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Suspected paracetamol overdose in Monrovia, Liberia: a matched case-control study.

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BACKGROUND: A cluster of cases of unexplained multi-organ failure was reported in children at Bardnesville Junction Hospital (BJH), Monrovia, Liberia.

Auteurs: Haidar MK Vogt F Takahashi K Henaff F Umphrey L Morton N Bawo L Kerkula J Ferner R Porten K Baud FJ
Référence de l'article: BMC pediatrics 2020 Mar 30; 20(1); 139. doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-2008-3. Epub 2020 03 30
Liberia Liver insufficiency Paediatrics Paracetamol
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The risk of tuberculosis in children after close exposure: a systematic review and individual-participant meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Tens of millions of children are exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis globally every year; however, there are no contemporary estimates of the risk of developing tuberculosis in exposed children.

Auteurs: Martinez L Cords O Horsburgh CR Andrews JR
Référence de l'article: Lancet (London, England) 2020 Mar 21; 395(10228); 973-984. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30166-5. Epub 2020 03 22
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Field challenges to measles elimination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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BACKGROUND: During a measles epidemic, the Ministry of Public Health (MOH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo conducted supplementary immunization activities (2016-SIA) from August 28-September 3, 2016 throughout Maniema Province.

Auteurs: Coulborn RM Nackers F Bachy C Porten K Vochten H Ndele E Van Herp M Bibala-Faray E Cohuet S Panunzi I
Référence de l'article: Vaccine 2020 Mar 17; 38(13); 2800-2807. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.02.029. Epub 2020 02 25
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mass vaccination Measles vaccination Vaccination coverage Vaccine effectiveness
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Alternative observational designs to estimate the effectiveness of one dose of oral cholera vaccine in Lusaka, Zambia.

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We conducted a matched case-control (MCC), test-negative case-control (TNCC) and case-cohort study in 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia, following a mass vaccination campaign. Confirmed cholera cases served as cases in all three study designs.

Auteurs: Ferreras E Blake A Chewe O Mwaba J Zulu G Poncin M Rakesh A Page AL Quilici ML Azman AS Cohuet S Ciglenecki I Malama K Chizema-Kawesha E Luquero FJ
Référence de l'article: Epidemiology and infection 2020 Mar 13; 148(); e78. doi: 10.1017/S095026882000062X. Epub 2020 03 13
Cholera infectious disease epidemiology public health vaccine policy development
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Energy needs in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition: Secondary analysis to optimize delivery of ready-to-use therapeutic foods.

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Outpatient therapeutic feeding protocols for the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in children were initially based on weight gain data from inpatient settings and expert knowledge of the physiological requirements during recovery.

Auteurs: Isanaka S Andersen CT Hanson KE Berthé F Grais RF Briend A
Référence de l'article: Maternal & child nutrition 2020 Mar 07; (); e12989. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12989. Epub 2020 03 07
Niger community-based management of acute malnutrition energy requirement ready-to-use therapeutic food severe acute malnutrition weight gain
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"We give them threatening advice…": expectations of adherence to antiretroviral therapy and their consequences among adolescents living with HIV in rural Malawi.

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INTRODUCTION: Many adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to achieve optimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), but few studies have investigated how their treatment-taking decisions are influenced by their

Auteurs: Burns R Magalasi D Blasco P Szumilin E Pasquier E Schramm B Wringe A
Référence de l'article: Journal of the International AIDS Society 2020 Mar ; 23(3); e25459. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25459. Epub 2020 03 20
Malawi adherence adolescents living with HIV antiretroviral therapy qualitative