Marcus B Conde
Affiliation: Rio de Janeiro
- Vital capacity and inspiratory capacity as additional parameters to evaluate bronchodilator response in asthmatic patients: a cross sectional studyKaren S Azevedo
Laboratory of Pulmonary Function Tests, Institute of Thoracic Diseases, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 21941 913, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BMC Pulm Med 12:49. 2012..However, the need for additional parameters, mainly among patients with severe asthma, has already been demonstrated...
- Evaluation of real-time PCR of patient pleural effusion for diagnosis of tuberculosisFranciele Rosso
Centro de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Fundação Estadual de Produção e Pesquisa em Saúde Av, Ipiranga, 5400, ZIP code 90610 000, Porto Alegre, Brazil
BMC Res Notes 4:279. 2011..abstract:..
- Predicting smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis with classification trees and logistic regression: a cross-sectional studyFernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello
Tuberculosis Research Unit, Clementino Fraga Filho Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BMC Public Health 6:43. 2006..Smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis (SNPT) accounts for 30% of pulmonary tuberculosis cases reported yearly in Brazil. This study aimed to develop a prediction model for SNPT for outpatients in areas with scarce resources...
- T-SPOT.TB responses during treatment of pulmonary tuberculosisSamantha Ribeiro
Instituto de Doenças do Torax Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BMC Infect Dis 9:23. 2009..Immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens could serve as surrogate markers of treatment response...
- Yield of sputum induction in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosisMarcus B Conde
Divisão de Tisiologia e Pneumologia, Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:723-5. 2003..6). The yield of sputum cultures obtained by SI is high in patients suspected of having pleural TB even in those cases with no pulmonary parenchymal abnormalities on the chest radiograph...
- The usefulness of serum adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) activity in adults for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosisM B Conde
Servico de Pneumologia, Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Av Brigadeiro Trompowsky, s no, 3o andar, SME da Pneumologia, Ilha do Fundao, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Respir Med 96:607-10. 2002..5%, the positive predictive value of 10.9% and the negative predictive value of 96.2%. We concluded that serum ADA2 activity is neither useful to diagnosis of active PTB nor to differentiate from other respiratory diseases...
- Immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG immune responses against P-90 antigen for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and screening for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infectionMarcus B Conde
Unidade de Pesquisa em Tuberculose, Instituto de Doenças do Tórax, Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 11:94-7. 2004..tuberculosis exposure and development of disease...
- Point-of-care Arkansas method for measuring adherence to treatment with isoniazidRenata L Guerra
Tuberculosis Clinical Research Laboratory, Institute of Thoracic Diseases, Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Respir Med 104:754-7. 2010..This test accurately detected INH metabolites 24h following directly observed INH intake, though sensitivity and specificity may be compromised by tobacco smoke exposure...
- Moxifloxacin versus ethambutol in the initial treatment of tuberculosis: a double-blind, randomised, controlled phase II trialMarcus B Conde
Instituto de Doencas do Torax Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lancet 373:1183-9. 2009..The fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin is a promising new agent that might have additive activity to existing antituberculosis agents. We assessed the activity and safety of moxifloxacin in the initial stage of tuberculosis treatment...
- Effect of continuous positive airway pressure on fluid absorption among patients with pleural effusion due to tuberculosisJuliana F Oliveira
Centro Universitário Augusto Motta, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Rev Bras Fisioter 14:127-32. 2010..Tuberculosis (TB) remains as an important public health problem worldwide. The most common type is pulmonary TB, and the most prevalent form of extra-pulmonary disease among HIV-negative patients is pleural disease...
- The presence of a booster phenomenon among contacts of active pulmonary tuberculosis cases: a retrospective cohortCristiane G Salles
Instituto de Doencas do Torax Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, SME da Pneumologia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
BMC Public Health 7:38. 2007..tb) or BCG vaccination from a tuberculin conversion. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of boosted tuberculin skin tests among contacts of individuals with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB)...
- The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex-restricted gene cfp32 encodes an expressed protein that is detectable in tuberculosis patients and is positively correlated with pulmonary interleukin-10Richard C Huard
Division of International Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Joan and Sanford I Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
Infect Immun 71:6871-83. 2003..tuberculosis pathogenic mechanism. Overall, CFP32 is an attractive target for drug and vaccine design as well as new diagnostic strategies...
- Field evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for tuberculosisCeline Gounder
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
J Clin Microbiol 40:1989-93. 2002..However, further evaluation of these tests in specific epidemiologic settings may be warranted...
- Specimen dilution improves sensitivity of the amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test for smear microscopy-positive respiratory specimensRenata L Guerra
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Clin Microbiol 46:314-6. 2008..The difference in MTD test sensitivity between the dilution and conventional methods was 15.9% (P = 0.001) for smear microscopy-positive specimens and -3.6% (P = 0.38) for smear microscopy-negative specimens...
- Serologic diagnosis of tuberculosis using a simple commercial multiantigen assayMark D Perkins
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Chest 123:107-12. 2003..Seven primary health clinics and a pulmonary disease specialty clinic in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil...