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Monocyte dysfunction in filarial infection has been proposed as one mechanism underlying the diminished antigen-specific T-cell response seen in patent lymphatic filariasis. Cytokine/chemokine production and gene expression in monocytes from filaria-infected patients and uninfected healthy donors were assessed unstimulated and in response to stimulation(More)
Post-treatment reactions to single-dose ivermectin (200 microg/kg) and albendazole (400 mg) were studied in a filarial endemic region of Mali. The prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti in this region was 48.3% (69 of 143), and coinfection with Mansonella perstans was common (30 of 40, 75%). Microfilarial levels of M. perstans correlated positively with age (P(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the perceived influence of telehealth on recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in remote areas in Mali. METHODS After 15 months of diagnosis imaging training and telehealth activities at four project sites in remote Mali, between May 2011 and August 2012, a 75-item questionnaire was(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of telehealth on 1) the diagnosis, and management in obstetrics and cardiology, 2) health care costs from patients' perspectives, 3) attendance at health centres located in remote areas of Mali. METHODS The impact of telehealth on health care utilization, quality, and costs was assessed using a(More)
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