This morning Dr. Nazir Ismail, Director of the Center for Tuberculosis in Johannesburg, received word from the editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) accepting the article that presents the analysis of the TBDx™ evaluation in South Africa. The email he received is reprinted below (in part):
Dear Dr. Ismail: Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your manuscript "Performance of a Novel Algorithm Using Automated Digital Microscopy for Diagnosing Tuberculosis" has now been officially accepted for publication in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM). Your paper will be published online within 48 hours before it has been copy edited, proofed, or typeset. It will appear in the Articles in Press section of the AJRCCM website (http://www.atsjournals.org/toc/ajrccm/0/ja). AJRCCM Articles in Press establish publication priority and can be cited and searched. The official publication date appears below the title followed by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), an automatically generated identifier unique for intellectual property in the digital environment. Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD Editor American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Indeed, the article is available online now. Subscribers have online access and can download the article. Non-subscribers have access to the Abstract and can purchase the full article for a fee.
We would like to extend our congratulations and our sincere thanks to the team of authors and investigators who have dedicated their personal and professional time to evaluate our TBDx™ technology. The list of authors as they will appear in the article include:
Dr. Nazir A. Ismail,
Dr. Shaheed V. Omar
Dr. James J. Lewis
Dr. David W. Dowdy
Dr. Andries W. Dreyer
Hermina van der Meulan
Dr. David A. Clark
Dr. Gavin J. Churchyard
The authors represent the renown institutions of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa, the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins University in the USA, the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, the Aurum Institute in South Africa, and the School of Public Health at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.