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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899886/implementing-tuberculosis-close-contact-investigation-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-iran
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Masoud Shamaei, Shahrbanoo Esmaeili, Majid Marjani, Payam Tabarsi
Background: Close contact investigation is the essential key in tuberculosis (TB) case finding and an effective strategy for TB control program within any society. Methods: In this prospective study, 1186 close family contacts of hospitalized TB patients (index) in a referral TB hospital in Tehran-Iran were passively studied. These people were studied to rollout TB infection and disease. Demographic characteristics, clinical and laboratory data of these individuals were reviewed and summarized for analysis...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779492/pretreatment-chest-x-ray-severity-and-its-relation-to-bacterial-burden-in-smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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S E Murthy, F Chatterjee, A Crook, R Dawson, C Mendel, M E Murphy, S R Murray, A J Nunn, P P J Phillips, Kasha P Singh, T D McHugh, S H Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Chest radiographs are used for diagnosis and severity assessment in tuberculosis (TB). The extent of disease as determined by smear grade and cavitation as a binary measure can predict 2-month smear results, but little has been done to determine whether radiological severity reflects the bacterial burden at diagnosis. METHODS: Pre-treatment chest x-rays from 1837 participants with smear-positive pulmonary TB enrolled into the REMoxTB trial (Gillespie et al...
May 21, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707345/hiv-negative-pulmonary-disease-caused-by-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-southern-brazil-clinical-and-microbiological-characterization
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Fernanda Guioti Puga, Renata Helena Candido Pocente, Erica Chimara, Valdes Roberto Bollela
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have been identified with increasing frequency in the clinical practice. The aim of this study was to characterize NTM isolates in respiratory specimens from patients with pulmonary disease and to correlate this with clinical/radiological findings, decision to start treatment and outcomes. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed and included all patients who had at least one NTM isolated in respiratory specimens between 2011 and 2014...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562987/treatment-responses-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-germany
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J Heyckendorf, F van Leth, K Avsar, G Glattki, G Günther, B Kalsdorf, M Müller, I D Olaru, T Rolling, H J F Salzer, M Schuhmann, E Terhalle, C Lange
BACKGROUND: Excellent treatment outcomes have recently been reported for patients with multi/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in settings where optimal resources for individualised therapy are available. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether differences remain in treatment responses between patients with M/XDR-TB and those with non-M/XDR-TB. METHOD: Patients with TB were prospectively enrolled between March 2013 and March 2016 at five hospitals in Germany...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428408/evaluating-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-on-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-a-retrospective-study
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Yanjun Lu, Yaowu Zhu, Na Shen, Lei Tian, Ziyong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Limited data on the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay using bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) have been reported in China. Therefore, a retrospective study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of this assay. METHODS: Clinical, radiological, and microbiological characteristics of 238 patients with suspected PTB were reviewed retrospectively. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value for the diagnosis of active PTB were calculated for the Xpert MTB/RIF assay using TB culture or final diagnosis based on clinical and radiological evaluation as the reference standard...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412377/tuberculosis-and-latent-infection-in-employees-of-different-prison-unit-types
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Péricles Alves Nogueira, Regina Maura Cabral de Melo Abrahão, Vera Maria Neder Galesi, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López
OBJECTIVE: Estimate the prevalence of active tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection among the staff that is in contact and the staff that is not in contact with prisoners, and investigate factors associated with latent tuberculosis infection in this population. METHODS: Observational cross-sectional study, conducted from 2012 to 2015, in employees of different prison units in the municipality of Franco da Rocha, SP. It consisted of the application of a questionnaire, application and reading of the tuberculin test, sputum smear microscopy, sputum culture, and radiological examination...
February 5, 2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410366/performance-of-the-tb-lamp-diagnostic-assay-in-reference-laboratories-results-from-a-multicentre-study
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Thu Hang Pham, Jonathan Peter, Fernanda C Q Mello, Tommy Parraga, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, Pamela Nabeta, Eloise Valli, Tatiana Caceres, Keertan Dheda, Susan E Dorman, Doris Hillemann, Christen M Gray, Mark D Perkins
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of TB-LAMP, a manual molecular tuberculosis (TB) detection method, and provide comparison to the Xpert MTB/RIF assay. METHODS: In a large multicentre study, two sputum samples were collected from participants with TB symptoms in reference laboratories in Peru, South Africa, Brazil, and Vietnam. Each sample was tested with TB-LAMP. The reference standard consisted of four direct smears, four cultures, and clinical and radiological findings...
March 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353901/tuberculosis-in-staff-and-students-of-patan-hospital
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Poojan Shrestha, Mila Shakya, Maxine Caws, Surendra Shrestha, Bibek Karki, Shreejana Shrestha, Dan Bahadur Karki, Bhagwan Maharjan, Bhawana Shrestha, Amit Arjyal, Abhilasha Karkey, Krishna G Prajapati, Buddha Basnyat
BACKGROUND: There is a high risk of occupational exposure to tuberculosis among healthcare workers in endemic countries. Regular screening for tuberculosis among healthcare workers is not carried out in Nepal. Infection control measures are also not routinely implemented. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of active tuberculosis among staff/students at Patan Hospital. METHODS: Participants were given a self-administered questionnaire and invited to undergo chest radiography...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348383/improving-diagnostic-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-hiv-patients-by-bronchoscopy-a-cross-sectional-study
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Prayudi Santoso, Arto Y Soeroto, Rianita Juniati, Yovita Hartantri, Rudi Wisaksana, Bachti Alisjabana, Heda M Nataprawira, Ida Parwati
BACKGROUND: diagnostic of pulmonary TB in HIV patients is a problem due to non specific clinical features, or radiological appearance. HIV patients with CD4≤200 cells/mL infected with M. tuberculosis have less capacity in containing M. tuberculosis, developing granulomas, casseous necrosis, or cavities. This condition is caused by weakend inflammatory which later reduced sputum production and may cause false negative result. This study aimed to assess differences in the positivity level of acid fast bacilli (AFB) and cultures of M...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173450/outcomes-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-discordant-phenotypic-isoniazid-resistance-testing
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Sukyeon Kim, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, Hee Jae Huh, Nam Yong Lee, Byeong-Ho Jeong
INTRODUCTION: The discrepancy rates of drug susceptibility testing (DST) results between solid and liquid media have been reported to range from 2.4 to 7.4% for isoniazid. Most isolate with isoniazid DST discrepancies between solid and liquid media test as susceptible on solid medium and resistant in liquid medium, however, the optimal management of patients with discordant testing is unknown. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of treatment regimen on treatment outcomes when patients with rifampicin-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis have isoniazid resistance (INH-R) in liquid medium but isoniazid susceptibility (INH-S) on solid medium...
December 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064140/incidence-and-clinical-profile-of-tuberculosis-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Narendra Agrawal, Mukul Aggarwal, Jyotsna Kapoor, Rayaz Ahmed, Anjan Shrestha, Meena Kaushik, Dinesh Bhurani
BACKGROUND: Patients post allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) are expected to be at high risk of tuberculosis (TB) owing to underlying immunosuppression. We conducted a retrospective study in patients post alloSCT for clinical features and factors associated with TB. METHODS: Records of all patients transplanted from January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2015 were reviewed. Diagnosis of TB was considered if Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from clinical samples or acid-fast bacilli (AFB) were demonstrated on histopathology/smears...
February 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990538/recent-complications-and-issues-in-tuberculosis-treatment
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Mohamad Taleuzzaman, Vinay K Patel
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a one of the major communicable disease which can be preventable and curable. Even though the prevalence of tuberculosis infection is more even though this disease causes major morbidity and mortality. [3] To determine association between tuberculosis (TB) related stigma and delay in seeking a treatment after the onset of symptoms associated with tuberculosis. METHODS: Physicians conducted the interviews using a structured questionnaire...
October 6, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628437/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-infections-at-a-provincial-reference-hospital-cambodia
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Maryline Bonnet, Kim Chamroeun San, Yati Pho, Chandara Sok, Jean-Philippe Dousset, William Brant, Northan Hurtado, Khun Kim Eam, Elisa Ardizzoni, Seiha Heng, Sylvain Godreuil, Wing-Wai Yew, Cathy Hewison
Prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease is poorly documented in countries with high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). We describe prevalence, risk factors, and TB program implications for NTM isolates and disease in Cambodia. A prospective cohort of 1,183 patients with presumptive TB underwent epidemiologic, clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic evaluation, including >12-months of follow-up for patients with NTM isolates. Prevalence of NTM isolates was 10.8% and of disease was 0.9%; 217 (18...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516071/levamisole-as-an-adjuvant-to-short-course-therapy-in-newly-diagnosed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients
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Chetna Ashok Shamkuwar, Sushant Hiraman Meshram, Sunil M Mahakalkar
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in India are 2.1 and 2.6 million cases respectively. Immunotherapy may shorten tuberculosis treatments and improve the immunity of individuals as well. Hence we study the efficacy of levamisole (LVM) (immunomodulator) as an adjuvant to chemotherapy of pulmonary tuberculosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted for 21 months in newly diagnosed sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501491/diagnostic-usefulness-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-detection-of-tuberculous-meningitis-using-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Syed Beenish Rufai, Amit Singh, Jitendra Singh, Parveen Kumar, Manimuthu Mani Sankar, Sarman Singh
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to association of diseases with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Diagnosis continues to be a clinical challenge as microbiological confirmation is rare and time consuming resulting in delayed treatment. Xpert MTB/RIF assay is a rapid and simple test, which has been endorsed by World Health Organization as an initial diagnostic test for the diagnosis of TBM. However, evidence still lacks for its performance on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of TBM especially from India...
August 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475618/first-time-detection-and-identification-of-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-members-in-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-clinical-samples-in-south-tunisia-by-a-single-tube-tetraplex-real-time-pcr-assay
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Mariam Siala, Salma Smaoui, Wafa Taktak, Salma Hachicha, Asma Ghorbel, Chema Marouane, Sana Kammoun, Dhikrayet Gamara, Leila Slim, Radhouane Gdoura, Férièle Messadi-Akrout
INTRODUCTION: Tunisia has one of the highest burdens of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) among tuberculosis (TB) cases but the contribution of MTBC-mediated human EPTB is unknown. EPTB diagnosis is challenging due to the paucibacillary nature of clinical samples. Therefore, a need of a simplified molecular method for sensitive and specific TB detection and differentiation of MTBC members caused EPTB remains a priority to an early diagnosis, optimize successful anti-TB treatment and minimize transmission...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449659/vitamin-d-and-activated-vitamin-d-in-tuberculosis-in-equatorial-malaysia-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Anna P Ralph, Muhammad Redzwan S Rashid Ali, Timothy William, Kim Piera, Uma Parameswaran, Elspeth Bird, Christopher S Wilkes, Wai Khew Lee, Tsin Wen Yeo, Nicholas M Anstey
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency (low plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25D] concentration) is often reported in tuberculosis. Adjunctive vitamin D has been tested for its potential to improve treatment outcomes, but has proven largely ineffective. To better understand vitamin D in tuberculosis, we investigated determinants of 25D and its immunologically active form, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D), their inter-relationship in tuberculosis, longitudinal changes and association with outcome...
April 27, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399800/tst-positivity-in-household-contacts-of-tuberculosis-patients-a-case-contact-study-in-malawi
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Jonas Hector, Suzanne T Anderson, Gertrude Banda, Mercy Kamdolozi, Laura F Jefferys, Doris Shani, Natalie J Garton, Agnes Mwale, Annie Jobe, Geraint R Davies, Derek J Sloan
BACKGROUND: Screening household contacts of active tuberculosis (TB) patients is recommended for TB control. Due to resource constraints this rarely occurs in lower income countries. Demographic and clinical features of index cases may influence the likelihood of onwards TB transmission. It has also been proposed that accumulation of intracellular lipid bodies within M. tuberculosis cells may also enhance bacterial transmissibility. This study explored whether clinical and bacteriological observations recorded at baseline in TB cases in Malawi could help identify those with the highest risk of onwards transmission, to prioritise contact tracing...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391384/the-role-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-the-diagnosis-of-tubercular-spondylodiscitis
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Justin Arockiaraj, Joy S Michael, Rohit Amritanand, Kenny Samuel David, Venkatesh Krishnan
PURPOSE: This study aims to assess the accuracy of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay in the diagnosis of tubercular spondylodiscitis and to identify its role in detecting Rifampicin resistance in patients with infective spondylodiscitis. METHODS: A retrospective study including 348 patients suspected to have infective spondylodiscitis was done. Tissue/pus samples obtained were sent for culture, histopathology and Xpert MTB/RIF assay. All patients who were confirmed to have tubercular spondylodiscitis and those patients who were suspected on clinico-radiological basis were also treated with anti-tuberculous chemotherapy for a period of 9 months...
December 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229100/diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-following-world-health-organization-recommended-criteria-in-severely-malnourished-children-presenting-with-pneumonia
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Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Mohammed Abdus Salam, Abu S M S B Shahid, K M Shahunja, Sumon Kumar Das, Abu Syed Golam Faruque, Pradip Kumar Bardhan, Tahmeed Ahmed
Evidences on diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) following the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are lacking. We sought to evaluate the WHO criteria for the diagnosis of TB in such children. In this prospective study, we enrolled SAM children aged <5 with radiological pneumonia. We collected induced sputum and gastric lavage for smear microscopy, mycobacterial culture, and Xpert MTB/RIF. Using the last 2 methods as the gold standard, we determined sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of WHO criteria (n = 388)...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
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