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Effect of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on the management of uncomplicated malaria with artemether-lumefantrine in Kenya: a cluster randomized trial.

Abstract:

Shortly after Kenya introduced artemether-lumefantrine (AL) for first-line treatment of uncomplicated malaria, we conducted a pre-post cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of providing malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) on recommended treatment (patients with malaria prescribed AL) and overtreatment (patients without malaria prescribed AL) in outpatients >/= 5 years old. Sixty health facilities were randomized to receive either RDTs plus training, guidelines, and sup...

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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
80
Issue:
6
Pages:
919-926
Publication date:
2009-06-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Source identifiers:
102270
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:102270
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uuid:1f0a0947-4ed0-4f98-a5cc-c4c4c2d5a0d9
Local pid:
pubs:102270
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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