Dr Antonia Ho

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Infectious Diseases (Centre for Virus Research)

Biography

Research:

My research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory viral infections in UK and sub-Saharan Africa.

Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the commonest cause of illness in all ages, and are also a leading cause of mortality worldwide. The advent of molecular diagnostic tests has led to the growing recognition that respiratory viruses cause a substantial proportion of ARI.

My research aims to:

-          Characterise the burden of respiratory viral infections

-          Define risk factors for severe disease

-          Improve the diagnosis of respiratory viral infections

-          design and evaluate optimum preventative strategies to reduce the burden of ARI

Clinical role: I work as an infectious disease and general (internal) consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie. I am a member of the British HIV Association Vaccine Guidelines Committee.

Teaching: I supervise PhD students, and teach on the Glasgow Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) and MSc in Critical Care.

 

Research programmes:

-          Respiratory infections

-          Viral genomics & bioinformatics


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 15.

2019

Ho, A. et al. (2019) Impact of maternal HIV infection and placental malaria on the transplacental transfer of influenza antibodies in mother-infant pairs in Malawi. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, (Accepted for Publication)

Sabroe, I., Ho, A. and Dockrell, D. H. (2019) Human rhinovirus inhibits macrophage phagocytosis of bacteria in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: More than a common cold. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 199(12), pp. 1451-1452. (doi:10.1164/rccm.201812-2283ED) (PMID:30571921) (PMCID:PMC6580668)

Aston, S. J. et al. (2019) Aetiology and risk factors for mortality in an adult community-acquired pneumonia cohort in Malawi. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, (doi:10.1164/rccm.201807-1333OC) (PMID:30625278) (Early Online Publication)

2018

Ho, A. et al. (2018) Impact of human immunodeficiency virus on the burden and severity of influenza illness in Malawian adults: a prospective cohort and parallel case-control study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66(6), pp. 865-876. (doi:10.1093/cid/cix903)

Ho, A. et al. (2018) Epidemiology of severe acute respiratory illness and risk factors for influenza infection and clinical severity among adults in Malawi, 2011–2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99(3), pp. 772-779. (doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0905) (PMID:30039785)

2017

Jary, H. R., Aston, S., Ho, A. , Giorgi, E., Kalata, N., Nyirenda, M., Mallewa, J., Peterson, I., Gordon, S. B. and Mortimer, K. (2017) Household air pollution, chronic respiratory disease and pneumonia in Malawian adults: A case-control study. Wellcome Open Research, 2, p. 103. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12621.1) (PMID:29387802) (PMCID:PMC5730861)

2016

Ghebrehewet, S., MacPherson, P. and Ho, A. (2016) Influenza. BMJ, 355, i6258. (doi:10.1136/bmj.i6258) (PMID:27927672) (PMCID:PMC5141587)

Peterson, I. et al. (2016) Respiratory virus–associated severe acute respiratory illness and viral clustering in Malawian children in a setting with a high prevalence of HIV infection, malaria, and malnutrition. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 214(11), pp. 1700-1711. (doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw426) (PMID:27630199) (PMCID:PMC5341080)

Geretti, A. M. et al. (2016) British HIV Association guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV-positive adults 2015. HIV Medicine, 17, s2-s81. (doi:10.1111/hiv.12424) (PMID:27568789)

2014

Ho, A. (2014) Viral pneumonia in adults and older children in sub-Saharan Africa — epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and management. Pneumonia, 5(S1), pp. 18-29. (doi:10.15172/pneu.2014.5/446)

2013

Duncan, C. J. A., Barr, D. A., Ho, A. , Sharp, E., Semple, L. and Seaton, R. A. (2013) Risk factors for failure of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in infective endocarditis. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 68(7), pp. 1650-1654. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkt046) (PMID:23475647) (PMCID:PMC3682687)

2012

Ho, A. (2012) HIV seroconversion. In: Dancer, S. J. and Seaton, R. A. (eds.) Problem Solving in Infection. Clinical Publishing: Oxford, pp. 197-200. ISBN 9781904392835

2011

Ho, A. and Fox, R. (2011) Tailoring response-based treatment for hepatitis C. Viral Hepatitis in Practice, 3(1), pp. 1-5.

2010

Ho, A. , Shankland, G.S. and Seaton, R.A. (2010) Penicillium marneffei infection presenting as an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV patient. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 21(11), pp. 780-782. (doi:10.1258/ijsa.2010.010164) (PMID:21187363)

Ho, A. , Fox, R., Seaton, R.A., MacConnachie, A., Peters, E., Mackintosh, C.L., Todd, W.T.A., Kennedy, N., Dundas, S. and Gunson, R. (2010) Hospitalised adult patients with suspected 2009 H1N1 infection at regional infectious diseases units in Scotland – most had alternative final diagnoses. Journal of Infection, 60(1), pp. 83-85. (doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2009.11.001) (PMID:19896500)

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 17:02:54 2019 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Ho, A. et al. (2019) Impact of maternal HIV infection and placental malaria on the transplacental transfer of influenza antibodies in mother-infant pairs in Malawi. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, (Accepted for Publication)

Sabroe, I., Ho, A. and Dockrell, D. H. (2019) Human rhinovirus inhibits macrophage phagocytosis of bacteria in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: More than a common cold. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 199(12), pp. 1451-1452. (doi:10.1164/rccm.201812-2283ED) (PMID:30571921) (PMCID:PMC6580668)

Aston, S. J. et al. (2019) Aetiology and risk factors for mortality in an adult community-acquired pneumonia cohort in Malawi. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, (doi:10.1164/rccm.201807-1333OC) (PMID:30625278) (Early Online Publication)

Ho, A. et al. (2018) Impact of human immunodeficiency virus on the burden and severity of influenza illness in Malawian adults: a prospective cohort and parallel case-control study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66(6), pp. 865-876. (doi:10.1093/cid/cix903)

Ho, A. et al. (2018) Epidemiology of severe acute respiratory illness and risk factors for influenza infection and clinical severity among adults in Malawi, 2011–2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99(3), pp. 772-779. (doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0905) (PMID:30039785)

Jary, H. R., Aston, S., Ho, A. , Giorgi, E., Kalata, N., Nyirenda, M., Mallewa, J., Peterson, I., Gordon, S. B. and Mortimer, K. (2017) Household air pollution, chronic respiratory disease and pneumonia in Malawian adults: A case-control study. Wellcome Open Research, 2, p. 103. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12621.1) (PMID:29387802) (PMCID:PMC5730861)

Ghebrehewet, S., MacPherson, P. and Ho, A. (2016) Influenza. BMJ, 355, i6258. (doi:10.1136/bmj.i6258) (PMID:27927672) (PMCID:PMC5141587)

Peterson, I. et al. (2016) Respiratory virus–associated severe acute respiratory illness and viral clustering in Malawian children in a setting with a high prevalence of HIV infection, malaria, and malnutrition. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 214(11), pp. 1700-1711. (doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw426) (PMID:27630199) (PMCID:PMC5341080)

Geretti, A. M. et al. (2016) British HIV Association guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV-positive adults 2015. HIV Medicine, 17, s2-s81. (doi:10.1111/hiv.12424) (PMID:27568789)

Ho, A. (2014) Viral pneumonia in adults and older children in sub-Saharan Africa — epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and management. Pneumonia, 5(S1), pp. 18-29. (doi:10.15172/pneu.2014.5/446)

Duncan, C. J. A., Barr, D. A., Ho, A. , Sharp, E., Semple, L. and Seaton, R. A. (2013) Risk factors for failure of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in infective endocarditis. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 68(7), pp. 1650-1654. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkt046) (PMID:23475647) (PMCID:PMC3682687)

Ho, A. and Fox, R. (2011) Tailoring response-based treatment for hepatitis C. Viral Hepatitis in Practice, 3(1), pp. 1-5.

Ho, A. , Shankland, G.S. and Seaton, R.A. (2010) Penicillium marneffei infection presenting as an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV patient. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 21(11), pp. 780-782. (doi:10.1258/ijsa.2010.010164) (PMID:21187363)

Ho, A. , Fox, R., Seaton, R.A., MacConnachie, A., Peters, E., Mackintosh, C.L., Todd, W.T.A., Kennedy, N., Dundas, S. and Gunson, R. (2010) Hospitalised adult patients with suspected 2009 H1N1 infection at regional infectious diseases units in Scotland – most had alternative final diagnoses. Journal of Infection, 60(1), pp. 83-85. (doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2009.11.001) (PMID:19896500)

Book Sections

Ho, A. (2012) HIV seroconversion. In: Dancer, S. J. and Seaton, R. A. (eds.) Problem Solving in Infection. Clinical Publishing: Oxford, pp. 197-200. ISBN 9781904392835

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 17:02:54 2019 BST.


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