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Kathleen Page briefs UN Security Council on Venezuela humanitarian crisis, April 9, 2019

Calling for the declaration of a humanitarian crisis, Dr. Kathleen Page briefed the UN Security Council on Venezuela's Humanitarian Emergency, a recent report by Page and colleagues at Human Rights Watch

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Dr. Amita Gupta of Johns Hopkins is Principal Investigator for the Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership based out of CCGHE. Research is directed locally in India out of the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site by Dr. Vidya Mave, a Hopkins faculty member who lives in Pune. Dr. Nikhil Gupte is the Lead Biostatistician and Deputy Director and Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi is Clinical Site Coordinator and Deputy Director. Research is conducted in collaboration with the following institutions:
 
 

Visual Field Loss in HIV-Positive Patients of Non-Infectious HIV Retinopathy

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2019-06-02
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New study will assess HIV+ patients and determine the prevalence of visual field loss due to noninfectious HIV retinopathy

Immune Correlates of LTBI in HIV-exposed Infants

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2019-04-29
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About 2 billion people worldwide harbor asymptomatic latent TB infection (LTBI), activation of which results in progression to TB disease. In areas of high tuberculosis (TB) prevalence, infants and young children have a 3-fold higher risk of progression and death from TB at age < 5 years...

P2010: Phase III Study of the Virologic Efficacy and Safety of Dolutegravir-Containing versus Efavirenz-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens in HIV-1-Infected Pregnant Women and their Infants “VESTED”

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2019-02-06
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Full Title: P2010: Phase III Study of the Virologic Efficacy and Safety of Dolutegravir-Containing versus Efavirenz-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens in HIV-1-Infected Pregnant Women and their Infants “VESTED”: V irologic E fficacy and S afety of ART Combinations with T AF/TDF, E FV, and D...

Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Severely Malnourished Indian Children

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2018-12-18
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. PIs are Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH; Dr. Muralidhar Tambe, BJGMC Severely malnourished children are vulnerable population for communicable and non-communicable disease. Diagnosis of TB among...

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...

Characterization of TB-specific T Cell Responses in Highly-exposed, but Uninfected Health Care Workers in India

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2018-10-25
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. PIs are Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH; Jyothi Rengarajan, MD, Emory University. Primary Research Question Do health care workers who remain TST negative, despite high-exposure to TB,...

Vaginal Microbiota in HIV Infected and Uninfected Pregnant Women (Stand Alone)

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2018-10-16
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Amita Gupta, MD, MHS, and Shilpa Naik, MD, are PIs for this study; Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is Co-Investigator The makeup of vaginal microbiota is dynamic and may play a role in the birth outcomes of pregnant women. While HIV and pregnancy both uniquely impact vaginal microbiota, the impact of...

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...

Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda

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2018-09-19
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Led by Sarah Kiguli at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, the goal of this effort is to improve service delivery of the Ugandan health system through strengthened health professional interdisciplinary education and research training to produce graduates with competencies to address...

Assessing the Impact of Psychosocial Involvement in Health Care Workers with and without Active Tuberculosis at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, India

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2018-09-13
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. The overall goal is to understand the psychosocial involvement in health care workers with and without active tuberculosis. The specific aims of this study are: To understand the...

Evaluation of National Video Directly Observed Therapy Implementation

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2018-08-05
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emocha Mobile Health, Inc., and Johns Hopkins investigators have developed a user-friendly, HIPAA compliant application for asynchronous video directly observed therapy (DOT) miDOT. The miDOT platform consists of a patient-facing mobile application where patients can record videos of themselves...

RCT to Reduce HIV Acquisition and Viral Load among Migrants, Rakai, Uganda

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2018-08-01
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The Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP), Uganda, proposes an implementation science community- randomized controlled trial (CRCT) of a novel intervention to newly in-migrated individuals (Welcome In-coming Neighbor [WIN]), to optimize their rapid linkage to combination HIV prevention (CHP)...

Assessment of Depression and Anxiety among HIV-infected Adolescents in Pune, India

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2018-07-22
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This study is conducted under the TREAT Asia Network and funded by amfAR. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety among adolescents living with HIV in India and their determinants. DESIGN Cross-sectional, single time point, conveniently sampled...

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.

Evaluating the Source of Neonatal Bloodstream Infections due to Classically Hospital Acquired Pathogens in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-07-12
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This study is part of CDC's Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program under Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. The PIs for this study are Dr. Julia Johnson of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Shilpa Naik of BJGMC. CoPIs are Dr...

Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Computer-based Avatar-delivered Alcohol Reduction Intervention

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2018-07-05
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Study is assessing whether computer-delivered alcohol screening and intervention helps overcome barriers to treatment in India.

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...

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Advancing Patient-Centered Care in Tuberculosis Management: A Mixed-Methods Appraisal of Video Directly Observed Therapy

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2019-06-25
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
OFID : Study compared directly-observed therapy with video-based observed therapy using the emocha mobile health platform

Users beware! Biological variation in complete blood counts over short time intervals

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2019-05-29
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BMJ Evidence Based Medicine
New publication in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine looks at CBC count variations in blood drawn over a short time period

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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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

Venezuela's Public Health Crisis: A Regional Emergency

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2019-04-11
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Lancet
The Lancet: The economic crisis in Venezuela has eroded the country's health-care infrastructure and threatened public health.

The burden of diabetes in India

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2019-04-01
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The Lancet Global Health
The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Diabetes Collaborators (December, 2018)1 provide a comprehensive overview of the diabetes burden in India. The authors point out some limitations in estimates due to inadequacies in the data. Nevertheless, on the basis of my field experience in India...

A population pharmacokinetic analysis shows that arylacetamide deacetylase (AADAC) gene polymorphism and HIV infection affect the exposure of rifapentine

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2019-03-29
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Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy
New analysis published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy!

Willingness to take multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) preventive therapy among Adult and adolescent household contacts of MDR-TB index cases: an international multi-site cross-sectional study

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2019-03-28
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Abstract BACKGROUND: Household contacts (HHCs) of individuals with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are at high risk of infection and subsequent disease. There is limited evidence on the willingness of MDR-TB HHCs to take MDR-TB preventive therapy (TPT) to decrease their risk of TB disease...

Feasibility of identifying household contacts of rifampin- and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases at high risk of progression to tuberculosis disease

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2019-03-28
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
We assessed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases and their household contacts (HHCs) to inform the development of an interventional clinical trial.

Building the framework for standardized clinical laboratory reporting of next generation sequencing data for resistance-associated mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

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2019-03-18
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Abstract Tuberculosis is the primary infectious disease killer worldwide, with a growing threat from multidrug- resistant cases. Unfortunately, classic growth-based phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST) remains difficult, costly and time-consuming, while current rapid molecular testing...

Evaluation of an adapted Project Connect community based intervention among professionals serving young minority men

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2019-03-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
BACKGROUND: To address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of young minority urban males, we developed and evaluated Project Connect Baltimore (Connect), which was adapted from a program with demonstrated effectiveness among young females. The objectives were to determine (1) the feasibility...

One month of rifapentine plus isoniazid to prevent HIV-related tuberculosis

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2019-03-14
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New England Journal of Medicine
Exciting findings from A5279: One month of Rifapentine with isonaizid is as effective as a 9-month course of isoniazid alone!

Elevated highly sensitive C-reactive protein and d-dimer levels are associated with food insecurity among people living with HIV in Pune, India.

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2019-03-04
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Public Health Nutrition
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and determinants of food insecurity among people living with HIV (PLWH) in Pune, India and its association with biomarkers known to confer increased risks of morbidity and mortality in this population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis assessing food...

Prevalence, predictors, and successful treatment outcomes of Xpert MTB/RIF-identified rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in post-conflict Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2012-2017: A retrospective province-wide cohort study

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2019-02-13
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) jeopardizes global TB control. The prevalence and predictors of Rifampicin-resistant (RR) TB, a proxy for MDR-TB, and the treatment outcomes with standard and shortened regimens have not been assessed in post-conflict regions, such as the South...

Female global health leadership: Data-driven approaches to close the gender gap

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2019-02-09
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The Lancet
Lancet article investigates gender-based challenges of female health trainees and professionals and identifies interventions

Few eligible for the newly recommended short course MDR-TB regimen at a large Mumbai private clinic

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2019-01-28
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BMC Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: India has the world's highest tuberculosis burden, and Mumbai is particularly affected by multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). WHO recommends short, intensive treatment ("Short Course") for previously untreated pulmonary MDR-TB patients but does not require universal drug...

Symptom screening for active tuberculosis in pregnant women living with HIV

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2019-01-24
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: To assess the accuracy of the four-symptom screen (cough, fever, night sweats, or weight loss) for identifying active TB in pregnant PLHIV who are screened in an outpatient or community setting. To...

Preventable losses: Infant mortality increases in Venezuela

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2019-01-24
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Lancet Global Health
The health-care system collapse underway in Venezuela is a cause of utmost concern for its people and, increasingly, for the wider region. Declines in provision of basic services, such as childhood immunisation, malaria control, water, sanitation, and nutritional support, have led to increasing...

Is there a connection between gestational diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and tuberculosis?

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2019-01-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
IJTLD article reviews the epidemiology and immunology of gestational diabetes and finds there's a lot we don't know about interactions between diabetes, pregnancy, and tuberculosis in both HIV+/- women

Building capacity for advances in tuberculosis research: Proceedings of the third RePORT International Meeting. Tuberculosis (Edinb)

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2018-12-15
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Tuberculosis (Edinb)
Abstract RePORT International is a global network of research sites in India, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, China, and the Philippines dedicated to collaborative tuberculosis research in the context of HIV. A standardized research protocol (the Common Protocol) guides the enrollment of...

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Dr. Kathleen Page's Remarks to UN Security Council on Venezuela

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2019-04-09
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Thank you Mr. President and members of the Security Council for the opportunity to present our findings here today. I am Kathleen Page, a physician and faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The findings that I am presenting today were published last week by Human Rights Watch together with...

Pregnancy is associated with decreased serum isoniazid levels in women living with HIV

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2019-03-07
Gausi K , Denti P, Weisner L, Wallis C, Onyango-Makumbi C, Chipato T, Theron G, Bradford S, Costello D, Browning R, Chakhtoura N, Weinberg A, Montepiedra G, Gupta A and the IMPAACT P1078 (TB APPRISE) Study Group Team. Pregnancy is associated with decreased serum isoniazid levels in women living...

The prevalence of perinatal depression and associated birth outcomes in Pune, India

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2019-02-11
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Grossman TB , Mathad JS, Suryavanshi N, Alexander M, Mave V, Bhosale R, Gupta A. The prevalence of perinatal depression and associated birth outcomes in Pune, India. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 11-16, 2019.

Impact of Standard or Increased Moxifloxacin Dose Among MDR-TB Patients in Mumbai with Low-Level Resistance

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2019-02-04
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Tornheim JA , Udwadia ZF, Porwal S, Kishore G, Gajjar I, Karane M, Shivakumar SVBY, Rodrigues C, Gupta A. Impact of Standard or Increased Moxifloxacin Dose Among MDR-TB Patients in Mumbai with Low-Level Resistance. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT)...

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...

Determination of Plasma Clofazimine Levels by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

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2019-02-04
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Chawla PK , Lokhande RV, Naik PR, Dherai AJ, Udwadia ZF, Mahashur AA, Pinto L, Soman R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Tornheim JA, Martinson N, Variava E, Weisner L, Joubert A, Ashavaid TF. Determination of Plasma Clofazimine Levels by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. 8th Annual Regional...

Determination of Serum Linezolid Levels by HPLC

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2019-02-04
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Chawla PK , Lokhande RV, NaiF PR, Dherai AJ, Udwadia ZF, Mahashur AA, Soman R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Tornheim JA, Ashavaid TK. Determination of Serum Linezolid Levels by HPLC. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership meeting – ‘’...

Mental Health and TB: High Prevalence of Depression among Drug-resistant TB Patients not Associated with Cycloserine

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2019-02-04
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Shivakumar SVBY , Tornheim JA, Gajjar I, Porwal S, Kishore G, Karane M, Sayed S, Chawla PK, Rodrigues C, Ashavaid TK, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF. Mental Health and TB: High prevalence of depression among drug-resistant TB patients not associated with cycloserine. 8th Annual Regional Prospective...

Quality of Life Among MDR-TB Patients from the Public Sector in Mumbai

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2019-02-04
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Gajjar IN , Udwadia ZF, Kishore G, Karane M, Sayed S, Sawant N, Chawla PK, Rodrigues C, Ashavaid TK, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A, Tornheim JA. Quality of Life Among MDR-TB Patients from the Public Sector in Mumbai. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India...

Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Directly from Clinical Samples Accurately Identifies Drug Resistance

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2019-02-04
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Kambli P , Tornheim JA, Soundararajan L, Priyadarshini S, Gupta R, Ramprasad VL, Gupta A, Rodrigues C. Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Directly from Clinical Samples Accurately Identifies Drug Resistance. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis...

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...

Mobile Phone Access and Comfort: Implications for HIV and Tuberculosis Care in India and South Africa

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2018-10-04
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Cox SN , Elf J, Lokhande R, Ogale YP, DiAndreth L, Dupuis E, Milovanovic M, Mpongose N, Martinson N, Mave V, Suryavanshi N, Gupta A, Golub JE, Mathad JS. Mobile Phone Access and Comfort: Implications for HIV and Tuberculosis Care in India and South Africa. I DSA. IDWeek 2018. San Francisco, CA,...

Perinatal Depression among HIV and TB Infected and Uninfected Women in an Urban Slum in India: Prevalence and Associated Birth Outcomes

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2018-10-04
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Grossman TB , Bhosale R, Alexander M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Jain D, Patil NU, Gupta A, Mathad JS. Perinatal depression among HIV and TB infected and uninfected women in an urban slum in India: prevalence and associated birth outcomes. IDSA. ID Week 2018. San Francisco, CA. October 3-7, 2018.

Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections Among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-08-28
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Agarkhedkar S, Armstrong D, Bharadwaj R, Cox SR, Dohe V, Gupta A, Gupte N, Johnson J, Kadam A, Kinikar A, Malwade S, Manabe Y, Mave V, Milstone A, Parikh T, Rajput U, Randive B, Robinson M , Smith R, Suryavanshi N, Vaidya U, Westercamp M. Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections...

High Prevalence of Dengue among Pregnant Women in India

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2018-08-27
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Alexander M, Naik S, Robinson M , Sapkal G, Deshpande P, Kulkarni V, Nimkar S, Sambarey P, Kinikar A, Mave V, Suryavanshi N, Gupte N, Bollinger R, Gupta A, Bharadwaj R, Mathad J. High Prevalence of Dengue among Pregnant Women in India. 2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases...

Association of Maternal Viral Load and CD4 Count with Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission Risk during Breastfeeding in the PROMISE Postpartum Component

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2018-07-26
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Flynn P, Taha T, Cababasay M, Butler K, Fowler MG, Mofenson L, Owor M, Fiscus S, Stranix-Chibanda L, Coutsoudis A, Gnanshanmugam D, Chakhtoura N, McCarthy K, Mukuzunga C, Makanani B, Moodley D, Nematadzira T, Kusakara B, Patil S, Vhembo T, Bobat R, Mmbaga B, Masenya M, Nyati M, Theron G, Mulenga H...

Mobile Health and Behavioral PMTCT Intervention among Community Health Workers Improves Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Infant Diagnosis in India: A Cluster Randomized Trial

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2018-07-24
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Suryavanshi N, Kadam A, Hegde A, Sivalenka S, Kumar VS, McKenzie-White J, Kanade S, Gupta A, Bollinger RC, Shankar A, Gupte N, Mave V. Mobile Health and Behavioral PMTCT Intervention among Community Health Workers Improves Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Infant Diagnosis in India: A Cluster...

Opportunities, Challenges and Implications of m-Health Oral Cancer Screening for HIV-positive Individuals in India

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2018-07-23
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Joshi S, Chandanwale A, Sangle S, Marbaniang I , Khaire S, Thakur R, Gupta A, Chigurupati R, Mave V. Opportunities, Challenges and Implications of m-Health Oral Cancer Screening for HIV-positive Individuals in India. AIDS 2018. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. July 23-27, 2018.

Health-related Quality of Life in the A5274 Trial of TB Therapy in Advanced HIV

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2018-07-22
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Lando R, Sun X, Miyahara S, Hosseinpour MC, Bisson GP, Kumwenda J, Gupta A, Nyirenda M, Katendey K, Torres TS, Suryavanshi N, Beulah F, Opollo V, Shah NS on behalf of the A5274 study team. Health-related Quality of Life in the A5274 Trial of TB Therapy in Advanced HIV. TB 2018, Amsterdam, The...

Role of Maternal Viral Load and CD4 Count on Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission during Breastfeeding in the PROMISE Postpartum Component

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2018-07-20
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Flynn P, Taha T, Cababasay M, Butler K, Fowler MG, Mofenson L, Owor M, Fiscus S, Stranix-Chibanda L, Coutsoudis A, Gnanshanmugam D, Chakhtoura N, McCarthy K, Mukuzunga C, Makanani B, Moodley D, Nematadzira T, Kusakara B, Patil S , Vhembo T, Bobat R, Mmbaga B, Masenya M, Nyati M, Theron G, Mulenga H...

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NIH Launches Large TB Prevention Trial for People Exposed to Multidrug-Resistant TB

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2019-06-25
Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts a grouping of red colored, rod shaped, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis
NIH Press Release : NIH announces a large international clinical trial to prevent multidrug-resistant TB in children, adolscents, and adults who live wiith someone who has MDR-TB. CCGHE's Dr. Amita Gupta is a protocol chair.

Pride in Pune: BJGMC TREAT Asia Team Conducts Health Camp

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2019-06-24
TREAT Asia Team Members
Pride in Pune: The BJGMC CRS teamed up with the Udaan Trust convene a sexual health awareness & screening camp

Cured TB patients run risk of lung disease: Study

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2019-06-03
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The Telegraph (India)
Akshay Gupte
Dr. Akshay Gupte comments on recent findings that many who've recovered from TB face increased risk of COPD

Shahs’ Donation of Mobile Clinic Brings Healthcare to Patients in India

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2019-05-28
Raj and Bharti Shah
Philanthrophy Update: The Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic, a gift from Raj and Bharti Shah, CTIS, and the NB Shah Charitable Trust has been a workhorse for delivering health care in Pune, India, right where it's needed.

Page Urges UN Security Council to Declare Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

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2019-04-10
Kathleen Page briefs UN Security Council on Venezuela humanitarian crisis, April 9, 2019
Calling for the declaration of a humanitarian crisis, Dr. Kathleen Page briefed the UN Security Council on Venezuela's Humanitarian Emergency, a recent report by Page and colleagues at Human Rights Watch

Celebration of the Dedicated Participants and Staff of the REPRIEVE Study in Pune, India

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2019-02-18
REPRIEVE Team Members of the BJGMC Clinical Research Site
Staff and nearly 140 participants in the REPRIEVE study gathered for a community event in Pune, India

Collapse of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing to Brazil for Basic Meds

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2019-02-05
Source: 
NPR
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NPR interviews Dr. Kathleen Page about Venezuela's humanitarian crisis

World AIDS Week Is Local at BJGMC in Pune, India

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2018-12-20
Performers conduct a play to raise awareness about HIV and HPV
The BJGMC Clinical Research Site convened community awareness activities that focused on HIV and HPV

CCGHE at the Union 2018

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2018-09-26
Our Union dance card is full! Check out CCGHE's schedule of presentations at this year's conference.

Doctor who tackled HIV and other infectious diseases in India honored

Post Date: 
2018-09-11
Source: 
India Abroad
Robert Bollinger
India Abroad article highlights the dedication of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases.

National Institutes of Health Awards emocha Mobile Health $1 Million for Multi-State Study

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2018-08-29
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Bob Bollinger: "It is critical for patients to take tuberculosis medication as prescribed, and research supports new adherence strategies. . . "

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

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2018-08-29
Source: 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Amita Gupta
Amita Gupta is interviewed by AIChE about the intersection of chemical engineering and medicine.

$17M is awarded to support HIV, disease ecology, mHealth projects

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2018-08-16
Source: 
Global Health Matters
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Larry Chang's Multidisciplinary Research Training to Understand and Reduce HIV Incidence in Uganda is among the funded projects.

BJGMC Clinical Research Team Exceeds 6,000 Participant Enrollments in 4 Years

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2018-08-03
Group Photo, BJGMC Clinical Research Site, 2016, Pune, India
The Indo-JHU Clinical Research partnership at BJGMC in Pune, India, is now one of the top enrollers among all ACTG research sites internationally.

Enhanced immigration enforcement in US could worsen HIV epidemic

Post Date: 
2018-07-21
Source: 
Infectious Disease News (via Healio)
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Kathleen Page: Immigrants living in fear of deportation often limit the use of services that they believe could expose them to authorities.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Jyoti Mathad

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2018-05-18
Dr. Jyoti Mathad
Video by Weill Cornell Medicine features Jyoti Mathad and her work with the Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership.

Shah Receives Dr. David Glasser Memorial Award for TB Control in Maryland

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2018-04-27
Award recognizes significant contributions to TB prevention & control in MD.

Smartphone App Keeps an ‘Eye’ on Daily Tuberculosis Therapy

Post Date: 
2018-04-26
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Study shows success with TB therapy observation conducted via video instead of via in-person clinic visits.

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.

Adverse pregnancy outcomes with isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV

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2018-03-09
Source: 
Infectious Disease Advisor
. . . The safety of IPT in pregnant women with HIV is unknown, especially with regard to its combination with highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART). Amita Gupta, MD, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education at the Johns Hopkins...

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