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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/28185823/variation-in-mrsa-identification-results-from-different-generations-of-xpert-mrsa-real-time-pcr-testing-kits-from-nasal-swabs
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Ali A Rabaan, Ali M Bazzi
GeneXpert MRSA kits (Cepheid) are based on a multiplex, real-time PCR method for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) detection, with primers to detect each SCCmec type and the chromosomal orfX-SCCmec junction. Modifications in recent kit versions were proposed to help overcome false-positive issues in earlier kit versions. The main objective of this study was to determine whether use of any version of the GeneXpert MRSA multiplex, real-time PCR kits yielded higher than expected MRSA+ results...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182591/comparison-of-cobas-4800-m2000-viper-xtr-and-infinity-80-automated-instruments-when-processing-urine-specimens-for-the-diagnosis-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae
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Max A Chernesky, Dan Jang, Jodi Gilchrist, Marek Smieja, Manuel Arias, Todd Hatchette, Andre Poirier, Donna Mayne, Sam Ratnam
OBJECTIVES: North American and European advisory groups recommend testing for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) with nucleic acid amplification tests. Testing is often performed on automated instruments. The objectives of this study were to process urines for the diagnosis of CT and NG and to examine workflow procedures and outcomes. METHODS: While processing 1, 24, 48, 96, and 192 urine specimens on 3 batch-mode systems which use 96-well plates: cobas 4800, m2000, and Viper XTR and the random access cartridge testing GeneXpert Infinity 80, we measured assay performance, hands-on time for processing and maintenance, reagents and plastics consumption, time required to obtain results, and testing accuracy...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166918/the-concomitant-occurrence-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-with-bronchial-anthracofibrosis
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Shekhar Kunal, Ashok Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF), diagnosed bronchoscopically, is a clinical entity which is now beginning to emerge from obscurity. This is commonly encountered in elderly females with history of long-standing exposure to biomass fuel smoke in poorly ventilated kitchens. As awareness of BAF has increased in recent times, distinct clinicoradiological and bronchoscopic features of the disease have emerged. Diagnosis is achieved by visualisation of bluish-black mucosal hyperpigmentation along with narrowing/distortion of the affected bronchus on fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160728/point-of-care-testing-poct-in-molecular-diagnostics-performance-evaluation-of-genexpert-hcv-rna-test-in-diagnosing-and-monitoring-of-hcv-infection
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Ekta Gupta, Pragya Agarwala, Guresh Kumar, Rakhi Maiwall, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Molecular testing at the point-of-care may turn out to be game changer for HCV diagnosis and treatment monitoring, through increased sensitivity, reduced turnaround time, and ease of performance. One such assay GeneXpert(®) has recently been released. OBJECTIVES: Comparative analysis between performances of GeneXpert(®) and Abbott HCV-RNA was done. STUDY DESIGN: 174 HCV infected patients were recruited and, one time plasma samples from 154 patients and repeated samples from 20 patients, obtained at specific treatment time-points (0, 4, 12 and 24) weeks were serially re-tested on Xpert(®)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159916/impact-of-deploying-multiple-point-of-care-tests-with-a-sample-first-approach-on-a-sexual-health-clinical-care-pathway-a-service-evaluation
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Emma M Harding-Esch, Achyuta V Nori, Aseel Hegazi, Marcus J Pond, Olanike Okolo, Anthony Nardone, Catherine M Lowndes, Phillip Hay, S Tariq Sadiq
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical service value of STI point-of-care test (POCT) use in a 'sample first' clinical pathway (patients providing samples on arrival at clinic, before clinician consultation). Specific outcomes were: patient acceptability; whether a rapid nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/NG) could be used as a POCT in practice; feasibility of non-NAAT POCT implementation for Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and bacterial vaginosis (BV); impact on patient diagnosis and treatment...
February 3, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155817/impact-of-the-genexpert-mtb-rif-technology-on-tuberculosis-control
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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/28138184/genexpert-a-new-tool-for-the-rapid-detection-of-rifampicin-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Muhammad Saeed, Shagufta Iram, Shahida Hussain, Adeel Ahmed, Mamoon Akbar, Maleeha Aslam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of GeneXpert assay for the detection of rifampicin resistance in mycobacterium tuberculosis using conventional drug susceptibility testing as gold standard. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, / Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 2012 to December 2014, and comprised clinically and radiologically diagnosed tuberculosis suspected cases. Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary specimens were collected from strong tuberculosis suspects...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115796/evaluation-of-rapid-genexpert-mtb-rif-method-using-dna-tissue-specimens-of-vertebral-bones-in-patients-with-suspected-spondylitis-tb
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Muhammad Nasrum Massi, Karya Triko Biatko, Irda Handayani, Muhammad Yogi Pratama, Sari Septriani, Gaby Maulida Nurdin, Marina B Ali
PURPOSE: To detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA and rifampicin resistance in vertebral bone tissue specimens from spondylitis TB suspects. METHODS AND RESULTS: The rapid GeneXpert MTB/RIF and MGIT 960 liquid culture methods have been used in the specimens. Results from 70 suspects with spondylitis TB shown that 31.42% identified positive for spondylitis TB using culture method, while 88.57% shown positive results using rapid GeneXpert MTB/RIF method. The validity of GeneXpert MTB/RIF shown sensitivity value of 100%, specificity value of 16...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114325/prevalence-of-and-associated-risk-factors-for-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-among-sexually-active-women-swaziland
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Themba G Ginindza, Xolisile Dlamini, Maribel Almonte, Rolando Herrero, Pauline E Jolly, Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni, Elisabete Weiderpass, Nathalie Broutet, Benn Sartorius
BACKGROUND: High risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) infection and the dual burden of HIV remains a huge challenge in some low-income countries (LICs) such as Swaziland with limited or no data. We estimated the prevalence and investigated determinants of hr-HPV, including HIV infection among sexually active women in Swaziland. METHODS: A total of 655 women aged between 15 and 49 years from five health facilities were randomly enrolled using a cross-sectional study design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100191/diagnostic-dilemma-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-adults-with-severe-mental-illness-in-beijing-china
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Li Wang, Zhiguo Zhang, Qiuli Yan, Jie Lu, Baoyin Gao, Yanlin Zhao, Yu Pang
BACKGROUND: Although the prevalence of tuberculosis has decreased significantly over the past decades, the certain populations with mental illness are at increased risk for tuberculosis infection and transmission. However, no studies have examined the performance of different laboratory examination methods among people with severe mental illness in China. METHODS: In this study, we firstly performed a retrospective study to evaluate the feasibility of three routine laboratory methods, including sputum microscopy, solid culture and GeneXpert, to diagnose tuberculosis patients with mental illness...
January 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087170/clostridium-difficile-rates-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-hospitalized-patients-using-nucleic-acid-testing
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Cynthia Truong, Lee F Schroeder, Rajiv Gaur, Victoria Emma Anikst, Ikuko Komo, Colleen Watters, Erin McCalley, Carole Kulik, David Pickham, Nancy J Lee, Niaz Banaei
BACKGROUND: The Clostridium difficile rate in symptomatic patients represents both those with C. difficile infection (CDI) and those with colonization. To predict the extent of CDI overdiagnosis, we compared the asymptomatic colonization rate to the symptomatic positivity rate in hospitalized patients using nucleic acid testing. METHODS: Between July 2014 and April 2015, formed stool samples were collected from asymptomatic patients after admission to 3 hospital wards at the Stanford Hospital...
January 3, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081227/diagnostic-accuracy-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-comparison-to-conventional-drug-susceptibility-testing-method-for-the-diagnosis-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Pratikshya Pandey, Narayan Dutt Pant, Komal Raj Rijal, Bhawana Shrestha, Sirita Kattel, Megha Raj Banjara, Bhagwan Maharjan, Rajendra Kc
Xpert MTB/RIF assay is regarded as a great achievement of modern medicine for the rapid diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The main purpose of this study was to determine the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay compared to conventional drug susceptibility testing (DST) method for the diagnosis of MDR-TB. A comparative cross sectional study was carried out at German-Nepal Tuberculosis Project, Kathmandu, Nepal, from April 2014 to September 2014. A total of 88 culture positive clinical samples (83 pulmonary and 5 extra-pulmonary) received during the study period were analyzed for detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by both GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay and conventional DST method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073895/evaluation-of-genotypic-and-phenotypic-methods-to-detect-carbapenemase-production-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Allison R McMullen, Melanie L Yarbrough, Meghan A Wallace, Angela Shupe, Carey-Ann D Burnham
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria (CP-GNB) are an urgent and expanding public health threat. Rapid and accurate identification of these organisms facilitates infection prevention efforts in healthcare facilities. The objective of our study was to evaluate methods to detect and identify CP-GNB. METHODS: We examined 189 carbapenem-resistant GNB (CR-GNB), including Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii complex, using 3 different methods: 2 methods to screen isolates of GNB for carbapenemase production [the carbapenem inactivation method (CIM) and 2 chromogenic agars] and a molecular method (Cepheid GeneXpert Carba-R) to identify the mechanism of carbapenem resistance and the associated resistance genes (blaKPC, blaNDM, blaIMP, blaOXA-48-like, and blaVIM)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059955/diagnosis-of-opportunistic-infections-hiv-co-infections-tuberculosis
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Lesley Scott, Pedro da Silva, Catharina C Boehme, Wendy Stevens, Christopher M Gilpin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tuberculosis (TB) incidence has declined ∼1.5% annually since 2000, but continued to affect 10.4 million individuals in 2015, with 1/3 remaining undiagnosed or underreported. The diagnosis of TB among those co-infected with HIV is challenging as TB remains the leading cause of death in such individuals. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of active TB will avert mortality in both adults and children, reduce transmission, and assist in timeous decisions for antiretroviral therapy initiation...
March 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043602/screening-new-tuberculosis-patients-in-mali-for-rifampicin-resistance-at-2months
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Bassirou Diarra, Aissata B Cissé, Ousmane Kodio, Moumine Sanogo, Bocar Baya, Antieme C G Togo, Amadou Somboro, Mohamed Tolofoudié, Boureima Degoga, Marie Laure Keita, Fatimata Diallo, Natacha Nguiakam, Gagni Coulibaly, Sidy Bane, Yeya Dit Sadio Sarro, Seydou Doumbia, Robert Leo Murphy, Souleymane Diallo, Bouke C Dejong
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The recent call for universal drug susceptibility testing (DST) for all tuberculosis (TB) patients will be difficult to meet in settings where Xpert rollout is limited, such as low prevalence of HIV and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR) settings. As recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the success of TB treatment is measured by Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) microscopy or auramine-rhodamine fluorescent microscopy (FM) on sputum, in which conversion to negative smear at 2months (M) is an important predictor of treatment success, defined as a negative smear at 5M...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043548/discordance-between-genexpert-assay-and-conventional-drug-susceptibility-testing-in-detecting-rifampicin-resistant-tuberculosis-a-perspective-of-the-line-probe-assay
#18
Ruqaya M Ali, Ahmed A Alsudani
BACKGROUND: Early detection for tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin-resistant TB (RRTB) is crucial for proper control of this disease. WHO recommended the use of the GeneXpert assay at district level to cover these two public health demands? A study evaluated the diagnostic impact of the GeneXpert assay in detecting TB and RRTB. Odd results were observed in this study in the form of discordance between the GeneXpert assay and the conventional culture and drug-susceptibility testing (DST)...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043540/nationwide-hiv-mdr-tb-survey-in-japan-and-collaborative-study-in-the-philippines
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Toshio Hattori, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Hideaki Nagai, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Elizabeth Telan, Marietta B Solante
BACKGROUND: Although the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and HIV infection in Japan is low, careful monitoring of these two diseases is necessary. We conducted a nationwide survey on multidrug resistant (MDR)-TB (2011-2013) and HIV-TB (2007-2014) to understand the mode of prevention and the effect of therapy. A study on MDR-TB and HIV in San Lazaro Hospital (SLH) in the Philippines was also conducted. These studies introduced an international collaborative study against the global epidemics of HIV-TB/MDR-TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043528/childhood-tuberculosis-in-qatar
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Jay P N Singh, Reem Mohammed, Thanveer Thayyullathil, Abdullatif Al-Khal, Zubaida Al-Suwaidi
Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been long neglected but has gained attention in recent years. In 2012, the World Health Organization annual report included an estimate for childhood TB for the first time, and in the following year, the TB Alliance received a grant from UNITAID (International Drug Purchase Facility) to develop pediatric TB formulations. Qatar is a low-incidence country. In this observational study, laboratory-confirmed cases of TB were analyzed from 2013 to 2015 and included patients aged ⩽14years...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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