A methodological framework for the improved use of routine health system data to evaluate national malaria control programs: evidence from Zambia
Population Health Metrics 2014, 12:30 (19 November 2014)
Inhibition of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 induces cellular stress through pertussis toxin-sensitive G i-proteins in murine BV-2 microglia cells
Journal of Neuroinflammation 2014, 11:190 (19 November 2014)
Comparison of detection methods to estimate asexual Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence and gametocyte carriage in a community survey in Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:433 (18 November 2014)
Comparison of detection methods to estimate asexual Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence and gametocyte carriage in a community survey in Tanzania. The main aim of the study was to assess the impact of introducing ACT as a first line anti-malarial treatment on all-cause mortality in infants/children under 5 years of .
Pre-analytic factors and initial biomarker levels in community-acquired pneumonia patients
BMC Anesthesiology 2014, 14:102 (15 November 2014)
Spatial distribution of heavy metals in soil, water, and vegetables of farms in Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran
Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014, 12:136 (14 November 2014)
Multinational corporations and infectious disease: Embracing human rights management techniques
Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2014, 3:39 (3 November 2014)
Corporations increasingly contribute to health interventions, but without recognizing the interconnected nature of ecosocial, political and economic conditions, these interventions often occur in isolation and end with project closure. A human rights approach to corporate investment in infectious disease could ensure the effectiveness of interventions. Image: Challenges in nonholistic corporate charity: Industrial drums double as water tanks at an unsanitary borehole.
A systematic mapping of funders of maternal health intervention research 2000–2012
Globalization and Health 2014, 10:72 (29 October 2014)
Functional homogenization of bumblebee communities in alpine landscapes under projected climate change
Climate Change Responses 2014, 1:1 (22 October 2014)
A PDB-wide, evolution-based assessment of protein–protein interfaces
BMC Structural Biology 2014, 14:22 (18 October 2014)
The effect of flammer-syndrome on retinal venous pressure
BMC Ophthalmology 2014, 14:121 (13 October 2014)
KvarQ: targeted and direct variant calling from fastq reads of bacterial genomes
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:881 (9 October 2014)
A new methodology for assessing health policy and systems research and analysis capacity in African universities
Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:59 (8 October 2014)
Expression of GBGT1 is epigenetically regulated by DNA methylation in ovarian cancer cells
BMC Molecular Biology 2014, 15:24 (7 October 2014)
Creatine kinase elevation caused by a combination of fluvastatin and telmisartan in a patient heterozygous for the CYP2C9*3 and ABCC2 -24C > T variants: a case report
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BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:688 (3 October 2014)
High colonization rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in Swiss Travellers to South Asia– a prospective observational multicentre cohort study looking at epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:528 (1 October 2014)
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and diabetes in adult never-smokers
Environmental Health 2014, 13:74 (25 September 2014)
Diarrhoeal diseases among adult population in an agricultural community Hanam province, Vietnam, with high wastewater and excreta re-use
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:978 (20 September 2014)
“Fighting an uphill battle”: experience with the HCV triple therapy: a qualitative thematic analysis
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:507 (18 September 2014)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients undergoing outpatient protease-inhibitor-based triple therapy can find the treatment physically, emotionally and socially draining, and need systematic support from specially trained professionals in symptom management.
Spatio-temporal distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Brazil
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:440 (18 September 2014)
This study focusses on the spatio-temporal variation of soil-transmitted helminth infection risk in Brazil. We document that the risk has considerably decreased over the past 20 years, mainly because of significant reductions of Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm infections. Image: Changing patterns of infection risk with Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm over the past 20 years in Brazil.
Medication exposure during pregnancy: a pilot pharmacovigilance system using health and demographic surveillance platform
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:322 (15 September 2014)
Collateral benefits of restricted insecticide application for control of African trypanosomiasis on Theileria parva in cattle: a randomized controlled trial
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:432 (8 September 2014)
To guide future simultaneous tsetse and tick-borne disease (TTBD) control, the effect of restricting pyrethroid insecticides to the legs, belly and ears (RAP) of cattle for tsetse control on T.parva prevalence was determined. Image: Effect of graded pyrethroid insecticide application for tsetse control on T.parva prevalence.
Agreement between parent and child report on parental practices regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours: the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:918 (5 September 2014)
In vitro and in vivo antischistosomal activity of ferroquine derivatives
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:424 (4 September 2014)
We tested ferroquine, hydroxyl-ferroquine and ruthenoquine against Schistosoma mansoni in vitro and in vivo. The drugs revealed moderate in vitro activity against both larval and adult stages but low in vivo activity. Oxidative shock does not seem to play a role in the activity of these compounds against S. mansoni. Image: Newly transformed S. mansoni schistosomulum (magnification 120x).
Low risk for transmission of zoonotic Giardia duodenalis from dogs to humans in rural Cambodia
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:412 (29 August 2014)
In small rural communities in Cambodia, household dogs pose a small risk for zoonotic Giardia duodenalis transmission to humans. Image: Giardia cysts from human and dog faeces in Cambodia.
Comparative assessment of diverse strategies for malaria vector population control based on measured rates at which mosquitoes utilize targeted resource subsets
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:338 (28 August 2014)
In this study, the authors describe a technique to predict the potential utilization of resources by mosquitoes that may impact various types of vector control strategies. This study builds upon previous work that quantifies protective coverage of humans resulting from vector control measures and the impact of control measures on the ability of mosquitoes to transmit pathogens. This paper contributes a novel and interesting technique that could have a significant influence on the design and optimization of vector control programmes.