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  • Comprehensive Treatment of Extensively Drug-Resistant TB Works
    By Judith Montminy The death sentence that too often accompanies a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) can be commuted if an individualized outpatient therapy program is followed – even in countries with limited resources and a heavy burden ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Certain HIV Treatment Less Effective When Used with Anti-TB Therapy
    Patients receiving rifampicin-based anti-tuberculosis therapy are more likely to experience virological failure when starting nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy, an HIV treatment that is widely used in developing countries because of lower cost, than when starting ...More
    August 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Strategies to Control TB Outdated and Inadequate, Study Asserts
    The standard regimens to treat tuberculosis (TB) are inadequate in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB. In countries with high rates of MDR-TB, patients are nearly twice as likely to fail their initial treatment than those in countries with low rates, ...More
    August 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Potential New Drug Target to Fight Tuberculosis Identified
    NEW YORK -- With antibiotic resistance on the rise, tuberculosis is emerging as a bigger global health threat than ever before. But now, innovative research at WeillCornellMedicalCollege suggests that Mycobacterium tuberculosis has an as yet unsuspected weakness -- one that ...More
    July 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Helps Identify Foreign-Born Persons Living in U.S. at Higher Risk of TB
    The relative yield of finding and treating latent tuberculosis is particularly high among higher-risk groups of foreign-born persons living in the U.S., such as individuals from most countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to a study in the July 23/30 ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tuberculosis Presents Major Challenges to HIV Treatment
    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment programs in resource-limited settings must aggressively address tuberculosis (TB) and the emerging multidrug-resistant TB epidemic to save patient lives and to curb the global TB burden, a major cause of death for ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Research Team Working to Decode TB
    Tuberculosis may call to mind Old West consumptives and early 20th-century sanatoriums, yet according to the World Health Organization, the disease took the lives of more than 1.5 million people worldwide in 2006. In the United States alone, thousands of new cases are ...More
    July 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Predicting TB Outbreaks Based on the First Two Cases
    Outbreaks of tuberculosis (TB) may be able to be identified by looking at certain characteristics of the first two patients, according to new research. If the first two patients are diagnosed within three months of each other, live in urban areas, and if one or both are of ...More
    July 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • World Leaders Call for Action to Reduce TB Deaths Among HIV-Positive People
    NEW YORK CITY -- For the first time ever, heads of governments, public health and business leaders, heads of United Nations (UN) agencies and activists came together at UN headquarters today to confront a threat to global health that could undermine investments in ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • TB Treatment for Elderly Likely Requires an Immune Response Boost
    Manipulating the immune system in elderly people appears to be the most likely way to help older patients wage an effective battle against tuberculosis, a new study suggests.Mathematical modeling of how mice respond to TB infection suggests that potential therapy options ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News