Tanzania: Kagera Overwhelmed By Rising TB Infections
[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.
Dalton Trans., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01365J, PerspectiveLuiz Gonzaga Fran ça de França Lopes, Edinilton Muniz Carvalho, Eduardo Henrique Silva Sousa Medicinal inorganic chemists have provided many strategies to tackle a myriad of diseases, pushing forward the frontiers of pharmacology. As an example, the fight against tuberculosis (TB), an infectious bacterial... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 21Author(s): Lebogang Kenaope, Hannetjie Ferreira, Faheem Seedat, Kennedy Otwombe, Neil A. Martinson, Ebrahim Variava
In this study, we present three cases of testicular infarction and discuss their clinical characteristics, imaging features and clinical management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three adult males with prolonged epididymitis presented with chronic unilateral testicular pain, tenderness, and palpable swelling, including left varicocele in one case and hydrocele in the other two cases. Patient's symptoms were not relieved after antibiotic therapy. We analyzed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of these three cases of testicular infarction resulting from prolonged epididymitis. This includes the clinical characteristics, feat...
Mucosal Immunology, Published online: 01 June 2020; doi:10.1038/s41385-020-0300-zGranulocytes act as a niche for Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth
Infertility is a common presentation of female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) in endemic areas. FGTB-related maternal and neonatal complications have increased in recent years following assisted-reproductive technology treatments. Despite rising emigration rates to the United States, guidelines to identify those with latent TB or FGTB in fertility centers do not exist.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death as an infectious disease worldwide (Furin et al., 2019). There are approximately 10.0 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths of TB in 2018 (World Health Organization, 2019). Most individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) remain asymptomatic, despite a continued immune response, a condition termed latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Five to ten percentage of individuals with LTBI will progress to active TB (ATB) during their lifetime (Hoppe et al., 2016, Sudre et al., 1992).
Publication date: August 2020Source: Molecular Immunology, Volume 124Author(s): Fang Fang, Qing Ge, Rui Li, Jingzhu Lv, Yao Zhang, Anlin Feng, Gabriel T. Kelly, Hongtao Wang, Xiaojing Wang, Chuanwang Song, Ting Wang, Zhongqing Qian
In this study, we analyzed the distribution of Mycobacterium species, compare the diagnostic methods, and susceptibilities to anti-tuberculosis drugs of TB isolates. The aim was to document the current status and to provide a frame of reference for future studies. In this study, 278 Mycobacterium species isolated from 7,480 patients between September 2015 and June 2019 were included. Löwenstein-Jensen medium (LJ) and MGIT 960 were used for the isolation of strains. Susceptibility to 1st-line anti-tuberculosis drugs was determined. Positivity rates in clinical samples were as follows: 1.4% for direct microscopic acid-f...
ewski Antibiotics were initially natural substances. However, nowadays, they also include synthetic drugs, which show their activity against bacteria, killing or inhibiting their growth and division. Thanks to these properties, many antibiotics have quickly found practical application in the fight against infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, gastrointestinal infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, meningitis and septicemia. Antibiotic resistance is currently a detrimental problem; therefore, in addition to the improvement of antibiotic therapy, attention should also be paid to active metabolites in the body, ...
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