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MDR-TBMulti-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
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FDA approval is supported by evidence from a single-arm, open-label, Phase 2 study that enrolled 15 pediatric patients with confirmed or probable MDR-TB infection.
Previous treatment for TB is considered as a strongest risk factor for the development of MDR-TB.8 Previous treatment or category II pulmonary TB includes those patients who had failed previous TB treatment, relapsed after treatment or defaulted during previous treatment.9 Since such patients have already been exposed to anti-tuberculosis agents they are at high risk for developing multi-drug resistant strains.
Among my tasks has been to implement a comprehensive care model for MDR-TB patients at the Zhytomyr Regional Tuberculosis Hospital, in cooperation with the country's Ministry of Health.
The answer is that the issue of MDR-TB in prisons must be confronted as a human rights issue.
Dr Botshelo Kgwaadira revealed at an MDR-TB clinical seminar in Mahalapye on Tuesday that the move to introduce the new treatment plan was prompted by a study that WHO carried out on MDR-TB patients.
Adequate information required for control and effective treatment of MDR-TB. The present study was conducted among MDR-TB patients to get the information regarding sociodemographic profile, present and history of TB, problems faced during treatment, and drug resistance pattern.
"Overall, cure from MDR-TB is substantially more frequent than previously anticipated, and poorly reflected by World Health Organization outcome definitions," the authors write.
And those patients who were resistant for Rifampicin were considered as MDR-TB and patients who were sensitive were considered as drug sensitive TB patients.
In 2008, there were 440,000 new MDR-TB cases and 150,000 deaths worldwide [4].
Objective: To determine the drugs susceptibility pattern of mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.TB) in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients' attendants in North Western, Pakistan.