Posts Tagged ‘latent tuberculosis’

Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Posted by • May 29th, 2015

About one third of the world population has latent M. tuberculosis infection. A new review explains the approach to patients with latent infection, including an update on the risks and benefits of treatment and assessment of the likelihood of progression to active disease. Studies suggest that active tuberculosis will develop in 5 to 15% of persons… Read More…

Tuberculosis Control in the Gold Mines of South Africa

Posted by • January 22nd, 2014

It’s a clinical trialist’s dream: A prevalent disease, an effective intervention, and an implementation strategy that’s practical in a community setting. How could the result be anything but dramatically positive? In this week’s NEJM, the Thibela TB study investigators report on a cluster-randomized trial with a setting precisely this promising – and discuss their unexpected results…. Read More…