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A dose-response relationship of smoking with TB infection: A cross-sectional study among 21008 rural residents in China

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Efficacy and completion rates of rifapentine and isoniazid compared to other treatment regimens for latent TB infection: a systematic review with network meta-analyses

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Otsuka aims to apply for delamanid approval in India in 90 days

Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical aims to apply for approval of its tuberculosis (TB) drug delamanid in India within three months, a senior company official said, as calls grow for expanded access to the life-saving medicine.

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India to expand access to bedaquiline

The central government has decided to increase access to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-tuberculosis drug as part of its efforts to eradicate the disease by 2025, Reuters reported on Monday. The Health Ministry’s TB division chief Sunil Kharpade said the firm’s breakthrough medicine, Bedaquiline, will be available at 140 government-run tuberculosis treatment centres.

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Artificial intelligence may help diagnose TB in remote areas

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology.

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Prevalence and associated factors of TB and diabetes mellitus comorbidity: A systematic review

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Diagnosis of smear-negative TB is greatly improved by Xpert MTB/RIF

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Addressing the needs of key, vulnerable and the most underserved populations - essential to End TB

3-5 April, 2017 - Bangkok, Thailand –The Stop TB Partnership, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and APCASO, together with partners, collaborated to develop the Framework for TB Key and Vulnerable Populations to address the lack of data and programs for key and vulnerable populations in TB. Participants discussed specific issues faced by TB key and vulnerable populations, gaps in data and the lack of understanding of the epidemic in these populations.

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Progress and prospects for the control of HIV and TB in South Africa: a dynamical modelling study

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Health-related quality of life in South African patients with pulmonary TB

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