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The effects of introducing artemether-lumefantrine malaria treatment and insecticide-impregnated bed nets to an elective surgical hospital.

Abstract:

Malaria and anaemia in patients admitted for elective orthopaedic operations commonly cause delays to surgery. Our hospital has introduced artemether-lumefantrine as the standard treatment for malaria in accordance with the national policy, replacing sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine. Insecticide-impregnated bed nets were also introduced throughout our wards. A retrospective audit of all new elective surgical admissions over a 12-month period was performed in order to assess the effect of these chan...

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Publisher copy:
10.1258/td.2010.100213

Authors


Harrison, WJ More by this author
Cashman, J More by this author
Journal:
Tropical doctor
Volume:
41
Issue:
1
Pages:
15-17
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1758-1133
ISSN:
0049-4755
URN:
uuid:2c7c8c93-31c7-4118-b226-189f432f9590
Source identifiers:
112646
Local pid:
pubs:112646

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