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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327148/drug-resistance-mediating-plasmodium-falciparum-polymorphisms-and-clinical-presentations-of-parasitaemic-children-in-uganda
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Stephen Tukwasibwe, Patrick Tumwebaze, Melissa Conrad, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Moses R Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Samuel L Nsobya, Bryan Greenhouse, Philip J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum genetic polymorphisms that mediate altered drug sensitivity may impact upon virulence. In a cross-sectional study, Ugandan children with infections mutant at pfcrt K76T, pfmdr1 N86Y, or pfmdr1 D1246Y had about one-fourth the odds of symptomatic malaria compared to those with infections with wild type (WT) sequences. However, results may have been confounded by greater likelihood in those with symptomatic disease of higher density mixed infections and/or recent prior treatment that selected for WT alleles...
March 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320838/early-immune-regulatory-changes-in-a-primary-controlled-human-plasmodium-vivax-infection-cd1c-mdc-maturation-arrest-induction-of-the-kynurenine-pathway-and-regulatory-t-cell-activation
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Tonia Woodberry, Jessica R Loughland, Gabriela Minigo, Julie G Burel, Fiona H Amante, Kim A Piera, Yvette McNeil, Tsin W Yeo, Michael F Good, Denise L Doolan, Christian R Engwerda, James S McCarthy, Nicholas M Anstey
Plasmodium vivax malaria remains a major public health problem. The requirements for acquisition of protective immunity to this species are not clear. Dendritic cells (DC) are essential for immune cell priming, but also perform immune-regulatory functions, along with regulatory T cells (Treg). An important function of DC involves activation of the kynurenine pathway via indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO). Using a controlled human experimental infection study with blood-stage P. vivax, we characterised plasmacytoid DC (pDC) and myeloid DC (mDC) subset maturation, CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(lo) Treg activation and IDO activity...
March 20, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314763/endothelial-dysfunction-inhibits-the-ability-of-haptoglobin-to-prevent-hemoglobin-induced-hypertension
#3
Jan A Graw, Binglan Yu, Emanuele Rezoagli, H Shaw Warren, Emmanuel S Buys, Donald B Bloch, Warren M Zapol
BACKGROUND: Intravascular hemolysis produces injury in a variety of human diseases including hemoglobinopathies, malaria, and sepsis. The adverse effects of increased plasma hemoglobin are partly mediated by depletion of nitric oxide (NO) and result in vasoconstriction. Circulating plasma proteins haptoglobin and hemopexin scavenge extracellular hemoglobin and cell-free heme, respectively. METHODS: The ability of human haptoglobin or hemopexin to inhibit the adverse effects of NO-scavenging by circulating murine hemoglobin was tested in C57Bl/6 mice...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302168/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-performance-of-microscopic-examination-with-nested-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-optimum-malaria-diagnosis-in-upper-myanmar
#4
Jung-Mi Kang, Pyo-Yun Cho, Mya Moe, Jinyoung Lee, Hojong Jun, Hyeong-Woo Lee, Seong Kyu Ahn, Tae Im Kim, Jhang Ho Pak, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim, Byoung-Kuk Na
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of Plasmodium infection is crucial for prompt malaria treatment and surveillance. Microscopic examination has been widely applied as the gold standard for malaria diagnosis in most part of malaria endemic areas, but its diagnostic value has been questioned, particularly in submicroscopic malaria. In this study, the diagnostic performance of microscopic examination and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was evaluated to establish optimal malaria diagnosis method in Myanmar...
March 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302147/soil-transmitted-helminths-and-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-among-individuals-living-in-different-agroecosystems-in-two-rural-communities-in-the-mount-cameroon-area-a-cross-sectional-study
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Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Gladys Belanka Nkemnji, Helen Kuokuo Kimbi
BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and Plasmodium falciparum infections remain public health problems in Cameroon. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Mount Cameroon area to determine the prevalence and intensity of STHs and P. falciparum infections in individuals living in different agroecosystems; to assess the influence of these infections on haematological parameters; and to identify the risk factors associated with STH infections. METHODS: STH and malaria parasites were detected using the Kato-Katz method and Giemsa staining of blood films, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289193/host-immunity-to-plasmodium-falciparum-and-the-assessment-of-emerging-artemisinin-resistance-in-a-multinational-cohort
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Ricardo Ataide, Elizabeth A Ashley, Rosanna Powell, Jo-Anne Chan, Michael J Malloy, Katherine O'Flaherty, Eizo Takashima, Christine Langer, Takafumi Tsuboi, Arjen M Dondorp, Nicholas P Day, Mehul Dhorda, Rick M Fairhurst, Pharath Lim, Chanaki Amaratunga, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Tran Tinh Hien, Ye Htut, Mayfong Mayxay, M Abul Faiz, James G Beeson, Francois Nosten, Julie A Simpson, Nicholas J White, Freya J I Fowkes
Artemisinin-resistant falciparum malaria, defined by a slow-clearance phenotype and the presence of kelch13 mutants, has emerged in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Naturally acquired immunity to malaria clears parasites independent of antimalarial drugs. We hypothesized that between- and within-population variations in host immunity influence parasite clearance after artemisinin treatment and the interpretation of emerging artemisinin resistance. Antibodies specific to 12 Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite and blood-stage antigens were determined in 959 patients (from 11 sites in Southeast Asia) participating in a multinational cohort study assessing parasite clearance half-life (PCt1/2) after artesunate treatment and kelch13 mutations...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288746/population-coverage-of-artemisinin-based-combination-treatment-in-children-younger-than-5-years-with-fever-and-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-in-africa-2003-2015-a-modelling-study-using-data-from-national-surveys
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Adam Bennett, Donal Bisanzio, Joshua O Yukich, Bonnie Mappin, Cristin A Fergus, Michael Lynch, Richard E Cibulskis, Samir Bhatt, Daniel J Weiss, Ewan Cameron, Peter W Gething, Thomas P Eisele
BACKGROUND: Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are the most effective treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection. A commonly used indicator for monitoring and assessing progress in coverage of malaria treatment is the proportion of children younger than 5 years with reported fever in the previous 14 days who have received an ACT. We propose an improved indicator that incorporates parasite infection status (as assessed by a rapid diagnostic test [RDT]), which is available in recent household surveys...
April 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288172/the-impact-of-an-intervention-to-introduce-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests-on-fever-case-management-in-a-high-transmission-setting-in-uganda-a-mixed-methods-cluster-randomized-trial-prime
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Clare I R Chandler, Emily L Webb, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Susan Nayiga, Christine Nabirye, Deborah D DiLiberto, Emmanuel Ssemmondo, Grant Dorsey, Moses R Kamya, Sarah G Staedke
BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria (mRDTs) have been scaled-up widely across Africa. The PRIME study evaluated an intervention aiming to improve fever case management using mRDTs at public health centers in Uganda. METHODS: A cluster-randomized trial was conducted from 2010-13 in Tororo, a high malaria transmission setting. Twenty public health centers were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to intervention or control. The intervention included training in health center management, fever case management with mRDTs, and patient-centered services; plus provision of mRDTs and artemether-lumefantrine (AL) when stocks ran low...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278212/targeting-male-mosquito-swarms-to-control-malaria-vector-density
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Simon Peguedwinde Sawadogo, Abdoulaye Niang, Etienne Bilgo, Azize Millogo, Hamidou Maïga, Roch K Dabire, Frederic Tripet, Abdoulaye Diabaté
Malaria control programs are being jeopardized by the spread of insecticide resistance in mosquito vector populations. It has been estimated that the spread of resistance could lead to an additional 120000 deaths per year, and interfere with the prospects for sustained control or the feasibility of achieving malaria elimination. Another complication for the development of resistance management strategies is that, in addition to insecticide resistance, mosquito behavior evolves in a manner that diminishes the impact of LLINs and IRS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264857/the-malaria-taqman-array-card-87-assays-for-plasmodium-falciparum-drug-resistance-speciation-and-genotyping-in-a-single-reaction
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Suporn Pholwat, Jie Liu, Suzanne Stroup, Shevin Jacob, Patrick Banura, Christopher Moore, Fang Huang, Miriam Laufer, Eric Houpt, Jennifer Guler
Antimalarial drug resistance exacerbates the global disease burden and complicates eradication efforts. To facilitate the surveillance of resistance markers in malaria-endemic countries, we developed a suite of TaqMan assays for known resistance markers and compartmentalized them into a single array card (TAC). We included 87 assays for species identification, the detection of Plasmodium falciparum mutations associated with chloroquine, atovaquone, pyrimethamine, sulfadoxine, and artemisinin resistance, and neutral single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping...
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264689/rapid-diagnostic-tests-failing-to-detect-plasmodium-falciparum-infections-in-eritrea-an-investigation-of-reported-false-negative-rdt-results
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Araia Berhane, Mulugeta Russom, Iyassu Bahta, Filmon Hagos, Michael Ghirmai, Selam Uqubay
BACKGROUND: Relatively large number of false-negative malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) results for microscopically confirmed Plasmodium falciparum cases were reported from five of the six administrative regions of Eritrea in 2015. This activated the Ministry of Health to conduct an initial exploratory investigation. The main objective of the investigation was to confirm the sensitivity of the RDTs in the field in microscopically confirmed malaria cases, identify the possible causes of the failure and recommend further actions to be taken...
March 6, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231248/intensive-trapping-of-blood-fed-anopheles-darlingi-in-amazonian-peru-reveals-unexpectedly-high-proportions-of-avian-blood-meals
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Marta Moreno, Marlon P Saavedra, Sara A Bickersmith, Catharine Prussing, Adrian Michalski, Carlos Tong Rios, Joseph M Vinetz, Jan E Conn
Anopheles darlingi, the main malaria vector in the Neotropics, has been considered to be highly anthropophilic. However, many behavioral aspects of this species remain unknown, such as the range of blood-meal sources. Barrier screens were used to collect resting Anopheles darlingi mosquitoes from 2013 to 2015 in three riverine localities (Lupuna, Cahuide and Santa Emilia) in Amazonian Peru. Overall, the Human Blood Index (HBI) ranged from 0.58-0.87, with no significant variation among years or sites. Blood-meal analysis revealed that humans are the most common blood source, followed by avian hosts (Galliformes-chickens and turkeys), and human/Galliforme mixed-meals...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228842/worldwide-malaria-incidence-and-cancer-mortality-are-inversely-associated
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Li Qin, Changzhong Chen, Lili Chen, Ran Xue, Ming Ou-Yang, Chengzhi Zhou, Siting Zhao, Zhengxiang He, Yu Xia, Jianxing He, Pinghua Liu, Nanshan Zhong, Xiaoping Chen
BACKGROUND: Investigations on the effects of malaria infection on cancer mortality are limited except for the incidence of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in African children. Our previous murine lung cancer model study demonstrated that malaria infection significantly inhibited tumor growth and prolonged the life span of tumor-bearing mice. This study aims to assess the possible associations between malaria incidence and human cancer mortality. METHODS: We compiled data on worldwide malaria incidence and age-standardized mortality related to 30 types of cancer in 56 countries for the period 1955-2008, and analyzed their longitudinal correlations by a generalized additive mixed model (GAMM), adjusted for a nonlinear year effect and potential confounders such as country's income levels, life expectancies and geographical locations...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193656/within-host-selection-of-drug-resistance-in-a-mouse-model-reveals-dose-dependent-selection-of-atovaquone-resistance-mutations
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Suci Nuralitha, Lydia S Murdiyarso, Josephine E Siregar, Din Syafruddin, Jessica Roelands, Jan Verhoef, Andy I M Hoepelman, Sangkot Marzuki
The evolutionary selection of malaria parasites within individual host plays a critical role in the emergence of drug resistance. We have compared the selection of atovaquone resistance mutant in mouse models reflecting two different causes of failure in malaria treatment, inadequate sub-therapeutic dose and incomplete therapeutic dose.The two models are based on cycles of insufficient treatment of P. berghei-infected mice: repeated inadequate treatment associated with sub-therapeutic dose (0.1 mg Kg(-1) BW; RIaT) and repeated incomplete treatment with therapeutic dose (14...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179024/impact-of-single-annual-treatment-and-four-monthly-treatment-for-hookworm-and-ascaris-lumbricoides-and-factors-associated-with-residual-infection-among-kenyan-school-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stella Kepha, Charles S Mwandawiro, Roy M Anderson, Rachel L Pullan, Fred Nuwaha, Jorge Cano, Sammy M Njenga, Maurice R Odiere, Elizabeth Allen, Simon J Brooker, Birgit Nikolay
BACKGROUND: School-based deworming is widely implemented in various countries to reduce the burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), however, the frequency of drug administration varies in different settings. In this study, we compared the impact of a single annual treatment and 4-monthly treatment over a follow-up among Kenyan school children, and investigated the factors associated with residual infection. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial investigating whether deworming for STHs alters risk of acquiring malaria...
February 9, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137293/adapting-the-local-response-for-malaria-elimination-through-evaluation-of-the-1-3-7-system-performance-in-the-china-myanmar-border-region
#16
Duoquan Wang, Chris Cotter, Xiaodong Sun, Adam Bennett, Roly D Gosling, Ning Xiao
BACKGROUND: Assessing the essential components of '1-3-7' strategy along the China-Myanmar border is critical to identify gaps and challenges to support evidence-based decision making. METHODS: A mixed-method retrospective study including quantitative and qualitative analysis of the 1-3-7 system components was conducted. Sampled counties were chosen based on malaria incidence from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014. RESULTS: All 260 confirmed malaria cases from sampled counties were reported within 1 day and had completed case investigations...
January 31, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108368/efficacy-and-safety-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-in-schoolchildren-with-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-sp-and-sp-plus-piperaquine-in-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Junior R Matangila, Joachim Y Doua, Patrick Mitashi, Raquel Inocêncio da Luz, Pascal Lutumba, Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden
In endemic areas, malaria and its adverse effects in schoolchildren may be prevented by intermittent preventive treatment (IPTsc). However, the most appropriate drug regimen for IPTsc remains to be identified. A randomised controlled trial was conducted in Kinshasa, DRC. Enrolled schoolchildren were assigned to a passive control arm (n = 212), sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) (n = 202) or SP plus piperaquine (SP/PQ) (n = 202). The primary endpoint was haemoglobin (Hb) change. Secondary endpoints were anaemia, parasitaemia prevalence and clinical malaria incidence...
March 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104109/mixed-species-malaria-infection-in-midwestern-returned-traveler
#18
Eric Abston, Sydney Rooney, Melinda Johnson, Ambar Haleem
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January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095916/insecticide-treated-net-effectiveness-at-preventing-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-varies-by-age-and-season
#19
Andrea G Buchwald, Jenna E Coalson, Lauren M Cohee, Jenny A Walldorf, Nelson Chimbiya, Andy Bauleni, Kondwani Nkanaunena, Andrew Ngwira, John D Sorkin, Don P Mathanga, Terrie E Taylor, Miriam K Laufer
BACKGROUND: After increasing coverage of malaria interventions, malaria prevalence remains high in Malawi. Previous studies focus on the impact of malaria interventions among children under 5 years old. However, in Malawi, the prevalence of infection is highest in school-aged children (SAC), ages 5 to 15 years. This study examined the interaction between age group and insecticide-treated net (ITN) use for preventing individual and community-level infection in Malawi. METHODS: Six cross-sectional surveys were conducted in the rainy and dry seasons in southern Malawi from 2012 to 2014...
January 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077587/malaria-parasitemia-and-parasite-density-in-antiretroviral-treated-hiv-infected-adults-following-discontinuation-of-cotrimoxazole-prophylaxis
#20
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
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