Irene Ayakaka, MBChB

Study Coordinator, IDRC



E-mail Address:  ayakaka@muucsf.org

 

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Current Main Activities:

 

Education and Training:

 

Publications:

1. Yoon C, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, den Boon S, Kalema N, Katagira W, Kaswabuli S, Miller C, Andama A, Albert H, Nabeta P, Gray C, Ayakaka I, Huang L.Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF testing on tuberculosis management and outcomes in hospitalized patients in Uganda. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48599. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048599. Epub 2012 Nov 6. PMID: 23139799


2. Fennelly KP, Jones-López EC, Ayakaka I, Kim S, Menyha H, Kirenga B, Muchwa C, Joloba M, Dryden-Peterson S, Reilly N, Okwera A, Elliott AM, Smith PG, Mugerwa RD, Eisenach KD, Ellner JJ.Variability of infectious aerosols produced during coughing by patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Sep 1;186(5):450-7. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201203-0444OC. Epub 2012 Jul 12. PMID: 22798319


3. Jones-López EC, Ayakaka I, Levin J, Reilly N, Mumbowa F, Dryden-Peterson S, Nyakoojo G, Fennelly K, Temple B, Nakubulwa S, Joloba ML, Okwera A, Eisenach KD, McNerney R, Elliott AM, Ellner JJ, Smith PG, Mugerwa RD.Effectiveness of the standard WHO recommended retreatment regimen (category II) for tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda: a prospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2011 Mar;8(3):e1000427. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000427. Epub 2011 Mar 15. PMID: 21423586


4. Helb D, Jones M, Story E, Boehme C, Wallace E, Ho K, Kop J, Owens MR, Rodgers R, Banada P, Safi H, Blakemore R, Lan NT, Jones-López EC, Levi M, Burday M, Ayakaka I, Mugerwa RD, McMillan B, Winn-Deen E, Christel L, Dailey P, Perkins MD, Persing DH, Alland D.Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin resistance by use of on-demand, near-patient technology. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jan;48(1):229-37. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01463-09. Epub 2009 Oct 28. PMID: 19864480


5. Ogwang S, Asiimwe BB, Traore H, Mumbowa F, Okwera A, Eisenach KD, Kayes S, Jones-López EC, McNerney R, Worodria W, Ayakaka I, Mugerwa RD, Smith PG, Ellner J, Joloba ML.Comparison of rapid tests for detection of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Aug 26;9:139. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-139. PMID: 19709423


6. Temple B, Ayakaka I, Ogwang S, Nabanjja H, Kayes S, Nakubulwa S, Worodria W, Levin J, Joloba M, Okwera A, Eisenach KD, McNerney R, Elliott AM, Smith PG, Mugerwa RD, Ellner JJ, Jones-López EC. Rate and amplification of drug resistance among previously-treated patients with tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Nov 1;47(9):1126-34. doi: 10.1086/592252. PMID: 18808360