Africa: Active TB Drug Safety Monitoring and Management (ADSM) Global Database - Outcome of the Assessment and Future of Data Reporting
[WHO] A global database set up by WHO's Global Tuberculosis Programme in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) has been collating data on Active TB Drug Safety Monitoring and Management (aDSM) since 2016, to monitor the safety of patients who receive MDR-TB treatment with new medicines (e.g. bedaquiline, delamanid), repurposed medicines (e.g. linezolid, clofazimine) or new regimens, which don't have a well-established safety profile. The aDSM framework has
Speaker Barton Ford Haynes is Professor of Medicine Frederic M. Hanes Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Duke University. The Haynes lab is studying host innate and adaptive immune responses to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis (TB), and influenza in order to find the enabling technology to make preventive vaccines against these three major infectious diseases.For more information go tohttps://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/covid-19-sigAir date: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 PM
Conclusions: We detected non-IFNg Mtb antigen-specific T-cell responses in 14-month HEU infants. Non-IFNg cytokines may be more sensitive than IFNg in detecting infant Mtb infection. IPT during the first year of life was not associated with Mtb infection measured by IFNg, IL2, IP10 and TNF Mtb-specific responses.
[Daily News] AMREF Health Africa Tanzania has expressed commitment to continue cooperating with the government in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and provision of reproduction health services.
This study aimed to assess the effect of isoniazid preventive therapy on the incidence of tuberculosis for seropositive children in Northwest Ethiopia. Methods. A facility-based retrospective follow-up was employed for reviewing 421 files from 1 January 2015 up to 30 December 2019. EpiData version 3.2 and Stata/14 software were used for data entry and analysis, respectively. Categorical variables at bivariable Cox regression were assessed for candidates transferred at P value
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by Yosita Panraksa, Anita G. Amin, Barbara Graham, Charles S. Henry, Delphi Chatterjee The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for the development of a rapid, biomarker-based, non-sputum test capable of detecting all forms of tuberculosis (TB) at the point-of-care to enable immediate treatment initiation. Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is the only WHO-endorsed TB biomarker that can be de tected in urine, an easily collected sample matrix. For obtaining optimal sensitivity, we and others have shown that some form of sample pretreatment is necessary to remove background from patient urine samples. A number of systems are paper-b...