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Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases among patients with persistent digestive disorders (diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain ≥14 days): a multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case–control…

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Title
Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases among patients with persistent digestive disorders (diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain ≥14 days): a multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case–control study
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BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1074-x
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Authors

Katja Polman, Sören L. Becker, Emilie Alirol, Nisha K. Bhatta, Narayan R. Bhattarai, Emmanuel Bottieau, Martin W. Bratschi, Sakib Burza, Jean T. Coulibaly, Mama N. Doumbia, Ninon S. Horié, Jan Jacobs, Basudha Khanal, Aly Landouré, Yodi Mahendradhata, Filip Meheus, Pascal Mertens, Fransiska Meyanti, Elsa H. Murhandarwati, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Rosanna W. Peeling, Raffaella Ravinetto, Suman Rijal, Moussa Sacko, Rénion Saye, Pierre H. H. Schneeberger, Céline Schurmans, Kigbafori D. Silué, Jarir A. Thobari, Mamadou S. Traoré, Lisette van Lieshout, Harry van Loen, Kristien Verdonck, Lutz von Müller, Cédric P. Yansouni, Joel A. Yao, Patrick K. Yao, Peiling Yap, Marleen Boelaert, François Chappuis, Jürg Utzinger

Abstract

Diarrhoea still accounts for considerable mortality and morbidity worldwide. The highest burden is concentrated in tropical areas where populations lack access to clean water, adequate sanitation and hygiene. In contrast to acute diarrhoea (<14 days), the spectrum of pathogens that may give rise to persistent diarrhoea (≥14 days) and persistent abdominal pain is poorly understood. It is conceivable that pathogens causing neglected tropical diseases play a major role, but few studies investigated this issue. Clinical management and diagnostic work-up of persistent digestive disorders in the tropics therefore remain inadequate. Hence, important aspects regarding the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical symptomatology and treatment options for patients presenting with persistent diarrhoea and persistent abdominal pain should be investigated in multi-centric clinical studies. This multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case-control study will assess persistent diarrhoea (≥14 days; in individuals aged ≥1 year) and persistent abdominal pain (≥14 days; in children/adolescents aged 1-18 years) in up to 2000 symptomatic patients and 2000 matched controls. Subjects from Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Mali and Nepal will be clinically examined and interviewed using a detailed case report form. Additionally, each participant will provide a stool sample that will be examined using a suite of diagnostic methods (i.e., microscopic techniques, rapid diagnostic tests, stool culture and polymerase chain reaction) for the presence of bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Treatment will be offered to all infected participants and the clinical treatment response will be recorded. Data obtained will be utilised to develop patient-centred clinical algorithms that will be validated in primary health care centres in the four study countries in subsequent studies. Our research will deepen the understanding of the importance of persistent diarrhoea and related digestive disorders in the tropics. A diversity of intestinal pathogens will be assessed for potential associations with persistent diarrhoea and persistent abdominal pain. Different diagnostic methods will be compared, clinical symptoms investigated and diagnosis-treatment algorithms developed for validation in selected primary health care centres. The findings from this study will improve differential diagnosis and evidence-based clinical management of digestive syndromes in the tropics. ClinicalTrials.gov; identifier: NCT02105714 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 112 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 17%
Researcher 16 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 12%
Lecturer 6 5%
Other 22 20%
Unknown 22 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Environmental Science 5 4%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Other 22 20%
Unknown 30 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 February 2016.
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#4,929,449
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