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Table 3 Key time intervals

From: An operational comparative study of quinine and artesunate for the treatment of severe malaria in hospitals and health centres in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the MATIAS study

  Quinine Artesunate p-value
Time to discharge (days) 3 (1–9) 2 (1–9) p <0.001
Interval between admission and beginning of parenteral treatment (hours) 3 (0–20) 2 (0–15) p <0.001
Interval between beginning of parenteral treatment and oral treatment (hours) 39 (12–67) 45 (32–56) p <0.001
Parasite clearance time (hours) 24 (10–82) 23 (11–49) p <0.001
  1. Median and 90 % central range
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