• Procurement and Supply Management System for MDR-TB in Nigeria: Are the Early Warning Targets for Drug Stock Outs and Over Stock of Drugs Being Achieved?

      Jatau, B; Avong, Y; Ogundahunsi, O; Shah, S; Tayler Smith, K; Van den Bergh, R; Zachariah, R; van Griensven, J; Ekong, E; Dakum, P (Public Library of Science, 2015-06-22)
      The World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced the twelve early warning indicators for monitoring and evaluating drug Procurement and Supply management (PSM) systems, intended to prevent drug stock-outs and overstocking. Nigeria- one of the high Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden countries, scaled-up treatment in 2012 with the concurrent implementation of a PSM system.
    • Profile and treatment outcomes of elderly patients with tuberculosis in Delhi, India: implications for their management

      Patra, S; Lukhmana, S; Tayler Smith, K; Kannan, A T; Satyanarayana, S; Enarson, D A; Nagar, R K; Marcel, M; Reid, T; Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India (Oxford University Press, 2013-11-04)
      Given India's high rate of TB, rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and growing elderly population, elderly TB patients may be at higher risk of adverse outcomes including death, loss-to-follow-up (LTFU) and treatment failure. This may call for modifications in their management. This study thus aimed to compare the profile and treatment outcomes between elderly (≥60 years) and non-elderly (15-59 years) TB patients.