Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Surveillance of maternal antibodies against West Nile virus in chicken eggs in Southwest…

Objective The emergence of West Nile virus (WNV) in several European countries increases the risk of its introduction to Germany.

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Measuring the impact of non-monetary incentives on facility delivery in rural Zambia: A…

Objectives In Zambia, only 56% of rural women deliver in a health facility, and improving facility delivery rates is a priority of the Zambian government.

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Decreasing child mortality, spatial clustering, and decreasing disparity in north-western…

Within relatively small areas there exist high spatial variations of mortality between villages.

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Community-based intervention for depression management at the primary care level in Ha Nam…

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention including psychoeducation and yoga for depression management at the primary health care level in one district in the H Nam province, Vietnam.

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Caring for rabies patients in developing countries – the neglected importance of palliative…

Although limited publications address clinical management of symptomatic rabies patients in intensive care units, the overwhelming majority of human rabies cases occur in the rural setting of developing countries where healthcare workers are few, lack training and drugs.

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Why Women Bypass Front Line Health Facility Services in Pursuit of Obstetric Care Provided…

Objectives In the Tanzanian health system, women are expected to first visit their nearest front line health facility (FLF) for delivery.

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Lost opportunities to identify and treat HIV-positive patients: results from a baseline…

Objective To assess implementation of provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) for HIV in Malawi.

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Human Rabies in India: An Audit from a Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory

Objectives Rabies, an acute progressive encephalomyelitis, continues to be a serious public health problem in India and many other countries in Asia and Africa.

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The dilemma of managing human rabies encephalitis

Human rabies acquired from dogs and other terrestrial mammals remains 100% lethal.

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Anaemia in HIV-infected pregnant women receiving triple antiretroviral combination therapy for…

Objective The prevalence of anaemia during pregnancy is estimated to be 35–75% in sub-Saharan Africa and is associated with an increased risk of maternal mortality.

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Molecular Detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Ticks Collected From Infested…

Objective Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral zoonotic disease with potentially fatal systemic effects on man.

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Vascular leakage in dengue – clinical spectrum and influence of parenteral fluid therapy

Objective Clinical management of dengue relies on careful monitoring of fluid balance combined with judicious intravenous (IV) fluid therapy.

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Species Distribution Modeling of Aedes aegypti in two dengue-endemic regions of Pakistan

Objectives Statistical tools are effectively used to determine the distribution of mosquitoes and to make ecological inferences about the Vector Borne Disease Dynamics.

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Prevalence and correlates of diabetes mellitus in Uganda: A population-based national survey

Objective We analysed fasting blood glucose (FBG) and other data collected as part of a population-based nationwide non-communicable disease risk factor survey, to estimate the prevalence of impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) and diabetes mellitus and to identify associated factors in Uganda.

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