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Ownership and use of insecticide-treated nets during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: a review

August 5, 2013 - 15:28 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Singh M, Brown G, Rogerson SJ
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:268 (1 August 2013)
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This review summarizes recent evidence regarding the correlation between ownership and use of ITNs and the determinants of both, in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa, and reviews interventions directed at improving coverage.

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Short Report: No Association of Phenotypic ABO Blood Group and Malaria during Pregnancy

September 7, 2012 - 04:15 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Machteld E. Boel, Marcus J. Rijken, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Naw Lily Keereecharoen, Stephane Proux, François Nosten and Rose McGready
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 87:447-449

MalariaWorldIn a few small studies an association between blood group O and placental malaria has been described.

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Open Access | Towards the Rational Design of a Candidate Vaccine against Pregnancy Associated Malaria: Conserved Sequences of the DBL6ε Domain of VAR2CSA

June 25, 2010 - 08:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Cyril Badaut, Gwladys Bertin, Tatiana Rustico, Nadine Fievet, Achille Massougbodji, Alioune Gaye, Philippe Deloron
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PLoS ONE 5(6): e11276

A new sequence approach is used to compare variable regions in sequences that have extensive segmental gene relationship. Using this approach, the VAR2CSA DBL6 domain is composed of 7 variable blocks with limited polymorphism.

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Open Access | Using an Improved Phagocytosis Assay to Evaluate the Effect of HIV on Specific Antibodies to Pregnancy-Associated Malaria

May 28, 2010 - 10:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Ricardo Ataíde, Wina Hasang, Danny W. Wilson, James G. Beeson, Victor Mwapasa, Malcolm E. Molyneux, Steven R. Meshnick, Stephen J. Rogerson
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PLoS ONE 5(5): e10807.

This flow cytometry-based phagocytosis assay proved to be efficient and accurate for the measurement of Fc-receptor mediated phagocytosis-inducing antibodies in large cohorts. HIV was found to affect mainly the acquisition of antibodies to pregnancy-specific malaria in primigravidae. Further studies of the relationship between opsonising antibodies to malaria in pregnancy and HIV are indicated.

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Evaluation of the Antigenic Diversity of Placenta-Binding Plasmodium falciparum Variants and the Antibody Repertoire among Pregnant Women

April 19, 2010 - 14:42 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Mirja H., Salenna R. E., et al
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Infection and Immunity, p. 1963-1978, Vol. 78, No. 5 May 2010

The results indicate that there is limited antigenic diversity in placenta-binding isolates and may explain why immunity to malaria in pregnancy can be achieved after exposure during one pregnancy.

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Malaria and stillbirth in Omdurman Maternity Hospital, Sudan

April 13, 2010 - 09:39 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Elshiekh Bader, Amel M. Alhaj, Ahmed A. Hussan, Ishag Adam
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 109, Issue 2, May 2010, Pages 144-146

A case-control study: Cases were women who delivered stillbirths; 2 consecutive women who delivered a live-born singleton neonate at term (37–42 weeks) per case were used as controls.

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Antibodies to Chondroitin Sulfate A–Binding Infected Erythrocytes: Dynamics and Protection during Pregnancy in Women Receiving Intermittent Preventive Treatment

April 9, 2010 - 17:46 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Elizabeth H. Aitken, Bernard Mbewe, Mari Luntamo, Ken Maleta, Teija Kulmala, Marc‐James Friso, Freya J. I. Fowkes, James G. Beeson, Per Ashorn, and Stephen J. Rogerson
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;201:1316–1325

Levels of IgG antibody to pregnancy‐specific VSAs decrease during receipt of IPTp. Antibody levels in early pregnancy did not predict clinical outcome. IPTp and decreasing malaria prevalence pose challenges for the evaluation of novel interventions for malaria during pregnancy.

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Investigation of reproductive toxicity of piperaquine in mice

March 26, 2010 - 16:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kevin T. Batty, Brioni R. Moore, Verity Stirling, Kenneth F. Ilett, Madhu Page-Sharp, Keith B. Shilkin, Ivo Mueller, Stephen J. Rogerson, Harin A. Karunajeewa, Timothy M.E. Davis
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Reproductive Toxicology, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 206-213

Although we found no significant PQ toxicity, clinical data are lacking and monitoring of women and their infants for biochemical and haematological adverse effects is recommended when PQ is used in pregnancy.

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Open Access | Malaria Prevention with IPTp during Pregnancy Reduces Neonatal Mortality

March 12, 2010 - 15:32 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Clara Menéndez, Azucena Bardají, Betuel Sigauque, Sergi Sanz, John J. Aponte, Samuel Mabunda, Pedro L. Alonso
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PLoS ONE 5(2): e9438

In the global context of a reduction of under-five mortality, neonatal mortality is an increasingly relevant component of this mortality. Malaria in pregnancy may affect neonatal survival, though no strong evidence exists to support this association.

Clinical Microbiology: Alternatives for Malaria Prophylaxis During the First Trimester of Pregnancy: Our Personal View

March 11, 2010 - 13:31 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Urban Hellgren, Lars Rombo
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Journal of Travel Medicine,Volume 17, Issue 2, March/April 2010, Pages: 130-132

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