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2012-03-27 08:34:42

A two-drug combination is one of the most promising advances in decades for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) – a disease that kills 2 million people annually – a scientist reported today at the 243 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The treatment, which combines two medications already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), delivers a knockout punch to forms of TB that shrug off other antibiotics. ACS, the world's...

2012-03-25 23:01:47

Looking at the current state of TB knowlege and new cases we have come a long way, but dont think that this is over. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 Consequences of Underfunding TB "Looking at the current state of TB knowledge and new cases we have come a long way, but don't think that this is over," says Alex Frankel director of whatistbweb.com. "We really believe that the internet has allowed us to cover more ground quickly and get the message out." Decline in burden of TB "In many...

2012-02-09 11:42:49

The management of tuberculosis cases in the European Union (EU) is not meeting international standards, according to new research. The research, published online ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, has identified key areas of priority for public action to combat the growing number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a prevalence of 440,000 multidrug-resistant TB cases (MDR-TB) with 150,000 deaths and 50,000 extremely...

2012-02-03 09:07:38

Tuberculosis patients may receive treatments in the future according to what version they have of a single 'Goldilocks' gene 'Goldilocks' gene could determine best treatment for TB patients Tuberculosis patients may receive treatments in the future according to what version they have of a single 'Goldilocks' gene, says an international research team from Oxford University, King's College London, Vietnam and the USA. This is one of the first examples in infectious disease of where an...

Drug Resistant TB Reported In India
2012-01-16 14:26:44

Indian doctors say they have seen the first case of a "totally drug-resistant tuberculosis" in the country. The Indian TB strain is mainly transmitted through close personal contact and is not as contagious as the flu. Most of the cases of this kind of TB were not from person-to-person infection but from mutations that occurred in poorly treated patients. The Indian doctors tested a dozen medicines on their patients who had the drug-resistant form of TB and none of them worked. A...

2011-12-29 09:40:35

A UT Southwestern Medical Center study using a sophisticated “glass mouse” research model has found that multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is more likely caused in patients by speedy drug metabolism rather than inconsistent doses, as is widely believed. If the study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases is borne out in future investigations, it may lead to better ways to treat one of the world´s major infectious diseases. Health workers worldwide currently...

2011-12-10 01:17:10

In populations with a low prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), the majority of positives with the three tests commercially available in the U.S for the diagnosis of TB are false positives, according to a new study. "We compared commercially available tests for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in a diverse population with a low LTBI prevalence," said James Mancuso, MD, DrPH, of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Preventive Medicine Residency Program. "Our results suggest that in...

2011-12-10 01:15:55

The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis is significantly increased in mothers postpartum, suggesting a potential new population to target for screening, according to a new UK-wide cohort study. In the joint study between the Health Protection Agency and the University of East Anglia, researchers analyzed data on all women with pregnancies between 1996 and 2008 from the General Practice Research Database, which contains records from 460 practices across the UK, representing 5.5 percent...


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