Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant

A pilot study of an mHealth application for healthcare workers: poor uptake despite high reported acceptability at a rural South African community-based MDR-TB treatment program.

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Publication Date: 
May 31, 2013

INTRODUCTION: As the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal addresses a growing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) epidemic by shifting care and treatment from trained specialty centers to community hospitals, delivering and monitoring MDR-TB therapy has presented new challenges.

A mobile health approach to tuberculosis contact tracing in resource-limited settings.

Publication Date: 
Aug 07, 2013

Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In 2011, there were 8.7 million new cases and 1.4 million deaths from the disease, with >95% of these deaths taking place in low- and middle-income countries [1].

Can the power of mobile phones be used to improve tuberculosis diagnosis in developing countries?

Publication Date: 
May 11, 2009

The low-cost Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility (MODS) assay is a non-proprietary test that delivers rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB.

Adaptation of a web-based, open source electronic medical record system platform to support a large study of tuberculosis epidemiology.

Publication Date: 
Dec 28, 2012

BACKGROUND: In 2006, we were funded by the US National Institutes of Health to implement a study of tuberculosis epidemiology in Peru. The study required a secure information system to manage data from a target goal of 16,000 subjects who needed to be followed for at least one year.

Development, implementation and preliminary study of a PDA-based tuberculosis result collection system.

Publication Date: 
Jan 22, 2007

Partners In Health (PIH) and its sister organization in Lima, Peru, Socios En Salud (SES), treat a majority of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients in Peru, in conjunction with the Peruvian National TB Program (NTP).