Publications

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Observational bias during nutrition surveillance: results of a mixed longitudinal and cross-sectional data collection system in Northern Nigeria.

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BACKGROUND: The Sahel is subject to seasonal hungry periods with increasing rates of malnutrition. In Northern Nigeria, there is no surveillance system and surveys are rare.

Authors: Grellety E Luquero FJ Mambula C Adamu HH Elder G Porten K
Journal Reference: PloS one 2013 ; 8(5); e62767. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062767. Epub 2013 05 03
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High maternal and neonatal mortality rates in northern Nigeria: an 8-month observational study.

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BACKGROUND: Despite considerable efforts to reduce the maternal mortality ratio, numerous pregnant women continue to die in many developing countries, including Nigeria.

Authors: Guerrier G Oluyide B Keramarou M Grais R
Journal Reference: International journal of women's health 2013 ; 5(); 495-9. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S48179. Epub 2013 08 13
Nigeria antenatal care fetal mortality maternal mortality
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Factors associated with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia in Jahun, Nigeria.

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OBJECTIVE: To explore traditional herbal medicines as potential risk factors of severe preeclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria.

Authors: Guerrier G Oluyide B Keramarou M Grais RF
Journal Reference: International journal of women's health 2013 ; 5(); 509-13. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S47056. Epub 2013 08 19
herbal use hypertensive disorders pregnancy traditional treatments
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First outbreak response using an oral cholera vaccine in Africa: vaccine coverage, acceptability and surveillance of adverse events, Guinea, 2012.

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BACKGROUND: Despite World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification of two safe and effective oral cholera vaccines (OCV), concerns about the acceptability, potential diversion of resources, cost and feasibility of implementing timely

Authors: Luquero FJ Grout L Ciglenecki I Sakoba K Traore B Heile M Dialo AA Itama C Serafini M Legros D Grais RF
Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2013 ; 7(10); e2465. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002465. Epub 2013 10 17
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Use of a cholera rapid diagnostic test during a mass vaccination campaign in response to an epidemic in Guinea, 2012.

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BACKGROUND: During the 2012 cholera outbreak in the Republic of Guinea, the Ministry of Health, supported by Médecins Sans Frontières - Operational Center Geneva, used the oral cholera vaccine Shanchol as a part of the emergency respon

Authors: Martinez-Pino I Luquero FJ Sakoba K Sylla S Haile M Grais RF Ciglenecki I Quilici ML Page AL
Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2013 ; 7(8); e2366. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002366. Epub 2013 08 15
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Task-sharing of HIV care and ART initiation: evaluation of a mixed-care non-physician provider model for ART delivery in rural Malawi.

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BACKGROUND: Expanding access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa requires implementation of alternative care delivery models to traditional physician-centered approaches.

Authors: McGuire M Ben Farhat J Pedrono G Szumilin E Heinzelmann A Chinyumba YN Goossens S Makombe S Pujades-Rodríguez M
Journal Reference: PloS one 2013 ; 8(9); e74090. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074090. Epub 2013 09 16
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Infections in children admitted with complicated severe acute malnutrition in Niger.

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BACKGROUND: Although malnutrition affects thousands of children throughout the Sahel each year and predisposes them to infections, there is little data on the etiology of infections in these populations.

Authors: Page AL de Rekeneire N Sayadi S Aberrane S Janssens AC Rieux C Djibo A Manuguerra JC Ducou-le-Pointe H Grais RF Schaefer M Guerin PJ Baron E
Journal Reference: PloS one 2013 ; 8(7); e68699. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068699. Epub 2013 07 17
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Malaria is an uncommon cause of adult sepsis in south-western Uganda.

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BACKGROUND: Malaria is often considered a cause of adult sepsis in malaria endemic areas. However, diagnostic limitations can make distinction between malaria and other infections challenging.

Authors: Auma MA Siedner MJ Nyehangane D Nalusaji A Nakaye M Mwanga-Amumpaire J Muhindo R Wilson LA Boum Y Moore CC
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2013 May 01; 12(); 146. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-146. Epub 2013 05 01
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Impact of malaria during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes in a Ugandan prospective cohort with intensive malaria screening and prompt treatment.

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BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a major public health problem in endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa and has important consequences on birth outcome.

Authors: De Beaudrap P Turyakira E White LJ Nabasumba C Tumwebaze B Muehlenbachs A Guérin PJ Boum Y McGready R Piola P
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2013 Apr 24; 12(); 139. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-139. Epub 2013 04 24