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Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

... current or former smokers with an abnormal sputum cytology, at least a 20-year history of smoking a ... DEVICE (LUCED): EARLY DETECTION OF LUNG CANCER IN sputum BASED ON 3D MORPHOLOGY (ABSTRACT # D1.3) Lung ... lesions. It has been known for decades that sputum (phlegm) from lung cancer patients frequently ...

New antibiotic drug combo to speed up treatment of tuberculosis

... After two months of combination therapy, cultured sputum samples from patients taking moxifloxacin were ... The time to clear the infectious organism from sputum was also significantly shorter in the ... of therapy with moxifloxacin, 21 percent of the sputum samples were negative and cleared of visible ...

PARI Pharma Completes Successful Clinical Trials for Tobramycin 100 & Investigational eFlow for CF

... for systemic and inhaled tobramycin applications, and both tobramycin sputum concentrations and the adverse reaction rates were similar. It appears ... thresholds for systemic and inhaled tobramycin applications. Tobramycin sputum concentrations were similar and the adverse reaction rate after 28 days of ...

New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate lung cancer risk

... detect genetic changes in interphase cells, which are readily available in sputum samples. Whereas SKY is not a practical tool to directly apply to ... sequences that could improve the sensitivity of a FISH probe set for sputum screening and risk assessment, wrote Dr. Franklin. Improvement in ...

Rare sheep could be key to better diagnostic tests in developing world, says Stanford study

... donors for the microbiology tests necessary to diagnose infectious disease in the developing world. Identifying microbes from a patient's urine or sputum requires growing those microbes in culture dishes filled with gelatinous agar and a small amount of blood. The blood provides nutrients to the ...

Measurements fail to identify TB patients who could benefit from shorter treatment course

... two measurements were absence of a cavity (an abscess caused by TB) in the lungs (detected by chest X-ray) and failure to grow TB bacteria from the sputum once drug treatment was started (sputum culture conversion). The Phase III clinical trial involved TB patients in Uganda (Africa), Brazil (S. ...

Accelerated Development of New Treatment for Multi Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: TB Alliance and Tibotec Announce Unique Partnership to Develop TMC207

... of 47 patients with MDR-TB, it was found that 48 percent of patients receiving TMC207 in combination with standard treatment converted to negative sputum culture after eight weeks compared with 9 percent of those who received placebo and standard treatment. The safety and efficacy of TMC207 will be ...

Unique Collaboration Between TB Alliance and Tibotec To Accelerate Tuberculosis Drug Development

... TB (MDR-TB), it was found that 48 percent of patients receiving TMC207 in combination with standard treatment converted to negative sputum culture after eight weeks compared with 9 percent of those who received placebo and standard treatment. The collaboration will maximize the ...

Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

... in a screening program, he said. "Someone may be infected with TB without having an active disease," Painter said. "One standard technology is a sputum smear. You look under a microscope for the disease. Unfortunately, it is not very sensitive. A new technique is to culture a specimen for six to ...

PARI Pharma Receives 2nd ODD From EMEA; Moves Inhaled Tobramycin - eFlow Technology Program Forward

... Maximum tobramycin serum levels were below recommended safety thresholds for systemic and inhaled tobramycin applications. Although tobramycin sputum concentrations were slightly higher in the T100 cohort, plasma levels and adverse reaction rates were slightly, but not significantly, lower being ...

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems Ability to Destroy Airborne Type A Influenza including Swine Flu (H1N1)

... portable / stand-alone UV Air Sterilization unit the P900GX against tuberculosis, and achieved a destruction rate of 90% while operating in the sputum induction room of the Montreal Chest Hospital. Sanuvox testing which has been completed by the US EPA, NHSRC and McGill University on ...

Transave Completes Enrollment in Arikace(TM) Phase II Bronchiectasis Study

... patients. One of the most frequent pathogens infecting bronchiectasis patients is Pseudomonas aeruginosa , which is associated with increased sputum production, more extensive bronchiectasis, more hospitalizations, and reduced quality of life. The disease is often misdiagnosed and mistaken ...

Long-term antibiotics reduce COPD exacerbations, raise questions

... dose of erythromycin. The patients recorded their exacerbations and hospitalizations in a daily diary card, and they were assessed using spirometry, sputum testing and blood testing for lung function, bacterial infection and markers of inflammation. The researchers found that not only did the patients ...

Chest Journal: August news briefs

... than people who are not obese with asthma. Researchers from Quebec, Canada compared pulmonary function changes, methacholine challenge scores, sputum induction cell counts, symptom perceptions, BMI/waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio of 44 obese subjects with asthma with 44 nonobese ...

Region to benefit from asthma research partnership

... per cent of asthma cases. The HMRI Xstrata Coal Asthma Research Fellow, Dr Katie Baines from the University of Newcastle, will examine blood and sputum samples from people with non-eosinophilic asthma, to identify the role that genes play in the development and treatment of the condition. This kind ...

New TB test means quicker and easier diagnosis for patients

... TB testing and which do not. At present, the 'gold standard' for confirming whether or not a patient has TB involves growing cultures from sputum samples from a patient and analysing these cultures to see if they contain traces of mycobacterium tuberculosis. This means that patients being ...

Gates Foundation Commits $280 Million for Research to Fight Global TB Epidemic

... infected with TB receive prompt and proper care." The standard test used to diagnose TB misses half of cases, and requires culturing a patient's sputum sample in the laboratory and examining it with a microscope after an intensive multi-step process. It has been estimated that improved diagnostics ...

Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention

... of lung cancer. Due to the lack of supporting evidence, the guidelines recommend against the use of LDCT, chest X-rays or single or serial sputum cytologic evaluation for lung cancer screening in the general population, including smokers or others at high risk. The exceptions are for patients ...

New lung cancer guidelines oppose general CT screening

... SCREENING Due to the lack of supporting evidence, the guidelines recommend against the use of LDCT, chest radiographs, or single or serial sputum cytologic evaluation for lung cancer screening in the general population, including smokers or others at high risk, except in the context of a ...

Simple Test Detects Genetic Signs of Lung Cancer in a Patient’s Sputu

... also showed the same genetic loss. Existing sputum “cytology” tests, which look for changes in cell ... patients, they say. While no other simple sputum analysis has found such a high correlation with ... have shown that the genetic aberrations seen in sputum reflect the same genetic aberrations found in ...

Easier Tests To Detect Tuberculosis

... putting a tube down the throat to collect a sputum sample. sputum is what comes up when you have a deep cough. ... the use of gastric lavage to a straightforward sputum test. The two tests were given to 250 children ...

Focus on Paediatric TB

... Paediatric TB is of concern as it is a reflection of the prevalence of sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and the extent of transmission of ... cases are: To achieve and maintain a cure rate of 85% amongst new sputum positive cases and to detect and maintain a case detection rate of at ...

MDR-TB Spreading in Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Health Workers Say

... program officer for Kenya's National Leprosy and TB Control Program, said. sputum tests often do not detect TB in people with HIV, so the most effective way ... with HIV have reduced levels of the TB bacilli in their sputum, so their sputum tests often come back negative and their chest X-rays might look normal. ...

India Finds New Use for an Old Bug

... even in MDR category. In uncomplicated cases (category 1), patients' sputum becomes completely negative for TB germs after just one shot. Another important finding is that the vaccine induced sputum conversion after a single shot in 48 out of 50 AIDS patients suffering ...

Popcorn Workers At Health Risk

... San Francisco, CA, administered a questionnaire, spirometry testing, and sputum induction to 81 workers employed by a popcorn factory. Fifty-nine ... higher than those of the healthy nonsmoking control group, and sputum interleukin-8 and eosinophil cationic protein levels were higher in ...

Surprising Cystic Fibrosis Finding That Could Be A Helpful Treatment Option

... little mucus in their airways. For the study, researchers collected sputum from 12 patients with CF and 11 patients without lung disease. sputum is the mucus that is coughed up when someone has a deep cough. After ...

Latest technique for asthma treatment

... have been looking at how targeting this build up of eosinophils in sputum compares with conventional treatment for reducing an asthma attack. ... was 61 per cent lower over 12 months among patients who were assigned to sputum management by inhaled or oral steroids. This group had fewer severe ...

Health Experts Discuss Effect of DOTS on TB Control in India

... according to Hisamuddin Papa, a pulmonologist who founded the HUMA Specialists Hospital and Research Centre. Papa said that TB diagnosis using sputum microscopy, which was developed more than 100 years ago, also presents a challenge to TB control because it is the primary method used to diagnose ...

Researchers Training Rats To Diagnose TB

... The Seattle Times recently examined how researchers in Tanzania are training rats to diagnose tuberculosis by sniffing sputum samples. The researchers' efforts "capitalize" on the rats' strong sense of smell and appetite, according to the Times. Bart Weetjens, a ...

Tuberculosis Drug Resistance 'alarming' in India

... The RNTCP, popularly known as DOTS program, was introduced in the country in 1997 in a phased manner to achieve a cure rate of 85 percent of new sputum positive cases and to detect at least 70 percent of such cases. The entire country was covered by March 2006. Till date, 6.7 million patients ...

TB Incidence on Rise Among Children in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

... strategy, is being implemented from 1997 in the country in a phased manner. 'Our objective is to achieve a cure rate of 85 per cent of new sputum positive cases and to detect at least 70 per cent of such cases,' the official said. All children below six years of age who are household ...

Government Allot More Funds for Revised TB Program

... known as DOTS program, was introduced in the country in 1997 in a phased manner with an objective to achieve a cure rate of 85 percent of new sputum positive cases and to detect at least 70 percent of such cases. The entire country was covered by March 2006. Till date, 6.7 million patients ...

Garlic Hope in Infection Fight

... (olive oil capsules) over a two-month period. At the beginning and end of the study, researchers will measure the levels of germs in patients' sputum samples, the patients' lung function and weight will be monitored and blood tests carried out to ensure the garlic capsules are safe. Dr Alan ...

Are You In The 40s ? Check for COPD

... including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking is considered to be the main cause. Early symptoms of COPD include coughing, bringing up sputum and getting out of breath during exercise or exertion. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), works closely with ...

Scientists Have Developed Faster, More Accurate TB Test

... culture tests and to identify multi-drug resistance in a third of the time, reported the online edition of BBC News. In tests on nearly 4,000 sputum samples MODS identified TB with 97.8 percent accuracy - significantly out-performing the current tests. The new test works by culturing the TB ...

New And Improved Blood Test For TB Developed

... watches out for biomarkers that usually indicate infection. The current technique that is used for testing TB is for looking at a patient's sputum from the lungs under a microscope. The efficacy of this mode of diagnosis is said to deteriorate in rural areas of developing countries, which might ...

Researchers Warn That Whooping Cough Is Still Very Prevalent

... (85.9%) of them had been fully immunised. They explained that children with Pertussis were highly likely than others to have whooping, vomiting, and sputum production. They further explained that it was very likely that they might be still coughing almost two months after the start of their illness, or ...

Treatment of Bacterial Infection Paves the Way to Treat CF Infection

... role of Hcp1 during infection. Working with cystic fibrosis patients at Children's Hospital Boston, the HMS researchers sought and found Hcp1 in the sputum of patients with P. aeruginosa. They also found Hcp1 antibodies in the patients' blood – further evidence that Hcp1 plays a critical role in the ...

Early Lung cancer detected by studying Cheek Cells

... nuclear changes can extend a significant distance from the site of a malignancy and we have already conducted a successful clinical trial for our sputum test for lung cancer. Mr. W. Michael Alberts, , President of the American College of Chest Physicians said, “Each year, great strides are made in ...
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