Zimbabwe: First Lady Welcomes TB Champions
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has appointed TB Champions as it steps up the fight against tuberculosis (TB), which remains one of the major causes of death.
CONCLUSION: An AI tool for automatic detection of ATB in chest CT is successfully developed in this study. The AI tool can accurately detect ATB patients, and distinguish between ATB and non- ATB cases, which simplifies the diagnosis process and lays a solid foundation for the next step of AI in CT diagnosis of ATB in clinical application. PMID: 32651351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
hlesur Rahman Infectious diseases caused by fungi and mycobacteria pose an important problem for humankind. Similarly, cancer is one of the leading causes of death globally. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the development of novel agents to combat the deadly problems of cancer, tuberculosis, and also fungal infections. Hence, in the present study, we designed, synthesized, and characterized 30 compounds including 15 chalcones (2–16) and 15 dihydropyrazoles (17–31) containing dichlorophenyl moiety and also screened these compounds for their antifungal, antitubercular, and antiproliferative act...
ConclusionEfforts to integrate disease surveillance and control programs with those that reduce exposure to fine particulate matter, improve air quality, and increase people ’s awareness of the health implications of air pollution should be continued or encouraged.
November 2019 saw Cambridge, UK play host to the second Breath Biopsy Conference, a community-focused event aimed at sharing and supporting advancements in the collection and analysis of volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath. The event expanded upon the previous year ’s format, spanning two days and concluding with an expert panel discussion. Presentations covered detection, monitoring and precision medicine studies examining diseases including asthma, cirrhosis, cancer and tuberculosis. The meeting attracted representatives from diverse backgrounds, such as metabolomics, artificial intelligence, clinica...
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: African Journal of Emergency MedicineAuthor(s): Tabitha Nadishani Meyer, Gareth Dudley Meyer, Hans Jurgen Hendriks
Publication date: September 2020Source: Molecular Immunology, Volume 125Author(s): David Ortega-Tirado, Esmeralda Ivonne Niño-Padilla, Aldo A. Arvizu-Flores, Carlos Velazquez, Clara Espitia, Carmen J. Serrano, José Antonio Enciso-Moreno, Adriana Sumoza-Toledo, Adriana Garibay-Escobar
Authors: Multani PK, Modi R, Basu S Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate recurrence patterns following anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) in different anatomical presentations of ocular tuberculosis (OTB). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinically diagnosed OTB patients divided anatomically into groups A (anterior + intermediate uveitis) and B (posterior + panuveitis). Recurrence was defined as reappearance of intraocular inflammation in a quiescent eye following completion of at least 6-months ATT. Anatomical sites of recurrence were compared to that of presentation. RESULTS: No significant difference in post-A...
CONCLUSION: Definite diagnosis of unilateral choroidal effusion was done. A comprehensive workup is needed to exclude potential malignant process. PMID: 32644830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
One-fourth of the world ’s population is presumed latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Cohen et al., 2019). The most common extrapulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis (TB) is tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLA) (Holden et al., 2019a), often attributed to reactivation of latent infection (Fontanilla et al., 2 011; Mathiasen et al., 2019a). In countries with a low incidence of TB, the diagnosis may be difficult as the diseases is rare, delaying appropriate treatment (Mathiasen et al., 2019b).
More research emerged this week in potential support of using the tuberculosis vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as a tool in the fight against coronavirus.