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NOT Open Access | Plasmodium berghei: Influence of infection on the oxidant and antioxidants levels in pregnant BALB/c mice

May 29, 2012 - 10:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lalita Sharma, Jagdeep Kaur, Praveen Rishi, Geeta Shukla
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Experimental Parasitology, Volume 131, Issue 2, June 2012, Pages 215–222

MalariaWorldMalarial infection during pregnancy has been associated with maternal anemia and death, abortion, still-birth and is a major cause of low birth weight, an important risk factor for infant morbidity and mortality in endemic areas.

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NOT Open Access | Prevalence of Malaria and Sexually Transmitted and Reproductive Tract Infections in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa; A Systematic Review

May 29, 2012 - 10:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
R. Matthew Chico, Philippe Mayaud, Cono Ariti, David Mabey, Carine Ronsmans, Daniel Chandramohan
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JAMA May 16, 2012, Vol 307, No. 19, 2079-2086

MalariaWorldThe dual prevalence of malaria and STIs/RTIs in pregnancy among women who attend antenatal care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa is considerable, with the combined prevalence of curable STIs/RTIs being equal to, if not greater than, malaria.

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Open Access | Temporal trends of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) drug-resistance molecular markers in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from pregnant women in western Kenya

May 2, 2012 - 14:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Iriemenam NC, Shah M, Shi Y, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:134 (27 April 2012)

MalariaWorldThere was a significant increase in dhfr/dhps quintuple mutant and the emergence of new genotype containing dhps 581 in the parasites from pregnant women in western Kenya over 13 years.

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Open Access | The epidemiology of postpartum malaria: a systematic review

April 17, 2012 - 07:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Boel ME, Rijken MJ, Brabin BJ, Nosten F, McGready R
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:114 (13 April 2012)

MalariaWorldPregnant women are more susceptible to malaria than their non-pregnant counterparts. Less is known about the risk of malaria in the postpartum period.

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Open Access | Low coverage of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy in Nigeria: demand-side influences

March 29, 2012 - 09:20 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Onoka CA, Hanson K, Onwujekwe OE
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:82 (23 March 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study found low coverage of IPTp and high levels of missed opportunities supporting findings that high ANC attendance does not guarantee high IPTp coverage.

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Open Access | An analysis of timing and frequency of malaria infection during pregnancy in relation to the risk of low birth weight, anaemia and perinatal mortality in Burkina Faso

March 22, 2012 - 07:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Valea I, Tinto H, Drabo MK, Huybregts L, Sorgho H, Ouedraogo J, Guiguemde RT, van Geertruyden J, Kolsteren P, D'Alessandro U
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:71 (16 March 2012)

MalariaWorldMalaria infection during first trimester of pregnancy is associated to a higher risk of low birth weight.

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Plasmodium chabaudi AS induces pregnancy loss in association with systemic pro-inflammatory immune responses in A/J and C57BL/6 mice

March 8, 2012 - 06:57 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
D. Sarr, G. M. Smith, J. S. Poovassery, T. Nagy, J. M. Moore
Reference: 
Parasite Immunology, Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 224–235, April 2012

MalariaWorldThe molecular mechanisms that underlie poor birth outcomes in malaria during pregnancy remain poorly defined.

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Sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine resistance and intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy: a retrospective analysis of birth weight data in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

February 23, 2012 - 15:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Joris L. Likwela, Umberto D’Alessandro, Bernard L. Lokwa, Sylvain Meuris and Michele W. Dramaix
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 322–329, March 2012

MalariaWorldIPT-SP remains an effective strategy in Kisangani and Mikalayi where the therapeutic failure to SP in children with clinical malaria was 21.7% and 1.6%, respectively, while IPTp-SP effect seems lower in Rutshuru where the therapeutic failure to SP was 60.6%.

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Open Access | Supply-related drivers of staff motivation for providing intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in Tanzania: evidence from two rural districts

February 23, 2012 - 09:38 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mubyazi GM, Bloch P, Byskov J, Magnussen P, Bygbjerg IC, Hansen KS
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:48 (18 February 2012)

MalariaWorldThe study shows conditions related to staffing levels, health infrastructure and essential supplies being among the key determinants or drivers of frontline HWs' motivation to deliver ANC services in both private and public HFs.

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Open Access | Combination of probenecid-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy

February 14, 2012 - 08:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Gutman J, Kachur S, Slutsker L, Nzila A, Mutabingwa T
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:39 (9 February 2012)

MalariaWorldThe antifolate sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) has been used in the intermittent prevention of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp).

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