Recent News

Jul 12, 2018

News Scan for Jul 12, 2018

US drug shortage task force
TB vaccine candidates
Fractional dosing for yellow fever
Influenza B in pigs
Avian flu outbreaks
Jul 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 12, 2018

Stewardship nudge
MDR-TB in kids
Mycoplasma genitalium guidelines
Jul 11, 2018
Tuberculosis in lungs

South African TB study finds lower death rate with bedaquiline

"Our results justify consideration for revised recommendations from WHO and wider use of bedaquiline," the authors write.

Jun 08, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 08, 2018

Highly resistant gonorrhea outbreak
CDC on resistant Shigella
XDR-TB in China
May 15, 2018

News Scan for May 15, 2018

Funding for rapid UTI test
Global flu holds steady
Infections in TB contacts
Mar 22, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 22, 2018

CARB-X funds antibiotic candidate
Resistance surveillance in poor nations
MDR-TB treatment outcomes
Mar 20, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 20, 2018

Resistant TB in Europe
Appropriate C diff testing
Fast sepsis detection
Feb 26, 2018

News Scan for Feb 26, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
CDC high-containment labs
Immigrant TB screening
Feb 22, 2018

News Scan for Feb 22, 2018

Kratom recall
TB in young people
New oral rotavirus vaccine
Avian flu outbreaks
Seasonal flu timing
Feb 22, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2018

Cost-effective C diff treatment
Latent TB guidelines

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Achar J, Hewison C, Cavalheiro AP, et al. Off-label use of bedaquiline in children and adolescents with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Bastos ML, Cosme LB, Fregona G, et al. Treatment outcomes of MDR-tuberculosis patients in Brazil: a retrospective cohort analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Nov 14;17:718

Bei C, Fu M, Zhang Y, et al. Mortality and associated factors of patients with extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis: an emerging public health crisis in China. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Jun 7;18:261

Belard S, Heller T, Orie V, et al. Sonographic findings of abdominal tuberculosis in children with pulmonary tuberculosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Dec 35(12):1224-6

Belknap R, Holland D, Feng PJ, et al. Self-administered versus directly observed once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine treatment of latent tuberculosis infection: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2017 (published online Nov 7)

Blanco-Guillot F, Delgado-Sanchez G, Mongua-Rodriguez N, et al. Molecular clustering of patients with diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One 2017 Sep 13;12(9):e0184675

Brent AJ, Nyundo C, Langat J, et al. Prospective observational study of incidence and preventable burden of childhood tuberculosis, Kenya. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 29)

Chernyaeva E, Rotkevich M, Krasheninnikova K, et al. Whole-genome analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from patients with tuberculous spondylitis, Russia. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 29)

Cruz AT, Starke JR. Completion rate and safety of tuberculosis infection treatment with shorter regimens. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Jan 23)

Davidson JA, Thomas HL, Maguire H, et al. Understanding TB transmission in the UK: findings from six years of MIRU-VNTR strain typing, 2010 to 2015. Am J Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jun 7)

Desissa F, Workineh T, Beyene T. Risk factors for the occurrence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients undergoing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in East Shoa, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 2;18:422

Dobler CC, Farah WH, Alsawas M, et al. Tuberculin skin test conversions and occupational exposure risk in US healthcare workers. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 4)

Ferlazzo G, Mohr E, Laxmeshwar C, et al. Early safety and efficacy of the combination of bedaquiline and delamanid for the treatment of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Armenia, India, and South Africa: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 13)

Getnet F, Sileshi H, Seifu W, et al. Do retreatment tuberculosis patients need special treatment response follow-up beyond the standard regimen? Finding of five-year retrospective study in pastoralist setting. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Dec 12;17:762

Goyal V, Kadam V, Narang P, et al. Prevalence of drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in India: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 2017 Oct 17;17:817

Greenaway C, Pareek M, Chakra CNA, et al. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening for active tuberculosis among migrants in the EU/EEA: a systematic review. Euro Surveill 2018 Apr 5;23(14):pii=17-00542

Guthrie JL, Kong C, Roth D, et al. Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in British Columbia, Canada — a 10-year retrospective study. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 21)

Hansen SG, Zak DE, Xu G, et al. Prevention of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques by a cytomegalovirus-based vaccine. Nat Med 2018 (published online Jan 15)

Hansen SG, Zak DE, Xu G, et al. Prevention of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques by a cytomegalovirus–based vaccine. Nat Med 2018 (published online Jan 15)

Holt KE, McAdam P, Thai PVK, et al. Frequent transmission of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing lineage and positive selection for the EsxW Beijing variant in Vietnam. Nat Genet 2018 (published online May 21)

Huaman MA, Ticona E, Miranda G, et al. The relationship between latent tuberculosis infection and acute myocardial infarction. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 21)

Ismail NA, Mvusi L, Nanoo A, et al. Prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis and imputed burden in South Africa: a national and sub-national cross-sectional survey. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 20)

Jajou R, de Neeling A, van Hunen R, et al. Epidemiological links between tuberculosis cases identified twice as efficiently by whole genome sequencing than conventional molecular typing: a population-based study. PLoS One 2018 Apr 4;13(4):e0195413

Jin Y, Wang H, Zhang J, et al. Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among coal workers' pneumoconiosis patients in China: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 11;18:473

Johnson KT, Churchyard GJ, Sohn H, et al. Cost-effectiveness of preventive therapy for tuberculosis with isoniazid and rifapentine versus isoniazid alone in high-burden settings. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 30)

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