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BACKGROUND Partner notification has been practiced for decades, with substantial resources directed towards it, and with little evidence on whether it has made a public health impact on disease transmission. Most of the evaluations were not randomized controlled trials, and were conducted in the United States, prior to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. There are(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess health workers' compliance with the procedures set in the focused antenatal care (ANC) guidelines in rural Uganda, Tanzania and Burkina Faso; to compare the compliance within and among the three study sites; and to appraise the logistic and supply of the respective health facilities (HF). METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus infection causes substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States. Sexual activity is the most commonly reported risk factor among persons with acute hepatitis B, yet hepatitis B vaccine coverage among adolescents and adults with high-risk sexual practices is low. Sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics are(More)
An important aspect in the preoperative evaluation and a legal precondition for an living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a family or emotionally close relationship between donor and recipient. We investigated the development of the donor-recipient relationship after LDLT. We conducted semi-structured clinical interviews with 18 donors as part of a(More)
Recombinant BHK and CHO cells producing human antithrombin III (rh ATIII) were used to investigate the utilization of phospholipids and free fatty acids from low-serum (0.1% FBS) culture medium. Both cell lines show distinctly different patterns of fatty acid utilization. For rBHK ATIII cells it is shown that under low serum conditions several different(More)