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Latent Tuberculosis Lecture

Why test (and treat) latent tuberculosis  
Andy Catanzaro
over 9 years ago
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Latent Tuberculosis Lecture

Why test (and treat) latent tuberculosis  
Andy Catanzaro
over 9 years ago
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M. tuberculosis

This is a project I did for a PBL session. I wanted to explain the ways in which the tuberculosis bacterium infects the body and causes symptoms in an interesting and fun way. I have dyslexia and a visual learner and I find that I take in information more effectively when diagrams or pictures are used. I’m also a huge fan of comic book which is why I chose to use this as a medium to present this information. This comic illustrates M.Tuberculosis’s journey through the body and his battle with the host immune system.  
Rosanna Baker-Wilding
over 7 years ago
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Some progress and some missed targets in the TB epidemic

There is promise of new treatments for tuberculosis (TB), although some goals set by the World Health Organization for 2015 are likely to be missed, said Jennifer Philips of New York University Langone Medical Center in remarks made at a TB day symposium on 24 March at the New York Academy of Sciences.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Some progress and some missed targets in the TB epidemic

There is promise of new treatments for tuberculosis (TB), although some goals set by the World Health Organization for 2015 are likely to be missed, said Jennifer Philips of New York University Langone Medical Center in remarks made at a TB day symposium on 24 March at the New York Academy of Sciences.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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WHO | Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in 4 of these people was diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Manufacturer stands by Xpert tuberculosis test after India study questions its reliability

A study in India that failed to detect drug resistant tuberculosis in over a third of samples has raised questions about the reliability of a molecular diagnostic test for the disease endorsed by the World Health Organization more than three years ago.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Internal medicine on Instagram: “Tuberculosis of the spine (Pott disease) MRI with T1 weighted fat saturated image showing anterior vertebral body destruction with relative…”

“Tuberculosis of the spine (Pott disease) MRI with T1 weighted fat saturated image showing anterior vertebral body destruction with relative sparing of…”  
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over 4 years ago
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Internal medicine on Instagram: “High resolution computed tomography of the chest in a patient with miliary tuberculosis Numerous 2 mm nodules and septal thickening are…”

“High resolution computed tomography of the chest in a patient with miliary tuberculosis Numerous 2 mm nodules and septal thickening are seen diffusely…”  
Instagram
over 4 years ago
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Table of Contents - Online Textbook of Bacteriology

Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology chapters on bacteriology, microbes in the environment, cycles of elements, bacterial structure, bacterial nutrition, bacterial growth, bacterial metabolism, bacteria and archaea, normal flora, bacterial pathogens, bacterial toxins, endotoxin, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, staphylococci and MRSA, streptococcus, pneumonia, anthrax, E. coli, cholera, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Shigella, gonorrhea, meningococcal meningitis, botulism and tetanus hib meningitis, Listeria, whooping cough, B. cereus food poisoning, tuberculosis, diphtheria, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, Vibrio vulnificus, Bacillus, lactic acid bacteria.  
textbookofbacteriology.net
almost 4 years ago
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Why India should worry about a coepidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis

More collaboration may be needed between largely private sector diabetes care and the public tuberculosis control programme, finds Talha Burki  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO | WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. Goosby

WHO welcomes the appointment of the new United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), Dr Eric P. Goosby, M.D.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Multidrug resistant tuberculosis

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis is increasingly common; however, there is a large shortfall between the estimated total number of cases and the numbers diagnosed and treated  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Screening tests for tuberculosis before starting biological therapy

Before starting treatment, exclude active tuberculosis by asking about symptoms (such as cough, fever, weight loss, and night sweats) and possible exposure to or history of tuberculosis, and with a chest radiograph  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Cough and weight loss in a young man

A 28 year old man was referred to the emergency department by his general practitioner after presenting with a two day history of haemoptysis. He described coughing up a teaspoon of fresh blood in the morning after a month of coughing up rusty coloured sputum. This was on a background of eight months of persistent cough associated with progressive lethargy and weight loss, with isolated episodes of night sweats. His travel history showed no exposure to high risk areas for tuberculosis or HIV, and he denied any high risk behaviours for contracting HIV. He had never smoked.  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Screening tests for tuberculosis before starting biological therapy

Before starting treatment, exclude active tuberculosis by asking about symptoms (such as cough, fever, weight loss, and night sweats) and possible exposure to or history of tuberculosis, and with a chest radiograph  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Screening tests for tuberculosis before starting biological therapy

Before starting treatment, exclude active tuberculosis by asking about symptoms (such as cough, fever, weight loss, and night sweats) and possible exposure to or history of tuberculosis, and with a chest radiograph  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Screening tests for tuberculosis before starting biological therapy

Before starting treatment, exclude active tuberculosis by asking about symptoms (such as cough, fever, weight loss, and night sweats) and possible exposure to or history of tuberculosis, and with a chest radiograph  
bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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anybody has animation/video for tuberculosis morphology?

m unable to understand it through textbook  
Syeda Nageen
over 5 years ago
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Aspergillus and Human Health

Many may be familiar with aspergillosis as the infecting agent in acute cases where the patient is severely immunocompromised - but there is more to this fungus' repertoire. There are rare cases where the patient's immune system is overwhelmed by a large inhalation of spores e.g. after gardening, but these are insignificant in terms of total numbers effected. The following are far more common:- Aspergillus and other fungi are increasingly identified as the active agent in sinusitis - if you have cases that don't respond to antibiotics this is worth thinking about. Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA & aspergilloma) is an infection of immunocompetent people, causing respiratory difficulty, coughing and haemoptysis. The UK NHS has a specialist centre for these patients In Manchester (National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC)). NAC has particular expertise and extensive facilities for the diagnosis of CPA, ABPA, SAFS and use of systemic antifungal drugs. Allergic infection (Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis - ABPA and chronic sinusitis) is thought to be heavily underdiagnosed and undertreated. ABPA is particularly common in Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis patients and those with bronchiectasis. There is estimated to be 25 000 cases in the UK alone. Many (50%) of the most severe asthma cases are sensitive to fungi (SAFS) - in particular Aspergillus. These tend to be the most unstable cases that don't respond to antibiotics and several studies have been published that show giving an antifungal helps reduce the use of steroids for these patients. Last but not least - Tuberculosis is on the rise in the UK and the rest of the world. It is estimated that 2% of cases progress to CPA and should be treated using an antifungal - this is usually not done until considerable time has passed and much damage has been done. In total it is estimated that many millions of people across the world suffer from aspergillus - ABPA - 5 million, Tb - 400 000 per year and Asthma (SAFS - 1 - 4 million cases in EU & US). Sinusitis cases may number many tens of millions worldwide. So - the next time you assume aspergillus infections and aspergillosis are rare and confined to those who are profoundly immunocompromised - think again! If you have a patient who has increasingly severe respiratory symptoms, doesn't respond to multiple courses of antibiotics then give aspergillus a thought. Browse around these articles for further information Aspergillus Website Treatment Section. NB For a broader look at the prevalence of fungal diseases worldwide the new charity Leading International Fungal Education (LIFE) website is worth looking at.  
Graham Atherton
over 5 years ago