Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Scaling-up HCV treatment to achieve WHO targets by 2030

WHO recently launched a new strategy for tackling viral hepatitis with ambitious goals for reducing both deaths and new infections by 2030 [1].

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Patterns of infections, aetiological agents, and antimicrobial resistance at a tertiary care…

Objective To determine the causative agents of infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility at a tertiary care hospital in Moshi, Tanzania, to guide optimal treatment.

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Nasopharyngeal carriage of respiratory pathogens in Warao Amerindians: significant relationship…

Objective To assess risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of pathogens in geographically isolated Warao Amerindians in Venezuela.

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Outcomes among HIV-infected children initiating HIV care and antiretroviral treatment in…

Globally, the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment represents one of the greatest successes in the history of global health.

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Birth prevalence of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus in Low and Middle Income Countries: A…

Objective Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), or clubfoot, is a structural malformation that develops early in gestation.

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Inapproriate prescription of cough remedies among children hospitalized with respiratory…

Objective To examine trends in prescription of cough medicines over the period 2002 to 2015 in children aged 1 month to 12 years admitted to Kenyan hospitals with cough, difficulty breathing or diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection.

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Mortality and clinical outcomes in children treated with antiretroviral therapy in four African…

Objective To assess mortality and clinical outcomes in children treated with antiretroviral therapy in four African vertical programs between 2001 and 2010.

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Beyond counting stillbirths to understanding their determinants in low-and middle-income…

Objective To systematically map data availability for stillbirths from all countries with DHS surveys to outline the limitations and challenges with using the data for understanding the determinants and causes of stillbirths, and for cross-country comparisons.

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Determinants of morbidity associated with infant male circumcision: community-level…

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Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) prevalence in associated populations of humans and small ruminants…

Objectives To simultaneously estimate the prevalence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) among adults and small ruminants, and C.

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Treatment outcomes in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Northwest Ethiopia

Objective Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is an emerging public health problem in Ethiopia.

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Intense pre-admission carriage and further acquisition of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae…

Objectives To assess the presence and risk factors of intestinal carriage extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) among patients admitted to the University Teaching Hospital of Butare and among their attending caregivers; and to analyse the acquisition of ESBL-PE carriage during hospital stay and associated factors.

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Profile and reintegration experience of Ebola survivors in Guinea: a cross-sectional study

Objective To describe the experience of Guinean Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivors in Guinea, up to ten months after discharge from the Ebola treatment unit.

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Point of Care assessment of C-Reactive Protein and white blood cell count to identify bacterial…

Objective To assess the role of point of care assessment of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell (WBC) count to identify bacterial illness in Tanzanian children with nonsevere nonmalarial fever.

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