Virtual Special Issue for World TB Day 2015

To mark World TB Day 2015 on March 24th, we present a selection of key research papers from journals published by Elsevier, as selected by our editors and publishers. These articles have been made openly available to you.

Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Outbreak of extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection associated with acupuncture point injection
Z. Jia, S. Chen, C. Hao, Y. Huang, Z. Liu, A. Pan, R. Liao, X. Wang, Z. Lu
In Press

Early stationary phase culture supernatant accelerates growth of sputum cultures collected after initiation of anti-tuberculosis treatment
E. Kolwijck, S. O. Friedrich, M. N. Karinja, J. van Ingen, R. M. Warren, A. H. Diacon
Volume 20, Issue 7, Pages O418-O420, July 2014

Review: Steps towards the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Robert Koch, 1882
E. Cambau, M. Drancourt
Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 196-201, March 2014

Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis presenting with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): A case report and review of literature
Ab. Hameed Raina, Abid Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Khalid Hamid Changal, Ghulam Nabi Dhobi, Pervaiz Ahmad Koul, Manzoor Ahmad Raina, Feroz Ahmad Wani
Volume 62, Issue 4, Pages 655–659, October 2013

Resazurin Microtiter Assay Plate method for detection of susceptibility of multidrug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis to second-line anti-tuberculous drugs
Reham A. Khalifa, Marwa S. Nasser, Ashraf A. Gomaa, Nehad M. Osman, Hala M. Salem
Volume 62, Issue 2, Pages 241–247, April 2013

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Immunobiology

The role of monocytes in the development of Tuberculosis-associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome
Huyen Thi Thanh Tran, Rafael Van den Bergh, Trung Nghia Vu, Kris Laukens, William Worodria, Marguerite Massinga Loembé, Robert Colebunders, Luc Kestens, Patrick De Baetselier, Geert Raes, for the TB-IRIS Study Group
Volume 219, Issue 1, Pages 37–44, January 2014

Immunobiology

Infection, Genetics and Evolution

SITVITWEB – A publicly available international multimarker database for studying Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetic diversity and molecular epidemiology
Christophe Demay, Benjamin Liens, Thomas Burguière, Véronique Hill, David Couvin, Julie Millet, Igor Mokrousov, Christophe Sola, Thierry Zozio, Nalin Rastogi
Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 755-766, June 2012

Infection, Genetics and Evolution

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Drug resistance characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to four first-line antituberculous drugs from tuberculosis patients with AIDS in Beijing, China
Gui-ju Gao, Lulu Lian, Yue Sun, Jianhao Wei, Jiang Xiao, Xiaoying Wang, Ling Zhang, Xiuqin Zhao, Di Yang, Hong-xin Zhao, Hui Zhao, Hui-zhu Wang, Kang-lin Wan, Xing-wang Li
Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 124-129, February 2015

Mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit typing and mutational profile for multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis surveillance in Portugal: a 3-year period overview
Carla Silva, João Perdigão, Luísa Jordão, Isabel Portugal
Volume 44, Issue 6, Pages 546-551, December 2014

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Special Issue: Commemorating World Tuberculosis Day 2015
Guest Editors: Alimuddin Zumla, Eskild Petersen
Volume 32, March 2015

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Journal of Infection

Pulmonary tuberculosis induces a systemic hypercoagulable state
Liesbeth M. Kager, Dana C. Blok, Ivar O. Lede, Wahid Rahman, Rumana Afroz, Paul Bresser, Jaring S. van der Zee, Aniruddha Ghose, Caroline E. Visser, Menno D. de Jong, Michael W. Tanck, Abu Shahed M. Zahed, Khan Mashrequl Alam, Mahtabuddin Hassan, Ahmed Hossain, Rene Lutter, Cornelis van't Veer, Arjen M. Dondorp, Joost C.M. Meijers, Tom van der Poll
Volume 70, Issue 4, Pages 324-334, April 2015

Genotyping and molecular characteristics of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from China
Zhijian Zhang, Jie Lu, Min Liu, Yufeng Wang, Geping Qu, Hongxia Li, Jichun Wang, Yu Pang, Changting Liu, Yanlin Zhao
Volume 70, Issue 4, Pages 335-345, April 2015

Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children: A prospective, multi-centre evaluation
Klaus Reither, Christina Manyama, Petra Clowes, Andrea Rachow, Daniel Mapamba, Andreas Steiner, Amanda Ross, Elirehema Mfinanga, Mohamed Sasamalo, Martin Nsubuga, Francesco Aloi, Daniela Cirillo, Levan Jugheli, Fred Lwilla
Volume 70, Issue 4, Pages 392-399, April 2015

Journal of Infection

The Lancet Global Health

Tuberculosis in pregnancy: an estimate of the global burden of disease
Jordan Sugarman, Charlotte Colvin, Allisyn C. Moran, Olivia Oxlade
Volume 2, Issue 12, Pages 710-716, December 2014

Assessment of the patient, health system, and population effects of Xpert MTB/RIF and alternative diagnostics for tuberculosis in Tanzania: an integrated modelling approach
Ivor Langley, Hsien-Ho Lin, Saidi Egwaga, Basra Doulla, Chu-Chang Ku, Megan Murray, Ted Cohen, S. Bertel Squire
Volume 2, Issue 10, Pages 581-591, October 2014

Burden of childhood tuberculosis in 22 high-burden countries: a mathematical modelling study
Peter J. Dodd, Elizabeth Gardiner, Renia Coghlan, James A. Seddon
Volume 2, Issue 8, Pages 453-459, August 2014

The Lancet Global Health

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Latent tuberculosis infection in rural China: baseline results of a population-based, multicentre, prospective cohort study
Lei Gao et al for the LATENTTB-NSTM study team
Volume 15, Issue 3, Pages 310-319, March 2015

Pre-entry screening programmes for tuberculosis in migrants to low-incidence countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Robert W. Aldridge, Tom A. Yates, Dominik Zenner, Peter J. White, Ibrahim Abubakar, Andrew C. Hayward
Volume 14, Issue 12, Pages 1240-1249, December 2014

Assessment of the novel T-cell activation marker–tuberculosis assay for diagnosis of active tuberculosis in children: a prospective proof-of-concept study
Damien Portevin et al
Volume 14, Issue 10, Pages 931-938, October 2014

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Respiratory Medicine

Risk factors for mortality in patients with pulmonary infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria: a retrospective cohort study
E. P. A. T. Gommans, P. Even, C. F. M. Linssen, H. van Dessel, E. van Haren, G. J. de Vries, A. M. C. Dingemans, D. Kotz, G. G. U. Rohde
Volume 109, Issue 1, Pages 137-145, January 2015

Clinical relevance of ground glass opacity in 105 patients with miliary tuberculosis
Jaehee Lee, Jae Kwang Lim, Hyewon Seo, So Yeon Lee, Keum Ju Choi, Seung Soo Yoo, Shin Yup Lee, Seung Ick Cha, Jae Yong Park, Chang Ho Kim
Volume 108, Issue 6, Pages 924-930, June 2014

Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease: the top ten essentials
Timothy R. Aksamit, Julie V. Philley, David E. Griffith
Volume 108, Issue 3, Pages 417-425, March 2014

Respiratory Medicine

Tuberculosis

MicroRNA profiling of the bovine alveolar macrophage response to Mycobacterium bovis infection suggests pathogen survival is enhanced by microRNA regulation of endocytosis and lysosome trafficking
Peter Vegh, David A. Magee, Nicolas C. Nalpas, Kenneth Bryan, Matthew S. McCabe, John A. Browne, Kevin M. Conlon, Stephen V. Gordon, Daniel G. Bradley, David E. MacHugh, David J. Lynn
Volume 95, Issue 1, Pages 60-67, January 2015

Safety and immunogenicity of the M72/AS01 candidate tuberculosis vaccine when given as a booster to BCG in Gambian infants: an open-label randomized controlled trial
Olubukola T. Idoko, Olumuyiwa A. Owolabi, Patrick K. Owiafe, Philippe Moris, Aderonke Odutola, Anne Bollaerts, Ezra Ogundare, Erik Jongert, Marie-Ange Demoitié, Opokua Ofori-Anyinam, Martin O. Ota
Volume 94, Issue 6, Pages 564-578, December 2014

PolyTB: A genomic variation map for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Francesc Coll, Mark Preston, José Afonso Guerra-Assunção, Grant Hill-Cawthorn, David Harris, João Perdigão, Miguel Viveiros, Isabel Portugal, Francis Drobniewski, Sebastien Gagneux, Judith R. Glynn, Arnab Pain, Julian Parkhill, Ruth McNerney, Nigel Martin, Taane G. Clark
Volume 94, Issue 3, Pages 346-354, May 2014

Tuberculosis