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No. 4, 2012


Althomsons S, Kammerer S, Shang N, Navin T. Using routinely reported tuberculosis genotyping and surveillance data to predict tuberculosis outbreaks. PLoS One 2012 Nov. 7; online at

Balakrishnan S, Vijayan S, Nair S, Subramoniapillai J, Mrithyunjayan S, Wilson N, Satyanarayana S, Dewan PK, Kumar AM, Karthickeyan D, Willis M, Harries AD, Nair SA. High Diabetes Prevalence among Tuberculosis Cases in Kerala, India.

Cavanaugh JS, Shah NS, Cain KP, Winston CA. Survival among patients with HIV infection and smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis - United States, 1993–2006. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47855. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047855.

Cegielski JP, Griffith DE, McGaha PK, Wolfgang M, Robinson CB, Clark PA, Hassell WL, Robison VA, Walker KP Jr, and Wallace C. Eliminating tuberculosis one neighborhood at a time. Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print October 18, 2012: e1–e9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300781.

Cegielski P, Nunn P, Kurbatova EV, Weyer K, Dalton TL, Wares DF, et al. Challenges and controversies in defining totally drug-resistant tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2012 Nov.

Chawla H, Lobato MN, Sosa LE, ZuWallack R. Predictors for a positive QuantiFERON-TB-Gold test in BCG-vaccinated adults with a positive tuberculin skin test. J Infect Public Health (2012),

Cuevas LE, Browning R, Bossuyt P, Casenghi M, Cotton MF, Cruz AT, Dodd L, Drobniewski F, Gale M, Graham R, Grzemska M, Heinrich N, Hesseling AC, Huebner R,  Jean-Philippe P, Kumar Kabra SI, Kampmann B, Lewinsohn D, Li M, Lienhardt C, Manadalakas A, Marais BJ, Menzies HJ, Montepiedra G, Mwansambo C, Oberhelman R, Palumbo P, Russek-Cohen E, Shapiro DE, Smith B, Soto-Castellares G, Starke JR, Swaminathan S, Wingfield C, Worrell C. Evaluation of Tuberculosis Diagnostics in Children: 2. Methodological issues for conducting and reporting research evaluations of TB diagnostics for intrathoracic tuberculosis in children. Consensus from an expert panel. J Infect Dis 2012; 205:S209-215.

Dalton T, Cegielski P, Akksilp S, Asencios L, Caoili JC, Cho SN, Erokhin VV, Ershova J, Gler MT, Kazennyy BY, Kim HJ, Kliiman K, Kurbatova E, Kvasnovsky C, Leimane V, van der Walt M, Via LE, Volchenkov GV, Yagui MA, Kang H; the Global PETTS Investigators. Prevalence of and risk factors for resistance to second-line drugs in people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in eight countries: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2012 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print].

Ershova JV, Kurbatova EV, Moonan PK, Cegielski JP. Acquired resistance to second-line drugs among persons with tuberculosis in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print].

Falzon D, Gandhi N, Migliori GB, Sotgiu G, Cox H, Holtz TH, Hollm-Delgado MG, Keshavjee S, Deriemer K, Centis R, D'Ambrosio L, Lange C, Bauer M, Menzies D. Resistance to fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs: impact on MDR-TB outcomes. Eur Respir J. 2012 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Favorov M, Ali M, Tursunbayeva A, Aitmagambetova I, Kilgore P, Ismailov S, Chorba T.  Comparative tuberculosis (TB) prevention effectiveness in children of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccines from different sources, Kazakhstan.  PLoS One 2012; 7(3): e32567.

Gandhi MP, Kumar AM, Toshniwal MN, Reddy RH, Oeltmann JE, Nair SA, Satyanarayana S, Dewan PK, Mannan S. Sputum smear microscopy at two months into continuation-phase: should it be done in all patients with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis? PLoS ONE. 2012;7(6):e39296. Epub 2012 Jun 19.

Ghosh S, Moonan PK, Cowan LS, Grant J, Kammerer S, Navin TR. Tuberculosis Genotyping Information Management System: Enhancing Tuberculosis Surveillance in the United States. Infection, Genetics and Evolutions, 12 (4), June 2012, 782-788. Online at

He GX, Wang LX, Chai SJ, Klena JD, Cheng SM, Ren YL, Ren LP, Gao F, Li YY, He GM, Li JB, Wang Y, Rao C, Varma JK. Risk factors associated with tuberculosis infection among health care workers in Inner Mongolia, China.  Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Hong S, Cheng TY, Layre E, Sweet L, Young DC, Posey JE, Butler WR, Moody DB.  2012. Ultralong c100 mycolic acids support the assignment of Segniliparus as a new bacterial genus.  PLoS ONE 2012; 7(6): e39017.

Howard AA, Gasana M, Getahun H, Harries A, Lawn SD, Miller B, Nelson L, Sitienei J, Coggin WL. PEPFAR support for the scaling up of collaborative TB/HIV activities. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Aug 15;60 Suppl 3:S136-44.

Iademarco MF, Koh WJ. 2011. The year in review. Part II: tuberculosis and lung disease. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 October; 16(10): 1291-1299.

Iademarco MF, O'Grady J, Lönnroth K. Chest radiography for tuberculosis screening is back on the agenda [Editorial]. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2012 Nov 1; 16 (11): 1421-1422.

Kattan JA, Sosa LE, Lobato MN. Tuberculosis mortality: death from a curable disease, Connecticut, 2007-2009. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Dec;16(12):1657-62. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.12.0169.

Kawamura LM, Grinsdale JA, Ho CS, Jereb JA. Interferon-gamma release assays for prediction of tuberculosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Aug;12(8):584

Kurbatova EV, Gammino VM, Bayona J, Becerra M, Danilovitz M, Falzon D, Gelmanova I, Keshavjee S, Leimane V, Mitnick CD, Quelapio MID, Riekstina V, Taylor A, Viiklepp P, Zignol M, Cegielski JP. Predictors of sputum culture conversion among patients treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012; 16(10):1–9. This article is not yet referenced by PubMed.

Lambert LA, Pratt RH, Armstrong LR, Haddad MB. Tuberculosis among healthcare workers, United States, 1995–2007. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2012 Nov; 33(11): 1126-1132.

Liu Y, Painter JA, Posey DL, Cain KP, Weinberg MS, Maloney SA, Ortega LS, Cetron MS. Estimating the impact of newly arrived foreign-born persons on tuberculosis in the United States. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e32158. Epub 2012 Feb 27.

Manangan LP, Magee E, Tryon C, Miramontes R. Innovative quality-assurance strategies for tuberculosis surveillance in the United States. Tuberculosis Research and Treatment 2012; doi:10.1155/2012/481230.

Mancuso JD, Mazurek GH, Tribble D, Olsen C et al. Discordance among commercially available diagnostics for latent tuberculosis infection. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2012 Feb 15; 185 (4): 427-34.

McCarthy KD, Cain KP, Winthrop KL, Udomsantisuk N, Lan NT, Sar B, Kimerling ME, Kanara N, Lynen L, Monkongdee P, Tasaneeyapan T, Varma JK.Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 May 1;185(9):981-8. Epub 2012 Feb 16. PMID:22345581 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in patients with HIV in Southeast Asia.

Migliori GB, Sotgiu G, Gandhi NR, Falzon D, Deriemer K, Centis R, Hollm-Delgado MG, Palmero D, Pérez-Guzmán C, Vargas MH, D'Ambrosio L, Spanevello A, Bauer M, Chan ED, Schaaf HS, Keshavjee S, Holtz TH, Menzies D; The Collaborative Group for Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data in MDR-TB. Drug resistance beyond XDR-TB: results from a large individual patient data meta-analysis. Eur Respir J. 2012 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print].

Nahid P, Kim PS, Evans CA, Alland D, Barer M, Diefenbach J, Ellner J, Hafner R, Hamilton CD, Iademarco MF, Ireton G, Kimerling ME, Lienhardt C, Mac kenzie WR, Murray M, Perkins MD, Posey JE, Roberts T, Sizemore C, Stevens WS, Via L, Williams SD, Yew WW, Swindells S. Clinical research and development of tuberculosis diagnostics: moving from silos to synergy. J Infect Dis 2012; 205:S159–68.

Odhiambo FO, Laserson KF, Sewe M, Hamel MJ, Feikin DR, Adazu K, Ogwang S, Obor D, Amek N, Bayoh N, Ombok M, Lindblade K, Desai M, Ter Kuile F, Phillips-Howard P, van Eijk AM, Rosen D, Hightower A, Ofware P, Muttai H, Nahlen B, Decock K, Slutsker L, Breiman RF, Vulule JM. Profile: The KEMRI/CDC Health and Demographic Surveillance System--Western Kenya. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug; 41(4): 977-87.

Padayatchi N, Mac Kenzie WR, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Feng PJ, Villarino E, Saukkonen J, Heilig CM, Weiner M, El-Sadr WM. Lessons from a randomised clinical trial for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Dec;16(12):1582-7. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.12.0315.

Paul D, Busireddy A, Nagaraja SB, Satyanarayana S, Dewan PK, Nair SA, Sarkar S, Ahmed QT, Sarkar S, Shamrao SR, Harries AD, Oeltmann JE. Factors associated with delays in treatment initiation after tuberculosis diagnosis in two districts of India. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e39040. Epub 2012 Jul 9.

Roth S, Whitehead S, Thamthitiwat S, Chittaganpitch M, Maloney S, Baggett H, Olsen J. Concurrent influenza virus infection and tuberculosis in patients hospitalized with respiratory illness in Thailand Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses  2012 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2012.00413.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Shin SS, Asencios L, Yagui M, Yale G, Suárez C, Bayona J, Bonilla C, Jave O, Contreras CC, Atwood S, Blaya JA, Ershova J, Cegielski JP. Impact of rapid drug susceptibility testing for tuberculosis: program experience in Lima, Peru. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2012 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print].

Taylor AB, Kurbatova EV, Cegielski JP. Prevalence of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in foreign-born tuberculosis cases in the U.S. and in their countries of origin. PLoS ONE November 7, 2012;

Weiner B, Gomez J, Victor TC, Warren RM, Sloutsky A, Plikaytis BB, Posey JE, van Helden PD, Gey van Pittius NC, Koehrsen M, Sisk P, Stolte C, White J, Gagneux S, Birren B, Hung D, Murray M, Galagan J. Independent large scale duplications in multiple M. tuberculosis lineages overlapping the same genomic region. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e26038. Epub 2012 Feb 7.

Whitworth WC, Hamilton LR, Goodwin DJ, Barrera C, West KB, Racster L, Daniels LJ, Chuke SO, Campbell BH, Bohanon J, Jaffar AT, Drane W, Maserang D, Mazurek GH. Within-subject interlaboratory variability of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube tests. PLoS One 2012; 7(9): e43790.

Winston CA, Menzies HJ. Pediatric and adolescent tuberculosis in the United States, 2008–2010. Pediatrics. 2012; 130(6).

Zhang Y, Sun K, Yu L, Tang Z, Huang S, Meng Z, Zheng Y, Wen Y, Zhu H, Chen RY, Varma JK, Zhang F. Factors associated with survival among adults with HIV-associated TB in Guangxi, China: a retrospective cohort study. Future Virol 2012 September; 7(9): 933-942.

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