Authors: Peyraud N Rafael F Parker LA Quere M Alcoba G Korff C Deats M Esteve PB Cabrol JC Serafini M Ciglenecki I Rull M Larabi IA Baud F Grandesso F Ilunga BK Alvarez JC Newton PN
Journal Reference: The Lancet. Global health 2017 02 ; 5(2); e137-e138. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30287-X. Epub 2018 05 09

An alternative classification to mixture modeling for longitudinal counts or binary measures.


Classifying patients according to longitudinal measures, or trajectory classification, has become frequent in clinical research.

Authors: Subtil F Boussari O Bastard M Etard JF Ecochard R Génolini C
Journal Reference: Statistical methods in medical research 2017 Feb ; 26(1); 453-470. doi: 10.1177/0962280214549040. Epub 2016 09 30
binary data cluster analysis count data k-means likelihood longitudinal data

A two-phase approach for the identification of refugees with priority need for mental health care in Lebanon: a validation study.


BACKGROUND: Time and resource efficient mental disorder screening mechanisms are not available to identify the growing number of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in priority need for mental health care.

Authors: Llosa AE Van Ommeren M Kolappa K Ghantous Z Souza R Bastin P Slavuckij A Grais RF
Journal Reference: BMC psychiatry 2017 01 18; 17(1); 28. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-1154-5. Epub 2017 01 18
Emergencies Humanitarian Mental health Psychiatric Psychometrics Refugees Screening Sensitivity Validation

Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Carotid Atherosclerosis in a Mixed Cohort of HIV-Infected and Uninfected Ugandans.


Preventable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are responsible for the majority of CVD-related deaths, and are increasingly recognized as a cause of morbidity and mortality for HIV-infected persons taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Authors: Feinstein MJ Kim JH Bibangambah P Sentongo R Martin JN Tsai AC Bangsberg DR Hemphill L Triant VA Boum Y Hunt PW Okello S Siedner MJ
Journal Reference: AIDS research and human retroviruses 2017 01 ; 33(1); 49-56. doi: 10.1089/AID.2016.0104. Epub 2016 09 07
cardiovascular disease epidemiology human immunodeficiency virus ideal cardiovascular health primary prevention risk factors

Effect of ready-to-use foods for preventing child undernutrition in Niger: analysis of a prospective intervention study over 15 months of follow-up.


Strategies for preventing undernutrition comprise a range of interventions, including education, provision of complementary food and cash transfer.

Authors: Prudhon C Langendorf C Roederer T Doyon S Mamaty AA Woi-Messe L Manzo ML de Pee S Grais RF
Journal Reference: Maternal & child nutrition 2017 01 ; 13(1); Array. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12236. Epub 2016 01 17
Niger cash transfer lipid-based nutrient supplement prevention stunting undernutrition

Improving Estimates of Numbers of Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Cohort and Survey Data.


Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is reported to affect 19 million children worldwide. However, this estimate is based on prevalence data from cross-sectional surveys and can be expected to miss some children affected by an acute condition such as SAM.

Authors: Isanaka S Boundy EO Grais RF Myatt M Briend A
Journal Reference: American journal of epidemiology 2016 12 15; 184(12); 861-869. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww129. Epub 2016 11 17
disease burden incidence malnutrition prevalence severe acute malnutrition

Development of a Prediction Model for Ebola Virus Disease: A Retrospective Study in Nzérékoré Ebola Treatment Center, Guinea.


The 2014 Ebola epidemic has shown the importance of accurate and rapid triage tools for patients with suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD). Our objective was to create a predictive score for EVD.

Authors: Loubet P Palich R Kojan R Peyrouset O Danel C Nicholas S Conde M Porten K Augier A Yazdanpanah Y
Journal Reference: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2016 Dec 07; 95(6); 1362-1367. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0026. Epub 2016 10 10

Community-Based Surveillance to Monitor Mortality in a Malaria-Endemic and Ebola-Epidemic Setting in Rural Guinea.


Multiple community-based approaches can aid in quantifying mortality in the absence of reliable health facility data.

Authors: Tiffany A Moundekeno FP Traoré A Haile M Sterk E Guilavogui T Serafini M Genton B Grais RF
Journal Reference: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2016 Dec 07; 95(6); 1389-1397. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0376. Epub 2016 10 03

Who Needs to Be Targeted for HIV Testing and Treatment in KwaZulu-Natal? Results From a Population-Based Survey.


INTRODUCTION: Identifying gaps in HIV testing and treatment is essential to design specific strategies targeting those not accessing HIV services.

Authors: Huerga H Van Cutsem G Ben Farhat J Reid M Bouhenia M Maman D Wiesner L Etard JF Ellman T
Journal Reference: Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2016 Dec 01; 73(4); 411-418. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001081. Epub 2017 06 05