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Rapid clinical assessment to facilitate the triage of adults with falciparum malaria, a retrospective analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Most adults dying from falciparum malaria will die within 48 hours of their hospitalisation. An essential component of early supportive care is the rapid identification of patients at greatest risk. In resource-poor settings, where most patients with falciparum malaria are managed, decisions regarding patient care must frequently be made using clinical evaluation alone. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 4 studies of 1801 adults with severe falciparum malaria to determine whethe...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0087020

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Mohanty, S More by this author
Anstey, NM More by this author
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Wellcome Trust More from this funder
National Health and medical Research Council of Australia More from this funder
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
e87020
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:6976c07b-9f4d-4afe-b957-19826125d372
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447824
Local pid:
pubs:447824

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