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Predicting tuberculosis relapse in patients treated with the standard 6-month regimen: an individual patient data meta-analysis

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  • Contributors JCJ, FAK and KR initiated the project and were responsible for the design of the protocol. KR was responsible for data management and performed the statistical analysis with advice from RFB and AB. KR, RFB, AB, JRC, DM, FAK and JCJ interpreted the data. KR and JCJ wrote the initial draft of the manuscript. RFB, AB, JRC, DM and FAK were responsible for critical revisions of the manuscript and provided important intellectual content. All authors gave their final approval of the version submitted for publication.

  • Funding JCJ is supported by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. FAK received salary support from the Fonds de Recherche Québec Santé. The researchers were independent of the funders, which had no role in this study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval University of British Columbia Clinical Ethics Review Board (H16-01282).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors JCJ, FAK and KR initiated the project and were responsible for the design of the protocol. KR was responsible for data management and performed the statistical analysis with advice from RFB and AB. KR, RFB, AB, JRC, DM, FAK and JCJ interpreted the data. KR and JCJ wrote the initial draft of the manuscript. RFB, AB, JRC, DM and FAK were responsible for critical revisions of the manuscript and provided important intellectual content. All authors gave their final approval of the version submitted for publication.

  • Funding JCJ is supported by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. FAK received salary support from the Fonds de Recherche Québec Santé. The researchers were independent of the funders, which had no role in this study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval University of British Columbia Clinical Ethics Review Board (H16-01282).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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