TB Tuberculosis treatment

The most common medications used to treat tuberculosis include:
Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)
Ethambutol (Myambutol)

Can tuberculosis be cured?
TB can usually be completely cured by the person with TB taking a combination of TB drugs. The only time that TB may not be curable is when the person has drug resistant TB. … This is why so many people still die from TB because their TB is not completely cured.

Factors contributing to poor compliance with anti- TB treatment among tuberculosis patients
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Tuberculosis ( TB ) has made a comeback. It has become a resurgent public health problem in developing countries in the tropics and is the leading cause of death from any single infectious agent. Non-compliance to anti-tuberculosis treatment is the most serious problem

Timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV in the setting of TB treatment
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The convergent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis ( TB ) pandemics continue to collectively exact significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been a critical component in combating the scourge of

Rapid сommunication: key changes to treatment of multidrug-and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR- TB )
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Background Providing evidence-based guidelines to inform public health service delivery for Member States and other stakeholders is one of the core responsibilities of the World Health Organization (WHO). The most recent WHO evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of

Programmatic update: antiretroviral treatment as prevention (TASP) of HIV and TB : executive summary
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1. BAckground In 20 an estimated 34 million people were living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), around 70% of them in sub-Saharan Africa. By the end of 20 6.6 million people, or 47% of those in need (CD4+ cell count 350 cells/mm3), were

Adverse events among patients of multi drug resistant tuberculosis receiving second line anti TB treatment
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Background: As per WHOs Global Tuberculosis Report , India accounts for an estimated 64000 patients out of 310000 cases of drug resistant TB estimated to have occurred amongst the notified cases of TB across the globe in a year. MDR- TB is a man

Target regimen profiles for TB treatment : candidates: rifampicin-susceptible, rifampicinresistant and pan- TB treatment regimens
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The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or

Profile and response to anti-tuberculosis treatment among elderly tuberculosis patients treated under the TB Control programme in South India
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Introduction: The demographic transition in India has resulted in an increase in the elderly population. There is limited data on the profile of elderly tuberculosis ( TB ) patients and their treatment outcomes in India. Objective: To compare the clinical profile, presentation and

Impact of gender, weight and CYP2B6 genotype on efavirenz exposure in patients on HIV/AIDS and TB treatment : Implications for individualising therapy
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Gender, weight and cytochrome P450 2B6 (CYP2B6) 516G> T genetic data of 61 patients on efavirenz containing highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) was collated and analysed. Multivariate data analysis and correlations between variables were done to

Correlates of treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- TB ): a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Background: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR- TB ) is a major threat to global tuberculosis control. While observational studies have reported outcomes of MDR- TB treatment , there have been no randomized controlled trials for MDR- TB treatment outcomes

Delay in diagnosis and treatment among TB patients registered under RNTCP Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Background: Delay in TB diagnosis and treatment is associated with increased transmission, morbidity and mortality. Patient and provider factors are responsible for such delays. We conducted a study to estimate these delays and identify associated factors among new

Treatment challenges in co-infected HIV and TB children
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Approximately 2.5 million children globally were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at the end of 2009 and more than 800 children died daily of AIDS in each year. In resource constrained countries, tuberculosis ( TB ) is the most common opportunistic infection

The impact of HIV syndromes on the treatment of TB cases in Gombe State, Nigeria
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Tuberculosis ( TB ) is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. HIV fuels the TB epidemic in populations such as in Nigeria where there is overlap between those infected with HIV and those infected with Mycobacterium

Retrospective audit of patients treated for MDR- TB in re- treatment category
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Objective: To determine the efficacy of our modified anti-tuberculosis regimen in adult patients with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- TB ) in the re- treatment category. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 176 patients in re- treatment category with diagnosis

BHIVA treatment guidelines for TB /HIV infection
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Worldwide, HIV infection is the foremost risk factor for development of active tuberculosis ( TB ).[1 4] All patients with tuberculosis, regardless of their perceived risk of HIV infection should be offered an HIV test as part of their tuberculosis treatment package. In the United

Nonadherence to TB treatment : who cares
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C ommentary who will not adhere to treatment . The effective use of legal intervention, culminating in incarceration in some patients, as the last resort has been reported in the literature.( 5) Shortterm incarceration, followed by outpatient DOT, has also been shown to

Mapping of TB treatment providers at selected sites in Andhra Pradesh State, India
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WORLD) HEALTH (ORGANIZATION GheBB eeeS BBB 影 K ORGANISATION MONDIALE DE LA SANTE ÜțSTR. ; LIMITED DSTR. : LIMITEE LcGS GG 000S000 English Only Mapping of TB Treatment Providers at Selected Sites in Andhra Pradesh State, India Dr GNV Ramana Dr

Patient factors which contribute to non-adherence to TB treatment in Kericho and Nakuru Counties of Kenya
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Tuberculosis ( TB ) continues to be a major cause of high morbidity and mortality in Kenya. Adherence to TB treatment is one of the interventions that lead to increase in cure rate thus reducing mortality and emergence of Multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR) and high cost

A systematic review of the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pleural TB in HIV-infected patients
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Background. High HIV burden countries have experienced a high burden of pleural TB in HIV-infected patients. Objective. To review the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pleural TB in HIV-infected patients. Methods. A literature search

Community-involved strategy to improve tuberculosis ( TB ) treatment outcomes in Eastern Region of Ghana
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Objective: To evaluate decentralization and community supervision of tuberculosis treatment as an effective intervention to improve treatment outcomes in Eastern Region of Ghana. Methods: A historical comparison of treatment outcomes of cohorts registered in 2003-2005

Reversal of subclinical adrenal insufficiency through antituberculosis treatment in TB patients: a longitudinal follow up
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Background objectives: Subclinical adrenal insufficiency has been shown to occur in patients with tuberculosis. Whether this insufficiency can be reversed with therapy and on long-term follow up, is not known. We studied the effect of antituberculosis treatment (ATT)