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Comparative proteomic analysis of serum diagnosis patterns of sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis based on magnetic bead separation and mass spectrometry analysis.

Int J Clin Exp Med 2015 15;8(2):2077-85. Epub 2015 Feb 15.

Institute of Cell Biology, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, P. R. China.

A major challenge in pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) control is early and accurate diagnosis of sputum smear negative pulmonary TB (SSN-PTB). The patients with SSN-PTB have to wait for a longer period of time before receiving proper treatment than sputum smear positive pulmonary TB (SSP-PTB) patients due to delay in diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to discover potential serum protein biomarkers for SSN-PTB. Read More

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Fibreoptic bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of sputum smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis: current status.

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2008 Jan-Mar;50(1):67-78

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Sputum smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (SSN-PTB) is a common problem faced by clinicians. Performing fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), and subjecting the bronchoscopic secretions/transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) material to conventional diagnostic methods of smear, mycobacterial culture and histopathology appears to be helpful in the diagnosis of SSN-PTB. Application of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may be helpful as an adjunctive method in the appropriate clinical setting. Read More

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September 2008
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