AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT
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AbstractTuberculosis, smoking, and alcohol drinking are major public health and social issues worldwide. We investigated the joint effect of smoking plus alcohol drinking on TB treatment. Retrospective study was conducted among TB patients in 49 units from eight provinces in China. All patients enrolled were classified into four groups according to their smoking and/or alcohol status. Current smokers plus drinkers belonged to group 1; ex-smokers plus ex-drinkers were in group 2; current smokers and ex-drinkers, current smokers and never d rinkers, ex-smokers and current drinkers, ex-smokers and never drinkers, never ...
Conditions: Tuberculosis; Pediatric ALL; Behavior, Health Intervention: Behavioral: Increasing the completion of IPT Sponsor: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Not yet recruiting
[Monitor] Kampala -A new national survey shows that 89,000 Ugandans get infected with tuberculosis (TB) every year, surpassing the 50,000 who contract HIV annually.
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) New ECDC/WHO Tuberculosis surveillance data for Europe show that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region. Of the 275,000 new diagnoses and relapses, an estimated 77,000 people suffer from difficult-to-treat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries fare better, with only 1,041 people reported to have MDR-TB.
People in close contact with tuberculosis should have screening and appropriate management, as an opportunity for active case detection and prevention. However, implementation of tuberculosis contact screening...
Ousman Tamgue, Lorna Gcanga, Mumin Ozturk, Lauren Whitehead, Shandre Pillay, Raygaana Jacobs, Sugata Roy, Sebastian Schmeier, Malika Davids, Yulia A. Medvedeva, Keertan Dheda, Harukazu Suzuki, Frank Brombacher, Reto Guler
Conclusions: Peripheral blood eosinophilia is a relatively common occurrence during anti-TB treatment. Peripheral blood eosinophil counts were higher according to the degree of severity of CADRs. PMID: 30879290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The results confirmed that the risk of mortality due to tuberculosis is a problem associated with social determinants. Health policies and social protection programmes can collaborate to address this problem. PMID: 30878245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Condition: Healthy Interventions: Biological: GamTBvac vaccine; Biological: placebo Sponsors: Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Health Ministry of the Russian Federation; contract research organization Cromos Pharma Recruiting
[SAnews.gov.za] Government's efforts to halt the spread of Tuberculosis will receive a major shot in the arm in the form of support by Amakhosi, TB Ambassadors and Community Health Workers.