Evaluation of diagnostic advances in musculoskeletal tuberculosis; the automated xpert MTB/RIF assay

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Zar, Heather en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Dunn, Robert en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Held, Michael en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-20T06:59:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-20T06:59:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Held, M. 2016. Evaluation of diagnostic advances in musculoskeletal tuberculosis; the automated xpert MTB/RIF assay. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20495
dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert for musculoskeletal TB and for rifampicin resistance against a gold standard of culture or histology. Site of disease, HIV status, and age of patients, and accuracy in spinal compared to extraspinal TB were investigated as secondary objectives. The overarching hypothesis was that Xpert is more accurate and would provide results faster than the gold standard for musculoskeletal TB, and that it would have a higher yield in HIV infected patients, adult patients, and patients with spinal disease. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Orthopaedic Surgery en_ZA
dc.title Evaluation of diagnostic advances in musculoskeletal tuberculosis; the automated xpert MTB/RIF assay en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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