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📢 : Our group's article examines peripheral lymph node-associated clinical and subclinical pulmonary tuberculosis - prev...
08/09/2023

📢 : Our group's article examines peripheral lymph node-associated clinical and subclinical pulmonary tuberculosis - prevalence, risks, and public health consequences 🫁🔬

🔗https://bit.ly/444R5RM

🔎This week's   article explores risk factors for premature discontinuation of   preventative treatment.🔗https://bit.ly/3...
07/26/2023

🔎This week's article explores risk factors for premature discontinuation of preventative treatment.

🔗https://bit.ly/3D9MfYF

📣New series alert!Are you interested in learning more about the outstanding people doing important   work? Tuberculosis ...
07/24/2023

📣New series alert!

Are you interested in learning more about the outstanding people doing important work? Tuberculosis Changemakers will be highlighting a new individual each month making strides towards TB care, prevention, and elimination. 🌟 To kick us off, our July 2023 is Courtney Heffernan!

Read more about Courtney and her relationship to pigs 🐷 here: https://www.tbinfocus.ca/tb-changemakers/

This week's   is a recommendation from our Manager, Courtney! 📚 DIARY OF A MODERN CONSUMPTIVE is the true story of Paul ...
07/21/2023

This week's is a recommendation from our Manager, Courtney! 📚 DIARY OF A MODERN CONSUMPTIVE is the true story of Paul Thorn's survival journey.

🚨 New TB PE & RU research! This week's   is a systematic review looking at    ,  , and care delays among Indigenous peop...
07/19/2023

🚨 New TB PE & RU research!

This week's is a systematic review looking at , , and care delays among Indigenous peoples.

🔗Read more here: https://bit.ly/3Ppt4Bm

Here is a breakdown of   cases in  , according to the most recently available data. 👉Swipe to learn more.
07/17/2023

Here is a breakdown of cases in , according to the most recently available data.

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💡DYK:  , or consumption (its common name at the time) had an influence on the   trends and   standards in Victorian Euro...
07/14/2023

💡DYK: , or consumption (its common name at the time) had an influence on the trends and standards in Victorian Europe.

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This week's   is an article published by our group describing the limitations of the chest radiograph alone in the diagn...
07/12/2023

This week's is an article published by our group describing the limitations of the chest radiograph alone in the diagnosis of subclinical pulmonary . This builds on our body of work in this area.

🔗 Read more here: https://bit.ly/3XhQfQc

 : Children account for about 11% of all global   cases, and   remains one of the top 10 causes of childhood mortality. ...
07/10/2023

: Children account for about 11% of all global cases, and remains one of the top 10 causes of childhood mortality.

👉Swipe to learn more.

We are so excited to introduce our new series, the Pulmonary Pages! 📚 In this series, we will be highlighting our favour...
07/07/2023

We are so excited to introduce our new series, the Pulmonary Pages! 📚 In this series, we will be highlighting our favourite books that allow readers to explore tuberculosis through words. From gripping memoirs to insightful non-fiction, these books will take you on a journey through history, medicine, and personal experience to shed light on the impact of tuberculosis. 💡

This week's pick is THE WHITE PLAGUE, and a recommended must-read from our Founder and Director, Dr. Richard Long.

🔗Find this book, and all others on our Goodreads list linked in our bio!

Earlier this year, ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on   in September, Stop TB Canada's co-chair Tina Camp...
07/05/2023

Earlier this year, ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on in September, Stop TB Canada's co-chair Tina Campbell participated as a panelist for a UN hearing of international stakeholders involved in the fight against TB. Tina, a registered nurse of Cree ancestry, shared her experiences as a clinician, Indigenous woman, and TB survivor.

🔗Watch Tina's address here: https://bit.ly/3qMaadD

07/04/2023

Hello again to our existing followers, and welcome to our new ones! We're thrilled to resume our "TB in Focus" social media presence, and share with you what the TB PE & RU team has been up to in 2023!🌟 Our team has been hard at work researching, collaborating, and advocating for TB elimination🦠🔬

Stay informed and connected by following our page as we continue to share knowledge, resources and encourage conversations!💥🌎

Did you know that undernutrition is a leading population risk factor for TB? This graphic highlights some key findings f...
08/17/2021

Did you know that undernutrition is a leading population risk factor for TB? This graphic highlights some key findings from recent research studies.

In 2017, Canada reported 1,796 cases of active tuberculosis.
07/22/2021

In 2017, Canada reported 1,796 cases of active tuberculosis.

In 2011, researchers from the TB PE & RU published an article analyzing tuberculosis trends in the foreign-born populati...
07/16/2021

In 2011, researchers from the TB PE & RU published an article analyzing tuberculosis trends in the foreign-born population in Canada. Here is a summary of their findings. Click here to read the full article: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/38/4/895

We wanted to share some stats about   in Canada, which are not always known! These stats are from 2017, which is the mos...
07/14/2021

We wanted to share some stats about in Canada, which are not always known! These stats are from 2017, which is the most recent publicly available reporting.

In 2013, Drs. Richard Long and Jody Boffa wrote a commentary on why international adoptees should undergo tuberculosis s...
07/07/2021

In 2013, Drs. Richard Long and Jody Boffa wrote a commentary on why international adoptees should undergo tuberculosis screening. You can read more here: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/177/2/172

As part of the Determinants of Tuberculosis Treatment (DTT) project, we interviewed 55 self-identified Indigenous partic...
06/25/2021

As part of the Determinants of Tuberculosis Treatment (DTT) project, we interviewed 55 self-identified Indigenous participants with infectious pulmonary TB. Here we share some common themes and what participants describe as a "tipping point" in their experience with TB illness.

06/22/2021

Tuberculosis is a disease that has evolved in tandem with humans for ages, and one that's gone by many different names. Here are just a few of the names that have been used throughout time!

06/21/2021

It’s ! Here are ways you can celebrate and show your support:

Purchase goods and services from Indigenous small businesses: If you can’t make purchases, promote Indigenous owned, operated, and founded businesses on social media and to your friends/family.

Educate yourself on the colonial process in Canada, including ongoing discrimination, racism, intergenerational trauma that Indigenous peoples experience.
A reminder that it is not Indigenous peoples’ job to educate you; a great beginning can be had by review of the following resources:
Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action:http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

Read the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl’s Calls for Justice:https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Calls_for_Justice.pdf

Register for the Massive Open Online Course on Indigenous history through the University of Alberta: https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

If you able, donate to Indigenous organizations, like the Indian Residential School Survivors Society: https://www.irsss.ca/

Speak up when people perpetuate false narratives about Indigenous experiences, historical trauma.

Most of all, reflect and celebrate the unique strengths, knowledge, and perspectives that Indigenous peoples weave through the fabric of our society - today, and every day.

“ 'Years ago': reconciliation and First Nations narratives of tuberculosis in the Canadian Prairie Provinces" is an arti...
06/17/2021

“ 'Years ago': reconciliation and First Nations narratives of tuberculosis in the Canadian Prairie Provinces" is an article published by the TB PE & RU team in 2015. The responses gathered emphasize the importance of understanding the history of TB and its impact on perspectives and experiences with TB today. To read more please visit: https://bit.ly/3cG9vQW

This article from 2020 explored health systems costs of 4 months of rifampin vs 9 months of isoniazid for latent tubercu...
06/15/2021

This article from 2020 explored health systems costs of 4 months of rifampin vs 9 months of isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection using data from 2 clinical trials. Here are some of the findings!

06/11/2021
In 2013, the TB PE & RU team interviewed members from a First Nations community. They shared with us their experience wi...
06/10/2021

In 2013, the TB PE & RU team interviewed members from a First Nations community. They shared with us their experience with the sanatorium system in Canada. We compiled a few of the stories in this short video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa_tApZebD8

In 2013, the TB PE & RU team interviewed members from a First Nations community. They shared with us their experience with the sanatorium system in Canada. W...

In 2013, we explored the link between housing and TB, from the perspective of community members. Read more here: https:/...
06/08/2021

In 2013, we explored the link between housing and TB, from the perspective of community members. Read more here: https://t.co/Ttu1rqR9ou

Finally, we are highlighting the impacts of low socio-economic status on TB burden - here's a systematic review to learn...
06/04/2021

Finally, we are highlighting the impacts of low socio-economic status on TB burden - here's a systematic review to learn more: https://t.co/qC6oFyY0h1
The SDOH we have showcased this week are not exhaustive and that there are several other determinants of TB.

Next up, we are highlighting food insecurity. Limited and inequitable access to nourishing food is associated with incre...
06/03/2021

Next up, we are highlighting food insecurity.
Limited and inequitable access to nourishing food is associated with increased risk of developing - check out this systematic review to learn more: https://t.co/i5MfcSWUA9

The first SDOH we are highlighting is housing. Poor housing conditions can influence TB susceptibility -- check out this...
06/02/2021

The first SDOH we are highlighting is housing. Poor housing conditions can influence TB susceptibility -- check out this systematic review to learn more: https://t.co/i5MfcSWUA9!

This week, we are highlighting some of the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence TB. Check back Wednesday-...
06/01/2021

This week, we are highlighting some of the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence TB. Check back Wednesday-Friday to learn more!


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