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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237401/six-monthly-appointment-spacing-for-clinical-visits-as-a-model-for-retention-in-hiv-care-in-conakry-guinea-a-cohort-study
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Cavin Epie Bekolo, Abdourahimi Diallo, Mit Philips, Joseph-Desire Yuma, Letizia Di Stefano, Stéphanie Drèze, Jerome Mouton, Youssouf Koita, Ousseni W Tiomtore
BACKGROUND: The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in 2014 led to massive dropouts in HIV care in Guinea. Meanwhile, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was implementing a six-monthly appointment spacing approach adapted locally as Rendez-vous de Six Mois (R6M) with an objective to improve retention in care. We sought to evaluate this innovative model of ART delivery in circumstances where access to healthcare is restricted. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study in 2014 of the outcome of a group of stable patients (viral load ≤1000 copies/μl) enrolled voluntarily in R6M compared with a group of stable patients continuing standard one to three monthly visits in Conakry...
December 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233121/do-retreatment-tuberculosis-patients-need-special-treatment-response-follow-up-beyond-the-standard-regimen-finding-of-five-year-retrospective-study-in-pastoralist-setting
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Fentabil Getnet, Henok Sileshi, Wubareg Seifu, Selam Yirga, Abere Shiferaw Alemu
BACKGROUND: Treatment outcomes serve as proxy measures of the quality of tuberculosis treatment provided by the health care system, and it is essential to evaluate the effectiveness of Directly Observed Therapy-Short course program in controlling the disease, and reducing treatment failure, default and death. Hence, we evaluated tuberculosis treatment success rate, its trends and predictors of unsuccessful treatment outcome in Ethiopian Somali region where 85% of its population is pastoralist...
December 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173226/drug-addiction-and-alcoholism-as-predictors-for-tuberculosis-treatment-default-in-brazil-a-prospective-cohort-study
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M R Silva, J C Pereira, R R Costa, J A Dias, M D C Guimarães, I C G Leite
This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) treatment default in a priority city for disease control in Brazil. A cohort of TB cases diagnosed from 2008 to 2009 was followed up from patients' entry into three outpatient sites, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais (Brazil), until the recording of the outcomes. Drug addiction, alcoholism and treatment site appeared to be independently associated with default. Current users of crack as the hardest drug (odds ratio (OR) 12·25, 95% confidence interval (CI) 3·04-49·26) were more likely to default than other hard drug users (OR 5·67, 95% CI 1·34-24·03), former users (OR 4·12, 95% CI 1·11-15·20) and those not known to use drugs (reference group)...
November 27, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171450/treatment-outcome-of-tuberculosis-patients-under-directly-observed-treatment-short-course-and-its-determinants-in-shangla-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan-a-retrospective-study
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Tauseef Ahmad, Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Eyasu Ejeta, Manoochehr Karami, Chinenyenwa Ohia
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Pakistan. Assessment of TB treatment outcomes, monitoring and evaluation of its risk factors in Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) are among the major indicators of the performance of a national TB control program. Even though Pakistan ranks 5th among the 22 high-TB burden countries, there are no available data in this regard. METHODS: Institution-based retrospective study was conducted to determine the treatment outcome of TB patients and investigate associated risk factors at District Head Quarter Hospital Shangla, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan...
October 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110871/prevalence-of-rifampicin-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-seropositive-patients-and-their-treatment-outcomes
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C K Vidyaraj, A Chitra, S Smita, M Muthuraj, S Govindarajan, B Usharani, S Anbazhagi
Multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) are a threat to the TB control programs in developing countries, and the situation is worsened by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. This study was performed to correlate treatment outcome with the resistance patterns in HIV-seropositive patients coinfected with pulmonary TB. Sputum specimens were collected from 1643 HIV-seropositive patients and subjected to microscopy and liquid culture for TB. The smear- and culture-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were subjected to Genotype MTBDRplus assay version 2...
December 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098997/adverse-drug-reactions-and-treatment-outcome-analysis-of-dots-plus-therapy-of-mdr-tb-patients-at-district-tuberculosis-centre-a-four-year-retrospective-study
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Arif I Dela, Nitish Kumar D Tank, Anil P Singh, Kiran G Piparva
BACKGROUND: Treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) requires the use of expensive and toxic second-line anti-tubercular drugs which are given for a longer duration. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of second-line antitubercular drugs affect compliance and thereby treatment outcome. We set out to analyze ADRs and treatment outcome of MDR-TB patients receiving directly observed treatments plus therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of registered MDR-TB cases at district tuberculosis center during 2010-2014 was performed...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090653/tuberculous-pyelonephritis-in-children-three-case-reports
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Nimisha Arora, Abhijeet Saha, Manpreet Kaur
Tuberculous pyelonephritis is rare in children; three case reports are presented. Case 1 was an 11-year-old girl with a previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with flank pain and fever for 10 days. An ultrasound suggested focal pyelonephritis, and a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan demonstrated acute focal pyelonephritis and a perinephric collection. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured in the urine. She responded well to anti-tuberculous treatment (ATT). Case 2 was a 13-year-old boy who presented with fever, haematuria, burning micturition, proteinuria (3+) and cervical lymphadenopathy...
November 1, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036618/unsuccessful-treatment-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis-factors-and-a-consequent-predictive-model
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Ana Costa-Veiga, Teodoro Briz, Carla Nunes
Background: Cure is particularly valuable in pulmonary cases (PTB), as unsuccessful treatment fuels incidence and resistance to antibiotics. This study aims to identify individual factors of PTB unsuccessful treatment in Portugal and to develop a consequent predictive model. Methods: Using the Portuguese TB surveillance database (SVIG-TB), PTB cases older than 15 years notified from 2000 to 2012 in Continental Portugal were analyzed. Unsuccessful treatment included the WHO categories (failure, default, death and transferred out)...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970158/predictors-of-poor-treatment-outcomes-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Arshad Javaid, Irfan Ullah, Haleema Masud, Anila Basit, Waqas Ahmad, Zahid Ahmad Butt, Muhammad Qasim
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the characteristics, treatment outcomes and risk factors for poor treatment outcomes among multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including all patients with MDR-TB attended at the MDR-TB unit in Peshawar was conducted between January 2012 and April 2014. Patients were followed until an outcome of TB treatment was recorded as successful (cured or completed) or unsuccessful...
September 29, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895659/implementation-strategies-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Tomas Pantoja, Newton Opiyo, Simon Lewin, Elizabeth Paulsen, Agustín Ciapponi, Charles S Wiysonge, Cristian A Herrera, Gabriel Rada, Blanca Peñaloza, Lilian Dudley, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: A key function of health systems is implementing interventions to improve health, but coverage of essential health interventions remains low in low-income countries. Implementing interventions can be challenging, particularly if it entails complex changes in clinical routines; in collaborative patterns among different healthcare providers and disciplines; in the behaviour of providers, patients or other stakeholders; or in the organisation of care. Decision-makers may use a range of strategies to implement health interventions, and these choices should be based on evidence of the strategies' effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858089/adherence-tolerability-and-outcome-after-36-months-of-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-in-2-rural-clinics-of-swaziland-a-prospective-observational-feasibility-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Yolanda Mueller, Qhubekani Mpala, Bernhard Kerschberger, Barbara Rusch, Gugu Mchunu, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Maryline Bonnet
Although efficacy of 36 months isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) among HIV-positive individuals has been proven in trial settings, outcome, tolerance, and adherence have rarely been evaluated in real-life settings.This is a prospective observational cohort study conducted in 2 primary care rural clinics in Swaziland.After negative tuberculosis symptom screening, patients either with the positive tuberculin skin test (TST) or after tuberculosis treatment were initiated on IPT for 144 weeks. In addition to routine clinic visits, adherence was assessed every semester...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836653/disease-and-treatment-related-factors-associated-with-tuberculosis-treatment-default-in-khartoum-state-sudan-a-case-control-study
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Ahmed O A Ali, Martin H Prins
Defaulting on tuberculosis (TB) treatment remains a challenge to controlling TB. This case-control study aimed to identify determinants of treatment default among TB patients attending treatment clinics in Khartoum State from May to July 2011. Cases were TB patients who defaulted on treatment and controls were those who completed treatment. Of the 2727 TB patients attending the clinics, 328 (14%) had defaulted. Of these, 185 had resumed treatment before data collection and 143 had not and were eligible as cases...
August 20, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776529/treatment-outcome-of-patients-having-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-gujarat-india
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Krunal Prajapati, Vishal Mishra, Mira Desai, Rajesh Solanki, Purvi Naik
BACKGROUND: To investigate the factors affecting treatment outcome of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Gujarat, India. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was conducted on patients with XDR TB from January 2012 to October 2016. Details of demography, clinical symptoms, sputum/culture and radiological examination, drug treatment, adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and treatment outcome were recorded in pretested case record form (CRF). Data was analyzed using Fisher's exact test and paired student's t test...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748003/patient-attitudes-towards-community-based-tuberculosis-dot-and-adherence-to-treatment-in-an-urban-setting-kampala-uganda
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Sempeera Hassard, Anguzu Ronald, Kawooya Angella
INTRODUCTION: High Tuberculosis treatment default rate (17%) and sub-optimal treatment completion rates (45%) has burdened Kampala. Nevertheless, there are observable increase in the number of patients on TB DOT; from 6% to 29% in two consecutive annual reports. The main objective was to determine the association of TB patient attitudes towards community-based observers on the TB drug adherence on directly observed treatment for TB in Kampala. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Lubaga division, Kampala...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727473/delay-in-initiation-of-treatment-after-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-primary-health-care-setting-eight-year-cohort-analysis-from-district-faridabad-haryana-north-india
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Shashi Kant, Arvind K Singh, Giridara G Parmeshwaran, Partha Haldar, Sumit Malhotra, Ravneet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Delay in initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment may have a tremendous impact on disease transmission, development of drug resistance, poor outcome and overall survival of TB patients. The delay can occur at various levels. Delay in initiation of treatment after diagnosis is mostly due to health system failure and has immense programmatic implications. It has not been studied extensively in the Indian setting. METHODS: The authors did a cohort analysis of all TB patients initiated on treatment from two primary health centres (PHCs) at Ballabgarh Health and Demographic Surveillance System between January 2007 and December 2014...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713434/first-insight-into-a-nationwide-genotypic-diversity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-among-previously-treated-pulmonary-tuberculosis-cases-in-benin-west-africa
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Dissou Affolabi, N'Dira Sanoussi, Sergio Codo, Fréderic Sogbo, Prudence Wachinou, Faridath Massou, Aderemi Kehinde, Séverin Anagonou
BACKGROUND: Molecular studies on tuberculosis (TB) are rare in low-resource countries like Benin, where data on molecular study on previously treated TB cases is unavailable. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January to December 2014, all smear- and culture-positive previously treated pulmonary TB patients from all TB clinics were systematically recruited. Drug susceptibility testing and spoligotyping were performed on all isolates. RESULTS: Of the 100 patients recruited, 71 (71...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712668/treatment-outcomes-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-zhejiang-china-2009-2013
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L Zhang, Q Meng, S Chen, M Zhang, B Chen, B Wu, G Yan, X Wang, Z Jia
OBJECTIVES: To examine treatment outcomes and factors associated with poor outcome of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) in China. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational cohort study including consecutive patients with MDR-TB between 2009 and 2013 in six regions of Zhejiang province. Patients were prescribed treatments by infectious disease specialists, and treatment outcomes were recorded. Sociodemographic characteristics were obtained through a structured questionnaire...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652801/outcome-of-tuberculosis-treatment-and-its-predictors-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-southwest-ethiopia
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Adane Teshome Kefale, Yeniewa Kerie Anagaw
BACKGROUND: Co-infection with HIV challenges treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and worsens the outcome. This study aimed to assess the outcome of TB treatment and its predictors among HIV infected patients at Mizan-Tepi University Teaching Hospital (MTUTH), Ethiopia. METHODS: Medical records of 188 TB/HIV co-infected patients who attended the TB clinic of MTUTH from September 2012 to December 2015 were reviewed from March 14 to April 1, 2016. The primary endpoints of the study were treatment outcome of TB and its predictors...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622361/prevalence-trend-and-risk-factors-for-antiretroviral-therapy-discontinuation-among-hiv-infected-adults-in-ethiopia-in-2003-2015
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael, Lillian Mwanri
BACKGROUND: It is well acknowledged that antiretroviral therapy (ART) discontinuation hampers the progress towards achieving the UNAIDS treatment targets that aim to treat 90% of HIV diagnosed patients and achieve viral suppression for 90% of those on treatment. Nevertheless, the magnitude, trend and risk factors for ART discontinuation have not been explored extensively. We carried out a retrospective data analysis to assess prevalence, trend and risk factors for ART discontinuation among adults in Southwest Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611374/efficacy-and-safety-of-mycobacterium-indicus-pranii-as-an-adjunct-therapy-in-category-ii-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-randomized-trial
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Surendra K Sharma, Kiran Katoch, Rohit Sarin, Raman Balambal, Nirmal Kumar Jain, Naresh Patel, Kolluri J R Murthy, Neeta Singla, P K Saha, Ashwani Khanna, Urvashi Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, A Sengupta, J N Banavaliker, D S Chauhan, Shailendra Sachan, Mohammad Wasim, Sanjay Tripathi, Nilesh Dutt, Nitin Jain, Nalin Joshi, Sita Ram Raju Penmesta, Sumanlatha Gaddam, Sanjay Gupta, Bakulesh Khamar, Bindu Dey, Dipendra K Mitra, Sunil K Arora, Sangeeta Bhaskar, Rajni Rani
Prolonged treatment of tuberculosis (TB) often leads to poor compliance, default and relapse, converting primary TB patients into category II TB (Cat IITB) cases, many of whom may convert to multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). We have evaluated the immunotherapeutic potential of Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) as an adjunct to Anti-Tubercular Treatment (ATT) in Cat II pulmonary TB (PTB) patients in a prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicentric clinical trial. 890 sputum smear positive Cat II PTB patients were randomized to receive either six intra-dermal injections (2 + 4) of heat-killed MIP at a dose of 5 × 10(8) bacilli or placebo once in 2 weeks for 2 months...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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