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Multidrug resistant TB is less transmissible than drug susceptible strains, study shows

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is only about half as transmissible as drug susceptible TB among household contacts, a study has found, suggesting that the fitness of the resistant TB strain is less than those that respond to drug treatment1 and providing encouraging new information on the chances of containing its spread.  
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The next anti-tuberculosis drug may already be in your local pharmacy

Testing thousands of approved drugs, EPFL scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid®).  
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Commentary: Making middle income countries pay full price for drugs is a big mistake

Middle income countries are home to nearly three quarters of the global population, 73% of the world’s impoverished people, and most of the world’s sick.1 Most cases of tuberculosis and vaccine preventable diseases occur there.2 As of 2012, about 60% of people living with HIV resided in middle income countries; by 2020, that proportion is expected to jump to 70%.3 Of the roughly 15 million people with HIV who do not have access to antiretrovirals, about two thirds live in middle income countries.4  
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Author’s reply to English and Potter

I would like to add a few remarks to the discussion on the efficacy of provisions for testing for and treating particular infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, for undocumented migrants.1 2 3 Such provisions exist in several European countries, although in a few countries only testing is available, and not treatment, which has obvious medical and ethical implications.  
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Novel drugs and drug combinations for treating tuberculosis

A 56 year old man presented with pain and numbness in his lower legs. He had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis for the previous six weeks. He thought that his symptoms had started a fortnight previously, after the tuberculosis clinic changed his treatment from a fixed dose combination preparation to multiple, separate drugs. He thought that the new tablets may be causing his symptoms. His partner was also being treated for tuberculosis but with even fewer tablets taken once weekly, and he wondered whether he could take the same treatment as she had. He had a history of excess alcohol intake and admitted to binge drinking at the weekends.  
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Interpreting hazard ratios

The impact of isoniazid prophylaxis on mortality and tuberculosis in children with HIV was investigated using a double blind placebo controlled trial. The intervention was isoniazid given with co-trimoxazole either daily or three times a week. Control treatment was placebo isoniazid given with co-trimoxazole. The setting was two tertiary healthcare centres in South Africa. Participants were children with HIV aged 8 weeks and older. In total, 277 children were recruited and randomised to the intervention (n=139) or control treatment (n=138).1  
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Incentives and enablers for improving patient adherence to tuberculosis diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treatment | Cochrane

Cochrane researchers conducted a review of the effects of material (economic) incentives or enablers on the adherence and outcomes of patients being tested or treated for latent or active tuberculosis (TB). After searching up to 5 June 2015 for relevant trials, they included 12 randomized controlled trials in this Cochrane review.  
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Verem Epidemiolojisi

Daha fazlası için: http://www.khanacademy.org.tr Matematikten sanat tarihine, ekonomiden fen bilimlerine, basit toplamadan diferansiyel denklemlere, ilkokul ...  
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Verem Nedir?

Daha fazlası için: http://www.khanacademy.org.tr Matematikten sanat tarihine, ekonomiden fen bilimlerine, basit toplamadan diferansiyel denklemlere, ilkokul ...  
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Parts of London have higher TB rates than Iraq or Rwanda - BBC News

Parts of London have higher rates of tuberculosis than Rwanda, Iraq or Guatemala, a report from the London Assembly says.  
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about 4 years ago
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TB 'joins HIV as most deadly infection' - BBC News

Tuberculosis now ranks alongside HIV as the world's biggest killing infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.  
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about 4 years ago
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Tuberculosis mortality nearly halved since 1990

The fight against tuberculosis is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990. Nevertheless, 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. Most of these deaths could have been prevented, according to WHO’s “Global Tuberculosis Report 2015”, which was released today in Washington.  
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Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people in 2014

Around 9.6 million people around the world contracted tuberculosis (TB) in 2014, the World Health Organization’s annual update on the disease has estimated.1  
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Call for action against 'twin scourge' of diabetes and TB - BBC News

More needs to be done to tackle a dual threat of patients having both tuberculosis and diabetes, global health experts say.  
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Global health experts warn of a “looming co-epidemic” of tuberculosis and diabetes

More needs to be done to tackle the growth in the number of patients who have both tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes, global health experts have said.  
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Global health experts warn of a “looming co-epidemic” of tuberculosis and diabetes

More needs to be done to tackle the growth in the number of patients who have both tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes, global health experts have said.  
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India meets target to reduce tuberculosis burden

India has met the 2015 target to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate of tuberculosis (TB), but the country still accounts for 23% of the world’s TB cases, a report from the World Health Organization has found.  
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about 4 years ago