Thara Venkatappa

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OBJECTIVES To assess latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) treatment completion rates in a large prospective US/Canada multisite cohort and identify associated risk factors. METHODS This prospective cohort study assessed factors associated with LTBI treatment completion through interviews with persons who initiated treatment at 12 sites. Interviews were(More)
BACKGROUND The utility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct nucleic acid amplification testing (MTD) for pulmonary tuberculosis disease diagnosis in the United States has not been well described. METHODS We analyzed a retrospective cohort of reported patients with suspected active pulmonary tuberculosis in 2008-2010 from Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, and(More)
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