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Open Access | The feasibility of introducing rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in drug shops in Uganda

December 23, 2010 - 13:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mbonye AK, Ndyomugyenyi R, Turinde A, Magnussen P, Clarke S, Chandler C
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:367 (21 December 2010)

These results not only provide useful lessons for implementing the intervention study but have wide implications for scaling up malaria treatment in drug shops.

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Open Access | Use of HRP-2-based rapid diagnostic test for Plasmodium falciparum malaria: assessing accuracy and cost-effectiveness in the villages of Dielmo and Ndiop, Senegal

June 7, 2010 - 11:51 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ly A, Tall A, Perry R, Baril L, Badiane A, Faye J, Rogier C, Toure A, Sokhna C, Trape J, Michel R
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:153 (4 June 2010)

A rational use of ACT requires laboratory testing of all patients presenting with presumed malaria. Use of RDTs inevitably has incremental costs, but the strategy associating RDT use for all clinically suspected malaria and prescribing ACT only to patients tested positive is cost-effective in areas where microscopy is unavailable.

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Open Access | Assessment of two malaria rapid diagnostic tests in children under five years of age, with follow-up of false-positive pLDH test results, in a hyperendemic falciparum malaria area, Sierra Leone

January 29, 2010 - 14:23 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Sibylle Gerstl, Sophie Dunkley, Ahmed Mukhtar, Martin De Smet, Samuel Baker, Jacob Maikere
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:28 (21 January 2010)

Both RDTs were highly sensitive, met WHO standards for the detection of falciparum malaria monoinfections where parasitaemia was >100 parasites/mul and were easy to use. CareStartTM persistent false positivity decreased quickly after successful anti-malarial treatment, making it a good choice for a RDT for a hyperendemic falciparum malaria area.

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