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Open Acess | Plasmodium falciparum malaria and Parvovirus B19;a case of acute co-infection

April 6, 2010 - 14:55 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ingrassia F, Gadaleta A, Maggi P, Pastore G
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 1 April 2010

The diagnosis of Parvovirus B19 acute infection should be considered in any case of persistent severe anemia and/or renal failure, even in clinical conditions that are well-known causes of anemia and renal failure, such as malaria.

Open Access | Testing the sensitivity and specificity of the fluorescence microscope (Cyscope(R)) for malaria diagnosis

April 6, 2010 - 12:07 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Saad El-Din H Hassan, Somia I Okoued, Mahmoud A Mudathir, Elfatih M Malik
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:88 (31 March 2010)

In conclusion, the Cyscope(R) microscope was found to be sensitive, specific and provide rapid, reliable results in a matter of less than 10 minutes. The Cyscope(R) microscope should be considered as a viable, cheaper and time-saving option for malaria diagnosis, especially in areas where Plasmodium falciparum is the predominant parasite.

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Open Access | Polymorphisms in genes of interleukin 12 and its receptors and their association with protection against severe malarial anaemia in children in western Kenya

April 6, 2010 - 11:36 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Lyna Zhang, Donald Prather, Jodi Vanden Eng, Sara Crawford, Simon Kariuki, Feiko ter Kuile, Dianne Terlouw, Bernard Nahlen, Altaf A Lal, Laurence Slutsker, Venkatachalam Udhaykumar, Ya Ping Shi
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:87 (29 March 2010)

This study has shown strong associations between polymorphisms in the genes of IL12A and IL12RB1 and protection from SMA in Kenyan children, suggesting that human genetic variants of IL12 related genes may significantly contribute to the development of anaemia in malaria patients.

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Open Access | Engaging diverse communities participating in clinical trials: case examples from across Africa

April 6, 2010 - 11:23 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Aceme Nyika, Roma Chilengi, Deus Ishengoma, Sally Mtenga, Mahamadou A Thera, Mahamadou S Sissoko, John Lusingu, Alfred B Tiono, Ogobara Doumbo, Sodiomon B Sirima, Martha Lemnge, Wen L Kilama
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:86 (26 March 2010)

Community engagement enables two-way sharing of accurate information and ideas between researchers and researched communities, which helps to create an environment conducive to smooth research activities with enhanced sense of research ownership by the communities.

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Open Access | Algorithms to predict cerebral malaria in murine models using the SHIRPA protocol

April 6, 2010 - 11:16 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Yuri C Martins, Guilherme L Werneck, Leonardo JM Carvalho, Beatriz PT Silva, Bruno G Andrade, Tadeu M Souza, Diogo O Souza, Claudio T Daniel-Ribeiro
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:85 (24 March 2010)

These algorithms work with data from a simple, inexpensive, reproducible and fast protocol. Most importantly, they can predict CM development very early, estimate time of death, and might be a valuable tool for research using CM murine models.

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Open Access | Mosquito cell line glycoproteins: an unsuitable model system for the Plasmodium ookinete-mosquito midgut interaction?

April 1, 2010 - 12:54 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Simon Wilkins, Peter F Billingsley
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Parasites & Vectors 2010,Volume 3 Issue 22 (25 March 2010)

We have partially characterised the surface glycoproteins of two cell lines from two mosquito species; Anopheles stephensi and Anopheles gambiae, and investigated the binding of Plasmodium berghei ookinetes to carbohydrate ligands on the cells.

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Open Access | Dispatch: Plasmodium knowlesi in Human, Indonesian Borneo

April 1, 2010 - 12:51 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Melanie Figtree, Rogan Lee, Lisa Bain, Tom Kennedy, Sonia Mackertich, Merrill Urban, Qin Cheng, and Bernard J. Hudson
Reference: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 16, Number 4–April 2010

Plasmodium knowlesi is now established as the fifth Plasmodium species to cause malaria in humans.

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Open Access | Study Protocol: Does treatment of intestinal helminth infections influence malaria? Background and methodology of a longitudinal study of clinical, parasitological and immunological parameters in Nangapanda, Flores, Indonesia

March 31, 2010 - 15:03 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Wiria AE, Prasetyani MA, Supali T, et al.
Reference: 
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, Volume 10, Issue 77 (25 March 2010)

The study will provide data on the effect of helminth infections on malaria. It will also give information on anthelminthic treatment efficacy and effectiveness and could help develop
evidence-based policymaking.

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Antiplasmodial agents from the Bhutanese medicinal plant Corydalis calliantha

March 31, 2010 - 12:26 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Phurpa Wangchuk, John B. Bremner, Samten, Roonglawan Rattanajak, Sumalee Kamchonwongpaisan
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Phytotherapy Research, Volume 24, Issue 4, Date: April 2010, Pages: 481-485

The results thus support, at a molecular level, the clinical use of this plant in the Bhutanese traditional medicine and identified cheilanthifoline as a potential new antimalarial drug lead.

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Transfusion Practice: Efficacy and safety of exchange transfusion as an adjunct therapy for severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in nonimmune travelers: a 10-year single-center experience with a standardized treatment protocol

March 31, 2010 - 12:19 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Perry J.J. van Genderen, Dennis A. Hesselink, Jacob M. Bezemer, Pieter J. Wismans, David Overbosch
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Transfusion, Volume 50, Issue 4, Date: April 2010, Pages: 787-794

Although exchange transfusion (ET) has been considered as a controversial adjunct therapy, we have not encountered any case fatality since ET was introduced as a standard adjunct therapy for patients with severe malaria.

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