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NOT Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum malaria during term pregnancy in Yaounde: a cohort study

February 19, 2019 - 15:48 -- NOT Open Access
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V. Mve Koh, F. Essiben, C. Noa Ndoua, H. Boayeteck Ehete, E.T. Mboudou
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Publié dans Médecine d'Afrique Noire 6601 - Janvier 2019 - pages 13-22

The incidence of malaria during term pregnancy was unexpectedly low, but still increased severe fetal and neonatal complications, thus advocating the administration of at least three doses of SMP, started before the 20th week of pregnancy.

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Relationship between weight status and anti-malarial drug efficacy and safety in children in Mali

February 19, 2019 - 14:29 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Moussa Djimde, Hanen Samouda, Abdoulaye A. Djimde, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:40, 18 February 2019

The findings suggest that weight deficiency has no deleterious effect on anti-malarial drug efficacy.

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Community perspectives on treating asymptomatic infections for malaria elimination in The Gambia

February 19, 2019 - 14:26 -- Open Access
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Fatou Jaiteh, Yoriko Masunaga, Joseph Okebe, Umberto D’Alessandro, Julie Balen, John Bradley, Charlotte Gryseels, Joan Muela Ribera and Koen Peeters Grietens
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:39, 18 February 2019

Treating asymptomatic malaria with pharmaceuticals was considered acceptable.

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Updating the modified Thompson test by using whole-body bioluminescence imaging to replace traditional efficacy testing in experimental models of murine malaria

February 19, 2019 - 14:24 -- Open Access
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Diana Caridha, Mark Hickman, Brian Vesely, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:38, 15 February 2019

The new method for predicting parasitaemia in the modified Thompson test is simple, precise, objective, and minimizes false positive results that can lead to the premature removal of animals from study.

Not Open Access | Priscoculex burmanicus n. gen. et sp. (Diptera: Culicidae: Anophelinae) from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber

February 14, 2019 - 20:52 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
George Poinar, Thomas J. Zavortink & Alex Brown
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Historical Biology, published online 30 Jan 2019

A new genus and species of mosquito, Priscoculex burmanicus (Diptera: Culicidae: Anophelinae), are described from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber.

Implications of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets: evidence from health facility data from Benin

February 13, 2019 - 16:18 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Filémon T. Tokponnon, Yolande Sissinto, John Bradley, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:37, 11 February 2019

This study found no association between frequency of resistance and incidence of clinical malaria in an area where ITNs are the principal form of vector control.

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Effects of Azadirachta indica seed kernel extracts on early erythrocytic schizogony of Plasmodium berghei and pro-inflammatory response in inbred mice

February 13, 2019 - 16:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Annette Habluetzel, Barbara Pinto, Fabrizio Bruschi, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:35, 8 February 2019

The effects of the ME on the parasite-host interactions appeared to be mouse strain-dependent, but also related to the ripening stage of the neem fruits, as only the unripe fruit seed kernel extracts displayed appreciable bioactivity.

Prescribing patterns and compliance with World Health Organization recommendations for the management of severe malaria: a modified cohort event monitoring study in public health facilities in Ghana and Uganda

February 13, 2019 - 16:13 -- Open Access
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H. Hilda Ampadu, Kwaku Poku Asante, Samuel Bosomprah, Samantha Akakpo, Pierre Hugo, Helga Gardarsdottir, Hubert G. M. Leufkens, Dan Kajungu and Alexander N. O. Dodoo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:36, 8 February 2019

Injectable AS is the most commonly prescribed medicine in the management of severe malaria in Ghana and Uganda.

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Not Open Access | Plasmodium: Yet More Don’ts

February 9, 2019 - 18:51 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Miles B. Markus
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Trends in Parasitology, Letter| Volume 35, Issue 2, P101-102, February 01, 2019

Anopheline’ is both an adjective (‘anopheline mosquito’) and a noun. Don’t use an upper case ‘A’, except at the beginning of a sentence; and do not italicize the word as if it is a Latinized genus name.

Antibody responses to merozoite antigens after natural Plasmodium falciparum infection: kinetics and longevity in absence of re-exposure

February 9, 2019 - 18:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Victor Yman, Michael T. White, Muhammad Asghar, Christopher Sundling, Klara Sondén, Simon J. Draper, Faith H. A. Osier and Anna Färnert
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BMC Medicine 201917:22

Prospective studies of travellers with different levels of prior exposure, returning to malaria-free countries with Plasmodium infection, offer a unique opportunity to investigate the kinetics and composition of the antibody response after natural infection.

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