Aparna Schweitzer

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BACKGROUND The quantification of the burden of disease attributable to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the adaptation of prevention and control measures requires knowledge on its prevalence in the general population. For most countries such data are not routinely available. We estimated the national, regional, and global prevalence of chronic HBV(More)
The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) often creates more questions than answers. It is not uncommon to hear about individuals who receive the diagnosis with relief and surprise, However, the implications of being diagnosed with a chronic illness like MS is complex. There is no known cure for this disease that has remissions, relapses and possible(More)
Pediatric primary osteomyelitis of the sternum may have a non-specific onset and be diagnosed late. We analyzed all accessible published cases (n = 73) and 1 new case in order to describe presenting signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, diagnostic imaging features, causative pathogens, treatments, complications and outcomes. This analysis represents the(More)
BACKGROUND Timing of childhood vaccinations has received close attention in many countries. Little is known about the trends in correctly timed vaccination in former Soviet countries. We examined trends in vaccination coverage and correct timing of vaccination in two post-Soviet countries, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, and analyzed factors associated with delayed(More)
OBJECTIVES In this pilot study within the Pretest 2 phase of the German National Cohort, we aimed to (1) test the hypothesis that distance and duration of travel to a study centre may affect participation rates and participants' satisfaction and (2) to obtain data that would help to select recruitment areas around the study centre Hannover with the greatest(More)
One-hundred forty women (60 pregnant and 80 non-pregnant women) with a history of Candida albicans infection were examined one month before treatment and were reexamined one month after treatment. Administration of a single agent consisting of 2,300 mg tablets of GynoTragoven (isoconazole nitrate, Schering, AG) resulted in immediate clinical improvement.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of hepatitis B vaccination schedules and types of vaccines on hepatitis B vaccination timing. METHODS We used data for 211 643 children from demographic and health surveys in 47 low- and middle-income countries (median study year 2012). Data were from vaccination cards and maternal interviews. We grouped countries according(More)
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