Suzgo K. Nyirongo

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Recent pharmacokinetic studies that included children found that serum drug levels were low compared to those of adults for whom the same dosages were used. This study aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetics of pyrazinamide and ethambutol in Malawian children and to examine the impact of age, nutritional status, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)(More)
BACKGROUND In Malawi, there has been a return of Plasmodium falciparum sensitivity to chloroquine (CQ) since sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) replaced CQ as first line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. When used for prophylaxis, Amodiaquine (AQ) was associated with agranulocytosis but is considered safe for treatment and is increasingly being used in(More)
This article describes high-performance liquid chromatographic assays for the quantification of sulfadoxine (SDX), pyrimethamine (PYM), chloroquine (CQ), amodiaquine (AQ) and desethylamodiaquine (AQM) from whole blood. All four assays were set up and validated in Malawi using a common high-performance liquid chromatography platform and column and involved(More)
In addition to parasite resistance, inadequate levels of exposure to antimalarial drugs may contribute to treatment failure. We developed population pharmacokinetic (PK) models to describe the distribution of sulfadoxine (SDX) and pyrimethamine (PYM) in children with uncomplicated malaria in Malawi. The concentration levels of antimalarial drugs in whole(More)
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