Navigation Links
New Latent TB Drug Saves Lives, Money
Date:5/20/2008

Rifampin improved compliance, reduced side effects, saved $10,000 per patient

TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Using the drug Rifampin to treat people with latent tuberculosis saves time, money and lives, new research shows.

"We found that using a therapy of four months of Rifampin instead of the current nine months of Isoniazid costs significantly less for the health-care system," lead analyst Anne Aspler, of the respiratory epidemiology and clinical research unit at McGill University's Montreal Chest Clinic, said in a prepared statement.

"Overall, Rifampin costs about $484 less per patient treated, which, if we assume that four months of Rifampin has a least equal efficacy to nine months of Isoniazid, represents an added savings to the health system of more than $10,000 per patient prevented from developing [full-blown] TB disease. And because of improvements in compliance, we are actually preventing more cases. This treatment can save money as well as lives," Aspler said.

The study was expected to be presented Tuesday at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference, in Toronto.

Currently, about 2 billion people worldwide are believed to have latent, or dormant, TB. Of those, 8 million to 9 million will develop TB each year, and 1.6 million of them will die.

TB is most prevalent in developing countries, where Rifampin is offered at a subsidized cost through the Global Drug Facility of the World Health Organization. Not only is Rifampin less expensive, it has better patient compliance than Isoniazid due to the shorter treatment time, according to Aspler.

"While Isoniazid therapy is 90 percent effective for those who complete it, in reality, fewer than 50 percent do," Aspler said. This low compliance rate can have serious health consequences for patients who fail to complete treatment and for those they later infect.

Previous research and experience suggests
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New chemical can kill latent tuberculosis bacteria
2. Rifampin: Latent TB treatment saves time money and lives
3. Surgery for severe obesity saves lives
4. Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives
5. Video: New FDA-Approved Sun Protectant Saves Skin All Year Round
6. iPlan(R) Automatic Segmentation Saves 25 Minutes of Treatment Planning Time for Each Prostate Cancer Patient at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
7. Fetal Surgery Saves Baby After Early Water Break
8. Following Heart Disease Guidelines Saves Lives, According to a Kaiser Permanente Abstract Presented at AHA Scientific Sessions
9. Wal-Mart Saves Customers More Than $1 Billion On Prescription Drugs
10. Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Jim Kelly Urges Congress to Approve the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act
11. American College of Medical Genetics Commends the Signing of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... Florida’s (UCF) College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. This is ... Dr. Clevens has worked closely with the university, developing a strong presence and a ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... the latest issue of Inclusive™ magazine, its multimedia publication focused on implant dentistry, ... of the new issue, Volume 6, Issue 2, as well as past issues ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Boston Web Marketing ... Summit. Google Partners is the platform for search marketing agencies to communicate with ... tools necessary to run successful search marketing campaigns. Google Partners also affords businesses ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Quintessa Medical Spa is happy ... nonsurgical treatment designed specifically for the elimination of excess tissue under the ... locations in the state of Wisconsin to offer this innovative treatment. , Developed by ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... The American Association of Poison Control ... the reinstitution of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days. The 10th event of this ... 2:00 PM local time. On the 26th, the DEA, with the assistance of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Leading Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon Reappointed by UCF 2Health News:Leading Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon Reappointed by UCF 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 2Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 4Health News:Boston Web Marketing Attends Google Partners All-Stars Summit 2Health News:Quintessa MedSpa Offers Nonsurgical Double-chin Elimination 2Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 3
... ... them , ... 2010 -- Still hunting for the perfect Mother,s Day gift idea? While it,s wonderful to ... universally don,t have enough of is sleep. With Mother,s Day right around the corner on May ...
... ... Assess & Treat the Country’s Pest Management Needs, , ... (PRWEB) April 29, 2010 -- Most people are aware of the ... January 12th. While the country is still dealing with widespread damage to its infrastructure ...
... Geneva, 29 April 2010 -- Lung cancer patients whose tumors ... than those who do not, Canadian researchers have found. Their ... Geneva, highlights the exciting possibility that the molecule could soon ... is a receptor that is found on the surface of ...
... Practicing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as hand-washing and ... pandemic flu, but more research on these measures is ... May issue of AJIC : American Journal ... Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. ...
... ... errors and boost quality of service , ... Trevose, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2010 -- Airclic, ... logistics and field service operations, today introduced Clinical Perform, a SaaS-based mobile software product ...
... clumps of protein, not plaques, may cause the disease, ... research could change the way scientists view the causes -- ... A study published online this month in the Annals ... (abeta) proteins called oligomers could be a prime cause of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Perfect Mother's Day Gift Idea: A Good Night's Sleep 2Health News:Clark Pest Control Executive Asked to Aid Haitian Government with Post-Earthquake Pest Issue 2Health News:Clark Pest Control Executive Asked to Aid Haitian Government with Post-Earthquake Pest Issue 3Health News:CXCR4: A new drug target in lung cancer 2Health News:Hand-washing, mask-wearing may limit transmission of pandemic flu 2Health News:Hand-washing, mask-wearing may limit transmission of pandemic flu 3Health News:Airclic Introduces Clinical Perform™ 2Health News:Airclic Introduces Clinical Perform™ 3Health News:New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimer's Research 2Health News:New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimer's Research 3
(Date:7/30/2015)... N.J. , July 30, 2015 Eisai ... in the United States , European ... FDA, EMA and MHLW, respectively) for eribulin, for the ... who have received prior chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic ... on data from a pivotal global Phase 3 clinical ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 Takeda Pharmaceutical ... study to fulfill the post-marketing commitment and submissions ... Pan European Multi-Database Bladder Cancer Risk Characterization Study ... cohort study, conducted in four European countries, for ... up to 10 years of follow-up. Findings demonstrate ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Big Cloud Analytics, ... analytics technology, announces it is working with Intel ... for the new Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance. ... health information technology providers, medical technology companies and ... and innovation to improve care in rapidly evolving ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 2Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 3Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 4Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 5Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 2Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 3Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 4Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 5Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 6Big Cloud Analytics Develop Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with Intel Supporting Launch of Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance 2Big Cloud Analytics Develop Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with Intel Supporting Launch of Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance 3
... ... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... Markets for Breast Biopsy Devices 2009 , ... markets for breast biopsy devices includes the spring ...
... , NATICK, Mass. and LONDON, Nov. ... ) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance ... CE Mark approval to market its WallFlex® Fully Covered ... (obstructions) caused by tumors in patients with resectable or ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Markets for Breast Biopsy Devices 2009 2Boston Scientific Announces FDA Clearance and CE Mark for WallFlex(R) Fully Covered Esophageal Stent 2Boston Scientific Announces FDA Clearance and CE Mark for WallFlex(R) Fully Covered Esophageal Stent 3Boston Scientific Announces FDA Clearance and CE Mark for WallFlex(R) Fully Covered Esophageal Stent 4
... No need to add individual components ... range of trauma indications. Made of an ... than conventional fixators, only much lighter. This ... apply, and more comfortable for the patient. ...
... an X-ray contrast medium for ... for: angiography, urography, phlebography and ... of the basal cisterns, following ... cholangio (pancreato) graphy (ERC(P)), herniography, ...
... (gadobenate dimeglumine) is a paramagnetic MRI contrast ... with gadobenate, a chelating agent that forms ... godolinium ion. It is salified with meglumine ... with all the physico-chemical features typical of ...
... ferumoxides) is Advanced Magnetics' contrast agent for use ... It is the first organ-specific MRI contrast agent ... function, the agent is taken up by macrophages ... in most tumors. The liver is a principal ...
Medicine Products: