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Available online 10 October 2014:


  • ID: BLT.13.133413
    pdf, 292kb

    Age-specific prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in young pregnant women Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
    - Terence T Lao, Daljit S Sahota, Lai-Wa Law, Yvonne KY Cheng & Tak-Yeung Leung
  • ID: BLT.13.132118
    pdf, 148kb

    Asbestos; use, bans and disease burden in the European Region
    - Takashi Kameda, Ken Takahashi, Rokho Kim, Ying Jiang, Mehrnoosh Movahed, Eun-Kee Park & Jorma Rantanen
  • ID: BLT.13.126532
    pdf, 203kb

    Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey
    - Michael Abouyannis, Russell Dacombe, Isaias Dambe, James Mpunga, Brian Faragher, Francis Gausi, Henry Ndhlovu, Chifundo Kachiza, Pedro Suarez, Catherine Mundy, Hastings T Banda, Ishmael Nyasulu & S Bertel Squire
  • ID: BLT.14.137315
    pdf, 318kb

    Peri-operative pulse oximetry in low-income countries: a cost–effectiveness analysis
    - Samantha Burn, Peter Chilton, Atul Gawande & Richard Lilford


  • ID: BLT.13.129775
    pdf, 514kb

    Improving the estimation of the tuberculosis burden in India
    - Krycia Cowling, Rakhi Dandona & Lalit Dandona
  • ID: BLT.14.137653
    pdf, 509kb

    The global diffusion of organ transplantation: trends, drivers and policy implications
    - Sarah L White, Richard Hirth, Beatriz Mahíllo, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Francis L Delmonico, Luc Noel, Jeremy Chapman, Rafael Matesanz, Mar Carmona, Marina Alvarez, Jose R Núñez & Alan Leichtman
  • ID: BLT.14.137828
    pdf, 455kb

    Achieving compliance with the International Health Regulations by overseas territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    - Esther L Hamblion, Mark Salter & Jane Jones on behalf of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies IHR Project Group
  • ID: BLT.14.141762
    pdf, 145kb

    Challenges facing the United States of America in implementing universal coverage
    - Thomas Rice, Lynn Y Unruh, Pauline Rosenau, Andrew J Barnes, Richard B Saltman & Ewout van Ginneken


  • ID: BLT.13.133512
    pdf, 71kb

    Establishing an early warning alert and response network following the 2013 Solomon Islands tsunami
    - Augustine Bilve, Francisco Nogareda, Cynthia Joshua, Lester Ross, Christopher Betcha, Kara Durski, Juliet Fleischl & Eric Nilles
  • ID: BLT.14.142372
    pdf, 88kb

    Training HIV clinicians in eye examination to diagnose cytomegalovirus retinitis
    - David Heiden, NiNi Tun, Ernest Maningding, Matthew Heiden, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, Khin Nyein Chan, Tamara Khizniak, Alexandra Yakubenko, Susan Lewallen, Jeremy D Keenan & Peter Saranchuk
  • ID: BLT.14.135749
    pdf, 91kb

    Challenges facing HIV treatment in Guinea-Bissau: the benefits of international research collaborations
    - Sanne Jespersen, Bo Langhoff Hønge, Inés Oliveira, Candida Medina, David da Silva Té, Faustino Gomes Correia, Zacarias José da Silva, Christian Erikstrup, Lars Østergaard, Alex Lund Laursen & Christian Wejse for the Bissau HIV cohort study group


  • ID: BLT.14.137935
    pdf, 154kb

    Systematic review of hospital-based cause-of-death statistics: strengthening the evidence for policy-makers
    - Rasika Rampatige, Lene Mikkelsen, Bernardo Hernandez, Ian Riley & Alan D Lopez
  • ID: BLT.14.135590
    pdf, 239kb

    Effectiveness of travel restrictions in the rapid containment of human influenza: a systematic review
    - Ana LP Mateus, Harmony E Otete, Charles R Beck, Gayle P Dolan, & Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam
  • ID: BLT.14.139949
    pdf, 752kb

    Post-licensure deployment of oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review
    - Stephen Martin, Anna Lena Lopez, Anna Bellos, Jacqueline Deen, Mohammad Ali, Kathryn Alberti, Dang Duc Anh, Alejandro Costa, Rebecca F Grais, Dominique Legros, Francisco Luquero, Megan B Ghai, William Perea & David A Sack


  • ID: BLT.14.137869
    pdf, 118kb

    Defining disrespect and abuse of women in childbirth: A research, policy and rights agenda
    - Lynn P Freedman, Kate Ramsey, Timothy Abuya, Ben Bellows, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E Warren, Stephanie Kujawski, Wema Moyo, Margaret E Kruk & Godfrey Mbaruku
  • ID: BLT.14.142570
    pdf, 76kb

    Pharmacovigilance and tuberculosis: applying the lessons of thioacetazone
    - Dennis Falzon, Geraldine Hill, Shanthi N Pal, Wimon Suwankesawong & Ernesto Jaramillo
  • ID: BLT.14.141259
    pdf, 47kb

    Dilemmas of evaluation: health research capacity initiatives
    - Donald C Cole, Garry Aslanyan, Alison Dunn, Alan Boyd & Imelda Bates