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Molecular surveillance over 14 years confirms reduction of Plasmodium vivax and falciparum transmission after implementation of Artemisinin-based combination therapy in Papua, Indonesia

May 13, 2020 - 13:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pava Z, Puspitasari AM, Rumaseb A, Handayuni I, Trianty L, Utami RAS, Tirta YK, Burdam F, Kenangalem E, Wirjanata G, Kho S, Trimarsanto H, Anstey NM, Poespoprodjo JR, Noviyanti R, Price RN, Marfurt J, Auburn S
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(5): e0008295

Genetic epidemiology can provide important insights into parasite transmission that can inform public health interventions. The current study compared long-term changes in the genetic diversity and structure of co-endemic Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax populations. The study was conducted in Papua Indonesia, where high-grade chloroquine resistance in P. falciparum and P. vivax led to a universal policy of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) in 2006.

The risk of morbidity and mortality following recurrent malaria in Papua, Indonesia: a retrospective cohort study

February 25, 2020 - 16:04 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dini S, Douglas NM, Poespoprodjo JR, Kenangalem E, Sugiarto P, Plumb ID, Price RN, Simpson JA
Reference: 
BMC Med. 2020 Feb 20;18(1):28

An acute episode of malaria can be followed by multiple recurrent episodes either due to re-infection, recrudescence of a partially treated parasite or, in the case of Plasmodium vivax or P. ovale, relapse from the dormant liver stage of the parasite. The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of recurrent malaria episodes on morbidity and mortality in Papua, Indonesia.

Malaria-related hospitalization during childhood in Papua, Indonesia: A retrospective cohort study

February 11, 2020 - 16:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nicholas M. Douglas, Enny Kenangalem, Afdhal Hasanuddin, Nicholas M. Anstey, Paulus Sugiarto, Ric N. Price, Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 15(1):e0228018

In endemic regions, the age distribution of malaria varies according to the infecting Plasmodium species. We aimed to delineate the pattern of malaria-related hospitalization from birth in Timika, Papua–an area co-endemic for P. falciparum and P. vivax

Intravenous artesunate plus oral dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine or intravenous quinine plus oral quinine for optimum treatment of severe malaria: lesson learnt from a field hospital in Timika, Papua, Indonesia

January 6, 2020 - 16:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Silvester Alexandro Sikora, Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo, Enny Kenangalem, Daniel A. Lampah, Paulus Sugiarto, Ida Safitri Laksono, Riris Andono Ahmad and E. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:448, 30 December 2019

Intravenous artesunate and its follow on full course dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine are the standard treatment for severe malaria in Indonesia. The current policy suggests that intravenous and oral quinine could be used when standard therapy is not available. Its pragmatic use of both treatment combinations in a field hospital is evaluated.

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