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2008-09-15 09:00:57

By Graeme Hetherington A DOCTOR is working with HIV and TB patients in the remote heart of Africa with the support of a North-East charity. Dr Paul Williams is trying to raise the money for an ambulance to work out of the hospital he helps run in one of the remotest region?s of Uganda, and is being helped by Everyday Language Solutions (ELS), based in Thornaby, near Stockton. The charity has a long history of working with Dr Williams, dating from when he practised at the Arrival Medical...

2008-08-28 12:01:22

LEUVEN, Belgium, August 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company focused on innovative treatments for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, is today issuing a business update and its financial results for the six month period ending June 30, 2008. During the first half of 2008, ThromboGenics has achieved a number of key milestones which have positioned the Company to successfully pursue the next stage of its corporate strategy. In...

2008-08-26 15:00:18

By Aggarwal, Deepak Mohapatra, P R; Rekha, V V Banu; Balasubramanian, R; Swaminathan, S; Ramachandran, R; Rahman, F; Sundaram, V; Thyagarajan, K; Selvakumar, N; Adhilakshmi, A R; Iliayas, S; Narayanan, P R Sir, Banu Rekha and colleagues' in their study found that at the end of intensive phase of tuberculosis treatment among sputum positive cases, the smear conversion rates were 58, 61, 62 per cent and culture conversion 86, 88 and 92 per cent respectively. Also, the patients with HIV...

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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...

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2008-08-14 10:35:00

In the first statewide study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in the United States, California officials have identified 18 cases of the dangerous and difficult-to-treat disease between 1993 and 2006, and 77 cases that were one step away from XDR TB. The study appears in the August 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. California reports almost 3,000 cases of tuberculosis annually, the largest number of TB cases of any U.S. state. California has...

2008-08-08 15:00:55

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. , a leading provider of near-patient diagnostics, monitoring and health management solutions, is featuring its new TB diagnostic test, the Clearview TB ELISA, at the International AIDS conference (AIDS 2008). The test, which was introduced to developing world markets in July 2008, provides a much needed aid in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) in TB/HIV co-infected patients. By providing...

2008-08-06 18:00:38

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, or XDR-TB, can be commuted in an individualized outpatient therapy program, researchers in Peru said. The study, conducted in Peru from 1999 to 2002, showed that more than 60 percent of XDR-TB patients not co-infected with HIV were cured after receiving the bulk of their personalized treatment at home or in community-based settings. Lead author Carole Mitnick of the Harvard Medical School said that in some parts of the world, however, patients...

2008-08-05 18:00:09

By Ben Guy MAIL workers were offered TB screening after two staff at a Tyneside sorting office caught the deadly disease. Workers last night told The Journal they were afraid to go to work at the Royal Mail centre on the Team Valley industrial estate, Gateshead, But bosses and health protection experts sought to play down fears, saying both cases had been dealt with and that there was very little chance of the disease spreading. The first case involved a man in his 20s, who was off...

2008-07-29 18:00:20

Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) and Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) today are presenting detailed results from the companies' 18-month Phase 2 study of bapineuzumab (AAB-001) in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease at the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. As previously announced, in the study, bapineuzumab appeared to have an acceptable safety profile and clinical activity in treating Alzheimer's disease. Potential efficacy...

2008-07-23 21:00:14

Tuberculosis occurs most often in the United States in residents born in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, researchers say. Dr. Kevin P. Cain of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta examined the 46,970 cases of TB disease reported from 2001 to 2006 among foreign-born people in the United States. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found 12,928 cases, or 28 percent, were among those in the United States less than two years....


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