South Western Sydney Clinical School

Professor Guy Marks and colleagues publish feature article in NEJM

Please join the School in congratulating Professor Guy Marks and colleagues on having published findings of research undertaken in Vietnam in the latest issue of the New England Medical Journal (NEJM).

The article, Household-contact investigation for detection of tuberculosis in Vietnam, sought to evaluate the effectiveness of household-contact investigation in tuberculosis, as compared with standard, passive measures alone, in Vietnam. The aim was to contribute to the evidence-base for active case finding in tuberculosis, as evidence supporting this is limited in high-prevalence settings. The article is currently the feature paper for the January 18 issue on the NEJM website and was also the topic for the issue's editorial. 

The NEJM is the most widely read, cited and influential general medical periodical in the world. It is read by more than 600,000 people each week. Each year more than 16,000 submissions are considered for publication and less than 5% of original research submissions are published. The Journal is cited more often than any other medical journal and has the highest Impact Factor (72.46) of all general medical journals. 

This is an outstanding achievement for Professor Marks and his colleagues and further evidence of the amazing work being done in this area by researchers from south western Sydney. 

Date Published
Monday, 22 January 2018
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