Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

7484.   Agyekum S, Church A, Sohail M, Krausz T, Van Noorden S, Polak J, Cohen J.  Expression of lymphotoxin-beta (LT-beta) in chronic inflammatory conditions. J Pathol. 2003 Jan;199(1):115-21.

7485.   Ahmed Z, Sachan A S, Gupta R K. comparative evaluation of Elisa (A-60 test) with FNAC and mantoux test in the diagnosis  of tuberculosis lymphadenitis. Indian med Gaz 2002, 136(2), 64-7.

7486.   Akahoshi M, Nakashima H, Miyake K, Inoue Y, Shimizu S, Tanaka Y, Okada K, Otsuka T, Harada M. Influence of interleukin-12 receptor beta1 polymorphisms on tuberculosis. Hum Genet. 2003 Mar;112(3):237-43.

7487.   Aoe K, Hiraki A, Murakami T, Eda R, Maeda T, Sugi K, Takeyama H. Diagnostic significance of interferon-gamma in tuberculous pleural effusions. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3):740-4.

7488.   Arunkumar M J, Rajshekar V. Intrasellar tuberculoma presenting as pituitary apoplexy. Neurol India 2001, 49(4), 407-10.

7489.   Bardarov S Jr, Dou H, Eisenach K, Banaiee N, Ya S, Chan J, Jacobs WR Jr, Riska PF. Detection and drug-susceptibility testing of M. tuberculosis from sputum samples using luciferase reporter phage: comparison with the Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) system. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Jan;45(1):53-61.

7490.   Barthel R, Tsytsykova AV, Barczak AK, Tsai EY, Dascher CC, Brenner MB, Goldfeld AE.  Regulation of tumor necrosis factor alpha gene expression by mycobacteria involves the assembly of a unique enhanceosome dependent on the coactivator proteins CBP/p300. Mol Cell Biol. 2003 Jan;23(2):526-33.

7491.   Bhattacharya B, Karak K, Ghosal AG, Roy A, Das S, Dandapat P, Khetawat D, Mondal DK, Bhattacharya S, Chakrabarti S. Development of a new sensitive and efficient multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for identification and differentiation of different mycobacterial species. Trop Med Int Health. 2003 Feb;8(2):150-7.

7492.   Borelli V, Vita F, Shankar S, Soranzo MR, Banfi E, Scialino G, Brochetta C, Zabucchi G. Human eosinophil peroxidase induces surface alteration, killing, and lysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infect Immun. 2003 Feb;71(2):605-13.

7493.   Byrd RP Jr, Mehta JB, Roy TM. Delay in diagnosis among hospitalized patients with active tuberculosis--predictors and outcomes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jan 15;167(2):278

7494.   Cherian G, Habashy AG, Uthaman B, Cherian JM, Salama A, Anim JT.  Detection and follow-up of mediastinal lymph node enlargement in tuberculous pericardial effusions using computed tomography. Am J Med. 2003 Mar;114(4):319-22.

7495.   Deswal B S, Bhatnagar D, Kumar D, Deshpande V R. Prevalence of HIV in tuberculosis cases. Indian J Commun Med 2002, 27(2), 80-4.

7496.   Drobniewski FA, Caws M, Gibson A, Young D. Modern laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Mar;3(3):141-7.

7497.   Dutta B. chatterjee G, Das T K. Primary tuberculosis of the glans penis. Indian J Derm 2001, 46(4), 245-7.

7498.   Eidlitz-Markus T, Zeharia A, Baum G, Mimouni M, Amir J.  Use of the urine color test to monitor compliance with isoniazid treatment of latent tuberculosis infection. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3):736-9.

7499.   Erdal Yilmal, Gurgoze K M, Ilhan N, Dogan Y, Aydinoglu H. Interleukin-8 levels in children with tuverculosis and aseptic meningitis. Indian J Padiat 2002, 69(3), 219-21.

7500.   Ezung T, Devin N T, Tombi Singh N, Biren Singh T. Pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus- a study. J Indian Med Ass 2002, 100(6), 376-9. Vol 38, No. 20, 16 oct 2002.

7501.   Ferreira WA, Mayrink W, dos Mares-Guia ML, Tavares CA.Detection and characterization of leishmania antigens from an American cutaneous leishmaniasis vaccine for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Jan;45(1):35-43.

7502.   Fritscher-Ravens A, Schirrow L, Pothmann W, Knofel WT, Swain P, Soehendra N. Critical care transesophageal endosonography and guided fine-needle aspiration for diagnosis and management of posterior mediastinitis. Crit Care Med. 2003 Jan;31(1):126-32.

7503.   Gupta R C, Dave L, Gupta M L, Vats M, Gupta N. Primary tuberculosis of middle ear. Antiseptic, Madurai 2002, 99(7), 254.

7504.   Gurbuz AK, Yazgan Y, Ozel MA, Cavuslu S, Altunay H, Yildirim S.  Does high albumin gradient ascites accompany tuberculous peritonitis? J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Jan;36(1):82-3.

7505.   Harries AD, Hargreaves NJ, Kwanjana JH, Salaniponi FM. The diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Malawi. Trop Doct. 2003 Jan;33(1):7-11.

7506.   Hartman EE, Delbanco T. A 52-year-old man with a positive PPD, 1 year later. JAMA. 2003 Jan 22-29;289(4):476.

7507.   Kontos F, Petinaki E, Gitti Z, Costopoulos C, Anagnostou S, Tselentis I,Maniatis AN. Combined use of the fully automated Bactec MGIT 960 system and a PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis for routine detection and identification of mycobacteria from clinical samples. J Microbiol Methods. 2003 Jan;52(1):137-40.

7508.   Koppaka VR, Harvey E, Mertz B, Johnson BA.Risk factors associated with tuberculin skin test positivity among university students and the use of such factors in the development of a targeted screening program. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Mar 1;36(5):599-607.

7509.   Kuruvilla A. Ocular tuberculosis. Lancet. 2003 Jan 18;361(9353):260-1;

7510.   Lata Kumar, Singh M. Respiratory allergy. Indian J Padiat 2002, 69(3), 237-44.

7511.   Lewis KN, Liao R, Guinn KM, Hickey MJ, Smith S, Behr MA, Sherman DR. Deletion of RD1 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis mimics bacille Calmette- uerin attenuation. J Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 1;187(1):117-23.

7512.   Magadevan S. Serodiagnosis of tuberculosis is children. J Indian Med Ass 2002, 100(2), 99-102.

7513.   Mazurek GH, Villarino ME. Guidelines for using the QuantiFERON-TB test for diagnosing latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2003 Jan 31;52(RR-2):15-8.

7514.   Menzies D, Fanning A, Yuan L, FitzGerald JM. Factors associated with tuberculin conversion in Canadian microbiology and pathology workers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Feb 15;167(4):599-602.

7515.   Menzies D. Sputum induction: simpler, cheaper, and safer--but is it better? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Mar 1;167(5):676-7.

7516.   Mishra OP, Batra P, Ali Z, Anupurba S, Das BK. Cerebrospinal fluid lysozyme level for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis in children.J Trop Pediatr. 2003 Feb;49(1):13-6.

7517.   Montenegro SH, Gilman RH, Sheen P, Cama R, Caviedes L, Hopper T, Chambers R, Oberhelman RA. Improved detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Peruvian children by use of a heminested IS6110 polymerase chain reaction assay. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 1;36(1):16-23.

7518.   Mustafa AS, Shaban FA, Al-Attiyah R, Abal AT, El-Shamy AM, Andersen P, Oftung F. Human Th1 cell lines recognize the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ESAT-6 antigen and its peptides in association with frequently expressed HLA class II molecules. Scand J Immunol. 2003 Feb;57(2):125-34.

7519.   Naik M B, Chaturvedi R M. Occupational profile of defaulting tuberculosis patients. Indian J Occup Hlth 2001, 44(4), 175-9.

7520.   Park do Y, Kim JY, Choi KU, Lee JS, Lee CH, Sol MY, Suh KS. Comparison of polymerase chain reaction with histopathologic features for diagnosis of tuberculosis in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded histologic specimens. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Mar;127(3):326-30.

7521.   Perkins MD, Conde MB, Martins M, Kritski AL.Serologic diagnosis of tuberculosis using a simple commercial multiantigen assay. Chest. 2003 Jan;123(1):107-12.

7522.   Rajesh M, Sulochana KN, Sundaram AL, Krishnakumar S, Biswas J, Ramakrishnan S. Presence of a 88 kDa Eales protein in uveitis, tuberculosis, leprosy and rheumatoid arthritis. Med Sci Monit. 2003 Feb;9(2):CR95-9.

7523.   San Gabriel P, Saiman L, Kaye K, Silin M, Onorato I, Schulte J.  Completeness of pediatric TB reporting in New York City. Public Health Rep. 2003 Mar-Apr;118(2):144-53.

7524.   Soman D, Davies SJ. A suspected case of tuberculosis of the temporomandibular joint. Br Dent J. 2003 Jan 11;194(1):23-4.

7525.   Stavri H, Moldovan O, Mihaltan F, Banica D, Doyle RJ. Rapid dot sputum and serum assay in pulmonary tuberculosis. J Microbiol Methods. 2003 Mar;52(3):285-96.

7526.   Tailleux L, Schwartz O, Herrmann JL, Pivert E, Jackson M, Amara A, Legres L, Dreher D, Nicod LP, Gluckman JC, Lagrange PH, Gicquel B, Neyrolles O. DC-SIGN is the major Mycobacterium tuberculosis receptor on human dendritic cells. J Exp Med. 2003 Jan 6;197(1):121-7.

7527.   Underwood BR, White VL, Baker T, Law M, Moore-Gillon JC. Contact tracing and population screening for tuberculosis--who should be assessed? J Public Health Med. 2003 Mar;25(1):59-61.

7528.   Wang LJ, Wu CF, Wong YC, Chuang CK, Chu SH, Chen CJ.  Imaging findings of urinary tuberculosis on excretory urography and computerized tomography. J Urol. 2003 Feb;169(2):524-8.

7529.   Yilmaz E, Balci A, Sal S, Cakmakci H. Tuberculous ileitis in a renal transplant recipient with familial Mediterranean fever: Gray-scale and power Doppler sonographic findings. J Clin Ultrasound. 2003 Jan;31(1):51-4.

7530.   Zacharia TT, Shah JR, Patkar D, Kale H, Sindhwani V. MRI in ankle tuberculosis: Review of 14 cases. Australas Radiol. 2003 Mar;47(1):11-6.

7531.   Zhou D, Lai X, Shen Y, Sehgal P, Shen L, Simon M, Qiu L, Huang D, Du GZ, Wang Q, Letvin NL, Chen ZW. Inhibition of adaptive Vgamma2Vdelta2+ T-cell responses during active mycobacterial coinfection of simian immunodeficiency virus SIVmac-infected monkeys. J Virol. 2003 Mar;77(5):2998-3006.


7532.   Berrebi D, Bruscoli S, Cohen N, Foussat A, Migliorati G, Bouchet-Delbos L, Maillot MC, Portier A, Couderc J, Galanaud P, Peuchmaur M, Riccardi C, Emilie D. Synthesis of glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) by macrophages: an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive mechanism shared by glucocorticoids and IL-10. Blood. 2003 Jan 15;101(2):729-38.

7533.   Biswas P, Ferrarini M, Mantelli B, Fortis C, Poli G, Lazzarin A, Manfredi AA.  Double-edged effect of Vgamma9/Vdelta2 T lymphocytes on viral expression in an in vitro model of HIV-1/mycobacteria co-infection. Eur J Immunol. 2003 Jan;33(1):252-63.

7534.   Brown RM, Cruz O, Brennan M, Gennaro ML, Schlesinger L, Skeiky YA, Hoft DF. Lipoarabinomannan-reactive human secretory immunoglobulin A responses induced by mucosal bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccination.J Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 1;187(3):513-7.

7535.   Cheadle EJ, Selby PJ, Jackson AM. Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin-infected dendritic cells potently activate autologous T cells via a B7 and interleukin-12-dependent mechanism. Immunology. 2003 Jan;108(1):79-88.

7536.   Cubillas-Tejeda AC, Ruiz-Arguelles A, Bernal-Fernandez G, Quiroz-Compean L, Lopez-Davila A, Reynaga-Hernandez E, Gonzalez-Amaro R. Cytokine production and expression of leucocyte-differentiation antigens by human mononuclear cells in response to mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens. Scand J Immunol. 2003 Feb;57(2):115-24.

7537.   Day FH, Zhang Y, Clair P, Grabstein KH, Mazel M, Rees AR, Kaczorek M, Temsamani J. Induction of antigen-specific CTL responses using antigens conjugated to short peptide vectors. J Immunol. 2003 Feb 1;170(3):1498-503.

7538.   Fletcher HA, Donoghue HD, Holton J, Pap I, Spigelman M. Widespread occurrence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA from 18th-19th century Hungarians. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2003 Feb;120(2):144-52.

7539.   Fletcher HA, Donoghue HD, Taylor GM, van der Zanden AG, Spigelman M. Molecular analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA from a family of 18th century Hungarians. Microbiology. 2003 Jan;149(Pt 1):143-51.

7540.   Gardam MA, Keystone EC, Menzies R, Manners S, Skamene E, Long R, Vinh DC. Anti-tumour necrosis factor agents and tuberculosis risk: mechanisms of action and clinical management. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Mar;3(3):148-55.

7541.   Gordon S.  Alternative activation of macrophages. Nat Rev Immunol. 2003 Jan;3(1):23-35.

7542.   Hwang HY, Chang CY, Chang LL, Chang SF, Chang YH, Chen YJ. Characterization of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Taiwan. J Med Microbiol. 2003 Mar;52(Pt 3):239-45.

7543.   Jackson CJ, Lamb DC, Marczylo TH, Parker JE, Manning NL, Kelly DE, Kelly SL.  Conservation and cloning of CYP51: a sterol 14 alpha-demethylase from Mycobacterium smegmatis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 Feb 7;301(2):558-63.

7544.   Mayer K. Application of the protein truncation test (PTT) for the detection of tuberculosis sclerosis complex type 1 and 2 (TSC1 and TSC2) mutations. Methods Mol Biol. 2003;217:329-44. 65:

7545.   Melmed G, Thomas LS, Lee N, Tesfay SY, Lukasek K, Michelsen KS, Zhou Y, Hu B, Arditi M, Abreu MT. Human intestinal epithelial cells are broadly unresponsive to Toll-like receptor 2-dependent bacterial ligands: implications for host-microbial interactions in the gut.J Immunol. 2003 Feb 1;170(3):1406-15.

7546.   Mirdha BR. Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in stool in HIV-seropositive man. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2003 Jan-Feb;22(1):25.

7547.   Riendeau CJ, Kornfeld H. THP-1 cell apoptosis in response to Mycobacterial infection. Infect Immun. 2003 Jan;71(1):254-9.

7548.   Sese E, Xiol X, Castellote J, Rodriguez-Farinas E, Tremosa G. Low complement levels and opsonic activity in hepatic hydrothorax: its relationship with spontaneous bacterial empyema. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Jan;36(1):75-7.

7549.   Sieling PA, Chung W, Duong BT, Godowski PJ, Modlin RL. Toll-like receptor 2 ligands as adjuvants for human Th1 responses. J Immunol. 2003 Jan 1;170(1):194-200.

7550.   Sly LM, Hingley-Wilson SM, Reiner NE, McMaster WR. Survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in host macrophages involves resistance to apoptosis dependent upon induction of antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family member Mcl-1.J Immunol. 2003 Jan 1;170(1):430-7.

7551.   Vankayalapati R, Wizel B, Weis SE, Klucar P, Shams H, Samten B, Barnes PF. Serum cytokine concentrations do not parallel Mycobacterium tuberculosis-induced cytokine production in patients with tuberculosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 1;36(1):24-8.


7552.   Hollender ES, Ashkin D, Narita M. Urine color test to monitor isoniazid compliance: "pissin' in the wind"? Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3):668-70.

7553.   Saracli MA, Albay A, Guney C, Alpt A, Ciftci F, Doganci L.  Resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates in the Turkish Army from 1998 to 2000. Mil Med. 2003 Jan;168(1):24-7.

7554. Schafer MP, Martinez KF, Mathews ES.  Rapid detection and determination of the aerodynamic size range of airborne mycobacteria associated with whirlpools. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 2003 Jan;18(1):41-50.