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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756403/cochrane-corner-beta-blockers-for-hypertension
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EDITORIAL
Charles S Wiysonge, Hazel A Bradley, Jimmy Volmink, Bongani M Mayosi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 29, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665749/children-who-have-received-no-routine-polio-vaccines-in-nigeria-who-are-they-and-where-do-they-live
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Olalekan A Uthman, Sulaimon T Adedokun, Tawa Olukade, Samuel Watson, Olatunji Adetokunboh, Adeyinka Adeniran, Solomon A Oyetoyan, Saheed Gidado, Stephen Lawoko, Charles S Wiysonge
Nigeria has made remarkable progress against polio, but two wild polio virus cases were reported in August 2016; putting an end to two years without reported cases. We examined the extent of geographical disparities in childhren not vaccinated against polio and examined individual- and community-level predictors of non-vaccination in Nigeria. We applied multilevel logistic regression models to the recent Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. The percentage of children not routinely vaccinated against polio in Nigeria varied greatly and clustered geographically, mainly in north-eastern states, with a great risk of spread of transmission within these states and potential exportation to neighbouring states and countries...
June 30, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637726/interventions-for-preventing-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission-protocol-of-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Windy Mariane Virenia Wariki, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori, Charles S Wiysonge, Hacsi Horvath, Jennifer S Read
INTRODUCTION: Various interventions to prevent mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of HIV have been investigated and implemented. A number of systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of interventions for the prevention of MTCT of HIV reported antiretroviral prophylaxis, caesarean section before labour and before ruptured membranes, and complete avoidance of breastfeeding were efficacious for preventing MTCT of HIV. Recent WHO guidelines recommend lifelong antiretroviral therapy for all pregnant women for treatment of the woman's own HIV infection and for prevention of MTCT of HIV...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601818/protocol-for-a-qualitative-synthesis-of-barriers-and-facilitators-in-implementing-guidelines-for-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis
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Eleanor Ochodo, Tamara Kredo, Taryn Young, Charles Shey Wiysonge
INTRODUCTION: Despite the introduction of new tests and guidelines for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), worldwide case detection rate of TB is still suboptimal. This could be in part explained by the poor implementation of TB diagnostic guidelines. We aim to identify, appraise and synthesise qualitative evidence exploring the barriers and facilitators to implementing TB diagnostic guidelines. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic review of qualitative studies will be conducted...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527533/global-regional-and-national-burden-of-cardiovascular-diseases-for-10-causes-1990-to-2015
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Gregory A Roth, Catherine Johnson, Amanuel Abajobir, Foad Abd-Allah, Semaw Ferede Abera, Gebre Abyu, Muktar Ahmed, Baran Aksut, Tahiya Alam, Khurshid Alam, François Alla, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Stephen Amrock, Hossein Ansari, Johan Ärnlöv, Hamid Asayesh, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Leticia Avila-Burgos, Ashish Awasthi, Amitava Banerjee, Aleksandra Barac, Till Bärnighausen, Lars Barregard, Neeraj Bedi, Ezra Belay Ketema, Derrick Bennett, Gebremedhin Berhe, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Shimelash Bitew, Jonathan Carapetis, Juan Jesus Carrero, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Carlos Andres Castañeda-Orjuela, Jacqueline Castillo-Rivas, Ferrán Catalá-López, Jee-Young Choi, Hanne Christensen, Massimo Cirillo, Leslie Cooper, Michael Criqui, David Cundiff, Albertino Damasceno, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Kairat Davletov, Samath Dharmaratne, Prabhakaran Dorairaj, Manisha Dubey, Rebecca Ehrenkranz, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Emerito Jose A Faraon, Alireza Esteghamati, Talha Farid, Maryam Farvid, Valery Feigin, Eric L Ding, Gerry Fowkes, Tsegaye Gebrehiwot, Richard Gillum, Audra Gold, Philimon Gona, Rajeev Gupta, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Tesfaye Hailu, Gessessew Bugssa Hailu, Graeme Hankey, Hamid Yimam Hassen, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Rasmus Havmoeller, Simon I Hay, Masako Horino, Peter J Hotez, Kathryn Jacobsen, Spencer James, Mehdi Javanbakht, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Denny John, Jost Jonas, Yogeshwar Kalkonde, Chante Karimkhani, Amir Kasaeian, Yousef Khader, Abdur Khan, Young-Ho Khang, Sahil Khera, Abdullah T Khoja, Jagdish Khubchandani, Daniel Kim, Dhaval Kolte, Soewarta Kosen, Kristopher J Krohn, G Anil Kumar, Gene F Kwan, Dharmesh Kumar Lal, Anders Larsson, Shai Linn, Alan Lopez, Paulo A Lotufo, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Reza Malekzadeh, Mohsen Mazidi, Toni Meier, Kidanu Gebremariam Meles, George Mensah, Atte Meretoja, Haftay Mezgebe, Ted Miller, Erkin Mirrakhimov, Shafiu Mohammed, Andrew E Moran, Kamarul Imran Musa, Jagat Narula, Bruce Neal, Frida Ngalesoni, Grant Nguyen, Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, Mayowa Owolabi, George Patton, João Pedro, Dima Qato, Mostafa Qorbani, Kazem Rahimi, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Salman Rawaf, Antônio Ribeiro, Saeid Safiri, Joshua A Salomon, Itamar Santos, Milena Santric Milicevic, Benn Sartorius, Aletta Schutte, Sadaf Sepanlou, Masood Ali Shaikh, Min-Jeong Shin, Mehdi Shishehbor, Hirbo Shore, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Eugene Sobngwi, Saverio Stranges, Soumya Swaminathan, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Niguse Tadele Atnafu, Fisaha Tesfay, J S Thakur, Amanda Thrift, Roman Topor-Madry, Thomas Truelsen, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Olalekan Uthman, Tommi Vasankari, Vasiliy Vlassov, Stein Emil Vollset, Tolassa Wakayo, David Watkins, Robert Weintraub, Andrea Werdecker, Ronny Westerman, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Charles Wolfe, Abdulhalik Workicho, Gelin Xu, Yuichiro Yano, Paul Yip, Naohiro Yonemoto, Mustafa Younis, Chuanhua Yu, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi, Christopher Murray
BACKGROUND: The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remains unclear in many regions of the world. OBJECTIVES: The GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2015 study integrated data on disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality to produce consistent, up-to-date estimates for cardiovascular burden. METHODS: CVD mortality was estimated from vital registration and verbal autopsy data. CVD prevalence was estimated using modeling software and data from health surveys, prospective cohorts, health system administrative data, and registries...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389483/epidemiology-of-rubella-infection-in-cameroon-a-7-year-experience-of-measles-and-rubella-case-based-surveillance-2008-2014
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Marcellin Nimpa Mengouo, Valantine Ngum Ndze, Frangy Baonga, Marie Kobela, Charles Shey Wiysonge
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of rubella disease in a measles case-based surveillance in Cameroon prior to rubella vaccine introduction into the national immunisation programme. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study for rubella infection in Cameroon for the period 2008 to 2014. SETTING: Patients suspected with measles from the 10 regions of Cameroon were recruited according to the WHO measles case definition and were tested for rubella IgM antibodies accompanied with the case report/investigation forms...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270125/incomplete-childhood-immunization-in-nigeria-a-multilevel-analysis-of-individual-and-contextual-factors
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Sulaimon T Adedokun, Olalekan A Uthman, Victor T Adekanmbi, Charles S Wiysonge
BACKGROUND: Under-five mortality remains high in sub-Saharan Africa despite global decline. One quarter of these deaths are preventable through interventions such as immunization. The aim of this study was to examine the independent effects of individual-, community- and state-level factors on incomplete childhood immunization in Nigeria, which is one of the 10 countries where most of the incompletely immunised children in the world live. METHODS: The study was based on secondary analyses of cross-sectional data from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)...
March 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107561/beta-blockers-for-hypertension
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Hazel A Bradley, Jimmy Volmink, Bongani M Mayosi, Lionel H Opie
BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers refer to a mixed group of drugs with diverse pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties. They have shown long-term beneficial effects on mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) when used in people with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction. Beta-blockers were thought to have similar beneficial effects when used as first-line therapy for hypertension. However, the benefit of beta-blockers as first-line therapy for hypertension without compelling indications is controversial...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795777/systematic-reviews-in-context-highlighting-systematic-reviews-relevant-to-africa-in-the-pan-african-medical-journal
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Charles Shey Wiysonge, Raoul Kamadjeu, Landry Tsague
Health research serves to answer questions concerning health and to accumulate facts (evidence) required to guide healthcare policy and practice. However, research designs vary and different types of healthcare questions are best answered by different study designs. For example, qualitative studies are best suited for answering questions about experiences and meaning; cross-sectional studies for questions concerning prevalence; cohort studies for questions regarding incidence and prognosis; and randomised controlled trials for questions on prevention and treatment...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510030/public-stewardship-of-private-for-profit-healthcare-providers-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Leila H Abdullahi, Valantine N Ndze, Gregory D Hussey
BACKGROUND: Governments use different approaches to ensure that private for-profit healthcare services meet certain quality standards. Such government guidance, referred to as public stewardship, encompasses government policies, regulatory mechanisms, and implementation strategies for ensuring accountability in the delivery of services. However, the effectiveness of these strategies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have not been the subject of a systematic review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of public sector regulation, training, or co-ordination of the private for-profit health sector in low- and middle-income countries...
August 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501859/the-acceptability-of-three-vaccine-injections-given-to-infants-during-a-single-clinic-visit-in-south-africa
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Hanani Tabana, Lilian D Dudley, Stephen Knight, Neil Cameron, Hassan Mahomed, Charlyn Goliath, Rudolf Eggers, Charles S Wiysonge
BACKGROUND: The Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) has increased the number of antigens and injections administered at one visit. There are concerns that more injections at a single immunisation visit could decrease vaccination coverage. We assessed the acceptability and acceptance of three vaccine injections at a single immunisation visit by caregivers and vaccinators in South Africa. METHODS: A mixed methods exploratory study of caregivers and vaccinators at clinics in two provinces of South Africa was conducted...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470028/estimates-of-global-regional-and-national-incidence-prevalence-and-mortality-of-hiv-1980-2015-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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Haidong Wang, Tim M Wolock, Austin Carter, Grant Nguyen, Hmwe Hmwe Kyu, Emmanuela Gakidou, Simon I Hay, Edward J Mills, Adam Trickey, William Msemburi, Matthew M Coates, Meghan D Mooney, Maya S Fraser, Amber Sligar, Joshua Salomon, Heidi J Larson, Joseph Friedman, Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Kaja M Abbas, Mohamed Magdy Abd El Razek, Foad Abd-Allah, Abdishakur M Abdulle, Semaw Ferede Abera, Ibrahim Abubakar, Laith J Abu-Raddad, Niveen M E Abu-Rmeileh, Gebre Yitayih Abyu, Akindele Olupelumi Adebiyi, Isaac Akinkunmi Adedeji, Ademola Lukman Adelekan, Koranteng Adofo, Arsène Kouablan Adou, Oluremi N Ajala, Tomi F Akinyemiju, Nadia Akseer, Faris Hasan Al Lami, Ziyad Al-Aly, Khurshid Alam, Noore K M Alam, Deena Alasfoor, Saleh Fahed S Aldhahri, Robert William Aldridge, Miguel Angel Alegretti, Alicia V Aleman, Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Raghib Ali, Ala'a Alkerwi, François Alla, Rajaa Mohammad, Salem Al-Raddadi, Ubai Alsharif, Elena Alvarez, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Azmeraw T Amare, Alemayehu Amberbir, Adeladza Kofi Amegah, Walid Ammar, Stephen Marc Amrock, Carl Abelardo T Antonio, Palwasha Anwari, Johan Ärnlöv, Al Artaman, Hamid Asayesh, Rana Jawad Asghar, Reza Assadi, Suleman Atique, Lydia S Atkins, Euripide Frinel G Arthur Avokpaho, Ashish Awasthi, Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Umar Bacha, Alaa Badawi, Aleksandra Barac, Till Bärnighausen, Arindam Basu, Tigist Assefa Bayou, Yibeltal Tebekaw Bayou, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Justin Beardsley, Neeraj Bedi, Derrick A Bennett, Isabela M Bensenor, Balem Demtsu Betsu, Addisu Shunu Beyene, Eesh Bhatia, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Boris Bikbov, Sait Mentes Birlik, Donal Bisanzio, Michael Brainin, Alexandra Brazinova, Nicholas J K Breitborde, Alexandria Brown, Michael Burch, Zahid A Butt, Julio Cesar Campuzano, Rosario Cárdenas, Juan Jesus Carrero, Carlos A Castañeda-Orjuela, Jacqueline Castillo Rivas, Ferrán Catalá-López, Hsing-Yi Chang, Jung-Chen Chang, Laxmikant Chavan, Wanqing Chen, Peggy Pei-Chia Chiang, Mirriam Chibalabala, Vesper Hichilombwe Chisumpa, Jee-Young Jasmine Choi, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher, Liliana G Ciobanu, Cyrus Cooper, Tukur Dahiru, Solomon Abreha Damtew, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, José das Neves, Pieter de Jager, Diego De Leo, Louisa Degenhardt, Robert P Dellavalle, Kebede Deribe, Amare Deribew, Don C Des Jarlais, Samath D Dharmaratne, Eric L Ding, Pratik Pinal Doshi, Tim R Driscoll, Manisha Dubey, Yousef Mohamed Elshrek, Iqbal Elyazar, Aman Yesuf Endries, Sergey Petrovich Ermakov, Babak Eshrati, Alireza Esteghamati, Imad D A Faghmous, Carla Sofia E Sa Farinha, Andre Faro, Maryam S Farvid, Farshad Farzadfar, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Joao C Fernandes, Florian Fischer, Joseph Robert Ander Fitchett, Nataliya Foigt, Nancy Fullman, Thomas Fürst, Fortuné Gbètoho Gankpé, Teshome Gebre, Amanuel Tesfay Gebremedhin, Alemseged Aregay Gebru, Johanna M Geleijnse, Bradford D Gessner, Peter W Gething, Tsegaye Tewelde Ghiwot, Maurice Giroud, Melkamu Dedefo Gishu, Elizabeth Glaser, Shifalika Goenka, Amador Goodridge, Sameer Vali Gopalani, Atsushi Goto, Harish Chander Gugnani, Mark D C Guimaraes, Rahul Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Vipin Gupta, Juanita Haagsma, Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Holly Hagan, Gessessew Bugssa Hailu, Randah Ribhi Hamadeh, Samer Hamidi, Mouhanad Hammami, Graeme J Hankey, Yuantao Hao, Hilda L Harb, Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Josep Maria Haro, Kimani M Harun, Rasmus Havmoeller, Mohammad T Hedayati, Ileana Beatriz Heredia-Pi, Hans W Hoek, Masako Horino, Nobuyuki Horita, H Dean Hosgood, Damian G Hoy, Mohamed Hsairi, Guoqing Hu, Hsiang Huang, John J Huang, Kim Moesgaard Iburg, Bulat T Idrisov, Kaire Innos, Veena J Iyer, Kathryn H Jacobsen, Nader Jahanmehr, Mihajlo B Jakovljevic, Mehdi Javanbakht, Achala Upendra Jayatilleke, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Vivekanand Jha, Guohong Jiang, Ying Jiang, Tariku Jibat, Jost B Jonas, Zubair Kabir, Ritul Kamal, Haidong Kan, André Karch, Corine Kakizi Karema, Dimitris Karletsos, Amir Kasaeian, Anil Kaul, Norito Kawakami, Jeanne Françoise Kayibanda, Peter Njenga Keiyoro, Andrew Haddon Kemp, Andre Pascal Kengne, Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran, Yousef Saleh Khader, Ibrahim Khalil, Abdur Rahman Khan, Ejaz Ahmad Khan, Young-Ho Khang, Jagdish Khubchandani, Yun Jin Kim, Yohannes Kinfu, Miia Kivipelto, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Soewarta Kosen, Parvaiz A Koul, Ai Koyanagi, Barthelemy Kuate Defo, Burcu Kucuk Bicer, Veena S Kulkarni, G Anil Kumar, Dharmesh Kumar Lal, Hilton Lam, Jennifer O Lam, Sinead M Langan, Van C Lansingh, Anders Larsson, James Leigh, Ricky Leung, Yongmei Li, Stephen S Lim, Steven E Lipshultz, Shiwei Liu, Belinda K Lloyd, Giancarlo Logroscino, Paulo A Lotufo, Raimundas Lunevicius, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Mahdi Mahdavi, Marek Majdan, Azeem Majeed, Carla Makhlouf, Reza Malekzadeh, Chabila C Mapoma, Wagner Marcenes, Jose Martinez-Raga, Melvin Barrientos Marzan, Felix Masiye, Amanda J Mason-Jones, Bongani M Mayosi, Martin McKee, Peter A Meaney, Man Mohan Mehndiratta, Alemayehu B Mekonnen, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Peter Memiah, Ziad A Memish, Walter Mendoza, Atte Meretoja, Tuomo J Meretoja, Francis Apolinary Mhimbira, Ted R Miller, Joseph Mikesell, Mojde Mirarefin, Karzan Abdulmuhsin Mohammad, Shafiu Mohammed, Ali H Mokdad, Lorenzo Monasta, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Rintaro Mori, Ulrich O Mueller, Brighton Murimira, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Aliya Naheed, Luigi Naldi, Vinay Nangia, Denis Nash, Haseeb Nawaz, Chakib Nejjari, Frida Namnyak Ngalesoni, Jean de Dieu Ngirabega, Quyen Le Nguyen, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Ole F Norheim, Rosana E Norman, Luke Nyakarahuka, Felix Akpojene Ogbo, In-Hwan Oh, Foluke Adetola Ojelabi, Bolajoko Olubukunola Olusanya, Jacob Olusegun Olusanya, John Nelson Opio, Eyal Oren, Erika Ota, Mahesh Anand Padukudru, Hye-Youn Park, Jae-Hyun Park, Snehal T Patil, Scott B Patten, Vinod K Paul, Katherine Pearson, Emmanuel Kwame Peprah, Claudia C Pereira, Norberto Perico, Konrad Pesudovs, Max Petzold, Michael Robert Phillips, Julian David Pillay, Dietrich Plass, Suzanne Polinder, Farshad Pourmalek, David M Prokop, Mostafa Qorbani, Anwar Rafay, Kazem Rahimi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Mahfuzar Rahman, Mohammad Hifz Ur Rahman, Sajjad Ur Rahman, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Sasa Rajsic, Usha Ram, Saleem M Rana, Paturi Vishnupriya Rao, Giuseppe Remuzzi, David Rojas-Rueda, Luca Ronfani, Gholamreza Roshandel, Ambuj Roy, George Mugambage Ruhago, Mohammad Yahya Saeedi, Rajesh Sagar, Muhammad Muhammad Saleh, Juan R Sanabria, Itamar S Santos, Rodrigo Sarmiento-Suarez, Benn Sartorius, Monika Sawhney, Aletta E Schutte, David C Schwebel, Soraya Seedat, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Edson E Servan-Mori, Masood Ali Shaikh, Rajesh Sharma, Jun She, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Jiabin Shen, Kenji Shibuya, Hwashin Hyun Shin, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Naris Silpakit, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Dayane Gabriele Alves Silveira, Edgar P Simard, Shireen Sindi, Jasvinder A Singh, Om Prakash Singh, Prashant Kumar Singh, Vegard Skirbekk, Karen Sliwa, Samir Soneji, Reed J D Sorensen, Joan B Soriano, David O Soti, Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Vasiliki Stathopoulou, Nicholas Steel, Bruno F Sunguya, Soumya Swaminathan, Bryan L Sykes, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Roberto Tchio Talongwa, Mohammad Tavakkoli, Bineyam Taye, Bemnet Amare Tedla, Tesfaye Tekle, Girma Temam Shifa, Awoke Misganaw Temesgen, Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Fisaha Haile Tesfay, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kiran Thapa, Alan J Thomson, Andrew L Thorne-Lyman, Ruoyan Tobe-Gai, Roman Topor-Madry, Jeffrey Allen Towbin, Bach Xuan Tran, Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Abera Kenay Tura, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Olalekan A Uthman, N Venketasubramanian, Sergey K Vladimirov, Vasiliy Victorovich Vlassov, Stein Emil Vollset, Linhong Wang, Elisabete Weiderpass, Robert G Weintraub, Andrea Werdecker, Ronny Westerman, Tissa Wijeratne, James D Wilkinson, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Charles D A Wolfe, Sungho Won, John Q Wong, Gelin Xu, Ajit Kumar Yadav, Bereket Yakob, Ayalnesh Zemene Yalew, Yuichiro Yano, Mehdi Yaseri, Henock Gebremedhin Yebyo, Paul Yip, Naohiro Yonemoto, Seok-Jun Yoon, Mustafa Z Younis, Chuanhua Yu, Shicheng Yu, Zoubida Zaidi, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Hajo Zeeb, Hao Zhang, Yong Zhao, Sanjay Zodpey, Leo Zoeckler, Liesl Joanna Zuhlke, Alan D Lopez, Christopher J L Murray
BACKGROUND: Timely assessment of the burden of HIV/AIDS is essential for policy setting and programme evaluation. In this report from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we provide national estimates of levels and trends of HIV/AIDS incidence, prevalence, coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and mortality for 195 countries and territories from 1980 to 2015. METHODS: For countries without high-quality vital registration data, we estimated prevalence and incidence with data from antenatal care clinics and population-based seroprevalence surveys, and with assumptions by age and sex on initial CD4 distribution at infection, CD4 progression rates (probability of progression from higher to lower CD4 cell-count category), on and off antiretroviral therapy (ART) mortality, and mortality from all other causes...
August 2016: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450553/developing-the-african-national-health-research-systems-barometer
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Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Martin Okechukwu Ota, Flavia Senkubuge, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Bongani M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: A functional national health research system (NHRS) is crucial in strengthening a country's health system to promote, restore and maintain the health status of its population. Progress towards the goal of universal health coverage in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda will be difficult for African countries without strengthening of their NHRS to yield the required evidence for decision-making. This study aims to develop a barometer to facilitate monitoring of the development and performance of NHRSs in the African Region of WHO...
July 22, 2016: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445990/current-knowledge-and-future-research-directions-on-fecal-bacterial-patterns-and-their-association-with-asthma
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Shantelle Claassen-Weitz, Charles S Wiysonge, Shingai Machingaidze, Lehana Thabane, William G C Horsnell, Heather J Zar, Mark P Nicol, Mamadou Kaba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27394698/interventions-for-improving-coverage-of-childhood-immunisation-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Angela Oyo-Ita, Charles S Wiysonge, Chioma Oringanje, Chukwuemeka E Nwachukwu, Olabisi Oduwole, Martin M Meremikwu
BACKGROUND: Immunisation is a powerful public health strategy for improving child survival, not only by directly combating key diseases that kill children but also by providing a platform for other health services. However, each year millions of children worldwide, mostly from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), do not receive the full series of vaccines on their national routine immunisation schedule. This is an update of the Cochrane review published in 2011 and focuses on interventions for improving childhood immunisation coverage in LMICs...
July 10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377639/epidemiology-of-major-depressive-disorder-in-south-africa-1997-2015-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Mweete D Nglazi, Jané D Joubert, Dan J Stein, Crick Lund, Charles S Wiysonge, Theo Vos, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, Rifqah A Roomaney, Lorrein S Muhwava, Debbie Bradshaw
INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disease and disability globally and in South Africa. Epidemiological data for MDD are essential to estimate the overall disease burden in a country. The objective of the systematic review is to examine the evidence base for prevalence, incidence, remission, duration, severity, case fatality and excess mortality of MDD in South Africa from 1997 to 2015. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will perform electronic searches in PubMed, PsycINFO, Scopus and other bibliographical databases...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27317265/the-cape-town-declaration-on-vaccines-2012-unlocking-the-full-potential-of-vaccines-in-africa
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Charles S Wiysonge, Zainab Waggie, Anthony Hawkridge, Barry D Schoub, Shabir A Madhi, Helen Rees, Gregory D Hussey
Delegates at the first International African Vaccinology Conference noted, with dismay, that many African children have limited access to existing and new vaccines as a consequence of weak immunisation programmes, lack of political will, and high vaccine prices. This inequality is a denial of the African child her basic right to a healthy life, and jeopardises long term economic growth on the continent. In addition, there is insufficient emphasis in Africa on adolescent and adult immunisation. The delegates documented various concerns and made various commitments; contained in this Cape Town Declaration on Vaccines, adopted on 11 November 2012...
July 19, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289251/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-on-adolescent-vaccination-among-adolescents-parents-and-teachers-in-africa-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Leila H Abdullahi, Benjamin M Kagina, Tali Cassidy, Esther F Adebayo, Charles S Wiysonge, Gregory D Hussey
INTRODUCTION: Vaccines are the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions available to avert vaccine-preventable diseases and deaths. Despite global progress in adolescent health, many adolescents in Africa still get sick and die from vaccine-preventable diseases due to lack of vaccination. Adolescents, parents and teachers are key players in the development and implementation of adolescent vaccination policies. Optimal knowledge, attitudes and practices towards adolescent vaccination among these key players may improve vaccine uptake among adolescents...
July 25, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27217879/advocating-for-efforts-to-protect-african-children-families-and-communities-from-the-threat-of-infectious-diseases-report-of-the-first-international-african-vaccinology-conference
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Charles Shey Wiysonge, Zainab Waggie, Anthony Hawkridge, Barry Schoub, Shabir Ahmed Madhi, Helen Rees, Gregory Hussey
One means of improving healthcare workers' knowledge of and attitudes to vaccines is through running vaccine conferences which are accessible, affordable, and relevant to their everyday work. Various vaccinology conferences are held each year worldwide. These meetings focus heavily on basic science with much discussion about new developments in vaccines, and relatively little coverage of policy, advocacy, and communication issues. A negligible proportion of delegates at these conferences come from Africa, home to almost 40% of the global burden of vaccine-preventable diseases...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27174833/cochrane-column
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Charles S Wiysonge, Charles S Wiysonge, Elizabeth Lutge, Jamlick Karumbi, Muki S Shey, James Mpunga, Sandy Oliver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
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