Promoting Open Access to Exploring the Research

The Problem of Self-administration of Drugs; with Particular Reference to Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Wallace , Fox (1958) The Problem of Self-administration of Drugs; with Particular Reference to Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Tubercle, 39 (5). pp. 269-274. ISSN 0041-3879

[img] PDF
RP195803.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (25kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00413...

Abstract

There has been much discussion recently on the most suitable form of tuberculosis chemotherapy for mass application. The discussion has centered largely on oral medicaments, and particularly on the relative merits of isoniazid alone and two-drug therapy with isoniazid and PAS. Although this is a very important issue it is less fundamental than the regularity with which patients will administer such medicamerits to themselves for long periods of time. This is a major problem of long-term Chemotherapy in the treatment of any disease. In the field of tuberculosis it has tended to become overlooked in general discussion concerning the use of particular drugs. The issue to be settled is whether patients will take any form of medicine by self-administration regularly for a period of many months or possibly even years, and, if not, how regularity may be achieved. Before specifically considering Chemotherapy for pulmonary tuberculosis it is of interest to review the experience of workers in some other fields.

NIRT Creators:
NIRT CreatorsEmail
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Operational Research
Divisions: Basic Science Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 07:53
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 10:13
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/10

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item