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Researchers, from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, McGill University and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), analysed data from 18 studies, spread over 27 distinct centres, and involving a total of 7,816 adults supposed to be having pulmonary TB or multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)- with or without HIV infection- with a view to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert(R) MTB/RIF test - a rapid, automated diagnostic test endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010 that simultaneously detects TB and resistance to rifampicin, as an indicator of multidrug resistance.
"This study represents the most comprehensive review on the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert to date and may help countries make decisions about scaling up its use for management of TB and drug-resistant TB," said lead researcher, Karen Steingart, of Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group to Citizen News Service - CNS.
Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group prepared a new edition of this review - 'Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin and school performance' - using the latest methods, and incorporating recent trials.
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