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Available online 22 January 2015:


  • ID: BLT.14.139113
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    Developing regional weight-for-age growth references for malaria-endemic countries to optimize age-based dosing of antimalarials
    - Daniel J Hayes, Stef van Buuren, Feiko O ter Kuile, D Mikis Stasinopoulos, Robert A Rigby & Dianne J Terlouw
  • ID: BLT.14.143917
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    An observational study of adults seeking emergency care in Cambodia
    - Lily D Yan, Swaminatha V Mahadevan, Mackensie Yore, Elizabeth A Pirrotta, Joan Woods, Koy Somontha, Yim Sovannra, Maya Raman, Erika Cornell, Christophe Grundmann & Matthew C Strehlow
  • ID: BLT.14.142489
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    Introducing rapid diagnostic tests for malaria to drug shops in Uganda: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    - Jessica Cohen, Günther Fink, Kathleen Maloney, Katrina Berg, Matthew Jordan, Theodore Svoronos, Flavia Aber & William Dickens


  • ID: BLT.14.138420
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    A call for global governance of biobanks
    - Haidan Chen and Tikki Pang
  • ID: BLT.14.138206
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    Thresholds for the cost–effectiveness of interventions: alternative approaches
    - Elliot Marseille, Bruce Larson, Dhruv S Kazi, James G Kahn & Sydney Rosen


  • ID: BLT.14.139287
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    The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review
    - Beverley M Essue, Merel Kimman, Nina Svenstrup, Katharina Lindevig Kjoege, Tracey Lea Laba, Maree L Hackett & Stephen Jan
  • ID: BLT.14.140970
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    The burden of child maltreatment in China
    - Xiangming Fang, Deborah A Fry, Kai Ji, David Finkelhor, Jingqi Chen, Patricia Lannen & Michael P Dunne
  • ID: BLT.14.141390
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    Participants’ understanding of informed consent in clinical trials over three decades: systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Nguyen Thanh Tam, Nguyen Tien Huy, Le Thi Bich Thoa, Nguyen Phuoc Long, Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang, Kenji Hirayama & Juntra Karbwang


  • ID: BLT.14.140723
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    Rabies control in India: a need to close the gap between research and policy
    - Syed Shahid Abbas & Manish Kakkar


  • ID: BLT.14.141911
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    Methylmercury exposure and developmental neurotoxicity
    - Gary J Myers, Philip W Davidson, Gene E Watson, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Sally W Thurston, JJ Strain, Conrad F Shamlaye & Pascal Bovet