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The dynamic of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections following mass drug administrations with dihydroarteminisin–piperaquine plus a single low dose of primaquine in Savannakhet Province, Laos

November 6, 2018 - 14:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Koukeo Phommasone, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:405, 3 November 2018

The study found a significant reduction in P. falciparum prevalence and incidence following MDA.

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First case of human infection with Plasmodium knowlesi in Laos

March 28, 2018 - 15:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Moritoshi Iwagami, Masami Nakatsu, Shigeyuki Kano, et al.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(3): e0006244

On July 17, 2016, a 12-year-old Laotian boy living in Bengvilay village, Sanamxay district, Attapeu province (adjacent to Cambodia) in Laos visited Bengvilay Health Center.

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Why do people participate in mass anti-malarial administration? Findings from a qualitative study in Nong District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos)

January 10, 2018 - 15:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Bipin Adhikari, Koukeo Phommasone, Christopher Pell, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:15, 9 January 2018

Future malaria control programmes can become successful in achieving the high coverage in MDAs drawing from the success of TME in Laos

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Thiamin supplementation does not reduce the frequency of adverse events after anti-malarial therapy among patients with falciparum malaria in southern Laos

July 22, 2014 - 09:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mayxay M, Khanthavong M, Cox L, Sichanthongthip O, Imwong M, Pongvongsa T, Hongvanthong B, Phompida S, Vanisaveth V, White NJ, Newton PN
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :275 (15 July 2014)

Thiamin supplementation reduced biochemical thiamin deficiency among Lao malaria patients following anti-malarial drug treatment, but it did not reduce the frequency of adverse events after anti-malarial therapy or have any detected clinical or parasitological impact.

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Joint malaria surveys lead towards improved cross-border cooperation between Savannakhet province, Laos and Quang Tri province, Vietnam

August 8, 2012 - 06:44 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Pongvongsa T, Ha H, Thanh L, Marchand RP, Nonaka D, Tojo B, Phongmany P, Moji K, Kobayashi J
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:262 (3 August 2012)

MalariaWorldThe abundance of indoor-collected An. dirus on the Laos side raises doubts about the effectiveness of a sole reliance on long-lasting insecticide-treated net in this area.

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Open Access | Assessing healthcare providers' knowledge and practices relating to insecticide-treated nets and the prevention of malaria in Ghana, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania

December 15, 2011 - 15:14 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hoffman SJ, Guindon G, Lavis JN, Ndossi GD, Osei EJ, Sidibe M, Boupha B
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:363 (13 December 2011)

MalariaWorldThis study points to several strategies that may help bridge the gap between what is known from research evidence and the knowledge and practices of healthcare providers.

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