HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Not enough is known about treating malaria in pregnancy, researchers say

Few studies compare the effects of different drug regimes in pregnant women, and many of the best studies were conducted in Southeast Asia, where malaria transmission rates are low, says researcher Lois Orton of the University of York in England.

"Reliable research about the benefits and harms of treatments for malaria in pregnant women is scarce," Orton says.

The review appears in the July issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic.

In one of the studies analyzed by Orton and colleagues, a combination of the drugs artesunate and mefloquine was slightly better than the drug quinine at clearing malaria parasites from the bloodstream and reducing fever in pregnant women.

The risk of treatment failure was 9 percent less in the group receiving the combination drug regime, compared to treatment failure rates in the quinine group, the researchers found. The study included 106 women in Thailand.

The researchers reviewed six studies of antimalarial drugs in pregnant women in Southeast Asia and Africa. All of the women had uncomplicated malaria, meaning that they were ill and infected with the malaria parasite but not at immediate risk of dying from the disease. The studies included 513 women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy.

The studies tested a variety of antimalarial drugs, which complicated the reviewers' task of determining if any of the drug regimes should be recommended, according to Orton.

"As trials were all rather small and varied in the treatments evaluated, it is not surprising that this review was unable to demonstrate any clear direction for policy," Orton says.

One of the surprising findings of the study, according to the reviewers
'"/>

Contact: Lois Orton
lo52@york.ac
Center for the Advancement of Health
19-Jul-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Wheres the beef? Not enough of it is on elders plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
2. Inhaled steroids may not be enough for some children with asthma
3. Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to 2 recent studies
4. Walking not enough for significant exercise benefits
5. Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies
6. Abstinence messages not enough for HIV prevention in Zambia
7. Menopausal women dont get enough guidance on treatment options, Stanford survey shows
8. UK plans for pandemic flu dont go far enough
9. Medical experts: US unlikely to have enough vaccines to stop avian flu
10. No-smoking rules not common enough for asthmatic children
11. Use of proven heart medicines improves, but not enough

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Not enough known about treating malaria pregnancy researchers say

(Date:7/5/2015)... ... July 05, 2015 , ... ... the Weed Master, a landscaping invention that effectively removes weeds without harming ... dollars," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "It ...
(Date:7/4/2015)... ... July 04, 2015 , ... Earlier in ... results of an annual member survey , detailing the most common plastic surgery ... group broke that raw data down into charts detailing demographic trends and regional ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... will hopefully be getting a large donation of canned food items at the end ... making it their mission to collect as many canned items as possible. Donations do not ... as well. As part of the canned food drive, these local chiropractors will be donating ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Scientists at several top US cancer centers ... minimal asbestos exposure. Click here to read the complete story , just posted ... Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and New York University exposed mice with a mutation ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The Erie County Bar ... at 1:00pm. The Association welcomed speaker C. Daniel McGillicuddy Esq. of William Mattar ... points of investigating these types of cases. , Each year, New York State ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:8 Landscaping Tips That Can Save You Money Thanks To World Patent Marketing's Innovative Landscaping Invention 2Health News:8 Landscaping Tips That Can Save You Money Thanks To World Patent Marketing's Innovative Landscaping Invention 3Health News:8 Landscaping Tips That Can Save You Money Thanks To World Patent Marketing's Innovative Landscaping Invention 4Health News:8 Landscaping Tips That Can Save You Money Thanks To World Patent Marketing's Innovative Landscaping Invention 5Health News:The ‘South Atlantic’ Frequently Chooses Tummy Tuck for Plastic Surgery, Jacksonville, FL, Doctor Notes 2Health News:The ‘South Atlantic’ Frequently Chooses Tummy Tuck for Plastic Surgery, Jacksonville, FL, Doctor Notes 3Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 2Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 3Health News:Study Finds Small Amounts of Asbestos May Trigger Mesothelioma in People with Genetic Mutation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Attorney from William Mattar Leads Discussion on Bicycle Accidents 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 ... Monitoring & Cardiac Rhythm Management Market ECG, Implantable ... Defibrillator, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Dual Chamber Pacemaker, CRT-D, ... MarketsandMarkets, the global Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac ... reach $26,646.5 Million by 2020 from $21,137.7 Million ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 A ... of hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders in ... and a major conference dedicated to these diseases. ... Diabetes Online , Manage Hypertension Online and ... operated by EXCEMED - combine the world,s ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015  Obsidian HDS, the ... an online service for the management of data on ... today that PharmaShine now includes the 2014 Open Payments ... Medicare Services on June 30. The data disclosed on ... transactions between industry and providers totaling $6.49 billion and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 2Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 3Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 4Combating Three Major Chronic Diseases in Latin America With Medical Education 2New Open Payments (Sunshine Act) Data Now Searchable on PharmaShine 2
Cached News: