Tuesday 20th March 2018

NeLI hosts Tuberculosis National Knowledge Week 26th – 30th March 2007

The National electronic Library of Infection (NeLI), along with the National Knowledge Service – TB Pilot, is running its first National Knowledge Week from 26th to 30th March 2007, to highlight Tuberculosis (TB) and tie in with World TB day on 24 March 2007.

National Knowledge Weeks (NKWs) aim to provide busy healthcare professionals with quick and easily accessible up-to-date knowledge.

“The NeLI TB web page provides easy access to the key references most often needed by those working in this field. I recommend this excellent resource to clinicians, scientists and public health specialists”

Dr Marc Lipman ; Consultant Thoracic Physician, Royal Free Hospital - London

“The National electronic Library of Infection – tuberculosis web page provides an unrivalled source of evidence based guidelines for UK based public health and clinical staff. The detailed peer reviewed list of documents covers most aspects of good practice and represents a unique resource for all professionals looking for a one stop shop full of excellent resources on tuberculosis.”

Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar; Consultant Epidemiologist; Head, TB Section, Centre for Infections ; Health Protection Agency; Colindale

“NeLI is a great resource for all those involved in the clinical management of patients with tuberculosis: up-to-date information and guidelines through one easy portal of entry. As a busy Infectious Diseases physician, I appreciate a single electronic portal of entry to up-to-date information and guidelines on a wide range of infections. The NELI provides this and is a great resource for evidence-based medicine."

Dr Ann LN Chapman ; Consultant in Infectious Diseases ; Royal Hallamshire Hospital ; Sheffield

“One of the great features of the national library is that it provides easy access to quality assured guidance and information that cannot be found through PubMed or other bibliographic databases, such as the National Knowledge Service leaflets on tuberculosis”

Prof Mike Catchpole – Head of the National Knowledge Service – TB Pilot and Deputy Director of Centre for Infections - Health Protection Agency; Colindale

Important citations in Tuberculosis 2006 - 2007


Tuberculosis drug development pipeline: progress and hope.

The World Health Organization/International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Global Project on Surveillance for Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance: a model for other infectious diseases.

Effect of isoniazid prophylaxis on mortality and incidence of tuberculosis in children with HIV: randomised controlled trial.

Clinical Management

International standards for tuberculosis care.

Guidance for National Tuberculosis Programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children. Chapter 1: introduction and diagnosis of tuberculosis in children.

Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) tuberculosis clinical guideline

Mycobacterium Drug Resistance

Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis.

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis as a cause of death in patients co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in a rural area of South Africa.

Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance (the Global Project on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance): an updated analysis.

XDR Tuberculosis Implications for Global Public Health

Diagnostics and molecular fingerprinting

Use in routine clinical practice of two commercial blood tests for diagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a prospective study.

Identification of diagnostic markers for tuberculosis by proteomic fingerprinting of serum.

Proposal for standardization of optimized mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable-number tandem repeat typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Recombineering in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Progression toward an improved DNA amplification-based typing technique in the study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis epidemiology

Epidemiology and Control

WHO report 2007: Global tuberculosis control: surveillance, planning, financing

The growing impact of HIV infection on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in England and Wales.

Tuberculosis in London - the importance of homelessness, problem drug use and prison.

Effect of BCG meningitis and miliary tuberculosis worldwide: a meta-analysis and assessment of cost-effectiveness.

Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Health Care Workers

National Knowledge Service - TB Pilot

The National Knowledge Service tuberculosis pilot recognizes that patients and public need rapid access to point of care information about their disease and its treatment at all times. NKS for TB aims to raise awareness by working with charities and voluntary organizations already involved in supporting the patient and public e.g. Homeless Link and TB Alert.

Useful Links

Stop TB

World TB Day 2007

World Health Organisation

Health Protection Agency – TB page