Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK

Salary: Starting salary of £28,098 per annumContract type: Full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 yearsClosing date:11 September 2018 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM'S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane's premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization and we are looking to expand the centre.As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the six year " Research, Evidence and Development Initiative " (READ-It) programme.   We are in the inception phase and planning a variety of new and exciting reviews with our colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.  You will be part of this process and be part of review teams in the existing and new review portfolio.  Our priorities are developing rapidly and we are seeking to engage the successful applicant in a high-priority area commensurate with their areas of interest. For example, some topics we are mapping out are:Insecticide-residual spraying for malaria controlHIV preventionHealth of refuge...
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We present the case of an 18-year-old boy with chronic nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia, who had remarkable sensitivity to heat. Moreover, the patient showed clinical impairment in the last year. For this reason, we excluded the immunologic or infectious nature (malaria, babesia), which may play a role in the worsening of anemia. Red blood cell enzyme assay showed the presence of a significant increase in other enzyme activities, except for PK, suggesting a PK deficiency in the patient. The molecular analysis of the PK-LR gene revealed the presence of a novel homozygote missense mutation (c.581G>C, p.Arg194Pro). The muta...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research
International travel is rising quickly worldwide. Many people travel to tropical and subtropical areas, where there has been increasing exposure of travelers to infectious pathogens. Ocular parasitic infections are more prevalent in these geographical areas and they can lead to morbidity and mortality, often due to late or misdiagnosis due to the unfamiliarity of health staff with thesediseases. This is an up-to-date comprehensive review article that familiarizes physicians with ocular signs and symptoms, treatment, prevention, and geographic distribution of some parasites associated with travel.Keywords:Acanthamoeba, Amer...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Within a diverse cohort having less common presentations of ARDS, there was apparent variability in the distribution of CRS, VD/VT compared to differences oxygenation dysfunction. Elevated pulmonary dead space still identified patients with higher mortality, as is the case with more common causes of ARDS. PMID: 30233877 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from spreading the sometimes deadly disease. " Current anti-malarial drugs can...
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ConclusionThis is the first study demonstrating efficacy of DLA and mechanistic differences of DLAe vs. AS, against NSCLC cells. Compared to AS, DLA possesses qualities of a novel therapeutic for patients with NSCLC.Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Pregnancy is a crucial part of a woman’s life. It’s the stage where she nurture a new life whose every breath depends on her. Lucky is the woman who breezes through the nine months of her pregnancy and can look forward to a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Others, however, catch diseases...
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Malaria remains an important public health problem worldwide, with more than 216 million cases per year 445,000 deaths.1 The cyclical fever and pro-inflammatory state associated with malaria has been postulated to inhibit establishment and maintenance of immunological memory 2; indeed, humoral and cellular responses to Plasmodium antigens are inefficiently generated and rapidly lost in the absence of ongoing exposure. As a result, individuals from high malaria transmission areas develop partial protection against severe symptoms at an early age and experience a significant number of asymptomatic infections afterwards.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe historically southeastern mosquito speciesCulex erraticus has over the last 30  years undergone a marked expansion north. We evaluated this species’ potential to participate in local disease cycles in the northeastern USA by identifying the vertebrate sources of blood inCx. erraticus specimens from New Jersey. We found that the majority of bloodmeals (92.6%) were derived from birds, followed by 6.8% from mammals (of which half were human), and a single amphibian bloodmeal from a spring peeper (0.56%). Medium- and large-sized water birds from the order Pelecaniformes made up 60.4% of the bird species ...
Source: EcoHealth - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
September 20, 2018He had almost given up on  his dream of owning a health care enterprise. Then he learned about the Afya Elimu Fund. It is 10AM local time, and in Karantini village, Kenya, an elderly man with a walking stick is limping out of the consultations room at Bethany Medical Clinic. You can see he is being careful not to hurt his leg. This is because he ’s recovering from a festering wound that had almost become gangrenous.He is the ninth patient since daybreak for health worker Statius Osoro Ondiba, 24, the proprietor of the medical facility.For months before visiting the clinic, the old man, who...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
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