Malaria

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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

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The terms "Malaria" returned 9411 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma β-endorphin levels in children with cerebral malaria.
 

Author(s): Oluwatosin Eunice Olorunmoteni, Oluwagbemiga Oyewole Adeodu, Saheed B A Oseni, Efere M Obuotor

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Cerebral malaria (CM) is the most lethal form of malaria, yet its pathogenesis is not fully understood. Cytoadherence, sequestration, alterations in cytokine expression, inflammation, and microvascular obstruction are all hypothesized to be important in the aetio-pathogenesis of coma ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Influence of host factors and parasite biomass on the severity of imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
 

Author(s): Nicolas Argy, Eric Kendjo, Claire Augé-Courtoi, Sandrine Cojean, Jérôme Clain, Pascal Houzé, Marc Thellier, Veronique Hubert, Philippe Deloron, Sandrine Houzé,

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Imported malaria in France is characterized by various clinical manifestations observed in a heterogeneous population of patients such as travelers/expatriates and African migrants. In this population, host factors and parasite biomass associated with severe imported malaria are poorly known.

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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Impact of introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on antibiotic prescribing: analysis of observational and randomised studies in public and private healthcare settings.
 

Author(s): Heidi Hopkins, Katia J Bruxvoort, Matthew E Cairns, Clare I R Chandler, Baptiste Leurent, Evelyn K Ansah, Frank Baiden, Kimberly A Baltzell, Anders Björkman, Helen E D Burchett, Siân E Clarke, Deborah D DiLiberto, Kristina Elfving, Catherine Goodman, Kristian S Hansen, S Patrick Kachur, Sham Lal, David G Lalloo, Toby Leslie, Pascal Magnussen, Lindsay Mangham Jefferies, Andreas Mårtensson, Ismail Mayan, Anthony K Mbonye, Mwinyi I Msellem, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Hugh Reyburn, Mark W Rowland, Delér Shakely, Lasse S Vestergaard, Jayne Webster, Virginia L Wiseman, Shunmay Yeung, David Schellenberg, Sarah G Staedke, Christopher J M Whitty

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Objectives To examine the impact of use of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on prescribing of antimicrobials, specifically antibiotics, for acute febrile illness in Africa and Asia.Design Analysisof nine preselected linked and codesigned observational and randomised studies (eight ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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The terms "Malaria" returned 940 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prospects for malaria control through manipulation of mosquito larval habitats and olfactory-mediated behavioural responses using plant-derived compounds.
 

Author(s): Jackson M Muema, Joel L Bargul, Sospeter N Njeru, Joab O Onyango, Susan S Imbahale

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Malaria presents an overwhelming public health challenge, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where vector favourable conditions and poverty prevail, potentiating the disease burden. Behavioural variability of malaria vectors poses a great challenge to existing vector control programmes ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Challenges for malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa: Resistance and behavioral adaptations in Anopheles populations.
 

Author(s): Seynabou Sougoufara, Souleymane Doucouré, Pape M Backé Sembéne, Myriam Harry, Cheikh Sokhna

Journal: J Vector Borne Dis. ;54(1):4-15.

 

Over the past decade, global malaria-related mortality has declined dramatically because of combined international actions that have defined and prioritized national and regional efforts to reduce the incidence of malaria, with the ultimate goal of eradication. Vector control strategies ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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[Current management of imported severe malaria].
 

Author(s): E Venanzi, R López-Vélez

Journal: Rev Esp Quimioter. 2016 Sep;29 Suppl 1():66-71.

 

Severe malaria is a diagnostic and therapeutic emergency with great impact worldwide for incidence and mortality. The clinical presentation of severe malaria can be very polymorphic and rapidly progressing. Therefore a correct diagnosis and an early and adequate antiparasitic and ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Rosiglitazone Adjunctive Therapy for Severe Malaria in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Providers' Compliance to Malaria Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2015

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