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The effect of surgery on the outcome of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Background

In 2014 only 50 % of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients achieved a successful treatment outcome. With limited options for medical treatment, surgery has re-emerged as an adjuvant therapeutic strategy. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the evidence for the effect of surgery as an adjunct to chemotherapy on outcomes of adults treated for MDR-TB.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12879-016-1585-0

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ORCID:
0000-0002-2636-1520
Martin, LJ More by this author
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World Health Organization More from this funder
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
262
Publication date:
2016-06-10
Acceptance date:
2016-05-19
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EISSN:
1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
Pubs id:
pubs:921402
URN:
uri:ffcb19e4-1bbe-4288-9d6c-21efdf49ceb7
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uuid:ffcb19e4-1bbe-4288-9d6c-21efdf49ceb7
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pubs:921402

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