Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients 

Mumbai is witnessing a rise in the number of cases related to MDR-TB. The BMC has decided to set up a dedicated Out Patient Department's (OPD's) at four civic-run medical colleges and hospitals

Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients   Mumbai has recorded 4,891 cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2017. As compared to 2015, the cases rose by alarming 36 per cent. Mumbai contributes to 70% of the total MDR-TB cases reported in Maharashtra. In order to tackle the rising threat of MDR-TB, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to set up […]

Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hour

The Lung India’s January edition this year had published a study done by doctors from The National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi which said at the completion of MDR-TB treatment, although patients become negative bacteriologically, significant numbers of patients were left with persistent symptoms, CXR abnormality, lung function impairment, and impaired quality of life

Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hourWith studies showing the need for pulmonary rehabilitation in case of drug resistant tuberculosis patients post treatment, the Maharashtra State Anti TB Association has started a model Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre at its premises in Sewri. The study, in its conclusion, emphasised on importance of long term follow ups to understand the overall impact of the […]

ICMR finds ways to tackle TB

With World Health Organization (WHO) releasing its annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, it seems to have shocked the world with it staggering figures. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has now formed a committee to find ways and means to fight the battle against TB in India

ICMR finds ways to tackle TBThe Indian Tuberculosis Research Consortium (ITRC) was formed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Delhi. In its meeting on October 31 and November 1, International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAG) comprises global experts in the areas of TB research and has been formed to advise the ITRC on developing and translating, research and […]

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’

A total of 72 government run centres provide GeneXpert facility in Maharashtra which carry out Cartridge-Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT), which gives out report within two hours. These tests are crucial for detection of TB in HIV positive patient and detection of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’A tuberculosis (TB) official from Maharashtra has dismissed any claims of shortages of cartridges used in GeneXpert facility for the rapid detection of TB. These cartridges are used for rapid detection and treatment of suspected multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) patients as well as those with HIV-TB comorbidity. Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of state for TB, said, […]

Study warns of rise in drug-resistant TB cases in India

A study published in Lancet Infectious Disease journal states by 2040, one in every eight TB cases in India will be multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. According to health ministry figures, India has 2.8 million cases of TB every year. Of these, 2.8% are new cases of MDR while another 11.2 are acquired cases of multi-drug resistance

Study warns of rise in drug-resistant TB cases in IndiaA study published online in the Lancet Infectious Disease journal has yet again highlighted the need to bring down person-to-person transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India. The Lancet study has predicted an increase in drug-resistant TB cases in four high-burden countries, including India. According to the study report conducted by an international team of scientists, […]