Special Issue "Optimization of Tuberculosis Drugs and Treatment Strategies to End Tuberculosis (TB)"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Pharmaceutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2023 | Viewed by 247

Special Issue Editors

1. School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
2. Westhead Hospital, West Mead, NSW 2145, Australia
3. Sydney Institute of Infectious Diseases, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: tuberculosis; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; therapeutic drug monitoring; clinical trials; personalized dosing
1. Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, 10176 Stockholm, Sweden
2. Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska Institutet, 10176 Solna, Sweden
Interests: tuberculosis; non-tuberculous mycobacteria; therapeutic drug monitoring and precision medicine; randomized controlled trials; minimum inhibitory concentrations; global health
1. Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
2. Parramatta Chest Clinic, Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW 2150, Australia
Interests: tuberculosis; respiratory diseases; evidence-based medicine; clinical trials; pulmonary rehabilitation
Dr. Andrew Burke
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Guest Editor
1. The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4032, Australia
2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, QLD 4032, Australia
Interests: tuberculosis; pharmacokinetics; therapeutic drug monitoring; non-tuberculous mycobacteria; real world trials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tuberculosis remains a global health tread. Significant progress has been made in the development of three new anti-TB drugs (bedaquiline, delamanid and pretomanid), and several other drugs are undergoing preclinical or clinical development. Strategies to develop shorter regimens using different dosing strategies of available TB drugs have been evaluated in large trials for preventative treatment, drug-susceptible TB as well as drug-resistant TB. In addition, in vitro and in vivo models as well as modeling and simulation have resulted in a better understanding of how treatment outcome can be improved. This Special Issue of Pharmaceutics is dedicated to presenting the latest evidence and information on new drugs and drug trials, drug dose optimization strategies and tools to support the management of TB treatment to ensure that it is safe and effective.

Prof. Dr. Jan-Willem Alffenaar
Dr. Lina Davies Forsman
Dr. Jin-Gun Cho
Dr. Andrew Burke
Guest Editors

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  • tuberculosis
  • drug development
  • pharmacokinetics
  • pharmacogenetics
  • pharmacodynamics
  • drug formulation
  • clinical trials
  • treatment outcome

Published Papers

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