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No. 4, 2013


Auld SC, Click ES, Heilig CM, Miramontes R, Cain KP, Bisson GP, Mac Kenzie WR. Association between tuberculin skin test result and clinical presentation of tuberculosis disease. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Oct 4;13:460. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-460.

Auld SC, Click ES, Heilig CM, Miramontes R, Cain KP, Bisson GP, Mac Kenzie WR. Tuberculin skin test result and risk of death among persons with active TB. PLoS One 2013 Nov 11; 8(11):e78779. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0078779.

Bristow CC, Podewils LJ, Bronner LE, Bantubani N, Walt Mv, Peters A, Mametja D. BMC Public Health. TB tracer teams in South Africa: knowledge, practices and challenges of tracing TB patients to improve adherence. 2013 Sep 4;13:801. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-801.

Coleman MS, Marienau KJ, Marano N, Marks SM, Cetron MS. Economics of United States tuberculosis airline contact investigation policies: A return on investment analysis. Travel Med Infect Dis 2013 Nov 8. doi:pii: S1477-8939 (13)00185-3. 10.1016/j.tmaid.2013.10.016. [Epub ahead of print.]

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; for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Interferon-γ release assays and tuberculin skin testing for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in the United States. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print.]

Farhat MR, Shapiro BJ, Kieser KJ, Sultana R, Jacobson KR, Victor TC, Warren RM, Streicher EM, Calver A, Sloutsky A, Kaur D, Posey JE, Plikaytis B, Oggioni MR, Gardy JL, Johnston JC, Rodrigues M, Tang PK, Kato-Maeda M, Borowsky ML, Muddukrishna B, Kreiswirth BN, Kurepina N, Galagan J, Gagneux S, Birren B, Rubin EJ, Lander ES, Sabeti PC, Murray M. Genomic analysis identifies targets of convergent positive selection in drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Genet 2013 Oct;45(10):1183-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.2747. Epub 2013 Sep 1.

Floyd S, Sismanidis C, Yamada N, Daniel R, Lagahid J, Mecatti F, Vianzon R, Bloss E, Tiemersma E, Onozaki I, Glaziou P, Floyd K. Analysis of tuberculosis prevalence surveys: new guidance on best-practice methods. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2013 10:10; doi:10.1186/1742-7622-10-10.

Gler MT, Guilatco R, Caoili JC, Ershova J, Cegielski P, Johnson JL. Weight gain and response to treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 Nov; 89(5): 943-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0011. Epub 2013 Sep 9.

Mangan JM, Galindo-Gonzalez S, Irani TA. Development and initial testing of messages to encourage tuberculosis testing and treatment among bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccinated persons. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2013. Published online ahead of print Oct. 20, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-013-9928-z.

Nandakumar S, Kannanganat S, Dobos KM, Lucas M, Spencer JS, Fang S, McDonald MA, Pohl J, Birkness K, Chamcha V, Ramirez MV, Plikaytis BB, Posey JE, Amara RR, Sable SB. O-mannosylation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Adhesin Apa Is Crucial for T Cell Antigenicity during Infection but Is Expendable for Protection. PLoS Pathog 2013 Oct; 9(10): e1003705. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003705.

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. 2013 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print].

Shepardson D, Marks SM, Chesson H, Kerrigan A, Holland DP, Scott N, Tian X, Borisov AS, Shang N, Heilig CM, Sterling TR, Villarino ME, Mac Kenzie WR. Cost-effectiveness of a 12-dose regimen for treating latent tuberculous infection in the United States. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Dec 1;17(12):1531-7. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0423.

Walter ND, Painter J, Parker M, Lowenthal P, Flood J, Fu Y, Asis R, Reves R; for the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Persistent latent tuberculosis reactivation risk in U.S. immigrants. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print.]

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