Publications by Year (2018)

Diabetes and pre-diabetes among household contacts of tuberculosis patients in India: is it time to screen them all?

Post Date: 
2018-05-22
Publication: 
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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Authors find that screening contacts of TB patients for pre-DM/DM and linking them to care may mitigate the risk of developing tuberculosis and improve management of diabetes.

Group mentorship model to enhance the efficiency and productivity of PhD research training in Sub-Saharan Africa

Post Date: 
2018-05-04
Publication: 
Annals of Global Health
Country: 
Annals of Global Health : Systems capacity building approach to PhD training allowed strong outputs at lower cost and with relatively few additional mentors to train independent scientists able to conduct original research and mentor others.

Addressing knowledge gaps and prevention for tuberculosis-infected Indian adults: a vital part of elimination

Post Date: 
2018-05-02
Publication: 
BMC Infectious Diseases
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BMC Infectious Diseases : Our survey among TB patients' household contacts with evidence of recent exposure found that knowledge is poor and families are confused about disease transmission.

Advancing patient-centered care in tuberculosis management: A mixed-methods appraisal of Video Directly Observed Therapy

Post Date: 
2018-04-26
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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OFID : Video DOT is an acceptable option for measurement of TB treatment adherence & may allow more treatment doses to be observed

Pyrosequencing to resolve discrepant Xpert MTB/RIF and Mycobacterial Growth Indicator Tube 960

Post Date: 
2018-03-26
Publication: 
Lung India
Country: 
Lung India: Indo-JHU researchers find that pyrosequencing can clear up discrepancies about drug resistance in TB.

Screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes in India: A systematic review and meta analysis

Post Date: 
2018-03-26
Publication: 
Acta Diabetologica
Country: 
Review article on prevalence and screening and diagnostic methods for gestational diabetes in India.

Vector-borne disease is a common cause of hospitalized febrile illness in India

Post Date: 
2018-03-26
Publication: 
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Diagnostic strategies adapted for season and age may reduce diagnostic uncertainty and identify causative organisms in treatable, fatal causes of AFI.

Loss to follow‐up and mortality among HIV‐infected adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2018-03-24
Publication: 
HIV Medicine
Country: 
Over 6 years, one-third of HIV+ adolescents in this study discontinued medical treatment, indicating a critical need for retention counselling and closer clinical monitoring.

Intestinal barrier dysfunction and microbial translocation in HIV-infected pregnant women is associated with preterm birth

Post Date: 
2018-03-24
Publication: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Country: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases: Select immune markers can identify women at higher risk for pre-term birth in HIV-1-infected populations; modulating gut barrier integrity and microbial translocation may have an effect.

Mobile phone incentives for childhood immunizations in rural India

Post Date: 
2018-03-19
Publication: 
Pediatrics
Country: 
In Pediatrics: Incentives and technology can improve immunization coverage in young children in resource-poor settings.

How feasible is pharmaceutical regulation in India?

Post Date: 
2018-01-29
Publication: 
The Lancet Global Health
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Lancet Global Health: Dr. Sachin Atre outlines factors that complicate pharmaceutical regulation in India, which is a component of WHO's Global Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan.

¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

Post Date: 
2018-01-23
Publication: 
Progress in Community Health Partnerships
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Background: Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Objectives: This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (individual and community)...

Gender-based violence screening methods preferred by women visiting a public hospital in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2018-01-22
Publication: 
BMC Womens Health
Country: 
BMC Womens Health : In our study, 23% of women reported experiencing gender based violence, and 90% reported they had never been asked about it in the healthcare setting.

Secondhand smoke exposure and validity of self-report in low-income women and children in India

Post Date: 
2018-01-10
Publication: 
Pediatrics
Country: 
Pediatrics: Dr. Jessica Elf and colleagues evaluated the validity of standard self-reported measures for secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among women and children in urban India.

What will it take to reduce HIV incidence in the United States: A mathematical modeling analysis

Post Date: 
2018-01-06
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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Modeling and simulations suggest that cutting HIV incidence in half by 2025 will require 95% of people living with HIV to be engaged in care.