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Artesunate in Medical News

Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

...e disease. For the study, 56 people in Cambodia given the anti-malaria drug artesunate responded to treatment, indicating there were no strains of malaria resista...ne Dec. 8 in The Lancet , researchers found that the rectal application of artesunate was effective in treating children with malaria. The rectal application cou...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

...d form of the disease which can be fatal. Dr. Massaga is evaluating two different approaches to community-based treatment of infected children with artesunate combination drug therapy: Mother coordinators (MCs) the village is divided into segments and each segment has a mother trained to oversee malar...

Malaria Control Measures

...oduced for early detection and complete treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. In areas resistant to conventional anti-malaria drug Chloroquine, artesunate + Sulphadoxinepyremethamine combination therapy has been introduced. The supervision and monitoring of the programme has been intensified by involvin...

Cheap Anti-malarial Drug

... This treatment called as ASAQ is a combination of artesunate and amodiaquine. The earlier treatment for mal...n the malarial parasite developing a resistance to artesunate which is the main component in the malarial therap... But with ASAQ, the therapy is a combination of artesunate and the amodiaquine in one tablet. In children, sm...

Older Malarial Drugs Vs New Ones

...children who were taking a combination of the older sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine than among patients taking a combination of Fansidar and artesunate (artemisinin). But the new drug combination Fansidar-artesunate was more than twice as effective in clearing malarial parasites from the blood at...

New Strategies For Effective Treatment Of Malaria

...used in China from ancient time for the treatment of various diseases. In a trial of about 1,500 people in Asia, with the most deadly form of malaria, artesunate increased the chance of survival by a third. The researchers feel that novel approaches is required for treatment of malaria, by using combinat...

Artesunate Is Better For Malaria Than Quinine

...he latest edition of The Lancet had found the drug artesunate more effective in treating adults with malaria tha...lity from severe malaria remains high. Intravenous artesunate is more rapidly acting, in terms of parasite clear...anmar into a randomized controlled trial comparing artesunate with quinine. Half the patients were assigned intr...
Artesunate in Biological News

Old stain in a new combination

...artemisinins and methylene blue on gametocytes in the blood. One group of the children received the standard treatment, consisting of a combination of artesunate and amodiaquine. Two other groups received methylene blue combined with one of the two drugs respectively. The physicians checked the number of gameto...

A New Era Of Hope For Neglected Diseases

...opment Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Thirteen of them have already reached clinical trial stage and two are awaiting regulatory approval (rectal artesunate for malaria, and paromomycin for visceral leishmaniasis). These PPP-driven projects should result in six or seven new drug registrations in the next f...
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