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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...

2011-01-19 13:49:07

Standardized screening rule for TB in people living with HIV in low income settings In 2009, 1.7 million people died from TB"” which translates to 4700 deaths a day"”including 380, 000 people living with HIV. TB remains the most common cause of death in people living with HIV. This week in PLoS Medicine, Haileyesus Getahun (WHO) and colleagues report the development of a simple, standardized tuberculosis (TB) screening rule for resource-constrained settings, to identify people...

2011-01-14 19:13:15

Identifying tuberculosis patients in Africa using passive methods is leaving many cases undiagnosed, according to researchers from the Netherlands, Kenya and the United States, who studied case detection methods in HIV-prone western Kenya. Tuberculosis (TB) occurs commonly in men and women with HIV, but in these patients TB can be more difficult to detect. The findings were published online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and...

2011-01-06 12:51:26

New research findings which show that vitamin D can speed up antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been revealed by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The study - which gives fresh insight into how vitamin D may affect the immune response - is published today (6 January 2011) in The Lancet. In a trial led by Dr Adrian Martineau of the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry "“ and funded by the...

2011-01-03 13:46:08

China Medical University study shows higher incidence of cancer in those who have had tuberculosis Although a clear association of tuberculosis with lung cancer remains to be established, a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology provides compelling evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis. Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered under the country's National...

2010-09-23 07:00:00

Discovery could help determine who will develop the disease and who won't DALLAS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas scientists recently discovered a molecular signature in the blood of patients with tuberculosis (TB) that may explain why some people develop an active TB infection, while others exposed to the bacteria which causes the dangerous respiratory virus do not. Researchers at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR) in Dallas, a component of Baylor Research...

2010-09-01 16:00:00

GENEVA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A study(1) published in The New England Journal of Medicine today reports that a new molecular tuberculosis (TB) test, Xpert® MTB/RIF, provides highly sensitive detection of tuberculosis and drug resistance in low resource settings more easily and in significantly less time than any current, widely used diagnostic. The study, conducted by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), showed that the Xpert® MTB/RIF...

2010-07-22 12:59:42

A clinical trial in Cambodia has found it possible to prolong the survival of untreated HIV-infected adults with very weak immune systems and newly diagnosed tuberculosis (TB) by starting anti-HIV therapy two weeks after beginning TB treatment, rather than waiting eight weeks, as has been standard. This finding by scientists co-funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the French National Agency for Research on...


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