New Diagnostics for Tuberculosis: Fulfilling Patient Needs First

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/127586
Title:
New Diagnostics for Tuberculosis: Fulfilling Patient Needs First
Authors:
Lemaire, J-F; Casenghi, M
Journal:
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Abstract:
An effective tuberculosis (TB) control programme requires early diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment. Any delays in diagnosing TB not only impair a patient's prognosis, but also increase the risks of transmitting the disease within the community. Unfortunately, the most recent TB diagnostic tools still depend on high-infrastructure laboratories, making them poorly adapted for use in resource-limited settings. Additionally, existing tests show poor performance in diagnosing TB in children, people living with HIV/AIDS, and extrapulmonary forms of the disease. As a consequence, TB patients are still to date left with either fair access to poor diagnostics or poor access to fair diagnostics.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Switzerland;
Issue Date:
25-Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/127586
DOI:
10.1186/1758-2652-13-40
PubMed ID:
20973946
Additional Links:
http://www.jiasociety.org/content/13/1/40
Submitted date:
2011-03-10
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1758-2652
Appears in Collections:
TB

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLemaire, J-Fen
dc.contributor.authorCasenghi, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T21:23:05Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T21:23:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-25-
dc.date.submitted2011-03-10-
dc.identifier.citationJ Int AIDS Soc 2010;13:40en
dc.identifier.issn1758-2652-
dc.identifier.pmid20973946-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1758-2652-13-40-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/127586-
dc.description.abstractAn effective tuberculosis (TB) control programme requires early diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment. Any delays in diagnosing TB not only impair a patient's prognosis, but also increase the risks of transmitting the disease within the community. Unfortunately, the most recent TB diagnostic tools still depend on high-infrastructure laboratories, making them poorly adapted for use in resource-limited settings. Additionally, existing tests show poor performance in diagnosing TB in children, people living with HIV/AIDS, and extrapulmonary forms of the disease. As a consequence, TB patients are still to date left with either fair access to poor diagnostics or poor access to fair diagnostics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jiasociety.org/content/13/1/40en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the International AIDS Societyen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Tests, Routineen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisen
dc.titleNew Diagnostics for Tuberculosis: Fulfilling Patient Needs Firsten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Switzerland;en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the International AIDS Societyen

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