Title: Incremental value of GeneXpert over the standard of care test in the diagnosis of pulmonary TB in a program setting
Author: Mayuri Pandu
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2016-01-15 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Pandu_MSCIH_Thesis_Abstract.pdf
Description: The global menace of Tuberculosis (TB) claims one life every 21 seconds; claiming 1.5 million lives and afflicting 9 million in 2013. Despite advances, direct Sputum smear microscopy (SSM) has remained the key tool in global TB control as the standard of care test for diagnosing pulmonary TB in resource-constrained countries. GeneXpert, a nucleic acid amplification test using a fully automated cartridge based closed system, endorsed by WHO in 2010, has been rolled out in 108 countries to enhance TB diagnosis as well as the rapid identification of Rifampicin resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb); a factor strongly associated with multi-drug resistant TB.
Classification: 2016 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2016-01-18 11:23:14 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-01-18 16:24:15 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2016-01-18 16:27:39 (W3C-DTF)

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