Navigation Links
Treating Latent TB After 65 Raises Serious Side-Effect Risk
Date:1/10/2011

MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People over age 65 are at increased risk for serious side effects while undergoing latent tuberculosis therapy, a new study finds.

Latent tuberculosis occurs when TB bacteria lurk in the body without making the person sick. The host has no symptoms of TB and is not contagious. However, there is still a chance the bacteria could multiply and cause tuberculosis, which can be fatal if it goes untreated.

Latent TB therapy reduces the chances of developing active TB and is used in Canada and the United States as a way to control the disease. The decision to treat a patient with latent TB therapy depends on his or her risk of developing active disease and of experiencing harmful side effects, explained Dr. Dick Menzies, of the Montreal Chest Institute, and colleagues.

In a six-year study of a large population of more than 9,000 latent TB patients who were treated for tuberculosis and a matching control group that was not treated, Menzies and his colleagues found that a higher percentage of patients undergoing latent TB therapy required hospitalization for serious liver problems that those who went untreated. The excess risk was contributed largely by people over 65, he and his colleagues reported, adding that the risk remained significant even after adjusting for co-existing diseases and other factors.

"Our data suggest that the risks of therapy for latent tuberculosis infection are considerable among the elderly and should be considered very carefully before therapy is given," he and his colleagues concluded in the study.

The study was published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about tuberculosis.

-- Robert Preidt
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Long-shot discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety, memory disorders
2. Treating PTSD and Smoking Together Best Way to Help Vets Kick Cigarettes
3. Study Finds Big Strides Made in Treating Leukemia, Lymphoma in Past Decade
4. Scientists identify potential new target for treating triple negative breast cancer
5. U of M researchers identify possible key to treating, understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
6. Follow-ups prove powerful tool for treating depression in primary care
7. Vancomycin is the drug of choice for treating cellulitis
8. Genomic Systems announces moratorium on studying and treating terminal cancer has ended
9. Encouraging findings suggest new avenues for treating liver disease in overweight Americans
10. OCTANE study influences revision of WHO guidelines for treating some HIV-infected women
11. New approach for treating dry mouth presented in study published in October 2010 issue of JADA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Treating Latent TB After 65 Raises Serious Side-Effect Risk
(Date:9/17/2014)... The Oliver Law Group P.C. is urging all ... Non-Sterile Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel to contact the Firm ... recourse. Other-Sonic ultrasound gel was recalled by the U.S. ... the product was linked to a 2011 outbreak of ... Oak, Michigan . While victims of this outbreak may ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Tidewater ... host recruit757’s scholarship workshop for football players and their ... Sept. 23. , Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ... and speak to trainers and physical therapists. The workshop ... p.m. , The Newport News Tidewater Performance Center, which ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... LA JOLLA, CASeptember 17, 2014Scientists at The Scripps ... based on vancomycin that is powerfully effective against ... , The new vancomycin analog appears to have ... action, against which bacteria probably cannot evolve resistance ... that once introduced will still be in clinical ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... control avian influenza, instead of immunizations. The total number ... which are difficult to control, will result in huge ... poultry with avian influenza vaccines. , Avian influenza vaccines ... China. Some poultry farms in China began to use ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 Why are Asian Americans at ... Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower ... in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets ... for those of Asian heritage, says George King, M.D., ... Diabetes Center and the senior author of the study. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Victims of Pseudomonas Infections Allegedly Caused by Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Face Statute of Limitations, Reports The Oliver Law Group P.C. 2Health News:Victims of Pseudomonas Infections Allegedly Caused by Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Face Statute of Limitations, Reports The Oliver Law Group P.C. 3Health News:Victims of Pseudomonas Infections Allegedly Caused by Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Face Statute of Limitations, Reports The Oliver Law Group P.C. 4Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy and Performance Services and recruit757 To Host Football Scholarship Seminar 2Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy and Performance Services and recruit757 To Host Football Scholarship Seminar 3Health News:Scripps Research Institute chemists modify antibiotic to vanquish resistant bacteria 2Health News:Scripps Research Institute chemists modify antibiotic to vanquish resistant bacteria 3Health News:China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry 2014-2018 Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry 2014-2018 Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:In Joslin trial, Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet 2Health News:In Joslin trial, Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet 3
... , , KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, ... SHMR ) (" Shamir ") expects to issue its second quarter ... a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 A.M. EDT that ... broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to ...
... , , BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 6 ... developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation ... second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. , ... Micromet achieved a number of significant milestones illustrating its continued ...
... revised higher based on solid year-to-date performance and, positive ... Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") ... the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2009. Financial references are ... Q2 2009 Highlights, ------------------, - ...
... , , WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 6 DUSA Pharmaceuticals, ... highlights and second quarter financial results press release will be issued on Tuesday, August ... , , Tuesday, August 11 - 8:30 a.m. E.T. , ... 800.647.4314 , Password - DUSA , , ...
... ... two additional contracts to the RTP, NC-based life sciences company Entegrion, ... safety and availability of blood-derived products for treating combat injuries. ... essential in responding to traumatic injury, especially on the battlefield. ...
... , ... plans provided by GetOnlineQuotes.com offer the best value in the current marketplace. , ... Miami, FL (PRWEB) August ... by law, the AARP Medicare Supplement ( http://www.getonlinequotes.com/aarp-medicare-insurance.html ) rates offered by ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. to Host Conference Call Announcing Second Quarter of 2009 Earnings Results 2Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 10Health News:Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 11Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 2Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 3Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 4Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 5Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 6Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 7Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 8Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 9Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 10Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 11Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 12Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 13Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 14Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 15Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 16Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 17Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 18Health News:SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results 19Health News:U.S. Navy Awards Entegrion Contracts for $4 Million for the Development of Critical Blood Products 2Health News:U.S. Navy Awards Entegrion Contracts for $4 Million for the Development of Critical Blood Products 3Health News:GetOnlineQuotes.com to Offer AARP/United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance to Florida Residents 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage announced today ... improvements in the development of imaging technology ... normal and diseased tissue that minimizes the ... procedures, lowers surgical costs and potentially enhances ... The clinical and scientific teams ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Prostate Oncology Specialists announces ... to educate men about new imaging technology destined ... prostate. Annually, a million men undergo random needle ... MRI (MP-MRI) of the prostate gland is non-invasive ... need to be fully informed of their alternatives. ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  Rebiotix Inc. announced this morning ... lead product candidate, RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) will be presented in ... conference in Philadelphia from October 8-12. ... during the poster session on Thursday, October 9, 2014: ... Infection: 60-Day Interim Analysis of the PUNCH-CD Phase 2 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Patient Outcomes Improve When Molecular Chemical Imaging Technology Is Used to Aid Robotic Surgical Procedures, According to New White Paper 2Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 2Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 3PUNCH CD Study Drug Targeting Recurrent C. difficile Infection to be Presented at IDWeek 2014 2PUNCH CD Study Drug Targeting Recurrent C. difficile Infection to be Presented at IDWeek 2014 3PUNCH CD Study Drug Targeting Recurrent C. difficile Infection to be Presented at IDWeek 2014 4
... ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 2American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 3American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 4American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 5American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 6American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: New Drug as Effective as Warfarin in Preventing Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Prior Stroke or TIA 7Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Earnings Release Date 2Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Earnings Release Date 3Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Earnings Release Date 4
... 6000 lets you manually ... precise positioning. The superior ... immediate and exact positioning ... making it especially effective ...
The Total Toe System offers a new generation in first metatarsophalangeal joint reconstruction....
The Acumed Great Toe System is a two-piece non-constrained implant for the first MP joint. The system was developed to provide ease of use for the surgeon, combined with precise instrumentation and a...
The design features of the Mini Lag Screw System simplify the screw fixation by reducing possible sources of error, reducing instrumentation, and decreasing the time of fixation....
Medicine Products: