Jaime Y Lagahid

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BACKGROUND Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is an important global health problem, and a control strategy known as DOTS-Plus has existed since 1999. However, evidence regarding the feasibility, effectiveness, cost, and cost-effectiveness of DOTS-Plus is still limited. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We evaluated the feasibility, effectiveness,(More)
BACKGROUND An unprecedented number of nationwide tuberculosis (TB) prevalence surveys will be implemented between 2010 and 2015, to better estimate the burden of disease caused by TB and assess whether global targets for TB control set for 2015 are achieved. It is crucial that results are analysed using best-practice methods. OBJECTIVE To provide new(More)
BACKGROUND The Philippines ranks ninth among the 22 high-burden countries for tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE To measure the burden of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in the Philippines and determine the impact of the DOTS strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The 2007 nationwide TB prevalence survey covered 50 clusters selected by multi-stage stratified random(More)
SETTING Private for-profit health care providers are prominent in the health system of the Philippines. OBJECTIVES To examine the practices of the private practitioners in Malabon, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines, concerning diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN Forty-five private practitioners of Malabon who treat adult TB patients were(More)
SETTING The Philippines Tuberculosis Diagnostic Committees (TBDCs) were created to improve the quality of diagnosis of sputum smear-negative chest radiography suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis (sn-PTB). OBJECTIVE To determine current TBDC activities, obstacles and possible solutions for improvements in the quality of diagnosis of sn-PTB in Manila City(More)
SETTING Socio-economically underprivileged areas in urban settings in the Philippines. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of a training course in quality chest radiography (CXR). METHODS A descriptive, observational intervention study in which a questionnaire was administered to X-ray facility staff before training, and CXRs were reviewed before(More)
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