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Predictive Factors of Imported Malaria in 272 Febrile Returning Travelers Seen as Outpatients

March 10, 2010 - 15:39 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Séverine Ansart, Lucia Perez, Marc Thellier, Martin Danis, François Bricaire, Eric Caumes
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Journal of Travel Medicine Volume 17 Issue 2, Pages 124 - 129

We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the aetiologies of fever in returning travelers and to identify the clinical and laboratory factors predictive of malaria in travelers returning from tropical areas with fever.

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Brief report: Assessment of Fever in African Children: Implication for Malaria Trials

February 10, 2010 - 21:21 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Sunny Oyakhirome, Katharina Profanter, AND Peter G. Kremsner
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 215-218

A choice of method to measure body temperature for diagnosis of fever in African children should be informed by a trade off between its specificity and sensitivity that considers thresholds > 38.0°C.

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Brief report: Utility of a Point-of-Care Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test for Excluding Malaria as the Cause of Fever among HIV-Positive Adults in Rural Rakai, Uganda

January 14, 2010 - 11:01 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Lisa A. Mills, Joseph Kagaayi, Gertrude Nakigozi, Ronald M. Galiwango, Joseph Ouma, Joseph P. Shott, Victor Ssempijja, Ronald H. Gray, Maria J. Wawer, David Serwadda, Thomas C. Quinn, AND Steven J. Reynolds
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 145-147

We compared results of a malaria rapid diagnostic test (Binax Now® Malaria, Binax-M, Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., Waltham, MA) performed at rural mobile clinics in Uganda by clinicians evaluating febrile adult HIV patients to thick smear evaluated at a central laboratory by trained microscopists.

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Health Seeking Behavior after Fever Onset in a Malaria-Endemic Area of Malawi

December 18, 2009 - 10:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Ruben E. Mujica Mota, Antonieta Medina Lara, Esthery D. Kunkwenzu, AND David G. Lalloo
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 935-943

Informal sources of care may lead to ineffective use of antimalarial drugs. A survey conducted in Malawi estimated the frequency of use of informal and formal services, medications, and household costs.

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