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A narrative systematic review of tobacco cessation interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

2022-09-26T16:23:53+02:00

Published: 29 May 2020Authors: Nasheeta Peer1,2 , Ashika Naicker3 , Munira Khan4 and Andre-Pascal Kengne1,2Journal: SAGE Open Medicine Volume 8: 1–12ABSTRACTAim: In the face of increasing tobacco consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is crucial to not only curb the uptake of tobacco, but to ensure that tobacco users quit. Considering the minimal attention that tobacco cessation interventions receive in Sub- Saharan Africa, this review aims to describe studies that evaluated tobacco cessation interventions in the region.Methods: A search of studies published till December 2019 that evaluated tobacco cessation interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa and examined tobacco quit rates was conducted in PubMed-Medline, [...]

A narrative systematic review of tobacco cessation interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa2022-09-26T16:23:53+02:00

What do successful grads think you should study?

2016-03-16T10:54:22+02:00

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What do successful grads think you should study?2016-03-16T10:54:22+02:00

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

2016-03-15T09:44:57+02:00

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Former student discusses success in the fashion industry2016-03-15T09:44:57+02:00

How do you best prepare for university?

2016-03-15T09:44:09+02:00

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How do you best prepare for university?2016-03-15T09:44:09+02:00

Community-based care vs. centralised hospitalisation for MDRTB patients, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

2022-09-26T16:20:31+02:00

Date: 1 February 2015 Authors: Loveday, M. 1 ; Wallengren, K. 2; Brust, J. 3 ; Roberts, J. 4; Voce, A. 5 ; Margot, B. 6 ; Ngozo, J. 6 ; Master, I. 7 ; Cassell, G. 8 ; Padayatchi, N. 9 ; Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease ABSTRACT: SETTING: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a predominantly rural province with a high burden of tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. OBJECTIVE: To determine the most effective care model by comparing MDR-TB treatment outcomes at community-based sites with traditional care at a central, specialised hospital. DESIGN: [...]

Community-based care vs. centralised hospitalisation for MDRTB patients, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa2022-09-26T16:20:31+02:00

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2001–2007

2022-09-26T16:08:12+02:00

Date: October, 2011 Authors: Kristina Wallengren, Fabio Scano, Paul Nunn, Bruce Margot, Sandile S.S. Buthelezi, Brian Williams, Alexander Pym, Elisabeth Y. Samuel, Fuad Mirzayev, Wilfred Nkhoma, Lindiwe Mvusi, and Yogan Pillay Publisher: Emerging Infectious Diseases ABSTRACT: In Africa, incidence and prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis have been assumed to be low. However, investigation after a 2005 outbreak of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, found that the incidence rate for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal was among the highest globally and would be higher if case-finding efforts were intensified. Keywords: XDR TB, MDR TB, outbreak, South Africa, incidence, tuberculosis, antimicrobial [...]

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2001–20072022-09-26T16:08:12+02:00

Comparing early treatment outcomes of MDR-TB in decentralised and centralised settings in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

2022-09-28T13:45:04+02:00

Date: 1 February 2012 Authors: Loveday, M. 1 ; Wallengren, K. 2 ; Voce, A. 3 ; Margot, B. 4 ; Reddy, T.5 ; Master, I. 4 ; Brust, J. 6 ; Chaiyachati, K. 7; Padayatchi, N. 8 ; Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease SETTING: In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a setting endemic for tuberculosis (TB) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), prolonged hospitalisation for the treatment of the growing number of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients is neither possible nor effective. OBJECTIVE: To compare early treatment outcomes in patients with MDR-TB with and without HIV coinfection at four decentralised [...]

Comparing early treatment outcomes of MDR-TB in decentralised and centralised settings in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa2022-09-28T13:45:04+02:00

Resistance to TB drugs in KwaZulu-Natal causes and prospects for control

2022-09-26T16:17:09+02:00

Date: 9 July 2011 Authors: Wallengren,1* F. Scano,2 P. Nunn,2 B. Margot,3 S. Buthelezi,3 B. Williams,4 A. Pym,5 E. Y. Samuel,6 F. Mirzayev,2 W. Nkhoma7, L. Mvusi,8 and Y. Pillay8 Abstract: Background: In 2005 there was an outbreak of XDR (extensively drug resistant) TB in Tugela Ferry, which is served by the Church of Scotland Hospital (COSH), in the uMzinyathi District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. An investigation was carried out to determine if XDR TB was occurring elsewhere in the province, and to develop hypotheses for the rise in drug resistance with a view to developing a strategy for the control of [...]

Resistance to TB drugs in KwaZulu-Natal causes and prospects for control2022-09-26T16:17:09+02:00
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