Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) [transcript][audio]

Guest: Lee Reichman, MD, MPH   

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Lee Reichman, MD, MPH, is the Founding Executive Director of the Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in Newark, New Jersey. He serves on several national and international committees, advisory boards, professional organizations and societies, including the National Coalition to Eliminate Tuberculosis (now Stop TB USA); U.S. Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the American Lung Association, among others. Dr. Reichman has published over 200 articles, scientific reviews and book chapters, particularly about the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, patient adherence with therapy and the epidemiology of and advocacy for issues related to tuberculosis.

Segment Overview: Dr. Lee Reichman, Professor of Epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health, discusses a recently published article in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ about the need for renewed action to fight the war against tuberculosis (TB). He also discusses new latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) technologies, the need for testing for those who are at risk, and what he means by the term “U-shaped curve of concern”.

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