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A randomised, double-blind clinical phase II trial of the efficacy, safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a single dose combination treatment with artefenomel and piperaquine in adults and children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

  • Fiona Macintyre1,
  • Yeka Adoke2,
  • Alfred B. Tiono3,
  • Tran Thanh Duong4,
  • Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma5, 6, 7,
  • Marielle Bouyou-Akotet7,
  • Halidou Tinto8,
  • Quique Bassat9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
  • Saadou Issifou14,
  • Marc Adamy1,
  • Helen Demarest1,
  • Stephan Duparc1,
  • Didier Leroy1,
  • Bart E. Laurijssens15,
  • Sophie Biguenet1,
  • Afizi Kibuuka2,
  • Antoinette Kitoto Tshefu16,
  • Melnick Smith17,
  • Chanelle Foster17,
  • Illse Leipoldt17,
  • Peter G. Kremsner5, 6,
  • Bui Quang Phuc4,
  • Alphonse Ouedraogo3,
  • Michael Ramharter5, 6, 18, 19Email authorView ORCID ID profile and
  • on behalf of the OZ-Piperaquine Study Group
BMC Medicine201715:181

Received: 1 May 2017

Accepted: 5 September 2017

Published: 9 October 2017

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Original Submission
1 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
29 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kasia Stepniewska
6 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sam Salman
9 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cor Jesus Fontes
2 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Fiona Macintyre
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cor Jesus Fontes
22 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kasia Stepniewska
4 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Fiona Macintyre
Resubmission - Version 3
4 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
5 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
9 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12916-017-0940-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Medicines for Malaria Venture, Geneva, Switzerland
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration, Tororo Hospital, Tororo, Uganda
Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Lambaréné, Gabon
Institut für Tropenmedizin, Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Universite des Sciences de la Sante Gabon, Département de Parasitology, Malaria Clinical and Operational Research Unit, Melen Hospital, Libreville, Gabon
Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé – Unité de Recherche Clinique de Nanoro, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique
ICREA, Barcelona, Spain
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Pediatrics Department, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (University of Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain
Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Centre de Recherche sur le Paludisme Associé à la Grossesse et l’Enfance, Faculte Des Sciences De La Sante, Cotonou, Benin
BEL Pharm Consulting, Chambonas, France
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de Mont Amba, Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
QuintilesIMS, Department: Biostatistics, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Department of Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Bernhard Nocht Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany