Tuberculosis


  • TB Alliance and Bayer Launch Historic Global Drug Trials for Tuberculosis
    NEW YORK, and LEVERKUSEN, Germany -- The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) and Bayer Healthcare AG today announced a partnership to coordinate a global clinical trial program to study the potential of an existing antibiotic, moxifloxacin, to shorten the ...More
    October 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Researcher Leads Two International Studies of Antibiotic as New Treatment for Tuberculosis
    A Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert will lead two international studies of the effectiveness of the antibiotic moxifloxacin as a new treatment for tuberculosis, the highly contagious bacterial disease that kills more than 2 million people worldwide each year and is ...More
    October 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • BCG Vaccine Effect Against Tuberculosis Infection and Disease
    BCG vaccination can protect children from tuberculosis (TB) infection as well as active TB disease, according to a study published today by The Lancet. There are about 10 million cases of TB globally each year and 1 in 3 people are infected with the TB bacterium. BCG is the ...More
    October 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Training Local Health Workers Improves TB Control in South Africa
    Educational outreach training for health workers improves the quality of tuberculosis care and control without requiring extra staff, finds a study from South Africa in this week’s British Medical Journal. Tuberculosis is a growing problem in lower and middle income ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • U.S. Investment in TB Treatment Abroad Saves Lives and Money at Home
    MONTREAL -- A new study to be published in the Sept. 8, 2005 New England Journal of Medicine shows that United States investment in tuberculosis (TB) treatment abroad saves lives and money at home. Most cases of TB in the U.S. and Canada occur among immigrants, refugees, ...More
    September 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Smoking May Increase the Risk of Tuberculosis Infection
    Smoking may increase the risk of developing tuberculosis infection, show researchers in the journal Thorax. The study involved 2,401 adults from two urban communities in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants were surveyed about their smoking habits and underwent a ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • Dartmouth Study Reveals Flaws in Third-World Screening for TB
    New findings from a Dartmouth Medical School collaboration in Tanzania may alter assumptions about the diagnosis of tuberculosis in HIV-infected people, and prompt a major change in way tuberculosis (TB) testing is routinely done in the developing world. Writing in the ...More
    June 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Risk Factors for Tuberculosis and Homelessness Often Overlap in U.S.
    Risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States overlap with many of the risk factors associated with persistent homelessness, including being male or having a history of incarceration or substance abuse, according to a report in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Goals for TB Control Reachable for Most of World
    International goals for reducing the number of tuberculosis cases and deaths to a certain number by the year 2015 can be achieved, but African and Eastern European countries could pose the greatest challenges, according to a study in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Chest X-Rays Not Effective in Determining When TB Acquired
    There is little correlation between the appearance of tuberculosis on chest X-rays and how recently the disease was acquired, according to a study in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on tuberculosis. Co-author Neil W. Schluger, MD, of Columbia University, New York, ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News