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An easy tool to assess ventilation in health facilities as part of air-borne transmission prevention: a cross-sectional survey from Uganda

BACKGROUND: No guidelines exist on assessing ventilation through air changes per hour (ACH) using a vaneometer. The objective of the study was to evaluate the position and frequency for measuring air velocity using a vaneometer to assess ventilation …

Rapid assessment of antimicrobial resistance prevalence using a Lot Quality Assurance sampling approach

AIM: Increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires rapid surveillance tools, such as Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS). MATERIALS & METHODS: LQAS classifies AMR as high or low based on set parameters. We compared classifications with the …

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Beyond multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe: a TBNET study

The emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a challenge to TB control in Europe. We evaluated second-line drug susceptibility testing in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients with multidrug-resistant, pre-extensively …

Numbers needed to treat to prevent tuberculosis

Health care-seeking behaviour among people with cough in Tanzania: findings from a tuberculosis prevalence survey

SETTING: The study was conducted within a nation-wide population-based tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey in the adult population in Tanzania. OBJECTIVE: To assess the health care-seeking behaviour of coughers presumed to have TB. DESIGN: A survey …

Availability, price and affordability of anti-tuberculosis drugs in Europe: a TBNET survey

Data on availability and cost of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs in relation to affordability at national level are scarce. We performed a cross-sectional study on availability and cost of anti-TB drugs at major TB-reference centres in 37 European …

Implementation of tuberculosis infection prevention and control in Mozambican health care facilities

SETTING: District and urban health care facilities in three provinces (Manica, Sofala, Tete) in central Mozambique. OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of implementation of selected tuberculosis infection prevention and control (TB-IPC) measures. DESIGN: …