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PNG Medical Journal 2008

Listed below are the issues of the PNG Medical journal published in 2008. Each hyperlink will download a PDF file containing the relevant article.

Papua New Guinea Medical Journal
ISSN 0031-1480
March-June 2008, Volume 51, Number 1-2

EDITORS: PETER M. SIBA, NAKAPI TEFUARANI

Editorial Committee
 
F. Hombhanje
G. Mola
A. Saweri
J. Vince

Assistant Editor: Cynthea Leahy
Emeritus Editor:
Michael Alpers

Email: pngmedj@pngimr.org.pg
Web page: http://www.pngimr.org.pg

  • Registered at GPO, Port Moresby for transmission by Post as a Qualified Publication.
  • Printed by Bolton Inprint for the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea.
  • Authors preparing manuscripts for publication in the Journal should consult 'Information for Authors' inside back cover.

Volume 51, Number 1-2, March-June 2008

CONTENTS

 
EDITORIAL
Treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinea: what should be done? T.M.E. Davis 1
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Knowledge and attitudes about infant feeding among nulliparous and parous women in Port Moresby: a comparative study D. Frank, P. Ripa, J.D. Vince and N. Tefuarani 5
A review of the current state of malaria among pregnant women in Papua New Guinea I. Mueller, S. Rogerson, G.D.L. Mola and J.C. Reeder
12
A case-control study of VDRL-positive antenatal clinic attenders at the Port Moresby General Hospital Antenatal Clinic and Labour Ward to determine outcomes, sociodemographic features and associated risk factors G.D.L. Mola, A. Golpak and A.B. Amoa
17
Variations of the middle thyroid vein in Papua New Guinean Melanesians D.J. Hasola, G. Gende and O. Liko
27
A focused ethnography about treatment-seeking behaviour and traditional medicine in the Nasioi area of Bougainville J.E. Macfarlane
29
Primary repair of colonic injuries at the Kundiawa and Madang General Hospitals, Papua New Guinea J. Kuzma and J. Jaworski
43
Barriers to the delivery of the hepatitis B birth dose: a study of five Papua New Guinean hospitals in 2007 S.G Downing, W. Lagani, R. Guy and M. Hellard
47
The prevalence of HIV infection in women attending antenatal clinics in Fiji C.H. Washington, L.M. Singer, T. McCaig, L. Tikoduadua, S.T. Ali, J. Fong, J. Luveni, T.O. Kyaw-Myint, S. Watson and F. Russell
56
MEDLARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
60


Papua New Guinea Medical Journal
ISSN 0031-1480
September-December 2008, Volume 51, Number 3-4

EDITORS: PETER M. SIBA, NAKAPI TEFUARANI, FRANCIS HOMBHANJE

Editorial Committee
B. Amoa
V. Golpak
G. Hiawalyer
J.Millan
G.Mola   A. Saweri
J. Vince
   

Assistant Editor: Cynthea Leahy
Emeritus Editor:
Michael Alpers

Email: pngmedj@pngimr.org.pg
Web page: http://www.pngimr.org.pg

  • Registered at GPO, Port Moresby for transmission by Post as a Qualified Publication.
  • Printed by Bolton Inprint for the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea.
  • Authors preparing manuscripts for publication in the Journal should consult 'Information for Authors' inside back cover.

Volume 51, Number 3-4, September-December 2008

CONTENTS

MEMORIAL TO DR HELEN VRBOVA

EDITORIAL  
A memorial tribute to Helena Vrbova M.P. Alpers 73
TRIBUTES
80
Helena Vrbova: a very special person G. Vrbova
Helena Vrbova – a personal tribute D.J. Jolley
86
Helena Vrbova, malaria epidemiologist B.A. Darlow
90
Helena Vrbova: a reminiscence S.J. Oppenheimer
92
Dr Helena Vrbova – a pioneer in malaria research J. Stace
94
Helena Vrbova – an appreciation A.O. Lucas
95
Personal observations on the characteristics of scientists J. Taime
96
Tribute from Gonoa village, sent to her family at the time of Helena’s death Gonoa Village and J.S. Moir
98
Bibliography of Helena Vrbova
99
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
102
Women’s groups and the marketing of health interventions – a Tanzanian experience D. Charlwood 102
Effective diagnostic tests and anthelmintic treatment for Strongyloides stercoralis make community control feasible J.M. Shield and W. Page
105
The relationship between undernutrition and humoral immune status in children with pneumonia in Papua New Guinea A.W. Cripps, D.C. Otczyk, J. Barker, D. Lehmann and M.P. Alpers 120
Alpha+-thalassaemia and malaria in Melanesia: epidemiological perspectives F.J.I. Fowkes and K.P. Day 131
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
 
Does Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) make a difference to the assessment of sick children in Papua New Guinea? M. Moti and J.D. Vince 138
Glycophorin C ?exon3 is not associated with protection against severe anaemia in Papua New Guinea L. Tavul, I. Mueller, L. Rare, E. Lin, P.A. Zimmerman, J. Reeder, P. Siba and P. Michon 149
Is a ‘convenience’ sample useful for estimating immunization coverage in a small population? J.E. Weir and C. Jones 155
MEDICAL RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 160

MEDLARS BIBLIOGRAPHY


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