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Title Addressing the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis : a realistic assessment of the challenge : workshop summary / Robert Giffin and Sally Robinson, rapporteurs ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 235 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Introduction -- The global spread of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis -- MDR TB transmission, HIV coinfection, and transmission control -- Diagnosis -- Infrastructure and health care delivery systems -- Global systems for the purchase and delivery of TB drugs -- Research on the global control of TB: understanding the role of drugs, vaccines, and funding -- Strategies for confronting the global MDR and XDR TB crisis
Summary "Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death in the world today, with 4,500 people dying from the disease every day. Many cases of TB can be cured by available antibiotics, but some TB is resistant to multiple drugs--a major and growing threat worldwide. The Institute of Medicine's Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation hosted a workshop on November 5, 2008, to address the mounting concern of drug-resistant TB. The session brought together a wide range of international experts to discuss what is known and not known about this growing threat, and to explore possible solutions."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis -- Congresses
Tuberculosis -- Congresses
Drug resistance -- Congresses
Antitubercular agents -- Congresses
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Antitubercular agents.
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- prevention & control
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis -- prevention & control
HIV Infections -- complications
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- transmission
Antitubercular Agents
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial -- prevention & control
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Antitubercular agents
Drug resistance
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Giffin, Robert B.
Robinson, Sally.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.
LC no. 2011420444
ISBN 9780309130455