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Leptospirosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonotic infection worldwide, possibly due to climate change and demographic shifts. It is regarded as endemic in Sub-Saharan Africa; however, for mostExpand
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Serum lipids and lipoproteins in malaria - a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundSerum lipid profile changes have been observed during malaria infection. The underlying biological mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview on those serumExpand
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Medical apps for smartphones: lack of evidence undermines quality and safety
Increasing numbers of healthcare professionals are using smartphones and their associated applications (apps) in daily clinical care. While these medical apps hold great potential for improvingExpand
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Malaria: an update on current chemotherapy
Introduction: Chemotherapy of malaria has become a rapidly changing field. Less than two decades ago, treatment regimens were increasingly bound to fail due to emerging drug resistance againstExpand
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Efficacy of bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for negative symptoms of schizophrenia: results of a multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment for negative symptoms of schizophrenia, reporting inconsistent results. We aimedExpand
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Efficacy and safety of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for non-falciparum malaria: a systematic review
BackgroundArtemisinin combination therapy (ACT) is recommended as first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria, whereas chloroquine is still commonly used for the treatment ofExpand
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Podoconiosis, a neglected tropical disease.
Podoconiosis or 'endemic non-filarial elephantiasis' is a tropical disease caused by exposure of bare feet to irritant alkaline clay soils. This causes an asymmetrical swelling of the feet and lowerExpand
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Health workers’ compliance to rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to guide malaria treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractBackgroundThe World Health Organization recommends malaria to be confirmed by either microscopy or a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) before treatment. The correct use of RDTs in resource-limitedExpand
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Mobile Medical Apps: Dangers and Potential Solutions
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There’s a medical app for that
Doctors should be wary when using medical apps, but a few questions can help sift the good from the bad
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