Author Archive | Clotilde Rambaud-Althaus

Clinical features to diagnose pneumonia in children under 5: A systematic review

Pneumonia is the leading cause of child mortality. In low income countries only clinical diagnosis is available. We undertook a systematic literature review to assess the diagnostic accuracy of WHO non-severe pneumonia case definition for children less than 5 years of age and identify which clinical features best predict pneumonia. We present in here our […]

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Smartphones to improve health workers performance and rational drug use for management of childhood illnesses in low resource settings.

In low resource settings, where childhood mortality is high, health workers (HWs)’ compliance to guidelines is essential to improve management of childhood illness. We developed paper and electronic versions of an algorithm for the management of childhood illness (ALMANACH) combining clinical elements with rapid tests for malaria and urinary infection. We assessed HWs’ compliance to […]

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