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Genotype comparison of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum clones from pregnant and non-pregnant populations in North-west Colombia

November 27, 2012 - 15:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Arango EM, Samuel R, Agudelo OM, Carmona-Fonseca J, Maestre A, Yanow SK
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:392 (26 November 2012)
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In this study, genetic analysis was performed on Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum parasites isolated from peripheral and placental blood in pregnant women living in north-west Colombia, and compared with parasites causing acute malaria in non-pregnant populations.

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Not Open Access | The effect of adjuvants on the immune response induced by a DBL4ɛ-ID4 VAR2CSA based Plasmodium falciparum vaccine against placental malaria

September 3, 2012 - 13:46 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
V.V. Pinto, A. Salanti, L.M. Joergensen, M. Dahlbäck, M. Resende, S.B. Ditlev, E.M. Agger, D.E. Arnot, T.G. Theander, M.A. Nielsen
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Vaccine, Volume 30, Issue 3, 11 January 2012, Pages 572-579

MalariaWorldHere we tested the ability of DBL4ɛ-ID4 to induce binding-inhibitory antibodies when formulated with adjuvants approved for human use.

An Image-Based Drug Susceptibility Assay Targeting the Placental Sequestration of Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Erythrocytes

September 3, 2012 - 07:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Min-Je Ku, Fernando de M. Dossin, Michael A. E. Hansen, Auguste Genovesio, Lawrence Ayong, Lucio H. Freitas-Junior
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PLoS ONE 7(8): e41765

MalariaWorldPlacental malaria is a significant cause of all malaria-related deaths globally for which no drugs have been developed to specifically disrupt its pathogenesis.

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Not Open Access | Placental Malaria is Associated With Increased Risk of Nonmalaria Infection During the First 18 Months of Life in a Beninese Population

August 7, 2012 - 15:19 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Antoine Rachas, Agnès Le Port, Gilles Cottrell, José Guerra, Isabelle Choudat, Julie Bouscaillou, Achille Massougbodji and André Garcia
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Clin Infect Dis. (2012) 55 (5): 672-678.

MalariaWorldWe addressed whether Plasmodium falciparum placental infection could additionally be associated with the risk of nonmalaria fevers in infants.

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Not Open Access | Comparison of placental blood microscopy and the ICT HRP2 rapid diagnostic test to detect placental malaria

August 6, 2012 - 14:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ruth Aguilar, Sonia Machevo, Clara Menéndez, Azucena Bardají, Augusto Nhabomba, Pedro L. Alonso, Alfredo Mayor
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 106, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 573-575

MalariaWorldWe have evaluated the agreement (kappa coefficient) between microscopy and a Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2)-based immuno-chromatographic test (ICT) on placental blood from 1151 women at delivery.

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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
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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 | Placental malaria is associated with attenuated CD4 T-cell responses to tuberculin PPD 12 months after BCG vaccination

January 16, 2012 - 14:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Walther B, Miles DJ, Waight P, Palmero MS, Ojuola O, Touray ES, Whittle H, van der Sande M, Crozier S, Flanagan KL
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:6 (14 January 2012)

MalariaWorldAs malaria has powerful immunomodulatory effects, we tested the hypothesis that PM predicts reduced T-cell responses to vaccine challenge.

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Open Access | Polymerase chain reaction and histology in diagnosis of placental malaria in an area of unstable malaria transmission in Central Sudan

December 28, 2011 - 14:35 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Haggar M Elbashir, Magdi M Salih, Elhassan M Elhassan, Ahmed M Mohmmed, Mustafa I Elbashir and Ishag Adam
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Diagnostic Pathology 2011, 6:128

MalariaWorldOne hundred and seven placentae were investigated for malaria infection using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and histology.

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The effect of adjuvants on the immune response induced by a DBL4ɛ-ID4 VAR2CSA based Plasmodium falciparum vaccine against placental malaria

December 28, 2011 - 13:34 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
V.V. Pinto, A. Salanti, L.M. Joergensen, M. Dahlbäck, M. Resende, S.B. Ditlev, E.M. Agger, D.E. Arnot, T.G. Theander, M.A. Nielsen
Reference: 
Vaccine, Volume 30, Issue 3, 11 January 2012, Pages 572-579

MalariaWorldThese results demonstrate that the DBL4ɛ-ID4 antigen is highly immunogenic and that binding inhibitory antibodies are induced when formulated with any of the tested adjuvants.

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Physiological adaption to maternal malaria and other adverse exposure: Low birth weight, functional capacity, and possible metabolic disease in adult life

November 24, 2011 - 14:51 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Dirk L. Christensen, Anil Kapur, Ib C. Bygbjerg
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 115, Supplement 1, November 2011, Pages S16-S19

MalariaWorldThe concept of developmental origins of health and disease and the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries has increased the focus on low birth weight (LBW).

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