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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.

CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger describes the utility of telemedicine in this opinion article in The Hill.

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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...

TREAT Asia: Substudy on Assessment of Cardiovascular Health Knowledge, Preventive Practices and Cardio-protective Behavior among HIV-infected Individuals in Pune, India

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2017-10-12
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) have become one of the leading causes of death among PLWH (People Living with HIV) across the globe. The burden that CVD will pose in the imminent future for the 2.1 million HIV-infected individuals in India is currently unclear. However given that Indians have a high...

Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes: Nested Study: Lipid Mediators of Inflammation in TB and TB-Diabetes

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2017-10-02
Studies have shown that individuals with Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes (TB-DM) have a distinct immune profile compared to individuals with TB alone. Individuals with TB-DM have higher inflammation, a higher bacillary load, increased Th1 immune responses and a defective neutrophil and macrophage...

Zika Surveillance among Antenatal Clinic Outpatients in BJ Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune, India

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2017-08-31
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CCGHE is keeping an eye on Zika among pregnant women, which is transmitted by mosquitoes & can cause devastating birth defects.

TB and Pregnancy Impact of Immune Changes of HIV and Stages of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis: Nested Study on Investigating Maternal Antibodies to Modify Infant Tuberculosis Acquisition

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2017-08-29
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New study in Pune, India, aims to identify the profile of TB antibodies between mothers and infants, and to see if the presence of antibodies lowers risk of infant infection.

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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Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem. Vaccines are the most powerful instruments for limiting the morbidity and mortality of infectious diseases, so the development of highly protective TB vaccines is one of the highest priorities in public health. Bacille de Calmette et Guérin (BCG...

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...

Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients in Pune, India

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2017-08-07
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Antimicrobial resistance, a leading threat to human health, is enabled by unnecessary antibiotic use. Strategies to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in India, the world’s largest antibiotic consumer, are urgently needed. Although most patients hospitalized in India with acute febrile illness...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Nested Study on Association of Lipid Mediators of Inflammation with TB Treatment Outcomes

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2017-08-03
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Purpose: Recent studies have shown the significant role that host lipids play in modulating immunity and disease outcomes. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are lipids that have a pro-inflammatory role in the fight against infectious agents while Specialized Pro-resolving lipid Mediators (SPMs)...

Understanding Quality of Life during and Loss to Follow-up from Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in Pune, India

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2017-05-15
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This study will examine a) risk factors for loss to follow-up from DR-TB treatment, b) actively trace DR-TB patients lost to follow-up from treatment and c) establish a prospective observational cohort of MDR-TB, XDR-TB and DS-TB patients as well as healthy controls nested within ongoing RNTCP...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Biomarkers for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Response

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2017-03-24
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Aims: To develop non-sputum, blood-based tools for TB diagnosis and treatment, we urgently need biomarkers that identify active TB (ATB) cases and accurately distinguish them from latent TB infection (LTBI). Such biomarkers, when validated in diverse populations, can be developed into improved...

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-...

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...

Multicenter Study of the Accuracy of the BD MAX MDR-TB Assay for Detection of M. tuberculosis Complex and Mutations Associated with Resistance to Rifampin or Isoniazid

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2017-03-01
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In a multi-country study, we are assessing the accuracy of the BD MAX rapid MDR-TB assay to detect rifampin and isoniazid resistance.

TREAT Asia: Pediatric HIV Observational Database

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2017-02-09
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TREAT Asia Pediatric HIV Observational Database (TApHOD) is a collaborative observational cohort study of infants, children, and adolescents living with HIV. TApHOD study participants are enrolled and followed at selected TREAT Asia Network clinical sites in the Asia-Pacific region. Participating...

TREAT Asia Observational Database

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2017-02-09
The TREAT Asia Observational Database's primary study objective is to: Examine HIV natural history, including the relationship between access to ART, demographics, and disease progression; short- and long-term responses to ART; impact of co-infections; HIV drug resistance patterns; and toxicity of...

Shorter Treatment for Minimal TB in Children (SHINE)

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2017-01-17
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This is a multicountry study being conducted in India, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia. The principal objective is to determine whether the standard 6 month regimen (8 weeks HRZ(E) followed by 16 weeks HR) can be reduced with similar efficacy, to 4 months (8 weeks HRZ(E) followed by 8 weeks HR),...

Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2017-01-17
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Johns Hopkins neonatologist Dr. Julia Johnson is lead investigator for a systematic study of the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in tertiary care facilities in India. This study is providing important baseline data to serve as the basis for future interventional...

Acute Febrile Illness and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pune, India: Substudy on the Introduction of Triage to a Triage Naïve Emergency Department in Pune, India, and the Effects on Patient Flow

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2017-01-01
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Despite state-of-the-art inpatient facilities, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune, India, does not currently have a method of triaging the large volume of patients they care for on a daily basis. Based on prior studies in low to middle income countries with underdeveloped emergency medical...

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How feasible is pharmaceutical regulation in India?

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

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
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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

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2018-01-10
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Pediatrics
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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

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2018-01-06
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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.

Isoniazid concentrations in hair and plasma area-under-the-curve exposure among children with tuberculosis

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2017-12-07
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PLOS One
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PLOS One: Mave and colleagues compared TB drug exposure in plasma and hair samples among a small cohort of children.

The use of clinical decision support in reducing diagnosis of and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

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2017-12-06
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Journal of Hospital Medicine
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Clinical decision support embedded within the electronic health record is a potential antibiotic stewardship strategy for hospitalized patients.

Antibiotic utilization and the role of suspected and diagnosed mosquito borne illness among adults and children with acute febrile illness in Pune, India

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2017-12-04
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
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Mosquito-borne disease identification is associated with reduced empiric antibiotic use and faster antibiotic discontinuation.

Suboptimal anti-tuberculosis drug concentrations and outcomes in small and HIV coinfected children in India: recommendations for dose modifications

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2017-12-01
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Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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This work aimed to evaluate the once-daily anti-tuberculosis treatment as recommended by the new Indian pediatric guidelines. Isoniazid, rifampin and pyrazinamide concentration-time profiles and treatment outcome were obtained from 161 Indian children with drug-sensitive tuberculosis undergoing...

HIV prevention efforts and incidence in HIV in Uganda

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2017-11-30
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New England Journal of Medicine
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In a large study in Uganda, Dr. Larry Chang and colleagues found that combination HIV prevention has population level implications, reducing new infections by 42%.

Impact of a community health worker HIV treatment and prevention intervention in an HIV hotspot fishing community in Rakai, Uganda (mLAKE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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2017-10-23
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Trials
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Abstract Background: Effective yet practical strategies are needed to increase engagement in HIV treatment and prevention services, particularly in high-HIV-prevalence hotspots. We designed a community-based intervention called "Health Scouts" to promote uptake and adherence to HIV services in a...

Risk factors for early mortality on antiretroviral therapy in advanced HIV-infected adults

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2017-10-23
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AIDS
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Background: Many HIV-infected individuals present with advanced HIV disease. These patients are at high risk of death after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, but risk factors for death in these patients are unclear. Methods: We used data from a multisite randomized trial comparing empiric vs...

Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

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2017-09-16
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The Lancet
Abstract Background: Detailed assessments of mortality patterns, particularly age-specific mortality, represent a crucial input that enables health systems to target interventions to specific populations. Understanding how all-cause mortality has changed with respect to development status can...

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

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2017-09-16
Publication: 
The Lancet
Abstract Background: As mortality rates decline, life expectancy increases, and populations age, non-fatal outcomes of diseases and injuries are becoming a larger component of the global burden of disease. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) provides a...

Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

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2017-09-12
Publication: 
The Lancet
Abstract Background: The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are grounded in the global ambition of "leaving no one behind". Understanding today's gains and gaps for the health-related SDGs is essential for decision makers as they aim to improve the health of populations. As part of the...

Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

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2017-07-15
Publication: 
The Lancet
Abstract Background: National levels of personal health-care access and quality can be approximated by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care (ie, amenable mortality). Previous analyses of mortality amenable to health care only...

A qualitative study exploring factors influencing clinical decision-making for influenza-like illness in Solapur city, Maharashtra, India

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2017-07-03
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Anthropology and Medicine
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Abstract The co-existence of different types of medical systems (medical pluralism) is a typical feature of India's healthcare system. For conditions such as influenza-like illness (ILI), where non-specific disease signs/symptoms exist, clinical reasoning in the context of medical pluralism becomes...

Cardiovascular risk in an HIV-infected population in India

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

Household food insecurity is associated with low interferon-gamma levels in pregnant Indian women

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2017-07-01
Publication: 
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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Objective: To determine the association between household food insecurity and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) levels in pregnancy. Design: Pregnant women in India were administered the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) questionnaire and underwent an IFN-γ release assay. Logistic regression...

Vitamin A and D deficiencies associated with incident tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in multinational case-cohort study

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2017-07-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
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Introduction: Numerous micronutrients have immunomodulatory roles that may influence risk of tuberculosis (TB), but the association between baseline micronutrient deficiencies and incident TB after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in HIV-infected individuals is not well characterized...

Maternal syphilis: An independent risk factor for mother to infant human immunodeficiency virus transmission

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2017-06-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Abstract Syphilis is associated with increased human immunodeficiency virus acquisition and sexual transmission; we examined impact on human immunodeficiency virus mother-to-child transmission among mother-infant pairs enrolled in the India Six-Week Extended-Dose Nevirapine study. Maternal syphilis...

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Hyperhomocysteinemia screening: A missed opportunity to mitigate CVD risk among Asian Indian HIV-infected adults?

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2017-12-28
Presentation Location: 
Kolkata, India
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Event & Convener: 
AAPI Global Health Summit. American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Poster Presentation. Marbaniang I , Sangle S, Kulkarni V, Deshpande P, Shere D, Gupte N, Gupta A, Mave V.

Leveraging Collective Impact to Promote India's Development: The Role of the Indian Diaspora in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

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2017-11-09
Presentation Location: 
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
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Event & Convener: 
Roundtable Event. USAID, American India Foundation, Dasra, Indiaspora, Intellecap
Roundtable speaker. Amita Gupta.

A Study to Compare Efficacy of Oral High Dose Rifampicin with Standard Dose Rifampicin in Tuberculous Meningitis

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation: Basavaraj A , Avhad A, Kadam D

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

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
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

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
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

The ACTG IMPAACT PHOENIx Feasibility Study: Implications for Country Programs

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Symposium Speaker: Post-exposure Management of Households Exposed to Drug-resistant Tuberculosis: Lessons from the Field. Gupta A

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

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
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

Accessing MDR-TB Exposed Households: the PHOENiX MDR-TB Feasibility Study

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Symposium Speaker: Post-exposure Management of Households Exposed to Drug-resistant Tuberculosis: Lessons from the Field. Gupta A

Meet the Expert: Managing Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women and Newborns

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Meet the Expert Session. Gupta A.

Biological Differences in Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Disease in Women

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Symposium Presentation. Mathad J

Symposium: From Bench to Bassinet: Scientific Innovations: The Fight against Maternal-Infant TB

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Symposium Chair: Gupta A

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

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
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

Drug Susceptibility of Rifampin-resistant Tuberculosis using Whole Genome Sequencing to Identify Genes of Interest in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Poster Presentation. Tornheim JA , Madugundu AK, Pradhan N, Bharadwaj R, Mave V, Golub J, Pandey A, Gupta A

Linezolid Experience among MDRTB Patients in Mumbai

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

Trends in Glycated Hemoglobin Levels and Implications for Diabetes Screening among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases Undergoing Treatment in India

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Event & Convener: 
3rd Annual RePORT International Meeting, RICC
Poster Presentation. Gupte AN , Mave V, Meshram S, Lokhande R, Kadam D, Dharmshale S, Bharadwaj R, Kagal A, Pradhan N, Deshmukh S, Atre S, Sahasrabudhe T, Barthwal M, Meshram S, Kakrani A, Kulkarni V, Raskar S, Suryavanshi S, Shivakoti R, Chon S, Selvin E, Gupte N, Gupta A, Golub JE

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

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Rio De Janiero, Brazil
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Event & Convener: 
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,...

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

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Event & Convener: 
RePORT International Conference. RICC
Poster Presentation. 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.

Hepatotoxicity in HIV+ Postpartum Women Initiating Efavirenz-Containing Regimens

Post Date: 
2017-07-26
Presentation Location: 
Paris, France
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Event & Convener: 
IAS 2017. International AIDS Society
Poster Presentation. Bhattacharya D , Gupta A, Tierney C, Huang S, Peters M, Chipato T, Martinson F, Dula D, George K, Chaktoura N, Klingman K, Gnanashanmugam D, Currier J, Fowler MG.

Hepatotoxicity in HIV+ Postpartum Women Initiating Efavirenz-Containing Regimens in PROMISE P1077

Post Date: 
2017-05-31
Presentation Location: 
Washington, DC
Event & Convener: 
2017 IMPAACT Annual Meeting
Invited presenter. IMPAACT Plenary Session 2.

A5300B/IMPAACT 2003B – PHOENix MDR TB: Protecting Households on Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant TB Patients

Post Date: 
2017-05-30
Presentation Location: 
Washington, DC
Event & Convener: 
2017 IMPAACT Annual Meeting
Invited presenter. Adherence Working Group Meeting.

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National Institutes of Health: Fogarty International Center Advisory Board

Post Date: 
2017-10-15
Advisory Board Member, 2017, Bollinger

ACTG Inflammation and End Organ Disease Transformative Science Group

Post Date: 
2016-01-01
Vidya Mave, Member, 2016–Present.

RePORT India Tuberculosis Consortium Common Protocol

Post Date: 
2016-01-01
Vidya Mave, Chair, 2016–Present

Johns Hopkins Hospital Microbiology Search Committee

Post Date: 
2014-01-01
Maunank Shah, Member, 2014.

CTG Co-Infection and Malignancy (COIMAL) Transformative Science Group

Post Date: 
2012-01-01
Vidya Mave, Member 2012–2014.

CDC/PEPFAR HIV Implementation Research Study Group

Post Date: 
2012-01-01
Maunank Shah, Member, 2002.

JHU Global mHealth Initiative

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2011-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases Fellowship Recruitment and Selection Committee

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2009-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member 2009–Present.

Consortium of Academic Centers Committed to Cross-Disciplinary Global Health Training and Mentorship

Post Date: 
2008-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, Consortium Working Group.

Study Monitoring Committee, HPTN 057, Phase I Trial

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007. HPTN 057, “HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory A Phase I Open Label Trial of the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate in HIV-1 Infected Pregnant Women and their Infants”

Clinical Management Committee, HPTN 052

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2010. HIV Prevention Trials Network Study HPTN 052, “A Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of ART plus HIV Primary Care versus HIV Primary Care Alone to Prevent the Sexual Transmission of HIV-1 in Serodiscordant Couples

Cross Network Immunology Quality Assurance Working Group

Post Date: 
2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2008. HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory, DAIDS.

amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Scientific Advisory Committee

Post Date: 
2007-01-01
Larry Chang, Member, 2007.

IMPAACT Protocol Development and Monitoring Committee

Post Date: 
2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2008.

Study Monitoring Committee, HPTN 046

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2010. DAIDS, NIH HPTN Network Laboratory, HPTN 046, “HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory Phase III Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of an Extended Regimen of Nevirapine in Infants Born to HIV Infected Women to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission during...

Study Monitoring Committee, HPTN 057, Phase III Trial

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2010. DAIDS, NIH HPTN Network Laboratory, HPTN 046, “HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory Phase III Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of an Extended Regimen of Nevirapine in Infants Born to HIV Infected Women to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission during...

Johns Hopkins Medicine Point of Care Information Technology (POC-IT) Center

Post Date: 
2004-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, Advisory Board, 2004–2010.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Post Date: 
1999-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 1999–Present Amita Gupta, Member, 2001–2003

JHU Fogarty International Center, Program of International Training Grants in Epidemiology Related to AIDS

Post Date: 
1992-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Executive Committee Member. 1992–Present.

Smallpox Comes Back to Life in Microbe Hunters

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2015-10-22
Baltimore, MD—The world may have been declared free of smallpox in 1980, but the eradication campaign was revived Tuesday in a multimedia presentation at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The event featured a screening of “Smallpox,” the first episode in the Microbe Hunters series, by the Johns...

TB Noon Conference

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2013-10-24
Country: 
CCGHE webcasts Tuberculosis (TB) Noon Conference live and provides a global audience with open access to all live and archived sessions via the CCGHE website. Led by Drs. Maunank Shah, Jonathan Golub, Richard Chaisson, these meetings bring together Johns Hopkins TB researchers and trainees in an...

WHO sets disease priorities for 2018; Tuberculosis once again not included

Post Date: 
2018-02-15
Source: 
Contagion Live: Infectious Diseases Today
Photo of  Dr. Bob Bollinger
CCGHE Director Bob Bollinger weighs in on WHO's priority pathogens for 2018.

Notes from the Field: Use of Asynchronous Video Directly Observed Therapy for Treatment of Tuberculosis and Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Long-Term–Care Facility ― Puerto Rico, 2016–2017

Post Date: 
2017-12-22
Source: 
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
CDC logo
emocha's video Directly Observed Therapy is highlighted in this report.

Upstarts: A Better Blood Test?

Post Date: 
2017-12-15
Source: 
JHU Engineering Impact
The miLAB handheld diagnostic project led by Dr. Bob Bollinger is the feature of this report.

Celebrating Johns Hopkins Medicine's impact in India

Post Date: 
2017-12-13
Source: 
The Campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine
In 4 years, the CCGHE has tripled its capacity for conducting research on grave health threats, thanks to strong philanthropic support.

Transforming India from TB Hot Zone to TB Hot Shot

Post Date: 
2017-12-09
Source: 
Indiaspora
Amita Gupta
Dr. Amita Gupta's invited commentary: Can Indian transform its role in the global TB epidemic?

Combination HIV prevention reduces infections

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
Source: 
MD Magazine
. . . Researchers found that throughout the 7-year period in which rates of treatment and voluntary medical male circumcision increased significantly, HIV incidence dropped by 42% among nearly 18,000 people in Uganda . . .

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

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2017-12-01
. . . A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine found that HIV incidence dropped by 42 percent among nearly 18,000 people in a Ugandan district during a 7-year period when the rates of HIV treatment and voluntary medical male circumcision were significantly increased . . .

4 ways that telemedicine can address the opioid crisis

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
Source: 
The Hill
CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger describes the utility of telemedicine in this opinion article in The Hill.

Combination HIV Prevention Reduces New Infections by 42 Percent in Ugandan District

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
Dr. Larry Chang
NIH announces findings from Larry Chang and colleagues published in the New England Journal of Medicine .

Male Circumcision and Antiviral Drugs Appear to Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
. . . The study, published Nov. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine , is the first to track a large group of people before, during and after the start of an HIV prevention program and show that the program is likely working on a large scale. The researchers found that as the program began and...

Male circumcision and antiviral drugs appear to sharply reduce HIV infection rate

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
Source: 
Medical Xpress
. . . The current study, based on RCCS data on 34,000 adults enrolled and followed between 1989 and 2016, confirmed the widespread adoption of many of PEPFAR's HIV prevention measures. The use of antiretroviral therapy among infected people rose steadily from 12 percent in the 2006 survey to 69...

Toward a TB-Free India

Post Date: 
2017-11-09
Source: 
Interagency TB Newsletter
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TB research underway by the Indo-JHU clinical research partnership is highlighted in the US Interagency TB Newsletter.

Mexico conference: Experts from BJ Medical College make presentations on TB, treatment

Post Date: 
2017-11-09
Source: 
The Indian Express
Four fellows from the BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program make national headlines in India.

CCGHE Joins 12-Country UNITAID Effort to Control TB

Post Date: 
2017-11-08
CCGHE Joins 12-Country UNITAID Effort to Control TB
Shorter course to prevent progression of latent TB to active disease is the aim of the effort.

Efficacy maintained in HIV regimen switch

Post Date: 
2017-10-10
Source: 
MedPage Today
. . . "We still do have a lot of people on protease inhibitors in this country," Chida told MedPage Today. "Data to prove the safety and sustain viral load effect is important" to support decisions about switching. . .

CCGHE at the Union 2017

Post Date: 
2017-10-05
The 2017 Union Conference was in Guadalajaro, Mexico, October 11-14, and Indo-JHU research was well represented.

Tornheim Promoted to Assistant Professor

Post Date: 
2017-08-31
His research explores whether 2 MDR-TB drug susceptibility tests using WGS & MIC can yield options for individualized treament.

Reduced Level of Disease Possible in India by the Centennial

Post Date: 
2017-08-22
Source: 
India Abroad
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India ranks highest in global disease burden. Dr. Amita Gupta weighs in on how to reverse that.

Indo-Hopkins Partnership Seeks Causes of Sepsis in the NICU

Post Date: 
2017-08-10
Sepsis among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a big problem in India, and a complex one to untangle.

How can we encourage female leaders in global health?

Post Date: 
2017-08-09
Source: 
Global Health Matters
Fogarty Director Dr. Roger Glass asks why so few women are leading global health centers at med schools or filling other leadership roles.

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