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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.
- C. Lienhardt, J. Rowley, +4 authors K. McAdam
- The international journal of tuberculosis and…
- 1 March 2001
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 factors… Expand
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 by… Expand
Obesity and undernutrition and cardiovascular risk factors in rural and urban Gambian communities.
- M. V. D. van der Sande, S. M. Ceesay, +5 authors G. Walraven
- American journal of public health
- 1 October 2001
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 and… Expand
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 to… Expand
Atopy, intestinal helminth infection and total serum IgE in rural and urban adult Gambian communities
- O. Nyan, G. Walraven, +5 authors K. Mcadam
- Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of…
- 1 November 2001
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 and… Expand
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 factor… Expand
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 in… Expand
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 Xinjiang… Expand
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 bednets… Expand
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 bednets… Expand