Peripheral Neuropathy Tingling Numb FeetLegs Symptoms Resolved DavisClinc
When you initially presented to the office,you presented with numbness, tingling, and irritation in the lower extremities and feet.We've managed this condition with our peripheral neuropathy program. How have you done withthe management and how are you doing today? Oh I'm feeling fine, I'm feeling great. WhenI came in here I thought I'd have to live with pain the rest of my life and it's great,really great. Well we're very very proud to have you here as a patient and congratulationson your results. Thank you , thank you a lot.
Treatment of Active TB
Voiceover: This is Charles Proburg. Voiceover: And Morgan Theiss. Voiceover: And we're goingto talk on this tutorial about the treatment of activetuberculosis infection. And I'll state the obvious up front, which is the reason youwant to treat somebody with any infectious disease,in this case, tuberculosis, is to prevent disability anddeath from the infection.
Another reason for treatinginfectious diseases, especially important with TB is to reduce the spread of infectionto other individuals. The good news about the treatment of active TB infection is that we have a number of drugs whichhave been developed over time that are really quite effective at treating the infection.
The bad news is that unlikemany infectious diseases, these drugs have to be given for a fairly long period of time. They usually have to begiven in combination, so you need multiple drugs to be effective in treating and the other bad news is that resistance amongstrains of tuberculosis is becoming a problem globally
and we're going to talkabout the treatment of resistant organisms on another tutorial because it, in itself,is quite complicated, but for the purpose of this tutorial, we're going to talk about the treatment of active TB and we'regoing to make the infection the most common variety. The one that we're most likely to see
and want to treat and that's an individual with pulmonary tuberculosis. So, the first thing is, of course, we have to diagnose the infection. So, let's assume that we've done that. We know that this person has active TB caused by active TB in their lungs and we want to initiate therapy.
For most individuals, the therapy begins with a combination of four drugs. This is assuming we don't know that this is a resistant organism and the four drugs that we start off with are . There's an acronym called RIPE. RIPE. Where the R stands for rifampin, the I stands for isoniazid or INH,