Infectious and tropical diseases

1 October 2017

Strategy for improving access to HIV care for adolescents and youth: the experience took place in Beira, Mozambique

2017-10-01T14:52:48+02:001 October 2017|

Serena T.,George A., Pita G., Marquez G., Di Gennaro F., Trevisanuto D., Putoto G., Pizzol D.
Euromediterranean Biomedical Journal, 2017 October

Mozambique has the eighth highest HIV prevalence in the world, with adolescents representing a growing share of the affected population. Since 2014, Doctors with Africa CUAMM has been helping to support a network of clinics in the country aimed specifically at young people – Serviços de Aconselhamento e Acompanhamento dos Jovens (SAAJ) – that offer [...]

1 June 2017

Giant elephantiasis and inguino-scrotal hernia

2017-06-01T11:34:22+02:001 June 2017|

Miranda H., Colangelo A.C., Antunes M., Schiavone M., Merigliano S., Pizzol D.
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2017 June

Who estimates that 25 million men experience genital disease. Inguinal hernia and lymphatic filariasis are two of the most frequent surgical diseases in Africa; in Mozambique and other sub-Saharan countries there are many cases of genital elephantiasis, caused by lymphatic obstruction and overload. In medium- and low-income countries, serious cases often occur at the end [...]

1 June 2017

Giant rhinophyma in low-resource setting: a case report

2017-06-01T11:20:20+02:001 June 2017|

Antunes M., Frasson G., Ottaviano G., Schiavone, Pizzol D.)
International Journal of Dermatology, 2017 June

Rhinophyma is a progressive disorder that deforms the nose, considered the end phase of rosacea. The disorder involves the distal part of the nose increasing in size due to the formation of large inflammatory nodules. A variety of treatments and approaches have been offered to manage rhinophyma, specifically surgery for the most severe, intractable cases. [...]

1 May 2017

Prevalence of Tuberculosis and Diabetes

2017-05-01T11:38:52+02:001 May 2017|

Tiago A. and Pizzol D.
Mycobacterial Diseases Journal, 2017 May

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan African countries, and its coexistence with diabetes mellitus (DM) is affecting more and more people. It has been observed that each disease may adversely affect the outcomes of the other, in terms of delayed diagnosis and healing, severity of symptoms, and mortality. There [...]

1 April 2017

Papillomavirus (HPV) in Low-Income Countries: Which Perspectives?

2017-04-01T11:36:13+02:001 April 2017|

Pizzol D. and Carnaghi M.
Journal of Immuno Virology, 2017 April

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is agent of the most common sexually transmitted diseases that can infect both females and males. In most cases HPV is asymptomatic and transient, but it may persist giving a variety of mucosal manifestations, such as warts and cancers, and it plays a role in infertility. In low-income countries, such as Mozambique, [...]

1 March 2017

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in Beira, Mozambique,

2017-03-01T14:33:24+02:001 March 2017|

Pizzol D., Di Gennaro F., Chhaganlal K.D., Fabrizio C., Monno L., Putoto G., Saracino A.
African Health Sciences, 2017 March

Mozambique is one of the countries worst affected by tuberculosis (TB). Despite significant efforts to reduce its high incidence and mortality rates, several factors continue to hamper effective treatment and containment of the disease in individuals also affected by other infectious diseases or by non-communicable ones such as diabetes mellitus (DM). The number of patients [...]

1 March 2017

Development Cooperation: Which Role in Combating Tuberculosis?

2017-03-01T11:31:00+02:001 March 2017|

Di Gennaro F., Pizzol D.
Mycobacterial Diseases, 2017 March

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. An estimated 10.4 million people were diagnosed with TB worldwide in 2015, and incidence and mortality rates are significantly higher in low and middle income countries; For this reason, a number of collaborations were started to reduce the rate of people suffering from [...]

1 January 2017

Social determinants of therapy failure and multi drug resistance among people with tuberculosis: A review

2017-01-01T11:28:23+02:001 January 2017|

Di Gennaro F., Pizzol D., Cebola B., Stubbs B., Monno L., Saracino A., Luchini C., Solmi M., Segafredo G., Putoto G., Veronese N.
Tuberculosis Journal, 2017 January

Social determinants influence health and the development of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB). However, a paucity of data is available considering the relationship of social determinants influencing therapy failure and multi drug resistance (MDR). A review was therefore conducted to investigate the relationship of common social determinants on therapy failure and MDR in people with [...]

2 November 2016

Containing Ebola at the Source with Ring Vaccination

2016-11-02T14:49:51+02:002 November 2016|

Merler S., Ajelli M., Fumanelli L., Parlamento S., Pastore y Piontti A., Dean N.E., Putoto G., Carraro D., Longini Jr I.M., Halloran M.E., Vespignani A.
Plos - Negleted and Tropical Diseases, 2016 November

8 September 2016

HIV and Surgery: an issue only for developed country? An overview from Mozambique

2017-08-11T15:20:59+02:008 September 2016|

Fumo A., Garofalo N., Chhaganlal K., Di Gennaro F., Boscardin C., Laforgia R., De Palma A.,Putoto G., Pizzol D.
Euromediterranean Biomedical Journal, 2016 July

HIV is a public health emergency in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 1 out of 20 adults affected by the disease. In Mozambique, where HIV figures are in line with those in the broader Sub-Saharan region, the causes of HIV/AIDS related-death include emergency surgery and post-operative infections. This study reviews the existing literature on surgically-treated diseases in [...]