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Background.  The effect of Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) scale-up on patient outcomes in low-income settings with a high tuberculosis (TB) burden has not been established. We sought to characterize the effectiveness of Xpert as implemented across different levels of the healthcare system in Uganda. Methods.  We reviewed laboratory records from 2012 to 2014 at 18(More)
th Leg. 2d C.S.) was to address the teacher recruitment and retention issues present in Texas schools. Included in the bill were programs targeting teacher education, tutorial programs to reduce academic failures, and changes in school funding. The bill also called for the development of an Alternative Certification Program different from the Traditional(More)
Gonorrhea has recently increased to epidemic proportions and is poorly controlled. The principal causes are probably increasing resistance of Neisseria gonorrheae to penicillin, the difficulty of establishing the diagnosis and proving the cure in female patients and the inadequacy of resources devoted to the eradication of the disease by public health(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the attitudes of students entering medical school toward the confidentiality of computerized medical records. DESIGN First-year medical students at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine responded to a series of questions about a hypothetic breach of patient's privacy through a computerized patient record system. (More)
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