Selected Publications

Severe acute malnutrition

  • Isanaka S, Kodish SR, Berthé F, 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 May;105(5):1191-1197.
  • 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 Dec 2016;184(12):861-869.
  • 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 4;374(5):444-53.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sep 16;10(9):e0137606.
  • Isanaka, S, RF Grais, A Briend, and F Checchi. “Estimates of the duration of untreated acute malnutrition in children from Niger.” Am J Epidemiol. Apr 2011; 173(8):932-40.
  • Isanaka, S, T Roederer, et al.  “Reducing wasting in young children with preventive supplementation: a cohort study in Niger” Pediatrics. Aug 2010; 126(2): e442-50.
  • Isanaka, S., E Villamor, et al. “Assessing the impact of the introduction of the WHO Growth Standards on the response to treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children: secondary data analysis” Pediatrics. 2009; Jan 123(1);e54-59
  • Isanaka, S., N Nombella, et al. “Effect of ready-to-use-therapeutic food supplementation on the nutritional status, mortality and morbidity of children 6 to 60 months in Niger: a cluster randomized trial.” Jan 2009;301(3):277-285

Nutrition and infectious disease

  • Isanaka S, Guindo O, Langendorf C, Seck AM, Plikaytis BD, Sayinzoga-Makombe N, McNeal MM, Meyer N, Adehossi E, Djibo A, Jochum B, Grais RF. Efficacy and safety of a low-cost, heat-stable oral rotavirus vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2017 Mar 23;376(12):1121-1130.
  • 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.
  • Sudfeld CR, Isanaka S, Mugusi FM et al. 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.
  • Sudfeld CR, Isanaka S, Aboud S et al. Serum albumin and its association with mortality, morbidity, and CD4 T-cell reconstitution among Tanzanians initiating antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis. 2013 Jan 14.
  • Isanaka, S, Mugusi F, Hawkins C et al. Effect of high-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.
  • Isanaka, S, S. Aboud, et al. “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. Epub 2012 May 11.
  • Isanaka, S, F Mugusi, et al. “Iron deficiency and anemia predict mortality in patients with tuberculosis.” J Nutr.  Feb 2012; 142(2): 350-7.
  • Isanaka, S, D Spiegelman, et al. “Postnatal anemia and iron deficiency in HIV-infected women and the health and survival of their children.” Matern Child Nut.  Jan 2012.