Latest Tuberculosis treatment Stories

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.

2009-01-22 14:36:12

MUHC researchers are studying a shorter treatment with fewer side effects.

2009-01-06 11:33:23

Babies born to HIV-positive mothers and given the antiretroviral drug nevirapine through the first six weeks of life to prevent infection via breast-feeding are at high risk for developing drug-resistant HIV if they get infected anyway, a team of researchers report. But the investigators highlight the proven superiority of the six-week regimen in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in breast-fed infants.In a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, risks of drug...

2008-11-06 14:07:24

New research on drug-resistant tuberculosis found that the hard-to-treat disease results in death for half of patients who get it.

2008-10-30 06:00:44

Concert Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company, has announced encouraging findings from a preclinical study suggesting that C-20081, a novel, deuterium-containing oxazolidinone antibiotic, may be suitable for once-daily oral and intravenous dosing.

2008-10-16 12:00:25

Genzyme, a biotechnology company, has started enrollment in a world-wide post-marketing clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of treating pediatric male patients with mild Fabry disease symptoms with a low-dose regimen of Fabrazyme.

2008-10-06 09:00:09

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB today presented data from a large, prospective study investigating endoscopic improvement in Crohn's disease (CD) with a biologic compound.

2008-10-03 00:00:06

U.S. researchers have determined that Mycobacterium tuberculosis has learned through evolution to coat itself with a sugar called mannose. This sugar makes the bacterium attractive to cells in the lungs that are looking to clean up and discard unwanted sugar in the body.

2008-09-27 03:00:33

By John Canalis LONG BEACH - A single case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at Wilson High School, city health officials said Friday. Authorities would not identify the victim or say if the infected party was a student, teacher, staff member or volunteer.

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