South Africa: Western Cape Launches Public Facing TB Dashboard to Help Monitor TB Responses

[Govt of SA] Western Cape Government launches first-of-a-kind public facing TB dashboard to help monitor the province's TB response
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Condition:   Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Intervention:   Other: This is a non-intervention observational study. Sponsor:   Huashan Hospital Not yet recruiting
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CONCLUSIONS: Prior immunosuppression and autoimmunity might be the cause of indefinite test results, but they do not seem to increase positive results. In the native population, the QFT-Plus screening reveals a significant population exposure to M. tuberculosis infection independent of pemphigus autoimmunity, and such screening can be a starting point for identifying patients requiring anti-tuberculosis drug prophylaxis before combined RTX-glucocorticosteroid treatment.PMID:34658703 | PMC:PMC8501442 | DOI:10.5114/ada.2021.108904
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
This report presents the number of TB case notifications per year between 2000 to 2020, for the UK overall, rates by country, by PHE centre, and three-year average numbers by upper tier local authority and district, and treatment outcomes for drug-sensitive TB cases.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Background: Tuberculosis remains to be a major public health problem. Lifestyle factors that have indirectly influence to the burden of tuberculosis. The aim of this study is to determine the lifestyle risk factors associated with tuberculosis patients in Asir region of KSA. Methods: We conducted a case ‑control study at the military hospital of Asir region of KSA. A total of 135 sample which is divided into 67 cases and 67 controls. Cases were included from hospital database between 2017 and 2018. Control were selected from patient attending the same hospital with respiratory disease other than tuberculosis. Data collec...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionMinimally invasive endoscopic and percutaneous screw technique can aid the diagnosis and treatment of spinal tuberculosis.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
We reported one case of huge sub mental swelling in 55 years old male patient having symptoms of swelling since 2 years and difficulty in breathing since 1  month. This on FNAC gives nonspecific lymphadenitis later confirmed on excisional biopsy comes out to be tuberculosis.
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Source: Global Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
The WHO reports an increase of TB deaths in 2020 for the first time since 2005, a step backwards in the global battle against the condition that affects millions worldwide.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Committee for the Development of Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management of the Japanese Urological Association, together with its systematic review team and external reviewers, have prepared a set of practice guidelines, an abridged version of which is published herein. These guidelines cover the following topics: (i) foundations of infection control, standard precautions, route-specific precautions, and occupational infection control (including vaccines); (ii) the relationship between urologists and infection control; (iii) infection control in urological wards and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study aimed to identify factors associated with low TPT prescription rates among health care workers (HCWs) in rural South Africa.METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using an anonymous 39-item questionnaire guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). HCWs from a government district hospital and 14 primary healthcare clinics (PHCs) in the rural Msinga sub-district of KwaZulu-Natal were surveyed from November 2019 to January 2020. Self-reported data on prescription rates as well as knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding isoniazid preventative therapy, the current T...
Source: Global Health Action - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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