Publications

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Mental disorders, disability and treatment gap in a protracted refugee setting.

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BACKGROUND: Studies have shown high levels of distress and mental disorder among people living in refugee camps, yet none has confirmed diagnosis through clinical reappraisal.

Authors: Llosa AE Ghantous Z Souza R Forgione F Bastin P Jones A Antierens A Slavuckij A Grais RF
Journal Reference: The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 2014 Mar ; 204(3); 208-13. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.120535. Epub 2013 09 12
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Quality assessment of X-rays interpreted via teleradiology for Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a humanitarian organisation which provides emergency medical aid in challenging settings; field staff often diagnose and treat patients using limited resources and without the expertise of specialists.

Authors: Spijker S Andronikou S Kosack C Wootton R Bonnet M Lemmens N
Journal Reference: Journal of telemedicine and telecare 2014 Mar ; 20(2); 82-8. doi: 10.1177/1357633X14524153. Epub 2014 02 11
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Local discrepancies in measles vaccination opportunities: results of population-based surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends African children receive two doses of measles containing vaccine (MCV) through routine programs or supplemental immunization activities (SIA).

Authors: Grout L Conan N Juan Giner A Hurtado N Fermon F N'Goran A Grellety E Minetti A Porten K Grais RF
Journal Reference: BMC public health 2014 Feb 21; 14(); 193. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-193. Epub 2014 02 21
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Diagnostic and prognostic value of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in malnourished children.

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BACKGROUND: Early recognition of bacterial infections is crucial for their proper management, but is particularly difficult in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Authors: Page AL de Rekeneire N Sayadi S Aberrane S Janssens AC Dehoux M Baron E
Journal Reference: Pediatrics 2014 Feb ; 133(2); e363-70. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2112. Epub 2014 01 20
C-reactive protein Sahel developing countries infectious diseases malnutrition procalcitonin sensitivity specificity
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Reasons for defaulting from drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in Armenia: a quantitative and qualitative study.

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SETTING: Armenia, a country with a high prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

OBJECTIVE: To identify factors related to default from DR-TB treatment in Yerevan.

Authors: Sanchez-Padilla E Marquer C Kalon S Qayyum S Hayrapetyan A Varaine F Bastard M Bonnet M
Journal Reference: The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2014 Feb ; 18(2); 160-7. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0369. Epub 2014 09 29
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Reaching hard-to-reach individuals: Nonselective versus targeted outbreak response vaccination for measles.

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Current mass vaccination campaigns in measles outbreak response are nonselective with respect to the immune status of individuals.

Authors: Minetti A Hurtado N Grais RF Ferrari M
Journal Reference: American journal of epidemiology 2014 Jan 15; 179(2); 245-51. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt236. Epub 2013 10 16
Malawi hard-to-reach individuals measles outbreak response vaccination
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Effect of a serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine (PsA-TT) on serogroup A meningococcal meningitis and carriage in Chad: a community study [corrected].

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BACKGROUND: A serogroup A meningococcal polysaccharide-tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (PsA-TT, MenAfriVac) was licensed in India in 2009, and pre-qualified by WHO in 2010, on the basis of its safety and immunogenicity.

Authors: Daugla DM Gami JP Gamougam K Naibei N Mbainadji L Narbé M Toralta J Kodbesse B Ngadoua C Coldiron ME Fermon F Page AL Djingarey MH Hugonnet S Harrison OB Rebbetts LS Tekletsion Y Watkins ER Hill D Caugant DA Chandramohan D Hassan-King M Manigart O Nascimento M Woukeu A Trotter C Stuart JM Maiden M Greenwood BM
Journal Reference: Lancet (London, England) 2014 Jan 04; 383(9911); 40-47. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61612-8. Epub 2013 09 12
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Clinical epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in the Pokot endemic area of Uganda and Kenya.

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Between 2000 and 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières diagnosed and treated 4,831 patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Pokot region straddling the border between Uganda and Kenya.

Authors: Mueller YK Kolaczinski JH Koech T Lokwang P Riongoita M Velilla E Brooker SJ Chappuis F
Journal Reference: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2014 Jan ; 90(1); 33-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0150. Epub 2013 11 11