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Open Access | A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Children (IPTc)

March 1, 2011 - 07:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Anne L. Wilson, on behalf of the IPTc Taskforce
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PLoS ONE 6(2): e16976

IPTc is a safe method of malaria control that has the potential to avert a significant proportion of clinical malaria episodes in areas with markedly seasonal malaria transmission and also appears to have a substantial protective effect against all-cause mortality.

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Open Access | A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Children (IPTc)

February 17, 2011 - 06:29 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Anne L. Wilson, on behalf of the IPTc Taskforce
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 6(2): e16976

IPTc is a safe method of malaria control that has the potential to avert a significant proportion of clinical malaria episodes in areas with markedly seasonal malaria transmission and also appears to have a substantial protective effect against all-cause mortality.

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Open Access | Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria Provides Substantial Protection against Malaria in Children Already Protected by an Insecticide-Treated Bednet in Burkina Faso: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

February 4, 2011 - 07:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Amadou T. Konaté, Diadier A. Diallo, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS Med 8(2): e1000408

IPT of malaria provides substantial protection against malaria in children who sleep under an ITN.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance

January 27, 2011 - 10:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000400

Monitoring, evaluation, and surveillance measure how well public health programs operate over time and achieve their goals.

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Open Access | Lactase persistence genotypes and malaria susceptibility in Fulani of Mali

January 19, 2011 - 06:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lokki AI, Jarvela I, Israelsson E, Maiga B, Troye-Blomberg M, Dolo A, Doumbo OK, Meri S, Holmberg V
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:9 (14 January 2011)

Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in asymptomatic Fulani is more common in individuals with lactase non-persistence genotypes, but this difference is not statistically significant.

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Cytoadherence and its association with clinical disease in Plasmodium falciparum infections in Sri Lanka

January 18, 2011 - 06:20 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
S.L. Pathirana, K. Ekanayake, R.J. Howard, K.N. Mendis, S.M. Handunnetti
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J.Natn.Sci.Foundation Sri Lanka 2010 38 (4):233-240

Cytoadherence properties of two categories of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Sri Lanka were assessed using CHO-CD36 and CHO-ICAM-1 stable transfected cell lines, and the association with the clinical disease in patients, from whom the parasites were obtained was also analyzed.

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Open Access | The challenge of diagnosing Plasmodium ovale malaria in travellers: report of six clustered cases in French soldiers returning from West Africa

December 16, 2010 - 07:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
de Laval F, Oliver M, Rapp C, Pommier de Santi V, Mendibil A, Deparis X, Simon F
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:358 (10 December 2010)

Plasmodium ovale malaria is currently a problem to diagnose in travellers, notably in French soldiers returning from the Ivory Coast.

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Informed decision-making before changing to RDT: a comparison of microscopy, rapid diagnostic test and molecular techniques for the diagnosis and identification of malaria parasites in Kassala, eastern Sudan

November 23, 2010 - 07:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mamoun M. M. Osman, Bakri Y. M. Nour, Mohamed F. Sedig, Laura De Bes, Adil M. Babikir, Ahmed A. Mohamedani and Petra F. Mens
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 15, Issue 12, pages 1442–1448, December 2010

PCR has proven to be one of the most specific and sensitive diagnostic methods, particularly for malaria cases with low parasitaemia.

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Open Access | Congenital and neonatal malaria in a rural Kenyan District Hospital: an eight-year analysis

November 16, 2010 - 12:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Michael K Mwaniki, Alison W Talbert, Florence N Mturi, James A Berkley, Piet Kager, Kevin Marsh, Charles R Newton
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:313 (6 November 2010)

Congenital and neonatal malaria are rare in this malaria endemic region. Performing a blood slide for malaria parasites among sick neonates in malaria endemic regions is advisable.

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Caspase-12 deficiency enhances cytokine responses but does not protect against lethal Plasmodium yoelii 17XL infection (pages 773–778)

October 16, 2010 - 08:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
J. Miu, M. Saleh, M. M. Stevenson
Reference: 
Parasite Immunology, Volume 32, Issue 11-12, pages 773–778, November/December 2010

To investigate the effect of caspase-12 deficiency on IFN-γ-independent control of blood-stage malaria, we compared lethal Plasmodium yoelii 17XL infection in wild-type C57BL/6J and caspase-12−/− mice. Infected caspase-12−/− mice exhibited higher parasitaemia than WT mice on days 8 and 9 post-inoculation, but all WT and caspase-12−/− mice succumbed by day 10. In addition, infected caspase-12−/− mice had significantly elevated levels of IFN-γ, TNF, IL-18, and IL-10 in sera compared to infected WT mice.

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