Dr Albert Akpalu, MSc MD - University of Ghana - Senior Lecturer

Dr Albert Akpalu

MSc MD

University of Ghana

Senior Lecturer

Accra | Ghana

Main Specialties: Clinical Neurophysiology, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Additional Specialties: Neurologist

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Dr Albert Akpalu, MSc MD - University of Ghana - Senior Lecturer

Dr Albert Akpalu

MSc MD

Introduction

Currently Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician, Neurologist Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Ghana medical School
Secretary general of the West African college of Physicians
Involved in Stroke, Parkinson's and Epilepsy research and advocacy
H3 Africa SIREN project

Primary Affiliation: University of Ghana - Accra , Ghana

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Education

Jul 2009
Royal College of Physicians London
FRCP
Nov 2006
Ghana College of Physicians
FGCPS
Internal medicine/Neurology
Nov 2006
Ghana College of Physicians
FGCPS
Oct 2004
West African College of Physicians
FWACP
Internal medicine/ Neurology
Oct 2004
West African College of Physicians
FWACP
Oct 2004
West African College of Physicians
FWACP
Oct 2004
West African College of Physicians
FWACP
Sep 2003
UCL London
MSc Clinical Neuroscinece
Distinction
Sep 2003
UCL London
MSc Clinical Neuroscinece
Distinction
Sep 2003
UCL London
MSc Clinical Neuroscinece
Distinction
Apr 1997
Univeristy of Ghana Medical School
MB ChB
Apr 1997
Univeristy of Ghana Medical School
MB ChB
Apr 1997
Univeristy of Ghana Medical School
MB ChB
Apr 1997
Univeristy of Ghana Medical School
MB ChB
Apr 1997
Univeristy of Ghana Medical School
MB ChB

Experience

Jan 2019
Secretary General
West African College of physicians
Jan 2019
Secretary General
West African College of physicians
Jan 2019
Secretary General
West African College of physicians
Jan 2019
Secretary General
West African College of physicians
Jan 2019
Secretary General
West African College of physicians
Jan 2019
Secretary General
West African College of physicians

Publications

40Publications

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Unraveling the risk factors for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage among West Africans.

Neurology 2020 03 19;94(10):e998-e1012. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

From Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (F.S.S., L.A., A. Singh, D.O.), Kumasi, Ghana; University of California (B.O.), San Francisco; Medical University of South Carolina (M.G., D.L., C.J., F.M.), Charleston; College of Medicine (O. Akpa, G. Ogbole, M.O., J.A., A.O., A. Adeoye, L. Ogunjimi, O. Arulogun, F.A., O. Ogah, A. Makanjuola, O. Adebayo, A. Agunloye, S.L., S.D., M.F., C.E.), University of Ibadan, Nigeria; University of Ghana Medical School (A. Akpalu, R.L., B.C.-T.), Accra; University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (K.W., L. Oyinloye, P.K., E.S.); Federal Medical Centre (R.A., O. Adeleye), Abeokuta; Ahmadu Bello University (R.O., O.B., V.S., H.I.), Zaria; Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (M.K., B.F., O. Ajose, S.O.), Ile-Ife; Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (L. Owolabi, A. Mande), Kano, Nigeria; University of Kentucky (D.A.), Lexington; University of Alabama at Birmingham (H.T.); University of Cambridge (H.S.M.), UK; Delta State University Teaching Hospital (O. Olugbo); Jos Teaching Hospital (G. Osaigbovo, A. Salaam, G.A., C.I.), Plateau State; Federal Medical Centre (I.C.), Umuahia, Abia State; Federal Medical Centre (T.S.), Owo, Ondo State; and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (A. Akintunde), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7238923PMC
March 2020
8.286 Impact Factor

A cross-sectional comparative study of perceived stigma between patients with epilepsy and patients living with HIV/AIDS in Accra, Ghana.

Epilepsy Behav 2018 12 25;89:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.10.015DOI Listing
December 2018
12 Reads
2.257 Impact Factor

Stroke Outcome and Determinants among Patients with and without Diabetes in a Tertiary Hospital in Ghana.

Stroke Res Treat 2018 12;2018:7521351. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, P.O. Box GP 4236, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/7521351DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6157204PMC
September 2018
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Pachydermoperiostosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis B virus infection referred as acromegaly: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Mar 8;12(1):59. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1578-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5842528PMC
March 2018
50 Reads

Post-Stroke Bacteriuria: A Longitudinal Study among Stroke Outpatients and Inpatients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana.

Med Sci (Basel) 2017 Jun 2;5(2). Epub 2017 Jun 2.

Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/medsci5020011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5635783PMC
June 2017
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Stroke in Indigenous Africans, African Americans, and European Americans: Interplay of Racial and Geographic Factors.

Stroke 2017 05 7;48(5):1169-1175. Epub 2017 Apr 7.

From the Department of Medicine (M.O., E.M.) and Department of Radiology (G.O.), University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Department of Medicine, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana (F.S.); Department of Epidemiology (V.J.H., M.R.I.) and Department of Biostatistics (A.B., H.K.T., G.H.), University of Alabama at Birmingham; Department of Public Health Sciences (M.G.), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (K.A.), Department of Neurology (R.S., D.T.L., B.O.), and Department of Nursing (C.J.), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria (R.A.); Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana, Accra (A.A., R.L.); Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (K.W.W.); Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria (L.O.); Department of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (B.F., M.K.); Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (R.O.); Department of Internal Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria (P.A.); Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York (J.M.M.); and College of Public Health, University of Kentucky at Lexington (D.K.A.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.015937DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5404953PMC
May 2017
39 Reads
5.723 Impact Factor

Challenges in the Management of a Patient with Myxoedema Coma in Ghana: A Case Report.

Ghana Med J 2017 Mar;51(1):39-42

Neurology Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana, PO Box GP 4236, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gmj.v51i1.8DOI Listing
March 2017
18 Reads

Prevalence and risk factors for Active Convulsive Epilepsy in Kintampo, Ghana.

Pan Afr Med J 2015 13;21:29. Epub 2015 May 13.

Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana ; Studies of the Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems (SEEDS)-INDEPTH Network Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2015.21.29.6084DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4561141PMC
May 2016
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Incidence, Remission and Mortality of Convulsive Epilepsy in Rural Northeast South Africa.

PLoS One 2015 8;10(6):e0129097. Epub 2015 Jun 8.

Studies of Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems (SEEDS)-INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kilifi, Kenya; Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom; Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4459982PMC
March 2016
66 Reads
3.234 Impact Factor

Multilingual Validation of the Questionnaire for Verifying Stroke-Free Status in West Africa.

Stroke 2016 Jan 17;47(1):167-72. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

From the Department of Medicine, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana (F.S., S.A., V.O., N.B.-A., L.A.); Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, (M.G., B.O., K.A., R.S., C.J., D.L.); Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria (R.A.); Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria (L.O., S.I., N.T., A.M., A.D., N.I.); Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (R.O., E.T.-A., I.P., A.S., P.A.); Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (O. Akpa, O. Arulogun, A. Adeoye, A.T., O. Adeleye, A. Agunloye, G.O., J.A., S.M., E.U., G.A., S.K., M.O.); Department of Medicine, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana (A. Akpalu, Y.M., R.L.); and Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (D.A., H.T.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4696900PMC
January 2016
77 Reads
5.723 Impact Factor

The medical system in Ghana.

Yale J Biol Med 2014 Sep 3;87(3):321-6. Epub 2014 Sep 3.

former Surgeon-in-Chief, Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana, and tutor, Nijmeegs Institute of International Health, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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September 2014
4 Reads

Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa.

Authors:
Charles Rotimi Akin Abayomi Alash'le Abimiku Victoria May Adabayeri Clement Adebamowo Ezekiel Adebiyi Adebowale D Ademola Adebowale Adeyemo Dwomoa Adu Dissou Affolabi Godfred Agongo Samuel Ajayi Sally Akarolo-Anthony Rufus Akinyemi Albert Akpalu Marianne Alberts Orlando Alonso Betancourt Ahmed Mansour Alzohairy Gobena Ameni Olukemi Amodu Gabriel Anabwani Kristian Andersen Fatiu Arogundade Oyedunni Arulogun Danny Asogun Rasheed Bakare Naby Balde Mary Lynn Baniecki Christine Beiswanger Alia Benkahla Lara Bethke Micheal Boehnke Vincent Boima James Brandful Andrew I Brooks Frank C Brosius Chester Brown Bruno Bucheton David T Burke Barrington G Burnett Stacy Carrington-Lawrence Nadia Carstens John Chisi Alan Christoffels Richard Cooper Heather Cordell Nigel Crowther Talishiea Croxton Jantina de Vries Leslie Derr Peter Donkor Seydou Doumbia Audrey Duncanson Ivy Ekem Ahmed El Sayed Mark E Engel John C K Enyaru Dean Everett Faisal M Fadlelmola Eyitayo Fakunle Kenneth H Fischbeck Anne Fischer Onikepe Folarin Junaid Gamieldien Robert F Garry Simani Gaseitsiwe Rasheed Gbadegesin Anita Ghansah Maria Giovanni Parham Goesbeck F Xavier Gomez-Olive Donald S Grant Ravnit Grewal Mark Guyer Neil A Hanchard Christian T Happi Scott Hazelhurst Branwen J Hennig Christiane Hertz- Fowler Winston Hide Friedhelm Hilderbrandt Christopher Hugo-Hamman Muntaser E Ibrahim Regina James Yasmina Jaufeerally-Fakim Carolyn Jenkins Ute Jentsch Pan-Pan Jiang Moses Joloba Victor Jongeneel Fourie Joubert Mukthar Kader Kathleen Kahn Pontiano Kaleebu Saidi H Kapiga Samar Kamal Kassim Ishmael Kasvosve Jonathan Kayondo Bernard Keavney Adeodata Kekitiinwa Sheik Humarr Khan Paul Kimmel Mary-Claire King Robert Kleta Mathurin Koffi Jeffrey Kopp Matthias Kretzler Judit Kumuthini Samuel Kyobe Catherine Kyobutungi Daniel T Lackland Karen A Lacourciere Guida Landouré Rita Lawlor Thomas Lehner Maia Lesosky Naomi Levitt Katherine Littler Zane Lombard Jeanne F Loring Sylvester Lyantagaye Annette Macleod Ebony B Madden Chengetai R Mahomva Julie Makani Manmak Mamven Marape Marape Graeme Mardon Patricia Marshall Darren P Martin Daniel Masiga Robin Mason Michael Mate-Kole Enock Matovu Mary Mayige Bongani M Mayosi Jean Claude Mbanya Sheryl A McCurdy Mark I McCarthy Helen McIlleron S O Mc'Ligeyo Corrine Merle Ana Olga Mocumbi Charles Mondo John V Moran Ayesha Motala Marva Moxey-Mims Wata Sununguko Mpoloka Chisomo L Msefula Thuli Mthiyane Nicola Mulder Gebregziab her Mulugeta Dieuodonne Mumba John Musuku Mo Nagdee Oyekanmi Nash Daouda Ndiaye Anh Quynh Nguyen Mark Nicol Oathokwa Nkomazana Shane Norris Betty Nsangi Alexander Nyarko Moffat Nyirenda Eileen Obe Reginald Obiakor Abraham Oduro Solomon F Ofori-Acquah Okechukwu Ogah Stephen Ogendo Kwaku Ohene-Frempong Akinlolu Ojo Timothy Olanrewaju John Oli Charlotte Osafo Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer Bruce Ovbiagele Andrew Owen Mayowa Ojo Owolabi Lukman Owolabi Ellis Owusu-Dabo Guillaume Pare Rulan Parekh Hugh G Patterton Margaret B Penno Jane Peterson Rembert Pieper Jacob Plange-Rhule Martin Pollak Julia Puzak Rajkumar S Ramesar Michele Ramsay Rebekah Rasooly Shiksha Reddy Pardis C Sabeti Kwamena Sagoe Tunde Salako Oumar Samassékou Manjinder S Sandhu Osman Sankoh Fred Stephen Sarfo Marie Sarr Gasnat Shaboodien Issa Sidibe Gustave Simo Martin Simuunza Liam Smeeth Eugene Sobngwi Himla Soodyall Hermann Sorgho Oumou Sow Bah Sudha Srinivasan Dan J Stein Ezra S Susser Carmen Swanepoel Godfred Tangwa Andrew Tareila Ozlem Tastan Bishop Bamidele Tayo Nicki Tiffin Halidou Tinto Ekaete Tobin Stephen Meir Tollman Mahamadou Traoré Marsha J Treadwell Jennifer Troyer Masego Tsimako-Johnstone Vincent Tukei Ifeoma Ulasi Nzovu Ulenga Beverley van Rooyen Ablo Prudence Wachinou Salina P Waddy Alisha Wade Misaki Wayengera James Whitworth Louise Wideroff Cheryl A Winkler Sarah Winnicki Ambroise Wonkam Mengistu Yewondwos Tadase sen Nathan Yozwiak Heather Zar

Science 2014 Jun;344(6190):1346-8

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June 2014
281 Reads
31.477 Impact Factor

Beliefs on epilepsy in Northern Ghana.

Epilepsy Behav 2013 Nov 8;29(2):316-21. Epub 2013 Sep 8.

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana; Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Electronic address:

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November 2013
34 Reads
2.257 Impact Factor

Nutritional status and dietary habits in Parkinson's disease patients in Ghana.

Nutrition 2013 Feb;29(2):470-3

Parkinson Institute, Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, Milan, Italy.

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February 2013
7 Reads
2.926 Impact Factor

Development of stroke care in Ghana.

Int J Stroke 2011 Apr;6(2):150-1

Farley Stroke Unit, Department of Medicine, Salisbury District Hospital, Wiltshire, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2010.00571.xDOI Listing
April 2011
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Differential cellular gene expression in ganglioglioma.

Epilepsia 2007 Apr;48(4):646-53

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

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April 2007
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Bruce Ovbiagele
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Medical University of South Carolina

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Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

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University of Ibadan

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Reginald Obiako
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Ahmadu Bello University

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Carolyn Jenkins
Carolyn Jenkins

Medical University of South Carolina

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University College Hospital

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University of Ibadan

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Medical University of South Carolina

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Kolawole Wahab

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

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University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry

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