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Evaluation Of Anthelminthics And Multivitamins For Treatment Of Severe Anemia In Pregnant Women And Children In Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan


Summary

The evaluation of anthelminthics and multivitamins for treatment of severe anemia in pregnant women and children in Karachi, Pakistan is referred to as the Pakistan Severe Anemia Treatment Trials (PSATT). PSATT is a randomized, double-masked, controlled trial testing the efficacy of two enhanced treatments for severe anemia compared to the standard of care. This study will determine the a) the effectiveness of the current recommendation for treatment of severe anemia and b) test the efficacy of two enhanced regimens (de-worming and multivitamins) in the treatment of severe anemia in pregnant women and children 6-24 mo of age. PSATT is a joint undertaking of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, USA (JHU) and the Aga Khan University (AKU), Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Karachi Pakistan. Data collection for this project will continue through the end of 2006 and the results are likely to become available by June 2007. This study is funded by Thrasher Research Fund and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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  • Start Date: 
    07/01/2003
  • End Date: 
    06/30/2009

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