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We performed the first LTBI cross-sectional survey in Singapore, utilizing the QuantiFERON Gold In-tube (QFT-GIT) assay to collect data on the prevalence of LTBI and identify potential risk factors associated with it.
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Healthcare workers (HCWs) suffered high risks for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and the baseline prevalence of LTBI remain unknown among frontline TB HCWs in southeastern China. We ained to ass...
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide, with approximately 10.0 million active TB cases in 2017 (range 9.0 to 11.1 million) occurring in all countries and age groups and est...
Tuberculosis (TB) is considered as a serious complication for organ transplant recipients; therefore, the detection and appropriate treatment of latent infection are recommended for preventing active ...
The majority of the people suffering from tuberculosis in Germany are migrants. The treatment of this demographic still presents certain challenges. Only up to a quarter to a fifth of tuberculosis cas...
To describe the characteristics of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection.
The investigators aim to study the prevalence of adverse reactions of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs in latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and determine the risk factors of anti-TB drug-r...
The investigators aim to study the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) using whole-blood interferon-r release assays, and determine the risk factors of LTBI in Korean health...
Study the prevalence of LTBI in patients who are waiting renal transplant and monitor the incidence of active TB
The accuracy of tuberculin skin test (TST) for detecting latent tuberculosis is limited in countries with a high proportion of population having received vaccination with the BCG. We aim t...
This study investigates whether recent migrants to the United Kingdom are more likely to complete treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) if they are treated in the community (b...
The dormant form of TUBERCULOSIS where the person shows no obvious symptoms and no sign of the causative agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in the SPUTUM despite being positive for tuberculosis infection skin test.
The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.
A family of secreted multidomain proteins that were originally identified by their association with the latent form of TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTORS. They interact with a variety of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS and may play a role in the regulation of TGB-beta bioavailability.
Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.
Factors that can cause or prevent the outcome of interest, are not intermediate variables, and are not associated with the factor(s) under investigation. They give rise to situations in which the effects of two processes are not separated, or the contribution of causal factors cannot be separated, or the measure of the effect of exposure or risk is distorted because of its association with other factors influencing the outcome of the study.
Antiretroviral Therapy Clostridium Difficile Ebola HIV & AIDS Infectious Diseases Influenza Malaria Measles Sepsis Swine Flu Tropical Medicine Tuberculosis Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic...
An assay is an analytic procedure for qualitatively assessing or quantitatively measuring the presence or amount or the functional activity of a target entity. This can be a drug or biochemical substance or a cell in an organism or organic sample. ...