Eastern Region, Ghana

Presbyterian University College

Eastern Region, Ghana

The Presbyterian University College, Ghana is a private university located at Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is one of the new universities in Ghana granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board. It was established by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on 23 November 2003 and inaugurated on 27 March 2004 by the president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor.It has been ranked the best private university in Ghana and third best after the University of Ghana and KNUST by world university ranking website webometrics. Wikipedia.

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Appel G.B.,Presbyterian University College
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine | Year: 2017

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Shiga toxin hemolytic uremic syndrome, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome are thrombotic microangiopathies that present similarly but arise from different causes. Management depends on distinguishing them promptly and providing targeted therapy.

Dimou A.,Presbyterian University College | Dimou A.,Albert Einstein Medical Center | Syrigos K.N.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Saif M.W.,Presbyterian University College
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology | Year: 2012

Pancreatic cancer has historically proven resistant to anticancer agents. On the one hand, drugs might be more efficient if higher levels could be achieved at the tumor site rather than the normal tissues. On the other hand, the thick stroma and the relative absence of abundant vessels may account at least partially for the failure of successive clinical trials to demonstrate effective treatments in this type of malignancy. In this context, the development and testing in clinical trials of treatment strategies that aim to optimize drug delivery is an important target in improving the prognosis of patients with pancreatic cancer. © The Author(s), 2012.

Wright J.D.,Presbyterian University College
Obstetrics and Gynecology | Year: 2016

This month we focus on current research in endometrial cancer. Dr. Wright discusses four recent publications, which are concluded with a "bottom line" that is the take-home message. The complete reference for each can be found inBox 1on this page, along with direct links to the abstracts. © 2016 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Fahey L.,Presbyterian University College
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition | Year: 2016

OBJECTIVE:: The relationship between food allergies & eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is well established. Aeroallergens may also contribute to the development of EoE, however there are limited data to support or refute this hypothesis. The objectives of this pilot study were to determine i) whether there is a seasonal variation in the onset of symptoms and/or diagnosis of EoE, and ii) whether these variations correlate with a specific pollen concentration within New York City (NYC). METHODS:: We performed a retrospective chart review to identify all pediatric patients at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center diagnosed with EoE between 2002 and 2012. Sixty-six patients were identified and 28 were excluded. Cases were classified by both date of initial symptoms as well as date of histologic diagnosis. Pollen counts from a certified NYC counting station and the percent of EoE cases were collated monthly and seasonally and compared. RESULTS:: There was a seasonal variation in onset of symptoms as well as diagnosis of EoE, with the highest number of patients reporting onset of symptoms of EoE in July-September, and those being diagnosed with EoE in October-December. There was a seasonal correlation between peak levels of grass pollen and peak onset of EoE symptoms, which were both highest in July-September. The diagnosis of EoE peaked one season later. CONCLUSIONS:: The study findings suggest that there is a correlation between specific aeroallergens and both the onset of symptoms as well as time of diagnosis of patients with EoE. © 2016 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,

Wiafe E.D.,Presbyterian University College
SpringerPlus | Year: 2015

Proximate analysis of three commonly consumed fruits (maize, hog plum and banana) was conducted to determine food biochemistry of the Lowe’s monkeys with specific objectives of determining the nutrient content and chemical composition of the food of Lowe’s monkeys by ‘Weende system of Analysis’. The results indicated the following order of nutrients: Nitrogen-Free-Extract, moisture, protein, fats, ash and fiber. The proportions of the nutrients contents of the three fruits did not differ from each other. This result suggests why frugivorous monkeys do not depend on fruits only but other supplements like insects and arthropods. Further analysis on other food types of the monkey has been recommended. © 2015, Wiafe; licensee Springer.

Adom P.K.,University of Professional Studies | Kwakwa P.A.,Presbyterian University College
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2014

This study examined the effects of changing trade structure and changing technical characteristics of the manufacturing sector alongside the effects of foreign direct investment and urbanization on energy intensity in Ghana. In order to produce a result that is not biased towards non-rejection, the Zivot-Andrews unit root test with structural break was used. The study applied the Phillip-Hansen, Park, and Stock-Watson cointegration models, which are more robust to serial correlation and exogeneity problems. Preliminary findings showed evidence of cointegration. The study concludes that the changing technical characteristics of the manufacturing sector after the reform and changing production mix in favor of less energy intensive improved energy efficiency. However, energy consumption via exports which outweighed the energy saving via imports of capital goods after the reform in 1983 worsened energy efficiency. Growing urbanization significantly increases energy intensity. In all, technological diffusion via trade exerts significant influence on energy intensity than technological diffusion via foreign direct investment. These results are robust to the Cholesky variance decomposition analysis. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Amiel J.M.,Presbyterian University College | Pincus H.A.,Presbyterian University College
Current Opinion in Psychiatry | Year: 2011

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is an approach to providing integrated healthcare through one main point of access. As the PCMH model gains increasing adoption in large health systems, its implications for psychiatric services are becoming increasingly important. This review highlights the development of the medical home model and a number of ways in which it has been adopted in psychiatric delivery systems. RECENT FINDINGS: Numerous pilot initiatives have demonstrated quality improvement through the provision of psychiatric care in medical settings, medical care in psychiatric settings or fully integrated care through broadly trained providers. SUMMARY: The PCMH model offers a useful conceptual framework for the management of complex and chronic psychiatric illness. Early pilots of its use in psychiatric settings have demonstrated that people with psychiatric illness who receive their care in a medical home have better access to care, improved response to treatment, and higher cost-efficiency compared with usual care. © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Herzog T.J.,Presbyterian University College | Krivak T.C.,University of Pittsburgh | Fader A.N.,Greater Baltimore Medical Center Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions | Coleman R.L.,University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Year: 2010

Objective: We sought to determine the association between tumor responses in vitro to platinum therapy by using the ChemoFx drug response marker and overall survival (OS) after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced-stage primary ovarian cancer (POC). Study Design: Chemosensitivity testing was performed in vitro on tumors from 192 POC patients. Tumors were classified as responsive, intermediately responsive, and nonresponsive to chemotherapy. Physicians made all management decisions. Survival status was retrieved from the Social Security Death Index. OS was modeled using Cox proportional hazard regression analysis. Results: Median OS was 72.5 months for patients with tumors categorized as responsive, 48.6 months for intermediately responsive, and 28.2 months for nonresponsive (P = .03; hazard ratio, 0.70; 95% confidence interval, 0.50-0.97). The ChemoFx prediction of responses to platinum agents was an independent predictor of OS. Conclusion: Results of chemosensitivity testing with a drug response marker for therapy was predictive of OS in POC patients. © 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

Kwakwa P.A.,Presbyterian University College
International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy | Year: 2012

This study has examined the causality between disaggregated energy consumption (electricity and fossil consumption) and overall growth, agricultural and manufacturing growth in Ghana's economy over the period 1971-2007. By employing the Augmented Dickey Fuller test all variables were found to be integrated of the order one and the Johansen test showed the presence of cointegration between the variables. The granger causality test for the study indicated a unidirectional causality from overall growth to electricity and fossil consumption; a unidirectional causality from agriculture to electricity consumption both in the short and long run; and a feedback relationship between manufacturing and electricity consumption. Energy seem not be an essential factor of production in the agricultural sector but important in the manufacturing sector therefore, it is recommended that efforts be geared towards ensuring a high supply of energy to the manufacturing sector in order to keep up its contribution to the economy.

Saif M.W.,Presbyterian University College
Journal of the Pancreas | Year: 2011

There is no consensus on what constitutes "standard" adjuvant therapy for pancreatic cancer. This controversy derives from several studies, each fraught with its own limitations. Standards of care also vary somewhat on the geography as chemo-radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy or vice versa is considered the optimal therapy in North America (GITSG, RTOG) while chemotherapy alone is the current standard in Europe (ESPAC-1, CONKO, ESPAC-3). The high rate of locoregional failure following surgical resection for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has made it clear that some form of adjuvant therapy should be considered in these patients. A phase II study was presented at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium to assess the effect of the addition of algenpantucel-L immunotherapy to standard adjuvant therapy on survival in patients with resected pancreas cancer (Abstract #236). The author reviews the abstract in the context of our previous knowledge.

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