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Prof. Simon James Utsalo

Medical Laboratory Science

I am a professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences with research interest in Ecology and transmission of bacterial diseases; pertussis and cholera – endemicity and pathogenicity; studies on ethnopharmaceuticals in microbial disease chemotherapy. I have also held administrative positions such as: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin); Head Department of: Medical Microbiology and Parasitology: Haematology and Chemical Pathology, all in the University of Calabar, Calabar.

Utsalo, S.J. and R.M. Ahmed-Khalifa. (1985). Urinary myiasis presenting as urinary tract infection in a Nigerian adult male. Assiut Med. J. 9: 43-53

Ahmed-Khalifa, R.M. and Utsalo, S.J. (1985). Nematode infections in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. Nigeria. Assiut Med. J. 9:55-67.

Utsalo, S.J. (1986). Characterization of hospital and community strains of Staphylococcus aureus for resistance to antimicrobial drugs, metallic ions, disinfectants, thermal injury and solar radiation. ActaMicrobiologica. 33:183-191

Utsalo, S.J. and S. Maier (1986). Growth patterns and hydrogen sulfide production by mixed cultures in a cellulose- based microcosm. J. Gen.Appl. Microbiol. 32: 491-498

Ejiezie, G,C., E. I.I. Gemade and S.J.Utsalo. (1987). Epidemiology and control of schistosomiasis in Nigeria. Proceedings of the Nigeria-Japan Joint Conference237-242.

Utsalo, S.J., C.I. Mboto, E.I.I. Gemade, and M.A. Nwangwa (1988). Halophilic Vibrio spp. associated with hard clams (Mercenaria spp.) harvested from the Calabar River estuary. Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 82:327-329.

Utsalo, S.J.,E.I.I. Gemade, and A.A.Asindi. (1988-1990)Cutaneous and intestinal myiasis in Cross River State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Parasitol. 9-11:51-58.

Ejezie, G.C., E.I.I. Gemade, and S.J. Utsalo.(1989). The schistosomiasis problem in Nigeria. J.Hyg. Epidemiol. Microbiol. Immunol. 33: 169-179.

Eko, F.O. and S.J.Utsalo (1989). Characterization and significance of Aeromonas spp. isolated from diarrhoeic stools in Nigeria. J.Trop. Med. Hyg. 92:97-101

Gemade, E.I.I. and Utsalo, S.J.(1990) Onchocerciasis in Benue State of Nigeria; the prevalence and distribution of the disease among human population in Sati-Ikyor village. ActaLeidensia. 59:51-58.

Eko, F.O. and S.J. Utsalo (1989). Compararive study of the prevalence and clinical profiles of diarrhoeas due to aeromonads and other enteric pathogens. J. Hyg. Epidem. Microbiol. Immunol. 34: (1-6)

Akpata, L.E., H.C. Gugnani and S.J. Utsalo. (1990). Pityriasis versicolor in school children in Cross River State. Mycosen. 33: 278-383.

Utsalo. S.J., V. Onoyom-Ita, P. Ifeanyi-Chukwu, and J. O. Akpan. (1990). Home medication and microbiological profiles in chronic otitis media in some Nigerian children. Centr. Afr. J. Med. 36: 278-283

Eko, F.O. and S.J.Utsalo (1991). Antimicrobial resistance trends of shigellae isolates in Calabar. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 94: (407-410).

Antia-Obong, O.E. and S. J. Utsalo (1991). Bacterial agents of neonatal septicaemia in Calabar. Nigeria: A review of 100 cases. Trop. Doctor 21: 169-170

Eko, F.O. and S.J. Utsalo (1991). Occurrence of Plesiomonasshigelloides-associated diarrhoea in Calabar, Nigeria. East Afr. Med. J. 68: 464-468.

Antia-Obong, O.E. and S. J. Utsalo (1992) Septicaemia among neonates with tetanus. J. Trop. Paediatr. 38: 161-165.

Antia-Obong, O.E., S. J. Utsaloand K.T. Udoh (1992). Neonatal septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria. Centr. Afr. J. Med. 38: 16-19.

Ùtsalo, S.J.,F.O. Eko and O. E. Antia-Obong. (1992). Features of cholera and Vibrio parahaemolyticus diarrhoea endemicity in Calabar, Nigeria. Eur. J. Epidem. 8: 856-860

Ebong, E.O., S.J. Utsalo, A.A. Asindi and E.I. Archibong. (1992). Penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae conjunctivitis in some Nigerian children. J. Hyg. Epidem. Microbiol. 36: 412-418

Akpata, L.E., H. C. Gugnani, R. Srivastava and S. J. Utsalo. (1992). Dermatomycoses among industrial workers in Cross River State, Nigeria. Mycosen. 35:371-374.

Utsalo, S. J., O. P. Edon, G. C. Ejezie and N.W. Ikpatt. (1993). Endemic malaria as a mortality factor in paediatric bacteriaemia .Nig. J. Appl. Sci. 33: Suppl. 116-120.

Donnenberg, M.S., B. Newman, S.J. Utsalo, A.S. Trifillis, A.L. Hebel and J.W. Warren (1994). Internalization of Escherichia coli into human kidney epithelial cells; comparison of fecal and pyelonephritis –associated strains. J. Infect. Dis. 169-383.

Trifillis, A.L., M.S. Donnenberg, X. Gui, R.C. Russel, S. J. Utsalo, H. Mobley and . W. Warren. (1994). Binding to and killing of human renal epithelial cells by haemolytic P-fimbriatedEscherichia coli. Kidney Int’l. 46: 1083-1091

Alaribe, A.A., S. J. Utsalo, E.I.I. Gemade, and G.C. Ejezie (1994). Brine floatation (BF) as a standard technique for the detection of poly-parasitism in stools. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 4: 16-20.

Utsalo, S.J., F. O. Eko, O.E. Antia-Obong, and C. U. Nwaigwe. (1995). Aeromonads in acute diarrhoea and asymptomatic infections oin Nigerian children. Eur. J. Epidemiol. 11: 171-175

Udoh, S. M., Onyemelukwe, F. N. And S.J. Utsalo (1997). Focused surveillance on Vibrio cholerae among marine animals harvested from the Cross River State estuary in Nigeria. Orient J. Med. 9: 10-12.

Alaribe, A. A., S.J. Utsalo, E.N.U. Ezedinachi and D.F. Nwawo (1997). Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among diarrhoeal patients in Calabar, Nigeria. Glob. J. Pure Appl. Sci. 4: 423-425.

Palmer, L.M., Reily, T.J., Utsalo, S.J. and M.S. Donnenberg (1997). Internalization of Escherichia coli by human renal epithelial cells is associated with tyrosine phosphorylation of specific host cell proteins. Infect. Immun. 65: 2570-2575.

Utsalo, S. J., E.E. Ekanem and S. M. Udoh (1998). The resurgence of previously controlled diseases: Tuberculosis and Yaws. Mary Slessor J. Med.1: 11-17

Utsalo, S. J., F.O. Eko, F. Umoh and A.A. Asindi (1999). Faecal extraction of Vibrio cholerae during convalescence of cholera patients in Calabar, Nigeria. Eur. J. Epidemiol. 15: 379-380.

Utsalo, S.J. (2000). Uncommon Parasitic Diseases. Chapter 16, in Ed. B. Attah (ed.): Human Pathology: A Complete Text for Africa. Ibadan University Press.

Utsalo, S.J. (2002). Developing Skills for Writing Manuscripts for Journal Publications. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 11: 1-10

Utsalo, S. J. (2003). Biotechnology and its applications in the diagnosis of diseases. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 12: 1-10

Utsalo, S. J. and E.N.U. Ezedinachi (2004). Bacteriaemia due to Achromobacterxylosoxidans in a patient with myocarditis and lobar pneumonia. Mary Slessor J. Med. 4: 15-17.

Meremikwu, M.M., Nwachukwu, C.E, Asuquo, A.E, Okebe, J. U. and Utsalo, S.J. (2005). Bacterial isolates from blood cultures of children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria. BMC Infect. Dis. 5: 110-113

Umoh, A.N., Akpan, U.P., Afia, A. A. And Utsalo, S.J, (2005). Pulmonary tuberculosis: Case finding and treatment outcome in IkotObom (Etinam) Control Centre, Nigeria. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 14 : 40-45

Asuquo, A.E., Ekwere, B.N. and Utsalo, S.J. (2005). Studies on urine specimens adjudged non-significant for bacteriuria. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 14: 48-56.

Ogban, G.I., Asuquo, A. E., Utsalo, S. J. and E. A. Ochang. (2006). Processing for diagnosis and treatment in tuberculosis patients in Calabar. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 15: 37-43.

Esebelahie, N., Omoregie, R., Airueghiomon, U.E., Ibeh, I. N., Mordi, R. M., Ogefere, O. and Utsalo., S.J. (2006). Effect of exposure to rifampicin on multi-resistant bacterial isolates from diabetic and non-diabetic wounds. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 15: 33-36.

Jombo.,G.T.A., Enenebeaku, M.N.O. and Utsalo, S.J. (2007). Clinical diagnosis of enteric fever and the potential benefits in the management of enteric fevers in the developing world. Internet J. Parasit. Dis. 2: 2-16.

Egeonu, S. and Utsalo., S.J. (2007). Comparative immunological activities of polyclonal antibodies induced by variably constituted Vibrio cholerae O1 (El Tor, Ogawa) whole cell antigens. J. Med. Lab Sci. 16: 28-33.

Azeez-Akande.,O, Utsalo, S. J. and Epoke J. (2008). Distribution and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. Sahel Med. J. 16: 28-33.

Otu-Bassey, I.B., Useh, M.F, Alaribe, A.A., Utsalo, S.J., and Inyang-Etoh, E.C. (2011). Co-existence of enterobiasis, urinary tract infection and enuresis. J. Med.Lab. Sci. 20: 1-4.

Udo, V. F., Osuchukwu, N.C., and Utsalo S. J. (2013). Effect of Gongronemalatifolium leaf extract treatment on some hepatic enzyme activities in rats. J. Nat. Sc. Res. 3: 32-36.

Osime, E. O., Umeonuoha, C. I. and S. J. Utsalo (2013). Fibrinolytic changes in lactating women in Benin City, Nigeria. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 22: 47-49

Umoffia, E.M., Epoke. J, Utsalo.,S.J. Eyo, J.E and Etuk A.I (2014). Outcome of maternal-foetal HIV transmission intervention in the university of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo. Nigeria Int’l. J. Curr. Res. Chem. Phar. Sci. 1(3): 29-35
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