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  1. Malaria control strategies are designed as a solution for either the whole region or the whole country and are assumed to suit every setting. There is a need to shift from this assumption because transmission ...

    Authors: Yazoumé Yé, Catherine Kyobutungi, Valérie R Louis and Rainer Sauerborn
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:46
  2. Enolase (2-Phospho-D-glycerate hydrolase; EC 4.2.1.11) is one of the glycolytic enzymes, whose levels are highly elevated in malaria parasite infected red blood cells. In several organisms, enolases have been ...

    Authors: Ipsita Pal-Bhowmick, Hardeep K Vora and Gotam K Jarori
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:45
  3. The main objective of this study was to assess the influence of gas mixtures on in vitro Plasmodium falciparum growth and 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) for chloroquine.

    Authors: Sébastien Briolant, Philippe Parola, Thierry Fusaï, Marilyn Madamet-Torrentino, Eric Baret, Joël Mosnier, Jean P Delmont, Daniel Parzy, Philippe Minodier, Christophe Rogier and Bruno Pradines
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:44
  4. Malaria during first few months of life may be due to transplacental transfer of parasitized maternal erythrocytes. Although IgG and IgM antimalarial antibodies can be detected in maternal blood, only IgG anti...

    Authors: Neena Valecha, Sunita Bhatia, Sadhna Mehta, Sukla Biswas and Aditya P Dash
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:43
  5. Co-infection with falciparum malaria and leptospirosis is uncommon. The aim of this study is to report a case of severe sepsis secondary to dual infection with falciparum malaria and leptospirosis. The literat...

    Authors: Rajagopala Srinivas, Ritesh Agarwal and Dheeraj Gupta
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:42
  6. Chloroquine (CQ) has been in use in Africa for a long time. Because of misuse, this drug has now lost its efficacy due to the emergence of resistance strains in most parts of Africa. Recently, it was shown tha...

    Authors: Olusola Ojurongbe, Titus O Ogungbamigbe, Adetayo F Fagbenro-Beyioku, Rolf Fendel, Peter G Kremsner and Jürgen FJ Kun
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:41
  7. Early recognition of symptoms and signs perceived as malaria are important for effective case management, as few laboratories are available at peripheral health facilities. The validity and reliability of clin...

    Authors: Richard Ndyomugyenyi, Pascal Magnussen and Siân Clarke
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:39
  8. To manage the kdr pyrethroid-resistance in Anopheline malaria vectors, new compounds or new strategies are urgently needed. Recently, mixing repellents (DEET) and a non-pyrethroid insecticide (propoxur) was shown...

    Authors: Cédric Pennetier, Vincent Corbel, Pélagie Boko, Abibatou Odjo, Raphaël N'Guessan, Bruno Lapied and Jean-Marc Hougard
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:38
  9. In Cambodia, estimates of the malaria burden rely on a public health information system that does not record cases occurring among remote populations, neither malaria cases treated in the private sector nor as...

    Authors: Sandra Incardona, Sirenda Vong, Lim Chiv, Pharath Lim, Sina Nhem, Rithy Sem, Nimol Khim, Socheat Doung, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon and Thierry Fandeur
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:37
  10. Plasmodium falciparum is the predominant human malaria species in Mozambique and a lead cause of mortality among children and pregnant women nationwide. Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (S/P) is used as first line anti...

    Authors: Natércia Fernandes, Paula Figueiredo, Virgilio E do Rosário and Pedro Cravo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:35
  11. Polymorphism in the pfcrt gene underlies Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance (CQR), as sensitive strains consistently carry lysine (K), while CQR strains carry threonine (T) at the codon 76. Previous stu...

    Authors: Jeana T DaRe, Rajeev K Mehlotra, Pascal Michon, Ivo Mueller, John Reeder, Yagya D Sharma, Mark Stoneking and Peter A Zimmerman
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:34
  12. Extra-Amazonian autochthonous Plasmodium vivax infections have been reported in mountainous regions surrounded by the Atlantic Forest in Espírito Santo state, Brazil.

    Authors: Crispim Cerutti Junior, Marcos Boulos, Arnídio F Coutinho, Maria do Carmo LD Hatab, Aloísio Falqueto, Helder R Rezende, Ana Maria RC Duarte, William Collins and Rosely S Malafronte
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:33
  13. Adhesion of Plasmodium-infected red blood cells (iRBC) to different host cells, ranging from endothelial to red blood cells, is associated to malaria pathology. In vitro studies have shown the relevance of CD36 f...

    Authors: Margarida Cunha-Rodrigues, Sílvia Portugal, Maria Febbraio and Maria M Mota
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:32
  14. Zambia was the first African country to change national antimalarial treatment policy to artemisinin-based combination therapy – artemether-lumefantrine. An evaluation during the early implementation phase rev...

    Authors: Dejan Zurovac, Mickey Ndhlovu, Nawa Sipilanyambe, Pascalina Chanda, Davidson H Hamer, Jon L Simon and Robert W Snow
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:31
  15. Insecticide resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes presents a serious problem for those involved in control of this disease. South Africa experienced a severe malaria epidemic during 1999/2000 due to pyrethro...

    Authors: Joel C Mouatcho, Keith Hargreaves, Lizette L Koekemoer, Basil D Brooke, Shüne V Oliver, Richard H Hunt and Maureen Coetzee
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:30
  16. Artesunate-amodiaquine combination for the treatment of childhood malaria is one of the artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) recommended by National authorities in many African countries today. Effectivene...

    Authors: Sunny Oyakhirome, Marc Pötschke, Norbert G Schwarz, Jenny Dörnemann, Matthias Laengin, Carmen Ospina Salazar, Bertrand Lell, Jürgen FJ Kun, Peter G Kremsner and Martin P Grobusch
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:29
  17. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Plasmodium vivax dihydrofolate reductase (Pfdhfr) and dihydropteroate synthetase (Pvdhps) genes cause parasite resistance to the antifolate drug combination, sulphado...

    Authors: Mette L Schousboe, Rupika S Rajakaruna, Ali Salanti, Hapuarachchige C Hapuarachchi, Gawrie NL Galappaththy, Ib C Bygbjerg, Priyanie H Amerasinghe, Flemming Konradsen and Michael Alifrangis
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:28
  18. In areas of stable transmission, malaria during pregnancy is associated with severe maternal and foetal outcomes, especially low birth weight (LBW). To prevent these complications, weekly chloroquine (CQ) chem...

    Authors: Lise Denoeud, Nadine Fievet, Agnès Aubouy, Paul Ayemonna, Richard Kiniffo, Achille Massougbodji and Michel Cot
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:27
  19. Identification of Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis from field-collected Anopheles gambiae s.l. is often necessary in basic and applied research, and in operational control programmes. The currently...

    Authors: Edward D Walker, Alisha R Thibault, Annette P Thelen, Blair A Bullard, Juan Huang, Maurice R Odiere, Nabie M Bayoh, Elizabeth E Wilkins and John M Vulule
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:23
  20. The presence of counterfeits and sub-standards in African medicines market is a dramatic problem that causes many deaths each year. The increase of the phenomenon of pharmaceutical counterfeiting is due to the...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Gaudiano, Anna Di Maggio, Emilia Cocchieri, Eleonora Antoniella, Paola Bertocchi, Stefano Alimonti and Luisa Valvo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:22
  21. Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and non-fatal disability in Zambia, especially among children, pregnant women and the poor. Data gathered by the National Malaria Control Centre has show...

    Authors: Pascalina Chanda, Felix Masiye, Bona M Chitah, Naawa Sipilanyambe, Moonga Hawela, Patrick Banda and Tuoyo Okorosobo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:21
  22. The methods most commonly used to measure malarial antibody titres are the Indirect Fluorescence Antibody Test (IFAT), regarded as the gold standard, and the Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA). The obje...

    Authors: Cecile Doderer, Aurelie Heschung, Phillippe Guntz, Jean-Pierre Cazenave, Yves Hansmann, Alexandre Senegas, Alexander W Pfaff, Tamer Abdelrahman and Ermanno Candolfi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:19
  23. Malaria is a former endemic problem in the Camargue, South East France, an area from where very few recent data concerning Anopheles are available. A study was undertaken in 2005 to establish potential malaria ve...

    Authors: Nicolas Ponçon, Céline Toty, Grégory L'Ambert, Gilbert Le Goff, Cécile Brengues, Francis Schaffner and Didier Fontenille
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:18
  24. Open access to databases of information generated by the research community can synergize individual efforts and are epitomized by the genome mapping projects. Open source models for outputs of scientific rese...

    Authors: Carlos A Guerra, Simon I Hay, Lorena S Lucioparedes, Priscilla W Gikandi, Andrew J Tatem, Abdisalan M Noor and Robert W Snow
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:17
  25. Falciparum malaria is an important cause of maternal, perinatal and neonatal morbidity in high transmission settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. Intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP...

    Authors: Andrew Vallely, Lisa Vallely, John Changalucha, Brian Greenwood and Daniel Chandramohan
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:16
  26. An increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are changing to artemisinins combination therapy (ACT) as first or second line treatment for malaria. There is an urgent need to assess the safety of the...

    Authors: Stephanie Dellicour, Susan Hall, Daniel Chandramohan and Brian Greenwood
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:15
  27. Coverage of vulnerable groups with insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Ghana, as in the majority of countries of sub-Saharan Africa is currently low. A voucher scheme was introduced in Volta Region as a possibl...

    Authors: Margaret Kweku, Jayne Webster, Ian Taylor, Susan Burns and McDamien Dedzo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:14
  28. An ITN intervention was initiated in three predominantly rural districts of Eastern Province, Zambia, that lacked commercial distribution and communication infrastructures. Social marketing techniques were use...

    Authors: Sohail Agha, Ronan Van Rossem, Guy Stallworthy and Thankian Kusanthan
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:13
  29. Artemisinin-derivative formulations are now widely used to treat falciparum malaria. However, the dry powder suspensions developed for children are few and/or are of poor quality. In addition to the active com...

    Authors: Magnus A Atemnkeng, Katelijne De Cock and Jacqueline Plaizier-Vercammen
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:12
  30. Uganda was the first country to scale up Home Based Management of Fever/Malaria (HBM) in 2002. Under HBM pre-packaged unit doses with a combination Sulphadoxine/Pyrimethamin (SP) and Chloroquine (CQ) called "H...

    Authors: Xavier Nsabagasani, Jesca-Nsungwa-Sabiiti, Karin Källander, Stefan Peterson, George Pariyo and Göran Tomson
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:11
  31. Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) are an important tool for malaria control. ITNs are effective because they work on several parts of the mosquito feeding cycle, including both adult killing and repelling effects.

    Authors: Arnaud Le Menach, Shannon Takala, F Ellis McKenzie, Andre Perisse, Anthony Harris, Antoine Flahault and David L Smith
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:10
  32. The Human Blood Index (HBI, proportion of bloodmeals of a mosquito population obtained from man) is relevant to epidemiological assessment and to the modification of measures to interrupt malaria transmission ...

    Authors: Frédéric Lardeux, Paola Loayza, Bernard Bouchité and Tamara Chavez
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:8
  33. Presumptive treatment of malaria in febrile children is widely advocated in Africa. This may occur in the absence of diagnostic testing or even when diagnostic testing is performed but fails to detect malaria ...

    Authors: Denise Njama-Meya, Tamara D Clark, Bridget Nzarubara, Sarah Staedke, Moses R Kamya and Grant Dorsey
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:7
  34. Members of Anopheles maculipennis complex are effective malaria vectors in Europe and the Caspian Sea region in northern Iran, where malaria has been re-introduced since 1994. The current study has been designed ...

    Authors: Navid D Djadid, Saber Gholizadeh, Elham Tafsiri, Roberto Romi, Mikhail Gordeev and Sedigheh Zakeri
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:6
  35. Conventional methods of assessing in-vitro antimalarial drug-concentration effect relationships in field testing of fresh isolates assess each parasite isolate individually. This leads to systematic overestima...

    Authors: Kasia Stepniewska, Kesinee Chotivanich, Alan Brockman, Nicholas PJ Day and Nicholas J White
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:4
  36. Epidemiological studies of malaria in adults who live in malaria endemic areas are scarce. More attention to the natural history of malaria affecting adults is needed to understand the dynamics of malaria infe...

    Authors: Alfredo Mayor, John J Aponte, Carole Fogg, Francisco Saúte, Brian Greenwood, Martinho Dgedge, Clara Menendez and Pedro L Alonso
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:3
  37. In Tanzania, drug-resistant malaria parasites are an increasing public health concern. Because of widespread chloroquine (CQ) resistance Tanzania changed its first line treatment recommendations for uncomplica...

    Authors: Mirjam Schönfeld, Isabel Barreto Miranda, Mirjam Schunk, Ibrahim Maduhu, Leonard Maboko, Michael Hoelscher, Nicole Berens-Riha, Andrew Kitua and Thomas Löscher
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:2
  38. There is an increase of serum levels of IgE during Plasmodium falciparum infections in individuals living in endemic areas. These IgEs either protect against malaria or increase malaria pathogenesis. To get an in...

    Authors: Joana Duarte, Prakash Deshpande, Vincent Guiyedi, Salah Mécheri, Constantin Fesel, Pierre-André Cazenave, Gyan C Mishra, Maryvonne Kombila and Sylviane Pied
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2007 6:1
  39. Polymerase chain reactions to distinguish single-nucleotide polymorphisms are commonly used for mosquito identification and identifying insecticide resistance alleles. However, the existing methods used for pr...

    Authors: Elien E Wilkins, Paul I Howell and Mark Q Benedict
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:125
  40. Health education is an important component in disease control programme. Kalajatha is a popular, traditional art form of folk theatre depicting various life processes of a local socio-cultural setting. It is an e...

    Authors: Susanta K Ghosh, Rajan R Patil, Satyanarayan Tiwari and Aditya P Dash
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2006 5:123

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