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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Malaria" returned 8378 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe Malaria Not Responsive to Artemisinin Derivatives in Man Returning from Angola to Vietnam.
 

Author(s): Nguyen Van Hong, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Nguyen Quang Tuan, Do Duy Cuong, Nguyen Thi Huong Giang, Nguyen Van Dung, Ta Thi Tinh, Nguyen Van Tien, Bui Quang Phuc, Tran Thanh Duong, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Umberto D'Alessandro, Annette Erhart

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Jul;21(7):1265.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2015

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Severe Malaria Not Responsive to Artemisinin Derivatives in Man Returning from Angola to Vietnam.
 

Author(s): Pascal Ringwald, Arjen M Dondorp

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Jul;21(7):1264-5.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2015

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Analysis of Preventive Interventions for Malaria: Exploring Partial and Complete Protection and Total and Primary Intervention Effects.
 

Author(s): Matthew Cairns, Yin Bun Cheung, Ying Xu, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Diadier Diallo, Amadou T Konate, Alassane Dicko, Daniel Chandramohan, Brian Greenwood, Paul Milligan

Journal: Am. J. Epidemiol.. 2015 Jun;181(12):1008-17.

 

Event dependence, the phenomenon in which future risk depends on past disease history, is not commonly accounted for in the statistical models used by malaria researchers. However, recently developed methods for the analysis of repeated events allow this to be done, while also accounting ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2015

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The terms "Malaria" returned 803 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Management of severe paediatric malaria in resource-limited settings.
 

Author(s): Kathryn Maitland

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Over 90% of the world's severe and fatal Plasmodium falciparum malaria is estimated to affect young children in sub-Sahara Africa, where it remains a common cause of hospital admission and inpatient mortality. Few children will ever be managed on high dependency or intensive care ...

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2015

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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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Paths to a malaria vaccine illuminated by parasite genomics.
 

Author(s): David J Conway

Journal: Trends Genet.. 2015 Feb;31(2):97-107.

 

More human death and disease is caused by malaria parasites than by all other eukaryotic pathogens combined. As early as the sequencing of the first human genome, malaria parasite genomics was prioritized to fuel the discovery of vaccine candidate antigens. This stimulated increased ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2015

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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: 18 Aug 2015

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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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