6):599-605. PMID: 11444612.
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    31. Attar ZJ, Chance ML, el-Safi S, Carney J, Azazy A, El-Hadi M, Dourado C, Hommel M. Latex agglutination test for the detection of urinary antigens in visceral leishmaniasis. Acta Trop. 2001 Jan 15; 78(1):11-6. PMID: 11164745.
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    32. El Tai NO, El Fari M, Mauricio I, Miles MA, Oskam L, El Safi SH, Presber WH, Schönian G. Leishmania donovani: intraspecific polymorphisms of Sudanese isolates revealed by PCR-based analyses and DNA sequencing. Exp Parasitol. 2001 Jan; 97(1):35-44. PMID: 11207112.
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    33. Dereure J, Boni M, Pratlong F, el Hadi Osman M, Bucheton B, el-Safi S, Feugier E, Musa MK, Davoust B, Dessein A, Dedet JP. Visceral leishmaniasis in Sudan: first identifications of Leishmania from dogs. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Mar-Apr; 94(2):154-5. PMID: 10897352.
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    34. Mukhtar MM, Sharief AH, el Saffi SH, Harith AE, Higazzi TB, Adam AM, Abdalla HS. Detection of antibodies to Leishmania donovani in animals in a kala-azar endemic region in eastern Sudan: a preliminary report. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Jan-Feb; 94(1):33-6. PMID: 10748894.
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    35. Boelaert M, el Safi S, Goetghebeur E, Gomes-Pereira S, Le Ray D, Van der Stuyft P. Latent class analysis permits unbiased estimates of the validity of DAT for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Trop Med Int Health. 1999 May; 4(5):395-401. PMID: 10402977.
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    36. Boelaert M, El Safi S, Jacquet D, de Muynck A, van der Stuyft P, Le Ray D. Operational validation of the direct agglutination test for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1999 Jan; 60(1):129-34. PMID: 9988336.
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    37. Boelaert M, El Safi S, Mousa H, Githure J, Mbati P, Gurubacharya Vl, Shrestha J, Jacquet D, De Muynck A, Le Ray D, Van der Stuyft P. Multi-centre evaluation of repeatability and reproducibility of the direct agglutination test for visceral leishmaniasis. Trop Med Int Health. 1999 Jan; 4(1):31-7. PMID: 10203171.
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    38. Sugimoto C, Kitamura T, Guo J, Al-Ahdal MN, Shchelkunov SN, Otova B, Ondrejka P, Chollet JY, El-Safi S, Ettayebi M, Grésenguet G, Kocagöz T, Chaiyarasamee S, Thant KZ, Thein S, Moe K, Kobayashi N, Taguchi F, Yogo Y. Typing of urinary JC virus DNA offers a novel means of tracing human migrations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Aug 19; 94(17):9191-6. PMID: 9256458.
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    39. Moody AH, el-Safi SH. A latex agglutination test for the serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Sudan. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Sep-Oct; 90(5):522. PMID: 8944261.
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    40. el Harith A, Chowdhury S, al-Masum A, Semião-Santos S, Karim E, el-Safi S, Haque I. Evaluation of cleaving agents other than trypsin in direct agglutination test for further improving diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. J Clin Microbiol. 1995 Aug; 33(8):1984-8. PMID: 7559934.
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    41. Hashim FA, Ali MS, Satti M, el-Hassan AM, Ghalib HW, el Safi S, el Hag IA. An outbreak of acute kala-azar in a nomadic tribe in western Sudan: features of the disease in a previously non-immune population. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1994 Jul-Aug; 88(4):431-2. PMID: 7570831.
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    42. Karp CL, el-Safi SH, Wynn TA, Satti MM, Kordofani AM, Hashim FA, Hag-Ali M, Neva FA, Nutman TB, Sacks DL. In vivo cytokine profiles in patients with kala-azar. Marked elevation of both interleukin-10 and interferon-gamma. J Clin Invest. 1993 Apr; 91(4):1644-8. PMID: 8097208.
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    43. Wallace GR, Ball AE, MacFarlane J, el Safi SH, Miles MA, Kelly JM. Mapping of a visceral leishmaniasis-specific immunodominant B-cell epitope of Leishmania donovani Hsp70. Infect Immun. 1992 Jul; 60(7):2688-93. PMID: 1377180.
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    44. el-Safi SH, Peters W, Evans DA. Studies on the leishmaniases in the Sudan. 3. Clinical and parasitological studies on visceral and mucosal leishmaniasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1991 Jul-Aug; 85(4):465-70. PMID: 1755050.
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    45. el-Safi SH, Peters W, el-Toam B, el-Kadarow A, Evans DA. Studies on the leishmaniases in the Sudan. 2. Clinical and parasitological studies on cutaneous leishmaniasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1991 Jul-Aug; 85(4):457-64. PMID: 1661450.
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    46. el-Safi SH, Peters W. Studies on the leishmaniases in the Sudan. 1. Epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Khartoum. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1991 Jan-Feb; 85(1):44-7. PMID: 2068758.
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    47. el-Safi SH, Murphy AG, Bryceson AD, Neal RA. A double-blind clinical trial of the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis with paromomycin ointment. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Sep-Oct; 84(5):690-1. PMID: 2278070.
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    48. el Safi SH, Evans DA. A comparison of the direct agglutination test and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the sero-diagnosis of leishmaniasis in the Sudan. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1989 May-Jun; 83(3):334-7. PMID: 2617579.
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