Mark Myatt
University College London
PediatricsPopulationSevere Acute MalnutritionMalnutritionMedicine
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#1Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng‐Amoako (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 1
#2Mark MyattH-Index: 20
Last. André Briend (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 24
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We assessed prevalence of concurrently wasted and stunted (WaSt) and explored the overlaps between wasted, stunted, underweight and low mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) among children aged 6-59 months in Karamoja, Uganda. We also determined optimal weight-for-age (WAZ) and MUAC thresholds for detecting WaSt. We conducted secondary data analysis with 2015-2018 Food Security and Nutrition Assessment (FSNA) cross-sectional survey datasets from Karamoja. Wasting, stunting and underweight were defi...
#1Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng‐Amoako (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 1
#2Henry Wamani (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 17
Last. Charles A. S. Karamagi (University of Ghana)H-Index: 1
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This study assessed the prevalence of concurrently wasted and stunted (WaSt) children, their characteristics, treatment outcomes and response; and factors associated with time to recovery among children aged 6–59 months admitted to Outpatient Therapeutic Care (OTC) in Karamoja, Uganda. We conducted a retrospective cohort study with data from January 2016 to October 2017 for children admitted to nine OTCs in Karamoja. We defined wasted, stunted and underweight as 2.0 Z-scores below the median per...
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#1Franck Ale (Residence Inn by Marriott)H-Index: 3
#2Kevin P. Q. Phelan (Residence Inn by Marriott)
Last. Issoufou YahayaH-Index: 1
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In the original publication of this article [1], the author pointed out the affiliation of author Franck G.B. Ale should be: Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), ALIMA, Fann Residence, BP155530, Dakar, Senegal and University Rey Juan Carlos, C/ Tulipan, Mostoles, Spain.
#1Severine FrisonH-Index: 5
#2Chloe AngoodH-Index: 2
Last. Philip JamesH-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND: An estimated 49.5 million children under five years of age are wasted. There is a lack of robust studies on effective interventions to prevent wasting. The aim of this study was to identify and prioritise the main outstanding research questions in relation to wasting prevention to inform future research agendas. METHOD: A research prioritisation exercise was conducted following the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative method. Identified research gaps were compiled from mult...
#1Chloe PuettH-Index: 5
#2Assaye BultiH-Index: 1
Last. Mark MyattH-Index: 20
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#1Mark MyattH-Index: 20
#2Tanya KharaH-Index: 4
Last. André BriendH-Index: 24
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To investigate whether children with concurrent wasting and stunting require therapeutic feeding and to better understand whether multiple diagnostic criteria are needed to identify children with a high risk of death and in need of treatment. Community-based cohort study, following 5751 children through time. Each child was visited up to four times at 6-month intervals. Anthropometric measurements were taken at each visit. Survival was monitored using a demographic surveillance system operating ...
#1Michel GarenneH-Index: 32
#2Mark MyattH-Index: 20
Last. André Briend (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 24
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The study describes the patterns of concurrent wasting and stunting (WaSt) among children age 6–59 months living in the 1980s in Niakhar a rural area of Senegal under demographic surveillance. Wasting and stunting were defined by z scores lower than -2 in weight for height and height for age. Both conditions were found to be highly prevalent wasting more so before age 30 months stunting more so after age 30 months. As a result concurrent WaSt peaked around age 18 months and its prevalence (6.2%)...
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#2Franck G. B. AléH-Index: 2
Last. Mark MyattH-Index: 20
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Background Using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to identify severe acute malnutrition (SAM) tends to identify younger and stunted children compared to alternative anthropometric case-definitions. It has been asserted by some experts, without supporting evidence, that stunted children with low MUAC may have normal weight for height and treatment with ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF) will cause excess adiposity, placing the child at risk for non-communicable diseases (NCD) later in life. I...
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#1Jovana Dodos (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 2
#2Chiara Altare (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 3
Last. Mathias Altmann (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 2
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Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Chad. The reasons behind persistently high prevalence of SAM in the Kanem region are still poorly understood, leaving national and international partners without clearly identified drivers to address. Current knowledge of SAM determinants in this context is largely based on very limited data. The aim of this study was thus to investigate individual and household-level risk factors for SAM among under-five ...
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