RETURN OF MILITARY MEMBERS TO DUTY TO CONTINUE THERAPY, WHILE ON A DUTY STATUS, FOR PERIODS UP TO 12 MONTHS AND ANNUAL FOLLOW-UP FOR A MINIMUM OF FIVE YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF CHEMOTHERAPY.
Annual progress rept. for 1 Jul 63-30 Jun 64,
VALLEY FORGE GENERAL HOSPITAL PHOENIXVILLE PA
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During the period from February 1957 through 30 June 1964, 825 patients were returned to duty on chemotherapy. Follow-up examination during chemotherapy consisted of X-rays, tuberculosis cultures, andor physical examinations every three months and X-rays andor physical examinations annually following chemotherapy for a minimum of five years. Of the 825 patients, there were twelve proven relapses, a percentage of 1.4 presently, the follow-up rate is 72.8. This study clearly shows that it is feasible to return patients with tuberculosis to active duty on chemotherapy for periods up to twelve months. Author