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Not Open Access | The Usefulness of Serum C-Reactive Protein and Total Bilirubin Levels for Distinguishing Between Dengue Fever and Malaria in Returned Travelers

March 10, 2014 - 17:55 -- NOT Open Access
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Satoshi Kutsuna, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Momoko Mawatari, Nozomi Takeshita, Shuzo Kanagawa, and Norio Ohmagari
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 90:444-448

A retrospective study to compare the laboratory results of malaria and DF was conducted at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan from January of 2005 to March of 2013. 

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Not Open Access | Imported malaria and dengue fever in returned travelers in Japan from 2005 to 2010

January 21, 2013 - 17:47 -- NOT Open Access
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Yasutaka Mizuno, Yasuyuki Kato, Shigeyuki Kano, Tomohiko Takasaki
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 86-91
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To describe the clinical features of malaria and dengue cases in Japan, a retrospective study was conducted on 50 malaria cases and 40 dengue cases presented to the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine of Japan between 2005 and 2010.

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Not Open Access | Knowledge and practice of malaria prophylaxis among travel medicine consultants in Greece

December 3, 2012 - 16:06 -- NOT Open Access
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Androula Pavli, Ioanna Lymperi, Panagiotis Katerelos, Helena C. Maltezou
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 10, Issues 5–6, September–November 2012, Pages 224-229
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The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and practices about malaria prophylaxis of travel medicine consultants in Greece. A standardized questionnaire was sent to travel medicine consultants in all 57 Regional Departments of Public Health which are the official travel medicine services in Greece.

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Review: malaria chemoprophylaxis for travelers to latin america.

December 8, 2011 - 15:27 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Steinhardt LC, Magill AJ, Arguin PM.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Dec;85(6):1015-24.

MalariaWorldPrimaquine should be strongly considered for nonpregnant, G6PD-nondeficient patients traveling to vivax-endemic areas of Latin America, and it has the added benefit of being the only drug to protect against malaria relapses.

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Cytochrome b Gene Quantitative PCR for Diagnosing Plasmodium falciparum Infection in Travelers

May 28, 2011 - 11:23 -- Patrick Sampao
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Cécile Farrugia, Odile Cabaret, Françoise Botterel, Christian Bories, Françoise Foulet, Jean-Marc Costa and Stéphane Bretagne
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J. Clin. Microbiol., Jun 2011; 49: 2191 - 2195.

First, manual and automated DNA extractions were compared and automated DNA extraction of 400 µl of blood was found to be more efficient. Sensitivity was estimated using the WHO international standard for Plasmodium falciparum DNA and compared to that of a previously published qPCR targeting the 18S rRNA coding gene (18S qPCR).

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Synopsis: Open Access | Synopsis: Intravenous Artesunate for Severe Malaria in Travelers, Europe

April 26, 2011 - 15:06 -- Patrick Sampao
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Thomas Zoller, Thomas Junghanss, Holger Flick, et al.
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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 17, Number 5–May 2011

Multicenter trials in Southeast Asia have shown better survival rates among patients with severe malaria, particularly those with high parasitemia levels, treated with intravenous (IV) artesunate than among those treated with quinine.

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Review: Incidence of malaria and risk factors in Italian travelers to malaria endemic countries

June 14, 2010 - 13:26 -- Patrick Sampao
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Roberto R., Daniela B., et al.
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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 144-154

The different factors which may influence the risk of contracting malaria for travelers visiting endemic countries and the strategy to reduce completely the number of fatal cases were considered and discussed.

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Predictive factors of severe disease secondary to falciparum malaria among travelers

March 25, 2010 - 13:39 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
G. Saliba, W. Kamouh, A. Fontanet, J. Le Bras
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Pathologie Biologie, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 19 March 2010

This study points out two particularly interesting results: severe malaria is significantly associated with the infection by a chloroquine resistant P. falciparum phenotype and with the parasite's acquisition in the south-eastern asian region.

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