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vrijdag 20 juli 2018

The Lancet: [Comment] Global child and adolescent health: a call for papers

[Comment] Global child and adolescent health: a call for papers
The Lancet and The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health invite submission of high-quality research papers on any area of global child or adolescent health for consideration for our special issues timed to coincide with the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress in Panama City, Panama, on March 17–21, 2019.
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[The Lancet Commissions] Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals: the International AIDS Society—Lancet Commission
Inspired by unprecedented improvements in human health and development in recent decades, our world has embarked on a quest that only a generation ago would have been considered unreachable—achieving sustainable health and development for all. Improving the health and wellbeing of the world's people is at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reflected in targets that call for ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; achieving enormous improvements in maternal and child health; and tackling the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
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[Comment] Tackling global health inequities in the HIV response
In Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals: the International AIDS Society–Lancet Commission,1 it is emphasised that the risk for acquiring HIV, the occurrence of illness resulting from infection, and the risk of death are not solely determined by individual behaviours but are occasioned by the circumstances of people's lives—by social and structural determinants of health.2 What is counted as the social determinants of health in the global response to HIV has expanded in ways that were scarcely imaginable 20 years ago.
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[Articles] Plasma-first resuscitation to treat haemorrhagic shock during emergency ground transportation in an urban area: a randomised trial
During rapid ground rescue to an urban level 1 trauma centre, use of prehospital plasma was not associated with survival benefit. Blood products might be beneficial in settings with longer transport times, but the financial burden would not be justified in an urban environment with short distances to mature trauma centres.
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[Comment] New strategies for inpatients with HIV and tuberculosis
Decreasing tuberculosis-related mortality—particularly in people living with HIV infection, who account for 22% of all tuberculosis deaths—is a pressing global health concern.1 Tuberculosis cascade-of-care analyses show that diagnosis is the weakest link.2,3 There is an urgent need for a non-sputum based, point-of-care diagnostic test for tuberculosis, particularly for groups such as those living with HIV infection who are often unable to produce sputum.4
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