Assessment of a Combined Strategy of SMC + Nutrients Supplementation to Tackle Malaria and Malnutrition

Conditions:   Malaria;   Malnutrition, Child Interventions:   Drug: AQSP Administration;   Dietary Supplement: Supplementation with Plumpy'Nut®;   Dietary Supplement: Supplementation with Vitamin A;   Dietary Supplement: Supplementation with Zinc Sponsor:   Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante, Burkina Faso Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Date: Tuesday, 03 03, 2020; Speaker: Bryan Greenhouse, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco - School of Medicine; 5625 Fishers Lane; 5th Floor Conference Room
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
This study evaluated the haematological profile of adult individuals infected with the malaria parasite. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted using archived data of malaria positive cases from January 2017 to March 15, 2019. Data retrieved included subjects' demographics, malaria parasite count, malaria parasite species, and full blood count parameters. A total of 236 malaria positive subjects were included in the study. Results: The study showed that more females were infected with the malaria parasite than males (69.07% and 30.93%, respectively). A total of 87.3% of the study population were infected with...
Source: Advances in Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Adv Hematol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The cumulative prevalence of G6PD deficiency the present is below the estimated national prevalence. G6PD deficiency was higher in tribes as compared to non-tribes. Rare G6PD Kaiping and G6PD Union variants have been identified.
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
(NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging&Bioengineering) NIH has launched a $1 million Technology Accelerator Challenge (TAC) to spur the design and development of non-invasive, handheld, digital technologies to detect, diagnose and guide therapies for diseases with high global and public health impact. The Challenge is focused on sickle cell disease, malaria and anemia and is led by NIH's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Abstract TCM-based medications have been used for millennia in China and have always been "different" from current Western-based medicines in that they frequently are still mixtures of predominately plant products. From the early 20th Century, there has been a move to identify both the actual compounds in these mixes, and then over the past approximately 50years, to utilize early information for current diseases, with an example being artemisinin for treatment of malaria. Since that discovery, Western scientists, together with their Chinese counterparts, have begun to investigate how TCM compositions can...
Source: Advances in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Adv Pharmacol Source Type: research
The commensal gut microbiome is contained by the enteric epithelial barrier, but little is known about the degree of specificity of host immune barrier interactions for particular bacterial taxa. Here, we show that depletion of leucine-rich repeat immune factor APL1 in the Asian malaria mosquito Anopheles stephensi is associated with higher midgut abundance of just the family Enterobacteraceae, and not generalized dysbiosis of the microbiome. The effect is explained by the response of a narrow clade containing two main taxa related to Klebsiella and Cedecea. Analysis of field samples indicate that these two taxa are recurr...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The majority of Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases in Africa are treated with the artemisinin combination therapies artemether-lumefantrine (AL) and artesunate-amodiaquine (AS-AQ), with amodiaquine being also wi...
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Malaria is one of the three most lethal infectious diseases. Unlike AIDS and tuberculosis, malaria is unique in that the parasite must complete a complex differentiation program in its mosquito vector for transmission to occur (1) (Fig. 1). Despite significant progress made in the last couple of decades, our mechanistic...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Global health financier, Global Fund (GF), has embarked on a move to trace a Sh2.77 billion fund for delivery of antimalarial drugs that are believed to been over-supplied in Tanzanian health facilities, if records are anything to go by.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Despite the uptake of parasitological testing into policy and practice, appropriate prescription of anti-malarials and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in accordance with test results is variable. T...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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