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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.
Reference: 
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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Open Access | Genetic polymorphism of merozoite surface protein-1 and merozoite surface protein-2 in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

September 29, 2011 - 06:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Mathieu Ndounga, Freddy Vladimir Malonga, Michel Bitemo, Francine Ntoumi
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:276 (22 September 2011)

Polymorphism in P. falciparum clinical isolates from Brazzaville was high and mainly of multiple clones.

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Open Access | Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of artesunate and dihydroartemisinin following oral treatment in pregnant women with asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections in Kinshasa DRC

March 2, 2011 - 09:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Onyamboko MA, Meshnick SR, Fleckenstein L, Koch MA, Atibu J, Lokomba V, Douoguih M, Hemmingway-Foday J, Wesche D, Ryder RW, Bose C, Wright LL, Tshefu AK, Capparelli EV
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:49 (28 February 2011)

A single dose of orally administered AS was found to be both effective and without adverse effects in this study of second and third trimester pregnant women in the DRC.

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