A B Ibarz-Pavón

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the benefits of using procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as pre-screening tools to predict blood culture positivity among Mozambican children with clinical severe pneumonia (CSP). METHODS 586 children <5 years with CSP and no concurrent malaria fulfilled criteria to be included in the study groups. We determined PCT(More)
SETTING Sotiria Chest Diseases Hospital (SCDH), a referral hospital in Athens, Greece, 2012. OBJECTIVE To assess the completeness of the mandatory notification system for tuberculosis (TB) at the SCDH, and compare the observed and estimated annual incidence rates. DESIGN Record linkage and the capture-recapture method were applied. Data sources were the(More)
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