Prevalence of inappropriate tuberculosis treatment regimens: a systematic review

  title={Prevalence of inappropriate tuberculosis treatment regimens: a systematic review},
  author={M. W. Langendam and M. J. van der Werf and Emma Huitric and Davide Manissero},
  booktitle={The European respiratory journal},
A potential threat to the success of new tuberculosis (TB) drugs is the development of resistance. Using drugs in appropriate regimens, such as those recommended in the World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines, prevents the development of resistance. We performed a systematic review to assess the prevalence of inappropriate prescription of TB drugs for the treatment of TB. MEDLINE, EMBASE and other databases were searched for relevant articles in January 2011. Observational studies… CONTINUE READING
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