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Social constraints to TB/HIV healthcare: accounts from coinfected patients in South Africa.
There is a growing imperative to improve the coordination and collaboration of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV healthcare services in response to escalating rates of TB/HIV coinfection. Patient-specific challenges associated ...
Case series of the long-term psychosocial impact of drug-resistant tuberculosis in HIV-negative medical doctors.
(International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease., 2010-08-01)
BACKGROUND: Health care workers (HCWs) are at greater risk for tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), compared to the general population. The psychosocial impact of nosocomial TB on HCWs has received ...
Lessons from a randomised clinical trial for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
(International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease., 2012-12-01)
BACKGROUND: The treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is currently based upon expert opinion and findings from case series, rather than upon randomised clinical trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVE: To describe the ...
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation., 2011)
The intersecting HIV and Tuberculosis epidemics in countries with a high disease burden of both infections pose many challenges and opportunities. For patients infected with HIV in high TB burden countries, the diagnosis ...
Treatment outcomes for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection.
(U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases., 2013-03)
High mortality rates have been reported for patients co-infected with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and HIV, but treatment outcomes have not been reported. We report treatment outcomes for adult XDR TB ...
The immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome after antiretroviral therapy initiation in patients with tuberculosis: findings from the SAPiT trial.
(American College of Physicians., 2012-09-04)
Background: Concerns about the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) remain a barrier to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation during antituberculosis treatment in co-infected patients. Objective: To ...
A review of progress on HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis.
As a United Nations member state, South Africa is signatory to the Millennium Declaration and is committed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and targets for 2015. This chapter provides an overview ...
Pulmonary resection for extensively drug resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Background—Extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has been reported in 58 countries around the world and has emerged as a major public health challenge. This is the first report to describe pulmonary resection ...
Population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Ofloxacin in South African patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
(American Society for Microbiology., 2012-07)
Despite the important role of fluoroquinolones and the predominant use of ofloxacin for treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa, there are limited data on ofloxacin pharmacokinetics in patients with ...
A community officer’s perspective of a rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
(South African Medical Association / Health & Medical Publications Group., 2012-06)
No abstract available.