Elizabeth L Corbett

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Publications

  1. pmc Uptake of workplace HIV counselling and testing: a cluster-randomised trial in Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e238. 2006
  2. pmc Epidemiology of tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence population provided with enhanced diagnosis of symptomatic disease
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e22. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities, challenges, and change in the era of antiretroviral treatment
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 367:926-37. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence during a cluster-randomized trial of two strategies providing voluntary counselling and testing at the workplace, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 21:483-9. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus and the prevalence of undiagnosed tuberculosis in African gold miners
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:673-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Nursing and community rates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among students in Harare, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 44:317-23. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Stable incidence rates of tuberculosis (TB) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative South African gold miners during a decade of epidemic HIV-associated TB
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 188:1156-63. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality in South African gold miners: impact of untreated disease due to human immunodeficiency virus
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1251-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of routine isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence among HIV-infected men in South Africa: a novel randomized incremental recruitment study
    Alison D Grant
    Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    JAMA 293:2719-25. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Thibela TB: design and methods of a cluster randomised trial of the effect of community-wide isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis amongst gold miners in South Africa
    Katherine L Fielding
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:382-92. 2011

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Publications33

  1. pmc Uptake of workplace HIV counselling and testing: a cluster-randomised trial in Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e238. 2006
    ..HIV counselling and testing is a key component of both HIV care and HIV prevention, but uptake is currently low. We investigated the impact of rapid HIV testing at the workplace on uptake of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)...
  2. pmc Epidemiology of tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence population provided with enhanced diagnosis of symptomatic disease
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e22. 2007
    ..We investigated the epidemiology of prevalent and incident TB in a high HIV prevalence population provided with enhanced primary health care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities, challenges, and change in the era of antiretroviral treatment
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 367:926-37. 2006
    ..Here, we review tuberculosis epidemiology in Africa and policy implications of HIV/AIDS treatment scale-up...
  4. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence during a cluster-randomized trial of two strategies providing voluntary counselling and testing at the workplace, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 21:483-9. 2007
    ..Counselling may promote beneficial behavioural change, although knowledge of negative status does not appear to contribute further benefit...
  5. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus and the prevalence of undiagnosed tuberculosis in African gold miners
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:673-9. 2004
    ..The difference in mean duration of smear positivity was particularly marked and, if generalizable, will have major implications for TB control prospects in high HIV prevalence areas...
  6. ncbi request reprint Nursing and community rates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among students in Harare, Zimbabwe
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 44:317-23. 2007
    ..We compared institutional rates and community rates of tuberculin skin test (TST) conversion in Harare, Zimbabwe...
  7. ncbi request reprint Stable incidence rates of tuberculosis (TB) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative South African gold miners during a decade of epidemic HIV-associated TB
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 188:1156-63. 2003
    ..94, for 1995-1997, 0.96, for 1998-1999, and 1.05, for 1999-2000. Preventing a secondary epidemic of TB among HIV-negative individuals may be achievable with conventional means, even in settings with a high burden of HIV-associated TB...
  8. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality in South African gold miners: impact of untreated disease due to human immunodeficiency virus
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1251-8. 2002
    ..A broad range of infectious conditions is significantly associated with HIV infection in South African miners. Identification and implementation of effective prophylactic regimens are urgently needed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of routine isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence among HIV-infected men in South Africa: a novel randomized incremental recruitment study
    Alison D Grant
    Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    JAMA 293:2719-25. 2005
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Thibela TB: design and methods of a cluster randomised trial of the effect of community-wide isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis amongst gold miners in South Africa
    Katherine L Fielding
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:382-92. 2011
    ..The trial is registered with the Current Controlled Trials: Registration number ISRCTN63327174...
  11. pmc Perception of risk of vertically acquired HIV infection and acceptability of provider-initiated testing and counseling among adolescents in Zimbabwe
    Rashida A Ferrand
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Am J Public Health 101:2325-32. 2011
    ..We investigated attitudes toward provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC) in the suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe, where late presentation after mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) is a major cause of adolescent mortality...
  12. pmc Comparison of two active case-finding strategies for community-based diagnosis of symptomatic smear-positive tuberculosis and control of infectious tuberculosis in Harare, Zimbabwe (DETECTB): a cluster-randomised trial
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 376:1244-53. 2010
    ..We tested two active case-finding strategies to target long periods of infectiousness before diagnosis, which is typical of HIV-negative tuberculosis and is a key driver of transmission...
  13. pmc A primary care level algorithm for identifying HIV-infected adolescents in populations at high risk through mother-to-child transmission
    Rashida A Ferrand
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 16:349-55. 2011
    ..To present an algorithm for primary-care health workers for identifying HIV-infected adolescents in populations at high risk through mother-to-child transmission...
  14. doi request reprint Undiagnosed HIV infection among adolescents seeking primary health care in Zimbabwe
    Rashida A Ferrand
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 51:844-51. 2010
    ..We therefore investigated the epidemiology of HIV infection at the primary care level...
  15. pmc AIDS among older children and adolescents in Southern Africa: projecting the time course and magnitude of the epidemic
    Rashida A Ferrand
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    AIDS 23:2039-46. 2009
    ..An AIDS epidemic among older children and adolescents is clinically apparent in Southern Africa. We estimated the likely scale and time course of the epidemic in older survivors of vertical HIV infection...
  16. ncbi request reprint The growing burden of tuberculosis: global trends and interactions with the HIV epidemic
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England, UK
    Arch Intern Med 163:1009-21. 2003
    ..The increasing global burden of tuberculosis (TB) is linked to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  17. pmc Causes of acute hospitalization in adolescence: burden and spectrum of HIV-related morbidity in a country with an early-onset and severe HIV epidemic: a prospective survey
    Rashida A Ferrand
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 7:e1000178. 2010
    ..However, the overall impact on adolescent health in settings with high HIV seroprevalence has not previously been investigated...
  18. pmc Chronic lung disease in adolescents with delayed diagnosis of vertically acquired HIV infection
    Rashida A Ferrand
    Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 55:145-52. 2012
    ..Chronic respiratory symptoms are more common than would be anticipated based on the HIV literature...
  19. ncbi request reprint HIV-1/AIDS and the control of other infectious diseases in Africa
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 359:2177-87. 2002
    ..In addition to enhancing access to HIV-1 prevention and care, public health surveillance and control programmes should be greatly intensified to cope with the new realities of infectious disease control in Africa...
  20. pmc Survey of children accessing HIV services in a high prevalence setting: time for adolescents to count?
    Rashida Ferrand
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, England
    Bull World Health Organ 88:428-34. 2010
    ....
  21. pmc Periodic active case finding for TB: when to look?
    Peter J Dodd
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e29130. 2011
    ..To investigate the factors influencing the performance and cost-efficacy of periodic rounds of active case finding (ACF) for TB...
  22. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene promoter may predispose to severe silicosis in black South African miners
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:690-3. 2002
    ..A predominant effect on disease severity, rather than on disease frequency, appears to be a general feature of promoter polymorphism in diseases in which TNF-alpha has a critical role...
  23. pmc HIV decline in Zimbabwe due to reductions in risky sex? Evidence from a comprehensive epidemiological review
    Simon Gregson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:1311-23. 2010
    ..We assessed the contributions of rising mortality, falling HIV incidence and sexual behaviour change to the decline in HIV prevalence...
  24. pmc Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of methyl mycocerosates released by thermochemolysis
    Denise M O'Sullivan
    Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e32836. 2012
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Trends in tuberculosis and the influence of HIV infection in northern Malawi, 1988-2001
    Martien W Borgdorff
    AIDS 18:1465-7. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Voluntary counseling and testing by nurse counselors: what is the role of routine repeated testing after a negative result?
    Ronnie Matambo
    Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Clin Infect Dis 42:569-71. 2006
    ..0065%-1.4%) and no "true" seroconversions (upper 95% confidence limit, 0.96%) were detected. High-risk behavior was not significantly reduced. Policies recommending routine retesting need to be reconsidered...
  27. ncbi request reprint HIV infection presenting in older children and adolescents: a case series from Harare, Zimbabwe
    Rashida A Ferrand
    Mortimer Market Centre, Camden Primary Care Trust, London WC1E 6AU, UK
    Clin Infect Dis 44:874-8. 2007
    ..We investigated social and clinical features in patients of this age group presenting to a HIV treatment clinic with special adolescent services in Harare, Zimbabwe...
  28. ncbi request reprint HIV infection and chronic chest disease as risk factors for bacterial pneumonia: a case-control study
    Salome Charalambous
    Aurum Health Research, Welkom, South Africa
    AIDS 17:1531-7. 2003
    ..To investigate risk factors for severe acute pneumonia in South African gold miners...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clinical management of tuberculosis in the context of HIV infection
    Bouke C de Jong
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Annu Rev Med 55:283-301. 2004
    ..However, given the disproportionate amount of TB/HIV in less-developed nations and the increasing availability of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings, the issues presented will become increasingly relevant globally...
  30. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of secondary isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected Southern Africans: time to change policy?
    Gavin J Churchyard
    Aurum Health Research, Welkom, South Africa
    AIDS 17:2063-70. 2003
    ..To determine the efficacy of secondary preventive therapy against tuberculosis (TB) among gold miners working in South Africa...
  31. pmc Impact of enhanced tuberculosis diagnosis in South Africa: a mathematical model of expanded culture and drug susceptibility testing
    David W Dowdy
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite W6508, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11293-8. 2008
    ..In South Africa, expanding TB culture and DST could substantially reduce TB, and particularly MDR-TB, mortality. Control of XDR-TB will require additional interventions, the impact of which may be enhanced by improved TB diagnosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Chronic cough in primary health care attendees, Harare, Zimbabwe: diagnosis and impact of HIV infection
    Shungu S Munyati
    National Institute of Health Research, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1818-27. 2005
    ..At the primary health care level, the spectrum of disease that causes chronic cough has not been previously investigated in a setting with a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  33. ncbi request reprint HIV and tuberculosis: surveillance revisited
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:709. 2003