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Effect of quinine therapy on plasma glucose and plasma insulin levels in pregnant women infected with Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Gezira state.

January 23, 2012 - 10:15 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Elbadawi NE, Mohamed MI, Dawod OY, Ali KE, Daoud OH, Ali EM, Ahmed EG, Mohamed AE.
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East Mediterr Health J. 2011 Sep;17(9):697-700.

MalariaWorldTo 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.

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Open Access | Effect of malaria on placental volume measured using three-dimensional ultrasound: a pilot study

January 11, 2012 - 08:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Rijken MJ, Moroski WE, Kiricharoen S, Karunkonkowit N, Stevenson G, Ohuma EO, Noble J, Kennedy SH, McGready R, Papageorghiou AT, Nosten FH
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:5 (5 January 2012)

MalariaWorldThe 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.

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Short Report: Performance of a Histidine-Rich Protein 2 Rapid Diagnostic Test, Paracheck Pf®, for Detection of Malaria Infections in Ugandan Pregnant Women

January 10, 2012 - 15:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Mehul Dhorda, Patrice Piola, Georges Snounou, et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:93-95

MalariaWorldIn this study, 81 women in Uganda in the second or third trimester of pregnancy were followed-up until delivery.

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Open Access | The effectiveness and perception of the use of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy programme in Offinso District of Ashanti Region, Ghana

January 4, 2012 - 06:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Osei Tutu E, Lawson B, Browne E
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:385 (29 December 2011)

MalariaWorldThis study points to the effectiveness of IPTp using SP as an evidence-based measure for control of malaria and malaria-related anaemia in pregnancy.

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Open Access | Pharmacokinetics of Dihydroartemisinin and Piperaquine in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women with Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria

November 15, 2011 - 07:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Marcus J. Rijken, Rose McGready, Aung Phae Phyo, Niklas Lindegardh, Joel Tarning, Natthapon Laochan, Hla Hla Than, Oh Mu, Aye Kyi Win, Pratap Singhasivanon, Nicholas White, and François Nosten
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. December 2011 vol. 55 no. 12 5500-5506

MalariaWorldDihydroartemisinin-piperaquine is a fixed-dose artemisinin-based combination treatment. Some antimalarials have altered pharmacokinetics in pregnancy.

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Open Access | Systematic review and meta-analysis: rapid diagnostic tests versus placental histology, microscopy and PCR for malaria in pregnant women

November 1, 2011 - 07:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kattenberg JH, Ochodo EA, Boer KR, Schallig HD, Mens PF, Leeflang MM
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:321 (28 October 2011)

MalariaWorldThe 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.

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Special Report: Development of vaccines to prevent malaria in pregnant women: WHO MALVAC meeting report

September 27, 2011 - 07:32 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Clara Menéndez, Vasee S Moorthy, Zarifah Reed, Azucena Bardají, Pedro Alonso and Graham V Brown
Reference: 
Expert Review of Vaccines,September 2011, Vol. 10, No. 9, Pages 1271-1280

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.

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Open Access | Predictors of mosquito net use in Ghana

September 21, 2011 - 13:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Carol A Baume, Ana Claudia Franca Koh
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:265 (15 September 2011)

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;

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Prevalence and risk factors of Plasmodium falciparum infections in pregnant women of Luanda, Angola

September 21, 2011 - 06:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bianor Valente, Paulo A. Campos, Virgílio E. do Rosário, Luis Varandas and Henrique Silveira
Reference: 
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 10, pages 1206–1214, October 2011

Pregnant women are at increased risk of malaria, but in Angola, epidemiologic data from this group is almost inexistent.

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Open Access | Molecular markers of resistance to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine during intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women in Benin

July 21, 2011 - 09:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bertin G, Briand V, Bonaventure D, Carrieu A, Massougbodji A, Cot M, Deloron P
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:196 (19 July 2011)

The clinical trial comparing SP and mefloquine efficacy during IPTp showed SP remained efficacious in preventing low birth weight.

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