Special Issue "Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis"
A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2018).
Interests: sarcoidosis; nontuberculous mycobacteria; bronchial epithelial cells; ex-vivo lung model; animal model of pulmonary diseases
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Tuberculosis (TB) remains a worldwide health problem, in spite of availability of drugs to cure TB as of a few decades ago. Some of the global issues in fighting TB are lack of appropriate diagnostic tools in high incidence countries, increasing incidence of drug-resistant TB due to misusing anti-TB medications, and lack of appropriate Direct Observed Therapy (DOT). The laboratory is an essential part of diagnosis, which should be able to perform mycobacterial culture and molecular methods to differentiate non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In addition, it would be useful for screening of other diseases like diabetes and HIV.
The problem of drug-resistant TB is growing worldwide. It has significant impact on patients and their family, and public health systems. To combat this relatively new threat, improving TB observed therapy methods, early detection of high-risk groups of drug-resistant TB and enhancement of national TB programs with prevention strategies and treatment protocols are considered crucial.
The primary goal of this Special Issue is to build a platform to exchange experience, knowledge between epidemiologists, clinician-scientists, laboratory-scientists, and all related health professionals.
We are interested in patient-oriented and biologic-centered papers with solid clinical data that are generalizable in the field of TB.
Topics that will be considered for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Current situation of drug-resistant TB in national and international levels
- New diagnostic tools, particularly point of care methods
- Frequency of NTM among TB subjects and its impact on TB outcome
- Tele-medicine and TB
- Potential role of biologic agents in TB treatment
- TB vaccine
- Current situation of diabetes in TB patients in national levels
- Current situation of HIV in TB patients in national levels
Dr. Mehdi Mirsaeidi
Dr. Parvaneh Baghaei Shiva
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Drug-resistant TB