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Is Mosquito Larval Source Management Appropriate for Reducing Malaria in Areas of Extensive Flooding in The Gambia? A Cross-over Intervention Trial

February 10, 2010 - 13:19 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Silas Majambere, Margaret Pinder, Ulrike Fillinger, David Ameh, David J. Conway, Clare Green, David Jeffries, Musa Jawara, Paul J. Milligan, Robert Hutchinson, AND Steven W. Lindsay
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 176-184

Larviciding to control malaria was assessed in rural areas with extensive seasonal flooding. Larval and adult mosquitoes and malaria incidence were surveyed routinely in four 100-km2 areas either side of the Gambia River.

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Open Access | Editorial: Malaria Elimination: When the Tools Are Great but Implementation Falters

February 10, 2010 - 11:03 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Bart G. J. Knols
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 174-175

One thing is clear: Any form of compromise in terms of tool implementation, (area-wide) coverage or stringency in campaign execution will hold the recipe for failure.

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Open Access | Chronic infection during placental malaria is associated with up-regulation of cycloxygenase-2

February 10, 2010 - 10:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Demba Sarr, Delphine Aldebert, Laurence Marrama, Emilie Frealle, Alioune Gaye, Hamoud O Brahim, Makhtar Niang, Jean Marie Dangou, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Jean Yves Le Hesran, Ronan Jambou
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:45 (9 February 2010)

Cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX), which convert fatty acids to prostaglandins and leukotrienes, play important roles in pregnancy and foetal development. The role of COX during PM was questioned by quantifying at delivery COX-1, COX-2, 15-LOX, and IL-10 expression in two groups of malaria infected and uninfected placenta.

Open Access | Control of pyrethroid and DDT-resistant Anopheles gambiae by application of indoor residual spraying or mosquito nets treated with a long-lasting organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos-methyl

February 10, 2010 - 10:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Raphael N'Guessan, Pelagie Boko, Abibathou Odjo, Joseph Chabi, Martin Akogbeto, Mark Rowland
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:44 (8 February 2010)

The study indicates that chlorpyrifos methyl outperformed DDT and lambdacyhalothrin. In IRS campaigns, it should provode improved levels of transmission control compared to conventional formulations of DDT or pyrethroids, always assuming that the product is available for such use.

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Open Access | Compliance with a three-day course of artesunate-mefloquine combination and baseline anti-malarial treatment in an area of Thailand with highly multidrug resistant falciparum malaria

February 10, 2010 - 10:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Kanungnit Congpuong, Pongwit Bualombai, Vick Banmairuroi, Kesara Na-Bangchang
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:43 (4 February 2010)

The authors discuss the compliance associated with a three-day AS-MQ regimen following a recent change in the treatment guidelines for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Thailand. The patient data are supported by whole blood/plasma drug levels. In malaria treatment compliance remains a major factor determining effectiveness.

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Open Access | Case study: Using the social entrepreneurship approach to generate innovative and sustainable malaria diagnosis interventions in Tanzania: a case study

February 10, 2010 - 10:21 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Lisa K Allen, Erin Hetherington, Mange Manyama, Jennifer M Hatfield, Guido van Marle
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:42 (3 February 2010)

Original approach aimed at improving malaria diagnostic accuracy in sub-Saharan Africa by enhancing community involvement in a Maasai district.

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Open Access | Determinants of compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis among French soldiers during missions in inter-tropical Africa

February 9, 2010 - 14:06 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Noemie Resseguier, Vanessa Machault, Lenaick Ollivier, Eve Orlandi-Pradines, Gaetan Texier, Bruno Pradines, Jean Gaudart, Alain Buguet, Catherine Tourette-Turgis, Christophe Rogier
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:41 (3 February 2010)

Interesting paper on the determinants of prophylaxis among French soldiers during missions in Africa.

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Open Access| Malaria vectors of Timor-Leste

February 9, 2010 - 14:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Robert D Cooper, Michael D Edstein, Stephen P Frances, Nigel W Beebe
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:40 (2 February 2010)

The aim of this study is to accurately identify the Anopheles fauna of Timor-Leste using these techniques.

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Open Access | Plasmodium yoelii-Infected A. stephensi Inefficiently Transmit Malaria Compared to Intravenous Route

February 9, 2010 - 13:32 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Solomon Conteh, Rana Chattopadhyay, Charles Anderson, Stephen L. Hoffman
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PLoS ONE 5(1): e8947

Such data may have implications for determining the best route and dose of administration to humans of our attenuated P. falciparum sporozoite vaccine, the scientific basis of which is immunity by bites from irradiated infected mosquitoes, and suggest that the challenge is to develop a method of administration that approximates IV inoculation, not one that mimics mosquito bite.

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Open Access | Evaluating Different Dimensions of Programme Effectiveness for Private Medicine Retailer Malaria Control Interventions in Kenya

February 9, 2010 - 13:20 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Timothy O. Abuya, Greg Fegan, Abdinasir A. Amin, Willis S. Akhwale, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow, Vicki Marsh
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PLoS ONE 5(1): e8937

This study presents evaluation findings of two different programs implemented at moderate scale targeting PMRs for malaria control in the Kisii and Kwale districts of Kenya.

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