Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an umbrella term for infection with mycobacterium tuberculosis, an organism which has existed alongside humans for thousands of years, with DNA evidence

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FDA approves pretomanid for drug-resistanttuberculosis

The FDA has announced its approval of PaMZ (pretomanid), from TB Alliance, a new drug developed to treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB)...

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MTB-RIF/INH test is used to detect antibiotic resistance mutations in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Roche secured the CE-IVD mark for its Cobas MTB-RIF/INH test, an assay used to detect antibiotic resistance mutations in the...

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M72/AS01E vaccine in an ongoing Phase IIb trial reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease.- GSK

GSK and Aeras reported that GSK’s M72/AS01E candidate vaccine significantly reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease in HIV-negative adults...

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Tuberculosis

This guideline covers preventing, identifying and managing latent and active tuberculosis (TB) in children, young people and adults.

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Nutritional care and support for patients with tuberculosis

This guideline provides guidance on the principles and recommendations for nutritional care and support of patients with TB as part...

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Journal articles

Tuberculous meningitis.

Tuberculosis remains a global health problem, with an estimated 10.4 million cases and 1.8 million deaths resulting from the disease in 2015. The most lethal and disabling form of tuberculosis is tuberculous meningitis...

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Treatment of free-flowing tuberculous pleurisy with intrapleural urokinase.

Patients with loculated tuberculous pleurisy (TBP) treated with urokinase suffer less from residual pleural thickening (RPT) than those treated with simple drainage.

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Bedaquiline in the treatment of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Bedaquiline, a diarylquinoline, improved cure rates when added to a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimen in a previous placebo-controlled, phase...

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