Transmission of malaria in relation to distribution and coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets in central Côte d’Ivoire
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:109 (19 March 2014)
High coverage and sensitization of households to use LLINs through regular visits and other contextual factors resulted in highly significant reductions of EIR.
This is a relevant study which highlights the importance of high LLIN coverage in high transmission settings.
Functional constraints and evolutionary dynamics of the repeats in the rDNA internal transcribed spacer 2 of members of the Anopheles barbirostris group
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:106 (19 March 2014)
Mosquitoes of the Anopheles barbirostris group in Southeast Asia are important vectors of malaria and Brugian filariasis. Their evolutionary history has been influenced by tectonic activity in this region. Image: An. barbirostris.
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: eradication using vancomycin?
Critical Care 2014, 18(Suppl 1):P356 (17 March 2014)
The effect of spatial aggregation on performance when mapping a risk of disease
International Journal of Health Geographics 2014, 13:9 (13 March 2014)
STRIDER: Sildenafil therapy in dismal prognosis early-onset intrauterine growth restriction – a protocol for a systematic review with individual participant data and aggregate data meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis
Systematic Reviews 2014, 3:23 (11 March 2014)
Overcoming the barriers to the diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/ME in primary care: a meta synthesis of qualitative studies
BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:44 (7 March 2014)
The use of motion detectors to estimate net usage by householders, in relation to mosquito density in central Cote d’Ivoire: preliminary results
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:96 (6 March 2014)
Motion detectors can be used as a non-invasive technology which could provide a useful quantitative tool to monitor net usage within households. Image: Motion detector fixed on long-lasting insecticide nets to record quantitative data related to net usage, in northern Cameroon.
A practical and systematic approach to organisational capacity strengthening for research in the health sector in Africa
Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:11 (3 March 2014)
Feasibility study for early supported discharge in adults with respiratory infection in the UK
BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014, 14:25 (26 February 2014)
The effect of HIV and antiretroviral therapy on characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis in northern Malawi: a cross-sectional study
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:107 (25 February 2014)
A single mutation in the GSTe2 gene allows tracking of metabolically based insecticide resistance in a major malaria vector
Genome Biology 2014, 15:R27 (25 February 2014)
Pharmacological considerations in the design of anti-malarial drug combination therapies – is matching half-lives enough?
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:62 (20 February 2014)
The paper explores the issues of combination therapies for malaria, taking the perspective that the lack of response to a particular drug is not a binary event. This is extremely important, given that the data observed over the last seven years for artemisinin insensitivity has seen a progressive shift in the parasite clearance half lives which seems to have reached a plateau, and in any case can¿t be described as an all or nothing response.
Detection and genetic characterization of Seoul Virus from commensal brown rats in France
Virology Journal 2014, 11:32 (20 February 2014)
Seoul virus, an emerging hantavirus, was detected in brown rats in the Lyon region of France, highlighting its potential importance as a cause of human haemorrhagic fever.
Once a year school-based deworming with praziquantel and albendazole combination may not be adequate for control of urogenital schistosomiasis and hookworm infection in Matuga District, Kwale County, Kenya
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:74 (19 February 2014)
We describe the impact of school-based treatment against urogenital schistosomiasis and hookworm infection among the children in rural areas of Kwale County, Kenya. We urge consideration of other complementary strategies that could be used for effective control of these infections. Image: Preparation and examination of stool samples for soil-transmitted helminths.
Contrasting Plasmodium infection rates and insecticide susceptibility profiles between the sympatric sibling species Anopheles parensis and Anopheles funestus s.s: a potential challenge for malaria vector control in Uganda
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:71 (17 February 2014)
This study highlights that sharp contrasts in Plasmodium infection rate and insecticide resistance profiles observed between the sympatric sibling species Anopheles parensis and An. funestus s.s. pose a challenge for malaria vector control in Uganda. Image: Blood fed Anopheles funestus mosquitoes resting inside an insecticide treated bednet due to the resistance developed against pyrethroids through the over-expression of cytochrome P450 genes.
It’s only human
Genome Biology 2014, 15:104 (12 February 2014)
Neil Hall is disappointed by Illumina's decision to restrict its new HiSeq X Ten platform to human data
Schistosomiasis japonicum diagnosed on liver biopsy in a patient with hepatitis B co-infection: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2014, 8:45 (12 February 2014)
Measuring underreporting and under-ascertainment in infectious disease datasets: a comparison of methods
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:147 (11 February 2014)
An integrated approach to understand apicomplexan metabolism from their genomes
BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15(Suppl 3):A3 (11 February 2014)
Risk factors for the development of severe typhoid fever in Vietnam
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:73 (10 February 2014)
Anti-idiotypic antibodies reduce efficacy of the attenuated vaccine against highly pathogenic PRRSV challenge
BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:39 (8 February 2014)
One-class kernel subspace ensemble for medical image classification
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2014, 2014:17 (7 February 2014)
Family networks to improve outcomes in children with intellectual and developmental disorders: a qualitative study
International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014, 8:7 (1 February 2014)
Parasite clearance following treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment in Burkina-Faso and Mali: 42-day in vivo follow-up study
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:41 (31 January 2014)
Description of assessment of the in vivo efficacy of SP in clearing Plasmodium falciparum parasites from asymptomatic pregnant women. This is an important and useful contribution because SP still remains the only recommended drug for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy. The authors clearly demonstrate the continued efficacy of SP for IPTp in Mali and Burkina Faso.
Muscle fibre type distribution of the thoracolumbar and hindlimb regions of horses: relating fibre type and functional role
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2014, 56:8 (27 January 2014)