2017, Number 3
Rev Cubana Med Trop 2017; 69 (3)
González OE, Díaz RR, Suárez AL, Abreu SG, Armas PL, Beldarraín CE, Borroto GS, Bravo CAM, Calzado BA, Casanovas MP, Díaz CAO, Garcés MM, García SE, González DA, González VJ, Jordán ST, Lemus MD, León VMÁ, Llanes CMJ, Llerena DY, Machado MD, Marrero FA, Martínez-Rodríguez A, Martínez RMR, Mederos CL, Millán MJC, Morales MMÁ, Pérez LME
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ABSTRACTDuring the period extending from the 70th to the 80th anniversary of the founding of Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute, researchers, professionals and technicians from the center, in joint cooperation with a variety of Cuban academic and health care institutions, have integrated into multidisciplinary teams engaged in tasks related to scientific development, technological innovation and capacity building. The paper summarizes the main research studies about tuberculosis conducted from 2008 to 2017 as contributions to the National Tuberculosis Control and Elimination Program, with a view to enhancing the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of actions, swiftly finding a solution to tuberculosis incidence and mortality, and fostering tuberculosis research, surveillance and control. Evidence is presented which substantiates innovations in the clinical therapeutic management of both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients, children and adolescents, and indications are provided for latent tuberculosis infection control, surveillance of anti-tuberculosis treatment outcomes, investigation of case contacts, changes in the record and information system, quality monitoring and evaluation of the detection of tuberculosis cases, and impact on morbidity and mortality.