Amol Chavan

Pune, India
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Staff
Statistician and Junior Data Manager
Amol Chavan

Mr. Amol is the Statistician and Junior Data Manager at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College -JHU Clinical Research Site in Pune, India. He has 4 plus years of experience in statistical analysis and data management. He primarily manages the databases and QA/QC of TREATAsia studies. He has post graduate degree in statistics and provides many other analytics supports.

A Case Study of Intra-Family Clustering of COVID-19 in India

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2021-08-18
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European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research
Background: With unprecedented COVID-19 disease-related morbidity and mortality globally, understanding the transmission dynamics of this disease is of paramount importance for disease control efforts. Despite the lockdown in India, there has been reported an ever-increasing number of infected...

Measuring TB drug levels in the hair in adults and children to monitor drug exposure and outcomes

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2021-01-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
INTRODUCTION: Testing for anti-TB drugs in small hair samples may serve as a non-invasive tool to measure cumulative drug exposure and/or adherence, as these determine treatment success. We aimed to assess how well hair assays of TB drugs predict TB treatment outcomes.METHODS: A small thatch of...

The burden of anxiety among people living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic in Pune, India

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2020-10-23
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BMC Public Health
Introduction: Globally, India has the third largest population of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and the second highest number of COVID-19 cases. Anxiety is associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) nonadherence. It is crucial to understand the burden of anxiety and its sources among Asian...

Trends and gender differences in access to HIV care with scale up of national HIV treatment guidelines in India

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2020-06-24
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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Test and treat is the current global standard, yet sex differences persist in access to HIV care. We assessed the differences in presentation and antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake by sex and ART-eligibility period among ART-naive adults registered at a public ART center in India. Four ART...

High prevalence of late presentation of ART-naïve perinatally infected children for care in Pune, India

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2020-02-19
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AIDS Care
AIDS Care : There is an urgent need to identify strategies that improve linkage of perinatally infected ART-naïve children to care, and earlier than what is currently observed.

Assessment of the Xpert assay among new pulmonary tuberculosis suspects with and without diabetes mellitus

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2020-01-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
IJTLD: Deshmukh and colleagues: High sensitivity and specificity of Xpert underscores need for rapid scale up for early detection of TB in settings with a high dual burden of TB and DM

Incidence of tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults on first- and second-line antiretroviral therapy in India

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2019-10-29
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BMC Infectious Diseases
In this study among people living with HIV, Akshay Gupte and colleagues found that the risk of acquiring tuberculosis was higher in those receiving first-line antiretrovial therapy versus those receiving second-line medications.

Infection free "resisters" among household contacts of adult pulmonary tuberculosis

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2019-07-18
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PLoS One
Despite substantial exposure to infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases, some household contacts (HHC) never acquire latent TB infection (LTBI). Characterizing these "resisters" can inform who to study immunologically for the development of TB vaccines. We enrolled HHCs of culture-confirmed...