Point of care diagnostics for tuberculosis.

@article{GarcaBasteiro2018PointOC,
  title={Point of care diagnostics for tuberculosis.},
  author={Alberto L. Garc{\'i}a-Basteiro and Andrew R Dinardo and Bel{\'e}n Saavedra and Denise Rossato Silva and Domingo Juan Palmero and Medea Gegia and Giovanni Battista Migliori and R. M. Castellanos Duarte and Edson T Mambuque and Rosella Centis and Luis E Cuevas and Santiago Izco and Grant Theron},
  journal={Pulmonology},
  year={2018},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          73-85
        }
}
The goals of the End TB strategy, which aims to achieve a 90% reduction in tuberculosis (TB) incidence and a 95% reduction in TB mortality by 2035, will not be achieved without new tools to fight TB. These include improved point of care (POC) diagnostic tests that are meant to be delivered at the most decentralised levels of care where the patients make the initial contact with the health system, as well as within the community. These tests should be able to be performed on an easily accessible… CONTINUE READING
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