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Tuberculosis screening among pregnant women attending a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, South India: is it worth the effort?

Vijayageetha M, Kumar AM, Ramakrishnan J, Sarkar S, Papa D, Mehta K, Joseph NM, Rajaram M, Rajaa S, Chinnakali P.

Glob Health Action. 2019;12(1):1564488. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2018.1564488.


Missed Opportunities for TB Investigation in Primary Care Clinics in South Africa: Experience from the XTEND Trial.

Chihota VN, Ginindza S, McCarthy K, Grant AD, Churchyard G, Fielding K.

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 18;10(9):e0138149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138149. eCollection 2015.


Active case finding of rifampicin sensitive and resistant TB among household contacts of drug resistant TB patients in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states of India - A systematic screening intervention.

Chatla C, Jaju J, Achanta S, Samyuktha R, Chakramahanti S, Purad C, Chepuri R, Nair SA, Parmar M.

Indian J Tuberc. 2018 Jul;65(3):218-224. doi: 10.1016/j.ijtb.2018.02.004. Epub 2018 Feb 11.


"Before Xpert I only had my expertise": A qualitative study on the utilization and effects of Xpert technology among pediatricians in 4 Indian cities.

McDowell A, Raizada N, Khaparde SD, Rao R, Sarin S, Kalra A, Salhotra VS, Nair SA, Boehme C, Denkinger CM.

PLoS One. 2018 Mar 16;13(3):e0193656. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193656. eCollection 2018.


Tuberculosis case finding using population-based disease surveillance platforms in urban and rural Kenya.

Bigogo G, Cain K, Nyole D, Masyongo G, Auko JA, Wamola N, Okumu A, Agaya J, Montgomery J, Borgdorff M, Burton D.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 7;18(1):262. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3172-z.


Delayed diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in HIV+ patients in Mozambique: A cost-effectiveness analysis of screening protocols based on four symptom screening, smear microscopy, urine LAM test and Xpert MTB/RIF.

Orlando S, Triulzi I, Ciccacci F, Palla I, Palombi L, Marazzi MC, Giuliano M, Floridia M, Mancinelli S, Mutemba E, Turchetti G.

PLoS One. 2018 Jul 19;13(7):e0200523. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200523. eCollection 2018.


HIV status among presumptive tuberculosis cases attending tertiary care centre in South India.

Rajaram M, Ravindra AG, Dwivedi DP, Ramakrishnan J, Chinnakali P, Mohapatra MM.

Adv Respir Med. 2018;86(5):211-214. doi: 10.5603/ARM.2018.0033.


Uptake of HIV testing and HIV positivity among presumptive tuberculosis patients at Puducherry, South India.

Palanivel C, Kumar AM, Mahalakshmi T, Govindarajan S, Claassens M, Satyanarayana S, Gurumurthy D, Vasudevan K, Purty A, Paulraj AK, Raman KV.

Public Health Action. 2013 Sep 21;3(3):220-3. doi: 10.5588/pha.13.0045.


Active tuberculosis case-finding among pregnant women presenting to antenatal clinics in Soweto, South Africa.

Gounder CR, Wada NI, Kensler C, Violari A, McIntyre J, Chaisson RE, Martinson NA.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug 1;57(4):e77-84. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31821ac9c1.


High prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis but low sensitivity of symptom screening among HIV-infected pregnant women in South Africa.

Hoffmann CJ, Variava E, Rakgokong M, Masonoke K, van der Watt M, Chaisson RE, Martinson NA.

PLoS One. 2013 Apr 17;8(4):e62211. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062211. Print 2013.


Provider initiated tuberculosis case finding in outpatient departments of health care facilities in Ghana: yield by screening strategy and target group.

Ohene SA, Bonsu F, Hanson-Nortey NN, Toonstra A, Sackey A, Lonnroth K, Uplekar M, Danso S, Mensah G, Afutu F, Klatser P, Bakker M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 1;17(1):739. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2843-5.


Lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay for detecting active tuberculosis in HIV-positive adults.

Shah M, Hanrahan C, Wang ZY, Dendukuri N, Lawn SD, Denkinger CM, Steingart KR.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 10;(5):CD011420. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011420.pub2. Review.


Cough Due to TB and Other Chronic Infections: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report.

Field SK, Escalante P, Fisher DA, Ireland B, Irwin RS; CHEST Expert Cough Panel.

Chest. 2018 Feb;153(2):467-497. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.11.018. Epub 2017 Nov 28.


Enhancing TB case detection: experience in offering upfront Xpert MTB/RIF testing to pediatric presumptive TB and DR TB cases for early rapid diagnosis of drug sensitive and drug resistant TB.

Raizada N, Sachdeva KS, Nair SA, Kulsange S, Gupta RS, Thakur R, Parmar M, Gray C, Ramachandran R, Vadera B, Ekka S, Dhawan S, Babre A, Ghedia M, Alavadi U, Dewan P, Khetrapal M, Khanna A, Boehme C, Paramsivan CN.

PLoS One. 2014 Aug 20;9(8):e105346. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105346. eCollection 2014.


Tuberculosis Case Finding With Combined Rapid Point-of-Care Assays (Xpert MTB/RIF and Determine TB LAM) in HIV-Positive Individuals Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in Mozambique.

Floridia M, Ciccacci F, Andreotti M, Hassane A, Sidumo Z, Magid NA, Sotomane H, David M, Mutemba E, Cebola J, Mugunhe RJ, Riccardi F, Marazzi MC, Giuliano M, Palombi L, Mancinelli S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 13;65(11):1878-1883. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix641.


Intensified tuberculosis case finding among HIV-infected persons using a WHO symptom screen and Xpert(®) MTB/RIF.

Adelman MW, Tsegaye M, Kempker RR, Alebachew T, Haile K, Tesfaye A, Aseffa A, Blumberg HM.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Oct;19(10):1197-203. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.15.0230.


A survey on undiagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis among pregnant mothers in mekelle and surrounding Districts in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Gebreegziabiher D, Adane K, Abebe M.

Int J Mycobacteriol. 2017 Jan-Mar;6(1):43-46. doi: 10.4103/2212-5531.201889.


Tuberculosis Case Finding in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in Kenya Reveals Poor Performance of Symptom Screening and Rapid Diagnostic Tests.

LaCourse SM, Cranmer LM, Matemo D, Kinuthia J, Richardson BA, John-Stewart G, Horne DJ.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Feb 1;71(2):219-27. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000826.


Operationalization of bi-directional screening for tuberculosis and diabetes in private sector healthcare clinics in Karachi, Pakistan.

Basir MS, Habib SS, Zaidi SMA, Khowaja S, Hussain H, Ferrand RA, Khan AJ.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Mar 6;19(1):147. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-3975-7.


High uptake of systematic HIV counseling and testing and TB symptom screening at a primary care clinic in South Africa.

Van Rie A, Clouse K, Hanrahan C, Selibas K, Sanne I, Williams S, Kim P, Bassett J.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 30;9(9):e105428. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105428. eCollection 2014.

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