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Pooled PCR testing strategy and prevalence estimation of submicroscopic infections using Bayesian latent class models in pregnant women receiving intermittent preventive treatment at Machinga…

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, December 2014
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Title
Pooled PCR testing strategy and prevalence estimation of submicroscopic infections using Bayesian latent class models in pregnant women receiving intermittent preventive treatment at Machinga District Hospital, Malawi, 2010
Published in
Malaria Journal, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-509
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Authors

Zhiyong Zhou, Rebecca Mans Mitchell, Julie Gutman, Ryan E Wiegand, Dyson A Mwandama, Don P Mathanga, Jacek Skarbinski, Ya Ping Shi

Abstract

Low malaria parasite densities in pregnancy are a diagnostic challenge. PCR provides high sensitivity and specificity in detecting low density of parasites, but cost and technical requirements limit its application in resources-limited settings. Pooling samples for PCR detection was explored to estimate prevalence of submicroscopic malaria infection in pregnant women at delivery. Previous work uses gold-standard based methods to calculate sensitivity and specificity of tests, creating a challenge when newer methodologies are substantially more sensitive than the gold standard. Thus prevalence was estimated using Bayesian latent class models (LCMs) in this study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Burkina Faso 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 25%
Researcher 11 21%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Student > Master 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 6%
Computer Science 2 4%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

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#10,157,697
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#3,146
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#140,815
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#154
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