Anna Coutsoudis

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Affiliation: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding dilemmas created by HIV: South African experiences
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    J Nutr 135:956-9. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV-1 in resource-limited settings
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella 4013, South Africa
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:1163-75. 2010
  3. pmc Acceptability of donated breast milk in a resource limited South African setting
    Irene Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int Breastfeed J 6:3. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and the HIV positive mother: the debate continues
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Room 261, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella 4013, South Africa
    Early Hum Dev 81:87-93. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Impact of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis on the health of breast-fed, HIV-exposed, HIV-negative infants in a resource-limited setting
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Family and Public Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS 25:1797-9. 2011
  6. pmc HIV, infant feeding and more perils for poor people: new WHO guidelines encourage review of formula milk policies
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:210-4. 2008
  7. pmc Infant feeding, HIV transmission and mortality at 18 months: the need for appropriate choices by mothers and prioritization within programmes
    Nigel C Rollins
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella, South Africa
    AIDS 22:2349-57. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 infection during exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life: an intervention cohort study
    Hoosen M Coovadia
    Centre for HIV AIDS Networking, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Lancet 369:1107-16. 2007
  9. pmc Duration, pattern of breastfeeding and postnatal transmission of HIV: pooled analysis of individual data from West and South African cohorts
    Renaud Becquet
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Somkhele, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 4:e7397. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Breastfeeding in HIV exposed infants significantly improves child health: a prospective study
    Gurpreet Kindra
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Room 257, DDMRI Building, Congella, Durban 4013, South Africa
    Matern Child Health J 16:632-40. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding dilemmas created by HIV: South African experiences
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    J Nutr 135:956-9. 2005
    ..Mothers found it difficult to stop breast-feeding earlier than the norm, and it therefore is important that mothers considering early cessation of breast-feeding be given sufficient preparation and support...
  2. doi request reprint Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV-1 in resource-limited settings
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella 4013, South Africa
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:1163-75. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Acceptability of donated breast milk in a resource limited South African setting
    Irene Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int Breastfeed J 6:3. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  4. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and the HIV positive mother: the debate continues
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Room 261, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella 4013, South Africa
    Early Hum Dev 81:87-93. 2005
    ..Anti-retroviral therapy to the mother and/or infant is likely to offer the possibility of maintaining breastfeeding as a safe option for HIV-infected women...
  5. doi request reprint Impact of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis on the health of breast-fed, HIV-exposed, HIV-negative infants in a resource-limited setting
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Family and Public Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS 25:1797-9. 2011
    ..71, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.39-1.26; P = 0.241] but an increased incidence of diarrhoea (IRR = 1.38, 95% CI 0.98-1.94; P = 0.065). The guidelines should be reconsidered by conducting a randomized control trial...
  6. pmc HIV, infant feeding and more perils for poor people: new WHO guidelines encourage review of formula milk policies
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:210-4. 2008
    ..Exclusive breastfeeding, which is threatened by the HIV epidemic, remains an unfailing anchor of child survival...
  7. pmc Infant feeding, HIV transmission and mortality at 18 months: the need for appropriate choices by mothers and prioritization within programmes
    Nigel C Rollins
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella, South Africa
    AIDS 22:2349-57. 2008
    ..To determine the late HIV transmission and survival risks associated with early infant feeding practices...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 infection during exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life: an intervention cohort study
    Hoosen M Coovadia
    Centre for HIV AIDS Networking, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Lancet 369:1107-16. 2007
    ..We assessed the HIV-1 transmission risks and survival associated with exclusive breastfeeding and other types of infant feeding...
  9. pmc Duration, pattern of breastfeeding and postnatal transmission of HIV: pooled analysis of individual data from West and South African cohorts
    Renaud Becquet
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Somkhele, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 4:e7397. 2009
    ..Both breastfeeding pattern and duration are associated with postnatal HIV acquisition; their relative contribution has not been reliably quantified...
  10. doi request reprint Breastfeeding in HIV exposed infants significantly improves child health: a prospective study
    Gurpreet Kindra
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Room 257, DDMRI Building, Congella, Durban 4013, South Africa
    Matern Child Health J 16:632-40. 2012
    ..Mothers are still choosing formula feeding inappropriately despite counselling about the AFASS criteria. Breastfeeding is beneficial to the infants especially in the first 3 months of life...
  11. ncbi request reprint Short communication: CD4 counts of HIV-infected pregnant women and their infected children--implications for PMTCT and treatment programmes
    Ankie Lebon
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1472-4. 2007
    ..The antenatal-postnatal divide needs to be bridged with respect to the follow-up of both HIV-infected women and their exposed infants...
  12. doi request reprint Intervention to promote exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months of life in a high HIV prevalence area
    Ruth M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    AIDS 22:883-91. 2008
    ..We report on a nonrandomized intervention cohort study to increase exclusive breast-feeding rates for 6 months after delivery in HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...
  13. doi request reprint Breastfeeding, HIV status and weights in South African children: a comparison of HIV-exposed and unexposed children
    Deven Patel
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal 3935, South Africa
    AIDS 24:437-45. 2010
    ..To examine growth of children by maternal and infant HIV status allowing for infant feeding mode...
  14. pmc Scaling-up exclusive breastfeeding support programmes: the example of KwaZulu-Natal
    Chris Desmond
    Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 3:e2454. 2008
    ..We present a costing and cost effectiveness analysis of a successful intervention to promote EBF in high HIV prevalence area in South Africa, and implications for scale-up in the province of KwaZulu-Natal...
  15. doi request reprint Women's morbidity and mortality in the first 2 years after delivery according to HIV status
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS 24:2859-66. 2010
    ..Better knowledge of the impact of HIV status on morbidity and mortality patterns of women after delivery is important to improve clinical and policy recommendations...
  16. pmc Effect of nutritional supplementation of breastfeeding HIV positive mothers on maternal and child health: findings from a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Gurpreet Kindra
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Room 257, DDMRI Building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella 4013, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 11:946. 2011
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint HIV, infant feeding, and survival: old wine in new bottles, but brimming with promise
    Hoosen M Coovadia
    Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, 719 Umbilo Road, Congella 4013, South Africa
    AIDS 21:1837-40. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcomes in HIV-infected and uninfected women in rural and urban South Africa
    Nigel C Rollins
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella 4013, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:321-8. 2007
    ..To describe pregnancy outcomes among clade C HIV-infected and uninfected women in South Africa...
  19. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and risk of HIV transmission: an update
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Natal, South Africa
    Forum Nutr 56:162-4. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and HIV
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Room 261, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella 4013, South Africa
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 19:185-96. 2005
    ..The research agenda is very full as many questions still remain unanswered...
  21. ncbi request reprint GB virus type C coinfection in HIV-infected African mothers and their infants, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Mahomed A Sathar
    Department of Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Natal, Congella, Durban, South Africa
    Clin Infect Dis 38:405-9. 2004
    ..The immunological indices measured tend to suggest an association with protection and or delayed progression of HIV disease in GBV-C-infected mothers...
  22. pmc Feasibility and safety of setting up a donor breastmilk bank in a neonatal prem unit in a resource limited setting: An observational, longitudinal cohort study
    Irene Coutsoudis
    Department Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 11:356. 2011
    ..In addition we sought to determine whether donor breastmilk could be safely pasteurized and administered to infants without any adverse events...
  23. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding and HIV transmission: the jury is still out
    Anna Coutsoudis
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella 4013, South Africa
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 36:434-42. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Breastmilk RNA viral load in HIV-infected South African women: effects of subclinical mastitis and infant feeding
    Juana F Willumsen
    Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    AIDS 17:407-14. 2003
    ..To investigate determinants of breastmilk RNA viral load among HIV-infected South African women, with particular attention to infant feeding mode and subclinical mastitis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Vertical HIV transmission in South Africa: translating research into policy and practice
    Salim Abdool Karim
    University of Natal, 4041, South Africa
    Lancet 359:992-3. 2002
  26. ncbi request reprint Flash-heat inactivation of HIV-1 in human milk: a potential method to reduce postnatal transmission in developing countries
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 45:318-23. 2007
    ..The World Health Organization recommends heat-treated breast milk as an infant-feeding alternative. We investigated the ability of a simple method, flash-heat, to inactivate HIV in breast milk from HIV-positive mothers...
  27. ncbi request reprint The prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme and infant feeding practices
    Anna Coutsoudis
    S Afr Med J 94:70. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Late postnatal transmission of HIV-1 in breast-fed children: an individual patient data meta-analysis
    Anna Coutsoudis
    J Infect Dis 189:2154-66. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Antiretroviral prophylaxis to reduce breast-milk HIV-1 transmission
    Hoosen M Coovadia
    N Engl J Med 359:1846; author reply 1848. 2008
  30. pmc Vitamin content of breast milk from HIV-1-infected mothers before and after flash-heat treatment
    Kiersten A Israel-Ballard
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2516 Stockton Boulevard, Room 334, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:444-9. 2008
    ..Flash-heat is a simple heat treatment method shown to inactivate cell-free HIV...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reply to 'Mode of infant feeding and HIV infection in children in a program for prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Uganda' by Magoni et al
    Anna Coutsoudis
    AIDS 19:1718-9; author reply 1720-1. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Synergy between mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphisms and supplementation with vitamin A influences susceptibility to HIV infection in infants born to HIV-positive mothers
    Louise Kuhn
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:610-5. 2006
    ..Mannose-binding lectin (MBL-2) allele variants are associated with deficiencies in innate immunity and have been found to be correlated with HIV infection in adults and children...
  33. ncbi request reprint Exclusive breast-feeding and HIV transmission
    Anna Coutsoudis
    AIDS 16:498-9. 2002
  34. pmc Preventing postnatal transmission of HIV-1 through breast-feeding: modifying infant feeding practices
    Nigel Rollins
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:188-95. 2004
    ..This may inform policy, programming, and training options and may be especially valuable in the absence of conclusive data on the efficacy of the interventions to be applied during the breast-feeding period...