Malaria in pregnancy: the difficulties in measuring birthweight

  title={Malaria in pregnancy: the difficulties in measuring birthweight},
  author={M Rijken and JA Rijken and A. T. Papageorghiou and S Kennedy and G. Visser and François H Nosten and Rose McGready},
  booktitle={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
Recommendations for interventions to control malaria in pregnancy are often based on studies using birthweight as the primary endpoint. Differences in birthweight may be attributable partly to methodological difficulties. We performed a structured search of the literature using 'malaria', 'pregnancy' and 'birth weight' as search terms. Of the clinical trials reporting birthweight, only 33% (14/43) gave information about the timing of the measurement and details on the scales used. Seventy seven… CONTINUE READING
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