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Sheila Isanaka, Sc.D.

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Sheila Isanaka conducts large-scale epidemiological studies in complex settings, using both observational and randomized designs, to inform practice and policy in global nutrition. Her research is intentionally developed with and for practitioners and policy makers and aims to bring the best in study design and data analysis to challenging settings. This approach delivers the most solid scientific evidence possible to the most appropriate audience and assures that findings can be translated to shape programs, policy, and research.

Since 2007, Sheila's work has focused on the study of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), informing practice around diagnosis, estimation, treatment and prevention. Over 52 million children worldwide suffer from acute malnutrition, with 875,000 deaths in children < 5 years annually attributable to this condition. Her work also spreads more widely across disciplines to explore the interaction between malnutrition and infectious disease and the role of maternal nutrition in child health and development.

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  1. Debellut F, Tang K, Clark A, Pecenka C, Assao B, Guindo O, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Niger: a modelling study evaluating alternative rotavirus vaccines. BMJ Open. 2022 10 05; 12(10):e061673. PMID: 36198460; PMCID: PMC9535195.
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  2. Thurstans S, Wrottesley SV, Fenn B, Khara T, Bahwere P, Berkley JA, Black RE, Boyd E, Garenne M, Isanaka S, Lelijveld N, McDonald CM, Mertens A, Mwangome M, O'Brien KS, Stobaugh H, Taneja S, West KP, Guerrero S, Kerac M, Briend A, Myatt M. Anthropometric deficits and the associated risk of death by age and sex in children aged 6-59 months: A meta-analysis. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 Sep 27; e13431. PMID: 36164997.
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  3. Isanaka S, Tang K, Berthé F, Grais RF, Pandya A. Cost-effectiveness of routine versus indicated antibiotic therapy in the management of severe wasting in children. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2022 Aug 03; 20(1):38. PMID: 35922807; PMCID: PMC9351197.
  4. Bliznashka L, Grantz KH, Botton J, Berthé F, Garba S, Hanson KE, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Burden and risk factors for relapse following successful treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in young children: Secondary analysis from a randomised trial in Niger. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 10; 18(4):e13400. PMID: 35866201; PMCID: PMC9480908.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  5. Sadler K, James PT, Bhutta ZA, Briend A, Isanaka S, Mertens A, Myatt M, O'Brien KS, Webb P, Khara T, Wells JC. How Can Nutrition Research Better Reflect the Relationship Between Wasting and Stunting in Children? Learnings from the Wasting and Stunting Project. J Nutr. 2022 Jun 10. PMID: 35687496.
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  6. Sudfeld CR, Bliznashka L, Salifou A, Guindo O, Soumana I, Adehossi I, Langendorf C, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Evaluation of multiple micronutrient supplementation and medium-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplementation in pregnancy on child development in rural Niger: A secondary analysis of a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2022 05; 19(5):e1003984. PMID: 35500028; PMCID: PMC9060361.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Andersen CT, Langendorf C, Garba S, Sayinzonga-Makombe N, Mambula C, Mouniaman I, Hanson KE, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Risk of community- and hospital-acquired bacteremia and profile of antibiotic resistance in children hospitalized with severe acute malnutrition in Niger. Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jun; 119:163-171. PMID: 35346836.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Lama TP, Khatry SK, Isanaka S, Moore K, Jones L, Bedford J, Katz J, de Pee S, LeClerq SC, Tielsch JM. Acceptability of 11 fortified balanced energy-protein supplements for pregnant women in Nepal. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 07; 18(3):e13336. PMID: 35263004; PMCID: PMC9218317.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Bliznashka L, Sudfeld CR, Garba S, Guindo O, Soumana I, Adehossi I, Langendorf C, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Prenatal supplementation with multiple micronutrient supplements or medium-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements has limited effects on child growth up to 24 months in rural Niger: a secondary analysis of a cluster randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 03 04; 115(3):738-748. PMID: 34871344; PMCID: PMC8895211.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Hitchings MDT, Berthé F, Aruna P, Shehu I, Hamza MA, Nanama S, Steve-Edemba C, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Effectiveness of a monthly schedule of follow-up for the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in Sokoto, Nigeria: A cluster randomized crossover trial. PLoS Med. 2022 03; 19(3):e1003923. PMID: 35231024; PMCID: PMC8887725.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Lee AC, Abate FW, Mullany LC, Baye E, Berhane YY, Derebe MM, Eglovitch M, Fasil N, Olson IE, Kidane WT, Shiferaw T, Shiferie F, Tsegaye F, Tsegaye S, Yibeltal K, Chan GJ, Christian P, Isanaka S, Kang Y, Lu C, Mengistie MM, Molina RL, Stojanov MD, Van Dyk F, Tadesse AW, Wondale AT, Wylie BJ, Worku A, Berhane Y. Enhancing Nutrition and Antenatal Infection Treatment (ENAT) study: protocol of a pragmatic clinical effectiveness study to improve birth outcomes in Ethiopia. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2022 01; 6(1). PMID: 36053580.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:CTClinical Trials
  12. Platts-Mills JA, Houpt ER, Liu J, Zhang J, Guindo O, Sayinzoga-Makombe N, McMurry TL, Elwood S, Langendorf C, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Etiology and Incidence of Moderate-to-Severe Diarrhea in Young Children in Niger. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Dec 31; 10(12):1062-1070. PMID: 34468743; PMCID: PMC8719619.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  13. Lama TP, Moore K, Isanaka S, Jones L, Bedford J, de Pee S, Katz J, Khatry SK, LeClerq SC, Tielsch JM. Compliance with and acceptability of two fortified balanced energy protein supplements among pregnant women in rural Nepal. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 04; 18(2):e13306. PMID: 34908227; PMCID: PMC8932730.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  14. Bromage S, Batis C, Bhupathiraju SN, Fawzi WW, Fung TT, Li Y, Deitchler M, Angulo E, Birk N, Castellanos-Gutiérrez A, He Y, Fang Y, Matsuzaki M, Zhang Y, Moursi M, Gicevic S, Holmes MD, Isanaka S, Kinra S, Sachs SE, Stampfer MJ, Stern D, Willett WC. Development and Validation of a Novel Food-Based Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS). J Nutr. 2021 10 23; 151(12 Suppl 2):75S-92S. PMID: 34689200; PMCID: PMC8542096.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  15. Moursi M, Bromage S, Fung TT, Isanaka S, Matsuzaki M, Batis C, Castellanos-Gutiérrez A, Angulo E, Birk N, Bhupathiraju SN, He Y, Li Y, Fawzi W, Danielyan A, Thapa S, Ndiyoi L, Vossenaar M, Bellows A, Arsenault JE, Willett WC, Deitchler M. There's an App for That: Development of an Application to Operationalize the Global Diet Quality Score. J Nutr. 2021 10 23; 151(12 Suppl 2):176S-184S. PMID: 34689193.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Isanaka S, Garba S, Plikaytis B, McNeal MM, Guindo O, Langendorf C, Adehossi E, Ciglenecki I, Grais RF. Correction: Immunogenicity of an oral rotavirus vaccine administered with prenatal nutritional support in Niger: A cluster randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021 Oct; 18(10):e1003776. PMID: 34653179.
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  17. Kodish SR, Allen BG, Salou H, Schwendler TR, Isanaka S. Conceptualising factors impacting nutrition services coverage of treatment for acute malnutrition in children: an application of the Three Delays Model in Niger. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Oct 08; 1-8. PMID: 34620262.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  18. Baye E, Abate FW, Eglovitch M, Shiferie F, Olson IE, Shifraw T, Kidane WT, Yibeltal K, Tsegaye S, Derebe MM, Isanaka S, Wylie BJ, Molina RL, Chan GJ, Worku A, Mullany LC, Worku A, Berhane Y, Lee ACC. Effect of birthweight measurement quality improvement on low birthweight prevalence in rural Ethiopia. Popul Health Metr. 2021 09 22; 19(1):35. PMID: 34551768.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Kohlmann K, Sudfeld CR, Garba S, Guindo O, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Exploring the relationships between wasting and stunting among a cohort of children under two years of age in Niger. BMC Public Health. 2021 09 21; 21(1):1713. PMID: 34548050.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Thurstans S, Sessions N, Dolan C, Sadler K, Cichon B, Isanaka S, Roberfroid D, Stobaugh H, Webb P, Khara T. The relationship between wasting and stunting in young children: A systematic review. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 01; 18(1):e13246. PMID: 34486229; PMCID: PMC8710094.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Garba S, Salou H, Nackers F, Ayouba A, Escruela M, Guindo O, Rocaspana M, Grais RF, Isanaka S. A feasibility study using mid-upper arm circumference as the sole anthropometric criterion for admission and discharge in the outpatient treatment for severe acute malnutrition. BMC Nutr. 2021 Aug 12; 7(1):47. PMID: 34380573.
  22. Isanaka S, Garba S, Plikaytis B, Malone McNeal M, Guindo O, Langendorf C, Adehossi E, Ciglenecki I, Grais RF. Immunogenicity of an oral rotavirus vaccine administered with prenatal nutritional support in Niger: A cluster randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021 08; 18(8):e1003720. PMID: 34375336.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Marquer C, Guindo O, Mahamadou I, Job E, Rattigan SM, Langendorf C, Grais RF, Isanaka S. An exploratory qualitative study of caregivers' knowledge, perceptions and practices related to hospital hygiene in rural Niger. Infect Prev Pract. 2021 Sep; 3(3):100160. PMID: 34647010; PMCID: PMC8498679.
  24. Isanaka S, Langendorf C, McNeal MM, Meyer N, Plikaytis B, Garba S, Sayinzoga-Makombe N, Soumana I, Guindo O, Makarimi R, Scherrer MF, Adehossi E, Ciglenecki I, Grais RF. Rotavirus vaccine efficacy up to 2 years of age and against diverse circulating rotavirus strains in Niger: Extended follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2021 07; 18(7):e1003655. PMID: 34214095.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Isanaka S, Andersen CT, Cousens S, Myatt M, Briend A, Krasevec J, Hayashi C, Mayberry A, Mwirigi L, Guerrero S. Improving estimates of the burden of severe wasting: analysis of secondary prevalence and incidence data from 352 sites. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 03; 6(3). PMID: 33653730; PMCID: PMC7929878.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Madzorera I, Ghosh S, Wang M, Fawzi W, Isanaka S, Hertzmark E, Namirembe G, Bashaasha B, Agaba E, Turyashemererwa F, Webb P, Duggan C. Prenatal dietary diversity may influence underweight in infants in a Ugandan birth-cohort. Matern Child Nutr. 2021 07; 17(3):e13127. PMID: 33595899.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. de Kok B, Moore K, Jones L, Vanslambrouck K, Toe LC, Ouédraogo M, Ganaba R, de Pee S, Bedford J, Lachat C, Kolsteren P, Isanaka S. Home consumption of two fortified balanced energy protein supplements by pregnant women in Burkina Faso. Matern Child Nutr. 2021 07; 17(3):e13134. PMID: 33405368.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Hitchings MDT, Cummings DAT, Grais RF, Isanaka S. A mixture model to assess the the immunogenicity of an oral rotavirus vaccine among healthy infants in Niger. Vaccine. 2020 12 03; 38(51):8161-8166. PMID: 33162202.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Madzorera I, Isanaka S, Wang M, Msamanga GI, Urassa W, Hertzmark E, Duggan C, Fawzi WW. Maternal dietary diversity and dietary quality scores in relation to adverse birth outcomes in Tanzanian women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 09 01; 112(3):695-706. PMID: 32651998; PMCID: PMC7458779.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Jones L, de Kok B, Moore K, de Pee S, Bedford J, Vanslambrouck K, Toe LC, Lachat C, De Cock N, Ouédraogo M, Ganaba R, Kolsteren P, Isanaka S. Acceptability of 12 fortified balanced energy protein supplements - Insights from Burkina Faso. Matern Child Nutr. 2021 01; 17(1):e13067. PMID: 32757351; PMCID: PMC7729548.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  31. Isanaka S, Andersen CT, Hanson KE, Berthé F, Grais RF, Briend A. Energy needs in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition: Secondary analysis to optimize delivery of ready-to-use therapeutic foods. Matern Child Nutr. 2020 10; 16(4):e12989. PMID: 32144946.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Isanaka S, Grantz KH, Berthé F, Schaefer M, Adehossi E, Grais RF. Extended Follow-up From a Randomized Clinical Trial of Routine Amoxicillin in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Severe Acute Malnutrition in Niger. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 03 01; 174(3):295-297. PMID: 31930369; PMCID: PMC6990797.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Maataoui N, Langendorf C, Berthe F, Bayjanov JR, van Schaik W, Isanaka S, Grais RF, Clermont O, Andremont A, Armand-Lefèvre L, Woerther PL. Increased risk of acquisition and transmission of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in malnourished children exposed to amoxicillin. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 03 01; 75(3):709-717. PMID: 31821452.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  34. Frison S, Angood C, Khara T, Bahwere P, Black RE, Briend A, Connell N, Fenn B, Isanaka S, James P, Kerac M, Mayberry A, Myatt M, Dolan C. Prevention of child wasting: Results of a Child Health & Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) prioritisation exercise. PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228151. PMID: 32049994; PMCID: PMC7015423.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Isanaka S, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Salou H, Berthé F, Grais RF, Allen BGS. Active and adaptive case finding to estimate therapeutic program coverage for severe acute malnutrition: a capture-recapture study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec 16; 19(1):967. PMID: 31842870; PMCID: PMC6916078.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  36. Tang K, Berthé F, Nackers F, Hanson K, Mambula C, Langendorf C, Marquer C, Isanaka S. Hand hygiene compliance and environmental contamination with gram-negative bacilli in a rural hospital in Madarounfa, Niger. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2019 12 01; 113(12):749-756. PMID: 31608960; PMCID: PMC6907005.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  37. Wells JCK, Briend A, Boyd EM, Berkely JA, Hall A, Isanaka S, Webb P, Khara T, Dolan C. Beyond wasted and stunted-a major shift to fight child undernutrition. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2019 11; 3(11):831-834. PMID: 31521500.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Isanaka S, Berthé F, Nackers F, Tang K, Hanson KE, Grais RF. Feasibility of engaging caregivers in at-home surveillance of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition. Matern Child Nutr. 2020 01; 16(1):e12876. PMID: 31336045.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Isanaka S, Kodish SR, Mamaty AA, Guindo O, Zeilani M, Grais RF. Acceptability and utilization of a lipid-based nutrient supplement formulated for pregnant women in rural Niger: a multi-methods study. BMC Nutr. 2019; 5:34. PMID: 32153947; PMCID: PMC7050705.
    Citations: 4     
  40. Isanaka S, Hitchings MDT, Berthé F, Briend A, Grais RF. Linear growth faltering and the role of weight attainment: Prospective analysis of young children recovering from severe wasting in Niger. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 10; 15(4):e12817. PMID: 30903806.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Isanaka S, Barnhart DA, McDonald CM, Ackatia-Armah RS, Kupka R, Doumbia S, Brown KH, Menzies NA. Cost-effectiveness of community-based screening and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Mali. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(2):e001227. PMID: 31139441; PMCID: PMC6509694.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    
  42. Isanaka S, Hanson KE, Frison S, Andersen CT, Cohuet S, Grais RF. MUAC as the sole discharge criterion from community-based management of severe acute malnutrition in Burkina Faso. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 04; 15(2):e12688. PMID: 30194814.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Madzorera I, Duggan C, Berthé F, Grais RF, Isanaka S. The role of dietary diversity in the response to treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition among children in Niger: a prospective study. BMC Nutr. 2018; 4:35. PMID: 32153896; PMCID: PMC7050850.
    Citations: 3     
  44. Oldenburg CE, Guerin PJ, Berthé F, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Malaria and Nutritional Status Among Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition in Niger: A Prospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 09 14; 67(7):1027-1034. PMID: 29522089; PMCID: PMC6137121.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Clermont A, Kodish SR, Matar Seck A, Salifou A, Rosen J, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Acceptability and Utilization of Three Nutritional Supplements during Pregnancy: Findings from a Longitudinal, Mixed-Methods Study in Niger. Nutrients. 2018 Aug 12; 10(8). PMID: 30103529.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  46. Isanaka S, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Grais RF, Allen BGS. Estimating program coverage in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition: a comparative analysis of the validity and operational feasibility of two methods. Popul Health Metr. 2018 07 03; 16(1):11. PMID: 29970172.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Rosen JG, Clermont A, Kodish SR, Matar Seck A, Salifou A, Grais RF, Isanaka S. Determinants of dietary practices during pregnancy: A longitudinal qualitative study in Niger. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 10; 14(4):e12629. PMID: 29956458.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Coldiron ME, Guindo O, Makarimi R, Soumana I, Matar Seck A, Garba S, Macher E, Isanaka S, Grais RF. Safety of a heat-stable rotavirus vaccine among children in Niger: Data from a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Vaccine. 2018 06 14; 36(25):3674-3680. PMID: 29752026.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  49. Gicevic S, Gaskins AJ, Fung TT, Rosner B, Tobias DK, Isanaka S, Willett WC. Evaluating pre-pregnancy dietary diversity vs. dietary quality scores as predictors of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0195103. PMID: 29614105.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  50. Fung TT, Isanaka S, Hu FB, Willett WC. International food group-based diet quality and risk of coronary heart disease in men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 01 01; 107(1):120-129. PMID: 29381797; PMCID: PMC5972643.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  51. Isanaka S, Djibo A, Grais RF. Heat-Stable Oral Rotavirus Vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2017 07 20; 377(3):302. PMID: 28723322.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  52. Isanaka S, Kodish SR, Berthé F, Alley I, Nackers F, Hanson KE, Grais RF. Outpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition: response to treatment with a reduced schedule of therapeutic food distribution. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 05; 105(5):1191-1197. PMID: 28404577.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  53. Isanaka S, Guindo O, Langendorf C, Matar Seck A, Plikaytis BD, Sayinzoga-Makombe N, McNeal MM, Meyer N, Adehossi E, Djibo A, Jochum B, Grais RF. Efficacy of a Low-Cost, Heat-Stable Oral Rotavirus Vaccine in Niger. N Engl J Med. 2017 03 23; 376(12):1121-1130. PMID: 28328346.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsCTClinical Trials
  54. Isanaka S, Menzies NA, Sayyad J, Ayoola M, Grais RF, Doyon S. Cost analysis of the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in West Africa. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 10; 13(4). PMID: 27921381.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Isanaka S, Boundy EO, Grais RF, Myatt M, Briend A. Improving Estimates of Numbers of Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Cohort and Survey Data. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 12 15; 184(12):861-869. PMID: 27856446.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  56. Isanaka S, Adehossi E, Grais RF. Amoxicillin for Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children. N Engl J Med. 2016 07 14; 375(2):191-2. PMID: 27410938.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Isanaka S, Langendorf C, Berthé F, Gnegne S, Li N, Ousmane N, Harouna S, Hassane H, Schaefer M, Adehossi E, Grais RF. Routine Amoxicillin for Uncomplicated Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 04; 374(5):444-53. PMID: 26840134.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Isanaka S, Guesdon B, Labar AS, Hanson K, Langendorf C, Grais RF. Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Children Selected for Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Mid Upper Arm Circumference and/or Weight-for-Height Z-Score. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137606. PMID: 26376281.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Grellety E, Krause LK, Shams Eldin M, Porten K, Isanaka S. Comparison of weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in a therapeutic feeding programme in South Sudan: is MUAC alone a sufficient criterion for admission of children at high risk of mortality? Public Health Nutr. 2015 Oct; 18(14):2575-81. PMID: 25805273.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Abioye AI, Isanaka S, Liu E, Mwiru RS, Noor RA, Spiegelman D, Mugusi F, Fawzi W. Gender differences in diet and nutrition among adults initiating antiretroviral therapy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AIDS Care. 2015; 27(6):706-15. PMID: 25562355; PMCID: PMC4366319.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Sudfeld CR, Isanaka S, Mugusi FM, Aboud S, Wang M, Chalamilla GE, Giovannucci EL, Fawzi WW. Weight change at 1 mo of antiretroviral therapy and its association with subsequent mortality, morbidity, and CD4 T cell reconstitution in a Tanzanian HIV-infected adult cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jun; 97(6):1278-87. PMID: 23636235; PMCID: PMC3652924.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Isanaka S, Mugusi F, Fawzi WW. Standard-dose vs high-dose multivitamin supplements for HIV--reply. JAMA. 2013 Feb 13; 309(6):546. PMID: 23403671.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Sudfeld CR, Isanaka S, Aboud S, Mugusi FM, Wang M, Chalamilla GE, Fawzi WW. Association of serum albumin concentration with mortality, morbidity, CD4 T-cell reconstitution among tanzanians initiating antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis. 2013 May 01; 207(9):1370-8. PMID: 23319741; PMCID: PMC3610420.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  64. Schaefer M, Miskoc van Gulik C, McMillan S, Isanaka S. Thinking outside the hospital for effective paediatric care: The Médecins Sans Frontières viewpoint. J Paediatr Child Health. 2012 Dec; 48(12):1053-5. PMID: 23217039.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Sudfeld CR, Giovannucci EL, Isanaka S, Aboud S, Mugusi FM, Wang M, Chalamilla G, Fawzi WW. Vitamin D status and incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis, opportunistic infections, and wasting among HIV-infected Tanzanian adults initiating antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis. 2013 Feb 01; 207(3):378-85. PMID: 23162137; PMCID: PMC3537448.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Isanaka S, Mugusi F, Hawkins C, Spiegelman D, Okuma J, Aboud S, Guerino C, Fawzi WW. Effect of high-dose vs standard-dose multivitamin supplementation at the initiation of HAART on HIV disease progression and mortality in Tanzania: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012 Oct 17; 308(15):1535-44. PMID: 23073950; PMCID: PMC3811009.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Isanaka S, Elder G, Schaefer M, Vasset B, Baron E, Grais RF. Bridging the gap from knowledge to delivery in the control of childhood diarrhoea. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 Sep 01; 90(9):635-635A. PMID: 22984303.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  68. Isanaka S, Aboud S, Mugusi F, Bosch RJ, Willett WC, Spiegelman D, Duggan C, Fawzi WW. Iron status predicts treatment failure and mortality in tuberculosis patients: a prospective cohort study from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e37350. PMID: 22606361; PMCID: PMC3350480.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Isanaka S, Spiegelman D, Aboud S, Manji KP, Msamanga GI, Willet WC, Duggan C, Fawzi WW. Post-natal anaemia and iron deficiency in HIV-infected women and the health and survival of their children. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Jul; 8(3):287-98. PMID: 22236211; PMCID: PMC3330171.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Isanaka S, Mugusi F, Urassa W, Willett WC, Bosch RJ, Villamor E, Spiegelman D, Duggan C, Fawzi WW. Iron deficiency and anemia predict mortality in patients with tuberculosis. J Nutr. 2012 Feb; 142(2):350-7. PMID: 22190024.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Isanaka S, Grais RF, Briend A, Checchi F. Estimates of the duration of untreated acute malnutrition in children from Niger. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Apr 15; 173(8):932-40. PMID: 21378127.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Isanaka S, Roederer T, Djibo A, Luquero FJ, Nombela N, Guerin PJ, Grais RF. Reducing wasting in young children with preventive supplementation: a cohort study in Niger. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug; 126(2):e442-50. PMID: 20660552; PMCID: PMC3144628.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Isanaka S, Duggan C, Fawzi WW. Patterns of postnatal growth in HIV-infected and HIV-exposed children. Nutr Rev. 2009 Jun; 67(6):343-59. PMID: 19519675.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  74. Isanaka S, Nombela N, Djibo A, Poupard M, Van Beckhoven D, Gaboulaud V, Guerin PJ, Grais RF. Effect of preventive supplementation with ready-to-use therapeutic food on the nutritional status, mortality, and morbidity of children aged 6 to 60 months in Niger: a cluster randomized trial. JAMA. 2009 Jan 21; 301(3):277-85. PMID: 19155454; PMCID: PMC3144630.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Isanaka S, Villamor E, Shepherd S, Grais RF. Assessing the impact of the introduction of the World Health Organization growth standards and weight-for-height z-score criterion on the response to treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children: secondary data analysis. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan; 123(1):e54-9. PMID: 19117847; PMCID: PMC3161727.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Isanaka S, Mora-Plazas M, Lopez-Arana S, Baylin A, Villamor E. Food insecurity is highly prevalent and predicts underweight but not overweight in adults and school children from Bogotá, Colombia. J Nutr. 2007 Dec; 137(12):2747-55. PMID: 18029494.
    Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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