Achilles Katamba, MBChB, PhD

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

E-mail Address:  akatamba@med.mak.ac.ug

 

Katamba

Current Main Activities:

 

Education and Training:

 

Publications:

1. Nakiyingi L, Kateete DP, Ocama P, Worodria W, Sempa JB, Asiimwe BB, Katabazi FA, Katamba A, Huang L, Joloba ML, Mayanja-Kizza H. Evaluation of in-house PCR for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Sep 5;5:487. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-487. PMID: 22947399


2. Davis JL, Dowdy DW, den Boon S, Walter ND, Katamba A, Cattamanchi A. Test and treat: a new standard for smear-positive tuberculosis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Sep 1;61(1):e6-8. PMID: 22918128


3. Sethi AK, Acher CW, Kirenga B, Mead S, Donskey CJ, Katamba A. Infection control knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare workers at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Sep;33(9):917-23. doi: 10.1086/667389. Epub 2012 Jul 24. PMID: 22869266


4. Ssengooba W, Kiwanuka N, Kateete DP, Katamba A, Joloba ML. Incremental yield of serial sputum cultures for diagnosis of tuberculosis among HIV infected smear negative pulmonary TB suspects in Kampala, Uganda. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37650. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037650. Epub 2012 May 22. PMID: 22629439


5. Schito M, Peter TF, Cavanaugh S, Piatek AS, Young GJ, Alexander H, Coggin W, Domingo GJ, Ellenberger D, Ermantraut E, Jani IV, Katamba A, Palamountain KM, Essajee S, Dowdy DW Opportunities and challenges for cost-efficient implementation of new point-of-care diagnostics for HIV and tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2012 May 15;205 Suppl 2:S169-80. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis044. Epub 2012 Mar 29. PMID: 22457286


6. Wamala D, Katamba A, Dworak O. Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of Internet-based dynamic telepathology between Uganda and Germany. J Telemed Telecare. 2011;17(5):222-5. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2010.100609. Epub 2011 May 12. PMID: 21565844


7. Davis J, Katamba A, Vasquez J, Crawford E, Sserwanga A, Kakeeto S, Kizito F, Dorsey G, den Boon S, Vittinghoff E, Huang L, Adatu F, Kamya MR, Hopewell PC, Cattamanchi A. Evaluating tuberculosis case detection via real-time monitoring of tuberculosis diagnostic services. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Aug 1;184(3):362-7. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201012-1984OC. Epub 2011 Mar 11. PMID: 21471088


8. Babikako HM, Neuhauser D, Katamba A, Mupere E. Patient satisfaction, feasibility and reliability of satisfaction questionnaire among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in urban Uganda: a cross-sectional study. Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 Jan 31;9:6. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-9-6. PMID: 21276274


9. Liu C, Babigumira J, Chiunda A, Katamba A, Litvak I, Miller L, Namagembe I, Sekandi J, Seicean A, Seicean S, Neuhauser D. Finding the best examples of healthcare quality improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):416-9. doi: 10.1136/qshc.2008.028548. Review. PMID: 20977994


10. Babikako HM, Neuhauser D, Katamba A, Mupere E Feasibility, reliability and validity of health-related quality of life questionnaire among adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients in urban Uganda: cross-sectional study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2010 Sep 2;8:93. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-8-93. PMID: 20813062


11. Nabbuye-Sekandi J, Okot-Chono R, Rusen ID, Dlodlo RA, Katamba A, Tumwesigye NM, Fujiwara PI.Factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus testing among tuberculosis patients receiving treatment at health facilities in Uganda. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Jul;14(7):896-902. PMID: 20550775


12. Rieder HL, Lauritsen JM, Naranbat N, Katamba A, Laticevschi D, Mabaera B. Quantitative differences in sputum smear microscopy results for acid-fast bacilli by age and sex in four countries. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 Nov;13(11):1393-8. PMID: 19861012


13. Sewankambo NK, Katamba A. Health systems in Africa: learning from South Africa.


14. Lancet. 2009 Sep 19;374(9694):957-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61244-7. Epub 2009 Aug 24. PMID:19709730


15. Mabaera B, Lauritsen JM, Katamba A, Laticevschi D, Naranbat N, Rieder HL. Making pragmatic sense of data in the tuberculosis laboratory register. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Mar;12(3):294-300. PMID: 18284835


16. Best M, Katamba A, Neuhauser D. Making the right decision: Benjamin Franklin's son dies of smallpox in 1736. Qual Saf Health Care. 2007 Dec;16(6):478-80. PMID: 18055894


17. Mabaera B, Lauritsen JM, Katamba A, Laticevschi D, Naranbat N, Rieder HL. Sputum smear-positive tuberculosis: empiric evidence challenges the need for confirmatory smears. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2007 Sep;11(9):959-64. PMID: 17705972


18. Katamba A, Laticevschi D, Rieder HL. Efficiency of a third serial sputum smear examination in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Moldova and Uganda. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2007 Jun;11(6):659-64. PMID: 17519098


19. Katamba A, Neuhauser DB, Smyth KA, Adatu F, Katabira E, Whalen CC. Patients perceived stigma associated with community-based directly observed therapy of tuberculosis in Uganda. East Afr Med J. 2005 Jul;82(7):337-42.