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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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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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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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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 …  
feeds.bmj.com
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 …  
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.  
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.  
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.  
feeds.bmj.com
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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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.  
who.int
over 3 years ago