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Paul A. Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Edward Nardell, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health; Partners In Health - PIH
Grigory Volchenkov, MD
Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary

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Re:+Better+outcome+of+fit-test+with+"soft"+than+"semi-rigid"+respirators

By Gaël CLAQUIN on 16 May, 2015 1 Reply

Useful feedback Gregory, in particular because it illustrates how programs do implement guidelines, for the sake of healthcare workers' protection. I hope we can read about NTP from less privileged countries, thinking particularly of Africa where HIV…

Better outcome of fit-test with "soft" than "semi-rigid" respirators

By Gaël CLAQUIN on 15 May, 2015 1 Reply

Dear community, interesting output from this study of fit-testing done in France (slides 20-22, easy to understand even if not at ease with French language) with different types of respirators. Conclusion is for a clearly better chance of fitness with…

SPUTUM INDUCTION PROCEDURE

By DR.POOJA DALWADI GUMASTE on 14 Apr, 2015 5 Replies

HELLO, I HAVE A CONCERN REGARDING THE ROOM WE CAN USE TO CONDUCT SPUTUM INDUCTION. THE ROOM THAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED HAS ACH OF 24 OWING TO ASSISTED NATURAL VENTILATION. THE AIR EXITING THE ROOM HAS TO BE HEPA FILTERED? WHAT IS BEST POSSIBLE TO CHALK OUT THE…

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Asimenye Simwinga

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