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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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Author(s): 
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
Author(s): 
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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Patient-, health worker-, and health facility-level determinants of correct malaria case management at publicly funded health facilities in Malawi: results from a nationally representative health facility survey

February 26, 2014 - 16:42 -- Open Access
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Steinhardt LC, Chinkhumba J, Wolkon A, Luka M, Luhanga M, Sande J, Oyugi J, Ali D, Mathanga D, Skarbinski J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :64 (20 February 2014)

Among the 2,019 patients surveyed, 34% had confirmed malaria defined as presence of fever and parasitaemia on a reference blood smear. 

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Relative importance of climatic, geographic and socio-economic determinants of malaria in Malawi

November 25, 2013 - 12:09 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Lowe R, Chirombo J, Tompkins AM
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :416 (14 November 2013)
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When modelling malaria risk in Malawi it is important to account for spatial and temporal heterogeneity and correlation between districts.

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Gestational age assessment in malaria pregnancy cohorts: a prospective ultrasound demonstration project in Malawi

June 10, 2013 - 16:28 -- Open Access
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Wylie BJ, Kalilani-Phiri L, Madanitsa M, Membe G, Nyirenda O, Mawindo P, Kuyenda R, Malenga A, Masonbrink A, Makanani B, Thesing P, Laufer MK
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:183 (4 June 2013)
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In July 2009, research staff (three mid-level clinical providers, one nurse) from The Blantyre Malaria Project underwent an intensive one-week ultrasound training to perform foetal biometry. 

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