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Title: Randomized controlled study of the effectiveness of annual and 6-monthly screening with mass miniature radiography (MMR) for the active case-finding of cardiopulmonary TB patients
Authors: Churchyard, JG
Roux, S
Mahlatsi, N
Mosenogi, P
Khotle, L
Grant, AD
Fielding, K
Corbett, EL
Hayes, R
Chaisson, R
Keywords: SIMRAC
GEN 524
Radiological screening programme
RSP
Mass miniature radiography
MMR
Issue Date: May-2003
Citation: Churchyard, JG, Roux, S, Mahlatsi, N et al. 2004. Randomized controlled study of the effectiveness of annual and 6-monthly screening with mass miniature radiography (MMR) for the active case-finding of cardiopulmonary TB patients. Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, Gen 524, May, 2003, pp 32
Abstract: The mining industry has used a radiological screening programme (RSP) to screen for pneumoconioses and mycobacterial diseases for decades. In a gold mining workforce, in the Free State Province, the proportion of TB cases detected by the RSP declined from 77% in 1990 to 49% in 1996. Although radiological screening has been used for decades, the efficacy of the RSP has never been formally evaluated. Both 6-monthly and annual radiological screening were used in different companies and no data were available as to which approach was the more effective, particularly with an emerging HIV epidemic in the workforce.
Description: This report consists of : Report summary & Main content
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1307
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