Salah Ottmani

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Respiratory disease has never received priority in relation to its impact on health. Estimated DALYs lost in 2002 were 12% globally (similar for industrialized and developing countries). Chronic airflow limitation (due mainly to asthma and COPD) alone affects more than 100 million persons in the world and the majority of them live in developing countries.(More)
T he World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 50% of people with tuberculosis (TB) are never diagnosed as having the disease and so cannot benefit from treatment, leaving the epidemic unchecked despite increasing global coverage by treatment programmes [1, 2]. Improved passive case detection is fundamental to the control of the TB(More)
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