Posts Tagged ‘MDR-TB’

Less is not more for TB treatment

Posted by • October 22nd, 2014

Shorter regimens fail to be non-inferior to the standard tuberculosis treatment plans One third of the world’s population is currently infected with tuberculosis (TB), and, in 2012, there were 1.3 million TB-related deaths (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Moreover, in 2012, 450,000 people worldwide developed multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB), which is resistant to at… Read More…

Aspiring to Make MDR-TB Nevermore: Delamanid for Multi-drug Resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Posted by • June 6th, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1809; d. 1849), master of the macabre, had good reason to be terrified by “the redness and the horror of blood”[1] – particularly when it arrived in a fit of coughing. Consumption (almost certainly due to pulmonary tuberculosis) orphaned Poe before the age of three, and later caused the death of… Read More…