Tanya Khara
Public healthWastingSevere Acute MalnutritionMalnutritionMedicine
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Publications 15
#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...
#1Jonathan C. K. Wells (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 62
#2André Briend (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 24
Last. Carmel Dolan (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 6
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Summary Child undernutrition refers broadly to the condition in which food intake is inadequate to meet a child's needs for physiological function, growth, and the capacity to respond to illness. Since the 1970s, nutritionists have categorised undernutrition in two major ways, either as wasted (ie, low weight for height, or small mid-upper arm circumference) or stunted (ie, low height for age). This approach, although useful for identifying populations at risk of undernutrition, creates several ...
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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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#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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#1Mark MyattH-Index: 20
#2Tanya KharaH-Index: 6
Last. André Briend (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 24
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Background Wasting and stunting are common. They are implicated in the deaths of almost two million children each year and account for over 12% of disability-adjusted life years lost in young children. Wasting and stunting tend to be addressed as separate issues despite evidence of common causality and the fact that children may suffer simultaneously from both conditions (WaSt). Questions remain regarding the risks associated with WaSt, which children are most affected, and how best to reach the...
5 CitationsSource
#1Tanya KharaH-Index: 6
#2Martha Mwangome (Wellcome Trust)H-Index: 11
Last. Carmel DolanH-Index: 6
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#1Chloe AngoodH-Index: 2
#2Tanya KharaH-Index: 6
Last. James A. Berkley (University of Oxford)H-Index: 41
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Background Wasting and stunting are global public health problems that frequently co-exist. However, they are usually separated in terms of policy, guidance, programming and financing. Though both wasting and stunting are manifestations of undernutrition caused by disease and poor diet, there are critical gaps in our understanding of the physiological relationship between them, and how interventions for one may affect the other. The aim of this exercise was to establish research priorities in th...
16 CitationsSource
#1André BriendH-Index: 24
#2Tanya KharaH-Index: 6
Last. Carmel DolanH-Index: 6
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Wasting and stunting are often presented as two separate forms of malnutrition requiring different interventions for prevention and/or treatment. These two forms of malnutrition, however, are closely related and often occur together in the same populations and often in the same children. Wasting and stunting are both associated with increased mortality, especially when both are present in the same child. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of these two different forms of malnutrition i...
50 CitationsSource
#1Montse SaboyaH-Index: 1
#2Tanya KharaH-Index: 6
Last. Abel IrenaH-Index: 1
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#1Steve CollinsH-Index: 20
#2Kate SadlerH-Index: 15
Last. Anne WalshH-Index: 1
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BackgroundAcute malnutrition is an underlying factor in almost 50% of the 10 to 11 million children under 5 years of age who die each year of preventable causes. Inpatient treatment for severe acute malnutrition is associated with high opportunity and economic costs for affected families and health service providers. Community-based therapeutic care attempts to address these problems and to maximize population-level impact through improving coverage, access, and cost-effectiveness of treatment.T...
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