We produce research based on our field experience. Our studies have changed clinical practice worldwide.
To coincide with the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool this week, MSF blogs about the importance of drug regulation in the age of antimicrobial resistance, drawing from experiences treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Uzbekistan. In BMC Medicine, MSF contributes to a study assessing the efficacy of the antimalarial artemether-lumefantrine in children with or without severe acute malnutrition in Mali and Niger.
In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, MSF contributes to an article proposing a new framework to increase access and equity of viral load testing for HIV treatment monitoring, and in PLOS ONE, MSF assesses Medication Adherence Clubs for integrated HIV and non-communicable disease (NCD) care in Kenya. This topic was recently explored in an MSF/LSHTM symposium on NCDs, and videos of the presentations can be found here.
Lastly, in BMC Medical Ethics, a systematic qualitative review of disaster research ethics guidelines finds inconsistences in concepts and terminology, and notes that not all disaster settings are accounted for.
PLOS Blogs • Blog post ***MSF Author***: Drug Regulation in the Age of Antimicrobial Resistance
BMJ Blogs • Blog post ***MSF Author***: Drug regulation in the age of antimicrobial resistance
IJTLD • Article: Treatment outcomes of drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Kenya
IJTLD • Article: TB and HIV co-infection in children: do we know enough?
The Lancet Inf Dis • Personal View ***MSF Author***: Early antiretroviral therapy initiation: access and equity of viral load testing for HIV treatment monitoring
The Lancet HIV • Article: Evaluating strategies to improve HIV care outcomes in Kenya: a modelling study
BMC Medical Ethics • Article: Research in disaster settings: a systematic qualitative review of ethical guidelines
BMC Medicine • Article ***MSF Author***: Efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in relation to drug exposure in children with and without severe acute malnutrition: an open comparative intervention study in Mali and Niger
International Journal of Health Geographics • Article ***MSF Author***: Optimal health and disease management using spatial uncertainty: a geographic characterization of emergent artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum distributions in Southeast Asia
The Lancet Inf Dis • Comment: Global malaria importations
The Lancet Inf Dis • Article: The geography of imported malaria to non-endemic countries: a meta-analysis of nationally reported statistics
Malaria Journal • Article: Malaria diagnosis and mapping with m-Health and geographic information systems (GIS): evidence from Uganda
Malaria Journal • Article: Communication for behavioural impact in enhancing utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets among mothers of under-five children in rural North Sudan: an experimental study
Health in humanitarian settings
The Lancet • Comment: Migration and health—from aspiration to desperation
The Lancet • Special Report: WHO's Director-General candidates: visions and priorities
Neglected Tropical Diseases
The Lancet Inf Dis • Article: Excess mortality associated with loiasis: a retrospective population-based cohort study
The Lancet Inf Dis • Article: Filarial infection deserves attention as neglected tropical disease
NEJM • Correspondence: Zika Virus and the Guillain–Barré Syndrome — Case Series from Seven Countries
Compiled by: Holly Baker, Jeffrey Hau, & Kim West
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK
MSF-authored article list assistance:
Eleonora D'Amore, Patricia Kahn
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA
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