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Specialization Course in Clinical TB Management

A new edition of the  Specialization Course in Clinical TB Management will be soon launched in the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Coordinated by Pr. Pere-Joan Cardona, and counting with Dr. Vilaplana as professor, this online course is open to … Continue reading

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Successful start of our 2 new trials in Tbilisi, Georgia

We spent last tweek in Tbilisi, Georgia, to prepare the start of our 2 new CT to evaluate hostdirected therapies: ibuprofen and the nutraceutical Nyaditum resae. A pilot CT will evaluate ibuprofen as coadjuvant treatment for Pre-XDR and XDR-TB; and … Continue reading

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A next step in the Host-Directed Therapies field

We are happy to announce that we are going to conduct a pilot clinical trial in the NCTLD in Tbilisi, Georgia to evaluate the potential benefit and safety of ibuprofen as coadjuvant in the treatment of XDR-TB cases. The study … Continue reading

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A new grant from the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)

The Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) has granted a project leaded by Dr. Vilaplana to study the lesions from TB patients undergoing therapeutical surgery in the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NCTLD) in Tbilisi, Georgia. … Continue reading

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“Towards host-directed therapies for tuberculosis”: a position comment published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery by the HDT network.

The prestigious journal Nature Reviews Drug Discovery has published the The Host-Directed Therapies Network (HDT-NET) views and consensus as a comment article. The HDT-NET was founded last spring (April, 7th 2015) by Pr. Alimuddin Zumla and Pr. Markus Maeurer, and gathers 29 African … Continue reading

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The UTE is giving grants to access the online postgraduate “course Clinical TB Management”

Grants of the 50% or even more are offered by the Experimental Tuberculosis Unit (UTE). Many people specially from underdeveloped countries have been interested in the course, and even of having a good background and motivation to gain it, they … Continue reading

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Did you know? we are organizing an international one-day Symposium in Barcelona

Promoted by the Health Sciences Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) and Dr. Pere-Joan Cardona and Dr. Vilaplana, from the UTE,  the 1st international symposium TB Watch “Can we eradicate TB?” has been organized to be held … Continue reading

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