Infectious and tropical diseases

4 October 2018
2018

Potential Diagnostic Properties of Chest Ultrasound in Thoracic Tuberculosis – A Systematic Review

2018-12-04T11:59:04+01:004 October 2018|

Di Gennaro F., Pisani L., Veronese N., Pizzol D., Lippolis V., Saracino A., Monno L., Huson M., Copetti R., Putoto G., Schultz M.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018 October

The aim of this study was to analyze the role and effectiveness of chest ultrasound in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). There were an estimated 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide in 2015, 1.4 million of which resulted in death. In order to achieve the World Health Organization’s End TB Strategy by 2035, early [...]

1 July 2018
2018

Risk Factors for Mortality in Children Admitted for Suspected Malaria to a Pediatric Emergency Ward in a Low-Resource Setting: A Case-Control Study

2018-10-17T16:24:41+01:001 July 2018|

Cavallin F., Pisani L., Stancari L., Massaquoi V., Sharif A., Pisani E., Putoto G., Trevisanuto D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal, 2018 July

Malaria is a serious public health problem, with some 212 million new cases and nearly half a million malaria deaths worldwide in 2015 alone. Despite recent progress in control and treatment of the disease, the African region continues to bear the brunt of the global malaria burden. Most of the population there continues to lack [...]

3 June 2018
2018

Surgical diseases and HIV status in patients at Central Hospital of Beira, Mozambique

2018-10-17T16:23:33+01:003 June 2018|

Antunes M., Pizzol D., Chhaganlal K., Putoto G., De Palma A., Schiavone M., Lorusso M.G., Di Gennaro F.
Euromediterranean Biomedical Journal, 2018 June

HIV-infected patients with surgical conditions are at greater risk of developing post-operative complications than those without HIV. This study assessed the main surgical pathologies occurring in both HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected patients in the surgical division of Mozambique’s Beira Central Hospital (BCH). A total of 237 adult patients were admitted to the surgical division of BCH [...]

3 June 2018
2018

Pathways of care for HIV infected children in Beira, Mozambique: pre-post intervention study to assess impact of task shifting

2018-10-17T16:25:07+01:003 June 2018|

Marotta C., Giaquinto C., Di Gennaro F., Chhaganlal K.D., Saracino A., Moiane J., Maringhini G., Pizzol D., Putoto G., Monno L., Casuccio A., Vitale F., Mazzucco W.
BMC Public Health , 2018 June

Mozambique has the eighth highest HIV prevalence in the world. In June 2013 the country launched a task-shifting (TS) initiative for the administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to under-5 HIV-positive children, to be carried out not only by doctors working in HIV outpatient services but also nurses trained in mother and child care. This study, [...]