Daily Archives: October 28, 2016

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Early data indicates new regimen represents reprieve for patients with XDR TB

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LIVERPOOL, England – Data from an ongoing trial presented today indicates patients with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis for whom other treatments had failed showed signs of full recovery from disease following a six-month regimen of two recently developed tuberculosis drugs and one repurposed drug. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, or XDR TB, defined as tuberculosis resistant to at least two first line drugs […]

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Regimen simplifies treatment for patients with tuberculosis — including drug-resistant disease, researchers say

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LIVERPOOL, England – Nearly all patients treated with an experimental combined anti-tuberculosis regimen using one of the newest approved drugs, an investigational drug, a repurposed drug and an existing tuberculosis drug showed signs of full recovery at the end of two months of treatment, three times as quickly as participants on standard treatment regimens, researchers here said today. They called […]

IDWeek 2016: Brazilian HIV physician describes living with endemic Zika infection

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New Orleans, La – The most disturbing thing about having Zika, Dr. Mauro Schechter said, was pruritus, or severe itching. But severe itching isn’t the right way to describe it, he said at IDWeek’s opening plenary. It felt as if “you have pins coming from inside out, plus itching,” he said. “Maybe it’s a sign […]