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Biomarkers of post-discharge mortality among children with complicated severe acute malnutrition

Abstract:

High mortality after discharge from hospital following acute illness has been observed among children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). However, mechanisms that may be amenable to intervention to reduce risk are unknown. We performed a nested case-control study among HIV-uninfected children aged 2–59 months treated for complicated SAM according to WHO recommendations at four Kenyan hospitals. Blood was drawn from 1778 children when clinically judged stable before discharge from hospital. ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
083579/Z/07/Z
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant:
OPP1131320
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Medical Research Council
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MR/M007367/1
Publisher:
Nature Research
Journal:
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Volume:
9
Issue:
2019
Article number:
5981
Publication date:
2019-04-12
Acceptance date:
2019-04-01
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ISSN:
2045-2322
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pubs:987628
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uuid:90d84d2e-34bc-402d-9177-06b152f61ba7
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pubs:987628
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987628
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2019-04-06

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