Infectious Diseases

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INTRODUCTION

The tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological studies were conducted at the Palamaner field site in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, set up under a programme approved by the Ministry of Health Screening Committee, Government of India. The studies were funded by the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, USA, and the Research Council of Norway. Three large cohort studies assessed cumulative incidence of TB in 1) newborns followed for 2 years, 2) adolescents aged 12 to <18 years followed for 2 years and 3) household contacts of smear positive TB index cases followed for a year. Apart from epidemiological analyses, the studies will also contribute to the evaluation of biomarkers in latent TB infection and TB disease.

Sl No. Title Authors Journal Name Publication Year
1 Incidence of tuberculosis among school-going adolescents in South India Uppada DR, Selvam S, Jesuraj N, Lau EL, Doherty TM, Grewal HM, Vaz M, Lindtjørn B; TB Trials Study Group BMC Public Health 2016
2 A step-wise approach towards introduction of an alcohol based hand rub, and implementation of front line ownership - using a, rural, tertiary care hospital in central India as a model Sharma M, Joshi R, Shah H, Macaden R, Lundborg CS BMC Health Serv Res 2015
3 Real-time feedback for improving compliance to hand sanitization among healthcare workers in an open layout ICU using radiofrequency identification Radhakrishna K, Waghmare A, Ekstrand M, Raj T, Selvam S, Sreerama SM, Sampath S J Med Syst 2015
4 Detection of Carbapenem resistance genes and Cephalosporin, and Quinolone Resistance genes along with oqxAB gene in E. coli in hospital waste water: a matter of concern Chandran SP, Diwan V, Tamhankar AJ, Joseph BV, Rosales-Klintz S, Mundayoor S, Lundborg CS, Macaden R J Appl Microbiol 2014
5 Evidence and recommendations on herpes zoster - Treatment of Herpes Zoster in HIV Infected Children and Adults: A Systematic Review McDonald EM, Stephen J , Radhakrishna K, Thomas T, Waghmare A, et al. Guidelines on the treatment of skin and oral HIV-associated conditions in children and adults 2014
6 The Frequencies of IFNγ+IL2+TNFα+ PPD-Specific CD4+CD45RO+ T-Cells Correlate with the Magnitude of the QuantiFERON® Gold In-Tube Response in a Prospective Study of Healthy Indian Adolescents Jenum S, Grewal HM, Hokey DA, Kenneth J, Vaz M, Doherty TM, Jahnsen FL; TB Trials Study Group PLoS One 2014
7 Concordant or discordant results by the tuberculin skin test and the quantiFERON-TB test in children reflect immune biomarker profiles Dhanasekaran S, Jenum S, Stavrum R, Ritz C, Kenneth J, Vaz M, Doherty TM, Grewal HM; TB Trials Study Group Genes Immun 2014
8 Cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention for high-risk groups at scale: an economic evaluation of the Avahan programme in south India Vassall A, Pickles M, Chandrashekar S, Boily MC, Shetty G, Guinness L, Lowndes CM, Bradley J, Moses S, Alary M; Charme India Group, Vickerman P Lancet Glob Health 2014
9 Evaluation of a Community-Based HIV Preventive Intervention for Female Sex Workers in Rural Areas of Karnataka State, South India Washington RG, Nath A, Isac S, Javalkar P, Ramesh BM, Bhattacharjee P, Moses S Asia Pac J Public Health 2014
10 Evidence and recommendations on seborrhoeic dermatitis - Treatment Recommendations for Seborrheic Dermatitis in HIV infected Children and Adults: A Systematic Review Stephen J, Raj T, Radhakrishna K, Thomas T Guidelines on the treatment of skin and oral HIV-associated conditions in children and adults - WHO 2014
11 Micronutrients and Dengue Ahmed S, Finkelstein JL, Stewart AM, Kenneth J, Polhemus ME, Endy TP, Cardenas W, Mehta S Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014
12 Who mixes with whom among men who have sex with men? Implications for modelling the HIV epidemic in southern India Mitchell KM, Foss AM, Prudden HJ, Mukandavire Z, Pickles M, Williams JR, Johnson HC, Ramesh BM, Washington R, Isac S, Rajaram S, Phillips AE, Bradley J, Alary M, Moses S, Lowndes CM, Watts CH, Boily MC, Vickerman P J Theor Biol 2014
13 Evidence and recommendations on papular pruritic eruption - Treatment of Papular Pruritic Eruptions in HIV Infected Children and Adults: A Systematic Review Chua S L, Radhakrishna K, Stephen J, Zangenberg M Guidelines on the treatment of skin and oral HIV-associated conditions in children and adults - WHO 2014
14 Effect of Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria on Host Biomarkers Potentially Relevant for Tuberculosis Management Dhanasekaran S, Jenum S, Stavrum R, Wiker HG, Kenneth J, Vaz M, Doherty TM, Grewal HM; TB Trials Study Group PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014
15 Papulonecrotic tuberculid-clinicopathologic and molecular features of 12 Indian patients Tirumalae R, Yeliur IK, Antony M, George G, Kenneth J Dermatol Pract Concept 2014

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