A controlled study of the influence of segregation of tuberculous patients for one year on the attack rate of tuberculosis in a 5-year period in close family contacts in South India

Kamat, S.R.; Dawson, J.J.Y.; Devadatta, S.; Fox, Wallace; Janardhanam, B.; Radhakrishna, S.; Ramakrishna, C.V.; Somasundaram, P.R.; Stott, H. and Velu, S. (1966) A controlled study of the influence of segregation of tuberculous patients for one year on the attack rate of tuberculosis in a 5-year period in close family contacts in South India. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 14 (1). pp. 10-23.

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Abstract

1. Tuberculous empyema combined with a broncho-pleura! fistula presents a difficult problem in medical and surgical management. 2. Preliminary treatment consists of: (a) Studies to determine accurately the nature and extent of the infection. (b) Bed Rest. (c) Proper use of anti-tuberculosis drugs. (d) Adequate drainage of the empyema space, preferably by the closed method. 3. Definitive surgical treatment consists of: (a) Total or near-total thoracoplasty, or (b) Decortication, alone or combined with pulmonary resection. 4. Thoracoplasty is suitable for the majority of the cases in this group encountered in hospital practice in India. Decortication should be reserved for those patients whose general condition is satisfactory and whose disease is limited in extent according to the detailed indications outlined above.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Segregation, Family Contacts, Tuberculous Patients, Attack Rate, Influence, South India
Subjects:Persons > Visitors to Patients
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Psychology, Social
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services > Home Care Services
Therapeutics > Patient Isolation
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Genetic Phenomena > Consanguinity
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Facilities
ID Code:1000
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:04 October 2005

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