Marshallese TB Cultural Profile

A resource explaining the Marshallese community's understanding of TB and LTBI based on transcripts from interviews with seven Marshallese community members and literature review.

March 21, 2024

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Immigrant Access to U.S. Medical Care

This article provides detailed information about how immigrants access U.S. medical care - which often depends on their immigration status.

April 3, 2021 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Intro

Intro article to EthnoMed's series about tuberculosis. While Tb was the leading cause of death in the US in the early 1900s, it is now primarily found in immigrant populations.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Epidemiology and Prevention

This article provides information about Tuberculosis epidemiology and prevention. It is part of a larger EthnoMed series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis treatment medications

Tuberculosis Series: Treatment

This article provides information about Tuberculosis treatment, including medication regimens. It is part of a larger EthnoMed series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Screening and Diagnosis

This article provides information about Tuberculosis screening and diagnosis. It is part of a larger EthnoMed series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Approach to Patients

It is important for US healthcare providers to know the historical underlying social stigma of tuberculosis in many immigrant and refugee communities. This article is part of a series on Tuberculosis and discusses how best to approach patients.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Miliary pattern is the most common manifestation.

Tuberculosis Series: Physical Manifestations of TB Infection

This article provides examples of primary Tuberculosis infection through radiograph images and photos. Part of a larger series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Somali Health Survey and Health Disparities

Article about findings from a Somali health survey conducted in 2014 by the Somali Health Board of Seattle.

January 22, 2020 · Article

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Profiles of 4 men

Tuberculosis in the United States Slide Set

PowerPoint slide show (45 slides)of National Surveillance System Highlights from 2018 - from the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis in the United States.

June 6, 2019 · PDF, PowerPoint

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Evaluation of Tuberculosis Program Services for Burmese Refugees in Thailand Resettling to the United States

Report on an evaluation of tuberculosis services developed following an outbreak of MDR TB among a group of 15,000 displaced Laotian Hmong living in Thailand.

June 1, 2017 · PDF

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Chest Radiography and Interpretation

These Pulmonary TB Chest Radiography and Interpretation slides are a product of the Curry International Tuberculosis Center.

September 21, 2011 · PDF

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Clinical Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Slides

Clinical extrapulmonary tuberculosis slides, used with permission from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

January 19, 2010 · PDF

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Vietnamese Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

The following section describes beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Vietnamese residing in the U.S.

September 29, 2009 · Article

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Somali Audio Teaching Tool about Tuberculosis and TB Treatment

This audio-based education tool can be used to introduce the topic of TB, prior to even beginning to discuss the need for PPD skin testing or at any step in the TB evaluation process (it can be used after a PPD is determined to be positive, after the x-ray has been performed, before INH has been recommended, or during INH TLTBI to reinforce the rationale for taking treatment for LTBI).

September 3, 2009 · Audio, PDF

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Cambodian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Some cultural information about tuberculosis in Cambodian communities.

July 15, 2009 · Article

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Oromo Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Oromo immigrants living in Seattle, WA.

July 15, 2009

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SOmali woman at hospital

Ethiopian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Ethiopian immigrants living in Seattle, WA.

July 15, 2009

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Somali Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Background & Methods In recognition of the role that culture plays in shaping people’s attitudes towards illness and their compliance […]

February 1, 2006

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Tigrean Asthma Cultural Profile

Asthma was treated in both urban and rural areas with herbal medicine. The home remedy consisted of a very special honey /ma ahr' tsedenay/ (the name of the bee and the honey it produces in the ground) melted together with butter.

February 1, 1995 · Article

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