Updated estimate of the duration of the meningo-encephalitic stage in gambiense human African trypanosomiasis
BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:292 (4 July 2015)
Protocol for the evaluation of a free health insurance card scheme for poor pregnant women in Mbeya region in Tanzania: a controlled-before and after study
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:258 (4 July 2015)
Cost and cost-effectiveness of soil-transmitted helminth treatment programmes: systematic review and research needs
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:355 (3 July 2015)
Understanding the modifiable health systems barriers to hypertension management in Malaysia: a multi-method health systems appraisal approach
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:254 (3 July 2015)
Epidemiological situation of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium, 2003 to 2012
Archives of Public Health 2015, 73:33 (3 July 2015)
Expanding care for perinatal women with depression (EXPONATE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an intervention package for perinatal depression in primary care
BMC Psychiatry 2015, 15:136 (30 June 2015)
Factors affecting cataract surgical coverage and outcomes: a retrospective cross-sectional study of eye health systems in sub-Saharan Africa
BMC Ophthalmology 2015, 15:67 (30 June 2015)
‘A bite before bed’: exposure to malaria vectors outside the times of net use in the highlands of western Kenya
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:259 (25 June 2015)
LLINs offered the local population only a partial protection against malaria vector bites. The overlap of early biting habit of vectors and human activity indicates that additional methods of vector control are required to limit transmission. Regular surveillance of both vector behaviour and domestic human-behaviour patterns are needed in the planning of control interventions in each region.
High performing hospitals: a qualitative systematic review of associated factors and practical strategies for improvement
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:244 (24 June 2015)
Modified mosquito landing boxes dispensing transfluthrin provide effective protection against Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes under simulated outdoor conditions in a semi-field system
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:255 (24 June 2015)
A very original approach/tool for a very timely problem. Reports on the use of modified mosquito landing boxes for dispensing transfluthrin as a spatial repellent for protection against malaria vector bites. This tool could be used for creation of outdoor 'protection bubbles' which targets outdoor biting malaria vectors responsible for residual malaria transmission.
Malaria and the mobile and migrant population in Cambodia: a population movement framework to inform strategies for malaria control and elimination
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:252 (20 June 2015)
Trying to define mobile populations and target appropriate interventions to them is very important and has been difficult - it is reassuring to see country programmes and partners attempting to do it and this paper might provide guidance to countries on how to conceptualize and intervene in these populations.
Ex vivo anti-malarial drug susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from pregnant women in an area of highly seasonal transmission in Burkina Faso
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:251 (20 June 2015)
This study reports on the ex vivo sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum isolates to a broad range of important anti-malarial agents, used currently or previously in Africa. Importantly, the parasites examined are from pregnant women, a cohort that is often overlooked in similar sensitivity studies but for which information on drug efficacy and safety is crucial for formulating anti-malarial policy.
Analysing the oviposition behaviour of malaria mosquitoes: design considerations for improving two-choice egg count experiments
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:250 (20 June 2015)
A valuable study addressing genuine concerns about the validity of conclusion made from previous experiments in which oviposition choice and/or egg laying has been assessed.
AMBITION- cm: intermittent high dose AmBisome on a high dose fluconazole backbone for cryptococcal meningitis induction therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials 2015, 16:276 (17 June 2015)
Prevalence of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization in tertiary hospital patients in Australia
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2015, 4(Suppl 1):O33 (16 June 2015)
Epidemiology of coinfection with soil transmitted helminths and Plasmodium falciparum among school children in Bumula District in western Kenya
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:314 (11 June 2015)
Establishment of the Ivermectin Research for Malaria Elimination Network: updating the research agenda
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:243 (11 June 2015)
The potential use of ivermectin as an additional vector control tool is receiving increased attention from the malaria elimination community. . This report summarizes the emerging evidence presented at a session on ivermectin for malaria elimination at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans
‘Trust my doctor, trust my pancreas’: trust as an emergent quality of social practice
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015, 10:9 (11 June 2015)
Independent genomewide screens identify the tumor suppressor VTRNA2-1 as a human epiallele responsive to periconceptional environment
Genome Biology 2015, 16:118 (11 June 2015)
A screen for DNA methylated regions affected by season of conception in rural Gambia identifies VTRNA2-1 as an environmental epiallele
The evidence for improving housing to reduce malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:209 (9 June 2015)
Addressing the question as to whether improved housing reduces indoor exposure to malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa is similar to asking 'have mobile phones improved communication?' The answer seems obvious but the quality of existing evidence is actually low. This paper provides a useful baseline for a proper establishment of the effects of housing on malaria.
Growth and health outcomes at school age in HIV-exposed, uninfected Zambian children: follow-up of two cohorts studied in infancy
BMC Pediatrics 2015, 15:66 (6 June 2015)
Making randomised trials more efficient: report of the first meeting to discuss the Trial Forge platform
Trials 2015, 16:261 (5 June 2015)
RCTs are gold standard for investigating cause-and-effect in healthcare. However, the evidence base for conducting RCTs is limited; the Trial Forge initiative aims to overcome this, and this article summarizes their first meeting.
Risk of tuberculosis in patients with diabetes: population based cohort study using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:135 (5 June 2015)
In a cohort study on over 1 million patients in the UK, diabetes is only moderately linked to tuberculosis risk, indicating that screening for latent TB is unnecessary in the majority of the population, and should focus on undertreated patients.
PREVENTT: preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia in major surgery: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Trials 2015, 16:254 (4 June 2015)
Potential for international spread of wild poliovirus via travelers
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:133 (4 June 2015)
In a mathematical model, the estimated number of polio cases spread by travelers from polio-infected countries to Saudi Arabia and India is substantial, providing evidence to guide policy decisions aimed at reducing the international spread of polio.