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R. Centis ; L. D-Ambrosio ; G.B. Migliori ;Revista Portuguesa de Pneumología 2015, 21 6

Author: E. Pontali

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Revista Portuguesa de Pneumología ISSN: 0873-2159 sppneumologia@mail.telepac.pt Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia Portugal Pontali, E.; Centis, R.; DAmbrosio, L.; Migliori, G.B. Monitoring predictors of mortality: A necessary action to reach TB elimination Revista Portuguesa de Pneumología, vol.
21, núm.
6, 2015, pp.
295-298 Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia Lisboa, Portugal Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=169743149004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Document downloaded from http:--www.elsevier.pt, day 18-12-2015.
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2015;21(6):295---298 www.revportpneumol.org EDITORIAL Monitoring predictors of mortality: A necessary action to reach TB elimination In this issue of the Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia --Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology Spinola and colleagues report about the predictors of mortality during tuberculosis (TB) treatment identified in Northern Portugal.1 Although the paper deals with a limited geographical area of a relatively small European country, the data reported raise some interesting issues for discussion.
The study findings are of particular interest as Portugal remains a country with intermediate TB incidence rates (in a way close to those of Eastern Europe), but with an in-country variability depicting a country in-between persistence of intermediate TB incidence-transmission and shift towards low incidence-pre-Elimination dynamics. Aim of the present manuscript is to discuss the importance of looking carefully at TB treatment outcomes, and in particular to TB mortality death rates, in the perspective of TB Elimination. The finding...





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