Effects of deworming during pregnancy on maternal and perinatal outcomes in Entebbe, Uganda: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Ndibazza2010EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of deworming during pregnancy on maternal and perinatal outcomes in Entebbe, Uganda: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Juliet Ndibazza and Lawrence Muhangi and Denise Akishule and Moses Kiggundu and Christine Ameke and James Oweka and Robert Kizindo and Trinh Hoang Duong and I. Kleinschmidt and Moses Muwanga and Alison M Elliott},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={531-40}
}
BACKGROUND Helminth infections during pregnancy may be associated with adverse outcomes, including maternal anemia, low birth weight, and perinatal mortality. Deworming during pregnancy has therefore been strongly advocated, but its benefits have not been rigorously evaluated. METHODS In Entebbe, Uganda, 2507 pregnant women were recruited to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigating albendazole and praziquantel in a 2 x 2 factorial design [ISRCTN32849447]. Hematinics… CONTINUE READING

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