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Table of Contents: February 2010

COVER

A new policy on tobacco papers.

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In this month's Editorial, the PLoS Medicine editors announce that they will no longer consider papers for which support in whole or in part for the study or the researchers comes from a tobacco company. As a medical journal, this policy is important for two reasons, say the editors: First, tobacco is indisputably bad for health. And second, the editors remain concerned about the tobacco industry's long-standing and well-documented attempts to distort the science of and deflect attention away from the harmful effects of smoking.

Essay

Neglected Diseases

Packages of Care for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Alan J. Flisher, Katherine Sorsdahl, Sean Hatherill, Sonia Chehil

Health in Action

Developing Global Maps of the Dominant Anopheles Vectors of Human Malaria

Simon I. Hay, Marianne E. Sinka, Robi M. Okara, Caroline W. Kabaria, Philip M. Mbithi, Carolynn C. Tago, David Benz, Peter W. Gething, Rosalind E. Howes, Anand P. Patil, William H. Temperley, Michael J. Bangs, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Iqbal R. F. Elyazar, Ralph E. Harbach, Janet Hemingway, Sylvie Manguin, Charles M. Mbogo, Yasmin Rubio-Palis, H. Charles J Godfray

Policy Forums

Guidelines and Guidance

Guidance for Developers of Health Research Reporting Guidelines

David Moher, Kenneth F. Schulz, Iveta Simera, Douglas G. Altman

Research Articles

Event Rates, Hospital Utilization, and Costs Associated with Major Complications of Diabetes: A Multicountry Comparative Analysis

Philip M. Clarke, Paul Glasziou, Anushka Patel, John Chalmers, Mark Woodward, Stephen B. Harrap, Joshua A. Salomon , on behalf of the ADVANCE Collaborative Group

Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Incidence of Pregnancy among HIV-Infected Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cohort Study

Landon Myer, Rosalind J. Carter, Monica Katyal, Patricia Toro, Wafaa M. El-Sadr, Elaine J. Abrams

Pretreatment CD4 Cell Slope and Progression to AIDS or Death in HIV-Infected Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy—The CASCADE Collaboration: A Collaboration of 23 Cohort Studies

Marcel Wolbers, Abdel Babiker, Caroline Sabin, Jim Young, Maria Dorrucci, Geneviève Chêne, Cristina Mussini, Kholoud Porter, Heiner C. Bucher , on behalf of the CASCADE Collaboration

Effectiveness of Non-nucleoside Reverse-Transcriptase Inhibitor-Based Antiretroviral Therapy in Women Previously Exposed to a Single Intrapartum Dose of Nevirapine: A Multi-country, Prospective Cohort Study

Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, Michelle S. McConnell, James Kiarie, Omotayo Bolu, Thanomsak Anekthananon, Tavatchai Jariyasethpong, Dara Potter, Winnie Mutsotso, Craig B. Borkowf, Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, Peter Muiruri, John Odero Ong'ech, Isaac Zulu, Lungowe Njobvu, Bongkoch Jetsawang, Sonal Pathak, Marc Bulterys, Nathan Shaffer, Paul J. Weidle

Causes of Acute Hospitalization in Adolescence: Burden and Spectrum of HIV-Related Morbidity in a Country with an Early-Onset and Severe HIV Epidemic: A Prospective Survey

Rashida A. Ferrand, Tsitsi Bandason, Praise Musvaire, Natasha Larke, Kusum Nathoo, Hilda Mujuru, Chiratidzo E. Ndhlovu, Shungu Munyati, Frances M. Cowan, Diana M. Gibb, Elizabeth L. Corbett

Automated Detection of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Hospitals: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Susan S. Huang, Deborah S. Yokoe, John Stelling, Hilary Placzek, Martin Kulldorff, Ken Kleinman, Thomas F. O'Brien, Michael S. Calderwood, Johanna Vostok, Julie Dunn, Richard Platt