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Martha Mwangome
Wellcome Trust
PediatricsPopulationSevere Acute MalnutritionMalnutritionMedicine
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#1Manya Van Ryneveld (University of Oxford)
#2Martha Mwangome (Kenya Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 11
Last. Caroline H D Jones (Kenya Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 13
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Re-establishment and maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is recommended by the World Health Organization for the nutritional rehabilitation of malnourished infants under 6 months; however, there is no explicit guidance on how this should be achieved. The IBAMI study-a pilot study conducted in Kilifi, Kenya-implemented these recommendations using an intervention for hospitalized infants and their mothers that included ward-based breastfeeding peer supporters. This paper explores how the ...
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#1Gerard Bryan Gonzales (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 11
#2Moses Ngari (Wellcome Trust)H-Index: 9
Last. James A. Berkley (University of Oxford)H-Index: 41
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Hospital readmission is common among children with complicated severe acute malnutrition (cSAM) but not well-characterised. Two distinct cSAM phenotypes, marasmus and kwashiorkor, exist, but their pathophysiology and whether the same phenotype persists at relapse are unclear. We aimed to test the association between cSAM phenotype at index admission and readmission following recovery. We performed secondary data analysis from a multicentre randomised trial in Kenya with 1-year active follow-up. ...
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#1Alison TalbertH-Index: 8
#2Caroline H D Jones (Kenya Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 13
Last. Martha MwangomeH-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age is recommended by the World Health Organization as the optimal mode of infant feeding, providing adequate nutrition for the baby and protection against infectious diseases. Breastfeeding can be adversely affected by individual, cultural and socio-economic factors. The study aimed to explore barriers of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life among first-time mothers in rural Kenya. METHODS: An observational longitudinal desi...
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#1Martha MwangomeH-Index: 11
#2Helen M. NabweraH-Index: 5
Last. Andrew M. PrenticeH-Index: 88
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#2Ana Lydia Sawaya (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 28
Last. Alessandro R DemaioH-Index: 12
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Summary Malnutrition has historically been researched and addressed within two distinct silos, focusing either on undernutrition, food insecurity, and micronutrient deficiencies, or on overweight, obesity, and dietary excess. However, through rapid global nutrition transition, an increasing proportion of individuals are exposed to different forms of malnutrition during the life course and have the double burden of malnutrition (DBM) directly. Long-lasting effects of malnutrition in early life ca...
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#1Martha Mwangome (Kenya Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 11
#2Sheila Murunga (Kenya Medical Research Institute)
Last. James A. Berkley (Kenya Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 41
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#1Martha Mwangome (Wellcome Trust)H-Index: 11
#2Andrew M. Prentice (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 88
The term ‘double burden of malnutrition’ is usually interpreted in terms of the physical status of children: stunted and wasted children on the one hand and overweight/obese children on the other. There is a third category of malnutrition that can occur at either end of the anthropometric spectrum or, indeed, in children whose physical size may be close to ideal. This third type is most commonly articulated with the phrase ‘hidden hunger’ and is often illustrated by micronutrient deficiencies; t...
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#1Simon Schoenbuchner (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Carmel DolanH-Index: 6
Last. Sophie E. Moore (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 40
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Background: The etiologic relationship between wasting and stunting is poorly understood, largely because of a lack of high-quality longitudinal data from children at risk of undernutrition. Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the interrelationships between wasting and stunting in children aged <2 y. Methods: This study involved a retrospective cohort analysis, based on growth-monitoring records spanning 4 decades from clinics in rural Gambia. Anthropometric data collected at sched...
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#1Allison Daniel (Hospital for Sick Children)
#2Sara Shama (Hospital for Sick Children)
Last. Deborah O'Connor (Hospital for Sick Children)
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#1Jane Crawley (University of Oxford)H-Index: 21
#2Martha Mwangome (Wellcome Trust)H-Index: 11
Last. André Briend (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 24
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