TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

Neeta Sawant* who underwent a successful surgery to remove her left lung, tells My Medical Mantra about her six-year fight as she steps into a future brimming with possibilities

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivorIn a battle between Neeta Sawant and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for six years, successfully underwent a surgery to remove her left lung removal at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on May 29, 2017. The young woman went through a trial by fire to […]

End TB: WHO makes key changes to Multi-Drug Resistant TB treatment

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can develop resistance to the antimicrobial drugs used to cure the disease. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the 2 most powerful anti-TB drugs

End TB: WHO makes key changes to Multi-Drug Resistant TB treatmentThis Rapid Communication aims to inform TB programme managers and other stakeholders of WHO Member States about the key implications for MDR-TB treatment regimens arising from the new evidence assessment. It highlights the immediate steps to be taken to ensure that MDR/RR-TB patients receive treatment in accordance with the latest evidence on effectiveness and safety. […]

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, […]

First VATS performed on a 22-year-old patient at Sewri’s TB Hospital

A team of doctors of TB Hospital, Sewri, have successfully performed a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a tuberculosis (TB) patient. This is the first time that the the hospital has performed such kind of a surgery

First VATS performed on a 22-year-old patient at Sewri’s TB HospitalA team of doctors from Sewri TB Hospital have successfully performed a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a tuberculosis (TB) patient for the first time in its history. Aslam Khan (name changed) a 22-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh was operated on, as there was pus gathering in the area between his lungs and the […]

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]

Praja Foundation study estimates 18 TB deaths occur per day in Mumbai

The study aims to highlight the threat of tuberculosis in Mumbai. The study states that cases of tuberculosis have increased by 37 per cent in five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17. In 2016-17 the number of tuberculosis cases registered at government institutions is 50,001 whereas, in the 2012-13, this number was 34,873

Praja Foundation study estimates 18 TB deaths occur per day in MumbaiA recent study published by the Praja Foundation has highlighted the increasing threat of tuberculosis (TB). The study has estimated that in 2016-17 nearly 18 people have died per day from TB in Mumbai. The study titled ‘Report on the State of Health of Mumbai’ was done over the course of five years from 2012 […]