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Prof. Simon James Utsalo


Medical Laboratory Science




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About Prof. Simon James Utsalo

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.

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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 R.M. Ahmed-Khalifa. (1985). Urinary myiasis presenting as urinary tract infection in a Nigerian adult male. Assiut Med. J. 9: 43-53
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., S. J. Utsaloand K.T. Udoh (1992). Neonatal septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria. Centr. Afr. J. Med. 38: 16-19.
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
Antia-Obong, O.E. and S. J. Utsalo (1992) Septicaemia among neonates with tetanus. J. Trop. Paediatr. 38: 161-165.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Akpata, L.E., H.C. Gugnani and S.J. Utsalo. (1990). Pityriasis versicolor in school children in Cross River State. Mycosen. 33: 278-383.
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
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.
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.
Eko, F.O. and S.J. Utsalo (1991). Occurrence of Plesiomonasshigelloides-associated diarrhoea in Calabar, Nigeria. East Afr. Med. J. 68: 464-468.
Utsalo, S.J. (2002). Developing Skills for Writing Manuscripts for Journal Publications. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 11: 1-10
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Utsalo, S. J. (2003). Biotechnology and its applications in the diagnosis of diseases. J. Med. Lab. Sci. 12: 1-10
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.
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)
Utsalo, S.J. (2000). Uncommon Parasitic Diseases. Chapter 16, in Ed. B. Attah (ed.): Human Pathology: A Complete Text for Africa. Ibadan University Press.
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.
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
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.

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