Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB

The need to accelerate access to new drugs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (post with simple image)

There needs to be a major scale-up of treatment for MDR tuberculosis that matches the scale-ups that have already been achieved in treatments for HIV and drug-susceptible tuberculosis.

Russia: New TB drugs having impact against resistance (post with simple image)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says a new combination of drugs created to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is having a significant impact on a group of patients in the midst of a two-year treatment to cure their disease.

Efficacy results of Otsuka’s delamanid (Deltyba™) for XDR-TB published in the New England Journal of Medicine (post with simple image)

Analysis of data from Phase IIb trial showed that delamanid plus a background regimen may be a promising treatment option in complex, difficult-to-treat XDR-TB patients.i

Tumor-fighting drugs take on tuberculosis (post with simple image)

By bridging the gaps that divide cancer, immunology, and microbiology, researchers may yet find creative and affordable ways to address the growing problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

TB activist can hear again (post with simple image)

Cape Town - Phumeza Tisile, of Khayelitsha, was 19 when she was diagnosed with drug resistant tuberculosis - a disease that would later leave her with permanent hearing loss.

Uzbekistan: “Please, never give up. You too can beat TB.” (post with simple image)

Tetyana Pylypenko is from Ukraine and has been working with MSF for over 10 years in her home country and abroad. She comes from a nursing background, and in 2014 held the position of Medical Team Leader in Nukus, Karakalpakstan region, Uzbekistan. Below she explains more about her work with tuberculosis (TB) patients.

Tuberculosis in adults and children (post with simple image)

A monograph written for healthcare workers in any setting who are faced with the complex care for patients with tuberculosis.

Letter from 10 US Senators to President Obama re drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

A letter in support of Obama Administration’s recently announced initiative to develop a National Action Plan to Address Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

India: Sewri TB Hospital: Healthcare Workers are vulnerable to TB and they deserve to be protected (post with simple image)

As healthcare workers die of TB - physicians, health organisations, TB groups, public health experts, and associations of healthcare workers - call for urgent action.

India: Sewri TB hospital will get N-95 masks by end of September (post with simple image)

The civic body is taking baby steps in streamlining the supply of protective masks in Asia's largest TB Hospital at Sewri, after protests intensified among its workers following lack of equipment. While the 1,000-bed Guru Teg Bahadur TB Hospital requires up to 12,000 N-95 masks every month for its 1,200-odd staff, not more than 3,000 are supplied. But this is set to change, said Dr Rajendra Nanavare, superintendent of the hospital.

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