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This Week in PLoS Medicine: Integrated management of malaria; CRP & chronic inflammation

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PLoS Medicine published four new papers this week, including Health in Action and Policy Forum pieces. You can read more about our magazine section in our “contents” information here.

In a cluster randomized trial, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi and colleagues find that integrated management by community health workers of malaria and pneumonia in children under five years of age is both feasible and effective.

A genetic association study by Timothy Vyse and colleagues suggests that there is a significant association between c-reactive protein (CRP) variants and acute-phase serum CRP concentrations in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, including those with chronic inflammation.

Yiming Shao and colleagues describe the work of AVAN, the AIDS Vaccine for Asia Network, which aims to strengthen its regional efforts in finding an AIDS vaccine.

Hilda Bastian and colleagues examine the extent to which critical summaries of clinical trials can be used by health professionals and the public.

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