Luis E Cuevas

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Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The urgent need for new diagnostics for symptomatic tuberculosis in children
    Luis E Cuevas
    UNICEF UNDP World Bank WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland
    Indian J Pediatr 78:449-55. 2011
  2. pmc LED fluorescence microscopy for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a multi-country cross-sectional evaluation
    Luis Eduardo Cuevas
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 8:e1001057. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Use of tuberculin skin test, IFN-γ release assays and IFN-γ-induced protein-10 to identify children with TB infection
    Mohammed A Yassin
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Respir J 41:644-8. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Adenovirus infections within a family cohort in Iran
    Mohammadreza Naghipour
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:749-53. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Unusual norovirus and rotavirus genotypes in Ethiopia
    Mohammed A Yassin
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Paediatr Int Child Health 32:51-5. 2012
  6. pmc New policies, new technologies: modelling the potential for improved smear microscopy services in Malawi
    Andrew Ramsay
    UNICEF UNDP World Bank WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e7760. 2009
  7. pmc Human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus disease in children, Yemen
    Najla Al-Sonboli
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1437-9. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Treatment outcome in children with tuberculosis in southern Ethiopia
    Montserrat Muñoz-Sellart
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:450-5. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus in Iranian children with acute respiratory infections
    Mohammadreza Naghipour
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    J Med Virol 79:539-43. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Zinc and infection: a review
    Luis E Cuevas
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Ann Trop Paediatr 25:149-60. 2005

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint The urgent need for new diagnostics for symptomatic tuberculosis in children
    Luis E Cuevas
    UNICEF UNDP World Bank WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland
    Indian J Pediatr 78:449-55. 2011
    ..Although the future holds promise, increased support from international organizations and funding agencies is needed to promote the evaluation and development of new diagnostics that are suitable for TB in children...
  2. pmc LED fluorescence microscopy for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a multi-country cross-sectional evaluation
    Luis Eduardo Cuevas
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 8:e1001057. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity/specificity of LED-FM for the diagnosis of pulmonary TB and whether its performance varies with the timing of specimen collection...
  3. doi request reprint Use of tuberculin skin test, IFN-γ release assays and IFN-γ-induced protein-10 to identify children with TB infection
    Mohammed A Yassin
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Eur Respir J 41:644-8. 2013
    ..This increase is associated with the bacilli load of the adults. Using only one test may underestimate the proportion of infected children, but the interpretation of the data is difficult due to the lack of reference standards...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adenovirus infections within a family cohort in Iran
    Mohammadreza Naghipour
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:749-53. 2009
    ..Adenovirus is one of the most frequent viruses associated with acute respiratory infections (ARI). There is limited information of its transmission within the community...
  5. doi request reprint Unusual norovirus and rotavirus genotypes in Ethiopia
    Mohammed A Yassin
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Paediatr Int Child Health 32:51-5. 2012
    ..Gastro-enteritis is associated with significant mortality in low- and middle-income countries, and rotavirus and norovirus are the principal viral agents implicated...
  6. pmc New policies, new technologies: modelling the potential for improved smear microscopy services in Malawi
    Andrew Ramsay
    UNICEF UNDP World Bank WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e7760. 2009
    ..To quantify the likely impact of recent WHO policy recommendations regarding smear microscopy and the introduction of appropriate low-cost fluorescence microscopy on a) case detection and b) laboratory workload...
  7. pmc Human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus disease in children, Yemen
    Najla Al-Sonboli
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1437-9. 2006
    ..Age, indoor air pollution, and incomplete vaccinations were risk factors and differed from those in industrialized countries...
  8. doi request reprint Treatment outcome in children with tuberculosis in southern Ethiopia
    Montserrat Muñoz-Sellart
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:450-5. 2009
    ..Reporting only cases with smear-positive TB disproportionally excludes a higher proportion of children than adults. Surveillance systems to monitor TB outcome in children need to be improved...
  9. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus in Iranian children with acute respiratory infections
    Mohammadreza Naghipour
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    J Med Virol 79:539-43. 2007
    ..Seven children had co-infections with RSV, adenovirus or influenza A. The relatively high frequency of HBoV suggests that the virus may contribute substantially to acute respiratory infections in children...
  10. ncbi request reprint Zinc and infection: a review
    Luis E Cuevas
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Ann Trop Paediatr 25:149-60. 2005
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  11. pmc Innovative community-based approaches doubled tuberculosis case notification and improve treatment outcome in Southern Ethiopia
    Mohammed A Yassin
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e63174. 2013
    ..TB Control Programmes rely on passive case-finding to detect cases. TB notification remains low in Ethiopia despite major expansion of health services. Poor rural communities face many barriers to service access...
  12. doi request reprint Tuberculosis diagnostics for children in high-burden countries: what is available and what is needed
    Luis E Cuevas
    UNICEF UNDP World Bank WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland
    Paediatr Int Child Health 32:S30-7. 2012
    ..The diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis (TB) is complex and most of the new diagnostics for TB are for adults...
  13. doi request reprint Interferon gamma-induced protein-10 concentrations in children with previous tuberculosis infections and disease
    Smiti Bihari
    Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine LSTM, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:1089-91. 2012
    ..Cases and contacts had similar interferon gamma-induced protein-10 concentrations. Concentrations varied with the tuberculin and interferon gamma release tests' concordance or discordance, and were independent of time...
  14. pmc Risk for tuberculosis among children
    Hiroshi Nakaoka
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1383-8. 2006
    ..TST may underestimate risk for infection with TB in children...
  15. pmc The impact of the H1N1 influenza pandemic on clinical presentations and viral epidemiology of acute respiratory infection in preschool children in Brazil
    David W Fawkner-Corbett
    Institute of Child Health, Alder Hey Children s Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:653-5. 2012
    ..H1N1 was also associated with increased risk of hospitalization and coinfection...
  16. pmc Evaluation of tuberculosis diagnostics in children: 2. Methodological issues for conducting and reporting research evaluations of tuberculosis diagnostics for intrathoracic tuberculosis in children. Consensus from an expert panel
    Luis E Cuevas
    Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 205:S209-15. 2012
    ..This consensus statement is an important step toward ensuring greater rigor and comparability of pediatric tuberculosis diagnostic research, with the aim of realizing the full potential of better tests for children...
  17. ncbi request reprint Short communication: colour vision and proficiency in diagnostic microscopy
    Naomi Seki
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 10:433-4. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that routine quality improvement activities may not achieve their desired effect if the colour discrimination abilities of technicians are not considered...
  18. pmc Molecular analysis of the 18S rRNA gene of Cryptosporidium parasites from patients with or without human immunodeficiency virus infections living in Kenya, Malawi, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam
    Wangeci Gatei
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 41:1458-62. 2003
    ..The variation within genotypes was conserved in all geographical regions regardless of the patients' HIV status. The extensive diversity within genotypes at the 18S rRNA gene locus may limit its application to phylogenetic analyses...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect on haemoglobin of the use of iron cooking pots in rural Malawian households in an area with high malaria prevalence: a randomized trial
    Paul Prinsen Geerligs
    Tropical Child Health Group, Division of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 8:310-5. 2003
    ..Innovative low-cost sustainable strategies are required to reduce the high prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia in developing countries...