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Lactate clearance as a prognostic marker of mortality in severely ill febrile children in East Africa
(BMC Medicine, 2018)
Background: Hyperlactataemia (HL) is a biomarker of disease severity that predicts mortality in patients with sepsis and malaria. Lactate clearance (LC) during resuscitation has been shown to be a prognostic factor of ...
Anaemia and blood transfusion in African children presenting to hospital with severe febrile illness
(BMC Medicine, 2015)
Background: Severe anaemia in children is a leading cause of hospital admission and a major cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, yet there are limited published data on blood transfusion in this vulnerable group. Methods: ...
High Frequency of Blackwater Fever Among Children Presenting to Hospital With Severe Febrile Illnesses in Eastern Uganda
(Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2017)
Background. In the Fluid Expansion as a Supportive Treatment (FEAST) trial, an unexpectedly high proportion of participants from eastern Uganda presented with blackwater fever (BWF). Methods. We describe the prevalence ...
Antimalarial Activity of Aspilia pruliseta, a Medicinal Plant from Uganda
(Planta Medica : Journal of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research, 2010)
Aspilia prulisetaSchweinf. (Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant in-digenous to Uganda and the neighboring countries of East Africa.It has been used extensively by the rural population for the treat-ment of fevers and malaria. ...
Incomplete reversal of genotypic resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine after a decade of change in malaria treatment policy in Uganda
(Reports in Parasitology, 2016)
Background: The potential re-emergence of Plasmodium falciparum parasites sensitive to chloroquine provides an opportunity for the reintroduction of the drug in patient care. With the recent discovery and spread of artemisinin ...