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August 2007

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.

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Neglected Diseases

Anaemia: A Useful Indicator of Neglected Disease Burden and Control

Imelda Bates, Stephen McKew, Faruk Sarkinfada

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

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