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artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)

History of malaria treatment as a predictor of subsequent subclinical parasitaemia: a cross-sectional survey and malaria case records from three villages in Pailin, western Cambodia

April 26, 2016 - 18:36 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Thomas J. Peto, Sabine E. Kloprogge, Arjen Dondorp, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:240, 26 April 2016

A clinical episode of vivax malaria was associated with subsequent sub-clinical parasitaemia.

Factors influencing adverse events reporting within the health care system: the case of artemisinin-based combination treatments in northern Ghana

March 1, 2016 - 17:57 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Samuel Chatio, Raymond Aborigo, Philip Baba Adongo, Thomas Anyorigiya, Philip Ayizem Dalinjong, Patricia Akweongo and Abraham Oduro
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:125, 27 February 2016

Patients’ lack of knowledge and health sector drawbacks affected side effect reporting on ACT.

Malaria case detection using rapid diagnostic test at the community level in Ghana: consumer perception and practitioners’ experiences

January 29, 2016 - 18:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Daniel A. Danquah, Kwame O. Buabeng, Kwaku P. Asante, Emmanuel Mahama, Constance Bart-Plange and Ellis Owusu-Dabo
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:34, 22 January 2016


Though malaria RDT use in medicines outlets was largely uncommon, both community members and medicine outlet practitioners welcomed its use.

Therapeutic efficacy of artesunate-amodiaquine and artemether-lumefantrine combinations in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in two ecological zones in Ghana

January 7, 2016 - 17:17 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Benjamin Abuaku, Nancy Duah, Lydia Quaye, Neils Quashie, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Kwadwo Koram
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Malaria Journal 2016, 15:6 (5 January 2016)

Therapeutic efficacy of AS-AQ and AL remains over 90 % in the forest and savannah zones of Ghana.

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Ethical aspects of malaria control and research

December 29, 2015 - 16:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez, Andreas Reis, Pascal Ringwald, Michael Selgelid
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:518 (22 December 2015)

Malaria currently causes more harm to human beings than any other parasitic disease, and disproportionally affects low-income populations.

Risks of miscarriage and inadvertent exposure to artemisinin derivatives in the first trimester of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study in western Kenya

November 24, 2015 - 11:38 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Stephanie Dellicour, Meghna Desai, Feiko ter Kuile, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:461 (18 November 2015)

ACT exposure in early pregnancy was more common than quinine exposure.

High adherence to malaria treatment: promising results of an adherence study in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 20, 2015 - 10:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sibylle Gerstl, Alexis Namagana, Liliana Palacios, Franklin Mweshi, Stella Aprile, Angeles Lima
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:414 (19 October 2015)

This is the first study to assess adherence to an FDC of ACT under real treatment conditions in a context of high instability.

Feasibility and cost of using mobile phones for capturing drug safety information in peri-urban settlement in Ghana: a prospective cohort study of patients with uncomplicated malaria

October 20, 2015 - 08:58 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Vida Kukula, Alexander Dodoo, Margaret Gyapong, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:411 (19 October 2015)

Majority of patients was successfully followed up by telephone and reported the most AEs.

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NOT Open Access | Trends in malaria case management following changes in the treatment policy to artemisinin combination therapy at the Mbakong Health Centre, Cameroon 2006–2012: A retrospective study

October 5, 2015 - 16:46 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ignatius C Ndong, Mari van Reenen, Daniel A Boakye, Wilfred F Mbacham, Anne F Grobler
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Acta Tropica, Volume 150, October 2015, Pages 100–106

National malaria treatment policies are devised to guide health professionals and to facilitate diagnosis and case management.

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Provider compliance to artemisinin-based combination therapy at primary health care facilities in the middle belt of Ghana

September 23, 2015 - 16:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Anthony Kwarteng, Kwaku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:361 (22 September 2015)

Although the majority of patients presenting with malaria received treatment according to the national malaria guidelines, there were widespread inappropriate treatment with ACT.

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