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Non-molecular Diagnostic Methods (Coordinator: V. Katalinic Jankovic)

click here to read the paper Eyangoh SI, Torrea G. Tejiokem MC, Kamdem Y, Piam FF, Noeske J, van Deun A. HIV-related incremental yield of bleach sputum concentration and fluorescence technique for the microscopic detection of tuberculosis. Eur.J.Clin.Microbiol.Infect.Dis. 27:849-55. 2008

click here to read the paper Gordon C, van Deun A, Lumb R. Evaluating the performance of basic fuchsin for the Ziehl-Neelsen stain. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 13:130-135, 2009.
 click here to read the paper Hanscheid T. The future looks bright: low-cost fluorescent microscopes for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Coccidiae. Trans.R.Soc.Trop.Med.Hyg. 102:520-1. 2008.

click here to read the paper Hanscheid T, Ribeiro CM, Shapiro HM, Perlmutter NG. Fluorescence microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis. Lancet Infect.Dis. 7:236-7, 2007.

click here to read the paper Hanscheid T. The future looks bright: low-cost fluorescent microscopes for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Coccidiae. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2008.

click here to read the paper Kim SY, Kim YJ, Hwang SH, Kim HH, Lee EY, Chang CL. Evaluation of an acid-fast bacilli autostainer for concentrated sputum smears. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 12:39-43, 2008.

click here to read the paper Marais BJ, Brittle W, Painczyk K, Hesseling AC, Beyers N, Wasserman E, van Soolingen D, Warren RM. Use of light-emitting diode fluorescence microscopy to detect acid-fast bacilli in sputum. Clin.Infect.Dis. 47:203-7, 2008.

click here to read the paper Merid Y, Yassin MA, Yamuah L, Kumar R, Engers H, Aseffa A. Validation of bleach-treated smears for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 13:136-141, 2009.
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Nguyen VH, Dinh NS, Anthony RM, Cobelens FG, van Soolingen D. Fluorescence microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis. Lancet Infect.Dis. 7:238-9, 2007.

click here to read the paperShapiro HM, Hänscheid T. Fuchsin fluorescence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: The Ziehl Neelsen stain in a new light. J.Microbiol.Meth. 74:119-20. 2008.
click here to read the paper Selvakumar N., Govindan D., Chandu N.A., Frieden T.R., Narayanan P.R. Processing sputum specimens in a refrigerated centrifuge does not increase the rate of isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J.Clin.Microbiol. 41:469-471, 2003.

click here to read the paper Selvakumar N, Premkumar M, Kumar V, Gopi PG, Sivagamasundari S, Prabhakaran E, Narayanan PR. Phenol ammonium sulphate basic fuchsin staining of sputum in pot for the detection of acid-fast bacilli. Ind.J.Med.Res. 128:194-7. 2008.

click here to read the paper Steingart KR, Henry M, Ng V, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, Cunningham J, Urbanczik R, Perkins M, Aziz MA, Pai M. Fluorescence versus conventional sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect.Dis. 6:570-581, 2006.

click here to read the paper Steingart KR, Ng V, Henry M, Hopewell PC, Ramsay A, Cunningham J, Urbanczik R, Perkins MD, Aziz MA, Pai M. Sputum processing methods to improve the sensitivity of smear microscopy for tuberculosis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect. Dis. 6:664-674, 2006.

click here to read the paper Steingart KR, Ramsay A, Pai M. Fluorescence microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis - Authors' reply. Lancet Infect.Dis. 7:239-40, 2007.

click here to read the paper Steingart KR, Ramsay A, Pai M. Optimizing sputum smear microscopy for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Expert Rev. Anti Infect Ther.

5:327-31,  2007.

click here to read the paper van Deun A, Chonde TM, Gumusboga M, Rienthong S. Performance and acceptability of the FluoLED Easy module for tuberculosis fluorescence microscopy. Int.J.Tuberc.Lun Dis. 12:1009-14. 2008.

click here to read the paper van Deun A, Hossain MA, Gumusboga M, Rieder HL. Ziehl-Neelsen staining: theory and practice. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung. Dis. 12:108-10, 2008.

click here to read the paper Zhao YL, Liu YH, Jiang GL, Chan WY, Yip CW, Kam KM. Variations in quality of carbol fuchsin stains collected from routine tuberculosis laboratories. Int. J. Tuberc.Lung Dis. 13:126-129, 2009.