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Spot sputum samples are at least as good as early morning samples for identifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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The use of early morning sputum samples (EMS) to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) can result in treatment delay given the need for the patient to return to the clinic with the EMS, increasing the chance of patients being lost during their diagnostic workup. However, there is little evidence to support the superiority of EMS over spot sputum samples. In this new analysis of the REMoxTB study, we compare the diagnostic accuracy of EMS with spot samples for identifying Mycobact...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12916-017-0947-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5957-6280
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Grant:
Donation of rifampicin
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
192
Publication date:
2017-10-01
Acceptance date:
2017-09-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-7015
Pmid:
29073910
Source identifiers:
831731

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