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  1. Radiographic screening for tuberculosis in a large urban county jail.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    This study was designed to evaluate an innovative program of high speed radiographic screening for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at a large urban correctional institution, Cook County Jail in Chicago.

    Methods

    From March 1992 to February 1994,126,608 inmates were screened on intake with a 100-mm mini-chest radiograph.

    Results

    Sixty-seven cases of active TB were identified by radiograph and 19 others from diagnostic work-up.

    The case finding rate for active disease with radiographic screening was approximately double the rate previously achieved with Mantoux skin testing.

    Mean time from jail entry to isolation was reduced from 17.6 days with Mantoux skin testing to 2.3 days with radiographic screening.

    Conclusions

    In large jail facilities, high speed X-ray screening for TB can minimize disruption of the intake process and lead to dramatic improvements in the efficiency of medical follow-up and isolation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Exploration radiologique, Dépistage, Radiodiagnostic, Homme, Milieu carcéral, Programme sanitaire, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Radiologic investigation, Medical screening, Radiodiagnosis, Human, Carceral environment, Sanitary program, Illinois, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Lung disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0387908

    Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 10/04/1997.