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TB Notes 2, 2008
Director's Letter
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 2, 2008

New CDC Publications

Asghar RJ, Pratt RH, Kammerer JS, Navin TR. Tuberculosis in South Asians Living in the United States, 1993-2004. Arch Intern Med 2008;168(9):936-942.

Blossom DB, Alelis KA, Chang DC, Flores AH, Gill J, Beall D, Peterson AM, Jensen B, Noble-Wang J, Williams M, Yakrus MA, Arduino MJ, Srinivasan A. Pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus infection caused by laboratory contamination. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2008 Jan; 29(1):57-62.

Burman W, McNeeley D, Moulton LH, Spigelman M, Vernon A. Advancing the science in clinical trials for new TB drugs [editorial]. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 Feb;12 (2):111-112(2).

CDC. Notice to Readers. Revised technical instructions for tuberculosis screening and treatment for panel physicians. MMWR 2008; 57(11): 292-293.

CDC. Provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling of TB patients — Livingstone District, Zambia, September 2004–December 2006. MMWR 2008; 57(11): 285-289.

CDC. Trends in tuberculosis – United States, 2007. MMWR 2008; 57(11):281.

CDC. World TB Day – March 24, 2008. MMWR 2008; 57(11): 281-285.

Cooksey RC, Jhung MA, Yakrus MA, WR, Adékambi T, Morlock GP, Williams M, Shams AM, Jensen BJ, Morey RE, Charles N, Toney SR, Jost, Jr. KC, Dunbar DF, Bennett V, Kuan M, and Srinivasan A. Multiphasic approach reveals genetic diversity of environmental and patient isolates of Mycobacterium mucogenicum and Mycobacterium phocaicum associated with an outbreak of bacteremias at a Texas hospital. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2008 Apr; 74(8): 2480–2487.

Furuya EY, Paez A, Srinivasan A, Cooksey R, Augenbraun M, Baron M, Brudney K, Della-Latta P, Estivariz C, Fischer S, Flood M, Kellner P, Roman C, Yakrus M, Weiss D, and Granowitz EV. Outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus wound infections among “lipotourists” from the United States who underwent abdominoplasty in the Dominican Republic. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008; 46:1181–8.

Gammino VM, Mboya JJ, Samandari T, Sheth A, Almquist J, Nkubito G, Jimbo W, Obita G, Roels TH, Wells CD, Kilmarx PH, Nelson LJ. Baseline evaluation of routine HIV testing among tuberculosis patients in Botswana. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 March; 12 (Suppl 1): S92-S94(1).

Haley CA, Cain KP, Yu C, Garman KF, Wells CD, Laserson KF. Risk-based screening for latent tuberculosis infection. Southern Medical Journal 2008 Feb; 101(2):142-9.

Haley CA, Stephan S, Vossel LF, Sherfy EA, Laserson KF, Kainer MA. Successful use of rifampicin for Hispanic foreign-born patients with latent tuberculosis infection. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 Feb; 12 (2):160-167(8).

Kanara N, Cain KP, Laserson KF, Vannarith C, Sameourn K, Samnang K, Qualls ML, Wells CD, Varma JK. Using program evaluation to improve the performance of a TB-HIV project in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 March; 12 (Suppl 1): S44-S50(1).

Lobato MN, Jereb JA, Starke JR. Unintended consequences: mandatory tuberculin skin testing and severe isoniazid hepatotoxicity. Pediatrics 2008; 121: e1732-e1733.

Lobato MN, Mohamed MH, Hadler JL. Tuberculosis in a low-incidence US area: local consequences of global disruptions. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 May; 12(5):506-512(7).

Lobato MN, Sun SJ, Moonan PK, Weis SE, Saiman L, Reichard AA, Feja K, for the Zero Tolerance for Pediatric TB Study Group. Underuse of effective measures to prevent and manage pediatric tuberculosis in the United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008; 162(5): 426-431.

Moonan PK. Weis SE. Assessing the impact of targeted tuberculosis interventions [letter]. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. 2008 Mar 1; 177(5):557-8.

Mor Z, Adler A, Leventhal A, Volovic I, Rosenfeld E, Lobato M, Chemtob D. Tuberculosis behind bars in Israel: policy making within a dynamic situation. The Israel Medical Association Journal 2008; 10: 202-206.

Nadol P, Stinson KW, Coggin W, Naicker M, Wells CD, Miller B, Nelson LJ. Electronic tuberculosis surveillance systems: a tool for managing today's TB programs. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 March; 12 (Suppl 1): S8-S16(1).

Norval P-Y, Heldal E, L'Herminez R, Laserson K, Godfrey A. Revising the tuberculosis recording and reporting information system. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 March;12 (Suppl 1): S17-S19(1).

Oeltmann JE, Chengeta B, Mboya JJ, Wells CD, Kilmarx PH, Samandari T, Nelson LJ. Reported childhood tuberculosis treatment outcomes, Gaborone and Francistown, Botswana, 1998-2002. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 February; 12 (2):186-192(7).

Rodwell TC, Moore M, Moser KS, Brodine SK, Strathdee SA. Mycobacterium bovis tuberculosis in binational communities. Emerg Infect Dis 2008 June.

Shah NS, Anh MH, Thuy TT, Duong Thom BS, Linh T, Nghia DT, Sy DN, Duong BD, Chau LT, Wells C, Laserson K, Varma JK. Population-based chest X-ray screening for pulmonary tuberculosis in people living with HIV/AIDS, An Giang, Vietnam. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 Apr;12(4):404-10.

Shetty PVD, Granich RM, Patil AB, Sawant SK, Sahu S, Wares DF, Chauhan LS, Joshi PL. Cross-referral between voluntary HIV counselling and testing centres and TB services, Maharashtra, India, 2003-2004. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 March;12 (Suppl 1): S26-S31(1).

Shin SS, Yagui M, Ascencios L, Yale G, Suarez C, Quispe N, Bonilla C, Blaya J, Taylor A, Contreras C, Cegielski P. Scale-up of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis laboratory services, Peru. Emerg Infect Dis 2008 May.

Sosa LE, Lobato MN, Condren T, Williams MN, Hadler JL. Outbreak of tuberculosis in a correctional facility: consequences of missed opportunities. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008; 12(6):689–691.

Last Updated: 7/8/2008


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