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TB infection may be underestimated among people taking corticosteroid pills

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Photo: Medical Report Tuberculosis written on a typewriter [30/06/2014] Tuberculosis infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated, new research suggests. Current guidelines for what constitutes a positive TB skin test among corticosteroid pill users may not be capturing all those who are infected, said Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, a respirologist in the Tuberculosis Program at St. Michael's Hospital. TB infection may be underestimated among people taking corticosteroid pills - Read more

Infectious Diseases: Space-Tested Fluid Flow Concept Advances Diagnoses

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Photo: Man in space [24/04/2014] A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations aboard the International Space Station on the behavior of liquids.Infectious Diseases: Space-Tested Fluid Flow Concept Advances Diagnoses - Read more

World Tuberculosis Day - 03/24/2014

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Photo: World Tuberculosis Day [20/03/2014] „Find. Treat. Cure.“ – This sounds simple, but describes the possible solution for a global healthcare burden: tuberculosis. It is intended to defeat the disease until 2050. This is especially difficult in South-East Asia and Africa, because the healthcare systems there “miss” a lot of the patients. The campaign “Find. Treat. Cure.” aims to raise awareness for them.World Tuberculosis Day - 03/24/2014 - Read more

Acetic Acid: Vinegar Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria

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Photo: Vinegar pouring over a spoon [27/02/2014] The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US.Acetic Acid: Vinegar Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria - Read more

Immune System: Could a Vaccine Help Ward off MS?

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Photo: Vaccine doses [09/12/2013] A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease, according to a new study.Immune System: Could a Vaccine Help Ward off MS? - Read more

Infections: Microneedle Patch for Tuberculosis Skin Test

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Photo: Microneedle Patch [28/08/2013] A team led by University of Washington engineers has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test. Infections: Microneedle Patch for Tuberculosis Skin Test - Read more

Antibiotics: New Hope Against Resistant Diseases

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Photo: Anthrax cells [05/06/2013] Diseases such as tuberculosis, anthrax, and shigellosis -- a severe food-borne illness -- eventually could be treated with an entirely new and more-effective kind of antibiotic.Antibiotics: New Hope Against Resistant Diseases - Read more

Well Hidden: New Understanding of Latent Tuberculosis

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Photo: Lung in X-Ray [31/01/2013] Forsyth scientists have gained new insight on how Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global epidemic. Although drugs have been available for 50 years, TB still infects nearly 2.2 billion people worldwide and causes 1.7 million annual deaths.Well Hidden: New Understanding of Latent Tuberculosis - Read more

Tuberculosis: New Test Could Improve Treatment

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Photo: Man coughing [22/11/2012] A new rapid test for tuberculosis (TB) could substantially and cost-effectively reduce TB deaths and improve treatment in southern Africa — a region where both HIV and tuberculosis are common — according to a new study by Harvard School of Public researchers.Tuberculosis: New Test Could Improve Treatment - Read more

Microfluidic Chip: TB Test Promises to Be Cheap and Fast

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[24/05/2012] Biomedical engineers at University of California Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis. They hope the test will be cheaper, faster and more reliable than current testing for the disease.Microfluidic Chip: TB Test Promises to Be Cheap and Fast - Read more

Microscope: Tiny Tool Can Play Big Role Against Tuberculosis

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[18/05/2012] A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis. Using the traditional microscope-based diagnosis method as a starting point, University of Florida lung disease specialists have devised a way to detect more cases of the bacterial infection.Microscope: Tiny Tool Can Play Big Role Against Tuberculosis - Read more

Lung: Treatment of Tuberculosis Can Be Guided by Patients' Genetics

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[09/02/2012] A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection may also predict the effectiveness of drug treatment for a deadly form of tuberculosis. That shows a study of an international collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Duke University, Harvard University, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam and Kings College London.Lung: Treatment of Tuberculosis Can Be Guided by Patients' Genetics - Read more

TB Treatment: Research Suggests New Way to Ensure Effectiveness

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[29/12/2011] A UT Southwestern Medical Center study using a sophisticated "glass mouse" research model has found that multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is more likely caused in patients by speedy drug metabolism rather than inconsistent doses, as is widely believed.TB Treatment: Research Suggests New Way to Ensure Effectiveness - Read more

Lung Disease: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Increased in Postpartum Women

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[09/12/2011] The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis is significantly increased in mothers postpartum, suggesting a potential new population to target for screening, according to a new United Kingdom-wide cohort study.Lung Disease: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Increased in Postpartum Women - Read more

Cambodia: Early HIV Treatment Increases Survival in Patients with Tuberculosis

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[21/10/2011] Timing is everything when treating patients with both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). Starting HIV therapy in such patients within two weeks of TB treatment, rather than two months as is the current practice, increases survival by 33 per cent, according to a large-scale clinical trial in Cambodia led by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.Cambodia: Early HIV Treatment Increases Survival in Patients with Tuberculosis - Read more

Study: Increased Lung Cancer Risk Among Tuberculosis Patients

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[03/01/2011] China Medical University study shows higher incidence of cancer in those who have had tuberculosis.Study: Increased Lung Cancer Risk Among Tuberculosis Patients - Read more

Patients: New Genomic Marker for Tuberculosis

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[30/08/2010] It may soon be possible to identify patients who will develop tuberculosis, as scientists have identified changes in the blood specific to the disease. These findings are from an international study conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital using blood profiling techniques to understand infections. Patients: New Genomic Marker for Tuberculosis - Read more

Tuberculosis: Test for Children

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[28/07/2010] An international team of researchers comparing recently-developed methods for diagnosing tuberculosis in children in resource-poor countries has concluded that the best test for high-risk children is the microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS) technique.Tuberculosis: Test for Children - Read more

Tuberculosis: False Positive Worse Than Truly Ill

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[18/05/2010] HIV-infected patients who are falsely diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) have higher rates of mortality than those who are correctly diagnosed with the disease, according to a new study.Tuberculosis: False Positive Worse Than Truly Ill - Read more

HIV Infected: New Vaccine to Prevent Tuberculosis

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[01/02/2010] Investigators have reported results of a clinical trial showing that a new vaccine against tuberculosis is effective in preventing tuberculosis (TB) in people with HIV infection.HIV Infected: New Vaccine to Prevent Tuberculosis - Read more

Diseases: Out of Sight, out of Mind

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[01/02/2009] Diseases from long ago are slowly disappearing from our minds. Wrongly, however, as only one deadly disease, smallpox, has been eradicated throughout the world. Diseases: Out of Sight, out of Mind - Read more

 
 

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