Tag archive for Infections and infectious diseases (all)

Interventions psychologiques pour traiter l’état de stress post-traumatique chez les personnes vivant avec le VIH dans des milieux aux ressources limitées

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Les interventions psychologiques pour traiter l’état de stress post-traumatique (ESPT) semblent être efficaces et ont besoin de se développer après avoir été adaptées au contexte culturel local. Elles doivent par ailleurs suivre les recommandations thérapeutiques pour les PRF-PRI, telles que celles …

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Challenges and facilitators for health professionals providing primary healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers in high-income countries: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research

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Twenty-six articles were included in a thematic analysis of challenges and facilitators for healthcare professionals providing primary healthcare for refugees and asylum-seekers in high-income countries. Three analytical constructs (healthcare encounter, healthcare system, and asylum and resettlement) were able to describe various …

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Yield of active screening for tuberculosis among asylum seekers in Germany: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Six articles were included in a meta-analysis to estimate the yield of active screening for tuberculosis among asylum seekers in Germany. The meta-analysis resulted in a pooled yield of 3.47 cases of active tuberculosis per 1,000 screened.
All asylum seekers are screened …

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Vaccinations in migrants and refugees: a challenge for European health systems. A systematic review of current scientific evidence

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Fifty-eight papers were included in a qualitative synthesis to assess frequency of vaccine preventable diseases, and vaccination coverage among migrants and refugee in Europe. Results found that migrants and refugees have lower immunization rates than European-born population.
Studies have shown that countries …

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Suppléments de fer par voie orale pour les enfants dans les zones concernées par le paludisme

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La supplémentation orale ou la fortification en fer pour des enfants vivant dans des pays endémiques de paludisme, avec une dose quotidienne de 80 % ou plus de la dose journalière recommandée pour la prévention d’anémie par l’âge, ne causent pas …

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Administration massive de médicaments contre le paludisme

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L’administration de médicaments antipaludiques à des populations entières (administration de médicaments massive) peut réduire le risque initial de résultats spécifiques au paludisme (6 mois), mais peu d’études ont constaté que cet effet a été supporté. Aucun effet indésirable grave lié au …

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Association between nutritional status and dengue infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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No consistent results were found for the association between the nutritional status and dengue infection.
The aim of this systematic review was to determine the association of nutritional status with the variety of dengue infection and in dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) …

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Anti-viral effects of medicinal plants in the management of dengue: a systematic review

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Medicinal plant products could be used for the development of potential anti-dengue virus agents.
Safe, low-cost, and effective drugs that can inhibit dengue infection are needed to try to combat dengue infection worldwide. The aim of the systematic review was to identify …

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Microcephaly prevalence in infants born to Zika virus-infected women: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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The prevalence of microcephaly in babies born to women with Zika virus infection varies from 0% to 11% among all pregnancies.
The natural history of Zika virus infection is not well understood. The prevalence of babies affected by the virus is not …

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Assessing the effects of interventions for Aedes aegypti control: systematic review and meta-analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials

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Community mobilisation programmes are an effective intervention to reduce Aedes aegypti entomological indices.
Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika viruses. This aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence of effectiveness of different control, using …

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