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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906006/integrated-therapy-for-hiv-and-tuberculosis
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Weerawat Manosuthi, Surasak Wiboonchutikul, Somnuek Sungkanuparph
Tuberculosis (TB) has been the most common opportunistic infection and cause of mortality among HIV-infected patients, especially in resource-limited countries. Clinical manifestations of TB vary and depend on the degree of immunodeficiency. Sputum microscopy and culture with drug-susceptibility testing are recommended as a standard method for diagnosing active TB. TB-related mortality in HIV-infected patients is high especially during the first few months of treatment. Integrated therapy of both HIV and TB is feasible and efficient to control the diseases and yield better survival...
May 12, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893931/infliximab-induced-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-uc-experience-from-a-country-with-high-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-india
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Amarender S Puri, Devendra Desai, Ajit Sood, Sanjeev Sachdeva
BACKGROUND & AIM: Tuberculosis (TB) is a well-recognized iatrogenic adverse event following administration of biologic therapy given for a variety of clinical indications. There is paucity of data on the development of TB following use of biologics from countries with a high prevalence of TB. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of development of TB following biological therapy in a country, which is highly endemic for TB. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data from 3 referral IBD centers to evaluate the risk of development of TB following biological therapy for patients with UC...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880629/suicidal-ideation-and-interpersonal-needs-factor-structure-of-a-short-version-of-the-interpersonal-needs-questionnaire-in-an-at-risk-military-sample
#3
Nicholas P Allan, Daniel F Gros, Melanie A Hom, Thomas E Joiner, Tracy Stecker
OBJECTIVE: The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide posits that perceived burdensomeness (PB; i.e., the belief that others would be better off if one were dead) and thwarted belongingness (TB; i.e., the belief that one lacks meaningful social connections) are both necessary risk factors for the development of suicidal ideation. To test these relations, measures are needed that are well validated, especially in samples of at-risk adults. METHOD: The current study was designed to examine the factor structure of an eight-item version of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ) in a sample of 405 U...
2016: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878212/obesity-paradox-obesity-orthodox-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-an-approach-to-unity
#4
Jesse Roth, Navneet Sahota, Priya Patel, Syed Faizan Mehdi, Mohammad Masum Wiese, Hafiz B Mahboob, Michelle Bravo, Daniel J Eden, Muhammad A Bashir, Amrat Kumar, Farah Alsaati, Irwin J Kurland, Wunnie Brima, Ann Danoff, Alessandra L Szulc, Valentin A Pavlov, Kevin J Tracey, Huan Yang
Obesity and the accompanying metabolic syndrome are strongly associated with heightened morbidity and mortality in older adults. In our review of more than 20 epidemiologic studies of major infectious diseases, including leaders such as tuberculosis, community-acquired pneumonia, and sepsis, obesity was associated with better outcomes. A cause-and-effect relationship between over-nutrition and survival with infection is suggested by results of two preliminary studies of infections in mice, where high fat feeding for 8-10 weeks provided much better outcomes...
November 16, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865403/propidium-monoazide-and-xpert-mtb-rif-to-quantify-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cells
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Xavier A Kayigire, Sven O Friedrich, Miriam N Karinja, Lize van der Merwe, Neil A Martinson, Andreas H Diacon
Propidium monoazide (PMA) penetrates non-viable cells with compromised membranes. PMA has been proposed to improve the specificity of Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) for the detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This study assessed the effect of PMA on Xpert cycle thresholds (CT) of M. tuberculosis made non-viable under antibiotic pressure. In vitro, we measured the difference between CT with and without PMA (ΔCT) in liquid cultures treated with one of six anti-tuberculosis drugs (isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, streptomycin, moxifloxacin) and found significant ΔCT only with isoniazid and ethambutol for pan-susceptible M...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865243/lessons-learnt-from-active-tuberculosis-case-finding-in-an-urban-slum-setting-of-agra-city-india
#6
Banuru Muralidhara Prasad, Srinath Satyanarayana, Sarabjit Singh Chadha
Active case finding (ACF) is recognized as one of the key strategies to reach the missing 3 million cases in high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries. In India, we conducted ACF as a pilot project to assess its operational feasibility in four slums of Agra city in 2012 and covered 3940 households (in 14 wards) with a population of 21,870. Trained community volunteers visited households with an intention to provide information on TB and refer those with cough ≥2 weeks for sputum smear examination. Volunteers identified 8 persons with cough of ≥2 weeks by asking the first or the main respondent of the household...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862137/t-cell-responses-and-regulation-and-the-impact-of-in-vitro-il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-modulation-during-treatment-of-active-tuberculosis
#7
Siri L Feruglio, Dag Kvale, Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is particularly challenging for the immune system being an intracellular pathogen, and a variety of T cell subpopulations are activated by the host defense mechanism. In the present study we investigated T cell responses and regulation in active TB patients with drug-sensitive Mtb (n=18) during 24 weeks of efficient anti-TB therapy. T cell activation, differentiation, regulatory T cell (Treg) subsets, Mtb induced T cell proliferation and in vitro IL-10 and TGF-β modulation were analysed by flow cytometry at baseline and after 8 and 24 weeks of therapy, while soluble cytokines in culture supernatants were analysed by a 9-plex Luminex assay...
November 18, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855070/pharmacokinetics-of-the-first-line-antituberculosis-drugs-in-ghanaian-children-with-tuberculosis-with-and-without-hiv-coinfection
#8
Sampson Antwi, Hongmei Yang, Anthony Enimil, Anima M Sarfo, Fizza S Gillani, Daniel Ansong, Albert Dompreh, Antoinette Orstin, Theresa Opoku, Dennis Bosumtwe, Lubbe Wiesner, Jennifer Norman, Charles A Peloquin, Awewura Kwara
Although human immunodefiency virus (HIV) coinfection is the most important risk factor for poor antituberculosis (anti-TB) treatment response, its effect on the pharmacokinetics of the first-line drugs in children is understudied. This study examined the pharmacokinetics of the four first-line anti-TB drugs in children with tuberculosis (TB) with and without HIV coinfection. Ghanaian children with TB on isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol for at least 4 weeks had blood samples collected at pre-dose, 1, 2, 4, and 8-hours post-dose...
November 14, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835999/serial-survey-shows-community-intervention-may-contribute-to-increase-in-knowledge-of-tuberculosis-in-30-districts-of-india
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Badri Thapa, Banuru Muralidhara Prasad, Sarabjit S Chadha, Jamie Tonsing
BACKGROUND: Correct knowledge about Tuberculosis (TB) is essential for appropriate healthcare seeking behaviour and to accessing diagnosis and treatment services timely. There are several factors influencing knowledge about TB. The present study was conducted to assess the change in community knowledge of Tuberculosis (TB) and its association with respondent's socio-demographic characteristics in two serial knowledge-attitude-practice surveys. METHODS: Community level interventions including community meetings with youth groups, village health committees and self-help groups and through mass media activities were undertaken to create awareness and knowledge about TB and service availability...
November 11, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832910/clinical-predictors-of-aminoglycoside-induced-ototoxicity-in-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-on-intensive-therapy
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Olusola Ayodele Sogebi, Bolanle Olufunlola Adefuye, Stephen Oluwatosin Adebola, Susan Modupe Oladeji, Taiwo Olugbemiga Adedeji
OBJECTIVE: The study objectives were to determine the incidence of aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity in institutionalized patients on intensive phase of therapy for drug-resistant Tuberculosis (DR Tb) and also to assess clinical factors which could predict the ototoxicity. METHODS: The study was a prospective analytical study among consecutive DR Tb patients who were admitted for intensive phase of therapy (of 4 months) at the DR-Tb center over a 12-month period...
November 7, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800137/urine-based-nested-pcr-for-the-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-a-comparative-study-between-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-patients
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Mahin Jamshidi Makiani, Parivash Davoodian, Mahnaz Baghershiroodi, Abdol Azim Nejatizadeh, Farideh Fakkhar, Mehrangiz Zangeneh, Nadia Jahangiri
BACKGROUND: While tuberculosis (TB) can be diagnosed by microscopy and culture, the sensitivity of Ziehl-Neelsen staining is variable and culture results require 4 - 8 weeks to be determined. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and its modifications, including nested PCR, might be promising methods for the rapid diagnosis of TB. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the performance of nested PCR on urine samples of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and -negative patients with different manifestations of clinical TB...
August 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795624/rifampicin-and-anti-hypertensive-drugs-in-chronic-kidney-disease-pharmacokinetic-interactions-and-their-clinical-impact
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A Agrawal, S K Agarwal, T Kaleekal, Y K Gupta
Patients on dialysis have an increased incidence of tuberculosis (TB). Rifampicin, a first-line antitubercular therapy (ATT) drug, is a potent inducer of hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP). There is potential for pharmacokinetic interaction between rifampicin and anti-hypertensives that are CYP substrates: amlodipine and metoprolol. Therefore, hypertensive patients receiving rifampicin-based ATT are at risk for worsening of hypertension. However, this hypothesis has not yet been systematically studied. In this prospective study, hypertensive CKD 5D patients with TB were followed after rifampicin initiation...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750273/a-case-report-of-severe-neuro-behcet-s-disease-treated-with-a-combination-of-immunosuppressives-and-a-tnf-inhibitor-a-difficult-therapeutic-choice
#13
Fatma Nur Korkmaz, Gulsen Ozen, Ali Uğur Ünal, Pınar Kahraman Koytak, Nese Tuncer, Haner Direskeneli
Abstract/ Resumo Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, skin lesions and uveitis. The nervous system involvement of BD, neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD), is one of the important causes of mortality of the disease. Herein, we present a 29-year-old male with parenchymal NBD who has progressed rapidly and was managed with an uncommon aggressive immunosuppresive combination therapy. The patient first presented six years ago with vertigo and difficulty in talking and walking...
September 28, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733634/xpert-mtb-rif-assay-shows-faster-clearance-of-m-tuberculosis-dna-with-higher-rifapentine-exposure
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A Jayakumar, R M Savic, C K Everett, D Benator, D Alland, C M Heilig, M Weiner, S O Friedrich, N A Martinson, A Kerrigan, C Zamudio, S V Goldberg, W C Whitworth, J L Davis, P Nahid
The Xpert® MTB/RIF assay is both sensitive and specific as a diagnostic test. Xpert also reports quantitative output in cycle thresholds (Ct), which may provide a dynamic measure of sputum bacillary burden when used longitudinally. We evaluated the relationship between Xpert Ct trajectory and drug exposure during TB treatment to evaluate the potential utility of Xpert Ct for treatment monitoring. We obtained serial sputum samples from patients with smear-positive pulmonary TB consecutively enrolled at ten international clinical trial sites participating in Study 29X, a CDC-sponsored TB Trials Consortium study evaluating the tolerability, safety, and antimicrobial activity of rifapentine at daily doses up to 20 mg/kg...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721903/combination-leflunomide-and-methotrexate-in-refractory-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-biologic-sparing-approach
#15
Bridget Hodkinson, Kingsley Ross Magomero, Mohammed Tikly
BACKGROUND: In resource-constrained settings where biologic agents are not widely available, there are limited therapeutic options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to other synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic (DMARD) therapies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of leflunomide (LEF) with methotrexate (MTX) in refractory RA. METHODS: A retrospective record review of adult RA patients treated with LEF/MTX...
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721538/evaluation-of-in-vivo-antimycobacterial-activity-of-some-folklore-medicinal-plants-and-enumeration-of-colony-forming-unit-in-murine-model
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Acheenta Gohain Barua, Himangshu Raj, Pranab Konch, P Hussain, Chandana C Barua
OBJECTIVES: The present study was carried out to investigate the in vivo antimycobacterial activity of methanol extract of Alstonia scholaris and Mucuna imbricata in murine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female BALB/c mice were infected with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv suspension. Extracts were administered orally for 2 weeks from 7(th) day postinfection at a dose of 200 mg/kg and rifampicin at 20 mg/kg as standard. The synergistic groups were 10 and 100 mg/kg for rifampicin and extract, respectively...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694334/fever-of-unknown-origin-in-a-patient-initially-presenting-with-traveller-s-diarrhoea
#17
Malik Asif Humayun, Tristan Richardson, Augustin Brooks
A 17-year-old male presented with diarrhoea and malaise following his return from Kenya and Tunisia. He was managed as a case of traveller's diarrhoea. Stool cultures were negative for pathogenic bacterial growth. Two weeks later he presented with worsening lower back pain. MRI of lumbosacral spine suggested L1 osteomyelitis. CT-guided spinal aspirate grew no organisms and repeat viral serology and blood cultures (including tuberculosis screening) were negative. He was treated with a 6-week course of ceftriaxone...
September 30, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672349/prevalence-of-tuberculosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-the-central-prison-of-mbuji-mayi-democratic-republic-of-congo
#18
Guillaume MuasaPatoka Kalonji, Gérard De Connick, Léon Okenge Ngongo, Dieudonné Kazumba Nsaka, Thierry Kabengele, Félicien Tshimungu Kandolo, Félicien Ilunga-Ilunga, Albert Adelin, Didier Giet
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis still remains a major public health concern in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in prison settings. The present study aimed at determining tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and associated risk factors in inmates of the Mbuji-Mayi Central Prison. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed over a 6-month period (January to June 2015) in Mbuji-Mayi Central Prison. A total of 733 inmates were screened systematically for TB...
2016: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663926/tinea-on-a-tattoo
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Alexandru Oanţă, Marius Irimie
In the last twenty years, the prevalence of individuals with tattoos in the general population has increased in Europe (1) as well as in Australia (2) and the United States of America (3). A series of complications such as acute inflammatory reactions, allergic contact dermatitis (4,5), photoinduced, lichenoid, and granulomatous reactions (6, 7), pseudolymphoma (8), pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (9), skin infections (6), and skin cancers (10) may occur on tattoos. Infectious complications on tattoos include bacterial infections (pyoderma, leprosy, syphilis, cutaneous tuberculosis, mycobacteriosis) (11-14), viral infections (molluscum contagiosum, warts, herpes simplex, hepatitis B and C) (15-17), and fungal infections (sporotrichosis, dermatophytosis) (18,19)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651240/anti-tuberculosis-drug-concentrations-in-tuberculosis-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus
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A K Hemanth Kumar, V Chandrasekaran, T Kannan, A Lakshmi Murali, J Lavanya, V Sudha, Soumya Swaminathan, Geetha Ramachandran
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare plasma concentrations of rifampicin (RMP), isoniazid (INH) and pyrazinamide (PZA) between tuberculosis (TB) patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Two-hour post-dosing concentrations of RMP, INH and PZA were determined in adult TB patients that were studied with (n = 452) and without DM (n = 1460), treated with a thrice-weekly regimen in India. Drug concentrations were estimated by HPLC. RESULTS: The median (IQR) INH [6...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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