Senyo K. Tagboto

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Parasitic diseases remain a major public health problem affecting hundreds of millions of people, particularly in tropical developing countries. The limited availability and affordability of pharmaceutical medicines means that the majority of the world's population depends on traditional medical remedies, and it is estimated that some 20,000 species of(More)
The activity against filarial parasites of the antibiotics rifampicin, oxytetracycline and chloramphenicol was examined. In addition, transmission electron microscopy was used to study the effects of rifampicin and oxytetracycline on filarial tissues and on the endosymbiont bacterium, Wolbachia. When tested in vitro at a concentration of 50.0 microM, each(More)
The activity of the veterinary drug moxidectin against Onchocerca volvulus and On. lienalis microfilariae (mf), both in vitro and in experimentally infected CBA/Ca mice, was compared with that of ivermectin. The in-vitro results demonstrated that both compounds (at a concentration of 10(-7) M) significantly reduced the mf motility index (MI) throughout the(More)
Anaemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and may be managed with erythropoiesis stimulating agents and/or iron preparations. Iron preparations may be administered orally, intravenously or by intramuscular injection. Oral preparations pose a significant tablet burden on patients who are often taking multiple medications and may have undesirable(More)
Experiments examined the sensitivity of Onchocerca lienalis microfilariae (mf) to ivermectin in vitro using a range of parameters to measure viability. Incubation in drug (1 x 10(-4) and 5.71 x 10(-8) M) caused an immediate decrease in motility levels in a concentration dependent fashion with a continuing decline over 24 h; the inclusion of a monkey kidney(More)
BACKGROUND The filarial parasites of major importance in humans contain the symbiotic bacterium Wolbachia and recent studies have shown that targeting of these bacteria with antibiotics results in a reduction in worm viability, development, embryogenesis, and survival. Doxycycline has been effective in human trials, but there is a need to develop drugs that(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrillary glomerulonephritis is a rare cause of progressive renal dysfunction, often leading to the need for dialysis within a few years. The role of immunosuppressive treatment is still uncertain although this has been tried with variable success. CASE PRESENTATION A 56 year old woman with the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (IgM(More)
Anaemia is a common in chronic kidney disease. Although erythropoietin and iron supplementation are established treatments, knowledge on the use of IV iron alone in patients not on dialysis or erythropoietin is incomplete. The responses of 82 patients referred to the renal anaemia service with haemoglobin of 11.5 g/dl or less were assessed 1 week after(More)
This study was designed to provide baseline information on the sensitivity of 4 geographical isolates of Onchocerca volvulus microfilariae (mf) (Ghana forest, Ghana savanna, Cameroon forest and Guatemala) to ivermectin, and to develop an in vitro system with which to examine parasites for the possible development of drug resistance. Drug effects were best(More)