Author Archives: PLoS Medicine

Scaling up Rural Sanitation in India

by Clarissa Brocklehurst

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Observational Studies: Getting Clear about Transparency

by The PLOS Medicine Editors

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The Effect of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign on Defecation Behaviors and Child Health in…

by Sumeet R. Patil, Benjamin F. Arnold, Alicia L. Salvatore, Bertha Briceno, Sandipan Ganguly, John M.

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Ethics, Economics, and the Use of Primaquine to Reduce Falciparum Malaria Transmission in…

by Yoel Lubell, Lisa White, Sheila Varadan, Tom Drake, Shunmay Yeung, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Richard J. Maude, Arjen Dondorp, Nicholas P. J. Day, Nicholas J.

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Staffing of Healthcare Workers and Patient Mortality: Randomized Trials Needed

by Meeta Prasad Kerlin

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Stress Hyperglycaemia in Hospitalised Patients and Their 3-Year Risk of Diabetes: A Scottish…

by David A. McAllister, Katherine A. Hughes, Nazir Lone, Nicholas L. Mills, Naveed Sattar, John McKnight, Sarah H.

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Associations between Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working by Stroke Specialist Physicians and…

by Benjamin D. Bray, Salma Ayis, James Campbell, Geoffrey C. Cloud, Martin James, Alex Hoffman, Pippa J. Tyrrell, Charles D. A

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Correction: Changes in Drug Utilization during a Gap in Insurance Coverage: An Examination of…

by The PLOS Medicine Staff

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Heart Failure: Gaps in Knowledge and Failures in Treatment

by Druin Burch

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Heart Failure Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

by Thomas Callender, Mark Woodward, Gregory Roth, Farshad Farzadfar, Jean-Christophe Lemarie, Stéphanie Gicquel, John Atherton, Shadi Rahimzadeh, Mehdi Ghaziani, Maaz Shaikh, Derrick Bennett, Anushka Patel, Carolyn S. P. Lam, Karen Sliwa, Antonio Barretto, Bambang Budi Siswanto, Alejandro Diaz, Daniel Herpin, Henry Krum, Thomas Eliasz, Anna Forbes, Alastair Kiszely, Rajit Khosla, Tatjana Petrinic, Devarsetty Praveen, Roohi Shrivastava, Du Xin, Stephen MacMahon, John McMurray, Kazem Rahimi Background Heart failure places a significant burden on patients and health systems in high-income countries. However, information about its burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is scant. We thus set out to review both published and unpublished information on the presentation, causes, management, and outcomes of heart failure in LMICs

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Intervention Synthesis: A Missing Link between a Systematic Review and Practical Treatment(s)

by Paul P. Glasziou, Iain Chalmers, Sally Green, Susan Michie

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Hand Sanitiser Provision for Reducing Illness Absences in Primary School Children: A Cluster…

by Patricia Priest, Joanne E. McKenzie, Rick Audas, Marion Poore, Cheryl Brunton, Lesley Reeves Background The potential for transmission of infectious diseases offered by the school environment are likely to be an important contributor to the rates of infectious disease experienced by children. This study aimed to test whether the addition of hand sanitiser in primary school classrooms compared with usual hand hygiene would reduce illness absences in primary school children in New Zealand. Methods and Findings This parallel-group cluster randomised trial took place in 68 primary schools, where schools were allocated using restricted randomisation (1∶1 ratio) to the intervention or control group. All children (aged 5 to 11 y) in attendance at participating schools received an in-class hand hygiene education session

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From Intense Rejection to Advocacy: How Muslim Clerics Were Engaged in a Polio Eradication…

by Sani-Gwarzo Nasir, Gambo Aliyu, Inuwa Ya’u, Muktar Gadanya, Muktar Mohammad, Mahmud Zubair, Samer S. El-Kamary

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Protective Efficacy and Safety of Three Antimalarial Regimens for the Prevention of Malaria in…

by Victor Bigira, James Kapisi, Tamara D. Clark, Stephen Kinara, Florence Mwangwa, Mary K. Muhindo, Beth Osterbauer, Francesca T. Aweeka, Liusheng Huang, Jane Achan, Diane V. Havlir, Philip J.

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