Somalia: Tuberculosis Kills Somali On Trial for Piracy

[Dalsan Radio] MUMBAI: One of the 120 alleged Somali pirates nabbed in four operations died of natural causes at JJ Hospital on Sunday. The 28-year-old undertrial, Abdi Chama, had tuberculosis and suffered from other lung-related ailments.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Complete data on noncountable TB cases help support estimates of programmatic burden. Ongoing training and a streamlined reporting system to NTSS can facilitate noncountable case reporting. PMID: 31722186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Lebogang Kenaope, Hannetjie Ferreira, Faheem Seedat, Kennedy Otwombe, Neil A. Martinson, Ebrahim VariavaAbstractSettingTshepong Hospital multidrug resistant (MDR) unit between April 2011 and February 2014.ObjectiveRifampicin resistant (RR) tuberculosis (TB) on X-pert MTB/Rif is assumed a surrogate for MDR TB. Following a RR result, a second specimen is taken for confirmatory culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST). We compare the initial diagnostic X-pert MTB/RIF result to the confirmatory DST in a high HIV...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This article updates our laboratory's systematic search for antigens using bioinformatics tools to clarify the Mtb H37Rv Rv3632 protein's topology and location. This article reports a C-terminal region consisting of peptides 39255 and 39256 (81Thr-Arg114) having high specific binding regarding two infection-related cell lines (A549 and U937); they inhibited mycobacterial entry to U937 cells in a concentration-dependent manner. Rv3632 forms part of the mycobacterial cell envelope, formed by six linear synthetic peptides. Circular dichroism enabled determining the protein's secondary structure. It was also found that peptide...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: There was not enough evidence from our data to support that Beijing strains were more infective than non-Beijing strains in TB transmission in school setting. PMID: 31111051 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsResistant MTB isolates in Algeria harbour resistance genotypes similar to other countries, but some rare patterns may result from selection and transmission processes inherent to the country.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: As far as we know, this is the first case reported of a suppurative fistula after the resection of a cerebral abscess caused by M. bovis, therefore, there is no report in the literature about the treatment of this complication. PMID: 31713228 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, Volume 8, Issue 6Author(s): Dianna L. Ng, Ronald BalassanianIntroductionFine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a minimally invasive biopsy technique and an important tool for diagnosing infectious diseases. Rapid onsite evaluation allows for triage for ancillary testing, including microbiologic cultures. We aimed to determine the etiology of granulomatous inflammation diagnosed by FNAB by correlating with culture results and clinical history.Materials and methodsA 16-year retrospective review of cases diagnosed as &ldqu...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Laisheng Li, Yingsheng Yao, Jianbo Liang, Xiaoxia Zhan, Fen Wang, Caifeng Yue, Ben-Quan Wu, Shengfeng Hu, Min Liu, Jianxin Wan, Jinmei LuoAbstractBackgroundHuman epididymis protein 4 (HE4) has been recognized as a biomarker which elevated in various diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of serum HE4 in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB).MethodsSerum HE4 concentrations were determined in 127 PTB, 88 chronic bronchitis (CHB), and 105 healthy control subjects by chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay. Receiver operating...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Washington is notifying the workers, patients and their families that a hospital employee may have exposed them to tuberculosis between April and September.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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