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Factors associated with severe disease from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea among children in rural Tanzania -- A hospital-based cross-sectional study

September 18, 2012 - 16:56 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kahabuka C, Kvåle G, Hinderaker SG
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:219 (14 September 2012)

MalariaWorldWe studied how care seeking behaviours and other factors contributed to severity of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea among children less than five years in rural Tanzania.

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Open Access | Incidence and Risk Factors for Malaria, Pneumonia and Diarrhea in Children Under 5 in UNHCR Refugee Camps: A Retrospective Study

October 27, 2011 - 13:14 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hershey CL, Doocy S, Anderson J, Haskew C, Spiegel P, Moss WJ
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Conflict and Health 2011, 5:24 (26 October 2011)

MalariaWorldData from 90 UNHCR camps in 16 countries, including morbidity, mortality, health services and refugee health status, were obtained from the UNHCR HIS for the period January 2006 to February 2010.

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Open Access | Procalcitonin and C-Reactive Protein for Invasive Bacterial Pneumonia Diagnosis among Children in Mozambique, a Malaria-Endemic Area

October 22, 2010 - 11:55 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Núria Díez-Padrisa, Quique Bassat, Sonia Machevo, Llorenç Quintó, Luis Morais, Tacilta Nhampossa, Cristina O'Callaghan-Gordo, Antoni Torres, Pedro L. Alonso, Anna Roca
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PLoS ONE 5(10): e13226

Presence of malaria parasites should be taken into consideration, either for clinical or epidemiological purposes, if using PCT or CRP to differentiate viral from invasive bacterial pneumonia in malaria-endemic areas.

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Open Access | Community Case Management of Fever Due to Malaria and Pneumonia in Children Under Five in Zambia: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

September 29, 2010 - 12:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Portipher Pilingana, Davidson H. Hamer, et al.
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PLoS Med 7(9): e1000340

These findings indicate that CHWs in Zambia are capable of using RDTs, AL, and amoxicillin to manage malaria and pneumonia.

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Open Access | Treatment choices for fevers in children under-five years in a rural Ghanaian district

June 29, 2010 - 12:35 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Nonvignon J, Aikins MK, Chinbuah MA, Abbey M, Gyapong M, Garshong BN, Fia S, Gyapong JO
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:188 (28 June 2010)

The results of this study imply that efforts at curbing under-five mortality due to malaria and pneumonia need to take into account care-seeking behaviour of caregivers of under-fives as well as implementation of strategies.

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