Systematic Review of Pooling Sputum as an Efficient Method for Xpert MTB/RIF Tuberculosis Testing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Luis E. Cuevas
, Victor S. Santos, Shirley Verônica Melo Almeida Lima, Konstantina Kontogianni, John S. Bimba, Vibol Iem, Jose Dominguez, Emily Adams, Ana Cubas Atienzar, Thomas Edwards, S. Bertel Squire, Patricia J. Hall, and Jacob Creswell
Author affiliations: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK (L.E. Cuevas, K. Kontogianni, V. Iem, E. Adams, A.T. Atienzar, T. Edwards, S.B. Squire); Federal University of Alagoas, Arapiraca, Brazil (V.S. Santos); Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil (S.V.M. Almeida Lima); Bingham University, Karu, Nigeria (J.S. Bimba); National TB Control Program, Vientiane, Laos (V. Iem); Institut d'Investigació Germans Trias i Pujol and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Spain (J. Dominguez); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.J. Hall); Stop TB Partnership, Innovations and Grants, Geneva, Switzerland (J. Creswell)
Figure 1. Flow diagram of study selection for a systematic review of pooling sputum as an efficient method for Xpert MTB/RIF and Ultra (Cepheid, https://www.cepheid.com) testing for tuberculosis during the coronavirus disease pandemic.
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