Evaluating an automated system for fluorescence microscopy with digital signature mapping

Location

South Africa, South Africa

Dates

08/01/2013 - 12/01/2015

PI

David Dowdy, MD, PhD, ScM

We are evaluating the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of TBDx, an automated digital microscopy system, as a screening test to reduce the need for Xpert testing in high-volume settings.

Projects

Understanding the role of repeat testing and...

We have developed a Markov model of serial IGRA testing to help improve testing algorithms with TST vs. IGRA in low-risk...

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Quantitative assessment of the tipping point...

Quantitative methods will be used to study Mtb dynamics to determine the tipping point for macrophage infection, which depends...

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A smoking cessation trial in HIV/AIDS...

A tobacco prevalence survey and smoking cessation trial among HIV infected patients in South Africa.

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Understanding the costs and...

We have conducted an empirical costing analysis of facility-based versus community-based treatment for TB in Bangladesh and are...

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