Mweemba W. Muvwimi

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SETTING The expansion of culture has been proposed to aid tuberculosis (TB) control in developing countries. OBJECTIVES To examine the cost and cost-effectiveness at the Zambian National TB Reference Laboratory of homemade and commercially produced Löwenstein-Jensen culture (HLJ and CLJ) as well as automated and manually read liquid culture (AMGIT and(More)
SETTING National TB Reference Laboratory, Zambia. OBJECTIVE To compare four TB culture systems when used in a resource-limited setting. DESIGN Comparison of four culture systems: automated Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube (AMGIT) 960, manual MGIT (MMGIT) and two Löwenstein-Jensen (LJ) culture media-commercial (CLJ) and homemade (HLJ). RESULTS A(More)
The World Health Organization recommends the roll-out of light-emitting diode (LED) fluorescent microscopes (FM) as an alternative to light microscopes in resource-limited settings. We evaluated the acceptability and performance of three LED FMs after a short orientation among laboratory technicians from government health centers in Zambia. Sixteen(More)
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