Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Metabolic syndrome in patients on first-line antiretroviral therapy containing zidovudine or…

Objective To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among patients in rural Lesotho who are taking first-line anti-retroviral therapy (ART) containing either zidovudine or tenofovir disoproxil.

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Combining two antifungal agents does not enhance survival of Galleria mellonella larvae…

Objective To determine if combination therapy would improve therapeutic outcome in eumycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis.

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Systemic insecticides used in dogs: potential candidates for phlebotomine vector control?

Zoonotic Visceral Leishmaniasis (ZVL) is a public health problem endemic in some countries.

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Children’s Mouthing of Soil-Contaminated Objects is Associated with Environmental Enteropathy

Objective To investigate the relationship between children’s mouthing behaviors, diarrhea, and environmental enteropathy.

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Joint effects of climate variability and socio-ecological factors on dengue transmission:…

Objective To assess the epidemiological evidence on the joint effects of climate variability and socio-ecological factors on dengue transmission.

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Knowledge and Practice Regarding Dengue and Chikungunya: a cross sectional study among…

Objective To investigate knowledge and prevention practices regarding dengue and chikungunya amongst community members, as well as knowledge, treatment and diagnostic practices among healthcare workers.

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Health seeking behaviour and health expenditure in adults aged 45 years and older in China,…

Objectives To provide an assessment of China’s progress to universal health care from the perspective of people-centred care.

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Mobile phone-based interactive voice response as a tool for improving access to healthcare in…

Objectives To investigate and determine the factors that enhanced or constituted barriers to the acceptance of an mHealth system which was piloted in Asante-Akim North District of Ghana to support healthcare of children.

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Factors Associated with the Health and Cognition of 6-8 Year old Children in KwaZulu-Natal,…

Objective To investigate 6-8 year-old children’s health, nutritional status and cognitive development in a predominantly rural area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Can infant vaccination prevent pneumococcal meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa?

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts is reviewing the technical evidence to inform policy on optimal use of infant pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV)(1).

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Does targeting children with hygiene promotion messages work? The effect of handwashing…

Objectives To synthesise evidence on the effect of handwashing promotion interventions targeting children, on diarrhoea, soil-transmitted helminth infection and handwashing behaviour, in low and middle income country settings.

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Follow-up of surgically treated patients with cystic echinococcosis: can novel recombinant…

Objective To compare the performance of two novel recombinant antigens (EgP29, 2B2t) with imaging in a well-defined cohort of surgically treated cystic echinococcosis (CE) patients to determine whether serology reflects surgical cure as defined by imaging.

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Improved detection of Zika virus RNA in human and animal specimens by a novel, highly sensitive…

Objective and Method We developed and evaluated five novel real-time RT-PCR assays targeting conserved regions in the 5’-untranslated region (5’-UTR), envelope (E’), non-structural protein 2A (NS2A), NS5, and 3’-UTR of the ZIKV genome.

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Placental pathology in HIV infection at term: a comparison with HIV-uninfected women

Objectives To describe and correlate placental characteristics from pregnancies in HIV-infected and HIV-negative women with maternal and infant clinical and immunological data.

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