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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430807/diagnosis-of-smear-negative-tuberculosis-is-greatly-improved-by-xpert-mtb-rif
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Giulia Lombardi, Valentina Di Gregori, Nicolò Girometti, Marina Tadolini, Francesco Bisognin, Paola Dal Monte
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of pulmonary (PTB) and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in smear-negative patients can be difficult. We assessed retrospectively the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF system (Xpert, Cepheid) in diagnosing smear-negative tuberculosis (TB), which represents the most common form of TB in a low incidence setting. METHODS: Performance of Xpert was compared to acid-fast microscopic examination using Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) stain in patients with culture-confirmed TB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423095/first-reported-case-of-fulminant-tb-with-progression-of-infection-from-lungs-to-the-genitourinary-region
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Tatjana Adzic-Vukicevic, Aleksandra Barac, Aleksandra Dudvarski Ilic, Radmila Jankovic, Jovan Hadzi-Djokic, Dragica Pesut
Although tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease, it continues to be one of the leading infections associated with death in the world. Extra-pulmonary TB (EPTB) occurs in approximately 10% of the total cases, presenting with lymph nodes, pleura, bone and genitourinary tract as the most common locations. Genitourinary tuberculosis, the second most common EPTB, is very difficult to diagnose unless there is a high index of suspicion. Isolated TB orchitis or prostatitis without clinical evidence of renal involvement is a rare entity among genitourinary tuberculosis...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410697/multifocal-pure-tubercular-osteomyelitis-an-unusual-presentation-in-childhood
#3
Sananda Pati, Sangita De, Tarak Nath Ghosh, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in the developing world. One-third of children infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have extra pulmonary involvement. Skeletal tuberculosis occurs in 1-6% of them with vertebra being the commonest site. Pure tubercular osteomyelitis without joint involvement occurs in only 2-3% cases of osteoarticular tuberculosis. Common sites are femur, tibia, and fibula. Disseminated skeletal involvement is very rare in children (7%) and calvarial osteomyelitis is even rarer (1%)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410693/clinical-and-radiological-spectrum-of-intracranial-tuberculosis-a-hospital-based-study-in-northeast-india
#4
Baiakmenlang Synmon, Marami Das, Ashok K Kayal, Munindra Goswami, Jogesh Sarma, Lakshya Basumatary, Suvorit Bhowmick
Central nervous system tuberculosis (TB) is the most severe extra pulmonary TB having a high mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To study the various clinical, biochemical, and radiological spectrum of intracranial TB. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Ninety-three patients were enrolled in this prospective study after ethical clearance and consent from August 2013 to May 2015. The entire clinical course with complications and predictors of mortality were assessed. RESULTS: 36 females (38...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397473/factors-contributing-to-false-negative-enzyme-linked-immunospot-assay-for-interferon-gamma-results-in-active-tuberculosis
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Guoli Lian, Fangxiong Du, Hongyan Wu, Min He, Zhigang Liu
BACKGROUND: The enzyme-linked immunospot assay test (T-SPOT.TB) is effective for detecting TB, but there are still some persons with tuberculosis (TB) who have negative results. The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that contribute to false negative results in active TB patients. METHODS: We investigated the clinical trial and laboratory data of the active TB patients hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University from May 2013 to November 2014...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392916/treatment-outcomes-of-tuberculosis-patients-in-nigist-eleni-mohammed-general-hospital-hosanna-southern-nations-nationalities-and-peoples-region-ethiopia-a-five-year-june-2009-to-august-2014-retrospective-study
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Tigist Mohammed, Kidist Daniel, Degefa Helamo, Taye Leta
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains to be a major public health problem among under developed world due to delay in detection and treatment of patients with active TB. In Ethiopia, tuberculosis has been recognized as a major public health problem for more than fifty years. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to determine treatment outcomes and associated factors among TB patients attending Nigist Eleni Mohammed General Hospital, Hosanna, SNNPR, Ethiopia...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388895/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-score-during-tuberculosis-treatment
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Eric Walter Pefura-Yone, Adamou Dodo Balkissou, Virginie Poka-Mayap, Hadja Koté Fatime-Abaicho, Patrick Thierry Enono-Edende, André Pascal Kengne
BACKGROUND: Death under care is a major challenge for tuberculosis (TB) treatment programs. We derived and validated a simple score to predict mortality during tuberculosis treatment in high endemicity areas. METHODS: We used data for patients aged ≥15 years, diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis at the Yaounde Jamot Hospital between January 2012 and December 2013. Baseline characteristics associated with mortality were investigated using logistic regressions...
April 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384990/primary-tuberculosis-of-nose-causing-bilateral-nasal-obstruction-and-halitosis-in-a-25-year-old-woman
#8
Leena Rajam, M Hari Kumar, Sabitha Hari Kumar
Primary or secondary nasal tuberculosis is rare and usually, it is considered as an extra pulmonary form of tuberculosis. Nasal tuberculosis infection may spread to maxillary palatal region by contagious or haematogenous route causing palatal perforation. In some instance, it may cause septal perforation with nasal obstruction which may give rise to halitosis. We report a case where, there was bilateral nasal mucosal involvement leading to severe nasal obstruction. This rare manifestation should be considered in areas where the disease is prevalent as delay in diagnosis and treatment could lead to serious and life threatening complications due to local spread from the nose to the para nasal sinuses and brain...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384925/sle-and-tuberculosis-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharya, Md Jamil, Aakash Roy, Kishore Kumar Talukdar
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Tuberculosis (TB) are intricately related with an increase in the risk of TB in SLE. Primary mechanisms pertaining to the increased susceptibility for TB are the inherent immunodeficient state of SLE and use of immunosuppressant agents in the treatment of SLE. We report a case series of five female patients of SLE with TB who presented between January 2015 and December 2015 in a tertiary care teaching hospital in North Eastern India. All the patients were young to middle aged females having SLE with or without lupus nephritis who were on immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids, mycophenolate mofetil or cyclophosphamide...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376789/high-pre-diagnosis-attrition-among-patients-with-presumptive-mdr-tb-an-operational-research-from-bhopal-district-india
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Deepak Shewade, Arun M Kokane, Akash Ranjan Singh, Manoj Verma, Malik Parmar, Ashish Chauhan, Sanjay Singh Chahar, Manoj Tiwari, Sheeba Naz Khan, Vivek Gupta, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Mukesh Nagar, Sanjai Kumar Singh, Pradeep Kumar Mehra, Ajay Mv Kumar
BACKGROUND: Pre-diagnosis attrition needs to be addressed urgently if we are to make progress in improving MDR-TB case detection and achieve universal access to MDR-TB care. We report the pre-diagnosis attrition, along with factors associated, and turnaround times related to the diagnostic pathway among patient with presumptive MDR-TB in Bhopal district, central India (2014). METHODS: Study was conducted under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme setting...
April 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351361/lost-in-care-pathway-a-qualitative-investigation-on-the-health-system-delay-of-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-in-bangladesh
#11
Malabika Sarker, Din Mohammad, Sukanta Paul, Rahima Akter, Shayla Islam, Goutam Biswas, Asheque Hossain, Akramul Islam
BACKGROUND: Although extra pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) has long been known as a major public health concern globally, the complex healthcare-seeking pathways of EPTB patients are not widely studied. This study aims to explore the pattern of healthcare-seeking pathways of rural and urban EPTB patients registered with the BRAC TB control programme. BRAC is a Bangladesh-based non-governmental organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through empowering the poor. METHOD: Data were collected through 60 in-depth interviews with rural and urban EPTB patients in Bangladesh...
March 28, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349008/a-case-of-hard-palate-perforation
#12
Atul Saroch, Ashok Kumar Pannu
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in developing countries. Lung is most common affected organ, however extra pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is also not uncommon. The clinical manifestations of EPTB may be non-specific that mimics other diseases and is usually misdiagnosed. Therefore, high clinical suspicion of EPTB infection is important, especially in endemic areas. Here, we present a case of hard palate perforation that proved to be tuberculous in origin. The diagnosis was made by histo-pathological examination and positive TB Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
October 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348793/understanding-cutaneous-tuberculosis-two-clinical-cases
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Flavio De Maio, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Elena Visconti, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Giovanni Delogu, Michela Sali
Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient human disease and remains today one of the most important public health problems and the second most frequent cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. While pulmonary TB is the most common form, extra-pulmonary TB is on the rise due to the increase in immunosuppressed subjects. Cutaneous TB manifestations are rare forms of extra-pulmonary TB due to systemic dissemination of bacilli or direct inoculation, involving skin or skin-associated tissue, more common in immunocompromised subjects...
December 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337993/evaluation-of-5-novel-protein-biomarkers-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-and-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-preliminary-results
#14
Amit Singh, Anil Kumar Gupta, Krishnamoorthy Gopinath, Pawan Sharma, Sarman Singh
Improved methods are required for the early and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis, especially in the patients with smear-negative disease. Several biomarkers have been tried but most have shown poor sensitivity or specificity. In present study we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of five novel antigens identified earlier by us. This is an initial study conducted on 250 subjects. The five recombinant antigens, named as rSS1 (Rv2145c), rSS2 (Rv0164), rSS3 (Rv1437), rSS4 (Rv1827) and rSS5 (Rv2970c), were expressed in pQE-30 expression vector, purified and their sero-diagnostic efficacy was evaluated in an unblinded manner using dot-blot and ELISA methods...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317400/nanodiagnostics-for-tuberculosis-detection
#15
Hesham El-Samadony, Asma Althani, Mohamed Awad Tageldin, Hassan M E Azzazy
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...
May 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284274/initial-screening-of-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-using-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-improves-case-detection-rates
#16
Amita Jain, Pravin Kumar Singh, Urmila Singh, Vijay Kumar
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April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284254/tuberculosis-hospitalization-expenditures-per-patient-from-private-health-insurance-claims-data-2010-2014
#17
K Owusu-Edusei, S M Marks, R Miramontes, E L Stockbridge, C A Winston
OBJECTIVE: To determine hospitalization expenditures for tuberculosis (TB) disease among privately insured patients in the United States. METHODS: We extracted TB hospital admissions data from the 2010-2014 MarketScan® commercial database using International Classification of Diseases version 9 codes for TB (011.0-018.96) as the principal diagnosis. We estimated adjusted average expenditures (in 2014 USD) using regression analyses controlling for patient and claim characteristics...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276626/exploration-on-the-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-incidence-in-wenchuan-earthquake-stricken-area
#18
Xiaoyan Yang, Hailong Zhou, Xiaoping Pan
AIM: To explore the risk factors of pulmonary tuberculosis incidence in Wenchuan earthquake-stricken area during a nine-year period of time. METHODS: The incidence and socio-economic indicators in the 181 counties of Sichuan province from 2004 to 2012 were collected, multilevel extra-Poisson model was performed for variable screening, Bayesian spatio-temporal models were fitted. RESULTS: The morbidity showed a downward time trend from 2004 to 2012...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275073/rapid-detection-of-cell-free-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dna-in-tuberculous-pleural-effusion
#19
Nanying Che, Xinting Yang, Zichen Liu, Kun Li, Xiaoyou Chen
Tuberculous pleurisy is one of the most common extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, but its diagnosis remains to be difficult. In this study, we for the first time report detection of cell-free Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in pleural effusion and evaluation of this newly developed molecular assay. A total of 78 patients with pleural effusion, 60 patients with tuberculous pleurisy and 18 patients with alternative diseases, were included in this study. Mycobacterial culture, Xpert MTB/RIF assay, adenosine deaminase assay, T-SPOT...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260763/a-retrospective-histopathological-study-on-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-mymensingh
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A Begum, M A Baten, Z Begum, M M Alam, M M Ahsan, N P Ansari, S Zahan, M K Khan, F Nesa, M M Huq
Tuberculosis is a very common disease in our country. This retrospective histopathological study was designed to assess the distribution of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in various organs through examination of biopsy specimens. A total of 216 specimens were diagnosed as tubercular lesion by histopathological evaluation in the Department of pathology, Community Based Medical College and a private laboratory during the period from January 2014 to December 2014. Mean age of the case was 32 years. Majority of the cases were female (126 out of 216)...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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