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Burden of Bacterial Meningitis in India: Preliminary Data from a Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance Network

Globally, meningitis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population accounting for about 180,000 deaths annually. Prior to introduction of vaccines…

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Estimating Cryptosporidium and Giardia Disease Burdens for Children Drinking Untreated Groundwater in a Rural Population in India

Untreated groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for nearly a quarter of the world’s population and in low-income settings groundwater tubewells are widely used for drinking…

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Incidence and Progression of Myopia and Associated Factors in Urban School Children in Delhi

Myopia is one of the most common ocular disorders seen in children and young adults and is a cause of concern world-over. While the prevalence of myopia has been reported to be very high in…

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Sub-Therapeutic Nevirapine Concentration During Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation Among Children Living with HIV: Implications for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Nevirapine was the first non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor approved by the FDA for pediatric use since 1998. Although nevirapine has a low genetic barrier to…

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An Individual-Level Meta-Analysis Assessing the Impact of Community-Level Sanitation Access on Child Stunting, Anemia, and Diarrhea

An estimated 1 billion people live without access to any type of sanitation facility, i.e. a toilet or latrine. This lack of sanitation access fails to contain human feces, which are responsible for transmission of various diarrheal diseases as well as…

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