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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733605/genexpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-the-diagnosis-of-urinary-tuberculosis-from-urine-specimens
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Yu Pang, Yuanyuan Shang, Jie Lu, Qian Liang, Lingling Dong, Yunxu Li, Liping Zhao, Guanglu Jiang, Hairong Huang
Conventional bacteriological methods are not generally helpful in diagnosing urinary tuberculosis (UTB). GeneXpert is endorsed for the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis, whereas the data on its utility for urine specimens is limited. In this study, we aimed to evaluate its performance on urine specimens in a country with high TB incidence. A total of 163 suspected UTB patients were consecutively enrolled in the analysis, including 37 (22.7%) culture-positive and 44 (27.0%) clinically diagnosed UTB cases. Compared with conventional culture, the sensitivity of GeneXpert (94...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727491/impact-of-point-of-care-xpert-mtb-rif-on-tuberculosis-treatment-initiation-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Richard J Lessells, Graham S Cooke, Nuala McGrath, Mark P Nicol, Marie-Louise Newell, Peter Godfrey-Faussett
RATIONALE: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics have potential to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-up and delays to initiation of appropriate TB treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a POC diagnostic strategy on initiation of appropriate TB treatment. METHODS: A cluster randomised trial of adults with cough who were HIV positive and/or at high risk of drug-resistant TB. Two-week time blocks were randomised to two strategies (i) Xpert performed at district hospital laboratory (ii) POC Xpert performed at primary health care clinic...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720502/design-synthesis-and-in-vitro-anti-mycobacterial-evaluation-of-gatifloxacin-1h-1-2-3-triazole-isatin-hybrids
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Zhi Xu, Shu Zhang, Xufeng Song, Min Qiang, Zaosheng Lv
A set of novel gatifloxacin-1H-1,2,3-triazole-isatin hybrids 6a-l was designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro anti-mycobacterial activities against M. tuberculosis (MTB) H37Rv and MDR-TB as well as cytotoxicity. The results showed that all the targets (MIC: 0.025-3.12μg/mL) exhibited excellent inhibitory activity against MTB H37Rv and MDR-TB, but were much more toxic (CC50: 7.8-62.5μg/mL) than the parent gatifloxacin (GTFX) (CC50: 125μg/mL). Among them, 61 (MIC: 0.025μg/mL) was 2-32 times more potent in vitro than the references INH (MIC: 0...
July 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720105/decomposing-the-causes-of-socioeconomic-related-health-inequality-among-urban-and-rural-populations-in-china-a-new-decomposition-approach
#4
Jiaoli Cai, Peter C Coyte, Hongzhong Zhao
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, China has experienced tremendous economic growth and also witnessed growing socioeconomic-related health inequality. The study aims to explore the potential causes of socioeconomic-related health inequality in urban and rural areas of China over the past two decades. METHODS: This study used six waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) from 1991 to 2006. The recentered influence function (RIF) regression decomposition method was employed to decompose socioeconomic-related health inequality in China...
July 18, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717600/implementation-of-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-tuberculosis-in-mongolia-a-qualitative-exploration-of-barriers-and-enablers
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Nicole L Rendell, Solongo Bekhbat, Gantungalag Ganbaatar, Munkhjargal Dorjravdan, Madhukar Pai, Claudia C Dobler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to identify barriers and enablers to implementation of the Xpert MTB/RIF test within Mongolia's National Tuberculosis Program. METHODS: Twenty-foursemi-structured interviews were conducted between June and September 2015 with laboratory staff and tuberculosis physicians in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar and regional towns where Xpert MTB/RIF testing had been implemented. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, translated and analysed thematically using NVIVO qualitative analysis software...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716809/determining-clinical-decision-thresholds-for-hiv-positive-patients-suspected-of-having-tuberculosis
#6
Tom Boyles, Isabella Locatelli, Nicolas Senn, Mark Ebell
Clinical decision thresholds may aid the evaluation of diagnostic tests but have rarely been determined for tuberculosis (TB). We presented clinicians with six web-based clinical scenarios, describing patients with HIV and possible TB at various sites and with a range of clinical stability. The probability of disease was varied randomly and clinicians asked to make treatment decisions; threshold curves and therapeutic thresholds were calculated. Test and treatment thresholds were calculated using Bayes theorem and the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF...
July 17, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716462/rapid-identification-of-a-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-full-genetic-drug-resistance-profile-through-whole-genome-sequencing-directly-from-sputum
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Camus Nimmo, Ronan Doyle, Carrie Burgess, Rachel Williams, Rebecca Gorton, Timothy D McHugh, Mike Brown, Stephen Morris-Jones, Helen Booth, Judith Breuer
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to second line tuberculosis drugs is common, but slow to diagnose with phenotypic drug sensitivity testing. Rapid molecular tests speed up diagnosis, but can only detect limited mutations. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of culture isolates can generate a complete genetic drug resistance profile, but is delayed by the initial culture step. We previously successfully achieved WGS directly from sputum using targeted enrichment. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old Nigerian lady was diagnosed with tuberculosis...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709488/endobronchial-ultrasound-experience-in-a-high-tuberculosis-prevalence-setting
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Balamugesh Thangakunam, Barney Thomas Jesudason Isaac, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher
BACKGROUND: Most of the published endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) data are from the western countries, establishing the role of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. The etiology of mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be different in an ethnic group with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE: To assess the etiology of mediastinal adenopathy in a high TB prevalence setting and to determine the performance of various tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenitis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708844/diagnostic-accuracy-of-xpert-mtb-rif-for-tuberculosis-detection-in-different-regions-with-different-endemic-burden-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shiying Li, Bin Liu, Mingli Peng, Min Chen, Wenwei Yin, Hui Tang, Yuxuan Luo, Peng Hu, Hong Ren
PURPOSE: To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF, a systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out. METHODS: Up to June 20, 2015, multiple databases were screened for relevant studies. RESULTS: Accordingly, 106 studies included 52,410 samples were selected. Diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF for TB detection was validated against either culture or a composite reference standard (CRS). Additionally, selected studies were further subgrouped in four groups based on sample's type, subject's age, status of HIV co-infection and smear-positivity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708053/rapid-diagnosis-of-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-with-xpert-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-rifampicin-assay
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Yan Li, Yu Pang, Tianhua Zhang, Xiaoping Xian, Xidi Wang, Jian Yang, Rui Wang, Meiling Chen, Wei Chen
PURPOSE: XpertMycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin (Xpert MTB/RIF) assay has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB), while the sensitivity and specificity have not been fully evaluated. We aimed to evaluate the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay in the detection of different extrapulmonary specimens. METHODS: A total of 420 nonrespiratory specimens were detected with acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear microscopy, solid culture, conventional drug susceptibility testing (DST) and Xpert MTB/RIF assay...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707184/misdiagnosis-of-tuberculosis-associated-with-some-species-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-by-genexpert-mtb-rif-assay
#11
Yu Pang, Jie Lu, Biyi Su, Huiwen Zheng, Yanlin Zhao
Out of 12 nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) species, 5 were identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) by GeneXpert at a bacterial load of 10(6). Notably, two species, including M. abscessus and M. smegmatis, were flagged as RIF-resistant MTB due to the high C(t) value of Probe E. In conclusion, our data have demonstrated that the misdiagnosis of MTB by GeneXpert assay is observed in five NTM species at a high bacterial load.
July 13, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707148/chemokine-c-c-motif-ligand-2-ccl2-and-oxidative-stress-markers-in-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-and-repeated-implantation-failure
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Müberra Namlı Kalem, Nilufer Akgun, Ziya Kalem, Batuhan Bakirarar, Tugrul Celik
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the inflammatory response and oxidative stress together in the cases of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and repeated implantation failure (RIF). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted to compare infertile patients who have RIF and patients with RPL histories in terms of CCL2, TAS, TOS, and OSI. To this end, two study groups were formed by primary-infertile women with RIF history and women with nulliparous RPL history who consulted a university hospital between 2014 and 2016, and a control group was formed by multiparous women who had no pregnancy loss...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707147/the-hla-g-14-bp-polymorphism-and-recurrent-implantation-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Wei Fan, Zhongying Huang, Shangwei Li, Zhun Xiao
PURPOSE: The human leucocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) 14-bp insertion/deletion polymorphism was implicated in recurrent implantation failure (RIF), but individual published studies showed inconclusive results. Thus, a meta-analysis was performed to clarify the effect of HLA-G 14-bp polymorphism on RIF risk. METHODS: A comprehensive search for relevant articles was conducted. The odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for HLA-G 14-bp polymorphism and RIF were calculated...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706448/genotypic-distribution-of-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-northern-thailand
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Risara Jaksuwan, Prasit Tharavichikul, Jayanton Patumanond, Charoen Chuchottaworn, Sakarin Chanwong, Saijai Smithtikarn, Jongkolnee Settakorn
BACKGROUND: Multidrug/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) is a major public health problem, and early detection is important for preventing its spread. This study aimed to demonstrate the distribution of genetic site mutation associated with drug resistance in M/XDR-TB in the northern Thai population. METHODS: Thirty-four clinical MTB isolates from M/XDR-TB patients in the upper northern region of Thailand, who had been identified for drug susceptibility using the indirect agar proportion method from 2005 to 2012, were examined for genetic site mutations of katG, inhA, and ahpC for isoniazid (INH) drug resistance and rpoB for rifampicin (RIF) drug resistance...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705388/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-the-next-generation-xpert-mtb-rif-%C3%A2-ultra-test-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis
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Alberto L García-Basteiro, Belén Saavedra, Frank Cobelens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705265/comparison-of-histological-microbiological-and-molecular-methods-in-diagnosis-of-patients-with-tbln-having-different-anti-tb-treatment-background
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Nan Ying Che, Shao Jun Huang, Yan Ma, Yi Han, Zi Chen Liu, Chen Zhang, Jing Mu, Dan Zhao, Yang Qu, Hai Qing Zhang, Zhi Dong Liu, Shao Fa Xu
OBJECTIVE: The influence of anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment history on tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLN) diagnosis is unclear. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the diagnostic methods, including histology, microbiology, and molecular tests, used for TBLN. METHODS: In this study, suspected patients with TBLN and having different anti-TB treatment background were enrolled. All the samples were tested simultaneously by histology, Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining, mycobacterial culture (culture), Xpert MTB/RIF (xpert), real-time PCR, and high-resolution melting curve PCR (HRM)...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698074/fertiloscopy-improves-in-vitro-fertilization-for-women-with-repeated-implantation-failure
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R Zhang, A Xu, Q Wang, L Zhang, L Zhu, S Zhao, W Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of fertiloscopy procedure on the outcomes of subsequent in vitro fertilization cycles in patients with repeated implantation failure (RIF). METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 50 patients underwent fertiloscopy and 41 controls with RIF. Pelvic and intrauterine pathologies related to infertility, clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) and ongoing pregnancy rate (OPR) of subsequent IVF cycles were assessed. RESULTS: Twenty-six out of 50 patients (52%) had abnormal fertiloscopic findings...
July 8, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697621/undiagnosed-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-hiv-infection-who-present-with-severe-anaemia-at-a-district-hospital
#18
Mbulelo Mntonintshi, Don O'Mahony, Sikhumbuzo Mabunda, Kakia A F Namugenyi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of severe anaemia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in South Africa. However, TB can be difficult to diagnose as it may be extra pulmonary and paucibacillary. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate undiagnosed TB in patients with HIV infection and severe anaemia and to identify the optimal investigations for diagnosing TB. SETTING: Mthatha General Hospital, a district hospital...
June 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695395/a-meta-analysis-of-atosiban-supplementation-among-patients-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
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Jie Li, Yang Chen, Anran Wang, Haiying Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Evidence for the efficacy of atosiban in improving pregnancy outcomes among patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) remains inconsistent. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI databases were searched using keywords such as 'atosiban', 'infertility', and 'ART'. Studies that explored the efficacy of atosiban in the field of ART for patients with embryo transfer (ET) were included if they evaluated pregnancy outcomes. Combing using subgroups and sensitivity analysis were conducted, and risk ratios (RRs), and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688981/molecular-detection-of-isoniazid-rifampin-and-ethambutol-resistance-to-m-%C3%A2-tuberculosis-and-m-%C3%A2-bovis-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-mdr-tb-patients-in-pakistan
#20
Saba Munir, Nasir Mahmood, Saman Shahid, Muhammad Idrees Khan
The various aspects of MDR-TB, type of pathogen, different drug sensitive methods and mutation (s) in specific genes were determined. The histone-like protein (hupB) gene of M. tuberculosis was targeted by using primer sets: N & S and M & S (produced 645 bp & 318 bp fragment respectively). The most significant risk factors were the poverty and male gender of ages 11-25 years. All samples were detected as M. tuberculosis. By Drug Proportion method, the highest percentage (37%) was found resistant to only Rifampin...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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