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Titolo:
THE MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN ADULTS NOTIFIED IN SCOTLAND IN 1993
Autore:
SIMPSON AJ; WATT B; HEALD SH; SUDLOW MF; LEITCH AG;
Indirizzi:
UNIV EDINBURGH SCH MED,RESP MED UNIT,RAYNE LAB,TEVIOT PL EDINBURGH EH8 9AG MIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND ROYAL INFIRM NHS TRUST,CHALMERS HOSP,ROYAL VICTORIA CHEST CLIN EDINBURGH EH3 9HQ MIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND CITY HOSP EDINBURGH,SCOTTISH MYCOBACTERIA REFERENCE LAB EDINBURGH EH10 5SB MIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND INFORMAT & STAT DIV,HOSP & COMMUNITY INFORMAT UNIT EDINBURGH EH5 3SQ MIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND
Titolo Testata:
Respiratory medicine
fascicolo: 11, volume: 92, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1289 - 1294
SICI:
0954-6111(1998)92:11<1289:TMOPTI>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
11
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
A.J. Simpson et al., "THE MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN ADULTS NOTIFIED IN SCOTLAND IN 1993", Respiratory medicine, 92(11), 1998, pp. 1289-1294

Abstract

The management of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in Scotland in 1993 wasstudied by asking the physicians responsible for all 321 adult cases of the disease notified that year to complete a standardized questionnaire relating to drug treatment and bacteriology. The response rate tothe questionnaire was 100%. Isoniazid and rifampicin were used together in initial therapy in 98.4% of cases, while pyrazinamide was prescribed in 90.3% of cases, broadly in keeping with existing treatment guidelines. However, considerable variability was observed both in the drug regimens employed, and in the duration of initial and continuation phases of chemotherapy. Treatment regimens were therefore frequently at variance with published recommendations. Among patients prescribed drug regimens other than those recommended satisfactory completion of therapy was less common. Microbiological confirmation was provided for 84% of cases in which clinical samples were submitted. However, in approximately 11% of cases, no clinical samples were submitted. Closer adherence to existing treatment guidelines and more rigorous pursuit of microbiological confirmation should further improve the overall management of pulmonary TB in Scotland.

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