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Mortality, Morbidity, and Developmental Outcomes in Infants Born to Women Who Received Either Mefloquine or Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine as Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Cohort Study

March 3, 2016 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
María Rupérez, Raquel González, Clara Menéndez, et al.
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PLoS Med 13(2): e1001964

No significant differences were found between IPTp with MQ and SP administered in pregnancy on infant mortality, morbidity, and nutritional outcomes.

Malaria in pregnancy: a passive surveillance study of pregnant women in low transmission areas of Colombia, Latin America

February 8, 2016 - 19:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mary Lopez-Perez, M. Andreína Pacheco, Lucía Buriticá, Ananias A. Escalante, Sócrates Herrera and Myriam Arévalo-Herrera
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:66, 5 February 2016

Most malaria infected pregnant women displayed uncomplicated malaria, although a few of them with a second malaria episode presented an increased risk of severe malaria which appeared to be associated with malaria transmission intensity and not with levels of anti-parasite antibodies.

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Non-falciparum malaria infections in pregnant women in West Africa

February 2, 2016 - 19:06 -- Open Access
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John Williams, Fanta Njie, Daniel Chandramohan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:53, 29 January 2016

Non-falciparum infections were infrequent in the populations studied, rarely detected when present as a mono-infection and unlikely to have had an important impact on the outcome of pregnancy in the communities  studied due to the small number of women infected with non-falciparum parasites.

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Missed opportunities to deliver intermittent preventive treatment for malaria to pregnant women 2003–2013: a systematic analysis of 58 household surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

January 2, 2016 - 18:35 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kathryn Andrews, Michael Lynch, Erin Eckert, Julie Gutman
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:521 (23 December 2015)

IPTp coverage measured by household surveys is unsatisfactorily low, even many years after policy adoption.

Population-based prevalence of malaria among pregnant women in Enugu State, Nigeria: the Healthy Beginning Initiative

November 10, 2015 - 07:06 -- Open Access
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Jayleen Gunn, John Ehiri, Echezona Ezeanolue, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:438 (5 November 2015)

Results of this study are consistent with hospital-based estimates of malaria during pregnancy in southeastern Nigeria.

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Towards a strategy for malaria in pregnancy in Afghanistan: analysis of clinical realities and women’s perceptions of malaria and anaemia

November 4, 2015 - 14:01 -- Open Access
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Natasha Howard, Sayed Enayatullah, Nader Mohammad, Ismail Mayan, Zohra Shamszai, Mark Rowland, Toby Leslie
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:431 (4 November 2015)

Given the low malaria risk and reported avoidance of medication during pregnancy, intermittent preventive treatment is hard to justify or implement.

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Accuracy of an HRP-2/panLDH rapid diagnostic test to detect peripheral and placental Plasmodium falciparum infection in Papua New Guinean women with anaemia or suspected malaria

October 20, 2015 - 09:11 -- Open Access
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Alexandra Umbers, Holger Unger, Ivo Mueller, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:412 (19 October 2015)

In PNG, HRP-2/pLDH RDTs may be useful to diagnose peripheral P. falciparum infections in symptomatic pregnant women.

High burden of malaria infection in pregnant women in a rural district of Zambia: a cross-sectional study

October 5, 2015 - 16:33 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Enesia Chaponda, Daniel Chandramohan, Charles Michelo, Sungano Mharakurwa, James Chipeta, R. Chico
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:380 (30 September 2015)

High burden of malaria detected by PCR in these pregnant women suggests that past prevention efforts have had limited effect.

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Imported malaria including HIV and pregnant woman risk groups: overview of the case of a Spanish city 2004–2014

September 22, 2015 - 17:52 -- Open Access
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María Fernández López, Jose Ruiz Giardín, Juan San Martín López, Jerónimo Jaquetti, Isabel García Arata, Carolina Jiménez Navarro, Noemi Cabello Clotet
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:356 (17 September 2015)

The incidence rate in Fuenlabrada is higher than in the rest of Spain, due to the large number of immigrants from endemic areas living in the municipality.

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Haemoglobin Drop after Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine Use for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria during Pregnancy in Ghana – A Cohort Study

September 8, 2015 - 15:47 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ruth Owusu, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, et al.
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PLoS ONE 10(9): e0136828

There was no significant difference between G6PD normal and deficient women in proportions with significant acute haemoglobin drop post SP-IPTp and lower G6PD enzyme activity was not strongly associated with significant acute drug-induced haemoglobin drop post SP-IPTp but a larger study is required to confirm consistency of findings.

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