Laura L Flores

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc In-house nucleic acid amplification tests for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens: meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Laura L Flores
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    BMC Microbiol 5:55. 2005
  2. pmc Nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Madhukar Pai
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley 140, Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 4:6. 2004
  3. pmc Commercial nucleic-acid amplification tests for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in respiratory specimens: meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Daphne I Ling
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1536. 2008
  4. pmc Comparison of an interferon-gamma release assay with tuberculin skin testing in HIV-infected individuals
    Annie F Luetkemeyer
    HIV AIDS Division, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Fracisco, San Francisco, Box 0874, Building 80, 995 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:737-42. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests for tuberculous meningitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Madhukar Pai
    Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:633-43. 2003

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc In-house nucleic acid amplification tests for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens: meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Laura L Flores
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    BMC Microbiol 5:55. 2005
    ..Here, we used meta-analytical methods, including meta-regression, to identify factors related to study design and assay protocols that affect test accuracy in order to identify those factors associated with high estimates of accuracy...
  2. pmc Nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Madhukar Pai
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley 140, Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 4:6. 2004
    ..We conducted a systematic review to determine the accuracy of nucleic acid amplification (NAA) tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis...
  3. pmc Commercial nucleic-acid amplification tests for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in respiratory specimens: meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Daphne I Ling
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1536. 2008
    ..We performed a meta-analysis on the accuracy of commercial NAATs to diagnose pulmonary TB and meta-regression to identify factors that are associated with higher accuracy...
  4. pmc Comparison of an interferon-gamma release assay with tuberculin skin testing in HIV-infected individuals
    Annie F Luetkemeyer
    HIV AIDS Division, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Fracisco, San Francisco, Box 0874, Building 80, 995 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:737-42. 2007
    ..Although interferon (IFN)-gamma release assays are approved for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), limited data exist regarding their performance in HIV infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests for tuberculous meningitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Madhukar Pai
    Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:633-43. 2003
    ..On current evidence, commercial NAA tests show a potential role in confirming tuberculous meningitis diagnosis, although their overall low sensitivity precludes the use of these tests to rule out tuberculous meningitis with certainty...