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Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia.
SETTING National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. OBJECTIVES To determine the drug susceptibility pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates and to geneticallyExpand
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The first population-based national tuberculosis prevalence survey in Ethiopia, 2010-2011.
SETTING Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of pulmonary TB among the general adult population aged ≥15 years in 2010-2011.Expand
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Evaluation of Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility Assay for Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis
ABSTRACT Early detection of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is of primary importance for both patient management and infection control. Optimal methods for identifyingExpand
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Molecular typing and drug sensitivity testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated by a community-based survey in Ethiopia
BackgroundThe identification of circulating TB strains in the community and drug sensitivity patterns is essential for the tuberculosis control program. This study was undertaken to identify M.Expand
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The First Ethiopian National Population-based TB Prevalence Survey
Background: In Ethiopia in 2009 more than 149, 508 TB patients were diagnosed and put on treatment (188 per 100,000 populations). With the existing epidemiological estimation, the country achievedExpand
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Factors affectinsg the utilization of Xpert MTB/RIF assay among TB clinic health workers in Addis Ababa
Introduction The diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF is well documented but underutilization is a major challenge in most high burden countries. This appears to be linked with insufficient knowledgeExpand
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Performance evaluation of malaria microscopists working at rechecking laboratories in Ethiopia
Background. Microscopic diagnosis of Giemsa-stained thick and thin blood films has remained the standard laboratory method for diagnosing malaria. High quality performance of microscopists thatExpand
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Performance evaluation of tuberculosis smear microscopists working at rechecking laboratories in Ethiopia
Background Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. According to the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health’s 2013–2014 report, the tuberculosis caseExpand
Ethiopian National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Ten Year External Quality Assurance-Panel Test Performance Review
The Objective of this review was to see the ten year EQA performance trend from 2005 till 2014 at Ethiopian national tuberculosis Reference laboratory. The finding shows that 81.3% and 11.2%ofExpand