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Although we may not see tuberculosis cases too often, that doesn’t mean this disease isn’t out there. In fact, up to 13 million people are carrying the latent infection, which can asymptomatically exist in a patient for years and can be fatal if it isn’t caught early enough. That’s why knowing which of our patients are at risk and using effective screening measures are now more critical than ever. In the hopes of eradicating this disease once and for all, Tackling TB brings together experts in the areas of public health and tuberculosis to discuss current guideline recommendations, testing methodologies, and the importance of primary care physicians in conducting risk-based screening protocols. In collaboration with:

Although we may not see tuberculosis cases too often, that doesn’t mean this disease isn’t out there. In fact, up to 13 million people are carrying the latent infection, which can asymptomatically exist in a patient for years and can be fatal if it isn’t caught early enough. That’s why knowing which of our patients are at risk and using effective screening measures are now more critical than ever. In the hopes of eradicating this disease once and for all, Tackling TB brings together experts in the areas of public health and tuberculosis to discuss current guideline recommendations, testing methodologies, and the importance of primary care physicians in conducting risk-based screening protocols. In collaboration with:
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Although we may not see tuberculosis cases too often, that doesn’t mean this disease isn’t out there. In fact, up to 13 million people are carrying the latent infection, which can asymptomatically exist in a patient for years and can be fatal if it isn’t caught early enough. That’s why knowing which of our patients are at risk and using effective screening measures are now more critical than ever. In the hopes of eradicating this disease once and for all, Tackling TB brings together experts in the areas of public health and tuberculosis to discuss current guideline recommendations, testing methodologies, and the importance of primary care physicians in conducting risk-based screening protocols. In collaboration with:

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Episodes

Preventing TB: Who & How to Screen

1/24/2019
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Guest: Masae Kawamura, MD Tuberculosis (TB) takes a life every 18 seconds…but you can play a part in putting a stop to the spread of this infectious disease by adopting screening best practices. Here to run down who and how you should screen for TB is Dr. Masae Kawamura, Qiagen’s Senior Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs.

Duration:00:04:29

TB Screening Strategies: Is It Time to Update Our Approach?

12/21/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Lee Reichman, MD, MPH To help us understand how primary care physicians can lead the way in proactively identifying and treating patients at high risk for TB, we caught up with Dr. Lee Reichman, Founding Executive Director of the Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Duration:00:13:29

The Role of Primary Care in Eliminating TB

12/16/2018
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Guest: Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH Primary care physicians play a critical role in eliminating TB, which is why they need to know who they should screen for TB and how. Join Dr. Scott Lindquist, state epidemiologist for communicable diseases and Deputy Health Officer for Washington State, as he explains the importance of risk-based TB screening and the testing methods that are appropriate for these patients.

Duration:00:14:29