Ram Pal Vashist

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BACKGROUND Childhood tuberculosis (TB) patients under India's Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) are managed using diagnostic algorithms and directly observed treatment with intermittent thrice-weekly short-course treatment regimens for 6-8 months. The assignment into pre-treatment weight bands leads to drug doses (milligram per kilogram) that(More)
BACKGROUND The Indian guidelines on following up sputum smear-negative Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients differ from the current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in that the former recommends two follow up sputum examinations (once at the end of intensive phase and the other at the end of treatment) while the latter recommends only one follow(More)
BACKGROUND Drug abuse is on the rise. Drug addiction lowers the general immunity of the body. Tuberculosis is known to be one of the major infectious diseases with a high incidence among drug addicts. Treatment of drug addicts suffering from tuberculosis is a challenge to the treating physician. METHODS An interventional prospective study which involved(More)
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