Items tagged with Pediatrics

Quantifying the tuberculosis disease burden in children (post with simple image)

A study estimates that 999 792 children developed TB in 2010, of whom 31 948 had MDR-TB. This value is nearly double the 530 000 paediatric cases estimated by WHO to have occurred in 2012.

Incidence of childhood tuberculosis could be 25 percent higher than previous estimates (post with simple image)

New estimates indicate that over 650 000 children develop TB every year in the 22 countries with a high burden of the disease - almost 25% higher than the total number of new cases worldwide estimated by WHO in 2012 (530 000).

HIV i-Base/TAG: 2014 Pipeline Report (post with simple image)

Latest annual review on pipeline drugs for adults and children, strategies for cure and prevention for HIV, HCV, TB and vaccine research.

South Africa: Early treatment credited with curing baby of TB (post with simple image)

Earlier this year, OurHealth brought you the story of 7-month-old Kgaogelo who had been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). Now, her mother credits early treatment for saving the baby’s life.

New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific (post with simple image)

A newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children.

Child TB training toolkit launched by WHO and The Union (post with simple image)

The training focuses on building the capacity of health care workers at the primary and secondary level to address and manage TB in children.

Childhood TB webinar: What's in a number? Two recent reports estimating childhood TB cases (post with simple image)

The webinar, organized by the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, will review 1) a 2014 report estimating global childhood TB disease incidence, including multidrug-resistant TB; 2) a 2014 report estimating childhood TB infection and disease in high TB-burden countries; and 3) practical implications for clinicians and other child health advocates.

Latent TB: Shorter course of therapy effective in children (post with simple image)

In children with latent tuberculosis, 3 months of combined therapy with isoniazid and rifapentine is safe and as effective as 9 months of isoniazid alone.

TAG open letter to the Global Plan Development Task Force (post with simple image)

Re: Inclusion of pediatric-specific targets in the Global Plan to Stop TB, 2016-2020

Open Letter to WHO: Time to report preventive TB therapy for children (post with simple image)

On World TB Day, members of the global childhood TB community sent an open letter to the World Health Organization requesting they include the number of children under the age of five and the number of children with HIV started on preventive TB therapy in the annual Global Tuberculosis Report by 2016.

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