Table of Contents: June 2007


Occupational Medicine: From the Factory to the Film Industry.

Image Credit: Image provided by the US Centers for Disease Control, from the Public Health Bulletin No. 262, 1941
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This 1941 image of factory workers assembling storage batteries takes its theme from this month's editorial, "The Changing Face of Occupational Medicine." The editorial topic was suggested by the Policy Forum by Corita Grudzen and Peter Kerndt (Grudzen CR, Kerndt PR [2007] The adult film industry: Time to regulate? PLoS Med 4: e126 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040126) on the need for the adult film industry to self-regulate to protect workers' rights and for occupational medicine to adapt to the requirements of workers today.

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Health in Action

HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment in Two Prisons in Thailand

David Wilson, Nathan Ford, Verapun Ngammee, Arlene Chua, Moe Kyaw Kyaw

Policy Forums

The Adult Film Industry: Time to Regulate?

Corita R Grudzen, Peter R Kerndt

The Great Failure of Malaria Control in Africa: A District Perspective from Burkina Faso

Bocar Kouyaté, Ali Sie, Maurice Yé, Manuela De Allegri, Olaf Müller

Student Forum

Teaching Global Health at the Frontlines

Javier Villafuerte-Galvez, Walter H Curioso

Research Articles

An Epidemiological Network Model for Disease Outbreak Detection

Ben Y Reis, Isaac S Kohane, Kenneth D Mandl

Commercial Serological Antibody Detection Tests for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review

Karen R Steingart, Megan Henry, Suman Laal, Philip C Hopewell, Andrew Ramsay, Dick Menzies, Jane Cunningham, Karin Weldingh, Madhukar Pai

Longitudinal Assessment of an ELISPOT Test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

Philip C Hill, Roger H Brookes, Annette Fox, Dolly Jackson-Sillah, David J Jeffries, Moses D Lugos, Simon A Donkor, Ifedayo M Adetifa, Bouke C de Jong, Alex M Aiken, Richard A Adegbola, Keith P McAdam

Thioredoxin Glutathione Reductase from Schistosoma mansoni: An Essential Parasite Enzyme and a Key Drug Target

Angela N Kuntz, Elisabeth Davioud-Charvet, Ahmed A Sayed, Lindsay L Califf, Jean Dessolin, Elias S. J Arnér, David L Williams

Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Management and Pay-for-Performance in the UK: The Wandsworth Prospective Diabetes Study

Christopher Millett, Jeremy Gray, Sonia Saxena, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, Kamlesh Khunti, Azeem Majeed

Leisure Physical Activity and the Risk of Fracture in Men

Karl Michaëlsson, Helena Olofsson, Karin Jensevik, Sune Larsson, Hans Mallmin, Lars Berglund, Bengt Vessby, Håkan Melhus

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Mediates Intracrine Survival in Human Breast Carcinoma Cells through Internally Expressed VEGFR1/FLT1

Tae-Hee Lee, Seyha Seng, Masayuki Sekine, Cimona Hinton, Yigong Fu, Hava Karsenty Avraham, Shalom Avraham

Canine and Human Visual Cortex Intact and Responsive Despite Early Retinal Blindness from RPE65 Mutation

Geoffrey K Aguirre, András M Komáromy, Artur V Cideciyan, David H Brainard, Tomas S Aleman, Alejandro J Roman, Brian B Avants, James C Gee, Marc Korczykowski, William W Hauswirth, Gregory M Acland, Gustavo D Aguirre, Geoffrey K Aguirre


Neuraminidase Antibodies and H5N1: Geographic-Dependent Influenza Epidemiology Could Determine Cross-Protection against Emerging Strains

Jesus F Bermejo-Martin, David J Kelvin, Yi Guan, Honglin Chen, Pilar Perez-Breña, Inmaculada Casas, Eduardo Arranz, Raul O de Lejarazu

Biomedical Journals and Global Poverty: Is HINARI a Step Backwards?

Javier Villafuerte-Gálvez, Walter H Curioso, Oscar Gayoso

Lethal Injection: Other Views

The PLoS Medicine Editors


Correction: Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Low Vision in Southern Sudan

Jeremiah Ngondi, Francis Ole-Sempele, Alice Onsarigo, Ibrahim Matende, Samson Baba, Mark Reacher, Fiona Matthews, Carol Brayne, Paul M Emerson