Anthony Reid

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OBJECTIVES To understand the impact of past experiences of anti-tuberculosis treatment among patients co-infected with the human immunodeficiency virus and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on perceptions and attitudes towards treatment. METHODS Qualitative study using in-depth interviews with 12 HIV-MDR-TB co-infected patients in Mumbai, India.(More)
BACKGROUND CD4 cell count measurement remains an important diagnostic tool for HIV care in developing countries. Insufficient laboratory capacity in rural Sub-Saharan Africa is frequently mentioned but data on the impact at an individual patient level are lacking. Urban-rural discrepancies in CD4 testing have not been quantified to date. Such evidence is(More)
BACKGROUND The study was conducted at a high TB-HIV burden primary health community clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. We describe the management of children under five years of age in household contact with a smear and/or culture-positive adult TB case. METHODS This study was a record review of routinely-collected programme data. RESULTS A total of(More)
In 2009, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and Médecins sans Frontières Brussels-Luxembourg (MSF) began developing an outcome-oriented model for operational research training. In January 2013, The Union and MSF joined with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) at the World Health(More)
SETTING A Médecins Sans Frontières emergency obstetric and neonatal care facility specialising as a referral centre for three districts for women with complications during pregnancy or delivery in rural Burundi. OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics and in-facility mortality rates of neonates born in 2011. DESIGN Descriptive study involving a(More)
SETTING Eight pediatric hospital in-patient wards in remote, rural and/or insecure areas in Africa. OBJECTIVES To describe, in children aged <5 years, 1) overall and individual mortality rates, 2) the 10 most common causes of mortality, and 3) their case-fatality rates. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of routinely collected standardized program data for(More)
SETTING BRAC, a non-governmental organisation, implemented a modified smoking cessation programme for tuberculosis (TB) patients based on International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) guidelines in 17 peri-urban centres of Dhaka, Bangladesh. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a modified version of The Union's smoking cessation(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) To explore the utility of tuberculosis (TB) symptom screening for symptoms of ≥2 weeks' duration in a routine setting, and 2) to compare differences in TB diagnosis between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected and non-HIV-infected pregnant women in western Kenya. DESIGN Comparative cross-sectional study among pregnant women with known(More)