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Private hospitals should stop making profit out of transplants: Dr P Venugopal | Unsafe ambulances crippling India’s healthcare

Dr P Venugopal, who did the first successful heart transplant procedure in India in August 1994, has said private hospitals should stop making profit out of transplants. The cost of organ transplant varies between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 30 lakh for a heart transplant from one private hospital to another, although the organ is obtained for free and most transplant procedures do not require any imported material.

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Management of Tuberculosis: 10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Even if the diagnostic hurdle is overcome, TB treatment in the private sector is far from standard. When private practitioners initiate anti-TB treatment (ATT), they tend to use drug regimens that are not recommended by WHO or the Standards of TB Care in India (STCI).

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Study finds faster test significantly increases TB and rifampicin resistance case detection

New Delhi: Large-scale study results published in PLoS One show that the use of Xpert MTB/RIF as the initial test for tuberculosis (TB) in public health facilities in India significantly increases the number of TB cases detected and notified.

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Blood-based biomarkers could enable simple, accurate TB tests for diagnosis and monitoring

Washington: Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers in patients with active tuberculosis (ATB) that could lead to new blood-based diagnostics and tools for monitoring treatment response and cure.

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New low-cost TB test offers quicker, more reliable diagnosis for patients

Washington: A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling healthcare providers to report results to patients within minutes, according to a study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

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Incorrect diagnosis hampering efforts to control TB: Tharoor

New Delhi: Incorrect and late diagnosis coupled with outdated treatment methods were hampering efforts to control the spread of tuberculosis, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said.

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Need for accurate and affordable TB tests in the private sector

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to take a heavy toll on Indians. Every year, India reports over 2 million TB cases. TB kills nearly 280,000 men, women and children and is one of the leading causes of death in the country. In the past year, untreatable forms of drug-resistant TB cases have been reported in cities like Mumbai.

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TB diagnostic facilities may soon become mandatory for medical colleges

New Delhi: The union health ministry has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to make it mandatory for all medical colleges to set up tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic facilities at their respective institutes.

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Private doctors still relying on banned serological tests for TB diagnosis

New Delhi: The private medical practitioners are still heavily relying on the banned serological tests, which are based on blood samples, for diagnosis of tuberculosis, according to the union minister of state for health and family welfare Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury.

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Tiny tool can play big role against tuberculosis: Study

Washington: A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis. Using the traditional microscope-based diagnosis method as a starting point, a University of Florida lung disease specialist and colleagues in Brazil have devised a way to detect more cases of the bacterial infection.

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