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2008-07-15 09:00:16

By Rob Sharp For years, cases of tuberculosis were falling in Britain - now they're rising. Rob Sharp meets a City high-flyer whose nagging cough turned out to have a sinister cause When hard-working City hot-shot Carl Liebel developed a cough one morning, he thought that he would work through it, like always. The last thing he expected was to take many months off work, having contracted an infectious disease more commonly associated with the developing world. But little did he know...

2008-07-02 00:00:06

By Kounteya Sinha NEW DELHI: Diagnosing multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now take just two days' time. In a major announcement on Monday, the World Health Organisation decided to make widely available a path-breaking rapid molecular diagnostic tool that will generate TB test results in two days flat. Currently, standard tests take up to three months. This is why only 2% of MDR-TB cases worldwide are being diagnosed and treated appropriately. Speaking to TOI from...

2008-07-01 06:00:04

By Steve Sternberg Rapid DNA tests that can save thousands of lives by cutting delays in diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis from two months to two days will be rolled out in 16 countries fighting twin epidemics of HIV and TB, health officials said Monday. Current TB tests are more than a century old. The new tests, which apply DNA "fingerprinting" techniques to TB for the first time, mean that patients who show evidence of TB infection can now be tested and treated quickly rather...

2008-06-24 12:03:10

The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) and the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) announced today a five-year research collaboration designed to yield new medicines for TB, including drug-resistant TB. The partnership is a milestone toward the development of faster TB drug regimens that treat all forms of TB, are easier for patients to complete, and can be used safely in patients with HIV/AIDS. "Since the NITD's establishment in 2002, its core strategy has...

2008-06-17 03:00:10

By Chang, Kwok C Leung, Chi C; Yew, Wing W; Lau, Tat Y; Tam, Cheuk M Rationale: Relatively little is known about the hepatotoxicity of pyrazinamide. Objectives: We compared continuation-phase regimens incorporating pyrazinamide, isoniazid, and/or rifampin with those containing isoniazid and rifampin to evaluate the hepatotoxicity of pyrazinamide. Methods: Cohort and nested case-control analyseswere conducted on a cohort of 3,007 patients with active tuberculosis (TB) managed at government...

2008-06-17 03:00:10

By Cohen, Ted Colijn, Caroline; Wright, Abigail; Zignol, Matteo; Pym, Alexander; Murray, Megan The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease/ World Health Organization Global Project on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance recently released the fourth global survey, which documents the highest burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) yet reported. The best estimate of the number of new cases of multidrug-resistant disease occurring in 2006 is close to half a...

2008-06-15 03:00:24

By Pamela Hale-Burns Described as a man who inspired change, Dr. Matthew Owen Locks was proud to see the possible presidential nomination of an African- American or of a woman. But he wouldn't get to witness it. The 89-year-old died of heart failure only hours before the Democratic nomination was apparently sewn up by Sen. Barack Obama on June 3. "We were watching the results on the television in his hospital room," said his daughter, Wendy Locks. Born and raised in New York City,...

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2008-03-31 10:30:00

Medical practitioners and health campaigners say London has become Europe's tuberculosis (TB) capital because primary care trusts (PCTs) are failing to adopt measures drawn up four years ago. In a recent poll by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis, only 55% of PCTs in England routinely screen new immigrants - one PCT with a particularly high TB rate had even canceled its screening program. Some 101 PCTs out of 152 responded to the survey and only half had appointed an...

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2008-02-27 10:18:47

Officials at the World Health Organization issued a report on Tuesday claiming that their survey of over 90,000 TB patients in 81 countries revealed that the drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is spreading faster than expected. The WHO said that the rate of infection is currently over 20 percent in some countries. In Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, almost a quarter of all new TB cases are multi-drug resistant."Ten years ago, it would have been unthinkable to see rates like this," said Dr. Mario...

2007-06-07 06:00:13

By Kutlu, Tayfun; Tugrul, Semih; Aydin, Arzu; Oral, zay Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe and intractable form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The peak incidence is at 8-12 weeks of pregnancy, and symptoms usually resolve by week 16. The diagnosis of hyperemesis is easily made from clinical data; however, it is sometimes hard to diagnose because of accompanying symptoms and because other complex diseases may present with hyperemesis. An 18-year-old woman presented with complaints of...


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