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Data from: Presence of blood in gastric juice: a sensitive marker for gastric cancer screening in a poor resource setting

Violet Kayamba, Kanekwa Zyambo & Paul Kelly
Background: Gastric cancer survival rates in Africa are low as many cases are diagnosed late. Currently, there are no inexpensive, non-invasive and simple techniques that can be employed in poor resource settings for early case detection. In this study, we explored the possibility using blood in gastric juice as a screening tool to identify patients requiring referral for endoscopy. Methods: The study was conducted at the University Teaching Hospital endoscopy unit in Lusaka, Zambia. During...

Data from: Two-year impact of community-based health screening and parenting groups on child development in Zambia: follow-up to a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Peter C. Rockers, Arianna Zanolini, Bowen Banda, Mwaba Moono Chipili, Robert C. Hughes, Davidson H. Hamer & G√ľnther Fink
Background: Early childhood interventions have potential to offset the negative impact of early adversity. We evaluated the impact of a community-based parenting group intervention on child development in Zambia. Methods and Findings: We conducted a non-masked cluster-randomized controlled trial in Southern Province, Zambia. Thirty clusters of villages were matched based on population density and distance from the nearest health center, and randomly assigned to intervention (15 clusters, 268 caregiver-child dyads) or control (15 clusters, 258...

Registration Year

  • 2018
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Resource Types

  • Dataset
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Affiliations

  • University of Zambia
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  • Boston Medical Center
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  • Queen Mary University of London
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  • University of Basel
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  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
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  • Boston University
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  • Department for International Development
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