Childhood and adult tuberculosis in a rural hospital in Southeast Ethiopia: a ten-year retrospective study
- A decade of change: tuberculosis in England and Wales 1988-98. Balasegaram S; Watson J M; Rose A M C; Charlett A; Nunn A J; Rushdy A; Leese J; Ormerod L P // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2003, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p772
Tuberculosis cases in children (aged under 15 years) in the National Surveys rose from 308 (rate: 3.3 per 100,000) in 1988 to 408 (4.2 per 100,000) in 1993 and then fell to 364 (3.6 per 100,000) in 1998. The rates in white children were 1.6, 2.0, and 1.1 per 100,000 respectively; in Indian...
- Nosocomial Transmission of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in a Rural Hospital in South Africa. Gandhi, Neel R.; Weissman, Darren; Moodley, Prashini; Ramathal, Melissa; Elson, Inga; Kreiswirth, Barry N.; Mathema, Barun; Shashkina, Elena; Rothenberg, Richard; Moll, Anthony P.; Friedland, Gerald; Sturm, A. Willem; Shah, N. Sarita // Journal of Infectious Diseases;Jan2013, Vol. 207 Issue 1, p9
Background. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-tuberculosis) is a global public health threat, but few data exist elucidating factors driving this epidemic. The initial XDR-tuberculosis report from South Africa suggested transmission is an important factor, but detailed epidemiologic...
- Critical Condition: Writing about illness, Bodies, Culture. Herndl, Diane Price // American Literary History;Winter1998, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p771
The article presents the author's views on sickness and representation. With the developments of antibiotics to combat infections, public hygiene to prevent fevers, and vaccines to prevent epidemics, the world believed that it lived in an almost post disease era. While the reappearance of old...
- Factors contributing to the cause of a community outbreak of tuberculosis. Doyle, Y. G.; Graves, P.; Rayner, C.; Gerada, C.; Wakefield, D. // Journal of Public Health;Jun2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p193
The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in a nursery teacher led to a total of 282 adults and children being screened for TB, and 67 of these contracted the condition. Latent and active factors mitigated against earlier diagnosis of the disease during the multiple contacts by the teacher...
- Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis of the Spine in Childrenâ€”Characteristics from a High Burden Setting. Seddon, James A.; Donald, Peter R.; Vlok, Gert J.; Schaaf, H. Simon // Journal of Tropical Pediatrics;Oct2012, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p341
Background: Few studies have described children with spinal multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Treatment involves surgery and medical care with long courses of drug therapy.Methods: Hospital and laboratory records at Brooklyn Chest and Tygerberg Children's Hospitals, Cape Town, South...
- IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN USING A T-CELL BASED ASSAY. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2003 Supplement, Vol. 88, pA7
Presents an abstract of the study 'Improved Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in South African Children Using a T Cell Based Assay,' by S. Liebeschuetz, S. Bamber, K. Ewer, J. Deeks and A. Lalvani, presented at the 7th Spring Meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
- CD8 T-cell response may be associated with tuberculosis in children. Starke, Jeffrey R. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Jun2011, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p20
The article discusses a research study on the association of CD8 T-cell response with tuberculosis (TB) in children where interferon gamma-producing CD4 T-cells and CD8 T-cells were measured by researchers and results showed strong CD4 T-cell and strong CD8 T-cell responses of children with TB.
- Completeness of Pediatric TB Reporting in New York City. San Gabriel, Pablo; Saiman, Lisa; Kaye, Katherine; Silin, Muriel; Onorato, Ida; Schulte, Joann // Public Health Reports;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 118 Issue 2, p144
Presents alternative surveillance resources used to assess completeness of pediatric tuberculosis reporting in New York City. Description of the study sites; Background on the alternative surveillance resources used; Potential cases detected by such resources.
- The Magnitude of Under-five Emergencies in a Resource-poor Environment of a Rural Hospital in Eastern Nigeria: Implication for Strengthening the House-hold and Community-integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses. Iloh, Gabriel U. P.; Ofoedu, John N.; Njoku, Patrick U.; Amadi, Agwu N.; Godswill-Uko, Ezinne U. // North American Journal of Medical Sciences;Aug2012, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p344
Background: Under-five in Nigeria are the most vulnerable group that are often challenged by emergency health conditions. Aim: The study was to describe the magnitude of under-five emergencies in a resource-poor environment of a rural hospital in eastern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A...