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TBnet News (9)

Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:40

CURE OF MDR-TB

The Tuberculosis Network Clinical Trialsgroup (TBnet), an international consortium of clinicians and scientists, has proposed new treatment outcome definitions for MDR-TB. TBnet documented the management of patients with MDR-TB at 23 different sites across Europe where they found that treatment outcomes according to the definitions proposed by the WHO did not correlate to sustained culture conversion and being free of relapse in the absence of therapy. Applying the novel TBnet MDR-TB outcome criteria “cure” is reached twice as often as compared to the WHO criteria in their study.
Monday, 11 January 2016 11:14

11th TBnet Meeting

      Our 11th TBnet meeting took place on September 2nd in London, United Kingdom. Thanks a lot to our local host, Graham Bothamley! Report will follow.  
Monday, 05 January 2015 11:33

Photo Contest 2015

- closed: evaluation done -    The winner is: Jorge Mestre from Portugal with this photo:   Polypharmacy on Pulmonary Tuberculosis treatment   If one family consists of 2 adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis and 3 children with Latent Tuberculosis, then this would result in a mandatory daily dose of 24 tablets, 2 intramuscular injections and 45.5 ml of syrup. Complying with this is assumed as a major challenge in the treatment of the disease. Besides the stigma that still brings with it, social isolation that implies obligatory use of a mask to prevent the spread, concerns about 11 and 6…
Monday, 29 September 2014 09:28

TBnet Academy

  The 3rd TBnet Academy took place in Chisinau / Moldova from May 4th to 6th 2015 Deadline for application was: February 20th 2015 Application process closed. The program can be found here. Report here.          TBnet ACADEMY 2015   FREE FELLOWSHIP GRANTS     What it is about:   3 Day Tuberculosis Academy especially for residents, fellows, doctoral students and post-docs. A forum for young clinicians and researchers in the field of tuberculosis to exchange ideas and to learn from each other under expert guidance and mentorship.   Where: Chisinau, Rep. of Moldova   When: May 03 (arrival) –…
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:34

New SC elected

Dear TBnet members,    the elections took place during the 9th TBnet meeting in Munich on September 5th and the new vice chair is: Lorenzo Guglielmetti - WELCOME inside TBnet !!       The Steering Committee was elected for 3 years as follows:   Chair: Graham Bothamley (GB) NE London TB Network Homerton University Hospital Homerton Row E9 6SR London United Kingdom Epidemiology/Biostatistic: Laura Anderson (GB) Health Protection Agency Respiratory Diseases Department TB Section 61 Colindale Avenue NW9 5EQ London United Kingdom Diagnostics: Morton Ruhwald (Dk) Statens Serum Institut Head of Section Human Immunology Dept. Infectious disease immunology Artillerivej 5 2300 København  Denmark…
Monday, 24 March 2014 15:17

New M/XDR consensus ....

New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB   New consensus statements have been developed to help tackle the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Published online today (24 March 2014) in the European Respiratory Journal¸ the statements mark the first time that physicians who treat patients with multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant TB have reached a consensus on important areas of patient management where scientific evidence is inconclusive. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that currently 450,000 new cases with MDR-TB occur each year. The majority of affected patients live in the…
Saturday, 29 June 2013 17:52

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Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:42

NEW TBnet WEBPAGE

The new TBnet-webpage has been created mostly by S. Seesemann (www.cmstyles.de), a highly recommendable professional webdesigner, with help of Eurice, who provided the layout. Many, many thanks!!
Friday, 31 May 2013 21:39

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