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An international qualitative study exploring patients’ experiences of cutaneous leishmaniasis: study set-up and protocol

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Lack of investments in drug development, lack of standardisation of clinical trials and the complexity of disease presentations contribute to the current lack of effective, safe and adapted treatments for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). One aspect concerns outcomes affecting patients' quality of life (QoL): these are hardly assessed in trials, despite potential functional and/or aesthetic impairment caused by CL, which typically affects disadvantaged and vulnerable people living in rural areas....

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021372

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
NDM
ORCID:
0000-0001-5252-9676
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ORCID:
0000-0002-3553-5430
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Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) More from this funder
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) More from this funder
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) More from this funder
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Pages:
e021372
Publication date:
2018-06-15
Acceptance date:
2018-05-04
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:859867
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uri:a4092cda-933d-4d63-8d0d-b7947815ad3e
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uuid:a4092cda-933d-4d63-8d0d-b7947815ad3e
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