Validation in Uganda of the new WHO diagnostic algorithm for smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV prevalent settings.

@article{Walley2011ValidationIU,
  title={Validation in Uganda of the new WHO diagnostic algorithm for smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV prevalent settings.},
  author={John D Walley and Setor K Kunutsor and Morgan C. Evans and Janine Claire Thoulass and Elly Tebasooke Katabira and Simon Muchuro and Ahmed Matovu},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={e93-100}
}
BACKGROUND We compared the effectiveness of the new WHO 2007 diagnostic algorithm for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) for HIV prevalent settings (WHO07) to the WHO 2003 guidelines used by the Ugandan National Tuberculosis Program (UgWHO03) and most other countries for the diagnosis of smear-negative PTB. METHODS A prospective observational cohort design was employed under routine operational conditions at a District Hospital in Uganda. Newly diagnosed patients with HIV and enrolled to the… CONTINUE READING
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