Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine versus artesunate-amodiaquine for treatment of malaria infection…

Objective To determine whether dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-PPQ) is non-inferior to artesunate-amodiaquine (ASAQ) for treating uncomplicated malaria infection in pregnancy.

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Household coverage of Swaziland’s national community health worker program: A cross-sectional…

Objectives To ascertain household coverage achieved by Swaziland’s national community health worker (CHW) program, and differences in household coverage across clients’ sociodemographic characteristics.

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Non-communicable Diseases and HIV Care and Treatment: Models of Integrated Service Delivery

Objectives Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are a growing cause of morbidity in low-income countries including in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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Salmonella typhi Genomics: Envisaging the Future of Typhoid Eradication

Next-generation whole genome sequencing has revolutionized the study of infectious diseases in recent years.

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Index case-finding facilitates identification and linkage to care of children and young adults…

Objectives Evaluation of a novel index case-finding and linkage-to-care program to identify and link HIV-infected children (1-15 years) and young adults (>15-24 years) to care.

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Genetic signatures coupled with lineage shift characterize endemic evolution of Dengue virus…

Objective In 2015 New Delhi witnessed a massive outbreak of Dengue virus (DENV) resulting in high morbidity and mortality.

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Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Chinese children with thalassaemia major

Objective Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy in patients with β-thalassaemia major (β-TM), which is high prevalent in southern China.

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The importance of assessing out-of-pocket payments when the financing of antiretroviral therapy…

Objective To assess out-of-pocket payments and catastrophic health expenditures among antiretroviral therapy (ART) patients in Vietnam, and to model catastrophic payments under different copayment scenarios when the primary financing of ART changes to social health insurance.

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Barriers to obstetric fistula treatment in low-income countries: A systematic review

Objectives To identify the barriers that women living with fistula in low-income countries face, preventing them from seeking care, reaching medical centers, and receiving appropriate care.

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Perioperative nutrition management as an important component of surgical capacity in low- and…

Needs for surgical care are growing in low- and middle-income countries.

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Improved detection of Burkholderia pseudomallei from non-blood clinical specimens using…

Objectives To evaluate the diagnostic utility of enrichment culture and PCR for improved case detection rates of non-bacteremic form of melioidosis in limited resource settings.

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New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among Patients Receiving HIV Care At Newlands Clinic,…

Objective To assess the incidence and associated factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Zimbabwe.

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Impact of m-Health application used by community health volunteers on improving utilization of…

Objective To raise the quality of counselling by community health volunteers resulting in improved uptake of maternal, neonatal and child health services (MNCH), an m-health application was introduced under a project named Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)’ in district Kaushambi in India.

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Seasonal Variation in Child Mortality in Rural Guinea-Bissau

Objectives In many African countries, child mortality is higher in the rainy season than in the dry season.

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