Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH

Pune, India
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Study Coordinator
Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH

Dr. Paradkar is Study Coordinator at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India. He coordinates Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (CTRIUMPh), and upcoming pediatric TB studies: SHINE and TBM Kids trial. He is a pediatrician by training and successfully completed the full time Master of Public Health degree through Cardiff University, UK, under the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship Program in November, 2015. He rejoined the site in role of study coordinator December 2015.

In his current role, he coordinates the study activities for adult and pediatric TB study teams at the site. These activities involve regulatory documentation and reporting to the regulatory bodies at the site, recruitment of participants, ensuring the conduct of study procedures are in accordance with the study protocol, staff training, QC procedures, and regular communication with the CRS leadership, study laboratories, BJMC faculty, local authorities for National TB control programme (RNTCP) and the protocol team on relevant subjects. His research interests are clinical epidemiology of pediatric TB and HIV-TB coinfection and aims for research and publications in this subject area.

He completed his medical education in 2007 followed by pediatric post-graduation in 2009, and he worked as a pediatric intensive care registrar at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Pune, for a short tenure. He then joined the BJMC-CRS in 2011 and worked for four years as a pediatric research clinician for various HIV studies, including the PROMISE study under NIH’s IMPAACT trial network. He also assisted in adult cryptococcal meningitis study under NIH’s ACTG trial network.

Dr. Paradkar was selected as the New Investigator awardee for year 2011-12 by the IMPAACT network and received mentorship during the award year by Dr. Charles Mitchel (US based IMPAACT investigator). This award included participation on a network protocol development team (Dose finding, safety, and tolerance study of Raltegravir containing antiretroviral therapy in children), participation on the IMPAACT HIV complications scientific committee, and a grant award for research or training purposes. Dr. Paradkar completed the Clinical Vaccine Trials and Good Clinical Practice certificate course from Johns Hopkins University, attended the annual IMPAACT network meetings in Washington, DC, in 2011 and 2012.

Characterization of Genomics and Metabolomics among Individuals Highly-Exposed, but Resistant to MTB Infection

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2018-12-13
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New study launched in India & South Africa to identify functional relationships between genomics & metabolomics, & to characterize fundamental biological systems underlying resistance to Mtb infection.

Host RNA Expression for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pediatric TB in Africa and India

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2018-12-13
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We are leveraging the RePORT platform by including a cohort of Indian children together with South African children in a large validation study to study on changes in gene expression profiles during treatment for TB

Immune Responses and Effect of Disulfiram on MTB Infected PBMCs as a Potential Host Directed Therapy

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2018-11-26
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Dr. Mandar Paradkar is lead investigator for this study that is assessing the immune responses of adult pulmonary TB patients enrolled in the CTRIUMPh study, using PBMC samples of those with harmful use of alcohol assessed by AUDIT scores ≥ 8 compared to non-alcoholics (AUDIT < 8). Aim 1: To...

Validating a Novel Functional Correlate of Immune Protection of Tuberculosis

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2018-10-03
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This C-TRIUMPH study is a longitudinal assessment of PBMC samples of progressors and non-progressors among adult household contacts of active TB patients. The purpose of the study is to probe the functional diversity of T cell responses to several of the antigens encoded by Mtb simultaneously in...

Assessing Psychological Distress among Tuberculosis Patients and Their Household Members

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2018-07-17
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By assessing psychological distress, Indo-JHU researchers hope to better understand the correlation between depression and TB severity.

Molecular Signatures of Tuberculosis-Diabetes Interaction: Metabolomics Study

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2018-06-15
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This study is using stored samples from the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH), under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is an acquired host...

Molecular Signatures of Tuberculosis-Diabetes Interaction: Transcriptomics Study

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2018-06-15
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This study is using stored samples from the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH), under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. Type 2 diabetes is an acquired host factor that...

The Role of Innate Immunity in the Acquisition of Sterile Protection against TB Infection

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2017-08-25
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This study is using stored samples from the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH), under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem...

Validation of Transcriptional Signature to Predict Active TB Disease among Advanced HIV Patients

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2017-08-15
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There have been tremendous advances in the diagnosis of patients with tuberculosis (TB) based on nucleic acid amplification of bacteria in the sputum. The GenXpert MTB/RIF provides results in 2 hours. However, in HIV-infected sputum smear is often negative for AFB and the sensitivity of GenXpert...

Biomarkers for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Response

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2017-03-24
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This study is conducted by the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. Aims: To develop non-sputum, blood-based tools for TB diagnosis and...

Impact of HIV and Diabetes Mellitus on TB Drug Resistance and Recurrence

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2017-03-02
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Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of mortality globally. With increasing burden of HIV and diabetes mellitus (DM), there is a critical need to understand the microbial response and ensuing disease dynamics of TB in the HIV-infected and diabetic host to optimally control TB globally. Among...

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analysis of Microbiologically Confirmed Pediatric Tuberculosis Patients and Uninfected Household Contacts

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2016-09-01
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This study is using stored samples from the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH), under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. The objectives for this study are to: Assess the...

Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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2015-09-13
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This study is conducted by the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. Many TB patients have residual respiratory impairment despite...

Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH)

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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...

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

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2007-02-02
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Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

Assessment of lung function in successfully treated tuberculosis reveals high burden of ventilatory defects and COPD

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2019-05-23
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PLoS One
New in PLoS One: We found a high burden of lung function defects and COPD in tuberculosis cases who successfully completed treatment, suggesting a need for lung function screening as part of patient management.

Sub-therapeutic rifampicin concentration is associated with unfavourable tuberculosis treatment outcomes

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2019-05-10
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Rifampicin concentrations were sub-therapeutic in most Indian patients taking a thrice-weekly TB regimen

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.

Tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON-Gold In Tube assay for diagnosis of latent TB infection among household contacts of pulmonary TB patients in high TB burden setting

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2018-08-01
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PLoS One
World Health Organization (WHO) recommends systematic screening of high-risk populations, including household contacts (HHCs) of adult pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients, as a key strategy for elimination of TB. QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) assay and tuberculin skin test (TST) are two commonly used tools for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) but may yield differential results, affecting eligibility for TB preventive therapy.

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.

Pitfalls in Chest X-ray Scoring of Patients Receiving Treatment for Active Tuberculosis in Pune, India

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2019-03-28
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Orsini E , Gupte A, Paradkar M, Jain D, Raskar S, Lokhande R, Mave V, Gupta A. Pitfalls in Chest X-ray Scoring of Patients Receiving Treatment for Active Tuberculosis in Pune, India. Johns Hopkins Global Health Day 2019. Baltimore, MD. March 28, 2019.

IL-6, TIMP-2 and TGFβ-2 Are Associated with Respiratory Impairment During and Following Successful Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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2019-02-04
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Gupte A , Paradkar M, Selvaraju S, Kumar P, Lokhande R, Kulkarni V, Hanna LE, Thiruvengadam K, Sekar K, Momin A, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupte N, Babu S, Salvi S, Golub J, Checkley W, Bollinger RC, Andrade B, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A. IL-6, TIMP-2 and TGFβ-2 are associated with respiratory...

Host Lipidomic Profile Associated with Adverse Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes

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2019-02-04
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Shivakoti R , Chandrasekaran P, Hannah LE, Thiruvengadam K, Saravanan N, Karunaianatham R, Gupta A, Mave V, Gupte N, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Gupte A, Paradkar M, Shivakumar SVBY, Bharadwaj, Kagal A, Gaikwad S, Sangle S, Borkowski K, Newman J, Fiehn O. Host Lipidomic Profile Associated with Adverse...

Infection Free “Resistors” among Household Contacts of Culture-Confirmed Adult Pulmonary TB Cases

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2018-02-21
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Mave V , Chandrasekaran P, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Pradhan N, Kannan GN, Shivakumar SVBY, Kulkarni V, Dhanasekaran K, Subramanyam B, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Meshram S, Kinikar A, Hanna LE, Swaminathan S, Gupte N, Gupta A. Infection Free “Resistors” among Household Contacts of...

TB Infection Among Household Contacts: Preventive Therapy for All?

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2018-02-21
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Dolla CK, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Thiruvenkadam K, Gupte N, Kulkarni A, Balasubranian U, Hanna LE, Dhanasekaran K, Bharadwaj R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gaikwad S, Meshram S, Kohli R, Lokhande R, Thomas B, Kinikar A, Swaminathan S, Mave V, Gupta A, Chandrasekaran P. TB Infection Among Household Contacts:...

Incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in India

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2018-02-20
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Selvaraju S, Thiruvenkadam K, Paradkar M , Marinaik SB, Bharadwaj R, Rajagopalan S, Gaikwad S, Pattabiraman S, Kinikar A, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Meshram S, Hanna LE, Lokhande R, Dhanasekaran K, Gupte A, John S, Gupte N, Thomas B, Kukarni V, Ayyanu S, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Swaminathan S, Mave V,...

Incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in India

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2018-02-15
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Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Kinikar A, Kulkarni R, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Lokhande R, Meshram S, Dolla CK, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Thiruvengadam K, Jain D, Rajagopal S, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, John S, Kohli R, Nayagam R, Shivakumar SVBY, Suryavanshi N, Cox SR, Gupte A, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V,...

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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Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Paradkar M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Kadam D, Gupta A. Poor Understanding of TB Infection among At-risk Tuberculin Skin-test Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary TB Cases in Pune, India. RePORT India Annual Meeting. New Delhi, India.

Risk Factors Associated with Unfavorable Outcomes in a Cohort of Pulmonary TB Patients

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2018-02-15
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Dhanasekaran K , Chandrasekaran P, Paradkar M, Marinaik SB, Gupte A, Dolla CK, Joseph B, Subramanyam B, Sivaramakrishnan GR, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Rajagopal S, Pradhan N, Selvaraju S, Kulkarni V, Hannah LE, Nayakam R, Suryavanshi N, Shivakumar SVBY, Mave V, Thomas B, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S,...

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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DeLuca A , Dhumal G, Paradkar M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A. Lack of TB Knowledge Among TST-Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity. 48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health. Guadalajara, Mexico.

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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DeLuca, A., Dhumal, G., Paradkar, P., Suryavanshi, N., Mave, V., Kohli, K., Shivakumar, S., Gupta. A. Lack of TB Knowledge among TST positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity. The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Guadalajara, Mexico.

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

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2017-09-13
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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, Selvaraj K, Gupte N,...

Gene Expression Profiles of Pediatric Tuberculosis Patients and Exposed Controls from India

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2017-09-13
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Tornheim JA , Paradkar M, Madugundu A, Gupte N, Kulkarni V, Sreenivasamurthy S, Raja R, Pradhan N, Shivakumar SVBY, Valvi C, Kohli R, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Pandey A, Gupta A. Gene Expression Profiles of Pediatric Tuberculosis Patients and Exposed Controls from India. RePORT International...

CTRIUMPh Pediatric Biomarker Substudy

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2017-05-30
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Tornheim J . Paradkar M. CTRIUMPh Pediatric Biomarker Substudy. 2017 IMPAACT Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. 2017.

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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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. Alcohol Use Among Adult Pulmonary and Extra-pulmonary TB Cases in the C-TRIUMPH India Cohort. 6th Annual Regional...

Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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2017-02-03
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Gupte A , Meshram S, Selvaraju S, Gupte N, Shivakumar SVBY, Paradkar M, Kohli R, Theruvengadam K, Suryavanshi N, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Swaminathan S, Salvi S, Checkley, W, Golub J, Gupta A. Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis...

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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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. Descriptive Baseline...

Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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2016-10-27
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Gupte A , Meshram S, Selvaraju S, Gupte N, Shivakumar SVBY, Paradkar M, Kohli R, Theruvengadam K, Suryavanshi N, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Swaminathan S, Salvi S, Checkley, W, Golub J, Gupta A. Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis...

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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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. TB Infection...

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Recognized with Community Event at BJGMC

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2018-04-17
World Health Day group activities at BJGMC Clinical Research Site in Pune, India
This year's themes: Maintaining healthy nutrition, addressing mental health challenges, and the latest in TB research.

Women's Empowerment at BJGMC World TB Day 2017

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2017-04-03
Posted 2017-04-03

World AIDS Day 2016 at BJGMC

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2016-12-06
Read more about 2016 World AIDS Day activities at the BJGMC Clinical Site in Pune, India.

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...