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Placental malaria and the relationship to pregnancy outcome at Gushegu District Hospital, Northern Ghana

March 22, 2012 - 12:19 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Joanne H M van Spronsen, Tom A J Schneider, and Stephen Atasige
Reference: 
Trop Doct April 2012 vol. 42 no. 2 80-84

MalariaWorldThis study was conducted at the Gushegu District Hospital in Ghana from June to August 2010. Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) was used as intermittent preventative treatment (IPT) during pregnancy.

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Open Access | Mutations of complement lectin pathway genes MBL2 and MASP2 associated with placental malaria

March 6, 2012 - 08:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Holmberg V, Onkamo P, Lahtela E, Lahermo P, Bedu-Addo G, Mockenhaupt FP, Meri S
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:61 (2 March 2012)

MalariaWorldExcessive complement activation is of importance in the pathogenesis of placental malaria by mediating inflammation, coagulation, and endothelial dysfunction.

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Open Access | The effectiveness and perception of the use of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy programme in Offinso District of Ashanti Region, Ghana

January 4, 2012 - 06:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Osei Tutu E, Lawson B, Browne E
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:385 (29 December 2011)

MalariaWorldThis study points to the effectiveness of IPTp using SP as an evidence-based measure for control of malaria and malaria-related anaemia in pregnancy.

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Open Access | Polymorphisms in the RNASE3 Gene Are Associated with Susceptibility to Cerebral Malaria in Ghanaian Children

January 4, 2012 - 06:47 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bright Adu, Daniel Dodoo, Selorme Adukpo, Ben A. Gyan, Paula L. Hedley, Bamenla Goka, George O. Adjei, Severin O. Larsen, Michael Christiansen, Michael Theisen
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 6(12): e29465

MalariaWorldThe 371G allele of RNASE3 is associated with susceptibility to CM and forms part of a risk associated haplotype GGA defined by the markers: rs2073342 (G-allele), rs2233860 (G-allele) and rs8019343 (A-allele) respectively.

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Open Access | Assessing healthcare providers' knowledge and practices relating to insecticide-treated nets and the prevention of malaria in Ghana, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania

December 15, 2011 - 15:14 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hoffman SJ, Guindon G, Lavis JN, Ndossi GD, Osei EJ, Sidibe M, Boupha B
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:363 (13 December 2011)

MalariaWorldThis study points to several strategies that may help bridge the gap between what is known from research evidence and the knowledge and practices of healthcare providers.

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Open Access | Predictors of mosquito net use in Ghana

September 21, 2011 - 13:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Carol A Baume, Ana Claudia Franca Koh
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:265 (15 September 2011)

The results of this study suggest that net use would increase in Ghana if coloured nets were made available in mass distributions as well as in the commercial market;

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Open Access | Malaria epidemiology in the Ahafo area of Ghana

August 3, 2011 - 06:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Asante KP, Zandoh C, Dery DB, Brown C, Adjei G, Antwi-Dadzie Y, Adjuik M, Tchum K, Dosoo D, Amenga-Etego S, Mensah C, Owusu-Sekyere KB, Anderson C, Krieger G, Owusu-Agyei S
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:211 (29 July 2011)

The baseline malaria epidemiology suggests a high malaria transmission in the mining area prior to the start of mining activities.

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Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum isolates from southern Ghana exhibit polymorphisms in the SERCA-type PfATPase6 though sensitive to artesunate in vitro

July 12, 2011 - 07:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kwansa-Bentum B, Ayi I, Suzuki T, Otchere J, Kumagai T, Anyan WK, Osei JH, Asahi H, Ofori MF, Akao N, Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Ohta N
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:187 (11 July 2011)

The pfATPase6 gene is highly polymorphic with D639G appearing to be fixed in Ghanaian isolates.

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Open Access | Measuring naturally acquired immune responses to candidate malaria vaccine antigens in Ghanaian adults

June 22, 2011 - 07:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Dodoo D, Hollingdale MR, Anum D, Koram KA, Gyan B, Akanmori BD, Ocran J, Adu-Amankwah S, Ganeshan H, Abot E, Legano J, Banania G, Sayo R, Brambilla D, Kumar S, Doolan DL, Rogers WO, Epstein J, Richie TL, Sedegah M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:168 (20 June 2011)

All participants were positive for at least one malaria protein by ELISA, with results dependent on the criteria for positivity.

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Open Access | Insecticide resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes at four localities in Ghana, West Africa

June 18, 2011 - 14:09 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Richard H Hunt, Godwin Fuseini, Steve Knowles, Joseph Stiles-Ocran, Rolf Verster, Maria L Kaiser, Kwang Shik Choi, Lizette L Koekemoer and Maureen Coetzee
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:107, June 2011

The data highlight the complexity of the situation prevailing in southern Ghana and the challenges facing the malaria vector control programmes in this region.

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