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Evidence needed: surfaces are not a factor in TB transmission

Susan Adolph - Sept. 5, 2012
Hello All, I work in an a location where there remains a strong belief that surfaces (dishes, tables, floors) are a factor in TB transmission and therefore require strict disinfection (I am only ta...
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Level of risk during consultation of TB/MDR TB patients/droplet transmission?

Ana Serralheiro - Jan. 20, 2010
Dear all, I'm wondering about the risk of a Health-care worker consulting 5 to 6 TB/MDR TB patients per day in an OPD clinic if we consider that is a well ventilated room; patient is located 1 mete...
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Effect of ambient temperatures on transmission in open-air facilities

Hal Levin - Dec. 2, 2009
Dear all, Today there are many physicians who attribute chronic respiratory infections to cold and/or damp indoor conditions. From my reading of an article recently published in the American Journ...
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Recommended standards for tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe

Mischa Shattuck - Nov. 24, 2009
Recommended standards for tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe Shattuck Mischa
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Efficacy of UV Lights for TB Infection Control?

Farzaneh Behroozi - Sept. 24, 2009
Does anyone have the latest results on this? I believe Dr. Nardell was conducting a study on the efficacy of UV lights in preventing TB in homeless shelters. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/review/su...
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Performance of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Lamps and Luminaires in Long-Term Service

Edward Nardell, MD - Aug. 5, 2009
The abstract below summarizes the findings of a study published in 2007 by The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (Melvin W. First, ScD, Kevin F. Banahan, and Thomas S. Dumyahn). Do mem...
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Predictive value of the user seal check in determining half-face respirator fit

Predictive value of the user seal check in determining half-face respirator fit Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH Paul A.
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Immunodiagnosis

Chinedu Oraka - May 6, 2009
"Could you please update me on the latest on the immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis for the diagnosis and management." Immunodiagnosis Chinedu Oraka Grigory Volchenkov, MD Sophie Beauvais
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Integrating TB services into Primary Health Care

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your continuing interest in health systems strengthening initiatives, especially as it relates to TB Infection control programmes. Here's a follow-up question I have ...
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Addressing Health Systems Weaknesses that Hinder Implementation of TB IC Programs

Dear Colleagues, In your experience, what have you observed as weaknesses in health systems that tend to hinder the successful implementation of TB Infection control programmes in developing countr...
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New research on UV

RIDHA DJEBENIANI - March 17, 2009
Installing ultraviolet lights could reduce the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in hospital wards and waiting rooms by 70%, research suggests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7946059.stm New research ...
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Upper-Room Ultraviolet Light and Negative Air Ionization to Prevent Tuberculosis Transmission

Edward Nardell, MD - March 17, 2009
Upper-Room Ultraviolet Light and Negative Air Ionization to Prevent Tuberculosis Transmission Nardell, MD Edward untitled Upper-Room Ultraviolet Light and Negative Air ...
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Tobacco Smoke, Indoor Air Pollution and Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Edward Nardell, MD - Feb. 17, 2009
Tobacco Smoke, Indoor Air Pollution and Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Nardell, MD Edward plme-04-01-06 173..189 Tobacco Smoke, Indoor Air Poll...
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Risk of Tuberculosis From Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Edward Nardell, MD - Feb. 17, 2009
Risk of Tuberculosis From Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Nardell, MD Edward REVIEW ARTICLE Risk of Tuberculosis From Exposure to...
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Inhaling to Mitigate Exhaled Bioaerosols

Becky Peters - Feb. 13, 2009
Inhaling to Mitigate Exhaled Bioaerosols Peters Becky Inhaling to mitigate exhaled bioaerosols David A. Edwards*†, Jonathan C. Man‡, Peter Brand§, Jeffrey P. Katst...
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Prevention of nosocomial transmission of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in rural South African district hospitals: an epidemiological modelling study

Edward Nardell, MD - Jan. 30, 2009
Prevention of nosocomial transmission of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in rural South African district hospitals: an epidemiological modelling study Nardell, MD Edward
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The relative efficacy of respirators and room ventilation in preventing occupational tuberculosis

Sophie Beauvais - Oct. 6, 2008
The relative efficacy of respirators and room ventilation in preventing occupational tuberculosis Beauvais Sophie
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Evaluation of N95 respirator use as a tuberculosis control measure in a resource-limited setting

Sophie Beauvais - Oct. 6, 2008
Evaluation of N95 respirator use as a tuberculosis control measure in a resource-limited setting Beauvais Sophie TLD0514 INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 9(5):545–549 © 2005 T...
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Airborne infection. Theoretical limits of protection achievable by building ventilation.

Edward Nardell, MD - Oct. 5, 2008
Airborne infection. Theoretical limits of protection achievable by building ventilation. Nardell, MD Edward
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The Infectiousness of Tuberculosis Patients Coinfected with HIV

Rod Escombe - Oct. 2, 2008
The Infectiousness of Tuberculosis Patients Coinfected with HIV Escombe Rod untitled The Infectiousness of Tuberculosis Patients Coinfected with HIV A. Roderick Escomb...
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