A simple, valid, numerical score for grading chest x-ray severity in adult smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis
Ralph, A. P.; Ardian, M.; Wiguna, A.; Maguire, G. P.; Becker, N. G.; Drogumuller, G.; Wilks, M. J.; Waramori, G.; Tjitra, E.; Sandjaja; Kenagalem, E.; Pontororing, G. J.; Anstey, Nicholas; Kelly, P. M.
BACKGROUND The grading of radiological severity in clinical trials in tuberculosis (TB) remains unstandardised. The aim of this study was to generate and validate a numerical score for grading chest x-ray (CXR) severity and predicting response to treatment in adults with smear-positive pulmonary TB. METHODS At a TB clinic in Papua, Indonesia, serial CXRs were performed at diagnosis, 2 and 6 months in 115 adults with smear-positive pulmonary TB. Radiographic findings predictive of 2-month sputum...[Show more]
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