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Factors affecting providers' delivery of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy: a five-country analysis of national service provision assessment surveys

December 5, 2014 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Marcia C Castro
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:440 (20 November 2014)

If proved to be cost-effective, dispensing IPTp training to ANC providers should be prioritized.

Women's Access and Provider Practices for the Case Management of Malaria during Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

September 4, 2014 - 11:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jenny Hill, Lauren D'Mello-Guyett, Jenna Hoyt, Anna M. van Eijk, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Jayne Webster
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PLoS Med 11(8): e1001688

A systematic assessment of the extent of substandard case management practices of malaria in pregnancy is required, as well as quality improvement interventions that reach all providers administering antimalarial drugs in the community.

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IFN-gamma and TNF associated with severe falciparum malaria infection in Saudi pregnant women

August 20, 2014 - 06:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nasr A, Allam G, Hamid O, Al-Ghamdi A
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :314 (13 August 2014)

This data provides a starting point for functional and genetic analysis of the TNF and IFN-γ genomic region in malaria infection affecting Saudi populations.

Submicroscopic malaria infection during pregnancy and the impact of intermittent preventive treatment

July 22, 2014 - 09:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Cohee LM, Kalilani-Phiri L, Boudova S, Joshi S, Mukadam R, Seydel KB, Mawindo P, Thesing P, Kamiza S, Makwakwa K, Muehlenbachs A, Taylor TE, Laufer MK
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :274 (15 July 2014)

Submicroscopic malaria infection is common and occurs early in pregnancy.

Incidence of malaria-related fever and morbidity due to Plasmodium falciparum among HIV1-infected pregnant women: a prospective cohort study in South Benin

July 21, 2014 - 16:42 -- Open Access
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Duvignaud A, Denoeud-Ndam L, Akakpo J, Agossou KV, Afangnihoun A, Komongui DG, Atadokpédé F, Dossou-Gbété L, Girard P, Zannou D, Cot M
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :255 (4 July 2014)

This work highlights that malaria is responsible for a substantial morbidity in HIV-infected pregnant women, with cellular immunodepression as a major determinant, and establishes the possible advantage offered by the early initiation of antiretroviral treatment.

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Efficacy of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy, Mansa, Zambia

June 12, 2014 - 12:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tan KR, Katalenich BL, Mace KE, Nambozi M, Taylor SM, Meshnick SR, Wiegand RE, Chalwe V, Filler SJ, Kamuliwo M, Craig AS
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :227 (9 June 2014)

While underpowered, this study found 26% failure rates of SP given the moderate prevalence of the quintuple mutant haplotype. Despite the presence of resistance, SP retained some efficacy in clearing parasites in pregnant women, and may remain a viable option for IPTp in Zambia.

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Mass distribution of free insecticide-treated nets do not interfere with continuous net distribution in Tanzania

June 10, 2014 - 12:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Eze IC, Kramer K, Msengwa A, Mandike R, Lengeler C
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :196 (27 May 2014)

The key components of the National Treated Nets Programme (NATNETS) seem to work harmoniously, leading to a high level of net use in the entire population.

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NOT Open Access | Substantial increase in mutations in the genes pfdhfr and pfdhps puts sulphadoxine–pyrimethamine-based intermittent preventive treatment for malaria at risk in Burkina Faso

May 6, 2014 - 11:58 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Carolin Geiger, Guillaume Compaore, Boubacar Coulibaly, Ali Sie, Martin Dittmer, Cecilia Sanchez, Michael Lanzer and Thomas Jänisch
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 690–697, June 2014

The increase in molecular markers linked with SP resistance jeopardises the efficacy of IPTp and the planned IPTi interventions in Burkina Faso, calling for careful monitoring of genotypic resistance markers and in vivo validation of IPT efficacy.

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Oligohydramnios in a pregnant Pakistani woman with Plasmodium vivax malaria

May 6, 2014 - 08:08 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Binello N, Brunetti E, Cattaneo F, Lissandrin R, Malfitano A
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :156 (23 April 2014)

In the Western world, the diagnosis and management of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnant women can be challenging, and the pathogenesis of adverse outcomes for both the mother and the foetus is still poorly known.

Preliminary Study of Quinine Pharmacokinetics in Pregnant Women with Malaria-HIV Co-Infection

March 10, 2014 - 17:53 -- Open Access
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Kassoum Kayentao, Etienne A. Guirou, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Meera Venkatesan, Christopher V. Plowe, Teresa L. Parsons, Craig W. Hendrix, and Myaing M. Nyunt
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 90:530-534

This preliminary observation warrants further research to understand the impact of long-term antiretroviral therapy on the treatment of acute malaria.

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