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2009-01-23 14:36:31

A four-month treatment with the drug rifampin is better tolerated for tuberculosis than the nine-month treatment of isoniazid, Canadian researchers said. Dr. Dick Menzies of the McGill University said patients who are infected with the latent form of TB show no symptoms and are not contagious, yet they pose the biggest challenge when it comes to controlling the disease. Patients who currently receive a diagnosis of latent TB are treated for nine months with daily doses of isoniazid;...

2009-01-22 14:36:12

MUHC researchers are studying a shorter treatment with fewer side effects Patients who are infected with the latent form of tuberculosis (TB) show no symptoms and are not contagious, yet they pose the biggest challenge when it comes to controlling the disease. The latest study by Dr. Dick Menzies of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) describes a new potential treatment for this particular form of TB. The paper based on this study was recently published in the...

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2008-08-25 10:55:00

Aggressive treatment involving a combination of drugs may be the cure for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers report.Writing in The Lancet, researchers found that despite fears of being untreatable, TB could be cured with a combination of at least five drugs.Multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB is resistant to the most commonly used treatments isoniazid and rifampin.However, these treatments are ineffective when used to battle extremely resistant (XDR) TB.The recent study consisted...

2008-07-01 06:00:04

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. Current TB tests are more than a century old. The new tests, which apply DNA "fingerprinting" techniques to TB for the first time, mean that patients who show evidence of TB infection can now be tested and treated quickly rather...

2008-06-17 03:00:10

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. Objectives: We compared continuation-phase regimens incorporating pyrazinamide, isoniazid, and/or rifampin with those containing isoniazid and rifampin to evaluate the hepatotoxicity of pyrazinamide. Methods: Cohort and nested case-control analyseswere conducted on a cohort of 3,007 patients with active tuberculosis (TB) managed at government...

2006-03-17 08:20:57

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. Milosevic, who died in jail last Saturday just months before a verdict in his war crimes trial, had suffered from high blood pressure and a heart condition. "So far no indications of poisoning have been found," Judge Fausto Pocar,...

2006-03-17 06:58:40

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. Milosevic, who died in jail last Saturday just months before a verdict in his war crimes trial, had suffered from high blood pressure and a heart condition. "So far no indications of poisoning have been found," Judge Fausto Pocar, president of the UN war crimes tribunal,...

2006-03-17 06:34:47

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. "So far no indications of poisoning have been found," Judge Fausto Pocar, president of the UN war crimes tribunal, told a news conference. "I would like to stress that these are provisional results." Tribunal registrar Hans Holthuis confirmed that traces of rifampicin -- a leprosy and...

2006-03-13 05:43:14

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. Groningen University toxicologist Donald Uges told Reuters tests he conducted two weeks ago on Milosevic's blood showed traces of rifampicin -- a drug against leprosy and tuberculosis that would have made other medicines ineffective. The 64-year-old, who suffered from...

2004-11-29 18:00:11

Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have shown the antibiotic rifampicin might help treat people suffering from Parkinson's disease. The drug, normally used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis, can reportedly prevent the formation of protein fibrils associated with the death of brain cells in people with Parkinson's disease. The researchers studied the effects of rifampicin in test tube experiments and are currently conducting studies with cell cultures and mice to...


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2011-04-25 16:19:14

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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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.