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Artesunate combinations for treatment of malaria: meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Addition of artemisinin derivatives to existing drug regimens for malaria could reduce treatment failure and transmission potential. We assessed the evidence for this hypothesis from randomised controlled trials. METHODS: We undertook a meta-analysis of individual patients' data from 16 randomised trials (n=5948) that studied the effects of the addition of artesunate to standard treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. We estimated odds ratios (OR) of parasitological failure a...

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Babiker, A More by this author
Olliaro, P More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
363
Issue:
9402
Pages:
9-17
Publication date:
2004-01-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:fd9e6ff5-1062-4e78-8efa-b11bf9d5467e
Source identifiers:
2881
Local pid:
pubs:2881

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