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Dr Ankur Gupta-Wright

BSc MBBS MRCP MSc DTM&H

Research Fellow
(Clinical)

Room
359

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 2072994826

I am a speciality registrar in Infectious Diseases and General (Internal) Medicine and clinical research fellow. My major research focus is the management of and reducing the high mortality associated with HIV-associated TB. I was recently based at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi, running a clinical trial of urine-based screening for TB in HIV-positive patients admitted to hospital. I am completeing my PhD, which investigates the association between urine-diagnostic tests and increased mortality in patients with HIV and TB co-infection.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Centres

Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

I teach on the following courses/modules:

  • East African Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
  • HIV distance learning module
  • TB distance learning module
  • Postgraduate Research Methods (College of Medicine, University of Malawi)
  • Undergraduate MBBS (College of Medicine, University of Malawi)

Research

My current research projects include:

  • Mortality risk in hospitalised patients with HIV-associated TB diagnosed by rapid urine-based assays, funded by the Royal College of Physicians James Maxwell Grant Prophit Fellowship   
  • Rapid urine-based Screening for Tuberculosis to reduce AIDS-related Mortality in hospitalized Patients in Africa (STAMP) trial: a pragmatic multicountry RCT
Research Area
Clinical care
Clinical trials
Diagnostics
Systematic reviews
Discipline
Epidemiology
Immunology
Medicine
Microbiology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Tuberculosis
Country
United Kingdom
Malawi
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Rapid urine-based screening for tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients admitted to hospital in Africa (STAMP): a pragmatic, multicentre, parallel-group, double-blind, randomised controlled trial.
Gupta-Wright, A. ; Corbett, E.L. ; van Oosterhout, J.J. ; Wilson, D. ; Grint, D. ; Alufandika-Moyo, M. ; Peters, J.A. ; Chiume, L. ; Flach, C. ; Lawn, S.D. ; Fielding, K. ;
2018
Lancet
Functional Analysis of Phagocyte Activity in Whole Blood from HIV/Tuberculosis-Infected Individuals Using a Novel Flow Cytometry-Based Assay.
Gupta-Wright, A. ; Tembo, D. ; Jambo, K.C. ; Chimbayo, E. ; Mvaya, L. ; Caldwell, S. ; Russell, D.G. ; Mwandumba, H.C. ;
2017
Front Immunol
Clinical presentation, biochemical, and haematological parameters and their association with outcome in patients with Ebola virus disease: an observational cohort study.
Hunt, L.; Gupta-Wright, A.; Simms, V.; Tamba, F.; Knott, V.; Tamba, K.; Heisenberg-Mansaray, S.; Tamba, E.; Sheriff, A.; Conteh, S.; Smith, T.; Tobin, S.; Brooks, T.; Houlihan, C.; Cummings, R.; Fletcher, T.;
2015
Lancet Infect Dis
Temporal association between incident tuberculosis and poor virological outcomes in a South African antiretroviral treatment service.
Gupta-Wright, A. ; Wood, R. ; Bekker, L.G. ; Lawn, S.D. ;
2013
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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