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  • Three-drug regimen beats XDR-TB in first trial

    A regimen of three oral drugs given for six months was enough to clear extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in 29 of the first 31 people to have completed the treatment course, Dr Francesca Conradie of Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital, ...

    17 February 2017 | Keith Alcorn
  • Shortened regimen for MDR-TB shows good results for children

    The use of the shortened 9-month treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), known as the ‘Bangladesh regimen’ has shown to be successful in 83% of children and adolescents diagnosed with rifampicin-resistant (RR) TB. The findings were presented at TB2016, a ...

    18 July 2016 | Lesley Odendal
  • South Africa’s XDR-TB epidemic is due to transmission rather than evolution of resistant strains

    A study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, evaluating the social networks as well as clinical and genotypic data from individuals with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has concluded that transmission – in both hospitals and households – has been the primary ...

    04 March 2016 | Theo Smart
  • Empirical TB treatment comes up short again

    A South African trial has found that a strategy allowing primary care nurses to quickly provide empirical tuberculosis (TB) treatment for newly diagnosed people with advanced HIV disease at very high risk of, but without confirmed, TB did not ...

    26 February 2016 | Theo Smart
  • MDR-TB treatment: Six drugs better than five

    A regimen containing six drugs was more likely to cure multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) than a regimen containing five drugs, a nine-country observational study has shown. The study also found that each active drug in the ...

    13 January 2016 | Keith Alcorn
  • Xpert MTB/RIF testing has reduced MDR-TB treatment delays in South Africa

    Although the introduction of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for TB and drug-resistant TB has improved the time from clinic presentation to second-line treatment in South Africa since 2011, improved access to treatment and a reduction in delays of treatment ...

    07 January 2016 | Lesley Odendal
  • One in eight children with confirmed TB have drug-resistant TB in Cape Town

    One in eight children with confirmed TB have drug-resistant TB in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a surveillance study of childhood TB drug-resistance, presented by Professor Simon Schaaf at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health held ...

    05 January 2016 | Lesley Odendal
  • Death during MDR-TB treatment more likely in people with HIV and underweight or most drug-resistant patients

    People living with HIV, those who are underweight and those with more extensive drug resistance are more likely to die during treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a nine-country study has found. The findings were presented at the 46th ...

    10 December 2015 | Keith Alcorn
  • 9-month MDR-TB regimen cures 82% in African study

    A 9-month standardised treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cured 82% of people recruited to an observational study in Francophone Africa, the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health heard on Saturday in Cape Town. The regimen showed similar ...

    07 December 2015 | Keith Alcorn
  • Newest MDR-TB drug prices could fall by up to 95% through generic production

    The cost of newer drugs for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) could be cut by up to 95% if generic production of patented products could be achieved in the same way as for antiretroviral drugs, according to ...

    22 October 2015 | Keith Alcorn
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