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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 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Papulonecrotic tuberculid-clinicopathologic and molecular features of 12 Indian patients Tirumalae R, Yeliur IK, Antony M, George G, Kenneth J Dermatol Pract Concept 2014
9 Influence of adverse drug reactions on treatment success: prospective cohort analysis of HIV-infected individuals initiating first-line antiretroviral therapy in India Shet A, Antony J, Arumugam K, Kumar Dodderi S, Rodrigues R, DeCosta A PLoS One 2014
10 Evidence and recommendations on Eosinophilic Folliculitis - Treatment of Eosinophilic Folliculitis 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
11 Community Mobilisation and Empowerment Interventions as Part of HIV Prevention for Female Sex Workers in Southern India: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Vassall A, Chandrashekar S, Pickles M, Beattie TS, Shetty G, Bhattacharjee P, Boily MC, Vickerman P, Bradley J, Alary M, Moses S; CHARME India Group, Watts C PLoS One 2014
12 Influence of Age and Nutritional Status on the Performance of the Tuberculin Skin Test and QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube in Young Children Evaluated for Tuberculosis in Southern India Jenum S, Selvam S, Mahelai D, Jesuraj N, Cárdenas V, Kenneth J, Hesseling AC, Doherty TM, Vaz M, Grewal HM Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014
13 The tuberculin skin test in school going adolescents in South India: associations of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics with TST positivity and non-response Uppada DR, Selvam S, Jesuraj N, Bennett S, Verver S, Grewal HM, Vaz M; TB Trials Study Group BMC Infect Dis 2014
14 Exploring the population-level impact of antiretroviral treatment: the influence of baseline intervention context Mishra S, Mountain E, Pickles M, Vickerman P, Shastri S, Gilks C, Dhingra NK, Washington R, Becker ML, Blanchard JF, Alary M, Boily MC; Strategic Epi-ART in India Modelling Team AIDS 2014
15 Optimal Allocation of Resources in Female Sex Worker Targeted HIV Prevention Interventions: Model Insights from Avahan in South India Panovska-Griffiths J, Vassall A, Prudden HJ, Lépine A, Boily MC, Chandrashekar S, Mitchell KM, Beattie TS, Alary M, Martin NK, Vickerman P PLoS One 2014

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