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2011-07-27 05:59:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Two research studies suggest that a new automated DNA test for tuberculosis (Xpert MTB/RIF), which can detect TB within 2 hours and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, can significantly increase TB detection rate compared to other tests, particularly in HIV positive patients who have a high risk of being infected with TB, including multidrug resistant TB. In the first study, led by Stephen Lawn from the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape...

2011-05-18 06:51:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Patients with tuberculosis (TB) who wear a simple facemask may be able to greatly cut transmission rates to non-infected patients, according to a study conducted on guinea pigs. "We found that when infectious patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) wore face masks while they were hospitalized, the face masks helped decrease the transmission of tuberculosis by 50 percent compared to when the patients did not wear face masks," study author Ashwin...

2011-05-05 13:11:10

Big and messy, but a necessary partner in stopping the TB epidemic Tuberculosis (TB) is widely considered a public health concern and its treatment a public sector responsibility. But according to a study published today in the journal PLoS ONE, the private sector for TB treatment is ignored at our peril. Across 10 high-burden countries, there is as much TB drug volume in the private sector as in the public sector"”and at least a third of all private sector dosages of first-line TB...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

MSF report says fixing drug supply and price problems is urgent Geneva / Johannesburg (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 A promising new diagnostic test will finally help detect more people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), a development that lends greater urgency to solve major problems surrounding the pricing and supply of DR-TB medicines, according to a report released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans...

2011-03-16 14:17:16

The standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle income settings is failing, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the open access journal PLoS Medicine, researchers call for improved access to rapid diagnostics for drug resistant TB, second-line TB treatment and antiretroviral HIV therapy. Each year, between one in ten and one in five patients treated for TB see their disease return after failing, interrupting or relapsing...

2011-03-16 13:57:21

The standard retreatment regimen for tuberculosis has low treatment response rates and is associated with poor long term outcomes in certain subgroups of patients, particularly those infected with both HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. These findings from a study by Edward Jones-L³pez from Boston University Medical School, Boston, USA, and colleagues and published in this week's PLoS Medicine, indicate that the standard retreatment approach to TB as implemented in low and middle-income...

2010-12-23 08:49:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BioCrossroads' Indiana Seed Fund has announced its eleventh investment, committing $250,000 to biotech start-up Aarden Pharmaceuticals. Based in Indianapolis but drawing key parts of its veteran entrepreneurial team from San Diego, Aarden is developing novel technologies to attack difficult-to-treat diseases through focus on specific intracellular disease targets. The BioCrossroads investment will support the company to advance its lead...

2010-12-08 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the text of a joint statement by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) Begin Text: The United States welcomes the policy statement and roadmap issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) charting the rollout of the Xpert MTB/RIF rapid...

2010-11-24 10:02:19

China had an estimated 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2008, of which 112,000 were multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB). Over the period 2001, TB was the second largest cause of death among China's 39 notifiable communicable diseases. In a Policy Forum, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, Zhong-wei Jia (Peking University) and colleagues from Beijing, China, report on how a combination of increased domestic funding, supplemented by foreign loans and donations, led to a dramatic...

2010-10-05 08:36:00

KOLKATA, India, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lilly MDR TB Partnership and Children International will continue a public awareness campaign aimed to bolster the eradication of tuberculosis in India. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/46392/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MM75368 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101005/MM75368 ) This highly successful program meets...


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