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- Antimalarial treatment with artemisinin combination therapy in Africa. Malenga, Grace; Palmer, Ayo; Staedke, Sarah; Kazadi, Walter; Mutabingwa, Thonest; Ansah, Evelyn; Barnes, Karen I.; Whitty, Christopher J. M. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/1/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7519, p706
Presents an editorial regarding antimalarial treatment with artemisinin combination therapy in Africa. Increase of drug resistant malaria across Africa; Report that combination therapies are now seen to be the best solution for treating malaria; Effectiveness of artemisinin based drug...
- antimalarial (Major drug group). // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p74
The article presents information on antimalarial drugs. These agents are used to treat or prevent malaria. Malaria is caused by infection of the red blood cells by a small organism called a protozoan, which is carried by several species of mosquito of the genus Anopheles. The synthetic chemical...
- Malarone. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p346
This article presents information on Malarone, a proprietary, prescription-only compound preparation of the antimalarial proguanil hydrochloride together with the antiprotozoal atovaquone. It can be used in the prevention of malaria, and is available as tablets.
- Maloprim. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p346
This article presents information on Maloprim, a proprietary, prescription-only compound preparation of the antibacterial and antimalarial dapsone and the antimalarial pyrimethanine. It can be used to prevent visitors to tropical regions from contracting malaria, and is available as tablets.
- Ensuring quality and access for malaria diagnosis: how can it be achieved? Bell, David; Wongsrichanalai, Chansuda; Barnwell, John W. // Nature Reviews Microbiology;Sep2006 Supplement, Vol. 4, pS7
The replacement of conventional antimalarial drugs with high-cost, artemisinin-based alternatives has created a gap in the successful management of malaria. This gap reflects an increased need for accurate disease diagnosis that cannot be met by traditional microscopy techniques. The recent...
- Malaria prophylaxis. // Pulse;4/12/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 15, p82
Presents a chart of malaria prophylaxis for travelers. Key to regimens; Children's doses of antimalaria prophylactics; Children's doses of prophylactic Malarone.
- Neuropsychiatric events during prophylactic use of mefloquine before travelling. van Riemsdijk, M. M.; Ditters, J. M.; Sturkenboom, M. C. J. M.; Tulen, J. H. M.; Ligthelm, R. J.; Overbosch, D.; Stricker, B. H. Ch. // European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology;Sep2002, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p441
Introduction. It has been suggested that neuropsychiatric events during use of mefloquine are more common in females than in males and are partly explained by the psychological stress of travelling. Therefore, we investigated neuropsychiatric events in females and males on mefloquine in the...
- Malarone. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p485
A definition of the term "Malarone," which refers to a brand-named antimalarial drug that contains proguanil with atovaquone, is presented.
- Paludrine. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p583
A definition of the term "Paludrine" is presented. It refers to the brand name for proguanil, an antimalarial drug.