Jorg Heukelbach

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Mortality Related to Chagas Disease and HIV/AIDS Coinfection in Brazil
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, 60430 140 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    J Trop Med 2012:534649. 2012
  2. pmc Epidemiology of mortality related to Chagas' disease in Brazil, 1999-2007
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1508. 2012
  3. pmc Risk factors for tungiasis in Nigeria: identification of targets for effective intervention
    Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko
    Department of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1:e87. 2007
  4. pmc Patterns of migration and risks associated with leprosy among migrants in Maranhão, Brazil
    Christine Murto
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2422. 2013
  5. pmc Poor dental status and oral hygiene practices in institutionalized older people in northeast Brazil
    Luciene Ribeiro Gaião
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará UFC, Fortaleza, Ceará 60430 140, Brazil
    Int J Dent 2009:846081. 2009
  6. pmc Epidemiology and control of human schistosomiasis in Tanzania
    Humphrey D Mazigo
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 5:274. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of scabies in resource-poor communities
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:127-32. 2013
  8. pmc Co-infections with Plasmodium falciparum, Schistosoma mansoni and intestinal helminths among schoolchildren in endemic areas of northwestern Tanzania
    Humphrey D Mazigo
    Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P, O, Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 3:44. 2010
  9. pmc Prevalence of soil transmitted nematodes on Nukufetau, a remote Pacific island in Tuvalu
    Rick Speare
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Lymphatic Filariasis, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 6:110. 2006
  10. pmc HIV, appendectomy and postoperative complications at a reference hospital in Northwest Tanzania: cross-sectional study
    Geofrey C Giiti
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P, O, Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania
    AIDS Res Ther 7:47. 2010

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Publications78

  1. pmc Mortality Related to Chagas Disease and HIV/AIDS Coinfection in Brazil
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, 60430 140 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    J Trop Med 2012:534649. 2012
    ..Due to the epidemiological transition in Brazil, chronic Chagas disease and HIV/AIDS coinfection will be further complicated and require the development of evidence-based preventive control measures...
  2. pmc Epidemiology of mortality related to Chagas' disease in Brazil, 1999-2007
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1508. 2012
    ..Here we present a nationwide analysis on Chagas-associated mortality, and risk factors for death from this disease...
  3. pmc Risk factors for tungiasis in Nigeria: identification of targets for effective intervention
    Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko
    Department of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1:e87. 2007
    ..Prevalences in endemic areas are high, and severe pathology occurs commonly. However, risk factors for infestation have never been assessed in Africa...
  4. pmc Patterns of migration and risks associated with leprosy among migrants in Maranhão, Brazil
    Christine Murto
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2422. 2013
    ..Our findings provide insight into patterns of migration to localize focused control efforts in endemic areas with high population mobility...
  5. pmc Poor dental status and oral hygiene practices in institutionalized older people in northeast Brazil
    Luciene Ribeiro Gaião
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará UFC, Fortaleza, Ceará 60430 140, Brazil
    Int J Dent 2009:846081. 2009
    ..Dental health education is needed focusing on the special needs of this neglected and socioeconomically deprived population to improve their quality of life...
  6. pmc Epidemiology and control of human schistosomiasis in Tanzania
    Humphrey D Mazigo
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 5:274. 2012
    ..There is therefore an urgent need to revise the current approach for the successful control of the disease. Clearly, these need to be integrated control measures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of scabies in resource-poor communities
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:127-32. 2013
    ..Features of endemic scabies are specific in resource-poor and underprivileged communities, with implications for control measures on the community level. In this review, these special aspects are addressed...
  8. pmc Co-infections with Plasmodium falciparum, Schistosoma mansoni and intestinal helminths among schoolchildren in endemic areas of northwestern Tanzania
    Humphrey D Mazigo
    Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P, O, Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 3:44. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc Prevalence of soil transmitted nematodes on Nukufetau, a remote Pacific island in Tuvalu
    Rick Speare
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Lymphatic Filariasis, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 6:110. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc HIV, appendectomy and postoperative complications at a reference hospital in Northwest Tanzania: cross-sectional study
    Geofrey C Giiti
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P, O, Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania
    AIDS Res Ther 7:47. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  11. pmc A new two-phase dimeticone pediculicide shows high efficacy in a comparative bioassay
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceara, Costa Mendes, Fortaleza CE, Brazil
    BMC Dermatol 9:12. 2009
    ..Here we assessed in a comparative bioassay the ex vivo efficacy of "NYDA sensitiv", a new two-phase dimeticone-based pediculicide similar to a product established on the market, but without fragrances...
  12. pmc Interruption and defaulting of multidrug therapy against leprosy: population-based study in Brazil's Savannah Region
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1031. 2011
    ..Low adherence to multidrug therapy against leprosy (MDT) is still an important obstacle of disease control, and may lead to remaining sources of infection, incomplete cure, irreversible complications, and multidrug resistance...
  13. doi request reprint Bed bugs, leeches and hookworm larvae in the skin
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608, 5 andar, 60430 140 Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Clin Dermatol 27:285-90. 2009
    ..An overview is given of these three infestations with a discussion of the causative agents, transmission, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment...
  14. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans in a rural community in Brazil
    J Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, CE 60430 140, Brazil
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:53-61. 2008
    ..Local control of HrCLM should be based primarily on the health education of mothers and the elder girls who take care of their younger siblings...
  15. doi request reprint In vitro efficacy of over-the-counter botanical pediculicides against the head louse Pediculus humanus var capitis based on a stringent standard for mortality assessment
    J Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Med Vet Entomol 22:264-72. 2008
    ..g. 80%) in head lice collected from the target population should be licensed for sale...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis in international travelers exiting Brazil: an airport survey
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    J Travel Med 14:374-80. 2007
    ..To describe the occurrence of CLM and tungiasis in international travelers, a cross-sectional study was done...
  17. pmc A highly efficacious pediculicide based on dimeticone: randomized observer blinded comparative trial
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 8:115. 2008
    ..In this trial we assessed the efficacy of a product containing a high (92%) concentration of the silicone oil dimeticone (identical in composition to NYDA(R)), as compared to a 1% permethrin lotion...
  18. pmc Opportunistic illnesses in Brazilian children with AIDS: results from two national cohort studies, 1983-2007
    Alberto N Ramos
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Rua Professor Costa Mendes 1608, 5 andar Bloco Didático Rodolfo Teófilo CE CEP 60430 140, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    AIDS Res Ther 8:23. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  19. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding head lice infestations in rural Nigeria
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    J Infect Dev Ctries 5:652-7. 2011
    ..Head lice infestations are common in sub-Saharan Africa, but knowledge, attitudes and practices have never been studied in this region...
  20. ncbi request reprint A new shampoo based on neem (Azadirachta indica) is highly effective against head lice in vitro
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 99:353-6. 2006
    ..The neem shampoo was more effective than the permethrin-based product. We speculate that complex plant-based compounds will replace the well-defined chemical pediculicides if resistance to the commonly used products further increases...
  21. pmc Waterborne toxoplasmosis, northeastern Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Federal University of Ceará School of Medicine, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:287-9. 2007
    ..Consumption of homemade ice was the only variable associated with seropositivity (adjusted odds ratio, 3.1, 95% confidence interval, 1.53-6.24). Our results suggest that water is a source of infection with Toxoplasma gondii...
  22. pmc Selective mass treatment with ivermectin to control intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in a severely affected population
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Bull World Health Organ 82:563-71. 2004
    ..To assess the short-term and long-term impact of selective mass treatment with ivermectin on the prevalence of intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in an economically depressed community in north-east Brazil...
  23. ncbi request reprint Tungiasis: high prevalence, parasite load, and morbidity in a rural community in Lagos State, Nigeria
    Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko
    Department of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
    Int J Dermatol 46:475-81. 2007
    ..Tungiasis is common in resource-poor populations throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa, but epidemiologic data from Africa on this ectoparasitosis are scarce...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in women in rural Northeast Brazil
    Fabiola Araujo Oliveira
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    J Infect Dev Ctries 2:211-7. 2008
    ..Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are highly prevalent in northeast Brazil, but factors associated with the presence of an STI have rarely been studied systematically...
  25. pmc Parasites of importance for human health in Nigerian dogs: high prevalence and limited knowledge of pet owners
    Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko
    Department of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
    BMC Vet Res 4:49. 2008
    ..Dogs are the most common pet animals worldwide. They may harbour a wide range of parasites with zoonotic potential, thus causing a health risk to humans. In Nigeria, epidemiological knowledge on these parasites is limited...
  26. ncbi request reprint Parasitic skin diseases: health care-seeking in a slum in north-east Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 8:368-73. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of tungiasis in an endemic community
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:145-9. 2005
    ..The study shows that prevalence of tungiasis and parasite burden vary significantly during the year with a peak in the dry season. These findings have important consequences for the design of control measures...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Tungiasis: a neglected disease causing severe morbidity in a shantytown in Fortaleza, State of Ceará]
    Liana Ariza
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 40:63-7. 2007
    ..Tungiasis needs to be recognized as a public health problem in this study area and other similar endemic areas...
  29. doi request reprint High prevalence of intestinal infections and ectoparasites in dogs, Minas Gerais State (southeast Brazil)
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 111:1913-21. 2012
    ..Our systematic study shows that dogs in Uberlândia carry a high number of parasites which may cause zoonotic diseases in humans; therefore, further specific evidence-based intervention measures are needed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clusters of leprosy transmission and of late diagnosis in a highly endemic area in Brazil: focus on different spatial analysis approaches
    Carlos H Alencar
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 17:518-25. 2012
    ..The Brazilian National Hansen's Disease Control Program recently identified clusters with high disease transmission. Herein, we present different spatial analytical approaches to define highly vulnerable areas in one of these clusters...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ectoparasites--the underestimated realm
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation and Department of Community Medicine, Federal University of Ceará State, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Lancet 363:889-91. 2004
    ..For head lice and scabies the situation is daunting, because resistance of Pediculus humanus capitis and Sarcoptes scabiei to insecticides is spreading and unpredictable...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Ecoparasitoses and public health in Brazil: challenges for control]
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Fundação Mandacaru, Fortaleza, CE, 60833 830, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:1535-40. 2003
    ..This article discusses potential measures to control parasitic skin diseases in affected communities, based on mass treatment, health education, and (when applicable) eradication of animal reservoirs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous larva migrans (creeping eruption) in an urban slum in Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza CE, Brazil
    Int J Dermatol 43:511-5. 2004
    ..Knowledge about this ectoparasitosis is mainly based on the examination of travelers or other expatriates. Population-based studies in an endemic area have never been performed...
  34. doi request reprint Pigs are the most important animal reservoir for Tunga penetrans (jigger flea) in rural Nigeria
    Uade S Ugbomoiko
    Department of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
    Trop Doct 38:226-7. 2008
    ..4%; median = 1.5). Of all the tungiasis lesions identified 83% were found in pigs. Our data confirm that tungiasis is a zoonotic disease, and that pigs are its most important animal reservoir in this endemic community...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Hansen's Disease in the municipality of Fortaleza, CE, Brazil: epidemiological and operational aspects in children under 15-years-old (1995-2006)]
    Carlos Henrique Morais de Alencar
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE
    Rev Bras Enferm 61:694-700. 2008
    ..The occurrence of cases of leprosy in this population represents an epidemiologic indicator of great importance and its analysis extends the discussion on operational problems in the network of health services...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mortality of Chagas' disease in Brazil: spatial patterns and definition of high-risk areas
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 17:1066-75. 2012
    ..To describe patterns of spatial distribution of mortality associated with Chagas' disease in Brazil...
  37. doi request reprint Mortality due to Chagas disease in Brazil from 1979 to 2009: trends and regional differences
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    J Infect Dev Ctries 6:817-24. 2012
    ..We analyzed mortality trends due to Chagas disease in Brazil and regions, between 1979 and 2009...
  38. ncbi request reprint Multiple causes of death related to Chagas' disease in Brazil, 1999 to 2007
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 45:591-6. 2012
    ..This study describes the most common causes of death associated with deaths related to Chagas' disease (underlying or associated cause of death)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Persisting leprosy transmission despite increased control measures in an endemic cluster in Brazil: the unfinished agenda
    Carlos H Alencar
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Lepr Rev 83:344-53. 2012
    ..To provide an evidence base for improvement of leprosy control in Brazil's high transmission areas...
  40. ncbi request reprint AIDS morbidity and mortality in Brazilian children before and after highly active antiretroviral treatment implementation: an assessment of regional trends
    Alberto Novaes Ramos
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:773-7. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint A simple approach improving the performance of urine reagent strips for rapid diagnosis of urinary schistosomiasis in Nigerian schoolchildren
    Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko
    Department of Zoology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:456-61. 2009
    ..This simple approach can be used to increase the quality of monitoring of schistosomiasis in schoolchildren...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections, bacterial vaginosis, and candidiasis in women of reproductive age in rural Northeast Brazil: a population-based study
    Fabiola Araujo Oliveira
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, 60430 140, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:751-6. 2007
    ..9-23.6) and 12.5% (10.0-15.5), respectively. The most common gynaecological complaint was lower abdominal pain. STI are common in women in rural Brazil and represent an important health threat in view of the HIV pandemic...
  43. ncbi request reprint Scabies
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Lancet 367:1767-74. 2006
    ..We expect the future to bring more sensitive and specific clinical and laboratory-based diagnostic methods, as well as new therapeutic strategies...
  44. doi request reprint Mortality in Brazilian children with HIV/AIDS: the role of non-AIDS-related conditions after highly active antiretroviral therapy introduction
    Alberto Novaes Ramos
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:713-8. 2011
    ..These data reinforce the success of national public health policies and the need to offer comprehensive care to children with HIV/AIDS...
  45. ncbi request reprint Survey of visitors to a National Park in the savannah region of northeast Brazil: practices, incidents and hazardous situations
    Liana Ariza
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Travel Med Infect Dis 5:1-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to describe injury and illness, potentially hazardous situations, accidents and other incidents experienced by travellers to a remote National Park in Brazil...
  46. doi request reprint Survival of Betta splendens fish (Regan, 1910) in domestic water containers and its effectiveness in controlling Aedes aegypti larvae (Linnaeus, 1762) in Northeast Brazil
    José Wellington de Oliveira Lima
    Department of Public Health, State University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1525-32. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the survival of Betta splendens (Perciformes: Osphronemidae) fish in domestic containers in Fortaleza (Ceará State), as well as its effectiveness in the control of premature A. aegypti stages...
  47. doi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:302-9. 2008
    ..Animals should be banned from beaches and playgrounds. For protection at the individual level, unprotected skin should not come into contact with possibly contaminated soil...
  48. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological patterns of mortality due to visceral leishmaniasis and HIV/AIDS co-infection in Brazil, 2000-2011
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 108:338-47. 2014
    ..Visceral leishmaniasis (VL)-HIV/AIDS co-infection is an emerging health problem with high case fatality. This study presents the epidemiological and clinical aspects of deaths related to VL-HIV/AIDS co-infection in Brazil...
  49. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: Prevalence of Chagas disease in pregnant women and congenital transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 19:943-57. 2014
    ..To estimate the prevalence of Chagas disease in pregnant women and the risk of congenital transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Brazil, through a systematic review and meta-analysis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for leprosy in North-east Brazil: results of a case-control study
    Ligia R S Kerr-Pontes
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, R Prof Costa Mendes, 1608 5o Andar, CEP 60431 140 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 35:994-1000. 2006
    ..Brazil reports almost 80% of all leprosy cases in the Americas. This study aimed to identify socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural factors associated with risk of leprosy occurrence in the endemic North-eastern region...
  51. ncbi request reprint Motives and determinants for residence change after leprosy diagnosis, central Brazil
    Christine Murto
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal Recent r University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Lepr Rev 83:16-23. 2012
    ..To determine the extent of population movement after diagnosis with leprosy and to describe the underlying motives and determinants for relocation...
  52. ncbi request reprint High infection rate of Wolbachia endobacteria in the sand flea Tunga penetrans from Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará State, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Acta Trop 92:225-30. 2004
    ..penetrans and that all examined fleas were infected by these endobacteria. Our findings may have important implications for the future development of control strategies for human tungiasis...
  53. doi request reprint High occurrence of HIV-positive siblings due to repeated mother-to-child transmission in Brazil
    Alberto N Ramos
    Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    AIDS Care 24:601-5. 2012
    ..HIV-affected families are most vulnerable and should be targeted by specific control programs, preventing additional HIV infections in other children...
  54. ncbi request reprint Therapy of tungiasis: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial with oral ivermectin
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608, 60430 140 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:873-6. 2004
    ..The results show that oral ivermectin is without any clinically significant efficacy against embedded sand fleas at the dose given...
  55. ncbi request reprint Health systems research training as a tool for more effective Hansen's disease control programmes in Brazil
    Alberto Novaes Ramos
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Lepr Rev 77:175-88. 2006
    ..HSR also is an example of a successful cooperation between NGOs and governmental organizations working in HDC...
  56. ncbi request reprint Reduced oviposition of Aedes aegypti gravid females in domestic containers with predatory fish
    Luciano de Góes Cavalcanti Pamplona
    Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1347-50. 2009
    ..Deposits with B. splendens showed a lower position than those used as controls (-0627). We conclude that B. splendens can be used to effectively prevent gravid A. aegypti females from laying eggs in large water containers...
  57. ncbi request reprint Tungiasis
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 47:307-13. 2005
    ..Future studies are needed to increase the knowledge on the biology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, therapy and control of the ectoparasite...
  58. ncbi request reprint Mortality and case fatality due to visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil: a nationwide analysis of epidemiology, trends and spatial patterns
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 9:e93770. 2014
    ..Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a significant public health problem in Brazil and several regions of the world. This study investigated the magnitude, temporal trends and spatial distribution of mortality related to VL in Brazil...
  59. doi request reprint Prevalence of Chagas disease in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, 60430 140 Fortaleza, Brazil Electronic address
    Acta Trop 130:167-74. 2014
    ..Systematic population-based studies at regional and national level are recommended to provide more accurate estimates and better define the epidemiology and risk areas of Chagas disease in Brazil. ..
  60. doi request reprint Combination of Kato-Katz faecal examinations and ELISA to improve accuracy of diagnosis of intestinal schistosomiasis in a low-endemic setting in Brazil
    Sabrina Menezes da Frota
    Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Acta Trop 120:S138-41. 2011
    ..ELISA may be useful for screening populations, with subsequent confirmation of diagnosis by KK or other more sensitive, but highly specific methods...
  61. ncbi request reprint Revision on tungiasis: treatment options and prevention
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608, Fortaleza 60430 140, Brazil
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 4:151-7. 2006
    ..In the future, we should see new exciting data on the biology, epidemiology, therapy and control of tungiasis...
  62. ncbi request reprint Limited activity and social participation after hospital discharge from leprosy treatment in a hyperendemic area in north Brazil
    Lorena Dias Monteiro
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil
    Rev Bras Epidemiol 17:91-104. 2014
    ..Neural damages are among the main factors that contribute to physical disability in leprosy. Systematic monitoring using a broad physical, psychological and social approach is necessary...
  63. doi request reprint Acute morbidity associated with scabies and other ectoparasitoses rapidly improves after treatment with ivermectin
    Christine Worth
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Dermatol 29:430-6. 2012
    ..001). In patients living in resource-poor setting, scabies was associated with considerable morbidity. Treatment with ivermectin rapidly reconstituted health in almost all cases...
  64. doi request reprint Impaired quality of life in adults and children with scabies from an impoverished community in Brazil
    Christine Worth
    Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Int J Dermatol 51:275-82. 2012
    ..How the parasitic skin disease impairs the quality of life of patients has rarely been investigated...
  65. doi request reprint AIDS in Brazilian children: history, surveillance, antiretroviral therapy, and epidemiologic transition, 1984-2008
    Alberto Novaes Ramos
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:245-55. 2011
    ..This broad review shows that the overall situation of pediatric AIDS in Brazil represents an incomplete process of epidemiologic and demographic transition, with the coexistence of old and new clinical and epidemiologic challenges...
  66. ncbi request reprint Ectopic localization of tungiasis
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:214-6. 2002
    ..6%. Since untreated sand flea lesions are prone to become superinfected, clinicians should be aware of not missing any ectopic localization of tungiasis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Leukocytosis and blood eosinophilia in a polyparasitised population in north-eastern Brazil
    J Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608 5 andar, Fortaleza, CE 60430 140, Brazil
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:32-40. 2006
    ..The data show that eosinophilia occurs in almost one-half of the individuals from a resource-poor setting and that it is significantly associated with the presence of intestinal helminths, but not with the presence of ectoparasites...
  68. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and morbidity of scabies and pediculosis capitis in resource-poor communities in Brazil
    J Heukelbach
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608 5 andar, Fortaleza, CE 60430 140, Brazil
    Br J Dermatol 153:150-6. 2005
    ..Pediculosis capitis and scabies are common parasitic skin diseases, especially in resource-poor communities, but data on epidemiology and morbidity are scanty...
  69. ncbi request reprint High in vitro efficacy of Nyda L, a pediculicide containing dimeticone
    F A S Oliveira
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:1325-9. 2007
    ..The therapy of pediculosis remains a common problem in clinical practice. As resistance to commonly used chemical pediculicides is constantly increasing, there is a need for new effective compounds...
  70. pmc Topographic distribution of the sand flea Tunga penetrans in Wistar rats and humans in two endemic areas in Brazil
    John Buckendahl
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:125-7. 2012
    ..73). Both had the majority of lesions at the toes and digits: 70.2% versus 65.7% (P = 0.79). The Wistar rat model mirrors human tungiasis in topographic distribution...
  71. ncbi request reprint Survival of larvivorous fish used for biological control of Aedes aegypti larvae in domestic containers with different chlorine concentrations
    Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil 60 430 140
    J Med Entomol 46:841-4. 2009
    ..In contrast, only 4.4% of P. reticulata survived at a chlorine concentration of 1.0 mg/liter. We conclude that B. splendens may be an appropriate species for biological control of Ae. aegypti in domestic water tanks...
  72. doi request reprint A simple method for rapid community assessment of tungiasis
    L Ariza
    Post Graduation Program in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 15:856-64. 2010
    ..To evaluate a rapid assessment method to estimate the overall prevalence of tungiasis and severity of disease in endemic communities...
  73. ncbi request reprint Topical treatment of tungiasis: a randomized, controlled trial
    J Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Rua José Vilar de Andrade 257, Fortaleza, CE 60833 830, Brazil
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 97:743-9. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to optimise the doses and administration of these compounds...
  74. ncbi request reprint The animal reservoir of Tunga penetrans in severely affected communities of north-east Brazil
    J Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Med Vet Entomol 18:329-35. 2004
    ..5) in the fishing village. High prevalence rates (range 31-67%) of tungiasis in humans, pets and rats (but apparently not other animals) indicate the need for an eco-epidemiological approach to control of this anthropo-zoonotic problem...
  75. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with an outbreak of dengue fever in a favela in Fortaleza, north-east Brazil
    J Heukelbach
    School of Public Health at Ceará State, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 6:635-42. 2001
    ..This example of investigative epidemiology in an operational setting shows that targeted intervention leading to increased effectiveness of control measures is possible...
  76. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of ectopic tungiasis with pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia
    J Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608, 5o andar, Fortaleza, Ceará 60430 140, Brazil
    Braz J Infect Dis 8:465-8. 2004
    ..Histological examination of tissue samples showed a remarkable pseudoepitheliomatous aspect of the epidermis. Clinical features and differential diagnoses are discussed...
  77. ncbi request reprint High attack rate of Tunga penetrans (Linnaeus 1758) infestation in an impoverished Brazilian community
    J Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, Federal University of Céará State and Mandacaru Foundation, Rua José Vilar de Andrade 257, Fortaleza CE 60833 830, Brazil
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:431-4. 2004
    ..At the end of the third week, the attack rate of Tunga penetrans infestation had already approached 100%...