Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis

What is the association between alcohol consumption, smoking, and the risk for active tuberculosis?BMJ Open Respiratory Research
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ConclusionsWe identified a negative interaction between alcohol disorder and the use of illicit drugs on TB treatment outcomes. Despite this, interventions to reduce substance use in TB patients could have a meaningful contribution to preventing unsuccessful treatment outcomes.
Source: Archives of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe most important factors in predicting sputum culture conversion after 1 month of treatment were grades of acid-fast bacilli in sputum smears at time of diagnosis and scores of SGRQ.
Source: Medicina - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 August 2018Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 547, Issues 1–2Author(s): Oluwatoyin A. Adeleke, Pei-Chin Tsai, Krizia M. Karry, Nkwe O. Monama, Bozena B. Michniak-KohnAbstractDrug treatment remains the most effective global approach to managing and preventing tuberculosis. This work focuses on formulating and evaluating an optimized polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol based orodispersible strip containing isoniazid, a first-line anti-tubercular agent. A solvent casting method guided through a Taguchi experimental design was employed in the fabrication, optimization and charac...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsConclusively, treatment with lichen extract assuages alcohol-related damage and guards hepatic tissue from alcohol-induced toxicity.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 August 2018Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 547, Issues 1–2Author(s): Oluwatoyin A. Adeleke, Pei-Chin Tsai, Krizia M. Karry, Nkwe O. Monama, Bozena B. Michniak-KohnAbstractDrug treatment remains the most effective global approach to managing and preventing tuberculosis. This work focuses on formulating and evaluating an optimized polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol based orodispersible strip containing isoniazid, a first-line anti-tubercular agent. A solvent casting method guided through a Taguchi experimental design was employed in the fabrication, optimization and charac...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe most important factors in predicting sputum culture conversion after 1 month of treatment were grades of acid-fast bacilli in sputum smears at time of diagnosis and scores of SGRQ.
Source: Medicina - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsConclusively, treatment with lichen extract assuages alcohol-related damage and guards hepatic tissue from alcohol-induced toxicity.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Recently, drug functionalized biodegradable polymers have been appreciated to be imperative to fabricate multi-drug delivery nanosystems for sustainable drug release. In this work, amphiphilic chitosan-grafted-(cetyl alcohol-maleic anhydride-pyrazinamide) (CS-g-(CA-MA-PZA)) was synthesized by multi-step reactions. The incorporation of rifampicin (RF) and entrapment of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on CS-g-(CA-MA-PZA) polymer was carried out by dialysis technique. From the FT-IR experiment, the polymer modification, incorporation of drugs and the entrapment of Ag NPs on micelles were confirmed. The surface...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Int J Biol Macromol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence rates increased, and laboratory indicators improved as a result of capacity building and coordination of technical teams and other individuals providing healthcare to inmates. Resistance rates were high, thereby negatively affecting disease control.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 August 2018 Source:International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 547, Issues 1–2 Author(s): Oluwatoyin A. Adeleke, Pei-Chin Tsai, Krizia M. Karry, Nkwe O. Monama, Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn Drug treatment remains the most effective global approach to managing and preventing tuberculosis. This work focuses on formulating and evaluating an optimized polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol based orodispersible strip containing isoniazid, a first-line anti-tubercular agent. A solvent casting method guided through a Taguchi experimental design was employed in the fabrication, optimization and characteriz...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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