Multiple Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) arises when TB is improperly managed with incorrect treatment regimens or under inappropriate program conditions, a common situation in the former Soviet Union. Primary transmission of drug-resistant strains may subsequently occur.
The pilot project sought to develop optimal protocols for diagnosing, treating, and managing MDR-TB patients in government facilities in Almaty City. An additional component evaluated patient education as an adjunct to treatment adherence.Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Kimerling, MD, MPH (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
- Vytautas Jurkuvenas, PhD (Technical Advisor)
- R. Adilbekova (Project Manager)
- G. Rakhishev, MD, PhD (National Center for TB Problems, NCTP)
- S. Ismailov, MD, PhD (MDR-TB Department, NCTP)
- N. Mukushev, MD, PhD (Almaty TB Dispensary, ATBD)
- R. Duisenova, MD (ATBD)
- G. Bulanbajeva, MD (ATBD Laboratory)
- K. Moldakhmetova, MD (Department of Organization and Planning, ATBD)
Jurkuvenas V, Balandin A, Rakishev G, Mukushev N, Duisenova R, Ismailov S, Berikova E, Usembayeva S, Moldakhmetova K, Kimerling M. The multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) problem in Almaty city and Kazakhstan. Inter J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004;8(11):S85.