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Volume 11 Supplement 3

Technical inputs, enhancements and applications of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

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Edited by Monica J Fox, Reynaldo Martorell, Nynke van den Broek and Neff Walker

  1. There is a strong association between stillbirth and fetal growth restriction. Early detection and management of IUGR can lead to reduce related morbidity and mortality. In this paper we have reviewed effectiv...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Saad Siddiqui and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S1
  2. Infection is a well acknowledged cause of stillbirths and may account for about half of all perinatal deaths today, especially in developing countries. This review presents the impact of interventions targetin...

    Authors: Sidra Ishaque, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad, Robert L Goldenberg, Thomas P Eisele and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S3
  3. Pregnancy is a state of increased requirement of macro- and micronutrients, and malnourishment or inadequate dietary intake before and during pregnancy, can lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including stillbi...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S4
  4. An important determinant of pregnancy outcome is the timely onset of labor and birth. Prolonged gestation complicates 5% to 10% of all pregnancies and confers increased risk to both the fetus and mother. The p...

    Authors: Arwa Abbas Hussain, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S5
  5. Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia are relatively common complications of pregnancy, leading to considerable maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. We sought to review the effect of aspirin, calcium supplementat...

    Authors: Mehnaz Jabeen, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S6
  6. Of the global burden of 2.6 million stillbirths, around 1.2 million occur during labour i.e. are intrapartum deaths. In low-/middle-income countries, a significant proportion of women give birth at home, usual...

    Authors: Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Mahrukh Ayesha Ali, Mohammad Usman Ali, Aamer Imdad, Joy E Lawn, Nynke Van Den Broek and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S7
  7. Our objective was to estimate the effect of various childbirth care packages on neonatal mortality due to intrapartum-related events (“birth asphyxia”) in term babies for use in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).

    Authors: Anne CC Lee, Simon Cousens, Gary L Darmstadt, Hannah Blencowe, Robert Pattinson, Neil F Moran, G Justus Hofmeyr, Rachel A Haws, Shereen Zulfiqar Bhutta and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S10
  8. Annually over 520,000 newborns die from neonatal sepsis, and 60,000 more from tetanus. Estimates of the effect of clean birth and postnatal care practices are required for evidence-based program planning.

    Authors: Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Luke C Mullany, Anne CC Lee, Kate Kerber, Steve Wall, Gary L Darmstadt and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S11
  9. Of 136 million babies born annually, around 10 million require assistance to breathe. Each year 814,000 neonatal deaths result from intrapartum-related events in term babies (previously “birth asphyxia”) and 1...

    Authors: Anne CC Lee, Simon Cousens, Stephen N Wall, Susan Niermeyer, Gary L Darmstadt, Waldemar A Carlo, William J Keenan, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Christopher Gill and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S12
  10. Each year almost one million newborns die from infections, mostly in low-income countries. Timely case management would save many lives but the relative mortality effect of varying strategies is unknown. We ha...

    Authors: Anita K M Zaidi, Hammad A Ganatra, Sana Syed, Simon Cousens, Anne CC Lee, Robert Black, Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S13
  11. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) model was developed to estimate the impact of the scale-up of child survival interventions on child mortality. New advances in antimalarials have improved their efficacy of treating...

    Authors: Julie Thwing, Thomas P Eisele and Richard W Steketee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S14
  12. Lack of exclusive breastfeeding among infants 0-5 months of age and no breastfeeding among children 6-23 months of age are associated with increased diarrhea morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We...

    Authors: Laura M Lamberti, Christa L Fischer Walker, Adi Noiman, Cesar Victora and Robert E Black
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S15
  13. Hypertension in pregnancy stand alone or with proteinuria is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in the world. Epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that an inverse relation...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Afshan Jabeen and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S18
  14. Given the widespread prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, supplementation with multiple micronutrients rather than iron-folate alone, could be of potential benefit to the mother an...

    Authors: Batool Azra Haider, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S19
  15. Vitamin A is important for the integrity and regeneration of respiratory and gastrointestinal epithelia and is involved in regulating human immune function. It has been shown previously that vitamin A has a pr...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Christopher Sudfeld, Batool A Haider, Robert E Black and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S20
  16. Zinc plays an important role in cellular growth, cellular differentiation and metabolism. The results of previous meta-analyses evaluating effect of zinc supplementation on linear growth are inconsistent. We h...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S22
  17. Zinc deficiency is commonly prevalent in children in developing countries and plays a role in decreased immunity and increased risk of infection. Preventive zinc supplementation in healthy children can reduce ...

    Authors: Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Evropi Theodoratou, Afshan Jabeen, Aamer Imdad, Thomas P Eisele, Joy Ferguson, Arnoupe Jhass, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Robert E Black and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S23
  18. Given the recognized benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, ...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S24
  19. Childhood undernutrition is prevalent in low and middle income countries. It is an important indirect cause of child mortality in these countries. According to an estimate, stunting (height for age Z score < -...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S25
  20. Pneumonia is the leading cause of child mortality worldwide. Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) or pneumococcus is estimated to cause 821,000 child deaths each year. It has over 90 serotypes, of which 7 to 13 serotype...

    Authors: Julia Webster, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Ang Choon Seong, Lina Zgaga, Tanvir Huda, Hope L Johnson, Shabir Madhi, Craig Rubens, Jian Shayne F Zhang, Shams El Arifeen, Ryoko Krause, Troy A Jacobs, Abdullah W Brooks, Harry Campbell and Igor Rudan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S26
  21. Staphylococcus aureus is a commensal of human skin and nares. It is also one of the leading nosocomial pathogens in both developed and developing countries and is responsible for a wide range of life threateni...

    Authors: Tanvir Huda, Harish Nair, Evropi Theodoratou, Lina Zgaga, Ali Fattom, Shams El Arifeen, Craig Rubens, Harry Campbell and Igor Rudan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S27
  22. Oxygen therapy is recommended for all of the 1.5 – 2.7 million young children who consult health services with hypoxemic pneumonia each year, and the many more with other serious conditions. However, oxygen su...

    Authors: Alastair G Catto, Lina Zgaga, Evropi Theodoratou, Tanvir Huda, Harish Nair, Shams El Arifeen, Igor Rudan, Trevor Duke and Harry Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S28
  23. Meningococcal meningitis is a major cause of disease worldwide, with frequent epidemics particularly affecting an area of sub-Saharan Africa known as the “meningitis belt”. Neisseria meningitidis group A (MenA) i...

    Authors: Debajeet Choudhuri, Tanvir Huda, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Lina Zgaga, Rachel Falconer, Ivana Luksic, Hope L Johnson, Jian Shayne F Zhang, Shams El Arifeen, Christopher B Nelson, Ray Borrow, Harry Campbell and Igor Rudan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S29
  24. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in children. It is estimated to cause approximately 33.8 million new episodes of ALRI in children annually, 9...

    Authors: Harish Nair, Vasundhara R Verma, Evropi Theodoratou, Lina Zgaga, Tanvir Huda, Eric AF Simões, Peter F Wright, Igor Rudan and Harry Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S30
  25. Measles was responsible for an estimated 100,000 deaths worldwide in 2008. Despite being a vaccine-preventable disease, measles remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in young children. Although a sa...

    Authors: Daisy Higginson, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Tanvir Huda, Lina Zgaga, Suresh S Jadhav, Saad B Omer, Igor Rudan and Harry Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S31
  26. Choosing an optimum set of child health interventions for maximum mortality impact is important within resource poor policy environments. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) is a computer model that estimates the mort...

    Authors: William Winfrey, Robert McKinnon and John Stover
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S32
  27. Insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) and indoor-residual spraying have been scaled-up across sub-Saharan Africa as part of international efforts to control malaria. These interventions have the potential t...

    Authors: David A Larsen, Ingrid K Friberg and Thomas P Eisele
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S34
  28. There is a growing body of evidence that integrated packages of community-based interventions, a form of programming often implemented by NGOs, can have substantial child mortality impact. More countries may b...

    Authors: Jim Ricca, Debra Prosnitz, Henry Perry, Anbrasi Edward, Melanie Morrow, Pieter Ernst and Leo Ryan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S35

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