Department of Haematology

Research Activities carried out in the Department of Haematology 2012/2013

Research Completed in 2012/2013

·         The Prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus Genotypes in Malignant Lymphoma Patients at KBTH

·         Molecular Monitoring of Response to Imatinb (Glivec) in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Patients

·         Haemosiderinuria as a Marker of Intravascular Haemolysis in Sickle cell Disease

·         Erythrocyte Alloimmunisation in Multiply Transfused Sickle Cell Anaema Patients at KBTH.

·         Determination of Genetic Polymorphisms Associated with Phenotypic Diversity in Sickle Cell Disease

Ongoing Research

·         Frequency and Clinical Outcomes of Tumour Lysis Syndrome (TLS) in Patients with Haematological Malignancies Receiving Chemotherapy at KBTH.

·         Coagulation Profile of Sickle Cell Patients with Chronic Leg Ulcers at the Centre for Clinical Genetics, KBTH

·         Effect of Regular Blood Donation on Iron Stores in Male Ghanaian Donors

Research Grant

·         H3 Africa Kidney Disease Research Network.  NIH grant.  Collaborator - Dr. Ivy Ekem



  1. Dei-Adomakoh YA, Segbefia C, Ekem I, Taylor A. Multicentric Castleman’s Disease in a Ghanaian Adult. Ghana Medical Journal, 46 (4) 2012.
  2. Bates I, Olayemi E. Blood Disorders, In: Principles of Medicine in Africa, 4th Edition.  Mabey D, Gill G, Parry E, Weber WM, Whitty CKM(eds). Cambridge University Press (2013).
  3. Olayemi E. Multiple choice questions as a tool for assessment in medical education. Annals of Biomedical Sciences : 12(1) 2013.


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