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The usefulness of C-reactive protein in predicting malaria parasitemia in a sub-Saharan African region

August 13, 2018 - 16:43 -- Open Access
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Bismark Osei Sarfo, Andreas Hahn, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Anna Jaeger, Nimako Sarpong, Florian Marks, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Thalea Tamminga, Juergen May
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PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201693

The semi-quantitative method of measuring CRP is cheap, rapid and easy to perform but not useful in predicting parasitemia and malaria.

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Mapping the stability of malaria hotspots in Bangladesh from 2013 to 2016

July 15, 2018 - 16:55 -- Open Access
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Andrés Noé, Sazid Ibna Zaman, Mosiqure Rahman, Anjan Kumar Saha, M. M. Aktaruzzaman and Richard James Maude
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:259, 11 July 2018

Areas were identified with temporal and spatial clustering of high malaria incidence in Bangladesh.

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Haemolysis and haem oxygenase-1 induction during persistent “asymptomatic” malaria infection in Burkinabé children

July 6, 2018 - 16:54 -- Open Access
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Jason P. Mooney, Aissata Barry, Eleanor M. Riley, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:253, 6 July 2018

This study reveals that subclinical P. falciparum malaria infection is associated with sustained haemolysis and the induction of HO-1.

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NOT Open Access | Socioeconomic Condition and Prevalence of Malaria Fever in Pakistani Children: Findings from a Community Health Survey

June 15, 2018 - 16:23 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Atta Muhammad Asif; Muhammad Ramzan Tahir ; Irshad Ahmad Arshad
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Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 64, Issue 3, 1 June 2018, Pages 189–194

SEC has a significant impact on the prevalence of malaria fever in the context of different regions in Pakistan.

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Adherence to treatment with artemether–lumefantrine or amodiaquine–artesunate for uncomplicated malaria in children in Sierra Leone: a randomized trial

June 5, 2018 - 14:44 -- Open Access
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Kristin Banek, Emily L. Webb, Samuel Juana Smith, Daniel Chandramohan and Sarah G. Staedke
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:222, 4 June 2018

Self-reported adherence was high for both AL and AQAS, but varied by site.

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Pyronaridine–artesunate and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial

May 15, 2018 - 14:43 -- Open Access
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Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, Nicodemus Makio, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Selpha Okach, Felix Choy, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Pètra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:199, 15 May 2018

Pyronaridine–artesunate was well tolerated, efficacious and non-inferior to artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Kenyan children.

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Seroepidemiology of helminths and the association with severe malaria among infants and young children in Tanzania

April 10, 2018 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Jennifer L. Kwan, Amy E. Seitz, Patrick E. Duffy, et al.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(3): e0006345

The disease burden of Wuchereria bancrofti and Plasmodium falciparum malaria is high, particularly in Africa, and co-infection is common.

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Effect of nutrient supplementation on the acquisition of humoral immunity to Plasmodium falciparum in young Malawian children

February 7, 2018 - 16:11 -- Open Access
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Priyanka Barua, Upeksha P. Chandrasiri, James G. Beeson, Kathryn G. Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn and Stephen J. Rogerson
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:74, 7 February 2018

Pre- and postnatal lipid-based nutrient supplementation did not alter malaria antibody acquisition during infancy, compared to prenatal supplementation with iron and folic acid or pre- and postnatal supplementation with multiple micronutrients.

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Infant and child mortality in relation to malaria transmission in KEMRI/CDC HDSS, Western Kenya: validation of verbal autopsy

January 22, 2018 - 15:59 -- Open Access
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Nyaguara O. Amek, Annemieke Van Eijk, Kim A. Lindblade, Mary Hamel, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Kayla F. Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith and Penelope Vounatsou
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:37, 18 January 2018

Interventions that reduce P. falciparum transmission intensity will not only significantly reduce malaria-diagnosed mortality, but also mortality assigned to other causes in under-5 year old children in endemic areas.

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Assessment of the quality and quantity of naturally induced antibody responses to EBA175RIII–V in Ghanaian children living in two communities with varying malaria transmission patterns

January 9, 2018 - 16:10 -- Open Access
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Hamza B. Abagna, Festus K. Acquah, Ruth Okonu, Nii A. Aryee, Michael Theisen and Linda E. Amoah
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:14, 8 January 2018

Naturally acquired IgG concentrations but not relative antibody avidities to EBA175RIII–V were significantly higher in Obom where malaria transmission is perennial than in Abura, where malaria transmission is seasonal.

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