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Observations of the Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test in a Public Health Laboratory

Under routine testing conditions, the MTD had high accuracy and rapidly detected more than half of smearnegative PTB cases. For smear-positive patients, the potential impact of MTD testing on clinical decision making was high, given 98% concordance between MTD results and definitive diagnoses. However, there was no observed impact: clinicians [...]

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Outcomes of the Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test in a Public Health Laboratory


Laboratory Performance of the MTD

A total of 1,158 respiratory specimens from 641 PTB suspects were tested. Four specimens were excluded from the analysis: one because the culture was contaminated, and three because the MTD result was equivocal. Three patients (three specimens) were excluded due to receipt of > [...]

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My Canadian Pharmacy: Details about Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test in a Public Health Laboratory

New tools are needed to increase the efficiency of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection. The conventional rapid test (smear microscopy for acid-fast bacilli [AFB]) has poor sensitivity and specificity, and its positive predictive value (PPV) for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is lower in settings in which nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are commonly isolated from [...]

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Anemia Treated by My Canadian Pharmacy Preparations

Anemia is the pathological state at which hemoglobin concentration in blood decreases. Most often the disease arises because of irrational food, or iron deficiency in food.

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Children’s anemia can be caused by the mass of the reasons. It can be multiple fetation, iron lack of the pregnant woman’s organism for [...]