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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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Decontamination of sputum samples

Abdulwahab Binjomah - July 20, 2018
Dear all, I went through different decontamination and digestion procedures. However, I surprised when I heard from some colleagues in different institutions that they decontaminate 2ml of fresh sp...
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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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Hetero-resistance detection Xpert ultra

Ranjan Perera - July 17, 2018
dear scientists, can GeneXpert ultra increase the chance of detecting hetero-resistance? Hetero-resistance detection Xpert ultra Ranjan Perera
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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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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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Best Practice for the Care of Patients with Tubeculosis: a Guide for Low-Income Countries

Marlon L. Bayot - Dec. 16, 2017
Herewith attached is the document highlighting the best practices in various aspects of TB patient care developed by The Union and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). This is the updated versio...
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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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Save the date: events at Union Conference

Erica Lessem - Sept. 8, 2017
1) DR TB STAT symposium on overcoming challenges in the introduction and scale up of newer drugs. 10:30am-12pm, Hall 9-Jalisco Hall. Conference registration IS required to attend. 2) annual Zero ...
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2 important publications on newer TB drugs

Erica Lessem - Sept. 7, 2017
Dear all, Please see below two important recent publications on the use of bedaquiline and delamanid (full disclosure-- I am co-author on first piece) The first describes how to choose between b...
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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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Wanna Win TB War? Invest in Pharmacovigilance Training

Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad - July 11, 2017
Dear All, It is indeed a great achievement for everyone in the TB world to have worked on the front lines and behind the scenes to help facilitate getting the G20 leaders on board to make the histo...
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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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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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Call for Proposals: Better, shorter treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Masoud Dara, MD - May 22, 2017
Dear colleagues, UNITAID has launched a call for proposals for better and shorter treatment for MDR-TB https://www.unitaid.eu/call-proposals-better-shorter-treatment-multidrug-resistant-tb-mdr-tb...
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TB-related faculty position announcement at University of Washington

James Pfeiffer - May 3, 2017
Dear colleagues, Please see the position announcement and link below and forward to possible candidates. Thank you!: "The University of Washington, Department of Global Health (School of Medici...
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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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New Ways to Approach Building Design and Airborne Infection Control

Barbara Foot - April 20, 2017
"This is a noble chance I had which changed the way I look at design issues as an architect." (from a past course participant). Brigham and Women's Hospital/Division of Global Health Equity, with ...
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