Prof. Longo-Mbenza Benjamin

Faculty of Health Sciences

Walter Sisulu University, South Africa



1979-1981 Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania

1977-1979 M.D., University of Bucharest, Romania

Publications (Selected)

  1. CO Ekpebegh, B Longo-Mbenza. Clinical, immunologic and insulin secretory characteristics of young black South African patients with diabetes: Hospital based single centre study. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract., 2013.
  2. Jephat Chifamba, Kudakwashe E Chakanyuka, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Carol B Mahachi, Jacob Mufunda. Comparison of exercise-induced hypertension in low birth weight and normal birth weight young black adults in zimbabwe. High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev, 2012.
  3. Longo- Mbenza B, Nsenga JN, Monkondjiimobe E, Gombet T, Ngaporo A, Ibara JR, Ellenga-Mbolla B, Ngoma DV, Mbungu S. Helicobacter pylori infection is identified as a cardiovascular risk factor in Central Africans. Vascular Health & risk Management 2012; 8:1–7.
  4. Mokondjimobe Etienne, Longo-Mbenza Benjamin, Ovono-Abessolo Felix, Gombet Thierry, Guie Guenole, Ngou-Milama Edouard, Parra Heni Joseph. Lipid, lipoproteins and atherogenesis profiles in sickle cell disease among central african patients. Ann Biol Clin 2012.
  5. Etienne Mokondjimobe, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Jean Akiana,1 Ulrich Oswald Ndalla, Regis Dossou-Yovo, Joseph Mboussa, Henri-Joseph Parra. Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Personalized Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Emerging Role of Gamma-Glutamyltransferase. Advances in Pharmacological Sciences 2012.
  6. Wandabwa JN, Doyle P, Longo-Mbenza B, Kiondo P, Khainza B, Othieno E, Maconichie N. Human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS and other important predictors of maternal mortality in Mulago Hospital Complex Kampala Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2011 Jul 14; 11:565.
  7. Sokolo Gedikondele J, Longo-Mbenza B, Matanda Nzanza J, Lukoki Luila E, Reddy P, Buso D. Nose and throat complications associated with passive smoking among Congolese school children. Afr Health Sci. 2011 Sep; 11 (3):315-9.
  8. Ekpebegh CO, Ogbera AO, Longo-Mbenza B, Blanco-Blanco E, Awotedu A, Oluboyo P. Basal cortisol levels and correlates of hypoadrenalism in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Med Princ Pract. 2011; 20 (6):525-9.
  9. Okpechi IG, Schoeman HS, Longo-Mbenza B, Oke DA, Kingue S, Nkoua JL, Rayner BL. Achieving blood pressure goals study in uncontrolled hypertensive patients treated with a fixed-dose combination of amipril/hydrochlorothiazide: the ASTRAL study. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2011 Mar-Apr;22(2):79-84.
  10. Ekpebegh CO, Longo-Mbenza B, Nge-Okwe A, Ogbera AO, Tonjeni NT. Advanced age, altered level of consciousness and a new diagnosis of diabetes are independently associated with hypernatreamia in hyperglycaemic crisis. Endocr Disord. 2011 Apr 18; 11:8.
  11. B. Longo-Mbenza, J.B. Kasiam Lasi On’kin, A. Nge Okwe, N. Kangola Kabangu. The metabolic syndrome in a Congolese population and its implications for metabolic syndrome definitions. Diab Metab Syn Clin Res & Rev 2011; 5(1): 17-24.
  12. Kingu HJ, Longo-Mbenza B, Dhaffala A, Mazwai EL Survival function and protein malnutrition in burns patients at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Mthatha,South Africa. World J Surg. 2011 Jul; 35 (7):1546-52.
  13. K. Awotedu, C. Ekpebegh, B. Longo-Mbenza. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome assessed by IDF and NCEP ATP 111 criteria and determinants of insulin resistance among HIV patients in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. J. Iputo Diab Metab Syn Clin Res & Rev 2010; 4 (4): 210-214.
  14. M. Mvitu Muaka, B. Longo-Mbenza , D. Tulomba Mona, A. Nge Okwe. Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome due to regular intake of vegetables rich in antioxidants among African type 2 diabetics. Diab Metab Syn Clin Res & Rev 2010; 4 (3), 132-136.
  15. B. Longo-Mbenza, Huguette Nkongo Mvindu, Jean Bosco Kasiam On’kin, Nkakudulu Bikuku, Bernard Kianu Phanzu, Augustin Nge Okwe, Nelly Kabangu. The deleterious effects of physical inactivity on elements of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in Central Africans at high cardiovascular risk. Diab Metab Syn Clin Res & Rev 2010; 5(1):1-6.
  16. Ekpebegh CO, Longo-Mbenza B, Akinrinmade A, Blanco-Blanco E, Badri M, Levitt NS. Hyperglycaemic crisis in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa: High mortality and association of hyperosmolar ketoacidocis with a new diagnosis of diabetes. S Afr Med J. 2010 Dec 1; 100 (12):822-6.
  17. B. Longo-Mbenza, D. Vangu Ngoma , S. Mbungu Fuele. Low birth weight, metabolic syndrome and their associations with the global crisis of 1930 - 1945, rapidly growing economy and coronary heart disease in Central Africa. IJNAM 2010; 2(1) : 1-10.
  18. Mvitu Muaka M, Longo-Mbenza B, Kaimbo Wa Kaimbo D. Frequency and causes of blindness and poor vision in Congolese diabetic patients. Mali Med. 2009; 24 (3):22-6. 
  19. Longo-Mbenza B, Ngimbi RM, Ngoma DV, Fuele SM, Buassa-Bu-Tsumbu B. Risk factors of stroke among Congolese black hypertensive diabetics. Ann Cardiol Angeiol 2008; (57):37-43.
  20. Mogiyana Olga Mzileni, Benjamin LongoMbenza, Mortality and causes of death in HIV‑positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy at Tshepang Clinic in Doctor George Mukhari Hospital. Tlou James Chephe Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej 2008; 118 (10): 548-53.
  21. Longo-Mbenza B, ML Tshinkwela, JM Pukuta. Rates and predictors of stroke-associated case fatality in black Central African patients. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa 2008; 19(2):72-6.
  22. Longo-Mbenza B, Ngoma DV, Nahimana D, Mayuku DM, Fuele SM, Ekwanzala F, Beya C. Screen detection and the WHO stepwise approach to the prevalence and risk factors of arterial hypertension in Kinshasa. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2008 Oct; 15 (5):503-8.
  23. Kasiam Lasi On'kin JB, Longo-Mbenza B, Nge Okwe A, Kangola Kabangu N. Survey of abdominal obesities in an adult urban population of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2007, 18(5):300-7.
  24. Longo-Mbenza B, Nkondi Nsenga J, Vangu Ngoma D. Prevention of the metabolic syndrome insulin resistance and the atherosclerotic diseases in Africans infected by Helicobacter pylori infection and treated by antibiotics. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Oct 18; 121 (3):229-38.
  25. Longo-Mbenza B, HE Mambune, JB Kasiam, EK Vita, SM et al. Relationship between Waist Circumference and Cholesterol in Central Africans with Congestive Heart Failure. West Afr J Med 2007;26:183-90.
  26. Longo-Mbenza B., Mbuilu P.J., Mbuyamba K. Faut-il abaisser la pression artérielle anormalement élevée à la phase aiguë des accidents vasculaires cérébraux ? JR CongoMed, 2006, IV (10): 933.
  27. Longo-Mbenza B, Ngiyulu R, Bayekula M, Vita EK, Nkiabungu FB, Seghers KV, Luila EL, Mandundu FM, Manzanza M. Low birth weight and risk of hypertension in African school children. J Cardiovasc Risk. 1999, 6(5):311-4.
  28. Longo-Mbenza B, Phanzu-Mbete LB, M'Buyamba-Kabangu JR, Tonduangu K, et al. Hematocrit and stroke in black Africans under tropical climate and meteorological influence. Ann Med Interne (Paris). 1999 Apr; 150 (3):171-7.
  29. Longo-Mbenza B, Seghers LV, Vita EK, Tonduangu K, Bayekula M. Assessment of ventricular diastolic function in AIDS patients from Congo: a Doppler echocardiographic study. Heart. 1998 Aug; 80(2):184-9.
  30. Longo-Mbenza B, Tonduangu K, Seghers KV, Mubagwa D. HIV infection and pericardial disease invasion in Africa. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1997, 90(10):1377-84.
  31. Matthijs G, Claes S, Longo-Mbenza B, Cassiman JJ. Non-syndromic deafness associated with a mutation and a polymorphism in the mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA gene in a large Zairean pedigree. Eur J Hum Genet. 1996; 4 (1):46-51.
  32. Longo-Mbenza B, Tonduangu K, Muvova D, Phuati MB, Seghers KV, Kestelot H. A clinical study of cardiac manifestations related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Kinshasa. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1995 Oct;88(10):1437-43.
  33. Longo Mbenza B. L’impact du pouvoir médical sur l’éthique et la philosophie. CongoMed, 1994, 4 :184-188.

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