Malaria

Common Name(s)

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. Infection with malaria parasites may result in a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from absent or very mild symptoms to severe disease and even death. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. In general, malaria is a curable disease if diagnosed and treated promptly and correctly. Treatment depends on many factors including disease severity, the species of malaria parasite causing the infection and the part of the world in which the infection was acquired.
 

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Malaria" returned 8339 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Microvascular obstruction and endothelial activation are independently associated with the clinical manifestations of severe falciparum malaria in adults: an observational study.
 

Author(s): Josh Hanson, Sue J Lee, Md Amir Hossain, Nicholas M Anstey, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Richard J Maude, Hugh W F Kingston, Saroj K Mishra, Sanjib Mohanty, Katherine Plewes, Kim Piera, Mahtab U Hassan, Aniruddha Ghose, M Abul Faiz, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P J Day, Arjen M Dondorp

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Microvascular obstruction and endothelial dysfunction have both been linked to tissue hypoperfusion in falciparum malaria, but their relative contributions to the disease's pathogenesis and outcome are unknown.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2015

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U.S. military administration's malaria control activities (1945-1948).
 

Author(s): In-Sok Yeo

Journal: Uisahak. 2015 Apr;24(1):35-65.

 

To prevent and control infectious diseases was one of the major concerns of U.S. military government when they stationed in Korea in 1945. It was because the spread of various infectious diseases can cause social unrest and they can also affect the U.S. military. Malaria was one of ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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Clinical, geographical, and temporal risk factors associated with presentation and outcome of vivax malaria imported into the United Kingdom over 27 years: observational study.
 

Author(s): Claire Broderick, Behzad Nadjm, Valerie Smith, Marie Blaze, Anna Checkley, Peter L Chiodini, Christopher J M Whitty

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To examine temporal and geographical trends, risk factors, and seasonality of imported vivax malaria in the United Kingdom to inform clinical advice and policy.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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The terms "Malaria" returned 810 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Artemisinin-naphthoquine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
 

Author(s): Rachel Isba, Babalwa Zani, Michael Gathu, David Sinclair

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for treating people with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Five combinations are currently recommended, all administered over three days. Artemisinin-naphthoquine is a new combination developed ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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Rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing uncomplicated non-falciparum or Plasmodium vivax malaria in endemic countries.
 

Author(s): Katharine Abba, Amanda J Kirkham, Piero L Olliaro, Jonathan J Deeks, Sarah Donegan, Paul Garner, Yemisi Takwoingi

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In settings where both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infection cause malaria, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) need to distinguish which species is causing the patients' symptoms, as different treatments are required. Older RDTs incorporated two test lines to distinguish ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2015

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Operational research on malaria control and elimination: a review of projects published between 2008 and 2013.
 

Author(s): Shui-sen Zhou, Aafje E C Rietveld, Mar Velarde-Rodriguez, Andrew R Ramsay, Shao-sen Zhang, Xiao-nong Zhou, Richard E Cibulskis

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A literature review for operational research on malaria control and elimination was conducted using the term 'malaria' and the definition of operational research (OR). A total of 15 886 articles related to malaria were searched between January 2008 and June 2013. Of these, 582 (3.7%) ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Mass Drug Administration With Dihydroartemisinin + Piperaquine for Reducing Malaria in Southern Zambia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Malaria, Falciparum

 

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2014

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Malaria in Early Life Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria; Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2014

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Randomized Trial of Erythropoietin During Cerebral Malaria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Malaria

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2008

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