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  1. Delays in presenting for tuberculosis treatment associated with fear of learning one is HIV-positive

    Delays in presenting for tuberculosis treatment associated with fear of learning one is HIV-positive

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A cornerstone of tuberculosis (TB) control is early diagnosis and treatment. The first hurdle that prospective TB patients must overcome is to present at a public health clinic for treatment. The Global Plan to Stop TB addresses the new challenges...
  2. Tuberculosis: a disease that is alive and kicking

    Tuberculosis: a disease that is alive and kicking

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease, accounting for over a quarter of avoidable deaths in adults. The great majority of cases, and more than 95% of deaths, occur in the developing world.
  3. Disclosure of HIV status: experiences of patients enrolled in an integrated TB and HAART pilot programme in South Africa

    Disclosure of HIV status: experiences of patients enrolled in an integrated TB and HAART pilot programme in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The convergence between the tuberculosis (TB) and HIV epidemics has led to studies investigating strategies for integrated HIV and TB care. We present the experiences of a cohort of 17 patients enrolled in the first integrated TB and HIV treatment...
  4. Clinical challenges in the co-management of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis in southern Africa

    Clinical challenges in the co-management of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis in southern Africa

    Over the past 20 years, tuberculosis incidence in southern Africa has increased at an alarming rate, fuelled primarily by the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic. The emerging prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the region represents a new threat to tuberculosis control...
  5. Tuberculosis: the implications for anaesthesia

    Tuberculosis: the implications for anaesthesia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Tuberculosis is a common problem in South Africa, and provides a number of challenges for the anaesthetist. Patients may present in a variety of ways. Constitutional and pulmonary symptoms are the most common. These may impact on fitness for surgery...
  6. Tuberculosis of the urinary tract and male genitalia—a diagnostic challenge for the family practitioner

    Tuberculosis of the urinary tract and male genitalia—a diagnostic challenge for the family practitioner

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Tuberculosis (TB) of the urinary tract and male genital system can be very difficult to diagnose unless a high index of suspicion is maintained. The most common presenting features of urogenital tuberculosis (UGTB) are lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), haematuria,...
  7. Adverse effects profile of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in a South African outpatient clinic

    Adverse effects profile of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in a South African outpatient clinic

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and drugs that are used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis have potentially overlapping adverse effects. Few South African studies have documented adverse effects in the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis population. This study examined the adverse effects profile...
  8. Tablet computers for recording tuberculosis data at a community health centre in King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality, Eastern Cape: a proof of concept report

    Tablet computers for recording tuberculosis data at a community health centre in King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality, Eastern Cape: a proof of concept report

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Data at primary healthcare (PHC) clinics are handwritten in registers by nurses for submission to the District Health Information System (DHIS). Compared to pen and paper, data capture, using handheld computers, has fewer errors, is more efficient and is...
  9. The nutritional status of patients with tuberculosis in comparison with tuberculosis-free contacts in Delft, Western Cape

    The nutritional status of patients with tuberculosis in comparison with tuberculosis-free contacts in Delft, Western Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Objective: To report on the nutritional status of newly diagnosed patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in comparison to contacts who are tuberculosis free.
  10. Integrating tuberculosis/HIV treatment: an evaluation of the tuberculosis outcomes of patients co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in the Breede Valley subdistrict

    Integrating tuberculosis/HIV treatment: an evaluation of the tuberculosis outcomes of patients co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in the Breede Valley subdistrict

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The Infectious Disease Clinic of Worcester Hospital introduced an integrated tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) service in July 2009 to provide comprehensive management to patients who were co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV.