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Open Access | Lack of Decline in Childhood Malaria, Malawi, 2001–2010

February 2, 2012 - 11:41 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Collins J. Kwizombe, Robert S. Heyderman, et al.
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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

MalariaWorldWe examined health facility data for children seen as outpatients and parasitemia-positive children hospitalized with cerebral malaria in a large national hospital.

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Open Access | The evil circle of poverty: a qualitative study of malaria and disability

January 12, 2012 - 08:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ingstad B, Munthali AC, Braathen SH, Grut L
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:15 (11 January 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study points to the importance of building malaria programmes, research and statistics that take into consideration the consequences of permanent impairment after a malaria attack, as well as the context of poverty in which they often occur.

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Open Access | Distance to health services influences insecticide-treated net possession and use among six to 59 month-old children in Malawi

January 12, 2012 - 08:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Larson PS, Mathanga DP, Campbell CH, Wilson ML
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:18 (11 January 2012)

MalariaWorldStrategies that exclusively distribute ITNs through HFs are likely to be less effective in increasing possession and use in communities that are more distant from those health services.

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Open Access | Elevated Plasma Von Willebrand Factor and Propeptide Levels in Malawian Children with Malaria

November 24, 2011 - 09:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Happy T. Phiri, Daniel J. Bridges, Simon J. Glover, Jan A. van Mourik, Bas de Laat, Bridon M'baya, Terrie E. Taylor, Karl B. Seydel, Malcolm E. Molyneux, E. Brian Faragher, Alister G. Craig, James E. G. Bunn
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PLoS ONE 6(11): e25626

MalariaWorldIn children with malaria plasma VWF and propeptide levels are markedly elevated in both cerebral and mild paediatric malaria, with levels matching disease severity, and these normalize upon recovery.

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Open Access | Knowledge and malaria treatment practices using artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) in Malawi: survey of health professionals

September 29, 2011 - 07:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Linda V Kalilani-Phiri, Douglas Lungu, Renia Coghlan
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:279 (22 September 2011)

MalariaWorldIt was found that most of the participants know about ACT and treatment guidelines for malaria.

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High frequency of PfCRT 76T in two Malian villages and its prevalence in severe relative to non-severe malaria

May 31, 2011 - 11:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mamadou Wélé, Abdoulaye A. Djimdé, Aldiouma Guindo, Abdoul H. Beavogui, Isaac Z. Traoré, Aboubacar Sadou, Dackouo Blaise, Dapa A. Diallo, Thomas E. Wellems, Ogobara K. Doumbo
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Acta Tropica Volume 119, Issue 1, July 2011, Pages 11-13

We investigated PfCRT 76T mutation in severe and non-severe malaria in Southern Mali.

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Open Access | ABO blood group and the risk of placental malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

April 27, 2011 - 12:02 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ayola A Adegnika, Adrian JF Luty, Martin P Grobusch, Michael Ramharter, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Peter G Kremsner, Norbert G Schwarz
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:101 (22 April 2011)

Studies conducted in The Gambia and Malawi suggest that blood group O confers a higher risk of active placental infection in primiparae, but a significantly lower risk in multiparae.

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The Neuropathology of Fatal Cerebral Malaria in Malawian Children

April 27, 2011 - 11:24 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Katerina Dorovini-Zis, Kristopher Schmidt, Hanh Huynh, Wenjiang Fu, Richard O. Whitten, Dan Milner, Steve Kamiza, Malcolm Molyneux, Terrie E. Taylor
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The American Journal of Pathology, Volume 178, Issue 5 , Pages 2146-2158, May 2011

We examined the brains of 50 Malawian children who satisfied the clinical definition of cerebral malaria (CM) during life; 37 children had sequestration of infected red blood cells (iRBCs) and no other cause of death, and 13 had a nonmalarial cause of death with no cerebral sequestration.

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Open Access | Reduced risk for placental malaria in iron deficient women

February 24, 2011 - 12:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Senga EL, Harper G, Koshy G, Kazembe PN, Brabin BJ
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:47 (23 February 2011)

Women with either acute, or acute and chronic placental malaria were less likely to have iron deficiency than women without placental malaria infection .

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Developmental outcomes in Malawian children with retinopathy-positive cerebral malaria

February 23, 2011 - 09:57 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Michael J. Boivin, Melissa J. Gladstone, Maclean Vokhiwa, Gretchen L. Birbeck, Jed G. Magen, Connie Page, Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Felix Kauye and Terrie E. Taylor
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 263–271, March 2011

Children who suffer retinopathy-positive CM at preschool age are at greater risk of developmental delay, particularly with respect to language development.

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