MAL adaptor (TIRAP) S180L polymorphism and tuberculosis disease severity among TB patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Although mice experiments showed promising results with more severe disease in C/C and T/T individuals, we did not observe any such association in humans. PMID: 31678649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Infect Genet Evol Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Multiplex PCR using MPB 64 and IS6110 primers has a high sensitivity and specificity in diagnosis of FGTB. PMID: 31801325 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
ConclusionA high suspicion level for TB, the early diagnosis and the prompt initiation of therapy could increase the survival rates among SOT patients. Overall, renal and lung TRs appear to have a higher predisposition for acquiring TB than other type of recipients. Monitoring of the high-risk recipients, prompt diagnosis, and appropriate treatment are required to manage TB infection among TRs especially in endemic areas.
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results show that intricate TB cases were notified by the local health services. Strategies of surveillance and articulation with these health services seem to contribute to the identification of TB cases among PDL.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We report the first evaluation of clinical specimens with REFtb assays in comparison to the gold standards for tuberculosis diagnosis, culture and smear microscopy. REFtb assays allowed diagnosis of 160 patients from 16 different countries with a sensitivity of 89% for smear-positive, culture-positive samples and 88% for smear-negative, culture-positive samples with a specificity of 82%. The negative predictive value of REFtb for tuberculosis infection is 93%, and the positive predictive value is 79%. Overall, these data point toward the need for larger accuracy studies by third parties using a commercially available REFtb...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Mycobacteriology and Aerobic Actinomycetes Source Type: research
Conclusion: social vulnerable and comordid IDUs have high risk for TB. They should be screened annually and have an individualized approach for preventing low treatment outcome.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Pulmonary TB has negative impact on male sexual function. Thus, sexual problems should be in mind during assessment and evaluation of patient with tuberculosis.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) has an influence on many aspects of tuberculosis (TB).Objectives: to correlate the influence of diabetes mellitus on sputum conversion rate and antituberculous drug resistance.Methods: The study comprised 194 pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients divided in two groups, i.e. the group of TB associated with DM and the group of patients affected only by TB. Sputum smear and liquid culture (MGIT 960) examination were performed at TB diagnosis and subsequently at completion of the initial phase as well as during the continuation phase of TB treatment. Drug sensitivity test (DST) was also perfo...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patient with ABPA frequently received empiric ATT as smear –ve TB in high TB burden country. This results in over diagnosis of TB and unnecessary use of global resource. Moreover dealy in diagnosis leads to long term complications. Awareness regarding ABPA is required in high TB burden countries.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Xpert MTB/RIF using EBUS-TBNA samples is a useful laboratory test with good specificity in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. In high prevalence countries of Tuberculosis, Xpert MTB/RIF can decrease the diagnosis and treatment initiation time when combined with the conventional microscopy and histopathology
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
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