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Strongyloides stercoralis: Global Distribution and Risk Factors
Background The soil-transmitted threadworm, Strongyloides stercoralis, is one of the most neglected among the so-called neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). We reviewed studies of the last 20 years onExpand
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Epidemiology, aetiology, and clinical management of epilepsy in Asia: a systematic review
Epilepsy is a significant, but often underappreciated, health problem in Asia. Here, we systematically review the literature on epidemiology, aetiology, and management of epilepsy in 23 AsianExpand
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The current status of opisthorchiasis and clonorchiasis in the Mekong Basin.
This review highlights the current status and control of liver fluke infections in the Mekong Basin countries where Opisthorchis and Clonorchis are highly endemic. Updated data on prevalence andExpand
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Short Message Service (SMS) Applications for Disease Prevention in Developing Countries
Background The last decade has witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of mobile phones in the developing world, thus linking millions of previously unconnected people. The ubiquity of mobileExpand
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Epilepsy in Laos: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices in the community
OBJECTIVE We evaluated beliefs about, attitudes toward, and stigma associated with epilepsy in four districts of central Laos. METHOD For this study, 83 people with epilepsy, 83 family members, andExpand
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Epidemiology of Opisthorchis viverrini in a rural district of southern Lao PDR.
In Lao PDR, detailed investigations on Opisthorchis viverrini are scarce. The objective was to document epidemiological features of O. viverrini infections in a highly endemic district. A randomExpand
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Epidemiology and control of mekongi schistosomiasis.
Since the first case of Schistosoma mekongi infection was reported in 1957, control measures have been implemented in Laos and in Cambodia. Operational research provided the necessary information onExpand
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Diversity of human intestinal helminthiasis in Lao PDR.
Food-borne trematodiasis is an emerging public health problem, including in Lao PDR. We investigated the diversity of intestinal helminthes and polyparasitism in patients with hepatobiliary orExpand
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SMS for disease control in developing countries: a systematic review of mobile health applications
Mobile phones provide a low cost method of addressing certain health system needs in developing countries. We examined SMS-supported interventions for prevention, surveillance, management andExpand
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Risk factors associated with the epilepsy treatment gap in Kilifi, Kenya: a cross-sectional study
Summary Background Many people with epilepsy in low-income countries do not receive appropriate biomedical treatment. This epilepsy treatment gap might be caused by patients not seeking biomedicalExpand
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