Tuberculosis

Common Name(s)

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious and often severe airborne disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). TB typically affects the lungs, but it also can affect any other organ of the body. It is estimated that more than one-third of the worldÕs population has Mtb infection; however, only one in ten people infected with TB bacteria develop active TB disease. Early symptoms of active TB can include weight loss, fever, night sweats, and loss of appetite. Symptoms involving areas other than the lungs vary, depending upon the organ or area affected. It is usually treated with a regimen of drugs taken for 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of infection, and can be cured in most people.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 11243 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Medical devices; immunology and microbiology devices; classification of nucleic acid-based devices for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and the genetic mutations associated with antibiotic resistance. Final order.
 

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Journal: Fed Regist. 2014 Oct;79(204):63034-6.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is classifying nucleic acid-based in vitro diagnostic devices for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB-complex) and the genetic mutations associated with MTB-complex antibiotic resistance in respiratory specimens devices into ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Shortening treatment for tuberculosis--to basics.
 

Author(s): Digby F Warner, Valerie Mizrahi

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Oct;371(17):1642-3.

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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High-dose rifapentine with moxifloxacin for pulmonary tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Amina Jindani, Thomas S Harrison, Andrew J Nunn, Patrick P J Phillips, Gavin J Churchyard, Salome Charalambous, Mark Hatherill, Hennie Geldenhuys, Helen M McIlleron, Simbarashe P Zvada, Stanley Mungofa, Nasir A Shah, Simukai Zizhou, Lloyd Magweta, James Shepherd, Sambayawo Nyirenda, Janneke H van Dijk, Heather E Clouting, David Coleman, Anna L E Bateson, Timothy D McHugh, Philip D Butcher, Denny A Mitchison,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Oct;371(17):1599-608.

 

Tuberculosis regimens that are shorter and simpler than the current 6-month daily regimen are needed.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 1002 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of BCG vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): A Roy, M Eisenhut, R J Harris, L C Rodrigues, S Sridhar, S Habermann, L Snell, P Mangtani, I Adetifa, A Lalvani, I Abubakar

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To determine whether BCG vaccination protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection as assessed by interferon γ release assays (IGRA) in children.

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Treatment outcomes from community-based drug resistant tuberculosis treatment programs: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Pamela Weiss, Wenjia Chen, Victoria J Cook, James C Johnston

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There is increasing evidence that community-based treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis (DRTB) is a feasible and cost-effective alternative to centralized, hospital-based care. Although several large programs have reported favourable outcomes from community-based treatment, to ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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[Lymph node tuberculosis management].
 

Author(s): F Tritar-Cherif, H Daghfous

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jan;92(1):111-3.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Positron Emission Tomography in Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis; Lymph Node Tuberculosis; Bone Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Rewards for Tuberculosis Contact Screening
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis; Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2014

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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection in HIV Co-infected Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Latent Tuberculosis Infection; Tuberculosis; HIV Infections

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2010

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