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Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC)

Pakistan Health Research Council

PMRC TB Research Center, Mayo Hospital Lahore was established as unit in 1974 under the auspices of Pakistan Medical Research Council, The center is located adjacent to department of chest diseases King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Center has well equipped laboratory and qualified staff for doing microscopy, culture susceptibility for mycobacterium tuberculosis and its other strains. The only of its kind, which is regularly monitoring anti TB drug susceptibility and publishing its results since more than 30 years. TB Chest, Medical Pediatrics, Cardiology, Urology, Orthopedics and other wards of King Edward Medical University, Lahore get facilitated form this centre

Data of anti TB drug resistance of 173 cases done during the period  from January to December 2006 at PMRC TB Research Centre, King Edward Medical University, Lahore

January to December 2006
DRUGS ALL PATIENTS NO H/O TREATMENT H/O TREATMENT
N = 173 N = 96 N = 77
INH+ RIF. (MDR) 15% (26) 10.4% (10) 20.7% (16)
RIFAMPICIN 27% (47) 16.6% (16) 40.25% (31)
ISONIAZID 25% (43) 18.7% (18) 32.4% (25)
STREPTOMYCIN 23% (40) 17% (16) 31% (24)
ETHAMBUTOL 13% (23) 11.4% (11) 15.5% (12)
PYRAZINAMIDE 30% (52) 18% (17) 45% (35)