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Infection control trends July 2019 edition is dedicated to Tuberculosis

Dr Dhruv Mamtora - June 10, 2019
dear all, I am happy to inform that Infection control trends July 2019 edition is dedicated to Tuberculosis. since India is strongly committed to eliminate tuberculosis and WHO theme is on end TB s...
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Multicopy apmlification targets

Ranjan Perera - July 17, 2018
dear experts, what are the multicopy amplification targets in expert ultra? how do they improve the sensitivity of the assay? do they reduce the specificity of the assay? Multicopy apmlification...
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Line probe assays (LPAs) types

Ibtihal omer - July 17, 2018
Dear experts, could you please give me brief information to differentiate between: 1. Genotype MTBDR assay 2. GenoType MTBDRsl VER 1.0 3. GenoType MTBDRsl VER 2.0 4. The GenoType MTBDRplus assay L...
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Statistics on GeneXpert

Monica Truta - May 7, 2018
Hello, Is there a possibility to find out (from the GeneXpert Dx System software menu) separately how many tests are made on GeneXpert: # Xpert tests MTB not detected # Xpert tests MTB detected RI...
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Newborns of MDR patient

Betsy dinawanao - Feb. 24, 2018
can I ask a basic question.. can I add a question... can a newborn of an MDR patient be a candidate for BCG vaccine...? thanks and; if a child of an MDR patient shows signs and symptoms suggesti...
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PZA resistance in M.fortuitum

Ranjan Perera - Feb. 14, 2018
Is M.fortuitum naturally pyrazinamide resistant all the time? PZA resistance in M.fortuitum Ranjan Perera
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HIV: the benefits of prophylaxis of tuberculosis are confirmed

Elijah Amooti - Oct. 9, 2017
Dear All ,Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people in sub-Saharan Africa. In the 1990s, several studies showed that HIV-infected people who take the antibiotic isoniazid, f...
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TB REACH new wave 16 October

Masoud Dara, MD - Oct. 5, 2017
Dear colleagues, Please find below the Stop TB Partnership's announcement on the new wave of TB REACH, which is to be launched on 16 October 2017. "The main objective of TB REACH is to increas...
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Funding for TB lab

Dr Summiya Nizamuddin - Sept. 8, 2017
We are a tertiary care, charity, cancer hospital based in Lahore, Pakistan. At the moment we have a centralized main lab located in Lahore and have over a 100 sample collection centres around Pakista...
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role of ESR or CRP to exclude TB and role of complete blood picture in diagnosis of TB

Thant Aung - Aug. 29, 2017
Dear all, I am a medical officer working in Myanmar. I wonder the role of ESR and CRP in diagnosis of TB and if these tests are normal, can we exclude TB? In sputum smear negative presumptive TB pati...
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Recommended fluorescent microscopy slide numbers per technician per day

Aung Phyo Khaing - Aug. 8, 2017
Hello, everybody! An auspicious day! Is there anyone can answer the recommended fluorescent slide numbers for TB diagnosis per technician per day? In our country, due to human resource problem, s...
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Laboratory
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STORAGE OF MYCOBACTERIUM ISOLATE

ABUBAKAR TUKUR - July 24, 2017
Dear All I will like to be assisted on the best methods to stored MTBC and NTMs. Kind regards STORAGE OF MYCOBACTERIUM ISOLATE ABUBAKAR TUKUR Ram Datt BHATT Mengistu Tadesse Zea Rahim
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Improving political commitment towards laboratory strengthening

Ranjan Perera - July 15, 2017
This question is for those who have experience in working in Low and Middle income countries supporting laboratory systems. As NGO or private sector partners what are the best ways to improve gover...
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WHI recomendations for SL-LPA

Ranjan Perera - July 10, 2017
What is the latest WHO recomendations for SL-LPA? Is there a seperate recommendation for SL-LPA version 2? WHI recomendations for SL-LPA Ranjan Perera Mohammed suaudi Hassen
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TB laboratory network organizational structure

Ranjan Perera - July 9, 2017
How the TB laboratories are organized in the Philippine's TB laboratory network? TB laboratory network organizational structure Ranjan Perera ABEBE MEGERSO ADLO Ryan Jose III RUIZ DENISE ARAKAKI Moham...
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Launch of more sensitive TB test-WHO recomended

Ram Datt BHATT - July 7, 2017
http://www.cepheid.com/us/about-us/news-events/press-releases/216-2017-launch-of-new-tb-test-ultra-backed-by-who-recommendation Launch of more sensitive TB test-WHO recomended Ram Datt BHATT
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Questions about Xpert MTB/RIF

Monica Truta - June 9, 2017
Hello, I have two questions for you: 1. Is it possible to do a Xpert MTB/RIF test from a tissue that was embedded in paraffin? 2. Could a high level of uric acid interfere with GeneXpert results?...
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Management and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): Addressing policy needs for India"

Dr. Sachin Atre - May 19, 2017
I am happy to share that our MDR-TB policy paper titled " Management and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): Addressing policy needs for India" published in the journal of public ...
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sensitivity of GeneXpert with urine samples

Pratibha Narang - April 26, 2017
We have now sufficient reports on sensitivity and specificity of GeneXpert TB/RIF on extrapulmonary tuberculosis but most of the findings are pertaining to CSF, lymph nodes ,tissues, pleural or perito...
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Gene Xpert Positive after Anti TB treatment completed

Ram Datt BHATT - April 24, 2017
Any study on; how long after the anti TB treated patient remain the gene Xpert positive due to dead bacilli and its remaining DNA fragment in expectorated sputum? Gene Xpert Positive after Anti TB tre...
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