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Knowledge of prevention, cause, symptom and practices of malaria among women in Burkina Faso

July 12, 2017 - 16:28 -- Open Access
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Michael Ekholuenetale, Vaibhav Shah, Bernard Kadio, Ogochukwu Udenigwe
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PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180508

The overall knowledge of malaria prevention practices among a large proportion of women was found to be low, which implies that the knowledge about the prevention of malaria should be improved upon by both urban and rural dwellers.

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NOT Open Access | Characterization of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection and its risk factors in pregnant women from the Republic of Congo

November 24, 2015 - 15:28 -- NOT Open Access
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Ntoumi Francine, Bakoua Damien, Fesser Anna, Kombo Michael, Vouvoungui J. Christevy, Koukouikila-Koussounda Felix
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Acta Tropica, Volume 153, January 2016, Pages 111–115

Malaria in pregnancy remains a serious public health problem in the Republic of Congo despite the implementation of intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) in 2006.

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NOT Open Access | Placental malaria and modulation of immune and hormonal responses in Cameroonian women

May 11, 2015 - 07:55 -- NOT Open Access
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Rosette Megnekou, Sandrine Tenou, Jude D. Bigoga, Jean Claude Djontu, Fabrice Mbah Medou, Abel Lissom
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Acta Tropica, Volume 147, July 2015, Pages 23–30

These results suggest that in PM, IFN-γ and IL-7 might protect against poor pregnancy outcomes, which decrease plasma levels of progesterone, maternal haemoglobin and HDL-C, leading to low birth weight.

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Kinetics of B Cell Responses to Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 in Ghanaian Women Naturally Exposed to Malaria Parasites

May 20, 2014 - 09:42 -- Open Access
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Paulina Ampomah, Liz Stevenson, Michael F. Ofori, Lea Barfod, and Lars Hviid
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The Journal of Immunology June 1, 2014 vol. 192 no. 11 5236-5244

Naturally acquired protective immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria takes years to develop. It relies mainly on Abs, particularly IgG specific for Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) proteins on the infected erythrocyte surface.

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Creative solutions to extraordinary challenges in clinical trials: methodology of a phase III trial of azithromycin and chloroquine fixed-dose combination in pregnant women in Africa

April 17, 2013 - 06:36 -- Open Access
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Chandra RS, Orazem J, Ubben D, Duparc S, Robbins J, Vandenbroucke P
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:122 (11 April 2013)
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This report describes the unique challenges and innovative solutions implemented in designing and conducting this pivotal AZCQ-IPTp trial, which may serve as a prototype for future IPTp and other studies involving similar conditions.

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Not Open Access | Hamatological parameters and malaria parasite infection among pregnant women in Northwest Nigeria

February 26, 2013 - 05:20 -- NOT Open Access
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Anigo Kola Matthew, Owolabi Olumuyiwa Adeyemi James, Dorcas Bolanle, Oyeyipo Oluwafemi Stephen
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Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages 47-50
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To evaluate some hematological and anthropometric parameters, malaria infection at different trimesters in pregnancy.

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Factors associated with malaria parasitaemia, malnutrition, and anaemia among HIV-exposed and unexposed Ugandan infants: a cross-sectional survey

January 1, 2013 - 16:01 -- Open Access
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Osterbauer B, Kapisi J, Bigira V, Mwangwa F, Kinara S, Kamya MR, Dorsey G
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:432 (27 December 2012)
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These findings suggest the need to better target existing interventions for malaria, malnutrition and anaemia as well as the need to explore further the mechanisms behind the observed associations.

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Population Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modeling of Amodiaquine and Desethylamodiaquine in Women with Plasmodium vivax Malaria during and after Pregnancy

October 17, 2012 - 07:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Joel Tarning, Palang Chotsiri, Vincent Jullien, Marcus J. Rijken, Martin Bergstrand, Mireille Cammas, Rose McGready, Pratap Singhasivanon, Nicholas P. J. Day, Nicholas J. White, Francois Nosten, and Niklas Lindegard
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. November 2012 vol. 56 no. 11 5764-5773

MalariaWorldAmodiaquine is effective for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria, but there is little information on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of amodiaquine in pregnant women with malaria.

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NOT Open Access | Malaria and helminthic co-infection among HIV-positive pregnant women: Prevalence and effects of antiretroviral therapy

October 4, 2012 - 07:17 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Emil Ivan, Nigel J. Crowther, Aniceth T. Rucogoza, Lawrence O. Osuwat, Elizaphane Munyazesa, Eugene Mutimura, Kato J. Njunwa, Kakoma J.B. Zambezi, Martin P. Grobusch
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Acta Tropica, Volume 124, Issue 3, December 2012, Pages 179–184

MalariaWorldThe impact of malaria on anemia and the interplay with helminths underline the importance of addressing the interactions between HIV/AIDS, malaria and intestinal helminth infections in pregnancy.

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NOT Open Access | Knowledge of Malaria Among Women of Burundi and its Impact on the Incidence of the Disease

August 7, 2012 - 11:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Laura Tagliaferri, Giulia Prunotto, Juliette Hakizimana, Walter Peves Rios, Claudio Pelucchi, Nicola Principi, and Susanna Esposito
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J Trop Pediatr (2012) 58 (4): 258-262

MalariaWorldIn order to investigate whether the persistently high incidence of malaria in Burundi is due to a lack of knowledge of the disease, mothers of children admitted to the hospital of Kiremba in Burundi were anonymously administered a semi-structured questionnaire about malaria.

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