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Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from outpatients in urban and rural districts of Uganda.

Najjuka CF, Kateete DP, Kajumbula HM, Joloba ML, Essack SY.

BMC Res Notes. 2016 Apr 25;9(1):235. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2049-8.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis Uganda II is more susceptible to rifampicin and isoniazid compared to Beijing and Delhi/CAS families.

Kasule GW, Kateete DP, Joloba ML.

BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Apr 21;16(1):173. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1487-1.


Whole genome sequencing to complement tuberculosis drug resistance surveys in Uganda.

Ssengooba W, Meehan CJ, Lukoye D, Kasule GW, Musisi K, Joloba ML, Cobelens FG, de Jong BC.

Infect Genet Evol. 2016 Jun;40:8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.019. Epub 2016 Feb 23.


Analytical and Clinical Evaluation of the Epistem Genedrive Assay for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Shenai S, Armstrong DT, Valli E, Dolinger DL, Nakiyingi L, Dietze R, Dalcolmo MP, Nicol MP, Zemanay W, Manabe Y, Hadad DJ, Marques-Rodrigues P, Palaci M, Peres RL, Gaeddert M, Armakovitch S, Nonyane BA, Denkinger CM, Banada P, Joloba ML, Ellner J, Boehme C, Alland D, Dorman SE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Apr;54(4):1051-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02847-15. Epub 2016 Feb 10.


Distribution and transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex lineages among children in peri-urban Kampala, Uganda.

Wampande EM, Mupere E, Jaganath D, Nsereko M, Mayanja HK, Eisenach K, Boom WH, Gagneux S, Joloba ML; Tuberculosis Research Unit.

BMC Pediatr. 2015 Sep 30;15:140. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0455-z.


A single-nucleotide-polymorphism real-time PCR assay for genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in peri-urban Kampala.

Wampande EM, Hatzios SK, Achan B, Mupere E, Nsereko M, Mayanja HK, Eisenach K, Boom WH, Gagneux S, Joloba ML; Tuberculosis Research Unit.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 30;15:396. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-1121-7.


Incubation time of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex sputum cultures in BACTEC MGIT 960: 4weeks of negative culture is enough for physicians to consider alternative diagnoses.

Ogwang S, Mubiri P, Bark CM, Joloba ML, Boom WH, Johnson JL.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;83(2):162-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.07.002. Epub 2015 Jul 9.


Predictors for MTB Culture-Positivity among HIV-Infected Smear-Negative Presumptive Tuberculosis Patients in Uganda: Application of New Tuberculosis Diagnostic Technology.

Nakiyingi L, Nonyane BA, Ssengooba W, Kirenga BJ, Nakanjako D, Lubega G, Byakika-Kibwika P, Joloba ML, Ellner JJ, Dorman SE, Mayanja-Kizza H, Manabe YC.

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 29;10(7):e0133756. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133756. eCollection 2015.


High Genotypic Discordance of Concurrent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates from Sputum and Blood of HIV-Infected Individuals.

Ssengooba W, Cobelens FG, Nakiyingi L, Mboowa G, Armstrong DT, Manabe YC, Joloba ML, de Jong BC.

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 15;10(7):e0132581. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132581. eCollection 2015.


Predictors and outcomes of mycobacteremia among HIV-infected smear- negative presumptive tuberculosis patients in Uganda.

Nakiyingi L, Ssengooba W, Nakanjako D, Armstrong D, Holshouser M, Kirenga BJ, Shah M, Mayanja-Kizza H, Joloba ML, Ellner JJ, Dorman SE, Manabe YC.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 15;15:62. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-0812-4.


Pertussis prevalence and its determinants among children with persistent cough in urban Uganda.

Kayina V, Kyobe S, Katabazi FA, Kigozi E, Okee M, Odongkara B, Babikako HM, Whalen CC, Joloba ML, Musoke PM, Mupere E.

PLoS One. 2015 Apr 15;10(4):e0123240. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123240. eCollection 2015.


Optimizing tuberculosis case detection through a novel diagnostic device placement model: the case of Uganda.

Pho MT, Deo S, Palamountain KM, Joloba ML, Bajunirwe F, Katamba A.

PLoS One. 2015 Apr 1;10(4):e0122574. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122574. eCollection 2015.


Improving the sensitivity of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay on sputum pellets by decreasing the amount of added sample reagent: a laboratory and clinical evaluation.

Dharan NJ, Amisano D, Mboowa G, Ssengooba W, Blakemore R, Kubiak RW, Armstrong DT, Jones M, Manabe YC, Joloba ML, Ellner JJ, Dorman SE, Alland D.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr;53(4):1258-63. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03619-14. Epub 2015 Feb 4.


Comparison of MGIT and Myco/F lytic liquid-based blood culture systems for recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from pleural fluid.

Harausz E, Lusiba JK, Nsereko M, Johnson JL, Toossi Z, Ogwang S, Boom WH, Joloba ML; Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU).

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr;53(4):1391-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02742-14. Epub 2015 Feb 4.


Feasibility of establishing a biosafety level 3 tuberculosis culture laboratory of acceptable quality standards in a resource-limited setting: an experience from Uganda.

Ssengooba W, Gelderbloem SJ, Mboowa G, Wajja A, Namaganda C, Musoke P, Mayanja-Kizza H, Joloba ML.

Health Res Policy Syst. 2015 Jan 15;13:4. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-13-4.


The Mycobacterium tuberculosis Uganda II family and resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs in Uganda.

Ezati N, Lukoye D, Wampande EM, Musisi K, Kasule GW, Cobelens FG, Kateete DP, Joloba ML.

BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 19;14:703. doi: 10.1186/s12879-014-0703-0.


Polymorphisms in TICAM2 and IL1B are associated with TB.

Hall NB, Igo RP Jr, Malone LL, Truitt B, Schnell A, Tao L, Okware B, Nsereko M, Chervenak K, Lancioni C, Hawn TR, Mayanja-Kizza H, Joloba ML, Boom WH, Stein CM; Tuberculosis Research Unit.

Genes Immun. 2015 Mar;16(2):127-33. doi: 10.1038/gene.2014.77. Epub 2014 Dec 18.


Clinical utility of a novel molecular assay in various combination strategies with existing methods for diagnosis of HIV-related tuberculosis in Uganda.

Ssengooba W, Nakiyingi L, Armstrong DT, Cobelens FG, Alland D, Manabe YC, Dorman SE, Ellner JJ, Joloba ML.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 15;9(9):e107595. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107595. eCollection 2014.


Evaluation of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/Rif test on pleural fluid in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis in a high prevalence HIV/TB setting.

Lusiba JK, Nakiyingi L, Kirenga BJ, Kiragga A, Lukande R, Nsereko M, Ssengooba W, Katamba A, Worodria W, Joloba ML, Mayanja-Kizza H.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 22;9(7):e102702. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102702. eCollection 2014.


Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of individuals resistant to M. tuberculosis infection in a longitudinal TB household contact study in Kampala, Uganda.

Ma N, Zalwango S, Malone LL, Nsereko M, Wampande EM, Thiel BA, Okware B, Igo RP Jr, Joloba ML, Mupere E, Mayanja-Kizza H, Boom WH, Stein CM; Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU).

BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 27;14:352. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-352.

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