Tuberculosis

Recent News

Apr 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 07, 2017

KFC cuts antibiotics
MRSA incidence in the US
Potential MDR-TB drugs
Mar 27, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 27, 2017

Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba
Mar 24, 2017
TB screening

Tuberculosis declines in US, Europe, but issues remain

TB cases among people of foreign origin pose problems for disease elimination, officials say.

Mar 23, 2017
Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis

About 20% of TB cases globally are resistant, and 5% are resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin.

Mar 20, 2017

News Scan for Mar 20, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak
More chikungunya
TB/HIV in Europe
Stewardship in peds urgent care
New AMR diagnostic tool
Feb 28, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 28, 2017

Drug-resistant TB plea
MDR infections in organ transplants
Stewardship app
Feb 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2017

MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Jan 20, 2017
TB bacteria

Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

TB resistant to at least 4 antibiotics is primarily spreading person to person in South Africa.

Jan 09, 2017

News Scan for Jan 09, 2017

Saudi MERS outbreak
Tedizolid for MRSA skin infections
MDR-TB treatment and hearing loss
Dec 20, 2016

News Scan for Dec 20, 2016

WHO H7N9 details
MDR-TB in migrants
Azithromycin for Lyme

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bonnett LJ, Ken-Dror G, Koh G, et al. Comparing the efficacy of drug regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis: meta-analysis of endpoints in early phase clinical trials. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 10)

de Vries G, Tsolova S, Anderson LF, et al. Health system factors influencing management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in four European Union countries — learning from country experiences. BMC Public Health 2017 Apr 19;17:334

Pelissari DM, Diaz-Quijano FA. Household crowding as a potential mediator of socioeconomic determinants of tuberculosis incidence in Brazil. PLoS One 2017 Apr 18;12(4):e0176116

Workneh MH, Bjune GA, Yimer SA. Prevalence and associated factors of tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus comorbidity: a systematic review. PLoS One 2017 Apr 21;12(4):e0175925

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