List of AMPATH-RH Presentations and Publications

Research Publications:

Christoffersen-Deb A, Ruhl L, Elung’at J, Atieno M, Snelgrove J, Songok J. Chamas for change: An integrated community-based strategy of peer support in pregnancy and infancy in Kenya. The Lancet Global Health 2015;3(Supplement 1):22.

Spitzer RF, Steele SJ, Caloia D, Thorne J, Bocking AD, Christoffersen-Deb A, Yarmoshuk A, Maina L, Sitters J, Chemwolo B, Omenge E. One-year evaluation of the impact of an emergency obstetric and neonatal care training program in Western Kenya. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2014 Nov 1;127(2):189-93.

Khozaim K, Orang’o E, Christoffersen-Deb A, Itsura P, Oguda J, Muliro H, Ndiema J, Mwangi G, Strother M, Cu-Uvin S, Rosen B, Washington S. Successes and challenges of establishing a cervical cancer screening and treatment program in western Kenya. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2014 Jan;124(1):12-8.

Morantz G, Cole DC, Ayaya S. Ayuku, D, Braitstein P. Maltreatment experiences and associated factors prior to admission to residential care: A sample of institutionalized children and youth in western Kenya. Child Abuse & Neglect 2013 Oct;37(10):778-87.

Hawkins L, Spitzer RF, Christoffersen-Deb A, Leah J, Mabeya H. Characteristics and surgical success of patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula in western Kenya. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2013 Feb;120(2):178-82.

Embleton L, Atwoli L, Ayuku D, Braitstein P. The journey of addiction: Barriers to and facilitators of drug use cessation among street children and youths in Western Kenya. PLoS OnE 2013 Jan; 8(1): e53435.

Chemwolo B, Caloia D, Wools-Kaloustian K, Sidle J, Spitzer RF, Were M, Bell A, Tierney WM. Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013;192:1126.

Gray A, Henshaw C, Wright J, Leah J, Caloia D, Spitzer RF, Omenge E, Chemwolo B, Tierney WM. Effect of EMR implementation on clinic time, patient and staff satisfaction, and chart completeness in a resource-limited antenatal clinic in Kenya. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013;192:1222.

Ouma MN, Chemwolo BT, Pastakia S, Christofferson-Deb A, Washington S. Pilot study of single-use obstetric emergency medical kits to reduce maternal mortality. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2012 Oct;119(1):49-52.

Embleton L, Ayuku D, Atwoli L, Vreeman R, Braitstein P. Knowledge, attitudes, and substance use practices among street children in Western Kenya. Substance Use & Misuse 2012 Sep;47(11):1234-47.

Mabeya H, Khozaim K, Liu T, Orango O, Chumba D, Pisharodi L, Carter J, Cu-Uvin S. Comparison of conventional cervical cytology versus visual inspection with acetic acid among human immunodeficiency virus-infected women in Western Kenya. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease 2012 Apr;16(2):92-7.

Ranney ML, Rennert-May E, Spitzer R, Chitai MA, Mamlin SE, Mabeya H. A novel ED-based sexual assault centre in western Kenya: Description of patients and analysis of treatment patterns. Emergency Medicine Journal 2011 Nov;28(11):927-31.

Sterling L, van Lonkhuijzen L, Nyangena J, Orango E, Strother M, Busakhala N, Rosen B. Protocol development for ovarian cancer treatment in Kenya: A brief report. International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer 2011 Feb; 21(2):424-7.

McFadden E, Taleski SJ, Bocking A, Spitzer RF, Mabeya H. Retrospective review of predisposing factors and surgical outcomes in obstetric fistula patients at a single teaching hospital in Western Kenya. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2011 Jan;33(1):30-5.

Elit LM, Rosen B, Jimenez W, Giede C, Cybulska P, Sinasac S, et al. Teaching cervical cancer surgery in low- or middle-resource countries. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2010 Dec;20(9):1604-8.

 

Research Abstract Presentations:

2014

  • Christoffersen-Deb A, Ruhl L, Elung’at J, Atieno M, Snelgrove J, Songok J. Chamas for change: An integrated community-based strategy of peer support in pregnancy and infancy in Kenya. Poster session presented at: Mobilizing Research for Global Health. 6th Annual CUGH Conference; 2014 May 26-28; Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Mitra S, Christoffersen-Deb A, Jackson S, Menya D. The community health volunteer incentive project. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 31st Annual Research Day; 2014 May 9; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Ragan K, Elung’at J, Atieno M, Spitzer RF, Songok J, Christoffersen-Deb A. Chama cha MamaToto: Evaluation of a peer support mechanism to improve maternal and infant health in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 31st Annual Research Day; 2014 May 9; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Spitzer RF. AMPATH reproductive health – collaboration corner. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 31st Annual Research Day; 2014 May 9; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Zipursky A, Kipkoech C, Spitzer RF, Christoffersen-Deb A. Preliminary quantitative evaluation of afya jamii (group care) in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 31st Annual Research Day; 2014 May 9; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Omenge E, Itsura P, Liu T, Mabeya H, Christoffersen-Deb A, Washington S, Cu-Uvin S. Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) agrees reasonably with Pap smear and HR HPV typing for follow-up after VIA/cryotherapy in HIV-infected. Poster session presented at: Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2014; 2014 Mar 3-6; Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

2013

  •  Sinasac S, Rosen B, Omenge E, Itsura P, Bouchard-Fortier G, Gagnon L. Surgical safety checklist implementation in a low resource setting. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30th Annual Research Day; 2013 May 10; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Thorne J, Spitzer RF, Taleski SJ, Caloia D, Bocking A, Chrostoffersen-Deb A, Maina L, Sitters J, Chemwolo B, Omenge E. Evaluation of the impact of an emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) training program at a referral centre in Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 30th Annual Research Day; 2013 May 10; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gray A, Henshaw C, Wright J, Leah J, Caloia D, Spitzer RF, Orango O, Chemwolo B, Tierney WT. Effect of EMR implementation on clinical time, patient and staff satisfaction and chart completeness in a resource-limited antenatal clinic in western Kenya. Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) 37th Annual Scientific Conference; 2013 Feb 13-15; Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Hawkins L, Spitzer RF, Christoffersen-Deb A, Leah J, Mabeya H. Characteristics and surgical successes of patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: Annual Scientific Conference. Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) 37th Annual Scientific Conference; 2013 Feb 13-15; Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Thorne J, Spitzer RF, Taleski SJ, Caloia D, Bocking A, Chrostoffersen-Deb A, Maina L, Sitters J, Chemwolo B, Omenge E. Evaluation of the impact of an emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) training program at a referral centre in Kenya. Poster session presented at: Annual Scientific Conference. Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) 37th Annual Scientific Conference; 2013 Feb 13-15; Eldoret, Kenya.

2012

  • Morantz G, Cole D, Vreeman R, Ayaya S, Ayuku D, Braitstein P. A qualitative review of child abuse and neglect among orphaned children and youth living in extended families in sub-Saharan Africa. Poster session presented at: 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health; 2012 Oct 21-23; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Itsura PM, Omenge E, Muliro H, Lynch C, Rosen B. Outcomes from a radical hysterectomy training program in a low resource setting. Poster session presented at: 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2012 Oct 13-16; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Khozaim K, Muliro H, Oguda J, Cu-Uvin S, Rosen B, Christofferson-Deb A, Washington S, Strother M, Itsura P, Omenge E. Establishment of a cervical cancer screening and treatment program in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2012 Oct 13-16; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Lynch CD, Omenge E, Itsura PM, Muliro H, Rosen B, del Priore G, Washington S, Strother RM. Cervical cancer treatment for operable lesions in a low-resource contemporary setting. Poster session presented at: 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2012 Oct 13-16; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Omenge E, Itsura PM, Mabeya H, Oguda J, Washington S, Christofferson A., Cu-Uvin S., Rosen B. Cost of cervix cancer screening in a low resource setting in Africa. Poster session presented at: 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2012 Oct 13-16; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Orango O, Itsura P, Mabeya H, Christoffersen-Deb A, Oguda J, Cu-Uvin S, Rosen B. Cost of cervical cancer screening in a low resource setting in Africa. Poster session presented at: World Cancer Congress; 2012 Aug 27-30; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Embleton L, Ayuku D, Vreeman R, Atwoli P, Braitstein P. Prevalence and factors associated with substance use among street children in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: New and Emerging Psychoactive Substances. 17th Annual National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum; 2012 Jun 8-11; Palm Springs, California, United States.
  • Gray A, Henshaw C, Wright J, Leah J, Spitzer RF, Omenge E, Chemwolo B. Effect of EMR implementation on patient and staff satisfaction and chart completeness in a resource-limited antenatal clinic in Kenya. Poster session presented at: Filling the Gap. Bethune Round Table 12th Annual Conference; 2012 May 25-27; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gray A, Henshaw C, Wright J, Leah J, Spitzer RF, Omenge E, Chemwolo B. Effect of EMR implementation on patient and staff satisfaction and chart completeness in a resource-limited antenatal clinic in Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 29th Annual Research Day; 2012 May 4; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Young S, Itsura PM, Omenge E, Muliro H, Charles B, Christoffersen-Deb A, Spitzer R, Rosen B, Omenge E. Outcomes from a radical hysterectomy training program in a low resource setting in Africa. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 29th Annual Research Day; 2012 May 4; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2011

  • Mwangi WW, M’imunya JM, Kiarie J, Kinuthia J, Kudoyi W, Spitzer RF, Mabeya H, Mukoko D, Mutai K, Jepchirchir J. Utility of an algorithm of surrogate markers for CD4 count to determine eligibility for HAART among HIV infected pregnant women. Poster session presented at: 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; 2011 October 20-23; Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Hawkins L, Spitzer RF, Christofferson-Deb A, Mabeya H. Characteristics and surgical success in patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula in western Kenya: A retrospective case series. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 28th Annual Research Day; 2011 May 6; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Hawkins L, Spitzer RF, Christofferson-Deb A, Mabeya H. Characteristics and surgical success in patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula in western Kenya: A retrospective case series. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Medical School Research Day; 2011 May; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Rosen B, Elkanah O, Itsura P, Giede C, Jimenezfiedler W, Sinasac S, et al. Implementation of radical hysterectomy in western Kenya: An educational pilot project. Poster session presented at: Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 42nd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer; 2011 Mar 6-9; Orlando, Florida, United States.

2010

  • Jumah NA, Rosen B. Moving beyond primary screening for cervical cancer in low-resource settings. Poster session presented at: 13th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2010 Oct 23-26; Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Rosen B. Implementation of radical hysterectomy in western Kenya: An educational pilot project. Poster session presented at: 13th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2010 Oct 23-26; Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Rosen B. Teaching cervical cancer surgery in low or middle resource countries. Poster session presented at: 13th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2010 Oct 23-26; Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Rosen, B. International Cooperation for Cancer Care: Protocol Development for Ovarian Cancer Treatment in Kenya. Poster session presented at: 13th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; 2010 Oct 23-26; Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Rosen B, Mabeya H, Omenge E, Caloia D, Cu-Uvin S. Developing a cervical cancer prevention program in a low resource country. Poster session presented at: the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada 31st Annual General Meeting; 2010 Jun 4-6; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Jumah NA, Rosen B. Moving beyond primary screening for cervical cancer in low-resource settings. Poster session presented at: the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada 31st Annual General Meeting; 2010 Jun 4-6; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Sterling L, Nyangena J, van Lonkhuijzen D, Orango O, Rosen B. Selecting the optimal treatment for ovarian cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: A joint project between the University of Toronto and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Poster session presented at: the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada 31st Annual General Meeting; 2010 Jun 4-6; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Sinasac SE, Spitzer RF, Clune K, Mabeya H. A retrospective chart review of patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula at surgical camps in western Kenya. Poster presentation presented at: Serving Through Partnerships: The Scalpel for Change. Bethune Round Table 10th Annual Conference; 2010 May 14-15; Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • van Lonkhuijzen L, Sterling L, Nyangena J, Omenge E, Rosen B. International cooperation for cancer care: Protocol development for ovarian cancer treatment in Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 27th Annual Research Day; 2010 May 7; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Jumah NA, Rosen B. Moving beyond primary screening for cervical cancer in low-resource settings. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 27th Annual Research Day; 2010 May 7; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2009

  • Yarmoshuk A,  Zakus D. Models for reciprocal partnerships: Lessons learned during the first five years of the CIH’s HIV/AIDS Initiative-Africa. Poster session presented at: Heath equity: Our global responsibility. 16th Canadian Conference on International Health; 2009 Oct 25-28; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Mabeya H, Yarmoshuk A, Caloia D, Spitzer RF, Omenge EO, Were E, Bocking A, Einterz R. Improving women’s reproductive health in western Kenya: A North American-African academic model. Poster session presented at: Poster session presented at: 19th International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians World Congress; 2009 Oct 4-9; Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Sinasac SE, Taleski SJ, Spitzer RF, Omenge E. Job satisfaction among physicians and nurses in a teaching and referral hospital in western Kenya: Do partnerships with high resource institutions in North America make a difference?. Poster session presented at: 19th Federation of International Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) World Congress; 2009 Oct 4-9; Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Omenge E, Millar HC, Sermer M, Spitzer RF. Understanding the burden of cardiac disease among women presenting for antenatal care or during delivery at Moi University Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya: A retrospective review. Presented at: Research and Knowledge Dissemination Towards the Building of Healthy and Socio-Economically Stable Nations. Moi University 5th Annual International Conference; 2009 Aug 4-8; Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Mabeya H, Rennert-May E, Spitzer RF, Ranney M. A novel ED-based sexual assault center in western Kenya:  Description of patients and analysis of treatment patterns. Poster session presented at: Research and Knowledge Dissemination Towards the Building of Healthy and Socio-Economically Stable Nations. Moi University 5th Annual International Conference; 2009 Aug 4-8; Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Rennert-May E, Spitzer RF, Ranney M. A novel ED-based sexual assault center in western Kenya:  Description of patients and analysis of treatment patterns. Poster session presented at: Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada 65th Annual Clinical Meeting; 2009 Jun 17-21; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Sinasac SE, Taleski SJ, Spitzer RF, Omenge E. Job satisfaction among physicians and nurses in a teaching and referral hospital in western Kenya: Do partnerships with high resource institutions in North America make a difference?. Poster session presented at: Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada 65th Annual Clinical Meeting; 2009 Jun 17-21; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Rennert-May E, Spitzer RF, Mabeya H, Ranney M. A novel ED-based sexual assault center in western Kenya: Description of patients and analysis of treatment patterns. Poster session presented at: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 21st Annual Meeting; 2009 May 14-17; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
  • Sinasac SE, Taleski SJ, Spitzer RF, Omenge E. Job satisfaction among physicians and nurses in a teaching and referral hospital in western Kenya: Do partnerships with high resource institutions in North America make a difference?. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 26th Annual Research Day; 2009 May 8; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Millar HC, Spitzer RF, Sermer M, Mabeya H, Omenge E. Understanding the burden of cardiac disease among women presenting for antenatal care or during delivery at Moi University Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya: A retrospective review. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 26th Annual Research Day; 2009 May 8; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Rennert-May E, Spitzer RF, Mabeya H, Ranney M. A novel ED-based sexual assault center in western Kenya:  Description of patients and analysis of treatment patterns. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 26th Annual Research Day; 2009 May 8; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008

  • McFadden E, Mabeya H, Taleski SJ, Bocking A, Spitzer RF. Retrospective review of predisposing factors and surgical outcomes in obstetric fistula patients in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada 64th Annual Clinical Meeting; 2008 Jun 25-29; Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • McFadden E, Mabeya H, Taleski SJ, Bocking A, Spitzer RF. Retrospective review of predisposing factors and surgical outcomes in obstetric fistula patients in western Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 24th Annual Research Day; 2008 May 2; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2007

  • Han A, Bocking A, Spitzer RF, Mabeya H. Retrospective study on the social, economic and cultural determinants of obstetric fistula in Eldoret, Kenya. Poster session presented at: University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 23rd Annual Research Day; 2007 May 4; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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