Rita Wegmuller
University of London
Publications 4
#1K. Ryan Wessells (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 12
#2Sarah J Zyba (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)
Last.Rita Wegmuller (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
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#1Andrew M. Prentice (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 88
#2A Bah (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
Last.Rita Wegmuller (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 1
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Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most prevalent nutritional condition worldwide. We studied the contribution of hepcidin-mediated iron blockade to IDA in African children. We measured hepcidin and hemoglobin weekly, and hematological, inflammatory, and iron biomarkers at baseline, 7 weeks, and 12 weeks in 407 anemic (hemoglobin P P
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#1Girija Ramakrishnan (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 11
#2Marcia WrightH-Index: 1
Last.Carol A. Gilchrist (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 22
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Abstract We have developed recombinant fragment C based rapid point of care dipstick devices to assess tetanus immunization status using plasma or whole blood. The devices demonstrated specificity of 0.90 and sensitivity of 0.90 (whole blood)/0.94 (plasma) at field sites in Bangladesh and The Gambia when compared to a commercial ELISA with the immune cut-off titer set as ≥0.1 IU/mL.
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#1Morgan M. Goheen (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 7
#2Rita WegmullerH-Index: 1
Last.Carla CeramiH-Index: 16
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Abstract Background Iron deficiency causes long-term adverse consequences for children and is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. Observational studies suggest that iron deficiency anemia protects against Plasmodium falciparum malaria and several intervention trials have indicated that iron supplementation increases malaria risk through unknown mechanism(s). This poses a major challenge for health policy. We investigated how anemia inhibits blood stage malaria infection and how iro...
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