Should Sputum Smear Examination Be Carried Out at the End of the Intensive Phase and End of Treatment in Sputum Smear Negative Pulmonary TB Patients?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/264572
Title:
Should Sputum Smear Examination Be Carried Out at the End of the Intensive Phase and End of Treatment in Sputum Smear Negative Pulmonary TB Patients?
Authors:
Malhotra, S; Zodpey, S P; Chandra, S; Vashist, R P; Satyanaryana, S; Zachariah, R; Harries, A D
Journal:
PloS One
Abstract:
The Indian guidelines on following up sputum smear-negative Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients differ from the current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in that the former recommends two follow up sputum examinations (once at the end of intensive phase and the other at the end of treatment) while the latter recommends only one follow up sputum smear microscopy examination, which is done at the end of the intensive phase. This study was conducted to examine if there was any added value in performing an additional sputum smear examination at the end of treatment within the context of a national TB program.
Affiliation:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Publisher:
PLoS
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/264572
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0049238
PubMed ID:
23152880
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
TB

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dc.contributor.authorMalhotra, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZodpey, S Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChandra, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVashist, R Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSatyanaryana, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-08T19:38:34Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-08T19:38:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationShould Sputum Smear Examination Be Carried Out at the End of the Intensive Phase and End of Treatment in Sputum Smear Negative Pulmonary TB Patients? 2012, 7 (11):e49238 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid23152880-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0049238-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/264572-
dc.description.abstractThe Indian guidelines on following up sputum smear-negative Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients differ from the current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in that the former recommends two follow up sputum examinations (once at the end of intensive phase and the other at the end of treatment) while the latter recommends only one follow up sputum smear microscopy examination, which is done at the end of the intensive phase. This study was conducted to examine if there was any added value in performing an additional sputum smear examination at the end of treatment within the context of a national TB program.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPLoSen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.titleShould Sputum Smear Examination Be Carried Out at the End of the Intensive Phase and End of Treatment in Sputum Smear Negative Pulmonary TB Patients?en
dc.contributor.departmentAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen_GB

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