About Edward Nardell, MD
Pulmonologist with a special interest in tuberculosis; trained in pulmonary medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with additional research training at Boston University School of Medicine. While at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Nardell became director of tuberculosis control for the City of Boston. In 1981 he became chief of pulmonary medicine and director of tuberculosis control for the city of Cambridge, positions he held until 2005. His principal academic appointment is as associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, with secondary parallel appointments in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. In the early 1980's, Dr Nardell was also appointed medical director of tuberculosis control for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a position he held for 18 years. In 2002 he joined Partners In Health as Director of Tuberculosis Research. In 2005 he left Cambridge Hospital to assume a full-time research position in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham & Women's Hospital. His research interests include the control of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Peru, Russia, and other high-burden countries, with a special research interest in airborne TB transmission and control. Dr. Nardell is currently conducting a research project in South Africa studying the transmission of MDR-TB using large numbers of guinea pigs to quantify the infectiousness of MDR-TB patients and the effectiveness of various control interventions, including ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. [Edward Nardell] With funding from WHO, NIH, USAID, and the Gates Foundation, Dr. Nardell organized and co-chaired the first two-week post-graduate course of its kind designed to build technical capacity for implm in high-burden countries, “Engineering Methods to Control Airborne Infections – an International Perspective,”. He is past-president of the Massachusetts Thoracic Society and the North American Region, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. (Source: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/Nardellbio.aspx)
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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) is dedicated to addressing health disparities through training, education, research and service. The Division focuses on infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis) as well as non-infectious diseases (e.g., coronary artery disease and diabetes) and other health problems of major importance across the globe. Through the hospital’s Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity, internal medicine residents in training divide their time between BWH and Partners In Health project sites. This model is now being replicated at other medical schools and teaching hospitals across the country.
Harvard Medical School
Website: http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) mission is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. Students and more than 7,500 full-time faculty in 11 academic departments located on the School's Boston campus, in one of 47 hospital-based clinical departments at 18 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes, or at 30 research centers, divisions, and institutes, advance the School’s mission every day. Within HMS, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) works in close collaboration with the GHD project teams, from participating in GHDonline communities to developing the GHD academic platform.
Harvard School of Public Health
Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: The Harvard School of Public Health includes more than 200 faculty members working in various disciplines of public health. The overarching mission of the School - to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication - comprises four objectives: to provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders; to foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations; to strengthen health capacities and services for communities; and to inform policy debate, disseminate health information and increase awareness of public health as a public good and fundamental right.
Partners In Health - PIH
Website: http://www.pih.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: Partners In Health, co-founded by physicians Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, serves millions of poor patients in nine countries, providing them with extensive health care and social services that address the root causes of poor health. By successfully proving that providing comprehensive, community-based medical care for complex diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis is not just possible but essential, the organization has helped bring about significant changes in global health policies and practices.
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Edward Nardell, MD replied to "Advice on TB/Respiratory infection control in low resource outpatient settings" in the TB Infection Control community.
Thomas, your suggestions are in keeping with current WHO guidelines. Other things that can be done, in theory, are to decompress crowding by more even use of clinic time and space. It is usual for clinics to be overflowing in the mornings and totally empty in the afternoons as doctors ...
Curtains, because they are fabric, are easily contaminated by hands and droplets and become fomites for contact spread infection. Not only would Mtb not likely survice long on them, but more importantly, once on a surface, organisms are extremely difficult to re-suspend as airborne particles and that is essentially the ...
Edward Nardell, MD replied to "Oxygen tubing being reused- any way to make this safer?" in the TB Infection Control community.
Shaheen, Can an intubated patient get aerosol into the room with a closed system even if they cough? The balloon should prevent anything from exiting at the mouth (of course no seal is 100%) and the sleeve keeps anything exiting at the port. What am I missing?
Edward Nardell, MD replied to "UVGI Units, Installation and Maintenance - Training" in the TB Infection Control community.
Mr. Spiteri's response contains many misleading issues that require a moderator's response. 1. The statement that UV in ducts can be effective in controlling airborne pathogens. I would ask WHERE IS THE DATA? More specifically, where is the data for TB? It is easy to show that UV will kill ...
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