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September 22, 2020

Risk factors for progression of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) to severe disease or death are underexplored in U.S. cohorts.

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Leadership
While we conduct research all over the world, the majority of our work is in India. Our Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership is located in Pune and is directed by Dr. Amita Gupta (Baltimore, MD), with onsite direction from Dr. Vidya Mave, Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, and Dr. Nikhil Gupte (Pune). The Indo-JHU Partnership employs more than 200 people and in addition to our memberships in cosortia with many esteemed Indian research institutions, we have formal agreements with:

 
 

ONCOGRID: An mHealth Approach to Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer in Rural South India

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2012-11-01
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This study ended February 7, 2017. The Indian sub-continent is burdened with 80% of the world’s patients with oral cancer, and delay in oral cancer diagnosis is one of the major problems that leads to poor treatment outcomes (V. Shanta, R. Swaminathan, R. Rama. Cancer Control 2013). Current...

Project Connect Baltimore: Connecting Young Males to Sexual/Reproductive Healthcare

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2012-10-01
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To design, implement and evaluate a male-friendly and culturally appropriate guide for increasing access to and use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and sexual/reproductive healthcare (SRHC) among African American and Latino males.

Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis in HIV-infected and Uninfected Young Children in India

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2012-07-24
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Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of morbidity/mortality in HIV-infected individuals in India. India has the world's highest burden of HIV and TB, and since children acquire HIV/TB from their caregivers, active TB is highly prevalent (14-67.5%) among HIV-infected young children in India...

A5288: MULTIOCTAVE, Management Using the Latest Technologies in Resource-limited Settings to Optimize Combination Therapy After Viral Failure

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2012-07-16
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This study was terminated in March 2020. It was a mult-country clinical trial conducted in Brazil, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia under the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. A5288 is a multi-step,...

RePORT India

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2012-06-30
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RePORT India is a joint venture between the Indian and US governments. The Indo-US Vaccine Action Program, a collaboration between the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and the US NIH, is co-funding six teams of India- and US-based...

Analysis of Data Collected from the Evaluation of Community-Based Education, Research and Service (COBERS)

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2012-06-12
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This effort ended in June 2015. Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), the Medical Schools at Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Kampala International University (KIU) and Busitema University (BU) came together with Johns Hopkins University...

C-TRIUMPH Pilot Study: Burden and Risk Factors for Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in Pune, India

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2012-05-29
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This pilot study ended in April 2015. Drug resistant TB (MDR-TB and XDR-TB) is increasing worldwide. Although 20% of all global TB cases occur in India, current estimates of the burden of MDR-TB in India are limited. A well-characterized TB clinical cohort, household cohort and control cohort would...

DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

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2012-01-01
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This effort ended in 2017. The major challenge of early prenatal nurse home visitation programs is to accurately identify abused women. The DOVE study aims to improve maternal health and increase the use of a safety plan and community resources by using an emocha ®...

Sexually Transmitted Infections among Women in the Reproductive Age Group in Shevgaon, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India

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2011-05-15
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This study was conducted in 2011. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) constitute a significant epidemiological burden all over the world especially in middle and low income countries. Women are more vulnerable to STIs due to several biological and socio-economic reasons. Although transmission of...

A5273: Multicenter Study of Options for Second-Line Effective Combination Therapy (SELECT)

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2011-05-12
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This study was terminated May 2, 2017; it was conducted under the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This was a multinational clinical trial conducted in Brazil, India, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. The...

Predictors of Perinatal HBV Transmission in an HIV/HBV Infected Cohort

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2011-04-22
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This study ended in 2014. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection is common; affecting greater than 10% of HIV-infected individuals in resource-limited settings(1-3). Although the impact of HIV disease on HBV coinfection has been studied in non-pregnant adults, little is known about the effects of HIV...

A5282: A Randomized, Phase II Trial to Compare an HPV Test-and-Treat Strategy to a Cytology-Based Strategy for Prevention of CIN 2+ in HIV-Infected Women

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2011-03-15
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Indo-JHU partnership work on this trial was officially terminated September 10, 2018; it was conducted under the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This multi-country trial is being conducted in Botswana, Haiti, India, Malawi, Peru, South Africa...

Course Evaluation of a Continuing Medical Education Program for Nurses and Midwives in Uganda

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2011-02-15
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This course evaluation was conducted in 2011. Hypertension presents a substantial burden on the world and Uganda is not immune to this disease. In a recent study, adults in the Rukungiri district in southwestern Uganda were shown to have a 30.5% prevalence of hypertension. (1) Hypertension needs to...

A Prospective Study Evaluating the Role of Cryptococcal Antigen Screening among HIV-infected Adults with Low CD4 Counts

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2011-01-01
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This prospective observational study aimed to evaluate the burden of cryptococcal disease among approximately 200 HIV-infected adults with low CD4 cell counts in Pune, India to determine whether a Cryptococcal screening strategy should be the standard of care among patients with advanced HIV...

Brief Venue Survey of HIV Risk Places and Use of Technology in the Baltimore Latino Population

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2010-12-14
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This study ended December 13, 2011. In the last ten years, Baltimore City has seen a doubling in the AIDS incidence rate among Latinos. This has been paralleled by a doubling of the Baltimore Latino population over the last five years. At the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), Latino patients...

P1073: Study of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) for International Sites Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in Infants and Children < 72 Months of Age

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2010-11-15
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This study was terminated April 23, 2015. This was a multi-national study conducted in India, South Africa, and Tanzania under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. P1073 is a case controlled...

PreventionRx Study: Home-based Counseling and Testing in Uganda

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2010-10-21
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This study was terminated August 29, 2014. A ‘platform’ for evaluating combination HIV prevention & care-HIV counseling & testing is essential to optimize HIV services. In collaboration with the University of Washington and the Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI) NGO in Uganda,...

Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza in India (August-November 2009)

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2010-04-10
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This study ended in April 2013. This was a review and collection of data from the medical records of pediatric patients who were admitted to the BJMC/Sassoon General Hospitals with H1N1 influenza during August-November 2009.

P1077BF: Breastfeeding Version of the PROMISE Study (Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere)

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2010-02-02
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This trial was terminated November 6, 2019. This multi-country trial is being conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, conducted under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S. National...

P1077FF: Formula Feeding Version of the PROMISE Study (Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere)

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2010-02-02
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This trial was terminated November 6, 2019. This multi-country trial is being conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, under the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of...

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HIV viral suppression and geospatial patterns of HIV antiretroviral therapy treatment facility use in Rakai, Uganda

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2018-03-27
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AIDS
OBJECTIVE: To assess geospatial patterns of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment facility use and whether they were impacted by viral load suppression. METHODS: We extracted data on the location and type of care services utilized by HIV-positive persons...

Pyrosequencing to resolve discrepant Xpert MTB/RIF and Mycobacterial Growth Indicator Tube 960

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2018-03-26
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Lung India
Lung India: Indo-JHU researchers find that pyrosequencing can clear up discrepancies about drug resistance in TB.

Screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes in India: A systematic review and meta analysis

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2018-03-26
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Acta Diabetologica
Review article on prevalence and screening and diagnostic methods for gestational diabetes in India.

Intestinal barrier dysfunction and microbial translocation in HIV-infected pregnant women is associated with preterm birth

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2018-03-24
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Our results show select immune markers can identify women at higher risk for PTB in HIV-1-infected populations and suggest modulating gut barrier integrity and microbial translocation may affect PTB.

Mobile phone incentives for childhood immunizations in rural India

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2018-03-19
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Pediatrics
In Pediatrics: Incentives and technology can improve immunization coverage in young children in resource-poor settings.

How feasible is pharmaceutical regulation in India?

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

The validity of self-reported antiretroviral use in persons living with HIV: a population-based study

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2018-01-28
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AIDS
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of self-reported antiretroviral therapy use (ART) using population-based cohort data. METHODS: Self-reported ART use and nonuse was compared with a validated laboratory assay in 557 HIV-positive participants in the Rakai...

¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

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2018-01-23
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Progress in Community Health Partnerships
Background: Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Objectives: This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (...

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

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2018-01-22
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BMC Womens Health
BMC Womens Health : In our study, 23% of women reported experiencing gender based violence, and 90% reported they had never been asked about it in the healthcare setting.

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
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
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.

How reliable and valid are the self-reports on sexual behavior among HIV discordant couples from Pune, India?

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2018-01-01
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Psychology, Health, and Medicine
Reliability of self-reported sexual and safe sex behavior among heterosexual HIV discordant couples was assessed by matching individual responses of couples to a common set of questions and validated by matching with pregnancy and seroconversion during study period. Demographic, clinical and...

Suboptimal antituberculosis drug concentrations and outcomes in small and HIV‐coinfected children in India: Recommendations for dose modifications

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2017-12-16
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Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
This work aimed to evaluate the once-daily antituberculosis 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...

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
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
Clinical decision support embedded within the electronic health record is a potential antibiotic stewardship strategy for hospitalized patients.

Identifying models of HIV care and treatment service delivery in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia using cluster analysis and Delphi survey

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2017-12-06
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BMC Health Services Research
BACKGROUND: Organization of HIV care and treatment services, including clinic staffing and services, may shape clinical and financial outcomes, yet there has been little attempt to describe different models of HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Information about the relative benefits...

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
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...

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
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%.

People with tuberculosis falling through the cracks

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2017-11-01
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National Medical Journal of India
India accounts for approximately one-quarter of the estimated global burden of TB and MDR-TB. [4] Achieving the 2015 WHO End TB Strategy[5] and the latest Government of India target of TB elimination by 2025[6] will require substantial efforts and funding to continue to improve TB care in India...

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
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...

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A Case-control Study of Household Air Pollution and Tuberculosis in Women and Children in Pune, India

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2016-10-26
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Elf JL , Kinikar A, Khadse S, Mave V, Gupte N, Kulkarni V, Patekar S, Raichur P, Breysse PN, Gupta A, Golub JE. A Case-control Study of Household Air Pollution and Tuberculosis in Women and Children in Pune, India. 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and...

TB and Diabetes in Pregnancy: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps

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2016-10-24
Gupta, A. TB and Diabetes in Pregnancy: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Liverpool, England.

Sub-Therapeutic Concentrations of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs in Children when Treated According to Indian Dosing Recommendation

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2016-10-24
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Guiastrennec B, Ramachandran G, Karlsson MO, Kumar H, Bhavani PK, Gangadevi NP, Swaminathan S, Gupta A, Dooley KE, Savic RM. Sub-Therapeutic Concentrations of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs in Children when Treated According to Indian Dosing Recommendation. 9th Annual International Workshop on Clinical...

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcal Bacteraemia: Is Daptomycin as Effective as Linezolid?

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2016-10-04
Mave, V. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcal Bacteraemia: Is Daptomycin as Effective as Linezolid? Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2007 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2007.

Outreach Workers in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Programme in India: Challenges and Opportunities

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2016-07-21
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Suryavanshi N , Mave V, Kadam A, Kanade S, Sivalenka S, Sampath K, Harve P, Gupta RS, Hegde A, McKenzie-White J, Gupte N, Gupta A, Bollinger RC, Shankar AV. Outreach Workers in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Programme in India: Challenges and Opportunities. 21st...

A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Promote Combination HIV Prevention Using M-health-Supported CHWs in a High-Prevalence Fishing Community: Design and Baseline Characteristics of the mLAKE Trial in Rakai, Uganda

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2016-07-21
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Chang L, Mbabali I, Kong X, Hutton H, Long A, Thomas A, Bugos E, Ssekasanvu J, Kennedy C, Amico R, Nalugoda F, Reynolds S, Quinn T, Serwadda D, Wawer M, Gray R, Nakigozi G. A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Promote Combination HIV Prevention Using M-health-Supported CHWs in a High-Prevalence Fishing...

Rapid Diagnosis, Linkage and Treatment Initiation of Patients with Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: The miLINC Solution to Improve Access to Care

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2016-07-20
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Farley JE , Seiguer S, Naicker M, McKenzie-White J, Greg C, Elmi M, Stevens W, Stewart-Isherwood L. Rapid Diagnosis, Linkage and Treatment Initiation of Patients with Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: The miLINC Solution to Improve Access to Care. 21st International AIDS Conference...

High Risk for Loss to Follow-Up among Adolescents Living with HIV in Pune, India

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2016-07-19
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Nimkar S , Valvi C, Khadse S, Kadam D, Kinikar A, Marbaniang I, Rewari BB, Chandanwale A, Suryavanshi N, Patil S, Nevrekar N, Raichur P, Gupta A, Mave V. High Risk for Loss to Follow-Up among Adolescents Living with HIV in Pune, India. 21st International AIDS Conference. International AIDS Society...

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

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2016-07-17
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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...

A5300/I2003: Feasibility of Identifying, Recruiting, and Characterizing Adult MDR TB Index Cases and their Adult and Child Household Contacts on Four Continents

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2016-07-17
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Swindells S , Kim S, Gupta A, Hesseling AC, Shah S, Johnson D, Harrington M, Suryavanshi N, Sanchez J, Dawson R, Naini L, Jones L, Hughes M, Churchyard G, for ACTG/IMPAACT. A5300/I2003: Feasibility of Identifying, Recruiting, and Characterizing Adult MDR TB Index Cases and their Adult and Child...

Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Diabetes mellitus among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Pune, India.

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2016-07-16
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Golub, J., Gupta, A. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Diabetes mellitus among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Pune, India. TB2016. International AIDS Society. Durban, South Africa. 2016.

The Association of Household Air Pollution and Tuberculosis in Women and Children in Pune, India

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2016-06-21
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Elf, J. The Association of Household Air Pollution and Tuberculosis in Women and Children in Pune, India. 2016 Annual Meeting. Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research. Baltimore, MD. 2016.

High Proportion of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in Baltimore City

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2016-06-21
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Chida, N. High Proportion of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in Baltimore City. 2016 Annual Meeting. Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research. Baltimore, MD. 2016.

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

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2016-06-21
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Gupte, A. Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary TB. 2016 Annual Meeting. Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research. Baltimore, MD. 2016.

Inflammation in HIV-infected Pregnant Women: Relationship with Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Preterm Birth

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2016-06-10
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Shivakoti, R. Inflammation in HIV-infected Pregnant Women: Relationship with Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Preterm Birth. JHU Center for AIDS Research Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Medicine as a Bridge Between the US and India

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2016-05-21
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Gupta, A. Medicine as a Bridge Between the US and India. Indiaspora. Philadelphia, PA.

An Overview of Protecting Households on Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index (PHOENIx) Trial

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2016-05-19
Gupta, A. An Overview of Protecting Households on Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index (PHOENIx) Trial. Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research. Baltimore, MD.

Double Trouble: Managing and Preventing TB and HIV

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2016-04-20
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Gupta, A. Double Trouble: Managing and Preventing TB and HIV. DY Patil University. Pune, India.

Conducting ID Research in India and Beyond

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2016-03-14
Gupta, A. Conducting ID Research in India and Beyond. ID Didactic Research Forum, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.

Clinical, Social, and Meteorological Factors Associated with Dengue and Malaria Diagnosis in Adults in Pune, India

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2016-03-03
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Kadam D, Raichur P, Chandanwale A, Joshi S, Robinson M, Marbaniang I, Kagal A, Bharadwaj, Mave V. Clinical, Social, and Meteorological Factors Associated with Dengue and Malaria Diagnosis in Adults in Pune, India. 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. Hyderabad, India.

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CCGHE At The Union 2015

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2015-11-30
JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR CLINICAL GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AT THE UNION DECEMBER 2- 6 2015 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Congratulations, Fogarty Fellows & Ujala Scholars! Dr. Anita Basavaraj, Ms. Jessica Elf, Dr. Sunita Girish, Dr. Nikhil Gupte, Dr. Aarti Kinikar, Dr. Rahul Lokhande, Dr. Jyoti...

Amid international growth, emocha gets grant to look at Maryland TB treatment

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2015-11-23
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Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha Mobile Health received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further development of its mobile app that provides video-based healthcare observations in some cases where visits were previously required. The NIH grant, which is for about $200,000 over two years, will allow the Johns...

New cases of HIV in India could fall by 38% with early ART and better retention, finds study

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2015-10-23
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The BMJ
Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) early in India could reduce new infections by 18% and AIDS mortality by 9%, a study has found. Better retention in care could reduce new cases by 38% over the next 20 years. The study used dynamic compartmental modelling to compare early ART initiation (at CD4...

CCGHE Faculty and Fogarty Scholars Meet with BJGMC Leadership

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2015-06-22
Baltimore, MD—Dr. Ajay S. Chandanwale, Dean, and other faculty leadership of Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India, arrived at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus today to meet with CCGHE faculty and Fogarty Scholars who are in Baltimore attending the Hopkins Summer...

Mobile app developed by JHU grads helps monitor Ebola, tuberculosis patients

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2015-05-13
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The HUB at Johns Hopkins
Listening to Morad Elmi list off the recent developments at emocha Mobile Health Inc., the company he co-founded with fellow Johns Hopkins Carey Business School graduate Sebastian Seiguer, it's hard not to be impressed by the breadth and scope of the startup's work. In the past six months, the...

Ujala Foundation Recognized for Commitment to Hopkins Work in India

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2015-04-30
Back Row: Ashlyn Sowell, Kelly Dooley, Jessica Elf, Rupak Shivakoti, Natasha Chida, Akshay Gupte, Jyoti Mathad, Leslie Bernard. Front Row: Molly Bowen, Bob Bollinger, Kamla Gupta, Raj Gupta, Amita Gupta, Jane McKenzie-White Photography: Jon Cristofersen Baltimore, MD—On April 30, 2015, the Ujala...

Uniting mobile, education and pharma to combat HIV

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2015-04-07
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Healthcare Innovation
Health Innovation talks to Kris Sterkens, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Asia Pacific, about the TAMA project, as well as about some of the changes he has seen in the pharmaceutical industry because of IT and mobile.

Joint Pledge of More than $5 Million to Support Health Research and Education in India

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2014-11-18
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The Campaign for Johns Hopkins
Gifts from the Ujala and Wyncote Foundations will create professorships and named scholars at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education For more than two decades, the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) at Johns Hopkins Medicine has supported the development of India's current...

Baltimore tests mobile app for monitoring TB patients

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2014-10-24
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The Daily Record
The Baltimore City Health Department is piloting a mobile app that helps patients adhere to their medication regimen while reducing the burden on clinicians of monitoring those patients. The app, called miDOT, was developed by a company called emocha Mobile Health Inc., which is working out of the...

Health department launches TB trial with emocha app

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2014-10-22
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Technical.ly Baltimore
Tuberculosis is both tough to treat and medically cumbersome to manage. Under directly observed therapy, a medical professional has to watch a patient take his or her medication for at least six months. A Baltimore health IT startup may help lighten that load. The Baltimore City Health Department...

Where in the world: A look at JHU's global endeavors in India

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2014-09-01
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Johns Hopkins Gazette
Combating a TB epidemic India accounts for one-quarter of the cases of tuberculosis infection globally, and nearly 40 percent of its population is infected with the disease, which kills 1.4 million people a year. Researchers in the School of Medicine's Center for Clinical Global Health Education...

New guidelines on treating those with HIV developed

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2012-03-06
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The Baltimore Sun
“Clearly, there is lots of room for improvement in how we, as care providers, can get new patients into treatment and help them adhere to the often strict drug regimens needed to suppress the viral disease and prevent drug resistance,” Dr. Larry W. Chang, a guidelines co-author and an...

HIV, TB Co-infection Increases Postpartum Mother-child Mortality

Post Date: 
2007-06-28
Source: 
Reuters Health via MedScape
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