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Urine lipoarabinomannan (LAM) testing for all HIV patients hospitalized in the medical wards identifies a large proportion of patients with tuberculosis at risk of death.

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BACKGROUND: Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB), the leading cause of death in people with HIV, remains a challenge in resource-limited countries.

Auteurs: Helena Huerga Sekai Chenai Mathabire Rucker Mathieu Bastard James Mpunga Isabel Amoros Quiles Chimwemwe Kabaghe Laura Sannino Elisabeth Szumilin
Référence de l'article: Open Forum Infectious Diseases; ofaa639; https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa639; 23 December 2020
Inpatients CD4 lymphocyte count Point-of-Care testing Death Low-income countries
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Feasibility of satellite image and GIS sampling for population representative surveys: a case study from rural Guatemala.

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BACKGROUND: Population-representative household survey methods require up-to-date sampling frames and sample designs that minimize time and cost of fieldwork especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Auteurs: Miller AC Rohloff P Blake A Dhaenens E Shaw L Tuiz E Grandesso F Mendoza Montano C Thomson DR
Référence de l'article: International journal of health geographics 2020 Dec 05; 19(1); 56. doi: 10.1186/s12942-020-00250-0. Epub 2020 12 05
Guatemala Population-representative study Sample selection Sampling frame Simple random sample
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Successive epidemic waves of cholera in South Sudan between 2014 and 2017: a descriptive epidemiological study.

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BACKGROUND: Between 2014 and 2017, successive cholera epidemics occurred in South Sudan within the context of civil war, population displacement, flooding, and drought.

Auteurs: Jones FK Wamala JF Rumunu J Mawien PN Kol MT Wohl S Deng L Pezzoli L Omar LH Lessler J Quilici ML Luquero FJ Azman AS
Référence de l'article: The Lancet. Planetary health 2020 Dec ; 4(12); e577-e587. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30255-2. Epub 2020 12 24
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A telephone based assessment of the health situation in the far north region of Cameroon.

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BACKGROUND: In 2017, Field access was considerably limited in the Far North region of Cameroon due to the conflict.

Auteurs: Gignoux EMH Donfack Sontsa OT Mudasiru A Eyong J Ntone R Tamakloe Koku M Adji DM Etoundi A Boum Y Jamet C Cabrol JC Porten K
Référence de l'article: Conflict and health 2020 Nov 30; 14(1); 82. doi: 10.1186/s13031-020-00327-4. Epub 2020 11 30
Conflict Healthcare Mortality Telephone
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Evaluating Ten Commercially-Available SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Serological Tests Using the STARD (Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies) Method.

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Numerous SARS-CoV-2 rapid serological tests have been developed, but their accuracy has usually been assessed using very few samples, and rigorous comparisons between these tests are scarce.

Auteurs: Dortet L Ronat JB Vauloup-Fellous C Langendorf C Mendels DA Emeraud C Oueslati S Girlich D Chauvin A Afdjei A Bernabeu S Le Pape S Kallala R Rochard A Verstuyft C Fortineau N Roque-Afonso AM Naas T
Référence de l'article: Journal of clinical microbiology 2020 Nov 25; (); Array. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02342-20. Epub 2020 11 25
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MDR M. tuberculosis outbreak clone in Eswatini missed by Xpert has elevated bedaquiline resistance dated to the pre-treatment era.

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BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains not detected by commercial molecular drug susceptibility testing (mDST) assays due to the RpoB I491F resistance mutation are threatening the control of MD

Auteurs: Beckert P Sanchez-Padilla E Merker M Dreyer V Kohl TA Utpatel C Köser CU Barilar I Ismail N Omar SV Klopper M Warren RM Hoffmann H Maphalala G Ardizzoni E de Jong BC Kerschberger B Schramm B Andres S Kranzer K Maurer FP Bonnet M Niemann S
Référence de l'article: Genome medicine 2020 Nov 25; 12(1); 104. doi: 10.1186/s13073-020-00793-8. Epub 2020 11 25
Diagnostice escape MDR outbreak strains Multidrug resistance Resistance evolution Treatment escape Treatment failure Tuberculosis
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Integration of Traditional Healers in Human African Trypanosomiasis Case Finding in Central Africa: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

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BACKGROUND: Based on the premise that Africans in rural areas seek health care from traditional healers, this study investigated a collaborative model between traditional healers and the national Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) pro

Auteurs: Kwedi Nolna S Ntonè R Fouda Mbarga N Mbainda S Mutangala W Boua B Niba M Okoko A
Référence de l'article: Tropical medicine and infectious disease 2020 Nov 17; 5(4); Array. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed5040172. Epub 2020 11 17
Trypanosomiasis case finding screening sleeping sickness, case finding, screening, traditional healer traditional healer
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Dengue in Western Uganda: a prospective cohort of children presenting with undifferentiated febrile illness.

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BACKGROUND: The spatial distribution and burden of dengue in sub-Saharan Africa remains highly uncertain, despite high levels of ecological suitability.

Auteurs: Boyce RM Collins M Muhindo R Nakakande R Ciccone EJ Grounds S Espinoza D Zhu Y Matte M Ntaro M Nyehangane D Juliano JJ Mulogo EM
Référence de l'article: BMC infectious diseases 2020 Nov 11; 20(1); 835. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05568-5. Epub 2020 11 11
Arbovirus Dengue Epidemiology Fever Uganda
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Implementation and operational feasibility of SAMBA I HIV-1 semi-quantitative viral load testing at the point of care in rural settings in Malawi and Uganda.

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OBJECTIVE: We monitored a large-scale implementation of the Simple Amplification-Based Assay semi-quantitative viral load test for HIV-1 version I (SAMBA I Viral Load = SAMBA I VL) within Médecins Sans Frontières' HIV programmes in Mal

Auteurs: Gueguen M Nicholas S Poulet E Schramm B Szumilin E Wolters L Wapling J Ajule E Rakesh A Mwenda R Kiyaga C Balkan S
Référence de l'article: Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2020 Nov 07; (); Array. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13519. Epub 2020 11 07
Malawi POC testing SAMBA I Uganda descriptive analysis