Tuberculosis

Shorter pediatric tuberculosis treatment linked to higher completion rates

Children with tuberculosis who received 3 months of directly observed preventive therapy were 25 times more likely to complete their treatment regimen than those who received 9 months of self-administered therapy.

Tuberculosis Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Tuberculosis Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Medications

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Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with sulfonylureas had a higher risk of contracting tuberculosis compared with metformin.

Tuberculosis Screening: Updated Recommendations from CHEST

Tuberculosis Screening: Updated Recommendations from CHEST

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New recommendations suggest that high risk tuberculosis patients with cough should be screened for pulmonary tuberculosis.

Latent Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment Recommendations

Latent Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment Recommendations

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Recommendations for testing and treating latent TB infection have been discussed by a representative from the California Department of Public Health.

Treatment Completion for Latent Tuberculosis

Treatment Completion for Latent Tuberculosis

Self-administered TB therapy should be considered when directly observed therapy is not feasible.

Negative TB Test, Malnutrition, Age Linked to In-Hospital Mortality

Negative TB Test, Malnutrition, Age Linked to In-Hospital Mortality

The relationship between negative tuberculin skin test and in-hospital mortality has not been previously studied.

Time to Sputum Culture Conversion in Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis

Time to Sputum Culture Conversion in Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis

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Time to sputum culture conversation was not statistically significant between isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis and isoniazid-suspectible tuberculosis.

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

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While directly observed therapy is standard care in TB, study data confirms the efficacy of this treatment method.

Computer-aided Detection Finds Tuberculosis in Underserved Regions

Computer-aided Detection Finds Tuberculosis in Underserved Regions

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In tuberculosis-endemic areas, computers with deep learning capabilities can be trained to detect the disease in regions that have no radiologists.

Higher Rate of Osteoporosis, Osteoporotic Fracture in Patients With Tuberculosis

Higher Rate of Osteoporosis, Osteoporotic Fracture in Patients With Tuberculosis

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Patients with tuberculosis have a higher rate of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture.

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