6 Works

Implication of asymptomatic and clinical Plasmodium falciparum infections on biomarkers of iron status among school-aged children in Malawi

Peter A. M. Ntenda, Angeziwa C. Chirambo, Owen Nkoka, Walaa M. El-Meidany & Jessy Goupeyou-Youmsi
Abstract Background Iron status is considered as a continuum from an iron deficiency with anaemia, without anaemia, varying amounts of stored iron to iron overload. The burden of Plasmodium falciparum infections is typically high among school-aged children (SAC). Nonetheless, SAC are often less likely to be covered by malaria interventions, making them a group with an untreated reservoir of parasite transmission. This study aimed to assess the effects of asymptomatic and clinical malaria infections on...

The choice of reference chart affects the strength of the association between malaria in pregnancy and small for gestational age: an individual participant data meta-analysis comparing the Intergrowth-21 with a Tanzanian birthweight chart

George Mtove, Daniel T. R. Minja, Omari Abdul, Samwel Gesase, Kenneth Maleta, Titus H. Divala, Noel Patson, Ulla Ashorn, Miriam K. Laufer, Mwayiwawo Madanitsa, Per Ashorn, Don Mathanga, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Julie R. Gutman, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Sofie Lykke Møller, Ib C. Bygbjerg, Michael Alifrangis, Thor Theander, John P. A. Lusingu & Christentze Schmiegelow
Abstract Background The prevalence of small for gestational age (SGA) may vary depending on the chosen weight-for-gestational-age reference chart. An individual participant data meta-analysis was conducted to assess the implications of using a local reference (STOPPAM) instead of a universal reference (Intergrowth-21) on the association between malaria in pregnancy and SGA. Methods Individual participant data of 6,236 newborns were pooled from seven conveniently identified studies conducted in Tanzania and Malawi from 2003–2018 with data on...

Implication of asymptomatic and clinical Plasmodium falciparum infections on biomarkers of iron status among school-aged children in Malawi

Peter A. M. Ntenda, Angeziwa C. Chirambo, Owen Nkoka, Walaa M. El-Meidany & Jessy Goupeyou-Youmsi
Abstract Background Iron status is considered as a continuum from an iron deficiency with anaemia, without anaemia, varying amounts of stored iron to iron overload. The burden of Plasmodium falciparum infections is typically high among school-aged children (SAC). Nonetheless, SAC are often less likely to be covered by malaria interventions, making them a group with an untreated reservoir of parasite transmission. This study aimed to assess the effects of asymptomatic and clinical malaria infections on...

Determinants of self-reported hypertension among women in South Africa: evidence from the population-based survey

Peter Austin Morton Ntenda, Walaa Mamdouh Reyad El-Meidany, Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Mfundi President Sebenele Motsa, Joyce Nyirongo, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Arnold Kapachika & Owen Nkoka
Abstract Background Hypertension (HTN), characterized by an elevation of blood pressure, is a serious public health chronic condition that significantly raises the risks of heart, brain, kidney, and other diseases. In South Africa, the prevalence of HTN (measured objectively) was reported at 46.0% in females, nonetheless little is known regarding the prevalence and risks factors of self-reported HTN among the same population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine determinants of self-reported HTN...

Determinants of self-reported hypertension among women in South Africa: evidence from the population-based survey

Peter Austin Morton Ntenda, Walaa Mamdouh Reyad El-Meidany, Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Mfundi President Sebenele Motsa, Joyce Nyirongo, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Arnold Kapachika & Owen Nkoka
Abstract Background Hypertension (HTN), characterized by an elevation of blood pressure, is a serious public health chronic condition that significantly raises the risks of heart, brain, kidney, and other diseases. In South Africa, the prevalence of HTN (measured objectively) was reported at 46.0% in females, nonetheless little is known regarding the prevalence and risks factors of self-reported HTN among the same population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine determinants of self-reported HTN...

The choice of reference chart affects the strength of the association between malaria in pregnancy and small for gestational age: an individual participant data meta-analysis comparing the Intergrowth-21 with a Tanzanian birthweight chart

George Mtove, Daniel T. R. Minja, Omari Abdul, Samwel Gesase, Kenneth Maleta, Titus H. Divala, Noel Patson, Ulla Ashorn, Miriam K. Laufer, Mwayiwawo Madanitsa, Per Ashorn, Don Mathanga, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Julie R. Gutman, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Sofie Lykke Møller, Ib C. Bygbjerg, Michael Alifrangis, Thor Theander, John P. A. Lusingu & Christentze Schmiegelow
Abstract Background The prevalence of small for gestational age (SGA) may vary depending on the chosen weight-for-gestational-age reference chart. An individual participant data meta-analysis was conducted to assess the implications of using a local reference (STOPPAM) instead of a universal reference (Intergrowth-21) on the association between malaria in pregnancy and SGA. Methods Individual participant data of 6,236 newborns were pooled from seven conveniently identified studies conducted in Tanzania and Malawi from 2003–2018 with data on...

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  • University of Glasgow
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  • Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
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  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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  • Bahir Dar University
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  • Malawi University of Science and Technology
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  • Tampere University Hospital
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