Schistosomiasis

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Schistosomiasis

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Schistosomiasis" returned 1217 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Why reinvent the wheel? Lessons in schistosomiasis control from the past.
 

Author(s): Clive Shiff

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Schistosomiasis has been of concern to local health authorities for most of the last century, and in spite of a lack of effective chemotherapy, the disease was dealt with quite effectively in many endemic countries by snail control and environmental management [1]. Much of this work ...

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017

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Perceptions about interventions to control schistosomiasis among the Lake Victoria island communities of Koome, Uganda.
 

Author(s): Richard E Sanya, Edward Tumwesige, Alison M Elliott, Janet Seeley

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Praziquantel-based mass treatment is the main approach to controlling schistosomiasis mansoni in endemic areas. Interventions such as provision and use of safe water, minimising contact with infested water, disposal of stool in latrines and snail control provide key avenues to break ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2017

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Epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and economic features of an immigrant population of chronic schistosomiasis sufferers with long-term residence in a non-endemic country (North Metropolitan area of Barcelona, 2002-2016).
 

Author(s): Sílvia Roure, Lluís Valerio, Olga Pérez-Quílez, Gema Fernández-Rivas, Octavio Martínez-Cuevas, Albert Alcántara-Román, Diego Viasus, M Luisa Pedro-Botet, Miquel Sabrià, Bonaventura Clotet

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Schistosomiasis, one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTD) listed by the WHO, is an acute and chronic parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms) of the genus Schistosoma. Complications of long-term infestation include liver cirrhosis, bladder tumors and kidney failure. ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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The terms "Schistosomiasis" returned 182 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review of community-based, school-based, and combined delivery modes for reaching school-aged children in mass drug administration programs for schistosomiasis.
 

Author(s): Michael Burnim, Julianne A Ivy, Charles H King

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The mainstay of current schistosomiasis control programs is mass preventive chemotherapy of school-aged children with praziquantel. This treatment is delivered through school-based, community-based, or combined school- and community-based systems. Attaining very high coverage rates ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2017

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Putting the treatment of paediatric schistosomiasis into context.
 

Author(s): Takafira Mduluza, Francisca Mutapi

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Despite increased international efforts to control schistosomiasis using preventive chemotherapy, several challenges still exist in reaching the target populations. Until recently, preschool-aged children had been excluded from the recommended target population for mass drug administration, ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2017

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Controlling schistosomiasis with praziquantel: How much longer without a viable alternative?
 

Author(s): Robert Bergquist, Jürg Utzinger, Jennifer Keiser

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The current approach of morbidity control of schistosomiasis, a helminth disease of poverty with considerable public health and socioeconomic impact, is based on preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel. There is a pressing need for new drugs against this disease whose control entirely ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Repeated Doses of Praziquantel in Schistosomiasis Treatment (RePST)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Schistosomiasis

 

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2017

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Detection of Schistosomiasis CAA in Travellers After High-risk Water Contact
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Schistosomiasis

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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