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Not Open Access | Acute-phase proteins in pregnant Sudanese women with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria

August 6, 2012 - 14:17 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Alfarazdeg A. Saad, Omar E. Mohamed, AbdelAziem A. Ali, Ahmed M. Bashir, Naji I. Ali, Mustafa I. Elbashir, Ishag Adam
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 106, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 570-572

MalariaWorldA case–control study was carried out in Kassala and Medani Maternity Hospitals in Sudan to investigate acute-phase proteins [haptoglobin, C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin and albumin] in three groups of pregnant women (32 in each arm) comprising those with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria or uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria and healthy controls.

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Open Access | The Frequency of Malaria Is Similar among Women Receiving either Lopinavir/Ritonavir or Nevirapine-based Antiretroviral Treatment

April 11, 2012 - 06:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Tina S. Skinner-Adams, Alice S. Butterworth, James S. McCarthy, et al.
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PLoS ONE 7(4): e34399

MalariaWorldHIV protease inhibitors (PIs) show antimalarial activity in vitro and in animals.

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Open Access | Mutations of complement lectin pathway genes MBL2 and MASP2 associated with placental malaria

March 6, 2012 - 08:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Holmberg V, Onkamo P, Lahtela E, Lahermo P, Bedu-Addo G, Mockenhaupt FP, Meri S
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:61 (2 March 2012)

MalariaWorldExcessive complement activation is of importance in the pathogenesis of placental malaria by mediating inflammation, coagulation, and endothelial dysfunction.

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Occupational Activities Associated with a Reported History of Malaria among Women Working in Small-Scale Agriculture in South Africa

November 3, 2011 - 09:29 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Saloshni Naidoo, Leslie London, Alex Burdorf, Rajen N. Naidoo, and Hans Kromhout
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 85:805-810

MalariaWorldThis study suggests that certain agricultural activities and types of crop production may increase the risk for malaria among women working in small-scale agriculture.

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Open Access | Population pharmacokinetics of artesunate and dihydroartemisinin in pregnant and non-pregnant women with malaria

May 10, 2011 - 08:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Carrie A Morris, Marie A Onyamboko, Edmund Capparelli, Matthew A Koch, Joseph Atibu, Vicky Lokomba, Macaya Douoguih, Jennifer Hemingway-Foday, David Wesche, Robert W Ryder, Carl Bose, Linda Wright, Antoinette K Tshefu, Steven Meshnick, Lawrence Fleckenstein
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:114 (8 May 2011)

In this analysis, pharmacokinetic modelling suggests that pregnant women have accelerated DHA clearance compared to non-pregnant women receiving orally administered AS.

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Open Access | Genetic susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus protects against cerebral malaria in mice

January 19, 2011 - 08:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Michael Waisberg, Tatyana Tarasenko, Silvia Bolland, et al.
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PNAS January 18, 2011 vol. 108 no. 3 1122-1127

Plasmodium falciparum has exerted tremendous selective pressure on genes that improve survival in severe malarial infections.

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Fungal and Parasitic Infections: Persistence of Plasmodium falciparum Parasites in Infected Pregnant Mozambican Women after Delivery

December 23, 2010 - 08:49 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Elisa Serra-Casas., Clara Menéndez., Alfredo Mayor., et al.
Reference: 
Infect. Immun., Jan 2011; 79: 298 - 304.

These results suggest that parasites infecting pregnant women persist after delivery and increase the risk of malaria during the postpartum period.

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Afebrile Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia decreases absorption of fortification iron but does not affect systemic iron utilization: a double stable-isotope study in young Beninese women

November 24, 2010 - 09:39 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Colin I Cercamondi., Ines M Egli.,Michael B Zimmermann., et al.
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Am J Clin Nutr December 2010 vol. 92 no. 6 1385-1392

We investigated whether asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia in Beninese women would impair absorption of dietary iron or utilization of circulating iron.

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Longitudinal Studies of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Pregnant Women Living in a Rural Cameroonian Village with High Perennial Transmission

November 1, 2010 - 13:34 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Rose F., Jude D., et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg, Nov 2010; 83: 996 - 1004.

These results help identify the extent of malaria-associated changes women experience during pregnancy.

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Reflection and Reaction: Treating malaria in pregnant women: a pressing problem

October 26, 2010 - 12:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Julie Gutmana, S Patrick Kachur
Reference: 
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 11, November 2010, Pages 739-740

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