Natasha Lelijveld
University College London
Publications 21
#1Natasha LelijveldH-Index: 4
Last.Nancy Aburto (World Food Programme)H-Index: 4
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#1Celine BourdonH-Index: 8
#2Natasha Lelijveld (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 4
Last.Moffat J. Nyirenda (Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background More children are now surviving severe acute malnutrition (SAM), but evidence suggests that early-life malnutrition is associated with increased risk of long-term cardio-metabolic disorders. To better understand potential mechanisms, we studied the metabolite profiles of children seven years after treatment for SAM. Methods We followed-up children (n = 352) treated for SAM in 2006–2007, at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, in Malawi. Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectrosc...
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#1Natasha LelijveldH-Index: 4
Last.Marko KeracH-Index: 18
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OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in cognition functions and gross brain structure in children seven years after an episode of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), compared with other Malawian children. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort assessing school grade achieved and results of five computer-based (CANTAB) tests, covering three cognitive domains. A subset underwent brain MRI scans which were reviewed using a standardized checklist of gross abnormalities and compared with a reference popula...
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#1Claudia Mary Donkor (Lond: University of London)
#2Jackie Lee (Lond: University of London)
Last.Maria Zuurmond (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 9
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© 2018 The Authors. Food Science & Nutrition published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood disability worldwide, and evidence shows that children with CP are at an increased risk of malnutrition due to feeding difficulties. This qualitative study explores caregiver experiences of feeding before and after a community-based training program in Ghana. Methods: Thirteen caregivers of children with CP, who were severely undernourished, were intervie...
#1Jeanette Bailey (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 3
#2Natasha Lelijveld (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 4
Last.Marko Kerac (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 18
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Acute malnutrition is a continuum condition, but severe and moderate forms are treated separately, with different protocols and therapeutic products, managed by separate United Nations agencies. The Combined Protocol for Acute Malnutrition Study (ComPAS) aims to simplify and unify the treatment of uncomplicated severe and moderate acute malnutrition (SAM and MAM) for children 6–59 months into one protocol in order to improve the global coverage, quality, continuity of care and cost-effectiveness...
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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...
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#1Natasha Lelijveld (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 4
#2Jeanette Bailey (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 3
Last.Chloe Puett (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 6
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Acute malnutrition is currently divided into severe (SAM) and moderate (MAM) based on level of wasting. SAM and MAM currently have separate treatment protocols and products, managed by separate international agencies. For SAM, the dose of treatment is allocated by the child’s weight. A combined and simplified protocol for SAM and MAM, with a standardised dose of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), is being trialled for non-inferior recovery rates and may be more cost-effective than the current...
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#1Jessica BlissH-Index: 1
#2Natasha LelijveldH-Index: 4
Last.AmyMayberryH-Index: 1
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A stubborn persistence of child severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and continued gaps in program coverage have made identifying methods for expanding detection, diagnosis, and treatment of SAM an urgent public health need. There is growing consensus that making mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) use more widely accessible among caregivers and community health workers (CHWs) is an important next step in further decentralizing SAM care and increasing program coverage, including the ability of CHWs to...
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#1Natasha Phillipa O’Sullivan (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
#2Natasha Lelijveld (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 4
Last.Philip James (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 24
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Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a major global health problem affecting some 16.9 million children under five. Little is known about what happens to children 6-24 months post-discharge as this window often falls through the gap between studies on SFPs and those focusing on longer-term effects. A protocol was registered on PROSPERO (PROSPERO 2017:CRD42017065650). Embase, Global Health and MEDLINE In-Process and Non-Indexed Citations were systematically searched with terms related to SAM, nutri...
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