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Dr T Simbini

Lecturer

Dr T Simbini

Masters in Biomedical Informatics; BSc Intercalated Human Physiology; MBChB (UZ)

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About

Dr. Simbini has been teaching in the Department of Physiology since 2007. He has interests in Neurophysiology, Nerve and Muscle and Cognitive Science. He is working in data science and incorporating Informatics to Medical Education.

 

Publications

  1. T. Apollo, K. Takarinda, O. Mugurungi, C. Chakanyuka, T. Simbini, and A. D. Harries, “A report on the Zimbabwe Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) programme progress towards achieving MGD6 target 6B: achievement and challenges.,” Cent. Afr. J. Med., vol. 56, no. 1–4, 2010.
  2. S. Mtapuri-Zinyowera, N. Midzi, C. E. Muchaneta-Kubara, T. Simbini, and T. Mduluza, “Impact of solar radiation in disinfecting drinking water contaminated with Giardia duodenalis and Entamoeba histolytica/dispar at a point-of-use water treatment,” J. Appl. Microbiol., vol. 106, no. 3, 2009.
  3. T. Simbini, E. Umapathy, E. Jacobus, G. Tendaupenyu, and M. T. Mbizvo, “Study on the origin of seminal leucocytes using split ejaculate technique and the effect of leucocytospermia on sperm characteristics,” Urol. Int., vol. 61, no. 2, 1998.
  4. K. P. Waters, A. Zuber, T. Simbini, Z. Bangani, and R. S. Krishnamurthy, “Zimbabwe’s Human Resources for health Information System (ZHRIS)—an assessment in the context of establishing a global standard,” Int. J. Med. Inform., vol. 100, 2017.
  5. E. Umapathy, T. Simbini, T. Chipata, and M. Mbizvo, “Sperm characteristics and accessory sex gland functions in HIV-infected men,” Arch. Androl., vol. 46, no. 2, 2001.
  6. E. Umapathy, T. Simbini, T. Chipata, and M. Mbizvo, “Sperm characteristics and accessory sex gland functions in HIV-infected men,” Syst. Biol. Reprod. Med., vol. 46, no. 2, 2001.
  7. T. Simbini, R. Foster, P. Nesara, and C. Hullin Lucay Cossio, “Monitoring diseases across borders: African regional integrative information systems,” in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2010, vol. 160, no. PART 1.
  8. T. Simbini, “Computerised information management systems in HIV/AIDS care and outcomes research.,” Cent. Afr. J. Med., vol. 52, no. 5–6, 2006.

Dr Tafadzwa Taderera

Chairperson & Senior Lecturer

Dr Tafadzwa Taderera

DPhil, Pharmaceutical and Physiological Sciences, UZ (Zimbabwe); MPhil, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UZ (Zimbabwe); BSc Hons Biochemistry, UZ (Zimbabwe)

Telephone +263 4 303211 Extension 17116

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Professional Experience: Dr Taderera has been a member of the University for more than 10 years. She started off as a Graduate teaching assistant in the School of Pharmacy in 2005 and later moved to the Department of Physiology during her DPhil studies in 2011. Dr Taderera has a passion in research on the therapeutic efficacy of traditional medicinal plants in the treatment of different ailments. She was recently awarded a 2-year post-doctoral grant from the UZCHS-PERFECT programme and she will be working on the management of mental health illnesses using traditional medicinal plants. She has been a recipient of the SACORE grant during her DPhil studies, Ministry of Environment- UNDP scholarship during Masters and has won several other prestigious grants for research, workshop and conference attendance. She has spent time at Tshwane University of Technology, Biomedical Sciences Department during her DPhil studies.

She is a member of the Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA). To date she has 18 publications, some here listed.

 

Publications:

  1. Marume A, Matope G, Katsande S, Khoza S, Mutingwende I, Mduluza T, Munodawafa-Taderera T and Ndhlala AR (2017) Wound Healing Properties of Selected Plants Used in Ethnoveterinary Medicine. Front. Pharmacol. 8:544. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00544

  2. Tapiwa Magada, Tafadzwa Taderera, and Tariro Mawoza, (2017).   Comparison study on the hypogylycaemic effects of Sclerocarya birrea aqueous stem-bark extracts versus leaf extracts in alloxan-induced diabetic rats, Journal of Applied Sciences In Southern Africa JASSA 002/0017

  3. Tafadzwa Taderera1, Exnevia Gomo2 and Lameck Shoriwa Chagonda1 (2016). The Antidiabetic Activity of an Aqueous Root Extract of Annona stenophylla Engl. and Diels in Non-diabetic Control and Alloxan-induced Diabetic rats. Journal of Biologically Active Plants from Nature, Taylor and Francis, TBAP6 (4) PP 315-322, DOI:10.1080/22311866.2016.1234412.

  4. Tafadzwa Munodawafa*, Sylvester Moyo, Batsirai Chipurura and Lameck Chagonda. (2016). Brineshrimp Lethality Bioassay of Some Selected Zimbabwean Traditional Medicinal Plants, International Journal of Phytopharmacology, 7(4), 229-232.

  5. Matimba Grace, Mawoza Tariro, Louis L Gadaga, Mubika Bernard, Chitindingu Kudakwashe and Taderera Tafadzwa* (2015). Mechanistic studies of myorelaxant effects of an ethanolic leaf extract of Eriobotyra japonica on isolated rabbit ileum. International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy and Life Sciences , Vol. 4, No.4, pp 1679-1685

  6. Tafadzwa Taderera, Tapiwa Siziba, Louis Gadaga, Dexter Tagwireyi, Exnevia Gomo and Felicity Bierman, Lameck Shoriwa Chagonda. (2015). Acute and Sub-acute Oral toxicity of Hydroethanolic Root Extract of Annona stenophylla Engl. and Diels in Sprague Dawley Rats. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature Volume 5, Issue 5, 5:5, 349-356, DOI:10.1080/22311866.2015.1110501.

Mrs Carol Mahachi

Lecturer

Mrs Carol Mahachi

MPhil Physiology (UZ) Zimbabwe; BSc Nutrition, (UZ) Zimbabwe

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Telephone +263 24 303211 Extension 17111

 

Experience.

Carol Mahachi has been a member of the department for 14 years, starting as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, the she was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer. She became a permanent member of the academic staff in 2011 as a Lecturer. She has been involved in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study from 2004 as a research assistant/nutritionist. She is a L’Oreal For Women in Science Fellow (2017) and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. As Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow she has benefited from the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Programme where she was hosted by Dr Christina Karatzaferi at Plymouth Marjon University in Plymouth, United Kingdom. In 2017 she was co-beneficiary with Prof Kathryn Myburgh (Stellenbosch University) of the African Collaboration Grant (2017).

Abstracts

  1. C B Mahachi, R Moosa and KH Myburgh (2017). Inflammatory Markers Associated With Kidney Disease in HIV Positive Individuals Before Initiation Of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). Abstract presented at the ICHE/CHS-AMRD Oct 2017
  2. C B Mahachi, R Moosa and KH Myburgh (2016). Inflammatory Markers Associated With Kidney Disease In HIV Positive Individuals Before Initiation Of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). 44th Conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa. August 2016
  3. C B Maponga, Mudambo KSMT, Sithole-Niang I and Tafirenyika A (2007) Dehydration, Sweat rate and Fluid Turnover in African Footballers Playing in Zimbabwe. Abstract accepted for presentation at the Institute Of Continuing Health Education University of Zimbabwe–Annual Medical Research Day Oct 2007

  1. C B Maponga, Mudambo KSMT, Sithole-Niang I and Tafirenyika A (2006) Preliminary results showing the effect of Soccer Playing on Thermoregulatory Processes. Abstract accepted for presentation at the Institute Of Continuing Health Education University of Zimbabwe–Annual Medical Research Day Oct 2006

  1. C B Maponga. (2005) The effects of Football playing on Thermal Regulatory processes. 11th International Brain Research Organisation School, Nairobi Kenya

  1. C B Maponga, Mudambo KSMT, Matsungo T M and Tafirenyika A (2005). BMI and Lung Function indices among school children members of the general public assessed during the University of Zimbabwe open week 2005. Abstract presented at Institute Of Continuing Health Education University of Zimbabwe–Annual Medical Research Day Sep 2005

  1. Matsungo TM, Mudambo KSMT, Malaba L C, Maponga C B and Tafirenyika A (2005). An analysis of the prevalence and association between obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertension among adolescents and adults attending the University of Zimbabwe open days 2005. Abstract presented at Institute Of Continuing Health Education University of Zimbabwe–Annual Medical Research Day Sep 2005

  1. C B Maponga, J Chifamba and G Terera. Development of a Food Frequency Questionnaire for a Black Zimbabwe Population. Abstract Abstract presented at Institute Of Continuing Health Education University of Zimbabwe–Annual Medical Research Day Oct 2004

Publications

  1. i.Pisa PT1, Landais E, Margetts B, Vorster HH, Friedenreich CM, Huybrechts I, Martin-Prevel Y, Branca F, Lee WT, Leclercq C, Jerling J, Zotor F, Amuna P, Al Jawaldeh A, Aderibigbe RO, Amoussa WH, Anderson CA, AounallahSkhiri H, Atek M, Benhura C, Chifamba J, Covic N, Dary O, Delisle H, El Ati J, El Hamdouchi A, El Rhazi K, Faber M, Kalimbira A, Korkalo L, Kruger A, Ledo J, Machiweni T, Mahachi C, Mathe N, Mokori A, Mouquet-Rivier C, Mutie C, Nashandi Hilde L, Norris SA, Onabanjo OO, Rambeloson Z, Saha Foudjo BU, Ubaoji KI, Zaghloul S, Slimani N. Inventory on the dietary assessment tools available and needed in Africa: a prerequisite for setting up a common methodological research infrastructure for nutritional surveillance research and prevention of diet-related non-communicable diseases. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Jan 2;58(1):37-61. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2014.981630. Epub 2017 Jun
  2. Dehghan M, Mente A, Zhang X, Swaminathan S, Li W, Mohan V, Iqbal R,Kumar R, Wentzel-Viljoen E, Rosengren A, Amma LI, Avezum A, Chifamba J,Diaz R, Khatib R, Lear S, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Liu X, Gupta R, Mohammadifard N, Gao N, Oguz A, Ramli AS, Seron P, Sun Y, Szuba A, Tsolekile L, WielgoszA, Yusuf R, Hussein Yusufali A, Teo KK, Rangarajan S, Dagenais G, Bangdiwala SI, Islam S, Anand SS, Yusuf S; Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study investigators. Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries  from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2017 Nov 4;390(10107):2050-2062. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32252-3. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
  3. Miller V, Mente A, Dehghan M, Rangarajan S, Zhang X, Swaminathan S, Dagenais G, Gupta R, Mohan V, Lear S, Bangdiwala SI, Schutte AE, Wentzel- Viljoen E, Avezum A, Altuntas Y, Yusoff K, Ismail N, Peer N, Chifamba J, Diaz R, Rahman O, Mohammadifard N, Lana F, Zatonska K, Wielgosz A, Yusufali A, Iqbal R, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Khatib R, Rosengren A, Kutty VR, Li W, Liu J, Liu X, Yin L, Teo K, Anand S, Yusuf S; Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study investigators. Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths in 18 countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2017 Nov 4;390(10107):2037-2049. doi: 10.1016/S0140- 6736(17)32253-5. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
  4. Mente A, Dehghan M, Rangarajan S, McQueen M, Dagenais G, Wielgosz A, Lear S, Li W, Chen H, Yi S, Wang Y, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Seron P, Kumar R, Gupta R, Mohan V, Swaminathan S, Kutty R, Zatonska K, Iqbal R, Yusuf R, Mohammadifard N, Khatib R, Nasir NM, Ismail N, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Yusufali A, Wentzel-Viljoen E, Puoane T, Chifamba J, Teo K, Anand SS, Yusuf S; Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study investigators. Association of dietary nutrients with blood lipids and blood pressure in 18 countries: a cross-sectional analysis from the PURE study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Oct;5(10):774-787. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30283-8. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
  5. Attaei MW, Khatib R, McKee M, Lear S, Dagenais G, Igumbor EU, AlHabib KF, Kaur M, Kruger L, Teo K, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Oguz A, Gupta R, Yusufali AM, Bahonar A, Kutty R, Rosengren A, Mohan V, Avezum A, Yusuf R, Szuba A, Rangarajan S, Chow C, Yusuf S; PURE study investigators. Availability and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines and the effect on blood pressure control in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: an analysis of the PURE study data. Lancet Public Health. 2017 Sep;2(9):e411- e419
  6. Aglago EK, Landais E, Nicolas G, Margetts B, Leclercq C, Allemand P, Aderibigbe O, Agueh VD, Amuna P, Annor GA, El Ati J, Coates J, Colaiezzi B, Compaore E, Delisle H, Faber M, Fungo R, Gouado I, El Hamdouchi A, Hounkpatin WA, Konan AG, Labzizi S, Ledo J, Mahachi C, Maruapula SD, Mathe N, Mbabazi M, Mirembe MW, Mizéhoun-Adissoda C, Nzi CD, Pisa PT, El Rhazi K, Zotor F, Slimani N. Evaluation of the international standardized 24- h dietary recall methodology (GloboDiet) for potential application in research and surveillance within African settings. Global Health. 2017 Jun 19;13(1):35.
  7. Manyanga T, Makaza D, Mahachi C, Mlalazi TF, Masocha V, Makoni P, Tapera E, Khumalo B, Rutsate SH, Tremblay MS. Results From Zimbabwe's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health. 2016 Nov;13(11 Suppl 2):S337-S342. PubMed PMID: 27848734.
  8. Raina P, Sohel N, Oremus M, Shannon H, Mony P, Kumar R, Li W, Wang Y, Wang X, Yusoff K, Yusuf R, Iqbal R, Szuba A, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Kruger A, Chifamba J, Mohammadifard N, Darwish EA, Dagenais G, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P,Seron P, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Assessing global risk factors for non-fatal injuries from road traffic accidents and falls in adults aged 35-70 years in 17 countries: a crosssectional analysis of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study. Inj Prev. 2016 Apr;22(2):92-8. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041476. Epub 2015 Oct 28.
  9. ix.Khatib R, McKee M, Shannon H, Chow C, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Wei L, Mony P, Mohan V, Gupta R, Kumar R, Vijayakumar K, Lear SA, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Ismail N, Kazmi K, Rahman O, Rosengren A, Monsef N, Kelishadi R, Kruger A, Puoane T, Szuba A, Chifamba J, Temizhan A, Dagenais G, Gafni A, Yusuf S; PURE study investigatorsAvailability and affordability of cardiovascular disease medicines and their effect on use in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: an analysis of the PURE study data. Lancet. 2016 Jan 2;387(10013):61-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00469-9. Epub 2015 Oct 20.
  10. Smyth A, Teo KK, Rangarajan S, O'Donnell M, Zhang X, Rana P, Leong DP, Dagenais G, Seron P, Rosengren A, Schutte AE, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Oguz A, Chifamba J, Diaz R, Lear S, Avezum A, Kumar R, Mohan V, Szuba A, Wei L, Yang W, Jian B, McKee M, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease, cancer, injury, admission to hospital, and mortality: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2015 ov 14;386(10007):1945-54. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00235-4. Epub 2015 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 26386538.
  11. Leong DP, Teo KK, Rangarajan S, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Avezum A Jr, Orlandini A, Seron P, Ahmed SH, Rosengren A, Kelishadi R, Rahman O, Swaminathan S, Iqbal R, Gupta R, Lear SA, Oguz A, Yusoff K, Zatonska K, Chifamba J, Igumbor E, Mohan V, Anjana RM, Gu H, Li W, Yusuf S; Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study investigators. Prognostic value of grip strength: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. Lancet. 2015 Jul 18;386(9990):266-73.
  12. Yusuf S, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Islam S, Li W, Liu L, Bo J, Lou Q, Lu F, Liu T, Yu L, Zhang S, Mony P, Swaminathan S, Mohan V, Gupta R, Kumar R, Vijayakumar K, Lear S, Anand S, Wielgosz A, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez- Jaramillo P, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Ismail N, Iqbal R, Rahman O, Rosengren A, Yusufali A, Kelishadi R, Kruger A, Puoane T, Szuba A, Chifamba J, Oguz A, McQueen M, McKee M, Dagenais G; PURE Investigators. Cardiovascular risk and events in 17 low-, middle-, and high-income countries. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 28;371(9):818-27.
  13. O'Donnell M, Mente A, Rangarajan S, McQueen MJ, Wang X, Liu L, Yan H, Lee SF, Mony P, Devanath A, Rosengren A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Iqbal R, Ilow R, Mohammadifard N, Gulec S, Yusufali AH, Kruger L, Yusuf R, Chifamba J, Kabali C, Dagenais G, Lear SA, Teo K, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Urinary sodium and potassium excretion, mortality, and cardiovascular events. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14;371(7):612-23
  14. Mente A, O'Donnell MJ, Rangarajan S, McQueen MJ, Poirier P, Wielgosz A, Morrison H, Li W, Wang X, Di C, Mony P, Devanath A, Rosengren A, Oguz A, Zatonska K, Yusufali AH, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Avezum A, Ismail N, Lanas F, Puoane T, Diaz R, Kelishadi R, Iqbal R, Yusuf R, Chifamba J, Khatib R, Teo K, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Association of urinary sodium and potassium excretion with blood presure. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14;371(7):601-11.
  15. Lear SA, Teo K, Gasevic D, Zhang X, Poirier PP, Rangarajan S, Seron P, Kelishadi R, Tamil AM, Kruger A, Iqbal R, Swidan H, Gómez-Arbeláez D, Yusuf R, Chifamba J, Kutty VR, Karsıdag K, Kumar R, Li W, Szuba A, Avezum A, Diaz R, Anand SS, Rosengren A, Yusuf S; Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study Investigators. The association between ownership of common household devices and obesity and diabetes in high, middle and low income countries. CMAJ. 2014 Mar 4;186(4):258-66. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.131090. Epub 2014 Feb 10. Erratum in: CMAJ. 2014 Apr 1;186(6):453
  16. Mahachi C B, Mudambo Kaka SMT1, Sithole-Niang I and Tafirenyika A. Sweat rate and fluid turnover in Zimbabwean soccer players. JASSA2012;18(ii): 19-32
  17. Duong M, Islam S, Rangarajan S, Teo K, O'Byrne PM, Schünemann HJ, Igumbor E, Chifamba J, Liu L, Li W, Ismail T, Shankar K, Shahid M, Vijayakumar K, Yusuf R, Zatonska K, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Heidari H, Almahmeed W, Diaz R, Oliveira G, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Seron P, Killian K, Yusuf S; PURE-BREATH Study Investigators. Global differences in lung function by region (PURE): an international, community-based prospective study. Lancet Respir Med. 2013 Oct;1(8):599-609. doi: 10.1016/S2213- 2600(13)70164-4. Epub 2013 Sep 10.
  18. Clara K. Chow, PhD; Koon K. Teo, PhD; Sumathy Rangarajan, MSc; Shofiqul Islam, MSc; Rajeev Gupta, PhD:……..for the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) Study investigators. Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension in Rural and Urban Communities in High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Countries. JAMA. 2013;310(9):959-968. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.184182
  19. Koon Teo, MB, PhD; Scott Lear, PhD; Shofiqul Islam, MSc; Prem Mony, MD; Mahshid Dehghan, PhD; Wei Li, PhD; Annika Rosengren, MD; ………..for the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) Study investigators. Prevalence of a Healthy Lifestyle Among Individuals With Cardiovascular Disease in High-, Middle- and Low-Income Countries: The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study. JAMA. 2013;309(15):1613-1621
  20. Jephat Chifamba, Kudakwashe E. Chakanyuka, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Carol B. Mahachi And Jacob Mufunda. Comparison Of Exercise-Induced Hypertension In Low Birth Weight And Normal Birth Weight Young Black Adults In Zimbabwe. High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev 2012; 19 (3): 1-5 1120- 9879/12/0003-0001
  21. C B Maponga, Mudambo KSMT, Matsungo T M and Tafirenyika A (2010). The relationship between body mass and lung function. JASSA/002/01/06
  22. Matsungo TM, Mudambo KSMT, Malaba L C, Maponga C B and Tafirenyika A. The relationship between obesity, blood glucose and blood pressure in cross sectional adolescent and adults attending the University of Zimbabwe open days. JASSA 2006

Prof. Jephat. Chifamba

Senior Lecturer

Prof. Jephat. Chifamba

DPhil, Physiology UZ (Zimbabwe); MPhil, Physiology, UZ (Zimbabwe); BSc Hons Biological Sciences, UZ(Zimbabwe)

Telephone +263 24 303211 Extension 17100

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Professional Experience: Prof Chifamba has been a member of the Department for 30 years. He spent some time in Manchester University Physiological Science department and had contact visits to the Witwatersrand University and Manchester University. He is an active researcher in Cardiovascular diseases and developmental origins of health and disease. His area of special interest is the pathophysiology of hypertension and a current co investigator in the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study (PURE). He is a co author of more than 60 publications and below are the latest 5.

 

Publications 

  1. Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 21 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study. Dehghan M, Mente A, Rangarajan S, Sheridan P, Mohan V, Iqbal R, Gupta R, Lear S, Wentzel-Viljoen E, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Mony P, Varma RP, Kumar R,Chifamba J, Alhabib KF, Mohammadifard N, Oguz A, Lanas F, Rozanska D, Bostrom KB, Yusoff K, Tsolkile LP, Dans A, Yusufali A, Orlandini A, Poirier P, Khatib R, Hu B, Wei L, Yin L, Deeraili A, Yeates K, Yusuf R, Ismail N, Mozaffarian D, Teo K, Anand SS, Yusuf S; Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study investigators. Lancet. 2018 Sep 11. pii: S0140-6736(18)31812-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31812-9. [Epub ahead of print] 
  2. Availability and affordability of essential medicines for diabetes across high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: a prospective epidemiological study. Chow CK, Ramasundarahettige C, Hu W, AlHabib KF, Avezum A Jr, Cheng X,Chifamba J, Dagenais G, Dans A, Egbujie BA, Gupta R, Iqbal R, Ismail N, Keskinler MV, Khatib R, Kruger L, Kumar R, Lanas F, Lear S, Lopez-Jaramillo P, McKee M, Mohammadifard N, Mohan V, Mony P, Orlandini A, Rosengren A, Vijayakumar K, Wei L, Yeates K, Yusoff K, Yusuf R, Yusufali A, Zatonska K, Zhou Y, Islam S, Corsi D, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Gerstein HC, Yusuf S; PURE investigators. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Oct;6(10):798-808. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30233-X. Epub 2018 Aug 28.
  3. Urinary sodium excretion, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality: a community-level prospective epidemiological cohort study. Mente A, O'Donnell M, Rangarajan S, McQueen M, Dagenais G, Wielgosz A, Lear S, Ah STL, Wei L, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Lanas F, Mony P, Szuba A, Iqbal R, Yusuf R, Mohammadifard N, Khatib R, Yusoff K, Ismail N, Gulec S, Rosengren A, Yusufali A, Kruger L, Tsolekile LP,Chifamba J, Dans A, Alhabib KF, Yeates K, Teo K, Yusuf S. Lancet. 2018 Aug 11;392(10146):496-506. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31376-X. Epub 2018 Aug 9.
  4. May Measurement Month 2017: an analysis of blood pressure screening results worldwide. Beaney T, Schutte AE, Tomaszewski M, Ariti C, Burrell LM, Castillo RR, Charchar FJ, Damasceno A, Kruger R, Lackland DT, Nilsson PM, Prabhakaran D, Ramirez AJ, Schlaich MP, Wang J, Weber MA, Poulter NR; MMM Investigators. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Jul;6(7):e736-e743. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30259-6. Epub 2018 May 16. Erratum in:Lancet Glob Health. 2018 May 23;
  5. Inequalities in the use of secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by socioeconomic status: evidence from the PURE observational study. Murphy A, Palafox B, O'Donnell O, Stuckler D, Perel P, AlHabib KF, Avezum A, Bai X,Chifamba J, Chow CK, Corsi DJ, Dagenais GR, Dans AL, Diaz R, Erbakan AN, Ismail N, Iqbal R, Kelishadi R, Khatib R, Lanas F, Lear SA, Li W, Liu J, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Mohan V, Monsef N, Mony PK, Puoane T, Rangarajan S, Rosengren A, Schutte AE, Sintaha M, Teo KK, Wielgosz A, Yeates K, Yin L, Yusoff K, Zatońska K, Yusuf S, McKee M. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Mar;6(3):e292-e301. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30031-7.

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