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Open Access | Performance of a malaria microscopy image analysis slide reading device

May 9, 2012 - 15:10 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Prescott WR, Jordan RG, Grobusch MP, Chinchilli VM, Kleinschmidt I, Borovsky J, Plaskow M, Torres M, Mico M, Schwabe C
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:155 (6 May 2012)

MalariaWorldReported here is an evaluation of a diagnostic system (a "device" consisting of a microscope, a scanner, and a computer algorithm) that evaluates scanned images of standard Giemsa-stained slides and reports species and parasitaemia.

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Open Access | Modelling the dynamics of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 in human malaria to better understand malaria rapid diagnostic test performance

March 26, 2012 - 09:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Marquart L, Butterworth A, McCarthy JS, Gatton ML
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:74 (19 March 2012)

MalariaWorldData from two human infection studies was used to fit the model, and to investigate PfHRP2 kinetics. Four malaria RDTs were assessed in the laboratory to determine the minimum detectable concentration of PfHRP2.

Open Access | 062 The mischievous painter: an illustrated case of post malaria neurological syndrome

February 10, 2012 - 14:05 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
L Canham, C J S Price, W G Guevarra, R G Corkill
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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2012;83

MalariaWorldWe present the case of a man who experienced a biphasic neurological illness that developed 2 weeks after recovery from Plasmodium falciparum malaria acquired in The Gambia.

Open Access | Bayesian geostatistical modelling of malaria and lymphatic filariasis infections in Uganda: predictors of risk and geographical patterns of co-endemicity

October 13, 2011 - 07:42 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Stensgaard A, Vounatsou P, Onapa AW, Simonsen PE, Pedersen EM, Rahbek C, Kristensen TK
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:298 (11 October 2011)

MalariaWorldThe empirical map of malaria parasitaemia risk for Uganda presented in this paper is the first based on coherent, national survey data, and can serve as a baseline to guide and evaluate the continuous implementation of control activities.

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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 | Global proteomic analysis of plasma from mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA using two dimensional gel electrophoresis and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry

July 28, 2011 - 08:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Gitau EN, Kokwaro GO, Newton CR, Ward SA
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:205 (26 July 2011)

Malaria-infection in mice results in a wide perturbation of the host serum proteome involving a range of proteins and functions.

Open Access | Malaria Parasitaemia among Infants and Its Association with Breastfeeding Peer Counselling and Vitamin A Supplementation: A Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Trial

July 14, 2011 - 07:18 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Victoria Nankabirwa, Thorkild Tylleskar, Jolly Nankunda, Ingunn Marie S. Engebretsen, Halvor Sommerfelt, James K. Tumwine, for the PROMISE. EBF. Research Consortium
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 6(7): e21862

Peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding did not decrease the prevalence of malaria parasitaemia.

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Open Access | Malaria incidence among paramilitary personnel in an endemic area of Tripura.

July 12, 2011 - 14:24 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Dhiman S, Gopalakrishnan R, Goswami D, Rabha B, Baruah I, Singh L.
Reference: 
Indian J Med Res. 2011 Jun;133(6):665-9.

Mass blood surveys were carried out among TSR personnel and villagers during 2007 to 2009. Malaria diagnosis through blood smear examination and rapid detection kits was done, and percentage parasitaemia was determined.

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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 | Population, behavioural and environmental drivers of malaria prevalence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 13, 2011 - 07:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Messina JP, Taylor SM, Meshnick SR, Linke AM, Tshefu AK, Atua B, Mwandagalirwa K, Emch M
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:161 (9 June 2011)

This research demonstrates the feasibility of using population-based behavioural and molecular surveillance in conjunction with DHS data and geographic methods to study endemic infectious diseases.

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