Tuberculosis

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...

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,...

Validating a Novel Functional Correlate of Immune Protection of Tuberculosis

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

Assessing 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...

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.

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...

Assessing Tuberculosis Transmission Dynamics, Drug Resistance and Recurrence Using Whole Genome Sequencing in Pune, India

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2018-06-12
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Indo-JHU researchers are using combined geospatial and genotyping methods to describe TB transmission dynamics in a hyperlocal region of Pune City in Western India.

Optimal Approach for TB Screening among HIV Infected Indian Children

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2018-06-11
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This study was funded by the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Determining TB status (ie, uninfected, latent, and active TB disease) is more difficult among children, particularly HIV-infected children. Diagnosis of TB disease is more difficult among HIV...

P2005: A Phase I/II Open-Label, Single-Arm Study to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Delamanid in Combination with OBR for MDR-TB in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Children with MDR-TB

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2018-06-07
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New study will characterize the pharmacokinetics of delamanid using a model-based approach, and evaluate safety and tolerability of over 24 weeks of study treatment in HIV infected and uninfected children.

Evaluation of Video-Based Directly Observed Therapy for Tuberculosis in India

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2018-05-14
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This study was designed to evaluate Directly Observed Therapy conducted through miDOT, a secure mobile health interface, with traditional in-person Directly Observed Therapy.

Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in Multidrug Resistant-Tuberculosis Patients on Treatment (PREEMPT Pilot Study)

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2018-03-20
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Indo-JHU Clinical Resarch Partnership is participating with Brazilian colleagues in a 3-year effort led by Boston University to identify what contributes to TB drug resistance.

A Multicenter Phase II/II Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of VPM1002 in the Prevention of Tuberculosis (TB) Recurrence in Pulmonary TB Patients After Successful TB Treatment in India

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2018-01-23
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Dr. Vidya Mave is leading this clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new recombinant BCG vaccine.

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

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2018-01-19
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This study was funded by the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Johns Hopkins University was funded in 2013 to establish a new post-doctoral training program in HIV-TB epidemiology, clinical and laboratory research, for junior faculty of the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy...

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High risk for latent tuberculosis infection among medical residents and nursing students in India

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2019-07-08
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PLoS One
PLoS ONE: Self-reported TB exposure is underreported, and uptake of LTBI prevention therapy remains low

Advancing the development of new tuberculosis treatment regimens: The essential role of translational and clinical pharmacology and microbiology

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2019-07-05
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PLOS
Application of clinical pharmacology best practices is essential to the efficient and rational development of drugs. In general, knowledge gained about exposure–response relationships in preclinical models aids drug and dose selection in human studies, and biomarkers and pharmacokinetic (PK) data...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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!

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...

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...

HIV testing uptake among the household contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis index cases in eight countries

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2019-01-07
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : The Indo-JHU Clinical Research Parentership participated in this multinational study to determine if it's feasible to provide HIV testing for household contacts of MDR-TB cases.

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...

The global landscape of tuberculosis therapeutics

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2018-11-07
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Annual Review of Medicine
Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the oldest infections afflicting humans yet remains the number one infectious disease killer worldwide. Despite decades of experience treating this disease, TB regimens require months of multidrug therapy, even for latent infections. There have been important...

Barriers to screening and isoniazid preventive therapy for child contacts of tuberculosis patients

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2018-10-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Universal, timely TB screening and IPT for exposed children are urgently needed to reduce pediatric TB in India

Inflammation and micronutrient biomarkers predict clinical HIV treatment failure and incident active TB in HIV-infected adults: a case-control study

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2018-09-24
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BMC Medicine
Factors identified through exploratory factor analysis were associated with adverse outcomes in HIV-infected individuals.

Report of the Technical Consultation on Advances in Clinical Trial Design for Development of New TB Treatments

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2018-09-17
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WHO Task Force on Introduction of New TB Drugs and Treatment Regimens
Dr. Amita Gupta was a member of this TB technical consultation, convened in March 2018 in Switzerland.

Ovarian mass - tuberculosis or malignancy? Need for early intensified evaluation

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2018-09-14
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EXCLI Journal
Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, We read with interest the case report by Chien et al. on Peritoneal Tuberculosis (TB) mimicking ovarian cancer (Chien et al., 2016[1]). We want to congratulate the authors on this case report. We encountered a similar case in our clinical setting in western India...

The association of household fine particulate matter and kerosene with tuberculosis in women and children in Pune, India

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2018-09-07
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Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Use of kerosene cooking fuel is positively associated with TB in women and children in our analysis using reported sources of exposure.

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

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

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...

Preventing tuberculosis in people with HIV infection

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2019-03-06
Gupta A. Choices and dilemmas: Preventing tuberculosis in people with HIV infection. Coinfections: Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV Symposium. CROI 2019. Seattle, Washington. March 4-7, 2019.

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...

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...

Linezolid Resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates at a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai, India, by Whole Genome Sequencing

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2019-02-04
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Tornheim JA , Diricks M, Katrien DB, Sadani M, Shetty A, Rodrigues C. Linezolid Resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates at a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai, India, by Whole Genome Sequencing. RePORT India 2019 Joint Leadership Meeting. Chennai, India. February 4-6, 2019.

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 – ‘’...

Does Smoking Have an Impact on TB Treatment Outcomes?

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2018-10-27
Thomas B, Kannan T, Rani V, Gupte N, Gupta A, Deluca A, Suryavanshi N, Kohli R, Chandrasekaran P for the CTRIUMPH RePORT India Study Team. Does Smoking Have an Impact on TB Treatment Outcomes? A Prospective Cohort Study from India. Session: Tobacco Use in Various Populations: Implications for...

Impact of Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program on ‘Institutional Research Capacity Building’ at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, India

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2018-10-27
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Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Chandanwale A, Kadam D, Joshi S, Kinikar A, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Gupta A, Bollinger R. Impact of Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program on ‘Institutional Research Capacity Building’ at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, India. Session: Building...

Gestational Diabetes Suppresses the Inflammatory Response to M. tuberculosis in Pregnant Women in Pune, India. Session: Clinical Investigation for TB and Diabetes

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2018-10-27
Mathad J, Alexander M, Bhosale R, Shere D, Kulkarni V, Kumar P, Babu S, Gupta A for the PRACHITi Study team. Gestational Diabetes Suppresses the Inflammatory Response to M. tuberculosis in Pregnant Women in Pune, India. Session: Clinical Investigation for TB and Diabetes. 49th Annual Union World...

TB Stigma and Its Impact on Enrolling Household Contacts in Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies: An Indian Perspective

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2018-10-27
Suryavanshi N. TB Stigma and Its Impact on Enrolling Household Contacts in Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies: An Indian Perspective. Symposium: Tuberculosis Contact Investigation in High Tuberculosis Burden Settings. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands...

Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up and Mortality in Public Sector MDR TB Treatment in Western Maharashtra, India from 2015-2016

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2018-10-26
Murrill M, More SW, Kamble S, Kulkarni V, Dowdy D, Gupta A. Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up and Mortality in Public Sector MDR TB Treatment in Western Maharashtra, India from 2015-2016. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24,-27, 2018.

The TEKO trial: implementation of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test at CD4 blood draw for diagnosing latent tuberculosis among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults in South Africa

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2018-10-26
Golub J, Lebina L, Chon S, Cohn S, Jack T, Masonoke K, Variava E, Martinson N, TEKO team. The TEKO trial: implementation of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test at CD4 blood draw for diagnosing latent tuberculosis among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults in South Africa. 49th Annual Union World...

Utility of QGIT as an Adjunct to TST for Screening of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Indian Healthcare Workers

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2018-10-26
Girish S, Kinikar A, Pardeshi G, Shelke S, Basavaraj A, Chandanwale A, Gupte N, Bollinger R. Utility of QGIT as an Adjunct to TST for Screening of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Indian Healthcare Workers. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24...

Mortality Risk Doubled in Tuberculosis Patients with Diabetes Not Receiving Metformin

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2018-10-26
Mave V, Gupte N, Gaikwad S, Barthwal M, Chon S, Gupte A, Gupta A, Golub J. Mortality Risk Doubled in Tuberculosis Patients with Diabetes Not Receiving Metformin. Presented at 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

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