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SETTING Sputum samples were collected from suspected tuberculosis patients attending out-patient clinics at the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of the FASTPlaqueTB assay for rapid diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. DESIGN A comparative study of 584 sputum samples using acid-fast smear(More)
We present a 72-year-old man who was admitted to the gastroenterology ward after a frank hematemesis. He had been seen 5 days prior in clinic with dysphagia, anorexia, weight loss, and pain in the epigastrium and thoracic spine. At admission he was stable with normotensive blood pressure, not tachycardic, and had hemoglobin 12.5 g/dL. On examination there(More)
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