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Title Guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis : emergency update 2008 / Steering Group, Ernesto Jaramillo [and others]
Edition Emergency update
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, Stop TB Dept., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 247 pages) : illustrations, forms
Contents Background information on DR-TB -- Framework for effective control of DR-TB -- Political commitment and coordination -- Definitions : case registration, bacteriology and treatment outcomes -- Case-finding strategies -- Laboratory aspects -- Treatment strategies for MDR-TB and XDR-TB -- Mono-resistant and poly-resistant strains -- Treatment of DR-TB in special conditions and situations -- DR-TB and HIV infection -- Initial evaluation, monitoring of treatment and management of adverse effects -- Treatment delivery and community-based DR-TB support -- Management of patients after MDR-TB treatment failure -- Management of contacts of MDR-TB patients -- Drug resistance and infection control -- Human resources : training and staffing -- Management of second-line antituberulosis drugs -- Category IV recording and reporting system -- Managing DR-TB through patient-centred care -- Appendices
Summary "The emergence of extensively drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis, especially in countries with a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, is a serious threat to global public health and jeopardizes efforts to effectively control the disease. This publication offers updated recommendations for the diagnosis and management of drug-resistant tuberculosis in a variety of geographical, economic and social settings, and the recording of data that enables the monitoring and evaluation of programs"--Publisher's description
Notes "WHO/HTM/TB/2008.402."
Title from title screen (viewed Sept. 26, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Funded by the UK Department for International Development and the United States Agency for International Development
Subject Antitubercular agents.
Comorbidity -- Treatment.
HIV infections -- Chemotherapy.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis -- Chemotherapy.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis -- Prevention.
Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active.
Antitubercular Agents -- administration & dosage.
HIV Infections -- drug therapy.
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Restant -- drug therapy
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Restant -- prevention & control
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Jaramillo, Ernesto.
Great Britain. Department for International Development.
United States. Agency for International Development.
Stop TB Initiative (World Health Organization)
ISBN 9240683534 (electronic bk.)
9789240683532 (electronic bk.)