Recent News

Apr 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 07, 2017

KFC cuts antibiotics
MRSA incidence in the US
Potential MDR-TB drugs
Mar 27, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 27, 2017

Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba
Mar 24, 2017
TB screening

Tuberculosis declines in US, Europe, but issues remain

TB cases among people of foreign origin pose problems for disease elimination, officials say.

Mar 23, 2017
Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis

About 20% of TB cases globally are resistant, and 5% are resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin.

Mar 20, 2017

News Scan for Mar 20, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak
More chikungunya
TB/HIV in Europe
Stewardship in peds urgent care
New AMR diagnostic tool
Feb 28, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 28, 2017

Drug-resistant TB plea
MDR infections in organ transplants
Stewardship app
Feb 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2017

MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Jan 20, 2017
TB bacteria

Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

TB resistant to at least 4 antibiotics is primarily spreading person to person in South Africa.

Jan 09, 2017

News Scan for Jan 09, 2017

Saudi MERS outbreak
Tedizolid for MRSA skin infections
MDR-TB treatment and hearing loss
Dec 20, 2016

News Scan for Dec 20, 2016

WHO H7N9 details
MDR-TB in migrants
Azithromycin for Lyme

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adjemian J, Frankland TB, Daida YG, et al. Epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease and tuberculosis, Hawaii, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 3)

Aibana O, Acharya X, Huang CC, et al. Nutritional status and tuberculosis risk in adult and pediatric household contacts. PLoS One 2016 Nov 11;11(11):e0166333

Aibana O, Bachmaha M, Krasiuk V, et al. Risk factors for poor multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Feb 7;17:129

Arnold A, Cooke GS, Kon OM, et al. Drug resistant TB: UK multicentre study (DRUMS): treatment, management and outcomes in London and West Midlands 2008-2014. J Infect 2016 (published online Dec 18)

Benoit SR, Gregg EW, Jonnalagadda S, et al. Association of diabetes and tuberculosis disease among US-bound adult refugees, 2009-2014. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 26)

Bonnett LJ, Ken-Dror G, Koh G, et al. Comparing the efficacy of drug regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis: meta-analysis of endpoints in early phase clinical trials. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 10)

Bourdillon PM, Goncalves CCM, Pelissari DM, et al. Increase in tuberculosis cases among prisoners, Brazil, 2009-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 26)

Bozorgmehr K, Razum O, Saure D, et al. Yield of active screening for tuberculosis among asylum seekers in Germany: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Euro Surveill 2017 Mar 23;22(12):pii=30491

Calligaro GL, Zikenah LS, Peter JG, et al. Effect of new tuberculosis diagnostic technologies on community-based intensified case finding: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 4)

Cathey EF, Matthias J, Beedie KA, et al. Large tuberculosis contact investigation involving two hospitals — Okaloosa County, Florida, 2014. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Dec 2;65(47):1349-50

Chen MY, Lo YC, Chen WC, et al. Recurrence after successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Taiwan. PLoS One 2017 Jan 26;12(1):e0170980

Cheng MP, Chakra CNA, Yansouni CP, et al. Risk of active tuberculosis in patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 16)

de Vries G, Tsolova S, Anderson LF, et al. Health system factors influencing management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in four European Union countries — learning from country experiences. BMC Public Health 2017 Apr 19;17:334

de Vries SG, Cremers AL, Heuvelings CC, et al. Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment services by hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review of qualitative literature. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Dheda K, Gumbo T, Maartens G, et al. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, transmission, diagnosis, and management of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, and incurable tuberculosis. Lancet Respir Med 2017 (published online Mar 23)

Eshetie S, Bizachew M, Dagnew M, et al. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopian settings and its association with previous history of anti-tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Mar 20;17:219

Gegla M, Winters N, Benedetti A, et al. Treatment of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis with first-line drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online November 16)

Heuvelings CC, de Vries SG, Greve PF, et al. Effectiveness of interventions for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Hogan CA, Puri L, Gore G, et al. Impact of fluoroquinolone treatment on delay of tuberculosis diagnosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis 2016 (published online Dec 13)

Hollo V, Beaute J, Kodmon C, et al. Tuberculosis notification rate decreases faster in residents of native origin than in residents of foreign origin in the EU/EEA, 2010 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Mar 23;22(12):pii=30486

Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Rodriguez CA, et al. Mortality in children diagnosed with tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 7)

Kendall EA, Cohen T, Mitnick CD, et al. Second line drug susceptibility testing to inform the treatment of rifampin-resistant tuberculosis: a quantitative perspective. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 19)

Kendall EA, Shrestha S, Cohen T, et al. Priority-setting for novel drug regimens to treat tuberculosis: an epidemiologic model. PLoS Med 2017 Jan 3;14(1):e1002202

Lewinsohn DM, Leonard MK, LoBue PA, et al. Official American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical practice guidelines: diagnosis of tuberculosis in adults and children. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 8)

Liu C, Zhao Z, Fan J, et al. Quantification of circulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen peptides allows rapid diagnosis of active disease and treatment monitoring. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2017 (published online Mar 27)

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