We produce research based on our field experience. Our studies have changed clinical practice worldwide.
This week in PLOS ONE, MSF discusses the use of brincidofovir as an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease in Liberia, and a second article examines the frequency at which optic neuropathy is caused by linezolid-containing drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) regimens in Mumbai, India.
In Archives of Public Health, MSF finds that mothers are non-inferior to community health workers for screening for malnutrition by mid-upper arm circumference in rural Niger and recommends their inclusion in malnutrition treatment programmes. You can watch the MSF Scientific Days presentation on this study here.
In the Journal of Global Health, MSF assesses the burden of rheumatic heart disease among refugee children and an MSF article in International Health describes mental health disorders following the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines.
Lastly, the first MSF Paediatric Days will take place in Stockholm at the Karolinska University Hospital on 23rd & 24th of September 2016, and will be streamed live online in English and French.
PLOS ONE • Research ***MSF Authors***: Experimental Treatment of Ebola Virus Disease with Brincidofovir
Health in a humanitarian setting
Journal of Global Health • Article***MSF Authors***: Assessing the burden of rheumatic heart disease among refugee children: a call to action
International Health • Article***MSF Authors***: Not forgetting severe mental disorders in humanitarian emergencies: a descriptive study from the Philippines
Conflict & Health • Research: Mental health and psychosocial support for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda: a needs and resource assessment
Child and Maternal Health
Arch Public Health • Research***MSF Authors***: Mothers screening for malnutrition by mid-upper arm circumference is non-inferior to community health workers: results from a large-scale pragmatic trial in rural Niger
BMC Nutrition • Research***MSF Authors***: Children with moderate acute malnutrition have inflammation not explained by maternal reports of illness and clinical symptoms: a cross-sectional study in Burkina Faso
NEJM • Correspondence: Miscarriage Associated with Zika Virus Infection
BMJ • Research: Prevalence of microcephaly in Europe: population based study
PLOS ONE • Research ***MSF Authors***: Linezolid-Associated Optic Neuropathy in Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients in Mumbai, India
PLOS Medicine • Research: Scheduled Intermittent Screening with Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Treatment with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine versus Intermittent Preventive Therapy with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Malaria in Pregnancy in Malawi: An Open-Label Randomized Controlled Trial
Malaria Journal • Research: Assets and challenges facing caregivers when managing malaria in young children in rural Uganda
Malaria Journal • Research: Economic burden of malaria on businesses in Ghana: a case for private sector investment in malaria control
Malaria Journal • Research: Field evaluation of diagnostic performance of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in western Kenya
Malaria Journal • Research: Multi-method assessment of patients with febrile illness reveals over-diagnosis of malaria in rural Uganda
Neglected Tropical Diseases
PLOS NTD • Research: The Global Economic and Health Burden of Human Hookworm Infection
The Lancet Infectious Diseases • Research: Requirements for global elimination of hepatitis B: a modelling study and comment
Compiled by: Holly Baker, Jeffrey Hau, & Kim West
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK
MSF-authored article list assistance:
Frances Williams, Patricia Kahn
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA
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