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TB Notes Newsletter

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No. 1, 2014


Baker BJ, Moonan PK. Characterizing tuberculosis genotype clusters along the United States-Mexico border. [Short communication.] The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2014 March 1; 18 (3): 289-291.

Bamrah S, Desmond E, Ghosh S, France AM, Kammerer JS, Cowan LS, Heetderks A, Forbes A, Moonan PK. Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the United States-Affiliated Pacific Islands. Asia Pac J Public Health 2014 Jan;26(1):77-84.

Borchert JN, Tappero JW, Downing R, Shoemaker T, Behumbiize P, Aceng J, Makumbi I, Dahlke M, Jarrar B, Lozano B, Kasozi S, Austin M, Phillippe D, Watson ID, Evans TJ, Stotish T, Dowell SF, Iademarco MF, Ransom R, Balajee A, Becknell K, Beauvais D, Wuhib T. Rapidly building global health security capacity - Uganda demonstration project, 2013. MMWR 2014 Jan 31;63(4):73-6.

Cruz AT, Starke JR, Lobato MN. Old and new approaches to diagnosing and treating latent tuberculosis in children in low-incidence countries. Curr Opin Pediatr 2013 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print.]

Dorman SE, Belknap R, Graviss EA, Reves R, Schluger N, Weinfurter P, Wang Y, Cronin W, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Teeter LD, Parker M, Garrett DO, Daley CL. Interferon-γ release assays and tuberculin skin testing for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in the United States. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2014; 189 (1): 77-87. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201302-0365OC

Mitruka K, Blake H, Ricks P, Miramontes R, Bamrah S, Chee C, Hickstein L. A tuberculosis outbreak fueled by cross-border travel and illicit substances: Nevada and Arizona. Public Health Reports 2014 Jan-Feb; 129:78-85.

Mortensen E, Hellinger W, Keller C, Cowan LS, Shaw T, Hwang S, Pegues D, Ahmedov S, Salfinger M, Bower WA. Three cases of donor-derived pulmonary tuberculosis in lung transplant recipients and review of 12 previously reported cases: opportunities for early diagnosis and prevention. Transpl Infect Dis 2014. Article first published online 2014 Jan. 3. DOI: 10.1111/tid.12171.

Pang J, Teeter LD, Katz DJ, Davidow AL, Miranda W, Wall K, Ghosh S, Stein-Hart T, Restrepo BI, Reves R, Graviss EA; on behalf of the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Young Children in the United States. Pediatrics 2014 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print.]

Shah NS, Yuen CM, Heo M, Tolman AW, Becerra MC. Yield of contact investigations in households of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2014; 58 (3): 381-391. doi:10.1093/cid/cit643.

Shea KM, Kammerer JS, Winston CA, Navin TR, Horsburgh CR Jr. Estimated rate of reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States, overall and by population subgroup. Am J Epidemiol 2014 Jan 15;179(2):216-25. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt246.

Tran PD, Vu LN, Nguyen HT, Phan LT, Lowe W, McConnell MS, Iademarco MF, Partridge JM, Kile JC, Do T, Nadol PJ, Bui H, Vu D, Bond K, Nelson DB, Anderson L, Hunt KV, Smith N, Giannone P, Klena J, Beauvais D, Becknell K, Tappero JW, Dowell SF, Rzeszotarski P, Chu M, Kinkade C. Strengthening global health security capacity - Vietnam demonstration project, 2013. MMWR 2014 Jan 31;63(4):77-80.

Walter ND, Painter J, Parker M, Lowenthal P, Flood J, Fu Y, Asis R, Reves R. Persistent latent tuberculosis reactivation risk in United States immigrants. AJRCCM 2014; 189 (1): 88-95.

Weiner M, Egelund EF, Engle M, Kiser M, Prihoda TJ, Gelfond JAL, William Mac Kenzie WM and Peloquin CA. Pharmacokinetic interaction of rifapentine and raltegravir in healthy volunteers. J Antimicrob Chemother 2014; published ahead of print Dec 2013. doi:10.1093/jac/dkt483.

Whitworth WC, Goodwin DJ, Racster L, West KB, Chuke SO, Daniels LJ, Campbell BH, Bohanon J, Jaffar AT, Drane W, Sjoberg PA, Mazurek GH. Variability of the QuantiFERON(R)-TB Gold In-Tube test using automated and manual methods [pdf 331 KB]. PLoS One 2014 Jan 23; 9(1):e86721.

Zetola NM, Modongo C, Moonan PK, Ncube R, Matlhagela K, Sepako E, Collman RG, Bisson GP. Clinical outcomes among persons with pulmonary tuberculosis disease caused by M. tuberculosis isolates with phenotypic DST heterogeneity. J Infect Dis 2014 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24443546.

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