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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333913/tuberculosis-among-foreign-born-persons-diagnosed-%C3%A2-10-years-after-arrival-in-the-united-states-2010-2015
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Clarisse A Tsang, Adam J Langer, Thomas R Navin, Lori R Armstrong
The majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States are attributable to reactivation of latent TB infection (LTBI) (1). LTBI refers to the condition when a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis without signs and symptoms, or radiographic or bacteriologic evidence of TB disease. CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend screening populations at increased risk for LTBI, including persons who have lived in congregate settings at high risk and persons who were born in, or are former residents of countries with TB incidence ≥20 cases per 100,000 population (2-4)...
March 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333908/tuberculosis-united-states-2016
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Kristine M Schmit, Zimy Wansaula, Robert Pratt, Sandy F Price, Adam J Langer
In 2016, a total of 9,287 new tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States; this provisional* count represents the lowest number of U.S. TB cases on record and a 2.7% decrease from 2015 (1). The 2016 TB incidence of 2.9 cases per 100,000 persons represents a slight decrease compared with 2015 (-3.4%) (Figure). However, epidemiologic modeling demonstrates that if similar slow rates of decline continue, the goal of U.S. TB elimination will not be reached during this century (2). Although current programs to identify and treat active TB disease must be maintained and strengthened, increased measures to identify and treat latent TB infection (LTBI) among populations at high risk are also needed to accelerate progress toward TB elimination...
March 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333182/early-tuberculin-skin-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Carlos Taxonera, Ángel Ponferrada, Fernando Bermejo, Sabino Riestra, Cristina Saro, María Dolores Martín-Arranz, José Luis Cabriada, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, María Luisa de Castro, Pilar López-Serrano, Jesús Barrio, Cristina Suarez, Eva Iglesias, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Isabel Ferrer, Ignacio Marín-Jiménez, Alejandro Hernández-Camba, Guillermo Bastida, Manuel Van Domselaar, Pilar Martínez-Montiel, David Olivares, Cristina Alba, Javier P Gisbert
Background and Aim: Sensitivity of tuberculin skin test [TST] during screening for latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI] is affected by steroid and/or immunosuppressant therapy. The aim of this study was to compare performance of the two-step TST in inflammatory bowel disease patients immediately before anti-tumour necrosis factor [TNF] therapy as part of routine screening for LTBI vs control patients when the TST was carried out at an early stage. Methods: In this multicentre prospective controlled study, we evaluated the performance of two-step TST with 5-mm threshold...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328809/infectious-diseases-prevalence-vaccination-coverage-and-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-population-of-internationally-adopted-children-referred-to-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-from-2009-to-2015
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Sara Sollai, Francesca Ghetti, Leila Bianchi, Maurizio de Martino, Luisa Galli, Elena Chiappini
Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5.40 years; interquartile range: 3.00-7.90) were enrolled, 123/1612 (7...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323150/systematic-expression-profiling-analysis-mines-dys-regulated-modules-in-active-tuberculosis-based-on-re-weighted-protein-protein-interaction-network-and-attract-algorithm
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Ying Sun, Yan Weng, Ying Zhang, Xiang Yan, Lei Guo, Jia Wang, Xin Song, Ying Yuan, Fu-Ye Chang, Chun-Ling Wang
About 90% of tuberculosis (TB) patients latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) show no symptoms, yet have a 10% chance in lifetime to progress active TB. Nevertheless, current diagnosis approaches need improvement in efficiency and sensitivity. The objective of this work was to detect potential signatures for active TB to further improve the understanding of the biological roles of functional modules involved in this disease. First, targeted networks of active TB and control groups were established via re-weighting protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks using Pearson's correlation coefficient (PCC)...
March 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318613/latent-tuberculosis-infection-screening-prior-to-biological-treatment-in-tunisian-patients
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Marwa Slouma, Ines Mahmoud, Olfa Saidane, Selma Bouden, Leila Abdelmoula
OBJECTIVES: The screening of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is necessary to prevent infection in patients with chronic inflammatory disease (CID) undergoing biological treatment. We aimed to assess the efficacy of LTBI screening prior to biological treatment in Tunisia, considered as a high-incidence area of active TB disease. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study over a period of 8 years [2007-2014] including patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatism receiving biologic agents since at least 6 months...
February 24, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317400/nanodiagnostics-for-tuberculosis-detection
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Hesham El-Samadony, Asma Althani, Mohamed Awad Tageldin, Hassan M E Azzazy
Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer worldwide. End TB strategy aims at ending the TB epidemic by 2030. Early, accurate, and affordable diagnosis represents a cornerstone to achieve this goal. Innovative strategies for TB diagnostics have been introduced, however the ideal assay is yet unavailable and conventional methods remain necessary for diagnosis. Unique properties of nanoparticles (NPs) have allowed their utilization in TB detection via targeting disease biomarkers. Area Covered Until now, around thirty-five TB NP-based assays have been partially or fully characterized...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298223/migration-to-middle-income-countries-and-tuberculosis-global-policies-for-global-economies
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Julia Moreira Pescarini, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, M Gabriela M Gomes, Eliseu Alves Waldman
BACKGROUND: International migration to middle-income countries is increasing and its health consequences, in particular increasing transmission rates of tuberculosis (TB), deserve consideration. Migration and TB are a matter of concern in high-income countries and targeted screening of migrants for active and latent TB infection is a main strategy to manage risk and minimize transmission. In this paper, we discuss some aspects of TB control and migration in the context of middle-income countries, together with the prospect of responding with equitable and comprehensive policies...
March 15, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286903/the-risk-of-tuberculosis-in-sle-patients-from-an-asian-tertiary-hospital
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Yong Yang, Julian Thumboo, Ban Hock Tan, Thuan Tong Tan, Chern Hui Jeffrey Fong, Han Seong Ng, Kok Yong Fong
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been associated with increased risk of tuberculosis (TB). However, little is known about the extent and risk factors for TB among Asian patient with SLE. We aimed to assess the rate of TB in patients with SLE, and investigate the risk of SLE on TB development using hospital administrative database. This is an historical cohort study of hospital discharge database from 2004 to 2011 to identify cases with SLE and TB using International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-9-AM) codes...
March 12, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283492/prevalence-of-latent-tb-infection-and-tb-disease-among-adolescents-in-high-tb-burden-countries-in-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Erick Wekesa Bunyasi, Bey-Marrie Schmidt, Leila Hussein Abdullahi, Humphrey Mulenga, Michele Tameris, Angelique Luabeya, Justin Shenje, Thomas Scriba, Hennie Geldenhuys, Robin Wood, Mark Hatherill
INTRODUCTION: Almost a third of the world population has latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI), ∼10 million of whom develop TB disease annually, despite existence of effective, but lengthy, preventive and curative drug regimens. Although adolescents appear to have a very high force of LTBI, their reported incidence of TB disease is less than that of their corresponding general population. The few available studies on adolescent TB infection and disease prevalence are not sufficient to address the apparent discordance between rates of infection and disease in high TB burden countries in Africa...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279837/relevance-of-diagnostic-investigations-in-patients-with-uveitis-retrospective-cohort-study-on-300-patients
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REVIEW
Jérôme Hadjadj, Agnès Dechartres, Thibaut Chapron, Manal Assala, Sawsen Salah, Bertrand Dunogué, Lucile Musset, Bruno Baudin, Matthieu Groh, Philippe Blanche, Luc Mouthon, Dominique Monnet, Claire Le Jeunne, Antoine Brézin, Benjamin Terrier
OBJECTIVE: The diagnostic workup of uveitis is a challenge due to the wide range of diagnoses and the lack of a well-codified diagnostic procedure. We aimed to evaluate the relevance of diagnostic investigations for the etiological diagnosis of uveitis. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients referred for etiological diagnosis of uveitis. Uveitis related to ophthalmological diseases or occurring during the course of previously diagnosed diseases were not included...
March 7, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279508/tuberculosis-elimination-and-the-challenge-of-latent-tuberculosis
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Alberto Matteelli, Giorgia Sulis, Susanna Capone, Lia D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Haileyesus Getahun
Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) affects one third to one fourth of the human population and is the reservoir for a significant proportion of emerging active tuberculosis (TB) cases, especially in low incidence countries. The World Health Organization launched in 2015 the END-TB strategy that aims at TB elimination and promotes, for the first time ever, the management of LTBI. The preventive package, basically consisting of testing and treatment for LTBI in groups at high risk of reactivation, is a mainstay of the first pillar of the strategy, alongside prompt diagnosis and early treatment of both drug-susceptible and drug-resistant TB disease...
March 6, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276801/tuberculosis-infection-and-disease-in-the-2015-cohort-of-unaccompanied-minors-seeking-asylum-in-northern-stockholm-sweden
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Rutger Bennet, Margareta Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Minors with a stated age <18 years unaccompanied by a responsible adult form an increasing part of refugees to Europe. They are older than other asylum-seeking children and many come from countries with a high tuberculosis (TB) incidence. During the 2015 refugee crisis, 35,369 of 162,877 refugees (22%) seeking asylum in Sweden were unaccompanied minors, which gave us the opportunity to study their burden of TB infection and disease. METHODS: Of the unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Sweden during 2015, 2936 (8...
February 19, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276008/three-months-of-weekly-rifapentine-plus-isoniazid-for-latent-tuberculosis-treatment-in-solid-organ-transplant-candidates
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B M Knoll, R Nog, Y Wu, A Dhand
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid daily for 9 months is the recommended regimen for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in solid organ transplant (SOT) candidates, but its use is controversial, due to reports of hepatotoxicity and low treatment completion rates. A 12-week course of once weekly directly observed therapy (DOT) with isoniazid plus rifapentine (3HP) is a new LTBI treatment regimen. Tolerability and safety data of 3HP LTBI treatment in SOT candidates are limited. METHODS: Twelve consecutive SOT candidates who underwent DOT with 3HP for LTBI at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, USA, between January 2013 and August 2016 were prospectively evaluated for tolerability and safety of 3HP...
March 8, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260493/rpf-proteins-are-the-factors-of-reactivation-of-the-dormant-forms-of-actinobacteria
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REVIEW
V D Nikitushkin, G R Demina, A S Kaprelyants
As the response to unfavorable growth conditions, nonsporulating mycobacteria transform into the dormant state with the concomitant formation of the specialized dormant forms characterized by low metabolic activity and resistance to antibiotics. Such dormant cells can be reactivated under the influence of several factors including proteins of Rpf (Resuscitation promoting factor) family, which possess peptidoglycan hydrolase activity and were considered to belong to the group of the autocrine growth factors of the bacteria...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260424/posttransplant-tuberculosis
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Erol Demir, Mehmet Sukru Sever
Tuberculosis is a major problem in the posttransplantation period, because of its high incidence and prevalence, difficulty in diagnosis as well as high risk of morbidity and mortality. In solid-organ transplant recipients, the diagnosis of tuberculosis is complex because it is paucisymptomatic. Tuberculin skin testing results may be negative, and interferon-gamma release assays may be insufficiently sensitive. Furthermore, imaging technique findings are mostly atypical, and sputum smear results can be negative despite the presence of active disease...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256381/breaking-the-barriers-migrants-and-tuberculosis
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Giovanni Sotgiu, Masoud Dara, Rosella Centis, Alberto Matteelli, Ivan Solovic, Christina Gratziou, Adrian Rendon, Giovanni Battista Migliori
Tuberculosis (TB) can represent an important clinical and public health in developing and developed countries. Low- and middle-income countries are facing an epidemic which is difficult to address because of the drug-resistance spread and the association of TB with HIV/AIDS. High-income countries, whose TB incidence has decreased in the last decades, can be involved in new TB epidemic waves owing to social, healthcare, and economic hurdles and challenges. In particular, migrants coming from high TB incidence countries can represent a new epidemiological issue in the TB care and control in geographical areas where primary care and specialized centres are not equipped to face the clinical and public health issues associated with the TB disease...
February 27, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256190/role-of-the-health-department-in-tuberculosis-prevention-and-control-legal-and-public-health-considerations
#18
Carla Jeffries, Phil Lobue, Terence Chorba, Beverly Metchock, Ijaz Kashef
Because tuberculosis is caused by an infectious organism that is spread from person to person through the air, public health measures are essential to control the disease. There are three priority strategies for tuberculosis prevention and control in the United States: (i) identifying and treating persons who have tuberculosis disease; (ii) finding persons exposed to infectious tuberculosis patients, evaluating them for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease, and providing subsequent treatment, if appropriate; and (iii) testing populations at high risk for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and treating those persons who are infected to prevent progression to disease...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255643/use-of-etanercept-to-treat-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-an-hiv-positive-patient-a-case-based-review
#19
REVIEW
Shen-Ju Liang, Quan-You Zheng, Yan-Long Yang, Yi Yang, Chong-Yang Liu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a relatively common autoimmune disease that is associated with progressive disability and systemic complications, with a relatively high socioeconomic burden. The treatment of RA has been revolutionized by the use of biological drugs, such as anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. A wide spectrum of RA disease severity has been reported among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Yet, only a few cases using anti-TNF therapy have been described in this clinical population...
March 2, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239885/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-associated-with-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-drugs-an-emerging-disease
#20
J Marcoval, R M Penín, N Sabé, F Valentí-Medina, M Bonfill-Ortí, L Martínez-Molina
Leishmaniasis is endemic in several geographic areas of the world. In each of these areas, particular species of Leishmania with differing aggressiveness to humans predominate. In the European Mediterranean basin, cutaneous leishmaniasis usually presents with discrete, self-healing skin lesions. Although it is known that tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors may increase the risk of developing infections such as tuberculosis, there is scarce literature on Leishmania infections in patients treated with these drugs...
February 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
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