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The use of non-prescribed anti-malarial drugs for the treatment of malaria in the Bolgatanga municipality, northern Ghana

August 5, 2013 - 15:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aborah S, Akweongo P, Adjuik M, Atinga RA, Welaga P, Adongo PB
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:266 (31 July 2013)
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This study investigated the use of non-prescribed anti-malarial drugs for the treatment of malaria in the Bolgatanga Municipality of northern Ghana.

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Anti-malarial prescription practices among outpatients with laboratory-confirmed malaria in the setting of a health facility-based sentinel site surveillance system in Uganda

July 23, 2013 - 16:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sears D, Kigozi R, Mpimbaza A, Kakeeto S, Sserwanga A, Staedke SG, Chang M, Kapella BK, Rubahika D, Kamya MR, Dorsey G
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:252 (19 July 2013)
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Data for this report include patients with laboratory confirmed malaria who were prescribed anti-malarial therapy over a two-year period. Patient visits were analysed in two groups: those considered ACT candidates (defined as uncomplicated malaria with no referral for admission in patients >= 4 months of age and >= 5 kg in weight) and those who may not have been ACT candidates.

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Tools for mass screening of G6PD deficiency: validation of the WST8/1-methoxy-PMS enzymatic assay in Uganda

June 24, 2013 - 15:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
De Niz M, Eziefula AC, Othieno L, Mbabazi E, Nabukeera D, Ssemmondo E, Gonahasa S, Tumwebaze P, DiLiberto D, Maiteki-Sebuguzi C, Staedke SG, Drakeley C
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:210 (19 June 2013)
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The WST8/1-methoxy PMS assay was found to have 72% sensitivity and 98% specificity when compared to the commercial enzymatic assay and the AUC was 0.904, suggesting good agreement.

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