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Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

... of a medication considered pivotal in treating tuberculosis effectively is much too low to account for ... finding that the doses traditionally given to tuberculosis patients are much too low suggests that different ... order to devise the optimum treatment regimen for tuberculosis patients. "We've rationally and ...

Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year

... -- Today the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria announced its latest prevention and ... programs has increased by 31%, the number given tuberculosis drugs has increased by 38% and the number of nets ... evidence suggests that global mortality from tuberculosis is now declining, AIDS mortality among adults in ...

New Weapons in Fight Against TB?

... July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis might someday meet its match in two drugs now ... ingredient in the two drugs inhibited the M. tuberculosis bacterium without being deadly to its host ... "Given the continuing emergence of M. tuberculosis strains that are resistant to all existing, ...

(RED)ZONES Launch at First U2 360 Degrees Concert in Barcelona

... Director of the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria. The U2 360 Degrees Tour will ... . About The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria . Since its creation in 2002, the ... the dominant financer of programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with approved funding of US $15 ...

21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s

... Medical Research, has identified a link between tuberculosis and the metabolic and inflammatory processes that ... starvation or pandemic infectious diseases like tuberculosis that took the lives of a billion people. But the ... Medical Research, has identified a link between tuberculosis and the metabolic and inflammatory processes that ...

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

... partnership to accelerate multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) drug development. The two organizations ... with MDR-TB. TMC207 could become the first tuberculosis treatment in 40 years to feature a new mechanism ... evaluated in Phase 3 clinical trials. tuberculosis kills one person approximately every twenty ...

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

... of TMC207 and the discovery of new drugs to treat tuberculosis SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ... discovery and development of new drugs to fight tuberculosis (TB). The two organizations will share ... are sorely needed. Among infectious diseases, tuberculosis is the second most common cause of adult deaths ...

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Begins Role as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

... cancer, obesity, and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and AIDS, and in the establishment of electronic ... effort that stopped the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis in NYC in the mid 1990s. Following that, Dr. Frieden helped the Indian government establish a tuberculosis control program which has now saved more than one ...

Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

... News) -- In the minds of most Americans, tuberculosis is a disease of the past. However, statistics ... one describes an international effort to detect tuberculosis (TB) among immigrants and refugees coming to the ... group. "The effort to identify persons with tuberculosis in this group is crucial in controlling the ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... of latent tuberculosis. Patients with tuberculosis have frequently presented with disseminated or ... disease. Patients should be tested for latent tuberculosis before CIMZIA use and during therapy. Treatment ... CIMZIA, including the possible development of tuberculosis in patients who tested negative for ...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... adverse reactions were infections including tuberculosis and malignancies including lymphoma. The most ... of latent tuberculosis. Patients with tuberculosis have frequently presented with disseminated or ... disease. Patients should be tested for latent tuberculosis before CIMZIA use and during therapy. Treatment ...

New Antibiotic Could Shorten TB Treatment

... to Dr. Richard E. Chaisson, of the Center for tuberculosis Research at Johns Hopkins University School of ... drugs, could shorten the time needed to cure tuberculosis by several months," the research team wrote. ... The American Lung Association has more about tuberculosis . -- Robert ...

Alarming new data shows TB-HIV co-infection a bigger threat

... released staggering new data about the threat of tuberculosis and the toll it takes on people with HIV/AIDS ... U.S. donation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria and to dramatically ramp up the ... about how U.S. policy makers should respond. tuberculosis is sometimes a forgotten and neglected disease. ...

Statement From Sequella Founder and CEO, Dr. Carol Nacy at the 'Stop TB' Meeting in Brazil on the Eve of World TB Day

... (MDR) and extremely drug (XDR) resistant tuberculosis on the rise, the world-wide financial crisis is ... multi-drug resistant (MDR and XDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis , the causative agent of TB. SQ109 is due to ... single-drug activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro and in vivo , SQ609 has demonstrated ...

Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Tuberculosis, Emphasizing Need for Awareness

... March 24 Is World tuberculosis Day HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23 ... we saw an increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis and we are seeing more cases resistant to ... In Pennsylvania, the number of reported cases of tuberculosis grew from 318 in 2007 to 345 in 2008. Department ...

TB Still Declining in U.S., But at Slower Rate

... THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- tuberculosis cases reached an all-time low rate in the United ... report also noted that progress in eliminating tuberculosis has slowed in recent years, with a 3.8 percent ... in the United States and those born elsewhere. tuberculosis cases had declined steadily in the United States ...

Congress Approves FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill with $900 Million for The Global Fund

... for People around the World Affected by AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria WASHINGTON, March 11 ... $900 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria. (Logo: ... "Global Fund financing fights HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria around the world, thanks to the ...

TB breakthrough could lead to stronger vaccine

... strategy to improve the effectiveness of the only tuberculosis vaccine approved for humans provided superior ... (BCG) provides only partial protection against tuberculosis (TB) in children and is ineffective in adults. As a result, tuberculosis still kills almost 2 million people a year world ...

New discovery gives tuberculosis vaccine a shot in the arm

... to improvements in the efficacy of the current tuberculosis vaccine. Specifically, a team of Italian ... four hours, both groups were treated with the tuberculosis vaccine. A day later, the researchers analyzed ... it usually affects the lungs. Without treatment, tuberculosis is fatal. The BCG vaccine ...

Global AIDS Alliance Sounds Alarm on Potential Budget Cuts

... contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria. "In his inaugural address, ... contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria--With increased demand demonstrated ... promises on foreign assistance: global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; basic education; family planning; ...

Experimental TB drug explodes bacteria from the inside out

... destructive force inside the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). The finding could help scientists develop ... world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), the bacteria that cause TB. "Currently, ... drugs available that specifically target latent tuberculosis infections in which bacteria are present but are ...

TB Strain Called a Growing Public Threat

... 7 (HealthDay News) -- Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), is becoming more common and more deadly ... patients with other forms of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to the findings, published in ... likely to have been treated multiple times for tuberculosis in the past. Based on their findings, the ...

Parasites that live inside cells use loophole to thwart immune system

... However, some pathogens, such as those that cause tuberculosis and toxoplasmosis, have evolved to live and ... activity of the microorganisms that cause tuberculosis and toxoplasmosis, as well as a relative of ... their macrophages showed superior resistance to tuberculosis and toxoplasmosis. "Our findings reveal that ...

Health-care barriers for undocumented immigrants: Raising tuberculosis risk?

... suggests that undocumented immigrants with tuberculosis have symptoms longer before seeking care than ... care for undocumented immigrants. Rates of tuberculosis are declining overall in the United States, but ... in the United States. Furthermore, funding for tuberculosis elimination is declining, leading to concerns ...

U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year

... travelers with suspected or confirmed infectious tuberculosis were placed on the U.S. government's public ... the list, all of whom had confirmed or suspected tuberculosis (TB), including multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB and ... a list. "The CDC knows very well how to control tuberculosis with existing rules and procedures. In fact, they ...

Novel tuberculosis vaccine in Germany in clinical phase

... than 80 years a promising live vaccine against tuberculosis has passed into the clinical phase in Germany: ... more effective at preventing infection with tuberculosis bacteria than its predecessor. So far, VPM1002 ... of the BMBF VPM was able to licence the novel tuberculosis vaccine from the Max Planck Institute for ...

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis found in California

... statewide study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in the United States, California ... California reports almost 3,000 cases of tuberculosis annually, the largest number of TB cases of any ... since 2002 in the number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) casesthose that are resistant to ...

TB Outbreaks May Be Predicted by First 2 Cases

... (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to predict tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks by examining characteristics of ... Sandra V. Kik, an epidemiologist at the KNCV tuberculosis Foundation in The Hague. "The aim of our study ... "This study confirms previous understanding that tuberculosis is a social -- as well as infectious disease -- ...

Viacom to Receive Leadership Award for Business Excellence from The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Its 25 Years of Work on HIV/AIDS Education and Advocacy

... -- The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) announced today that it will ... united to keep the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria a global priority, is honoring Viacom ... companies for their help in preventing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ...

US soldiers in high-tuberculosis areas face new epidemic: false positives

... deployed in regions of the world where tuberculosis (TB) is rampant, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, ... assessment of each patients risk of tuberculosis should be used to target testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection. In the absence of other risk factors, ...

Newly-Approved Cimzia(R) Provides Rapid, Sustained Response in Crohn's Patients

... . IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION tuberculosis (frequently disseminated or extrapulmonary at ... treatment of patients with latent tuberculosis infection reduces the risk of reactivation ... TNF blockers such as Cimzia(R). However, active tuberculosis has developed in patients receiving Cimzia(R) ...

Pilot study reinforces use of portable anteroom HEPA filtration

... DC, May 6, 2008 Amidst an increase in new tuberculosis cases, researchers have begun investigating the ... of airborne microorganisms like Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). The rate of decline in newly reported tuberculosis cases in the U.S. has slowed, said lead study ...

Study shows common vitamin and other micronutrient supplements reduce risks of TB recurrence

... and reduced risk of recurrence during tuberculosis chemotherapy, according to a study published in ... online. Nutritional assessment and support in tuberculosis therapy, once common before the advent of anti-TB ... and selenium or placebo in 887 patients receiving tuberculosis therapy, who were then followed for a medium of ...

UCB Launches CIMplicity(TM) Program to Enhance Treatment Support for Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Patients and Caregivers

... disease (IBD). IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION tuberculosis (frequently disseminated or extrapulmonary at ... treatment of patients with latent tuberculosis infection reduces the risk of reactivation ... TNF blockers such as Cimzia(R). However, active tuberculosis has developed in patients receiving Cimzia ...

Get INSPI(RED) This Mother's Day

... . About The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund is a unique global ... resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between ... the dominant financer of programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with approved funding of US$ 10.1 ...

NIAID describes research priorities to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis

... tuberculosis (TB) has long been one of the worlds great ... Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and members of the NIAID tuberculosis Working Group, is now available online in The ... and Extensively Drug-Resistant tuberculosis will contribute substantively to the fight ...

UNC, Harvard develop inhaled TB vaccine

... CHAPEL HILL A new tuberculosis vaccine successfully tested at the University of ... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tuberculosis is one of the deadliest diseases, infecting a ... is beneficial because inhalation is the way tuberculosis is contracted. He also believes that the ...

New chemical can kill latent tuberculosis bacteria

... compound can point the way to preventing active tuberculosis in people infected with the latent form of the ... be useful in treating people who already have tuberculosis by shortening the lengthy treatment period. The ... doctors are losing ground against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other infectious diseases," explains the ...

Inhaled tuberculosis vaccine more effective than traditional shot

... -- A novel aerosol version of the most common tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, administered directly to the lungs ... stable at room temperature. "Rising rates of tuberculosis and drug-resistant disease in developing ... has shown variable degrees of protection against tuberculosis in different parts of the world. These ...

Research discovers new compounds active against tuberculosis and malaria

... has discovered new compounds active for treating tuberculosis and malaria. Her thesis, defended at the Faculty ... 35,000 deaths daily. Amongst these ailments are tuberculosis and malaria, being the infectious diseases in the ... Research Institute of Birmingham, within the tuberculosis Antimicrobial Acquisition and Coordinating ...
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