Publications

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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
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Community-based measles mortality surveillance in two districts of Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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BACKGROUND: Mortality due to measles is often under-reported. Traditional methods of measuring mortality can be time and resource-intensive. We describe the implementation of a community-based method to monitor measles mortality.

Authors: N'goran AA Ilunga N Coldiron ME Grais RF Porten K
Journal Reference: BMC research notes 2013 Dec 17; 6(); 537. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-537. Epub 2013 12 17
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Adults receiving HIV care before the start of antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: patient outcomes and associated risk factors.

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BACKGROUND: Gaining understanding of the period before antiretroviral therapy (ART) is needed to improve treatment outcomes and to reduce HIV transmission.

Authors: Bastard M Nicolay N Szumilin E Balkan S Poulet E Pujades-Rodriguez M
Journal Reference: Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2013 Dec 15; 64(5); 455-63. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182a61e8d. Epub 2014 01 03
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Measles outbreak response immunization is context-specific: insight from the recent experience of Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Andrea Minetti and colleagues compare measles outbreak responses from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Malawi and argue that outbreak response strategies should be tailored to local measles epidemiology.

Authors: Minetti A Bopp C Fermon F François G Grais RF Grout L Hurtado N Luquero FJ Porten K Sury L Terzian M
Journal Reference: PLoS medicine 2013 Nov ; 10(11); e1001544. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001544. Epub 2013 11 05