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National survey of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China.
Zhao Y, Xu S, Wang L, Chin DP, Wang S, Jiang G, Xia H, Zhou Y, Li Q, Ou X, Pang Y, Song Y, Zhao B, Zhang H, He G, Guo J, Wang Y
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute, Beijing, China.
Published 7 June 2012 in N Engl J Med, 366(23): 2161-70.
Articles on Tuberculosis published 7 June 2012:
Delamanid for multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. N Engl J Med, 366(23): 2151-60.
Articles on Tuberculosis published 21 May 2012:
Scaling up interventions to achieve global tuberculosis control: progress and new developments. Lancet, 379(9829): 1902-13.
Tuberculosis is still one of the most important causes of death worldwide. The 2010 Lancet tuberculosis series provided a comprehensive overview of global control efforts and challenges. In this update we review recent progress. With improved control efforts, the world and most regions are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of decreasing tuberculosis incidence by 2015, and the Stop TB Partnership target of halving 1990 mortality rates by 2015; the exception is Africa. Despite ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Tuberculosis published 7 May 2012:
Prevalence of smear-positive tuberculosis in persons aged ≥ 15 years in Bangladesh: results from a national survey, 2007-2009. Epidemiol Infect, 140(6): 1018-27.
The aim of this study was to determine the nationwide prevalence of smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) in Bangladesh. A multi-stage cluster survey of a random sample of persons aged ≥ 15 years was included in 40 clusters (20 urban, 20 rural). Two sputum samples were collected from study participants and tested initially by fluorescence microscopy and confirmed by the Ziehl-Neelsen method. The crude and adjusted prevalence rates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using standard ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
In New Zealand, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is present in domestic cattle and deer herds primarily as the result of on-going disease transmission from the primary wildlife host, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). However, bTB is also present in other introduced free-ranging mammalian species. Between 1996 and 2007, we conducted a series of studies to determine whether poison control of possum populations would have any effect on the prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis infection in ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Adverse events and development of tuberculosis after 4 months of rifampicin prophylaxis in a tuberculosis outbreak. Epidemiol Infect, 140(6): 1028-35.
We screened tuberculosis (TB) contacts as an outbreak investigation with tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA). We evaluated adverse events and TB incidence in all persons screened after rifampicin (RFP) prophylaxis, and specifically assessed the new TB cases in relation to initial TST and IGRA results. The 180 contacts were divided into four groups: TST+/IGRA+ (n = 101), TST+/IGRA- (n = 22), TST-/IGRA+ (n = 16), and TST-/IGRA- (n = 41). RFP treatment (4 months) ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Tuberculosis published 2 May 2012:
Doxycycline and HIV infection suppress tuberculosis-induced matrix metalloproteinases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 185(9): 989-97.
Articles on Tuberculosis published 1 May 2012:
Cochlear implant challenges encountered in tuberculous otitis media. Asian Pac J Trop Med, 5(5): 416-9.
Tuberculous otitis media (TOM) is rare in ENT department, and is frequently misdiagnosed as otitis media. Thus early systemic treatment is very important for TOM. We reported a case report with TOM to highlight development of the disease and difficulties in clinical treatment in late stage of TOM. Implantation of ossified and eroded cochlea poses many unique challenges to both the surgeon and programming team. With thorough preparation and complete knowledge about characters of specific issues, ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Primary abdominal tuberculosis presenting as peritonitis in a young child-managed surgically. Asian Pac J Trop Med, 5(5): 413-5.
Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is the sixth commonest extra-pulmonary TB form after lymphatic, genitourinary, bone and joint, miliary and meningeal tuberculosis. We are presenting a rare case in a young female of age 7 year diagnosed as peritonitis and intestinal obstruction. Operative findings revealed dense fibrosis in interloops and perforation of the small bowel. She was put on antitubercular treatment for one year. Patient was discharged in satisfactory condition and is in follow up for 2 ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
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