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Volume 11 Supplement 3

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

Reviews

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

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  1. Content type: Review

    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

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  2. Content type: Review

    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

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    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

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  4. Content type: Review

    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

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    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    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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