Items tagged with Pediatrics

Guidelines for the management of tuberculosis in children (document)

The guidelines outline care and treatment for children with tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa, include better guidance on dosing children with TB in the absence of widely available paediatric formulations including changes to the recommended doses for some drugs and sections on TB diagnosis in HIV-infected children, TB preventative treatment and nutritional support.

Publication: A framework for integrating childhood tuberculosis into community-based health care (post with simple image)

The document outlines community-based strategies for integrating childhood TB activities with other maternal and child health care services through existing diagnosis and management algorithms.

CAfGEN receives $3 million grant to study progression of TB and HIV (post with simple image)

The Consortium for African Genomics Network (CAfGEN), made up of University of Botswana, Makerere University, Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Uganda Children’s Foundation and the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, has been awarded a $3.0 million three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health of the United States of America to study the genetic factors that affect the progression of TB and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Lancet journals: World TB Day media alert (post with simple image)

For World TB Day 2014, The Lancet group publishes a Series of papers to highlight the need for global collaboration to diagnose, treat, and cure people with tuberculosis.

TB Alliance launches web portal for childhood tuberculosis (post with simple image)

An initiative to improve pediatric TB treatment with the goal of ensuring all children with TB receive appropriate treatment.

Launch of study to determine proper TB treatment for babies with TB (post with simple image)

Data will guide development of improved TB treatment for infants.

TBnet: New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

The document summarises the current knowledge on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with MDR/XDR-TB and their contacts, and provides expert consensus recommendations on questions where scientific evidence is still lacking.

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.

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