Adherence to Lumefantrine-Artemether

This study has been completed.
Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre
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First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted

This is a study of how well caregivers of children with malaria adhere to the recommended regimen for lumefantrine-artemether (LA). Children were randomly assigned to either a group receiving directly observed treatment in hospital or to a group treated at home by the routine caregiver (typically, patient's mother). Clinical/parasitologic, hematologic, pharmacologic and qualitative parameters were monitored over a 28-day follow-up period and are used to evaluate drug adherence.

Condition Intervention Phase
Malaria, Uncomplicated
Drug: artemether-lumefantrine
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Assessment of Adherence to a 6-Dose Regimen of Coartem for Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Children Under 5 Years in Tanzania

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Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: August 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 59 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • age < 5 years of age.
  • axillary temperature >= 37.5oC
  • unmixed infection with P. falciparum of between 1,000 and 250,000 asexual parasites/mm3 as determined by microscopic examination of thick, or thick and thin peripheral blood smears.
  • parent/guardian's informed consent and willingness to participate in the study

Exclusion criteria:

  • any evidence of severe or complicated malaria that would require hospitalization for treatment.
  • reported allergy to any antimalarial drugs, including artemisinin derivatives and sulfa drugs.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00153491

Mkuranga District Hospital
Mkuranga, Mkuranga District, Tanzania
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre
Study Director: Louise Causer, MBBS, MScPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Study Director: Salim Abdulla, MD, PhD Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre
Principal Investigator: Peter B Bloland, DVM, MPVM Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Study Director: Stephen P Kachur, MD, MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00153491     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCID-3602
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: September 8, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
Tanzania: National Institute for Medical Research

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Artemether-lumefantrine combination
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents
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