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  1. To describe the prospects, achievements, challenges and opportunities for implementing intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) in Tanzania in light of national antenatal care (ANC) gu...

    Authors: Godfrey M Mubyazi, Ib C Bygbjerg, Pascal Magnussen, Øystein Olsen, Jens Byskov, Kristian S Hansen and Paul Bloch

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:135

    Content type: Case study

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  2. HIV-related immune-suppression increases the risk of malaria (infection, disease and treatment failure) and probably the circulating parasite biomass, favoring the emergence of drug resistance parasites.

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Joris Menten, Robert Colebunders, Eline Korenromp and Umberto D'Alessandro

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:134

    Content type: Research

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  3. Since 2000, the World Health Organization has recommended a package of interventions to prevent malaria during pregnancy and its sequelae that includes the promotion of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), int...

    Authors: Abdunoor M Kabanywanyi, John R MacArthur, Wilma A Stolk, J Dik F Habbema, Hassan Mshinda, Peter B Bloland, Salim Abdulla and S Patrick Kachur

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:133

    Content type: Research

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  4. Despite the abundance of studies conducted on the role of mosquitoes in malaria transmission, the biology and interaction of Plasmodium with its insect host still holds many mysteries. This paper provides the fir...

    Authors: Hamid R Basseri, Soghra Doosti, Kamran Akbarzadeh, Mehdi Nateghpour, Miranda MA Whitten and Hossein Ladoni

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:131

    Content type: Research

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  5. Antibodies are the main effectors against malaria blood-stage parasites. Evaluation of functional activities in immune sera from Phase 2a/b vaccine trials may provide invaluable information in the search for i...

    Authors: Elke S Bergmann-Leitner, Ryan M Mease, Elizabeth H Duncan, Farhat Khan, John Waitumbi and Evelina Angov

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:129

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Falciparum malaria remains a major occupational illness that accounts for several deaths per year and numerous lost working days among the expatriate population, working or living in high-risk malarious areas....

    Authors: Anna H Roukens, Johannes Berg, Alex Barbey and Leo G Visser

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:128

    Content type: Research

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  7. Artesunate-amodiaquine (AS+AQ) and artemether-lumefantrine (AM-L) are efficacious artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) regimens that have been widely adopted in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is little in...

    Authors: George O Adjei, Jorgen AL Kurtzhals, Onike P Rodrigues, Michael Alifrangis, Lotte CG Hoegberg, Emmanuel D Kitcher, Ebenezer V Badoe, Roberta Lamptey and Bamenla Q Goka

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:127

    Content type: Research

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  8. Malaria presents a diagnostic challenge in tribal belt of central India where two Plasmodium species, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, are prevalent. In these areas, rapid detection of the malaria para...

    Authors: Praveen K Bharti, Nipun Silawat, Pushpendra P Singh, Mrigendra P Singh, Manmohan Shukla, Gyan Chand, Aditya P Dash and Neeru Singh

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:126

    Content type: Research

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  9. Artemisinin combination therapies (ACT), which are increasingly being introduced for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, are more effective against sexual stage parasites (gametocytes) than previous first...

    Authors: Lucy C Okell, Chris J Drakeley, Azra C Ghani, Teun Bousema and Colin J Sutherland

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:125

    Content type: Research

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  10. The burden of Plasmodium falciparum malaria has worsened because of the emergence of chloroquine resistance. Antimalarial drug use and drug pressure are critical factors contributing to the selection and spread o...

    Authors: Florence Gardella, Serge Assi, Fabrice Simon, Hervé Bogreau, Teunis Eggelte, Fatou Ba, Vincent Foumane, Marie-Claire Henry, Pélagie Traore Kientega, Léonardo Basco, Jean-François Trape, Richard Lalou, Maryse Martelloni, Marc Desbordes, Meïli Baragatti, Sébastien Briolant…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:124

    Content type: Research

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  11. Recent studies have shown that intermittent preventive malaria treatment (IPT) in infants in areas of stable malaria transmission reduces malaria and severe anaemia incidence. However in most areas malaria mor...

    Authors: Alassane Dicko, Issaka Sagara, Mahamadou S Sissoko, Ousmane Guindo, Abdoulbaki I Diallo, Mamady Kone, Ousmane B Toure, Massambou Sacko and Ogobara K Doumbo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:123

    Content type: Research

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  12. Plasmodium falciparum infection causes cerebral malaria (CM) in a subset of patients with anti-malarial treatment protecting only about 70% to 80% of patients. Why a subset of malaria patients develops CM complic...

    Authors: Naomi W Lucchi, Jon Eric Tongren, Vidhan Jain, Avinash C Nagpal, Christian W Kauth, Ute Woehlbier, Hermann Bujard, Aditya P Dash, Neeru Singh, Jonathan K Stiles and Venkatachalam Udhayakumar

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:121

    Content type: Research

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  13. Anopheles moucheti is a major malaria vector in forested areas of Africa. However, despite its important epidemiological role, it remains poorly known and insufficiently studied. Here, levels of genetic different...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Cyrille Ndo, Pierre Kengne, Louis Mukwaya, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Didier Fontenille and Frédéric Simard

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:120

    Content type: Research

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  14. The water level of Lake Victoria has fallen more than 1.5 m since 1998, revealing a narrow strip of land along the shore. This study determined whether the recent drop in the water level has created additional...

    Authors: Noboru Minakawa, Gorge Sonye, Gabriel O Dida, Kyoko Futami and Satoshi Kaneko

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:119

    Content type: Research

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  15. In most resource-poor settings, malaria is usually diagnosed based on clinical signs and symptoms and not by detection of parasites in the blood using microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests (RDT). In population-...

    Authors: Tekola Endeshaw, Teshome Gebre, Jeremiah Ngondi, Patricia M Graves, Estifanos B Shargie, Yeshewamebrat Ejigsemahu, Berhan Ayele, Gedeon Yohannes, Tesfaye Teferi, Ayenew Messele, Mulat Zerihun, Asrat Genet, Aryc W Mosher, Paul M Emerson and Frank O Richards

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:118

    Content type: Research

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  16. In its effort to survive the human immune system, Plasmodium falciparum uses several parasite-derived antigens most of which are expressed at the surface of the parasitized red blood cells (pRBCs). Recently SURFI...

    Authors: Fingani A Mphande, Ulf Ribacke, Osamu Kaneko, Fred Kironde, Gerhard Winter and Mats Wahlgren

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:116

    Content type: Research

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  17. In late 2002, the health authorities of Mozambique implemented sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP)/amodiaquine (AQ) as first-line treatment against uncomplicated falciparum malaria. In 2004, this has been altered ...

    Authors: Sonia Enosse, Pascal Magnussen, Fatima Abacassamo, Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Anita M Rønn, Ricardo Thompson and Michael Alifrangis

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:115

    Content type: Research

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  18. Insecticide treated bed nets are major tools for the Roll Back Malaria campaign. There are two types of Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LNs) on the market: coated nets and insecticide-incorporated nets....

    Authors: Ole Skovmand, Julien Bonnet, Olivier Pigeon and Vincent Corbel

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:114

    Content type: Methodology

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  19. It has frequently been reported that Plasmodium vivax suppressed Plasmodium falciparum and ameliorated disease severity in patients infected with these two species simultaneously. The authors investigate the hypo...

    Authors: Yoshiro Nagao, Masako Kimura-Sato, Porntip Chavalitshewinkoon-Petmitr, Supatra Thongrungkiat, Polrat Wilairatana, Takafumi Ishida, Peerapan Tan-ariya, J Brian de Souza, Srivicha Krudsood and Sornchai Looareesuwan

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:113

    Content type: Case report

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  20. The Duffy-binding protein II of Plasmodium vivax (PvDBPII) has been considered as an attractive target for vaccine-mediated immunity despite a possible highly polymorphic nature. Among seven PvDBP domains, domain...

    Authors: Panita Gosi, Srisin Khusmith, Thareerat Khalambaheti, David E Lanar, Kurt E Schaecher, Mark M Fukuda and Scott R Miller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:112

    Content type: Research

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  21. There is a renewed political will and financial support to eradicate malaria. Spatially-explicit risk profiling will play an important role in this endeavour. Patterns of Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalenc...

    Authors: Kigbafori D Silué, Giovanna Raso, Ahoua Yapi, Penelope Vounatsou, Marcel Tanner, Eliézer K N'Goran and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:111

    Content type: Research

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  22. Malaria is a major public health burden in the tropics with the potential to significantly increase in response to climate change. Analyses of data from the recent past can elucidate how short-term variations ...

    Authors: Linwei Tian, Yan Bi, Suzanne C Ho, Wenjie Liu, Song Liang, William B Goggins, Emily YY Chan, Shuisen Zhou and Joseph JY Sung

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:110

    Content type: Research

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  23. Diligent and correct laboratory diagnosis and up-front identification of risk factors for progression to severe disease are the basis for optimal management of malaria.

    Authors: Thomas Hänscheid, Matthias Längin, Bertrand Lell, Marc Pötschke, Sunny Oyakhirome, Peter G Kremsner and Martin P Grobusch

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:109

    Content type: Research

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  24. The level of antibodies against PfEMP1 is routinely quantified by the conventional microtitre enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). However, ELISA only measures one analyte at a time and requires a relati...

    Authors: Gerald KK Cham, Jonathan Kurtis, John Lusingu, Thor G Theander, Anja TR Jensen and Louise Turner

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:108

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. New antimalarial regimens, including artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), have been adopted widely as first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. Although these drugs appear to be safe and well-...

    Authors: Sarah G Staedke, Prasanna Jagannathan, Adoke Yeka, Hasifa Bukirwa, Kristin Banek, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Tamara D Clark, Bridget Nzarubara, Denise Njama-Meya, Arthur Mpimbaza, Philip J Rosenthal, Moses R Kamya, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Grant Dorsey and Ambrose O Talisuna

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:107

    Content type: Case study

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  26. Combination antimalarial therapy is recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Africa; however, some concerns about the safety and tolerability of new regimens remain. This study compare...

    Authors: Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Prasanna Jagannathan, Vincent M Yau, Tamara D Clark, Denise Njama-Meya, Bridget Nzarubara, Ambrose O Talisuna, Moses R Kamya, Philip J Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey and Sarah G Staedke

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:106

    Content type: Research

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  27. Pregnancy malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes binding the placental receptor chondroitin sulfate A (CSA). This results in accumulation of parasites in the placenta with severe clinica...

    Authors: Mafalda Resende, Morten A Nielsen, Madeleine Dahlbäck, Sisse B Ditlev, Pernille Andersen, Adam F Sander, Nicaise T Ndam, Thor G Theander and Ali Salanti

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:104

    Content type: Research

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  28. Knowledge on insecticide resistance in target species is a basic requirement to guide insecticide use in malaria control programmes. Malaria transmission in the Mekong region is mainly concentrated in forested...

    Authors: Wim Van Bortel, Ho Dinh Trung, Le Khanh Thuan, Tho Sochantha, Duong Socheat, Chalao Sumrandee, Visut Baimai, Kalouna Keokenchanh, Phompida Samlane, Patricia Roelants, Leen Denis, Katrijn Verhaeghen, Valerie Obsomer and Marc Coosemans

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:102

    Content type: Research

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  29. The insertion of parasite antigens into the host erythrocyte membrane and the structure and distribution of Plasmodium falciparum adhesion receptors on that membrane are poorly understood. Laser scanning confocal...

    Authors: Dominique Bengtsson, Kordai M Sowa, Ali Salanti, Anja TR Jensen, Louise Joergensen, Louise Turner, Thor G Theander and David E Arnot

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:101

    Content type: Research

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  30. Malaria is an important public-health problem in the archipelago of Vanuatu and climate has been hypothesized as important influence on transmission risk. Beginning in 1988, a major intervention using insectic...

    Authors: Luis Fernando Chaves, Akira Kaneko, George Taleo, Mercedes Pascual and Mark L Wilson

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:100

    Content type: Research

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  31. Clinical case treatment of malaria infections where Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are sympatric has achieved effective reductions in P. falciparum prevalence and incidence rates, but has been less su...

    Authors: Waraphon Phimpraphi, Richard E Paul, Surapon Yimsamran, Supalarp Puangsa-art, Nipon Thanyavanich, Wanchai Maneeboonyang, Sutthiporn Prommongkol, Samarn Sornklom, Wutthichai Chaimungkun, Irwin F Chavez, Herve Blanc, Sornchai Looareesuwan, Anavaj Sakuntabhai and Pratap Singhasivanon

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:99

    Content type: Research

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  32. Tanzania has a well-developed network of commercial ITN retailers. In 2004, the government introduced a voucher subsidy for pregnant women and, in mid 2005, helped distribute free nets to under-fives in small ...

    Authors: Rashid A Khatib, Gerry F Killeen, Salim MK Abdulla, Elizeus Kahigwa, Peter D McElroy, Rene PM Gerrets, Hassan Mshinda, Alex Mwita and S Patrick Kachur

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:98

    Content type: Research

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  33. Plasmodium falciparum infection is known to be associated with a spectrum of systemic complications ranging from mild and self-limiting to life-threatening. This case report illustrates a patient who had a protra...

    Authors: Pratibha Seshadri, Anand Vimal Dev, Surekha Viggeswarpu, Sowmya Sathyendra and John Victor Peter

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:97

    Content type: Case report

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  34. There is concern about an increasing infiltration of markets by substandard and fake medications against life-threatening diseases in developing countries. This is particularly worrying with regard to the incr...

    Authors: Maike Tipke, Salou Diallo, Boubacar Coulibaly, Dominic Störzinger, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Ali Sie and Olaf Müller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:95

    Content type: Research

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  35. Plasmodium vivax is a major cause of malaria and is still primarily treated with chloroquine. Chloroquine inhibits the polymerization of haem to inert haemozoin. Free haem monomers are thought to catalyze oxidati...

    Authors: Wesley W Sharrock, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Usa Lek-Uthai, Michael D Edstein, Varakorn Kosaisavee, Thomas Travers, Anchalee Jaidee, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Ric N Price, François Nosten and Bruce Russell

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:94

    Content type: Research

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  36. Several of the intended Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidate antigens are highly polymorphic and could render a vaccine ineffective if their antigenic sites were not represented in the vaccine. In this study, ...

    Authors: Stella M Chenet, OraLee H Branch, Ananias A Escalante, Carmen M Lucas and David J Bacon

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:93

    Content type: Research

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  37. Pyrethroid insecticide-treated mosquito nets are massively being scaled-up for malaria prevention particularly in children under five years of age and pregnant mothers in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is ...

    Authors: Rubaihayo John, Tukesiga Ephraim and Abaasa Andrew

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:92

    Content type: Research

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  38. Antipyretic drugs are widely used in children with fever, though there is a controversy about the benefit of reducing fever in children with malaria. In order to assess the effect of ibuprofen on fever compare...

    Authors: Pierre-Blaise Matsiégui, Michel A Missinou, Magdalena Necek, Elie Mavoungou, Saadou Issifou, Bertrand Lell and Peter G Kremsner

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:91

    Content type: Research

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  39. Rapid and correct diagnosis of malaria is considered an important strategy in the control of the disease. However, it remains to be determined how well these tests can perform in those who harbour the parasite...

    Authors: Samuel Wanji, Helen K Kimbi, Joan E Eyong, Nicholas Tendongfor and Judith L Ndamukong

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:89

    Content type: Research

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  40. In Zambia the first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria is artemisinin combination therapy (ACT), with artemether-lumefantrine currently being used. However, the antifolate regimen, sulphadoxine-pyrimetha...

    Authors: Mtawa AP Mkulama, Sandra Chishimba, Jay Sikalima, Petrica Rouse, Philip E Thuma and Sungano Mharakurwa

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:87

    Content type: Research

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