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9 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Combatting TB: Insights on Immunologic Mechanisms & Response
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Carlos Jesus Acuña-Villaorduña, MD What are some of the immunologic mechanisms that alter our ability to fight off a mycobacterium tuberculosis infection—and how does this affect our immunocompromised patients? To answer this question, Dr. Charles Turck meets with Dr. Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña from the Boston University School of Medicine to discuss new insights on TB infection and immunosuppression.
7 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Taking Steps Toward TB Elimination: Overcoming Obstacles & a Look at the Road Ahead
Guest: Pranay Sinha, MD Where are we on the path to eliminating tuberculosis? To understand this, Dr. Pranay Sinha, a postdoctoral researcher at Boston Medical Center, discusses what we need to know and shares what’s on the horizon for TB elimination.
13 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
TB Screening & Prevention Strategies for Patients in Long-Term Care
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Jeffrey D. Cirillo, PhD How prevalent is tuberculosis in long-term care facilities? To better understand this, Dr. Charles Turck meets with Dr. Jeffrey Cirillo to examine screening and testing strategies to better monitor TB risk, specifically for high-risk patient populations.
8 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Improving Patient Safety Prior to Initiating Biologic Therapy
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, DTM&H, FACP, FIDSA What are some ways we can better care for our patients prior to starting biologic therapy? Dr. Charles Turck joins Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn from the Emory University School of Medicine to discuss ways to improve safety for patients with tuberculosis.
12 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Exploring the 3 Keys to Ending the TB Epidemic Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Host: Paul Doghramji, MD Guest: Sarojini Qasba, MD With the World Health Organization’s goal to eliminate tuberculosis by 2030 quickly approaching, what can we be doing now to help us meet that goal? Joining Dr. Paul Doghramji to discuss three key factors and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted this global goal is Dr. Sonia Qasba, an infectious disease specialist at the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
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