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Table of Contents: August 2007

COVER

Qualitative Research: Careful Listening.

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A recent PLoS Medicine systematic review of qualitative research on adherence to tuberculosis treatment (Munro et al.) shows there is a need to listen more carefully to patients' own accounts of their treatment experiences. This review has prompted the writing of an editorial (PLoS Medicine Editors) on the importance of qualitative research.

Neglected Diseases

Anaemia: A Useful Indicator of Neglected Disease Burden and Control

Imelda Bates, Stephen McKew, Faruk Sarkinfada

Perspective

Improving Case Definitions for Severe Malaria

Nicholas M Anstey, Ric N Price

Health in Action

Setting Priorities in Child Health Research Investments for South Africa

Mark Tomlinson, Mickey Chopra, David Sanders, Debbie Bradshaw, Michael Hendricks, David Greenfield, Robert E Black, Shams El Arifeen, Igor Rudan

Development of New Tuberculosis Vaccines: A Global Perspective on Regulatory Issues

Michael J Brennan, Uli Fruth, Julie Milstien, Rosemary Tiernan, Sergio de Andrade Nishioka, Liliana Chocarro , Developing Countries Vaccine Regulatory Network and the Ad Hoc Regulatory and TB Expert Panel

Creating a Conversation: Insights from the Development of a Decision Aid

Victor M Montori, Maggie Breslin, Matthew Maleska, Audrey J Weymiller

Policy Forums

Making Performance-Based Funding Work for Health

Daniel Low-Beer, Houtan Afkhami, Ryuichi Komatsu, Prerna Banati, Musoke Sempala, Itamar Katz, John Cutler, Paul Schumacher, Ronald Tran-Ba-Huy, Bernhard Schwartländer

HIV Denial in the Internet Era

Tara C Smith, Steven P Novella

Research in Translation

Translating Pharmacogenomics: Challenges on the Road to the Clinic

Jesse J Swen, Tom W Huizinga, Hans Gelderblom, Elisabeth G. E de Vries, Willem J. J Assendelft, Julia Kirchheiner, Henk-Jan Guchelaar

Research Articles

How Evidence-Based Are the Recommendations in Evidence-Based Guidelines?

Finlay A McAlister, Sean van Diepen, Rajdeep S Padwal, Jeffrey A Johnson, Sumit R Majumdar

Defining Childhood Severe Falciparum Malaria for Intervention Studies

Philip Bejon, James A Berkley, Tabitha Mwangi, Edna Ogada, Isaiah Mwangi, Kathryn Maitland, Thomas Williams, J. Anthony G Scott, Mike English, Brett S Lowe, Norbert Peshu, Charles R. J. C Newton, Kevin Marsh

Monitoring the Impact of Influenza by Age: Emergency Department Fever and Respiratory Complaint Surveillance in New York City

Donald R Olson, Richard T Heffernan, Marc Paladini, Kevin Konty, Don Weiss, Farzad Mostashari

Antiretroviral Treatment and Prevention of Peripartum and Postnatal HIV Transmission in West Africa: Evaluation of a Two-Tiered Approach

Besigin Tonwe-Gold, Didier K Ekouevi, Ida Viho, Clarisse Amani-Bosse, Siaka Toure, Patrick A Coffie, François Rouet, Renaud Becquet, Valériane Leroy, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Elaine J Abrams, François Dabis

Expansion of Regulatory T Cells in Patients with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

Brigitte Senechal, Gaelle Elain, Eric Jeziorski, Virginie Grondin, Natacha Patey-Mariaud de Serre, Francis Jaubert, Kheira Beldjord, Arielle Lellouch, Christophe Glorion, Michel Zerah, Pierre Mary, Mohammed Barkaoui, Jean Francois Emile, Liliane Boccon-Gibod, Patrice Josset, Marianne Debré, Alain Fischer, Jean Donadieu, Frederic Geissmann

Whole Grain, Bran, and Germ Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Cohort Study and Systematic Review

Jeroen S. L de Munter, Frank B Hu, Donna Spiegelman, Mary Franz, Rob M van Dam

Reducing Amyloid Plaque Burden via Ex Vivo Gene Delivery of an Aβ-Degrading Protease: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Alzheimer Disease

Matthew L Hemming, Michaela Patterson, Casper Reske-Nielsen, Ling Lin, Ole Isacson, Dennis J Selkoe

Corrections

Correction: 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

Correction: 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