Evaluation of the effectiveness of a directly observed therapy
program with Vietnamese tuberculosis patients.
Risk factor (n = 995) (n = 533) Excessive alcohol use ([paragraph]) 230 (24) 88 (17) Drug use ([paragraph]) 121 (13) 30 (6) Correctional inmate at diagnosis 51 (5) 13 (2) Human immunodeficiency virus status Positive 134 (13) 23 (4) Negative 640 (64) 327 (61) Unknown 221 (22) 183 (34) Treatment characteristic Directly observed therapy
** (n = 1,239) (n = 687) All 823 (70) 396 (60) Part 284 (24) 166 (25) None (all self-administered) 77 (7) 94 (14) Completed therapy within (n = 1,125) (n = 605) 1 year ** 908 (81) 484 (80) Anti TB-drug resistance ([dagger][dagger]) (n = 709) (n = 397) Isoniazid 26 (4) 15 (4) Isoniazid and rifampin 3 (<1) 1 (<1) Southeastern states Total Risk factor/ Treatment characteristic No.
These funds support clinics and laboratories, administer directly observed therapy
, intensify investigation of latent infection in persons at high risk for active disease, sponsor clinical and epidemiologic research, and expand surveillance to monitor the impact of these efforts.
Drug resistance occurs through noncompliance and inadequate therapy Widespread noncompliance has made directly observed therapy
As a result, the completion of the TB Directly Observed Therapy
(DOT) mobile application and rollout of devices will be deferred until 2015.
The other did not have contraindications for RZ and received RZ twice a week by directly observed therapy
001), and not receiving directly observed therapy
Although the difference between using directly observed therapy
once- or twiceweekly potentially saves a modest amount of money--about $1.
Description: The project focuses on three major objectives: 1) improve early detection of suspected TB cases (early diagnostics) in general health facilities; 2) strengthen the quality of full implementation of Directly Observed Therapy
Strategy (DOTS) nationwide; and 3) provide modest physical rehabilitation of badly deteriorated TB clinics nationwide in order to improve infection control and patient morale.
Molecular and geographic patterns of tuberculosis transmission after 15 years of directly observed therapy
In this group of patients, CDC recommends directly observed therapy
for both daily and three-doses-a-week regimens.