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WEBINAR TODAY: New Global Health Textbooks

by Jessica Evert

Dear Colleagues, Please join Child Family Health International (www.cfhi.org) and the authors/editors of five newly released Global Health textbooks. This free webinar provides Global Health educators, faculty, administrators, students, and practitioners with essential insights into these diverse texts which cover various aspects of global health and target a variety of ... read more

Updated: 19 Sep, 2018
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A ray of hope for Malignant Mesothelioma Vs Diagnostc Biomarker

by Binaya Kafle

Management of Inoperable intrathoracic neoplasms has undergone considerable amount of debate over past years. Recently a team of doctors from Japan successfully treated the recurrence of mesothelioma without post operative complications. The patient is said to have no recurrence even upto 2 years from treatment. However, implementation of post treatment ... read more

Updated: 15 Sep, 2018
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Biomarkers for diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis: A systematic review

by Toyin Togun

Dear All, Please see our newly published systematic review of biomarkers for diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis. Url: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0204029 This paper provides an in-depth review of the methodological characteristics and study quality of childhood TB biomarkers, and compared the reported diagnostic performances to WHO-endorsed target product profiles (TPPs). We also gave ... read more

Updated: 13 Sep, 2018
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Upfront Xpert MTB/RIF testing on various specimen types for presumptive infant TB cases for early and appropriate treatment initiation

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this new paper, based on a large study from India which offered upfront Xpert testing for infants. URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202085 While Xpert helped with rapid diagnosis and treatment, the study found high levels of rifampicin resistance even among infants (5.6% ), and about 11% of the infants died during ... read more

Updated: 11 Sep, 2018
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Yield and efficiency of novel ICF algorithms for PLHIV - just accepted/e-published at AJRCCM

Ramesh Rana replied

It will be very helpful to rule out tuberculosis in PLHIV. Looking forward for further future researches. read more

Updated: 09 Sep, 2018
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Updated: 07 Sep, 2018
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PLOS Medicine Special Issue: New Tools and Strategies for Tuberculosis Diagnosis, Care, and Elimination

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this call for papers by PLOS Medicine, ahead of the UN High Level Meeting on TB next month: https://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2018/08/28/plos-medicine-special-issue-tuberculosis/ This issue is focused on new tools for diagnosis, treatment and elimination. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 28 Aug, 2018
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Job offer

by Maryline Bonnet

The Institute of Research for Development (IRD, Montpellier, France) is looking for a study manager for a study on child contact tuberculosis screening and treatment at community level in Cameroon and Uganda. read more

Updated: 28 Aug, 2018
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Cochrane review on Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this new Cochrane systematic review on Xpert for EPTB: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012768.pub2/abstract PDF attached. read more

Updated: 27 Aug, 2018
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Laboratory medicine in Africa since 2008: then, now, and the future

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this interesting article on the lab medicine landscape in Africa and how it changed because of the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 22 Aug, 2018
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