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BACKGROUND TNFeradeBiologic (AdGVEGR.TNF.11D) is a replication-deficient adenoviral vector that expresses tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) under the control of the Egr-1 promoter, which is inducible by chemotherapy and radiation. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine the maximal tolerated dose of TNFeradeBiologic with standard chemoradiotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND A pregnant woman's psychological health is a significant predictor of postpartum outcomes. The Antenatal Psychosocial Health Assessment (ALPHA) form incorporates 15 risk factors associated with poor postpartum outcomes of woman abuse, child abuse, postpartum depression and couple dysfunction. We sought to determine whether health care providers(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)
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)
SETTING The primary care clinics of Médecins Sans Frontières within the informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. OBJECTIVE To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of children clinically diagnosed with rickets from September 2012 to October 2013. DESIGN Descriptive retrospective case review of diagnosis and treatment course with(More)
BACKGROUND Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is the most serious form of malnutrition affecting children under-five and is associated with many infectious diseases including Tuberculosis (TB). In India, nutritional rehabilitation centres (NRCs) have been recently established for the management of SAM including TB. The National TB Programme (NTP) in India has(More)
BACKGROUND In 2015, Italy was the second most common point of entry for asylum seekers into Europe after Greece. The vast majority embarked from war-torn Libya; 80,000 people claimed asylum that year. Their medical conditions were assessed on arrival but their mental health needs were not addressed in any way, despite the likelihood of serious trauma before(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)