Carole Mitnick, ScD

Recent Contributions

Reply to Cross-Post: Turning off the spigot: reducing drug-resistant tuberculosis transmission in resource-limited settings

Oct. 8, 2010
Dear colleagues, Thank you to those who shared their thoughts so far. I would like to encourage everyone to share what method they use/have used in their setting for patient monitoring and support: community health workers, paper-based/coupons, or SMS for example, as this is a critical component of MDR-TB management. ...

Reply to Questions about Sputum Conversion for MDR-TB Patients

Dec. 18, 2008
Michelle- I agree with Irina's comments below. Regarding the specific patient you mention in your response, i don't think there is any specific guidance offered in the Guidelines or in Laserson et al, IJTLD, 2005. These were both written under the assumption that sputum samples wouldn't be collected at the ...

Reply to Question about treatment outcome

Aug. 28, 2008
Thanks, all. I agree with the discussion overall and the importance of separating the guidelines on clinical decision-making from those on reporting. This was one of the questions that proved most challenging when we first were working on the consensus definitions. We tried to come up with different scenarios depending ...

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