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July 2019

Recent years have brought a major increase in the numbers of refugees seeking safety away from their home region or country, and of people migrating for economic or other reasons. Protecting and providing health care for these diverse and widespread groups presents great challenges, and a global action plan to guide the principles and practice of health provision in different settings was agreed at the 72nd World Health Assembly.

In this month's Editorial, the PLOS Medicine Editors discuss providing for the health and wellbeing of migrants and refugees, and announce a forthcoming special issue devoted to the topic.

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Migrants and refugees: Improving health and well-being in a world on the move

Richard Turner, on behalf of the PLOS Medicine editors

Research Articles

Risks of stillbirth and neonatal death with advancing gestation at term: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies of 15 million pregnancies

Javaid Muglu, Henna Rather, David Arroyo-Manzano, Sohinee Bhattacharya, Imelda Balchin, Asma Khalil, Basky Thilaganathan, Khalid S. Khan, Javier Zamora, Shakila Thangaratinam

Kawasaki disease and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination among young children: A self-controlled risk interval and cohort study with null results

Meghan A. Baker, Bethany Baer, Martin Kulldorff, Lauren Zichittella, Rebecca Reindel, Sandra DeLuccia, Hana Lipowicz, Katherine Freitas, Robert Jin, W. Katherine Yih

Validation of the prognostic value of NF-κB p65 in prostate cancer: A retrospective study using a large multi-institutional cohort of the Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network

Andrée-Anne Grosset, Véronique Ouellet, Christine Caron, Gabriela Fragoso, Véronique Barrès, Nathalie Delvoye, Mathieu Latour, Armen Aprikian, Alain Bergeron, Simone Chevalier, Ladan Fazli, Neil Fleshner, Martin Gleave, Pierre Karakiewicz, Louis Lacombe, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Theodorus van der Kwast, Dominique Trudel, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Fred Saad, for the Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network

Clinical, microbiologic, and immunologic determinants of mortality in hospitalized patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis: A prospective cohort study

Charlotte Schutz, David Barr, Bruno B. Andrade, Muki Shey, Amy Ward, Saskia Janssen, Rosie Burton, Katalin A. Wilkinson, Bianca Sossen, Kiyoshi F. Fukutani, Mark Nicol, Gary Maartens, Robert J. Wilkinson, Graeme Meintjes

Assessing the impact of physical exercise on cognitive function in older medical patients during acute hospitalization: Secondary analysis of a randomized trial

Mikel L. Sáez de Asteasu, Nicolás Martínez-Velilla, Fabricio Zambom-Ferraresi, Álvaro Casas-Herrero, Eduardo L. Cadore, Arkaitz Galbete, Mikel Izquierdo

Effect of a two-stage intervention package on the cesarean section rate in Guangzhou, China: A before-and-after study

Xiaoyan Xia, Zehong Zhou, Songying Shen, Jinhua Lu, Lifang Zhang, Peiyuan Huang, Jia Yu, Li Yang, Ping Wang, Kin-bong Hubert Lam, Bo Jacobsson, Ben Willem Mol, Huimin Xia, Xiu Qiu

A simple real-time model for predicting acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients in the US: A descriptive modeling study

Michael Simonov, Ugochukwu Ugwuowo, Erica Moreira, Yu Yamamoto, Aditya Biswas, Melissa Martin, Jeffrey Testani, F. Perry Wilson

Intranasal sufentanil versus intravenous morphine for acute severe trauma pain: A double-blind randomized non-inferiority study

Marc Blancher, Maxime Maignan, Cyrielle Clapé, Jean-Louis Quesada, Roselyne Collomb-Muret, François Albasini, François-Xavier Ageron, Stephanie Fey, Audrey Wuyts, Jean-Jacques Banihachemi, Barthelemy Bertrand, Audrey Lehmann, Claire Bollart, Guillaume Debaty, Raphaël Briot, Damien Viglino

Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture: A multicenter randomized controlled trial

Antti P. Launonen, Bakir O. Sumrein, Aleksi Reito, Vesa Lepola, Juha Paloneva, Kenneth B. Jonsson, Olof Wolf, Peter Ström, Hans E. Berg, Li Felländer-Tsai, Karl-Åke Jansson, Daniel Fell, Inger Mechlenburg, Kaj Døssing, Helle Østergaard, Aare Märtson, Minna K. Laitinen, Ville M. Mattila, as the NITEP group

Determinants of cognitive performance and decline in 20 diverse ethno-regional groups: A COSMIC collaboration cohort study

Darren M. Lipnicki, Steve R. Makkar, John D. Crawford, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Nicole A. Kochan, Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa, Erico Castro-Costa, Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri, Carol Brayne, Blossom Stephan, Juan J. Llibre-Rodriguez, Jorge J. Llibre-Guerra, Adolfo J. Valhuerdi-Cepero, Richard B. Lipton, Mindy J. Katz, Carol A. Derby, Karen Ritchie, Marie-Laure Ancelin, Isabelle Carrière, Nikolaos Scarmeas, Mary Yannakoulia, Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou, Linda Lam, Wai-chi Chan, Ada Fung, Antonio Guaita, Roberta Vaccaro, Annalisa Davin, Ki Woong Kim, Ji Won Han, Seung Wan Suh, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Susanne Roehr, Alexander Pabst, Martin van Boxtel, Sebastian Köhler, Kay Deckers, Mary Ganguli, Erin P. Jacobsen, Tiffany F. Hughes, Kaarin J. Anstey, Nicolas Cherbuin, Mary N. Haan, Allison E. Aiello, Kristina Dang, Shuzo Kumagai, Tao Chen, Kenji Narazaki, Tze Pin Ng, Qi Gao, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Marcia Scazufca, Henry Brodaty, Katya Numbers, Julian N. Trollor, Kenichi Meguro, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Ishii, Antonio Lobo, Raul Lopez-Anton, Javier Santabárbara, Yvonne Leung, Jessica W. Lo, Gordana Popovic, Perminder S. Sachdev, for Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium (COSMIC)

Particulate matter air pollution and national and county life expectancy loss in the USA: A spatiotemporal analysis

James E. Bennett, Helen Tamura-Wicks, Robbie M. Parks, Richard T. Burnett, C. Arden Pope III, Matthew J. Bechle, Julian D. Marshall, Goodarz Danaei, Majid Ezzati

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnant women with metabolic risk factors (ESTEEM): A pragmatic multicentre randomised trial

Bassel H. Al Wattar, Julie Dodds, Anna Placzek, Lee Beresford, Eleni Spyreli, Amanda Moore, Francisco J. Gonzalez Carreras, Frances Austin, Nilaani Murugesu, Tessa J. Roseboom, Maira Bes-Rastrollo, Graham A. Hitman, Richard Hooper, Khalid S. Khan, Shakila Thangaratinam, for the ESTEEM study group

Care practices and neonatal survival in 52 neonatal intensive care units in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India: A cross-sectional study

Claudia Hanson, Samiksha Singh, Karen Zamboni, Mukta Tyagi, Swecha Chamarty, Rajan Shukla, Joanna Schellenberg

Adherence clubs and decentralized medication delivery to support patient retention and sustained viral suppression in care: Results from a cluster-randomized evaluation of differentiated ART delivery models in South Africa

Matthew P. Fox, Sophie Pascoe, Amy N. Huber, Joshua Murphy, Mokgadi Phokojoe, Marelize Gorgens, Sydney Rosen, David Wilson, Yogan Pillay, Nicole Fraser-Hurt

Mild-to-moderate renal pelvis dilatation identified during pregnancy and hospital admissions in childhood: An electronic birth cohort study in Wales, UK

Lisa Hurt, Melissa Wright, Joanne Demmler, Judith VanDerVoort, Susan Morris, Fiona Brook, David Tucker, Maria Chapman, Nick A. Francis, Rhian Daniel, David Fone, Sinead Brophy, Shantini Paranjothy

Competition and price among brand-name drugs in the same class: A systematic review of the evidence

Ameet Sarpatwari, Jonathan DiBello, Marie Zakarian, Mehdi Najafzadeh, Aaron S. Kesselheim

Preeclampsia and risk of end stage kidney disease: A Swedish nationwide cohort study

Ali S. Khashan, Marie Evans, Marius Kublickas, Fergus P. McCarthy, Louise C. Kenny, Peter Stenvinkel, Tony Fitzgerald, Karolina Kublickiene

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