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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225091/gene-expression-profiling-of-the-trim-protein-family-reveals-potential-biomarkers-for-indicating-tuberculosis-status
#1
Yanqing Chen, Shuhui Cao, Yong Sun, Chuanyou Li
Tripartite motif (TRIM) family proteins play important regulatory roles in innate immune responses, the dysregulation of which cause several infectious diseases. However, the role and function of TRIM family proteins during tuberculosis (TB) infection remains unclear. In this study, we employed real-time quantitative PCR to profile the transcript levels of 72 TRIM genes from a cohort of 5 active TB patients, 5 latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) subjects, and 5 healthy controls (HCs) in an initial discovery phase...
December 7, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224209/sircle-a-randomised-controlled-cost-comparison-of-self-administered-short-course-isoniazid-and-rifapentine-for-cost-effective-latent-tuberculosis-eradication
#2
Justin T Denholm, Emma S McBryde, Damon Eisen, Alan Street, Elizabeth Matchett, Caroline Chen, Thomas Shultz, Beverly Biggs, Karin Leder
BACKGROUND: Currently, treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in Australia consists most commonly of a 9-month course of isoniazid (9H). A 3-month course of weekly isoniazid and rifapentine (3HP) has been shown to be as effective as 9 months of daily isoniazid, and associated with less hepatotoxicity; however, rifapentine is not currently available in Australia. Introduction of this regimen would have apparent advantages for people with LTBI in Victoria by safely shortening duration of LTBI therapy...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223317/sequential-strategy-for-the-ltbi-screening-of-newly-arrived-immigrants-in-vulnerable-social-situations
#3
Núria Serre-Delcor, Begoña Treviño-Maruri, M Teresa Tórtola, Manuel Fernández-Quevedo, Antoni Soriano-Arandes, Inés Oliveira-Souto, Mateu Espasa, Israel Molina, Carlos Ascaso
INTRODUCTION: Some studies indicate high prevalences of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in the immigrant population, which is relevant because 5-10% of cases will develop active tuberculosis. The objective of this study is to describe the results of a sequential strategy in the newly-arrived immigrant population for the diagnosis of LTBI using the tuberculin skin test (TST) and IGRAs. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out with immigrants between 6 and 35years of age from shelters, referred to an international health unit between July 2013 and June 2016...
December 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216277/immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-differently-affect-igras-accuracy-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-diagnosis-in-clinical-practice
#4
Irene Latorre, Sonia Mínguez, José-Manuel Carrascosa, Juan Naves, Raquel Villar-Hernández, Beatriz Muriel, Cristina Prat, Esther García-García, Irma Casas, Eugeni Domènech, Carlos Ferrándiz, Lourdes Mateo, Jose Domínguez
BACKGROUND: Clinical accuracy of IGRAs remains unclear on patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs). Here, we assess the impact of immunosuppressants and IMIDs on QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFN-G-IT) and T-SPOT.TB accuracy. METHODS: Patients with IMIDs who required latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening were enrolled and classified into: (i) 50 patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, (ii) 50 patients with psoriasis and (iii) 30 patients with Crohn's disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202151/screening-for-tuberculosis-updated-recommendations
#5
Doug Campos-Outcalt
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health problem worldwide with an estimated 10.4 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths having occurred in 2016. In that same year, there were 9287 new cases in the United States--the lowest number of TB cases on record. TB appears in one of 2 forms: active disease, which causes symptoms, morbidity, and mortality and is a source of transmission to others; and latent TB infection (LTBI), which is asymptomatic and noninfectious but can progress to active disease...
December 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196694/latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
#6
Ahmad F A Hasanain, Ali M A Mahran, Ahmed S Safwat, Amany M A Nafee, Ali A H Zayed, Sherif M Abdel-Aal, Sally M Bakkar, Ahmad Elbadry I Abonnoor
No previous studies have investigated the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) or its contribution to the development of high-grade ED through a process of chronic inflammation-induced atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of LTBI among patients with erectile dysfunction and to explore the contribution of LTBI to high-grade ED. For all the study sample, clinical evaluation, imaging studies, and laboratory investigations were provided...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182688/interferon-gamma-release-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-a-latent-class-analysis
#7
Tan N Doan, Damon P Eisen, Morgan T Rose, Andrew Slack, Grace Stearnes, Emma S McBryde
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is essential for TB elimination. However, the absence of a gold standard test for diagnosing LTBI makes assessment of the true prevalence of LTBI and the accuracy of diagnostic tests challenging. Bayesian latent class models can be used to make inferences about disease prevalence and the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests using data on the concordance between tests. We performed the largest meta-analysis to date aiming to evaluate the performance of tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) for LTBI diagnosis in various patient populations using Bayesian latent class modelling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180322/-peripheral-blood-t-cell-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-production-stimulated-by-low-molecular-peptide-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-heat-resistant-antigen-for-differential-diagnosis-between-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-latent-tuberculosis-infection
#8
Jie Tang, Ce Chen, Cheng Zha, Jian-Rong Chang, Qiang Fang, Zhao-Hua Wang, Bai-Qing Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of low molecular peptide of Mycobacterium tuberculosis heat-resistant antigen (Mtb-HAg-10k) on the production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in peripheral blood T cells and test the feasibility of differential diagnosis between pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) by assessing the number of Mtb-HAg-10k-stimulated IFN-γ-producing T cells. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were separated from the peripheral blood of 10 healthy adults, 6 individuals with LTBI and 13 patients with PTB...
November 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179780/a-highly-transmissible-tuberculosis-outbreak-the-importance-of-bars
#9
P Godoy, M Alsedà, M Falguera, T Puig, P Bach, M Monrabà, A Manonelles
The transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in bars is difficult to study. The objective was to describe a large TB outbreak in a company's bar and other leisure settings. A descriptive study of a TB outbreak was carried out. Contacts were studied in the index case's workplace bar (five circles of contacts) and other recreational areas (social network of three bars in the index case's neighbourhood). Chest X-rays were recommended to contacts with positive tuberculin skin tests (TST) (⩾5 mm). The risk of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) was determined using an adjusted odds ratio...
November 28, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164066/application-of-immunoscore-model-for-the-differentiation-between-active-tuberculosis-and-latent-tuberculosis-infection-as-well-as-monitoring-anti-tuberculosis-therapy
#10
Yu Zhou, Juan Du, Hong-Yan Hou, Yan-Fang Lu, Jing Yu, Li-Yan Mao, Feng Wang, Zi-Yong Sun
Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading global public health problem. To achieve the end TB strategy, non-invasive markers for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of TB disease are urgently needed, especially in high-endemic countries such as China. Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and tuberculin skin test (TST), frequently used immunological methods for TB detection, are intrinsically unable to discriminate active tuberculosis (ATB) from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Thus, the specificity of these methods in the diagnosis of ATB is dependent upon the local prevalence of LTBI...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161328/use-of-quantiferon%C3%A2-tb-gold-in-tube-culture-supernatants-for-measurement-of-antibody-responses
#11
Simon G Kimuda, Irene Andia-Biraro, Moses Egesa, Bernard S Bagaya, John G Raynes, Jonathan Levin, Alison M Elliott, Stephen Cose
QuantiFERON®-TB Gold in-tube (QFT-GIT) supernatants may be important samples for use in assessment of anti-tuberculosis (TB) antibodies when only limited volumes of blood can be collected and when a combination of antibody and cytokine measurements are required. These analytes, when used together, may also have the potential to differentiate active pulmonary TB (APTB) from latent TB infection (LTBI). However, few studies have explored the use of QFT-GIT supernatants for investigations of antibody responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154992/structural-and-biophysical-characterization-of-rv3716c-a-hypothetical-protein-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#12
A Gopalan, G Deka, M Prabhavathi, H S Savithri, M R N Murthy, A Raja
Latent tuberculosis (TB) is the main hurdle in reaching the goal of "Stop TB 2050". Tuberculin skin and Interferon-gamma release assay tests used currently for the diagnosis of TB infection cannot distinguish between active disease and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and hence new and sensitive protein markers need to be identified for the diagnosis. A protein Rv3716c from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MtbRv3716c) has been identified as a potential surrogate marker for the diagnosis of LTBI. Here, we present characterization of MtbRv3716c (∼13 kDa) using both biophysical and X-Ray crystallographic methods...
November 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150737/risk-of-active-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-receiving-tnf-inhibitors-a-look-beyond-the-baseline-tuberculosis-screening-protocol
#13
Alina Soare, Ana Maria Gheorghiu, Victoria Aramă, Dragoș Bumbăcea, Rucsandra Dobrotă, Raida Oneaţă, Simona Pintilie, Mihaela Milicescu, Ioan Ancuţa, Andrei Martin, Mariana Sasu, Claudia Ciofu, Liviu Macovei, Victor Stoica, Mihai Bojincă, Carina Mihai
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major concern in patients receiving TNF inhibitors (TNFi). This study aimed to assess the incidence of active TB and the efficacy of TB prevention measures used over the years, and to determine risk factors for developing TB, in a single-centre cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) receiving TNFi. Data of all patients in whom treatment with TNFi was initiated in our rheumatology clinic until December 1st 2014 have been retrospectively analysed...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145443/lessons-learned-from-continued-tb-outbreaks-in-a-high-school
#14
Young Kim, Byeong Ki Kim, Hong Jo Choi, Sung Weon Ryu, Eui Sook Kim, Yoon Soo Chang, Hee Jin Kim, Jae Hyung Cha, Je Hyeong Kim, Chol Shin, Seung Heon Lee
We investigated the aftereffects of confirmatory QuantiFERON testing (QFT) added to a positive tuberculin skin test (TST). We reviewed the pre and post course of sequential tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks in a high school where massive 43 active TB cases had been found within one year before delayed contact investigation. And we investigated the TB development in relation to initial TST and QFT during mean follow-up of 3.9 ± 0.9 years. After delayed contact investigation for two subsequent TB outbreaks, 925 contacts were divided into the following 3 groups: TST- (n = 632), TST+/QFT+ (n = 24), TST+/QFT- (n = 258)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142046/quantitative-analysis-of-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assay-response-in-children-with-latent-and-active-tuberculosis
#15
Giulia Lombardi, Roberta Petrucci, Ilaria Corsini, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Francesca Visciotti, Filippo Bernardi, Maria Paola Landini, Salvatore Cazzato, Paola Dal Monte
The use of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) infection in children is still under debate because of concerns about their immature immune response.The aim of this study was to investigate quantitative values of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-IT), a commercially available IGRA, in a large cohort of children screened for TB infection.A retrospective analysis was conducted on samples from 517 children aged 0-14 years old at the Pediatric Unit of S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital of Bologna (Italy); quantitative responses to QFT-IT stimuli were analyzed according to diagnosis and age...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140946/comparison-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-assay-with-tuberculin-skin-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-children
#16
Walter Dehority, Rolando M Viani, Maria Rosario G Araneta, Graciano Lopez, Stephen A Spector
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is facilitated by tuberculin skin testing (TST) or interferon-gamma release assays such as the QuantiFERON TB Gold In-Tube (QTF-GIT) assays. Limited data exist on the utility of interferon-gamma release assays in HIV-infected children, which may be falsely negative due to immunosuppression. METHODS: A cross-sectional study comparing TST to QTF-GIT for the diagnosis of suspected LTBI was performed in children in Tijuana, Mexico, and in San Diego, California...
December 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126100/using-reports-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-young-children-to-identify-tuberculosis-transmission-in-new-york-city-2006-2012
#17
Jennifer Sanderson Slutsker, Lisa Trieu, Aldo Crossa, Shama Desai Ahuja
Young children with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) indicate recent TB transmission. We reviewed surveillance reports of children with LTBI to assess whether more follow-up is needed to prevent TB among this high-risk population. All children <5 years reported to the New York City Department of Health from 2006-2012 were abstracted from the TB Registry to identify those with LTBI. Potential source cases were identified; defined as any infectious TB case diagnosed in the 2 years before a child was reported and whose residence was within <0...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124751/detailed-characterization-of-human-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-hla-e-restricted-cd8-t-cells
#18
Teresa Prezzemolo, Krista E van Meijgaarden, Kees Lmc Franken, Nadia Caccamo, Francesco Dieli, Tom Hm Ottenhoff, Simone A Joosten
HLA-E presented antigens are interesting targets for vaccination given HLA-Es' essentially monomorphic nature. We have shown previously that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) peptides are presented by HLA-E to CD8(+) effector T-cells, but the precise phenotype and functional capacity of these cells remains poorly characterized. We have developed and utilized in this study a new protocol combining HLA-E tetramer with intracellular staining for cytokines, transcription factors and cytotoxic molecules to characterize these cells in depth...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091917/trend-and-treatment-status-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-patients-in-japan-analysis-of-japan-tb-surveillance-data
#19
Lisa Kawatsu, Kazuhiro Uchimura, Akihiro Ohkado
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: Management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is one of the core elements of End TB Strategy. Japan is one of the few countries in which notification of LTBI is mandatory, yet so far, the data has not been analyzed in detail. We thus conducted a cross-sectional study to examine the trend of LTBI, its treatment outcome and factors predicting treatment non-completion in Japan for the period of 2007 and 2014, using the data from the electronic Japan Tuberculosis Surveillance system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084120/tuberculosis-prevention-in-the-private-sector-using-claims-based-methods-to-identify-and-evaluate-latent-tuberculosis-infection-treatment-with-isoniazid-among-the-commercially-insured
#20
Erica L Stockbridge, Thaddeus L Miller, Erin K Carlson, Christine Ho
CONTEXT: Targeted identification and treatment of people with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) are key components of the US tuberculosis elimination strategy. Because of recent policy changes, some LTBI treatment may shift from public health departments to the private sector. OBJECTIVES: To (1) develop methodology to estimate initiation and completion of treatment with isoniazid for LTBI using claims data, and (2) estimate treatment completion rates for isoniazid regimens from commercial insurance claims...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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