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Dr Nicholas Obuobisa Opoku

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    1. Bottomley C, Isham V, Vivas-Martínez S, Kuesel AC, Attah SK, Opoku NO, Lustigman S, Walker M, Basáñez MG. Modelling Neglected Tropical Diseases diagnostics: the sensitivity of skin snips for Onchocerca volvulus in near elimination and surveillance settings. Parasit Vectors. 2016 06 14; 9(1):343. PMID: 27301567.
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    2. Awadzi K, Opoku NO, Attah SK, Lazdins-Helds JK, Kuesel AC. Diagnosis of O. volvulus infection via skin exposure to diethylcarbamazine: clinical evaluation of a transdermal delivery technology-based patch. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Oct 09; 8:515. PMID: 26452723.
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    3. Turner HC, Walker M, Attah SK, Opoku NO, Awadzi K, Kuesel AC, Basáñez MG. The potential impact of moxidectin on onchocerciasis elimination in Africa: an economic evaluation based on the Phase II clinical trial data. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Mar 19; 8:167. PMID: 25889256.
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    4. Awadzi K, Opoku NO, Attah SK, Lazdins-Helds J, Kuesel AC. A randomized, single-ascending-dose, ivermectin-controlled, double-blind study of moxidectin in Onchocerca volvulus infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jun; 8(6):e2953. PMID: 24968000.
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    5. Awadzi K, Edwards G, Opoku NO, Ardrey AE, Favager S, Addy ET, Attah SK, Yamuah LK, Quartey BT. The safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of levamisole alone, levamisole plus ivermectin, and levamisole plus albendazole, and their efficacy against Onchocerca volvulus. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Sep; 98(6):595-614. PMID: 15324466.
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    6. Awadzi K, Attah SK, Addy ET, Opoku NO, Quartey BT, Lazdins-Helds JK, Ahmed K, Boatin BA, Boakye DA, Edwards G. Thirty-month follow-up of sub-optimal responders to multiple treatments with ivermectin, in two onchocerciasis-endemic foci in Ghana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Jun; 98(4):359-70. PMID: 15228717.
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    7. Awadzi K, Boakye DA, Edwards G, Opoku NO, Attah SK, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Lazdins-Helds JK, Ardrey AE, Addy ET, Quartey BT, Ahmed K, Boatin BA, Soumbey-Alley EW. An investigation of persistent microfilaridermias despite multiple treatments with ivermectin, in two onchocerciasis-endemic foci in Ghana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Apr; 98(3):231-49. PMID: 15119969.
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    8. Awadzi K, Edwards G, Duke BO, Opoku NO, Attah SK, Addy ET, Ardrey AE, Quartey BT. The co-administration of ivermectin and albendazole--safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy against Onchocerca volvulus. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2003 Mar; 97(2):165-78. PMID: 12803872.
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    9. Guzmán GE, Awadzi K, Opoku N, Narayanan RB, Akuffo HO. Comparison between the skin snip test and simple dot blot assay as potential rapid assessment tools for Onchocerciasis in the postcontrol era in Ghana. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2002 Sep; 9(5):1014-20. PMID: 12204952.
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    10. Awadzi K, Attah SK, Addy ET, Opoku NO, Quartey BT. The effects of high-dose ivermectin regimens on Onchocerca volvulus in onchocerciasis patients. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1999 Mar-Apr; 93(2):189-94. PMID: 10450448.
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    11. Strote G, Bonow I, Krömer M, Rubio de Krömer T, Attah S, Opoku N. Chemotherapy for onchocerciasis: results of in vitro experiments with promising new compounds. Trop Med Int Health. 1998 May; 3(5):397-407. PMID: 9623946.
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    12. Awadzi K, Opoku NO, Attah SK, Addy ET, Duke BO, Nyame PK, Kshirsagar NA. The safety and efficacy of amocarzine in African onchocerciasis and the influence of ivermectin on the clinical and parasitological response to treatment. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1997 Apr; 91(3):281-96. PMID: 9229021.
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    13. Awadzi K, Addy ET, Opoku NO, Plenge-Bönig A, Büttner DW. The chemotherapy of onchocerciasis XX: ivermectin in combination with albendazole. Trop Med Parasitol. 1995 Dec; 46(4):213-20. PMID: 8826100.
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    14. Awadzi K, Opoku NO, Addy ET, Quartey BT. The chemotherapy of onchocerciasis. XIX: The clinical and laboratory tolerance of high dose ivermectin. Trop Med Parasitol. 1995 Jun; 46(2):131-7. PMID: 8525285.
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    15. Awadzi K, Hero M, Opoku NO, Addy ET, Büttner DW, Ginger CD. The chemotherapy of onchocerciasis XVIII. Aspects of treatment with suramin. Trop Med Parasitol. 1995 Mar; 46(1):19-26. PMID: 7631123.
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    16. Awadzi K, Hero M, Opoku NO, Büttner DW, Coventry PA, Prime MA, Orme ML, Edwards G. The chemotherapy of onchocerciasis XVII. A clinical evaluation of albendazole in patients with onchocerciasis; effects of food and pretreatment with ivermectin on drug response and pharmacokinetics. Trop Med Parasitol. 1994 Sep; 45(3):203-8. PMID: 7899788.
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    17. Lavebratt C, Dalhammar G, Adamafio NA, Nykänen-Dejerud U, Mingarini K, Ingemarsson K, Opoku N, Akuffo HO. A simple dot blot assay adaptable for field use in the diagnosis of onchocerciasis: preparation of an adult worm antigen fraction which enhances sensitivity and specificity. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1994 May-Jun; 88(3):303-6. PMID: 7974670.
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    18. Büttner DW, Awadzi K, Opoku NO. Histological studies of onchocercomata from an area with interrupted transmission in Ghana. Acta Leiden. 1990; 59(1-2):49-50. PMID: 2378226.
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    19. De Sole G, Awadzi K, Remme J, Dadzie KY, Ba O, Giese J, Karam M, Keita FM, Opoku NO. A community trial of ivermectin in the onchocerciasis focus of Asubende, Ghana. II. Adverse reactions. Trop Med Parasitol. 1989 Sep; 40(3):375-82. PMID: 2617047.
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