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Case Report: Combined Intravenous Treatment with Artesunate and Quinine for Severe Malaria in Italy

August 6, 2010 - 07:32 -- Patrick Sampao
Alessandro B., Lina T., et al.
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Aug 2010; 83: 274 - 276.

We report a series of eight imported severe falciparum malaria cases treated with IVA combined with intravenous quinine (IVQ). This combined therapy was found to be efficacious, safe, and well-tolerated.

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Intravenous Ibuprofen (IV-ibuprofen) Controls Fever Effectively in Adults with Acute Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria but Prolongs Parasitemia

July 2, 2010 - 13:39 -- Patrick Sampao
Srivicha K., Noppadon T., et al.
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Jul 2010; 83: 51 - 55.

Because some febrile patients are unable to swallow or retain oral antipyretic drugs, we carried out a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in which intravenous ibuprofen (IV-ibuprofen) was given to adults hospitalized with fever associated with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria treated with oral artesunate plus mefloquine.

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