Short course chemotherapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. A randomised controlled trial of a six month versus a nine month oral regimen.

@article{Howell1989ShortCC,
  title={Short course chemotherapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. A randomised controlled trial of a six month versus a nine month oral regimen.},
  author={Fenton Howell and Risteard {\'O}'Laoide and Patrick Kelly and Jon Power and Luke Clancy},
  journal={Irish medical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={11-3}
}
We report on the first trial in the Republic of Ireland to look at chemotherapy for TB. This management trial, carried out in single unit, which treats a third of all TB cases in the Republic of Ireland compared to effectiveness of a three drug/nine month regimen (Rifampicin (R), Isoniazed (R), supplemented with Ethambutol (E) for the first two months = RHE9) with a four drug six months regimen (R, H supplemented with E and Pyrazinamide (Z) for the first two months = RHEZ6). Two hundred and… CONTINUE READING