Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Point-of-care ultrasound education for non-physician clinicians in a resource-limited emergency…

Objective To describe the outcomes and curriculum components of a educational program to train non-physician clinicians working in a rural, Ugandan emergency department in the use of POC ultrasound.

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Extemporaneous benznidazole oral suspension prepared from commercially available tablets for…

Objective To develop an extemporaneous 1% benznidazole (BNZ) suspension, with masked taste and adequate stability starting from available commercial tablets.

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Is Zidovudine 1st line therapy virologically comparable to Tenofovir in resource-limited…

Objective To compare virologic success between adult patients on tenofovir (TDF) and zidovudine (AZT)-containing first-line anti-retroviral (ART) regimens in 10 rural clinics in Lesotho, Southern Africa.

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Immunological failure of first-line and switch to second-line antiretroviral therapy among…

Objectives Rates of first-line treatment failure and switches to second-line therapy are key indicators for national HIV programs.

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Pneumococcal carriage in rural Gambia prior to the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate…

Objective To evaluate pneumococcal colonisation before and after the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in eastern Gambia.

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Monitoring treatment outcomes in patients with chronic disease: lessons from tuberculosis and…

There are two types of chronic disease.

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Use of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh

Objective To understand the health seeking behavior of adolescent women in Bangladesh with respect to the use of maternal health services.

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I was thinking too much: experiences of HIV-positive adults with common mental disorders and…

Objective To document the lived experiences of people with both poor mental health and suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy in high HIV prevalence settings.

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Feasibility and effectiveness of two community based HIV testing models in rural Swaziland

Objectives To evaluate the feasibility (population reached, costs) and effectiveness (positivity rates, linkage to care) of two strategies of community-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC) in rural Swaziland.

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Psychological interventions for Common Mental Disorders for People Living With HIV in Low and…

Objective To assess the effectiveness of structured psychological interventions against common mental disorders in people living with HIV infection (PLWH), in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

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Dengue epidemiology in selected endemic countries: factors influencing expansion factors as…

Objective Dengue fever is globally considered underestimated.

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Medical Pluralism amongst Indigenous Peoples in Northeast India – Implications for Health…

Objectives The government of India is promoting and increasing investment in the traditional medicine systems of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) in the northeast region of India.

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Letters to the editors

We read with interest the recent publication by Chamie et al in your journal (1).

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Warning threshold for monitoring tuberculosis surveillance data: an alternative to Hidden…

Objectives Although Hidden Markov Model (HMM) is known as a powerful tool for detection of epidemics based on the historical data, the frequent use of such a model poses some limitation especially when decision-making is required for new observations.

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