The acceptability and efficacy of two regimens of short course chemotherapy under conditions of an urban tuberculosis programme

Jagota, P.; Venkatarama Gupta, E.V.; Nagaraja Rao, B.S.; Parimala, N. and Baily, J.V.G (1989) The acceptability and efficacy of two regimens of short course chemotherapy under conditions of an urban tuberculosis programme. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (2). pp. 18-26.

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Abstract

The availability of potent bactericidal drugs such as Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide and Isoniazid has made it possible to reduce the duration of treatment of tuberculosis from 12 months in case of conventional regimens to 6 months in Short Course Chemotherapy (SCC) regimens. This development holds out the promise of better treatment compliance by patients, resulting in better cure rates under programme conditions.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, Chemotherapy, Short Course Chemotherapy, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Urban Tuberculosis Programme, Drug Regimen, Efficacy
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Drug Combinations
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring > Pyrazines
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Design
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3250
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:04 June 2009

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