Association of VDR gene polymorphisms and 22 bp deletions in the promoter region of TLR2Δ22 (‐196‐174) with increased risk of pulmonary tuberculosis: A case‐control study in tea garden communities of Assam
Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, EarlyView.
Conclusion: A high prevalence of TB was found among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults attending ART center for care and treatment. The prevalence of pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB was almost equal. Chances of TB disease were more with depletion of CD4 counts. The study highlights urgent need of intensive case finding as well as periodic screening of newly diagnosed HIV-infected individuals.
Conclusions: TB control program should be integrated with education improvement, a reduction of housing density index, and strengthened examinations of internal house contacts. These programs should be supported by health institutions and other related institutions. The findings will improve TB control programs, especially in low- and middle-income countries with high-socioeconomic disparity.
Conclusion: The study shows an increase in the prevalence of chronic lifestyle diseases among the slum population. There is a case for inclusion of chronic conditions, as specified under Comprehensive Primary Health Care. There is a need to reprioritize Mitanin's role in early diagnosis through point-of-care diagnostics and ensuring prompt referrals and follow-up.
Global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis deaths since 2000, but tuberculosis remains the world's deadliest infectious disease and countries are still not doing enough to end it by 2030, WHO says.Medscape Medical News
Chidchamai Kewcharoenwong, Satria A. Prabowo, Gregory J. Bancroft, Helen A. Fletcher, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Annika C Sweetland, Ernesto Jaramillo, Milton L Wainberg, Neerja Chowdhary, Maria A Oquendo, Andrew Medina-Marino, Tarun Dua
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Netanya Bernitz, Wynand J. Goosen, Charlene Clarke, Tanya J. Kerr, Roxanne Higgitt, Eduard O. Roos, David V. Cooper, Robin M. Warren, Paul D. van Helden, Sven D.C. Parsons, Michele A. MillerAbstractThe diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) infection in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) relies on detection of the cell-mediated immune response to M. bovis antigens using the single comparative intradermal tuberculin test (SCITT) or interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs). The aim of the present study was to ...
Authors: Bergot E, Abiteboul D, Andréjak C, Antoun F, Barras E, Blanc FX, Bourgarit A, Charlois-Ou C, Delacourt C, Dirou S, Gerin M, Guerin S, Haustraete É, Henry B, Lucet JC, Maitre T, Morin J, Le Palud P, Pommelet V, Rivoisy C, Robert J, Veziris N, Herrmann JL PMID: 30224215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Antoun F, Haustraete É, Charlois-Ou C PMID: 30224213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Blanc FX, Dirou S, Morin J, Veziris N PMID: 30220491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]