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Abstracts reporting of HIV/AIDS randomized controlled trials in general medicine and infectious diseases journals: completeness to date and improvement in the quality since CONSORT extension for abstracts

  • Jean Joel R. Bigna1Email author,
  • Jean Jacques N. Noubiap2, 3,
  • Serra Lem Asangbeh1,
  • Lewis N. Um4,
  • Paule Sandra D. Sime4,
  • Elvis Temfack5, 6 and
  • Mathurin Cyrille Tejiokem1
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:138

Received: 23 July 2016

Accepted: 8 October 2016

Published: 13 October 2016

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8 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
13 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0243-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Centre Pasteur of Cameroon, Member of the International Network of the Pasteur Institute, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Medical Diagnostic Center, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Internal Medicine Unit, Douala General Hospital, Douala, Cameroon
Molecular Mycology Unit, Institut Pasteur of Paris, Paris, France