Resultados: 9

    Official American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

    Clin Infect Dis.; 64 (2), 2017
    BACKGROUND: Individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) may develop symptoms and signs of disease (tuberculosis disease) or may have no clinical evidence of disease (latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI]). Tuberculosis disease is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality...

    The use of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (TB-LAMP) for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: policy guidance

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains a large-scale public health problem. Key global priorities for TB care and control include improving case-detection and detecting patients earlier, particularly patients with smear-negative TB disease. This document provides a pragmatic summary of the evidence and recommendation...

    The use of delamanid in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: interim policy guidance

    The aim of this guidance is to provide the interim principles that should guide the use of delamanid in conjunction with WHO-recommended MDR-TB treatment. It also specifies the essential treatment and management conditions for use of this drug, in particular the patient's eligibility criteria and safety ...

    Treatment of tuberculosis: guidelines, 4th edition

    This is fourth edition of Treatment of tuberculosis: guidelines, adhering fully to the new WHO process for evidence-based guidelines. Several important recommendations are being promoted in this new edition. First, the recommendation to discontinue the regimen based on just 2 months of rifampicin (2HRZE...

    Policy guidelines for collaborative TB and HIV services for injecting and other drug users: an integrated approach

    These guidelines aim to provide a strategic approach to reducing morbidity and mortality related to TB and HIV among at-risk drug users and their communities in a way that promotes holistic and person-centered services. They are intended for professionals dealing with the drug users who have the most pro...

    Stop TB policy paper: contributing to health system strengthening: guiding principles for national tuberculosis programmes

    This is a dynamic and challenging time for those working in public health, in global health cooperation, and in tuberculosis control specifically. As a result of commitments to health at the highest political levels, there are unprecedented opportunities for expanding response to disease epidemics and si...

    Practical approach to lung health: manual initiating PAL implementation

    In June 2005, WHO’s Strategic, Technical and Advisory Group on TB approved the new Stop TB Strategy, which was endorsed by the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board in November 2005. The new Strategy was designed to deal with challenges and obstacles that slow the progress in achieving tuberculosis co...

    Community involvement in tuberculosis care and prevention: towards partnerships for health: guiding principles and recommendations based on a WHO review

    Until very recently, the approaches to TB care and control have been focused in most settings on the essential public health and medical interventions with very limited scope to contribution by communities. And yet, the issue of community involvement in public health approaches and in the delivery of hea...

    Implementing the WHO Stop TB Strategy: a handbook for national tuberculosis control programmes

    Since the publication of the Tuberculosis handbook by the World Health Organization in 1998, important changes have taken place in the global context in which control of tuberculosis (TB) is carried out. Firstly, the DOTS strategy has been adopted by virtually all countries during the past decade, althou...