|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|3346756||1407783||2016||3 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
• Sensitivities for flocked swabs across all pathogens ranged from 80% to 96%, whereas for traditional swabs, sensitivities ranged from 70% to 96%.
• Our findings suggest that the anatomically designed flocked rectal swabs provide a 20% increase in sensitivity for Shigella detection when compared with matched traditional swab samples.
• Our results have important ramifications for those seeking to optimize pediatric care in resource-limited settings.
We compared the performance of flocked and matched traditional rectal swabs collected from 236 children admitted with gastroenteritis in Botswana. All samples were tested using real time multiplex-PCR assays for nine enteric pathogens. There was a 20% higher detection of Shigella from flocked swabs, but most other pathogens had similar detection rates.
Journal: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease - Volume 86, Issue 2, October 2016, Pages 141–143