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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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Poor Agreement between 2 Assays for Measuring Low Levels of HIV-1 Viral Load

Julio S. G. Montaner, Douglas D. Richman and Scott M. Hammer.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 1202 words.

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Comparison between a Whole Blood Interferon-γ Release Assay and Tuberculin Skin Testing for the Detection of Tuberculosis Infection among Patients at Risk for Tuberculosis Exposure

Moriyo Kimura, Paul J. Converse, Jacqueline Astemborski, James S. Rothel, David Vlahov, George W. Comstock, Neil M. H. Graham, Richard E. Chaisson and William R. Bishai.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

May 1999; p ublished online May 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2353 words.

A new test that measures interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release in whole blood following stimulation with tuberculin has the potential to detect tuberculosis infection using a single blood draw. The...

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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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Quality Assessment of Process Measures in Antimicrobial Stewardship: Concordance of Cefepime Indication Without Automatic Prospective Approval in Computerized Provider Order Entry

Tiffany Lee, Christopher McCoy and Monica V Mahoney.

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

P ublished online October 2017 .

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

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Background

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology...

Evaluation of Fingerstick Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay in HIV-Infected Persons: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study

Darlisha A. Williams, Tadeo Kiiza, Richard Kwizera, Reuben Kiggundu, Sruti Velamakanni, David B. Meya, Joshua Rhein and David R. Boulware.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

August 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2488 words.

Background. Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common cause of adult meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. The cryptococcal antigen...

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Use and Limitations of Varicella-Zoster Virus-Specific Serological Testing to Evaluate Breakthrough Disease in Vaccinees and to Screen for Susceptibility to Varicella

Judith Breuer, D. Scott Schmid and Anne A. Gershon.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

March 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3621 words.

A plethora of tests for determining the presence of antibodies to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) have been developed over the years, with a wide range of performance standards. There is...

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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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Correcting for Antimicrobial Testing Methodology Reveals Temporary Decline in Daptomycin MIC Following Intervention

Clare Kinnear, Carol Young, Duane Newton, Twisha Patel, Andrew Read and Robert Woods.

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

P ublished online October 2017 .

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

Abstract

Background

Susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) to daptomycin has significant...

Estimating Influenza Vaccination Status Among Medicare Beneficiaries: Comparison of Billing Claims and Vaccination Data Obtained from Medical Records and Self-report

Elif Alyanak, Alicia M Fry, Courtney Strickland, Jeffrey Kelman, Yoganand Chillarige, Xiyuan Wu, Michael Wernecke, David Shay and Jill M Ferdinands.

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

P ublished online October 2017 .

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

Abstract

Background

Accurate ascertainment of vaccination status is needed to evaluate influenza vaccine...

Comparison of Standardized Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Viral Load Thresholds in Whole Blood and Plasma of Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients with CMV Infection and Disease

M Veronica Dioverti, Brian D Lahr, Jeffrey J Germer, Joseph D Yao, Michelle L Gartner and Raymund R Razonable.

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

P ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4383 words.

Abstract

Background

Quantification of cytomegalovirus (CMV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has important diagnostic,...

Adherence to Multi-Dose Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccine Schedules in the United States

Laurel Trantham, Samantha Kurosky, Dongmu Zhang and Kelly Johnson.

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

P ublished online October 2017 .

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

Abstract

Background

Recent national vaccination coverage rates for adults are well below Healthy People 2020 goals,...