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Mortality in the first six months among HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients empirically treated for tuberculosis.


BACKGROUND: Empirical treatment of tuberculosis (TB) may be necessary in patients with negative or no Xpert MTB/RIF results.

Auteurs: Huerga H Ferlazzo G Wanjala S Bastard M Bevilacqua P Ardizzoni E Sitienei J Bonnet M
Référence de l'article: BMC infectious diseases 2019 Feb 11; 19(1); 132. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3775-z. Epub 2019 02 11
Diagnosis Empirical treatment HIV Mortality Resource-constrained Tuberculosis

Extremely low hepatitis C prevalence among HIV co-infected individuals in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa.


: A multicentric, retrospective case-series analysis (facility-based) in five sites across Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda screened HIV-positive adults for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies using Oraquick rapid testing and viral confirmation (in

Auteurs: Loarec A Carnimeo V Molfino L Kizito W Muyindike W Andrieux-Meyer I Balkan S Nzomukunda Y Mwanga-Amumpaire J Ousley J Bygrave H Maman D
Référence de l'article: AIDS (London, England) 2019 Feb 01; 33(2); 353-355. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002070. Epub 2019 01 20

Demonstration of the diagnostic agreement of capillary and venous blood samples, using hepatitis-C virus SD Bioline rapid test: A clinic-based study.


BACKGROUND: Simplifying hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening is a key step in achieving the elimination of HCV as a global public health threat by 2030.

Auteurs: Sun C Iwamoto M Calzia A Sreng B Yann S Pin S Lastrucci C Kimchamroeun S Dimanche C Dousset JP Le Paih M Balkan S Marquardt T Carnimeo V Lissouba P Maman D Loarec A
Référence de l'article: Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology 2019 Feb ; 111(); 39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2018.12.008. Epub 2018 12 31
Blood specimen collection HCV screening Hepatitis C virus SD Bioline(©) Sample equivalence

Post-traumatic osteomyelitis in Middle East war-wounded civilians: resistance to first-line antibiotics in selected bacteria over the decade 2006-2016.


BACKGROUND: War-wounded civilians in Middle East countries are at risk of post-traumatic osteomyelitis (PTO).

Auteurs: Fily F Ronat JB Malou N Kanapathipillai R Seguin C Hussein N Fakhri RM Langendorf C
Référence de l'article: BMC infectious diseases 2019 Jan 31; 19(1); 103. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3741-9. Epub 2019 01 31
Bone biopsy First-line antibiotics resistance Middle East Osteomyelitis War-wounded

'I saw it as a second chance': A qualitative exploration of experiences of treatment failure and regimen change among people living with HIV on second- and third-line antiretroviral therapy in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.


Increasing numbers of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy and transitioning onto second-line regimens.

Auteurs: Burns R Borges J Blasco P Vandenbulcke A Mukui I Magalasi D Molfino L Manuel R Schramm B Wringe A
Référence de l'article: Global public health 2019 Jan 11; (); 1-13. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2018.1561921. Epub 2019 01 11
Antiretroviral therapy adherence second-line treatment sub-Saharan Africa treatment failure

Genomic insights into the 2016-2017 cholera epidemic in Yemen.


Yemen is currently experiencing, to our knowledge, the largest cholera epidemic in recent history. The first cases were declared in September 2016, and over 1.1 million cases and 2,300 deaths have since been reported.

Auteurs: Weill FX Domman D Njamkepo E Almesbahi AA Naji M Nasher SS Rakesh A Assiri AM Sharma NC Kariuki S Pourshafie MR Rauzier J Abubakar A Carter JY Wamala JF Seguin C Bouchier C Malliavin T Bakhshi B Abulmaali HHN Kumar D Njoroge SM Malik MR Kiiru J Luquero FJ Azman AS Ramamurthy T Thomson NR Quilici ML
Référence de l'article: Nature 2019 01 ; 565(7738); 230-233. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0818-3. Epub 2019 01 02