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Impact of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria at a peripheral health facility in Western Uganda:
(Malaria Journal, 2015)
Background The World Health Organization recommends that all suspected malaria cases receive a parasitological diagnosis prior to treatment with artemisin in-based combination therapy. A recent meta-analysis of clinical ...
Use of a Dual-Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test to Screen Children for Severe Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in a High-Transmission, Resource-Limited Setting
(Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2017)
Background. In rural areas, many patients with malaria seek care at peripheral health facilities or community case management programs. While this strategy is effective for the management of uncomplicated malaria, severe ...
Assessment of three new parasite lactate dehydrogenase (pan-pLDH) tests for diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria
(Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2008)
A study to assess the diagnostic capabilities of three parasite lactate dehydrogenase (pan-pLDH) tests, Vistapan®, CarestartTM and Parabank®, was conducted in Uganda. An HRP2 test, Paracheck-Pf®, and a Giemsa-stained blood ...