Kenneth G Castro

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Bridging implementation, knowledge, and ambition gaps to eliminate tuberculosis in the United States and globally
    Kenneth G Castro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:337-42. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe or fatal liver injury in 50 patients in the United States taking rifampin and pyrazinamide for latent tuberculosis infection
    Kashef Ijaz
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:346-55. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint HIV infection and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: the perfect storm
    Charles D Wells
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:S86-107. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in the United States, 1993-2007
    N Sarita Shah
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 300:2153-60. 2008
  5. pmc Unexpected decline in tuberculosis cases coincident with economic recession - United States, 2009
    Carla A Winston
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:846. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus comorbidity, United States, 1993-2004
    Rachel Albalak
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30323, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2443-52. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in the United States: achieving tuberculosis elimination
    Kevin P Cain
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:75-9. 2007
  8. pmc Improved program activities are associated with decreasing tuberculosis incidence in the United States
    Mark N Lobato
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:108-15. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint National survey to measure rates of liver injury, hospitalization, and death associated with rifampin and pyrazinamide for latent tuberculosis infection
    Peter D McElroy
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1125-33. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tuberculosis infection in the United States population: the national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999-2000
    Diane E Bennett
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:348-55. 2008

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Publications18

  1. pmc Bridging implementation, knowledge, and ambition gaps to eliminate tuberculosis in the United States and globally
    Kenneth G Castro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:337-42. 2011
    ..To accelerate progress against the global effects of disease caused by TB and achieve its elimination, we must bridge 3 key gaps in implementation, knowledge, and ambition...
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe or fatal liver injury in 50 patients in the United States taking rifampin and pyrazinamide for latent tuberculosis infection
    Kashef Ijaz
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:346-55. 2006
    ..Severe liver injuries were attributed to the rifampin and pyrazinamide (RZ) regimen after it was recommended for treating latent tuberculosis infection. Implicating RZ as the likeliest cause required excluding alternative causes...
  3. ncbi request reprint HIV infection and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: the perfect storm
    Charles D Wells
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:S86-107. 2007
    ..The global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection epidemic has caused explosive increases in TB incidence and may be contributing to increases in MDR-TB prevalence...
  4. doi request reprint Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in the United States, 1993-2007
    N Sarita Shah
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 300:2153-60. 2008
    ..Worldwide emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has raised global public health concern, given the limited therapy options and high mortality...
  5. pmc Unexpected decline in tuberculosis cases coincident with economic recession - United States, 2009
    Carla A Winston
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:846. 2011
    ..To address the unexpected decline, we examined trends from multiple sources on TB treatment initiation, medication sales, and laboratory and genotyping data on culture-positive TB...
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus comorbidity, United States, 1993-2004
    Rachel Albalak
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30323, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2443-52. 2007
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first assessment of trends in tuberculosis (TB)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) comorbidity in the United States based on national TB surveillance data...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in the United States: achieving tuberculosis elimination
    Kevin P Cain
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:75-9. 2007
    ..Current guidelines recommend targeting only foreign-born persons who entered the United States within the previous 5 yr for LTBI testing...
  8. pmc Improved program activities are associated with decreasing tuberculosis incidence in the United States
    Mark N Lobato
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:108-15. 2006
    ..Four program indices for contacts and two for TB cases (directly observed therapy and completion of therapy) were statistically associated (p < or = .01) with the decline in TB incident cases...
  9. ncbi request reprint National survey to measure rates of liver injury, hospitalization, and death associated with rifampin and pyrazinamide for latent tuberculosis infection
    Peter D McElroy
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1125-33. 2005
    ..We estimated rates of rifampin-pyrazinamide-associated liver injury and compared these with historical rates for isoniazid...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tuberculosis infection in the United States population: the national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999-2000
    Diane E Bennett
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:348-55. 2008
    ..The goal for tuberculosis (TB) elimination in the United States is a TB disease incidence of less than 1 per million U.S. population by 2010, which requires that the latent TB infection (LTBI) prevalence be less than 1% and decreasing...
  11. doi request reprint 6-month versus 36-month isoniazid preventive treatment for tuberculosis in adults with HIV infection in Botswana: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Taraz Samandari
    Botswana USA Partnership BOTUSA, Gaborone and Francistown, Botswana
    Lancet 377:1588-98. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess effectiveness of extended isoniazid therapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint New guidelines about latent tuberculosis infection in children and adolescents: a welcome advancement
    Lisa J Nelson
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 114:1084-6. 2004
  13. pmc Challenges and controversies in defining totally drug-resistant tuberculosis
    Peter Cegielski
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:e2. 2012
    ..Labeling TB strains as totally drug resistant might lead providers to think infected patients are untreatable. These challenges must be addressed before defining a new category for highly drug-resistant TB...
  14. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of tuberculosis in the United States
    Eileen Schneider
    Division of Tuberculosis and Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Chest Med 26:183-95, v. 2005
    ..Key challenges remain, and efforts must focus on identifying and targeting interventions for high-risk populations, active involvement in the global effort against tuberculosis, developing new tools, and maintaining adequate resources...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of tuberculosis
    Michael F Iademarco
    United States Public Health Service, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Semin Respir Infect 18:225-40. 2003
    ..This report describes the global epidemiology of TB and the epidemiology in the United States, and outlines future challenges to the elimination of TB in the United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Tuberculosis elimination in the United States; why, how, and what will it take?]
    Kenneth G Castro
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Kekkaku 83:93-100. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint Epidemic Intelligence Service investigations of respiratory illness, 1946-2005
    Stephen C Hadler
    Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:S36-46. 2011
    ..The outbreak investigations constitute a wealth of prevention experience and provide the basis for recommendations to mitigate outbreaks and reduce future risks...
  18. pmc Rationale and methods for the National Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network
    Kenneth G Castro
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1188-91. 2002
    ..Genotyping proved a useful adjunct to investigations of outbreaks, unusual clusters, and laboratory cross-contamination...