OBJECTIVES: Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT) is one of the major plasmatic protease inhibitors. In the last decade, an association between Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) has been hypothesized.
Development of a dosing-adjustment tool for fluoroquinolones in osteoarticular infections: The Fluo-pop study.
Fluoroquinolones efficacy depend on both the drug exposure and the level of drug resistance of the bacteria responsible for the infection.
A feasibility study using mid-upper arm circumference as the sole anthropometric criterion for admission and discharge in the outpatient treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends the use of a weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) and/or mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as anthropometric criteria for the admission and discharge of young children for the community-
The HIV cascade of care among serodiscordant couples in four high HIV prevalence settings in sub-Saharan Africa.
BACKGROUND: HIV-serodiscordant couples are at high risk of HIV transmission. In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV-serodiscordant couples contribute ~30% of all new infections in the region.
How to improve outbreak response: a case study of integrated outbreak analytics from Ebola in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The emerging field of outbreak analytics calls attention to the need for data from multiple sources to inform evidence-based decision making in managing infectious diseases outbreaks.
Immunogenicity of an oral rotavirus vaccine administered with prenatal nutritional support in Niger: A cluster randomized clinical trial.
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status may play a role in infant immune development.
Performance of six rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 antigen detection and implications for practical use.
BACKGROUND: Direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins in nasopharyngeal swabs using lateral flow immunoassays is a simple, fast and cheap approach to diagnose the infection.
Burden of Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer Among Women Living in East Africa: An Analysis of the Latest Demographic Health Surveys Conducted Between 2014 and 2017.
PURPOSE: In East Africa, cervical cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women diagnosed with cancer.