Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Determinants of Common Mental Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder and cognitive morbidity among…

Objective To investigate associations between background characteristics (psychosocial adversity, risk behaviours/perception of risk and HIV-related knowledge, perceptions and beliefs) and psychological and cognitive morbidity among people coming for testing for HIV/AIDS in Goa, India.

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Differential patterns, trends and hotspots of road traffic injuries on different road networks…

Objective To describe spatial and temporal profiles of RTIs on different road networks in Vellore district of southern India.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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