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Kappagoda S, Ioannidis JP
Prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases: overview of randomized trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
The purpose of this review was to analyze evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and to identify areas where evidence is lacking. The most studied diseases were geohelminth infection (51 RCTs) and leishmaniasis (46 RCTs). Vaccines, chemoprophylaxis and interventions targeting insect vectors were evaluated in 113, 99 and 39 RCTs, respectively. Few addressed how best to deliver preventive chemotherapy.
Citation: Kappagoda S, Ioannidis JP . Prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases: overview of randomized trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Bull World Health Organ 2014 May;92(5):356-66c. doi: 10.2471/blt.13.129601..
Keywords: Prevention, Innovations and Emerging Issues, Evidence-Based Practice, Infectious Diseases