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Not Open Access | Thrombocytopenia in childhood malaria with special reference to P. vivax monoinfection: A study from Bikaner (Northwestern India)

June 21, 2012 - 09:15 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Gajanand Singh Tanwar, Punam Chand Khatri, Dhanpat Kumar Kochar, et al.
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Platelets, 2012, Vol. 23, No. 3 , Pages 211-216

MalariaWorldThis prospective study included 676 admitted children of malaria [Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) monoinfection 262, Plasmodium vivax (Pv) monoinfection 380, and mixed (Pf + Pv) infection 34], in which thrombocytopenia (platelet count <150 × 103/mm3 on admission) was found in 442 (65.38%) children [Pf monoinfection 55.3% (145/262), Pv monoinfection 73.16% (278/380), and mixed infection 55.88% (19/34)].

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Not Open Access | The economic cost to households of childhood malaria in Papua New Guinea: a focus on intra-country variation

June 20, 2012 - 15:17 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Elisa Sicuri, Carol Davy, Marcella Marinelli, Olive Oa, Maria Ome, Peter Siba, Lesong Conteh and Ivo Mueller
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Health Policy Plan. (2012) 27 (4): 339-347.

 MalariaWorldWe compare direct and indirect household costs associated with malaria treatment for children <3 years in two provinces of Papua New Guinea.

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Open Access | Lack of Decline in Childhood Malaria, Malawi, 2001–2010

February 2, 2012 - 11:41 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Collins J. Kwizombe, Robert S. Heyderman, et al.
Reference: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

MalariaWorldWe examined health facility data for children seen as outpatients and parasitemia-positive children hospitalized with cerebral malaria in a large national hospital.

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Distinguishing Malaria from Severe Pneumonia among Hospitalized Children who Fulfilled Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Criteria for Both Diseases: A Hospital-Based Study in Mozambique

October 10, 2011 - 07:39 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Quique Bassat, Sónia Machevo, Pedro L. Alonso, et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 85:626-634

We investigated ways to increase diagnostic accuracy in patients hospitalized with clinical symptoms compatible with malaria and severe pneumonia, in an area with high a prevalence of infection with human immunodeficiency virus.

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Prereferral rectal artesunate for treatment of severe childhood malaria: a cost-effectiveness analysis

December 6, 2010 - 12:56 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Yeşim Tozan, Eili Y Klein, Sarah Darley, Rajashree Panicker, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Joel G Breman
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The Lancet, Volume 376, Issue 9756, 4 December 2010-10 December 2010, Pages 1910-1915

The analysis assessed how the cost-effectiveness results changed with low (25%), moderate (50%), high (75%), and full (100%) referral compliance and intervention uptake.

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Case Series and Case Reports: Childhood Plasmodium falciparum malaria complicated by acute pancreatitis

June 18, 2010 - 11:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Rajoo Thapa, Debkrishna Mallick, and Biswajit Biswas
Reference: 
Trop Doct, July 2010; 40: 184 – 185

Falciparum malaria is occasionally associated with multiple organ system complications. However, acute pancreatitis rarely occurs as a part of the spectrum. A 13-year-old boy presented with falciparum malaria complicated predominantly by acute pancreatitis.

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