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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-04-20T09:47:10-0400
The purpose of this study is to see if involving community health workers improves tuberculosis case finding and treatment outcome.
To evaluate the efficacy of a new screening for infectious diseases: tuberculosis, HIV, HBV and HCV, based on risk factors questionnaires (TB screen for tuberculosis and TROD screen for HI...
This randomised controlled trial tests whether screening people registering with general practices cost-effectively increases the detection of tuberculosis. The study objectives are to: ...
Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease that affects 10 million people, 300 in the city of Barcelona, every year. With serious consequences at public health level, it is associated wi...
We have previoulsy shown that patients with active Tuberculosis develop a wide array of autoantibodies including rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP, Antinuclear facyor and anti Sm antibodies. The...
Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for tuberculosis and studies in high tuberculosis burden countries have shown diabetes screening to be both feasible and to have a high yield. However, sc...
In the United States, universal screening for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection among people with HIV is recommended, but the percentage receiving screening is unknown. This study assessed screening ...
The majority of the people suffering from tuberculosis in Germany are migrants. The treatment of this demographic still presents certain challenges. Only up to a quarter to a fifth of tuberculosis cas...
To review the current knowledge on screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in HIV-infected adults and provide specific guidelines for Belgium. Focus is given to who to test, which testing m...
Approaches to screening for active tuberculosis (TB) among people living with HIV are inadequate, leading to missed diagnoses and poor implementation of preventive therapy.
The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.
The dormant form of TUBERCULOSIS where the person shows no obvious symptoms and no sign of the causative agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in the SPUTUM despite being positive for tuberculosis infection skin test.
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.
Tuberculosis of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges (TUBERCULOSIS, MENINGEAL), most often caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS and rarely by MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The infection may be limited to the nervous system or coexist in other organs (e.g., TUBERCULOSIS, PULMONARY). The organism tends to seed the meninges causing a diffuse meningitis and leads to the formation of TUBERCULOMA, which may occur within the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal spaces. Tuberculous involvement of the vertebral column (TUBERCULOSIS, SPINAL) may result in nerve root or spinal cord compression. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-20)
Pathological conditions of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM caused by infection of MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS. Tuberculosis involvement may include the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.