Extremely Drug Resistant TB Diagnosed in Maryland Patient

Extremely drug resistant TB has been diagnosed in a man who traveled from India and then through 3 states before he presented for evaluation. He is now being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Extremely drug resistant TB is defined as being resistant to four of the major drugs used to treat the infection. The post Extremely Drug Resistant TB Diagnosed in Maryland Patient appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog.
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Conclusion: The combined picture of 'low IPT initiation and high completion' seen in our study mirrors findings from other countries. Drug stock-out was the key challenge, which obliged health-care providers to prioritize 'IPT completion' over 'IPT initiation'. There is an urgent need to improve the procurement and supply chain management of isoniazid. PMID: 31937200 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Global Health Action - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Glob Health Action Source Type: research
Contributors : Siyuan Feng ; Guobao TianSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing ; Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mycolicibacterium smegmatis MC2 155To understand how GreA may affect gene expression at the transcriptional level, we performed whole-transcriptome RNA-seq analyses.To examine whether GreA binds to specific chromosomal regions, we performed chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by deep sequencing (ChIP-seq) and then sought to verify the binding mode of GreA. ChIP-seq experiments were performed by using M. smegmatis strains producing GreA prote...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing Mycolicibacterium smegmatis MC2 155 Source Type: research
More than three years after being passed in the legislature, a new law that governs public health in Nunavut is in effect. 
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We present an alternative, societal framework for economic evaluations that encompasses a broader set of socioeconomic benefits in addition to health benefits. Quantifying a more comprehensive taxonomy of PCV’s benefits will help to address potential undervaluation and may be sufficient not only to justify recommendation and reimbursement but also to stimulate efforts and investment toward closing coverage gaps.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
We investigated the impact of baseline tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) and preventive isoniazid chemoprophylaxis on subsequent QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) assays performed after a 10- to 12-week window period in 114 children
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Contributors : Ningning Song ; Guanghui Dang ; Ziyin Cui ; Huajun Zheng ; Siguo LiuSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mycobacterium tuberculosis variant bovisVitamins are organic compounds and essential nutrients required by host organism. Recent studies have shown that vitamin B1(VB1) and vitamin C (Vc) could inhibit Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth. However, the precise role of VB1 and Vc in M.tuberculosis are still not well understand. Therefore, in this study, the transcriptional, metabolic and methylation profiles of VB1 and VC treated Mycobacterium. bovis BCG were analyzed by ...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mycobacterium tuberculosis variant bovis Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 January 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 2Author(s): Davide Pisu, Lu Huang, Jennifer K. Grenier, David G. RussellSummaryDissecting the in vivo host-pathogen interplay is crucial to understanding the molecular mechanisms governing control or progression of intracellular infections. In this work, we explore the in vivo molecular dynamics of Mtb infection by performing dual RNA-seq on Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected, ontogenetically distinct macrophage lineages isolated directly from murine lungs. We first define an in vivo signature of 180 genes specifically upregulated by Mt...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 581: Risk of Occupational Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Health Personnel Measured by Interferon-Gamma Release Assays in Low Incidence Countries—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17020581 Authors: Claudia Peters Agnessa Kozak Albert Nienhaus Anja Schablon Healthcare workers (HCWs) have increased risk for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and tuberculosis (TB) disease due to their occupational exposure. For some years now, interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs) have replaced the ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: A process of change management is critical to facilitate the efficiency and effectiveness with which the electronic in-facility TB register is implemented.
Source: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
Besides a prompt diagnosis and an early treatment initiation, respiratory isolation of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients is a key element to reduce transmission of the infection and its spread into the community.1,2 Pulmonary TB with high-bacillary loads poses a high risk of transmission. Therefore, putting in isolation all patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary TB with smear-positive sputum is recommended.1,2 Such measures can be avoided or discontinued when two to three serial smear-negative sputum samples are available.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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