Stephen Asiimwe, MMed, MBChB

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San Francisco, CA 94158

  • TICR Graduate Programs, UCSF School of Medicine

Biography

My research is aiming to create a better understanding of the causes of infectious-disease-related adult mortality. I focus on the sub-Saharan Africa environment, where the risk factors that I am interested in are highly prevalent. Among hospitalized patients in this environment, I am investigating up to 5 common risk factors of adult mortality. These are: malnutrition; alcohol consumption; trauma; HIV; and sepsis. In addition, I investigate systemic factors such as monitoring and treatment during critical illness, which also can contribute to mortality. Among HIV-infected outpatients, I study the role of common cancers such as Kaposi's sarcoma and emerging phenomena such as inflammation due to HIV; in addition to systemic factors such as follow-up systems for patients in chronic treatment programs. I am investigating multiple risk factors because I want to highlight pairwise interactions between different factors and to advocate for integrated approaches to the implementation of interventions. I am particularly aware of resource-related limitations in the setting where I do my research and would like my studies to guide the targeting of limited intervention resources.

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  1. Asiimwe SB, Abdallah A, Ssekitoleko R. A simple prognostic index based on admission vital signs data among patients with sepsis in a resource-limited setting. Crit Care. 2015; 19(1):86. View on Pubmed
  2. Okello S, Millard A, Owori R, Asiimwe SB, Siedner MJ, Rwebembera J, Wilson LA, Moore CC, Annex BH. Prevalence of lower extremity peripheral artery disease among adult diabetes patients in southwestern Uganda. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2014; 14:75. View on Pubmed
  3. Asiimwe SB, Muzoora C, Wilson LA, Moore CC. Bedside measures of malnutrition and association with mortality in hospitalized adults. Clin Nutr. 2015 Apr; 34(2):252-6. View on Pubmed
  4. Asiimwe SB, Okello S, Moore CC. Frequency of vital signs monitoring and its association with mortality among adults with severe sepsis admitted to a general medical ward in Uganda. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e89879. View on Pubmed