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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810840/the-association-between-tuberculosis-and-the-development-of-insulin-resistance-in-adults-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-the-western-sub-district-of-the-cape-metropole-region-south-africa-a-combined-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Lauren Philips, Janicke Visser, Daan Nel, Renée Blaauw
BACKGROUND: The existence of a bi-directional relationship between tuberculosis (TB) and insulin resistance (IR)/diabetes has been alluded to in literature. Although diabetes has been linked to increased tuberculosis risk, the relationship between tuberculosis as a causative factor for IR remains unclear. The study aimed to determine if an association existed between tuberculosis and IR development in adults with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis at baseline. It was additionally aimed to document changes in IR status during TB follow-up periods...
August 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806423/new-synthetic-lipid-antigens-for-rapid-serological-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis
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Alison Jones, Mark Pitts, Juma'a R Al Dulayymi, James Gibbons, Andrew Ramsay, Delia Goletti, Christopher D Gwenin, Mark S Baird
BACKGROUND: During pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) antibodies are generated to trehalose esters of mycolic acids which are cell wall lipids of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Attempts have been made to use these complex natural mixtures in serological tests for PTB diagnosis. AIM: The aim of this work was to determine whether a serological test based on a panel of defined individual trehalose esters of characteristic synthetic mycolic acids has improved diagnostic accuracy in distinguishing patients with culture positive PTB from individuals who were Mtb culture negative...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804606/a-multiple-antigen-detection-assay-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis-based-on-broadly-reactive-polyclonal-antibodies
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Zhenhua Dai, Zhiqiang Liu, Bingshui Xiu, Xiqin Yang, Ping Zhao, Xuhui Zhang, Cuimi Duan, Haiping Que, Heqiu Zhang, Xiaoyan Feng
OBJECTIVES: Detection of circulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) antigens is promising in Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis. However, not a single antigen marker has been found to be widely expressed in all TB patients. This study is aimed to prepare broadly reactive polyclonal antibodies targeting multiple antigen markers (multi-target antibodies) and evaluate their efficacies in TB diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A fusion gene consisting of 38kD, ESAT6, and CFP10 was constructed and overexpressed...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802406/real-time-pcr-followed-by-high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis-a-rapid-and-pragmatic-approach-for-screening-of-multidrug-resistant-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Kusum Sharma, Megha Sharma, Shreya Singh, Manish Modi, Aman Sharma, Pallab Ray, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance (MDR) in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a diagnostic challenge in an endemic country like India. Timely detection of MDR-TB can contribute to a better patient outcome. OBJECTIVE: To perform real-time PCR (qPCR) using rpoB, mpb64 and IS6110 gene on a variety of EPTB samples and to compare the performance of different gene targets. All qPCR positive samples were subjected to high resolution melt-curve analysis (HRM analysis) for rpoB and katG gene to evaluate its potential for MDR screening among different sample types...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802405/detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-paraffin-embedded-tissues-by-genexpert-mtb-rif
#5
Laura Rindi, Greta Alì, Barbara Fabiani, Gabriella Fontanini, Carlo Garzelli
GeneXpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) assay, a rapid and automated system based on real-time PCR and molecular beacon technology, proved to be a sensitive and specific tool capable of detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin resistance in clinical specimens. In this study we provide a Xpert-dedicated successful protocol for processing paraffin-embedded tissue and assess the feasibility of the Xpert assay-based tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis on these specimens, thus proving the Xpert assay as a valuable TB diagnostic tool in supporting conventional histopathological methods...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798488/analysis-of-factors-influencing-diagnostic-accuracy-of-t-spot-tb-for-active-tuberculosis-in-clinical-practice
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Lifan Zhang, Xiaochun Shi, Yueqiu Zhang, Yao Zhang, Feifei Huo, Baotong Zhou, Guohua Deng, Xiaoqing Liu
T-SPOT.TB didn't perform a perfect diagnosis for active tuberculosis (ATB), and some factors may influence the results. We did this study to evaluate possible factors associated with the sensitivity and specificity of T-SPOT.TB, and the diagnostic parameters under varied conditions. Patients with suspected ATB were enrolled prospectively. Influencing factors of the sensitivity and specificity of T-SPOT.TB were evaluated using logistic regression models. Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values (PV), and likelihood ratios (LR) were calculated with consideration of relevant factors...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794886/evaluation-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-for-determination-of-rifampicin-resistance-among-new-tuberculosis-cases-in-west-and-northwest-iran
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S Atashi, B Izadi, S Jalilian, S H Madani, A Farahani, P Mohajeri
Despite a Mycobacterium tuberculosis control programme and anti-tuberculosis drugs, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is one of the most serious public health issues worldwide. Rapid laboratory diagnosis of M. tuberculosis is needed for the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB and to find the optimal treatment protocol. The purpose of this study was to detect resistance to rifampicin in new cases of TB using the GeneXpert MTB/RIF (M. tuberculosis/rifampicin) assay and the standard proportional method in west and northwest Iran...
September 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794178/potential-of-high-affinity-slow-off-rate-modified-aptamer-somamer-reagents-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-proteins-as-tools-for-infection-models-and-diagnostic-applications
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Theresa Russell, Louis S Green, Taylor Rice, Nicole A Kruh-Garcia, Karen Dobos, Mary A DeGroote, Thomas Hraha, David G Sterling, Nebojsa Janjic, Urs A Ochsner
Direct pathogen detection in blood to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) has been difficult, due to low levels of circulating antigens or due to the lack of specific, high-affinity binding reagents and reliable assays with adequate sensitivity. We sought to determine whether slow off-rate modified aptamer (SOMAmer) reagents with sub-nanomolar affinity for M. tuberculosis (Mtb) proteins (antigen 85A, 85B, 85C, GroES, GroEL2, DnaK, CFP10, KAD, CFP2, RplL and Tpx) could be useful to diagnose tuberculosis. When incorporated into the multiplexed, array-based proteomic SOMAscan assay, limits of detection reached the sub-picomolar range in 40% serum...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794177/discovery-and-validation-of-a-six-marker-serum-protein-signature-for-the-diagnosis-of-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#9
Mary A De Groote, David G Sterling, Thomas Hraha, Theresa Russell, Louis S Green, Kirsten Wall, Stephan Kraemer, Rachel Ostroff, Nebojsa Janjic, Urs A Ochsner
New non-sputum biomarker tests for active tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics are of highest priority for global TB control. We performed in-depth proteomic analysis using the 4000-plex SOMAscan assay on 1470 serum samples from seven TB-endemic countries. All samples were from patients with symptoms and signs suggestive of active pulmonary TB that were systematically confirmed or ruled-out for TB by culture and clinical follow-up. HIV-coinfection was present in 34%and 22% were sputum smear-negative. Serum protein biomarkers were identified by stability selection using L1-regularized logistic regression and by Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) statistics...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794092/optic-disc-swelling-in-a-patient-with-tuberculous-meningitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Hanis Zuhaimy, Sue Ngein Leow, Suresh K Vasudevan
We discuss the diagnostic challenge in an adult patient presented with purely ocular symptoms diagnosed with tuberculous meningitis (TBM). A 38-year-old woman presented with bilateral painless blurring of vision. There were bilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy and bilateral optic disc swelling. Optic nerve function tests were normal. Patient was lucid with no signs of meningism. Brain imaging were normal. She had a positive Mantoux test, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate but no clinical evidence of active pulmonary tuberculosis infection...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792514/network-analysis-for-science-and-technology-management-evidence-from-tuberculosis-research-in-fiocruz-brazil
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Bruna de Paula Fonseca E Fonseca, Marcus Vinicius Pereira da Silva, Kizi Mendonça de Araújo, Ricardo Barros Sampaio, Milton Ozório Moraes
Collaborative networks are of great value for science and technology (S&T) institutions as a way of sharing, generating and disseminating new knowledge that could ultimately lead to innovations. Driven by the need to assess the contribution and effectiveness of these networks in informing S&T management, we explored the evolution and dynamics of tuberculosis scientific networks involving the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the major public health S&T Institution in Brazil. Social network analysis (SNA) was used to produce a 10-year (2005-2009, 2010-2014) retrospective longitudinal mapping of Brazilian tuberculosis research networks within the country and internationally, highlighting Fiocruz collaborations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780247/direct-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-drug-resistance-in-respiratory-specimen-using-abbott-realtime-mtb-detection-and-rif-inh-resistance-assay
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Kingsley King-Gee Tam, Kenneth Siu-Sing Leung, Sabrina Wai-Chi To, Gilman Kit-Hang Siu, Terrence Chi-Kong Lau, Victor Chi-Man Shek, Cindy Wing-Sze Tse, Samson Sai-Yin Wong, Pak-Leung Ho, Wing-Cheong Yam
Abbott RealTime MTB (Abbott-RT) in conjunction with Abbott RealTime MTB RIF/INH Resistance (Abbott-RIF/INH) is a new, high-throughput automated nucleic acid amplification platform (Abbott-MDR) for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and the genotypic markers for rifampicin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH) resistance directly from respiratory specimens. This prospective study evaluated the diagnostic performance of this new platform for MTBC and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using 610 sputum specimens in a tuberculosis high-burden setting...
July 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777205/rapid-accurate-identification-of-tuberculous-meningitis-among-south-african-children-using-a-novel-clinical-decision-tool
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Anu Goenka, Prakash M Jeena, Koleka Mlisana, Tom Solomon, Kevin Spicer, Rebecca Stephenson, Arpana Verma, Barnesh Dhada, Michael J Griffiths
INTRODUCTION: Early diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is crucial to achieve optimum outcomes. There is no effective rapid diagnostic test for use in children. We aimed to develop a clinical decision tool to facilitate the early diagnosis of childhood TBM. METHODS: Retrospective case control study across 7 hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2010-2014). We identified the variables most predictive of microbiologically confirmed TBM in children (3 months-15 years) by univariate analysis...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776534/recovery-of-mycobacterium-lentiflavum-from-bronchial-lavage-during-follow-up-of-an-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-patient
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Esther Vise, Michael Mawlong, Akshay Garg, Arnab Sen, Ingudam Shakuntala, Samir Das
Initially diagnosed with cervical lymphadenitis, a 15-year-old boy was started with category I anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs. Follow-up investigations led to isolation and identification of Mycobacterium lentiflavum by multiple diagnostic and identification approaches. Observation of this rare pathogen from human origin urges cautious diagnosis while attending TB cases.
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776524/pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-pediatric-reference-hospital-in-bogot%C3%A3-colombia
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Luisa Fernanda Imbachí Yunda, Eileen Viviana Fonseca Sepúlveda, Kelly Christina Márquez Herrera, Germán Camacho Moreno
BACKGROUND: In Colombia, epidemiological and clinical information related to pediatric tuberculosis (TB) is scarce. Data are needed to define the impact of the disease and to strengthen measures for detection and treatment. It is proposed to analyze the pediatric population diagnosed with pulmonary TB in a national reference institution. METHODS: Retrospective observational study including pediatric patients with pulmonary and miliary TB, and pulmonary and extrapulmonary involvement, treated between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2016...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771504/a-clinical-scoring-system-to-prioritise-investigation-for-tuberculosis-among-adults-attending-hiv-clinics-in-south-africa
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Yasmeen Hanifa, Katherine L Fielding, Violet N Chihota, Lungiswa Adonis, Salome Charalambous, Nicola Foster, Alan Karstaedt, Kerrigan McCarthy, Mark P Nicol, Nontobeko T Ndlovu, Edina Sinanovic, Faieza Sahid, Wendy Stevens, Anna Vassall, Gavin J Churchyard, Alison D Grant
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for regular tuberculosis (TB) screening of HIV-positive individuals with Xpert MTB/RIF as the first diagnostic test has major resource implications. OBJECTIVE: To develop a diagnostic prediction model for TB, for symptomatic adults attending for routine HIV care, to prioritise TB investigation. DESIGN: Cohort study exploring a TB testing algorithm. SETTING: HIV clinics, South Africa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764615/cerebral-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-following-cyclophosphamide-treatment-a-case-report
#17
S Cooray, H Zhang, R Breen, G Carr-White, R Howard, M Cuadrado, D D'Cruz, G Sanna
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is a rare but catastrophic event in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we report a case of cerebral TB in a patient with lupus myocarditis and nephritis, following cyclophosphamide immunosuppression. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of cerebral TB in SLE in a non-endemic country. A 31-year-old female with SLE and a history of regular travel to Kenya presented to our centre with clinical features of acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with severe lupus myocarditis, and a renal biopsy also confirmed lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764156/improved-serodiagnostic-sensitivity-of-strip-test-for-latent-tuberculosis
#18
Songsri Kasempimolporn, Wichit Thaveekarn, Kanyanat Promrungreang, Orawan Khow, Supatsorn Boonchang, Visith Sitprija
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) is difficult due to no clinical manifestations. Cases of LTBI are mostly sputum negative. The World Health Organization recommends the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) as the current diagnostic standard for LTBI. Our previously developed serologic strip test for LTBI detection had suboptimal sensitivity. Additional Mycobacteriumtuberculosis (MTB) latency-associated antigens may improve the detection rate of LTBI. AIM: The present study aimed to optimize sensitivity of existing strip test...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751171/use-of-ifn-%C3%AE-and-ip-10-detection-in-the-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases
#19
Raquel Villar-Hernández, Irene Latorre, Sonia Mínguez, Jéssica Díaz, Esther García-García, Beatriz Muriel-Moreno, Alicia Lacoma, Cristina Prat, Alex Olivé, Morten Ruhwald, Lourdes Mateo, José Domínguez
OBJECTIVES: Biologic agents are used against rheumatic diseases, however, they increase the risk of developing severe infections and diseases such as tuberculosis. We aimed to determine the benefits of IP-10 detection to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases on different immunosuppressive drug regimens, and compare these results with IFN-γ detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 64 patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746979/feasibility-of-a-new-model-for-early-detection-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-a-developed-setting-of-eastern-china
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Zhengwei Liu, Aizhen Pan, BeiBei Wu, Lin Zhou, Haibo He, Qiong Meng, Songhua Chen, Yu Pang, Xiaomeng Wang
OBJECTIVES: The poor detection rate of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) highlights the urgent need to explore new case finding model to improve the detection of MDR-TB in China. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a new model that combines molecular diagnostics and sputum transportation for early detection of MDR-TB patients in Zhejiang. METHODS: From May 2014 to January 2015, TB suspects were continuously enrolled at 6 county-level designated TB hospitals in Zhejiang...
July 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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