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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449385/linkage-to-hiv-care-after-home-based-hiv-counselling-and-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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Eugene Ruzagira, Kathy Baisley, Anatoli Kamali, Samuel Biraro, Heiner Grosskurth
BACKGROUND: Home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) has the potential to increase HIV testing uptake in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) but data on linkage to HIV care after HBHCT are scarce. We conducted a systematic review of linkage to care after HBHCT in SSA. METHODS: Five databases were searched for studies published between 1(st) January 2000 and 19(th) August 2016 that reported on linkage to care among adults newly identified with HIV infection through HBHCT...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449358/incident-rate-and-risk-factors-for-tuberculosis-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-retrospective-cohort-study-in-shanghai-china
#2
Hanbi Qiu, Yan Shi, Yanyun Li, Xin Shen, Rui Li, Qundi Yang, Qichao Pan, Fei Yan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incident rate of tuberculosis (TB) and its associates among adults with type 2 diabetes in Shanghai, China. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among 170,399 type 2 diabetes patients aged ≥18 years who were registered in Shanghai Community-Based Diabetes Management System between 2004 and 2009. Their TB status was tracked until December 31, 2014. Cox regression was performed to identify the risk factors for TB RESULTS: We documented 785 new TBcases during 654,977 person-years of follow-up...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449332/behavioural-disinhibition-in-the-general-population-during-the-antiretroviral-therapy-roll-out-in-sub-saharan-africa-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eva M Legemate, Jan A C Hontelez, Caspar W N Looman, Sake J De Vlas
OBJECTIVES: Improved life expectancy and reduced transmission probabilities due to ART may result in behavioural disinhibition - i.e. an increase in sexual risk behaviour in response to a perceived lower risk of HIV. We examined trends in sexual risk behaviour in the general population of sub-Saharan African countries 1999 - 2015. METHODS: We systematically reviewed scientific literature of sexual behaviour, and reviewed trends in Demographic and Health Surveys...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449319/comparison-of-administrative-and-survey-data-for-estimating-vitamin-a-supplementation-and-deworming-coverage-of-children-under-five-years-of-age-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Amynah Janmohamed, David Doledec
OBJECTIVE: To compare administrative coverage data to results from household coverage surveys for vitamin A supplementation (VAS) and deworming campaigns conducted during 2010-2015 in 12 African countries. METHODS: Paired t-tests examined differences between administrative and survey coverage for 52 VAS and 34 deworming dyads. Independent t-tests measured VAS and deworming coverage differences between data sources for door-to-door and fixed-site delivery strategies and VAS coverage differences between 6 to 11 and 12 to 59-month age groups...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449318/screening-diagnosis-and-management-of-human-cysticercosis-and-t-solium-taeniasis-technical-recommendations-by-the-cohemi-project-study-group
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Lorenzo Zammarchi, Maurizio Bonati, Marianne Strohmeyer, Marco Albonico, Ana Requena-Méndez, Zeno Bisoffi, Alessandra Nicoletti, Hector H García, Alessandro Bartoloni
Neurocysticercosis, the central nervous system's localized form of cysticercosis, is considered to be the leading cause of epilepsy in the developing world. In Europe, the disease mainly imported and affects both immigrants and travellers. However, autochthonous cases of cysticercosis in low-endemic countries could also originate from T. solium carriers (migrants or travellers) who acquired taeniasis overseas. Management of cysticercosis is a challenge for European healthcare providers since they are often hardly aware of this infection and have little familiarity in managing this disease...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449238/exposure-response-relationship-of-neighbourhood-sanitation-and-children-s-diarrhea
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Youngmee Tiffany Jung, Wendy Lou, Yu-Ling Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association of neighbourhood sanitation coverage with under-five children's diarrheal morbidity, and to evaluate its exposure-response relationship. METHODS: We used the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) of 29 developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, conducted between 2010 and 2014. The primary outcome was 2-week incidence of diarrhea in children under 5 years of age (N=300426). We conducted three-level logistic regression analyses and applied cubic splines to assess the trend between neighbourhood-level coverage of improved household sanitation and diarrheal morbidity...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449198/systematic-review-of-sex-work-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa-examining-combination-prevention-approaches
#7
George Awungafac, Therese Delvaux, Bea Vuylsteke
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections is disproportionately high among sex workers (SW). We aimed to update the evidence on the effectiveness of SW interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and to provide more insights into combination prevention. METHODS: Systematic review following PRISMA guidelines in a search of PUBMED and POPLINE for peer-reviewed literature published between January 1, 2000 and July 22, 2016 (registration number on PROSPERO: CRD42016042529)...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407452/uptake-and-performance-of-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-and-early-infant-diagnosis-in-pregnant-hiv-infected-women-and-their-exposed-infants-at-seven-health-centres-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Marshet Girma, Rahel Wendaferash, Hailu Shibru, Yemane Berhane, Michael Hoelscher, Arne Kroidl
OBJECTIVE: To assess the uptake of WHO-recommended PMTCT procedures in Ethiopia's health services. METHODS: Prospective observational study of HIV-positive pregnant mothers and their newborns attending PMTCT services at seven health centres in Addis Ababa. Women were recruited during antenatal care and followed-up with their newborns at delivery, day 6 and week 6 postpartum. Retention to PMCTC procedures, self-reported ART adherence, and HIV infant outcome were assessed...
April 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407436/optimal-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-as-evaluated-by-case-index-score-tool-is-associated-with-virological-suppression-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-dakar-senegal
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A K Byabene, L Fortes-Déguénonvo, K Niang, M N Manga, A N H Bulabula, J B Nachega, M Seydi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and virological failure (VLF) among HIV-infected adults enrolled in the national ART program at the teaching hospital of Fann, Dakar, Senegal. METHODS: Cross-sectional study from 1/11/2013 to 30/01/2014. OUTCOMES: 1) optimal ART adherence by the Center for Adherence Support Evaluation (CASE) Index Score (>10); and 2) VLF (HIV-RNA>1,000 copies/mL)...
April 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380287/scarification-in-sub-saharan-africa-social-skin-remedy-and-medical-import
#10
Roland Garve, Miriam Garve, Jens C Türp, Julius N Fobil, Christian G Meyer
Various forms of body modification may be observed in sub-Saharan Africa. Hypotheses and theories of scarification and tribal marking in sub-Saharan Africa are described, plus the procedure of scarification, examples from several African countries, assumed effects in prevention and treatment of diseases, and the medical risks resulting from unsterile manipulation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 5, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380279/causes-and-consequences-of-the-leishmania-infantum-burden-in-patients-with-kala-azar-ndash-a-study-of-625-patients
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Danielle A Zacarias, Nuno Rolão, Flaviane A de Pinho, Ingridi Sene, Jailthon C Silva, Teresinha C Pereira, Dorcas L Costa, Carlos H N Costa
BACKGROUND: An infected host's Leishmania infantum load in blood is considered to be an estimate of his or her total parasite burden. Therefore, the measurement of blood parasite burden is important in the identification of factors involved in parasite control. METHODS: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed on blood samples from 625 patients with kala-azar consecutively admitted to a reference hospital in Teresina, Brazil. Primers were used to amplify a segment of kDNA using the TaqMan system...
April 5, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380276/microscopic-observation-drug-susceptibility-assay-vs-xpert-%C3%A2-mtb-rif-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-a-rural-african-setting-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Philip Erick Wikman-Jorgensen, Jara Llenas-García, Tomàs María Pérez-Porcuna, Michael Hobbins, Jochen Ehmer, Manuel Aly Mussa, Carlos Ascaso
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost-utility of Microscopic Observation Drug-Susceptibility Assay (MODS) and Xpert(®) MTB/RIF implementation for TB diagnosis in rural northern Mozambique. METHODS: Stochastic transmission compartmental TB model from the health care provider perspective with parameter input from direct measurements, systematic literature reviews, and expert opinion. MODS and Xpert(®) MTB/RIF were evaluated as replacement test of smear microscopy (SM) or as an add-on test after a negative SM...
April 5, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376292/hepatitis-b-virus-sequencing-and-liver-fibrosis-evaluation-in-hiv-hbv-co-infected-nigerians
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Jennifer Grant, Oche Agbaji, Anna Kramvis, Mukhlid Yousif, Mu'azu Auwal, Sudhir Penugonda, Placid Ugoagwu, Robert Murphy, Claudia Hawkins
OBJECTIVES: Molecular characteristics of hepatitis B virus (HBV), such as genotype and genomic mutations, may contribute to liver-related morbidity and mortality. The association of these characteristics with liver fibrosis severity in sub-Saharan Africa is uncertain. We aimed to characterize molecular HBV features in HIV/HBV co-infected Nigerians and evaluate associations between these characteristics and liver fibrosis severity before and after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation...
April 4, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374900/spoligotyping-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
#14
Suzana Shirly, Sivakumar Shanmugam, K R Uma Devi, P N Swarna Latha, Joy S Michael
OBJECTIVE: Spoligotyping is a valuable genotyping tool to study the genetic diversity and molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb). The aim of this study was to analyse different spoligotype patterns of M. tb strains isolated from tuberculosis patients from different parts of India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 163 M. tb isolates were spoligotyped between January 2014 and January 2015. 47% (n=77) were from patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis; of these, 10 were MDR and 7 were Pre-XDR...
April 4, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374898/disease-spectrum-and-management-of-children-admitted-with-acute-respiratory-infection-in-viet-nam
#15
T K P Nguyen, D V Nguyen, T N H Truong, A Tran, S M Graham, B J Marais
OBJECTIVE: To assess the acute respiratory infection (ARI) disease spectrum, duration of hospitalisation and outcome in children hospitalised with an ARI in Viet Nam. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective descriptive study of ARI admissions to primary (Hoa Vang District Hospital), secondary (Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children) and tertiary (National Hospital of Paediatrics in Ha Noi) level hospitals in Viet Nam over 12 months (01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016). RESULTS: ARIs accounted for 27...
April 4, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342219/combining-two-antifungal-agents-does-not-enhance-survival-of-galleria-mellonella-larvae-infected-with-madurella-mycetomatis
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Kimberly Eadie, Florianne Parel, Marilyn Helvert van Poppel, Ahmed Fahal, Wendy van de Sande
OBJECTIVE: To determine if combination therapy would improve therapeutic outcome in eumycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis. METHODS: Survival, colony forming units (CFU), melanisation and histopathology in M. mycetomatis infected Galleria mellonella larvae treated with amphotericin B, itraconazole, terbinafine or combinations thereof were determined. RESULTS: Compared to larvae treated with 5% glucose, enhanced survival was obtained when M...
March 25, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342180/metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-on-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-containing-zidovudine-or-tenofovir-in-rural-lesotho-southern-africa
#17
Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Urs Franz Müller, Isaac Ringera, Jochen Ehmer, Mokete M Motlatsi, Karolin Pfeiffer, Michael A Hobbins, Josephine A Muhairwe, Juergen Muser, Christoph Hatz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among patients in rural Lesotho who are taking first-line anti-retroviral therapy (ART) containing either zidovudine or tenofovir disoproxil. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey in 10 facilities in two districts in Lesotho of adult (≥16 years) patients on non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based first-line ART for ≥6 months. MetS was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation criteria...
March 25, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326655/systemic-insecticides-used-in-dogs-potential-candidates-for-phlebotomine-vector-control
#18
Sonia Ares Gomez, Albert Picado
Zoonotic Visceral Leishmaniasis (ZVL) is a public health problem endemic in some countries. Current control measures, in particular culling infected dogs, have not reduced ZVL incidence in humans. We evaluated the use of five systemic insecticides (spinosad, fluralaner, afoxolaner, sarolaner and moxidectin) currently used in dogs for other purposes (e.g. tick, flea control) in controlling ZVL transmission. The anti-phlebotomine capacity of these compounds confirmed in experimental studies makes their use in ZVL control programs very promising...
March 22, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319300/mouthing-of-soil-contaminated-objects-is-associated-with-environmental-enteropathy-in-young-children
#19
Tomohiko Morita, Jamie Perin, Lauren Oldja, Shwapon Biswas, R Bradley Sack, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Rashidul Haque, Nurul Amin Bhuiyan, Tahmina Parvin, Sazzadul Islam Bhuyian, Mahmuda Akter, Kaisar A Talukder, Mohammad Shahnaij, Abu G Faruque, Christine Marie George
OBJECTIVE: To characterise childhood mouthing behaviours and to investigate the association between object-to-mouth and food-to-mouth contacts, diarrhoea prevalence and environmental enteropathy. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of 216 children ≤30 months of age in rural Bangladesh. Mouthing contacts with soil and food and objects with visible soil were assessed by 5-h structured observation. Stool was analysed for four faecal markers of intestinal inflammation: alpha-1-antitrypsin, myeloperoxidase, neopterin and calprotectin...
March 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319296/joint-effects-of-climate-variability-and-socio-ecological-factors-on-dengue-transmission-epidemiological-evidence
#20
REVIEW
Rokeya Akter, Wenbiao Hu, Suchithra Naish, Shahera Banu, Shilu Tong
OBJECTIVE: To assess the epidemiological evidence on the joint effects of climate variability and socio-ecological factors on dengue transmission. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, a detailed literature search was conducted in PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus. Peer-reviewed, freely available and full text articles, considering both climate and socio-ecological factors in relation to dengue, published in English from January 1993 to October 2015 were included in this review...
March 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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