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Antibody responses to the full-length VAR2CSA and its DBL domains in Cameroonian children and teenagers

November 9, 2016 - 17:16 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Barriere A. Y. Fodjo, Njika Atemnkeng, Anna Babakhanyan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:532, 4 November 2016

The study suggests that children, including teenage girls acquire Ab to VAR2CSA domains and FV2, but Ab levels are much lower than those needed to protect women from placental infections and repertoire of Ab responses to DBL domains is different from those in pregnant women. Interestingly, children with severe malaria did not have higher Ab levels to VAR2CSA compared to healthy children.

Plasmodium vivax VIR Proteins Are Targets of Naturally-Acquired Antibody and T Cell Immune Responses to Malaria in Pregnant Women

October 11, 2016 - 17:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pilar Requena, Edmilson Rui, Carlota Dobaño, et al.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(10): e0005009

P. vivax infection during pregnancy has been associated with poor outcomes such as anemia, low birth weight and congenital malaria, thus representing an important global health problem.

Parasite dynamics in the peripheral blood and the placenta during pregnancy-associated malaria infection

September 27, 2016 - 16:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lauren M. Cohee, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Patricia Mawindo, Sudhaunshu Joshi, Matthew Adams, Leo Kenefic, Christopher G. Jacob, Terrie E. Taylor and Miriam K. Laufer
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:483, 21 September 2016

Placental malaria can occur at any time during pregnancy.

The challenge of using intermittent preventive therapy with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine among pregnant women in Uganda

August 16, 2016 - 15:34 -- Open Access
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Humphrey Wanzira, Henry Katamba, Allen Eva Okullo and Denis Rubahika
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:401, 9 August 2016

This study shows that knowledge among women that SP is a medication used for malaria prevention during pregnancy increases the uptake of two or more doses of this therapy among pregnant women.

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Factors associated with use of malaria control interventions by pregnant women in Buwunga subcounty, Bugiri District

July 5, 2016 - 18:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Elizabeth Muhumuza, Noel Namuhani, Bonny Enock Balugaba, Jessica Namata and Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:342, 4 July 2016

The level of uptake of the two recommended doses of sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) tablets for malaria prevention (IPTp2) was low, slightly more than half of the mothers slept under an ITN the night before the survey.

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Malaria prevention practices and delivery outcome: a cross sectional study of pregnant women attending a tertiary hospital in northeastern Nigeria

June 21, 2016 - 14:33 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Hamzat U. Muhammad, Fatima J. Giwa, Adebola T. Olayinka, Shakir M. Balogun, IkeOluwapo Ajayi, Olufemi Ajumobi and Patrick Nguku
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:326, 18 June 2016

The high prevalence of malaria in pregnancy and the adverse outcome in this insurgence area reflects the poor access of pregnant women to preventive measures such as IPTp-SP.

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Malaria prevalence, severity and treatment outcome in relation to day 7 lumefantrine plasma concentration in pregnant women

May 22, 2016 - 15:58 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ritah F. Mutagonda, Appolinary A. R. Kamuhabwa, Omary M. S. Minzi, Siriel N. Massawe, Betty A. Maganda and Eleni Aklillu
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:278, 13 May 2016

Malaria Journal 2016 15:278, 13 May 2016

Pregnant women with day 7 LF concentration <600 ng/ml are at high risk of RP than those with ≥600 ng/ml.

Diagnosis of placental malaria in poorly fixed and processed placental tissue

May 16, 2016 - 17:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Yunhao Liu, Jennifer B. Griffin, Steven R. Meshnick, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:272, 10 May 2016

PCR and/or IHC are suitable diagnostics when the presence of formalin pigment substantially compromises placental histopathology.

Perceptions and practices for preventing malaria in pregnancy in a peri-urban setting in south-western Uganda

April 15, 2016 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Anthony K. Mbonye, Said M. Mohamud and James Bagonza
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:211, 14 April 2016

Despite a good knowledge that malaria is a dangerous disease in pregnancy, there was poor access to antenatal care and use of SP for malaria prevention in pregnancy.

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‘Some anti-malarials are too strong for your body, they will harm you.’ Socio-cultural factors influencing pregnant women’s adherence to anti-malarial treatment in rural Gambia

April 11, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fatou Jaiteh, Susan Dierickx, Charlotte Gryseels, Sarah O’Neill, Umberto D’Alessandro, Susana Scott, Julie Balen and Koen Peeters Grietens
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:195, 11 April 2016

Improving women’s knowledge of malaria in pregnancy is not sufficient to assure adherence to anti-malarial treatment.

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