Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Virological efficacy with first-line antiretroviral treatment in India: predictors of viral…

Objective Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has improved in efficacy, durability and tolerability.

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Road traffic injuries in Northern Laos: trends and risk factors of an underreported public…

Objectives Road traffic injuries (RTI) have become a leading cause for admissions at Luang Namtha Provincial Hospital in rapidly developing northern Laos.

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Disease mapping for informing targeted health interventions: Childhood pneumonia in Bohol,…

Background Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRI) are the leading cause of childhood mortality worldwide.

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Surveillance of adult Aedes mosquitoes in Selangor, Malaysia

Objective To determine the effectiveness of using sticky traps and the NS1 dengue antigen kit for the surveillance of Aedes mosquitoes for dengue control.

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Readiness of Ugandan Health Services for the Management of Outpatients with Chronic Diseases

Objective Traditionally, health systems in sub-Saharan Africa have focused on acute conditions.

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The diagnostic accuracy of three rapid diagnostic tests for typhoid fever at Chittagong Medical…

Objective To determine the diagnostic accuracy of three rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for typhoid fever in febrile hospitalized patients in Bangladesh.

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Tuberculosis case detection in Nigeria, the unfinished agenda

Objective Under-detection of TB is a major problem in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Stunting is associated with poor outcomes in childhood pneumonia

Objective Stunting affects 26.7% of children worldwide, and little is known about its effects on the outcomes of childhood pneumonia.

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Pilot study of antibodies against Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) and human immunodeficiency virus…

Objective The risk of stroke rises after episodes of herpes zoster and chickenpox, which are caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV).

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Quality of Anaesthesia for Caesarean Sections: A cross-sectional study of a university hospital…

Objective To evaluate the quality of anaesthesia for caesarean sections at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Magnetic resonance imaging findings of paracoccidioidomycosis in the musculoskeletal system

Objective To describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in musculoskeletal paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM).

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Low MBL-associated serine protease 2 (MASP-2) levels correlate with urogenital schistosomiasis…

Objectives The human mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and ficolins (FCN) are involved in pathogen recognition in the first line of defense.

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Uptake of community-based, self-collected HPV testing vs. visual inspection with acetic acid…

Objectives To compare two cervical cancer screening methods: community-based self-collection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) testing, and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA).

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Roles and responsibilities in newborn care in four African sites

Objectives To explore roles and responsibilities in newborn care in the intra- and post-partum period in Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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