Publications by Year (2018)

Atypical mycobacterial infections following plastic surgery procedures abroad: a multidisciplinary algorithm for diagnosis and treatment

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2018-12-28
Abstract: Medical tourism has become increasingly popular in recent years. The most commonly sought procedures are cosmetic. The recent rise in medical tourism has been mirrored by an increase in the incidence of M. abscessus infections, atypical mycobacteria ubiquitous in aquatic environments...

Impact of providing preexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus at clinics for sexually transmitted infections in Baltimore City: An agent-based model

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2018-12-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
BACKGROUND: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) greatly reduces the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition, but its optimal delivery strategy remains uncertain. Clinics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can provide an efficient venue for PrEP delivery. METHODS: To quantify the...

Multiplex-PCR to detect pAmpC β-lactamases among Enterobacteriaceae at a tertiary care laboratory in Mumbai, India

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2018-12-13
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Microbiology
Drug-resistance due to AmpC β-lactamases represents a growing problem worldwide. In this study, a previously collected sample of 108 cefoxitin-resistant clinical isolates was assessed for AmpC β-lactamase production through routine phenotypic testing and double-disc cefoxitin/cloxcallin (DD-CC),...

Understanding quality of care and satisfaction with sexual and reproductive healthcare among young men

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2018-11-30
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Journal of Healthcare Quality
OBJECTIVE: Sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRHC) guidelines recommend the delivery of quality preventive SRHC to males beginning in adolescence. A quality of care (QOC) framework was used to examine factors associated with young male's perceptions of QOC and satisfaction with care, which can...

Immigration legal services as a structural HIV intervention for Latinx sexual and gender minorities

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2018-11-21
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Lack of legal immigration status is associated with poor HIV-related outcomes for immigrant Latinx sexual and gender minorities (LSGM). LSGM often meet eligibility criteria for legal immigration relief. A Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) may thus be strategic to improve their health. We know little...

The role of perceived friend depression and perceived stigma on self-reported depression among individuals who use drugs

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2018-11-15
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Journal of Community Psychology
Depression and substance use are highly comorbid, and stigmatized, mental health conditions influenced by social network factors. The objective of this study was to explore the role of perceived depression and perceived mental health stigma among friends on self-reported depression over time...

Missed opportunities to address pregnancy prevention with young men in primary care

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2018-11-15
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Clinical Pediatrics
Young men (aged 15-24 years) have pregnancy prevention needs, yet little is known about whether they perceive they learn about pregnancy prevention in primary care. A sample of 190 young men seen in primary care in one city from April 2014 to September 2016 were assessed on perceived learning about...

The mortality burden of multidrug-resistant pathogens in India: a retrospective observational study

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2018-11-08
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
We conducted a retrospective, ten hospital study of the relationship between multidrug-resistant pathogens and mortality in India. This is one of the largest studies undertaken in an LMIC to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance.

The global landscape of tuberculosis therapeutics

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2018-11-07
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Annual Review of Medicine
Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the oldest infections afflicting humans yet remains the number one infectious disease killer worldwide. Despite decades of experience treating this disease, TB regimens require months of multidrug therapy, even for latent infections. There have been important...

Economic and epidemiologic impact of guidelines for early ART initiation irrespective of CD4 count in Spain

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2018-11-05
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PLoS One
INTRODUCTION: Emerging data suggest that early antiretroviral therapy (ART) could reduce serious AIDS and non-AIDS events and deaths but could also increase costs. In January 2016, the Spanish guidelines were updated to recommend ART at any CD4 count. However, the epidemiologic and economic impacts...

Centro SOL: A community-academic partnership to care for undocumented immigrants in an emerging Latino area

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2018-10-30
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Academic Medicine
PROBLEM: From 2000 to 2014, the Latino population in Baltimore city, an emerging Latino settlement area, has experienced rapid growth. Many of these individuals are undocumented and not eligible for coverage. Academic medical centers often lead the way in addressing the health needs of undocumented...

Dengue vaccines: implications for dengue control

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2018-10-15
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Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dengue, the most common arbovirus, is an increasingly significant cause of morbidity worldwide. After decades of research, an approved tetravalent dengue vaccine is finally available. Models constructed using recently available vaccine efficacy data allow for a data-driven...

Results of early virologic monitoring may facilitate differentiated care monitoring strategies for clients on ART, Rakai, Uganda

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2018-10-15
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Viral load (VL) monitoring is standard of care in HIV-infected persons initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART). We evaluated the predictive value of VL measurements at 6 and 12 months after initiation of firstline ART to estimate the future risk of virologic failure (VF). METHODS: HIV...

Enhanced immigration enforcement in the USA and the transnational continuity of HIV care for Latinx migrants in deportation proceedings

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2018-10-15
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Lancet HIV
In our work as clinicians, researchers, and immigrant rights advocates, we have noted increased anxiety about the possibility of deportation and disruptions in care among immigrants with HIV. Before the 2016 US elections, patients rarely asked about HIV treatment in their home countries. However,...

Drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae colonization is associated with healthcare utilization and antimicrobial use among inpatients in Pune, India

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2018-10-04
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BMC Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Healthcare exposure may increase drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae colonization risk. Nascent antimicrobial stewardship efforts in low- and middle-income countries require setting-specific data. We aimed to evaluate risk factors for inpatient drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae...

Barriers to screening and isoniazid preventive therapy for child contacts of tuberculosis patients

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2018-10-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Universal, timely TB screening and IPT for exposed children are urgently needed to reduce pediatric TB in India

Inflammation and micronutrient biomarkers predict clinical HIV treatment failure and incident active TB in HIV-infected adults: a case-control study

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2018-09-24
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BMC Medicine
Factors identified through exploratory factor analysis were associated with adverse outcomes in HIV-infected individuals.

Report of the Technical Consultation on Advances in Clinical Trial Design for Development of New TB Treatments

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2018-09-17
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WHO Task Force on Introduction of New TB Drugs and Treatment Regimens
Dr. Amita Gupta was a member of this TB technical consultation, convened in March 2018 in Switzerland.

Ovarian mass - tuberculosis or malignancy? Need for early intensified evaluation

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2018-09-14
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EXCLI Journal
Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, We read with interest the case report by Chien et al. on Peritoneal Tuberculosis (TB) mimicking ovarian cancer (Chien et al., 2016[1]). We want to congratulate the authors on this case report. We encountered a similar case in our clinical setting in western India...

The association of household fine particulate matter and kerosene with tuberculosis in women and children in Pune, India

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2018-09-07
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Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Use of kerosene cooking fuel is positively associated with TB in women and children in our analysis using reported sources of exposure.

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