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TB Notes 3, 2008
Director's Letter
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  Florida TB and Corrections Team Wins 2008 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award!
  Program Collaboration and Integration Activities in Connecticut
  Los Angeles County TB Control Program Collaborates with Community Groups to Organize and Present a Successful World TB Day Symposium
  Arizona TB Nurse Case Management Course
NTCA Workshop Poster Contest
2008 EIS Conference a Success for DTBE
Release of New Civil Surgeon TB Technical Instructions
Nurses’ State and National Partnership Celebration
Partners Recognized for NTIP Development
Updates from the TB Education and Training Network
  Member Highlight
  Ask the Experts
  TB ETN Cultural Competency Workgroup Update
Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch Updates
  A Ferguson Fellow’s Experience
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Updates
  TBESC Task Order 12 Update
  13th Semi-annual Meeting of the TBESC
New CDC Publications
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 3, 2008

New CDC Publications

Asencios L, Yale G, Yagui M, Quispe N, Taylor A, Blaya J, Contreras C, Cegielski P, Bayona J, Bonilla C, and Shin S. Programmatic implementation of rapid DST for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Peru. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 Jul; 12(7): 743-9.

Buff AM, Deshpande SJ, Harrington TA, Wofford TS, O'Hara TW, Carrigan K, Martin NJ, McDowell JC, Ijaz K, Jensen PA, Lambert LA, Moore M, Oeltmann JE. Investigation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, 2006. Mil Med 2008 Jun; 173(6): 588-93.

CDC. Notice to Readers: Revised Technical Instructions for Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment for Panel Physicians. MMWR 2008;57:292-293.

CDC. Promoting Cultural Sensitivity: A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Hmong Persons from Laos. Atlanta, GA: CDC, DHHS; 2008.

CDC. Promoting Cultural Sensitivity: A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Persons from Somalia. Atlanta, GA: CDC, DHHS; 2008.

CDC. Workplace-based investigation of contacts of a patient with highly infectious tuberculosis—Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia, 2006. MMWR 2008; 57:94-98.

Cain KP, Benoit SR, Winston CA, Mac Kenzie WR. Tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in the United States. JAMA 2008; 300(4): 405-412.

Cobelens FGJ, Heldal E, Kimerling ME, Mitnick CD, Podewils LJ, Ramachandran R, Rieder HL, Weyer K, and Zignol M, on behalf of the Working Group on MDR-TB of the Stop TB Partnership. Scaling up programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis: A prioritized research agenda. PLoS Med 2008; 5(7): e150.

Galgalo T, Dalal S, Cain KP, Oeltmann J, Tetteh C, Kamau JG, Njenga MK, Breiman RF, Chakaya JM, Irimu HM, Miller B, De Cock KM, Bock NN, Ijaz K. Tuberculosis risk among staff of a large public hospital in Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 Aug; 12(8): 949-54.

Hamilton CD, Stout JE, Goodman PC, Mosher A, Menzies R, Schluger NW, Khan A, Johnson JL, Vernon AN, and the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium. The value of end-of-treatment chest radiograph in predicting pulmonary tuberculosis relapse. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008; 12(9):1059–1064.

Hlavsa MC, Moonan PK, Cowan LS, Navin TR, Kammerer JS, Morlock GP, Crawford JT, Lobue PA. Human tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis in the United States, 1995-2005. Clin Infect Dis 2008 Jul 15;47(2):168-75.

Joseph HA, Waldman K, Rawls C, Wilce M, and Shrestha-Kuwahara R. TB perspectives among a sample of Mexicans in the United States: results from an ethnographic study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2008 Apr; 10(2): 177-85.

Khan K, Navin TR, Courval JM, Bierman A, Bennett DE, Castro KG, Gardam M. Decline in prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection: is the waning of tuberculin reaction a factor? [Editorial.] Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 178: 652-653.

Marks SM, Murrill C, Sanchez T, Liu KL, Finlayson T, and Guilin V. Self-reported tuberculosis disease and tuberculin skin testing in the New York City house ballroom community. American Journal of Public Health 2008 Jun; 98(6): 1068-73.

McCarthy KD, Metchock B, Kanphukiew A, Monkongdee P, Sinthuwattanawibool C, Tasaneeyapan T, Rienthong S, Ngamlert K, Srisuwanvilai L-O, Varma JK. Monitoring the performance of mycobacteriology laboratories: a proposal for standardized indicators. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008; 12(9):1015–1020.

Mor Z, Migliori GB, Althomsons SP, Loddenkemper R, Trnka L, Iademarco MF. Comparison of tuberculosis surveillance systems in low-incidence industrialized countries. Eur Respir J 2008 Aug 6 (e-pub ahead of print).

Nateniyom S, Jittimanee SX, Viriyakitjar D, Jittimanee S, Keophaithool S, Varma JK. Provider-initiated diagnostic HIV counselling and testing in tuberculosis clinics in Thailand. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008 Aug; 12(8): 955-961.

Rutz HJ, Bur S, Lobato MN, Baucom S, Bohle E, Baruch NG. Tuberculosis control in a large urban jail: discordance between policy and reality. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 2008; 14(5): 442-447.

Sai Babu B, Satyanarayana AVV, Venkateshwaralu G, Ramakrishna U, Vikram P, Sahu S, Wares F, Dewan PK, Santosha K, Jyoti J, Srinath S, Chethana R, Neelima T, Vinod P Yogesh M, Chauhan LS. Initial default among diagnosed sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Andhra Pradesh, India. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008; 12(9):1055–1058.

Sanguanwongse N, Cain KP, Suriya P, Nateniyom S, Yamada N, Wattanaamornkiat W, Sumnapan S, Sattayawuthipong W, Kaewsa-ard S, Ingkaseth S, and Varma JK. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected tuberculosis patients saves lives but needs to be used more frequently in Thailand. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2008;48:181–189.

Shean KP, Willcox PA, Siwendu SN, Laserson KF, Gross L, Kammerer S, Wells CD, Holtz TH. Treatment outcome and follow-up of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients, West Coast/Winelands, South Africa, 1992–2002. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2008; 12(10): 1182–1189.

Srisuwanvilaia L, Monkongdeeb P, Podewils LJ, Ngamlerta K, Pobkeereeb V, Puripokaia P, Kanjanamongkolsiria P, Subhachaturasa W, Akarasewib P, Wells CD, Tappero JW, Varma JK. Performance of the BACTEC MGIT 960 compared with solid media for detection of Mycobacterium in Bangkok, Thailand. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2008; 61:402–407.


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