Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

8167.      Agadi S.   Diagnosis of tuberculosis. Lancet. 2003 Jun 14;361(9374):2082; author reply 2082-3.

8168.      Ahmed N, Caviedes L, Alam M, Rao KR, Sangal V, Sheen P, Gilman RH, Hasnain SE. Distinctiveness of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes from human immunodeficiency virus type 1-seropositive and -seronegative patients in Lima, Peru. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Apr;41(4):1712-6. 

8169.      Banerjee S. , Gupta S., Shende N., Satish K & Harinath B.C.. Serodiagnosis of Tuberculosis Using Two ELISA Systems. Indian J of Clin Biochem 2003, 18(2) 48-53.

8170.      Bilen CY, Inci K, Erkan I, Ozen H. The predictive value of purified protein derivative results on complications and prognosis in patients with bladder cancer treated with bacillus Calmette-Guerin. J Urol. 2003 May;169(5):1702-5.

8171.      Bhatia A.S., Satish K. & Harinath B.C. “Immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis: An update, Indian J of Clin Biochem 2003, 18, (2), 1-5.

8172.      Brun V, Revel MP, Danel C, Fournier LS, Souilamas R, Frija G. Case report. Pyothorax-associated lymphoma: Diagnosis at percutaneous core biopsy with CT guidance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Apr;180(4):969-71.

8173.      Candela A, Andujar J, Hernandez L, Martin C, Barroso E, Arriero JM, Romero S. Functional sequelae of tuberculous pleurisy in patients correctly treated. Chest. 2003 Jun;123(6):1996-2000.

8174.      Cataloluk O, Cakmak EA, Buyukberger N, Barlas O. Formalin fixing and paraffin embedding may lead to extra band development in PCR. New Microbiol. 2003 Apr;26(2):193-8.

8175.      Chow KM, Chow VC, Szeto CC. Indication for peritoneal biopsy in tuberculous peritonitis. Am J Surg. 2003 Jun;185(6):567-73. Review.

8176.      Cobos-Marin L, Montes-Vargas J, Rivera-Gutierrez S, Licea-Navarro A, Gonzalez-y-Merchand JA, Estrada-Garcia I. A novel multiplex-PCR for the rapid identification of Mycobacterium bovis in clinical isolates of both veterinary and human origin. Epidemiol Infect. 2003 Jun;130(3):485-90.

8177.      Cohen-Gadol AA, Zikel OM, Miller GM, Aksamit AJ, Scheithauer BW, Krauss WE.  Spinal cord biopsy: a review of 38 cases. Neurosurgery. 2003 Apr;52(4):806-15; discussion 815-6.

8178.      Drancourt M, Carrieri P, Gevaudan MJ, Raoult D. Blood agar and Mycobacterium tuberculosis: the end of a dogma. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Apr;41(4):1710-1.

8179.      Ewer K, Deeks J, Alvarez L, Bryant G, Waller S, Andersen P, Monk P, Lalvani A. Comparison of T-cell-based assay with tuberculin skin test for diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a school tuberculosis outbreak. Lancet. 2003 Apr 5;361(9364):1168-73.

8180.      Fisk TL, Hon HM, Lennox JL, Fordham von Reyn C, Horsburgh CR Jr. Detection of latent tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2003 May 2;17(7):1102-4.

8181.      Hoskyns W. Paediatric tuberculosis. Postgrad Med J. 2003 May;79(931):272-8. Review.

8182.      Jain A, Verma RK, Tiwari V, Goel MM. Development of a new antigen detection dot-ELISA for diagnosis of tubercular lymphadenitis in fine needle aspirates. J Microbiol Methods. 2003 Apr;53(1):107-12.

8183.      Janmeja AK; Das SK; Kochhar S; Handa U. Tuberculosis of the parotid gland. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. 2003 Jan-Mar; 45(1): 67-9.

8184.      Kerleguer A, Koeck JL, Fabre M, Gerome P, Teyssou R, Herve V. Use of equivocal zone in interpretation of results of the amplified mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test for diagnosis of tuberculosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Apr;41(4):1783-4.

8185.      Kim SJ, Seok JW, Kim IJ, Kim YK, Kim DS. Multifocal Pott's disease (tuberculous spondylitis) incidentally detected on Tc-99m MDP bone and Ga-67 citrate scintigraphy in a patient with diabetes. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Apr;28(4):286-9.

8186.      Koguchi Y, Kawakami K, Uezu K, Fukushima K, Kon S, Maeda M, Nakamoto A, Owan I, Kuba M, Kudeken N, Azuma M, Yara S, Shinzato T, Higa F, Tateyama M, Kadota J, Mukae H, Kohno S, Uede T, Saito A. High plasma osteopontin level and its relationship with interleukin-12-mediated type 1 T helper cell response in tuberculosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 May 15;167(10):1355-9. Epub 2003 Feb 05.

8187.      Long R, Gardam M. Tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors and the reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection. CMAJ. 2003 Apr 29;168(9):1153-6. Review.

8188.      Marei AM, El-Behedy EM, Mohtady HA, Afify AF. Evaluation of a rapid bacteriophage-based method for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinical samples. J Med Microbiol. 2003 Apr;52(Pt 4):331-5.

8189.      Mazurek GH, LoBue PA, Daley CL, Bernardo J, Lardizabal AA, Iademarco MF.  Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection by whole-blood interferon-gamma release assay. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 May 1;36(9):1207-8; author reply 1209-10.

8190.      Ojha UK, Study of serum magnesium estimation in pulmonary tuberculosis of different severity. Indian med J 2002, 96(9), 245-6.

8191.      Park JS, Kim YS, Jee YK, Myong NH, Lee KY. Interleukin-8 production in tuberculous pleurisy: role of mesothelial cells stimulated by cytokine network involving tumour necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1 beta. Scand J Immunol. 2003 May;57(5):463-9.

8192.      Radford AJ, Rothel JS. Diagnosis of tuberculosis. Lancet. 2003 Jun 14;361(9374):2083.

8193.      Rodger A, Jaffar S, Paynter S, Hayward A, Carless J, Maguire H. Delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, London, 1998-2000: analysis of surveillance data. BMJ. 2003 Apr 26;326(7395):909-10.

8194.      Rothel JS, Radford AJ. Comparison of tuberculosis tests: finding truth or confirming prejudice? Clin Infect Dis. 2003 May 1;36(9):1206-7; author reply 1209-10.

8195.      Shenai S, Rodrigues C, Mehta AP. Evaluation of a new phage amplification technology for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis. Indian J med Microbiol 2002, 20(4), 194-9.

8196.      Siddiqi K, Lambert ML, Walley J. Clinical diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in low-income countries: the current evidence. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 May;3(5):288-96. Review.

8197.      Usha K, Saroja S. Nutritional and Biochemical Profiles in Children afflicated with pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian J Nutr Diet 2002, 39(10), 439-43.

8198.      Wood PR, Jones SL.  Diagnosis of tuberculosis. Lancet. 2003 Jun 14;361(9374):2081-2; author reply 2082-3.



8199.      Adams CH, Werely CJ, Victor TC, Hoal EG, Rossouw G, van Helden PD. Allele frequencies for glutathione S-transferase and N-cetyltransferase 2 differ in African population groups and may be associated with oesophageal cancer or tuberculosis incidence. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2003 Apr;41(4):600-5.

8200.      Al-Attiyah R, Shaban FA, Wiker HG, Oftung F, Mustafa AS. Synthetic peptides identify promiscuous human Th1 cell epitopes of the secreted mycobacterial antigen MPB70. Infect Immun. 2003 Apr;71(4):1953-60.

8201.      Corbett EL, Watt CJ, Walker N, Maher D, Williams BG, Raviglione MC, Dye C. The growing burden of tuberculosis: global trends and interactions with the HIV epidemic. Arch Intern Med. 2003 May 12;163(9):1009-21. Review.

8202.      Dale JW, Al-Ghusein H, Al-Hashmi S, Butcher P, Dickens AL, Drobniewski F, Forbes KJ, Gillespie SH, Lamprecht D, McHugh TD, Pitman R, Rastogi N, Smith AT, Sola C, Yesilkaya H. Evolutionary relationships among strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with few copies of IS6110. J Bacteriol. 2003 Apr;185(8):2555-62.

8203.      de Oliveira MM, da Silva Rocha A, Cardoso Oelemann M, Gomes HM, Fonseca L, Werneck-Barreto AM, Valim AM, Rossetti ML, Rossau R, Mijs W, Vanderborght B, Suffys P. Rapid detection of resistance against rifampicin in isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Brazilian patients using a reverse-phase hybridization assay. J Microbiol Methods. 2003 Jun;53(3):335-42.

8204.      Hovell M, Blumberg E, Gil-Trejo L, Vera A, Kelley N, Sipan C, Hofstetter CR, Marshall S, Berg J, Friedman L, Catanzaro A, Moser K.  Predictors of adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in high-risk Latino adolescents: a behavioral epidemiological analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Apr;56(8):1789-96.

8205.      Mazzarelli G, Rindi L, Piccoli P, Scarparo C, Garzelli C, Tortoli E.  Evaluation of the BDProbeTec ET system for direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pulmonary and extrapulmonary samples: a multicenter study. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Apr;41(4):1779-82.

8206.      Venketaraman V, Dayaram YK, Amin AG, Ngo R, Green RM, Talaue MT, Mann J, Connell ND. Role of glutathione in macrophage control of mycobacteria. Infect Immun. 2003 Apr;71(4):1864-71.


8207.      Young DB.  Building a better tuberculosis vaccine. Nat Med. 2003 May;9(5):503-4.




8208.      Almeida D, Rodrigues C, Udwadia ZF, Lalvani A, Gothi GD, Mehta P, Mehta A.  Incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in urban and rural India and implications for prevention. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jun 15;36(12):e152-4. Epub 2003 Jun 03.

8209.      Praveen Kumar; Niraj Sharma. Primary MDR TB of the breast. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. 2003 Jan-Mar; 45(1): 63-5

8210.      Puri MM; Arora VK. Role of gallium arsenide laser irradiation at 890 nm as an adjunctive to anti-tuberculosis drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. 2003 Jan-Mar; 45(1): 19-23.

8211.      Sharma DC.  India makes poor tuberculosis progress in 2002. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 May;3(5):265.

8212.      Zittermann A. Vitamin D in preventive medicine: are we ignoring the evidence? Br J Nutr. 2003 May;89(5):552-72. Review.