Andrea DeLuca, MHS

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Andrea DeLuca, MHS

Andrea DeLuca, MHS, is a Senior Research Associate faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Project Director for the CCGHE-directed Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC)-JHU Fogarty Training Program in Pune, India. Ms. DeLuca’s research focuses on capacity building and advocacy for HIV-TB policy change. She has more than 10 years of managing multi-country projects, with an emphasis on ethics and quality of program and research implementation.

Ms. DeLuca received undergraduate degrees in biology and creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a master of health science in international health, disease prevention and control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gut Microbiota of HIV Infected Pregnant Women

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2018-06-14
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Birth Outcomes in HIV Both antiretroviral-therapy (ART)-naïve and ART-experienced HIV-infected pregnant women have higher incidences of pre-term birth (PTB) compared to HIV-uninfected women. For example, the global prevalence of PTB is around 8%, while the rates in in HIV-infected populations are...

Optimal Approach for TB Screening among HIV Infected Indian Children

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2018-06-11
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Determining TB status (ie, uninfected, latent, and active TB disease) is more difficult among children, particularly HIV-infected children. Diagnosis of TB disease is more difficult among HIV infected children because the signs and symptoms of the disease—such as weight loss, cough, and mild fever—...

Assessing the Impact of the Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, India

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2018-01-19
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Johns Hopkins University was funded in 2013 to establish a new post-doctoral training program in HIV-TB epidemiology, clinical and laboratory research, for junior faculty of the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India, called the BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training...

The Role of GeneXpert in Bacterial Diagnosis of Spinal Tuberculosis

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2017-10-26
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India has the maximum burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. In 2014, there were an estimated 9.6 million incident cases of TB (range, 9.1 million–10.0 million) globally, equivalent to 133 cases per 100000 population. Most of the estimated number of cases in 2014 occurred in Asia (58%) and the...

MDR-TB Free: Monitoring Adverse Effects, Utilizing Resources Optimally, Knowing Resistance Patterns, and Treatment Strategy

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2017-03-24
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Purpose: To establish an observational cohort of MDR-TB cases and household contacts with accompanying biorepository at PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre Primary Objectives: Cohort A: To document participant outcomes including early treatment response, MDR-TB treatment-...

Cost-effectiveness of Xpert MTB/RIF for Diagnosing Pulmonary Tuberculosis in HIV-positive Patients

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2016-12-01
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This is a prospective cross-sectional study which will be conducted at BJGMC in Pune, India. The aim of this study is to see whether Xpert MTB/RIF is useful for early detection of pulmonary tuberculosis, and therefore cost-effective, as compared with sputum microscopy and the gold standard tests...

The Evaluation of Clinical Profile and Mortality of Children Admitted with Tuberculosis in Pediatric Intensive-Care Unit at Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune

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2016-10-27
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common causes of infection-related death globally. TB was declared global public health emergency in 1993 by World HealthOrganization (WHO). Mortality due to TB is increasing due to emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains and HIV-TB co-infection,...

ART Study 1: Database: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Associated Comorbidities in a Public Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) Clinic at BJGMC in Pune

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2016-09-19
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Since 2004, the National AIDS Control Program of India has been rolling out free antiretroviral therapy. Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), located in Pune, India, is now the largest HIV clinic in India, with over 26,000 adult and pediatric patients registered since 2005. We...

Establishing an Observational Cohort Database for Patient Care and Research at the Hinduja Hospital Chest Clinic

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2016-08-30
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India has the largest burden of global tuberculosis (TB), accounting for one quarter of the total number of cases reported. Together with South Africa, India sees one-third of the total number of deaths from TB. Drug-resistant strains of the disease are also on the rise, with India having one of...

Adherence to Indian National Guidelines for Isoniazid Chemoprophylaxis among Pediatric Contacts of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases

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2016-07-06
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The primary objective of the study was to assess the implementation of the Indian Revised National Tuberculosis Programme's (RNTCP) guidelines regarding isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT) for children under 6 years of age who had been in contact with adults diagnosed with sputum positive...

A Randomized Therapeutic Interventional Comparative Study between Three Different Modalities of Paediatric Antitubercular Treatment

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2016-06-13
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This study, conducted and concluded in 2013, evaluated three different TB treatment regimens in children attending Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India. A convenience sample size of n=100 children were enrolled in the study. The study investigators in India have asked the JHU faculty listed on...

Optimal Algorithmic Diagnosis of Genital TB among HIV-infected and Uninfected Infertile Women

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2016-05-26
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There is a lack of a set protocol universally for diagnosis of genital TB, and for Indian hospitals, India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) also does not give guidelines on diagnosis of Genital TB. Detection of Genital TB in the early stages has a good outcome with return of...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Substudy on Comparison of Available Purified-protein Derivative (PPD) Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Antigen Solutions in Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Infection in India

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2016-04-21
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Given the worldwide shortage of PPD TST antigen solutions, it is important to establish the sensitivity of the commercially available SPAN diagnostic TST when compared products used in international settings. This study aims to establish whether the SPAN diagnostic product is bioequivalent to PPDs...

Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation in Childhood Tuberculosis in High Incidence Setting

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2016-04-21
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center and led by PI Dr. Chhaya Tukaram Valvi, the aim of this study is to evaluate the time to treatment initiation and barriers to early treatment initiation in childhood tuberculosis. TB diagnosis in children is challenging, often overlooked or missed, because...

Barriers to Implementation of Isoniazid Preventive Treatment (IPT) in Pediatric Contacts of Sputum Positive Adults with Tuberculosis

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2016-03-24
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Young children infected with M.tuberculosis can rapidly progress to pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Studies worldwide have demonstrated that IPT not only prevents latent and asymptomatic TB from progression to clinical disease, it also effectively...

Barriers for Intervention to Prevent Occupationally Acquired Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers

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2015-05-21
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Observational study to assess the current status of implementation of interventions for preventing occupationally acquired TB in HCW. Identify the barriers to implementing these interventions

Risk of Tuberculosis among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

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2015-04-15
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A retrospective study of health care workers (HCWs) was conducted by investigators of the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical and Sassoon General Hospitals (BJMC-SGH) in Pune, India. The purpose of the study was to estimate TB prevalence and incidence and investigate frequency and treatment failure,...

TB and Pregnancy Impact of Immune Changes of HIV and Stages of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis

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2014-09-01
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Purpose: TB is a leading cause of maternal mortality, especially among HIV-infected women. Women are most likely to develop active TB during and immediately after pregnancy. The immunologic conditions responsible for this phenomenon are not understood. Our recent research shows that pregnant women...

Evaluation of Longitudinal Blood Culture Isolates from BJ Medical College in Pune, India, 2003-2013

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2014-06-16
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This study was terminated July 31, 2014. Antibiotic resistance is a serious global problem and is caused by multiple factors which have led to difficulty in the management of life-threatening, multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial bloodstream infections. The knowledge of antibiotic resistance...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership

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2013-09-28
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Collaboratively funded by the US NIH, India’s Department of Biotechnology [DBT], and Indian Council of Medical Research, the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) is an Indo-US research consortium that is part of RePORT India, a countrywide consortium for TB research...

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

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2018-06-25
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HIV Medicine
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.

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

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2018-05-22
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The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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.

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

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2018-05-02
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BMC Infectious Diseases
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.

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

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2018-01-22
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BMC Womens Health
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.

Cardiovascular risk in an HIV-infected population in India

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2017-07-03
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Heart Asia
Findings: HIV+ Indian patients who had cardiovascular disease at a younger age appear to be at imminent risk for morbidity.

Resident doctors' attitudes toward tuberculosis patients

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2017-04-15
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Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Background: The attitude of the resident doctors toward tuberculosis (TB) patients can affect their treatment seeking behavior, compliance to treatment as well as reinforce the stigma attached to the disease by the society at large. Aims: To assess the attitudes of resident medical doctors toward...

Applying ethical principles to international community-based research; a case study from the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic

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2016-05-15
This paper describes how one set of HIV-TB prevention research studies put procedures in place to be responsive to these foundational ethical principles when interacting with communities in large population-based, global public health research.

High tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India

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2016-03-22
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
During 2012–2013, at a public hospital in Pune, India, 26 (3.9%) cases of tuberculosis were reported among 662 medical trainees, representing an estimated incidence of 3,279 cases/100,000 person-years. Three of these infections were isoniazid-resistant, 1 was multidrug-resistant, and 1 occurred in...

Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH): protocol for a multicentric prospective observational study

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2016-02-25
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BMJ Open
Introduction: Tuberculosis disease (TB) remains an important global health threat. An evidence-based response, tailored to local disease epidemiology in high-burden countries, is key to controlling the global TB epidemic. Reliable surrogate biomarkers that predict key active disease and...

Activism on rifapentine pricing: removing cost barriers to improve the uptake of tuberculosis research innovations

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2014-12-21
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Public Health Action
As recent advances have been made in developing tools to fight tuberculosis (TB), there is also a trend towards increasing advocacy by the civil society for TB research and access. One recent successful effort to increase access to treatment options for TB involved a collaborative effort to...

Taking the long view on CREATE studies' finding

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2014-05-15
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The Lancet Infectious Disease
In the past 10 years, the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS TB Epidemic (CREATE) has done three large trials exploring new strategies to control HIV-related tuberculosis. Recognising that the global strategy for tuberculosis control of a decade ago (mainly directly observed short-course...

The evolving role of advocacy in tuberculosis

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2014-04-02
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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Tuberculosis advocacy has changed the disease from a silent epidemic to one with many voices that seek increased political will and investment in research.1 Tuberculosis advocacy has gained strength as a mechanism to improve research, increase access to new methods to fight tuberculosis, and...

Linezolid Experience Among MDR-TB Patients in Mumbai

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2018-02-15
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New Delhi, India
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RePORT India Annual Meeting
Oral Presentation. Tornheim JA, Ganatra S, Deluca A, Banka R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF.

Poor Understanding of TB Infection among At-risk Tuberculin Skin-test Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary TB Cases in Pune, India

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2018-02-15
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New Delhi, India.
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RePORT India Annual Meeting
Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Paradkar M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Kadam D, Gupta A.

High Burden of Genital TB Among Women with Infertility in India - Need for an Intensified Approach

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2017-10-13
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation. Naik SN , Chandanwale A, Joshi S, Mave V, Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger R

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Indian Children with Tuberculosis and Age- and Sex-matched Controls

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2017-10-13
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Presentation. Kinikar A , Chandanwale A, Dixit S, Jubilus J, Jain S, Bharadwaj R, Mave V, Gupte N, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger RC

Lack of TB Knowledge Among TST-Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity

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2017-10-13
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Poster Presentation. DeLuca A , Dhumal G, Paradkar M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A

Delays and Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation for Childhood Tuberculosis in India

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2017-10-13
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation. Valvi C , Chandanwale A, Khadse A, Kulkarni R, Kadam D, Dhumal G, Bollinger RC, Deluca A

Barriers to Contact Screening and Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Pediatric Contacts of Adults with Smear-positive Tuberculosis

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2017-10-12
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Abstract Presentation. Belgaumkar V , Chandanwale A, Valvi C, Khadse S, Jain D, Dhumal G, Bollinger RC, Deluca A

High Burden of Genital TB Among Women with Infertility in India: Need for An Intensified Approach

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2017-10-11
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Presentation. Shilpa Naik, Ajay Chandanwale, Vidya Mave, Pradip Sambarey, Gauri Dhumal , Andrea DeLuca, Amita Gupta, Robert Bollinger.

Lack of TB Knowledge among TST positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity

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2017-10-11
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Oral Presentation. Andrea DeLuca, Gauri Dhumal , Mandar Paradkar, Nishi Suryavanshi, Vidya Mave, Rewa Kohli, Shrivijay Shivakumar, Amita Gupta.

Linezolid Experience among MDRTB Patients in Mumbai

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2017-09-13
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Milan, Italy
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ERS International Congress. European Respiratory Society
Tornheim J, Ganatra S, Deluca A, Banka R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Udwadia Z. Poster Presentation.

High Burden of Diabetes and Prediabetes among Adult Household Contacts of India

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2017-09-13
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Rio De Janiero, Brazil
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RePORT International Conference, RICC
Poster Presentation. Shivakumar SVBY , Chandrasekaran P, Kumar AJMV, Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Suryavanshi N, Thomas B, Kohli R, Thiruvengadam K, Kulkarni V, Hannah LE, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Pradhan N, Dolla C, Gupte A, Ramachandran G, DeLuca A, Meshram S, Bhardawaj R, Bollinger RC, Golub J,...

It Simply Won’t Work Here – Few Eligible for the Newly Recommended Short Course MDR-TB Regimen in a Mumbai Private Clinic

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2017-05-21
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Washington, DC
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American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference
Poster Presentation. Tornheim J , DeLuca A, Ganatra S, Radhika B, Gupta A, Udwadia Z.

Impact of Drug Susceptibility Testing on Drug Choice in a Tuberculosis Cohort with High Rates of Drug Resistance from the Private Sector in Mumbai

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2017-02-03
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Hyderabad, India
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6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership Meeting
Poster presentation. Tornheim JA , Ganatra S, DeLuca A, Banka R, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF

Alcohol Use Among Adult Pulmonary and Extra-pulmonary TB Cases in the C-TRIUMPH India Cohort

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2017-02-03
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Hyderabad, India
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6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership Meeting
Poster presentation. John S , DeLuca A, Paradkar M, Nayagam R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupte A, Gupte N, Thomas B, Suryavanshi N, Kolhi R, Golub J, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A

Descriptive Baseline Characteristics, Treatment Outcomes and Biorepository of Pediatric TB Cases in CTRIUMPh-RePORT India Prospective Cohort

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2017-02-03
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Hyderabad, India
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6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership Meeting
Poster presentation. Paradkar M , Kavitha D, Shiva Kumar SVBY, Khadse S, Khwaja S, Hari K, Rani N, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Raskar S, Jain D, Suryavanshi S, Kohli R, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Sathyamurthi B, Tornheim J, Gupte A, DeLuca A, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A for the CTRIUMPH Study Team

TB Infection Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors among Child and Adult Household Contacts of Adult TB Cases in India

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2016-10-27
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New Orleans, LA
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ID Week 2016
Poster presentation. Shivakumar SVBY , Chandrasekaran P, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Mave V, Hannah LE, Kulkarni V, Gupte A, Deluca A, Gomathy NS, Sathyamurthi P, Paradkar M, Kohli R, Meshram S, Kagal A, Suryavanshi N, Ramachandran G, Thomas B, Dolla CK, Subramanyam B, Golub J, Swaminathan S, Gupta A.

Impact of Drug Susceptibility Testing on Drug Choice in a Tuberculosis Cohort with High Rates of Drug Resistance from the Private Sector in Mumbai

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2016-10-27
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New Orleans, LA
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ID Week 2016
Poster Abstract Session: Tuberculosis Treatment and Outcome. Udwadia ZF, Tornheim JA , Ganatra S, DeLuca A, Banka R, Gupta A

TB Risk Perceptions Among Medical Residents at a Tertiary Care Center in India

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2015-12-06
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Cape Town, South Africa
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46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Oral Abstract. Session: The Wide Swath of Vulnerable Populations. Pardeshi G , Parande M, Kadam D, Chandanwale A, Deluca A, Bollinger R, Farley J, Suryavanshi N.

TB Outbreak among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

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2015-12-05
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Cape Town, South Africa
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46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
E-Poster Discussion. Session: Preventing Infection and Transmission of TB in Health Facilities and the Community. Authors: Basavaraj A , Patil A, Kadam DB, Chandanwale A, Jain D, DeLuca A, Mave V, Bollinger R.

Incidence and Risk Factors for TB among HIV+ Children in India

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2015-12-05
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Cape Town, South Africa
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The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TART: TB Risk and Impact of ART. Authors: Kinikar AA , DeLuca A, Gupte N, Kadam DB, Khadse S, Chandanwale A, Gupta A, Bollinger R.

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CCGHE at ATS 2017

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2017-05-08
Abstract presentations from the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, DC

Advancing Global TB Research through RePORT

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2016-02-29
Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) International is a large, international tuberculosis research effort being undertaken by 4 regional consortia: RePORT Brazil, RePORT South Africa, RePORT Indonesia, and RePORT India. While each region collects and maintains its...

Now, docs to get TB leave as cases mount

Post Date: 
2016-02-24
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Pune Mirror
Too many cases of tuberculosis (TB) among medical trainees and resident doctors in the state have prompted the medical education department to sanction medical leaves exclusively for the malady. This is the first time any state has taken such a step in India. Unusual working hours; close contact...