Meghna Desai

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Intermittent screening and treatment or intermittent preventive treatment with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine versus intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the control of malaria during pregnancy in western Kenya: an open-lab
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Kisumu, Kenya Electronic address
    Lancet 386:2507-19. 2015
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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 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
  8. 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
  9. pmc Age-specific malaria mortality rates in the KEMRI/CDC health and demographic surveillance system in western Kenya, 2003-2010
    Meghna Desai
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Centers for Disease Control and Prevention KEMRI CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Kisumu, Kenya Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria DPDM, Center for Global Health CGH, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e106197. 2014
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Intermittent screening and treatment or intermittent preventive treatment with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine versus intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the control of malaria during pregnancy in western Kenya: an open-lab
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Kisumu, Kenya Electronic address
    Lancet 386:2507-19. 2015
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  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 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
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. pmc Age-specific malaria mortality rates in the KEMRI/CDC health and demographic surveillance system in western Kenya, 2003-2010
    Meghna Desai
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Centers for Disease Control and Prevention KEMRI CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Kisumu, Kenya Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria DPDM, Center for Global Health CGH, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e106197. 2014
    ..These data highlight the importance of age-specific malaria mortality ascertainment and support current strategies to include all age groups in malaria control interventions. ..
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of mefloquine and its effect on sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim steady-state blood levels in intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) of pregnant HIV-infected women in Kenya
    Michael Green
    Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Malar J 15:7. 2016
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  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc Persistently high estimates of late night, indoor exposure to malaria vectors despite high coverage of insecticide treated nets
    M Nabie Bayoh
    Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Parasit Vectors 7:380. 2014
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  15. doi request reprint Impact of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Resistance on Effectiveness of Intermittent Preventive Therapy for Malaria in Pregnancy at Clearing Infections and Preventing Low Birth Weight
    Meghna Desai
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Malaria Branch, Center for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu
    Clin Infect Dis 62:323-33. 2016
    ..Owing to increasing sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) resistance in sub-Saharan Africa, monitoring the effectiveness of intermittent preventive therapy in pregnancy (IPTp) with SP is crucial...
  16. pmc Exploring risk perception and attitudes to miscarriage and congenital anomaly in rural Western Kenya
    Stephanie Dellicour
    Malaria Branch, Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Kisumu, Nyanza Province, Kenya Department of Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e80551. 2013
    ..This article describes the perceptions, beliefs and health-seeking behaviours of women from rural western Kenya regarding congenital anomalies and miscarriages...
  17. doi request reprint Community perceptions of mass screening and treatment for malaria in Siaya County, western Kenya
    Kathryn Shuford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Malar J 15:71. 2016
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  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...