Eugène M Dembele

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Hypoglycaemia is a poor prognostic indicator in severe malaria. Intravenous infusions are rarely feasible in rural areas. The efficacy of sublingual sugar (SLS) was assessed in a pilot randomized controlled trial among hypoglycaemic children with severe malaria in Mali. Of 151 patients with presumed severe malaria, 23 children with blood glucose(More)
BACKGROUND Inpatient case fatality from severe malaria remains high in much of sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of these deaths occur within 24 hours of admission, suggesting that pre-hospital management may have an impact on the risk of case fatality. METHODS Prospective cohort study, including questionnaire about pre-hospital treatment, of all 437(More)
Methods A system for reporting under-five deaths was set up in two areas of Mali, starting in August 2011. An informant in each village calls a fieldworker, who comes to interview the family of the deceased, as well as any health workers involved. This information is reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel which diagnoses the most likely cause of death,(More)
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