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

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The terms "Malaria" returned 10254 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Artemisinin-Based Treatments in Pregnant Women with Malaria.
 

Author(s): Umberto D'Alessandro,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Jul;375(3):283-4.

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Implementation of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine--The Need for Further Evidence.
 

Author(s): John Clemens, Vasee Moorthy

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Jun;374(26):2596-7.

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2016

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Seven-Year Efficacy of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine among Young African Children.
 

Author(s): Ally Olotu, Gregory Fegan, Juliana Wambua, George Nyangweso, Amanda Leach, Marc Lievens, David C Kaslow, Patricia Njuguna, Kevin Marsh, Philip Bejon

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Jun;374(26):2519-29.

 

The candidate malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 is being evaluated in order to inform a decision regarding its inclusion in routine vaccination schedules.

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2016

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The terms "Malaria" returned 1007 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lessons learnt from 20 years surveillance of malaria drug resistance prior to the policy change in Burkina Faso.
 

Author(s): Halidou Tinto, Innocent Valea, Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo, Tinga Robert Guiguemdé

Journal: Ann Parasitol. 2016 ;62(1):17-24.

 

The history of drug resistance to the previous antimalarial drugs, and the potential for resistance to evolve to Artemisinin-based combination therapies, demonstrates the necessity to set-up a good surveillance system in order to provide early warning of the development of resistance. ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2016

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Dendritic Cells and Their Multiple Roles during Malaria Infection.
 

Author(s): Kelly N S Amorim, Daniele C G Chagas, Fernando B Sulczewski, Silvia B Boscardin

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2016 ;2016():2926436.

 

Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in the initiation of adaptive immune responses, efficiently presenting antigens to T cells. This ability relies on the presence of numerous surface and intracellular receptors capable of sensing microbial components as well as inflammation ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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Do advanced glycation end-products play a role in malaria susceptibility?
 

Author(s): Karim Traoré, Charles Arama, Maurice Médebielle, Ogobara Doumbo, Stéphane Picot

Journal: Parasite. 2016 ;23():15.

 

There are growing data supporting the differences in susceptibility to malaria described between sympatric populations with different lifestyles. Evidence has also been growing for some time that nutritional status and the host's metabolism are part of the complex mechanisms underlying ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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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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Providers' Compliance to Malaria Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2015

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