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WHO standards for tuberculosis care and management

Madhukar Pai - March 22, 2018
This new paper is a useful compendium of the WHO standards for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) (susceptible and drug-resistant) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) ...
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standards tuberculosis who
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Drones Assisted Healthcare Delivery in Madagascar - Online Summit Conference

A national summit on the use of drones for healthcare delivery and disease surveillance will be held on March 13th in Antananarivo, Madagascar. This event initiated by by the Ministry of Health and c...
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drones information & communication technologies public health Supply Chain tuberculosis
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Microbe Profile: Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Humanity’s deadly microbial foe

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 24, 2018
Know Thy Enemy! Very nice profile of the deadly MTB. URL: http://mic.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/micro/10.1099/mic.0.000601 Microbe Profile: Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Humanity’s dead...
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Profile tuberculosis
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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a Senior Consultant Laboratory Service

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 14, 2018
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a Senior Consultant Laboratory Services. Duty station: The Hague, The Netherlands More info: https://www.kncvtbc.org/en/vacancy/senior-consultant-labo...
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job opportunity laboratories tuberculosis
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Long, complex patient pathways to TB care in India

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 13, 2018
The attached study (Veesa et al) just came out in PLOS ONE from Tamil Nadu, India. A majority of rural TB patients registering at public health facilities visited private health facilities first and i...
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patient pathways analysis tuberculosis
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GeneXpert Omni - Hype or Hope? Concerns from the global diagnositc community

Kathleen England - Jan. 29, 2018
In 2015, Cepheid presented their prototype point-of-care device, GeneXpert Omni, a single-module battery powered platform expected to extend testing below district-level in remote settings. Since intr...
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diagnosis GeneXpert MTB/RIF HIV early infant diagnosis HIV viral load testing tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

A free TB resource for primary care providers

Madhukar Pai - Jan. 7, 2018
Colleagues, I am happy to share the 3rd Edition of Let's Talk TB, a free, online book, that aims to provide primary care providers with the most relevant information on how to diagnose and manage t...
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book primary care Publications & Research tuberculosis
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A free TB resource for primary care providers

Madhukar Pai - Jan. 7, 2018
Colleagues, I am happy to share the 3rd Edition of Let's Talk TB, a free, online book, that aims to provide primary care providers with the most relevant information on how to diagnose and manage t...
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book GPS primary care tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Best Practice for the Care of Patients with Tubeculosis: a Guide for Low-Income Countries

Marlon L. Bayot - Dec. 16, 2017
Herewith attached is the document highlighting the best practices in various aspects of TB patient care developed by The Union and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). This is the updated versio...
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best practices Guidelines healthcare quality Publications & Research technical assistance tuberculosis
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Clinical impact of the Xpert Ultra: new modeling study published in PLoS Med

Samuel G. Schumacher - Dec. 15, 2017
Please see this new paper just published in PLoS Medicine on the estimated clinical impact of the Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra cartridge for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. The paper uses the data we rece...
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tuberculosis Xpert Ultra MTB/RIF
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New urine LAM detection approach

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 13, 2017
Please see this new paper in Science Trans Med which used a novel copper complex dye within a hydrogel nanocage that captures LAM with very high affinity, displacing interfering urine proteins. Th...
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tuberculosis urine LAM Urine lipoarabinomannan
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Automated Mycobacterial Growth Detection Algorithm (AMyGDA)

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 11, 2017
Abstract of this interesting study: Both liquid and solid culture-media based methods for drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are slow, labour-intensive, expensive, and not fu...
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Drug Susceptibility Testing DST growth detection tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

How do pharmacies manage mystery clients with tuberculosis?

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 10, 2017
Please see this new paper which summarizes studies on how Indian pharmacies manage mystery patients with known or suspected TB. URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S24055794173006...
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mystery patients pharmacies tuberculosis
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How do pharmacies manage mystery clients with tuberculosis?

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 10, 2017
Please see this new paper which summarizes studies on how Indian pharmacies manage mystery patients with known or suspected TB. URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S24055794173006...
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mystery patients pharmacies tuberculosis
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Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 22, 2017
All, Here is an extensive review on pediatric TB diagnosis, just published in Reference Module in Biomed Sciences. Best Madhu Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis Madhukar Pai
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children diagnosis Pediatric TB tuberculosis
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Global Investments in Tuberculosis Research and Development

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 17, 2017
All, At the Moscow Ministerial Meeting on TB, WHO released a policy brief that aims to articulate a coherent vision of the research needs to end TB and elaborates on the funding and structural requ...
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R&D tuberculosis
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Using Patient Pathways to Accelerate the Drive to Ending Tuberculosis

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 6, 2017
Please see this special supplement, just published in Journal of Infectious Diseases: https://academic.oup.com/jid/issue/216/suppl_7 Articles published in this supplement illustrate how the anal...
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patient pathways analysis tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Using Patient Pathways to Accelerate the Drive to Ending Tuberculosis

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 6, 2017
Please see this special supplement, just published in Journal of Infectious Diseases: https://academic.oup.com/jid/issue/216/suppl_7 Articles published in this supplement illustrate how the anal...
Keywords:
patient pathways analysis tuberculosis
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Do rats pass the sniff test?

Madhukar Pai - Oct. 18, 2017
The latest issue of IJTLD carries the attached study on the ability of giant African pouched rates to detect TB, along with my accompanying editorial entitled "Do rats pass the sniff test?". Hero ...
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diagnosis rats tuberculosis
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Groundbreaking, web-based pathway to guide innovators as they develop new TB diagnostics and adjunct technologies

Madhukar Pai - Oct. 9, 2017
Groundbreaking, web-based pathway to guide innovators as they develop new TB diagnostics and adjunct technologies 9 October 2017 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Global health organizations are proud to a...
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access to diagnostics critical path tuberculosis