Supporting holistic care for patients with tuberculosis in a remote Indigenous community: a case report.

Supporting holistic care for patients with tuberculosis in a remote Indigenous community: a case report. Rural Remote Health. 2020 Feb;20(1):5552 Authors: Miller A, Cairns A, Richardson A, Lawrence J Abstract CONTEXT: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality if left untreated. In Australia, TB has been virtually eradicated in non-Indigenous Australian-born populations but in remote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities TB presents a rare but significant public health issue. Remote health services are most likely to encounter patients with suspected and confirmed TB diagnosis but may be unprepared for supporting someone with this disease and the complexities of balancing public health risk with patient autonomy. ISSUE: This case study will outline the process for diagnosis and treatment of a TB patient in a remote Cape York community. This case involved significant delay in diagnosis and required several strategies to achieve successful disease eradication. The process of treatment, however, had a significant effect on the patient's physical health, and social and emotional wellbeing. LESSONS LEARNED: This case highlights the importance of early collaboration between medical, nursing, Indigenous health worker and allied health services and the importance of technology such as electronic information records to support opportunistic access to diagnostic services and treatment. The ena...
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research

Related Links:

The objective of this study was to describe, visualize, and compare the spatial-temporal distributions of these five RIDs from 2006 to 2016. In addition to descriptive epidemiology analysis, seasonality and spatial autocorrelation analysis were also applied to explore the epidemiologic trends and spatial changing patterns of the five RIDs, respectively. The results indicated that the incidence of tuberculosis, measles, and mumps presented a downtrend trend, while those of scarlet fever and influenza was in a strong uptrend across the research period. The incidences of the five diseases all peaked in spring. There were sign...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Clinicians should consider the possibility of SPN for pancreatic heterogeneous masses. Multiple diagnostic imaging modalities and EUS-FNA may contribute to the preoperative diagnosis of this disease. PMID: 32211105 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Exp Pathol Source Type: research
a Jarmila Vinšová Martin Doležal Jan Zitko According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis is still in the top ten causes of death from a single infectious agent, killing more than 1.7 million people worldwide each year. The rising resistance developed by Mycobacterium tuberculosis against currently used antituberculars is an imperative to develop new compounds with potential antimycobacterial activity. As a part of our continuous research on structural derivatives of the first-line antitubercular pyrazinamide, we have designed, prepared, and assessed the in vitro whole cell growth inhibit...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOf the dozens of places where a coronavirus vaccine might be born, one is DIOSynVax, a small company started by a Canadian pathologist named Jonathan Heeney. In ordinary times, I ’d have visited Heeney in his office, in a stately red-brick building in Cambridge. I’d have met his team and his Aria III cytometer, which looks like as if might brew a strong, space-age espresso but which, in fac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news
Conditions:   Pharmaceutical Care;   HIV/AIDS;   Tuberculosis Intervention:   Other: Pharmaceutical Care Sponsors:   Bekasi City Public Hospital;   University of Groningen Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2020Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Xiaochun Jin, Shuzhou Yin, Youtao Zhang, Xu Chen
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[Global Fund] The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet's passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan's contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan's strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Daily News] AS the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential services and operations for dealing with long-standing health problems continue to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Daily News] CITY Council of Dodoma (CCD) has commended the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) for surpassing its target to reach 60 TB patients in 2019 set by the City authorities.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Daily News] KAGERA Region is overwhelmed by high cases of tuberculosis with limited capacity and resources for treatment and care and the situation is made worse by ignorance among the victims who report late to health centres for treatment and care.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
More News: Australia Health | Employment | Infectious Diseases | International Medicine & Public Health | Legislation | Lessons | Nurses | Nursing | Rural Health | Study | Tuberculosis