Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

10094.  Anand A, Sudhakar L, Sivasankaran G, Jayaganesh R, Ilangovan M, Muthulatha N, Rajamanickam MG, Emmanuel R. Virtual cytoscopy a promising diagnostic technique. Indian J Urol 2003; 20(1): 18-22.

10095.  Arora VK, Gupta R, Arora R. Tuberculosis and pregnancy. Indian J Tuberec 2003; 50(1): 13-16.

10096.  Balamurugan A, Sharma SK, Mehra NK. Human leukocyte antigen class I supertypes influence susceptibility and severity of tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 1;189(5):805-11.

10097.  Banks JB; Family Practice Inquiries Network. Does screening for tuberculosis in children decrease morbidity or mortality? Am Fam Physician. 2004 Mar 15;69(6):1479-80. Review.

10098.  Chatterjee P, Banerjee B, Dutt D, Pati RR, Mullick AK. A comparative evaluation of factors and reasons for defaulting in tuberculosis treatment in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh. Indian J Tuberc 2003;50(1): 17-21.

10099.  Conde MB, Suffys P, Lapa E Silva JR, Kritski AL, Dorman SE.  Immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG immune responses against P-90 antigen for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and screening for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 Jan;11(1):94-7.

10100.  Derrick SC, Repique C, Snoy P, Yang AL, Morris S. Immunization with a DNA vaccine cocktail protects mice lacking CD4 cells against an aerogenic infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infect Immun. 2004 Mar;72(3):1685-92.

10101.  Fitzpatrick L, Braden C, Cronin W, English J, Campbell E, Valway S, Onorato I. Investigation of Laboratory cross-contamination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 15;38(6):e52-4.

10102.  Gupta S, Shende N, Kumar S, Harinath BC. Antibody response to M.tb H37Ra excretory secretory ES-43 and ES-31 antigens at different stages of pulmonary tuberculosis.  Biomedical Research, 2004; 15(1):76-79.

10103.  Hadad DJ, Palaci M, Pignatari AC, Lewi DS, Machado MA, Telles MA, Martins MC, Ueki SY, Vasconcelos GM, Palhares MC. Mycobacteraemia among HIV-1-infected patients in Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1995 to 1998. Epidemiol Infect. 2004 Jan;132(1):151-5.

10104.  Hadgu A, Sternberg M. Nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):9-10; discussion 11-2.

10105.  Higuchi K, Sekiya Y, Harada N. Characterization of M. Tuberculosis-derived IL-12-inducing material by alveolar macrophages. Vaccine. 2004 Jan 26;22(5-6):724-34.

10106.  Hiraki A, Aoe K, Eda R, Maeda T, Murakami T, Sugi K, Takeyama H. Comparison of six biological markers for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis. Chest. 2004 Mar;125(3):987-9.

10107.  IAP Working Group. Consensus statement of IAP Working Group: status report on diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis. Indian Pediatr. 2004 Feb;41(2):146-55.

10108.  Imaz MS, Comini MA, Zerbini E, Sequeira MD, Latini O, Claus JD, Singh M. Evaluation of commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits for detection of tuberculosis in Argentinean population. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):884-7.

10109.  Julian E, Matas L, Alcaide J, Luquin M. Comparison of antibody responses to a potential combination of specific glycolipids and proteins for test sensitivity improvement in tuberculosis serodiagnosis. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 Jan;11(1):70-6.

10110.  Kashyap RS, Agarwal NP, Chandak NH, Taori GM, Biswas SK, Purohit HJ, Daginawala HF. The application of the Mancini technique as a diagnostic test in the CSF of tuberculosis meningitis patients. Med Sci Monit, 2002; 8(6):MT95-98.

10111.  Kashyap RS, Biswas SK, Agarwal N, Chandak N, Taori GM, Purohit HJ, Daginawala HF. Significance of 30 KD protein as a diagnostic marker in CSF of tuberculous meningitis. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2001; 4(197): 197-201

10112.  Kashyap RS, Kainthla RP, Biswas SK, Agarwal N, Chandak N, Purohit HJ, Taori GM, Daginawala HF. Rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis meningitis using the Simple Dot ELISA method. Med Sci Monit, 2003; 9(11):MT123-126.

10113.  Khadilkar SW, Saraiya U. Tuberculosis and pregnancy: a ten year overview. J Obstet Gynaec India 2003; 53(5): 453-7. 

10114.  Kim BJ, Hong SK, Lee KH, Yun YJ, Kim EC, Park YG, Bai GH, Kook YH. Differential identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and nontuberculous mycobacteria by duplex PCR assay using the RNA polymerase gene (rpoB). J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):1308-12.

10115.  Kivihya-Ndugga L, van Cleeff M, Juma E, Kimwomi J, Githui W, Oskam L, Schuitema A, van Soolingen D, Nganga L, Kibuga D, Odhiambo J, Klatser P. Comparison of PCR with the routine procedure for diagnosis of tuberculosis in a population with high prevalences of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):1012-5.

10116.  Militao de Albuquerque Mde F, Ximenes RA, Campelo AR, Sarinho E, Cruz M, Maia Filho V. Neonatal BCG vaccine and response to the tuberculin test in BCG vaccinated children in contact with tuberculosis patients in Recife, Brazil. J Trop Pediatr. 2004 Feb;50(1):32-6.

10117.  Mohan A, Sharma SK. Medical schools and tuberculosis control: bridging the discordance between what is preached and what is practiced. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2004 Jan-Mar;46(1):5-7.

10118.  Mukherjee JS, Rich ML, Socci AR, Joseph JK, Viru FA, Shin SS, Furin JJ, Becerra MC, Barry DJ, Kim JY, Bayona J, Farmer P, Smith Fawzi MC, Seung KJ. Programmes and principles in treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Lancet. 2004 Feb 7;363(9407):474-81. Review.

10119.  Okuda Y, Maekura R, Hirotani A, Kitada S, Yoshimura K, Hiraga T, Yamamoto Y, Itou M, Ogura T, Ogihara T. Rapid serodiagnosis of active pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis by analysis of results from multiple antigen-specific tests. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):1136-41.

10120.  Patra SP, Bhattacharya N, Mangal S. FNAC, imprint cytology and histopathology for diagnosing disease of lymph node. J Cytol 2003; 20(3):124-8.

10121.  Petrou M, Vassiliou V. Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis. J R Soc Med. 2004 Mar;97(3):155.

10122.  Prem RP, Srivastava S, Jain SK, Srivastava BS, Srivastava R. Protection by live Mycobacterium habana vaccine against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv challenge in mice. Indian J med Res 2003; 117(April): 139-45.

10123.  Ramchandran R, Swaminathan S, Somasundaram S, Asgar VN, Paramesh P, Paramasivan CN. Mycobacteremia in tuberculosis patients with HIV  infections. Indian J Tuberc 2003; 50(1): 29-31.

10124.  Scholvinck E, Wilkinson KA, Whelan AO, Martineau AR, Levin M, Wilkinson RJ. Gamma interferon-based immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis: comparison between whole-blood and enzyme-linked immunospot methods. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):829-31.

10125.                     Shahabuddin M, Raghuveer CV. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in detecting extrapulmonary tuberculosis. J Cytol 2003; 20(2): 77-8.

10126.  Tansuphasiri U, Boonrat P, Rienthong S. Direct identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum on Ziehl-Neelsen acid fast stained slides by use of silica-based filter combined with polymerase chain reaction assay. J Med Assoc Thai. 2004 Feb;87(2):180-9.

10127.  Theus SA, Cave MD, Eisenach KD. Activated THP-1 cells: an attractive model for the assessment of intracellular growth rates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. Infect Immun. 2004 Feb;72(2):1169-73.

10128.  Thwaites GE, Chau TT, Farrar JJ. Improving the bacteriological diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):378-9.

10129.  Titov AG, Vyshnevskaya EB, Mazurenko SI, Santavirta S, Konttinen YT. Use of polymerase chain reaction to diagnose tuberculous arthritis from joint tissues and synovial fluid. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Feb;128(2):205-9.

10130.  Vekemans J, Ota MO, Sillah J, Fielding K, Alderson MR, Skeiky YA, Dalemans W, McAdam KP, Lienhardt C, Marchant A. Immune responses to mycobacterial antigens in the Gambian population: implications for vaccines and immunodiagnostic test design. Infect Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):381-8.

10131.  Verfaillie G, Goossens A, Lamote J. Atypical mycobacterium breast infection. Breast J. 2004 Jan-Feb;10(1):60.

10132.  Whitehouse PA. Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis. J R Soc Med. 2004 Mar;97(3):155.


10133.  Al-Attiyah R, Mustafa AS. Computer-assisted prediction of HLA-DR binding and experimental analysis for human promiscuous Th1-cell peptides in the 24 kDa secreted lipoprotein (LppX) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Scand J Immunol. 2004 Jan;59(1):16-24.

10134.  Behr MA. Tuberculosis due to multiple strains: a concern for the patient? A concern for tuberculosis control? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):554-5. Review.

10135.  Chan J, Flynn J.  The immunological aspects of latency in tuberculosis. Clin Immunol. 2004 Jan;110(1):2-12. Review.

10136.  Collins J, Schlager S, Brasher E. Contact investigation of a case of active tuberculosis. Am J Infect Control. 2004 Feb;32(1):38-43.

10137.  Day RB, Wang Y, Knox KS, Pasula R, Martin WJ 2nd, Twigg HL 3rd. Alveolar macrophages from HIV-infected subjects are resistant to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2004 Mar;30(3):403-10.

10138.  Gibson AL, Hewinson G, Goodchild T, Watt B, Story A, Inwald J, Drobniewski FA. Molecular epidemiology of disease due to Mycobacterium bovis in humans in the United Kingdom. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):431-4.

10139.  Goletti D, Carrara S, Vincenti D, Giacomini E, Fattorini L, Garbuglia AR, Capobianchi MR, Alonzi T, Fimia GM, Federico M, Poli G, Coccia E. Inhibition of HIV-1 replication in monocyte-derived macrophages by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2004 Feb 15;189(4):624-33.

10140.  Karakousis PC, Bishai WR, Dorman SE. Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell envelope lipids and the host immune response. Cell Microbiol. 2004 Feb;6(2):105-16. Review.

10141.  Louie LG, Hartogensis WE, Jackman RP, Schultz KA, Zijenah LS, Yiu CH, Nguyen VD, Sohsman MY, Katzenstein DK, Mason PR. Mycobacterium tuberculosis/HIV-1 coinfection and disease: role of human leukocyte antigen variation. J Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 15;189(6):1084-90.

10142.  Moody DB, Young DC, Cheng TY, Rosat JP, Roura-Mir C, O'Connor PB, Zajonc DM, Walz A, Miller MJ, Levery SB, Wilson IA, Costello CE, Brenner MB. T cell activation by lipopeptide antigens. Science. 2004 Jan 23;303(5657):527-31.

10143.  Nardell EA. Catching droplet nuclei: toward a better understanding of tuberculosis transmission. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):553-4.

10144.  Ong A, Creasman J, Hopewell PC, Gonzalez LC, Wong M, Jasmer RM, Daley CL. A molecular epidemiological assessment of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in San Francisco. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Jan 1;38(1):25-31.

10145.  Seidler A, Nienhaus A, Diel R. The transmission of tuberculosis in the light of new molecular biological approaches. Occup Environ Med. 2004 Feb;61(2):96-102. Review.


10146.  Das P. Infectious diseases surveillance update.Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Mar;4(3):134.

10147.  Zinkernagel RM. The challenges of an HIV vaccine enterprise. Science. 2004 Feb 27;303(5662):1294-7.


10148.  Arora VK, Gupta R. Private-public mix: a prioritisation under RNTCP--an Indian perspective. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2004 Jan-Mar;46(1):27-37. Review.

10149.  Carroll K, Malefoasi G. Comparison of outcomes from a district tuberculosis control programme in the Pacific: before and after the implementation of DOTS. Trop Doct. 2004 Jan;34(1):11-4.

10150.  Chatterjee P. India's battle against the tuberculosis-HIV dual epidemic. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Feb;4(2):70.

10151.  Fennelly KP, Martyny JW, Fulton KE, Orme IM, Cave DM, Heifets LB. Cough-generated aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a new method to study infectiousness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):604-9.

10152.  Gupta R, Irwin A, Raviglione MC, Kim JY. Scaling-up treatment for HIV/AIDS: lessons learned from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Lancet. 2004 Jan 24;363(9405):320-4.

10153.  Lurie MN, Carter EJ, Cohen J, Flanigan TP. Directly observed therapy for HIV/tuberculosis co-infection. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Mar;4(3):137-8.

10154.  Wan GH, Lu SC, Tsai YH. Polymerase chain reaction used for the detection of airborne Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health care settings. Am J Infect Control. 2004 Feb;32(1):17-22.

10155.  Warren RM, Victor TC, Streicher EM, Richardson M, Beyers N, van Pittius NC, van Helden PD. Patients with active tuberculosis often have different strains in the same sputum specimen. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):610-4.