Amanda Ross

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusion for severe anaemia in children in a Kenyan hospital
    Mike English
    Lancet 359:494-5. 2002
  2. pmc Estimating the numbers of malaria infections in blood samples using high-resolution genotyping data
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e42496. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationships between host infectivity to mosquitoes and asexual parasite density in Plasmodium falciparum
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:32-7. 2006
  4. pmc Interpreting malaria age-prevalence and incidence curves: a simulation study of the effects of different types of heterogeneity
    Amanda Ross
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 9:132. 2010
  5. pmc Modelling the epidemiological impact of intermittent preventive treatment against malaria in infants
    Amanda Ross
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 3:e2661. 2008
  6. pmc Determinants of the cost-effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants and children
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e18391. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Early infant growth monitoring--time well spent?
    Amanda Ross
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 10:404-11. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint An epidemiologic model of severe morbidity and mortality caused by Plasmodium falciparum
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:63-73. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 disease progression and fertility: the incidence of recognized pregnancy and pregnancy outcome in Uganda
    Amanda Ross
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    AIDS 18:799-804. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The effect of malaria transmission intensity on neonatal mortality in endemic areas
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:74-81. 2006

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusion for severe anaemia in children in a Kenyan hospital
    Mike English
    Lancet 359:494-5. 2002
    ..We have also shown that the speed of response may be critical. The quality and capacity of blood transfusion services could therefore have a major, direct effect on inpatient child mortality...
  2. pmc Estimating the numbers of malaria infections in blood samples using high-resolution genotyping data
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e42496. 2012
    ..In contrast, the second method by Li et al estimates both the numbers of infections and the true allele frequencies simultaneously and produced accurate estimates of the mean number of infections...
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationships between host infectivity to mosquitoes and asexual parasite density in Plasmodium falciparum
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:32-7. 2006
    ....
  4. pmc Interpreting malaria age-prevalence and incidence curves: a simulation study of the effects of different types of heterogeneity
    Amanda Ross
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 9:132. 2010
    ..Little is known about their impact on the shape of age-prevalence and incidence curves. In this study, the effects of heterogeneity in transmission, treatment-seeking and risk of co-morbidity were simulated...
  5. pmc Modelling the epidemiological impact of intermittent preventive treatment against malaria in infants
    Amanda Ross
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 3:e2661. 2008
    ..We investigated mechanisms proposed for the action of IPTi and made predictions of the likely impact on morbidity and mortality...
  6. pmc Determinants of the cost-effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants and children
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e18391. 2011
    ..We simulate the effects of the different target age groups and delivery channels, seasonal or year-round delivery, transmission intensity, seasonality, proportions of malaria fevers treated and drug characteristics...
  7. ncbi request reprint Early infant growth monitoring--time well spent?
    Amanda Ross
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 10:404-11. 2005
    ..We investigate the implications for the number of weighing episodes and performance as a screening tool using data from a cohort study of infants followed-up from birth to 98 days...
  8. ncbi request reprint An epidemiologic model of severe morbidity and mortality caused by Plasmodium falciparum
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:63-73. 2006
    ..Predictions for children will be more reliable than those for older people because there is a paucity of epidemiologic studies of adults and adolescents...
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 disease progression and fertility: the incidence of recognized pregnancy and pregnancy outcome in Uganda
    Amanda Ross
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    AIDS 18:799-804. 2004
    ..To estimate the association between HIV disease progression and the incidence of recognized pregnancy; to estimate the risk of subsequent fetal loss...
  10. ncbi request reprint The effect of malaria transmission intensity on neonatal mortality in endemic areas
    Amanda Ross
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:74-81. 2006
    ..Accurate prediction of the impact of malaria control measures targeted at pregnant women requires direct estimates of malaria-attributable neonatal mortality rates...
  11. pmc Ensemble modeling of the likely public health impact of a pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine
    Thomas Smith
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 9:e1001157. 2012
    ..Their applicability to low transmission settings is unclear. Evaluations of the efficiency of different deployment strategies in diverse settings should consider uncertainties in model structure...
  12. ncbi request reprint An approach to model the costs and effects of case management of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-saharan Africa
    Fabrizio Tediosi
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:90-103. 2006
    ..The current model is a first step towards useful predictions of the epidemiologic and economic consequences of introducing and/or scaling-up of malaria control interventions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predicting the cost-effectiveness of introducing a pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine into the expanded program on immunization in Tanzania
    Fabrizio Tediosi
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:131-43. 2006
    ..The cost-effectiveness ratio increases rapidly and approximately linearly with vaccine cost per dose. The approach can be adopted for comparative analyses of the cost effectiveness of different vaccines and other intervention strategies...
  14. pmc Multiplicity and diversity of Plasmodium vivax infections in a highly endemic region in Papua New Guinea
    Cristian Koepfli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1424. 2011
    ..02), with the strongest increase in very young children. Intensified efforts to control malaria can benefit from knowledge of the diversity and MOI both for assessing the endemic situation and monitoring the effects of interventions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Modeling a field trial of the RTS,S/AS02A malaria vaccine
    Nicolas Maire
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:104-10. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint A model for natural immunity to asexual blood stages of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in endemic areas
    Nicolas Maire
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:19-31. 2006
    ..falciparum...
  17. ncbi request reprint An epidemiologic model of the incidence of acute illness in Plasmodium falciparum malaria
    Thomas Smith
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:56-62. 2006
    ..This model can be used to explore the consequences for predictions of the effects of different anti-malarial interventions on the incidence of clinical malaria...
  18. ncbi request reprint Plasmodium falciparum infections are associated with agglutinating antibodies to parasite-infected erythrocyte surface antigens among healthy Kenyan children
    Peter C Bull
    Kenya Medical Research Insitute KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Infect Dis 185:1688-91. 2002
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Predictions of the epidemiologic impact of introducing a pre-erythrocytic vaccine into the expanded program on immunization in sub-Saharan Africa
    Nicolas Maire
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:111-8. 2006
    ..A similar approach can be used to make predictions for other strategies for deployment of the vaccine and to other types of malaria vaccines and interventions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mathematical modeling of the impact of malaria vaccines on the clinical epidemiology and natural history of Plasmodium falciparum malaria: Overview
    Thomas Smith
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1-10. 2006
    ..This paper outlines for a non-mathematical audience the approach we have taken and its underlying rationale...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effects of untreated bednets on malaria infection and morbidity on the Kenyan coast
    Tabitha W Mwangi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, CGMRC Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:369-72. 2003
    ..In the face of persistent failure of communities to take up net retreatment, there is hope that untreated nets will offer some protection against malaria infection and disease compared with not using nets at all...
  22. ncbi request reprint Outcome of delivery and cause-specific mortality and severe morbidity in early infancy: a Kenyan District Hospital birth cohort
    Mike English
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:228-32. 2003
    ..Assessing the cost effectiveness of the latter, particularly for very specific interventions such as further maternal vaccination, will require very large trials...
  23. ncbi request reprint Naturally acquired immunoglobulin (Ig)G subclass antibodies to crude asexual Plasmodium falciparum lysates: evidence for association with protection for IgG1 and disease for IgG2
    Francis M Ndungu
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Centre for Geographical Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Parasite Immunol 24:77-82. 2002
    ..02). Conversely, elevated levels of IgG2 in relation to IgG1 and IgG3 antibodies were associated with a higher risk of developing severe malaria (P = 0.006)...
  24. pmc A novel approach for measuring the burden of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: application to data from Zambia
    Valerie Crowell
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e57297. 2013
    ..To obtain valid estimates of the overall malaria burden using these methods, there remains a need for surveys to include the whole range of ages of hosts in the population and for data on seasonality patterns in confirmed case series...
  25. ncbi request reprint Infectiousness of malaria-endemic human populations to vectors
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Center, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:38-45. 2006
    ..Unless very large reductions in transmission can be achieved, measures to prevent mosquito-to-human transmission need to be complemented with interventions that reduce the density or infectiousness of blood stage parasites...
  26. ncbi request reprint Human antibodies to recombinant protein constructs of Plasmodium falciparum Apical Membrane Antigen 1 (AMA1) and their associations with protection from malaria
    Spencer D Polley
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Vaccine 23:718-28. 2004
    ..Results encourage the development of an AMA1 vaccine based on the full-length ectodomain, and indicate that the function of human antibodies to allele-specific and conserved epitopes in AMA1 should be studied further...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ex vivo interferon-gamma immune response to thrombospondin-related adhesive protein in coastal Kenyans: longevity and risk of Plasmodium falciparum infection
    Katie L Flanagan
    Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:421-30. 2003
    ..This study provides important information regarding natural reactivity to a key malaria antigen...
  28. ncbi request reprint Plasmodium falciparum: in vitro activity of sulfadoxine and dapsone in field isolates from Kenya: point mutations in dihydropteroate synthase may not be the only determinants in sulfa resistance
    Edward K Mberu
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Program, CGMRC, P O Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Exp Parasitol 101:90-6. 2002
    ..These data show that in low folate medium in vitro, the dhps genotype alone did not account completely for sulfadoxine or dapsone resistance; other factors such as the utilisation of exogenous folate must also be considered...
  29. ncbi request reprint Environmental predictors of the seasonality of malaria transmission in Africa: the challenge
    Musawenkosi L H Mabaso
    Malaria Research Lead Programme, South African Medical Research Council, Overport, Durban, South Africa
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:33-8. 2007
    ..This complex interplay between the seasonal dynamics of environmental determinants and malaria pose a great challenge and highlights the need for improved models of malaria seasonality...
  30. pmc Case definitions of clinical malaria under different transmission conditions in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Tabitha W Mwangi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast Wellcome Trust Collaborative Program, Kenya
    J Infect Dis 191:1932-9. 2005
    ..We defined and quantified cases of malaria in people of different age groups from 2 areas with different rates of transmission of malaria...