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Identification of Inflammatory Biomarkers for Pediatric Malarial Anemia Severity Using Novel Statistical Methods

October 17, 2011 - 09:31 -- Patrick Sampao
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John M. Ong'echa, Gregory C. Davenport, John M. Vulule, James B. Hittner, and Douglas J. Perkins
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Infect. Immun., Nov 2011; 79: 4674 - 4680.

MalariaWorldTo determine the strongest biomarkers of anemia, a parsimonious set of predictor variables for Hb was generated by least-angle regression (LAR) analysis, controlling for the confounding effects of age, gender, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, and sickle cell trait, followed by multiple linear regression analyses.

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Open Access | Estimating the Number of Paediatric Fevers Associated with Malaria Infection Presenting to Africa's Public Health Sector in 2007

July 8, 2010 - 07:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Peter W. Gething, Viola C. Kirui, Victor A. Alegana, Emelda A. Okiro, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow
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PLoS Med 7(7): e1000301

Spatial estimates of childhood fevers and care-seeking rates can be combined with a relational risk model of infection prevalence in the community to estimate the degree of parasitemia in those fevers reaching public health facilities.

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