M Albonico

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Is the exclusion of children under 24 months from anthelmintic treatment justifiable?
    Antonio Montresor
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:197-9. 2002
  2. doi Monitoring the efficacy of drugs for neglected tropical diseases controlled by preventive chemotherapy
    M Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy Electronic address
    J Glob Antimicrob Resist 3:229-236. 2015
  3. pmc Mini-FLOTAC, Kato-Katz and McMaster: three methods, one goal; highlights from north Argentina
    Beatrice Barda
    Laboratory of Microbiology San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 7:271. 2014
  4. pmc Mini-FLOTAC and Kato-Katz: helminth eggs watching on the shore of Lake Victoria
    Beatrice Barda
    Laboratory of Microbiology San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 6:220. 2013
  5. pmc Prevalence of intestinal protozoa infection among school-aged children on Pemba Island, Tanzania, and effect of single-dose albendazole, nitazoxanide and albendazole-nitazoxanide
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:3. 2013
  6. pmc Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
    Stefanie Knopp
    Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:930. 2012
  7. doi Comparison of the Kato-Katz thick smear and McMaster egg counting techniques for monitoring drug efficacy against soil-transmitted helminths in schoolchildren on Pemba Island, Tanzania
    M Albonico
    Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 106:199-201. 2012
  8. ncbi Development of the egg hatch assay for detection of anthelminthic resistance in human hookworms
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 35:803-11. 2005
  9. ncbi Monitoring drug efficacy and early detection of drug resistance in human soil-transmitted nematodes: a pressing public health agenda for helminth control
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 34:1205-10. 2004
  10. pmc Controlling soil-transmitted helminthiasis in pre-school-age children through preventive chemotherapy
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation IdCF, Milano, Italy
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e126. 2008

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Publications28

  1. ncbi Is the exclusion of children under 24 months from anthelmintic treatment justifiable?
    Antonio Montresor
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:197-9. 2002
    ..In light of the potential nutritional benefit achieved by regular deworming in this young age-group, the policy that excludes children aged < 24 months from treatment should be re-considered...
  2. doi Monitoring the efficacy of drugs for neglected tropical diseases controlled by preventive chemotherapy
    M Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy Electronic address
    J Glob Antimicrob Resist 3:229-236. 2015
    ..Development of combination and co-administration of NTD drugs as well as of new drug entities to boost the armamentarium of the few drugs available for NTD control and elimination should be pursued in parallel...
  3. pmc Mini-FLOTAC, Kato-Katz and McMaster: three methods, one goal; highlights from north Argentina
    Beatrice Barda
    Laboratory of Microbiology San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 7:271. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to compare the performance of three quantitative techniques: Kato-Katz, McMaster and Mini-FLOTAC methids. The study was carried out in Oran, Northern Argentina...
  4. pmc Mini-FLOTAC and Kato-Katz: helminth eggs watching on the shore of Lake Victoria
    Beatrice Barda
    Laboratory of Microbiology San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 6:220. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate and compare, the WHO recommended quantitative diagnostic technique (Kato-Katz) and the Mini-FLOTAC...
  5. pmc Prevalence of intestinal protozoa infection among school-aged children on Pemba Island, Tanzania, and effect of single-dose albendazole, nitazoxanide and albendazole-nitazoxanide
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:3. 2013
    ..Since diagnosis of these parasites is difficult, prevalence data on intestinal protozoa is scarce...
  6. pmc Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
    Stefanie Knopp
    Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:930. 2012
    ..Additionally, snail control and behaviour change interventions will be implemented in selected communities and the outcomes and impact measured in a randomized intervention trial...
  7. doi Comparison of the Kato-Katz thick smear and McMaster egg counting techniques for monitoring drug efficacy against soil-transmitted helminths in schoolchildren on Pemba Island, Tanzania
    M Albonico
    Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 106:199-201. 2012
    ..The study revealed comparable drug efficacy results for both methods and confirmed the potency of the McMaster technique as an alternative method for monitoring large-scale deworming programmes...
  8. ncbi Development of the egg hatch assay for detection of anthelminthic resistance in human hookworms
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 35:803-11. 2005
    ..However, ED(50) values for strains isolated from Mafia island, an area never exposed to BZ treatment were lower than for Pemba, suggesting lowered sensitivity of hookworm eggs recovered from Pembian children towards BZ...
  9. ncbi Monitoring drug efficacy and early detection of drug resistance in human soil-transmitted nematodes: a pressing public health agenda for helminth control
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 34:1205-10. 2004
    ..A concerted action with international partners and the creation of a network of scientists to address this issue is the next pressing public health issue for helminth control...
  10. pmc Controlling soil-transmitted helminthiasis in pre-school-age children through preventive chemotherapy
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation IdCF, Milano, Italy
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e126. 2008
    ..The paper concludes with a number of open research questions and a summary of some of the operational challenges that still need to be addressed...
  11. ncbi Methods to sustain drug efficacy in helminth control programmes
    M Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Via IV Marzo 14, Turin 10122, Italy
    Acta Trop 86:233-42. 2003
    ..Evidence of reduced drug efficacy of some anthelminthics has been suggested by recent studies and strategies to prevent or delay the emergence of drug resistance in human soil-transmitted nematodes...
  12. ncbi Control of epidemic malaria on the highlands of Madagascar
    M Albonico
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy
    Parassitologia 41:373-6. 1999
    ..4% of these infections were imported cases from coastal endemic areas. The efficiency of the system in monitoring the trend of malaria morbidity and in the rapid detection and response to malaria epidemics is still being evaluated...
  13. ncbi Comparative study of the quality and efficacy of originator and generic albendazole for mass treatment of soil-transmitted nematode infections in Nepal
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:454-60. 2007
    ..This study shows that the cost effectiveness of drugs used in mass deworming campaigns should not be inferred on the basis of a single quality testing parameter...
  14. pmc Efficacy of mebendazole and levamisole alone or in combination against intestinal nematode infections after repeated targeted mebendazole treatment in Zanzibar
    M Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Bull World Health Organ 81:343-52. 2003
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  15. ncbi Soil-transmitted nematode infections and mebendazole treatment in Mafia Island schoolchildren
    M Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122, Torino, Italy
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:717-26. 2002
    ..1% were recorded) when compared with that observed in Pemba Island, possibly indicating that hookworms may be developing mebendazole resistance on Pemba Island as a result of intense exposure to the drug there...
  16. ncbi Hookworm infection and disease: advances for control
    M Albonico
    Comitato Scientifico, Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Milan, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 33:567-79. 1997
    ..These elements should be integrated into the prevailing system of primary health care and must be based on multisectoral collaboration to ensure sustainability of control programmes...
  17. ncbi School enrollment in Zanzibar linked to children's age and helminth infections
    A Montresor
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Eradication, WHO, Geneva Pemba Public Health Laboratory, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Health, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 6:227-31. 2001
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  18. ncbi Molecular analysis of the beta-tubulin gene of human hookworms as a basis for possible benzimidazole resistance on Pemba Island
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Turin, Italy
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 134:281-4. 2004
  19. doi Praziquantel efficacy and long-term appraisal of schistosomiasis control in Pemba Island
    A Guidi
    Institute of Cell Biology, National Research Council, Monterotondo, Rome, Italy
    Trop Med Int Health 15:614-8. 2010
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  20. ncbi Intervention for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the community
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Torino, Italy
    Adv Parasitol 61:311-48. 2006
    ..The way forward for the control of soil-transmitted helminth infections is described as a multi-disease approach that goes beyond deworming and fosters a pro-poor strategy that supports the aims of the Millennium Development Goals...
  21. ncbi Evaluation of the efficacy of pyrantel-oxantel for the treatment of soil-transmitted nematode infections
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:685-90. 2002
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  22. ncbi Characterization of beta-tubulin genes in hookworms and investigation of resistance-associated mutations using real-time PCR
    Jan M Schwenkenbecher
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 D W Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 156:167-74. 2007
    ..If BZ resistance is present in the hookworm populations examined, the results do not support the hypothesis that changes in codons 167 and 200 of beta-tubulin isotype-1 are responsible for any resistance...
  23. ncbi Soil-transmitted helminth infections: ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm
    Jeffrey Bethony
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 20037, USA
    Lancet 367:1521-32. 2006
    ..Concerns about the sustainability of periodic deworming with benzimidazole anthelmintics and the emergence of resistance have prompted efforts to develop and test new control tools...
  24. ncbi Anthelminthic drug safety and drug administration in the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in community campaigns
    Carlo Urbani
    Vectorborne and other Parasitic Diseases, World Health Organisation, PO Box 52, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Acta Trop 86:215-21. 2003
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  25. ncbi Cost containment in a school deworming programme targeting over 2.7 million children in Vietnam
    Antonio Montresor
    World Health Organization, 63 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:461-4. 2007
    ..03, which represents a saving of approximately 50% of costs presently reported in the literature. This article describes the measures applied that resulted in cost containment but maintained high treatment coverage...
  26. ncbi A comparison of methods for detecting the eggs of Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm in infant stool, and the epidemiology of infection in Zanzibari infants
    David Goodman
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:725-31. 2007
    ..4%, while at 10 and 11 months of age the mean prevalence was 43.4%. Village prevalence varied from 3.6% to 43.8%. Infant geohelminth infection can occur at a high prevalence, and what method is best depends on research specifics...
  27. ncbi Low dose daily iron supplementation improves iron status and appetite but not anemia, whereas quarterly anthelminthic treatment improves growth, appetite and anemia in Zanzibari preschool children
    Rebecca J Stoltzfus
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY UNICEF, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    J Nutr 134:348-56. 2004
    ..We hypothesize that incident helminth infections may stimulate inflammatory immune responses in young children, with deleterious effects on protein metabolism and erythropoiesis...
  28. ncbi Progress towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Zanzibar: a model programme
    Khalfan A Mohammed
    Programme Manager Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, PO Box 236, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
    Trends Parasitol 22:340-4. 2006
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