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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931756/monocyte-dysregulation-and-systemic-inflammation-during-pediatric-falciparum-malaria
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Katherine R Dobbs, Paula Embury, John Vulule, Peter S Odada, Bruce A Rosa, Makedonka Mitreva, James W Kazura, Arlene E Dent
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and monocytes are thought to be important to human malaria pathogenesis. However, the relationship of inflammation and various monocyte functions to acute malaria, recovery from acute malaria, and asymptomatic parasitemia in endemic populations is poorly understood. METHODS: We evaluated plasma cytokine levels, monocyte subsets, monocyte functional responses, and monocyte inflammatory transcriptional profiles of 1- to 10-year-old Kenyan children at the time of presentation with acute uncomplicated malaria and at recovery 6 weeks later; these results were compared with analogous data from asymptomatic children and adults in the same community...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878775/rts-s-as01e-malaria-vaccine-induces-memory-and-polyfunctional-t-cell-responses-in-a-pediatric-african-phase-iii-trial
#2
Gemma Moncunill, Stephen C De Rosa, Aintzane Ayestaran, Augusto J Nhabomba, Maximillian Mpina, Kristen W Cohen, Chenjerai Jairoce, Tobias Rutishauser, Joseph J Campo, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Héctor Sanz, Núria Díez-Padrisa, Nana Aba Williams, Daryl Morris, John J Aponte, Clarissa Valim, Claudia Daubenberger, Carlota Dobaño, M Juliana McElrath
Comprehensive assessment of cellular responses to the RTS,S/AS01E vaccine is needed to understand potential correlates and ultimately mechanisms of protection against malaria disease. Cellular responses recognizing the RTS,S/AS01E-containing circumsporozoite protein (CSP) and Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) were assessed before and 1 month after primary vaccination by intracellular cytokine staining and 16-color flow cytometry in 105 RTS,S/AS01-vaccinated and 74 rabies-vaccinated participants (controls) in a pediatric phase III trial in Africa...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863469/parasites-causing-cerebral-falciparum-malaria-bind-multiple-endothelial-receptors-and-express-epcr-and-icam-1-binding-pfemp1
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Nicaise Tuikue Ndam, Azizath Moussiliou, Thomas Lavstsen, Claire Kamaliddin, Anja T R Jensen, Atikatou Mama, Rachida Tahar, Christian W Wang, Jakob S Jespersen, Jules M Alao, Benoit Gamain, Thor G Theander, Philippe Deloron
Background: Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) mediates the binding and accumulation of infected erythrocytes (IE) to blood vessels and tissues. Specific interactions have been described between PfEMP1 and human endothelial proteins CD36, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR); however, cytoadhesion patterns typical for pediatric malaria syndromes and the associated PfEMP1 members are still undefined. Methods: In a cohort of 94 hospitalized children with malaria, we characterized the binding properties of IE collected on admission, and var gene transcription using quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852282/the-bone-pain-crisis-of-sickle-cell-disease-and-malaria-observations-from-gujarat-india
#4
Jyotish Patel, Bharati Patel, Graham R Serjeant
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is a common problem across central India, but its clinical features may differ from that in African populations. There is a need to define the features of sickle cell disease in India, and the current study addresses some features of the bone pain crisis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to describe the epidemiology of the bone pain crisis of sickle cell disease in Gujarat and explore the relationship with infection by Plasmodium vivax...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749962/severe-imported-malaria-in-children-in-france-a-national-retrospective-study-from-1996-to-2005
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Pierre Mornand, Catherine Verret, Philippe Minodier, Albert Faye, Marc Thellier, Patrick Imbert
BACKGROUNDS: Malaria is a leading cause of imported febrile illnesses in pediatric travelers, but few studies have addressed severe imported pediatric malaria. We aimed to determine the risk factors and the features of imported pediatric severe malaria. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, descriptive study using the French National Reference Center for Imported Malaria database, in children aged 0-15 years who were hospitalized with a falciparum malaria from January 1st 1996 to December 31th 2005...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734784/drug-delivery-innovations-to-address-global-health-challenges-for-pediatric-and-geriatric-populations-through-improvements-in-patient-compliance
#6
Joshua Boateng
Despite significant advances in pharmaceutical and biotechnological drug discovery, the global population is plagued with many challenging diseases. These are further compounded by anticipated explosion in an ageing population, which presents several problems such as polypharmacy, dysphagia, and neurologic conditions, resulting in noncompliance and disease complications. For antibiotics, poor compliance, can result in development of drug-resistant infections which can be fatal. Furthermore, children, especially, in developing countries die unnecessarily from easily treatable diseases (e...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732806/artemisia-annua-dried-leaf-tablets-treated-malaria-resistant-to-act-and-i-v-artesunate-case-reports
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Nsengiyumva Bati Daddy, Luc Malemo Kalisya, Pascal Gisenya Bagire, Robert L Watt, Melissa J Towler, Pamela J Weathers
BACKGROUND: Dried leaf Artemisia annua (DLA) has shown efficacy against Plasmodium sp. in rodent studies and in small clinical trials. Rodent malaria also showed resiliency against the evolution of artemisinin drug resistance. PURPOSE: This is a case report of a last resort treatment of patients with severe malaria who were responding neither to artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) nor i.v. artesunate. STUDY DESIGN: Of many patients treated with ACTs and i...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654564/post-malaria-neurologic-syndrome-a-rare-pediatric-case-report
#8
Jean-Yves Siriez, Virginie Prendki, Stéphane Dauger, Jean-François Michel, Renaud Blondé, Albert Faye, Sandrine Houzé, Jean-Christophe Mercier
Post-malaria neurologic syndrome (PMNS) is a rare complication following a Plasmodium falciparum infection and its pathophysiology remains unclear. This is the first report of a pediatric PMNS following an infection acquired in Africa and the fourth description of pediatric PMNS overall. Neither intrathecal synthesis of IgG nor specific P. falciparum antibodies were found in the cerebrospinal fluid.
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596990/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cerebral-malaria-patients-reveals-distinct-pathogenetic-processes-in-different-parts-of-the-brain
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Sanjib Mohanty, Laura A Benjamin, Megharay Majhi, Premanand Panda, Sam Kampondeni, Praveen K Sahu, Akshaya Mohanty, Kishore C Mahanta, Rajyabardhan Pattnaik, Rashmi R Mohanty, Sonia Joshi, Anita Mohanty, Ian W Turnbull, Arjen M Dondorp, Terrie E Taylor, Samuel C Wassmer
The mechanisms underlying the rapidly reversible brain swelling described in patients with cerebral malaria (CM) are unknown. Using a 1.5-Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, we undertook an observational study in Rourkela, India, of 11 Indian patients hospitalized with CM and increased brain volume. Among the 11 cases, there were 5 adults and 6 children. All patients had reduced consciousness and various degrees of cortical swelling at baseline. The latter was predominately posterior in distribution...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500775/vaccines-against-malaria-still-a-long-way-to-go
#10
REVIEW
Kai Matuschewski
Several species of Plasmodium cause a broad spectrum of human disease that range from nausea and fever to severe anemia, cerebral malaria, and multiorgan failure. In malaria-endemic countries, continuous exposure to Plasmodium sporozoite inoculations and subsequent blood infections elicit only partial and short-lived immunity, which gradually develops over many years of parasite exposure and multiple clinical episodes. The ambitious goal of malaria vaccinology over the past 70 years has been to develop an immunization strategy that mounts protection superior to naturally acquired immunity...
August 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480256/a-case-report-of-pediatric-brucellosis-in-an-algerian-immigrant
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Eimear Kitt, Kristina R Brannock, Lauren A VonHolz, Paul J Planet, Erin Graf, Vinodh Pillai
An 8-year old girl presented to our facility with a 10-day history of fever, fatigue, abdominal pain and refusal to walk. She recently travelled from her native Algeria where she first developed symptoms. On evaluation, she was ill-appearing, febrile and tachycardic with hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy noted on examination. A strong musty odor was also noted from the child. Laboratory evaluation revealed pancytopenia, hyponatremia, and an elevated AST, ALT, and LDH. Malaria testing was negative, as was a PPD...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465297/comprehensive-transcriptome-and-mutational-profiling-of-endemic-burkitt-lymphoma-reveals-ebv-type-specific-differences
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Yasin Kaymaz, Cliff I Oduor, Hongbo Yu, Juliana A Otieno, John Michael Ong'echa, Ann M Moormann, Jeffrey A Bailey
Endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL) is the most common pediatric cancer in malaria-endemic equatorial Africa and nearly always contains Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), unlike sporadic Burkitt lymphoma (sBL) that occurs with a lower incidence in developed countries. Given these differences and the variable clinical presentation and outcomes, we sought to further understand pathogenesis by investigating transcriptomes using RNA sequencing (RNAseq) from multiple primary eBL tumors compared with sBL tumors. Within eBL tumors, minimal expression differences were found based on: anatomical presentation site, in-hospital survival rates, and EBV genome type, suggesting that eBL tumors are homogeneous without marked subtypes...
May 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465184/comparing-imported-malaria-in-adults-and-children-presenting-to-an-italian-teaching-hospital-a-10-year-retrospective-study
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Dora Luise, Daniele Donà, Federica Visentin, Giulia Marini, Carlo Giaquinto, Annamaria Cattelan
BACKGROUND: Malaria is not endemic in Italy, but it still represents an important threat to the travelers' health. With this study we wanted to compare the characteristics of imported malaria between adults and children. METHOD: This retrospective observational study includes all patients admitted to the Infectious Diseases Unit and in the Pediatric Department of Padua (Italy), and discharged with a diagnosis of malaria from 2005 to 2015. The variables considered are epidemiological and clinical...
April 29, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460165/development-of-a-rapidly-dissolvable-oral-pediatric-formulation-for-mefloquine-using-liposomes
#14
Wei-Lun Tang, Wei-Hsin Tang, Weihsu Claire Chen, Charles Diako, Carolyn F Ross, Shyh-Dar Li
Mefloquine (Mef), a poorly soluble and highly bitter drug, has been used for malaria prophylaxis and treatment. The dosage form for Mef is mostly available as adult tablets, and thus children under the age of 5 suffer from poor medication adherence. We have developed a stable, rapidly dissolvable, and palatable pediatric formulation for Mef using liposomes composed of 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC) and cholesterol with a mean diameter of ∼110 nm. Mef was actively loaded into the liposomes via an ammonium sulfate gradient using the solvent-assisted loading technology (SALT) developed in our lab...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450986/-major-sickle-cell-syndromes-and-infections-associated-with-this-condition-in-children-in-burkina-faso
#15
Sonia Douamba, Kisito Nagalo, Laure Tamini, Ismaël Traoré, Madibèlè Kam, Fla Kouéta, Diarra Yé
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to investigate infections in children with major sickle cell syndrome. METHODS: We conducted a monocentric descriptive retrospective hospital study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, over a ten-year period. All children with major sickle cell syndrome (homozygous SS and double heterozygous SC, SDPunjab, Sβ thalassemic, SOArab and SE) hospitalized for microbiologically confirmed infections were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: One hundred and thirty-three patients met our inclusion criteria...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427357/haplotype-of-non-synonymous-mutations-within-il-23r-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-severe-malaria-anemia-in-a-p-falciparum-holoendemic-transmission-area-of-kenya
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Elly O Munde, Evans Raballah, Winnie A Okeyo, John M Ong'echa, Douglas J Perkins, Collins Ouma
BACKGROUND: Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in pediatric severe malarial anemia (SMA) pathogenesis is a crucial step in the design of novel therapeutics. Identification of host genetic susceptibility factors in immune regulatory genes offers an important tool for deciphering malaria pathogenesis. The IL-23/IL-17 immune pathway is important for both immunity and erythropoiesis via its effects through IL-23 receptors (IL-23R). However, the impact of IL-23R variants on SMA has not been fully elucidated...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426727/cd4-t-cell-expression-of-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-17-in-pediatric-malarial-anemia
#17
Evans Raballah, Prakasha Kempaiah, Zachary Karim, George O Orinda, Michael F Otieno, Douglas J Perkins, John Michael Ong'echa
In Plasmodium falciparum holoendemic transmission regions of western Kenya, life-threatening pediatric malaria manifests primarily as severe malarial anemia (SMA, Hb≤6.0 g/dL with any density parasitemia). To determine the role that CD4+ T-cell-driven inflammatory responses have in the pathogenesis of SMA, peripheral CD4+ T-cell populations and their intracellular production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IFN-γ and IL-17) were characterized in children aged 12-36 months of age stratified into two groups: non-severe malarial anemia (non-SMA, Hb≥6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426698/extensive-alterations-of-blood-metabolites-in-pediatric-cerebral-malaria
#18
Sanchit Gupta, Karl Seydel, Miguel A Miranda-Roman, Catherine M Feintuch, Alex Saidi, Ryung S Kim, Gretchen L Birbeck, Terrie Taylor, Johanna P Daily
Cerebral malaria (CM) presents as an encephalopathy and is due to infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Patients are comatose, often with fever, recurrent seizures and this condition is associated with a high mortality rate. The etiology of the coma and seizures are poorly understood. Circulating small molecules and lipids have bioactive functions and alterations in their concentrations have been implicated in seizure disorders and other forms of encephalopathy. We carried out a comprehensive analysis of blood metabolites during CM to explore a biochemical basis of this encephalopathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424766/the-need-for-hematology-nurse-education-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-community-case-study-in-tanzania
#19
Julie M Buser
Hematology-related diseases, such as anemia, malaria, sickle cell disease (SCD), and blood cancers, have differing rates of survival between high-income and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Nurses in LMICs have an unmet need for specialty training and education to address hematology and hemato-oncology disorders. A gap in the literature exists about hematology nurse education and clinical service demands in LMICs. This community case study documents a collaborative hematology and basic hemato-oncology education program to sustainably strengthen nurse capacity at a national referral hospital and university in Tanzania...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369387/resurgence-of-malaria-following-discontinuation-of-indoor-residual-spraying-of-insecticide-in-an-area-of-uganda-with-previously-high-transmission-intensity
#20
Saned Raouf, Arthur Mpimbaza, Ruth Kigozi, Asadu Sserwanga, Denis Rubahika, Henry Katamba, Steve W Lindsay, Bryan K Kapella, Kassahun A Belay, Moses R Kamya, Sarah G Staedke, Grant Dorsey
Background: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the primary tools for malaria prevention in Africa. It is not known whether reductions in malaria can be sustained after IRS is discontinued. Our aim in this study was to assess changes in malaria morbidity in an area of Uganda with historically high transmission where IRS was discontinued after a 4-year period followed by universal LLIN distribution. Methods: Individual-level malaria surveillance data were collected from 1 outpatient department and 1 inpatient setting in Apac District, Uganda, from July 2009 through November 2015...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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