Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Candida species epidemiology 2000-2013: a laboratory-based report

Objective To describe a prospective laboratory-based surveillance of Candida species that were collected from different anatomical sites of patients admitted to the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia from the year 2000 to 2013.

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Health equity and access to health facility delivery and caesarean sections in Morocco

In the recent paper published by Cresswell et al.

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Diagnostic performance of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of malaria at public health…

Objective To assess the performance of RDTs against nested polymerase chain reaction (nPCR) for the diagnosis of malaria in public health facilities in northwestern Ethiopia.

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Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Havana, Cuba, 2009

Objectives To estimate the proportion of tuberculosis cases attributable to recent transmission and the risk factors possibly associated with tuberculosis clustering.

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Similarities and differences between WHO criteria and two other approaches for maternal near…

Objectives To evaluate the similarities, differences and diagnostic aspects between World Health Organization (WHO) criteria and two other maternal near miss (MNM) diagnostic tools.

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Reduction in Symptomatic Malaria Prevalence through Proactive Community Treatment in Rural…

Objectives We piloted a community-based proactive malaria case detection model in rural Senegal to evaluate whether this model can increase testing and treatment and reduce prevalence of symptomatic malaria in target communities.

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Diagnostic and treatment delays of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis before initiating…

Objective Shandong Province has implemented the standardized treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) supported by the Global Fund.

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Lessons Learnt from Management of a Case of Lassa Fever and Follow-up of Nosocomial Primary…

Objective To describe our experiences in the management of a case of Lassa fever (LF) and follow-up of nosocomial primary contacts during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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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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