Volume 13 Supplement 3

The Lives Saved Tool in 2013: new capabilities and applications

Reviews

Edited by Neff Walker

The publication costs for this supplement were funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the US Fund for UNICEF (grant 43386 to "Promote evidence-based decision making in designing maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions in low- and middle-income countries"). The Supplement Editor is the principal investigator and lead in the development of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST), supported by grant 43386. He declares that he has no competing interests.

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  1. Introduction

    Overview of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

    This paper provides an overview of the historical development and current status of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). The paper provides a general explanation of the modeling approach used in the model with links t...

    Neff Walker, Yvonne Tam and Ingrid K Friberg

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S1

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  2. Review

    The associations of parity and maternal age with small-for-gestational-age, preterm, and neonatal and infant mortality: a meta-analysis

    Previous studies have reported on adverse neonatal outcomes associated with parity and maternal age. Many of these studies have relied on cross-sectional data, from which drawing causal inference is complex. W...

    Naoko Kozuki, Anne CC Lee, Mariangela F Silveira, Ayesha Sania, Joshua P Vogel, Linda Adair, Fernando Barros, Laura E Caulfield, Parul Christian, Wafaie Fawzi, Jean Humphrey, Lieven Huybregts, Aroonsri Mongkolchati, Robert Ntozini, David Osrin, Dominique Roberfroid…

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S2

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  3. Review

    The associations of birth intervals with small-for-gestational-age, preterm, and neonatal and infant mortality: a meta-analysis

    Short and long birth intervals have previously been linked to adverse neonatal outcomes. However, much of the existing literature uses cross-sectional studies, from which deriving causal inference is complex. ...

    Naoko Kozuki, Anne CC Lee, Mariangela F Silveira, Cesar G Victora, Linda Adair, Jean Humphrey, Robert Ntozini, Robert E Black and Joanne Katz

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S3

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  4. Review

    Control of household air pollution for child survival: estimates for intervention impacts

    Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels affects 2.8 billion people in developing countries, including children and pregnant women. The aim of this review is to propose intervent...

    Nigel G Bruce, Mukesh K Dherani, Jai K Das, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Heather Adair-Rohani, Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Dan Pope

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S8

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  5. Review

    The effect of antiemetics in childhood gastroenteritis

    Diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries and an important cause of malnutrition. An estimated 0.75 million children below 5 years of age die ...

    Jai K Das, Rohail Kumar, Rehana A Salam, Stephen Freedman and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S9

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  6. Review

    Vaccines for the prevention of diarrhea due to cholera, shigella, ETEC and rotavirus

    Diarrhea is a leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years along with its long-term impact on growth and cognitive development. Despite advances in the understanding of diarrheal disorders and manageme...

    Jai K Das, Anjali Tripathi, Anum Ali, Amman Hassan, Chesarahima Dojosoeandy and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S11

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  7. Review

    Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review

    About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition. According to an estimate, 19.4% of children <5 years of age in developing countries were underweight (weight...

    Zohra S Lassi, Jai K Das, Guleshehwar Zahid, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S13

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  8. Review

    An evaluation of the emerging vaccines against influenza in children

    Influenza is an under-appreciated cause of acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in children. It is estimated to cause approximately 20 million new episodes of ALRI in children annually, 97% of these occur...

    Harish Nair, Eva Shi May Lau, W Abdullah Brooks, Ang Choon Seong, Evropi Theodoratou, Lina Zgaga, Tanvir Huda, Suresh S Jadhav, Igor Rudan and Harry Campbell

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S14

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  9. Review

    The effect of umbilical cord cleansing with chlorhexidine on omphalitis and neonatal mortality in community settings in developing countries: a meta-analysis

    There is an increased risk of serious neonatal infection arising through exposure of the umbilical cord to invasive pathogen in home and facility births where hygienic practices are difficult to achieve. The W...

    Aamer Imdad, Luke C Mullany, Abdullah H Baqui, Shams El Arifeen, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Simon Cousens, Robert E Black and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S15

    Published on: 17 September 2013

  10. Review

    Breastfeeding for reducing the risk of pneumonia morbidity and mortality in children under two: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

    Suboptimal breastfeeding practices among infants and young children <24 months of age are associated with elevated risk of pneumonia morbidity and mortality. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis ...

    Laura M Lamberti, Irena Zakarija-Grković, Christa L Fischer Walker, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Harry Campbell and Robert E Black

    BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S18

    Published on: 17 September 2013

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