Jens Milbradt (Treatment Session)

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"Sensitivity of HHV-6 and other human herpesviruses towards the pluripotent drug Artesunate"
6th International Conference on HHV-6 & 7 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Day 2 - June 21, 2008 - Treatment Session

Effect of a Brief Video Intervention on Incident Infection among Patients Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics

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In a paper published in June in PLoS Medicine, a controlled trial at three urban STD clinics, Lee Warner and colleagues found that showing an educational video in waiting rooms reduced new infections by approximately 10%. The educational video relating to this paper is provided here. Warner L, Klausner JD, Rietmeijer CA, Malotte CK, O'Donnell L, et al. (2008) Effect of a Brief Video Intervention on Incident Infection among Patients Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics . PLoS...

Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Note: Once this publication is available in PubMed Central the XML version will become available to connect figures and data. For now, for the full text and figures, please refer to the paper available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050124 Abstract: In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, are still responsible for the greatest burden of morbidity and mortality [1]. However, non-communicable diseases...
Authors: Anthony d. Harries, Andreas Jahn, Rony Zachariah, Donald Enarson

Adapting the DOTS framework for tuberculosis

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In an interview about his forthcoming paper, Donald Enarson (from The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Paris) discusses how the DOTS paradigm could be adapted for controlling diseases such as diabetes in resource-poor countries.

KINDLER SYNDROME

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A case is reported of a 28 year old man referring the appearance of swollen blisters due to insignificant trauma since birth. Later he noticed progressive changes of the skin as teleangectasies, atrophic spots, sensivity to sun, dystrohic fingermails and webbing between fingers. The patient was hospitalized several times for an appropriate diagnosis and asked for the permission to undergo an operation of plastic surgery in Paris to correct webbing of the hands. The rare association of two...

ABCD's of MELANOMA

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FOXNEWS.COM HOME > HEALTH. Monday, February 25, 2008. ABCD's of Melanoma. Malignant Melanoma is the most aggressive of malignant cutaneous tumours. Cases with lymphonode involvement, and distant metastases, carry a very poor prognosis, (50% and 20% respectively alive in 5 years), while those presenting without evident lymphonode involvement have a much better survival rate (60% alive in 5 years). It is therefore extremely important to do early malignant melanoma diagnosis. There...