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Table 6 Top 15 English-language articles with malaria in pregnancy as main theme by citations, May 2012*

From: The Malaria in Pregnancy Library: a bibliometric review

  Authors Title Citation Citations/year Type of article
1 Fried et al. 1996 [14] Adherence of Plasmodium falciparum to chondroitinsulphate A in the human placenta 680 40.0 Original research
2 Brabin 1983 [24] An analysis of malaria in pregnancy in Africa 588 19.6 Review
3 Steketee et al. 2001 [5] The burden of malaria in pregnancy in malaria-endemicareas 527 43.9 Review
4 McGregor 1984 [25] Epidemiology, malaria and pregnancy 398 13.7 Review
5 Fried et al. 1998 [26] Maternal antibodies block malaria 391 26.1 Original research
6 McGregor et al. 1983 [27] Malaria infection of the placenta in The Gambia, WestAfrica: its incidence and relationship to stillbirth, birthweight and placental weight 326 13.7 Original research
7 Parise et al. 1998 [28] Efficacy of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for preventionof placental malaria in an area of Kenya with a highprevalence of malaria and human immunodeficiency virus 312 20.8 Original research
8 Salanti et al. 2003 [29] Selective upregulation of a single distinctly structuredvar gene in chondroitin sulphate A-adhering P. falciparuminvolved in pregnancy-associated malaria 308 30.8 Original research
9 Shulman et al. 1999 [30] Intermittent sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine to preventsevere anaemia secondary to malaria in pregnancy: arandomized placebo-controlled trial 299 21.4 Original research
10 Beeson et al. 2000 [31] Adhesion of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes tohyaluronic acid in placenta 259 19.9 Original research
11 Menendez 1995 [32] Malaria during pregnancy: a priority area of malariaresearch and control 254 14.1 Review
12 Desai et al. 2007 [4] Epidemiology and burden of malaria in pregnancy 244 40.7 Review
13 Steketee et al. 1996 [33] The effect of malaria and malaria prevention in pregnancyon offspring birth weight, prematurity and intrauterine growthretardation in rural Malawi 244 14.4 Original research
14 Menendez et al. 2000 [34] The impact of placental malaria on gestational age and birthweight 241 18.5 Original research
15 Fried et al. 1998 [35] Malaria elicits type 1 cytokines in the human placenta; IFN-λand TNF-α associated with pregnancy outcomes 233 15.5 Original research
  1. *Obtained using Google scholar and “Publish or Perish” [12, 13].