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Evaluation of the Deki Reader™, an automated RDT reader and data management device, in a household survey setting in low malaria endemic southwestern Uganda

November 13, 2017 - 15:23 -- Open Access
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Caesar Oyet, Michelle E. Roh, Gertrude N. Kiwanuka, Patrick Orikiriza, Martina Wade, Sunil Parikh, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire and Yap Boum II
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:449, 7 November 2017

The findings from this study suggest that the Deki Reader™ is comparable to visual inspection and performs well in detecting microscopy-positive Plasmodium falciparum cases in a household survey setting.

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Malaria surveys using rapid diagnostic tests and validation of results using post hoc quantification of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2

November 13, 2017 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Mateusz Plucinski, Rafael Dimbu, Eric Rogier, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:451, 7 November 2017

Measures of malaria prevalence estimated using population RDT positivity should be interpreted in the context of potentially large variation in RDT LODs between, and even within, surveys.

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Travel patterns and demographic characteristics of malaria cases in Swaziland, 2010–2014

September 11, 2017 - 15:53 -- Open Access
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Natalia Tejedor‐Garavito, Nomcebo Dlamini, Simon Kunene, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:359, 8 September 2017

Results from this analysis can be used to direct national and well as cross-border targeting of interventions, over space, time and by sub-population.

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Evaluation of CareStart™ Malaria HRP2/pLDH (Pf/pan) Combo Test in a malaria low transmission region of Senegal

August 14, 2017 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Khadim Diongue, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Amy Gaye, Awa Deme, Aida S. Badiane and Daouda Ndiaye
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:328, 10 August 2017

Malaria CareStart™RDT test demonstrated a superior sensitivity compared to microscopy, which is the gold standard for malaria diagnosis.

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NOT Open Access | Submicroscopic malaria infections in pregnant women from six departments in Haiti

August 10, 2017 - 06:49 -- NOT Open Access
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Maha A. Elbadry, Massimiliano S. Tagliamonte, Bernard A. Okech, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 22, Issue 8, August 2017, Pages 1030–1036

This study is the first to document the high prevalence of submicroscopic malaria infections among pregnant women in Haiti and identify social and behavioural risk factors for disease transmission.

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Evaluation of the utility value of three diagnostic methods in the detection of malaria parasites in endemic area

May 10, 2017 - 14:30 -- Open Access
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Uchenna Iyioku Ugah, Moses Nnaemeka Alo, Jacob Oluwabusuyi Owolabi, Oluchi DivineGift Okata-Nwali, Ifeoma Mercy Ekejindu, Nancy Ibeh and Michael Okpara Elom
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:189, 6 May 2017

This study recommends that the policy of malaria diagnosis be changed such that the routine diagnosis of malaria is done by a combination of both microscopy and a RDT kit of high sensitivity and specificity so as to complement the errors associated with either of the methods.

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Asymptomatic and sub-microscopic malaria infection in Kayah State, eastern Myanmar

April 11, 2017 - 15:34 -- Open Access
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Myo Thiha Zaw, Myo Thant, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:138, 4 April 2017

A combination of RDT, light microscopy and PCR diagnostics were used to identify asymptomatic malaria infection, providing additional information on asymptomatic cases in addition to the routine statistics on symptomatic cases, so as to determine the true burden of disease in the area.

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Rapid diagnostic tests failing to detect Plasmodium falciparum infections in Eritrea: an investigation of reported false negative RDT results

March 14, 2017 - 13:01 -- Open Access
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Araia Berhane, Mulugeta Russom, Iyassu Bahta, Filmon Hagos, Michael Ghirmai and Selam Uqubay
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:105, 6 March 2017

The investigation confirmed high false-negativity rate in PfHRP-2 detecting RDTs and has ruled out quality of RDTs, storage, handling and operator error as causes of the reported problem.

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Expanding access to parasite-based malaria diagnosis through retail drug shops in Tanzania: evidence from a randomized trial and implications for treatment

January 7, 2017 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Kathleen Maloney, Abigail Ward, Sigsbert Mkude, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:6, 3 January 2017

Trained and supervised ADDO dispensers in rural Tanzania performed and sold RDTs under real market conditions to two-thirds of suspected malaria patients during this one-year pilot.

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Cost benefit analysis of malaria rapid diagnostic test: the perspective of Nigerian community pharmacists

January 4, 2017 - 17:54 -- Open Access
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Ifeoma Jovita Ezennia, Sunday Odunke Nduka and Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:7, 3 January 2017

Test-based malaria treatment is cost-beneficial for pharmacy practitioners.

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