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NOT Open Access| Diagnostic performance of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of malaria at public health facilities in north-west Ethiopia

October 6, 2015 - 09:17 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Gebeyaw Getnet, Sisay Getie, Mitaly Srivastava, Wubet Birhan, Abebe A. Fola and Harald Noedl
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 20, Issue 11, pages 1564–1568, November 2015

Although RDTs are commonly used at health posts in resource-limited environments, their sensitivity and specificity for the detection and species identification of Plasmodium parasites were poor compared to nPCR, suggesting caution in interpreting RDTs results.

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Febrile illness management in children under five years of age: a qualitative pilot study on primary health care workers' practices in Zanzibar

January 31, 2013 - 09:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Baltzell K, Elfving K, Shakely D, Ali AS, Msellem M, Gulati S, Mårtensson A
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:37 (28 January 2013)
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This pilot study found that health workers in Zanzibar use caregiver history of fever and results of malaria RDTs to guide management of febrile children.

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Evaluation of the malaria rapid diagnostic test SDFK90: detection of both PfHRP2 and Pf-pLDH

November 11, 2012 - 11:50 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Heutmekers M, Gillet P, Cnops L, Bottieau E, Van Esbroeck M, Maltha J, Jacobs J
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:359 (29 October 2012)
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The combination of PfHRP2 and Pf-pLDH ensures a low detection threshold and counters potential problems of PfHRP2 detection such as gene deletions and the prozone effect.

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Scale-up of home- based management of malaria based on rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin based combination therapy in a resource-poor country: results in Senegal

September 26, 2012 - 12:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sylla Thiam, Julie Thwing, Ibrahima Diallo, Fatou B Fall, Mame B Diouf, Robert Perry, Medoune Diop, Mamadou L Diouf, Moustapha M Cisse, Mamadou M Diaw, Moussa Thior
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:334 (25 September 2012)

MalariaWorldHome-based management of malaria including diagnosis with RDT and treatment based on test results is a promising strategy to improve the access of remote populations to prompt and effective management of uncomplicated malaria and to decrease mortality due to malaria

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Management of imported malaria in Europe

September 18, 2012 - 08:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Askling HH, Bruneel F, Buchard G, Castelli F, Chiodini PL, Grobusch MP, Lopez-Vélez R, Paul M, Petersen E, Popescu C, Ramharter M, Schlagenhauf P
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:328 (17 September 2012)

MalariaWorldIn this position paper, the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Study Group on Clinical Parasitology, summarizes main issues regarding the management of imported malaria cases.

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Effects of malaria volunteer training on coverage and timeliness of diagnosis: a cluster randomized controlled trial in Myanmar

September 7, 2012 - 07:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ohnmar -, Tun-Min -, San-Shwe -, Than-Win -, Chongsuvivatwong V
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:309 (4 September 2012)

MalariaWorldThe results show that implementing volunteer programmes to improve the coverage of accurate and timely diagnosis with RDT and early treatment may be beneficial but the timeliness of detection and sustainability must be improved.

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Performance of ¿VIKIA Malaria Ag Pf/Pan¿ (IMACCESS®), a new malaria rapid diagnostic test for detection of symptomatic malaria infections

August 27, 2012 - 07:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Chou M, Kim S, Khim N, Chy S, Sum S, Dourng D, Canier L, Nguon C, Menard D
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:295 (24 August 2012)

MalariaWorldThis new RDT performs similarly well as other commercially available tests (especially the CareStart Malaria[TRADE MARK SIGN] test, used as comparator), and conforms to the World Health Organization's recommendations for RDT performance. It is a good alternative tool for the diagnosis of malaria in endemic areas.

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Comparison of CareStartTM HRP2/pLDH COMBO rapid malaria test with light microscopy in northwest Ethiopia

July 24, 2012 - 11:13 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Moges B, Amare B, Belyhun Y, Tekeste Z, Gizachew M, Workineh M, Gebrehiwot A, Woldeyohannes D, Mulu A, Kassu A
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:234 (20 July 2012)

MalariaWorldThe CareStartTM RDT test showed good sensitivity and specificity with an excellent agreement to the reference light microscopy.

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Community Health Workers Use Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) Safely and Accurately: Results of a Longitudinal Study in Zambia

July 4, 2012 - 12:40 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Helen Counihan, Steven A. Harvey, Masela Sekeseke-Chinyama, Busiku Hamainza, Rose Banda, Thindo Malambo, Freddie Masaninga and David Bell
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 87:57-63

MalariaWorldThis study assessed CHW ability to use RDTs safely and accurately up to 12 months post-training. We trained 65 Zambian CHWs, and then provided RDTs, job-aids, and other necessary supplies for village use. Observers assessed CHW performance at 3, 6, and 12 months post-training.

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