Oriol Mitjà

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Haemophilus ducreyi as a cause of skin ulcers in children from a yaws-endemic area of Papua New Guinea: a prospective cohort study
    Oriol Mitjà
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 2:e235-41. 2014
  2. pmc Malaria epidemiology in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Center, PO Box 34, Lihir Island, NIP, Papua New Guinea
    Malar J 12:98. 2013
  3. pmc Mycetoma caused by Nocardia yamanashiensis, Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:1043-5. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Single-dose azithromycin versus benzathine benzylpenicillin for treatment of yaws in children in Papua New Guinea: an open-label, non-inferiority, randomised trial
    Oriol Mitjà
    Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Lancet 379:342-7. 2012
  5. pmc HMS-related hemolysis after acute attacks of Plasmodium vivax malaria
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:616-8. 2011
  6. pmc The impact of a filariasis control program on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Centre, International SOS, Lihir Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1286. 2011
  7. pmc Outcome predictors in treatment of yaws
    Oriol Mitjà
    Lihir Medical Centre, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1083-5. 2011
  8. pmc Challenges in recognition and diagnosis of yaws in children in Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, and Department of Microbiology, Lihir Medical Centre, International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:113-6. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Osteoperiostitis in early yaws: case series and literature review
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Centre, International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Clin Infect Dis 52:771-4. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Mass treatment with single-dose azithromycin for yaws
    Oriol Mitjà
    From Lihir Medical Center, International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island O M, P M, A K, R P, the Disease Control Branch, National Department of Health, Port Moresby W H, S V B, and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Eastern Highland Province P S all in Papua New Guinea Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona Center for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona O M, S S, P L A, Q B the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD R H, and the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane T G both in Australia the Departments of Medicine S L, C G and Global Health S L, University of Washington, Seattle the Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London D M and the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, DC 20306-6000
    N Engl J Med 372:703-10. 2015

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Publications14

  1. doi request reprint Haemophilus ducreyi as a cause of skin ulcers in children from a yaws-endemic area of Papua New Guinea: a prospective cohort study
    Oriol Mitjà
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 2:e235-41. 2014
    ..Additionally, we identified specific signs and symptoms associated with these causative agents of cutaneous ulcers and compared these findings with laboratory-based diagnoses...
  2. pmc Malaria epidemiology in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Center, PO Box 34, Lihir Island, NIP, Papua New Guinea
    Malar J 12:98. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the impact of such programme by comparing the epidemiological trends of malaria in different parts of the island...
  3. pmc Mycetoma caused by Nocardia yamanashiensis, Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:1043-5. 2012
    ..Given antibiotic resistance concerns, we suggest that antimicrobial susceptibility testing should be done for the majority of Nocardia species without well-established resistance patterns...
  4. doi request reprint Single-dose azithromycin versus benzathine benzylpenicillin for treatment of yaws in children in Papua New Guinea: an open-label, non-inferiority, randomised trial
    Oriol Mitjà
    Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Lancet 379:342-7. 2012
    ..Oral azithromycin is effective for syphilis. We assessed the efficacy of azithromycin compared with intramuscular long-acting penicillin to treat patients with yaws...
  5. pmc HMS-related hemolysis after acute attacks of Plasmodium vivax malaria
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:616-8. 2011
    ..The persistence of marked anemia in a patient with splenomegaly after a P. vivax attack should raise the suspicion of hyper-reactive malarial splenomegaly...
  6. pmc The impact of a filariasis control program on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Centre, International SOS, Lihir Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1286. 2011
    ..Some experts, however, consider that longer periods of treatment might be necessary in certain high prevalence and transmission environments based upon past unsuccessful field experience and modelling...
  7. pmc Outcome predictors in treatment of yaws
    Oriol Mitjà
    Lihir Medical Centre, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1083-5. 2011
    ..4%). Having low initial titers on Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test and living in a village where yaws baseline incidence was high were associated with increased likelihood of treatment failure...
  8. pmc Challenges in recognition and diagnosis of yaws in children in Papua New Guinea
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, and Department of Microbiology, Lihir Medical Centre, International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:113-6. 2011
    ..A high proportion of cases (46%) were in the secondary stage; 92% of them had osteoarticular involvement, and only 24% had a Venereal Disease Research Laboratory titer greater than 1:32...
  9. doi request reprint Osteoperiostitis in early yaws: case series and literature review
    Oriol Mitjà
    Department of Medicine, Lihir Medical Centre, International SOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Clin Infect Dis 52:771-4. 2011
    ..Osteoperiostitis occurred some weeks after the primary infection, and the most common finding was hypertrophic periostitis of long bones. All treated patients had excellent responses to benzyl-penicillin therapy...
  10. doi request reprint Mass treatment with single-dose azithromycin for yaws
    Oriol Mitjà
    From Lihir Medical Center, International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island O M, P M, A K, R P, the Disease Control Branch, National Department of Health, Port Moresby W H, S V B, and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Eastern Highland Province P S all in Papua New Guinea Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona Center for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona O M, S S, P L A, Q B the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD R H, and the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane T G both in Australia the Departments of Medicine S L, C G and Global Health S L, University of Washington, Seattle the Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London D M and the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, DC 20306-6000
    N Engl J Med 372:703-10. 2015
    ..Empirical data on the effectiveness of the strategy are required as a prerequisite for worldwide implementation of the plan...
  11. pmc Advances in the diagnosis of endemic treponematoses: yaws, bejel, and pinta
    Oriol Mitjà
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Lihir Medical Centre InternationalSOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2283. 2013
    ..We review the dilemmas in the diagnosis of endemic treponematoses, and advances in the discovery of new diagnostic tools. ..
  12. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of a rapid point-of-care test for active yaws: a comparative study
    Telek Ayove
    Lihir Medical Centre International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
    Lancet Glob Health 2:e415-21. 2014
    ..A secondary goal was to ascertain at what timepoint the DPP assay line reverted to negative after treatment...
  13. doi request reprint Yaws
    Oriol Mitjà
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 381:763-73. 2013
    ..In 2012, one oral dose of azithromycin was shown to be as effective as intramuscular penicillin in the treatment of the disease, and WHO launched a new initiative to eradicate yaws by 2020...