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Providing lipid-based nutrient supplement during pregnancy does not reduce the risk of maternal P falciparum parasitaemia and reproductive tract infections: a randomised controlled trial

  • Minyanga Nkhoma1,
  • Per Ashorn1, 2,
  • Ulla Ashorn1,
  • Kathryn G. Dewey3,
  • Austrida Gondwe1,
  • John Mbotwa4,
  • Stephen Rogerson5,
  • Steve M. Taylor6, 7 and
  • Kenneth Maleta4Email author
BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:35

Received: 6 May 2016

Accepted: 29 December 2016

Published: 17 January 2017

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Original Submission
6 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy
20 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kris M. Mogensen
14 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Minyanga Nkhoma
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
17 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-016-1215-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

University of Tampere School of Medicine, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Department of Pediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
Department of Medicine at the Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA