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artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)

Prescribing patterns and compliance with World Health Organization recommendations for the management of severe malaria: a modified cohort event monitoring study in public health facilities in Ghana and Uganda

February 13, 2019 - 16:13 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
H. Hilda Ampadu, Kwaku Poku Asante, Samuel Bosomprah, Samantha Akakpo, Pierre Hugo, Helga Gardarsdottir, Hubert G. M. Leufkens, Dan Kajungu and Alexander N. O. Dodoo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:36, 8 February 2019

Injectable AS is the most commonly prescribed medicine in the management of severe malaria in Ghana and Uganda.

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Does artemether–lumefantrine administration affect mosquito olfactory behaviour and fitness?

January 30, 2019 - 16:08 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jetske G. de Boer, Annette O. Busula, Jet ten Berge, Tessa S. van Dijk and Willem Takken
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:28, 28 January 2019

Based on the results, AL does not appear to influence malaria transmission through modification of vector mosquito olfactory behaviour or fitness.

An online mapping database of molecular markers of drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum: the ACT Partner Drug Molecular Surveyor

January 22, 2019 - 14:56 -- Open Access
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Sabina Dahlström Otienoburu, Ignacio Suay, Steven Garcia, Nigel V. Thomas, Suttipat Srisutham, Anders Björkman and Georgina S. Humphreys
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:12, 18 January 2019

The WWARN ACT Partner Drugs Molecular Surveyor summarizes data on resistance markers in the pfmdr1 and pfcrt genes.

Measuring malaria diagnosis and treatment coverage in population-based surveys: a recall validation study in Mali among caregivers of febrile children under 5 years

January 8, 2019 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Ruth A. Ashton, Bakary Doumbia, Thomas P. Eisele, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:3, 3 January 2019

These findings indicate that caregivers’ responses during household surveys are valid when assessing if a child received a finger/heel prick during a consultation in the previous 2 weeks, and if the malaria test result was positive.

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Has doxycycline, in combination with anti-malarial drugs, a role to play in intermittent preventive treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in pregnant women in Africa?

December 27, 2018 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Tiphaine Gaillard, Manon Boxberger, Marylin Madamet and Bruno Pradines
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:469, 14 December 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Plasmodium falciparum malaria during pregnancy is responsible for deleterious consequences for the mother and her child.

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Another challenge in malaria elimination efforts: the increase of malaria among adults after the implementation of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) in Dielmo, Senegal

October 30, 2018 - 15:39 -- Open Access
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Amélé N. Wotodjo, Souleymane Doucoure, Nafissatou Diagne, Fatoumata Diene Sarr, Philipe Parola, Jean Gaudart and Cheikh Sokhna
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:384, 25 October 2018

Malaria among adults especially younger adults should deserve more attention in the areas where malaria was previously endemic as they became vulnerable probably because of the partial acquisition and—or—the loss of anti-Plasmodium relative immunity and the non regular use of LLINs.

Investigating the Efficacy of Triple Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies for Treating Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Patients Using Mathematical Modeling

October 30, 2018 - 12:46 -- Open Access
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Saber Dini, Sophie Zaloumis, Pengxing Cao, Ric N. Price, Freya J. I. Fowkes, Rob W. van der Pluijm, James M. McCaw and Julie A. Simpson
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. November 2018 62:e01068-18

The first line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria is artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), which consists of an artemisinin derivative coadministered with a longer-acting partner drug.

Efficacy and safety of artemisinin-based combination therapy, and molecular markers for artemisinin and piperaquine resistance in Mainland Tanzania

October 20, 2018 - 10:02 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mwaka A. Kakolwa, Muhidin K. Mahende, Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:369, 17 October 2018

All the tested ACT in mainland Tanzania were highly efficacious and none of validated k13 mutants associated with artemisinin resistance was observed.

The quality of anti-malarial medicines in Embu County, Kenya

September 18, 2018 - 16:11 -- Open Access
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Stanley Ndwigah, Andy Stergachis, Kennedy Abuga, Hannington Mugo and Isaac Kibwage
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:330, 15 September 2018

All the anti-malarial drugs analysed in this study passed the quality control tests.

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Imported and autochthonous malaria in West Saudi Arabia: results from a reference hospital

August 7, 2018 - 15:34 -- Open Access
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Rasha Hassan Soliman, Patricia Garcia-Aranda, Sherine Mohamed Elzagawy, Boshra El-Sayed Hussein, Wael Wahid Mayah, Alexandra Martin Ramirez, Thuy-Huong Ta-Tang and José Miguel Rubio
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:286, 7 August 2018

Haplotypes of P. falciparum in the western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exhibit high resistance against antifolate drugs.

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