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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199520/implications-of-failure-to-routinely-diagnose-resistance-to-second-line-drugs-in-patients-with-rifampicin-resistant-tuberculosis-on-xpert-mtb-rif-a-multisite-observational-study
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Karen R Jacobson, Marinus Barnard, Mary B Kleinman, Elizabeth M Streicher, Elizabeth J Ragan, Laura F White, Ofer Shapira, Tania Dolby, John Simpson, Lesley Scott, Wendy Stevens, Paul D van Helden, Annelies Van Rie, Robin M Warren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199375/has-universal-screening-with-xpert%C3%A2-mtb-rif-increased-the-proportion-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-cases-diagnosed-in-a-routine-operational-setting
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Pren Naidoo, Rory Dunbar, Judy Caldwell, Carl Lombard, Nulda Beyers
SETTING: Primary health services in Cape Town, South Africa where the introduction of Xpert® MTB/RIF (Xpert) enabled simultaneous screening for tuberculosis (TB) and drug susceptibility in all presumptive cases. STUDY AIM: To compare the proportion of TB cases with drug susceptibility tests undertaken and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) diagnosed pre-treatment and during the course of 1st line treatment in the previous smear/culture and the newly introduced Xpert-based algorithms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197934/fuzheng-huayu-formula-prevents-rat-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-induced-by-hgcl2-via-antioxidative-stress-and-down-regulation-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-activity
#3
Ji-Li Yuan, Yan-Yan Tao, Qing-Lan Wang, Li Shen, Cheng-Hai Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of action of Fuzheng Huayu Formula (, FZHY) against renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF) relating to oxidative injury and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activity. METHODS: Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: control group, model group and FZHY treatment group. The RIF model was induced by oral administration of HgCl2 at a dose of 8 mg/kg body weight once a day for 9 weeks. Meanwhile, rats in FZHY treatment group orally took FZHY at a dose of 4...
February 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193650/interaction-of-rifampicin-and-darunavir-ritonavir-or-darunavir-cobicistat-in-vitro
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Owain Roberts, Saye Khoo, Andrew Owen, Marco Siccardi
Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with tuberculosis (TB) is challenging due to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between antiretrovirals (ARVs) and anti-TB drugs. The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of cobicistat (COBI), or ritonavir (RTV), in modulating DDIs between darunavir (DRV) and rifampicin (RIF) in a human hepatocyte-based in vitro model. Human primary hepatocyte cultures were incubated with RIF alone, or in combination with either COBI or RTV for three days, followed by co-incubation with DRV for one hour...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193240/substitution-of-ethambutol-with-linezolid-during-the-intensive-phase-of-treatment-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-open-label-phase-ii-trial
#5
Ji Yeon Lee, Deog Kyeom Kim, Jung-Kyu Lee, Ho Il Yoon, Ina Jeong, Eunyoung Heo, Young Sik Park, Jae Ho Lee, Sung Soo Park, Sang-Min Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Sun Mi Choi, Jong Sun Park, Joon-Sung Joh, Young-Jae Cho, Yeon Joo Lee, Se Joong Kim, Young Ran Hwang, Hyeonjeong Kim, Jongeun Ki, Hyungsook Choi, Jiyeon Han, Heejung Ahn, Seokyung Hahn, Jae-Joon Yim
BACKGROUND: Linezolid, an oxazolidinone, substantially improves treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. We started a trial to test whether the use of linezolid instead of ethambutol could increase the rate of sputum culture conversion as of 8 weeks of treatment in patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a phase II, multicenter, randomized study with three arms. We are enrolling patients with pulmonary tuberculosis without rifampicin resistance screened by the Xpert MTB/RIF® assay...
February 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193202/association-of-high-serum-vitamin-d-concentrations-with-active-pulmonary-tb-in-an-hiv-co-endemic-setting-harare-zimbabwe
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Cuthbert Musarurwa, Lynn Sodai Zijenah, Doreen Zvipo Duri, Kudzie Mateveke-Dangaiso, Kudakwashe Mhandire, Maria Mary Chipiti, Marshall Wesley Munjoma, Witmore Bayayi Mujaji
BACKGROUND: There is paucity data on the association of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and active tuberculosis (TB) in southern Africa where the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is co-endemic. We examined the association of serum vitamin D concentrations with active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in HIV-infected (n = 284) and uninfected (n = 267) Black Zimbabweans, in Harare, Zimbabwe. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 551 participants comprising 145 HIV(+)/PTB (+), 139 HIV(+)/PTB(-), 134 HIV(-)/PTB(+) and 133 HIV(-)/PTB(-)...
February 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188122/drug-resistance-detection-and-mutation-patterns-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-strains-from-children-in-delhi
#7
Jyoti Arora, Ritu Singhal, Manpreet Bhalla, Ajoy Verma, Niti Singh, Digamber Behera, Rohit Sarin, Vithal Prasad Myneedu
A total of 312 sputum samples from pediatric patients presumptive of multidrug resistant tuberculosis were tested for the detection of drug resistance using the GenoTypeMTBDRplus assay. A total of 193 (61.8%) patients were smear positive and 119 (38.1%) were smear negative by Ziehl-Neelsen staining. A line probe assay was performed for 208 samples/cultures (193 smear positive samples and 15 cultures from smear negative samples). Valid results were obtained from 198 tests. Some 125/198 (63.1%) were sensitive to both rifampicin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH), while 73/198 (36...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185467/appendicopathy-a-report-of-eight-cases
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José Ruiz, Antonio Ríos, María Isabel Oviedo, Jose Manuel Rodríguez, Pascual Parrilla
INTRODUCTION: Neurogenic appendicopathy is not a very well-known disease. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the experience in the management of neurogenic appendicopathy in a tertiary hospital, assessing its clinical presentation, histological staging, the treatment carried out and its clinical evolution. METHOD: The study population included patients with histopathological criteria for neurogenic appendicopathy who did not present with MEN 2B syndrome, neurofibromatosis type I or Cowden syndrome...
February 10, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182705/low-implementation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-among-hiv-tb-co-infected-adults-in-the-international-epidemiologic-databases-to-evaluate-aids-iedea-program
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Kate Clouse, Meridith Blevins, Mary Lou Lindegren, Marcel Yotebieng, Dung Thi Nguyen, Alfred Omondi, Denna Michael, Djimon Marcel Zannou, Gabriela Carriquiry, April Pettit
OBJECTIVE: Xpert MTB/RIF is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the initial tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic test in individuals suspected of HIV-associated TB. We sought to evaluate field implementation of Xpert among a cohort of HIV/TB co-infected individuals, including availability, utilization and outcomes. DESIGN: Observational cohort study (patient-level data) and cross-sectional study (site-level Xpert availability data). METHODS: Data were collected at 30 participating International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) sites in 18 countries from January 2012-January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181840/transdermal-delivery-of-isoniazid-and-rifampin-in-guinea-pigs-by-electro-phonophoresis
#10
Suting Chen, Yi Han, Daping Yu, Fengmin Huo, Fen Wang, Yunxu Li, Lingling Dong, Zhidong Liu, Hairong Huang
Electro-phonophoresis (EP) has been used as a drug delivery approach in clinical fields. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the skin permeability of isoniazid and rifampin in guinea pigs by EP to provide reference basis for clinical applications of such transdermal delivery system in the treatment of patients with superficial tuberculosis. Isoniazid and rifampin solutions were delivered transdermally with or without EP in health guinea pigs for 0.5 h. Local skin and blood samples were collected serially at 0, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 6 and 24 h after dosing...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172666/clinical-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-xpert-mtb-rif-testing-in-hospitalized-patients-with-presumptive-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-the-united-states
#11
James F Cowan, Aldine S Chandler, Elizabeth Kracen, David R Park, Carolyn K Wallis, Emelline Liu, Chao Song, David H Persing, Ferric C Fang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167550/acquisition-of-rifampin-resistance-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#12
Xavier A Kayigire, Sven O Friedrich, Lize van der Merwe, Andreas H Diacon
Mycobacterium tuberculosis with spontaneous mutations conferring resistance to rifampin (RIF) are exceedingly rare and fixed drug combinations typically prevent augmentation of resistance. Fourteen newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients were treated with RIF only for 14 days and bacterial loads including mutation frequencies were determined. A statistical model estimated that 1% of the remaining viable mycobacteria could be resistant after 30 days of monotherapy, indicating that pharmacodynamic variation could contribute to the acquisition of resistance against RIF...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162099/cost-effectiveness-of-active-case-finding-of-household-contacts-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-in-a-low-hiv-tuberculosis-endemic-urban-area-of-lima-peru
#13
L Shah, M Rojas, O Mori, C Zamudio, J S Kaufman, L Otero, E Gotuzzo, C Seas, T F Brewer
We compared the cost-effectiveness (CE) of an active case-finding (ACF) programme for household contacts of tuberculosis (TB) cases enrolled in first-line treatment to routine passive case-finding (PCF) within an established national TB programme in Peru. Decision analysis was used to model detection of TB in household contacts through: (1) self-report of symptomatic cases for evaluation (PCF), (2) a provider-initiated ACF programme, (3) addition of an Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test for a single sputum sample from household contacts, and (4) all strategies combined...
February 6, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159794/rifz-amed_0655-is-a-pathway-specific-regulator-for-rifamycin-biosynthesis-in-amycolatopsis-mediterranei
#14
Chen Li, Xinqiang Liu, Chao Lei, Han Yan, Zhihui Shao, Ying Wang, Guoping Zhao, Jin Wang, Xiaoming Ding
: Rifamycin and its derivatives are particularly effective against the pathogenic mycobacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae Although the biosynthetic pathway of rifamycin has been extensively studied in Amycolatopsis mediterranei, little is known about the regulation in rifamycin biosynthesis. Here, an in vivo transposon system was employed to identify genes involved in the regulation of rifamycin production in A. mediterranei U32. Totally, nine rifamycin-defecient mutants were isolated, among which three mutants had the transposon inserted in AMED_0655 (namely rifZ, encoding a LuxR_family regulator)...
February 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155817/impact-of-the-genexpert-mtb-rif-technology-on-tuberculosis-control
#15
Wendy Susan Stevens, Lesley Scott, Lara Noble, Natasha Gous, Keertan Dheda
Molecular technology revolutionized the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) with a paradigm shift to faster, more sensitive, clinically relevant patient care. The most recent molecular leader is the GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay (Xpert) (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA), which was endorsed by the World Health Organization with unprecedented speed in December 2010 as the initial diagnostic for detection of HIV-associated TB and for where high rates of drug resistance are suspected. South Africa elected to take an aggressive smear replacement approach to facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment through the decision to implement the Xpert assay nationally in March 2011, against the backdrop of approximately 6...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152082/bringing-state-of-the-art-diagnostics-to-vulnerable-populations-the-use-of-a-mobile-screening-unit-in-active-case-finding-for-tuberculosis-in-palawan-the-philippines
#16
Fukushi Morishita, Anna Marie Celina Gonzales Garfin, Woojin Lew, Kyung Hyun Oh, Rajendra-Prasad Yadav, Janeth Cuencaho Reston, Lenie Lucio Infante, Maria Rebethia Crueldad Acala, Dean Lim Palanca, Hee Jin Kim, Nobuyuki Nishikiori
BACKGROUND: Globally, case detection of tuberculosis (TB) has stabilized in recent years. Active case finding (ACF) has regained an increased attention as a complementary strategy to fill the case detection gap. In the Philippines, the DetecTB project implemented an innovative ACF strategy that offered a one-stop diagnostic service with a mobile unit equipped with enhanced diagnostic tools including chest X-ray (CXR) and Xpert®MTB/RIF (Xpert). The project targeted the rural poor, the urban poor, prison inmates, indigenous population and high school students...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151842/xpert-mtb-rif-on-stool-is-useful-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-young-children-with-severe-pulmonary-disease
#17
Elisabetta Walters, Marieke Magrieta van der Zalm, Megan Palmer, Corné Bosch, Anne-Marie Demers, Heather Draper, Pierre Goussard, Hendrik Simon Schaaf, Sven Olaf Friedrich, Andrew Whitelaw, Robin Warren, Robert P Gie, Anneke C Hesseling
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to result in high morbidity and mortality in children from resource-limited settings. Diagnostic challenges, including resource-intense sputum collection methods and insensitive diagnostic tests, contribute to diagnostic delay and poor outcomes in children. We evaluated the diagnostic utility of stool Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) compared with bacteriologic confirmation (combination of Xpert and culture of respiratory samples). METHODS: In a hospital-based study in Cape Town, South Africa, we enrolled children younger than 13 years of age with suspected pulmonary TB from April 2012- August 2015...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138201/asenapine-for-the-control-of-physical-aggression-a-prospective-naturalist-pilot-study
#18
Jin Shi Amon, Sarah B Johnson, Rif S El-Mallakh
It has been previously purported that higher relative affinity to the dopamine D4 receptor compared to D2 (i.e., D4/D2 affinity ratio > 1) may underlie unique antiaggression potency. Asenapine is a newer antipsychotic that also has D4/D2 affinity ratio > 1. It has demonstrated efficacy in reducing acute agitation in a placebo-controlled study. We performed a prospective naturalistic, pilot, proof of concept study on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Among patients with aggression at time of admission (≥ 12 on Refined Aggression Questionnaire [RAQ], or ≥ 2 on Modified Overt Aggression Scale [MOAS]), asenapine treatment was associated with a significant reduction in total aggression as measured by the MOAS (-14...
January 26, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130666/clinical-utility-of-abdominal-and-pelvic-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-right-iliac-fossa-pain-in-females
#19
O Ahmed, A C Rogers, P Balfe, B M Waldron, F Pretorius, M P McMonagle
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) is often the imaging modality of choice in women with acute right iliac fossa (RIF) pain, identifying the appendix in up to 99% of patients. The literature, however, lacks clear guidelines on how ultrasonography should be performed to maximise sensitivity and specificity in such patients. Many centres perform untargeted abdomino-pelvic scans, including organs such as the liver and spleen, which unlikely contribute to the presenting complaint. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of unfocussed abdominal and pelvic US in women of reproductive age with acute RIF pain...
January 27, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125981/smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-associated-risk-factors-among-tuberculosis-suspects-attending-spiritual-holy-water-sites-in-northwest-ethiopia
#20
Dejene Derseh, Feleke Moges, Belay Tessema
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases. In Ethiopia, tuberculosis patients have different pattern of health care seeking behavior. They usually adopt other approaches like traditional healers and spiritual holy water sites before consulting public health facilities. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors among tuberculosis suspects attending spiritual holy water sites...
January 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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