Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Cancer Biology

    Disentangling the relationship between cancer mortality and COVID-19

    Chelsea L. Hansen, Cécile Viboud, Lone Simonsen
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Effect of an enhanced public health contact tracing intervention on the secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in educational settings: The four-way decomposition analysis

    Olivera Djuric, Elisabetta Larosa ... The Reggio Emilia Covid-19 Working Group
    Prompt contact tracing (testing at the beginning instead of at the end of isolation period) of individuals with COVID-19 in the community reduces delays in contact tracing, increases identification of source of infection, and reduces transmission rates in educational settings.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Region of Attainable Redaction, an extension of Ellipse of Insignificance analysis for gauging impacts of data redaction in dichotomous outcome trials

    David Robert Grimes
    Region of Attainable Redaction analysis allows scientists to estimate the potential impacts of redaction in biomedical science, helping to uncover potentially spurious or non-robust results.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Antigenic strain diversity predicts different biogeographic patterns of maintenance and decline of antimalarial drug resistance

    Qixin He, John K Chaillet, Frédéric Labbé
    A novel compartment model identifies the impact of malaria strain diversity on biogeographic drug resistance patterns, supported by empirical evidence.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Modeling resource allocation strategies for insecticide-treated bed nets to achieve malaria eradication

    Nora Schmit, Hillary M Topazian ... Azra C Ghani
    The optimal allocation strategy prioritizes funding to high-transmission settings in sub-Saharan Africa, but highlights a trade-off between reducing clinical malaria burden and reducing the global population at risk of malaria.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Comment on 'The clinical pharmacology of tafenoquine in the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria: An individual patient data meta-analysis'

    Raman Sharma, Chao Chen ... Panayota Bird
    We are writing to comment on the article by Watson et al., 2022 about the antimalarial drug tafenoquine.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Response to comment on 'The clinical pharmacology of tafenoquine in the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria: An individual patient data meta-analysis'

    James A Watson, Robert J Commons ... Nicholas J White
    We are writing to respond to comment by Sharma et al, 2024 on our article about the antimalarial drug tafenoquine.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Primaquine in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: an adaptive pharmacometric assessment of ascending dose regimens in healthy volunteers

    Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Podjanee Jittamala ... Nicholas J White
    A full radical curative dose of primaquine can be given to fully glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient males safely using an ascending dose regimen.

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    Indian Council of Medical Research, India
  2. Eduardo Franco
    McGill University, Canada
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    University of Michigan, United States
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