Snehal N Shah

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Rotavirus is the most common cause of fatal childhood diarrhea worldwide. We provide the first estimates of the health care and economic burden of severe rotavirus disease in Oman. We conducted active, hospital-based surveillance of rotavirus disease at 11 regional public hospitals in Oman, using the guidelines suggested by the generic World Health(More)
BACKGROUND Observational studies suggest that maternal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with increased odds of vertical HCV transmission. We performed a meta-analysis to summarize current evidence. METHODS We systematically searched for relevant articles published during the period from January 1992(More)
BACKGROUND The altered immune response of persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection could result in increased rates of antimalarial treatment failure. We investigated the influence of HIV infection on the response to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine treatment. METHODS Febrile adults with Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia were treated with(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of treatment with pegaptanib sodium vs usual care on vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS VRQoL was a secondary end point in the trial, a prospective, randomized, double-masked, multicentre, dose-ranging study. Three doses of pegaptanib (0.3, 1, and 3 mg) were(More)
PROBLEM/CONDITION Malaria is caused by any of four species of intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium (i.e., P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, or P. malariae). These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles species mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have(More)
PROBLEM/CONDITION Malaria in humans is caused by any of four species of intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium (i.e., P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, or P. malariae). These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles sp. mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have(More)
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