The list of articles below are listed by date order. They have been produced by Dr. F.I.D. Konotey-Ahulu's from 1965 to the present day.
1 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sicklaemic human hygrometers. Lancet 1965 May 8; 1(7393): 1003-1004. PMID: 14288540 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Konotey-Ahulu FID, Baillod RA, Comty CM, Heron JR, Shaldon S and Thomas PK. Effect of periodic dialysis on the peripheral neuropathy of end-stage renal failure. BMJ 1965; 2: 1212-1215 (Nov. 20) doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5472.1212
PMID: 4285000 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
3Konotey-Ahulu FID and Anderson G. Treatment of hyperkalaemic cardiac arrest by timely haemodialysis. Ghana Med J 1965; 4: 158-163.
Konotey-Ahulu FID and James Geraint. Sarcoidosis. Ghana Med J 1965; 4: 67-71.Minor Communications
- Konotey-Ahulu FID. "Case of lightning burns” BMJ 1963; 1: 1547. June 18 1963 doi:10.1136/bmj.1.5344.1547
- Konotey-Ahulu FID. Varicose veins in pregnancy. BMJ 1965; 2: 1065. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5469.1065
5 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Torrential epistaxis associated with symmetrical facial skin ulceration in sickle cell anaemia. BMJ 1965 Oct; 2: 859-860. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5466.859 PMID: 5827801 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
6 Konotey-Ahulu FID and Kuma Eunice. Skeletal crumbling in sickle cell anaemia complicated by Salmonella typhi infection. Brit J Clin Pract 1965 Oct; 19(10): 575-578. PMID: 5830346 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
7Baillod RA, Compty CM, Illahi M, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Sevitt L and Shaldon S. Overnight haemodialysis in the home. Proc Europ Dialysis Transpl Assoc 1966; 2: 99-103
Heron JR, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Shaldon S and Thomas PK. Nerve conduction in chronic renal failure treated by dialysis. Proc Europ Dialysis Transp Assoc 1966; 2: 138-140.Minor Communications
iii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Epistaxis in sickle cell anaemia (12 References). BMJ 1966; 1: 234. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.5481.234-a (January 27)
iv. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Hazards of mannitol infusion (as relates sickling). Lancet 1966; 2: 591
9Konotey-Ahulu FID, Frimpong M and Dodu SRA. Myiasis from Cordylobia Anthropophaga. Ghana Med J 1967; 6: 10-12
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Use of stethoscope in Parkinsonism - A new physical sign.Ghana Med J
1967; 6: 131-133.
v. Dodu SRA, Lewis RA, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Ringelhann B, Boi-Doku FS, Christian EC and Asirifi Y. Inhibition of sickling by phenothiazine: In vitro studies. Ghana Med J1967; 6: 29.
Konotey-Ahulu FID, Gallo E, Lehmann H and Ringelhann B. Haemoglobin Korle Bu (alpha2 beta2 73 Aspartic Acid --> Asparagine), showing one of the two amino acid substitutions of Haemoglobin C Harlem. J Med Genet
1968 June; 5(2):
An example of intra-genic cross-over [To download and print …artid=1468514&blobtype=pdf] PMID: 5722880 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
12Ringelhann B, Dodu SRA, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Lehmann H. A survey for haemoglobin variants, thalassaemia and Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Northern Ghana. Ghana Med J 1968; 7: 120-124
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Hereditary qualitative and quantitative erythrocyte defects in Ghana: An historical and geographical survey. Ghana Med J
118-119 (Editorial 35 references). [First time Chwechweechwe
and other tribal names for Sickle Cell Disease have been published widely]
vi. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Audible Parkinsonian tremor. Lancet 1968; 1: 752.
vii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle-cell disease and monocular blindness in Africans.Lancet 1968; 2: 222.
Konotey-Ahulu FID and Ringelhann B. Sickle-cell anaemia, sickle-cell thalassaemia, sickle-cell haemoglobin C disease and asymptomatic haemoglobin C thalassaemia in one Ghanaian family. BMJ 1969 Mar 8; 1(5644): 607-612. doi:10.1136/bmj-1.5644/607
PMID: 5766126 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
March 8 1969
15Konotey-Ahulu FID. Personal View (Superstition and phenomena in Africa). BMJ 1969; 2: 48 doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5648.48 (April 15 1969)
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Personal View (Genetic counselling in sickle-cell disease). BMJ 1969; 3: 235 doi:10.1136/bmj.3.5664.235 (July 26)
[Substitute ACHE for ‘bad’ and ‘wrong’, and NORM for ‘good’]
17Konotey-Ahulu FID. Patterns of clinical haemoglobinopathy. E Afri Med J 1969 Mar; 46(3): 149-156. PMID: 5800410 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
18Konotey-Ahulu FID. Possible use of radioi-sotope scintigraphy in the early detection of bone, joint, and other lesions in sickle-cell disease. Medical Radio-isotope Scintigraphy (Proceedings of Salzburg Symposium IAEA Vienna) 1969; 2: 361-362 (Discussion).
19Konotey-Ahulu FID. The liver in sickle-cell disease. Clinical aspects. Ghana Med J 1969; 8: 104-118
Bentsi-Enchill KK, Konotey-Ahulu FID. Thirteen children from twelve pregnancies in sickle-cell thalassaemia. BMJ 1969 Sep 27; 3(5673): 762 doi:10.1136/bmj.3.5673.762 PMID: 5347184 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] [In Medical Memoranda Sept 27 1969
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Anaesthetic deaths in sickle-cell traits. Lancet 1969 Feb 1; 1(7588): 267-268. PMID: 4178635 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Note: Patient described here as Sickle Cell Trait was later found to be Haemoglobin SC Disease. See page 364 of The Sickle Cell Disease Patient (Reference 122) where I said: "A study of the dead man’s family showed that in addition to the two ‘SS’ children and the ‘AS’ widow, there were ‘AC’, ‘AS’, and ‘SC’ children, all of whom were asymptomatic so had not been referred to the Sickle Cell Clinic. This family study, done only after Dr Watson-William’s helpful letter, effectively phenotyped the dead man as ‘SC’, ie he was not a Sickle Cell Trait anaesthetic death. It was wrong of Dr Konotey-Ahulu (1969d – Reference viii) to have based his general comments on the assumption that a healthy professional African with no symptoms, with a normal haemoglobin level, and who had Sickle Cell Anaemia (‘SS’) children, could only have been Sickle Cell Trait (‘AS’). Dr Konotey-Ahulu should have known that a healthy, robust, adult Ghanaian man with eye problems severe enough for surgery had a high probability of being ‘SC’, seeing that 1% of all children born in Ghana are ‘SC’”. I said further: "Oduro and Searle (1972) have given general anaesthesia to 479 sicklers in Ghana over a period of 2 years, and have amply demonstrated the safety of general anaesthesia for patients with sickle cell states” [See ŕ Oduro KA and Searle JF. Anaesthesia in sickle cell states: A plea for simplicity. Brit Med Jour 1972;4: 596-598.
21Konotey-Ahulu FID. Maintenance of high sickling rate in Africa: Role of polygamy. J Trop Med Hyg 1970 Jan; 73(1): 19-21 (38 references). PMID: 4906442 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
22Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Dodu SRA. Studies on Iron absorption, incorporation and distribution in sickle-cell anaemia, sickle-cell haemoglobin C disease and in Scintillation Counter. J Clin Path 1970 Mar; 23(2): 127-134. PMID:5423947 [PubMed – indexed for MDELINE]
23Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Lehmann H and Lorkin PA. A Ghanaian adult, Homozygous Persistence of Foetal Haemoglobin and Heterozygous for Elliptocytosis. Acta Haematologica (Basel) 1970; 43(2): 100-110. PMID: 4986189 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
24Acquaye JK, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Tetteh Angelina. Epilepsia partialis continua Caused by a Left Frontal Lobe Abscess. Ghana Med J 1970; 9: 141-142.
25Konotey-Ahulu FID. Toxoplasmosis. Ghana Med J 1970; 9:67-68 (Editorial, 7 references).
26Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Dodu SRA. A study of the sequestration of heat-damaged tagged red cells in splenomegalies of various origins in Ghana. Trans Roy Soc Med Hyg 1970; 64: 107-117.
27 Williams D and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle-cell Disease: A matter of importance to all Ghanaians. New Era March 1970; 2: No 5 Gate Page 6 folded pages.
ix. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Haemolytic anemia in pregnancy in Nigerians. BMJ 1979: 2(5701): 112doi: 10.1136/bmj.2.5701.112-a (April 11) [PMID:5420223 PUBMED - Indexed for MEDLINE]
x. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Hip disease in Africans. Lancet 1970; 1(7654): 999. PMID: 4191955 [PUBMED – Indexed for MEDLINE]
28Konotey-Ahulu FID, Kinderlerer, JL Lehmann H and Ringelhann B. Haemoglobin Osu-Christiansborg. A new chain variant of Haemoglobin A (beta 52 D3 Aspartic Acid --> Asparagine) in combination with Haemoglobin S. Journal of Med Genet 1971 Sep; 8(3): 302-305. [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] PMCD: PMC 1469179 & PMID: 5097135
29Addae SK and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Renal uric acid handling in homozygous Haemoglobin C Disease. Afri J Med Sci 1971 Jan; 2(1): 1-7. PMID: 5097365 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
30Wosornu L and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Gastric acid secretion in sickle-cell anaemia. GUT 1971; 12(3): 197-199. doi:10.1136/gut.12.3.197 PMID: 5552188 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
31Ringelhann B and Konotey-Ahulu FID. The removal of heat damaged and Cr51 labelled red cells in haemoglobinopathies. Brit J Haemat 1971 July; 21(1): 99-112. PMID: 5559483 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
32Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu RID, Talapatra NC, Nkrumah FK, Price B and Lehmann H. Haemoglobin K Woolwich ( 2 2 132lys --> Gln) and its combination with Hb.S and C in two Ghanaian tribes. Acta Hematologica 1971; 45(4): 250-258. PMID: 4999133 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
33Ringelhann B and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle cell crisis and acid base balance. Clin Chim Acta 1971 Aug; 34(1): 63-66. (August 1971) PMID:5118729 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
34Konotey-Ahulu FID. Taking health to Ghanaians. Tropical Doctor 1971; 1:134-137
35Konotey-Ahulu FID. Computer assisted analysis of data on 1,697 patients attending the Sickle-cell/Haemoglobinopathy Clinic of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Clinical Features: I. Genotype, Sex, Age, Rheumatism and Dactylitis Frequencies. Ghana Med J 1971; 10: 241-260.
Addae SK and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Lack of diurnal variations in Sodium, Potassium and Osmolal Excretion in the sickle-cell patient. African J Med Sc 1971 Oct; 2(4): 349-359.
xi. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Malaria and sickle-cell disease BMJ 1971 June; 2(5763): 710-711 doi:10.1136/bmj.2/5763.710-d PMID: 5556078 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
xii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Medical research in developing countries (Editorial). Ghana Med J 1971; 10: 71-74
37Boyo AE, Cabannes R, Conley CL, Lehmann H, Luzzatto L, Milner PF, Ringelhann B, Weatherall DJ, Barrai I, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Motulsky AG. Geneva WHO Scientific Group on Treatment of Haemoglobinopathies and Allied Disorders. (Technical Report) 1972; 509:83 pages.
38Owusu SK, Addy JH, Foli AK, Janosi M, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Larbi EB. Acute reversible renal failure associated with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Lancet 1972 June 10; 1(7763): 1255-1257.
39Konotey-Ahulu FID. Balanced Polymorphism and Hereditary Qualitative and Quantitative Erythrocyte defects. Ghana Med J 1972; 11: 274-285.
40Konotey-Ahulu FID. History of Sickle cell Disease in Africa. Geographical Distribution and Population Dynamics of Haemoglobins S and C with special reference to West Africa. Ghana Med J 1972; 11: 397-412.
41Konotey-Ahulu FID. Definition of Sickle cell Trait and Sickle cell Disease. Ghana Med J 1972; 11:417-420
42Konotey-Ahulu FID. Enzyme Treatment of vitreous haemorrhage. Lancet 1972 Sep 30; 2(7779):714-715. PMID: 4115852 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Mental nerve neuropathy: a complication of sickle cell crisis. Lancet 1972 Aug 19; 2(7773): 388 *[Constitutes discovery of a new physical sign in Clinical Medicine]
xiii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle cell Trait and Altitude. BMJ 1972; 1(5793): 177-178. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.5793.177-a (January 15) PMID: 5007853 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE
xiv. Owusu SK, Foli AK, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Janosi J Marianne. Frequency og glucode-6 phosphate deficiency in typhoid fever in Ghana. Lancet
xv. Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Danfa Project (Editorial) Ghana Med J1972; 11: 1-2j
xvi. Konotey-Ahulu FID. In vitro and in vivo sickling (March-Editorial) Ghana Med J 1972; 11:2-3.
xvii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Vitamin A in Cholesterol biosynthesis and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (Editorial). Ghana Med J 1972; 11: 3-4.
xviii. Konotey-Ahulu FID.An International Sickle Cell Crisis. (March-Editorial) Ghana Med J1972; 11: 4-8.
xix. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle cell and altitude. BMJ 1972;2: 231-232.
xx. Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Tyranny of Fashion in Medical Journals. Ghana Med J 1972; 11:178-172.
xxi. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Pathogenesis of sickle cell crisis in Ghana. Ghana Med J 1972; 11:304-306
xxii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Management of the sickle cell disease patient. Lancet 1972; 2: 772
xxiii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Detecting sickle haemoglobin. BMJ 1972; 4: 239.
xxiv. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and sickle cell anaemia. New Eng J Med 1972; 287: 887-888.
44Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle Cell Disease: The Case for Family Planning. Accra. ASTAB Books, Ltd 1973; 32 pages.
45Konotey-Ahulu FID. Effect of environment on sickle cell disease in West Africa; epidemiologic and clinical considerations. ; Chapter 3 in Sickle-cell Disease - diagnosis, management, education and research. Eds Abramson H, Bertles FF and Wethers Doris L; St Louis CV Mosby Co 1973 pp 20-38.
46Ringelhann B and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Immunological studies in sickle cell crisis in Ghana. Afr J Med Sc 1973 Jan; 4(1): 17-22.(Jan 4) PMID: 4121187 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
47Haddock DRW, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Janosi M, Ankrah-Badu G and Reid HA. Thrombosis in sickle-cell pain crisis? Controlled trial of Ancrod (Arvin) in young adults. J Trop Med Hyg 1973; 76: 274-278.
48Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ethical problems of genetic counseling. Ghana Med J 1973 Sep; 12(3): 317-324. PMID: 11662060 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
49Konotey-Ahulu FID, Ocloo Esther, Addy PA, Bamford PH and Ennin Claud. Report of Committee Appointed to Investigate Hospital Fees, Accra . Ghana Government, Ministry of Health 1970.
50Ringelhann B, Miller H and Konotey-Ahulu FID. The origin of anaemia in tropical splenomegaly syndrome. Acta med Acad Sc Hungaricae 1973; 30(4): 331-341. PMID: 4792228 [PubMed – indexed
51Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Sickle-cell Diseases: Clinical manifestations including the Sickle Crisis. Arch Inten Med 1974; 133(4): 611-619. [PMID: 4818434 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE
52Konotey-Ahulu FID. Effect of environment on the course of sickle-cell disease. In Symposium by Ghana Working Group on the Environment - 2nd Technical Meeting Accra 1974; (Institute of Aquatic Biology): pp67-87.
53Kamuzora H, Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Lehmann H and Lorkin PA. The gamma chain in a Ghanaian Adult, homozygous for hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin. Acta Haemat 1974; 51(3): 179-184. PMID: 4218432 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
54Genetics and the Quality of Life: Study Encounter Vol X, No 1 1974. Report of a Consultation. Church and Society, Christian Medical Commission, World Council of Churches, Zurich, June 1973, Switzerland.
55Konotey-Ahulu FID. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Causation of Disease in Ghana. Editorial. Ghana Med J 1974; 13: 155-157.
56Konotey-Ahulu FID. The sickle Cell disease Patient: A Native Habitat Profile. In Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Sickle Cell Disease. Ed: JI Hercules, AN Schechter, WA Eaton and RE Jackson. DHEW Publication No (NIH) 75-723. Bethesda Maryland pp 81-83.
57Djabanor FFT, Reindorf CA and Konotey-Ahulu FID. The effect of Sickle Cell Disease on Ghanaian Children. In First International Publication No (HSM) 1974; 73-9141: 70-87.
58Konotey-Ahulu FID. First Annual Report - 1974 of the Ghana Institute of Clinical Genetics. Korle Bu 1975 Ghana
59Konotey-Ahulu FID. Tafracher - Personal View. BMJ 1975; 1(5953): 329. (February 8) doi:10.1136/bmj.1.5953.329
60Konotey-Ahulu FID. Polygamy: Effects on Gene Distribution. Chapter 11 in Interdisciplinary approaches to population Studies. Ed David AS, Laing E and Addo NO - Legon 1975; pp215-233. Report of Conference 30th November - 4th December 1972
61Konotey-Ahulu FID. Diagnosis of Sickle Cell Disease - A definitive assessment regarding medical journalism with respect to aviation. Ghana Med J 1975; 14: 139-149
62Archampong EQ and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Biliary tract disease and sickle cell anaemia in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. Ghana Med J 1975 Sep; 14(3): 176-180. PMID: 1234677 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
63Owusu SK, Anterkyi FS, Shaw-Taylor KE and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma in a juvenile. Ghana Med J 1975 Sep; 14(3): 241-242. PMID: 1234689 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
64 Bethlenfalvay NC, Motulsky AG, Ringelhann B, Lehmann H, Humbert JR and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Hereditary Persistence of Foetal Haemoglobin Delta Beta Locus: Further family data and genetic interpretations. Amer J Human Genet 1975 Mar; 27(2): 140-154. PMID:1124762 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLIUNE]
65Konotey-Ahulu FID. Management of the sickle cell disease patient including emergency treatment of sickle cell crisis. Ghana Med J 1975; 14: 347-365.
Kamuzora H, Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Lehmann H and Lorkin PA. Further investigations of the y-chain in a Ghanaian adult, homozygous for hereditary persistence of foetal haemoglobin: Isolation of GB-3 peptides and Gy:Ay ratio determination in human Hb.F. Acta Haematological 1975; 53(5): 315-20. [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
xxv. Konotey-Ahulu FID. The `SS' Electrophoretic pattern and its differential diagnosis. Abstracts - International Symposium on Sickle Cell Anaemia. Abidjan, 27-29 January, Page 24. INSERM, COLLOQUE, PARIS 1975. Vol 44, p141.
xxvi. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Challenges in the management of sickle cell crisis. Abstracts - International Symposium on Sickle Cell Anaemia. Abidjan, 27-29 Jan, 1975 Page 62. INSERM, COLLOQUE, PARIS 1975. Vol 44, p403.
xxvii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Problems of Genetic Counselling in the African Milieu. Abstracts - International Symposium on Sickle Cell Anaemia. Abidjan, 27-29 Jan. Page 76. INSERM, COLLOQUE, PARIS 1975. Vol 44, p 403.
67Gbedemah KA, Acquaye CTA, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Reindorf CA. Haemoglobin phenotype patterns in more than 1,000 consecutive newborn babies in Ghana. Ghana Med J 1976; 15: 253-256
68Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle Cell Disease. In Chapter 13 of Principles of Medicine in Africa. Ed Parry EHO Oxford University Press, Oxford 1976 pp 398-406, 563-564.
69 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ethical Issues in Genetic Counselling. In Proceedings of Fifth International Congress of Christian Physicians (Christian Medical Fellowship) Singapore 1976 5-9 Nov 1975, pp 43-49.
xxviii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Male Procreative Superiority in African Populations: The fact established and quantified. Abstracts - Symposium on Medical Genetics, Debrecen-Hajduszoboszlo, Hungary, 27-29 April 1976 page 49.
xxix. Konotey-Ahulu FID. The usual and unusual in Clinical Haemoglobinopathy. Abstracts - Symposium on Medical Genetics, Hungary 27-29 April 1976 - page 82. (See Major no 74.)
xxx. Bonney GE and Konotey-Ahulu FID. The role of Polygamy in the maintenance of genetic variability. Abstracts - Symposium on Medical Genetics, Hungary 27-19 April 1976 - page 49. (See Major no 75.)
xxxi. Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Yawson G, Bruce-Tagoe AA, Miller A and Huisman THJ. Alpha Thalassaemia in West Africa. Symposium on Medical Genetics, Hungary, page 81. (See Major no 76.)
70Bonney GE and Konotey Ahulu FID. Polygamy and genetic equilibrium. Nature 1977; 265: 46-47 (January 6 1977). doi:10.1038/265046a0 …n5589/pdf/265046a0.pdf PMID: 834239 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
71Acquaye CTA, Oldham JH and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Blood-donor homozygous for hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin. Lancet 1977 April 9; 1(8015): 796-797. PMID: 66588 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
72Konotey-Ahulu FID. Personal View: The spiritual and the psychological in Clinical Medicine. BMJ 1977; 1: 1595. (June 15) doi:10.1136/bmj.1.6076.1595
73Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ante-natal diagnosis of haemoglobinopathies. Lancet 1977; 1: 597-598.
74Acquaye CTA, KA Gbedemah, Konotey-Ahulu FID. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Incidence in sickle cell disease patients in Accra. Ghan Med J 1977; 16: 4-9.
75Konotey-Ahulu FID. Male procreative superiority in African populations: The fact established and quantified and Papp Z (Eds). Medical Genetics, Exerpta Medica 1977; 600-607.
76Konotey-Ahulu FID. The usual and unusual in clinical haemoglobinopathy. In Szabo G and Papp Z (Eds). Medical Genetics, Exerpta Medica 1977; 791-800.
77Bonney GE and Konotey-Ahulu FID. The role of polygamy in the maintenance of Genetic variability. In Szabo G and Papp Z (Eds). Medical Genetics, Excerpta Medica 1977; 610-613
78Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Yawson G, Bruce-Tagoe AA, Miller A and Huisman THJ. Alpha-Thalassaemia in West Africa. In Szabo G and Papp Z (Eds). Medical Genetics, Excerpta Medica 1977; 614-616.
79Ringelhann B, Acquaye CTA, Oldham JH, Konotey-Ahulu FID, Yawson G, Sukumaran PK, Schroeder WA and Huisman THJ. Homozygotes for the hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin: The ratio of G to A chains and biosynthetic studies. Biochem Genet 1977 Dec; 15(11-12): 1083-1096. PMID: 603615 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
80Altay C, Ringelhann B, Yawson GI, Bruce-Tagoe AA, Konotey-Ahulu FID, James L, Gravely M and Huisman THJ. Haemoglobin alpha chain deficiency in black children with variable quantities of haemoglobin Bart's at birth. Paediatrics Research Feb 1977; 11: 147-152. PMID: 840505 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
81Konotey-Ahulu FID. Medical considerations in the management of some surgical complications of sickle cell disease in Ghana. In Scott RB Ed International aspects of sickle cell disease Washington DC 1977; pp 106-107.
82Konotey-Ahulu FID. The spectrum of phenotypic expression of clinical haemoglobinopathy in West Africa. New Istanbul Contribution to Clinical Science 1978 Dec; 12(3-4): 246-257. PMID: 756535 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
83Ringelhann B and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Thalassaemia Africana - an independent mutation? New Istanbul Contribution to Clinical Science 1978 Dec; 12(3-4): 264-271. PMID: 756537 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
84Mears JG, Ramirez F, Leibowitz D, Nakamura F, Bloom A, Konotey-Ahulu FID and Bank A. Changes in restricted human cellular DNA fragments containing globin gene sequences in thalassaemias and related disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1978 Mar; 75(3):1222-1226. PMID: 274714 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
85Bonney GE, Walker M, Gbedemah K and Konotey-Ahulu FID. Multiple births and visible birth defects in 13000 consecutive deliveries in one Ghanaian hospital. In Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Twin Studies Part C Ed Nance W. Progess in Clinical and Biological Research 1978; 24 Pt B: 105-108. PMID: 724702 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
86Konotey-Ahulu FID. Survival of schistosomiasis plus haemoglobinopathy patients in a Ghanaian rural man-made lake environment. Ghana Med J 1978; 17: 156-158.
87Konotey-Ahulu FID. Is there haemoglobinopathy phenotype selectivity for proneness to intestinal infestations? Ghana Med J 1978; 17: 179-180.
88Konotey-Ahulu FID. Report on May 1974 to May 1979. Ghana Institute of Clinical Genetics 1979; 54 pages.
89Konotey-Ahulu FID. Some personal encounters with a remarkable physician. (Tribute to Dr Albert Joseph Howe, OBE, CBE, MD, FRCP, DTMH). Ghana Med J 1979; 18: 88-90.
xxxii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Homozygosity for hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin. Lancet 1979; 1: 279.
90Konotey-Ahulu FID. Genes and Society, and Society and Genes. Fifth University of Ghana Alumni Lecture, 20th March 1980. Legon, Ghana
91Konotey-Ahulu FID. English-speaking peoples. (Book Review: English Tests for Doctors by Dick Alderson and Vivienne Ward). BMJ 1980; 280: 1267-1268. doi:10.1136/bmj.280.6226.1267 (May 24 1980)
92Konotey-Ahulu FID. Male procreative superiority index (MPSI): The missing co-efficient in African anthropogenetics. BMJ 1980; 281(6256): 1700-1702 doi:10.1136/bmj.281.6256.1700 PMID: 6934845 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] December 20 – 27 1980.
93Konotey-Ahulu FID. Problems of overseas doctors.
BMJ 1981 Clin Res Ed; 282(6276): 1621-1622 doi:10.1136/bmj.282.6276.1621-a (May 16 1981)
94Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ethics of amniocentesis and selective abortion for sickle cell disease. Lancet 1982; 1(8262): 38-39. January 2. PMID: 6119424 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
95Konotey-Ahulu FID. Survey of sickle-cell disease in England and Wales. BMJ 1982; 284(6309): 112. doi:10.1136/bmj.284/6309/112-a (January 9 1982)
96Konotey-Ahulu FID. GOD IS ABLE (Morning Devotions). In Proceedings of VIII International Congress of Christian Medical Students, Vellore 21-27 Feb, Bangalore 28 Feb to 5 March 1983, pages 8-25.
97Konotey-Ahulu FID. Called to witness abroad? - Advice from an African. Christian Graduate; 36: 6-9. Intervarsity Press, UK, March 1983.
xxxiii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Team work in sickle cell research. West Africa 26September 1983, pp2244-2245.
98Konotey-Ahulu FID. Alpha-thalassaemia nomenclature and abnormal haemoglobins. Lancet 1984 May 5; 1(8384): 1024-1025. May 5. PMID: 6143955 [PubMed – Indexed for MEDLINE]
99Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ethical issues in prenatal diagnosis. BMJ Clin Res Ed 1984; 289(6438): 185. July 21. doi:10.1136/bmj.289.6438.185-a 6143955 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
100Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ethnic minorities and Sickle Cell Disease. BMJ Clin Res Ed 1985; 290(6476): 1214 (April 20 1985). doi:10.1136/bmj.290.6476.1214 [To download and print….1418855&blobtype=pdf]
101Konotey-Ahulu FID. Law, Ethics and Society. The Grove Chapel Bulletin, Camberwell Grove, London SE5, New Year Issue 1985, pp 508.
102Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Three Ps Health Triangle - population, poverty, politics - in Health Care Delivery in Developing Countries. Journal of the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society - the Healing Hand. Summer/Autumn 1985, pages 8-15.
xxxiv. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Tribute to Professor Hermann Lehmann CBE, MD, PhD, ScD, FRCP, FRCPath, FRSC, FRS. BMJ 1985; 291: 288-289. (July 27 1985) doi:10.1136/bmj.291.6490.288
103Konotey-Ahulu FID. Missing the wood for one genetic tree? The First International Symposium on the Role of Recombinant DNA in Genetics - Proceedings - Chania, Crete, Greece, May 13-16 1985. Eds Loukopoulos D, Teplitz RL; Athens, P. Paschalidis 1986, pages 105-116.
xxxvi. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Points: A boost for clinical research. BMJ April 1986, page 1081 "If, as I have always thought, the discipline of clinical epidemiology seeks to answer the questions How? Which? When? Who? What? And Where? Are we more likely to get clearer answers in the north to questions relating to the south?”
104Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle Cell Disease by Serjeant GR 1985. Book Review. Tropical Diseases Bulletin 1986; 83: 979-980.
105 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Clinical epidemiology, not seroepidemiology, is the answer to Africa's AIDS problem BMJ (Clin Res Ed) 1987; 294(6587): 1593-1594 (June 20 1987) doi:10.1136/bmj.294.6587.1593 PMID:3113544 [PubMed –indexed- for MEDLINE] [This led to 600 reprint requests]
106Konotey-Ahulu FID. Group specific component and HIV infection. Lancet 1987; 1: 1267.
107Konotey-Ahulu FID. Origin and transmission of AIDS. Journal of Royal Society of Medicine 1987; 80: 720.
108Konotey-Ahulu FID. Extensive palatal echymosis from fellatio - a note of caution with AIDS at large. British Journal of Sexual Medicine 1987; 14: 286-287.
109Konotey-Ahulu FID. Surgery and risk of AIDS in HIV-positive patients. Lancet 1987; 2(8568): 1146. November 14. PMID: 2890039 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
110Konotey-Ahulu FID. AIDS in Africa: Misinformation and Disinformation. Lancet 1987; 2(8552): 206-208. July 25. PMID: 2885651 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
111Konotey-Ahulu FID. Some thirty features of AIDS in Africa. Annales Universitaires des Sciences de la Santé 1987; 4: 541-544.
112Konotey-Ahulu FID (1988). The sickled cell: from myths to molecules, by Edelstein SJ, 1986. Book Review. Tropical Diseases Bulletin, 85: 511-513.
113Konotey-Ahulu, FID. AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet 1988, 2(8603): 163-164. PMID: 2899213 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
In their choice of 60 publications on "The Heterosexual Transmission of AIDS in Africa" Deiter Koch-Wesser and Hannelore Vanderschmidt, Editors, republish articles No 108 and No 103 respectively on pages 24-25 and 192-194, Abt Books, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1988.
114Konotey-Ahulu, FID. HIV-2 in West Africa. Lancet 1989. 1(8637): 553. PMID: 2564080 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
115 Konotey-Ahulu FID. An African on AIDS in Africa. (Guest Editorial). The AIDS Letter - Royal Society of Medicine 1989, No 11, Feb/March 1989, pp 1-3.
116 Konotey-Ahulu, FID. What is AIDS? Tetteh-A'Domeno Company, Watford, England, 1989, 227 pages ISBN: 0 9515442 0 9
117Konotey-Ahulu, FID. HIV antibody positive sub-Saharan African patients in UK. Lancet 1990, 335: 46-47. (Response to call from S Murphy et al Nov 18, p1225 that "all patients who have lived in or worked in sub-Saharan Africa in the past ten years should be offered HIV antibody testing".) PMID 1967347[PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
118Konotey-Ahulu, FID. AIDS in Africa. Policy Review (Heritage Foundation Publication, Washington DC) Fall 1990; No 54: 78-9. (Invited comment on Professor Peter Duesberg's thesis in the Summer Issue that HIV is not the cause of AIDS.)
119Konotey-Ahulu, FID. The Genetics of Ghanaian High Blood Presssure. Ghana Medical Journal 1990; 24: 160-163 (Invited Editorial on Dr Jonathan Addy's discovery that Ghanaian essential hypertension was homozygous recessive inheritance: See Addy JH. Mendellian inheritance of propranolol responsive hypertension in an extended Ghanaian family. Ghana Medical Journal 1990; 24: 164-69 and Addy JH. Genetics of hypertension. Lancet Aug 8 1992 pp 377-378.)
120Konotey-Ahulu, FID. The AIDS crisis in Africa: a survey. In: Appropriate Technologies for AIDS Management in Africa Editor Kihumbu Thairu, 3-7 September 1990 Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi. Commonwealth Secretariat London pp 24-27.
121Quartey JKM, Konotey-Ahulu FID. The domiciliary management of AIDS in a rural community in Africa. In: Appropriate Technologies for AIDS Management in Africa Editor Kihumbu Thairu, 3-7 September 1990, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi. Commonwealth Secretariat London pp 42-44.
xxxvii. Konotey-Ahulu FID. AIDS in Africa. West Africa, 16-22 April, p 640. (2The virus has not been in Africa for a long time”). Short letter
122Konotey-Ahulu, FID. The Sickle Cell Disease Patient. Macmillan Education Ltd London 1991/1992. Foreword by Roland B Scott, MD (Howard University) - 36 chapters with 4,500 references, 643 pages. ISBN: 0-333-39239-6
123Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Kwashiorkor. BMJ 1991, 302(6769): 180-181. Jan 19. (Explaining what this Ghanaian tribal word means) doi:10.1136/bmj.302.6769.180-c PMID: 1995150 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
124Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Slowing HIV contagion among Africans. International Journal of STD & AIDS 1991; 2: 139. Mar-April (Stressing the need to link local preventive measures of AIDS to known epidemiologic factors which differ from one African country to another). PMID: 2043710 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
125Konotey-Ahulu, FID. African AIDS through African eyes (Guest Editorial). AIDS Analysis Africa 1991; March/April 1991. (The first invited Editorial of this new companion to AFRICA ANALYSIS).
126Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Penicillin prophylaxis in children with sickle cell disease. BMJ 1991; 302(6786): 1205-06. (May 18 1991) doi:10.1136/bmj.302.6786.1205-b PMID: 2043823 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE] (Commenting on paper by Cummins, Heuschkel & Sally Davies - Brit Med J 1991; 302: 989-90.)
127Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Morphine for painful crises in sickle cell disease. BMJ 1991, 302(6792): 1604. (June 29 1991) (Comment on Professor Chamberlain's recommendation of morphine in pregnancy in sickle cell disease - BMJ 1991; 302: 1327-30.) doi:10.1136/bmj.302.6792.1604-c PMID: 1855060 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
128Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Beware of symptomatic sickle-cell traits. Lancet 1992; 339(8792): 555. doi:10.1016/0140-6736(92)90377-F PMID: 1346903 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Feb 29. (Pointing out that the sickle cell trait AS may not be true sickle trait, and the HbC trait AC may be something else, as the "A" has been shown could stand for Hb Quebec-Chori, by Witkowska et al - New Engl J Med 1991; 325: 1150-54.)
129Konotey-Ahulu, FID, Chintu C, Amadou Sangare, Diakhate Lamine, Akinyanju OO, Kabekele M, Ndugwa CM, Sawadogo A (1992). Report of World Health Organisation Regional Study Group on Haemoglobinopathies. Brazzaville, Congo.
130Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Death from tetanus in sickle cell disease. Lancet 1992; 340(8830): 1288 (This comment on GO Akpede's report Oct 17, Vol 340; 981-82, points out that "ventilatory problems should always be regarded as a medical emergency" and that "opiods should be avoided"; morphine "often produces the chest syndrome"). doi:10.1016/0140-6736(92)92988-R (Nov 21) PMID: 1359339 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
131Konotey-Ahulu, FID. AIDS in Africa: Another Perspective. International Pharmacy Journal 1992, 6: 92-99 (English & French). (Invited Paper.)
132Konotey-Ahulu, FID. Insurance and genetic testing. Lancet 1993, 341: 833. ("There is little wrong about a family wishing to take advantage of the advances in molecular genetics to learn of the chances of disease in their offspring, but I share Harper's concern about widespread genetic screening to look for particular abnormal genes".)
133Konotey-Ahulu F. Religious cults. West Africa 31 May-6June 1993, p 896. (" To use evidence from the abomination of cults, or from professing Christians steeping themselves in the slave trade or apartheid, or from the work of counterfeit missionaries, to dismiss Christianity is as unwise as refusing to use currency because there are counterfeits in circulation.”)
134Konotey-Ahulu FID. Issues in Kwashiorkor. Lancet 1994; 343: 548. (Commenting on Professor Golden's "We are ignorant about the aetiology of kwashiorkor" Jan 29, p292, and stressing what the Krobo-Ga-Adangbe tribes people meant when they first took the kwashiorkor toddlers to Dr Cicely Williams in Ghana in 1933).
135Konotey-Ahulu FID. Probing anecdotes in traditional African therapeutics.African Journal of Health Sciences 1994; 1: 53 - 56.
136Konotey-Ahulu FID. When sickle cell disease patients achieve. Global Digest1995 (New York); Vol 1 No 2 July - August, 40 - 42.
137Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle cell achievers’ conference. SICKLE CELL News Review 1995; Summer Edition: 5.
138Omaboe Letitia, Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Second International Conference On The Achievements of Sickle Cell Disease Patients. Accra 19th July 1995 Conference Brochure 19pp.
139Konotey-Ahulu FID, Soyannwo EDJY. Service for Mrs Christiana MO Konotey-Ahulu (Nee Mate-Kole) 13th December 1906 - 6th October 1995). Watford: Tetteh-A’Domeno Co, 1995, pp 50 [ISBN 0 9515442 1 7].
140 Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Sickle Cell
Disease Patient, Watford: Tetteh-A’Domeno Co, 1996 Reprint of 1991 Macmillan book.
141Konotey-Ahulu FID. What Is AIDS? Watford: Tetteh-A’Domeno Co, 1996 Reprint of 1989 book.
142Konotey-Ahulu FID, Soyannwo EDJY. Service for Mrs Christiana MO Konotey-Ahulu (Nee Mate-Kole) 13th December 1906 - 6th October 1995). Watford: Tetteh-A’Domeno Co, 1996 Reprint of 1995 booklet).
143Konotey-Ahulu FID. AIDS vaccine trials. West Africa 1997; No 4135 3 - 9 February, 175 ["But the most refreshing comments I have ever heard about vaccinating people against AIDS did not come from any university; they came from an ‘illiterate’ Ghanaian. During a tour of 16 sub-Saharan African countries to acquaint myself with AIDS on the continent I ended up in Ghana holding discussions with a traditional chief who was quite aware of the chief cause of AIDS in his area. When told about a vaccine for AIDS this chief gaped with incredulity, and asked: ‘You mean they are going to prick us with needles so we can do what we like?’"]
144Konotey-Ahulu FID. Beware, malaria kills! West Africa 1997; No 4138 24 February - 2 March, 320 ["We so despise malaria that we find it difficult to believe that this mosquito-borne disease killed (and still kills) more Africans, usually children, than any other illness."]
145Konotey-Ahulu FID. Prevention is better than cure. West Africa 1997; No 4143 31 March - April, 532 ["The tragic death of a Ghanaian in London of complications arising from falciparum malaria (as reported in West Africa of Feb 24) was further proof of the fact that we must seek to take preventive measures.."]
146Konotey-Ahulu FID. The scourge of meningitis. West Africa 1997. No 4148 5 - 11 May, 732 ["Another threat to public health poses itself, one with the ability to spread at frightening speed. Meningitis has been in the news recently both in England and in several West African countries. Two students died at the University of Wales, and this became headline news. In Ghana vast quantities of vaccines have had to be rushed from abroad to save thousands from dying because of a meningitis epidemic marching southwards from the Upper and Northern regions of the country. What is meningitis, and why does it produce such fear?..."]
147Konotey-Ahulu FID. Valsalva vitreous haemorrhage and retinopathy in sickle cell haemoglobin C disease. Lancet 1997; 349(9067): 1774. PIMD: 9193406 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
148Konotey-Ahulu FID. Fever in Africa and WHO recommendation. Lancet Nov 22 1997; 350(9090): 1549 [In response to the article of EM Einterz and ME Bates "Fever in Africa: do patients know when they are hot?" Lancet 350: 781 Sept 13 1997]. PMID: 9388422 [PubMed-indesed for MEDLINE]
149Konotey-Ahulu FID. Book Review of SK Addae’s The Evolution of Modern Medicine in a Developing Country: Ghana 1880 - 1960. Durham: Durham Academic Press 1997.
150Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle cell disease as an international problem. Substance of lecture presented to Premier Journal Nationale de lute contre l'anemie SS on 25 th June 1995 Kinshasa, Democratic Repub. of Congo. Annales de' l'I.R.S.S., Volume 1, No 1, 1997, 1-10.
151Konotey-Ahulu FID. Management of patients with sickle cell disease. African Journal of Health Sciences 1998; 5: 47[ Commenting on article of Sally Davies and Lola Oni (BMJ 315: 656 -60) "what I feel is more important in the day to day management of patients with a view to keeping them out of hospital, is clinical epidemiology which includes the circumstances of crises. Two examples suffice to ilustrate what I mean: ... I fear Davies and Oni’s statement that ‘The Central Middlesex management protocol uses morphine infusions’ will make morphine the accepted drug for sickle crisis management. The consequences of such an approach are dire, especially when some UK hospitals are already making diamorphine their first choice".]
152Ringelhann B, Konotey-Ahulu FID. Hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias in Mediterranean areas and in West Africa: Historical and other perspectives 1910 to 1997 - A Century Review. Atti dell’Accademia dell Science di Ferrara ( Milan) 1998;74: 267-307
153Konotey-Ahulu FID. Opiates for sickle-cell crisis? Lancet 1998; 351: 1438.
["The question that puzzles me is: why do west African and West Indian patients with sickle-cell disease who did without morphine in their countries have to be given morphine pumps during sickle-cell crises when they come to the UK?"]
154Konotey-Ahulu FID. Opiates for sickle-cell crisis. Lancet 1998; 352: 651-652. [In response to David Bevan's criticism (in Lancet 1998; 351: page 1965) of white physicians who agree with Dr Konotey-Ahulu that opiates have created addicts in their hospital - "When I say routine opiates for sickle crisis are not the way to bring out these patients' best potential in the long term I am glad to hear white physicians say the same...White physicians who, at the risk of being misunderstood by Bevan, voice their displeasure at what they see happening on their wards deserve commendation, not condemnation."]
155Konotey-Ahulu FID. Supreme worth of clinical epidemiology in Africa: bancroftian filariasis is just one case in point. African Journal of Health Sciences 1999; 6: 1-2. [Invited Editorial on Dr J O Gyapong's article: Clinical epidemiology and prospects for control of lymphatic filariasis. African Journal of Health Sciences 1999; 6: 3-8. "Clinical epidemiology is going to be the discipline par excellence of the next century, if not the millennium. Coming as it does from one who has spent decades in Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics, this is a bold statement...Even with the current AIDS problem, I remain convinced that clinical epidemiology is the answer (FIDK-A 1987, Brit Med J Vol 294: pp 1593-94). Vaccines have achieved much this century, but to 'wait for WHO to give us vaccines' while we neglect ourselves and our environment is wholly irresponsible"]
156Konotey-Ahulu FID. Chimps and AIDS. Continuum, London 1999, Vol 5: No 5, p 7-8. [In response to an Editorial in The Times (London) on the 'Chimpanzee and AIDS' story: 'Sir, "Could the reason why humans sicken but not chimpanzees lie in the small genetic differences between the two?" (Times Editorial, February 1, 1999). But could it rather not be because the whole scientific reasoning (Times Leader, February 1) is as flawed as those which not so long ago had similar media blitz?] For the full communication (click
157Konotey-Ahulu FID. Averting a malaria disaster. Lancet 1999; 354(9174): 258. July 17. [In response to the article in The Lancet 1999, Vol. 353: pp 1965-67 of Professor NJ White and 16 co-authors who argued that in order to avert a malaria disaster, the highly successful Chinese drug Artemisinin should be compounded with other anti-malarial drugs to prevent drug resistance.] PMID: 10421339 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
158Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Human Genome Diversity Project: Cogitations of An African Native. Politics and the Life Sciences (PLS) 1999, Vol 18: No 2, pp 317-322. [Invited Commentary on Professor David Resnik's article: The Human Genome Diversity Project: Ethical Problems and Solutions.] PMID: 12561789 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
159 Konotey-Ahulu Felix ID. Millennium Hymn: Time Was Created. Watford, UK. [Seven verses with Piano Music and Tonic Solfa] First verse: "Time was created, and initiated, by HIM; Present Time is maintained accurately, by HIM; Future Time will be commanded and held by HIM Who, though God, became Incarnate at Bethlehem.”]
2000/2001. See Publication 272
160Konotey-Ahulu FID. Black people's red faces and AIDS prevention. Lancet 2000; 355(9214):1559. PMID: 10801206 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
161Konotey-Ahulu FID. Public health in less developed countries. Lancet Nov 18 2000; 356(9243): 1769-1770. ["Sarah Macfarlane and colleagues (Lancet 2000; 356: 841-846) and Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita, in their Sept 2 Commentary ( Lancet 356: 787-88) omit any mention of the genetic disease burden that will loom ever bigger when AIDS disappears and malaria is rolled back”] PMID: 11095284 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
162Konotey-Ahulu FID. The inheritance of Sickle Cell Disease. New African January 2000, pp 40-43
163Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Person with Sickle Cell Disease. New African March 2001, pp 38-39.
165Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Adult with Sickle Cell Disease. New African Sep. 2001, pp 40-43.
166Konotey-Ahulu FID. A non-sense mutation and protection from severe malaria. Lancet 2001; 358(9285): 927-928. [Commenting on paper of Arnab Pain & colleagues May 12, p 1502: " 'New gene found to protect against malaria'” at a time when what is urgently needed in Cape Coast and in Kenya is attention to public-health measures such as environmental cleanliness (e.g., getting rid of open drains), use of mosquito nets, and a massive governmental and non-governmental effort to get rid of social pathology in the urban and rural areas.”] PMID: 11575375 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
167Frimpong-Boateng K, Aniteye E, Amoah AGB, Amuzu VA, Konotey-Ahulu FID. Cardio-pulmonary by-pass surgery in sickle cell disease: An update. Ghana Medical Journal 2001; 35: 194-197.
168Konotey-Ahulu FID. Mother Tongue: The Tadka Phonation Technique for speaking an African Tonal Language – Krobo/Dangme/Gă of South-East Ghana. Watford 2001, UK. ISBN 0-9515442-4-1. [ Produced to facilitate tribal health education in the Mother Tongue]
169Konotey-Ahulu FID. The supra-scientific in clinical medicine: a challenge for Professor Know-All. Brit Med J 2001; 323(7327): 1452-1453 (22-29 Dec). doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7327.1452 PMID:11751350 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
170Konotey-Ahulu FID. Dame Sheila Sherlock's Third World Dimension. BMJ rapid response 20 Jan 2002
171 Konotey-Ahulu FID. AIDS in Africa. Lancet 2002; 360 (9343): 1424. Nov. 2 2002.
(Commenting on Paul Weidle & Colleagues paper ‘HIV/AIDS treatment and HIV vaccines for Africa. Lancet 2002; 359: 2261-67': I mentioned cool reception of vaccine prospects "Look here, for a vaccine to be worth its name, it must produce antibodies. Would you surrender your sero-negative status for a sero-positive one?”) PMID: 12424013 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
172Konotey-Ahulu FID. A strong ethical stance is critical. WHO Director-General election. Debate November 2, 2002. Lancet 361: Number 9355 01 February 2003.
173Konotey-Ahulu FID. Wake up call and need for paradigm shift. Brit Med Journal 2003 ‘Rapid E-Response' to Didier Fassin and Helen Schneider's article opened up for Education and Debate: - The politics of AIDS in South Africa: beyond the controversies. Brit Med J 2003; 326; 495-497 (1 March 2003). [7000 words with 70 references]
174Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Saga of Professor F K A Allotey "The African Scientist” By Asie Mirekua Allotey.Book Review in Ghanaian Times, Saturday, October 18, 2003.
175Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Saga of Professor F K A Allotey "The African Scientist” By Asie Mirekua Allotey. Book Review; Graphic, Saturday, October 18, 2003.
176Konotey-Ahulu FID. As Internal Medicine is larger than Haematology, so is the Sickle Cell Disease Patient larger than Sickle Cell Disease. In Current Trends In Inherited Haemolytic Anemias . King Faisal University College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 10-11 December 2003, pp 30-31.
177Konotey-Ahulu FID. The real measure of Recent Advances in Haematology: Molecular Biology versus Clinico-Epidemiological Public Health. In Current Trends In Inherited Haemolytic Anemias. King Faisal University College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 10-11 December 2003, pp 35-36.
178Konotey-Ahulu FID. Blushing in the black skin. (Invited Editorial) Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology April 2003; 2 (2), 59-60. [ For some inexplicable reason, this Editorial that was requested in May 2004, and accepted for publication on 30 June 2004, is requested on the Journal's website to be cited as a "Konotey-Ahulu, FID (2003)” publication while, at the same time, indicating: "Online publication date: 14 September 2004”] PMID: 17156057 [PubMed]
179Konotey-Ahulu FID. Pulmonary embolism. Lancet Jul 17-23 2004; 364(9430): 244-245. July 17 "Samuel Goldhaber's impressive Seminar ( Lancet 363: 1295-1305 on Pulmonary embolism omits sickle cell haemoglobin C disease from the list of risk factors…The high haematocrit – packed cell volume - that SC patients often attain is another reason why such patients are prone to pulmonary embolism”) PMID:15262094 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
180Konotey-Ahulu FID. Aggrey of Africa. New African Aug/Sept 2004, page 4. "I was very surprised to find my name among the the ‘100 Greatest Africans of all time’. I was even more surprised that Aggrey of Africa was not mentioned at all, which made me agree totally with your comment (NA, August/Sept) that in certain respects ‘the results are disappointing’. I would like to make two pleas. First, that my name be replaced by that of Dr James E K Aggrey, and secondly, that you allow me to write an article for a subsequent issue of New African which could not only help your readers worldwide realize why that great man was called ‘Aggrey of Africa’, but also make those who voted for me forgive my suggestion that I be replaced by somebody else. Professor Felix Konotey-Ahulu, London, UK”. [Editor’s note: See Aggrey’s on p 50 of this issue] See Reference 174b.
181Konotey-Ahulu FID. Aggrey of Africa: "Only the best is good enough for Africa”. New African October 2004 pp 50-51. [Brief account of Dr James E Kwegyir Aggrey 1875-1927, the Ghanaian visionary] "My people of Africa, we were created in the image of God, but men have made us think that we are chickens, ad we still think we are, but we are eagles. Stretch forth your wings and fly! Don’t be content with the food of chickens” Dr J E Kwegyir Aggrey. [Editor: This tribute for Black History Month was written by Prof Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu, the Dr Kwegyir Aggrey Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana]. Access article at
182Konotey-Ahulu FID. There is nothing mysterious about Kwashiorkor. BMJ 14 May 2005 Rapid Response
183Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle-cell disease and the patient. Lancet 2005; 365(9457): 382-83 January 29-February 4. [Commenting on Marie Stuart & Ronald Nagel's "Sickle-cell disease” Seminar in Lancet 364: 1343-60, and Michaela Buckner's "Sickle-cell disease: from Sierra Leone to southeast London” Lancet 364: 1361, it is pointed out that "Stuart and Nagel missed something out of their Seminar, which Michaela emphasizes – circumstances.”] PMID: 15680445 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
184Konotey-Ahulu FID. Controlling the three "P”s in Africa. Lancet Aug 20-26 2005; 366(9486): 364. ["Developed countries successfully control what I call the three ‘P’s Politics, Poverty, and Population’. In developing countries, these get so out of hand that national health suffers. The more out of control the three ‘P’s are, the less healthy the nation is. .. What we really need is a paradigm shift in our approach to all Africa’s health problems, acknowledging also that the stellar qualities of our doctors make them a valuable export, especially to the USA”. PMD: 16112297 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
185Konotey-Ahulu FID. The brain drain versus talent export controversy. Ghanaian Times Saturday July 16 2005, page 6.
186Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Sickle Achievers (1). Ghanaian Times, Saturday July 23 2005 "I cannot think of a single Ghanaian family that did not have or know of someone with sickle cell disease. We in Ghana were familiar with this hereditary cold-season rheumatism centuries before the Americans coined the term for it derived from the sickle shaped cells that appear in the blood of sufferers”
187Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Sickle Achievers (2). Ghanaian Times, Saturday 13 August 2005. "Sometime ago I coined a term for cold season rheumatism, which Europeans call Sickle Cell Disease. I call it the ACHEACHE Syndrome. Why Syndrome? Because a syndrome is an ailment with well recognized features.”
188Konotey-Ahulu FID. The appalling human toll of irresponsible driving. Ghanaian Times, Saturday 3 September 2005. "AO! Ei!! Oh!!! These exclamations are totally inadequate to fathom the tragedy of last week when a wicked road traffic accident all but wiped out the team of Korle Bu Hospital Urologists, who had gone to Sunyani to teach their skills to other doctors. The whole nation is numbed. Dr Benjamin Osei-Wiafe, Dr Isaac Bentsi, and Professor J K M Quartey were killed when an over-speeding car whose front tyre had burst and, somersaulting with lethal venom, ploughed into the innocent car carrying the surgical team.”
189Konotey-Ahulu FID. Anniversary lectures on contemporary health (1): Managing a Sickle Cell Patient in The Family (Practical Lessons for Parents & Spouses). Ghanaian Times October 22 2005, page 6 [Text of Scripture Union Public Lecture, British Council Accra on Monday 26 September 2005]
190Konotey-Ahulu FID. Anniversary lectures on contemporary health (2) Sickle cell Patient Achievers. Ghanaian Times 29 October 2005, page 6 [Text of Scripture Union Public Lecture, British Council Accra on Tuesday 27 September 2005].
191Konotey-Ahulu FID. Anniversary lectures on contemporary health (3) The need for Private/Government Partnership in Health Care Delivery. Ghanaian Times November 5 2005 [Text of Scripture Union Public Lecture, British Council Accra on Wednesday 28 Sept. 2005]
192Konotey-Ahulu FID. Human resources for health in Africa: Is it national or international policies causing the brain drain? BMJ Rapid Response November 7 to Editorial by Adetokunbo O Lucas "Human resources for health in Africa” BMJ 2005; 331: 1037-1038.
193Konotey-Ahulu FID. Anniversary lectures on contemporary health (4) My travel around African countries 18 years ago when the AIDS Epidemic burst upon the world. Ghanaian Times November 12 2005 [Text of Scripture Union Public Lecture, British Council Accra on Thursday 29 September 2005]
194Konotey-Ahulu FID. Anniversary lectures on contemporary health (5) Life after 40 years (i) High Blood Pressure (ii) Smoking (iii) Overweight (iv) Diabetes (v) Alcohol (vi) Road Traffic Accidents (vii) Sex (viii) Procreation & Population (ix) Personal Health Insurance. Ghanaian Times November 19 2005 [Text of Scripture Union Public Lecture, British Council Accra on Friday 30 September 2005]
195Konotey-Ahulu FID. Historicity of The Lord Jesus Christ. (Christmas Message) Ghanaian Times December 17 2005, page 6.
196Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ghanaian Doctors in Malaria Research. Ghanaian Times January 7 2006, page 6. "The New Year has begun with Ghanaian medical research reported in the world medical press. Ruby Martin-Peprah and George Bedu-Addo of Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, with collaboration of Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) and Dominic Kwiatkowski of the Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford have an impressive report on large tummy resulting from chronic malaria in Ghana”.
197Konotey-Ahulu FID. Malaria again. Ghanaian Times January 14 2006, page 6. "Malaria is such a huge problem that to develop just one article to it does not do it justice. Last week we looked at the research that Ghanaians have been doing, and the fact that we need to get the benefits of such research. .. The malarial menace can be tackled at as many as six levels, plus a combination of all six: 1. Personal … 2. Family … 3. Community Level …4. Town Council 5. National … 6. International …I am not finished with Malaria. We shall come back to it …”.
198Konotey-Ahulu FID. Epidemiology of Malaria (1) Ghanaian Times January 21 2006, page 6. "This word, epidemiology, is a big word pregnant with meaning, That is to say, it means a lot …The word itself means the study of epidemics. An epidemic is the rapid spread through the community of a disease….Whether you are a herbalist, doctor, nurse, a mother, student, or visitor, you will find that the best way to understand epidemiology of any disease is to (deliberately) ask, and find answers to, the following seven broad questions with respect to the disease: (1) What? (2) Who? (3) When? (4) Where? (5) Which? (6) How? (7) Why? ….(1) What is Malaria? ANSWER: Malaria is a very common tropical fever, so common that not many people respect it. That is why it is a dangerous enemy. If you do not respect an enemy, it will destroy you. What brings it about? The mosquito brings malaria, especially the type of mosquito called Anopheles. Kill the mosquito, and destroy the breeding places around homes, and malaria will disappear, as it has done in Singapore. …Who gets malaria? Anybody can get malaria, but children are the most vulnerable. …These articles are written so that we may educate ourselves, and take some Personal Action: (1) Kill mosquitoes and destroy breeding places (2) Protect yourself and your children against mosquitoes (3) Tell relatives visiting home from a long sojourn We …shall continue with more questions on malaria.”
199Konotey-Ahulu FID. Epidemiology of Malaria (2) Ghanaian Times January 28 2006, page 6. "When is malaria more prevalent in Ghana? ANSWER: In the rainy seasons, and soon after, but no month is exempt, as standing pools of water can be found here and there for mosquitoes to breed in, …Where does one get malaria? ANSWER: One can get malaria anywhere in the world, but especially in the tropics….A good doctor always asks ‘Where have you been?’ & ‘Where are you going to travel to?’ … A hospital with no insect proof wards in the tropics is a disgrace. Donor countries keen to AID Ghana could help us in this regard, …”
200Konotey-Ahulu FID. Epidemiology of Malaria (3) Ghanaian Times February 4 2006, page 6. When Big Men Show The Way. "At 5 am last Saturday, the siren rang. At 6 am, some Big Men assembled themselves to join residents in initiating the clean up of Accra. They were, to name a few, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Alhaji Aliu Mahama, the Minister of Health Major Courage Quashigah, the Metropolitan Chief Executive Mr Stanley Nii-Adjiri Blankson, Mr Sheikh I C Quaye of the Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines, and the Director General of the Ghana Health Services Professor Agyeman-Badu Akosa…Let the message ring far and wide: ‘KEEP GHANA CLEAN AND KILL THE MOSQUITOES!’ …Then those who queue up to give us AID to control malaria should be told that our first priority is a proper drainage system for our cities, towns, and villages. We need to negotiate with them on the basis of what we think are our priorities, and not what they think we need. Anti-malarial tablets are fine, but they are NOT our first of many priorities. …”
201Konotey-Ahulu FID. Epidemiology of Malaria (4): The How? And Which? Questions. Ghanaian Times February 11 2006, page 6. "How does the mosquito produce malaria? ANSWER: Through her bite! I say ‘her’ to remind us that it is only the female mosquito (Anopheles) that transfers the parasite, which causes the trouble. .. Which is the best way to treat malaria? … "
202Konotey-Ahulu FID. Epidemiology of Malaria (5) The Why? Question. Ghanaian Times February 18 2006, page 6. "Why is malaria still such a problem in Ghana when tropical countries like Singapore and Trinidad have managed to control it? ANSWER: At least one reason is because we abandoned the discipline of the colonial days, and those countries continued to enforce that discipline. ,,I have time for just another reason why drugs given in Ghana may not work: Corruption! …”
203Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Plus and Minus of Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s Health Legacy For Ghanaians. Ghanaian Times February 25 2006, page 6. "At least Six Examples of substantial PLUS for Nkrumah’s Health Legacy …First: National Health Institute 1964 Second: Ghana Medical School Third: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Fourth: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Faculty of Pharmacy & Plant Medicine, and later Medical School Fifth: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Sixth: Managing Trustees of the VALCO Fund. ..Kwame Nkrumah’s Minuses include Free Health Care with no provision for how to pay for it....”
204Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Health of Ghana 49 years on. Ghanaian Times March 4 2006. Three P’s (Population, Poverty and Politics) & A Nation’s Health Triangle. ..and the ‘Konotey-Ahulu 4 P’s Health of a Nation Pyramid’ where the FOURTH ‘P’ stands for POWER applied externally …”
205Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (1) Ghanaian Times March 11 2006, page 6.
206Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (2) Ghanaian Times March 18 2006, page 6
207Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (3) Ghanaian Times March 25 2006, page 6.
208Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (4) Ghanaian Times April 1 2006, page 6.
209Konotey-Ahulu FID. Historicity of The Lord Jesus Christ (2): Significance of Easter. Ghanaian Times April 8, 2006 p. 6
210Konotey-Ahulu FID. What is Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Deedei Adu (1960-2004) tells her incredible story, with introduction by Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng. Ghanaian Times April 22 2006, page 6.
211Konotey-Ahulu FID. Faith Healers (1). Ghanaian Times April 29 2006, page 6.
212Konotey-Ahulu FID. Faith Healers (2). Ghanaian Times May 27 2006, page 6.
213Konotey-Ahulu FID. Faith Healers (3). Ghanaian Times June 3 2006, page 6.
214Konotey-Ahulu FID. Faith Healers (4). Ghanaian Times June 10 2006, page 6.
215Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (5) The importance of looking back. Ghanaian Times June 17 2006, page 209. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (6). The importance of looking back. Ghanaian Times June 24 2006, page 6.
216Konotey-Ahulu FID. Payment for Health Care (6). The importance of looking back. Ghanaian Times June 24 2006, page 6.
217Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ghana’s World Cup Gallant Effort: Congratulations for climbing to World Number Sixteen! Ghanaian Times July 1 2006, page 6.
218Konotey-Ahulu FID. Doctors must not be lapdogs to drug firms even more relevant in the Third World. BMJ Rapid Response November 12
219Konotey-Ahulu FID. Refusing to provide a prenatal test for reducing later termination of pregnancy can it ever be ethical? BMJ Rapid Response November 20 2006
220Konotey-Ahulu FID. Recovering lost knowledge of traditional medicine by searching historical herbal texts for potential new drugs. BMJ Rapid Response Dec. 26 2006
221Konotey-Ahulu FID. Exposing Evolution’s Icon. Creation 2006 Dec; 29(1): 16-19. "Sickle cell has nothing to do with evolution”.
222Konotey-Ahulu FID. My stethoscope’s bell and discovery of a new Parkinsonian physical sign (Kap’s sign) in clinical medicine. BMJ Rapid Response 6 February 2007
223Konotey-Ahulu FID. Domiciliary management is the way forward for AIDS management in Africa. March 20 2007.
224Konotey-Ahulu FID. Dedicated sickle cell centres. BMJ Rapid Response March 20 2007
225Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Remarkable African Ear: Phenomenon of Mid Pitch Arrest Phenomenon in Krobo-Dangme-Gă Tonal Linguistics of South East Ghana. African American Museum of Philadelphia Award Lecture May 5 2007
226Konotey-Ahulu FID. Request from Geneva for patient in hospital in Colorado USA (June 22 2007)
227Konotey-Ahulu FID. Dissemination of Research Results in Africa [Special Guest Editorial] African Journal of Health Sciences 2007; 14: 1-2 January-June 2007
228Konotey-Ahulu FID. Heart attack in sickle cell disease and possible role of alcohol and over-transfusion (July 22 2007)
230Konotey-Ahulu FID. Who should best pharmacovigilate in developing countries? 14 September 2007 BMJ Rapid Response to Editorial
231Konotey-Ahulu FID. Opiates for pain in dying patients and in those with sickle cell disease. 11 October 2007 BMJ Rapid Response
232Konotey-Ahulu FID. Need for ethnic experts to tackle genetic public health. Lancet 2007; 370: 1836 doi:10.1016/50140-6736(07)61771-1
233Konotey-Ahulu FID. Male circumcision and alleged protection from AIDS. BMJ Rapid Response (Dec. 11)
234Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ghana @ 50 UK Health Conference: A special report. Ghanaian Times Dec. 24 2007, p. 24.
The Male Procreative Superiority Index (MPSI): its relevance to genetical counseling. In FIFTY YEARS OF HUMAN GENETICS A Festschrift and liber amicorum to celebrate the life and work of GEORGE ROBERT FRASER Edited by Oliver Mayo and Carolyn Leach. Wakefield Press 2007 (www.wakefieldpress.com.au) 1 The Parade West, Kent Town, South Australia 5067)
237Konotey-Ahulu FID. Imported malaria in the UK: Unde venis? & Quo vadis? BMJ Rapid Response 16 July 2008
238Konotey-Ahulu FID. Current "hit and miss” care provision for sickle cell disease patients in the UK. BMJ Rapid Response 22 July 2008
239Konotey-Ahulu FID. MDG’s Countdown to 2015, and "concern” for Africa. Lancet 2008; 372: 369-370. (Aug 2 2008) DOI: 10.1016/50140-6736(08)01149-6
PMID:18675678 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
240Konotey-Ahulu FID. Professor J O M Pobee. The Indefatigable Physician. Tribute in Ghana Medical Journal Sept 2008, Vol 42, Number 3: 129-130.
241Konotey-Ahulu FID. Management of sickle cell disease versus management of the sickle cell disease patient. BMJ Rapid Response 17 September 2008
242Konotey-Ahulu FI D. Malaria and sickle cell: "Protection?” Or "No Protection?” – Confusion reigns. BMJ Rapid Response October 13 2008.
243Konotey-Ahulu FID. Vaccination for genital warts to prevent cervical cancer: principles first, please, before details. BMJ Rapid Response November 12 2008
244Konotey-Ahulu FID. Affordable Antimalarials: Do international Donors not have conflicting interests? BMJ Rapid Response November 25 2008
245Konotey-Ahulu FID. Clinicians facing conflicting recommendations: Use commonsense? BMJ Rapid Response December 5 2008
246Konotey-Ahulu FID. Home haemodialysis just the thing for Africa’s wealthy patients. BMJ Rapid Response 8 January 2008
247Konotey-Ahulu FID. Tonal languages, Genetics, Human Race and James Watson’s Clanger. (January 2008)
249 Konotey-Ahulu FID. But how much does maintenance haemodialysis cost in each country? BMJ Rapid Response 31 January 2008
250 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Domiciliary management is the way forward for AIDS management in Africa. [March 4 2008] Comment on "Reduced mortality with home-based HIV treatment in Uganda” Comment - Lancet 2008; 371: 703-705
251 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Do international donors genuinely desire to help solve Africa’s health problems? BMJ Rapid Response 19 March 2008
252 Konotey-Ahulu FID. The soul is suprascientific. BMJ Rapid Response 16 May 2008.
253 Konotey-Ahulu FID. The stethoscope is there for life and will remain for good. BMJ Rapid Response May 28 2008.
254 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Poor care for sickle cell disease patients: This wake up call is overdue BMJ Rapid Response May 28 2008 BMJ 2008; 336: 1152 to Susan Mayor "Enquiry shows poor care for patients with sickle cell disease” on National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) REPORT "SICKLE: A Sickle Crisis? (2008)
255 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Will NHS death rates in sickle cell disease patients be made public too? The Guardian May 29 2008 Death Rates "Social Affairs Editor John Carvel’s front page article (29 May) on the move by the government to publish death rates from surgery at NHS Trust hospitals comes at a time when the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) produced an 84-page report entitled ‘SICKLE: A Sickle Crisis? (2008)’ The Report reviews the circumstances around deaths of in-patients with Haemoglobinopathies – sickle and beta-thalassaemia in the 21st Century in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the off-shore islands’…’Nine out of the 19 patients with sickle cell disease who had pain on admission and who then died had been given excessive doses of opiods’’.
256 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Social pathology of Cleft Palate in The African: Mathematical Precision of Pitch Gaps in Tribal Tonal Linguistics. Ghana Medical Journal 2008; 42: 89-91. (June 2008). PMID: 19180210 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] (vowel coloration omitted on this NIH site).
257 Konotey-Ahulu FID. World Rejoices. [One of 21 responses to election of Senator Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States of America, in New African HISTORIC SOUVENIR ISSUE]: "Senator Barack Obama is not just the best African-American that his country has chosen to be the 44th president of the USA, he is the best of all the Americans that began the race. To say ‘very well done’ and ‘congratulations’ does not even seem adequate. Interestingly, only a handful of the writers in the British press came close to recognizing that Obama is a phenomenon, though Lord William Rees-Mogg, former Editor of The Times had, a good nine months ago, placed Obama in the same class as Abraham Lincoln, J. F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. "Of course, New African’s own Cameron Duodu and Ayi Kwei Armah had, in their columns, recognized Obama’s potential long before any of the others did. For my part, with my enormous interest in history, placing that subject above even medical science, I make bold to say this: It is not at all hyperbolic of me to prognosticate that, God preserving him, President Obama will one day find himself the recipient of two Nobel Prizes, one for literature and the other for peace.” New African December 2008 (No 479), pages 22–23.
258 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Inquest into diamorphine deaths: Does NCEPOD sickle patients report warrant a similar inquest? BMJ Rapid Response March 7 2009
259 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation as a retrospective mirror for the present Internet Revolution. BMJ Rapid Response March 25 2009
260 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Fighting Malaria: Isn’t the best approach through Environmental Hygiene and Public Health? BMJ Rapid Response April 26 2009
261 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Konotey-Ahulu FID. British Medical Journal Archive since 1840. BMJ Rapid Response May 2 2009.
262 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Combating malaria: Try public health measures in Africa too. BMJ 2009; 338:b 1971 doi:10.1136/bmj.b1971 (May 20) PMID: 19457959 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
263 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Human Genetics Commission (HGC) and direct to consumer Genetic Tests, leading to Genetic Counseling. BMJ Rapid Response May 27 2009
264 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Blow your own trumpet and be thoroughly scriptural. BMJ Rapid Response 27 June 2009.
265 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Fixed drug eruption with Paracetamol. BMJ Rapid response to Charles Quartey-Papafio in BMJ 2009; 338: b2582
266 Konotey-Ahulu FID. In History of Dialysis in the UK: c. 1950 – 1980. Transcript of a Witness Seminar Held By The Wellcome Trust Centre For The History of Medicine At UCL, London, On 26 February 2008. Edited by SM Crowther, LA Reynolds, and EM Tansey, Volume 37 of Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine [ISBN 978 085484 122 6]], pages 49-51.
267 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening for men: Please acknowledge a genetic dimension. BMJ 10 July 2009.
268 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Fixed drug eruptions. More of fixed drug eruptions. BMJ 21 July 2009
269 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Free health care for world’s poorest countries without pre-conditions? BMJ Rapid response Aug 7 [In response to Zosia Kmietowicz BMJ 2009;339.b3177
270 Konotey-Ahulu FID. The Compassionate Academician. Tribute to Professor Frederick Nii-Lomote Engmann. GMA Focus. News Magazine of the Ghana Medical Association. July/September 2009, page 43.
271 Konotey-Ahulu FID. UK drug related deaths are still rising: So where is NICE? Sept. 6 2009 BMJ Rapid Response to Susan Mayor on "UK drug related deaths are still rising 2 reports say” BMJ Sep 6.
272 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Doctor cleared of asking nurse to give fatal dose to dying patient: More honest nurses, please 17 September BMJ 2009; 339: b3812
273 Konotey-Ahulu FID. High index of suspicion with timely haemodialysis for hyperkalaemic cardiac arrest. BMJ Rapid Response 5 November 2009.
274 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Does rejecting a particular scientific opinion mean a rejection of Science? BMJ Rapid Response 10 November 2009.
275 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Harold Varmus and The Art of Politics and Science. BMJ Rapid Response 20 November 2009
276 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Book Review: To Ghana With Love by Barbara Baddoo [2nd Edition] Published by Lulu 2009 ISBN 978-1-4092-5055-5 (241 pages)]
277Konotey-Ahulu FID. There is but one human race. New African December 2009, page 4. This is a comment on Nobel Prize winner Professor James Watson saying genome research would show within 10 years that Africans had inferior intelligence, only to be revealed that he himself was found by DNA studies to have African blood. Enforced migration had taken his great grand parent across The Atlantic. Professor James Watson remarks about the African’s intelligence only to be found himself to possess African genes.
278Konotey-Ahulu FID. Clinical Genetics: Ghanaian gratitude for British and Hungarian contributors – A personalised historical perspective Ghana Med J 2009; 43: 175-178.
279 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Are patients with G6PD Deficiency to avoid eating prawns that have been farmed? BMJ Rapid Response March 4 2010.
280Konotey-Ahulu FID. Origin of the genetic code is suprascientific. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine March 15 2010 Response to James Le Fanu "The disappointments of the Double Helix..” Feb.
281Konotey-Ahulu FID. Malaria diagnosis and treatment in Ghana. BMJ Rapid Response 25 March 2010.
282Konotey-Ahulu FID. Peer review, yes, but good editors muxt have the last word. BMJ Rapid Response April 2 2010
283Konotey-Ahulu FID. Millennium Hymn: TIME WAS CREATED. [Words and Music YouTube 1 May 2010]
284Konotey-Ahulu FID. Tonic Solfa Is The Foundation Of Tonal Linguistics. DRUMSPEAK (Supplement) International Journal of Research in the Humanities. New Series Volume 3. No. 1, May 2010. Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. ISSN (0855-9945). [Lecture given on Monday 12 October 2009, University of Cape Coast in the Occasional Lecture Series during the 40th Congregation, University of Cape Coast, Ghana]. Publications Unit, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
286Konotey-Ahulu FID. Review comment on Jonathan Sarfati’s book The Greatest Hoax On Earth? [Creation Book Publishers Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2010] Refuting Dawkins On Evolution. A Response to The Greatest Show On Earth: the evidence for evolution [Back Cover of Sarfati’s book: "I lost my Evolution Faith when being taught by London University’s Professor J. Z. Young, FRS, arguably the greatest Darwinian evolutionist of the 20th Century. I have since been waiting for a 21st Century genius to prove that the Darwinian Evolution Emperor has no clothes. Jonathan Sarfati is that genius as you can see from this his latest masterpiece. With an astonishing array of scientific references, Sarfati has demonstrated that he is far and away the better debater than Richard Dawkins...Read it, and re-read it!” Dr F I D Konotey-Ahulu (a world authority on sickle cell anemia), Kwegyir Aggrey Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and Former Consultant Physician Genetic Counsellor, Cromwell Hospital, London]
287 Konotey-Ahulu FID. WHO declares that H1N1 Pandemic is officially over: So do Ghanaians need to be jabbed with the vaccine? Brit Med J 12 August 2010 Rapid Response
288Konotey-Ahulu FID. The politics (and economics) of pain relief in the West and Third World. BMJ Rapid Response to T Anderson The politics of pain 11 Aug doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3800 24 August 2010
289Konotey-Ahulu FID. Antenatal screening for sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia. BMJ Rapid Response Oct 12 2010 [32 references]
Konotey-Ahulu FID. President Obama apologises over Guatemala syphilis study: International cooperative research in jeopardy. BMJ Rapid response October 17 2010. [16 references]
291Konotey-Ahulu FID. Genius of Nobel Laureate Robert Edwards goes beyond IVF. BMJ Rapid Response Oct 14 2010 [3 references]
292Konotey-Ahulu FID. Antenatal sickle cell disease haemoglobinopathy screening. BMJ Rapid Response October 25 2010 [5 references]
293. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Only the best is good enough for Africa. New African. Celebration Issue 500 Collectors’ Edition, 44th Year November 1 2010 No. 500, pp 94-95.
294Konotey-Ahulu FID. David Geraint James: Great Champion of Overseas Postgraduates. 18 Nov 2010 [Response to BMJ 341:doi.1136/bmj.c6400] See Ref 170 on Dame Sheila Sherlock 20 Jan 2002.
295Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ethics of mitochondrial gene replacement is also ethics of acquired genetic inheritance. BMJ Rapid Response 19 November 2010
296Konotey-Ahulu FID. Why should an African fear any Human Genome Project? Africawatch 20 November 2010, pages 61-63.
297Konotey-Ahulu FID. Music (and Tonal Language) and the art of being human I. BMJ Rapid Response Dec 20.
298Konotey-Ahulu FID. Music (and Tonal Language) and the art of being human II. BMJ Rapid Response Dec 20.
299Konotey-Ahulu FID. Music (and Tonal Language) and the art of being human III. BMJ Rapid Response Dec 20.
300"New appointment of evangelical Christian to drug advisory body sparks controversy” Please spare us emotive headlines. BMJ Rapid Response 6 February 2011.
301Konotey-Ahulu FID. Facebook and Twitter in bid to create African Scientific Revolution "mizraimically”. BMJ Rapid Response 5 March 2011.
302Konotey-Ahulu FID. Only fruitcakes believe in GOD? Rapid Response British Medical Journal 11 May 2011 [See Correction in Reference 301]
303Konotey-Ahulu FID. Only fruitcakes believe in in GOD? Correction of inverted inheritance of solomonic genius. BMJ Rapid Response 12 May2011. [See Reference 300]
304Konotey-Ahulu FID. Is talking about God to be banned from clinical care? BMJ Rapid Response 2 June 2011
306 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Charles Darwin and his apostles have got it all wrong! Book Review of Carl Wieland's book 'One Human Family - The Bible, Science, Race, and Culture'. New African August/September 2011 (No 509) pages 40 - 45.
308. Konotey-Ahulu FID. Blaming sudden death on Sickle Cell Trait? Flaws in article of Charis Kepron, Gino Somers and Michael Pollanen Exposed. www.sicklecell.md/blog/?p=105 or www.konotey-ahulu.com/blog/?p=105 September 14 2011.
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle Cell Trait Misinformation and Disinformation www.sicklecell.md/blog/?p=108
November 30 2011 [Comprehensive Review with 67 references]
Konotey-Ahulu FID. World Sickle Cell Day 19th June 2012 www.sicklecell.md/blog/?p=132
Featuring (i) The Inheritance of Sickle Cell Disease (ii) The Person with Sickle Cell Disease (iii) The Teenagwer with Sickle Cell Disease (iv) The Adult with Sickle Cell Disease.
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Further Communication on "Sickle Cell Trait Misinformation and Disinformation” and Sickle Cell Terminology: Disease or Disorder? www.sicklecell.md/blog/?p=127
April 16 2012
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Almost a quarter of Royal College Fellows say their hospitals cannot deliver continuity care. And they boast of something called National Institute of Clinical Excellence? www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e4942/rr/601191
September 7 2012 BMJ Rapid Response
316Konotey-Ahulu FID. There is no evidence that I was born on a Saturday. PRIVATE THOUGHTS – Postgraduate Medical Journal of Ghana 2012 (September); Volume 1, Number 1, pp 32-33 [Pointing out that the increasing use of "There is no evidence that ..” in scientific debate is itself unscientific]
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Liverpool care pathway BMJ and Channel Four News: Majority expert choice does not mean best choice. March 8 2013 www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f1303/rr/634971
BMJ Rapid Response to "Nine out of 10 palliative care experts would choose Liverpool care pathway for themselves” Krishna Chinthapalli BMJ 2013; 346: 1103 (March 2, pages 2-3)
325Konotey-Ahulu FID. Opiods in the UK: What’s the problem? Answer – Good Clinical Practice needs to cover all population groups including sickle cell disease patients. BMJ Rapid Response 18 August 2013 www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.15108/rr/658208
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Erectile Dysfunction: Test, please, for Sickle Cell Disease. Rapid Response to BMJ 2014; 348: g129 13 February 2014 - www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g129
328 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Komla Dumor’s High Blood Pressure - comment on Baffour Ankomah’s detailed Tribute (Feb NA) New African, March 2014 Page 54
Konotey-Ahulu FID. MRS NYAMEKYE TETTEH - A GREAT ACHIEVER, October 17 1955 – January 22 2014 TRIBUTE BY FELIX KONOTEY-AHULU, March 8th 2014
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Management of sickle cell disease patient I the community www.bmj.com
BMJ Rapid Response 13 April 2014 [90 References] to Brousse V, Makali J, Rees DC: Management of sickle cell disease in the community. BMJ 2014; 348: g1765 doi:10.1136/bmj.g1765
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Sickle Cell and Allied Haemoglobinopathy: The Genetics That Touches You and Me – University of Cape Coast, Ghana, GOLDEN JUBILEE MESSAGE – http://bit.ly/1DzceM
(Sept 19 2014)
333Konotey-Ahulu FID. Perthes’ disease versus sickle cell disease hip. BMJ Rapid Response www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5584/rr or http://bit.ly/1tGmuYm (18 Oct ) to Perthes’ disease by Peter Kannu & Andrew Howard, Brit Med Journal Oct 4 2014 Vol 349 pages 32-33.
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Perthes’ disease versus sickle cell disease hip. British Medical Journal Rapid Response Oct 18 2014 www.bmj.com/
to Perthes’ disease by Peter Kannu & Andrew Howard, Brit Med Journal Oct 4 2014 Vol 349 pages 32-33.
335Konotey-Ahulu FID. Divine Voluntary Amnesia. July 2014 Magazine of Alexandra Road Congregational Church, Hemel Hempstead http://arcchemel.org.uk/divine-voluntary-amnesia/ or http://bitly/1xag9E0 (the 0 is zero) Accessed 4th November 2014.
336 Konotey-Ahulu FID. Christianity is not European. New African February 2015; No. 547, p 8. "I suspect Tesfaye Shiferaw (Letter in NA, December 2014) is a newcomer …So I never stop to correct those who call Christianity a European religion. It is not!”
Konotey-Ahulu FID. Ameyo Adadevoh's Assistant Dr Ada Igonoh survives Ebola Virus Disease. BMJ Rapid Response
(10 Feb 2015) to Anne Gulland's Obituary of Dr Ameyo Adadevoh - Physician Endocrinologist who was instrumental in containing the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria. BMJ 2014; 349: G7558 (February 7 2015, p 25).