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Microbiological, clinical and molecular findings of non-typhoidal Salmonella bloodstream infections associated with malaria, Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 16, 2016 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Falay D, Kuijpers L, Jacobs J, et al.
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2016, 16:271 (10 June 2016)

In sub-Saharan Africa, non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) can cause bloodstream infections, referred to as invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella disease (iNTS disease); it can occur in outbreaks and is often preceded by malaria. Data from Central Africa is limited.

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The relationship between Plasmodium infection, anaemia and nutritional status in asymptomatic children aged under five years living in stable transmission zones in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

March 7, 2015 - 09:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Vivi Maketa, Hypolite Mavoko, Raquel da Luz, Josué Zanga, Joachim Lubiba, Albert Kalonji, Pascal Lutumba, Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:83 (18 February 2015)

The objective of this study was to assess PI prevalence and its relationship with known morbidity factors in a vulnerable but asymptomatic stratum of the population.

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Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection is associated with anaemia in pregnancy and can be more cost-effectively detected by rapid diagnostic test than by microscopy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 16, 2014 - 18:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Matangila JR, Lufuluabo J, Ibalanky AL, Inocêncio da Luz RA, Lutumba P, Van Geertruyden J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :132 (2 April 2014)

The aim of this study was to determine the extent of asymptomatic P. falciparum infection, its relation with anaemia as well as the most cost-effective technique for its diagnosis in healthy pregnant women living in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Genetic evidence of regulatory gene variants of the STAT6, IL10R and FOXP3 locus as a susceptibility factor in uncomplicated malaria and parasitaemia in Congolese children

January 13, 2013 - 13:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ntoumi F, Ndounga M, Tong HV, Abena A, Velavan TP
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:9 (8 January 2013)
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The study indicated that the STAT6 promoter polymorphism rs3024944 was associated with uncomplicated malaria, whereas the FOXP3 promoter variant rs11091253 was associated with significant P. falciparum parasitaemia levels.

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Accuracy of malaria rapid diagnosis test Optimal-IT® in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

July 13, 2012 - 09:48 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Muhindo H, Ilombe G, Meya R, Mitashi PM, Kutekemeni A, Gasigwa D, Lutumba P, Van geertruyden J
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:224 (6 July 2012)

MalariaWorldThis was a two-stage cluster randomized survey, conducted in one health centre in 12 health zones in Kinshasa city.

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Quantification of the Burden and Consequences of Pregnancy-Associated Malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 1, 2011 - 15:30 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Steve M. Taylor, Anna Maria van Eijk, Feiko O. ter Kuile, et al.
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J Infect Dis. (2011) 204 (11): 1762-1771.

MalariaWorldWe assessed the prevalence of malaria using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and estimated the consequences of infection on birth outcomes, using specimens from a nationally representative sample of 4570 women of childbearing age (WOCBA) responding to the 2007 Demographic and Health Survey in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Ethnopharmacological communication: In vitro and in vivo antimalarial and cytotoxic activity of five plants used in congolese traditional medicine

June 4, 2010 - 07:18 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
M. Lusakibanza, G. Mesia, G. Tona, S. Karemere, A. Lukuka, M. Tits, L. Angenot, M. Frédérich
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 129, Issue 3, 16 June 2010, Pages 398-402

The growth inhibition of Plasmodium falciparum strains was evaluated using the measurement of lactate dehydrogenase activity.

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