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Vitamin D can help treat drug-resistant TB, reveals UK study

According to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment led by Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people affected with multi-drug resistant TB. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB is caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment with […]

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WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% cases

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented […]

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Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital witnesses decrease in the number of absconding patients

In 2018, just 76 patients absconded from the hospital and 341 patients sought discharge against medical advice (DAMA). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has witnessed a rise in people suffering from tuberculosis. Under a Right to Information (RTI) report filed by RTI activist Chetan Kothari, it was revealed that at Sewri’s Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital, […]

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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 […]

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

With 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 […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

ICMR finds ways to tackle TB

The 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 […]

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State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for TB testing

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, […]

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New substance discovered by scientist can help treat TB effectively

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

A 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, […]

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