Table of Contents: January 2013


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In their January editorial, the PLOS Medicine Editors discuss a paper which shows discrepancies between internal company documents and published reports of industry-sponsored trials. However, a new initiative from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which aims to ensure that clinical trial data are released once the marketing authorization process has ended may go some way to addressing concerns over transparency of clinical trial findings. With this initiative planned to start in January 2014, the editors argue that EMA will need to hold a firm course during 2013 while the details of the initiative are ironed out.



Health in Action

Research Articles

Toward an Understanding of Disengagement from HIV Treatment and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Qualitative Study

Norma C. Ware, Monique A. Wyatt, Elvin H. Geng, Sylvia F. Kaaya, Oche O. Agbaji, Winnie R. Muyindike, Guerino Chalamilla, Patricia A. Agaba

Erectile Dysfunction Severity as a Risk Marker for Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalisation and All-Cause Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study

Emily Banks, Grace Joshy, Walter P. Abhayaratna, Leonard Kritharides, Peter S. Macdonald, Rosemary J. Korda, John P. Chalmers

Prioritizing Congenital Syphilis Control in South China: A Decision Analytic Model to Inform Policy Implementation

Nicholas X. Tan, Chara Rydzak, Li-Gang Yang, Peter Vickerman, Bin Yang, Rosanna W. Peeling, Sarah Hawkes, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Joseph D. Tucker

The Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technology-Based Health Behaviour Change or Disease Management Interventions for Health Care Consumers: A Systematic Review

Caroline Free, Gemma Phillips, Leandro Galli, Louise Watson, Lambert Felix, Phil Edwards, Vikram Patel, Andy Haines

The Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technologies to Improve Health Care Service Delivery Processes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Caroline Free, Gemma Phillips, Louise Watson, Leandro Galli, Lambert Felix, Phil Edwards, Vikram Patel, Andy Haines