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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521900/diagnosis-of-malarial-infection-using-change-in-properties-of-optically-trapped-red-blood-cells
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Apurba Paul, Ponnan Padmapriya, Vasant Natarajan
BACKGROUND: In previous work studying the properties of red blood cells (RBCs) held in an optical tweezers trap, we observed an increase in the spectrum of Brownian fluctuations for RBCs from a Plasmodium falciparum culture-due to increased rigidity of the cells-compared to normal RBCs. We wanted to extend the study to patient samples, since the earlier work was done with cultures grown in the lab. METHODS: Individual RBCs were held in an optical-tweezers trap. Its position fluctuations were measured and the power spectrum determined...
April 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515614/symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-in-severe-plasmodium-vivax-malaria
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Prabhat Kumar, Ghazal Tansir, Harish Gupta, Juhi Dixit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514968/further-evaluation-of-the-nwf-filter-for-the-purification-of-plasmodium-vivax-infected-erythrocytes
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Jiangyan Li, Zhiyong Tao, Qian Li, Awtum Brashear, Ying Wang, Hui Xia, Qiang Fang, Liwang Cui
BACKGROUND: Isolation of Plasmodium-infected red blood cells (iRBCs) from clinical blood samples is often required for experiments, such as ex vivo drug assays, in vitro invasion assays and genome sequencing. Current methods for removing white blood cells (WBCs) from malaria-infected blood are time-consuming or costly. A prototype non-woven fabric (NWF) filter was developed for the purification of iRBCs, which showed great efficiency for removing WBCs in a pilot study. Previous work was performed with prototype filters optimized for processing 5-10 mL of blood...
May 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510573/comparison-of-artemether-lumefantrine-and-chloroquine-with-and-without-primaquine-for-the-treatment-of-plasmodium-vivax-infection-in-ethiopia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tesfay Abreha, Jimee Hwang, Kamala Thriemer, Yehualashet Tadesse, Samuel Girma, Zenebe Melaku, Ashenafi Assef, Moges Kassa, Mark D Chatfield, Keren Z Landman, Stella M Chenet, Naomi W Lucchi, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Zhiyong Zhou, Ya Ping Shi, S Patrick Kachur, Daddi Jima, Amha Kebede, Hiwot Solomon, Addis Mekasha, Bereket Hailegiorgis Alemayehu, Joseph L Malone, Gunewardena Dissanayake, Hiwot Teka, Sarah Auburn, Lorenz von Seidlein, Ric N Price
BACKGROUND: Recent efforts in malaria control have resulted in great gains in reducing the burden of Plasmodium falciparum, but P. vivax has been more refractory. Its ability to form dormant liver stages confounds control and elimination efforts. To compare the efficacy and safety of primaquine regimens for radical cure, we undertook a randomized controlled trial in Ethiopia. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Patients with normal glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase status with symptomatic P...
May 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507350/amplification-of-mitochondrial-dna-for-detection-of-plasmodiumvivax-in-balochistan
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Muhammad Naeem Shahwani, Samia Nisar, Abdul Aleem, Marina Panezai, Sarwat Afridi, Shaukat Iqbal Malik
OBJECTIVE: To access a new step using PCR to amplify the targeted mtDNA sequence for detecting specifically Plasmodium vivax and its co-infections, false positive and false negative results with Plasmodium falciparum. METHODS: In this study we have standardized a new technical approach in which the target mitochondrial DNA sequence (mtDNA) was amplified by using a PCR technique as a tool to detect Plasmodium spp. Species specific primers were designed to hybridize with cytochrome c oxidase gene of P...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506360/plasmodium-p36-determines-host-cell-receptor-usage-during-sporozoite-invasion
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Giulia Manzoni, Carine Marinach, Selma Topçu, Sylvie Briquet, Morgane Grand, Matthieu Tolle, Marion Gransagne, Julien Lescar, Chiara Andolina, Jean-François Franetich, Mirjam B Zeisel, Thierry Huby, Eric Rubinstein, Georges Snounou, Dominique Mazier, François Nosten, Thomas F Baumert, Olivier Silvie
Plasmodium sporozoites, the mosquito-transmitted forms of the malaria parasite, first infect the liver for an initial round of replication before the emergence of pathogenic blood stages. Sporozoites represent attractive targets for antimalarial preventive strategies, yet the mechanisms of parasite entry into hepatocytes remain poorly understood. Here we show that the two main species causing malaria in humans, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, rely on two distinct host cell surface proteins, CD81 and the Scavenger Receptor BI (SR-BI), respectively, to infect hepatocytes...
May 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506038/pcr-rflp-for-rapid-subtyping-of-plasmodium-vivax-korean-isolates
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Jung-Mi Kang, Jinyoung Lee, Tae Im Kim, Eun-Ha Koh, Tong-Soo Kim, Woon-Mok Sohn, Byoung-Kuk Na
Vivax malaria reemerged in Korea in 1993 and the outbreak has been continued with fluctuating numbers of annual indigenous cases. Understanding the nature of the genetic population of Plasmodium vivax circulating in Korea is beneficial for the knowledge of the nationwide parasite heterogeneity and in the implementation of malaria control programs in the country. Previously, we analyzed polymorphic nature of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) and MSP-3α in Korean P. vivax population and identified the Korean P...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502227/malaria-and-severe-anemia-over-eight-years-at-gambo-rural-hospital-southern-ethiopia
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Pablo Barreiro, Gebre Tiziano, Haji Fano, Tafesse Yohannes, Ashenafi Gosa, Francisco Reyes, Abraham Tesfamariam, Miguel Górgolas, José M Ramos
Evolution of incident malaria and frequency of anemia were analyzed over eight years in a rural hospital in southern Ethiopia. Capillary blood samples were tested for hemoglobin concentration, and in some instances for malaria parasites, at Gambo Rural General Hospital between January 2007 and September 2014, and the results recorded. Main demographic data were also recorded in subjects with Plasmodium sp. infections. Of a total of 54,493 blood samples taken from 45,096 different patients, 21,723 (39.9%) samples from 19,173 (42...
May 13, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500806/antibody-responses-to-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-and-prospective-risk-of-plasmodium-spp-infection-postpartum
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Alistair R D McLean, Machteld Boel, Rose McGready, Ricardo Ataide, Damien Drew, Takafumi Tsuboi, James G Beeson, François Nosten, Julie A Simpson, Freya J I Fowkes
AbstractPostpartum women may have an altered susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. The relationship between naturally acquired malarial immunity and susceptibility to malaria postpartum is yet to be determined. IgG levels were measured against P. falciparum and P. vivax antigens from delivery in 201 postpartum and 201 nonpregnant controls over 12 weeks. Associations between time-varying antibody levels and time to first microscopically confirmed species-specific infection were determined by Cox regression...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498860/genetic-micro-epidemiology-of-malaria-in-papua-indonesia-extensive-p-vivax-diversity-and-a-distinct-subpopulation-of-asymptomatic-p-falciparum-infections
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Zuleima Pava, Rintis Noviyanti, Irene Handayuni, Hidayat Trimarsanto, Leily Trianty, Faustina H Burdam, Enny Kenangalem, Retno A S Utami, Yusrifar K Tirta, Farah Coutrier, Jeanne R Poespoprodjo, Ric N Price, Jutta Marfurt, Sarah Auburn
BACKGROUND: Genetic analyses of Plasmodium have potential to inform on transmission dynamics, but few studies have evaluated this on a local spatial scale. We used microsatellite genotyping to characterise the micro-epidemiology of P. vivax and P. falciparum diversity to inform malaria control strategies in Timika, Papua Indonesia. METHODS: Genotyping was undertaken on 713 sympatric P. falciparum and P. vivax isolates from a cross-sectional household survey and clinical studies conducted in Timika...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493919/genomic-variation-in-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-reveals-regions-under-selective-pressure
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Ernest Diez Benavente, Zoe Ward, Wilson Chan, Fady R Mohareb, Colin J Sutherland, Cally Roper, Susana Campino, Taane G Clark
BACKGROUND: Although Plasmodium vivax contributes to almost half of all malaria cases outside Africa, it has been relatively neglected compared to the more deadly P. falciparum. It is known that P. vivax populations possess high genetic diversity, differing geographically potentially due to different vector species, host genetics and environmental factors. RESULTS: We analysed the high-quality genomic data for 46 P. vivax isolates spanning 10 countries across 4 continents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490540/the-biology-of-plasmodium-vivax
#12
John H Adams, Ivo Mueller
Plasmodium vivax is the second most prevalent cause of malaria worldwide and the leading cause of malaria outside of Africa. Although infections are seldom fatal clinical disease can be debilitating and imposes significant health and economic impacts on affected populations. Estimates of transmission and prevalence intensity can be problematic because many episodes of vivax originate from hypnozoite stages in the liver that have remained dormant from previous infections by an unknown mechanism. Lack of treatment options to clear hypnozoites and the ability to infect mosquitoes before disease symptoms present represent major challenges for control and eradication of vivax malaria...
May 10, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482182/role-of-mal-gene-polymorphism-rs8177374-in-modulation-of-malaria-severity-in-the-pakistani-population
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Asima Rani, Syed Kashif Nawaz, Shazia Irfan, Muhammad Arshad, Razia Bashir, Najma Shaheen
INTRODUCTION: The present study was designed to investigate the association between rs8177374 polymorphism and malaria symptoms due to exposure of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 454 samples were included in the study (228 malaria patients and 226 healthy individuals). Malaria patients, divided into P. vivax and P. falciparum groups on the basis of the causative species of Plasmodium, were categorized into mild and severe on the basis of clinical outcomes according to WHO criteria...
May 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479922/laboratory-diagnosis-of-malaria-comparison-of-manual-and-automated-diagnostic-tests
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Samina Naz Mukry, Madiha Saud, Gul Sufaida, Kashif Shaikh, Arshi Naz, Tahir Sultan Shamsi
Malaria is the second most prevalent disease in Pakistan resulting in ~30,000 annual deaths. In endemic countries like Pakistan precise and timely diagnosis of malaria is imperative to overcome the associated risks of fatal outcomes. Malarial parasite was screened in 128 malaria suspected patients and 150 healthy controls, by species-specific PCR, microscopy of blood smears, hemoanalyzer Sysmex XE-2100, and rapid test devices (First Response Malaria® and ICT Malaria Combo®). The microscopy detected MP in 126 samples (parasite load/µl 386-53712/µl); 71...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468322/virus-like-particle-vlp-plus-microcrystalline-tyrosine-mct-adjuvants-enhance-vaccine-efficacy-improving-t-and-b-cell-immunogenicity-and-protection-against-plasmodium-berghei-vivax
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Gustavo Cabral-Miranda, Matthew D Heath, Mona O Mohsen, Ariane C Gomes, Paul Engeroff, Amy Flaxman, Fabiana M S Leoratti, Aadil El-Turabi, Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, Murray A Skinner, Matthias F Kramer, Martin F Bachmann
Vaccination is the most effective prophylactic tool against infectious diseases. Despite continued efforts to control malaria, the disease still generally represents a significant unmet medical need. Microcrystalline tyrosine (MCT) is a well described depot used in licensed allergy immunotherapy products and in clinical development. However, its proof of concept in prophylactic vaccines has only recently been explored. MCT has never been used in combination with virus-like particles (VLPs), which are considered to be one of the most potent inducers of cellular and humoral immune responses in mice and humans...
May 2, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464959/temporal-genetic-changes-in-plasmodium-vivax-apical-membrane-antigen-1-over-19%C3%A2-years-of-transmission-in-southern-mexico
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Alejandro Flores-Alanis, Lilia González-Cerón, Frida Santillán, Cecilia Ximenez, Marco A Sandoval, René Cerritos
BACKGROUND: Mexico advanced to the pre-elimination phase in 2009 due to a significant reduction in malaria cases, and since 2000, Plasmodium vivax is the only species transmitted. During the last two decades, malaria transmission has been mostly local and isolated to a few regions. It is important to gain further insights into the impact of control measures on the parasite population structure. Hence, the aim of the current study was to determine detailed changes in P. vivax genetic diversity and population structure based on analysing the gene that encodes the apical membrane antigen 1 (pvama1)...
May 2, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464945/private-sector-opportunities-and-threats-to-achieving-malaria-elimination-in-the-greater-mekong-subregion-results-from-malaria-outlet-surveys-in-cambodia-the-lao-pdr-myanmar-and-thailand
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Sochea Phok, Saysana Phanalasy, Si Thu Thein, Asawin Likhitsup
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to review multi-country evidence of private sector adherence to national regulations, guidelines, and quality-assurance standards for malaria case management and to document current coverage of private sector engagement and support through ACTwatch outlet surveys implemented in 2015 and 2016. RESULTS: Over 76,168 outlets were screened, and approximately 6500 interviews were conducted (Cambodia, N = 1303; the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), N = 724; Myanmar, N = 4395; and Thailand, N = 74)...
May 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464875/malaria-epidemiology-in-an-area-of-stable-transmission-in-tribal-population-of-jharkhand-india
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Manoj K Das, Brijesh K Prajapati, Régis W Tiendrebeogo, Kumud Ranjan, Bright Adu, Amit Srivastava, Harvinder K Khera, Narendra Chauhan, Sanjay Tevatiya, Ikhlaq H Kana, Surya Kant Sharma, Subhash Singh, Michael Theisen
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains an important health problem in India with approximately 1 million cases in 2014. Of these, 7% occurred in the Jharkhand state mainly in the tribal population. METHODS: This study was conducted in Dumargarhi, a tribal village about 42 km east of Ranchi city, Jharkhand, from May 2014 to September 2016. Four point prevalence surveys were carried out during consecutive high (October-December) and low (June-August) transmission seasons. Malaria cases were recorded from April 2015 to April 2016 through fortnightly visits to the village...
May 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454546/asymptomatic-plasmodium-vivax-infections-induce-robust-igg-responses-to-multiple-blood-stage-proteins-in-a-low-transmission-region-of-western-thailand
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Rhea J Longley, Camila T França, Michael T White, Chalermpon Kumpitak, Patiwat Sa-Angchai, Jakub Gruszczyk, Jessica B Hostetler, Anjali Yadava, Christopher L King, Rick M Fairhurst, Julian C Rayner, Wai-Hong Tham, Wang Nguitragool, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Ivo Mueller
BACKGROUND: Thailand is aiming to eliminate malaria by the year 2024. Plasmodium vivax has now become the dominant species causing malaria within the country, and a high proportion of infections are asymptomatic. A better understanding of antibody dynamics to P. vivax antigens in a low-transmission setting, where acquired immune responses are poorly characterized, will be pivotal for developing new strategies for elimination, such as improved surveillance methods and vaccines. The objective of this study was to characterize total IgG antibody levels to 11 key P...
April 28, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450185/prophylactic-efficacy-of-primaquine-for-preventing-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-parasitaemia-in-travelers-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#20
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Goodarz Kolifarhood, Ahmad Raeisi, Mansour Ranjbar, Ali Akbar Haghdoust, Allan Schapira, Saeed Hashemi, Hossein Masoumi-Asl, Hossein Mozafar Sadati, Sara Azimi, Nasim Khosravi, Anatoly Kondrashin
BACKGROUND: With increased international travel over the world the need for safe and effective chemoprophylaxis for malaria is as great as ever. The choice of regimen is difficult, as effectiveness should be weighted against potential adverse effects. Although, some studies have reported high prophylactic efficacy of primaquine, there is no comprehensive evidence comparing its prophylactic effectiveness as well as toxicity. To fill the gap, this systematic review and meta-analysis study was carried out...
April 24, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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