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Michal Fried, Patrick E Duffy
One hundred and twenty-five million women in malaria-endemic areas become pregnant each year (see Dellicour et al. PLoS Med7: e1000221 [2010]) and require protection from infection to avoid disease and death for themselves and their offspring. Chloroquine prophylaxis was once a safe approach to prevention but has been abandoned because of drug-resistant parasites, and intermittent presumptive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, which is currently used to protect pregnant women throughout Africa, is rapidly losing its benefits for the same reason...
February 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173862/pre-travel-malaria-chemoprophylaxis-counselling-in-a-public-travel-medicine-clinic-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Tânia do Socorro Souza Chaves, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Jessé Reis Alves, Marcus Lacerda, Marta Heloisa Lopes
BACKGROUND: Malaria is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world and represents a threat to travellers visiting endemic areas. Chemoprophylaxis is the prevention measure used in travel medicine, avoiding clinical manifestations and protecting against the development of severe disease and death. METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive analysis of malaria prevention data in travellers was recorded from a travel medicine clinic in São Paulo, Brazil, between January 2006 and December 2010...
February 7, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163958/a-prospective-comparative-field-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-a-traditional-plant-based-malaria-prophylaxis
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Prakash Bangalore Nagendrappa, Pradeep Annamalai, Muruli Naik, Vinay Mahajan, Ashwini Mathur, Ghosh Susanta, Frederick Gay, Padma Venkatasubramanian
BACKGROUND: An unceasing threat of resistance of malarial parasites to available antimalarial drugs makes the development of new drugs imperative. Natural plant-based products are an alternative source for discovering new antimalarial drugs. AIM: To determine the prophylactic efficacy of a traditionally used plant-based drug on prevention of malaria in endemic villages of Odisha, India. METHODS: A total of 267 healthy human volunteers of both sexes, aged 18-60 years were enrolled in Odisha, India, to receive either minimum 20 doses of aqueous extract of Traditional Plant-based Malaria Prophylactic drug 74, twice a week (experimental group), or no drug (control group) for 14 weeks...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121670/effect-of-antiretroviral-therapy-on-malaria-incidence-in-hiv-infected-ugandan-adults
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Ronnie P Kasirye, Heiner Grosskurth, Paula Munderi, Jonathan Levin, Zacchaeus Anywaine, Andrew Nunn, Anatoli Kamali, Kathy Baisley
INTRODUCTION: Using the data of a trial on cotrimoxazole (CTX) cessation, we investigated the effect of different antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens on the incidence of clinical malaria. METHODS: During the cotrimoxazole cessation trial (ISRCTN44723643), HIV-infected Ugandan adults with CD4 at least 250 cells/μl were randomized to receive either CTX prophylaxis or placebo and were followed for a median of 2.5 years. Blood slides for malaria microscopy were examined at scheduled visits and at unscheduled visits when the participant felt unwell...
February 20, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119046/concurrent-plasmodium-infection-anemia-and-their-correlates-among-newly-diagnosed-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-northern-ethiopia
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Habtamu Bedimo Beyene, Mulualem Tadesse, Haimanot Disassa, Melkamu B Beyene
The magnitude of concurrent malaria infection and the impact it has on hematological abnormalities, such as anemia in people living with HIV/AIDS, is not well studied in Ethiopian set up. In this cross sectional study, therefore, we assessed the prevalence of concurrent malaria infection and anemia among highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) naive people living with HIV/AIDS between October, 2012 to May, 2013 in Northern Ethiopia. After obtaining consent, socio demographic, clinical, immunological and behavioural data was obtained...
January 21, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077589/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-prophylaxis-during-live-malaria-sporozoite-immunization-induces-long-lived-homologous-and-heterologous-protective-immunity-against-sporozoite-challenge
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Charlotte V Hobbs, Charles Anderson, Jillian Neal, Tejram Sahu, Solomon Conteh, Tatiana Voza, Jean Langhorne, William Borkowsky, Patrick E Duffy
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is widely used in malaria-endemic areas in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children and HIV-uninfected, HIV-exposed children as opportunistic infection prophylaxis. Despite the known effects that TMP-SMX has in reducing clinical malaria, its impact on development of malaria-specific immunity in these children remains poorly understood. Using rodent malaria models, we previously showed that TMP-SMX, at prophylactic doses, can arrest liver stage development of malaria parasites and speculated that TMP-SMX prophylaxis during repeated malaria exposures would induce protective long-lived sterile immunity targeting pre-erythrocytic stage parasites in mice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077587/malaria-parasitemia-and-parasite-density-in-antiretroviral-treated-hiv-infected-adults-following-discontinuation-of-cotrimoxazole-prophylaxis
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Ronald K Ottichilo, Christina S Polyak, Bernard Guyah, Benson Singa, Josphat Nyataya, Krista Yuhas, Grace John-Stewart, John N Waitumbi
BACKGROUND:  Cotrimoxazole (CTX) discontinuation increases malaria incidence in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. Rates, quantity, and timing of parasitemia rebound following CTX remain undefined. METHODS:  Serial specimens from a trial of HIV-infected individuals receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) randomized to continue (the CTX arm) or discontinue (the STOP-CTX arm) were examined for malaria parasites by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032428/antimalarial-treatment-patterns-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-clinics-in-south-east-nigeria-and-the-future-implications
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Charles Ezenduka, Chizoba Nworgu, Brian Barr Godman, Amos Massele, Charles Esimone
BACKGROUND: Prompt and effective treatment of malaria in pregnancy in accordance with recommended guidelines is essential to help prevent adverse events among pregnant mothers and the foetus. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess current prescribing of antimalarial medicines in pregnancy against policy guidelines in south east Nigeria to provide future guidance. METHODS: A review of prescription records of pregnant women treated for malaria over a 6-month period between August 2013 and January 2014 was carried out to assess the prescribing patterns for both the prevention and treatment of malaria in each trimester and analyzed for conformity to recommended guidelines...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008284/implementation-of-co-trimoxazole-preventive-therapy-policy-for-malaria-in-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-in-the-public-health-facilities-in-tanzania
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Appolinary Ar Kamuhabwa, Richard Gordian, Ritah F Mutagonda
BACKGROUND: In 2011, Tanzania adopted a policy for provision of daily co-trimoxazole prophylaxis to HIV-infected pregnant women for prevention of malaria and other opportunistic infections. As per the policy, HIV-infected pregnant women should not be given sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for intermittent preventive therapy. The challenges associated with this policy change and the extent to which the new policy for prevention of malaria in pregnant women coinfected with HIV was implemented need to be assessed...
2016: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934844/severe-unresolving-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-following-artemisinin-combination-therapy-emergence-of-drug-resistance-in-saudi-arabia
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I A Al-Zaydani, A Al-Hakami, A Kumar, S A Abdalla, M Otaif, Rma Thiqa, H Ahmed, K Alnahili
A 5-year-old female child presented with fever of 1-week duration after visiting a malaria endemic zone without antimalarial prophylaxis. The patient presented with respiratory distress, decreased level of consciousness and high-grade fever. An elevated parasitaemia reaching 800,000/μl was observed. Antimalarial therapy was initiated with artesunate being administered intravenous (IV) along with IV clindamycin. Contrary to the expectations, there was no resolution of fever. Following a week of unresolved fever, the drug therapy was revised and altered to IV quinine dihydrochloride and IV clindamycin...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929232/the-pretravel-consultation
#11
Christopher Sanford, Adam McConnell, Justin Osborn
Key components of the pretravel consultation include intake questions regarding the traveler's anticipated itinerary and medical history; immunizations; malaria prophylaxis; and personal protection measures against arthropod bites, traveler's diarrhea, and injury. Most vaccinations that are appropriate for international travelers are included in the routine domestic immunization schedule; only a few travel-specific vaccines must also be discussed. The most common vaccine-preventable illnesses in international travelers are influenza and hepatitis A...
October 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923405/cytochrome-p450-2d-mediated-metabolism-is-not-necessary-for-tafenoquine-and-primaquine-to-eradicate-the-erythrocytic-stages-of-plasmodium-berghei
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Erin E Milner, Jonathan Berman, Diana Caridha, Samuel P Dickson, Mark Hickman, Patricia J Lee, Sean R Marcsisin, Lisa T Read, Norma Roncal, Brian A Vesely, Lisa H Xie, Jing Zhang, Ping Zhang, Qigui Li
BACKGROUND: Due to the ability of the 8-aminoquinolines (8AQs) to kill different stages of the malaria parasite, primaquine (PQ) and tafenoquine (TQ) are vital for causal prophylaxis and the eradication of erythrocytic Plasmodium sp. parasites. Recognizing the potential role of cytochrome (CYP) 450 2D6 in the metabolism and subsequent hepatic efficacy of 8-aminoquinolines, studies were designed to explore whether CYP2D-mediated metabolism was related to the ability of single-dose PQ and TQ to eliminate the asexual and sexual erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium berghei...
December 7, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895848/four-artemisinin-based-treatments-in-african-pregnant-women-with-malaria
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Divine Pekyi, Akua A Ampromfi, Halidou Tinto, Maminata Traoré-Coulibaly, Marc C Tahita, Innocent Valéa, Victor Mwapasa, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Gertrude Kalanda, Mwayiwawo Madanitsa, Raffaella Ravinetto, Theonest Mutabingwa, Prosper Gbekor, Harry Tagbor, Gifty Antwi, Joris Menten, Maaike De Crop, Yves Claeys, Celine Schurmans, Chantal Van Overmeir, Kamala Thriemer, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Umberto D'Alessandro, Michael Nambozi, Modest Mulenga, Sebastian Hachizovu, Jean-Bertin B Kabuya, Joyce Mulenga
BACKGROUND: Information regarding the safety and efficacy of artemisinin combination treatments for malaria in pregnant women is limited, particularly among women who live in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, randomized, open-label trial of treatments for malaria in pregnant women in four African countries. A total of 3428 pregnant women in the second or third trimester who had falciparum malaria (at any parasite density and regardless of symptoms) were treated with artemether-lumefantrine, amodiaquine-artesunate, mefloquine-artesunate, or dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine...
September 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852523/anemia-offers-stronger-protection-than-sickle-cell-trait-against-the-erythrocytic-stage-of-falciparum-malaria-and-this-protection-is-reversed-by-iron-supplementation
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M M Goheen, R Wegmüller, A Bah, B Darboe, E Danso, M Affara, D Gardner, J C Patel, A M Prentice, C Cerami
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency causes long-term adverse consequences for children and is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. Observational studies suggest that iron deficiency anemia protects against Plasmodium falciparum malaria and several intervention trials have indicated that iron supplementation increases malaria risk through unknown mechanism(s). This poses a major challenge for health policy. We investigated how anemia inhibits blood stage malaria infection and how iron supplementation abrogates this protection...
December 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826886/rarity-of-mixed-species-malaria-with-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-malariae-in-travelers-to-saarland-in-germany
#15
Josef Yayan, Kurt Rasche
Malaria is an acute, life-threatening infectious disease that spreads in tropical and subtropical regions. Malaria is mainly brought over to Germany by travelers, so the disease can be overlooked due to its nonspecific symptoms and a lack of experience of attending physicians. The aim of this study was to analyze, retrospectively, epidemiological and clinical data from patients examined for malaria. Patient data were collected from hospital charts at the Department of Internal Medicine, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany, for the period of 2004-2012...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799645/dosage-of-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-and-risk-of-low-birth-weight-in-a-cohort-of-zambian-pregnant-women-in-a-low-malaria-prevalence-region
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Marie C D Stoner, Bellington Vwalika, Marcela Smid, Andrew Kumwenda, Elizabeth Stringer, Benjamin H Chi, Jeff S A Stringer
In Lusaka, Zambia, where malaria prevalence is low, national guidelines continue to recommend that all pregnant women receive sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for malaria prophylaxis monthly at every scheduled antenatal care visit after 16 weeks of gestation. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive women should receive co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV and not SP, but many still receive SP. We sought to determine whether increased dosage of SP is still associated with a reduced risk of low birth weight (LBW) in an area where malaria transmission is low...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789127/is-the-mitochondrion-a-good-malaria-drug-target
#17
REVIEW
Christopher D Goodman, Hayley D Buchanan, Geoffrey I McFadden
Rapid emergence of resistance to atovaquone, which targets electron transport in the malaria parasite mitochondrion, relegated its use to prophylaxis and even cast a shadow over the development of drugs targeting other parasite mitochondrial pathways. Here we argue for a renewed focus on the mitochondrion as a drug target, focusing particularly on the issues of resistance. We posit a hypothesis for why atovaquone resistance emerges so quickly, and we explain how facile acquisition of resistance is apparently offset by an inability of parasites to spread this resistance...
October 24, 2016: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756308/malaria-burden-in-a-birth-cohort-of-hiv-exposed-uninfected-ugandan-infants-living-in-a-high-malaria-transmission-setting
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Abel Kakuru, Paul Natureeba, Mary K Muhindo, Tamara D Clark, Diane V Havlir, Deborah Cohan, Grant Dorsey, Moses R Kamya, Theodore Ruel
BACKGROUND: HIV-exposed, uninfected (HEU) infants suffer high morbidity and mortality in the first year of life compared to HIV-unexposed, uninfected (HUU) infants, but accurate data on the contribution of malaria are limited. METHODS: The incidence of febrile illnesses and malaria were evaluated in a birth cohort of HEU infants. Infants were prescribed daily trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TS) prophylaxis from 6 weeks of age until exclusion of HIV-infection after cessation of breastfeeding...
October 18, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747687/prolonged-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-a-military-service-member-exposed-to-mefloquine
#19
Jeffrey Livezey, Thomas Oliver, Louis Cantilena
A 32-year-old male developed neuropsychiatric symptoms 2 weeks after starting mefloquine 250 mg/week for malaria prophylaxis. He continued to take the medication for the next 4 months. Initial symptoms included vivid dreams and anxiety, as well as balance problems. These symptoms persisted and progressed over the next 4 years to include vertigo, emotional lability, and poor short-term memory, which have greatly affected his personal and professional life. An extensive evaluation revealed objective evidence supporting a central vestibulopathy...
December 2016: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663283/travel-health-attitudes-among-turkish-business-travellers-to-african-countries
#20
Engin Burak Selcuk, Uner Kayabas, Hulisi Binbasioglu, Baris Otlu, Yasar Bayindir, Bulent Bozdogan, Mehmet Karatas
BACKGROUND: The number of international travellers is increasing worldwide. Although health risks related to international travel are important and generally well-understood, the perception of these risks was unclear among Turkish travellers. We aimed to evaluate the attitudes and health risk awareness of Turkish travellers travelling to African countries. METHOD: A survey was performed of Turkish travellers bound for Africa from Istanbul International Ataturk Airport in July 2013...
November 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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