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Factors affecting time delay to treatment in a tuberculosis control programme in a sub-Saharan African country: the experience of The Gambia.
SETTING Rural and urban health centres in The Gambia, West Africa. OBJECTIVES To estimate the time delay between onset of symptoms and initiation of treatment and identify the risk factorsExpand
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Two Strategies for the Delivery of IPTc in an Area of Seasonal Malaria Transmission in The Gambia: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Bojang and colleagues report a randomized trial showing that delivery of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in children by village health workers is more effective than delivery byExpand
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Obesity and undernutrition and cardiovascular risk factors in rural and urban Gambian communities.
OBJECTIVES This study documented the prevalence of and cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity and undernutrition in the Gambia. METHODS Adults (> or =15 years; N = 5373) from rural andExpand
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The Incidence of Liver Injury in Uyghur Patients Treated for TB in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, and Its Association with Hepatic Enzyme Polymorphisms NAT2, CYP2E1, GSTM1 and GSTT1
Background and Objective Of three first-line anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) drugs, isoniazid is most commonly associated with hepatotoxicity. Differences in INH-induced toxicity have been attributed toExpand
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Atopy, intestinal helminth infection and total serum IgE in rural and urban adult Gambian communities
Background The rarity of atopy in traditional societies has been attributed to high parasite‐driven blocking IgE concentrations. Information is lacking on the relationship between atopy, IgE andExpand
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Risk factors for house-entry by malaria vectors in a rural town and satellite villages in The Gambia
BackgroundIn the pre-intervention year of a randomized controlled trial investigating the protective effects of house screening against malaria-transmitting vectors, a multi-factorial risk factorExpand
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Effectiveness of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in Children under Ten Years of Age in Senegal: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomised Trial
Background Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) plus amodiaquine (AQ), given each month during the transmission season, is recommended for children living inExpand
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Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in western China in 2010-11: a population-based, cross-sectional survey.
BACKGROUND Progress in tuberculosis control in China has been the slowest in western areas, which have the highest prevalence. We assessed the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in the XinjiangExpand
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Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria Provides Substantial Protection against Malaria in Children Already Protected by an Insecticide-Treated Bednet in Mali: A Randomised, Double-Blind,
A randomized trial reported by Alassane Dicko and colleagues shows that intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in children who are protected from mosquitoes by insecticide-treated bednetsExpand
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Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria Provides Substantial Protection against Malaria in Children Already Protected by an Insecticide-Treated Bednet in Burkina Faso: A Randomised,
A randomized trial reported by Diadier Diallo and colleagues shows that intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in children who are protected from mosquitoes using insecticide-treated bednetsExpand
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