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Leptospirosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.
- S. G. de Vries, B. Visser, Ingeborg M. Nagel, M. Goris, R. Hartskeerl, M. Grobusch
- International journal of infectious diseases…
- 1 November 2014
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 most… Expand
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 against… Expand
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 serum… Expand
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 improving… Expand
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 of… Expand
Efficacy of bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for negative symptoms of schizophrenia: results of a multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial.
- J. D. Dlabac-de Lange, L. Bais, +6 authors H. Knegtering
- Psychology, Medicine
- Psychological medicine
- 1 April 2015
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment for negative symptoms of schizophrenia, reporting inconsistent results. We aimed… Expand
Health workers’ compliance to rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to guide malaria treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- A. Kabaghe, B. Visser, R. Spijker, K. Phiri, M. Grobusch, M. van Vugt
- Malaria Journal
- 15 March 2016
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-limited… Expand
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 lower… Expand
Mobile Medical Apps: Dangers and Potential Solutions