SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Maternal health

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

Medico-social pathways of obstetric fistula patients are characterized by their length and mixed surgical outcomes. Different research perspectives could help grasp the range of patients’ experiences and favour customized care. 524–533

The quality of routine antenatal and childbirth care in rural districts of Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania could be improved with the available human resources and without major investments. This improvement could reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. 534–547

Leishmaniasis

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

In endemic regions the significant proportion of asymptomatic infections of Leishmania may be detected, at different stages, by a combination of molecular and serological tests. The kinetics of the markers remain to be fully elucidated. 548–554

Tetanus

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

Intrathecal treatment of tetanus saves costs. This intervention deserves consideration by doctors and decision makers as a means of reducing costs while maintaining good health outcomes. 555–563

Dengue control

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

While Bacillus thuringiensis israelensiscan be effective in reducing the number of immature Aedes in treated containers in the short term, there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend its use as a single agent for the long-term control of dengue vectors and prevention of dengue fever. 564–577

Malaria

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

Resistance to currently available artemisinin combinations is a major problem in treating malaria. A novel combination of artesunate-lumefantrine is as effective and well tolerated as artemether-lumefantrine in treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria. 578–587

Occupational health

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

Exposure to blood borne viruses can have profound psychological, physical and financial consequences for both the affected healthcare workers and their associated organizations. Standardized international prevention guidelines are urgently needed. 588–595

Child health

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

Acute respiratory infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among Guarani children, related to low household income, large number of persons in the household, indoor exposure to cooking fire fumes, young maternal age, low birthweight. 596–607

Helminth infections

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

Possible cross-reactions of the copro-Ag ELISA and more sensitive tests, such as copro-PCR for the detection of tapeworm carriers, urgently require more investigation. 608–614

The risk of soil-transmitted helminth infections is significantly higher in the settler than the indigenous population in the same isolated region of Peru. Reasons for these unexpected findings could be the housing design in flood-prone areas and the use of local medicinal plants that possibly have anthelmintic properties. 615–618

HIV/AIDS

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

While CD4 count remains the strongest predictor of mortality in HIV-positive patients on antiretroviral therapy, its predictive power is modified by viral load status and duration of treatment. 619-631

Tuberculosis

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

In a pastoralist setting, a reliable diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis can be achieved with two sputum specimens; and diagnosis may be adequate with just one. But if this more radical approach were adopted, ways of increasing diagnostic sensitivity should be explored. 632–635

In India, tuberculosis patients can have undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and hence should be investigated for diabetes as a part of routine care. 635–645

Diabetes

  1. Top of page
  2. Maternal health
  3. Leishmaniasis
  4. Tetanus
  5. Dengue control
  6. Malaria
  7. Occupational health
  8. Child health
  9. Helminth infections
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Diabetes

In India, patients with diabetes mellitus need to be regularly screened for tuberculosis as part of routine diabetes care. 646–654