Guest Lectures          Oral Presentations          Poster Presentations

 

GUEST LECTURES

 

XDR-TB: A NEW THREAT TO TB CONTROL?

Matteo Zignol

 

WHO CARES ABOUT THE MOLECULAR POPULATION GENETICS OF THE MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

James M. Musser

 

MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN EUROPE

Dick van Soolingen, Isabelle Devaux, Herre Heersma, Dennis Falzon, Kristin Kremer

 

T CELL-BASED DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION

Ajit Lalvani

 

MICROSCOPIC-OBSERVATION DRUG-SUSCEPTIBILITY ASSAY FOR RAPID, LOW-COST DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS AND MDR – HOW SHOULD WE USE IT?

David Moore

 

THE MODERN TAXONOMY OF THE GENUS MYCOBACTERIUM: THE ROLE OF GENOTYPE AND PHENOTYPE

Enrico Tortoli

 

BIOSAFETY IN THE MYCOBACTERIOLOGY LABORATORY

Thomas M. Shinnick

 

RECOMMENDED STANDARDS FOR MODERN TUBERCULOSIS LABORATORY SERVICES IN EUROPE

Francis Drobniewski

 

ANTIMYCOBACTERIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING OF THE NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA

Barbara A. Brown-Elliott

 

TUBERCULOSIS - A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: AN OVERVIEW OF METHODS AND TOOLS TO CONTROL, UNDERSTAND AND TRACK THE TB EPIDEMIC WORLDWIDE

Christophe Demay, Thierry Zozio, Julie Millet, and Nalin Rastogi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guest lectures          ORAL PRESENTATIONS          poster presentations

 

Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis in a high income country: A Report of four unrelated cases

S. Blaas, R. Mütterlein, J. Weig, A. Neher, B. Salzberger, N. Lehn, L. Naumann

 

DOMINANCE OF AN XDR TUBERCULOSIS CLONE IN ESTONIA

Annika Kruuner, Tiina Kummik, Klavdia Levina, Vahur Hollo, Francis Drobniewski, Sven Hoffner

 

MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF DRUG RESISTANCE DETERMINING MUTATIONS IN X-DR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES IN LATVIA

G. Skenders, A. Nodieva, I. Jansone, V. Leimane, V. Baumanis

 

EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS: A NEW NAME FOR AN OLD PROBLEM

Sofía Samper, Patricia Gavín, Maria José Iglesias, Maria Soledad Jiménez, Maria Antonia Lezcano, Carlos Martín and The Spanish Working Group On MDR-TB

 

A 12-YEARS MOLECULAR OVERVIEW OF MULDIDRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN BELGIUM

Maryse FAUVILLE- DUFAUX, Caroline ALLIX, Karolien STOFFELS, Philip SUPPLY, Pablo BIFANI, Maryse WANLIN, Guido GROENEN

 

Genetic characterization of MULTIDRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS isolates IN LISBON IN 2003

João Perdigão, Rita Macedo, Inês João, Elisabete Fernandes, Laura Brum, Isabel Portugal

 

RISK OF NOSCOMIAL TRANSMISSION AND TESTS FOR MDR-TB

Ruth McNerney and Kim Mallard

 

QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD IN-TUBE AS A SCREENING TOOL FOR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION IN EMPLOYEES OF A SWISS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Ariane Stebler, Kathrin Franz, Kathrin Mühlemann, Thomas Bodmer

 

GLOBAL EXPRESSION RESPONSE OF CLINICAL MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES TO ANTITUBERCULOUS DRUGS

Claudia Plinke, Andrea Hueser, Jörn Kalinowski, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Stefan Niemann

 

DIRECT SENSITIVE DETECTION OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LEPROSY IN ANCIENT AND MODERN INFECTIONS

Oona Y. C. Lee, Athina Papaemmanouil, Israel Hershkovitz, Helen D. Donoghue, Angela M. Gernaey, Ehud Galili, Vered Eshed, Charles L. Greenblatt, Eshetu Lemma, Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Mark Spigelman, David E. Minnikin, Gurdyal S. Besra

 

PRIMARY CULTURE OF MYCOBACTERIUM ULCERANS FROM HUMAN TISSUE SPECIMENS AFTER STORAGE IN A SEMI-SOLID TRANSPORT MEDIUM

Miriam Eddyani, Martine Debacker, Anandi Martin, Julia Aguiar, Christian R. Johnson, Krista Fissette, Cécile Uwizeye, Françoise Portaels

 

CLINICAL RELEVANCE OF NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA ISOLATED IN THE NETHERLANDS

Jakko van Ingen, Martin Boeree, Petra de Haas, Dick van Soolingen

 

REVIEW OF OUTBREAKS CAUSED BY TRADITIONAL AND NEWLY DESCRIBED RAPIDLY GROWING MYCOBACTERIA IN BRAZIL

Jorge Luiz Melo Sampaio, Cristina Viana-Niero, Rafael Silva Duarte, Rinaldo Focaccia Siciliano, Tânia Mara Varejão Strabelli, Jussara Bianchi Castelli, André Kipnis, Zilah Cândida das Neves, Karla Valéria Lima, Maria Luisa Lopes, Sylvia Cardoso Leão

 

MYCOBACTERIUM PARASCROFULACEUM ISOLATED FROM THERMAL ACIDIC SPRINGS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Ricardo Santos, João Fernandes, Fernanda Oliveira, Manuela Cadete

 

COMPARATIVE IS1245 RFLP-BASED STUDY OF MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM SUBSP. HOMINISSUIS INFECTION IN PIGS AND HUMANS

M. Pate, M. Žolnir-Dovč, B. Krt, M. Ocepek

 

BAYESIAN COMPARISON OF CULTURE MEDIA FOR THE ISOLATION OF SHEEP AND CATTLE STRAINS OF MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM SUBSP. PARATUBERCULOSIS FROM SHEEP AND GOATS, ADJUSTING FOR THE TRUE PREVALENCE OF INFECTION

M. Florou , L. Leontides, P. Kostoulas , C. Billinis, M. Sofia

 

MOLECULAR GENOTYPING AS A TOOL FOR DETERMINATION OF TUBERCULOSIS RELAPSES AND TRANSMISSION

A. Nodieva, I. Jansone, G. Skenders, M. Bauskenieks, V. Baumanis

 

EVALUATION OF THE USEFULNESS OF MIRU-VNTR WHEN EXPLORING CLONAL COMPLEXITY IN CLINICAL M. TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES

Ana Martín, Marta Herranz, María Jesús Ruiz Serrano, Emilio Bouza, Darío García de Viedma

 

MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TUBERCULOSIS IN A CHANGING SCENARIO DUE TO A SHARP INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IN IMMIGRANTS

Noelia Alonso Rodriguez, Miguel Martínez Lirola, Fernando Chaves, Jesús Iñigo, Juan Martínez, M Angeles Lucerna, Emilio Bouza, Darío García de Viedma

 

CAN MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF M. TUBERCULOSIS IMPROVE THE CONVENTIONAL STUDY CONTACT?

S. Borrell, M. Español Juárez. S. F. March, J. Caylà, A. Orcau, J. M. Jansà, F. Alcaide, N. Martín-Casabona, M. Salvadó, P. Coll, J. González Martín

 

Tuberculosis in zoo animals: A report of disease transmission between species and zoos

Moser Irmgard, Prodinger Wolfgang M., Lyashchenko Konstantin P., Bakker Dowe, Gomis David, Wuennemann Klaus, Moisson Pierre

 

COMPARATIVE IN VITRO ACTIVITY OF MOXIFLOXACIN, LINEZOLID, STREPTOMYCIN, ISONIAZID, RIFAMPIN, AND ETHAMBUTOL AGAINST DIFFERENT SUBTYPES OF MYCOBACTERIUM KANSASII OTHER THAN SUBTYPE I

F. Alcaide, R. Cabrera, M. Santín, J. Dorca, R. Moure, R. Martín and Mycobacterium kansasii Spanish Working Group (GEMKA)

 

EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF M TUBERCULOSIS DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING. RESULTS FROM THE 2006 ROUND OF THE STOCKHOLM SUPRA NATIONAL REFERENCE LABORATORY SUB-NETWORK

M. Haile, L. Klintz and S. Hoffner

 

CALIFORNIA’S PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASE THROUGH A NETWORK UTILIZING RAPID LIQUID CULTURE AND SUSCEPTIBILITY SYSTEMS INCLUDING A NEW ROBUST SECOND LINE SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING SYSTEM

Dennis V. Ferrero

 

ANTI-TUBERCULAR ACTIVITY OF NEW COMPOUNDS

Scialino Giuditta, Banfi Elena, Pricl S.,  Mamolo M. G.,  Cateni F.,  Oliveira R., Garcia R.

 

LINEZOLID-RESISTANCE IN M. TUBERCULOSIS-ISOLATES

Elvira Richter, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Doris Hillemann

 

SURVEILLANCE OF M. TUBERCULOSIS RESISTANCE IN GREECE

Karabela S, Nikolaou S, Raftopoulou A, Anagnostou S, Koletou M, Martsoukou P, Kanavaki S 

 

STANDARDIZED MYCOBACTERIAL INTERSPERSED REPETITIVE UNIT-VARIABLE NUMBER OF TANDEM REPEAT TYPING OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL

Caroline Allix-Béguec, Philip Supply, Maryse Fauville-Dufaux

 

MYCOBACTERIA MIRU-VNTRplus: ON-LINE DATABASE AND ANALYSIS TOOL FOR MIRU, SPOLIGO, AND REGIONS OF DIFFERENCE DATA

Thomas Weniger, Dag Harmsen, Philip Supply, Stefan Niemann

 

ASSOCIATION OF MYCOBACTERIA OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL ORIGIN WITH THE PATHOGENESIS OF SARCOIDOSIS AND CROHN’S DISEASE

Ikonomopoulos J., Liardis E., Sechi L. Gazouli M.

 

INTRACELULAR GROWTH CONTROL OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS WITH CYTOKINES EXPRESSED IN SPLEEN CELLS STIMULATED WITH DSE

Valderrábano-Ortiz Estela, Perez-Tapia S. Mayra, Serafín-López Jeanet, Chacón-Salinas Rommel, Estrada Iris, Estrada-Parra Sergio

 

Characterization of the rrn operons of MYCOBACTERIUM CELATUM and their implication in mycobacterial evolution

Helguera-Repetto A. C., Stadthagen-Gomez G., Cerna-Cortes J. F., Cox R. A. and Gonzalez-y-Merchand J. A.

 

M. TUBERCULOSIS DORMANCY: PhoR AS A TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVATOR/REPRESOR OF ITS pst OPERONS

Leon-Solis, L.; Espitia, C.; Gonzalez-y-Merchand, J. A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST LECTURES          POSTER PRESENTATIONS          ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

SPECIES-SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF MYCOBACTERIA DIRECTLY FROM BACTEC MGIT 960 SYSTEM TUBES USING COMMERCIAL INNO-LiPA MYCOBACTERIA V2 AND DNA ACCUPROBE ASSAYS

Suhail Ahmad and Eiman Mokaddas

 

COMPARISON OF BACTEC MGIT 960 SYSTEM AND LÖWENSTEIN-JENSEN MEDIUM FOR DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIA FROM CLINICAL SPECIMENS

Silva Tafaj, Fatbardha Sinani, Rubie Ibrahimi, Shpresa Tahiri, Manjola Mati, Brisida Prendi, Majlinda Mara

 

ESM07 Award, click here to view the posterSensitivity of the Thin Layer Agar method compared to MGIT 960 for the early detection of M. tuberculosis in clinical samples

 Anandi Martin, Junko Nakatsuka, Kristien Eggermont, Jaime Robledo, Francis Varaine, Juan Carlos Palomino, Françoise Portaels

 

EVALUATION OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE KITS VERSUS CLASSICAL METHODS FOR THE DIRECT DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIA IN CLINICAL SPECIMENS

E. Fakiri, E. Papaeustathiou, D. Bassoulis, G. Floropoulou, A. Kosmopoulou, S. Mamoucha, E. Papafragas

 

THE SPECIFICITY AND SENSITIVITY OF A NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST, TB-ST TEST AGAINST ACTIVE TB

Singh Mahavir

 

ISOLATION OF TWO MYCOBACTERIA SPECIES IN THE SAME SAMPLE: AN UNCOMMON FINDING

M. J. Ruiz-Serrano, M. Guembe, N. García-Escribano, O. Pérez-Olaso, T. Peláez, D. García de Viedma, E. Bouza

 

DIAGNOSIS OF MYCOBACTERIA TYPES FROM PULMONER AND EXTRA-PULMONER CLINICAL SPECIMENS WITH INNO-LIPA

Nukhet Kurultay, Asli Gamze Sener, Ilhan Afsar, Berna Gönül, Metin Turker

 

EVALUATION OF THE RESULTS OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS DIRECT TEST (MTD) AND MYCOBACTERIAL CULTURE IN URINE SAMPLES

Asli Gamze Sener, Nukhet Kurultay, Ilhan Afsar, Metin Turker

 

COMPARISON OF ZIEHL-NEELSEN STAIN, CULTURE MEDIA OF LOEWESTEIN-JENSEN, MB-REDOX AND MGIT WITH PCR FOR RECOVERY OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS

A. Fylaktou, Β. Koulourida, Μ. Moskophidis

 

NEW METHODS FOR THE QUALITY CONTROL OF CULTURE MEDIA FOR MYCOBACTERIA

Beer, J., Wacker, J., Rodloff, A. C.

 

EVALUATION OF FOUR DIAGNOSTIC METHODS FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN A FIVE YEAR TIME PERIOD

S. Smilakou, D. Fourkas, A. Pantazatou, E. Tambouratzi, V. Heliadi , A. Avlami

 

THE RESULTS OF QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD TESTING AMONG THE SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS IN BRASOV, ROMANIA

Carmen Macavei, Ionela Muntean, Dorina Frosin, Victoria Juganaru, M. V Macavei, Raluca Macavei

 

STABILITY OF QFT-G TEST FOR CONTACT SURVEY ON THE HIGHLY BCG- VACCINATED INDIVISUALS IN JAPAN - COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS AT TWO-MONTH WITH SIX-MONTH AFTER DIAGNOSIS OF INDEX CASES

Masako Wada, Kazue Higuchi, Nobuyuki Harada, Naoki Nakatubo, Tomoyo Narita, Eri Nakatani, Mariko Sato, and Tamotsu Akaho

 

RAPID DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION: MTD-TEST2 AND QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD-IN TUBE

Maria Müllerová, Václava Bártů

 

THE OBERSCHLEISSHEIM MODEL: INTERFERON-g RELEASE ASSAY VERSUS TUBERCULIN SKIN-TESTING DURING CONTACT INVESTIGATION

L. Naumann, H. Campe, D. Hagelstein

 

ASSESSMENT OF THE NEW INTERFERON-GAMMA RELEASE ELISA ASSAY IN CHILDREN WITH SUSPECTED TB IN A LOW INCIDENCE COUNTRY

Russo Cristina, Coltella Luana, Tozzi Alberto Eugenio, Menichella Donato

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD ASSAY IN THE NATIONAL REFERENCE LABORATORY FOR MYCOBACTERIA IN ATHENS

Kanavaki S., Karabela S., Nikolaou S., Tsagarakis N., Kentrou N., Konstantinou K.

 

COMPARISON OF TWO IFN-γ ASSAYS IN FOLLOW-UP OF THERAPY OF TUBERCULOSIS AND PREVENTIVE TREATMENT

Piana Federica, Codecasa Luigi R., Ferrarese Maurizio, Baldan Rossella, Cirillo Daniela M.

 

COMPARISON BETWEEN THE STANDARD TUBERCULIN SKIN TESTING AND AN ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOSPOT ASSAY (ELISPOT) FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION IN RHEUMATIC PATIENTS TREATED WITH TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR ANTAGONISTS

Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Nikolaos Stamoulis, Emilia Hadziyannis, Athanasios I. Archimandritis

 

RATES OF LATENT TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION AMONG MEDICAL STAFF IN A TB HOSPITAL FROM BRASOV, ROMANIA

Ionela Muntean, Carmen Macavei, M. V. Macavei, Raluca Macavei, Monica Lascu, H. Lapusan

 

PERFORMANCE OF QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD TEST IN SCREENING FOR LTBI AND DURING ANTI-TNF TREATMENT

Havelková M., Vencovský J., Forejtová Š., Jarošová K., Půtová I.

 

A WHOLE BLOOD INTERFERON-γ ASSAY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION IN AN UNSELECTED GREEK POPULATION

Irini Gerogianni, Maria Papala, Dimitra Klapsa, Elias Zinzaras, K. I. Gourgoulianis, Efi Petinaki

 

MYCOBACTERIUM SPECIES IN WATER AND SOIL SAMPLES FROM YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Ricardo Santos, João Fernandes, Fernanda Oliveira, Manuela Cadete

 

DIFFERENTIATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MYCOBACTERIUM XENOPI AND MYCOBACTERIUM HECKESHORNENSE

H. Saito, S. Ohtani, K. Nakanaga, N. Ishii, T. Iwamoto, A. Kodama

 

CONTROL OF THE SYNTHESIS OF RIBOSOMES IN MYCOBACTERIUM FORTUITUM

M. C. Nuñez, M. C. Menendez, R. A. Cox, M. J. Garcia

 

RETROSPECTIVE IS901 RFLP ANALYSIS OF MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM SUBSP. AVIUM ISOLATES FROM DOMESTIC ANIMALS

M. Pate, B. Krt, Ž. Cvetnić, M. Ocepek

 

PARATUBERCULOSIS HISTOPHATOLOGICAL SUDIES IN PORTUGUESE SHEEP FROM SERRA DA ESTRELA REGION

Vitória A.; Vala H.; Santos C.; Esteves F.; Seixas C. ; Afonso A. F.; Ribeiro M.T.F.A., Amado A.

 

INCREASED ISOLATION OF MYCOBACTERIA OTHER THAN TUBERCULOSIS AT NATIONAL REFERENCE LABORATORY FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN ZAMBIA. SHOULD WE GET CONCERNED?

B. R. Tembwe, Siwale S., Kakula N., Kapata N., Simpungwe J.B., Mukonka V.

 

NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA IN SLOVENIA IN 2000 to 2006 – A NATION-WIDE STUDY

Manca Zolnir–Dovc, Mateja Pate, Matjaz Ocepek, Damijan Erzen

 

ISOLATION OF MYCOBACTERIUM MALMOENSE ON THE ISLAND OF CRETE, GREECE, EUROPE’S MOST SOUTHERN REGION

I. S. Kourbeti, I. K. Neonakis, Z. Gitti, G. Bertsias, M. Baritaki, E. Petinaki, E. Krambovitis, D. A. Spandidos

 

FIRST NINE CASES OF MYCOBACTERIUM LENTIFLAVUM DETECTION IN GREECE

I. K. Neonakis, Z. Gitti, I. S. Kourbeti, H. Michelaki, E. Petinaki, A. Christidou, M. Baritaki, E. Nyktari, A. Dilintas, D. Potamianakis, E. Krambovitis, D. A. Spandidos

 

EPIDEMIOLOGIC INQUIRY IN PARATUBERCULOSIS SUSPECTED HERDS

Pereira I.; Vala H.; Santos C.; Esteves F.; Seixas C.; Afonso A. F.; Ribeiro M. T.,F. A.; Amado A.

 

Cellular morphology of MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM during its adaptation to dormancy

Rios-Sarabia, N.; Isibasi, A.; Cerna-Cortes, J.; Gonzalez-y-Merchand, J. A.

 

M. AVIUM HOMINISSUIS - MAIN CAUSE OF MYCOBACTERIAL INFECTION OF PIGS IN CROATIA

Ž. Cvetnić, S. Špičić, M. Benić, Vera Katalinić-Janković, Mateja Pate, B. Krt and M. Ocepek

 

Molecular identification of Non-TB (NTB) mycobacteria in routine laboratory investigation

Nikolaou S., Karabela S., Tsagarakis N., Anagnostou S., Raftopoulou A., Tubaniari K., Karfi P., Kanavaki S.

 

FIRST FINDINGS OF MYCOBACTERIA IN AFRICAN RODENTS AND INSECTIVORES USING STRATIFIED POOL SCREENING

Lies Durnez, Miriam Eddyani, Georgies F. Mgode, Abdul Katakweba, Charles R. Katholi, Robert R. Machang’u, Rudovik R. Kazwala, Françoise Portaels, Herwig Leirs

 

M. GORDONAE AND FIBROBRONCHOSCOPE

V. Andreev, A. Karcheva, S. Panayotov

 

PULMONARY MYCOBACTERIOSIS DUE TO MYCOBACTERIUM MUCOGENICUM

Kaustova J., Vrba Z.

 

SOFT TISSUE INFECTION CAUSED BY MYCOBACTERIUM FORTUITUM: A CASE REPORT

Z. Psaroudaki, A. Argyropoulou, V. Papastamopoulos, E. Platsouka, K. Hatsiou, S. Constantoulaki, S. Nikolaou, S. Kanavaki, A. Skoutelis, O. Paniara

 

MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE IN CHRONIC PATIENTS

A. Mavrommati, D. Neamonitou, S. Xrisou, E. Petineli, F. Boscopoulos, I. Boutsikaki, E. Galliou, M. Trivizakis, E. D. Sagkana

 

SURVEiLLANCE of Mycobacterium bovis infection IN Cattle in Great Britain during 2006

K. L. Jahans, D. R. Worth, J. Brown, J. M. Gunn, M. Okker, E. Wood and L. Potts

 

EVALUATION OF CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE (CPC) AS A DECONTAMINANT AND TRANSPORT MEDIUM FOR MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS INFECTED CATTLE TISSUES

Jahans K. L., Brown J., Potts L., Pirson C., Sayers A. R., Gunn, J. and Sayers, A. R.

 

MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL LINKS BETWEEN M. BOVIS STRAINS ISOLATED FROM CATTLE AND CERVIDS FROM EASTERN REGIONS OF PORTUGAL

Elsa L. Duarte, Margarida Domingos, Alice Amado and Ana Botelho

 

MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF M. BOVIS STRAINS ISOLATED IN ITALY: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION IN FOUR GENETIC CLUSTERS

M. B. Boniotti, G. Zanardi, M. Zanoni, G. Alborali, S. Tagliabue, V. Bonazza, D. Avisani, A. Gaffuri and M. L. Pacciarini.

 

MYCOBACTERIUM CAPRAE IN CATTLE AND HUMANS IN CROATIA

Cvetnic Z., V. Katalinic-Jankovic, B. Sostaric, S. Spicic, M. Obrovac, S. Marjanovic, M. Benic, B. Kristic Kirin, I. Vickovic

 

Rv3134c/dosR/dosS OPERON OF MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS BCG IS DEFERENTIALLY TRANSCRIBED UNDER “IN VITRO” STRESS CONDITIONS

Rodríguez J. G., Burbano C. S., Nuñez C., González C. E., Zambrano M. M., García M. and Del Portillo P.

 

POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION BASED DIAGNOSIS OF PRIMARY GASTRIC TUBERCULOSIS IN AN 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN: A CASE REPORT

Orhan Baylan, Guldem Kilciler, Ali Albay, Ahmet Tuzun, Ozgul Kisa, Kemal Dagalp

 

PRIMARY CLINICAL TUBERCULOSIS OF SCROTUM – ALERT REPORT

António Amorim-Santos, Alexandre Gomes, Conceição Gomes, Edna Pereira

 

SPONDYLODISCITIS SPECIFICA SEGM. L4L5 – REPORT OF CASE

Z. Kristof, A. Cvitkovic, M. Tomic Paradzik, M. Petanovic

 

FIRST CASE OF EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN GREECE

Z. Gitti, I. K. Neonakis, M. Baritaki, I. S. Kourbeti, E. Petinaki, F. Kontos, A. Georgiladakis, G. Sevastaki, G. Metaxaris, S. Bazigos, E. Krambovitis, D. A. Spandidos

 

MILIARY TUBERCULOSIS IN A NEONATE

E. Fernandes, L. Reis, P. Cristóvão, R. Macedo, A. Garcia, L. Varandas, L. Brum

 

UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF EXTRAPULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS – KNEE TUBERCULOSIS – A CASE REPORT

Marina Payerl-Pal, Andrej Pal, Željka Perhoč, Tomislav Novinščak

 

UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF EXTRAPULMONARY TUBERCOLOSIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES

M. Mendris, H. Prifti, E. Kastritis, E. Zoulias, E. Kostis, V. Petrocheilou-Paschou, M. A. Dimopoulos

 

LUPUS VULGARIS IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT: A CLINICOHISTOPATHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSİS

F. Sule Afsar, Ilhan Afsar, Qulden Diniz, Suna Asilsoy, Yelda Sorguc

 

PELVIC MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS CAUSING PRIMARY AMENORRHOEA: A CASE REPORT

A. Fylaktou, D. Athanatos, Μ. Moskophidis

 

THE NEW THREAT OF EXTENSIVELY DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS (XDR TB)

Karabela S, Nikolaou S, Tsagarakis N, Koletou M, Martsoukou P, Kanavaki S

 

HIP TUBERCULOSIS IN A IMMUNOSUPPRESSED PATIENT

A. Argyropoulou, Z. Psaroudaki, E. Platsouka, M. Kaliakmani, N. Harchalakis , K. Papagiannakos, S. Tzevelekos, E. Nikiforakis, Z. Stavrou, S. Constantoulaki, O. Paniara

 

TUBERCULOSIS 2006. PATIENTS’ CONTROL, DURING THE YEAR 2006, AT THE MBTB REFERENCE CENTER OF THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI PNEUMONOLOGICAL CLINIC IN THE GENERAL HOSPITAL “G. PAPANIKOLAOU”

Eleni Kalafati–Tzimaka, Ioannis Georgitzikis, Maria Tzimaka, Dimitrios Patakas

 

FIRST AND SECOND-LINE ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY RATES OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS CLINICAL ISOLATES IN 2005 AND 2006

Ali Albay, Ozgul Kisa, Ahmet Tombak, Gulnur Tarhan, Ismail Ceyhan

 

MYCOBACTERIAL SPECIES DIVERSITY AT A GENERAL HOSPITAL ON THE ISLAND OF CRETE

I. K. Neonakis, Z. Gitti, I. S. Kourbeti, M. Baritaki, E. Petinaki, H. Messaritakis, G. Alevraki, E. Papadomanolaki, E. Tsafaraki, A. Tsouri, E. Krambovitis, D. A. Spandidos

 

RESISTANCE OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES ON THE ISLAND OF CRETE, GREECE

I. K. Neonakis, Z. Gitti, M. Baritaki, I. S. Kourbeti, E. Petinaki, S. Maraki, K. Dimoulas, E. Tsamis, S. Bazigos, E. Krambovitis, D. A. Spandidos

 

Tuberculosis and drug resistance during one-year period among patients in Southwestern Greece

M. Christofidou, F. Paliogianni, S. Vamvakopoulou, K. Michalacopoulou, M. Sevdali, G. Dimitracopoulos, I. Spiliopoulou

 

Incidence of super MDR TB strains in MDR TB. Is there any super MDR TB in Iran?

M. Naderinasab, S. Sorouch, G. Ghenaat, P. Farnia

 

SIXTEEN CASES OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) TUBERCULOSIS WITH BACTERIOLOGICAL CONFIRMATION DURING THE LAST DECADE IN A TERTIARY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Z. Psaroudaki, A. Argyropoulou, S. Constantoulaki, G. Margaritis, E. Perivoliotis, A. Karaferi, S. Kanavaki, O. Paniara

 

DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES IN NORTH-WESTERN GREECE OVER FIFTEEN-YEAR PERIOD (1991-2005)

S. Levidiotou, G. Vrioni, H. Gesouli, X. Pappa, D. Papamihail, S. Constantopoulos

 

ANALYSIS OF MYCOBACTERIUM CULTURE RESULTS IN A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL OF GREECE

A. Pasxali, A. Barlinga, E. Klonou, Ε. Kondou, T. Provata, V. Sanida, N. Kouri, E. Panagiotaki

 

Susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex by the BACTEC MGIT 960 Systems

E. Fakiri, E. Papaeustathiou, D. Bassoulis, A. Spiridakis, S. Mamoucha, A. Kosmopoulou, E. Papafragas

 

Isolation frequency of Mycobacterium sp. in a general hospital during a 5-year period

Skandami Vasiliki, Tsiringa Athanasia, Xanthaki Anna, Minettou Maria, Fotiou Panagiota, Kaloheri Andromahi, Toutouza Marina

 

DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIA IN CLINICAL SPECIMENS BY CONVENTIONAL METHODS DURING FOUR YEARS PERIOD IN IZMIR, TURKEY

Ilhan Afsar, Asli Gamze Sener, Nukhet Kurultay, Ismail Serkan Salman, Metin Turker

 

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF TUBERCULOSIS IN SOUTHWESTERN GREECE

J. Zaharopoulos, E. Mendrinou, S. Paratiras, G. Stavropoulou, P. Grammenou, E. Ikonomopoulou, A. Regli

 

TUBERCULOSIS IN GENERAL HOSPITAL OF LESVOS: EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY

Iatroudelli I., Gelastopoulou K., Korovesi N., Mavrogiorgis A., Andreadis D., Xinelli A., Hrisofakis G.

 

ISOLATION FREQUENCY AND DRUG RESISTANCE IN EXTRAPULMONARY MYCOBACTERIOSIS

Nikolaus S., Karabela S., Anagnostou S., Raftopoulou A., Kapotis C., Karfi P., Toubaniari K., Kanavaki S.

 

CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN CENTRAL GREECE

Papala Maria, Gerogianni Irini, Gourgoulianis K. I., Petinaki Efthimia

 

MYCOBACTERIUM LENTIFLAVUM: HIGH ISOLATION RATES DURING ROUTINE TESTING

F. Kontos, M. E. Barda, I. Marinou, K. Chatzigeorgiou, N. Siafakas, L. Zerva

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE GENOTYPE MTBDR ASSAY FOR DETECTION OF SUSCEPTIBILITY TO RIFAMPIN AND ISONIAZID IN MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS

Cengiz Cavusoglu, Hale Bozkurt

 

GATIFLOXACIN COMPARED TO SEVERAL STANDARD AGENTS AGAINST M. TUBERCULOSIS HN878 IN A MOUSE TUBERCULOSIS MODEL

M. Cynamon, M. Sklaney

 

EVALUATION OF THE TB-TEST KIT FOR RAPID DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING OF M. TUBERCULOSIS

L. Domotenko, T. Morozova, N. Akimova, L. Alexeeva, I. Shemyakin, V. Stepanshina, I. Dorozhkova

 

growth KINETICS of M. TUBERCULOSIS measured by quantitative resazurin reduction assay

Andrea von Groll, Anandi Martin, Pedro Eduardo Almeida da Silva, Françoise Portaels, Juan Carlos Palomino

 

EVALUATION OF THE GENOTYPE MTBDR-PLUS ASSAY FOR RIFAMPICIN AND ISONIAZID SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS

Doris Hillemann, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes and Elvira Richter

 

SAFETY OF MOXIFLOXACIN IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS

S. Blaas, N. Al-Deri, B. Ehrenstein, R. Mütterlein, L. Naumann, B. Werner, B. Salzberger

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF rpoB MUTATIONS IN RIFAMPIN-RESISTANT CLINICAL MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES FROM IRAN

Khosravi Azar, Farnia Parissa, Doustdar Farahnoosh

 

DETECTION OF MUTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ISONIAZID RESISTANCE IN MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES FROM IRAN

Doustdar Farahnoosh, Farnia Parisa, Khosravi Azar

 

RESISTANCE MECHANISMS OF ISONIAZID- AND RIFAMPICIN-RESISTANT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES FROM THE ISLAND OF CRETE, GREECE

Z. Gitti, I. K. Neonakis, M. Baritaki, I. S. Kourbeti, E. Petinaki, F. Kontos, A. Dilintas, M. Katrinaki, S. Kanaki, S. Bazigos, E. Krambovitis, D. A. Spandidos

 

DETECTION OF MUTATION AT katG GENE CODON 315 IN ISOLATES OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS

Verza Mirela; Maschmann R. A.; Silva, M. S.; Sperhacke R. D.; Zaha, A.; Rossetti, M. L.

 

XDR and MDR-TB markers: a way to overcome resistance detection

Rita Macedo, João Perdigão, Isabel Portugal, Laura Brum

 

SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING WITH BACT/ALERT 3D PLASTIC BOTTLES – AN EXAMPLE FOR THE RATIONAL OPTIMIZATION OF SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTS

Beer, J., Knigge, S., Rodloff, A. C.

 

USE OF BACTEC MGIT 960 TECHNIQUE FOR TESTING SUSCEPTIBILITIES OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS TO SECOND LINE DRUGS

Ruiz P., Gutierrez J., Zerolo J. and Casal M.

 

New improved DNA-isolation method for rapid and sensitive molecular detection of mutations associated with Rifampin and Isoniacid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Michael Weizenegger

 

DETECTION OF MUTATIONS CONFERRING RIFAMPIN RESISTANCE TO MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES

Maschmann R. A.; Verza M.; Sperhacke R. D.; Silva M. S.; Zaha A.; Rossetti M.L.

 

THE RIBONUCLEOTIDE REDUCTASE SYSTEM OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS AS A SPECIFIC TARGET FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Matthias Stehr and Mahavir Singh

 

MUTATIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ETHAMBUTOL RESISTANCE-DETERMINATING REGION IN ETHAMBUTOL-RESISTANT ISOLATES: PREVALENCE OF embB306 MUTATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN ETHAMBUTOL RESISTANCE

João Perdigão, Rita Macedo, Laura Brum, Isabel Portugal

 

Rapid detection of Pyrazinamide-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates in Portugal

João Perdigão, Rita Macedo, Laura Brum, Isabel Portugal

 

DETECTION OF DRUG RESISTANCE IN MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS USING DIAGNOSTIC OLIGONUCLEOTIDE ARRAYS

Stefan Monecke, Stefan Weber, Steffen Vogel, Peter Slickers, Ralf Ehricht

 

ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUG TOXICITY IN PATIENTS RECEIVING THERAPY FOR ACTIVE OR LATENT TUBERCULOSIS

Papala Maria, Gerogianni Irini , Gourgoulianis K. I., Petinaki Efthimia

 

GENOTYPING OF RIFAMPIN-RESISTANT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES BY MIRU-VNTR ANALYSIS

Cengiz Cavusoglu, Eylem Karatas, Ilknur Soyler

 

POPULATION STRUCTURE OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX STRAINS FROM SIERRA LEONE

Susanne Kretschmer, Erik Post, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Stefan Niemann

 

MOLECULAR GENETICS OF DRUG-RESISTANT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS ISOLATED IN FINLAND DURING 1995 TO 2004

Johanna Mäkinen, Merja Marjamäki, Harri Marttila, Petri Ruutu and Hanna Soini

 

OUTBREAK OF DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN A COUNTRY WITH LOW INCIDENCE OF TB

Solomon Ghebremichael, Ramona Petersson, Tuija Koivula, Sven Hoffner, Victoria Romanus, Gunilla Källenius

 

IDENTIFICATION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS BEIJING GENOTYPES IN SWEDEN

Ramona Petersson, Solomon Ghebremichael, Tuija Koivula, Emmi Andersson, Sven Hoffner, Victoria Romanus, Gunilla Källenius

 

MOLECULER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SUSCEPTIBILITIES OF SECOND-LINE ANTITUBERCULOSIS DRUGS OF MULTI-DRUGS RESITANCE (MDR) MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS ISOLATED FROM DIFFERENT REGION OF TURKEY

Gülnur Tarhan, Rıza Durmaz, Ismail Ceyhan, Selami Günal, Salih Cesur, Refik Saydam

 

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: six years of surveillance in a metropolitan area of Madrid, Spain

J. Cacho, A. Pérez Meixeira, A. García-Cañas, I. Cano, A. Ramos Martos, M. Sánchez-Concheiro, M. S. Jiménez, S. Samper and C. Martín

 

THE DISTRIBUTION OF FAMILIES OF DRUG-RESISTANT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES

Ozgul Kisa, Gulnur Tarhan, Ismail Ceyhan, Ali Albay, Alpaslan Alp, Zeynep Saribas, Ahmet Tombak

 

A GLOBAL COMPARISON OF ESTIMATED INCIDENCE OF MDR-TB

Ruth McNerney and Ellen Zager

 

THE SPECIFICITY OF SPOLIGOTYPING FOR MYCOBACTERIA TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX GROUP

S. Alghamdi and R. McNerney

 

GENOCARD: A USEFUL TOOL FOR DATA COLLECTION ON DRUG RESISTANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY IN TUBERCULOSIS SURVEILLANCE

Miotto Paolo, Cuna Zaina, Salomao Maungate, and Cirillo Daniela Maria

 

Characteristics of M. tuberculosis Isolates Recovered in Central Russia

Shemyakin I. G., Stepanshina V. N., Blagodatskikh S. A., Nizova A. V., Bogun A. G.

 

GENOTYPING HETEROGENECITY OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS ISOLATED FROM NON-RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS OF THE TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS IN MALATYA/TURKEY: A PRELIMINARY REPORT

Selami Gunal, Rıza Durmaz , Cengiz Güney , Cengiz Çavuşoğlu

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF IS6110 INSERTION SITES IN A HIGHLY PREVALENT AND OUTBREAK ASSOCIATED MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAIN

López-Calleja A. I., Samper S., Gavin P., Gomez A. B., Otal I., Lezcano M. A., Revillo M. J., Martín C.

 

MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TUBERCULOSIS IN BOGOTÁ – COLOMBIA

J. E. Hernández, F. P. De la Hoz, M. I. Murcia

 

MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS PHYLOGENETIC CLADES AMONG MONO- AND MULTIPLE-DRUG RESISTANT CLINICAL ISOLATES IN SAUDI ARABIA: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY

Sahal A. M. Al-Hajoj, Thierry Zozio , Fahad Al-Rabiah, Viquar Mohammad, Maryam Al-Nasser and Nalin Rastogi

 

MOLECULAR CHARACERISTICS OF ISONIAZID RESISTANT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES IN JAPAN

C. Abe, I. Kobayashi, S. Mitarai, M. Wada, H. Ogata, and L. H. Sng

 

EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDY OF TUBERCULOSIS CASES AND RELATED RISK FACTOR IN BABOLSAR CENTER OF TB CONTROL, IN LAST DECADE

Z. Moulana, M. Ghoreishi, Karimi-Nia, M. Mohseni,A .Sadeghi

 

THREE-STEP MIRU-VNTR FOR ROUTINE LABORATORY PRACTICE

Nuran Esen, Aydan Ozkutuk, Hüseyin Coban

 

COMPARING MOLECULAR AND CONVENTIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY IN ANALYSING MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS IN LOW INCIDENCE COUNTY IN NORTHERN CROATIA

Mihaela Obrovac, Vera Katalinic–Jankovic, Marina Payerl-Pal, Irena Kovacevic, Miroslav Horvat

 

Single nucleotide POLYMORPHISMS in two DNA repair genes for differentiation of Haarlem STRAINS of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Olano J., López B., Reyes A., Lemos M. P., del Portillo P., Barrera L., Ritacco V., Zambrano M. M.

 

TUBERCULOSIS EPIDEMIOLOGY IN WESTERN SWEDEN STUDIED WITH MLVA

Erik Svensson, Christina Welinder-Olsson and Malin Ridell

 

MDR-TB in Lisbon area: data report from 2004 to 2006

Rita Macedo, João Perdigão, Isabel Portugal, Laura Brum

 

Genetic Heterogenicity and Susceptibility of Multi Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex strains to Anti-TB Drugs other than Second Line

Zeaur Rahim, Tamanna Zarin, Shahzada Khan, Anisur Rahman, Jessica de Beer, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Dick van Soolingen and Adri G. M. van der Zanden

 

MANAGEMENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF TUBERCULOSIS USING GENOTYPING

A. Miranda, A. Tavares Magalhães, R. Duarte, R. Braga, I. Valente, A. Carvalho, J. Rola, and H. Barros

 

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS STRAINS FROM BULGARIA

Violeta Valcheva, Igor Mokrousov, Olga Narvskaya, Nadya Markova and Nalin Rastogi

 

INCIDENCE OF cmaa2 GENE IN BEIJING AND NON-BEIJING STRAIN OF M. TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATED IN TB PATIENTS

Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Nour Amirmozafari, Parisa Farnia, Farideh Ghazi

 

MAGNETIC BEAD-BASED IS6110-RFLP METHOD FOR GENOTYPING OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ISOLATES

Cengiz Cavusoglu

 

EIGHTEEN-YEARS EVOLUTION OF THE TUBERCULOUS INFECTION IN SCHOOLCHILDREN 1ST YEAR OF BASIC GENERAL EDUCATION IN HERAKLION, CRETE (1988-2006)

G. Pitsidianakis, E. Stylianoudaki, L. Malliotaki, H. Papadopoulou, V. Lykiardopoulos, V. Liakou, I. Bibakis

 

TUBERCULOUS INFECTION INDEX AMONG INMATES IN ALIKARNASSOS PRISON OF HERAKLION-CRETE

G. Pitsidianakis, E. Stylianoudaki, L. Malliotaki, H. Papadopoulou, V. Lykiardopoulos, V. Liakou, I. Bibakis

 

TUBERCULOUS INFECTION INDEX AMONG IMIGRANTS IN HERAKLION – CRETE

G. Pitsidianakis, E. Stylianoudaki, L. Malliotaki, H. Papadopoulou, V. Lykiardopoulos, V. Liakou, I. Bibakis

 

Typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated in Community Health Centers of Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil

Mara Cardoso Oelemann, Harrison M. Gomes, Eve Willery, Amanda N. B. Fontes, Márcia A. S. Pereira, Yolanda Bravin, Guida Barreira, Afrânio L. Kritski, Philip Supply and Philip N. Suffys

 

CHILDHOOD TUBERCULOSIS IN THE ATHENS AREA FROM 2001 UNTIL 2006

Demetriou Elizabeth, Metsou Flora, Gelesme Anna, Tsolas George, Tsolia Maria