Appropriate comparisons of tuberculosis latency structures with empiric data

Trauer, James M., Ragonnet, Romain, and McBryde, Emma S. (2018) Appropriate comparisons of tuberculosis latency structures with empiric data. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18 (7). pp. 720-721.

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Abstract

Nicolas Menzies and colleagues1 presented a systematic review of the latency structures used in tuberculosis models, which was similar to our 2017 review.2 The main additional contribution of this latest work is the detailed literature search that provides a complete picture of the range of structures in use and highlights the variability in approaches. We strongly agree with the finding that modelled reactivation profiles differ profoundly between studies and that many commonly used structures and parameters fit empirical data poorly. The parameter range findings on goodness of fit validate the results of both studies. However, important differences between the reviews in the two empirical comparison datasets should be highlighted.

Item ID: 57194
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1474-4457
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 23:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 50%
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