Publications

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Emergence of Zaire Ebola virus disease in Guinea.

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In March 2014, the World Health Organization was notified of an outbreak of a communicable disease characterized by fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fatality rate in Guinea.

Authors: Baize S Pannetier D Oestereich L Rieger T Koivogui L Magassouba N Soropogui B Sow MS Keïta S De Clerck H Tiffany A Dominguez G Loua M Traoré A Kolié M Malano ER Heleze E Bocquin A Mély S Raoul H Caro V Cadar D Gabriel M Pahlmann M Tappe D Schmidt-Chanasit J Impouma B Diallo AK Formenty P Van Herp M Günther S
Journal Reference: The New England journal of medicine 2014 Oct 09; 371(15); 1418-25. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1404505. Epub 2014 04 16
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Evaluation of the modified colorimetric resazurin microtiter plate-based antibacterial assay for rapid and reliable tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing.

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BACKGROUND: The resazurin microtiter assay (classic REMA), a colorimetric liquid culture-based drug susceptibility assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), has been endorsed by the World Health Organization.

Authors: Katawera V Siedner M Boum Y
Journal Reference: BMC microbiology 2014 Oct 07; 14(); 259. doi: 10.1186/s12866-014-0259-6. Epub 2014 10 07
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Plasmodium prevalence and artemisinin-resistant falciparum malaria in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia: a cross-sectional population-based study.

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BACKGROUND: Intensified efforts are urgently needed to contain and eliminate artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in the Greater Mekong subregion.

Authors: Bosman P Stassijns J Nackers F Canier L Kim N Khim S Alipon SC Chuor Char M Chea N Dysoley L Van den Bergh R Etienne W De Smet M Ménard D Kindermans JM
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2014 Oct 06; 13(); 394. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-394. Epub 2014 10 06
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[Long term adherence to HAART in Senegal].

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Adherence is one of the main predictors of antiretroviral treatment success. A governmental initiative was launched in 1998 for HIV-infected patients in Senegal to provide access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Authors: Bastard M Fall MB
Journal Reference: Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique (1990) 2014 Oct ; 107(4); 241-3. doi: 10.1007/s13149-014-0346-9. Epub 2014 03 10
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Outcomes of antiretroviral therapy over a 10-year period of expansion: a multicohort analysis of African and Asian HIV programs.

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OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the evolution of program outcomes associated with rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings.

Authors: Grimsrud A Balkan S Casas EC Lujan J Van Cutsem G Poulet E Myer L Pujades-Rodriguez M
Journal Reference: Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2014 Oct 01; 67(2); e55-66. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000268. Epub 2015 01 06
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Vaccination in humanitarian crises: satisficing should no longer suffice.

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There are more possible vaccination interventions to mitigate the adverse health consequences of populations in crises than ever before, but recent reviews suggest delivering these vaccines has been fraught with difficulty.

Authors: Grais RF Juan-Giner A
Journal Reference: International health 2014 Sep ; 6(3); 160-1. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihu051. Epub 2014 08 04
Crises Humanitarian Vaccination Vaccines
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Preventing acute malnutrition among young children in crises: a prospective intervention study in Niger.

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BACKGROUND: Finding the most appropriate strategy for the prevention of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in young children is essential in countries like Niger with annual "hunger gaps." Options for

Authors: Langendorf C Roederer T de Pee S Brown D Doyon S Mamaty AA Touré LW Manzo ML Grais RF
Journal Reference: PLoS medicine 2014 Sep ; 11(9); e1001714. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001714. Epub 2014 09 02
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Risk factors for cholera transmission in Haiti during inter-peak periods: insights to improve current control strategies from two case-control studies.

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Two community-based density case-control studies were performed to assess risk factors for cholera transmission during inter-peak periods of the ongoing epidemic in two Haitian urban settings, Gonaives and Carrefour.

Authors: Grandesso F Allan M Jean-Simon PS Boncy J Blake A Pierre R Alberti KP Munger A Elder G Olson D Porten K Luquero FJ
Journal Reference: Epidemiology and infection 2014 Aug ; 142(8); 1625-35. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813002562. Epub 2013 10 11
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Lowenstein-Jensen selective medium for reducing contamination in Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture.

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We compared Mycobacterium tuberculosis sputum culture recovery and contamination rates between Lowenstein-Jensen medium (LJ) containing the following decontaminants and LJ alone: (i) PANTA (n = 299), (ii) Selectatab-MB (n = 299), and (iii) penicillin G

Authors: Kassaza K Orikiriza P Llosa A Bazira J Nyehangane D Page AL Boum Y
Journal Reference: Journal of clinical microbiology 2014 Jul ; 52(7); 2671-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00749-14. Epub 2014 04 30
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Pharmacokinetics of rifampin and isoniazid in tuberculosis-HIV-coinfected patients receiving nevirapine- or efavirenz-based antiretroviral treatment.

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This is a substudy of the Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida et les Hépatites Virales (ANRS) Comparison of Nevirapine and Efavirenz for the Treatment of HIV-TB Co-infected Patients (ANRS 12146-CARINEMO) trial, which assessed the pharmacokinetic

Authors: Bhatt NB Barau C Amin A Baudin E Meggi B Silva C Furlan V Grinsztejn B Barrail-Tran A Bonnet M Taburet AM
Journal Reference: Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 2014 Jun ; 58(6); 3182-90. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02379-13. Epub 2014 03 24