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Table of Contents: January 2017

Appropriate fetal growth and development in utero is essential for newborn health and lifelong well-being. An aim of obstetric care is to detect fetuses at risk of complications from fetal growth disorders, and intervene to reduce the risk.

For this month's Editorial, Sarah Stock and Jenny Myers discuss different approaches to fetal and neonatal growth assessment in light of two new research articles published in this month's PLOS Medicine that contribute to the evidence base regarding the use of population charts for detection of fetal growth disorders and how best to determine risk of complications. They argue that the benefits of detecting fetal growth disorders can only be realized if we can effectively reduce risk of complications.

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Health in Action

Bolstering Community Cooperation in Ebola Resurgence Protocols: Combining Field Blood Draw and Point-of-Care Diagnosis

Mosoka P. Fallah, Laura A. Skrip, Philomena Raftery, Miata Kullie, Watta Borbor, A. Scott Laney, David J. Blackley, Athalia Christie, Emily Kainne Dokubo, Terrence Q. Lo, Stewart Coulter, April Baller, Benjamin T. Vonhm, Philip Bemah, Sowillie Lomax, Adolphus Yeiah, Yatta Wapoe-Sackie, Jennifer Mann, Peter Clement, Gloria Davies-Wayne, Esther Hamblion, Caitlin Wolfe, Desmond Williams, Alex Gasasira, Francis Kateh, Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Alison P. Galvani

Policy Forums

Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Response to the Global Obesity Crisis

Maria Carolina Borges, Maria Laura Louzada, Thiago Hérick de Sá, Anthony A. Laverty, Diana C. Parra, Josefa Maria Fellegger Garzillo, Carlos Augusto Monteiro, Christopher Millett

Guidelines and Guidance

Reporting Items for Updated Clinical Guidelines: Checklist for the Reporting of Updated Guidelines (CheckUp)

Robin W. M. Vernooij, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Melissa Brouwers, Laura Martínez García, CheckUp Panel

Research Articles

Priority-Setting for Novel Drug Regimens to Treat Tuberculosis: An Epidemiologic Model

Emily A. Kendall, Sourya Shrestha, Ted Cohen, Eric Nuermberger, Kelly E. Dooley, Lice Gonzalez-Angulo, Gavin J. Churchyard, Payam Nahid, Michael L. Rich, Cathy Bansbach, Thomas Forissier, Christian Lienhardt, David W. Dowdy

Zika Virus Infection as a Cause of Congenital Brain Abnormalities and Guillain–Barré Syndrome: Systematic Review

Fabienne Krauer, Maurane Riesen, Ludovic Reveiz, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Ruth Martínez-Vega, Teegwendé V. Porgo, Anina Haefliger, Nathalie J. Broutet, Nicola Low, WHO Zika Causality Working Group

Effect of a Primary Care Walking Intervention with and without Nurse Support on Physical Activity Levels in 45- to 75-Year-Olds: The Pedometer And Consultation Evaluation (PACE-UP) Cluster Randomised Clinical Trial

Tess Harris, Sally M. Kerry, Elizabeth S. Limb, Christina R. Victor, Steve Iliffe, Michael Ussher, Peter H. Whincup, Ulf Ekelund, Julia Fox-Rushby, Cheryl Furness, Nana Anokye, Judith Ibison, Steve DeWilde, Lee David, Emma Howard, Rebecca Dale, Jaime Smith, Derek G. Cook

Population Pharmacokinetic Properties of Piperaquine in Falciparum Malaria: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis

Richard M. Hoglund, Lesley Workman, Michael D. Edstein, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Nguyen Ngoc Quang, Issaka Zongo, Jean Bosco Ouedraogo, Steffen Borrmann, Leah Mwai, Christian Nsanzabana, Ric N. Price, Prabin Dahal, Nancy C. Sambol, Sunil Parikh, Francois Nosten, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Aung Pyae Phyo, Khin Maung Lwin, Rose McGready, Nicholas P. J. Day, Philippe J. Guerin, Nicholas J. White, Karen I. Barnes, Joel Tarning

Association of Body Mass Index with DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Blood Cells and Relations to Cardiometabolic Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Approach

Michael M. Mendelson, Riccardo E. Marioni, Roby Joehanes, Chunyu Liu, Åsa K. Hedman, Stella Aslibekyan, Ellen W. Demerath, Weihua Guan, Degui Zhi, Chen Yao, Tianxiao Huan, Christine Willinger, Brian Chen, Paul Courchesne, Michael Multhaup, Marguerite R. Irvin, Ariella Cohain, Eric E. Schadt, Megan L. Grove, Jan Bressler, Kari North, Johan Sundström, Stefan Gustafsson, Sonia Shah, Allan F. McRae, Sarah E. Harris, Jude Gibson, Paul Redmond, Janie Corley, Lee Murphy, John M. Starr, Erica Kleinbrink, Leonard Lipovich, Peter M. Visscher, Naomi R. Wray, Ronald M. Krauss, Daniele Fallin, Andrew Feinberg, Devin M. Absher, Myriam Fornage, James S. Pankow, Lars Lind, Caroline Fox, Erik Ingelsson, Donna K. Arnett, Eric Boerwinkle, Liming Liang, Daniel Levy, Ian J. Deary

Patient Safety Incidents Involving Sick Children in Primary Care in England and Wales: A Mixed Methods Analysis

Philippa Rees, Adrian Edwards, Colin Powell, Peter Hibbert, Huw Williams, Meredith Makeham, Ben Carter, Donna Luff, Gareth Parry, Anthony Avery, Aziz Sheikh, Liam Donaldson, Andrew Carson-Stevens

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The World Health Organization Fetal Growth Charts: A Multinational Longitudinal Study of Ultrasound Biometric Measurements and Estimated Fetal Weight

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