Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

The single water-surface sweep estimation method accurately estimates very low (n = 4) to…

Objective To confirm that a single water-surface sweep-net collection coupled with three calibration factors (2.6, 3.0 and 3.5 for 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 water-levels respectively) (WSCF) could accurately estimate very low to high Aedes aegypti pupae numbers in water containers more rapidly than the exhaustive 5-sweep and total count (ESTC) method recommended by WHO.

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Self-transfer and mortality amongst adults lost to follow-up in ART programmes in low and…

Objective To ascertain estimates of adult patients, recorded as lost to follow-up (LTFU) within antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes, who have self-transferred care, died or truly stopped ART in low- and middle-income countries.

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Towards e-parasitology: making use of virtual microscopy

Continued –  Towards e-parasitology: making use of virtual microscopy

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Serological diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis in brazil: systematic review and…

Objective To evaluate the quality of serological diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis in the Americas.

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Prospective cohort study of a new vacuum delivery device to assist with complicated labour in…

Objectives Currently available vacuum devices used to assist women undergoing complicated labour are unsuitable for use in low-resource settings.

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Health Policy for sickle cell disease in Africa: Experience from Tanzania on interventions to…

Tanzania has made considerable progress towards reducing childhood mortality, achieving a 57% decrease between 1980 and 2011.

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The role of the private sector in the provision of antenatal care: a study of Demographic and…

Objective To examine the role of the private sector in the provision of antenatal care (ANC) across low- and middle-income countries.

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Pregnancy and HIV disease progression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Objective To assess whether pregnancy accelerates HIV disease progression.

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The Medical Research Council (UK)/Uganda Virus Research Institute Uganda Research Unit on AIDS…

For the past 25 years, the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute Uganda Research Unit on AIDS has conducted research on HIV-1, coinfections and, more recently, on non-communicable diseases.

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Changes in the clinical and epidemiological features of group A streptococcal bacteraemia in…

Objective Invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) disease is an important cause of mortality globally.

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Quality of surgical care in hospitals providing internship training in Kenya

Objective To evaluate services in hospitals providing internship training to graduate doctors in Kenya.

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Nodding syndrome since 2012: recent progress, challenges and recommendations for future…

We aim to review the current epidemiology of nodding syndrome (NS) and discuss relevant gaps in research.

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Sex differences in nutritional status of HIV-exposed children in Rwanda: a longitudinal study

Objective To examine sex differences in nutritional status in relation to feeding practices over time in a cohort of HIV-exposed children participating in a complementary feeding programme in Rwanda.

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Peritoneal dialysis vs. haemodialysis in the management of paediatric acute kidney injury in…

Objective To determine the cost of the dialytic management of paediatric acute kidney injury in a low-income country.

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