New trial for MDR-TB regimen
The Pragmatic Clinical Trial for More Effective Concise and Less Toxic MDR-TB Treatment Regimen(s) (TB-PRACTECAL) is a multi-center, open label, multi-arm, randomized, controlled phase II-III trial. TB-PRACTECAL, a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sponsored clinical trial, aims to evaluate short treatment regimens that contain bedaquiline and pretomanid in combination with existing and re-purposed anti-TB drugs for the treatment of biologically confirmed pulmonary MDR- and XDR-TB.
The treatment is for six months and the trial’s first patient was randomized and started treatment on January 17, 2017. Additional information on the trial can be found here