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Ivermectin versus albendazole or thiabendazole for Strongyloides stercoralis infection

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2016
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Title
Ivermectin versus albendazole or thiabendazole for Strongyloides stercoralis infection
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007745.pub3
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Cesar Henriquez-Camacho, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Juan Echevarria, A Clinton White Jr, Angelica Terashima, Frine Samalvides, José A Pérez-Molina, Maria N Plana

Abstract

Strongyloidiasis is a gut infection with Strongyloides stercoralis which is common world wide. Chronic infection usually causes a skin rash, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, and respiratory problems, and it can be fatal in people with immune deficiency. It may be treated with ivermectin or albendazole or thiabendazole. To assess the effects of ivermectin versus benzimidazoles (albendazole and thiabendazole) for treating chronic strongyloides infection. We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register (24 August 2015); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), published in the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE (January 1966 to August 2015); EMBASE (January 1980 to August 2015); LILACS (August 2015); and reference lists of articles. We also searched the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT) using 'strongyloid*' as a search term, reference lists, and conference abstracts. Randomized controlled trials of ivermectin versus albendazole or thiabendazole for treating chronic strongyloides infection. Two review authors independently extracted data and assessed risk of bias in the included trials. We used risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) and fixed- or random-effects models. We pooled adverse event data if the trials were sufficiently similar in their adverse event definitions. We included seven trials, enrolling 1147 participants, conducted between 1994 and 2011 in different locations (Africa, Southeast Asia, America and Europe).In trials comparing ivermectin with albendazole, parasitological cure was higher with ivermectin (RR 1.79, 95% CI 1.55 to 2.08; 478 participants, four trials, moderate quality evidence). There were no statistically significant differences in adverse events (RR 0.80, 95% CI 0.59 to 1.09; 518 participants, four trials, low quality evidence).In trials comparing ivermectin with thiabendazole, there was little or no difference in parasitological cure (RR 1.07, 95% CI 0.96 to 1.20; 467 participants, three trials, low quality evidence). However, adverse events were less common with ivermectin (RR 0.31, 95% CI 0.20 to 0.50; 507 participants; three trials, moderate quality evidence).In trials comparing different dosages of ivermectin, taking a second dose of 200 μg/kg of ivermectin was not associated with higher cure in a small subgroup of participants (RR 1.02, 95% CI 0.94 to 1.11; 94 participants, two trials).Dizziness, nausea, and disorientation were commonly reported in all drug groups. There were no reports of serious adverse events or death. Ivermectin results in more people cured than albendazole, and is at least as well tolerated. In trials of ivermectin with thiabendazole, parasitological cure is similar but there are more adverse events with thiabendazole.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 168 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 18%
Student > Master 30 18%
Researcher 19 11%
Other 16 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 8%
Other 31 18%
Unknown 30 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 69 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 4%
Other 22 13%
Unknown 38 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 December 2018.
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#1,456,842
of 14,058,698 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,049
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#40,469
of 337,462 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#96
of 204 outputs
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