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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455561/rates-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-patients-treated-with-tnf-inhibitors-for-psoriasis-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Erica B Lee, Mina Amin, Jeremy Man, Alexander Egeberg, Jashin J Wu
Background Although tuberculosis screening guidelines for psoriasis patients on TNF inhibitors exist, few studies have reported the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and conversion rates in this population. Objective To determine the incidence of LTBI and active tuberculosis in patients with psoriasis receiving TNF inhibitor therapy. Methods A total of 138 patients were included in our retrospective study of patients treated from September 2004 to September 2017. Tuberculin skin test was considered positive with an induration of greater than 5 mm...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445869/guidelines-for-management-of-rheumatic-diseases-in-developing-countries-from-basics-to-real-world-situation-relevance-need-and-processes-for-development
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Durga Prasanna Misra, Aman Sharma, Vikas Agarwal
Guidelines or recommendations help to provide uniform standards in medical practice. The development of guidelines requires adherence to pre-defined norms prescribed by different international organizations such as the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR). We searched Pubmed and LILACS to identify published papers in five major rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, spondyloarthropathies, osteoarthritis, and scleroderma) from different countries based on their economic prosperity and could find a lack of published literature from most economically weaker regions...
February 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440963/heritage-of-stanis%C3%A5-aw-ostrowski-the-only-one-medical-doctor-who-became-state-polish-president-patriae-semper-fidelis
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Martyna Woltanowska, Piotr Woltanowski, Andrzej Wincewicz, Magdalena Woltanowska
Aim: Our purpose was to write a biography of Stanisław Ostrowski that would address in the first place the medical aspect of his professional life, with a comprehensive approach of others fields of his activity. Methods: We essentially grounded the paper on primary resources that were papers authored by Ostrowski including his scientific publications, memories, speeches as well as contemporaneous official documents that referred to Ostrowski. Second resources were also used to double check some data from primary resources and to place the biography of Stanisław Ostrowski in a proper background with special care to social, professional and political context...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421440/evaluation-of-interferon-gamma-release-assays-in-extrasanguinous-body-fluids-for-diagnosing-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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An Wen, Xin-Hui Qu, Kun-Nan Zhang, Er-Ling Leng, Yue Ren, Xiao-Mu Wu
AIMS: In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to systematically compare the diagnostic accuracy of IGRAs performed for extrasanguinous body fluids with that performed for blood in the diagnosis of TB. MAIN METHODS: Multiple English and Chinese databases were searched up to November 2017. Studies that complied with the guidelines for the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies and used QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and/or T-SPOT.TB (ELISPOT) assays on both blood and extrasanguinous body fluids were included...
February 5, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395122/methodology-and-preliminary-results-of-a-systematic-literature-review-of-ante-mortem-and-post-mortem-diagnostic-tests-for-bovine-tuberculosis
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Sara H Downs, Jessica E Parry, Paul A Upton, Jennifer M Broughan, Anthony V Goodchild, Javier Nuñez-Garcia, Matthias Greiner, Darrell A Abernethy, Angus R Cameron, Alasdair J Cook, Ricardo de la Rua-Domenech, Jane Gunn, Elizabeth Pritchard, Shelley Rhodes, Simon Rolfe, Michael Sharp, H Martin Vordermeier, Eamon Watson, Michael Welsh, Adam O Whelan, John A Woolliams, Simon J More, Richard S Clifton-Hadley
A systematic review was conducted to identify studies with data for statistical meta-analyses of sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) of ante-mortem and post-mortem diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. Members of a working group (WG) developed and tested search criteria and developed a standardised two-stage review process, to identify primary studies with numerator and denominator data for test performance and an agreed range of covariate data. No limits were applied to year, language, region or type of test in initial searches of electronic databases...
November 9, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391775/tuberculosis-and-viral-hepatitis-infection-in-eastern-europe-asia-and-latin-america-impact-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Yi-Hsing Chen, Hellen Mds de Carvalho, Umut Kalyoncu, Lyndon John Q Llamado, Gaston Solano, Ron Pedersen, Galina Lukina, Juan J Lichauco, Radu S Vasilescu
Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitors are increasingly becoming the standard of care for treating a number of inflammatory diseases. However, treatment with TNF-α inhibitors carries an inherent risk of compromising the immune system, resulting in an increased susceptibility to infections and malignancies. This increased risk of infection is of particular concern in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America where tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis are endemic. In this brief review, we examine the literature and review the impact of TNF-α inhibitors on the incidence and the reactivation of latent disease with respect to TB, hepatitis C infection, and hepatitis B infection...
2018: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386234/practice-guidelines-for-clinical-microbiology-laboratories-mycobacteria
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REVIEW
Betty A Forbes, Geraldine S Hall, Melissa B Miller, Susan M Novak, Marie-Claire Rowlinson, Max Salfinger, Akos Somoskövi, David M Warshauer, Michael L Wilson
Mycobacteria are the causative organisms for diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), leprosy, Buruli ulcer, and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease, to name the most important ones. In 2015, globally, almost 10 million people developed TB, and almost half a million patients suffered from its multidrug-resistant form. In 2016, a total of 9,287 new TB cases were reported in the United States. In 2015, there were 174,608 new case of leprosy worldwide. India, Brazil, and Indonesia reported the most leprosy cases...
April 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381647/recommendations-for-management-of-endemic-diseases-and-travel-medicine-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-and-donors-latin-america
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Wanessa Trindade Clemente, Lígia Camera Pierrotti, Edson Abdala, Michele I Morris, Luiz S Azevedo, Rogelio López-Vélez, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Julian Torre-Cisneros, Eskild Petersen, Luis Fernando A Camargo, Alissa Jade Wright, Nicholas J Beeching, Eduardo Garcia Vilela, Guilherme Santoro-Lopes, Oscar Len, Raquel S B Stucchi, Oriol Manuel, Luciana Costa Faria, Hakan Leblebicioglu, Shirish Huprikar, Israel Molina, Paulo Henrique Orlandi Mourão, Camille N Kotton, José María Aguado
The Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America clinical practice guideline is intended to guide clinicians caring for solid-organ transplant (SOT) donors, candidates and recipients regarding infectious diseases (ID) issues related to this geographical region, mostly located in the tropics. These recommendations are based on both systematic reviews of relevant literature and expert opinion from both transplant ID and travel medicine specialists...
February 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378859/high-prevalence-of-latent-tuberculosis-and-bloodborne-virus-infection-in-a-homeless-population
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Robert W Aldridge, Andrew C Hayward, Sara Hemming, Susan K Yates, Gloria Ferenando, Lucia Possas, Elizabeth Garber, John M Watson, Anna Maria Geretti, Timothy Daniel McHugh, Marc Lipman, Alistair Story
INTRODUCTION: Urban homeless populations in the UK have been shown to have high rates of active tuberculosis, but less is known about the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of LTBI among individuals using homeless hostels in London. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional survey with outcome follow-up in homeless hostels in London. Our primary outcome was prevalence of LTBI. Recruitment for the study took place between May 2011 and June 2013...
January 29, 2018: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373758/drug-drug-interactions-between-pa-824-and-darunavir-based-on-pharmacokinetics-in-rats-by-lc-ms-ms
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Libin Wang, Jun Zhao, Ruitao Zhang, Le Mi, Xin Shen, Nan Zhou, Tian Feng, Juan Jing, Xueying Liu, Shengyong Zhang
Currently, patients with co-infection with HIV and tuberculosis are treated with more than one drug. PA-824 a new chemical entity and a member of a class of compounds known as nitroimidazo-oxazines, has significant antituberculosis activity and a unique mechanism of action. Darunavir (PrezistaTM) is a new protease inhibitor of HIV-1. A simple, sensitive and rapid LC-MS-MS method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of PA-824 and darunavir. Chromatographic separation was achieved on Agilent Eclipse plus C18 column (100 mm × 2...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365230/tuberculosis-guidelines-for-diagnosis-from-the-ats-idsa-and-cdc
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Lisa Hauk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362063/management-of-coinfections-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus
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REVIEW
Sabra S Custer
In addition to chronic use of antiretrovirals to maintain suppression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), many persons living with HIV are coinfected with tuberculosis, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. These coinfections can be successfully treated or managed alongside HIV infection. Clinicians should follow practice guidelines to appropriately screen patients with HIV for these coinfections and initiate treatment when necessary. The most significant concern when treating any of these coinfections is to avoid drug-drug interactions with the patient's antiretrovirals...
March 2018: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343009/-the-thinking-and-challenge-from-the-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-guidelines-by-world-health-organization
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L Fan, H P Xiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340235/evidence-based-design-and-evaluation-of-a-whole-genome-sequencing-clinical-report-for-the-reference-microbiology-laboratory
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Anamaria Crisan, Geoffrey McKee, Tamara Munzner, Jennifer L Gardy
Background: Microbial genome sequencing is now being routinely used in many clinical and public health laboratories. Understanding how to report complex genomic test results to stakeholders who may have varying familiarity with genomics-including clinicians, laboratorians, epidemiologists, and researchers-is critical to the successful and sustainable implementation of this new technology; however, there are no evidence-based guidelines for designing such a report in the pathogen genomics domain...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337996/occupational-exposure-to-human-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-a-systematic-review
#15
Flora Vayr, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Frederic Savall, Jean-Marc Soulat, Gaëtan Deffontaines, Fabrice Herin
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) is the main causative agent of bovine zoonotic tuberculosis. The aim of this systematic review is to highlight the occupational exposure to bovine tuberculosis due to M. bovis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A computer based literature search was carried out to identify papers published between January 2006 and March 2017. "PubMed, Cochrane Library and Science Direct" databases were searched systematically. Articles presenting the following properties were included: (i) focusing on M...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332319/treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-and-its-clinical-efficacy
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REVIEW
Hyung Woo Kim, Ju Sang Kim
The role of the treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) has been underscored in the intermediate tuberculosis (TB) burden countries like South Korea. LTBI treatment is recommended only for patients at risk for progression to active TB-those with frequent exposure to active TB cases, and those with clinical risk factors (e.g., immunocompromised patients). Recently revised National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline recommended that close contacts of individuals with active pulmonary or laryngeal TB, aged between 18 and 65 years, should undergo LTBI treatment...
January 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322623/clinical-practice-guidelines-in-india-quality-appraisal-and-the-use-of-evidence-in-their-development
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Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Soushieta Jagadesh, May Ellatar, Neeraj Kohli, Muhammad Riedha, Monday Moi
BACKGROUND: Guideline development in India has come under increased scrutiny with a growing interest in the use of evidence for guideline development. METHODS: Guidelines on the four leading causes of disability adjusted life years in India (ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, tuberculosis), published on or after 2010 was searched in electronic databases and by other methods and their quality appraised by using the AGREE-II appraisal tool...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311070/novel-pyrimidines-as-antitubercular-agents
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Daigo Inoyama, Steven D Paget, Riccardo Russo, Srinivasan Kandasamy, Pradeep Kumar, Eric Singleton, James Occi, Margareta Tuckman, Matthew D Zimmerman, Hsin Pin Ho, Alexander L Perryman, Véronique Dartois, Nancy Connell, Joel S Freundlich
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is responsible for a global pandemic. New drugs are needed that lack cross-resistance with the existing front-line therapeutics. A triazine antitubercular hit led to the design of a related pyrimidine family. The synthesis of a focused series of these analogs facilitated exploration of their in vitro activity, in vitro cytotoxicity, physiochemical, and Absorption-Distribution-Metabolism-Excretion properties. Select pyrimidines were then evaluated for their mouse pharmacokinetic profiles...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302148/association-of-risk-factors-and-drug-resistance-pattern-in-tuberculosis-patients-in-north-india
#19
Pallavi Sinha, G N Srivastava, Anamika Gupta, Shampa Anupurba
Context: India is one of the high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries in the world. Improper implementation in the guidelines for the management of TB and high rate of defaults on the part of the patients are most important risk factors for the development of multi-drug resistant TB. Aims: This study examines the drug resistance profile and the effect of demographic, clinical and behavioral risk factors on the prevalence of TB and multidrug resistance (MDR) in north India...
October 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273539/effectiveness-of-who-s-pragmatic-screening-algorithm-for-child-contacts-of-tuberculosis-cases-in-resource-constrained-settings-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-uganda
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Leonardo Martinez, Ye Shen, Andreas Handel, Srijita Chakraburty, Catherine M Stein, LaShaunda L Malone, W Henry Boom, Frederick D Quinn, Moses L Joloba, Christopher C Whalen, Sarah Zalwango
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a leading cause of global childhood mortality; however, interventions to detect undiagnosed tuberculosis in children are underused. Child contact tracing has been widely recommended but poorly implemented in resource-constrained settings. WHO has proposed a pragmatic screening approach for managing child contacts. We assessed the effectiveness of this screening approach and alternative symptom-based algorithms in identifying secondary tuberculosis in a prospectively followed cohort of Ugandan child contacts...
December 19, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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