Daily Archives: December 3, 2015

Union World Conference on Lung Health: Romania’s poor relegated to antiquated tuberculosis care

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – When Jonathan Stillo asked the medical director of a mountaintop sanatorium in Romania what she would like to change about the sanatorium, she said she would like to blow the place up and build a small, modern clinic in town where the patients are – a model that’s more in-line with current […]

Union World Conference on Lung Health: Study shows shorter treatment for MDR-TB as effective, more successful than standard regimen

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Preliminary results from studies looking at shorter treatment regimens for drug-resistant tuberculosis show that a revolution in treatment for the disease is possible in the near future, researchers said in a presentation here today. The first results from an observational study in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa show that a nine-month […]