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Dr Monique Wasunna

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    1. Wasunna M, Musa A, Hailu A, Khalil EA, Olobo J, Juma R, Wells S, Alvar J, Balasegaram M. The Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP): strengthening clinical trial capacity in resource-limited countries to deliver new treatments for visceral leishmaniasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Jun; 110(6):321-3. PMID: 27268714; PMCID: PMC4926319.
    2. Billings E, Sanders-Buell E, Bose M, Bradfield A, Lei E, Kijak GH, Arroyo MA, Kibaya RM, Scott PT, Wasunna MK, Sawe FK, Shaffer DN, Birx DL, McCutchan FE, Michael NL, Robb ML, Kim JH, Tovanabutra S. The Number and Complexity of Pure and Recombinant HIV-1 Strains Observed within Incident Infections during the HIV and Malaria Cohort Study Conducted in Kericho, Kenya, from 2003 to 2006. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0135124. PMID: 26287814; PMCID: PMC4543584.
    3. Sagara I, Oduro AR, Mulenga M, Dieng Y, Ogutu B, Tiono AB, Mugyenyi P, Sie A, Wasunna M, Kain KC, Djimdé AA, Sarkar S, Chandra R, Robbins J, Dunne MW. Efficacy and safety of a combination of azithromycin and chloroquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in two multi-country randomised clinical trials in African adults. Malar J. 2014 Nov 25; 13:458. PMID: 25425434; PMCID: PMC4364337.
    4. Omollo R, Ochieng M, Mutinda B, Omollo T, Owiti R, Okeyo S, Wasunna M, Edwards T. Innovative approaches to clinical data management in resource limited settings using open-source technologies. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep; 8(9):e3134. PMID: 25210976; PMCID: PMC4161312.
    5. Khalil EA, Weldegebreal T, Younis BM, Omollo R, Musa AM, Hailu W, Abuzaid AA, Dorlo TP, Hurissa Z, Yifru S, Haleke W, Smith PG, Ellis S, Balasegaram M, EL-Hassan AM, Schoone GJ, Wasunna M, Kimutai R, Edwards T, Hailu A. Safety and efficacy of single dose versus multiple doses of AmBisome for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in eastern Africa: a randomised trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(1):e2613. PMID: 24454970; PMCID: PMC3894173.
    6. Mbui J, Wasunna M, Balasegaram M, Laussermayer A, Juma R, Njenga SN, Kirigi G, Riongoita M, de la Tour R, van Peteghem J, Omollo R, Chappuis F. Validation of two rapid diagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(9):e2441. PMID: 24086782; PMCID: PMC3784478.
    7. Larson BA, Fox MP, Bii M, Rosen S, Rohr J, Shaffer D, Sawe F, Wasunna M, Simon JL. Antiretroviral therapy, labor productivity, and sex: a longitudinal cohort study of tea pluckers in Kenya. AIDS. 2013 Jan 02; 27(1):115-23. PMID: 23014516; PMCID: PMC4078026.
    8. 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; PMCID: PMC3478143.
    9. Odiwuor S, Muia A, Magiri C, Maes I, Kirigi G, Dujardin JC, Wasunna M, Mbuchi M, Auwera GV. Identification of Leishmania tropica from micro-foci of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Pathog Glob Health. 2012 Jul; 106(3):159-65. PMID: 23265373; PMCID: PMC4001575.
    10. Musa A, Khalil E, Hailu A, Olobo J, Balasegaram M, Omollo R, Edwards T, Rashid J, Mbui J, Musa B, Abuzaid AA, Ahmed O, Fadlalla A, El-Hassan A, Mueller M, Mucee G, Njoroge S, Manduku V, Mutuma G, Apadet L, Lodenyo H, Mutea D, Kirigi G, Yifru S, Mengistu G, Hurissa Z, Hailu W, Weldegebreal T, Tafes H, Mekonnen Y, Makonnen E, Ndegwa S, Sagaki P, Kimutai R, Kesusu J, Owiti R, Ellis S, Wasunna M. Sodium stibogluconate (SSG) & paromomycin combination compared to SSG for visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa: a randomised controlled trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(6):e1674. PMID: 22724029; PMCID: PMC3378617.
    11. Omollo R, Alexander N, Edwards T, Khalil EA, Younis BM, Abuzaid AA, Wasunna M, Njoroge N, Kinoti D, Kirigi G, Dorlo TP, Ellis S, Balasegaram M, Musa AM. Safety and efficacy of miltefosine alone and in combination with sodium stibogluconate and liposomal amphotericin B for the treatment of primary visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2011 Jun 30; 12:166. PMID: 21718522; PMCID: PMC3155829.
    12. Edwards T, Omollo R, Khalil EA, Yifru S, Musa B, Musa A, Wasunna M, Smith PG, Royce C, Ellis S, Balasegaram M, Hailu A. Single-dose liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome®) for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2011 Mar 06; 12:66. PMID: 21375777; PMCID: PMC3061925.
    13. Basiye FL, Schoone GJ, Beld M, Minnaar R, Ngeranwa JN, Wasunna MK, Schallig HD. Comparison of short-term and long-term protocols for stabilization and preservation of RNA and DNA of Leishmania, Trypanosoma, and Plasmodium. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Jan; 69(1):66-73. PMID: 21146716.
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    14. Kirigi G, Mbuchi MW, Mbui JK, Rashid JR, Kinoti DM, Njoroge SN, Basiye F, Magiri C, Wasunna MK. A successful treatment of a Kenyan case of unresponsive cutaneous leishmaniasis with a combination of pentostam and oral allopurinol: case report. East Afr Med J. 2010 Dec; 87(12):521-4. PMID: 23457863.
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    15. Hailu A, Musa A, Wasunna M, Balasegaram M, Yifru S, Mengistu G, Hurissa Z, Hailu W, Weldegebreal T, Tesfaye S, Makonnen E, Khalil E, Ahmed O, Fadlalla A, El-Hassan A, Raheem M, Mueller M, Koummuki Y, Rashid J, Mbui J, Mucee G, Njoroge S, Manduku V, Musibi A, Mutuma G, Kirui F, Lodenyo H, Mutea D, Kirigi G, Edwards T, Smith P, Muthami L, Royce C, Ellis S, Alobo M, Omollo R, Kesusu J, Owiti R, Kinuthia J. Geographical variation in the response of visceral leishmaniasis to paromomycin in East Africa: a multicentre, open-label, randomized trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Oct 26; 4(10):e709. PMID: 21049059; PMCID: PMC2964287.
    16. Musa AM, Younis B, Fadlalla A, Royce C, Balasegaram M, Wasunna M, Hailu A, Edwards T, Omollo R, Mudawi M, Kokwaro G, El-Hassan A, Khalil E. Paromomycin for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in Sudan: a randomized, open-label, dose-finding study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Oct 26; 4(10):e855. PMID: 21049063; PMCID: PMC2964291.
    17. 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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    18. Shaffer DN, Ngetich IK, Bautista CT, Sawe FK, Renzullo PO, Scott PT, Kibaya RM, Imbuki KO, Michael NL, Birx DL, Wasunna MK, Robb ML. HIV-1 incidence rates and risk factors in agricultural workers and dependents in rural Kenya: 36-month follow-up of the Kericho HIV cohort study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Apr 01; 53(4):514-21. PMID: 19855286.
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    19. Fox MP, McCoy K, Larson BA, Rosen S, Bii M, Sigei C, Shaffer D, Sawe F, Wasunna M, Simon JL. Improvements in physical wellbeing over the first two years on antiretroviral therapy in western Kenya. AIDS Care. 2010 Feb; 22(2):137-45. PMID: 20390492; PMCID: PMC2856113.
    20. Arroyo MA, Sateren WB, Foglia G, Kibaya R, Langat L, Wasunna M, Bautista CT, Scott PT, Shaffer DN, Robb ML, Michael NL, Birx DL, McCutchan FE. Short communication: HIV type 1 genetic diversity among tea plantation workers in Kericho, Kenya. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2009 Nov; 25(11):1061-4. PMID: 19943788.
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    21. Larson BA, Fox MP, Rosen S, Bii M, Sigei C, Shaffer D, Sawe F, McCoy K, Wasunna M, Simon JL. Do the socioeconomic impacts of antiretroviral therapy vary by gender? A longitudinal study of Kenyan agricultural worker employment outcomes. BMC Public Health. 2009 Jul 15; 9:240. PMID: 19604381; PMCID: PMC2717954.
    22. 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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    23. Larson BA, Fox MP, Rosen S, Bii M, Sigei C, Shaffer D, Sawe F, Wasunna M, Simon JL. Early effects of antiretroviral therapy on work performance: preliminary results from a cohort study of Kenyan agricultural workers. AIDS. 2008 Jan 30; 22(3):421-5. PMID: 18195569.
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    24. 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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    25. Foglia G, Sateren WB, Renzullo PO, Bautista CT, Langat L, Wasunna MK, Singer DE, Scott PT, Robb ML, Birx DL. High prevalence of HIV infection among rural tea plantation residents in Kericho, Kenya. Epidemiol Infect. 2008 May; 136(5):694-702. PMID: 17599780; PMCID: PMC2870854.
    26. Sateren WB, Foglia G, Renzullo PO, Elson L, Wasunna M, Bautista CT, Birx DL. Epidemiology of HIV-1 infection in agricultural plantation residents in Kericho, Kenya: preparation for vaccine feasibility studies. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Sep; 43(1):102-6. PMID: 16885773.
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    27. Visawapoka U, Tovanabutra S, Currier JR, Cox JH, Mason CJ, Wasunna M, Ponglikitmongkol M, Dowling WE, Robb ML, Birx DL, McCutchan FE. Circulating and unique recombinant forms of HIV type 1 containing subsubtype A2. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2006 Jul; 22(7):695-702. PMID: 16831094.
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    28. Ryan JR, Mbui J, Rashid JR, Wasunna MK, Kirigi G, Magiri C, Kinoti D, Ngumbi PM, Martin SK, Odera SO, Hochberg LP, Bautista CT, Chan AS. Spatial clustering and epidemiological aspects of visceral leishmaniasis in two endemic villages, Baringo District, Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Feb; 74(2):308-17. PMID: 16474089.
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    29. Wasunna MK, Rashid JR, Mbui J, Kirigi G, Kinoti D, Lodenyo H, Felton JM, Sabin AJ, Albert MJ, Horton J. A phase II dose-increasing study of sitamaquine for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Nov; 73(5):871-6. PMID: 16282296.
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    30. Hailu A, Musa AM, Royce C, Wasunna M. Visceral leishmaniasis: new health tools are needed. PLoS Med. 2005 Jul; 2(7):e211. PMID: 16033309; PMCID: PMC1181879.
    31. Fox MP, Rosen S, MacLeod WB, Wasunna M, Bii M, Foglia G, Simon JL. The impact of HIV/AIDS on labour productivity in Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2004 Mar; 9(3):318-24. PMID: 14996359.
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    32. Mbui J, Rashid R, Lodenyo H, Nyakundi P, Kipmutai R, Mutuma G, Kirigi G, Kinoti D, Wasunna M. Visceral leishmaniasis with concomittant post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis responds to oral sitamaquine: case report. East Afr Med J. 2003 Aug; 80(8):440-2. PMID: 14601788.
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    33. Rashid JR, Nyakundi PM, Kirigi G, Kinoti D, Wasunna MK. Compassionate use of sitamaquine in an HIV-positive patient with visceral leishmaniasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Sep-Oct; 96(5):533-4. PMID: 12474482.
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    34. Guerin PJ, Olliaro P, Sundar S, Boelaert M, Croft SL, Desjeux P, Wasunna MK, Bryceson AD. Visceral leishmaniasis: current status of control, diagnosis, and treatment, and a proposed research and development agenda. Lancet Infect Dis. 2002 Aug; 2(8):494-501. PMID: 12150849.
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    35. Mbui J, Wasunna M, Martin K. A simple and inexpensive medium for culture of splenic aspirates in visceral leishmaniasis. East Afr Med J. 1999 Jun; 76(6):358. PMID: 10750528.
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    36. Kariuki MM, Kiaira JK, Mulaa FK, Mwangi JK, Wasunna MK, Martin SK. Plasmodium falciparum: purification of the various gametocyte developmental stages from in vitro-cultivated parasites. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Oct; 59(4):505-8. PMID: 9790418.
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