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Table 1 Study reports reviewed and meta-analysed or excluded

From: Direct susceptibility testing for multi drug resistant tuberculosis: A meta-analysis

    Excluded reports, and reason
Test Reviewed reports Analysed reports No data for 2 × 2 table Indirect DST Diagnostic study Review study *Other reasons
NRA 22 4 0 16 0 2 0
MODS 19 6 0 2 7 1 3
Genotype® MTBDR 13 3 1 7 0 1 1
Genotype® MTBDRplus 10 5 0 5 0 0 0
Total 64 18 1 30 7 4 4
  1. *Other reasons: Three MODS studies were excluded as they were either disinfection, impact on clinical decision-making or operational issues studies. The one study under Genotype MTBDR was a hetero-resistance study.
  2. Abbreviations:DST = Drug Susceptibility Testing; MODS = Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility; NRA = Nitrate Reductase Assay.