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Yesterday | Annals of Internal Medicine

Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection: Time to Get a Move On?

Requests for Single Reprints: Dick Menzies, MD, MSc, Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, 3650 Saint Urbain, Room K1.24, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2P4, Canada; e-mail, dick.menzies@mcgill.ca . Current Author Addresses: Dr. Menzies: Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, 3650 Saint Urbain, Room K1.24, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2P4, Canada.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid

Yesterday | Annals of Internal Medicine

Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection A Network Meta-analysis

Helen R. Stagg, PhD * ; Dominik Zenner, MD * ; Ross J. Harris, MSc; Laura MuA oz, MD; Marc C. Lipman, MD; and Ibrahim Abubakar, MBBS, PhD From University College London, Public Health England, and Royal Free London National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom, and Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain. Disclosures: Dr. Stagg reports other financial support from the World Health Organization and grants from the United Kingdom National Institute for Health Research during the conduct of the study and personal fees and other financial support from Otsuka Pharmaceutical's public health group and nonfinancial support from Sanofi outside the submitted work.

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Related Topix: Health, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Spain, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Express

Sabah records an increase in TB cases

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah recorded an increase in tuberculosis cases last year, with most of the cases in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau. "In 2013, there were a total of 720 cases reported in Kota Kinabalu, 561 cases in Sandakan as well as 492 cases in Tawau," said Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Medicine, Health, Southeast Asia

Fri Sep 12, 2014

OpEdNews

Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched

CNS India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan formally launched the first-ever nationwide anti-TB drug resistance survey on 6th September 2014 in New Delhi. This is the largest nationally representative survey on anti-TB drug resistance ever done, covering 100% of the population in India.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBS Local

Hundreds At Lynn Clinic Being Tested After Tuberculosis Diagnosis

Doctors are trying to warn patients at a Lynn health center after a man diagnosed with tuberculosis may have come in contact with as many as 1,000 people. Dr. Scott Early, who is in charge of Lynn Community Health Center, said his staff first became aware of the tuberculosis diagnosis earlier this month.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

ICAAC: Moxifloxacin regimens are not noninferior for TB

For patients with uncomplicated, smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis, moxifloxacin-containing regimens over four months are not noninferior to a control regimen, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, held Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Avelox, Moxifloxacin (generic), Health, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid, Rifampin (generic), Rimactane, Rifadin, Myambutol, Ethambutol (generic)

Infection Control Today

Timing of Food Intake Could Impact the Effectiveness of TB Treatment

The timing of food intake in the early phase of tuberculosis treatment could have a negative impact on the effectiveness of TB treatment. A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Munich suggests that eating food just before taking a TB drug could reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Circulation, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid, Myambutol, Ethambutol (generic), Fasting, Chemistry, Science

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Pakistan Christian Post

Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance...

India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan formally launched the first-ever nationwide anti-TB drug resistance survey on 6th September 2014 in New Delhi. This is the largest nationally representative survey on anti-TB drug resistance ever done, covering 100% of the population in India.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, World News, India, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

Timing of food intake could impact the effectiveness of TB treatment

The timing of food intake in the early phase of TB treatment could have a negative impact on the effectiveness of TB treatment. A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Munich today , suggests that eating food just before taking a TB drug could reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.

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Related Topix: Circulation, Medicine, Health, Isoniazid (generic), Nydrazid, Laniazid, Myambutol, Ethambutol (generic), Fasting, Chemistry, Science

Sat Sep 06, 2014

DNA India

Tuberculosis a national emergency: Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched India's first National anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, India 2014-15 saying that such an exercise will help form a better understanding of the disease. The survey, which would be held in collaboration with WHO and USAID, will have the largest ever sample size, 5,214 people, covering 120 TB units in 24 states.

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Express India

Harsh Vardhan launches India's first 'National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey'

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan speaks during launch of India's first National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey. In the wake of multi-drug resistant -TB cases increasing in India, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today launched India's first National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, India 2014-15 here today.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Medical News Today

A bar code devised for the bacteria that causes tuberculosis

Doctors and researchers will be able to easily identify different types of tuberculosis thanks to a new genetic barcode devised by scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The bacteria that cause the deadly respiratory disease have evolved into families of strains, or lineages, which may affect people differently.

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CiteULike

Comment on: Characterization of the embB gene in Mycobacterium...

Comment on: Characterization of the embB gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Barcelona and rapid detection of main mutations related to ethambutol resistance using a low-density DNA array To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. CiteULike organises scholarly papers or literature and provides bibliographic for universities and higher education establishments.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Myambutol, Ethambutol (generic)

Wed Sep 03, 2014

BioMed Central

Molecular detection and characterization of resistant genes in...

Tuberculosis in both animals and humans is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex primarily transmitted by inhalation of aerosolized droplets containing the organism. Multi-drug resistance and extensive drug resistance are evolutionary features of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to subvert the antibiotic regimes in place.

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BioMed Central

Characterization of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium...

The spread of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis compromises effective control of tuberculosis in Siberia.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Infection Control Today

New TB Blood Test Reported to be Reliable and Highly Specific

A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows.

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Science Daily

Bar code devised for bacteria that causes tuberculosis

Doctors and researchers will be able to easily identify different types of tuberculosis thanks to a new genetic barcode devised by scientists.

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CBC News

TB testing involving Moncton student encouraging, health officer says

Tuberculosis testing involving a University of Moncton student is nearly complete and so far, no one else has tested positive, public health officials say.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific

A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows.

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EurekAlert!

New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific

A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows.

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Related Topix: Health, World News, Africa, Tanzania

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