'Communicate to vaccinate' (COMMVAC). building evidence for improving communication about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a programme of research
de Castro Freire,
Implementation Science 2011, 6:125 (2 December 2011)
An approach to addressing governance from a health system framework perspective
BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011, 11:13 (2 December 2011)
Reconstruction versus conservative treatment after rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament: cost effectiveness analysis
BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11:317 (19 November 2011)
Surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament after rupture is more cost effective than conservative treatment assuming the patient has symptoms such as the knee giving way, pain, or instability.
Acute phase proteins and white blood cell levels for prediction of infectious complications in status epilepticus
Critical Care 2011, 15:R274 (18 November 2011)
Improved sensitivity of an interferon-gamma release assay (T-SPOT.TB™) in combination with tuberculin skin test for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis in the presence of HIV co-Infection
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:319 (15 November 2011)
Bovine tuberculosis at a cattle-small ruminant-human interface in Meskan, Gurage region, Central Ethiopia
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:318 (15 November 2011)
Simvastatin protects auditory hair cells from gentamicin-induced toxicity and activates Akt signaling in vitro
BMC Neuroscience 2011, 12:114 (14 November 2011)
Cytokine & chemokine response in the lungs, pleural fluid and serum in thoracic surgery using one-lung ventilation
Journal of Inflammation 2011, 8:32 (11 November 2011)
Control of social monogamy through aggression in a hermaphroditic shrimp
Frontiers in Zoology 2011, 8:30 (11 November 2011)
Small group size favours social monogamy in hermaphrodite shrimp, with aggressive interactions taking place in groups of more than two individuals, causing the deaths of newly moulted shrimp which are not part of the dominant pair.
Pipeline synthesis and optimization of FPGA-based video processing applications with CAL
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2011, 2011:19 (10 November 2011)
Low quality of routine microscopy for malaria at different levels of the health system in Dar es Salaam
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:332 (2 November 2011)
There is a general awareness that quality is generally exceedingly poor in African malarious areas and that microscopy is not as an effective aid to clinical decision as it could be. Having fresh data on microscopy quality in the field is remarkably useful.
Motivational brief intervention for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections in travelers: a randomized controlled trial
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:300 (1 November 2011)
Requirement for Pdx1 in specification of latent endocrine progenitors in zebrafish
BMC Biology 2011, 9:75 (31 October 2011)
The interrelation between premenstrual syndrome and major depression: Results from a population-based sample
BMC Public Health 2011, 11:795 (12 October 2011)
Bayesian geostatistical modelling of malaria and lymphatic filariasis infections in Uganda: predictors of risk and geographical patterns of co-endemicity
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:298 (11 October 2011)
Co-distribution of LF and malaria parasites, using survey data collected in the same individuals (school aged children) at the same time (national survey conducted between 2000-2003) in Uganda. These are important pathogens, transmitted by the same vector and, given the potential for integrated control, investigation of factors driving co-endemicity are timely.
Prevalence and risk factors of helminths and intestinal protozoa infections among children from primary schools in western Tajikistan
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:195 (7 October 2011)
We assessed the extent of helminth and intestinal protozoan infections among 7- to 11-year-old schoolchildren in western Tajikistan using a cross-sectional survey design. The findings call for school-based deworming combined with hygiene promotion and improved sanitation in ecological ?lowland? areas, and for further investigations to determine if Hymenolepis nana represents a public health problem. Image: Girl washing cooking utensils at an agricultural irrigation canal in a village in western Tajikistan (March 2009).
Malaria knowledge and long-lasting insecticidal net use in rural communities of central Côte d'Ivoire
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:288 (4 October 2011)
Paper sheds light on fundamental issues, such as inequality in health and the value of health promotion and education, particularly among the poorer segments of the population. Such knowledge may change behaviour and lead to an increased utilization of LLINs.
High specificity of line-immunoassay based algorithms for recent HIV-1 infection independent of viral subtype and stage of disease
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:254 (26 September 2011)
Procalcitonin for diagnosis of infection and guide to antibiotic decisions: past, present and future
BMC Medicine 2011, 9:107 (22 September 2011)
Mueller and colleagues kick off our new thematic series on Clinical Biomarkers with a review on the utility of procalcitonin in the diagnosis of bacterial infection and decisions about antibiotic treatment in different clinical settings.
Identification of clinically significant psychological distress and psychiatric morbidity by examining quality of life in subjects with occupational asthma
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2011, 9:76 (22 September 2011)
Chemometric analysis of biofluids from mice experimentally infected with Schistosoma mansoni
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:179 (19 September 2011)
The study employed a metabolic profiling approach to investigate the dynamic and integrated response of mice to a Schistosoma mansoni infection during acute and chronic stages, as determined in urine, plasma and faecal extracts. Image: A PCA trajectory scores-plot of urinary spectra from uninfected control (black) and Schistosoma mansoni-infected mice (13-41 days post-infection, blue; 48-73 days post-infection, red)
The somatostatinergic system in the mammalian cochlea
BMC Neuroscience 2011, 12:89 (6 September 2011)
Malaria elimination in Isabel Province, Solomon Islands: establishing a surveillance-response system to prevent introduction and reintroduction of malaria
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:235 (11 August 2011)
Given that surveillance is becoming an increasingly important component of malaria control - as the burden decreases in many countries, this paper is important. It looks at the travel patterns of the residents and visitors to and from the Province, and the views of the residents on the introduction of a routine RDT-based screening system for all visitors and a more informal surveillance by the villagers.
Giant ectopic liver, hepatocellular carcinoma and pachydermia-a rare genetic syndrome?
Diagnostic Pathology 2011, 6:75 (10 August 2011)
The architecture and effect of participation: a systematic review of community participation for communicable disease control and elimination. Implications for malaria elimination
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:225 (4 August 2011)
This is a very timely paper as the international malaria control effort has significantly accelerated malaria control regarding planning, resource mobilization and availability of malaria control commodities.