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Open Access | Malaria prevention reduces in-hospital mortality among severely ill tuberculosis patients: a three-step intervention in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

March 7, 2011 - 08:54 -- Patrick Sampao
Colombatti R, Penazzato M, Bassani F, Silva Vieira C, Araujo Lourenco A, Vieira F, Teso S, Giaquinto C, Riccardi F
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:57 (2 March 2011)

In the TB National Reference Center in Guinea-Bissau, admitted patients are in severe clinical conditions and mortality during the rainy season is high. We performed a three-step malaria prevention program to reduce mortality in TB patients during the rainy season.

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Communication: Design, Synthesis, and Study of a Mycobactin−Artemisinin Conjugate That Has Selective and Potent Activity against Tuberculosis and Malaria

January 31, 2011 - 10:24 -- Patrick Sampao
Marvin J. Miller., Andrew J. Walz., Helena I. Boshoff., et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society

The result is that one appropriate conjugate has potent and selective activity against two of the most deadly diseases in the world.

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Perinatal malaria and tuberculosis co-infection: A case report

October 8, 2010 - 09:42 -- Patrick Sampao
Rajoo Thapa, Debkrishna Mallick, Biswajit Biswas
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages e254-e256

We report herein an unusual instance of co-occurrence of perinatal falciparum malaria and tuberculosis in a 34-day-old female newborn, who presented with symptoms of sepsis.


Open Access | Perspective: Extensive Drug Resistance in Malaria and Tuberculosis

July 6, 2010 - 06:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Chansuda Wongsrichanalai, Comments to Author Jay K. Varma, Jonathan J. Juliano, Michael E. Kimerling, and John R. MacArthur
Emerg Infect Dis, Volume 16, Number 7–July 2010

Drug resistance in malaria and in tuberculosis (TB) are major global health problems. Although the terms multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant TB are precisely defined, the term multidrug resistance is often loosely used when discussing malaria.

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Healthy houses make happy homes - outcome of a workshop

January 23, 2010 - 14:01 -- Bart G.J. Knols

The statistics say it all: 70% of the transmission of infectious diseases is focused in and around the house. Including malaria, where the key vectors in Africa are almost exclusively feeding indoors and at night. The forum on MalariaWorld that discussed this issue was very well read (more than 1000 views), and although comments were limited, it was enough to move forward with the idea...

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