All Studies/Projects

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership

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2013-09-28
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Collaboratively funded by the US NIH, India’s Department of Biotechnology [DBT], and Indian Council of Medical Research, the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) is an Indo-US research consortium that is part of RePORT India, a countrywide consortium for TB research...

Ecobiosocial Approach for Dengue Vector Control

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2013-09-15
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Dengue is a major public health concern in the Region of the Americas. Working in a dengue endemic area of Colombia, the Centro de Estudios e Investigación en Salud (CEIS) Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá conducting a multisite study focused on improved dengue prevention. CCGHE and Fundacion Santa Fe d...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Substudy on Assessing the Association of Indoor Air Pollution with Tuberculosis in Adult Women and Children under 5 Years of Age

Post Date: 
2013-09-15
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Addressing social and environmental risk factors contributing to TB disease is becoming increasingly important for national TB programs. We are leveraging the pediatric participants in 1,100 homes participating in the C-TRIUMPH study, enhancing data collection regarding household and individual...

Perceptions and Acceptability of mHealth Interventions: A Mixed Methods Study Using emocha®

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2013-09-14
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This comprehensive formative research study was designed to help guide the development and implementation of novel, task-shifting mHealth HIV/AIDS care interventions at a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic in Kampala, Uganda. Using emocha®, important knowledge was gained on acceptability and...

Community Home Based India Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Post Date: 
2013-09-02
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CCGHE is assessing whether equipping Community Health Workers with mobile health technology and involving them in technology training and personal empowerment seminars can help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. CHWs who care for HIV + pregnant and nursing women are using the emocha...

Hair Concentrations of Anti-tuberculosis Drugs Among HIV-infected and Uninfected Children in India

Post Date: 
2013-05-07
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In the developing world, tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of mortality among HIV-infected children, a population where measuring treatment adherence and drug levels is difficult. We propose an innovative therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) tool that measures drug concentration in hair samples to...

Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes

Post Date: 
2013-02-01
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CCGHE, the JHU Center for TB Research and BJGMC have been awarded a $2.5 million dollar NIH grant (2013-2018) to conduct a study to evaluate treatment outcomes among Indian patients with both diabetes mellitus and active TB. This study is assessing the prevalence of impaired glucose or frank...

Acute Febrile Illness and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pune, India

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2013-01-10
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Evaluate etiology of acute fever and bacterial drug resistance patterns among adults and children in India.

Feasibility and Acceptability of Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment of Alcohol Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in Baltimore

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2013-01-01
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This study provides evidence to support the feasibility and acceptability of using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA ) methods for collecting data on alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men living in urban settings. These data provide the basis for future studies of EMA-...

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

Post Date: 
2012-11-01
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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 screening and treatment programs are not...

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

Post Date: 
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...

RePORT India

Post Date: 
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)

Post Date: 
2012-06-12
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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 (JHU) in 2010 to form Medical...

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

Post Date: 
2012-05-29
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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 provide important epidemiological,...

DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

Post Date: 
2012-01-01
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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 ® application to assist home visitors in effectively and...

A5274: Reducing Early Mortality and Early Morbidity by Empiric Tuberculosis Treatment Regimens

Post Date: 
2011-10-01
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Dr. Amita Gupta is Protocol Co-Vice Chair for this multinational clinical trial being conducted in Brazil, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe , and in India by the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit, of which CCGHE is a member. People with HIV have a...

Characterization of Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Among Adult Patients Admitted to Sassoon General Hospital, Pune, India

Post Date: 
2011-09-27
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The diagnosis of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis is usually made clinically. While confirmation from laboratory tests is sought, the sensitivity of such diagnostic tests is poor. TB diagnostics are still evolving and in resource poor settings diagnostic availabilty is limited. Therefore,...

A Prospective Study Evaluating the Burden of Cryptococcal Disease Among HIV-infected Population in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2011-01-06
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By 2008, 33.4 million people were living with HIV globally, with an estimated 2.3 million living in India, representing the third largest absolute burden of HIV globally. [1] The current statistics as summarized by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) of India show that of the estimated 750,...

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

Post Date: 
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...

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