Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB

Promising class of antibiotics discovered for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (post)

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has produced new versions of an old antibiotic that are active against difficult-to-treat tuberculosis; offers new strategy for overcoming drug resistance

Contact with MDR-TB led to latent infection in some children (post)

After contact with a teacher diagnosed with multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis, 31 children developed latent infection, according to recent study results published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

India: State records 155 XDR-TB cases in 3 years, 8 from Pune district (post)

PUNE: The state has recorded 155 cases of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in the last three years. Of the 155 cases, 115 alone were recorded last year. Barring nine cases, most of the patients diagnosed with XDR-TB are from Mumbai (123), Navi Mumbai (25) and Pune district (8).

HIV associated with increased risk of MDR-TB (post)

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in PLOS ONE show. HIV increased the risk of MDR-TB by 24%. The analysis included 24 separate studies with a total patient population of 93,000. The investigators believe their findings have important implications for TB control programmes in terms of detection, appropriate treatment, infection control and follow-up.

Poor survival with XDR TB in South Africa, but ART improves survival (post)

Three quarters of South African patients with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis died within 5 years of treatment, according to results of a 107-patient analysis in three South African provinces. Among people with HIV infection, taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) was independently associated with survival.

India: HIV+ patient with TB kills himself (post)

The depressed 16-yr-old boy, who was admitted to the Sewri hospital, had told his mother that he had lost all hope of recovering.

Winter Olympics medallist bikes in India for TB & MSF (post)

"I think if more people knew or understood the gravity of the global TB situation then more people would try to help..." Helen Upperton, Olympic Medallist on raising awareness about TB.

Treating tuberculosis and AIDS together saves lives (post)

Patients who have multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and AIDS are more likely to live if they get simultaneous treatment for both diseases rather than waiting weeks to start the AIDS treatment, a new study has found.

Infectex announces partnership with Qurient for TB treatment (post)

Russian biotech company Infectex, Ltd., recently announced that it has entered into license agreement with Qurient, Ltd., of Korea for the exclusive rights to develop and market Qurient’s Q203 treatment against Tuberculosis.

HATIP: TB-HIV news from the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health (post)

HIV & AIDS treatment in practice (HATIP) is a regular email newsletter for healthcare workers and community-based organisations on HIV treatment in resource-limited settings.

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