Elmar Saathoff

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Affiliation: University of Munich
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Hookworm infection and environmental factors in mbeya region, Tanzania: a cross-sectional, population-based study
    Helene Riess
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany Institute for Medical Bioinformatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2408. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Laboratory reference values for healthy adults from southern Tanzania
    Elmar Saathoff
    Abteilung fuer Infektions und Tropenmedizin, Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 13:612-25. 2008
  3. pmc Anemia in adults with tuberculosis is associated with HIV and anthropometric status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    E Saathoff
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:925-32. 2011
  4. pmc High seroprevalence for typhus group rickettsiae, southwestern Tanzania
    Tatjana Dill
    Medical Centre of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:317-20. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Ecological covariates of Ascaris lumbricoides infection in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Elmar Saathoff
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 10:412-22. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Geophagy (Soil-eating) in relation to Anemia and Helminth infection among HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania
    Kosuke Kawai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:36-43. 2009
  7. pmc Patterns of Schistosoma haematobium infection, impact of praziquantel treatment and re-infection after treatment in a cohort of schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South Africa
    Elmar Saathoff
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 4:40. 2004
  8. pmc Low specificity of determine HIV1/2 RDT using whole blood in south west Tanzania
    Inge Kroidl
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e39529. 2012
  9. pmc Risk factors for HIV-1 infection in a longitudinal, prospective cohort of adults from the Mbeya Region, Tanzania
    Steffen Geis
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, LMU, Munich, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:453-9. 2011
  10. pmc Predictors of stillbirth among HIV-infected Tanzanian women
    Roland Kupka
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:584-92. 2009

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Publications31

  1. pmc Hookworm infection and environmental factors in mbeya region, Tanzania: a cross-sectional, population-based study
    Helene Riess
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany Institute for Medical Bioinformatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2408. 2013
    ..Remotely sensed ecological data and model-based geostatistics have been used recently to identify areas in need for hookworm control...
  2. doi request reprint Laboratory reference values for healthy adults from southern Tanzania
    Elmar Saathoff
    Abteilung fuer Infektions und Tropenmedizin, Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 13:612-25. 2008
    ..To define and discuss reference ranges for commonly determined laboratory parameters in healthy adults from southern Tanzania...
  3. pmc Anemia in adults with tuberculosis is associated with HIV and anthropometric status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    E Saathoff
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:925-32. 2011
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) infected adults attending out-patient TB clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
  4. pmc High seroprevalence for typhus group rickettsiae, southwestern Tanzania
    Tatjana Dill
    Medical Centre of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:317-20. 2013
    ..3%. Risk factors identified in multivariable analysis included low vegetation density and highway proximity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Ecological covariates of Ascaris lumbricoides infection in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Elmar Saathoff
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 10:412-22. 2005
    ..lumbricoides infection is positively associated with the soil clay content...
  6. ncbi request reprint Geophagy (Soil-eating) in relation to Anemia and Helminth infection among HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania
    Kosuke Kawai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:36-43. 2009
    ..16; 95% CI = 0.98-1.36) and a lower hemoglobin concentration (adjusted-mean difference -3.8 g/L; 95% CI [-7.3, -0.4]). Pregnant women should be informed about the potential risks associated with soil consumption...
  7. pmc Patterns of Schistosoma haematobium infection, impact of praziquantel treatment and re-infection after treatment in a cohort of schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South Africa
    Elmar Saathoff
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 4:40. 2004
    ..This article describes the baseline situation and the impact of treatment on S. haematobium infection in a cohort of schoolchildren attending grade 3 in a rural part of the province...
  8. pmc Low specificity of determine HIV1/2 RDT using whole blood in south west Tanzania
    Inge Kroidl
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e39529. 2012
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic performance of two rapid detection tests (RDTs) for HIV 1/2 in plasma and in whole blood samples...
  9. pmc Risk factors for HIV-1 infection in a longitudinal, prospective cohort of adults from the Mbeya Region, Tanzania
    Steffen Geis
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich, LMU, Munich, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:453-9. 2011
    ..This study describes HIV-1 incidence and associated risk factors in a general population cohort of adults from Mbeya region, Tanzania, who participated in a vaccine preparedness study...
  10. pmc Predictors of stillbirth among HIV-infected Tanzanian women
    Roland Kupka
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:584-92. 2009
    ..To determine maternal risk factors for stillbirth among pregnant HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa...
  11. pmc Viral and host factors associated with the HIV-1 viral load setpoint in adults from Mbeya Region, Tanzania
    Elmar Saathoff
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:324-30. 2010
    ..The viral load setpoint (VLS) is an important predictor of HIV disease progression, but there is a lack of information regarding the VLS and its possible determinants in African populations...
  12. doi request reprint Increased and expedited case detection by Xpert MTB/RIF assay in childhood tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study
    Andrea Rachow
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 54:1388-96. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay (Xpert) in children with suspected tuberculosis in a high tuberculosis/HIV-burden setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of maternal vitamin supplements on malaria in children born to HIV-infected women
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:1066-71. 2007
    ..Supplementation of pregnant and lactating HIV-infected women with vitamins B, C, and E might be a useful, inexpensive intervention to decrease the burden of malaria in children born to HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa...
  14. doi request reprint Ascaris lumbricoides infection and its relation to environmental factors in the Mbeya region of Tanzania, a cross-sectional, population-based study
    Steffen Andreas Schüle
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany Institute for Medical Bioinformatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany Department of Social Epidemiology, Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e92032. 2014
    ..To identify high risk areas for intervention, it is necessary to understand the effects of climatic, environmental and socio-demographic conditions on A. lumbricoides infection...
  15. doi request reprint Reasons for false-positive lipoarabinomannan ELISA results in a Tanzanian population
    Inge Kroidl
    From the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Centre of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Scand J Infect Dis 46:144-8. 2014
    ..The collection of urine for the detection of LAM should therefore follow strict collection criteria in order to avoid contamination...
  16. pmc High seroprevalence of Rift Valley FEVER AND EVIDENCE FOR ENDEMIC circulation in Mbeya region, Tanzania, in a cross-sectional study
    Norbert Heinrich
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1557. 2012
    ..Human infections are associated with these events, with a fatality rate of 0.5-2%. Since the virus is able to use many mosquito species of temperate climates as vectors, it has a high potential to spread to outside Africa...
  17. ncbi request reprint Anemia is an independent predictor of mortality and immunologic progression of disease among women with HIV in Tanzania
    Megan E O'Brien
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:219-25. 2005
    ..To examine the association of anemia with mortality and disease progression among a cohort of women with HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ecologic covariates of hookworm infection and reinfection in rural Kwazulu-natal/south Africa: a geographic information system-based study
    Elmar Saathoff
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:384-91. 2005
    ..The GIS-aided prediction of areas in need of treatment is therefore a promising tool to guide control efforts when epidemiologic information is insufficient...
  19. pmc A trial of the effect of micronutrient supplementation on treatment outcome, T cell counts, morbidity, and mortality in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:1499-505. 2008
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) often coincides with nutritional deficiencies. The effects of micronutrient supplementation on TB treatment outcomes, clinical complications, and mortality are uncertain...
  20. pmc Preferential infection and depletion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD4 T cells after HIV-1 infection
    Christof Geldmacher
    Immunology Laboratory, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Exp Med 207:2869-81. 2010
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  21. pmc Early depletion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific T helper 1 cell responses after HIV-1 infection
    Christof Geldmacher
    Immunology Laboratory, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:1590-8. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to better understand the mechanism underlying M. tuberculosis-specific pathogenicity early after onset of HIV infection...
  22. pmc Low sensitivity of a urine LAM-ELISA in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
    Klaus Reither
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Klinikum of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:141. 2009
    ..In the present study, the now commercially available assay has been clinically assessed regarding its diagnostic value alone and in combination with clinical co-factors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Wasting during pregnancy increases the risk of mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:622-6. 2005
    ..To examine whether wasting during pregnancy, as measured by weight loss and low weight gain, is associated with increased mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1...
  24. pmc Rapid and accurate detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum samples by Cepheid Xpert MTB/RIF assay--a clinical validation study
    Andrea Rachow
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e20458. 2011
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  25. pmc Patterns of geohelminth infection, impact of albendazole treatment and re-infection after treatment in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South-Africa
    Elmar Saathoff
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 USA
    BMC Infect Dis 4:27. 2004
    ..This article describes the baseline situation and the effect of treatment on geohelminth infection in a rural part of the province...
  26. doi request reprint Eosinophilia during intestinal infection
    Thomas Loscher
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Leopoldstrasse 5, Munich, Germany
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 22:511-36. 2008
    ..It increases considerably in populations with a high prevalence of parasitic infections, as in developing tropical countries or in travellers to those areas...
  27. ncbi request reprint Vitamin supplements, socioeconomic status, and morbidity events as predictors of wasting in HIV-infected women from Tanzania
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition and Community Health, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:857-65. 2005
    ..Vitamin supplements delay the disease progression, but their effect on wasting is not known. Data are lacking on the risk factors for wasting in African HIV-infected persons...
  28. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin supplementation of HIV-positive women during pregnancy reduces hypertension
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute and McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Nutr 135:1776-81. 2005
    ..12, 95% CI 1.04-1.19, P = 0.002). Taking multivitamins containing vitamins B, C, and E during pregnancy may be an inexpensive and effective strategy to improve the health of the mother and baby...
  29. ncbi request reprint Vitamin supplementation of HIV-infected women improves postnatal child growth
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition and Community Health, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:880-8. 2005
    ..Linear growth retardation and wasting are common in children born to HIV-infected women. Inexpensive interventions that could improve the postnatal growth pattern of such children are needed...
  30. pmc Morbidity and mortality among a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected and uninfected pregnant women and their infants from Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania
    David Chilongozi
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:808-14. 2008
    ..Morbidity and mortality patterns among pregnant women and their infants (before antiretroviral therapy was widely available) determines HIV-1 diagnostic, monitoring, and care interventions...
  31. pmc Correlates of syphilis seroreactivity among pregnant women: the HIVNET 024 Trial in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia
    Dara Potter
    School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:604-9. 2006
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