Is a Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Her clinical and research interests include: Respiratory Health (TB, HIV, Wheeze, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Diagnostics, Vaccines) and Implementation Science.
Wheeze is an important sign indicating a potentially severe adverse event in vaccine and drug trials, particularly in children. However, there are currently no consensus definitions of wheeze or associated respiratory compromise in randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is a common condition in childhood, whose serious complications of pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale are devastating but local prevalence is unknown. This study determined the prevalence and associated factors of pulmonary hypertension in children with adenoid or adenotonsillar hypertrophy at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya.