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A research paper written by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Population Health and Health Equity Professor, Dr. Nirmal Ahuja, has been published by a medical journal.

The paper, titled, “Preference of inhalants over pills/injections among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Western India: A cross-sectional study,” appears in the Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Diseases.

The following was taken from the paper’s abstract:

“Presently, pills and injections are the two modes of therapeutic treatment available for tuberculosis (TB) patients. Many researchers have hypothesized inhalation drug delivery for reducing treatment times and possibly limiting the insurgence of drug resistance. This study was aimed at identifying and assessing the preferences of inhalation therapy over injections/pills among pulmonary TB patients. Method: Cross-sectional study design was used and a sample of 477 participants were recruited at selected three Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) centers in Bhiwandi city. Data was collected through self-reported questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were reported, and binomial regression models were applied for data analysis. Results: The preference of inhalants over pills/injections.”

To view the entire paper, visit this link.


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