Navigation Links
UC Davis Develops New Strategy Tests for Dangerous Stage of Tuberculosis in Asia
Date:8/21/2013

te Department and USAID will focus on developing and commercializing the TB diagnostic test in collaboration the Forman Christian College in Pakistan.

Part of the limitation of conventional screening lies in the use of sputum samples themselves. Children have difficulty providing a sputum sample, and so are often missed in TB screening. Also, TB can be inactive in the lungs but active in other organs and tissues. These cases too are missed by sputum screening. The two undetectable groups account for at least 20 percent of all active TB cases.

Because the antibody test relies on a blood sample, these vulnerable individuals can be picked up efficiently for the first time, said Imran Khan, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Center for Comparative Medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center. Khan led development of the screening technique along with colleague Paul Luciw, a professor in the same department.

Preliminary studies have shown that the antibody test can detect active TB in about four out of every five cases picked up by the sputum microscopy test. It can also detect four out of five active cases that the sputum test misses. So, overall, it can identify about 80 percent of active cases compared with 50 percent for the sputum test. The initial cost of the antibody testing machines are higher than current assays, but the technology allows for so many more people to be tested, that the cost per patient would be about the same when used on a large scale, Khan said.

A second diagnostic technique currently used in some South Asian clinics allows sputum samples to grow in cultures before they are examined. It offers greater sensitivity than the standard test, but because the TB bacterium grows slowly, this test can take two months.

“The fast turn-around time of the new antibody diagnostic test, in combination with high number of patients who can be tested, should enable millions
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. UC Davis Children's Hospital Study Finds Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms
2. UC Davis "Lab on a Chip" Measures Heart Disease Risk
3. Davis Hospital and Medical Center is First Hospital in Utah to Offer New CelluTome™ System for Skin Grafting
4. Actors, Models & Talent for Christ Grad, Charles Michael Davis, Stars in Grey’s Anatomy, Another Stateside (post-production), and New TV Series The Originals
5. Kenneth Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, to Speak on the Future of Medicine at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado from June 26th to July 2nd, 2013
6. Zinda & Davis PLLC: Why the Chrysler Recall Refusal Matters And May Set a Dangerous Precedent
7. Actors, Models & Talent for Christ Graduate, Charles Michael Davis in Grey’s Anatomy and Big Screen Movie Another Stateside
8. Consolidated Facility Advises Spring Cleaning Done Now in Davis Businesses
9. UC Davis MIND Institute receives prestigious Autism Centers of Excellence Award
10. UC Davis research advances efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots
11. Gun retailers take a hard line on illegal firearm sales, UC Davis survey finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 World of Home Fitness is ... Most recently, the gym has been raising money to ... Throughout the year, World of Home Fitness has participated ... , Over the summer, World of Home Fitness raised ... Ageless Fitness program, participants helped feed seniors "one rep ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter ... at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely ... infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds. ... infants -- all of whom weighed 3.3 pounds or less ... of CMV infection, to see whether breast milk or transfusions ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Avid collector Andrew Hawley, from Vintage Rock Posters, ... Seattle concert posters. The Doors were a smash hit after ... The Seattle Eagles Auditorium concert was held on July 23. ... Eagles Auditorium in November the same year. The artist that ... in three colors. The poster is a split fountain silkscreen ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of ... drugs is growing, so doctors need to be ... Drug Administration warned Tuesday. In a statement, ... that it has launched a program to educate ... about proper drug purchasing procedures. The program aims ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Vancouver Electrician ... now be offering commercial electrical services in Vancouver, BC. ... operations; whether it is a small maintenance project or ... its solution package to meet the needs of the ... the services will be of an affordable price. As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:World of Home Fitness Supports Meals on Wheels 2Health News:Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds 2Health News:Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds 3Health News:Pro Ace Now Offers Commercial Electrical Services in Vancouver 2
... , WASHINGTON , Jan. ... detailed concerns for congressional leaders to consider as they negotiate combining ... actuaries underscored the need to limit adverse selection, whether it is ... current design of a new federal long-term care insurance program better ...
... brought directly to trauma center, study finds , THURSDAY, Jan. ... the spines of trauma patients, to avoid a broken neck ... double the likelihood that gunshot and stabbing victims will die ... , The researchers, who report their findings in the January ...
... ... ... -- With flu experts predicting another wave of H1N1 flu, Blue Cross Blue Shield ... and covered by your BCBSMA health plan. BCBSMA members are able to receive the H1N1 ...
... , DUBLIN, Calif. , Jan. ... beauty devices, today announced distribution of its flagship product, TRIA ... nationwide, full-line, upscale department store; and a division of Macy,s, ... market, TRIA Beauty is committed to providing consumers with innovative ...
... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 14 InstaMed announced ... first fully integrated and open Application Programming Interface (API) ... InstaMed,s industry leading platform and network.  There are currently ... practices and hospital accounts using InstaMed Connect, which was ...
... An Indiana University School of Optometry researcher,s ongoing work ... the world,s leading causes of blindness will advance with ... Institutes of Health. IU School of Optometry Professor ... will conduct patient studies at optometry clinics in Bloomington, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Actuaries Detail Health Care Reform Concerns to Congressional Leaders 2Health News:Actuaries Detail Health Care Reform Concerns to Congressional Leaders 3Health News:Stabilizing Spine May Be Waste of Time in Gun, Knife Victims 2Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Urges Members to Get Their Flu Shot 2Health News:TRIA Laser Hair Removal System Now Available at Bloomingdale's 2Health News:InstaMed Announces the Release of InstaMed Connect for Integrated Real-Time Healthcare and Payment Transactions 2Health News:InstaMed Announces the Release of InstaMed Connect for Integrated Real-Time Healthcare and Payment Transactions 3Health News:Refinement of glaucoma testing, treatment expected from US, United Kingdom study 2Health News:Refinement of glaucoma testing, treatment expected from US, United Kingdom study 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... -- This test can detect HIV infection if used 3 ... activities that can transfer body fluids from one person to ... needles. , An in-vitro diagnostic home-use test for ... works by looking for your body,s response to fighting the ... patients to learn their status in a single visit and ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Research and Markets ( ... the  "Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd ... ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... potential for the future. From the conventional ... the modern-day pre-filled syringes, pen-injectors, needle free ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Rising health concerns, growing ... number of foreign and domestic players in the market ... India   The India Probiotic ... growth potential markets worldwide due to multiple factors such ... youth, changing food consumption patterns, increasing diabetic population, growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WholeHealth Products announces the release of the FDA Cleared "HIV 1&2" Rapid Diagnostic Test for Professional and Retail 2Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 2Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 3Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 4Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 5India Probiotic Market Pegged to Grow at Around 20% by 2019, Says TechSci Research 2India Probiotic Market Pegged to Grow at Around 20% by 2019, Says TechSci Research 3
... Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) announced today that ... notes. The Company intends to use the ... of the outstanding borrowings under its credit facility and for ... Smith Incorporated, BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and RBS Securities Inc. ...
... 7, 2011 Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... to present at the Stephens Fall Investment Conference. The conference ... New York City on November 15-16, 2011. Vermillion,s ... Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Announces Offering of Senior Notes 2Vermillion to Present at Stephens Fall Investment Conference on November 16, 2011 2
... Sleepscan VISION ensures flexibility in system configuration ... VISION utilizes the powerful Netlink amplifier system, ... standard Ethernet connection. Only computer industry components ... Sleepscan VISION to take advantage of the ...
... From the Pioneer in Digital EEG ... Digital EEG system presents the latest ... the Ceegraph VISION. This innovative system ... remote communications and information management to ...
... MOBEE headboxes are ... XLTEK's line of portable ... with a robust new ... latest software, XLTEK's standard ...
... Slit Lamp is an all-in-one instrument for observation, ... also allows the SL 130 to be used ... the possibility of operating the slit projector in ... right hand. The instrument configuration allows you to ...
Medicine Products: