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In patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis (TB), use of a combined 4-drug fixed-dose regimen was found to have comparable outcomes to drugs administered separately.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fell short of its goal of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2010, despite the number of reported cases being at an all-time low.
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 Frontières...
The standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle income settings is failing.
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.
In 2009, 1.7 million people died from TBâ€” which translates to 4700 deaths a dayâ€”including 380, 000 people living with HIV.
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.
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.
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.
Discovery could help determine who will develop the disease and who won't DALLAS, Sept.
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