Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB

Success short treatment against drug-resistant tuberculosis confirmed (post with simple image)

The result of 10 years of collaboration between the Damien Foundation Belgium and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) could revolutionize global tuberculosis control.

Bedaquiline as part of tailored therapy for MDR- and XDR-TB achieves impressive culture conversion rates (post with simple image)

Bedaquiline combined with other active drugs has the potential to achieve high culture conversion rates in advanced MDR- and XDR-TB cases. However, it is crucial to follow carefully all patients for severe adverse events, even after bedaquiline discontinuation.

WHO interim guidance on the use of delamanid in the treatment of MDR-TB (post with simple image)

The guidance lists five conditions that must be in place if delamanid is used to treat adults with MDR-TB.

#CoughUpTheTBMoney: Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research (post with simple image)

Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on R&D for new treatments for TB. Spending must be tripled to meet the US$2 billion annual minimum required according to the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to Stop TB.

MSF sounds alarm on practices and policies dangerously out of step with what’s needed to contain the global drug-resistant TB crisis (post with simple image)

Outmoded policies and practices and critical gaps in care for drug-resistant TB are fuelling a worldwide public health crisis, said MSF in a new report, ‘Out of Step: Deadly implementation gaps in the TB response’, released today at the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona.

One third of TB cases in Eastern European HIV clinic survey multidrug-resistant (post with simple image)

Around one-third of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe who were diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) had multidrug-resistant TB, according to the findings of a global study of TB and HIV management in high- and middle-income countries.

The Union to test all-oral treatment option for multidrug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

New treatment regimen is first-ever injection-free regimen tested to date.

South Africa: DR-TB patients, activists demand registering generic linezolid (post with simple image)

A letter, signed by over 100 clinicians, organisations and patients with DR-TB, demands the immediate registration of a generic version of linezolid in South Africa, which has been under a significantly delayed fast-track review process since May 2013.

“You see yourself vanishing and you think: I’m going to die” (post with simple image)

Andaleeb Rinquest remembers the moment she accepted, with certainty, the imminence of her own death.

MSF: BRICS countries must boost investments in research to defeat deadly drug-resistant tuberculosis crisis (post with simple image)

Political will remains key barrier to deploying BRICS resources towards the development of a new generation of treatments for drug-resistant TB.

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