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Status of smear-positive TB patients at 2-3 years after initiation of treatment under a DOTS programme.
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PMID:  18072535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the status of cases 2-3 years after the initiation of treatment under DOTS. SETTING: After DOTS implementation in Tiruvallur district, south India, we followed up a cohort of smear-positive TB patients registered during 2002-03 after initiation of treatment. RESULTS: The overall mortality rate was 15.0% and among the remaining 18.6% had active disease. In multivariate analysis, a higher mortality rate was independently associated with age, sex, occupation, treatment outcome and initial body weight of patients. CONCLUSION: The mortality and morbidity rates are still high during follow-up and needs to be curtailed by addressing these issues effectively in TB control programme.
K Sadacharam; P G Gopi; V Chandrasekaran; S I Eusuff; R Subramani; T Santha; P R Narayanan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of tuberculosis     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0019-5707     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Tuberc     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-12     Completed Date:  2008-02-01     Revised Date:  2009-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373027     Medline TA:  Indian J Tuberc     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai.
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MeSH Terms
Directly Observed Therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Health Status*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Rural Population
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculosis / mortality,  therapy*

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