Rapid screening of MDR-TB
using molecular Line Probe Assay is feasible in Uganda.
Riordan et al, recommended line probe assay (LPA) for the detection of MDR-TB
In our efforts to deal with MDR-TB
, we forget that the biggest action on MDR-TB
This is the first known case of clinical resolution of symptoms in a joint with proven bacterial septic arthritis and concomitant MDR-TB
infection without TB treatment.
In 2009, Global Fund intended to conduct a program in Zhejiang Province to estimate MDR-TB
Lower education, greater number of previous TB episodes and co-morbidity were independently associated with mortality among MDR-TB
This was a retrospective, record-based study of MDR-TB
patients who were admitted in DR-TB center Miraj since year 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2015.
The novel diagnostic test - called MTBDRsl - is a DNA-based test that identifies genetic mutations in MDR-TB
strains, making them resistant to fluoroquinolones and injectable second-line TB drugs.
There has been a marked decline in TB burden in the country since the launching of the Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course strategy in 1996, and this partnership in the fight against MDR-TB
will intensify our efforts in our battle against TB, Garin said.
Effective treatment of MDR-TB
patients through implementation of RNTCP DOTS Plus (Category IV services).
2%) of new cases and 20% (13-26%) of retreated cases are estimated to have MDR-TB
The new strains that are resistant to antibiotics are much harder to treat, and now nearly 500,000 cases of MDR-TB
occur each year.
The UN health agency estimates that 450,000 people fell ill with MDR-TB
in 2012 alone, with China, India and Russia worst affected, followed by another 24 other countries.
The disposable Q-TB cartridge, being developed in a threeyear PS2m project, will be used on Q-POC, QuantuMDx's handheld diagnostic device, and provide a technology leap for both developing nations which lack healthcare infrastructure and the overburdened healthcare systems of developed nations which are seeing an re-emergence of MDR-TB
, particularly within inner cities.
has been spreading fast and "MSF is seeing vast amounts of drug resistance even in newly diagnosed persons in some of our projects," said Dr Aloudat.