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Direct and indirect determinants of childhood malaria morbidity in Malawi: a survey cross-sectional analysis based on malaria indicator survey data for 2012

July 9, 2015 - 06:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Simangaliso Chitunhu, Eustasius Musenge
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:265 (8 July 2015)

Socio-economic status and education are important factors that influence malaria control.

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Preventing malaria transmission by indoor residual spraying in Malawi: grappling with the challenge of uncertain sustainability

June 24, 2015 - 13:43 -- Open Access
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Emmanuel Chanda, Themba Mzilahowa, John Chipwanya, Shadreck Mulenga, Doreen Ali, Peter Troell, Wilfred Dodoli, John M Govere, John Gimnig
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:254 (24 June 2015)

The availability of a long-lasting formulation of the organophosphate pirimiphos-methyl makes the re-introduction of IRS a possibility and may be a useful approach for the management of pyrethroid resistance.

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Genome-Wide Identification of the Target Genes of AP2-O, a Plasmodium AP2-Family Transcription Factor

June 2, 2015 - 13:28 -- Open Access
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Izumi Kaneko, Shiroh Iwanaga, Tomomi Kato, Issei Kobayashi, Masao Yuda
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PLoS Pathog 11(5): e1004905

Stage-specific transcription is a fundamental biological process in the life cycle of the Plasmodium parasite.

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Post-marketing surveillance of anti-malarial medicines used in Malawi

March 31, 2015 - 17:22 -- Open Access
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Ibrahim Chikowe, Dorcas Osei-Safo, Jerry Harrison, Daniel Y Konadu, Ivan Addae-Mensah
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:127 (25 March 2015)

The results suggest the existence of substandard anti-malarial medicines in Malawi.

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NOT Open Access | Laboratory confirmation of clinically diagnosed malaria in a cohort of HIV-infected mothers and their children in Malawi

March 25, 2015 - 15:38 -- NOT Open Access
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Marina Giuliano, Clementina Maria Galluzzo, Leonardo Palombi, et al.
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J Trop Pediatr (2015)

To avoid overdiagnosis, accuracy in the identification of true malaria cases is of critical importance.

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A cohort study of the effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in an area of moderate pyrethroid resistance, Malawi

February 24, 2015 - 16:00 -- Open Access
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Kim A Lindblade, Dyson Mwandama, Don P Mathanga, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:31 (28 January 2015)

One deltamethrin ITN was distributed in the study area for every two individuals in each household plus one extra ITN for households with an odd number of residents. A fixed cohort of 1,199 children aged six to 59 months was seen monthly for one year and at sick visits to measure malaria infection and use of ITNs.

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Pooled PCR testing strategy and prevalence estimation of submicroscopic infections using Bayesian latent class models in pregnant women receiving intermittent preventive treatment at Machinga District Hospital, Malawi, 2010

December 22, 2014 - 14:00 -- Open Access
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Zhou Z, Mitchell RM, Gutman J, Wiegand RE, Mwandama DA, Mathanga DP, Skarbinski J, Shi YP
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :509 (18 December 2014)

Pooled nPCR testing was a sensitive and resource-efficient strategy and LCMs provided precise prevalence estimates of submicroscopic infections.

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Prevalence and spectrum of illness among hospitalized adults with malaria in Blantyre, Malawi

November 4, 2014 - 07:13 -- Open Access
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Dalitso Segula, Anne P Frosch, Miguel SanJoaquin, Dalitso Taulo, Jacek Skarbinski, Don P Mathanga, Theresa J Allain, Malcolm Molyneux, Miriam K Laufer, Robert S Heyderman
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:391 (2 October 2014)

 

In this study of adults admitted to hospital in southern Malawi, an area with year-round transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, classical metabolic and organ complications of malaria were not encountered.

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Stated preferences for anti-malarial drug characteristics in Zomba, a malaria endemic area of Malawi

July 22, 2014 - 08:49 -- Open Access
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Medina-Lara A, Mujica-Mota RE, Kunkwenzu ED, Lalloo DG
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :259 (8 July 2014)

Most adult antimalarial users are willing to use treatments without recommendation from health professional, and may be influenced by price.

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NOT Open Access | The interaction between malaria and human immunodeficiency virus infection in severely anaemic Malawian children: a prospective longitudinal study

May 6, 2014 - 12:00 -- NOT Open Access
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Francis X. Kyeyune, Job C. J. Calis, Kamija S. Phiri, Brian Faragher, David Kachala, Bernard J. Brabin and Michaël Boele van Hensbroek
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 698–705, June 2014

Severely anaemic HIV-infected children showed no increased susceptibility to asymptomatic or symptomatic malaria during or following their anaemic episode, although all experienced lower parasite prevalence during follow-up.

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