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A multi-platform metabolomics approach identifies highly specific biomarkers of bacterial diversity in the vagina of pregnant and non-pregnant women
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) increases transmission of HIV, enhances the risk of preterm labour, and is associated with malodour. Clinical diagnosis often relies on microscopy, which may not reflect the… Expand
'They would never receive you without a husband': Paradoxical barriers to antenatal care scale-up in Rwanda.
- Jessica Påfs, Aimable Musafili, Pauline Binder-Finnema, M. Klingberg-Allvin, S. Rulisa, B. Essén
- 1 December 2015
OBJECTIVE To explore perspectives and experiences of antenatal care and partner involvement among women who nearly died during pregnancy ('near-miss'). DESIGN A study guided by naturalistic inquiry… Expand
Efficacy and safety of a fixed dose artesunate-sulphamethoxypyrazine-pyrimethamine compared to artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria across Africa: a…
BackgroundThe efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapy has already been demonstrated in a number of studies all over the world, and some of them can be regarded as comparably effective. Ease… Expand
Pharmacovigilance of artemether-lumefantrine in pregnant women followed until delivery in Rwanda
- S. Rulisa, Nadine Kaligirwa, S. Agaba, C. Karema, P. Mens, P. D. de Vries
- Malaria Journal
- 6 July 2012
BackgroundThe World Health Organization presently recommends Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) as first-line therapy for uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria. Many malaria-endemic countries,… Expand
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices in safe motherhood care among obstetric providers in Bugesera, Rwanda
- R. Puri, S. Rulisa, Shahrzad Joharifard, J. Wilkinson, P. Kyamanywa, N. Thielman
- International journal of gynaecology and…
- 1 February 2012
To determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of obstetric care providers (OCPs) in Bugesera District, Rwanda, crucial to the delivery of safe motherhood services.
First-trimester artemisinin derivatives and quinine treatments and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Africa and Asia: A meta-analysis of observational studies
Background Animal embryotoxicity data, and the scarcity of safety data in human pregnancies, have prevented artemisinin derivatives from being recommended for malaria treatment in the first trimester… Expand
False-negative malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Rwanda: impact of Plasmodium falciparum isolates lacking hrp2 and declining malaria transmission
- Christina T Kozycki, Noella Umulisa, +5 authors D. Krogstad
- Biology, Medicine
- Malaria Journal
- 20 March 2017
BackgroundRapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for histidine rich protein 2 (HRP2) are often used to determine whether persons with fever should be treated with anti-malarials. However, Plasmodium… Expand
Malaria Prevalence, Spatial Clustering and Risk Factors in a Low Endemic Area of Eastern Rwanda: A Cross Sectional Study
Background Rwanda reported significant reductions in malaria burden following scale up of control intervention from 2005 to 2010. This study sought to; measure malaria prevalence, describe spatial… Expand
HPV vaccine introduction in Rwanda: Impacts on the broader health system.
- S. Torres-Rueda, S. Rulisa, H. Burchett, N. V. Mivumbi, S. Mounier-Jack
- Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official…
- 1 March 2016
OBJECTIVES Rwanda was the first country in Africa to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. This was achieved through multi-year school-based campaigns. Our study evaluated the impact of… Expand
Genetic analysis of Rwandan patients with cystic fibrosis-like symptoms: identification of novel cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator and epithelial sodium channel gene variants.
BACKGROUND The defect in chloride and sodium transport in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is a consequence of CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) loss of function and an abnormal interaction… Expand