To determine if quinine has a metabolic effect during treatment of severe or complicated malaria, we studied its effects on plasma glucose and plasma insulin levels in 150 pregnant women with malaria referred to Madani maternity teaching hospital, Gezira state and 50 healthy pregnant controls.
The new technique of 3D ultrasound volumetry of the placenta may be useful to improve our understanding of the pathophysiological constraints on foetal growth caused by malaria infection in early pregnancy.
In this study, 81 women in Uganda in the second or third trimester of pregnancy were followed-up until delivery.
This study points to the effectiveness of IPTp using SP as an evidence-based measure for control of malaria and malaria-related anaemia in pregnancy.
Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine is a fixed-dose artemisinin-based combination treatment. Some antimalarials have altered pharmacokinetics in pregnancy.
The findings suggest that RDTs and PCR may have good performance characteristics to serve as alternatives for the diagnosis of malaria in pregnancy, besides any other limitations and practical considerations concerning the use of these tests.
This report includes brief summaries of what is known, and major knowledge gaps in disease burden estimation, pathogenesis and immunity, and the challenges with current preventive strategies for malaria in pregnancy.
The results of this study suggest that net use would increase in Ghana if coloured nets were made available in mass distributions as well as in the commercial market;
Pregnant women are at increased risk of malaria, but in Angola, epidemiologic data from this group is almost inexistent.
The clinical trial comparing SP and mefloquine efficacy during IPTp showed SP remained efficacious in preventing low birth weight.