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2014-07-07 10:19:43

Texas A&M Health Science Center A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes, according to a study published this week in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, in collaboration with GBDbio, a Texas A&M spinoff company,...

2014-03-20 12:33:41

Thousands receive treatment prior to coming to the United States ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening of immigrants and refugees have identified hundreds of cases that otherwise would have gone undetected until after arrival in the United States, saving taxpayers an additional $15 million in medical costs. In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, overseas physicians identified more...

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...

2013-08-21 23:01:49

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At...

2013-08-21 14:28:27

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At least 600 million people in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are infected with the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Each year at least three million people reach the potentially deadly stage called active TB. The condition is treatable with...

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...

2012-05-22 23:13:15

Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis. They hope the test will be cheaper, faster and more reliable than current testing for the disease. "Our assay is cheaper, reusable, and gives results in real time," said Ying Liu, a research specialist working with Professor Alexander Revzin in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. The team has already conducted testing of blood samples from patients in China and the United...

2012-05-18 11:18:59

A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis. Using the traditional microscope-based diagnosis method as a starting point, a University of Florida lung disease specialist and colleagues in Brazil have devised a way to detect more cases of the bacterial infection. "We're hopeful that this more sensitive method, which is both simple and inexpensive, will improve diagnosis in patients," said lead researcher Kevin Fennelly, M.D., M.P.H., an associate...

2012-04-02 09:12:31

Today, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publish their jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC). The 21 patient-centered standards aim to guide clinicians and public health workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe — with nearly 74,000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing that TB remains a public health challenge...


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