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Title: Targeted nanodrug delivery systems for the treatment of Tuberculosis
Authors: Lemmer, Y
Semete, B
Booysen, L
Kalombo, L
Katata, L
Jones, AT
Alexander, C
Khati, M
Swai, HS
Verschoor, JA
Keywords: Tuberculosis
Nanodrug delivery systems
TB treatments
Anti-TB drugs
Patient compliance
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Citation: Lemmer, Y, Semete, B, Booysen, L et al. 2010. Targeted nanodrug delivery systems for the treatment of Tuberculosis. 3rd International CDTM symposium, Cardiff, UK, 26-28 June 2010, pp 1
Series/Report no.: POSTER
Abstract: South Africa currently has the highest incidence of TB per 100000 (358 per 100000) people in the world. In 2007 alone 112000 people died of TB in South Africa, of which 94 000 (72%) were co-infected with HIV. Although TB treatments exist, poor patient treatment compliance and drug resistance pose a great challenge to TB treatment programs worldwide. To improve the current inadequate therapeutic management of TB, a polymeric anti-TB nanodrug delivery system for anti-TB drugs was developed that may enable entry, targeting, sustained release over long periods and uptake of the antibiotics in the cells, hence reducing the dose frequency and simultaneously improving patient compliance.
Description: 3rd International CDTM symposium, Cardiff, UK, 26-28 June 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4597
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Nanotechnology
Polymers and bioceramics
General science, engineering & technology

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