Meghna Desai

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Recognition of pallor associated with severe anaemia by primary caregivers in western Kenya
    M R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 7:831-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and burden of malaria in pregnancy
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:93-104. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationship of measles vaccination with anaemia and malaria in western Kenya
    Meghna R Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centers for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1099-107. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hemoglobin concentrations in pre-school children in Western Kenya: cross-sectional studies
    Meghna R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:47-59. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Daily iron supplementation is more efficacious than twice weekly iron supplementation for the treatment of childhood anemia in western Kenya
    Meghna R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 134:1167-74. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized, controlled trial of daily iron supplementation and intermittent sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the treatment of mild childhood anemia in western Kenya
    Meghna R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Infect Dis 187:658-66. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Relation between the response to iron supplementation and sickle cell hemoglobin phenotype in preschool children in western Kenya
    Dianne J Terlouw
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:466-72. 2004
  8. pmc Temporal trends of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) drug-resistance molecular markers in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from pregnant women in western Kenya
    Nnaemeka C Iriemenam
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329 4018, USA
    Malar J 11:134. 2012
  9. pmc A randomized trial of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria among children in western Kenya
    Aarti Agarwal
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Malar J 12:254. 2013
  10. pmc An analysis of pregnancy-related mortality in the KEMRI/CDC health and demographic surveillance system in western Kenya
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, KEMRI CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Kisumu, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 8:e68733. 2013

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Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Recognition of pallor associated with severe anaemia by primary caregivers in western Kenya
    M R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 7:831-9. 2002
    ..To explore which pallor signs and symptoms of severe anaemia could be recognized by primary caregivers following minimal instructions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and burden of malaria in pregnancy
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:93-104. 2007
    ..Global risk maps will allow better estimation of potential impact of successful control of malaria in pregnancy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationship of measles vaccination with anaemia and malaria in western Kenya
    Meghna R Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centers for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1099-107. 2005
    ..The objective of this paper was to determine if immunization with LAMV was associated with increased risk of transient anaemia and malaria infection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hemoglobin concentrations in pre-school children in Western Kenya: cross-sectional studies
    Meghna R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:47-59. 2005
    ..Prevention of severe anemia should start early in infancy and include a combination of micronutrient supplementation, malaria control, and possibly interventions against diarrheal illness...
  5. ncbi request reprint Daily iron supplementation is more efficacious than twice weekly iron supplementation for the treatment of childhood anemia in western Kenya
    Meghna R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 134:1167-74. 2004
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  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized, controlled trial of daily iron supplementation and intermittent sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the treatment of mild childhood anemia in western Kenya
    Meghna R Desai
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Infect Dis 187:658-66. 2003
    ..The combination of IPT and iron supplementation was most effective in the treatment of mild anemia. Although IPT prevented malaria, the hematological benefit it added to that of a single dose of SP and bednet use was modest...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relation between the response to iron supplementation and sickle cell hemoglobin phenotype in preschool children in western Kenya
    Dianne J Terlouw
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:466-72. 2004
    ..It is not known whether a similar interaction exists in children...
  8. pmc Temporal trends of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) drug-resistance molecular markers in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from pregnant women in western Kenya
    Nnaemeka C Iriemenam
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329 4018, USA
    Malar J 11:134. 2012
    ..SP remains the recommended drug for intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) and information on population prevalence of the SP resistance molecular markers in pregnant women is limited...
  9. pmc A randomized trial of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria among children in western Kenya
    Aarti Agarwal
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Malar J 12:254. 2013
    ..The efficacy of AL and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were evaluated for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in children aged six to 59 months in western Kenya...
  10. pmc An analysis of pregnancy-related mortality in the KEMRI/CDC health and demographic surveillance system in western Kenya
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, KEMRI CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Kisumu, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 8:e68733. 2013
    ..Pregnancy-related (PR) deaths are often a result of direct obstetric complications occurring at childbirth...
  11. pmc Incidence of malaria among mosquito collectors conducting human landing catches in western Kenya
    John E Gimnig
    Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:301-8. 2013
    ..6% lower in collectors than in non-collectors (hazard ratio = 0.034, P < 0.0001). Therefore, with proper prophylaxis, concern about increased risk of malaria among collectors should not be an impediment to conducting HLC studies...
  12. doi request reprint Influenza and malaria coinfection among young children in western Kenya, 2009-2011
    Mark G Thompson
    Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 206:1674-84. 2012
    ..Although children <5 years old in sub-Saharan Africa are vulnerable to both malaria and influenza, little is known about coinfection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Malaria surveillance--United States, 2002
    Snehal Shah
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, CDC, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 53:21-34. 2004
    ..Malaria surveillance is conducted to identify episodes of local transmission and to guide prevention recommendations for travelers...