A Drug Dosage Table is a Useful Tool to Facilitate Prescriptions of Antiretroviral Drugs for Children in Thailand.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17242
Title:
A Drug Dosage Table is a Useful Tool to Facilitate Prescriptions of Antiretroviral Drugs for Children in Thailand.
Authors:
Ponnet, M; Frederix, K; Petdachai, W; Wilson, D; Eksaengsri, A; Zachariah, R
Journal:
International Journal of STD & AIDS
Abstract:
Scaling up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for children in countries like Thailand will require decentralization and management by non-specialist doctors. We describe (a) the formulation of a standardized drug dosage table to facilitate antiretroviral drug (ARV) prescriptions for children, (b) the acceptability of such a table among doctors and (c) the safety and efficacy of drug doses in the table. Acceptability was assessed using a questionnaire. Safety and efficacy were assessed on the basis of incidence of adverse effects and virological response to treatment, respectively. Of all doctors (n=18), 17 (94%) found that the table was practical to use, avoided miscalculations and made them more confident with prescriptions. Of 49 children prescribed ARVs, less than 5% had adverse side-effects. All ARV-naïve children achieved undetectable viral loads within six months of ART. In our setting, a standardized drug dosage table provided a simple and reliable tool that facilitated ARV prescriptions for children.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Bangkok, Thailand.
Issue Date:
Jun-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17242
PubMed ID:
15969776
Additional Links:
http://ijsa.rsmjournals.com
Language:
en
ISSN:
0956-4624
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPonnet, M-
dc.contributor.authorFrederix, K-
dc.contributor.authorPetdachai, W-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, D-
dc.contributor.authorEksaengsri, A-
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, R-
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-31T15:34:31Z-
dc.date.available2008-01-31T15:34:31Z-
dc.date.issued2005-06-
dc.identifier.citationA Drug Dosage Table is a Useful Tool to Facilitate Prescriptions of Antiretroviral Drugs for Children in Thailand. 2005, 16 (6):420-6notInt J STD AIDS-
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624-
dc.identifier.pmid15969776-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/17242-
dc.description.abstractScaling up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for children in countries like Thailand will require decentralization and management by non-specialist doctors. We describe (a) the formulation of a standardized drug dosage table to facilitate antiretroviral drug (ARV) prescriptions for children, (b) the acceptability of such a table among doctors and (c) the safety and efficacy of drug doses in the table. Acceptability was assessed using a questionnaire. Safety and efficacy were assessed on the basis of incidence of adverse effects and virological response to treatment, respectively. Of all doctors (n=18), 17 (94%) found that the table was practical to use, avoided miscalculations and made them more confident with prescriptions. Of 49 children prescribed ARVs, less than 5% had adverse side-effects. All ARV-naïve children achieved undetectable viral loads within six months of ART. In our setting, a standardized drug dosage table provided a simple and reliable tool that facilitated ARV prescriptions for children.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijsa.rsmjournals.com-
dc.rightsReproduced on this site with the permission of Royal Society of Medicine Press, Londonen
dc.subject.meshAnti-HIV Agentsen
dc.subject.meshAntiretroviral Therapy, Highly Activeen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshDrug Administration Scheduleen
dc.subject.meshDrug Interactionsen
dc.subject.meshDrug Monitoringen
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshPrescriptions, Drugen
dc.subject.meshThailanden
dc.titleA Drug Dosage Table is a Useful Tool to Facilitate Prescriptions of Antiretroviral Drugs for Children in Thailand.-
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Bangkok, Thailand.-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of STD & AIDS-
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