Publications & impacts

The 2HD research network through its research work has had impact in the sub-Saharan African region and beyond.
Full list of publication of the 2HD Research Network an its members here .

 2018

  Low birthweight in rural Cameroon: an analysis of a cut-off value.
Agbor VN, Ditah C, Tochie JN, Njim T.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Jan 15;18(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1663-y.
PMID:29334919
  Long-term mortality in outpatients with type 2 diabetes in a reference hospital in Cameroon: a retrospective cohort study.
Foryoung JB, Ditah C, Nde Fon P, Mboue-Djieka Y, Nebongo DN, Mbango ND, Balla V, Choukem SP.
BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 22;8(2):e019086. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019086.
PMID:29472266

  Evolutionary aspects of non-metastatic breast cancer after primary treatment in a sub-Saharan African setting: a 16-year retrospective review at the Douala general hospital, Cameroon.
Nzeangung BA, Biwole ME, Kadia BM, Bechem NN, Dimala CA, Sone AM.
BMC Cancer. 2018 Jan 5;18(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3984-z.
PMID: 29304834
 Prevalence, Clinical Presentation, and Factors Associated With Diabetic Foot Ulcer in Two Regional Hospitals in Cameroon.
Tindong M, Palle JN, Nebongo D, Aminde LN, Mboue-Djieka Y, Mbarga NTF, Dehayem MY, Choukem SP.
Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2018 Mar;17(1):42-47. doi: 10.1177/1534734618764252. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
PMID: 29564949
  Association between CD4 Cell Count and Blood Pressure and Its Variation with Body Mass Index Categories in HIV-Infected Patients.
Dimala CA, Kadia BM, Kemah BL, Tindong M, Choukem SP.
Int J Hypertens. 2018 Jan 22;2018:1691474. doi: 10.1155/2018/1691474. eCollection 2018.
PMID:29610680
  Validation of theFriedewald formula for the estimation of low density lipoprotein cholesterol in a sub-Saharan African population.
Choukem SP, Manases T, Nda-Mefoo JP, Dimala CA, Mboue-Djieka Y, Sobngwi E, Kengne AP.
Clin Biochem. 2018 Mar;53:25-30. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.12.008. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
PMID: 29273329
  Markers of adiposity in HIV/AIDS patients: Agreement between waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio and body mass index.
Dimala CA, Ngu RC, Kadia BM, Tianyi FL, Choukem SP.
PLoS One. 2018 Mar 22;13(3):e0194653. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194653. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 29566089
  Diabetes Academy Africa: training the next generation of researchers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Choukem SP, Mbanya JC.
Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Apr;6(4):e371-e372. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30066-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 29530415
  Blighted ovum and tubal pregnancy: a rare form of heterotopic pregnancy: case report.
Aroke D, Ngek LT, Tindong M, Fomanka E, Achu C, Tanah AA, Kadia BM.
BMC Res Notes. 2018 Apr 12;11(1):242. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3345-2.
PMID: 29650046
  Validation of Pediatric Weight Estimation Formulae in a Suburban Cameroonian Population: A Cross sectional Study.
Mbanga CM, Agbor VN, Ditah C, Toukam LD, Njim T.
J Trop Pediatr. 2018 Apr 12. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmy017. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29669137

  2017

  Delayed diagnosis of transanal prolapse of an ileo-colic intussusception in a 10-month-old infant in rural Cameroon: a case report.
Tianyi FL, Kadia BM, Dimala CA, Agbor VN.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Oct 30;10(1):521. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2838-8.
PMID: 29084587 Free PMC Article
  Prevalence and determinants of burnout syndrome among physicians in Cameroon: a research proposal.
Feteh VF, Njim T, Nji MAM, Ayeah CM, Sama CB, Tianyi FL.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Oct 25;10(1):508. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2833-0.
PMID: 29070072 Free PMC Article
  Adolescent deliveries in rural Cameroon: an 8-year trend, prevalence and adverse maternofoetal outcomes.
Agbor VN, Mbanga CM, Njim T.
Reprod Health. 2017 Sep 29;14(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0382-6.
PMID: 28962649 Free PMC Article
  Prevalenceand associations of microalbuminuria in proteinuria-negative patients with type 2 diabetes in two regional hospitals in Cameroon: a cross-sectional study.
Efundem NT, Assob JCN, Feteh VF, Choukem SP.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Sep 12;10(1):477. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2804-5.
PMID: 28899432 Free PMC Article
  Cesarean sections in a secondary level care hospital of Cameroon: an analysis of their six-year trends and adverse neonatal outcomes.
Njim T, Choukem SP, Mbu R.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Aug 29;10(1):430. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2750-2.
PMID: 28851419  Free PMC Article
  The neglected burden of snakebites in Cameroon: a review of the epidemiology, management and public health challenges.
Tochie JN, Temgoua MN, Njim T, Celestin D, Tankeu R, Nkemngu NJ.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Aug 14;10(1):405. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2718-2.
PMID: 28807018 Free PMC Article
  Adolescent deliveries in semi-urban Cameroon: prevalence and adverse neonatal outcomes.
Njim T, Agbor VN.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jun 26;10(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2555-3.
PMID: 28651611 Free PMC Article
  Shortcomings in snake bite management in rural Cameroon: a case report.
Tianyi FL, Dimala CA, Feteh VF.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jun 8;10(1):196. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2518-8.
PMID: 28595590  Free PMC Articl
  A cohort analysis of neonatal hospital mortality rate and predictors of neonatal mortality in a sub-urban hospital of Cameroon.
Ndombo PK, Ekei QM, Tochie JN, Temgoua MN, Angong FTE, Ntock FN, Mbuagbaw L.
Ital J Pediatr. 2017 Jun 5;43(1):52. doi: 10.1186/s13052-017-0369-5.
PMID: 28583154  Free PMC Article
  Uterus preserving surgery versus hysterectomy in the treatment of refractory postpartum haemorrhage in two tertiary maternity units in Cameroon: a cohort analysis of perioperative outcomes.
Dohbit JS, Foumane P, Nkwabong E, Kamouko CO, Tochie JN, Otabela B, Mboudou E.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 May 30;17(1):158. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1346-0.
PMID: 28558661 Free PMC Article
  Four-year trends in adiposity and its association with hypertension in serial groups of young adult university students in urban Cameroon: a time-series study.
Choukem SP, Kengne AP, Nguefack ML, Mboue-Djieka Y, Nebongo D, Guimezap JT, Mbanya JC.
BMC Public Health. 2017 May 23;17(1):499. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4449-7.
PMID: 28535752  Free PMC Article
  Cardiometabolic profile of obese children in a sub-Saharan African setting: a cross-sectional study.
Chedjou-Nono E, Sap S, Choukem SP, Ngosso Tetanye I, Nebongo D, Koki Ndombo O.
BMC Pediatr. 2017 May 19;17(1):129. doi: 10.1186/s12887-017-0880-2.
PMID: 28526006  Free PMC Article
  Ivermectin induced Steven-Johnsons syndrome: case report.
Aroke D, Tchouakam DN, Awungia AT, Mapoh SY, Ngassa SN, Kadia BM.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 May 8;10(1):179. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2500-5.
PMID: 28482929 Free PMC Article
  Chronic complications and quality of life of patients living with sickle cell disease and receiving care in three hospitals in Cameroon: a cross-sectional study.
Andong AM, Ngouadjeu EDT, Bekolo CE, Verla VS, Nebongo D, Mboue-Djieka Y, Choukem SP.
BMC Hematol. 2017 Apr 20;17:7. doi: 10.1186/s12878-017-0079-7. eCollection 2017.
PMID: 28439419 Free PMC Article
  Motorbike-handlebar hernia – a rare traumatic abdominal wall hernia: a case report and review of the literature.
Tianyi FL, Agbor VN, Njim T.
J Med Case Rep. 2017 Mar 31;11(1):87. doi: 10.1186/s13256-017-1245-z. Review.
PMID: 28359296
Free PMC Article
  A prospective analysis of pinch grafting of chronic leg ulcers in a series of elderly patients in rural Cameroon.
Kadia BM, Dimala CA, Aroke D, Ekabe CJ, Kadia RS, Mefire AC.
BMC Dermatol. 2017 Mar 20;17(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12895-017-0056-7.
PMID: 28320360 Free PMC Article
  Depression Among HIV/AIDS Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in the Southwest Regional Hospitals of Cameroon: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Ngum PA, Fon PN, Ngu RC, Verla VS, Luma HN.
Neurol Ther. 2017 Jun;6(1):103-114. doi: 10.1007/s40120-017-0065-9. Epub 2017 Mar 18.
PMID: 28316064  Free PMC Article
  Associationbetween highly active antiretroviral therapy and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematicreview and meta-analysis protocol.
Dimala CA, Blencowe H.
BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 9;7(3):e013353. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013353.
PMID: 28279997  Free PMC Articl
  Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of an ambiguous cystic kidney disease in a resource limited setting: a case report.
Dimala CA, Bechem NN, Kadia BM, Feteh VF, Choukem SP.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Mar 1;10(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2437-8.
PMID: 28249589 Free PMC Article
  Prevalence of maternal HIV infection and knowledge on mother-to-child transmission of HIV and its prevention among antenatal care attendees in a rural  area in northwest Cameroon.
Sama CB, Feteh VF, Tindong M, Tanyi JT, Bihle NM, Angwafo FF 3rd.
PLoS One. 2017 Feb 15;12(2):e0172102. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172102. eCollection 2017.
PMID: 28199373  Free PMC Article
  Overweight and obesity in children aged 3-13 years in urban Cameroon: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and association with socio-economic status.
Choukem SP, Kamdeu-Chedeu J, Leary SD, Mboue-Djieka Y,
Nebongo DN, Akazong C, Mapoure YN, Hamilton-Shield JP, Gautier JF,
Mbanya JC.
BMC Obes. 2017 Feb 1;4:7. doi: 10.1186/s40608-017-0146-4. eCollection 2017.
PMID: 28163924 Free PMC Article
  An appraisal of the neglected tropical diseases control program in Cameroon: the case of the national program against onchocerciasis.
Njim T, Aminde LN.
BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 21;17(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4037-x. Review.
PMID: 28109269 Free PMC Article
  Metoclopramide induced acute dystonic reaction: a case report.
Tianyi FL, Agbor VN, Njim T.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 7;10(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2342-6.
PMID: 28061898 Free PMC Article
  Chlamydia trachomatis-induced Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a case report.
Ekabe CJ, Kehbila J, Njim T, Kadia BM, Tendonge CN, Monekosso GL.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 3;10(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2357-z.
PMID: 28057084
Free PMC Article
  Right iliac vein thrombosis mimicking acute appendicitis in pregnancy: a case report.
Aroke D, Kadia BM, Dimala CA, Bechem NN, Ngek LT, Choukem SP.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 3;10(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2351-5.
PMID: 28057056 Free PMC Article

  2016

  Hypertension, an Emerging Problem in Rural Cameroon: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Control.
Arrey WT, Dimala CA, Atashili J, Mbuagbaw J, Monekosso GL.
Int J Hypertens. 2016;2016:5639146. doi: 10.1155/2016/5639146. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
PMID: 28053779  Free PMC Article
  Knowledge of Hypertension and Compliance with Therapy Among Hypertensive Patients in the Bamenda Health District of Cameroon: A Cross-sectional Study.
Akoko BM, Fon PN, Ngu RC, Ngu KB.
Cardiol Ther. 2017 Jun;6(1):53-67. doi: 10.1007/s40119-016-0079-x. Epub 2016 Dec 29.
PMID: 28035630 Free PMC Article
  Impact of Refugees on Local Health Systems: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis in Cameroon.
Tatah L, Delbiso TD, Rodriguez-Llanes JM, Gil Cuesta J, Guha-Sapir D.
PLoS One. 2016 Dec 16;11(12):e0168820. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168820. eCollection 2016.
PMID: 27992563  Free PMC Article
  Bladder outlet obstruction; a rare complication of the neglected schistosome, Schistosoma haematobium: two case reports and public health challenges.
Agbor VN, Njim T, Mbolingong FN.
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Nov 22;9(1):493.
PMID: 27876076
Free PMC Article
  A rare presentation of ectopic ovary in a female adolescent and the impact of obesity: a case report.
Agbor VN, Njim T, Aminde LN.
J Med Case Rep. 2016 Oct 19;10(1):287.
PMID: 27756422  Free PMC Article
  Neonatal respiratory distress in a reference neonatal unit in Cameroon: an analysis of prevalence, predictors, etiologies and outcomes.
Tochie JN, Choukem SP, Langmia RN, Barla E, Koki-Ndombo P.
Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Jun 21;24:152. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.152.7066. eCollection 2016.
PMID: 27642489 Free PMC Article
  Concurrent hyperthyroidism and papillary thyroid cancer: a fortuitous and ambiguous case report from a resource-poor setting.
Kadia BM, Dimala CA, Bechem NN, Aroke D.
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Jul 26;9:369. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2178-0.
PMID: 27461263  Free PMC Article
  Pyosalpinx causing acute appendicitis in a 32-year-old Cameroonian female: a case report.
Agbor VN, Njim T, Aminde LN.
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Jul 26;9:368. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2175-3.
PMID: 27461228  Free PMC Article
  High birth weight in a suburban hospital in Cameroon: an analysis of the clinical cut-off, prevalence, predictors and adverse outcomes.
Choukem SP, Njim T, Atashili J, Hamilton-Shield JP, Mbu R.
BMJ Open. 2016 Jun 29;6(6):e011517. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011517.
PMID: 27357199
Free PMC Article
  Trend in mortality from a recent measles outbreak in Cameroon: a retrospective analysis of 223 measles cases in the Benakuma Health District.
Njim T, Agyingi K, Aminde LN, Atunji EF.
Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Mar 25;23:135. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.23.135.8630. eCollection 2016.
PMID: 27279961  Free PMC Article
  Adolescent Deliveries in a Secondary-Level Care Hospital of Cameroon: A Retrospective Analysis of the Prevalence, 6-Year Trend, and Adverse Outcomes.
Njim T, Choukem SP, Atashili J, Mbu R.
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Dec;29(6):632-634. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.05.011. Epub 2016 Jun 1.
PMID: 27262835
  Foreign body in the appendix presenting as acute appendicitis: a case report.
Sama CB, Aminde LN, Njim TN, Angwafo FF 3rd.
J Med Case Rep. 2016 May 26;10(1):129. doi: 10.1186/s13256-016-0922-7.
PMID: 27225444 Free PMC Article
  Post term pregnancy in a non-communicating rudimentary horn of a unicornuate uterus.
Feteh VF, Dimala CA, Njim T, Fuka B.
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Apr 11;9:209. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2013-7.
PMID: 27067669  Free PMC Article
  Anemia in type 2 diabetic patients and correlation with kidney function in a tertiary care sub-Saharan African hospital: a cross-sectional study.
Feteh VF, Choukem SP, Kengne AP, Nebongo DN, Ngowe-Ngowe M.
BMC Nephrol. 2016 Mar 19;17:29. doi: 10.1186/s12882-016-0247-1.
PMID: 26994993 Free PMC Article

  2015

 Measles outbreak in a poorly vaccinated region in Cameroon: a case series study, public health challenges and recommendations.
Njim T, Aminde LN, Feteh FV, Ngum JM, Moustapha CA.
Pan Afr Med J. 2015 Oct 20;22:163. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2015.22.163.8015. eCollection 2015.
PMID: 26893797 Free PMC Article
 Knowledge of physicians on chronic kidney disease and their attitudes towards referral, in two cities of Cameroon: a cross-sectional study.
Choukem SP, Nchifor PK, Halle MP, Nebongo DN, Mboue-Djieka Y, Kaze FF, Monekosso GL.
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Jan 18;9:29. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1845-5.
PMID: 26781039  Free PMC Article
 Hyperuricaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes in a tertiary healthcare centre in sub-Saharan Africa: prevalence and determinants.
Choukem SP, Mengue JA, Doualla MS, Donfack OT, Beyiha G, Luma HN.
Trop Doct. 2016 Oct;46(4):216-221. Epub 2016 Jan 15.
PMID: 26774111
 Low birth weight in a sub-urban area of Cameroon: an analysis of the clinical cut-off, incidence, predictors and complications.
Njim T, Atashili J, Mbu R, Choukem SP.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Nov 4;15:288. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0723-9.
PMID: 26538169  Free PMC Article

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