Smoking prolongs the infectivity of patients with tuberculosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122507
Title:
Smoking prolongs the infectivity of patients with tuberculosis.
Authors:
Siddiqui, U A; O'Toole, M; Kabir, Z; Qureshi, S; Gibbons, N; Kane, M; Keane, J
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Global Health, 3-5 Foster Place, Dublin 2. siddiquu@tcd.ie
Citation:
Smoking prolongs the infectivity of patients with tuberculosis. 2010, 103 (9):278-80 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122507
PubMed ID:
21186753
Abstract:
We sought to establish if smokers on anti-tuberculosis treatment are more likely to have a prolonged period of infectivity, compared to non-smoking tuberculosis patients, in a low tuberculosis prevalence country. We conducted a cross-sectional, retrospective study in Ireland that recruited 53 microbiologically confirmed cases of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). The age-sex adjusted odds ratios (AOR) suggest that the infectivity status of PTB on treatment was four times more likely to be prolonged beyond 6-8 weeks, if the cases had a smoking history (AOR: 4.42; 95% CI: 1.23; 15.9). Smoking was associated with delayed sputum smear conversion in PTB patients on treatment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Antitubercular Agents; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Male; Retrospective Studies; Smoking; Sputum; Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSiddiqui, U Aen
dc.contributor.authorO'Toole, Men
dc.contributor.authorKabir, Zen
dc.contributor.authorQureshi, Sen
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Nen
dc.contributor.authorKane, Men
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T09:33:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-21T09:33:18Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-
dc.identifier.citationSmoking prolongs the infectivity of patients with tuberculosis. 2010, 103 (9):278-80 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21186753-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122507-
dc.description.abstractWe sought to establish if smokers on anti-tuberculosis treatment are more likely to have a prolonged period of infectivity, compared to non-smoking tuberculosis patients, in a low tuberculosis prevalence country. We conducted a cross-sectional, retrospective study in Ireland that recruited 53 microbiologically confirmed cases of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). The age-sex adjusted odds ratios (AOR) suggest that the infectivity status of PTB on treatment was four times more likely to be prolonged beyond 6-8 weeks, if the cases had a smoking history (AOR: 4.42; 95% CI: 1.23; 15.9). Smoking was associated with delayed sputum smear conversion in PTB patients on treatment.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAntitubercular Agents-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshSmoking-
dc.subject.meshSputum-
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Pulmonary-
dc.titleSmoking prolongs the infectivity of patients with tuberculosis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity College Dublin, Centre for Global Health, 3-5 Foster Place, Dublin 2. siddiquu@tcd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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