Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Rehabilitation experiences after obstetric fistula repair: Systematic review of qualitative…

Objectives To synthesise evidence on women’s experiences surrounding rehabilitation and reintegration after obstetric fistula repair in sub-Saharan Africa and explore recommendations from women and health service providers.

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Physicians’ adherence to acute coronary syndrome prescribing guidelines in Vietnamese…

Objectives To determine the extent of physicians’ adherence to prescribing guidelines for acute coronary syndrome in Vietnamese hospitals.

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Detection of low-intensity Schistosoma mansoni infection by Percoll sedimentation and real-time…

Objective To evaluate the performance of Percoll sedimentation and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of S.

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Effect of Diabetes on Tuberculosis Presentation and Outcomes in Kiribati

Objectives To determine the association between diabetes and the clinical features and treatment outcomes of TB in Kiribati.

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Trends in health facility deliveries and caesarean sections by wealth quintile in Morocco…

Objectives To examine trends in the utilisation of facility-based delivery care and caesareans in Morocco between 1987 and 2012, particularly among the poor; and to assess whether uptake increased at the time of introduction of policies or programmes aimed at improving access to intrapartum care.

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Prevalence of Hepatitis C virus in mothers and their children in Malawi

Objectives Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is poorly mapped in the East African region; with the advent of novel HCV therapies better epidemiological data is required to target the infection.

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Association between malaria exposure and Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpes virus…

Objective Unlike other herpes viruses, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV) is not ubiquitous worldwide and is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Effect of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis on malaria occurrence in HIV infected patients on…

Objective To systematically review the evidence on the effect of cotrimoxazole (CTX) on malaria in HIV positive individuals on antiretroviral (ART).

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Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus in the Republic of Kiribati: A Case-Control Study

Objectives In order to better inform local management of TB-diabetes collaborative activities, we aimed to determine the prevalence of diabetes among persons with and without TB; and to determine the association between TB and diabetes in Kiribati, a Pacific Island nation.

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Heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa: review of the aetiology of heart failure and the role of…

Within Africa the burden of heart failure is significant.

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Identifying locations of recent TB transmission in rural Uganda: a multidisciplinary approach

Objectives Targeting high TB transmission sites may offer a novel approach to TB prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Reframing HIV Care: Putting People at the Centre of Antiretroviral Delivery

The delivery of HIV care in the initial rapid scale-up of HIV care and treatment was based on existing clinic-based models, which are common in highly resourced settings and largely undifferentiated for individual needs.

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Treatment of uncomplicated malaria with artesunate plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is failing in…

Objective Artesunate plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (AS+SP) has been Somalia’s national treatment policy since 2006.

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Drinking Cholera: Salinity Levels and Palatability of Drinking Water in Coastal Bangladesh

Objectives To measure the salinity levels of common water sources in coastal Bangladesh and explore perceptions of water palatability among the local population in order to investigate the plausibility of linking cholera outbreaks in Bangladesh with ingestion of saline-rich cholera infected river water.

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