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The discovery of a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis (TB), in the lungs of TB patients could be an important step forward in the design of new anti-TB drugs.
A four-month treatment with the drug rifampin is better tolerated for tuberculosis than the nine-month treatment of isoniazid, Canadian researchers said. Dr.
MUHC researchers are studying a shorter treatment with fewer side effects.
Aggressive treatment involving a combination of drugs may be the cure for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers report.
By Steve Sternberg Rapid DNA tests that can save thousands of lives by cutting delays in diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis from two months to two days will be rolled out in 16 countries fighting twin epidemics of HIV and TB, health officials said Monday.
By Chang, Kwok C Leung, Chi C; Yew, Wing W; Lau, Tat Y; Tam, Cheuk M Rationale: Relatively little is known about the hepatotoxicity of pyrazinamide.
By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The U.N. war crimes tribunal said on Friday initial results of blood tests showed no sign that Slobodan Milosevic's death by heart attack was caused by poisoning, but key questions over earlier tests remained.
By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The UN war crimes tribunal said on Friday that preliminary results of blood tests showed no indication Slobodan Milosevic's death by heart attack was caused by poisoning.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The UN war crimes tribunal said on Friday that preliminary results of blood tests showed no indication Slobodan Milosevic's death by heart attack was caused by poisoning.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Tests on Slobodan Milosevic's blood taken before he was found dead on Saturday showed traces of a medicine that negated the effect of high blood pressure drugs, a Dutch toxicologist said on Monday.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species in the genus Mycobacterium and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. Robert Koch first discovered it in 1882 and that it had an unusual, waxy coating on the cell surface which makes them impossible to Gram stain. M. tuberculosis is highly aerobic and requires high levels of oxygen. It generally infects the respiratory system of mammals. Tuberculin skin test, acid-fast stain, and chest radiographs are the most...
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