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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...

2014-04-02 08:34:35

Technology Also Offers Potential for Human TB Tests, as Well as Animal and Human TB and Other Vaccines PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyBatics, Inc., whose novel biobead platform offers applications for diagnostics, antigen delivery/vaccines, bioseparations and many other uses, today announced the start of field trials of a unique tuberculosis (TB) skin test based on the company's bionanoparticle technology. The PolyBatics Assign-bTB product is a DIVA...

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...

2013-11-19 23:30:30

With the current shortage of TB skin tests, customers can order TB blood testing from Request A Test as an alternative. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is currently offering the QuantiFERON Gold blood test for Tuberculosis (TB). A Recent shortage of materials needed to perform Tuberculosis skin tests has led to many people and companies not being able to get the testing they need. The Center for...

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...

2013-08-16 10:33:26

Study shows isoniazid therapy should be considered for millions of HIV-infected people globally As part of the largest international research effort ever made to combat tuberculosis, a team of Johns Hopkins and Brazilian experts has found that preventive antibiotic therapy for people with HIV lowers this group's chances of developing TB or dying. Specifically, they found in men and women already infected with HIV that taking isoniazid reduced deaths and new cases of active TB disease by 31...

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...

2011-12-10 01:17:10

In populations with a low prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), the majority of positives with the three tests commercially available in the U.S for the diagnosis of TB are false positives, according to a new study. "We compared commercially available tests for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in a diverse population with a low LTBI prevalence," said James Mancuso, MD, DrPH, of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Preventive Medicine Residency Program. "Our results suggest that in...

2011-12-02 01:46:06

The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world's population is currently infected with the microbe that causes tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The only vaccine, BCG, is largely ineffective; ways to enhance its effectiveness are desperately needed. A team of researchers – led by Peter Andersen, at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, and JoAnne L. Flynn, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, – has now developed a vaccine that...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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