Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Infant twin mortality and hospitalisations after the perinatal period – a prospective cohort…

Objective To examine mortality and hospitalisations among infant twins and singletons after the perinatal period in Guinea-Bissau.

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Socio-economic and environmental effects influencing the development of leprosy in Bahia,…

Objectives To investigate spatial clusters and possible associations between relative risks of leprosy with socio-economic and environmental factors, taking into account diagnosed cases in children under 15 years old.

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Tropical Medicine & International Health October 2014

Taken from:  Tropical Medicine & International Health October 2014

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Retention and risk factors for attrition among adults in antiretroviral treatment programmes in…

Objectives We assessed retention and predictors of attrition (recorded death or loss to follow-up) in antiretroviral treatment (ART) clinics in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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Immunoagglutination test to diagnose Chagas disease: comparison of different latex–antigen…

Objective To evaluate the diagnostic performance of novel latex–protein complexes obtained from different antigens of Trypanosoma cruzi through immunoagglutination test using a panel of T. cruzi-positive sera, leishmaniasis-positive sera and negative sera for both parasites.

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Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity among the elderly in Burkina Faso: cross-sectional…

Objectives To assess the prevalence and distribution patterns of multimorbidity among urban older adults in Burkina Faso.

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The geographic and demographic scope of shared sanitation: an analysis of national survey data…

Objective A large and growing proportion of the world’s population rely on shared sanitation facilities that have historically been excluded from international targets due to concerns about acceptability, hygiene and access.

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Non-endemic cases of lymphatic filariasis

Objective Several cases of lymphatic filariasis (LF) have been reported in non-endemic countries due to travellers, military personnel and expatriates spending time in and returning from endemic areas, as well as immigrants coming from these regions.

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Decline in overall, smear-negative and HIV-positive TB incidence while smear-positive incidence…

Objective To calculate Tuberculosis (TB) incidence rates in Guinea-Bissau over an 8-year period.

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Malaria in school-age children in Africa: an increasingly important challenge

School-age children have attracted relatively little attention as a group in need of special measures to protect them against malaria.

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Oral susceptibility of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) from Senegal for dengue serotypes 1…

Objective To investigate the potential for domestic and wild populations of Aedes aegypti from Dakar and Kedougou to develop a disseminated infection after exposure to DENV-3 and DENV-1.

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Assessing the quality of care in a new nation: South Sudan’s first national health facility…

Objectives We adapted a rapid quality of care monitoring method to a fragile state with two aims: to assess the delivery of child health services in South Sudan at the time of independence and to strengthen local capacity to perform regular rapid health facility assessments.

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The economic burden of pneumonia and meningitis among children less than five years old in…

Objective To estimate the average treatment costs of pneumonia and meningitis among children under five years of age in a tertiary hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam from societal, health sector and household perspectives.

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Prevalence and correlates of treatment failure among Kenyan children hospitalised with severe…

Objective To determine the extent and pattern of treatment failure (TF) among children hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia at a large tertiary hospital in Kenya.

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