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Table of Contents: April 2011

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Medical complicity in torture at Guantánamo Bay.

In the April editorial, the PLoS Medicine Editors argue that the publication of new evidence of the complicity of medical personnel in torture at Guantánamo Bay (GTMO) should bolster calls for further investigation into the role of medical staff at the prison. The new evidence is presented in research by Vincent Iacopino and Stephen Xenakis, in which the review of case records and legal documents of nine individuals imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay suggest that medical personnel assigned to the Department of Defense neglected to act on and/or concealed medical evidence of torture.

Editorial

Essay

Health in Action

Improving Effective Surgical Delivery in Humanitarian Disasters: Lessons from Haiti

Kathryn Chu, Christopher Stokes, Miguel Trelles, Nathan Ford

Policy Forums

A Call for Action: The Application of the International Health Regulations to the Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Didier Wernli, Thomas Haustein, John Conly, Yehuda Carmeli, Ilona Kickbusch, Stephan Harbarth

Research Articles

Effect of a Nutrition Supplement and Physical Activity Program on Pneumonia and Walking Capacity in Chilean Older People: A Factorial Cluster Randomized Trial

Alan D. Dangour, Cecilia Albala, Elizabeth Allen, Emily Grundy, Damian G. Walker, Cristian Aedo, Hugo Sanchez, Olivia Fletcher, Diana Elbourne, Ricardo Uauy

Decline in Diarrhea Mortality and Admissions after Routine Childhood Rotavirus Immunization in Brazil: A Time-Series Analysis

Greice Madeleine Ikeda do Carmo, Catherine Yen, Jennifer Cortes, Alessandra Araújo Siqueira, Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira, Juan José Cortez-Escalante, Ben Lopman, Brendan Flannery, Lucia Helena de Oliveira, Eduardo Hage Carmo, Manish Patel

Effect of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination on Serotype-Specific Carriage and Invasive Disease in England: A Cross-Sectional Study

Stefan Flasche, Albert Jan Van Hoek, Elizabeth Sheasby, Pauline Waight, Nick Andrews, Carmen Sheppard, Robert George, Elizabeth Miller

A Multifaceted Intervention to Implement Guidelines and Improve Admission Paediatric Care in Kenyan District Hospitals: A Cluster Randomised Trial

Philip Ayieko, Stephen Ntoburi, John Wagai, Charles Opondo, Newton Opiyo, Santau Migiro, Annah Wamae, Wycliffe Mogoa, Fred Were, Aggrey Wasunna, Greg Fegan, Grace Irimu, Mike English