Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin and is a phenomenon threatening to destabilize global tuberculosis control. Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control implemented a patient-centered DOTS (directly observed treatment, short-course)-Plus program for MDR-TB patients in May 2007. We report the case of a 71-year-old MDR-TB patient who successfully completed 18 months of MDR-TB treatment under the DOTS-Plus program, beginning October 2007. A third-generation (3G) mobile videophone was used to watch the patient take medicine throughout his course of treatment. His acceptance of the program and compliance with monitoring by videophone DOT (V-DOT) were excellent. We conclude that V-DOT can be an effective approach to case management for MDR-TB patients and can achieve a high level of adherence in selected cooperative cases in Taiwan.
|Translated title of the contribution||3G影像手機應用於多重抗藥結核病的進階都治計畫：病例報告|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
- 3G mobile videophone
鄧穎佳(Veng-Kai T, 白冠壬(Kuan-Jen B, 王錦雲(Chin-Yun W, & 余明治(Ming-Chih Y (2010). Application of Third-Generation (3G) Mobile Videophone to the DOTS-Plus Program in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Taiwan: Case Report. 胸腔醫學, 25(1), 7-12. http://www.AiritiLibrary.com/Publication/Index/10239855-201002-201002050011-201002050011-7-12