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The publication of the updated Global Burden of Disease (GBD) [1,2] provides a broad overview of the challenges to global health. As with the previous surveys [3], it is likely that over the coming years, the GBD will be used (and abused) to justify greater resources to combat different diseases. Whatever concerns there might exist about the robustness of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in low- and middle-income countries and identify factors associated with successful outcomes. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies of HCV treatment programmes in low- and middle-income countries. The primary outcome was a sustained(More)
INTRODUCTION Co-infection with Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV is common and HIV accelerates hepatic disease progression due to HCV. However, access to HCV treatment is limited and success rates are generally poor. METHODS We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess HCV treatment outcomes in observational cohorts. Two databases (Medline and(More)
Radio-carpal amputation was rejected for a long time because of the difficulties of fitting both myoelectrical and mechanical prostheses, only allowing a purely aesthetic prosthesis. As a result of miniaturization of control systems and the progress in computers, we believe that this now constitutes the best site for amputation whenever it is possible.(More)
To assist international efforts to address major gaps in the availability and accessibility of quality diagnosis and treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, Médecins Sans Frontières has adapted an approach combining three sets of interlinked strategies: direct provision of medical care, operational research, and public health advocacy. The(More)
To assist international efforts to address major gaps in the availability and accessibility of quality diagnosis and treatment for multidrug resistant tuberculosis, Médecins Sans Frontières has adapted an approach combining three sets of interlinked strategies: direct provision of medical care, operational research, and public health advocacy. The(More)
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