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Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control : Practices and Challenges

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Yichen Lu, Lixia Wang, Hongjin Duanmu, Chris Chanyasulkit, Amie J. Strong, Hui Zhang, editors. --Boston, MA: Springer , 2017.
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This ambitious reference surveys worldwide efforts at controlling the spread of tuberculosis, with special emphasis on the developing world. Case studies from China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Indonesia, and other frontline countries demonstrate a wealth of information on clinical, cultural, socioeconomic, and other relevant factors. This compilation provides a valuable resource for creating successful intervention and prevention strategies. State-of-the-science snapshots pinpoint where short- and long…
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Lu, Yichen
Wang, Lixia
Duanmu, Hongjin
Chanyasulkit, Chris
Strong, Amie J
Zhang, Hui
Responsibility
Yichen Lu, Lixia Wang, Hongjin Duanmu, Chris Chanyasulkit, Amie J. Strong, Hui Zhang, editors
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 558 pages) : 46 illus., 28 illus. in color
ISBN
9781493966677
9781493966653 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control
Developing Countries
Global Health
Tuberculosis - prevention & control
Abstract
This ambitious reference surveys worldwide efforts at controlling the spread of tuberculosis, with special emphasis on the developing world. Case studies from China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Indonesia, and other frontline countries demonstrate a wealth of information on clinical, cultural, socioeconomic, and other relevant factors. This compilation provides a valuable resource for creating successful intervention and prevention strategies. State-of-the-science snapshots pinpoint where short- and long-term initiatives stand today, from early detection and vaccination programs to new genetic technologies and drug therapies. This diverse group of perspectives and approaches offers innovative paths toward control and realistic odds for containing the threat, especially in the face of current co-epidemics and new drug-resistant strains. Among the topics in the Handbook: Diagnosis of tuberculosis: current pipeline, unmet needs, and new developments Concurrence of tuberculosis and other major diseases The tuberculosis outbreak response, investigation, and control The promise of new TB vaccines DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a rich source of fundamental and daily applicable knowledge Global tuberculosis surveillance The Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control is urgent reading for leadership and staff of non-governmental organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, research centers, hospitals, and potentially businesses with interests in tuberculosis control. Additionally, the book's focus on TB in developing countries will attract a wider audience of practitioners, particularly those working in the broader fields of global public health, epidemiology, international development, and the socioeconomics of infectious diseases.
Contents
1. Modern History of Tuberculosis Control in China -- 2. TB Control in Pakistan -- 3. TB Control in South Africa -- 4. Tuberculosis Control in Hong Kong -- 5. Breakthrough Strategy for TB Control in Indonesia -- 6. TB Control in Nigeria -- 7. Diagnosis of Tuberculosis: Current Pipeline, Unmet Needs, and New Developments -- 8. Current Options in Treatment and Issues in Tuberculosis Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 9. DOT Status and Development in China -- 10. Drug-Resistant TB -- 11. The MDR-TB Epidemic in China: The Changing Landscape, Cause Analysis, Government Response, Current Status, and Future Aspects -- 12. Treatment of TB and HIV Coinfection -- 13. Concurrence of Tuberculosis and Other Major Diseases -- 14. Surgery for Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Its Indications -- 15. Diagnosis and Interventional Therapy by Bronchoscopy -- 16. Intensive Care Treatment of Critical Tuberculosis -- 17. New Diagnostic Tools for Early Detection of TB -- 18. TB Clinical Trials Conducted in China: The History and Future of the Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute -- 19. Adapting DOTS for Application in Rural China -- 20. BCG Immunization: Efficacy, Limitations, and Future Needs -- 21. Latent Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis -- 22. The Tuberculosis Outbreak Response, Investigation, and Control -- 23. Preventive Therapy Against Tuberculosis -- 24. Case Study: The Strategy and Implementation of Preventive Treatment for TB Infected College Students in Beijing -- 25. Case Study Pakistan: Society Awareness and Media Coverage for TB Prevention and Treatment -- 26. The Role of Directly Observed Treatment in the Tuberculosis Epidemic in Beijing -- 27. The Promise of New TB Vaccines -- 28. Global Tuberculosis Surveillance -- 29. Factors Affecting the Incidence of Tuberculosis and Measures for Control and Prevention -- 30. DNA Fingerprinting of Mycobacterium TB: A Rich Source of Fundamental and Daily Applicable Knowledge -- 31. A Case Study: China—Implementation of Nationwide TB Epidemiology Surveys and Estimation of TB Incidence -- 32. A Case Study: Japan—Evolution of Tuberculosis Surveillance in an Intermediate-Burden Nation.
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Tuberculosis and HIV : a framework to address TB/HIV co-infection in the Western Pacific Region

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--Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization , 2004.
Call Number
WF 200 T885t 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WF 200 T885t 2004
Place of Publication
Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher
World Health Organization
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
45 p.
ISBN
9290610913
Subjects (MeSH)
Tuberculosis - prevention & control
HIV infections - complications
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections - prevention & control
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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