Prudence Tettey

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Vascular comorbidities are common in the general population and are associated with adverse health outcomes. In people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an increasing amount of evidence suggests that vascular comorbidities are also common, but an association with MS risk and disability has not been conclusively established. This review aims to critically(More)
BACKGROUND There is accumulating data suggesting an association between serum lipids, apolipoproteins and disability in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES To investigate the associations between serum lipids, apolipoproteins and disability in MS. METHODS A cohort of 178 participants with clinically-definite MS in southern Tasmania, Australia were(More)
We reviewed the evidence for the co-occurrence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS), and assessed the clinical significance of this association and the shared aetiological features of the two diseases. T1D and MS contribute considerably to the burden of autoimmune diseases in young adults. The co-occurrence of MS and T1D has been(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that serum lipids and apolipoproteins may be associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical course. OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between serum lipids, apolipoproteins, body mass index and relapse in MS. METHODS A prospective cohort of 141 participants with relapsing-remitting MS was followed from(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients may be at an increased risk of comorbidities due to the debilitating and chronic nature of the disease. An increased understanding of comorbidities and disease course in MS may provide new insights and enhance MS management. We aimed at investigating the frequency of comorbidities and their associations with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prospective associations between adiposity and lipid-related variables and conversion to multiple sclerosis (MS), time to subsequent relapse and progression in disability. METHODS A cohort of 279 participants with a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination was prospectively followed to 5-year review.(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on the relationship between complement receptor 1 (CR1) polymorphisms in exon 29 encoding the Knops blood group antigens (Swain-Langley (Sl) and McCoy (McC)) and outcome of clinical malaria have produced inconsistent results. METHODS Blood samples from Ghanaian children (n = 150) aged 1-12 years with complicated and uncomplicated(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies in Nigeria have documented significant association between maternal education and child immunization. However, little is known about the pathway through which maternal education improves immunization uptake. This study aims to examine whether maternal literacy and socioeconomic status mediates the relationship between maternal(More)
INTRODUCTION Convulsions associated with fever and acute onset of unknown aetiology with case fatalities have become a long observed medical condition at the Child Health Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Children admitted to the department with seizures of undetermined origin and fever has been a source of diagnostic confusion. Studies from the(More)
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