We have submitted 2 papers from the TRIPOD study: #1 “The Characteristics of Drug Sensitive and Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Cases in Indonesia” to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on 22nd February 2022; and #2 “Performance of Xpert TB/RIF and Sputum Microscopy Compared to Sputum Culture for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Seven Indonesian Hospitals” to the Frontiers in Medicine-Infectious Diseases – Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment on 31 March 2022. We just received comments from 1 reviewer for paper #2. Paper #1 is still under review.
The subculture isolates sent to Bandung BBLK are still ongoing, from 301 baseline samples 234 were done sub-culturing and the mTB DNA was extracted. Eight of them did not grow and the remaining 59 samples are in process.
RePORT Network call for abstracts to be presented in the upcoming Annual RePORT International meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, 7-8 September 2022 for Young Investigators. RePORT network will provide airfare, hotel expenses, as well as an invitation to participate in a poster discussion at the meeting. Young investigators defined as one of the following:
- faculty members who are no more than five years out from completion of all training; current clinical fellows,
- doctoral students or post-docs; or current medical students or residents.
- completed their last degree by 2014 or after (not more than 8 years of completion).
- The abstracts should be of high scientific quality and should describe work related to either the TRIPOD Protocol; in other words, any ongoing projects that leverage, or plan to leverage, the established RePORT platform.