Data was collected on patient demographics, prescriber factors and prescription patterns. Prescriptions were considered to conform to the new antimalarial policy if artemether-lumefantrine was prescribed for uncomplicated malaria or quinine for treatment failure or complicated malaria.
We describe the clinical features, disease spectrum, and response to antimalarial chemotherapy, including artemether-lumefantrine and artesunate, in patients with P. knowlesi malaria diagnosed by PCR during December 2007–November 2009 at a tertiary care hospital in Sabah, Malaysia.
Monthly pediatric admission data from five Ugandan hospitals and their catchments have been assembled retrospectively across 11 years from January 1999 to December 2009.
The difference in population structure partly accounts for some of these significant associations, and the strength of association proved to be sensitive to all levels of sub-structuring whether in the hospital or population-based study.
The trend in malaria morbidity was evaluated among febrile children before and after their implementation in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon.
The behaviour of providers is often influenced by their knowledge, financial incentives, competition, or to follow patient demands and expectations. This study used a pre-tested structured questionnaire to collect data from 225 providers from hospitals and non-hospitals about their malaria treatment practices.