DAVIDSON HOWES HAMER

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Impact of integrated community case management on health-seeking behavior in rural Zambia
    Philip D Seidenberg
    Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research and Development, Lusaka, Zambia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:105-10. 2012
  2. pmc Malaria prevalence among pregnant women in two districts with differing endemicity in Chhattisgarh, India
    Neeru Singh
    Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Malar J 11:274. 2012
  3. pmc The global burden of neonatal hypothermia: systematic review of a major challenge for newborn survival
    Karsten Lunze
    Boston University School of Medicine, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown 2077, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    BMC Med 11:24. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, USA
    Pathog Glob Health 106:32-9. 2012
  5. pmc Major reduction of malaria morbidity with combined vitamin A and zinc supplementation in young children in Burkina Faso: a randomized double blind trial
    Augustin N Zeba
    Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé IRSS, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    Nutr J 7:7. 2008
  6. pmc From chloroquine to artemether-lumefantrine: the process of drug policy change in Zambia
    Naawa Sipilanyambe
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Zambia, RW 0001, Lusaka, Zambia
    Malar J 7:25. 2008
  7. pmc Intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is effective in preventing maternal and placental malaria in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria
    Catherine O Falade
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Malar J 6:88. 2007
  8. pmc Paediatric malaria case-management with artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: a repeat cross-sectional study
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:31. 2007
  9. pmc Effect of incentives on insecticide-treated bed net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a cluster randomized trial in Madagascar
    Paul J Krezanoski
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Malar J 9:186. 2010
  10. pmc Availability and utilization of malaria prevention strategies in pregnancy in eastern India
    Blair J Wylie
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:557. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in India
    Davidson Hamer; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc Impact of integrated community case management on health-seeking behavior in rural Zambia
    Philip D Seidenberg
    Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research and Development, Lusaka, Zambia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:105-10. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that iCCM access influences local care-seeking practices and reduces workload at primary health centers...
  2. pmc Malaria prevalence among pregnant women in two districts with differing endemicity in Chhattisgarh, India
    Neeru Singh
    Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Malar J 11:274. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc The global burden of neonatal hypothermia: systematic review of a major challenge for newborn survival
    Karsten Lunze
    Boston University School of Medicine, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown 2077, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    BMC Med 11:24. 2013
    ..To provide evidence on the global epidemiological situation of neonatal hypothermia and to provide recommendations for future policy and research directions...
  4. doi request reprint Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, USA
    Pathog Glob Health 106:32-9. 2012
    ..To assess the quality and safety of having community health workers (CHWs) in rural Zambia use rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and provide integrated management of malaria and pneumonia...
  5. pmc Major reduction of malaria morbidity with combined vitamin A and zinc supplementation in young children in Burkina Faso: a randomized double blind trial
    Augustin N Zeba
    Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé IRSS, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    Nutr J 7:7. 2008
    ..Vitamin A and zinc are crucial for normal immune function, and may play a synergistic role for reducing the risk of infection including malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum...
  6. pmc From chloroquine to artemether-lumefantrine: the process of drug policy change in Zambia
    Naawa Sipilanyambe
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Zambia, RW 0001, Lusaka, Zambia
    Malar J 7:25. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is effective in preventing maternal and placental malaria in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria
    Catherine O Falade
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Malar J 6:88. 2007
    ..This study sets out to evaluate the effectiveness of IPT-SP in the prevention of maternal and placental malaria in parturient mothers in Ibadan, Nigeria, where the risk of malaria is present all year round...
  8. pmc Paediatric malaria case-management with artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: a repeat cross-sectional study
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:31. 2007
    ..Improvements in the case-management of uncomplicated malaria two years after the initial evaluation and three years after the change of policy in Zambia are reported...
  9. pmc Effect of incentives on insecticide-treated bed net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a cluster randomized trial in Madagascar
    Paul J Krezanoski
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Malar J 9:186. 2010
    ..Reported here are the results of a cluster randomized controlled trial testing household-level incentives for ITN use following a free ITN distribution campaign in Madagascar...
  10. pmc Availability and utilization of malaria prevention strategies in pregnancy in eastern India
    Blair J Wylie
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:557. 2010
    ..It is not known whether prevention and treatment strategies for malaria in pregnancy (case management, insecticide-treated bednets, intermittent preventive therapy) are widely utilized in India...
  11. pmc Improved diagnostic testing and malaria treatment practices in Zambia
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    JAMA 297:2227-31. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Two-dose versus monthly intermittent preventive treatment of malaria with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in HIV-seropositive pregnant Zambian women
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:1585-94. 2007
    ..However, the optimal dosing regimen in settings in which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is highly prevalent among pregnant women remains controversial...
  13. doi request reprint Knowledge and use of measures to reduce health risks by corporate expatriate employees in western Ghana
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for International Health and Development, Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Travel Med 15:237-42. 2008
    ..Expatriate corporate workers stationed in remote regions of developing countries with limited health care resources are at substantial risk for a variety of infectious diseases...
  14. ncbi request reprint Age, temperature, and parasitaemia predict chloroquine treatment failure and anaemia in children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria
    D H Hamer
    Department of International Health, Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:422-8. 2003
    ..We conclude that younger age, higher initial temperature, and higher baseline parasitaemia predict early treatment failure and a higher probability of worsening anaemia between admission and days 7 or 14 post-treatment...
  15. pmc Burden of malaria in pregnancy in Jharkhand State, India
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Malar J 8:210. 2009
    ..Given the large population at risk, a cross sectional study was conducted in order to better define the burden of malaria in pregnancy in Jharkhand, a malaria-endemic state in central-east India...
  16. ncbi request reprint Community-level micronutrient fortification of a food supplement in India: a controlled trial in preschool children aged 36-66 mo
    Jessica L Varma
    Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1127-33. 2007
    ..Children participating in the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) in India have high rates of iron and vitamin A deficiency...
  17. pmc Serum zinc and pneumonia in nursing home elderly
    Simin N Meydani
    Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1167-73. 2007
    ..Zinc plays an important role in immune function. The association between serum zinc and pneumonia in the elderly has not been studied...
  18. pmc Impact of enhanced infection control at 2 neonatal intensive care units in the Philippines
    Christopher J Gill
    Center for International Health and Development, Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:13-21. 2009
    ..The growing burden of neonatal mortality associated with hospital-acquired neonatal sepsis in the developing world creates an urgent need for cost-effective infection-control measures in resource-limited settings...
  19. pmc Using electronic drug monitor feedback to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive patients in China
    Lora L Sabin
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:580-9. 2010
    ..Mean CD4 count rose by 90 cells/microl and declined by 9 cells/microl among intervention and control subjects, respectively. EDM feedback as a counseling tool appears promising for management of HIV and other chronic diseases...
  20. doi request reprint Anisakidosis: Perils of the deep
    Natasha S Hochberg
    Dept of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Talbot 420E, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:806-12. 2010
    ..Intestinal and/or ectopic cases may require surgical removal; albendazole has been used occasionally. Preventive measures include adequately freezing or cooking fish...
  21. pmc Micronutrient deficiencies are associated with impaired immune response and higher burden of respiratory infections in elderly Ecuadorians
    Davidson H Hamer
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on the Aging, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 139:113-9. 2009
    ..Deficiencies of essential vitamins and minerals place these elderly adults at risk for infections through their negative impact on immune function...
  22. doi request reprint Nutrition, health, and aging in sub-Saharan Africa
    Ruth W Kimokoti
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Nutr Rev 66:611-23. 2008
    ..Effective interventions need to consider socioeconomic, health, and demographic factors; social pensions may be the most cost-effective option for improving the health and nutritional status of the elderly in SSA...
  23. pmc Community case management of fever due to malaria and pneumonia in children under five in Zambia: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Kojo Yeboah-Antwi
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000340. 2010
    ..This study was designed to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of using CHWs to manage nonsevere pneumonia and uncomplicated malaria with the aid of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)...
  24. pmc Importance of dose timing to achieving undetectable viral loads
    Christopher J Gill
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:785-93. 2010
    ..We conclude that dose timing is also an important determinant of successful ART, and should be considered as an additional dimension to overall adherence...
  25. pmc Barriers to adherence to antiretroviral medications among patients living with HIV in southern China: a qualitative study
    Lora L Sabin
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1242-50. 2008
    ..HIV care and service providers and policy makers in China responsible for HIV treatment should be aware of these important barriers to adherence...
  26. pmc Attitudes, knowledge, and practices regarding malaria prevention and treatment among pregnant women in Eastern India
    Lora L Sabin
    Center for Global Health and Development, Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:1010-6. 2010
    ..Policy makers should focus on improving knowledge and availability of effective malaria control strategies in this population...
  27. pmc Reconsidering empirical cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for infants exposed to HIV infection
    Christopher J Gill
    Department of International Health, Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 82:290-7. 2004
    ..From a critical analysis of the literature, we offer a conceptual model demonstrating how, under certain circumstances, a policy of mass cotrimoxazole prophylaxis may be counterproductive...
  28. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of stool assays for inflammatory bacterial gastroenteritis in developed and resource-poor countries
    Christopher J Gill
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:365-75. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint An uninvited dinner guest
    Christopher J Gill
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1764, 1810-1. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint No room for complacency about adherence to antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa
    Christopher J Gill
    Center for International Health and Development, Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS 19:1243-9. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint A sensitivity analysis of a randomized controlled trial of zinc in treatment of falciparum malaria in children
    Matthew P Fox
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, 85 East Concord St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:281-9. 2005
    ..We examined the impact of different sources of bias on a randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of zinc as an adjuvant to malaria therapy in reducing time to total parasite clearance...
  32. pmc Effect of training traditional birth attendants on neonatal mortality (Lufwanyama Neonatal Survival Project): randomised controlled study
    Christopher J Gill
    Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    BMJ 342:d346. 2011
    ..To determine whether training traditional birth attendants to manage several common perinatal conditions could reduce neonatal mortality in the setting of a resource poor country with limited access to healthcare...
  33. pmc Low zinc status: a new risk factor for pneumonia in the elderly?
    Junaidah B Barnett
    Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, the Nutrition Infection Unit, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nutr Rev 68:30-7. 2010
    ..Randomized, double-blind, controlled studies are needed to determine the efficacy of zinc supplementation as a potential low-cost intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality due to pneumonia in this vulnerable population...
  34. ncbi request reprint Plasma zinc concentrations are depressed during the acute phase response in children with falciparum malaria
    Christopher Duggan
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 135:802-7. 2005
    ..In children whose age, diet, and/or nutritional status place them at risk of zinc deficiency, those with low plasma zinc levels should be supplemented with oral zinc and followed for clinical and/or biochemical response...
  35. pmc Vitamin E and respiratory tract infections in elderly nursing home residents: a randomized controlled trial
    Simin Nikbin Meydani
    Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
    JAMA 292:828-36. 2004
    ..Vitamin E supplementation has been shown to improve immune response in elderly persons. However, the clinical importance of these findings has not been determined...
  36. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E and respiratory infection in the elderly
    Simin Nikbin Meydani
    Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1031:214-22. 2004
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  37. ncbi request reprint On the medical edge: preparation of expatriates, refugee and disaster relief workers, and Peace Corps volunteers
    Michael V Callahan
    Biodefense and Mass Casualty Care Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02139, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 19:85-101. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Travel health knowledge, attitudes and practices among United States travelers
    Davidson H Hamer
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Travel Med 11:23-6. 2004
    ..This airport survey was therefore performed to determine the travel health knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of United States travelers...
  39. doi request reprint Meta-analytical studies on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection
    Paschalis I Vergidis
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical Center, Dowling 3N, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:295-308. 2009
    ..Finally, the efficacy of the influenza and hepatitis vaccine in the setting of HIV infection has been analyzed. As our knowledge advances, further questions will inevitably arise and will need to be addressed in well-conducted trials...
  40. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test in children with nasopharyngeal pneumococcal carriage
    Davidson H Hamer
    Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, New England Medical Center, and Center for International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1025-8. 2002
    ..3 of 71 children; chi2=10.8; P<.001). The rate of nasopharyngeal carriage of S. pneumoniae decreased with increasing age; the lowest rates were found in children with the worst nutritional status...
  41. ncbi request reprint "Doc, there's a worm in my stool": Munchausen parasitosis in a returning traveler
    Christopher J Gill
    Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Travel Med 9:330-2. 2002
    ..Although delusional parasitosis is frequently diagnosed by travel medicine and infectious disease specialists, factitious illness/Munchausen syndrome is extremely rare...
  42. ncbi request reprint Strategies, time, and costs associated with the recruitment and enrollment of nursing home residents for a micronutrient supplementation clinical trial
    Paula M Gismondi
    DVM, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1469-74. 2005
    ..The information available on strategies for the recruitment and screening of participants for such studies in long-term care facilities, as well as the financial and time costs for carrying out these investigations, is limited...
  43. ncbi request reprint From the farm to the kitchen table: the negative impact of antimicrobial use in animals on humans
    Davidson H Hamer
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nutr Rev 60:261-4. 2002
    ..We present some epidemiologic evidence supporting this link and suggest that the use of antimicrobial agents for nontherapeutic purposes in food animals should be severely limited, if not banned altogether...
  44. ncbi request reprint Travel-related health problems of Hong Kong residents: Assessing the need for travel medicine services
    Abu Saleh M Abdullah
    Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Travel Med Infect Dis 4:324-31. 2006
    ..Although there has been a marked increase in travel among Hong Kong residents, travel-related health risks have not been well characterized nor has their use of travel medicine services...

Research Grants1

  1. Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in India
    Davidson Hamer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The information generated by the study will also be instrumental in the development of new programs for preventing and mitigating the impact of MIP in India. ..