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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/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/28725580/pre-biopsy-mri-as-an-adjunct-for-cancer-detection-in-men-with-elevated-psa-and-no-previous-biopsy
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REVIEW
Facundo Uriburu-Pizarro, Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Philippe Puech, Arnauld Villers
The role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in biopsy-naïve patients has been strengthened by recent developments such as the PIRADS V2 criteria, which cover acquisition, interpretation, and reporting for clinical practice and data collection for research. Important questions on the role of prostate MRI remain: can MRI be used as a triage test before first biopsy series? Can it be used to avoid the use of systematic biopsies (SB) and instead use only targeted biopsies (TB) to MRI-suspicious lesions? Studies to evaluate image guided TB compared to SB have started to accumulate...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725444/post-tuberculous-fibrosing-mediastinitis-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Zhe Wu, Hannah Jarvis, Luke S Howard, Corrina Wright, Onn Min Kon
Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM) is a rare disease where there is thickening of the fibrous tissue in the mediastinum. While histoplasmosis is the the most common recognised cause, the link with tuberculosis (TB) has been rarely documented. We review the link between TB and FM, and describe a case of probable TB-related FM.Our case is of a 74-year-old man who presented with breathlessness 3 years after fully treated TB. Scans revealed a calcified soft tissue mass within the mediastinum, and a diagnosis of fibrosing mediastinitis resulting in pulmonary hypertension was made...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725166/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
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Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723740/case-report-multiple-systemic-disseminated-tuberculosis-mimicking-lymphoma-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Shasha Hou, Jie Shen, Jian Tan
RATIONALE: F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) has an important role in the diagnosis of various malignancies. However, F-18 FDG can also exhibit intense accumulation in tissues in inflammatory conditions such as active tuberculosis (TB) and sarcoidosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 52-year-old female with irritable cough. CT showed a lung mass with multiple bilateral lung nodules, and sarcoidosis was suspected...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716042/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
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Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
July 17, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714235/tuberculosis-after-kidney-transplantation-is-associated-with-significantly-impaired-allograft-function
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Silvana Daher Costa, Tainá Veras de Sandes-Freitas, Camilla Neves Jacinto, Lorena Vasconcelos Mesquita Martiniano, Yago Sucupira Amaral, Fernando José Villar Nogueira Paes, Maria Luiza de Mattos Brito Oliveira Sales, Ronaldo de Matos Esmeraldo, Elizabeth de Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate renal function before, during and after the course of tuberculosis (TB) disease in kidney transplant recipients; and assess the risk factors for non-recovery of baseline renal function. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center cohort study, including all patients with confirmed or presumed TB diagnosis after kidney transplant (n=34, 2.1%). Renal function was assessed by serum creatinine (Cr) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) adjusted for deaths and graft losses...
July 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713838/role-of-interferons-in-the-development-of-diagnostics-vaccines-and-therapy-for-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Kai Ling Chin, Fadhilah Zulkipli Anis, Maria E Sarmiento, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Armando Acosta
Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). About one-third of the world's population is latently infected with TB and 5-15% of them will develop active TB in their lifetime. It is estimated that each case of active TB may cause 10-20 new infections. Host immune response to Mtb is influenced by interferon- (IFN-) signaling pathways, particularly by type I and type II interferons (IFNs). The latter that consists of IFN-γ has been associated with the promotion of Th1 immune response which is associated with protection against TB...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709493/sternoclavicular-joint-tuberculosis-a-series-of-9-cases
#10
Umesh Kumar Meena, Balaji Saibaba, Prateek Behera, Ramesh Chand Meena
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease that may affect any part of the human body. Though the osteoarticular TB is not uncommonly seen, TB of the sternoclavicular joint (SC joint) is an infrequently reported condition. The very fact that many physicians have never seen a single case of SC joint TB in their entire career makes them never think of this condition in cases of chronic swellings of the medial end of clavicle. We are reporting here our experience with nine cases of SC joint TB that were treated by us...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709490/serum-levels-of-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-supar-as-a-marker-of-tuberculosis-treatment-efficacy
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V Indumati, V Vijay, D Krishnaswamy, V Rajeshwari, A Ramesh, D Shantala, A Shilpa
BACKGROUND: Upon diagnosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients are treated for TB for a period of 6-9 months. At present, there exists very little indication of the efficacy of the particular treatment. A few previous studies have shown that soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (SuPAR) may be used as treatment efficacy marker. SuPAR is a cellular receptor for serine protease urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA). Bacterial endotoxins and cytokines of the innate immune system stimulate the secretion of uPA in monocytes & neutrophils...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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/28709486/diagnosis-of-tuberculous-meningitis-current-scenario-from-a-tertiary-neurocare-centre-in-india
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Jyothi Embekkat Kaviyil, Raju Ravikumar
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a condition that is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and is difficult to diagnose due to the nonspecificity of the presentations. The study analyzed the different modes of diagnosis available in a developing country set up over a period of five years to understand the diagnostic values of the current conventional and automated methods of diagnosis of TBM among the patients suspected with chronic meningitis. METHODS: A total of 10,281 cerebrospinal fluid samples (CSF) were collected from suspected chronic meningitis patients, of which 790 samples were from individuals who had clinically suspected TBM...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709484/concomitant-female-genital-tuberculosis-and-endometriosis
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Jai Bhagwan Sharma, Manu Goyal, Sunesh Kumar, Kallol Kumar Roy, Eshani Sharma, Raksha Arora
AIMS: To demonstrate an association between female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) and endometriosis. METHODS: A total of 16 women who underwent laparoscopy (12 cases) or laparotomy (4 cases) and were found to have female genital tuberculosis and endometriosis were enrolled in this retrospective study. RESULTS: The mean age and parity were 28.2 years and 0.2, respectively. Past history of tuberculosis was present in 75% of the women (pulmonary in 50%)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709483/what-remains-to-surgeons-in-the-management-of-abdominal-tuberculosis-a-10-years-experience-in-an-endemic-area
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Rabii Noomene, Asma Ouakaa, Raja Jouini, Anis Ben Maamer, Abderraouf Cherif
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a common endemic disease in Tunisia. Abdominal location is rare. Early diagnosis of abdominal TB remains difficult due to its non-specific clinical presentations. The aim of our study is to highlight the characteristics of the different presentations, to characterize tools contributing to a positive preoperative diagnosis, and finally to assess the role of surgery in the management of this entity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review from 2005 to 2015 identified 90 cases of confirmed abdominal TB managed in the Department of General Surgery of the Habib Thameur Hospital...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709481/extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-xdr-tb-a-daunting-challenge-to-the-current-end-tb-strategy-and-policy-recommendations
#16
REVIEW
Md Arifur Rahman, Atanu Sarkar
Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has emerged as one of the most formidable challenges to the End TB Strategy that has targeted a 95% reduction in TB deaths and 90% reduction in cases by 2035. Globally, there were an estimated 55,100 new XDR-TB cases in 2015 in 117 countries. However, only one in 30 XDR-TB cases had been reported so far. Drug susceptibility test (DST) is the mainstay for diagnosing XDR-TB, but the lack of laboratory facilities in the resource-limited endemic countries limit its uses...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706448/genotypic-distribution-of-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-northern-thailand
#17
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/28705265/comparison-of-histological-microbiological-and-molecular-methods-in-diagnosis-of-patients-with-tbln-having-different-anti-tb-treatment-background
#18
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/28700283/update-on-immunological-test-quantiferon-tb-gold-contribution-in-the-management-of-tuberculosis-related-ocular-inflammation
#19
S Trad, B Bodaghi, D Saadoun
PURPOSE: To clarify interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) contributions to intraocular tuberculosis management, according to related TB endemic prevalence. METHODS: Despite extensive investigations, including IGRA, the diagnosis of intraocular tuberculosis (TB) is still challenging and remains mostly presumptive. According to the literature, it appears that management of suspected ocular TB differs significantly based on whether patients are from areas of high TB prevalence or from non-TB-endemic countries...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698838/tuberculosis-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-case-series
#20
Manish Anand, Ekta Nayyar, Beatrice Concepcion, Megha Salani, Heidi Schaefer
Solid organ transplant recipients have an elevated risk of tuberculosis (TB) with high mortality. Data about TB in this population in the United States is sparse. We present four cases of active tuberculosis in kidney transplant recipients at our center. All patients had possible TB exposure prior to transplant and all were diagnosed with active TB within the first year of transplant. Disseminated TB was seen in half of the patients with extra-pulmonary TB being more common affecting lymph nodes, pericardium, and the kidney allograft...
June 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
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