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Artemether-Lumefantrine Effectiveness in Guinea-Bissau 2

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2012 by Bandim Health Project.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bandim Health Project Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2010
Last updated: March 16, 2013
Last verified: November 2012
The routine treatment of children with antimalarials will be monitored. Children with a positive malaria film and/or a positive rapid diagnostic test (RDT) will have a capillary blood sample taken to verify the diagnosis and to monitor the pattern of resistance.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Routine Use of Coartem for Treatment of Symptomatic Children With Plasmodium Falciparum in Bissau - 2

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Further study details as provided by Bandim Health Project:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of children treated for malaria with a parasitological confirmed malaria. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The blood samples will be analysed for parasites at the end of the study. The results do not have any impact on the treatment of the children.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of the parasites with mutations coding for resistance to antimalarials. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
App 50 - 100 microliters blood on filterpaper for identification of parasite. Furthermore, whenever the health staff use a RDT this will be saved for the same analyses.

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Children from Bissau seeking medical advice and who are recommended treatment for malaria in accordance with the current routines will be included as follows:

All children getting the clinical diagnosis of malaria will be registered and basic information collected.

All children with a positive malaria film and/or a positive RDT will be asked for a capillary blood sample (app. 50 - 100 microliters on a filterpaper). Using PCR the parasitological diagnosis will be verified and if parasites are identified the resistance patterns will be examined. Both the capillary blood samples and the RDTs (if taken by the health staff) will be used in order to examine whether the RDTs can be used for routine monitoring of resistance in an area.

The study does not interfere in the routine treatment of the health staff. None of the children will be followed.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children seeking a health centre and by the health staff given the diagnosis: malaria and/or being treated with an antimalarial.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children seeking a health centre and by the health staff given the diagnosis: malaria and/or being treated with an antimalarial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children where the parents do not accept to participate in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01133314

Bandim Health Project
Bissau, Bissau Codex, Guinea-Bissau
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bandim Health Project
Principal Investigator: Poul-Erik Kofoed, MD, Ph.d. Bandim Health Project
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bandim Health Project Identifier: NCT01133314     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AL-eff 2010-2
Study First Received: May 24, 2010
Last Updated: March 16, 2013 processed this record on September 21, 2017