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measure of agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A single statistic used to summarize the agreement between the rankings or classifications of objects made by two or more observers. Examples are the coefficient of concordance, Cohen's...

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Understanding the relationship between prevalence of microfilariae and antigenaemia using a model of lymphatic filariasis infection

Michael A. Irvine, Sammy M. Njenga, Shamini Gunawardena, Claire Njeri Wamae, Jorge Cano, Simon J. Brooker and T. Deirdre Hollingsworth.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 4644 words.

Background

Lymphatic filariasis is a debilitating neglected tropical disease that affects impoverished communities. Rapid diagnostic tests of antigenaemia...

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Coma scales for children with severe falciparum malaria

C.R.J.C. Newton, T. Chokwe, J.Armstrong Schellenberg, P.A. Winstanley, D. Forster, N. Peshu, F.J. Kirkham and K. Marsh.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

April 1997; p ublished online April 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

The Blantyre coma scale (BCS) is used to assess children with severe falciparum malaria, particularly as a criterion for cerebral malaria, but it...

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ESAT-6 and CFP-10 can be combined to reduce the cost of testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, but CFP-10 responses associate with active disease

Annette Fox, David J. Jeffries, Philip C. Hill, Abdulrahman S. Hammond, Moses D. Lugos, Dolly Jackson-Sillah, Simon A. Donkor, Patrick K. Owiafe, Keith P.W.J. McAdam and Roger H. Brookes.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 4186 words.

Summary

Commercial tests measuring IFN-γ responses to ESAT-6 and CFP-10 are available for diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Measures that...

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Advantages and limits of real-time PCR assay and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism for the identification of cutaneous Leishmania species in Tunisia

Imène Ben Abda, Frédérique de Monbrison, Nadia Bousslimi, Karim Aoun, Aïda Bouratbine and Stéphane Picot.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3220 words.

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a public health problem in Tunisia, is associated to three species: Leishmania (L.) infantum, L. major and L. killicki.null...

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