Before availability of the Xpert MTB/RIF test, the diagnosis of pulmonary TB in resource-limited settings was based primarily on detection of acid-fast bacilli by sputum
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Change in the bacteriological status of sputum
from initial acid-fast bacilli (AFB) positive to AFB negative after intensive phase (IP) of treatment is known as sputum
To verify the hypothesis, a panel of significant ncRNAs, including miR-223, miR-212, miR-192, miR-3074, SNORD33 and SNORD37 was selected to analyze tissue and sputum
of NSCLC patients.
A prospective, observational study of all adult cases (above 12 years of age), of new sputum
smear negative, clinically diagnosed PT, all TB-HIV co-infected patients and all retreatment cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, admitted or attending outpatients department in the Department of Respiratory Medicine of a teaching Hospital in Kolkata was carried out over a period of one year (July 2016-June 2017).
Alpha-diversity analysis showed that community richness (Ace and Chao indices) of BALF was higher than those in oral wash or in sputum
( P < 0.
KEY WORDS: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Sputum
Culture, Multi Drug Resistance, Clinical isolates.
On a new slide, purulent part of the sputum
was taken and a thin uniform smears were prepared using each sample, air dried, heat fixed for and stained by Ziehl Neelsen staining method.
, which is the most common specimen type for diagnosing TB, is very challenging to process, particularly for molecular testing methods.
The sample size included all consecutive sputum
samples from routine presumptive TB cases that were received at the Department of Microbiology, BMHRC, Bhopal, for TB diagnosis and drug sensitivity testing from November 2013 to March 2015.
Objectives: To determine the factors affecting sputum
smear conversion time in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients.
When compared with the results of two or three serial fluorescent-stained acid-fast sputum
smears, a single Xpert MTB/RIF Assay result detected approximately 97% of patients who were acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-positive and culture-confirmed as infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), and two serial Xpert MTB/RIF Assay results detected 100% of AFB smear--positive/MTBC culture-positive patients.