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A systematic review of hepatic tuberculosis with considerations in human immunodeficiency virus co-infection

-Yunus S Moosa 2 Paul K Drain 3 4 0 University of Maryland School of Medicine , 655 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 , USA 1 Department of Virology, National Health Laboratory Service, Inkosi

Correction: Global migration of clinical research during the era of trial registration

, Supervision , and Writing?Review and Editing. In the Author Contributions section, Robert A. Parker (RAP) should be listed as the author responsible for the paper's methodology, rather than Paul K. Drain (PKD

Diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care urine test for tuberculosis screening among newly-diagnosed hiv-infected adults: a prospective, clinic-based study

Background A rapid diagnostic test for active tuberculosis (TB) at the clinical point-of-care could expedite case detection and accelerate TB treatment initiation. We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of a rapid urine lipoarabinomannan (LAM) test for TB screening among HIV-infected adults in a TB-endemic setting. Methods We prospectively enrolled newly-diagnosed HIV-infected...

Evaluating quality management systems for HIV rapid testing services in primary healthcare clinics in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Ziningi Jaya, Paul K. Drain, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson. Data curation: Ziningi Jaya, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson. Formal analysis: Ziningi Jaya, Tivani P ... . Mashamba-Thompson. Funding acquisition: Ziningi Jaya, Paul K. Drain, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson. Investigation: Ziningi Jaya, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson. Methodology: Ziningi Jaya, Tivani P. Mashamba

Global migration of clinical research during the era of trial registration

of the authors and does not represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or other funding agencies. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Paul K. Drain, King K. Holmes. Data ... curation: Paul K. Drain, Robert A. Parker, Marion Robine. 11 / 13 Formal analysis: Robert A. Parker. Funding acquisition: Paul K. Drain. Methodology: Paul K. Drain. Project administration: Marion Robine

Integrating hypertension screening at the time of voluntary HIV testing among adults in South Africa

study, the clinical sites for sharing their space, and our research staff and nurses who conducted the study. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Paul K. Drain. Data curation: Ting Hong, Meighan ... Krows, Sabina Govere, Connie Celum. Formal analysis: Paul K. Drain, Ting Hong, Anjum Hajat. Funding acquisition: Paul K. Drain, Hilary Thulare, Mahomed Yunus S. Moosa, Connie Celum. Investigation: Paul

Low serum albumin and the acute phase response predict low serum selenium in HIV-1 infected women

Background Low serum selenium has been associated with lower CD4 counts and greater mortality among HIV-1-seropositive individuals, but most studies have not controlled for serum albumin and the presence of an acute phase response. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate relationships between serum selenium concentrations and CD4 count, plasma viral load, serum...

Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: an ecologic analysis of 118 developing countries

Both religious practices and male circumcision (MC) have been associated with HIV and other sexually-transmitted infectious diseases. Most studies have been limited in size and have not adequately controlled for religion, so these relationships remain unclear. We evaluated relationships between MC prevalence, Muslim and Christian religion, and 7 infectious diseases using country...

Poor supply chain management and stock-outs of point-of-care diagnostic tests in Upper East Region’s primary healthcare clinics, Ghana

. Mashamba-Thompson. Validation: Boikhutso Tlou. Writing ? original draft: Desmond Kuupiel. Writing ? review & editing: Desmond Kuupiel, Vitalis Bawontuo, Paul K. Drain, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson. 13

Rapid Urine LAM Testing Improves Diagnosis of Expectorated Smear-Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis in an HIV-endemic Region

Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South AfricaMahomed-Yunus S. Moosa AuthorsSearch for Paul K. Drain in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Lilishia Gounder in:Nature ... interpretation or results and approved the final manuscript. Competing interests The authors declare no competing financial interests. Corresponding author Correspondence to Paul K. Drain. Rights and

Risk Factors for Late-Stage HIV Disease Presentation at Initial HIV Diagnosis in Durban, South Africa

Background After observing persistently low CD4 counts at initial HIV diagnosis in South Africa, we sought to determine risk factors for late-stage HIV disease presentation among adults. Methods We surveyed adults prior to HIV testing at four outpatient clinics in Durban from August 2010 to November 2011. All HIV-infected adults were offered CD4 testing, and late-stage HIV...

The Emergence of Undergraduate Majors in Global Health: Systematic Review of Programs and Recommendations for Future Directions

Global Studies, Mercer University , Macon , Georgia 11 Authors' addresses: Paul K. Drain and Judith N. Wasserheit, Depart- ment of Global Health, University of Washington , Seattle, WA , Department of