Yuri van der Heijden presents IWHOD abstract on matching drug-resistance laboratory results in South Africa

Yuri van der Heijden, MD, MPH, will present an abstract at the 22nd International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases (IWHOD) March 22-24, 2018, titled "Differences in ascertainment of tuberculosis resistance according to four patient-matching strategies using programmatic laboratory data in South Africa".

Drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens tuberculosis control, particularly in HIV high burden settings. To identify emergence of drug resistance, tuberculosis care sites and laboratories must link multiple laboratory test results to a single patient’s records. This study evaluated four strategies to match patient laboratory results for tuberculosis drug resistance.


Co-authors: Rory Dunbar, Tania Dolby, Bryan Shepherd, Helen Cox, Keertan Dheda, Timothy R. Sterling. Robin Warren.