Article thumbnail

Malaria Rapid Testing by Community Health Workers Is Effective and Safe for Targeting Malaria Treatment: Randomised Cross-Over Trial in Tanzania

By Marycelina Mubi, Annika Janson, Marian Warsame, Andreas Mårtensson, Karin Källander, Max G. Petzold, Billy Ngasala, Gloria Maganga, Lars L. Gustafsson, Amos Massele, Göran Tomson, Zul Premji and Anders Björkman
Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Public Library of Science
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3130036
Provided by: PubMed Central

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (2007). A review of malaria diagnostic tools: microscopy and rapid diagnostic test (RDT).
  2. (2009). Abandoning presumptive antimalarial treatment for febrile children aged less than five years–a case of running before we can walk? PLoS
  3. (2009). Accuracy of malaria diagnosis by microscopy, rapid diagnostic test, and PCR methods and evidence of antimalarial overprescription in non-severe febrile patients in two Tanzanian hospitals.
  4. (2007). Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workers.
  5. (2009). Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
  6. (2008). Assessment of a treatment guideline to improve home management of malaria in children in rural south-west Nigeria. Malar J. Jan 29;7: 24. Malaria Rapid Tests and ACT at
  7. (2008). Challenges in routine implementation and quality control of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria–Rufiji District, Tanzania.
  8. (2010). Community Case Management of Fever Due to Malaria and Pneumonia in Children Under Five in Zambia: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
  9. (2009). Cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia. Cost Eff Resour Alloc 7: 5.
  10. (1999). Diagnosis of malaria: a review of alternatives to conventional microscopy.
  11. (2009). Effect of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on the management of uncomplicated malaria with artemether-lumefantrine in Kenya: a cluster randomized trial.
  12. (2006). Ensuring quality and access for malaria diagnosis: how can it be achieved?
  13. (2008). Feasibility and acceptability of artemisinin–based combination therapy for the home management of malaria in four African sites.
  14. (2006). Feasibility and acceptability of the use of artemether-lumefantrine in the home management of uncomplicated malaria in children 6–59 months old in Ghana.
  15. (2011). Guidelines for treatment of malaria. Second edition.
  16. (2007). Impact of artemisinin-based combination therapy and insecticide treated nets on malaria burden in Zanzibar.
  17. (2007). Impact of home-based management of malaria on health outcomes in Africa: a systematic review of the evidence.
  18. (2007). Improved diagnostic testing and malaria treatment practices in Zambia.
  19. (2005). In vivo selection of Plasmodium falciparum pfmdr1 86N coding alleles by artemether-lumefantrine (Coartem).
  20. (2009). Influence of rapid malaria diagnostic tests on treatment and health outcome in fever patients, Zanzibar: a crossover validation study.
  21. (1994). Laboratory diagnosis of malaria by village health workers using the rapid manual ParaSight-F test.
  22. (2010). Ma ˚rtensson A
  23. (2008). Operational accuracy and comparative persistent antigenicity of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hyperendemic region of Uganda.
  24. (2007). Paracheck-Pf accuracy and recently treated Plasmodium falciparum infections: is there a risk of over-diagnosis?
  25. (2002). Performance appraisal of rapid on-site malaria diagnosis (ICT malaria Pf/Pv test) in relation to human resources at village level in Myanmar.
  26. (2009). PfHRP2 and PfLDH antigen detection for monitoring the efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.
  27. (2007). Rapid achievement of the child survival millennium development goal: evidence from the Navrongo experiment in Northern Ghana.
  28. (2007). Rapid diagnostic tests compared with malaria microscopy for guiding outpatient treatment of febrile illness in Tanzania: randomised trial.
  29. (2008). Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria at sites of varying transmission intensity in Uganda.
  30. (2002). Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria parasites.
  31. (2009). Rapid diagnostic tests for the home-based management of malaria, in a hightransmission area.
  32. (2009). Rapid malaria diagnostic tests vs. clinical management of malaria in rural Burkina Faso: safety and effect on clinical decisions. A randomized trial.
  33. (2010). Rapid testing for malaria in settings where microscopy is available and peripheral clinics where only presumptive treatment is available: a randomised controlled trial in Ghana.
  34. (2006). Reducing the burden of childhood malaria in Africa: the role of improved diagnosis.
  35. (2009). Resolution WHA 58.2. Malaria control, Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly, Resolutions and Decisions Annex. Available: http://www.who.int/ gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA58/WHA58_2-en.pdf. Accessed
  36. (2004). Scaling up home-based management of malaria: From research to implementation. WHO/HTM/MAL/2004.1096; TDR/IDE/HMM/04.1 Available: www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/who_htm_mal_2004_1096/ en Accessed
  37. (2010). Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2010, preliminary report.
  38. (2000). Teaching mothers to provide home treatment of malaria in Tigray, Ethiopia: a randomised trial.
  39. (2008). The impact of response to the results of diagnostic tests for malaria: cost-benefit analysis.
  40. (1998). The intracluster correlation coefficient in cluster randomisation.
  41. (2008). The use of artemether-lumefantrine by febrile children following national implementation of a revised drug policy in Kenya.
  42. (2009). Time to move from presumptive malaria treatment to laboratory-confirmed diagnosis and treatment in African children with fever.
  43. (2008). Who develops severe malaria? Impact of access to healthcare, socio-economic and environmental factors on children in Yemen: a case-control study.
  44. (2010). Withholding antimalarials in febrile children who have a negative result for a rapid diagnostic test.