Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Tropical Medicine & Surgery
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9088

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Fuchun Chen

Department of Pathogenic Biology and Immunology Xiangnan University, Chenzhou, China

  • Review Article   
    Different Drugs in Treating Urinary Schistosomiasis: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis
    Author(s): Huilong Fang, Xuli Guo, Chuwei Tang, Fuchun Chen, Feng Luo and Junjie Wang*

    This review compares the efficacy of three drugs, namely praziquantel (PZQ), artesunate, and metrifonate in urinary schistosomiasis. Databases were searched for articles comparing the effectiveness of any of the three drugs to other medications or controls in urinary schistosomiasis in children aged 18 or less. Stata software was opted to generate the network meta-analysis. Efficacy (Cure rate and egg reduction rate) was the main outcome measure. Pairwise and network meta-analysis were used to report Odds Ratios (ORs) with either 95% confidence interval (CI) for direct comparisons or 95% credible intervals (CrI) for indirect comparisons. The SUCRA plot for cure rate revealed that PZQ (SUCRA=40.4%) was the fourth effective drug after albendazole 400 mg (SUCRA=71.5), metrifonate 5 mg (SUCRA=62.2%), and metrifonate 10 mg (SUCRA= 59.7). PZQ was only superior to metrifonate 7.5 mg. ORs wer.. Read More»

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