Short Course Therapy Research Paper

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Short Course Therapy
Standardized short course regimens are an important element of DOTS. TB Programmers using short course therapies have consistently achieved higher cure rates than those relying on longer therapies. Short course therapies are more effective for two reasons: one, they are more efficacious; and two, compliance is higher. Importantly, short course therapies also reduce relapse rates and therefore multi-drug resistance. There is strong and consistent evidence that short course therapies are also more cost-effective. Several studies find that although the short regimens are more expensive, the reduced length of treatment means that the overall cost to both the health service and the patient is lower. Incentives to Providers, …show more content…

An ideal malaria vaccine would prevent all infection by priming the immune system to destroy all parasites, whether free swimming in the blood, while in the liver, or even, theoretically, while in red blood cells. Current and future advances in understanding human immunology and the biology of the malarial parasites, many of which will be dependent on the data from the human genome sequencing projects (Lander et al 2001 and Venter et al 2001) and the malaria genome projects (Bowman et al 1999, Gardner et al 1998 and Gardner et al 1999), should allow the identification of key antigens associated with the protection and the formulation of vaccines effective in all recipients, regardless of their genetic

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