Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Hepatitis C virus acquisition among Egyptians: analysis of a 10-year surveillance of acute…

Objective To identify current risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) acquisition among Egyptians.

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and albendazole against anisakiasis in an animal model

Objectives Therapy against anisakiasis requires invasive techniques to extract L3, and an effective drug against this nematode is needed.

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Clinical aspects of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in North-west Ethiopia

Objective Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in north-west Ethiopia is causing an overwhelming case load among adult migrant workers that masked the disease burden in children.

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Delayed cord clamping in South African neonates with expected low birth weight: a randomised…

Objective To evaluate safety and haematological effects of delayed cord clamping (DCC) in infants with expected low birth weight born in a resource-poor setting.

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Preliminary survey of domestic animal visceral leishmaniasis and risk factors in north west…

Objective After the epidemics of L.

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Suicide deaths in rural Andhra Pradesh – a cause for global health action

Objectives To determine the proportion of deaths attributable to suicides in rural Andhra Pradesh, India over a 4-year period using a verbal autopsy method.

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Correlation of ABH blood group antigens secretion with Helicobacter pylori infection in…

Objectives A and B blood group antigens are fucosylated carbohydrate present on human erythrocytes and body secretions.

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Urinary antibiotic activity in paediatric patients attending an outpatient department in…

Objective Antibiotic resistance is a prominent public and global health concern.

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Depression in people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: time to act

Continued here:   Depression in people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: time to act

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Accuracy of cerebrospinal leucocyte count, protein and culture for the diagnosis of acute…

Objective To examine the utility of laboratory methods other than bacterial culture in diagnosing acute bacterial meningitis (ABM).

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Investigation of antimalarial activity, cytotoxicity and action mechanism of piperazine…

Objectives To semisynthesise piperazine derivatives of betulinic acid to evaluate antimalarial activity, cytotoxicity and action mechanism.

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Onchocerciasis control in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): challenges in a post-war…

Objective To evaluate onchocerciasis control activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the first 12 years of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI).

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Participation in medical research as a resource-seeking strategy in socio-economically…

The freedom to consent to participate in medical research is a complex subject, particularly in socio-economically vulnerable communities, where numerous factors may limit the efficacy of the informed consent process.

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Random blood glucose may be used to assess long-term glycaemic control among patients with type…

Objectives To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of random blood glucose (RBG) on good glycaemic control among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) in a rural African setting.

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