Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

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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Mortality risk factors among HIV exposed infants in rural and urban Cameroon

Objectives HIV exposed infants, including those who do not become infected, have higher morbidity and mortality rates than HIV unexposed infants.

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Factors associated with death from dengue in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil: historical…

Objectives To analyse the clinical and epidemiological profiles of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), dengue shock syndrome (DSS) and complicated dengue cases and deaths from 2008 to 2010 that occurred in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, and to identify factors associated with death from dengue.

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Non-clinical interventions for acute respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases among young…

Objective To assess the effectiveness of non-clinical interventions against acute respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases among young children in developing countries.

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Hepatitis C virus acquisition among Egyptians: analysis of a 10-year surveillance of acute…

Objective To identify current risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) acquisition among Egyptians.

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and albendazole against anisakiasis in an animal model

Objectives Therapy against anisakiasis requires invasive techniques to extract L3, and an effective drug against this nematode is needed.

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Clinical aspects of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in North-west Ethiopia

Objective Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in north-west Ethiopia is causing an overwhelming case load among adult migrant workers that masked the disease burden in children.

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Integration of diagnosis and treatment of sleeping sickness in primary healthcare facilities in…

Background Control of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has always been a vertical programme, although attempts at integration in general health services were made in recent years.

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Dengue outbreaks in Divinopolis, south-eastern Brazil and the geographic and climatic…

Objective To entomologically monitor Aedes spp.

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The contribution of unimproved water and toilet facilities to pregnancy-related mortality in…

Objective To estimate the effect of unimproved household water and toilet facilities on pregnancy-related mortality in Afghanistan.

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Delayed cord clamping in South African neonates with expected low birth weight: a randomised…

Objective To evaluate safety and haematological effects of delayed cord clamping (DCC) in infants with expected low birth weight born in a resource-poor setting.

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