miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018

TB Notes 4, 2018 - Updates from CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Notes from the Director

Dear Colleague:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for the use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for the treatment of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. The updated recommendations, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

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Communications, Education and Behavioral Branch Updates

New Team Lead
We are pleased to announce that Allison Maiuri, MPH, CHES, is the new team leader for the Education, Training, and Behavioral Studies Team within the Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch (CEBSB) in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). Read More

Field Services Branch

New York City TB Summit
On June 29th, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s first-ever TB Summit gathered 200 policy makers, thought leaders, innovators, TB survivors, and public health experts to kick off strategic efforts towards eliminating TB in New York City (NYC).  The NYC TB rate is still more than double the national rate (7.5 vs 2.8 cases per 100,000 persons in 2017).
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Laboratory Branch Updates

After Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH) Tuberculosis (TB) Laboratory, with the assistance of DTBE, CDC Foundation, CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories, began sending samples from patients at high risk for TB disease to CDC.  Read More

Clinical Research Branch Updates

Several key staff from the Clinical Research Branch (CRB) attended the Network meeting of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) in Washington DC in June.  ACTG is collaborating with the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) and Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC) in the conduct of Study 31/A5349, which is assessing a 4-month regimen based on high dose daily Rifapentine for treatment of active TB disease.  Read More

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New CDC Publications

Cohn DL, El Sadr WM, Abrams DI, Neaton JD, Benator DA, Vernon AA. In memoriam, Fred Gordin, MD, 1951–2018. Clin Infect Dis 2018. Epub ahead of print.
Njie GJ, Bamrah Morris S, Yelk Woodruff R, Moro RN, Vernon AA, Borisov AS. Isoniazid-rifapentine for latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med 2018. Epub ahead of print. (Moro, also with the CDC Foundation Research Collaboration).
Stockbridge EL, Miller TL, Carlson EK, Ho C. Predictors of latent tuberculosis infection treatment completion in the US private sector: an analysis of administrative claims data. BMC Public Health 2018;18:662.

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