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Medical Press Review
This week’s bumper review contains a host of MSF-authored articles. In The Lancet, MSF contributes to a correspondence piece addressing hearing loss in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), and a meta-analysis in Open Forum Infectious Diseases estimating the occupational risk of latent TB infection and active TB among healthcare workers.
In Nature Scientific Reports, MSF contributes to an evaluation of the use of rapid urine-based tests in the diagnosis of disseminated TB in HIV-infected patients in South Africa, and in PLOS Medicine, an assessment of the effectiveness of food supplements in increasing fat-free tissue accretion in children with moderate acute malnutrition in Burkina Faso.
In PLOS ONE, MSF contributes to a cohort study examining the low mother-to-child HIV transmission rate but high loss-to-follow-up rate among women enrolled in a transmission-prevention programme taking place in Mandalay, Myanmar, and in a feasibility study, MSF investigates the use of lay counsellors for the screening of cryptococcal meningitis using a rapid test at the point of care in Lesotho.
Next week, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is hosting a lecture series that will be streamed live online, including a lecture by Professor Francesco Checchi on “The future of humanitarian health: six problems and six proposals”.