Kisito T. Ogoussan

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BACKGROUND Shiftwork among health care workers impacts upon the safety and health of both employees and patients. AIMS To characterize shiftwork-related attitudes, behaviours, symptoms and coping strategies among health care workers, two validated questionnaires (the Standard Shiftwork Index and the Pressure Management Indicator) were used to identify(More)
Circadian disruption has been linked with inflammation, an established cancer risk factor. Per3 clock gene polymorphisms have also been associated with circadian disruption and with increased cancer risk. Patients completed a questionnaire and provided a blood sample prior to undergoing a colonoscopy (n = 70). Adjusted mean serum cytokine concentrations(More)
The Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) was established in 1987 to oversee Merck's donation of Mectizan (ivermectin, MSD) for the control of onchocerciasis (river blindness) worldwide [1]. This was accelerated and expanded when Merck made a groundbreaking announcement in 1987: it would donate ivermectin, completely free of charge, as much as needed and for as(More)
The discovery of Mectizan has engendered a safe onchocerciasis chemoprevention tool. To make the drug available promptly to people at risk of onchocerciasis, a procurement and delivery mechanism has been put in place around the Mectizan Donation Program, which oversees the Merck donation of Mectizan. The number of yearly approved treatment doses has(More)
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