Research forms an integral part of teaching and learning in the department of Anaesthesia. Extensive work has been done in various areas of Anaesthesia but we now have to carry out most of the studies and publish them in reputable journals.

Members of faculty carry out their own projects but due to the nature of their work as Anaesthetists, they need to collaborate with other departments before they can achieve their desired goals. Postgraduate students also undertake their projects for fellowhips and award of degree. The studies in the department yet to be undertaken are as follows:


  1. The use of therapeutic opioids and pain management procedure at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
  2. Magnesium Sulphate level in the management of  pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in pregnant women with hypertensive disease
  3. Magnesium level in perioperative and critically ill patients in Ghana
  4. Preoperative serum magnesium levels in adult general surgical patients requiring laparotomy in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana
  5. Pain syndrome in HIV/AIDS positive patient in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
  6. Spinal Epidural follow-up after regional Anaesthesia
  7. Spinal and other types of chronic pain at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
  8. Airway pressures in intubated patients
  9. The effect of intravenous lidocaine on the haemodynamic responses to endotracheal extubation in hypertensive patients at Korle-Bu Teachinh Hospital.
  10. The role of Normovolaemic Haemodilution plays in allogenic blood transfusion requirements in elective surgical patients in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
  11. Spinal Anaesthesia-induced hypotension during caesarean section in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The efficacy and safety of Prophylactic intramuscular ephedrine.
  12. Measurement of Endotracheal tube cuff Pressure, the acceptable volume of air required in obtaining an acceptable cuff pressure at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
  13. Factors influencing the choice of Anaesthesia as a field of specialty in University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-Bu teaching Hospital.
  14. Clinical audit in Anaesthesia



  1. E. Aniteye, F. Edwin, M. Tettey, H. Baddoo, L. Sereboe, E. Ofosu-Appiah, D. Kotei. Right Heart Cartetenisation in patients with Echocardiographic diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension.African Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care June 2012: 12(1) :6 – 10
  2. E. Aniteye, H. Baddoo, B. Phillips, M. Tettey. Blood conservation in Anaethesia and surgery – a review. Postgraduate Medical Journal of Ghana.  Sept 2012:1(1): 20-25
  3. Pain management after major surgery, A Guide to Pain Management in Low Resource Setting, Chapt.11, Ed. N Patel and A Kopf, IASP, 2009
  4. Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Obstetrics, Manual of Obsteric Practice, Dr K Aryee
  5. BMI in patients presenting to the anaesthetic clinic at KBTH, Afri.  Journal of Anaes. and Int Care, Vol. 9 No. 2, 2009. H K Baddoo, F K Boni, E Lamptey
  6. Sudden bradycardia and cardiac arrest after spinal anaesthesia in an obese patient. Boni F K. West African Journal of Medicine, Vol. 16, No 1, Jan-Mar 1997
  7. Review of anaesthetic practice in Ghana. Boni FK. World Anaesthesia Update Journal, Vol.3, 1995
  8. The role of the anaesthetist in disaster situations. Boni F K, Saudi Anaesthesia Journal. Vol. 1, No.6 1990
  9. Obstetric Anaesthesia and analgesia. Boni F K, Chapter 12, Comprehensive Obstetrics in the tropics, EY Kwawukume, EE Emuveyan, 2001
  10. naesthesia lecture and practical manual for medical students, King Saud University Press, Riyadh.  1991. Dr M Seraj, M Channa, Messahel, F Boni
  11. Student Manual for Anaesthesia. University of Ghana medical School, Accra, 1998. G Amponsah, F Boni, E Lamptey, H Baddoo, E Aniteye
  12. Standards for the practice of anaesthesia in Ghana. H Baddoo, F Boni, H Quaynor, KOduro,
  13. F. Edwin, E. Aniteye, M. Tettey, L. Sereboe, D. Kotei, M. Tamatey, K. Entsua-Mensah and K. Fimpong-Boateng. Permanent complete heart block following surgical correction of congenital heart disease.  Ghana Med J 2010: 44(3): 110-114.
  14. Tettey M, Edwin F, Aniteye E,Tamatey M, Entsua-Mensah K, Ofosu-Appiah E, Frimpong-Boateng K. Colopharyngoplasty for intractable caustic pharyngoesophageal strictures in an indigenous African Community-adverse impact of concomitant tracheostomy on outcome. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg2011;12:213-217.
  15. F. Edwin, E. Aniteye, M. Tettey, M. Tamatey, K. Frimpong-Boateng. Outcome of left heart mechanical valve replacement in West African children - A15-year retrospective study. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:57 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-57.
  16. Frank Edwin, Mark Tettey, Ernest Aniteye, Lawrence Sereboe, Martin Tamatey, Kow Entsua-Mensah, David Kotei, Kofi Baffoe-Gyan. The development of cardiac surgery in West Africa the case of Ghana. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2011;9:15.
  17. M Tettey, E Edwin, E Aniteye, L Sereboe, M Tamatey, K Entsua-Mensah, D Kotei, and K Frimpong-Boateng Management of intrathoracic oesophageal perforation: analysis of 16 cases. Trop DoctOctober 2011 41:201—203.
  18. J A Langton, D Lassey, C O Hanning.  Comparison of four pulse oximeters, effects of venous occlusion and cold-induced peripheral vasoconstriction.  British J  of Anaesthesia, 1990;45, 477-480
  19. S Coley, G W Sones, D Lassey, A E May, D Fell.  A comparison of effects of Alfentanil/Droperidol or Fentanyl/Droperidol on intraocular pressure.  Anaesthesia, 1990:64, 245-247.


Sent for Publication

1. “BMI trends of patients reporting to the anaesthetic clinic”.  Presenting for elective        anaesthesia and surgery.  Co-authored by Dr. HKK Baddoo and Dr. Frank Boni

 2. “BMI trends of patients presenting to the Anaesthetic Clinic


Ready for publication

3.Obstetric Anaesthesia chapter in labour ward manual 

Dr. Brenda Phillips