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Open Access | Low referral completion of rapid diagnostic test-negative patients in community-based treatment of malaria in Sierra Leone

April 23, 2011 - 08:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Anna Thomson, Mohammed Khogali, Martin de Smet, Tony Reid, Ahmed Mukhtar, Stefan Peterson, Johan von Schreeb
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:94 (17 April 2011)

The study results showed a total referral rate of almost 15%. During the study period 36 out of 2,459 (1.5%) referred patients completed their referral.

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Open Access | Cost effectiveness of OptiMal(R) rapid diagnostic test for malaria in remote areas of the Amazon Region, Brazil

October 16, 2010 - 07:50 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Fernandes de Oliveira M, de Castro Gomes A, Toscano CM
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:277 (11 October 2010)

Microscopy is more cost-effective than OptiMal(R) in these remote areas if high accuracy of microscopy is maintained in the field. Decision regarding use of rapid tests for diagnosis of malaria in these areas depends on current microscopy accuracy in the field.

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Evaluation of three parasite lactate dehydrogenase-based rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of falciparum and vivax malaria

October 29, 2009 - 12:34 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Elizabeth A Ashley, Malek Touabi, Margareta Ahrer, Robert Hutagalung, Khayae Htun, Jennifer Luchavez, Christine Dureza, Stephane Proux, Mara Leimanis, Myo Min Lwin, Alena Koscalova, Eric Comte, Prudence Hamade, Anne-Laure Page, Francois Nosten, Philippe J Guerin
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:241 (27 October 2009)

In areas where non-falciparum malaria is common rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) capable of distinguishing malaria species reliably are needed. Such tests are often based on the detection of parasite lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH). In Dawei, southern Myanmar, three pLDH based RDTs (CareStartTM Malaria pLDH (Pan), CareStartTM Malaria pLDH (Pan, Pf) and OptiMAL-IT(R)) were evaluated in patients presenting with clinically suspected malaria.

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