Tuberculosis in dialysis: Clinical spectrum and outcome from an endemic region
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ConclusionA high suspicion level for TB, the early diagnosis and the prompt initiation of therapy could increase the survival rates among SOT patients. Overall, renal and lung TRs appear to have a higher predisposition for acquiring TB than other type of recipients. Monitoring of the high-risk recipients, prompt diagnosis, and appropriate treatment are required to manage TB infection among TRs especially in endemic areas.
Publication date: Available online 30 November 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): M. Pilar Romero, Yu-Mei Chang, Lucy A. Brunton, Jessica Parry, Alison Prosser, Paul Upton, Eleanor Rees, Oliver Tearne, Mark Arnold, Kim Stevens, Julian A. DreweAbstractIdentifying and understanding the risk factors for endemic bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle herds is critical for the control of this disease. Exploratory machine learning techniques can uncover complex non-linear relationships and interactions within disease causation webs, and enhance our knowledge of TB risk factors and how they are interrelated. Classif...
Conclusions: The results show that intricate TB cases were notified by the local health services. Strategies of surveillance and articulation with these health services seem to contribute to the identification of TB cases among PDL.
This study was undertaken to evaluate the results, efficacy and safety of this technique.MethodsDeformity correction of 16 patients was done during January 2012 to December 2014. All patients underwent posterior only approach for vertebral column resection at peri-apical region, posterior instrumentation with pedicular screws and anterior reconstruction using mesh cage. Postoperative X-ray films were evaluated. All patients were followed up at six weeks, 12 weeks, 18 weeks, six months and yearly thereafter. At follow-up patients were evaluated neurologically and radio-graphically.ResultsMean age of the patients was 19.43 y...
Conclusion: PET/CT added no significant additional benefit over Chest CT in patients with suspected OS or IOTB. PMID: 31743044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Introduction: Multiple studies have proposed that diabetes mellitus increases the risk of active tuberculosis. The increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus in tuberculosis endemic areas may adversely impact on spreading of tuberculosis. Scope of this study is assessment of prevalence of diabetes mellitus and associated factors in pulmonary tuberculosis.Method and Material: This case control study was carried out on pulmonary tuberculosis during a period of 12 years from 2004-2016 in Iran. The control group were symptomatic respiratory patients without preceding history of active pulmonary tuberculosis in the same clinic....
Conclusion: Patient with ABPA frequently received empiric ATT as smear –ve TB in high TB burden country. This results in over diagnosis of TB and unnecessary use of global resource. Moreover dealy in diagnosis leads to long term complications. Awareness regarding ABPA is required in high TB burden countries.
Introduction: Pericardial Tuberculosis (TB) is a rare manifestation of TB disease in high-income countries (
Conclusion: Significant amount of PCLL were malignant in nature with low AFB smear positive rate. R-EBUS guided transbronchial biopsy has high diagnostic yield for PCLL with good safety profile.