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chemoprophylaxis

Review: malaria chemoprophylaxis for travelers to latin america.

December 8, 2011 - 15:27 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Steinhardt LC, Magill AJ, Arguin PM.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Dec;85(6):1015-24.

MalariaWorldPrimaquine should be strongly considered for nonpregnant, G6PD-nondeficient patients traveling to vivax-endemic areas of Latin America, and it has the added benefit of being the only drug to protect against malaria relapses.

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Clostridium difficile infection after malaria chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline: Is there an association?

October 20, 2011 - 09:19 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ami Neuberger, Eli Schwartz
Reference: 
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2011, Pages 243-245

MalariaWorldWe describe a case of diarrhea and a positive stool assay for C. difficile in a returning traveler, and review available literature.

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Open Access | Cost risk benefit analysis to support chemoprophylaxis policy for travellers to malaria endemic countries

May 19, 2011 - 12:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Eduardo Massad, Ben C Behrens, Francisco AB Coutinho, Ronald H Behrens
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:130 (17 May 2011)

The cost-benefit analysis identified that chemoprophylaxis use was not a cost-effective policy for travellers to Thailand or the Amazon region of Brazil, but was cost-effective for travel to West Africa and for those staying longer than 45 days in India and Indonesia.

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Correspondence: Response to “letter to the editor” submitted by Dr Martin Tepper and Dr Steven Schofield – Effectiveness of malaria chemoprophylaxis against Plasmodium falciparum infection in UK travellers: Retrospective observational data. Travel Medici

June 14, 2010 - 13:16 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Jane N. Zuckerman, Anthony J. Batty, Michael E. Jones
Reference: 
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 195-196

 

 

Refers to: Effectiveness of malaria chemoprophylaxis against Plasmodium falciparum infection in UK travellers: Retrospective observational data
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2009, Pages 329-336
Jane N. Zuckerman, Anthony J. Batty, Michael E. Jones

 

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Relapsing vivax malaria despite chemoprophylaxis in two blood donors who had travelled to Papua New Guinea

April 22, 2010 - 08:48 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Seed CR, Coughlin JT, Pickworth AM, Harley RJ, Keller AJ
Reference: 
Medical Journal of Australia 2010 Apr 19;192(8):471-3.

Two Australian blood donors were diagnosed with relapsing Plasmodium vivax malaria 5 and 15 months, respectively, after their most recent travel to a malaria-endemic country.

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Systematic review: Cochrane Review highlights the need for more targeted research on the tolerability of malaria chemoprophylaxis in travellers

February 25, 2010 - 12:46 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Patricia Schlagenhauf
Reference: 
Evid Based Med 2010;15:25-26

Commentary on:

Jacquerioz FA, Croft AM . Drugs for preventing malaria in travellers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009:CD006491.

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Open Access | Determinants of compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis among French soldiers during missions in inter-tropical Africa

February 9, 2010 - 14:06 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Noemie Resseguier, Vanessa Machault, Lenaick Ollivier, Eve Orlandi-Pradines, Gaetan Texier, Bruno Pradines, Jean Gaudart, Alain Buguet, Catherine Tourette-Turgis, Christophe Rogier
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:41 (3 February 2010)

Interesting paper on the determinants of prophylaxis among French soldiers during missions in Africa.

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Effectiveness of malaria chemoprophylaxis against Plasmodium falciparum infection in UK travellers: Retrospective observational data

December 4, 2009 - 16:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Jane N. Zuckerman, Anthony J. Batty, Michael E. Jones.
Reference: 
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2009, Pages 329-336, doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2009.10.002.

Further work is required to ascertain whether ease of use and compliance may be important factors in the outcomes associated with malariachemoprophylaxis.

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Use of short message service (SMS) to improve malaria chemoprophylaxis compliance after returning from a malaria endemic area

October 29, 2009 - 12:15 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Lenaick Ollivier, Olivier Romand, Catherine Marimoutou, Remy Michel, Corinne Pognant, Alain Todesco, Rene Migliani, Dominique Baudon, Jean-Paul Boutin
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:236 (23 October 2009)

Malaria chemoprophylaxis compliance is suboptimal among French soldiers despite the availability of free malaria chemoprophylaxis and repeated health education before, during and after deployments to malaria endemic areas.

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