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2014-07-03 12:54:25

European Lung Foundation The World Health Organization (WHO) today, together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease. Today there are 33 countries and territories where there are fewer than 100 TB cases per million population. The framework outlines an initial "pre-elimination" phase, aiming to have fewer than 10 new TB cases per million people per year by 2035 in these countries....

2014-06-28 12:09:52

St. Michael's Hospital More screening may be needed Tuberculosis infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated, new research suggests. Current guidelines for what constitutes a positive TB skin test among corticosteroid pill users may not be capturing all those who are infected, said Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, a respirologist in the Tuberculosis Program at St. Michael's Hospital. Previous research has shown that people who take corticosteroid pills, such as...

2014-06-09 10:25:14

Queen's University TB blood test could eliminate unnecessary treatment A new screening process for tuberculosis (TB) infections in Canadian prisons could mean that more than 50 per cent of those screened won't undergo unnecessary treatment due to false positives. According to research by Wendy Wobeser and medical resident Ilan Schwartz, a test for TB using interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) will detect a pre-existing TB infection, or latent TB, that might not present itself for...

Bringing Attention To The Threat Of Tuberculosis On World TB Day
2014-03-24 07:49:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global partnerships and significant medical research are a big part of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day. Celebrated each year on March 24, World TB Day is a marked as a time to bring attention to the threat of tuberculosis, a disease that affects nearly nine million people a year. WHO For the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s slogan for World TB Day is “Reach 3 Million.” Despite TB’s curability, efforts...

2014-03-20 04:21:53

BEIJING and HILDEN, Germany, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QuantiFERON-TB, the leading modern test for accurate diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infections, continues to grow rapidly around the world - Commercial launch of QuantiFERON-TB in China, where latent TB affects an estimated 41% of population, will support nationwide efforts to control TB - QIAGEN marks World TB Day 2014 on March 24 with QuantiFERON-TB...

2014-01-23 11:29:46

A major trial aiming to cut the rate of tuberculosis (TB) among South Africa's gold miners did not reduce the number of cases or deaths from the disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine say that the results demonstrate the scale of the TB problem in South African gold mines, and highlight the need for a "combination prevention" approach to improve TB control. The TB epidemic in...

Microneedle Patch Could Be Surefire Way To Diagnose Tuberculosis
2013-08-27 10:07:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from the University of Washington (UW) have developed what they believe to be an accurate and effective skin test for diagnosing tuberculosis. Current tests are difficult to administer and can often yield inaccurate results. Using a patch with an array of embedded microneedles, doctors and nurses could one day administer a tuberculosis (TB) test as easily as they could place a bandage on a small wound. Doctors, teachers...

2013-07-25 10:11:43

Low expression of immune response gene 'MIF' increased risk for TB A researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues have identified the genetic mutation in Africans with HIV that puts them at a much higher risk for tuberculosis (TB) infections. Africans have some of the highest rates of TB in the world, and it has long been suspected that genetic susceptibility plays a role. However, establishing candidate genes across populations to...

2013-03-01 23:00:55

Save $10 when ordering Tuberculosis testing from Request A Test. Early diagnosis through lab testing is the key to keeping this infectious disease from spreading. Offer expires 3/31/13. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 This March, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering $10 off of lab testing for Tuberculosis. To take advantage of this discount, patients just need to use promo code TBTEST10 when placing their order. Many Americans...

2012-10-23 20:48:07

A study led by The University of Manchester has demonstrated that new technology that can analyze millions of gene sequences in a matter of seconds is an effective way to quickly and accurately identify diseases in skeletons. Professor Terry Brown, working in partnership with Professor Charlotte Roberts from Durham University, used a next generation sequencing approach, including hybridization capture technology, to identify tuberculosis genes in a 19th century female skeleton found in a...


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