News about 'clinical trials'

28 Sep 2011
On September 16, the 4th International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Tuberculosis Drugs was held adjacent to the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) which was held from September 17 to 19. Between the two meetings, there were many updates related to TB...
31 Aug 2011
Over the last week, some announcements have been released concerning new tools, publications and meeting materials that may be of value to the TB community including materials from the WGND sponsored “Essentiality of Pyrazinamide” Workshop, an interactive map of clinical trials from PACTR , and a...
11 Jul 2011
Diacon AH, Dawson R, Hanekom M, Narunsky K, Venter A, Hittel N, Geiter LJ, Wells CD, Paccaly AJ, Donald PR. Early bactericidal activity of delamanid (OPC-67683) in smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis . 2011 Jul; 15 ( 7 ):949-54. This week, we review a recent...
24 May 2011
The MTBVAC01 vaccine candidate, developed to protect people against tuberculosis, will start Phase I clinical trials early in 2012. This was announced by the Spanish biopharmaceutical company Biofabri . The candidate was developed by the University of Zaragoza , Spain and is part of the...
18 Apr 2011
Lienhardt C, Cook SV, Burgos M, Yorke-Edwards V, Rigouts L, Anyo G, Kim SJ, Jindani A, Enarson DA, Nunn AJ; Study C Trial Group. Efficacy and safety of a 4-drug fixed-dose combination regimen compared with separate drugs for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: the Study C randomized controlled...
4 Apr 2011
Frigati LJ, Kranzer K, Cotton MF, Schaaf HS, Lombard CJ, Zar HJ. The impact of isoniazid preventive therapy and antiretroviral therapy on tuberculosis in children infected with HIV in a high tuberculosis incidence setting. Thorax. 2011 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print] This week, the focus is on...
10 Jan 2011
Ahmad Z, Peloquin CA, Singh RP, Derendorf H, Tyagi S, Ginsberg A, Grosset JH, Nuermberger EL. PA-824 exhibits time-dependent activity in a murine model of tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jan;55(1):239-45. Epub 2010 Oct 11.PMID: 20937781 [PubMed – in process] Researchers testing the...
14 Dec 2010
The Wall Street Journal Health Blog reported that the FDA issued a draft guidance for the drug industry “designed to encourage companies to work in tandem to develop two or more new drugs to be used in combination to treat cancer and infectious diseases, among other illnesses.” This is exciting...
9 Nov 2010
SABC Story on NC001 The clinical trial of the first novel regimen was featured today on SABC TV in South Africa. This is the first clinical trial to test multiple new TB drugs in combination; the trial is known as New Combination 1 (NC001). The experimental regimen undergoing testing in this trial...
25 Oct 2010
Lisan Parker was on hand at the Town Hall Meeting to Examine the Restructuring of the NIH/NIAID Clinical Trials Networks for HIV/AIDS & Other Infectious Diseases and filed this report: NIAID Town Hall Meeting The morning talks began with Dr. Anthony Fauci explaining the current structure of the...

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