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Emergency Medicine Development (2014)


Luis R. Carrasco, Yee Sin Leo, Alex R. Cook, Vernon J. Lee,Tun L. Thein,Chi Jong Go, David C. Lye. Predictive Tools for Severe Dengue Conforming to World Health Organization 2009 Criteria. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(7): e2972. Click here

Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Stephen M. Graham, Trevor Duke, Tahmeed Ahmed, Abu Syed Golam Faruque, Hasan Ashraf, Pradip Kumar Bardhan, Abu S. M. S. B. Shahid,K. M. Shahunja, Mohammed Abdus Salam. Post-Discharge Mortality in Children with Severe Malnutrition and Pneumonia in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107663. Click here

Ashley EA1, Dhorda MFairhurst RMAmaratunga CLim PSuon SSreng SAnderson JMMao SSam BSopha CChuor CM,Nguon CSovannaroth SPukrittayakamee SJittamala PChotivanich KChutasmit KSuchatsoonthorn CRuncharoen RHien TT,Thuy-Nhien NTThanh NVPhu NHHtut YHan KTAye KHMokuolu OAOlaosebikan RRFolaranmi OOMayxay MKhanthavong MHongvanthong BNewton PNOnyamboko MAFanello CITshefu AKMishra NValecha NPhyo APNosten FYi PTripura R,Borrmann SBashraheil MPeshu JFaiz MAGhose AHossain MASamad RRahman MRHasan MMIslam AMiotto OAmato R,MacInnis BStalker JKwiatkowski DPBozdech ZJeeyapant ACheah PYSakulthaew TChalk JIntharabut BSilamut KLee SJ,Vihokhern BKunasol CImwong MTarning JTaylor WJYeung SWoodrow CJFlegg JADas DSmith JVenkatesan MPlowe CV,Stepniewska KGuerin PJDondorp AMDay NPWhite NJTracking Resistance to Artemisinin Collaboration (TRAC). Spread of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 31;371(5):411-23. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1314981. Click here

Zhao QM1, Ma XJ2, Ge XL2, Liu F1, Yan WL2, Wu L1, Ye M1, Liang XC1, Zhang J1, Gao Y1, Jia B3, Huang GY4; Neonatal Congenital Heart Disease screening group. Pulse oximetry with clinical assessment to screen for congenital heart disease in neonates in China: a prospective study.Lancet. 2014 Aug 30;384(9945):747-54. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60198-7. Epub 2014 Apr 22. Click here

Mueller TC, Siv S, Khim N, Kim S, Fleischmann E, Ariey F, et al. (2014) Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness in Rural Cambodia: A 3-Year Prospective Observational Study. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95868. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095868 Click here

Gabriele Saccone, MD, Vincenzo Berghella, MD. Antibiotic prophylaxis for term or near-term premature rupture of membranes: metaanalysis of randomized trials. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 May;212(5):627.e1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.12.034. Epub 2014 Dec 30. Click here

Richard J. Maude,1,2 Kamolrat Silamut,1 Katherine Plewes,1 Prakaykaew Charunwatthana,1 May Ho,3 M. Abul Faiz,1,4,5, Ridwanur Rahman,6 Md Amir Hossain,7 Mahtab U. Hassan,7 Emran Bin Yunus,4,5 Gofranul Hoque,7 Faridul Islam,7, Aniruddha Ghose,7 Josh Hanson,1 Joel Schlatter,8 Rachel Lacey,9 Alison Eastaugh,9 Joel Tarning,1,2 Sue J. Lee,1,2, Nicholas J. White,1,2 Kesinee Chotivanich,1 Nicholas P. J. Day,1,2 and Arjen M. Dondorp1,2. Randomized Controlled Trial of Levamisole Hydrochloride as Adjunctive Therapy in Severe Falciparum Malaria With High Parasitemia. J Infect Dis. (2014) 209 (1): 120-129.doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit410. Click here

Yen T. Duong,a Yvonne Mavengere,b Hetal Patel,a Carole Moore,a Julius Manjengwa,b Dumile Sibandze,d Christopher Rasberry,a Charmaine Mlambo,b Zhi Li,c Lynda Emel,c Naomi Bock,a Jan Moore,a Rejoice Nkambule,d Jessica Justman,b Jason Reed,a George Bicego,e Dennis L. Ellenberger,a John N. Nkengasong,a Bharat S. Parekha. Poor Performance of the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Fourth-Generation Rapid Test for Detection of Acute Infections in a National Household Survey in Swaziland. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Oct; 52(10): 3743–3748. doi:  10.1128/JCM.01989-14Click here

Gupta S1, Wong EG2, Mahmood U3, Charles AG4, Nwomeh BC5, Kushner AL6 .

Burn management capacity in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review of 458 hospitals across 14 countries. Int J Surg. 2014 Oct;12(10):1070-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.08.353. Epub 2014 Aug 21. Click here

Zani B1, Gathu MDonegan SOlliaro PLSinclair D. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jan 20;1:CD010927. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010927. Click here

Bowen AC1, Tong SY2, Andrews RM2, O'Meara IM2, McDonald MI3, Chatfield MD2, Currie BJ2, Carapetis JR4. Short-course oral co-trimoxazole versus intramuscular benzathine benzylpenicillin for impetigo in a highly endemic region: an open-label, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2014 Dec 13;384(9960):2132-40. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60841-2. Epub 2014 Aug 26.Click here

Jo CH1, Jung HS1, Cho GC1, Oh YJ1. Over-the-head two-thumb encircling technique as an alternative to the two-finger technique in the in-hospital infant cardiac arrest setting: a randomised crossover simulation studyEmerg Med J 2015;32:9 703-707 Published Online First:28 November 2014. Click here

Marlene Thielecke,​ Per Nordin, Nicholas Ngomi, Hermann Feldmeier. Treatment of Tungiasis with Dimeticone: A Proof-of-Principle Study in Rural Kenya. Published: July 31, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003058. Click here

Ben Andrews, MD1,2,3; Levy Muchemwa, MBChB3; Paul Kelly, MD, FRCP4; Shabir Lakhi, MBChB, MMed, MPH3,5; Douglas C. Heimburger, MD, MS, FACP1; Gordon R. Bernard, MD6. Simplified Severe Sepsis Protocol: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Modified Early Goal–Directed Therapy in Zambia. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(11):2315-2324. Click here

Arianna Rubin Means ,​ Marcia R. Weaver, Sarah M. Burnett, Martin K. Mbonye, Sarah Naikoba, R. Scott McClelland. Correlates of Inappropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics to Patients with Malaria in Uganda. Published: February 28, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090179. Click here

Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti1  , Deborah Nunes de Melo Braga2  , Margarida Maria de Lima Pompeu2  , Antônio Afonso Bezerra Lima3  , Lívia Maria Alexandre da Silva4  , Marina Gondim Aguiar4  , Mariana Castiglioni4  , Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo5  , Daniele Lima Malta6  , Anastácio Queiroz2 3. Evaluation of the World Health Organization 2009 classification of dengue severity in autopsied individuals, during the epidemics of 2011 and 2012 in Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. vol.48 no.6 Uberaba Nov./Dec. 2015. Click here

Nancy L Kerr,1,2 Mark Hauswald,2 Suman Raj Tamrakar,3 David A Wachter,2 and Gillian M Baty2. An inexpensive device to treat postpartum hemorrhage: a preliminary proof of concept study of health provider opinion and training in Nepal. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014; 14: 81. Published online 2014 Feb 24. doi:  10.1186/1471-2393-14-81Click here

WHO33 Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance. Click here

Gehani AA1, Al-Hinai ATZubaid MAlmahmeed WHasani MRYusufali AHHassan MOLewis BSIslam SRangarajan SYusuf S;INTERHEART Investigators in Middle East. Association of risk factors with acute myocardial infarction in Middle Eastern countries: the INTERHEART Middle East studyEuropean Journal of Preventive CardiologyApril 2014 21: 400-410, first published onNovember 2, 2012. Click here

Emergency Care in Resource-limited Settings (2014)


Prasit WuthisuthimethaweeSamuel J. LindquistNicola SandlerOrnella ClavisiStephanie KorinDavid Watters, and Russell L. Gruen. Wound Management in Disaster Settings. World J Surg. 2015; 39(4): 842–853. Published online 2014 Aug 2. doi:  10.1007/s00268-014-2663-3. Click here.

Hayman KG1, Sharma D1, Wardlow RD2, Singh S3. Burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality following humanitarian emergencies: a systematic literature review. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Feb;30(1):80-8. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X14001356. Epub 2014 Dec 15. Click here.  WHO32 A systematic review of public health emergency operations centers. Click here. 

Cooper L1, Guan H2, Ortiz-Hernández AA3, Llamosas Gallardo B3, Rivera G4, Wathen J1, Shulman B5, Berman S6. Pediatrics in disasters: evaluation of a global training program. Adv Pediatr. 2014 Aug;61(1):245-60. doi: 10.1016/j.yapd.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 May 27. Click here. 


Disaster and Humanitarian Response (2014)


Philip SeidenbergKathryn CerwenskyRae Oranmore BrownEmily HammondYona MofuJames LunguYakub MullaGodfrey BiembaHani Mowafi. Epidemiology of injuries, outcomes, and hospital resource utilisation at a tertiary teaching hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Click here. 

James A. Evans, Jae-Mahn Shim, John P. A. Ioannidis. Attention to Local Health Burden and the Global Disparity of Health Research. Published: April 1, 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090147. Click here. 

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