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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-02-21T19:15:12-0500
This is a two-arm, unmasked, randomized, controlled trial to test the effectiveness of the Alere Q point-of-care (POC) HIV diagnostic assay for use in resource-poor settings.
Two new rapid HIV tests by Alere™ have the potential to substantially decrease the window period for rapid tests. First, the Alere™ HIV Combo is a rapid fourth generation test. The per...
Randomised Controlled Trial to Assess Accuracy, Feasibility, Acceptability, Cost Effectiveness and Impact of Point of Care CD4 Testing on HIV Diagnosis, Linkage to Care and Time to Antiret...
In Mozambique, early infant HIV diagnosis (EID, i.e. HIV screening of infants under 18 months of age) is conducted using molecular diagnostics at central laboratories in Maputo, Nampula, B...
The purpose of the study is to test the effect of the Alere™ q HIV-1/2 Detect (diagnostic assay) on uptake of HIV testing among HIV-exposed infants and young children, and health outcome...
HIV Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis technologies in many high burden settings are restricted to centralized laboratory testing, leading to long result turnaround times and patient attrition. Gen...
We measured the effect of point-of-care early infant HIV testing on antiretroviral therapy initiation rates and retention in care among infants in Mozambique.
Home-based counseling and testing (HBCT) achieves earlier HIV diagnosis than other testing modalities; however, retention in care for these healthier patients is unknown. The objective of this study w...
Rapid detection of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is an integral component of treatment decisions in the clinic, especially in the pediatric population. We prospectively collected 216 specimens from symp...
Point-of-care testing technique is increasingly important for healthcare management in human being's daily life. However, traditional biosensor systems for health care are relatively expensive, bulky ...
Allows patient diagnoses in the physician’s office, in other ambulatory setting or at bedside. The results of care are timely, and allow rapid treatment to the patient. (from NIH Fact Sheet Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing, 2010.)
Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.
Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)
Care of infants in the home or institution.
Care of the newborn infant in a crib near the mother's bed, instead of in a nursery, during the hospital stay.