Infectious and tropical diseases

3 June 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+02:003 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, [...]

25 May 2018

Health-care services for young people with HIV in Mozambique

2018-10-17T16:22:14+02:0025 May 2018|

Praticò L., Pizzol D.
The Lancet - Child & Adolescent Health, 2018 May

Adolescence is a delicate phase vis-à-vis adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) by young HIV-positive patients, who often drop out of treatment due to personal reasons or the transfer of their therapy management from pediatric to adult services. Mozambique has the eighth-highest HIV prevalence in the world, particularly among adolescents aged 15-19. To help protect youth [...]

1 April 2018

Breast tuberculosis in men: A systematic review

2018-05-25T16:10:32+02:001 April 2018|

Quaglio G., Pizzol D., Bortolani A., Manenti F., Isaakidis P., Putoto G., Olliaro P.L.
Plos One, 2018 April

Breast tuberculosis in men is a rarely reported and poorly described condition. The aim of this systematic review of the available literature was to quantify its incidence and describe its clinical features and the procedures used to diagnose and treat it. The average age of the men in the 26 cases analyzed was 56.5. In [...]

1 February 2018

Predictors of therapy failure in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Beira, Mozambique

2018-05-25T16:08:57+02:001 February 2018|

Pizzol D., Veronese N., Marotta C., Di Gennaro F., Moiane J., Chhaganlal K., Monno L., Putoto G., Mazzucco W., Saracino A.
BMC Research Notes, 2018 February

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Mozambique is one of the countries worst affected by the disease, with a significant failure rate in the treatment of TB patients. In order to develop effective TB treatment regimens even for the most vulnerable groups within a population, it is necessary to [...]

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 [...]