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A randomized comparison of branded sodium stibogluconate and generic sodium stibogluconate for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis under field conditions in Sudan
Summary objective  To compare the outcome of treatment of Sudanese kala‐azar patients treated under field conditions with either branded sodium stibogluconate (SSG) (Pentostam GlaxoWellcome) orExpand
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Comparison of an rK39 dipstick rapid test with direct agglutination test and splenic aspiration for the diagnosis of kala‐azar in Sudan
We compared an rK39 dipstick rapid test (Amrad ICT, Australia) with a direct agglutination test (DAT) and splenic aspirate for the diagnosis of kala‐azar in 77 patients. The study was carried outExpand
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Occupational HIV Infection and Health Care Workers in the Tropics
A literature review revealed 33 reports of health care workers who have contracted HIV infection as a result of their work. Four of these were expatriate doctors who had worked in Africa. TheExpand
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Lurigancho prison: Lima's “high school” for criminality
  • H. Veeken
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 15 January 2000
“It is the largest prison in Lima.” Juan, the coordinator of my visit to Lurigancho, says. “There is room for 1600 prisoners, but much more people are being kept inside.” “How many?” I ask. “Well,Expand
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Priority during a meningitis epidemic: Vaccination or treatment
From November 1995 to May 1996, a meningitis epidemic occurred in northern Nigeria. More than 75,000 cases and 8440 deaths (case fatality rate (CFR), 11%) were recorded. Médecins sans Frontières, inExpand
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Letter from Cuba: Cuba: plenty of care, few condoms, no corruption
The health system in Cuba guarantees accessibility to the entire population, is free of charge, and covers the spectrum from vaccinations to sophisticated interventions. The results are impressive:Expand
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Colombia: the winner takes all
“At least here I can go to sleep knowing I will wake up next day,” says Carlos. We have just climbed the garbage dump of the city of Carthagena. “Look how we live and how we work.” He gestures widelyExpand
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[Clinical reasoning and decision-making in practice. A young boy with fever, pancytopenia and an enlarged spleen].
A 5-year-old boy presented with fever and fatigue after a holiday in northern Italy. On physical examination a marked splenomegaly was found. Laboratory investigations showed a pancytopenia as wellExpand
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Editorial: Drugs for ‘neglected diseases’: a bitter pill
Neglected diseases are diseases restricted to poor areas; diseases for which there exist no commercial incentives to invest in the development of new treatments. Patients suffering from theseExpand
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