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Dr. Akaninyene Asuquo Otu

Senior Lecturer
Internal Medicine

Dr Akaninyene Otu is a Senior Lecturer,Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. He is also a Senior Clinical Fellow, National Aspergillois Centre, Manchester University Foundation Trust, United Kingdom. Executive Director – Foundation for Healthcare Innovation and Development (FHIND) – a Nigerian non-profit health research and development organization. He holds a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H), University of Glasgow United Kingdom. 2018. Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) United Kingdom. 2018. Commonwealth Clinical Fellow, United Kingdom. 2014. A Fellow of West African College of Physicians (FWACP). 2012. Master in Public Health–International (MPH), University of Leeds United Kingdom. 2011. Bachelor of Medicine,Bachelor of Surgery (MB.BCh), University of Calabar Nigeria.2001. Senior School Certificate of Education, 1993.

OlasodeO, Otu AA,Henshaw EB, Akpan AN. Cutaneous infections inpatients presentingin askinclinic in the tropics. InternationalJournalofTropical Medicine 2009; 5(3): 54 -57.

etersEJ,Brewster DD,UdonwaNE,JomboGT,EssienOE,UmohVA,OtuAA,Eduwem DU, PotteratJJ(2009).Diversebloodexposures associated withincident HIVinfectionin Calabar,Nigeria. InternationalJournalofSTD andAIDS 2009; 20: 846–851.

Ansa, VO, Otu, AA,Odudu-UmohI, Ebughe G. An unusual presentation of Burkitt's lymphomain a Nigerian adolescent. Port Harcourt Medical Journal 2011;5(2).

Umoh VA,Out AA, EnangOE, Okereke QO, Essien OE, UkpeI. The pattern of diabetic admissions in UCTH Calabar ,South Eastern Nigeria: A five-year review. The Nigeria Health Journal 2012;12(1):7-11.

Otu AA.Is the directly observed therapy short course an effective strategy for tuberculosis control in a developing country? Asian Pac JTropDis2013;3(3):227-231

Otu AA, Umoh VA,Essien OE,Enang OE,OkpaHO, Mbu PN.Profile, bacteriology, and risk factors for foot ulcers among diabetics in atertiary hospita linCalabar,Nigeria. Ulcers 2013. ArticleID820468.

OtuAA, Umoh VA, Habib AG, AmehS, LawsonL, AnsaVO. Drug resistance among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Calabar,Nigeria.Pulmonary Medicine 2013.Article ID 235190.

OtuA, Umoh V,Habib A and AnsaV. Prevalence and clinical predictors of drug-resistant tuberculosis in three clinical settings in Calabar,Nigeria. ClinRespirJ2013;8(2):234-9. DOI:10.1111/crj.12065.

Umoh VA,Otu AA,Okpa HO, Effa EE.The Pattern of Respiratory Disease Morbidity and Mortality in a Tertiary Hospital in Southern-EasternNigeria. Pulmonary Medicine2013; Volume2013:ArticleID581973.

Essien OE,Otu AA, Odigwe CC, Umoh VA,Okpa HO. Awareness and utilization of haemoglobin A1cestimation as aglycaemic monitoring tool in persons wit hdiabetes by medical practitioners in Calabar,Nigeria: a clinical practice audit. Mary Slessor Journalof Medicine2013; 12(1):1-10.

OtuAA, Offor JB , EkporI A, Olarenwaju O. New-onset psychosis in amulti-drugresistant tuberculosis patient on cycloserinein Calabar,Nigeria :a case report. Trop JPharm Res 2014;13(2):303-5.

EssienOE,AndyJ,AnsaVO, OtuAA,UdohA.Coronaryarterydiseaseandtheprofileof cardiovascularrisk factors inSOtuhSOtuhNigeria:aclinicalandautopsy study. Cardiology Research andPractice2014.ArticleID804751.

AdieH,IgbangT,OtuA,BraideE,OkonO,IkpiE,Joseph C,Desousa A,SommerfeldJ. Strengtheningprimary healthcarethroughcommunityinvolvementinCross RiverState, Nigeria:adescriptivestudy. ThePan-AfricanMedicalJournal. 2014;17:221. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.221.2504.

OtuAA, Njideofor U,Etuk M. Myelomapresentingasparaparesis: acasereport. British Journalof Medicine&MedicalResearch2014;4(15):3016-3021.

Otu AA,UdoezuoO, MwankonJ,UmohVA.Predictorsofdelayedenrolment forcare amongpeoplelivingwith HIVin atertiary hospitalinSOtuhEasternNigeria. British Journalof Medicine&MedicalResearch2014; 4(12):2334-2342.

EnangOE,OtuAA,EssienOE,FasanmadeO,OhwovorioleAE.Assessment of anthropometric indicesamongresidentsof Calabar,SOtuh-EastNigeria. Indian JEndocrMetab2014; 18:386-93.DOI:10.4103/2230-8210.131196.

EnangOE, Otu AA,EssienOE,Okpara H,FasanmadeOA,OhwovorioleAE,Searle J. Prevalenceof dysglycemiainCalabar:across-sectionalobservationalstudy among residentsofCalabar,Nigeria. BMJOpen DiabetesResearchandCare2014;2:e000032. doi:10.1136/bmjdrc-2014000032.

Ansa VO,Otu AA,OnwurahC,ChukwudikeE. End-stageheart failure:Whatchoicesare availablefor theNigeriancardiologist?NigJCardiol2015; 12:154-6. Availablefrom:

Adie HA, Oyo-Ita A, Okon OE, Arong GA, Atting IA, Braide EI, Nebe O, Emanghe UE, Otu AA. Evaluation of intensity of urinary schistosomiasis in Biase and Yakurr local government areas    of Cross River State, Nigeria after two years on integrated control measures. Research Journal of Parasitology 2015; ISSN 1816-4943/DOI: 10.3923/jp.2015

Philip-Ephraim EE, Charidimou A, Otu AA, Eyong EK, Williams UE, Ephraim RP. Factors      associated with prehospital delay among stroke patients in a developing African country. International Journal of Stroke 2015; 10(4): E39.

Philip-Ephraim EE, Charidimou A, Williams UE, Otu AA, Eyong KI, Ephraim RP. Serum         lipid profile in ischaemic stroke patients in sOtuhern Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 2015; 14(5): 72-74.

Otu AA, Anikwe JC, Cocker D. Fahr’s disease: a rare neurological presentation in a tropical setting. Clinical Case Reports 2015. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.349

Otu AA, Elston J, Nsutebu E. Sepsis in Africa: practical steps to stem the tide. The Pan African Medical Journal 2015; 21:323. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.21.323.6462

Iliyasu G, Ogoina D, Otu AA, Dayyab FM, Ebenso B, Otokpa D, et al. A multi-site knowledge attitude and practice survey of ebola virus disease in Nigeria. PLoS ONE 2015; 10(8): e0135955. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135955

Ekott MI, Udo AE, Akpan UB, Otu AA, Ekanem EI. HIV infection in pregnancy: maternal and perinatal Otucomes in a tertiary care hospital in Calabar, Nigeria. Tropical Doctor 2015; doi: 10.1177/0049475515605003.

Otu AA, Ochang E, Oladele R, Denning DW. If not tuberculosis, what else could it be? African Journal of Respiratory Medicine 2015: 11(1): 19-21.

Otu AA, Ebenso B, Okuzu O, Osifo-Dawodu E. Using a mHealth tutorial application to change knowledge and attitude of frontline health workers to Ebola virus disease in Nigeria: a before-and-after study. Human Resources for Health 2016; 14(5): 1-9.

Kooffreh-Ada M, Otu AA, Okpara H, Okpokam D, Okhormhe Z, Ameh S, Ihekwaba A. A comparison of an immunochromatographic technique with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of Hepatitis B surface antigen in Calabar. IOSR Journals 2016

Ansa VO, Otu AA, Oku A, Njideoffor U, Nworah C, Odigwe CO. Patient Otucomes following after-hours and weekend admissions for cardiovascular disease in a tertiary hospital in Calabar, Nigeria. Cardiovasc J Afr 2016; 27.

Ekwueme C, Otu AA, Chinenye S, Unachukwu C, Oputa RN, Korubo I, Enang OE Haemoptysis in a female with diabetes mellitus: a unique presentation of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, and Klebsiellapeumoniae co-infection. Clinical Case Reports 2016; 1-5. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.542.

Ochang EA, Emanghe UE, Ewa A, Otu AA, Offor JB, Odo M, et al. Evaluation of pulmonary tuberculosis case detection improvement with the deployment of Xpert MTB/Rif in the tuberculosis control programme of Cross River State, Nigeria. Int J Mycobacteriol 2017; 6(1): 94-96.

Okonkwo UC, Okpara H, Otu A, Ameh S, Ogarekpe Y, Osim H, Inyama M. Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency viruses, and evaluation of risk factors for transmission: Report of a population screening in Nigeria.S Afr Med J 2017;107(4):346-351.

Shrestha GS,  Kwizera A, LundegG,  Baelani JI, Azevedo LCP, Pattnaik R, Haniffa R, Gavrilovic S,  Mai NT, Kissoon N,Lodha R, Misango D,Neto AS, Schultz MJ,Dondorp AM, Thevanayagam T, Dünser MW, ShamsulAlam AK, Mukhtar AM, Hashmi M, SuchitraRanjit S, Otu AA et al. International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines 2016: the perspective from low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2017; 17(9): 893-895. 

Otu A, Ameh S, Osifo-Dawodu E, Alade E, Ekuri S, Idris J. An account of the Ebola virus disease Otubreak in Nigeria: implications and lessons learnt. BMC Public Health. 2017;18:1. doi:

Essien O, Otu A, Umoh V, Enang O, Hicks JP, Walley J. Intensive Patient Education Improves Glycaemic Control in Diabetes Compared to Conventional Education: A Randomised Controlled Trial in a Nigerian Tertiary Care Hospital. PLOS One 2017; e0168835.

Okonkwo UC, Ameh S, Otu A, Okpara H. HIV-related knowledge, attitude and practices of healthy adults in Cross River State Nigeria: a population based-survey. Pan African Medical Journal 2017; 7:170

Oladele Rita; Otu AA, Richardson M, Denning D. Diagnosis and management of pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in resource-poor settings. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2018; 29 (1): 02.

Otu A, Hashmi M,  Mukhtar AM, Kwizera A,Tiberi S, Macrae B, Zumla A, Dünser MW,Mer M. The critically ill patient with tuberculosis in intensive care: Clinical presentations, management and infection control. Journal of critical care 2018; 45: 184–196.

Otu AA, Akpan M, Effa E, Enang O. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in SOtuhern Cross River: a cross-sectional observational survey. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries 2018;1-6.

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