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Effectiveness of Artemether-Lumefantrine for Malaria Treatment of Children at Community Level in Tanzania (C3)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00454961
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2007
Information provided by:
Karolinska University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this clinical trial is to assess the effectiveness of artemether-lumefantrine (Coartem®) treatment provided by community health workers against uncomplicated malaria in children under 5 years of age in Kibaha District, Tanzania, during an extended follow-up of 42 days. The hypothesis is that artemether-lumefantrine treatment provided by community health workers will result in less than 85% PCR-corrected parasitological effectiveness by day 42, mainly due to partial non-compliance to full standard 6-dose regimen of the drug.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malaria Drug: artemether-lumefantrine Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Artemether-Lumefantrine Treatment Provided by Community Health Worker Against Uncomplicated Malaria in Children Under 5 Years of Age in Tanzania
Study Start Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malaria

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effectiveness (PCR adjusted parasitological cure rate) of artemether-lumefantrine
  2. during 42 days follow-up.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged <5 years
  2. Weight >5 kg
  3. Suffering from acute uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria confirmed by RDT. Later microscopy using Giemsa-stained thick film will be made to ensure asexual parasite density of 2000 to 200 000 parasites/µL
  4. Having a history of fever in the preceding 24 h
  5. Able to ingest tablets orally
  6. Willing and able to attend stipulated follow-up visits
  7. With written informed consent from parent/guardian for children to participate in the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

Presenting with any of the following "danger signs of severe malaria":

  1. Convulsions (>1 episode within previous 24 hours)
  2. Lethargic/unconscious

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00454961

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Kibaha District
Kibaha, Tanzania
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska University Hospital
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Study Director: Anders Björkman, Professor Karolinska University Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00454961    
Other Study ID Numbers: CCC-2007
First Posted: April 2, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007
Keywords provided by Karolinska University Hospital:
Plasmodium falciparum
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Vector Borne Diseases
Artemether, Lumefantrine Drug Combination
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents