Prospective 1-year follow-up study of all cured, new sputum smear positive tuberculosis patients under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India

Conclusion: Long-term follow-up of cured, new smear-positive TB cases reinforce the effectiveness of anti-TB treatment under the RNTCP as assessed by improved health outcomes in more than two-thirds of cases and posttreatment survival of 92% of index cases. We recommend continuing such follow-up for all TB cases treated under the RNTCP for effective end-TB strategy.
Source: Lung India - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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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.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion: social vulnerable and comordid IDUs have high risk for TB. They should be screened annually and have an individualized approach for preventing low treatment outcome.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Introduction: The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis(PT) is based on clinical and radiological arguments but a microbiologic or histologic proof is a gold standard. Bronchoscopic procedures, biopsy techniques and conventional surgery could play a primary role in PT diagnosis, particularly in patients with scarce sputum or negative sputum smearAim: Emphasize contribution of invasive techniques in the diagnosis of PTMethods: Retrospective study(2011-2018)including patients with PT and treated according to WHO recommendations in pulmonary department C(Mami hospital in Tunisia). Population was divided into two groups:G1(n=112...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of most important non-obstetric causes of maternal death. The aim of study was to estimate TB morbidity in pregnant and postpartum women (PW) in Gomel region as well as risk factors and level of drug resistance. Proportions are presented with 95% CI computed by the modified Wald method. We studied all new cases of lung TB found in PW in 2013-2016 - 51 patients, the proportion was 11.2% (8.5-14.5) of all women aged 18-45. TB incidence was 50.9 per 100000 deliveries which is reliably higher than in control group (women aged 18-45 excepting PW, TB incidence was 31,6 per 100000 women), p=0.03. 19.6% (1...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study will help recognize tuberculosis patients' characteristics and comorbidities influencing the development and evolution of the disease from an age and gender perspective to enable the development of social and community-based strategies. PMID: 30184347 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica 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
ConclusionLow socio-economic status negatively affected the lifestyle and social interactions of patients during the treatment period. Though competent treatment programs exist in Sri Lanka, it is still important to identify and mitigate risk factors associated with tuberculosis patients. A comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach considering patient lifestyle, and the implications of the disease and treatment on social interactions may strengthen the current preventive strategies.
Source: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 005 Guest Post: Dr Branden Skarpiak – Global Health Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine. UT Health San Antonio A 35 year old male presents to your emergency room for right upper quadrant pain that has gotten worse over the last 2-3 days. He also describes associated nausea, vomiting, and fevers. He denies other abdominal pain, or change in his bowel or bladder habits. His wife notes that he has started to “look more yellow...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine amebic amoeba amoebiasis amoebic dysentery amoebic liver abscess bloody diarrhoea e.dispar e.histolytica entamoeba histolytica Source Type: blogs
Conclusions The 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
CONCLUSIONS: The 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. PMID: 29496377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
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