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A Multi-Country Non-Inferiority Cluster Randomized Trial of Frontloaded Smear Microscopy for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  • Luis Eduardo Cuevas mail,

    lcuevas@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom, United Nations Children's Fund/United Nations Development Programme/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Mohammed Ahmed Yassin,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Najla Al-Sonboli,

    Affiliation: Medical Faculty, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen

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  • Lovett Lawson,

    Affiliation: Zankli Medical Center, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Isabel Arbide,

    Affiliation: Bushullo Major Health Centre, Awassa, Ethiopia

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  • Nasher Al-Aghbari,

    Affiliation: National Tuberculosis Institute, Sana'a, Yemen

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  • Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand,

    Affiliation: Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Amin Al-Absi,

    Affiliation: National Tuberculosis Institute, Sana'a, Yemen

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  • Emmanuel Nnamdi Emenyonu,

    Affiliation: Zankli Medical Center, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Yared Merid,

    Affiliation: Southern Region Health Bureau, Awassa, Ethiopia

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  • Mosis Ifenyi Okobi,

    Affiliation: Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Juliana Olubunmi Onuoha,

    Affiliation: Zankli Medical Center, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Melkamsew Aschalew,

    Affiliation: Southern Region Health Bureau, Awassa, Ethiopia

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  • Abraham Aseffa,

    Affiliation: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Greg Harper,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Rachel Mary Anderson de Cuevas,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Kristin Kremer,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Dick van Soolingen,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Carl-Michael Nathanson,

    Affiliation: United Nations Children's Fund/United Nations Development Programme/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Jean Joly,

    Affiliation: United Nations Children's Fund/United Nations Development Programme/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Brian Faragher,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen Bertel Squire,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew Ramsay

    Affiliation: United Nations Children's Fund/United Nations Development Programme/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: July 12, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000443

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