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Mapping the stability of malaria hotspots in Bangladesh from 2013 to 2016

July 15, 2018 - 16:55 -- Open Access
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Andrés Noé, Sazid Ibna Zaman, Mosiqure Rahman, Anjan Kumar Saha, M. M. Aktaruzzaman and Richard James Maude
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:259, 11 July 2018

Areas were identified with temporal and spatial clustering of high malaria incidence in Bangladesh.

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Mefloquine for preventing malaria in pregnant women

July 3, 2018 - 16:22 -- Open Access
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Raquel González, Clara Pons‐Duran, Mireia Piqueras, John J Aponte, Feiko O ter Kuile, Clara Menéndez
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Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, 21 March 2018

Two review authors independently screened all records identified by the search strategy, applied inclusion criteria, assessed risk of bias, and extracted data.

From global action against malaria to local issues: state of the art and perspectives of web platforms dealing with malaria information

March 27, 2018 - 15:35 -- Open Access
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Dominique Briand, Emmanuel Roux, Jean Christophe Desconnets, Carmen Gervet and Christovam Barcellos
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:122, 21 March 2018

Improvement of systems interoperability, through standardization, is an opportunity to be seized in order to allow real time information exchange and online multisource data analysis.

High prevalence of malaria in a non-endemic setting: comparison of diagnostic tools and patient outcome during a four-year survey (2013–2017)

February 6, 2018 - 17:24 -- Open Access
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Adriana Calderaro, Giovanna Piccolo, Flora De Conto, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:63, 5 February 2018

The study shows an update and a thorough analysis of imported malaria cases in the area of Parma during 4.5 years from the point of view of the total case management, clinical and diagnostic.

Efficacy and safety of artemisinin-based combination therapy and chloroquine with concomitant primaquine to treat Plasmodium vivax malaria in Brazil: an open label randomized clinical trial

January 24, 2018 - 13:30 -- Open Access
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André Daher, Dhelio Pereira, David G. Lalloo, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:45, 24 January 2018

This study demonstrated the efficacy and safety of all three regimens that were tested with 42-day cure rates that meet World Health Organization criteria.

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Health workers’ compliance to rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to guide malaria treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

March 16, 2016 - 17:48 -- Open Access
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Alinune N. Kabaghe, Benjamin J. Visser, Rene Spijker, Kamija S. Phiri, Martin P. Grobusch and Michèle van Vugt
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:163, 15 March 2016

With regard to published data, compliance to RDT appears to be generally fair in sub-Saharan Africa; compliance to negative results will need to improve to prevent mismanagement of patients and overprescribing of anti-malarial drugs.

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