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New diagnostic test and better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

New WHO recommendations will speed detection and improve treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) through use of a new rapid diagnostic test and a shorter, cheaper treatment regimen. The novel diagnostic test, called MTBDRsl, is a DNA-based test that identifies genetic mutations in MDR-TB strains. At less than US$ 1000 per patient, the new treatment regimen can be completed in 9–12 months.  
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over 3 years ago
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HCV a Risk Factor for Anti-TB Drug Induced Liver Injury

What are the risk factors associated with anti-tuberculosis drug-induced liver injury in patients with chronic viral hepatitis?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
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over 3 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
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over 3 years ago
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Mild cough and decreased breath sounds in an 82 year old woman

An 82 year old woman presented to her general practitioner with a tickling cough and symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Her blood gas saturations were normal and she was otherwise well. However, she had a history of tuberculosis and had undergone an unknown operation many years ago. The GP thought that she had decreased breath sounds at …  
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over 3 years ago
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Mild cough and decreased breath sounds in an 82 year old woman

An 82 year old woman presented to her general practitioner with a tickling cough and symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Her blood gas saturations were normal and she was otherwise well. However, she had a history of tuberculosis and had undergone an unknown operation many years ago. The GP thought that she had decreased breath sounds at …  
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over 3 years ago
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TB Among Temporary Visa Holders Working in Tourism

This series of cases of tuberculosis highlights the need for vigilance to the potential for imported TB in foreign-born seasonal workers, especially in tourist destinations.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Elevated CA125: A Diagnostic Pointer Toward Tuberculosis?

What was the cause of the elevated CA 125 level in this male presenting with pleural effusion and persistent cough?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Urine-Based Assay Cuts Mortality in African Trial of HIV-TB

A commercially available urine-based assay reduced eight-week mortality among inpatients with HIV and suspected tuberculosis (TB) in a randomized clinical trial involving 10 hospitals in Africa.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO calls on countries and partners to "Unite to End Tuberculosis"

For World TB Day, WHO is calling on countries and partners to unite to end tuberculosis.  
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over 3 years ago
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Leveling of Tuberculosis Incidence — United States, 2013–2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 3 years ago
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Tuberculosis Among Temporary Visa Holders Working in the Tourism Industry — United States, 2012–2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 3 years ago
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Building and Strengthening Infection Control Strategies to Prevent Tuberculosis — Nigeria, 2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 3 years ago
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Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium africanum, United States, 2004-2013: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: This data study provides new details regarding the epidemiology and clinical presentation of Mycobacterium africanum infection.  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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TB/HIV Mortality Alarmingly High in Eastern Europe

Patients in eastern Europe with HIV and tuberculosis coinfection have a risk of death more than three times higher than their counterparts in western Europe and Latin America, according to an international group of researchers.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Alabama pays town’s residents to undergo TB testing

The US state of Alabama, struggling to gain control of a tuberculosis epidemic around the small town of Marion, has discovered more than 100 infections after offering money to citizens to undergo testing and treatment.  
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almost 4 years ago
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Alabama pays town’s residents to undergo TB testing

The US state of Alabama, struggling to gain control of a tuberculosis epidemic around the small town of Marion, has discovered more than 100 infections after offering money to citizens to undergo testing and treatment.  
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almost 4 years ago
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TB Tests Often Inaccurate in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Tuberculosis (TB) tests may yield false negative results in pregnant HIV-positive women, according to U.S. and Indian researchers.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Private tuberculosis testing is cheaper in India

A report in Lancet Global Health has criticised the high cost and poor availability of the latest tuberculosis (TB) test in countries with a high burden of the disease, but praised an initiative in India for making WHO approved diagnostics available at concessional prices.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago