Samuel D. Kampondeni

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The differential diagnosis of stroke in Africa in areas with high HIV prevalence includes brain infections. We studied causes of stroke in Blantyre, Malawi, where HIV prevalence among medical in-patients is 70%. METHODS In a descriptive study of 8 month duration, all patients presenting at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre(More)
Cerebral malaria (CM) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children in sub-Saharan Africa. CM mortality has been associated with increased brain volume, seen on neuroimaging studies. To examine the potential role of blood metabolites and inflammatory mediators in increased brain volume in Malawian children with CM, an association study(More)
OBJECTIVES In low-resource settings, limitations in diagnostic accuracy of chest X-rays (CXR) for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) relate partly to non-expert interpretation. We piloted a TB CXR Image Reference Set (TIRS) to improve non-expert performance in an operational setting in Malawi. METHODS Nineteen doctors and clinical officers read 60 CXR of(More)
As part of an NIH-funded study of malaria pathogenesis, a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging research facility was established in Blantyre, Malaŵi to enhance the clinical characterization of pediatric patients with cerebral malaria through application of neurological MR methods. The research program requires daily transmission of MR studies to Michigan State(More)
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