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and in the acceptable specimen based on Gram stain, positivity for AFB stain and culture rate will be higher.
suspicious patients for pulmonary tuberculosis are randomized to control or education group. patients in education group will be educated with the brochure that contains figure of lung/upper respiratory tract and methods of collecting sputum.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Suspicious for Pulmonary Tuberculosis
education by brochure, control
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul National
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:01:09-0400
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