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Online tool predicts antibiotic resistance in TB

May 29, 2015

A novel tool could provide rapid genome analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and predict potential resistance to common tuberculosis treatments, according to recently published data.

“Sequencing already assists patient management for a number of conditions such as HIV, but now that it is possible to sequence M. tuberculosis from sputum from suspected multidrug-resistance patients, it means it has a role in the management of tuberculosis,” Taane G. Clark, DPhil, reader in genetic epidemiology and statistical genomics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said in a press release. “We have developed a prototype to guide treatment of patients with drug-resistant disease, where personalized medicine and treatment offers improved rates of cure.”

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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