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TB Infection Control

TB in prisons - more anecdotes, info needed

David Bryden - May 31, 2018
Colleagues -- I got this published recently and am working on a revised version now for another outlet. Please send any comments and also if you have any accounts of this issue or countries to highli...
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drug resistant tuberculosis Prison health
Global Health Diagnostics

Call for proposals: Unitaid seeks to fund innovative projects against TB and drug-resistance

Madhukar Pai - May 1, 2018
Please see this new Unitaid call: https://unitaid.eu/call-for-proposal/seeking-projects-to-fight-tuberculosis-and-its-drug-resistant-strains/?utm_source=English+list&utm_campaign=9f0191dcab-EMAIL_CAMP...
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drug resistant tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility Testing DST Funding Opportunity UNITAID
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Pyrazinamide TB treatment

Donald Catanzaro - March 29, 2018
Hello all, I apologize in advance for this question as I am asking the community to help me out! Pyrazinamide is currently recommended for use in both susceptible and MDR-TB patients. I seem to...
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drug resistant tuberculosis pyrazinamide tuberculosis treatment
Global Health Diagnostics

Technical report on critical concentrations for drug susceptibility testing of medicines used in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Madhukar Pai - March 26, 2018
WHO recently released a technical report with updated laboratory parameters for drug susceptibility testing (DST) of medicines used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The report contains the ...
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critical concentrations drug resistant tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility Testing DST
Global Health Diagnostics

Challenges in implementing GeneXpert

Ranjan Perera - Sept. 5, 2017
What are the main challenges encountered during GeneXpert implementation in developing countries? Challenges in implementing GeneXpert Ranjan Perera Sunday Chinenye Kathleen England Alaine Umubyeyi Ny...
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drug resistant tuberculosis GeneXpert MTB/RIF laboratory service
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

New York Times op-ed: What Killed Half a Million Indians?

Madhukar Pai - June 21, 2017
This is a must read article in NYT! URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/opinion/india-tuberculosis.html?ref=opinion PDF attached. Best Madhu New York Times op-ed: What Killed Half a Mi...
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drug resistant tuberculosis India
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Sani UV-C and its Application in Air Handling Units for MDR-TB prevention

Edward Erasmus - March 20, 2017
Introduction People are spending more time indoors than ever before. Older buildings are accommodating more employees than they were designed for and consequently Indoor Air Quality has become a seri...
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Global Health Diagnostics

Chest radiography in TB

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 14, 2017
In December 2016, WHO released a very useful, consolidated summary of WHO recommendations on the use chest radiography (CXR) in TB detection and guidance on programmatic approaches to use CXR within p...
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drug resistant tuberculosis radiology
Global Health Diagnostics

An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 13, 2017
Please see this new publication by TAG: An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools provides an overview of the different tests and strategies for detecting TB, including their benefits an...
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access to diagnostics drug resistant tuberculosis
[ARCHIVED] Tuberculosis Among Migrants

How can we best measure and analyze the TB burden among migrants?

Masoud Dara, MD - Jan. 16, 2017
Dear colleagues, I hope you are doing fine. We are staring our one week panel discussion on a very important topic of TB among migrants. Today we are focusing on measuring and analyzing the burden...
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DR-TB drug resistant tuberculosis epidemiology migrant tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Use of fluoroquinolones in patients with respiratory infections can delay the diagnosis of TB

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 13, 2016
Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely used antibiotics and they are commonly used for the treatment of respiratory tract infections. In addition to doctors prescribing quinolones, these antibioti...
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drug resistant tuberculosis Fluoroquinolones Publications & Research
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

TB laboratory diagnosis- Drug sensitivity testing without AST carriers

Ranjan Perera - Sept. 4, 2016
In our laboratory we do not use AST carriers. We incubate our DSTs for 17 days due to a few very slow growing strains noticed in the past. But we experience lot of discrioencies between GeneXpert and ...
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drug resistant tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility Testing DST Laboratoire laboratories
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Sterility checking of the drugs

Ranjan Perera - Aug. 8, 2016
If a laboratory use micro filters for sterilization of the second line anti-TB drug solutions and the stock solution is x10 of the working solution, is it still required to do sterility checking by in...
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Clinical Assistance Culture drug resistant tuberculosis Laboratory Publications & Research second-line drug testing technical assistance Training
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Burnet Institute is Recruiting for Clinical TB Positions in Papua New Guinea

Sierra Myers - Aug. 2, 2016
The Burnet Institute is currently looking for three TB professionals to join the Reducing the Impact of Drug Resistant TB (RID-TB) program team in Papua New Guinea. Positions are to begin in early 201...
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drug resistant tuberculosis job opportunity jobs
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Companion handbook to the WHO guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Masoud Dara, MD - April 30, 2015
Dear colleagues, Please find enclosed and below just published WHO Compendium handbook to the WHO guidelines for PMDT. "This book is a companion handbook to existing WHO policy guidance on the ...
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drug resistant tuberculosis Guidelines Program Management
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Policy Framework for implementing TB diagnostics

Masoud Dara, MD - April 29, 2015
Dear colleagues, WHO has just launched its Policy Framework for implementing tuberculosis diagnostics which presents a structured framework for introducing WHO’s recommended diagnostic techniques ...
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drug resistant tuberculosis Guidelines Laboratory Publications & Research tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

WEBINAR April 25: Regimen Design and Dosing for Children with Drug-Resistant TB: A Case-Based Discussion

Sara Hepburn - April 17, 2014
Regimen Design and Dosing for Children with Drug-Resistant TB: A Case-Based Discussion by Dr. Jennifer Furin and Dr. James Seddon Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM EDT - 10:00:00 AM EDT This webi...
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TB Infection Control

Preventing the Spread of Tuberculosis in Immigrants to France: Roma Emphasis

Sabrina Franks - March 7, 2014
Can anyone provide expert insight into TB in immigrants? Specifically immigrants in France? Or just TB? Also, health care challenges faced by the Roma population in Europe? University project and n...
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airborne infection control conference drug resistant tuberculosis education Epidemiology and programme evaluation First Line français immigration Mycobacterium tuberculosis Roma tb TB incidence tuberculosis screening
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

People with Drug ResistantTB Blogging

Philipp Du Cros - June 13, 2011
The importance of listening to people with TB and drug resistant TB cannot be underestimated if we truly desire to successfully cure our patients and develop successful, patient centred TB and HIV tre...
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Advocacy & Education blog drug resistant tuberculosis empowerment MDR TB patient support community tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Stemming the Tide of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A White Paper for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Vera Belitsky - July 1, 2010
Stemming the Tide of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A White Paper for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Belitsky Vera
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