Christopher T Andersen
Harvard University
PediatricsBody mass indexOverweightPopulationMedicine
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#1Ajibola I. Abioye (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
#2Christopher T Andersen (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
Last. Wafaie W. Fawzi (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
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People living with HIV (PLWHIV) are at high risk of anemia due to inadequate iron intake, HIV and opportunistic infections, and inflammation, and as a side effect of antiretroviral therapy. Though iron supplementation can reduce iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in the general population, its role in anemia and in the health of PLWHIV is unclear due to concerns that iron supplementation may increase HIV replication and risk of opportunistic infections. We systematically reviewed the evidence on indic...
#1Sheila IsanakaH-Index: 14
Last. André BriendH-Index: 23
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Outpatient therapeutic feeding protocols for the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in children were initially based on weight gain data from inpatient settings and expert knowledge of the physiological requirements during recovery. However, weight gain and energy requirements from historic inpatient settings may differ from modern outpatient settings and therefore may not be appropriate to guide current therapeutic feeding protocols. We calculated the weight gain and average e...
#1Amare Worku Tadesse (Addis Continental Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 3
#2Elena C. Hemler (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
Last. Wafaie W. Fawzi (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
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Background Anemia remains a public health challenge in Ethiopia, affecting an estimated 56% of children under age 5 years, 23% of women of reproductive age and 18% of adult men. However, anemia etiology and the relative contribution of underlying risk factors for anemia remains unclear and has hindered implementation of anemia control programs.
Background: Healthcare-seeking behavior is the basis to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in settings where most cases are diagnosed upon self-presentation to health facilities. Yet, many patients seek delayed healthcare. Thus, we aimed to identify the determinants of patient delay in diagnosis of pulmonary TB in Somali pastoralist area, Ethiopia. Methods: A matched case-control study was conducted between December 2017 and October 2018. Cases were self-presented and newl...
#1Sheila Isanaka (Harvard University)H-Index: 14
#2Kerstin Hanson (MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières)H-Index: 3
Last. Rebecca F. GraisH-Index: 30
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#1Sarah Anne Reynolds (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 3
#2Chris Andersen (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
Last. Lia C. H. Fernald (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Children from low socio-economic status (SES) households often demonstrate worse growth and developmental outcomes than wealthier children, in part because poor children face a broader range of risk factors. It is difficult to characterize the trajectories of SES disparities in low- and middle-income countries because longitudinal data are infrequently available. We analyze measures of children’s linear growth (height) at ages 1, 5, 8 and 12y and receptive language (Peabody Picture Voca...
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#1Maureen M. Black (UMB: University of Maryland, Baltimore)H-Index: 61
#2Susan P. Walker (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 42
Last. Sally M (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 59
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Summary Early childhood development programmes vary in coordination and quality, with inadequate and inequitable access, especially for children younger than 3 years. New estimates, based on proxy measures of stunting and poverty, indicate that 250 million children (43%) younger than 5 years in low-income and middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. There is therefore an urgent need to increase multisectoral coverage of quality programming that incorpora...
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#1Christopher T Andersen (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
#2Aryeh D. Stein (Emory University)H-Index: 59
Last. Lia C. H. Fernald (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 35
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Author(s): Andersen, CT; Stein, AD; Reynolds, SA; Behrman, JR; Crookston, BT; Dearden, KA; Penny, ME; Schott, W; Fernald, LCH | Abstract: © 2016 American Society for Nutrition. Background: Effects of early-life stunting on adiposity development later in childhood are not well understood, specifically with respect to age in the onset of overweight and obesity. Objectives: We analyzed associations of infant stunting with prevalence of, incidence of, and reversion from high body mass index-for-age ...
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#2Sarah Anne Reynolds (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 3
Last. Lia C. H. Fernald (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 35
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Background: It is unclear what effects a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program would have on child anthropometry, language development, or school achievement in the context of the nutrition transition experienced by many low- and middle-income countries. Objective: We estimated the association of participation in Perus Juntos CCT with anthropometry, language development, and school achievement among children aged 7–8 y. Methods: We used data from the Young Lives cohort study, a cohort born bet...
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#1Courtney Scott (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 1
#2Christopher T Andersen (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 1
Last. Barbara Abrams (UC: University of California)H-Index: 42
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Background Growing evidence suggests that maternal prepregnancy weight and gestational weight gain are risk factors for perinatal complications and subsequent maternal and child health. Postpartum weight retention is also associated with adverse birth outcomes and maternal obesity. Clinical guidelines addressing healthy weight before, during, and after pregnancy have been introduced in some countries, but at present a systematic accounting for these policies has not been conducted. The objective...
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