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Open Access | Pre-elimination stage of malaria in Sri Lanka: assessing the level of hidden parasites in the population

January 27, 2010 - 10:52 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Rupika S Rajakaruna, Michael Alifrangis, Priyanie H Amerasinghe, Flemming Konradsen
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:25 (20 January 2010)

With the dramatic drop in the transmission of malaria in Sri Lanka in recent years, the country entered the malaria pre-elimination stage in 2008.

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Open Access| Editorial: Towards malaria elimination - a new thematic series

January 27, 2010 - 10:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Marcel Tanner, Marcel Hommel
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:24 (20 January 2010)

The launch of a new thematic series of Malaria Journal -- "Towards malaria elimination" -- creates the forum that allows carrying scientific evidence on how to achieve malaria elimination in specific endemic settings and conditions into the circles of scientists, public health specialists, national and global programme managers, funders and decision makers.
 

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Open Access | Low perception of malaria risk among the Ra-glai ethnic minority in south-central Vietnam: implications for forest malaria control

January 27, 2010 - 10:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Koen Peeters Grietens, Xa Nguyen Xuan, Wim Van Bortel, Thang Ngo Duc, Joan Muela Ribera, Truong Ba Nhat, Ky Pham Van, Hung Le Xuan, Umberto D'Alessandro, Annette Erhart
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:23 (20 January 2010)

Findings highlight the need for context sensitive malaria control policies; not only to reduce the local malaria burden but also to minimize the risk of malaria spreading to other areas where transmission has virtually ceased.

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Growth of journals, articles and authors in malaria research

January 26, 2010 - 13:59 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
I.K. Ravichandra Rao, and Divya Srivastava
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Journal of Informetrics Article in Press, Corrected Proof

In the present study we have tried to trace the growth of malaria research at Global Level and the distribution of articles in various journals for the period 1955–2005.

Open Access | Tables of Malaria Vaccine Projects Globally

January 26, 2010 - 13:49 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
WHO
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"The Rainbow Tables"

Currently these spreadsheets represent the most complete publicly available summary of malaria vaccine projects at advanced pre-clinical and clinical stages globally.

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Cardiac function and hemodynamics in children in Africa with severe malaria

January 26, 2010 - 12:42 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Yacoub, Sophie; Lang, Hans-Joerg; Shebbe, Mohammed; Timbwa, Molline; Ohuma, Eric; Tulloh, Robert; Maitland, Kathryn
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Critical Care Medicine: POST COPYEDIT, 14 January 2010

Children with severe malaria and metabolic acidosis have evidence of hypovolemia and evidence of cardiac dysfunction.

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Open Access | Severe malaria is associated with a deficiency of von Willebrand factor cleaving protease, ADAMTS13

January 24, 2010 - 12:39 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Ester C. Löwenberg; Prakaykaew Charunwatthana; Sophie Cohen; Bert-Jan van den Born; Joost C. M. Meijers; Emran B. Yunus; Mahtab U. Hassan; Gofranul Hoque; Richard J. Maude; Forradee Nuchsongsin; Marcel Levi; Arjen M. Dondorp
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Thrombosis and Haemostasis 103.1/2010: 181-187

The results suggest that decreased ADAMTS13 activity in combination with increased VWF concentrations may contribute to the complications in severe malaria.

Interpretation of the ultraviolet-visible spectra of malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

January 24, 2010 - 12:32 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Yulia M. Serebrennikova, Janus Patel, and Luis H. Garcia-Rubio
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Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 180-188

 

The absorption and scattering properties of three developmental stages of protozoan parasite Plasmodium falciparum were studied both experimentally and theoretically.

Special Focus Review: Molecular vaccines for malaria

January 24, 2010 - 12:21 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Joseph T. Bruder, Evelina Ango, Keith J. Limbach and Thomas L. Richie
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Human Vaccines, Volume 6, Issue 1 January 2010 Pages 54 - 77

In this review, we discuss the molecular aspects of antigen design, adjuvant advancement and the development of vaccine delivery systems as they are being applied to malaria vaccines.

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Open Access | Serum retinol concentration in patients with acute falciparum malaria in Aligarh, India

January 24, 2010 - 12:16 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Adil Raza, Haris M Khan, Mohd. Ashraf Malik, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Mohd. Shahid, Fatima Shujatullah
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J Infect Dev Ctries 2009; 3(11):865-868.

Vitamin A (retinol)-deficiency and falciparum malaria are two major public health problems in developing countries. Falciparum malaria is associated with significant destruction of erythrocytes and can lead to severe anaemia.

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