Academic Publications

A list of academic articles I contributed to, co-authored or authored. The list is not in any order.

Genetic diversity in two sibling species of the Anopheles punctulatus group of mosquitoes on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Hasan AU, Suguri S, Fujimoto C, Itaki RL, Harada M, Kawabata M, Bugoro H, Albino B. BMC Evol Biol. 2008 Nov 24;8:318.PMID: 19025663.

Phylogeography and dispersion pattern of Anopheles farauti senso stricto mosquitoes in Melanesia. Hasan AU, Suguri S, Fujimoto C, Itaki RL, Harada M, Kawabata M, Bugoro H, Albino B, Tsukahara T, Hombhanje F, Masta A. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 Feb;46(2):792-800.

Communicating curriculum reform to students: experience from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea. Rodney L. Itaki. Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU R J vol6. May 2007.

Application of a video technique to study the time budget of mosquito larva behavior. Rodney L. Itaki. Contemporary png studies: DWU R J vol 9. Nov 2008.

Intertidal snail-trematode communities on the southern Thailand before and after the Southeast Asia tsunami. Harada M, Sri-aroon P, Lohachit C, Fujimoto C, Arif-Ul- Hasan, Itaki R, Suguri S, Chusongsang Y, Chusongsang P. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2007 Jul;38(4):658-62. 

Distribution and propotion of anopheline mosquitoes identified by the PCR-RFLP analysis method in Wewak and Maprik districts of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Fujimoto Chigusa, Takezaki Naoko, Minami Junzaburo, Arif Hasan, Itaki RL et al.  Medical Entomology and Zoology. 2006 57(4):255-264.

 Survery on the vector mosquitoes of malaria in Solomon Islands (3): Habitat trait of anopheles larvae in Tamboko. Hasan A, Suguri S, Fujimoto C, Itaki R. Medical Entomology and Zoology. 2006 57(2):167

Laboratory evaluation of traditionally produced coconut oil as a surface larvacide against anopheles stephensi fourth instar larvae. Rodney L. Itaki, Setsuo Suguri. Pac.J.Med.Sci. 2010 7(1):14-20.

Differences in submergence time and alarm reaction rate in anopheles stephensi, aedes egypti and culex pipiens fourth instar larvae in response to vibration stimulus. Rodney L. Itaki, Setsuo Suguri. Pac.J.Med.Sci. 2010 7(2):44-49. 

Behavior of Anopheles stephensi, Aedes albopictus, Culex pipiens larvae: differences in behavior organisation. Rodney L Itaki, Hasan A, Suguri S, Fujimoto C et al. Medical Entomology and Zoology 2007; 58: Suppl 35.

More studies needed on betel nut chewing and poor health comes among Papua New Guineans. Rodney Itaki. Pac J Med Sci 2013;12(1):81-82.

 Acute and chronic effects of betel nut quid chewing on the cardiovascular system and its role as a cardiovascular risk factor: A review. Rodney Itaki. Pac J Med Sci 2014; 12(2):26-32.

Comparision of the heart rates and blood pressure of normotensive and hypertensive betel nut (areca catechu) chewers. Rodney Itaki, Isi. H. Kevau, Ben Miam, Mogan Giva, Reubeen Mari, James Waigiebu. Pac J Med Sci 2015; 14(2): 16-23.

Pathophysiology of Ebola virus infection: A review of current literature. Rodney Itaki. Pac J Med Sci 2015; 14(1):41-45.

A short report on the acute diarrhoea outbreak that affected the Ambunti District of East Sepik Province in 2010. Rodney Itaki. PNG Med J 2013; (56)3-4:116-118.

Drug susceptibility pattern of mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients undergoing fine needle aspiration biopsy at the Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea. Rodney Itaki, Francis Bannick, Evelyn Lavu, Jacklyn Joseph, Ruth Magaye, Jennifer Banamu, Karen Johnson, Henry Welch. Pac J Med Sci 2016; 15(2): 26-33.

Diagnostic accuracy of GeneXpert using AFB microscopy and cytomorphology as reference tests for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in patients presenting for fine-needle-aspiration biopsy at the Port Moresby General Hospital. RItaki. Master of Medicine (Pathology) Dissertation 2016. Email me if you want a PDF copy.

Use of telepathology for histopathological diagnosis in Papua New Guinea: A temporary solution to shortage of pathologists. Rodney Itaki, Jacklyn Joseph, Clint Napo. Pac J Med Sci 2016; 16(2): 56-58.

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