‘Children metabolise TB drugs much faster than adults’

  Dr. Peter R. Donald, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa was awarded an A-rating by the National Research Foundation, South Africa. An A-rating is the highest award given to scientists by the Foundation. He was also awarded the Union … Continue reading ‘Children metabolise TB drugs much faster than adults’

Malnourished children in India below three years are underdosed for first-line TB drugs

“The ultimate goal of evidence-based drug treatment is to produce a desired pharmacological response in a predictable manner and also to minimise adverse effects,” notes a June 2013 paper published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The two goals can be achieved only when the correct therapeutic drug dosage of anti-TB drugs … Continue reading Malnourished children in India below three years are underdosed for first-line TB drugs

‘Age has a significant effect on the immune system in childhood TB’

Prof Peter R. Donald, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa was awarded the highest honour, the Union Medal, of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, at the 2010 General Assembly in Berlin. This medal is given to people … Continue reading ‘Age has a significant effect on the immune system in childhood TB’