Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Parental reports of behavioural outcome among paediatric leukaemia survivors in Malaysia: a…

Objectives To determine the behavioural impact of chemotherapy in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) treated with chemotherapy only and to identify treatment-related or sociodemography-related factors that might be associated with behavioural outcome.

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Leprosy in Brazil and its association with characteristics of municipalities: ecological study,…

Objective To analyse the ecological association between the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Brazilian municipalities and average leprosy incidence rate in the period 2009–2011.

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Improving malaria treatment and prevention in India by aiding district managers to manage their…

Objectives This paper reports the first trial of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) assessing associations between access to LQAS data and subsequent improvements in district programming.

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Diarrhoea in slum children: observation from a large diarrhoeal disease hospital in Dhaka,…

Objectives To determine and compare socio-demographic, nutritional and clinical characteristics of children under five with diarrhoea living in slums with those of children who do not live in slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Assessing the economic burden of illness for tuberculosis patients in Benin: determinants and…

Objectives To inform policy-making, we measured the risk, causes and consequences of catastrophic expenditures for tuberculosis and investigated potential inequities.

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Measles and rubella vaccination coverage in Haiti, 2012: progress towards verifying and…

Objectives We conducted a nationwide survey to assess measles containing vaccine (MCV) coverage among children aged 1–9 years in Haiti and identify factors associated with vaccination before and during the 2012 nationwide supplementary immunisation activities (SIA).

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Hypertension and treatment outcomes in Palestine refugees in United Nations Relief and Works…

Objective In six United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) primary health care clinics in Jordan serving Palestine refugees diagnosed with hypertension, to determine the number, characteristics, programme outcomes and measures of disease control for those registered up to 30 June, 2013, and in those who attended clinic in the second quarter of 2013, the prevalence of disease-related complications between those with hypertension only and hypertension combined with diabetes mellitus.

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Strengths and weaknesses in the implementation of maternal and perinatal death reviews in…

Objectives Tanzania institutionalised maternal and perinatal death reviews (MPDR) in 2006, yet there is scarce evidence on the extent and quality of implementation of the system.

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Cotrimoxazole prophylactic treatment prevents malaria in children in sub-Saharan Africa:…

Objectives Cotrimoxazole prophylactic treatment (CPT) prevents opportunistic infections in HIV-infected or HIV-exposed children, but estimates of the effectiveness in preventing malaria vary.

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Outcomes of a nurse-managed service for stable HIV-positive patients in a large South African…

Objectives Models of care utilizing task shifting and decentralization are needed to support growing ART programmes.

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Ocular infections in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of high HIV prevalence

Healthy eyes and good vision are important determinants of populations’ health across the globe.

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Prescription patterns and treatment outcomes of MDR-TB patients treated within and outside the…

Objective To describe and analyse the prescription patterns and treatment outcomes of MDR-TB patients managed within Green Light Committee (GLC) and outside (non-GLC) the National TB programme in Viet Nam.

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Medical abuse at Guantanamo Bay Military Prison – what do we do now?

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Tropical Medicine & International Health August 2014

Taken from:   Tropical Medicine & International Health August 2014

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