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TB-HIV news from the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

This edition of HATIP reports on the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health, held in Paris, 30 October-3 November 2013.

Published
28 February 2014
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Early ART only increases TB IRIS risk for people with HIV who have a CD4 cell count below 50

A low CD4 cell count increases the risk of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) for people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) within two weeks of treatment for tuberculosis (TB),

Published
28 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Vitamin D benefits breathing in tuberculosis patients

Vitamin D benefits breathing in tuberculosis patientsMedical XpressMaintaining adequate levels of vitamin D can help people breathe better and may even protect against tuberculosis (TB), according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Published
26 March 2013
From
Medical Xpress
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis - A challenging diagnosis

For World TB Day 2013, ECDC is launching a video documentary that focuses on extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Two patient stories illustrate how difficult the diagnosis of extrapulmonary TB can be before proper treatment and care can start.

Published
20 March 2013
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ECDC video
New ECDC/WHO Euro report: One in five TB patients has extrapulmonary tuberculosis

In the European Union, one in five tuberculosis patients has extrapulmonary TB and unlike pulmonary TB, this form of the disease does not show a downward trend. Extrapulmonary TB is rarely infectious but contributes significantly to TB-related morbidity and can cause complications, lifelong sequelae and disabilities.

Published
20 March 2013
From
ECDC
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: Drug-resistant TB

This article summarises the key recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant TB for nurses, and highlights examples of best practice in their care.

Published
28 January 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: TB symptom screening and linking to diagnosis and care

This edition looks at the practicalities of symptom screening and keeping track of patients during the diagnostic process.

Published
16 July 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Strengthening TB laboratory capacity to support active case finding

The role of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB) in supporting active case finding for TB.

Published
14 May 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Diagnosing and preventing TB in children

In the second part of this series, HATIP looks at diagnosing and preventing TB in children.

Published
30 March 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses

This is the first of a special monthly edition of HATiP for nurses and other health care workers involved in task-shifting in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
03 February 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
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