Kashef Ijaz

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc International Health Regulations--what gets measured gets done
    Kashef Ijaz
    World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Health Regulations Implementation of National Surveillance and Response Capacity, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:1054-7. 2012
  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 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
  4. pmc Tuberculosis outbreak investigations in the United States, 2002-2008
    Kiren Mitruka
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:425-31. 2011
  5. pmc Limited utility of name-based tuberculosis contact investigations among persons using illicit drugs: results of an outbreak investigation
    Rana Jawad Asghar
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development and Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:776-80. 2009
  6. pmc Transmission network analysis to complement routine tuberculosis contact investigations
    McKenzie Andre
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:470-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis genotyping in six low-incidence States, 2000-2003
    Maryam B Haddad
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:239-43. 2007
  8. pmc Tuberculosis transmission and use of methamphetamines in Snohomish County, WA, 1991-2006
    Eric S Pevzner
    Division of TB Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2481-6. 2010
  9. pmc Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis outbreak among US-bound Hmong refugees, Thailand, 2005
    John E Oeltmann
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1715-21. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Increased reported cases of tuberculosis among children younger than 5 years of age, Maricopa County, Arizona, 2002-2003
    N Sarita Shah
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:151-5. 2006

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  1. pmc International Health Regulations--what gets measured gets done
    Kashef Ijaz
    World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Health Regulations Implementation of National Surveillance and Response Capacity, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:1054-7. 2012
    ..Without concrete metrics, IHR may waste its considerable promise as an instrument for global health security against public health emergencies...
  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 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...
  4. pmc Tuberculosis outbreak investigations in the United States, 2002-2008
    Kiren Mitruka
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:425-31. 2011
    ..US-born persons with reported substance abuse most strongly characterized the tuberculosis outbreaks in this review. Substance abuse remains one of the greatest challenges to controlling tuberculosis transmission in the United States...
  5. pmc Limited utility of name-based tuberculosis contact investigations among persons using illicit drugs: results of an outbreak investigation
    Rana Jawad Asghar
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development and Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:776-80. 2009
    ..Testing observed contacts may provide a higher yield than traditional name-based contact investigations for tuberculosis patients who use illicit drugs or frequent venues characterized by illicit drug use...
  6. pmc Transmission network analysis to complement routine tuberculosis contact investigations
    McKenzie Andre
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:470-7. 2007
    ..We examined the feasibility and value of network analysis to complement routine tuberculosis (TB) contact investigation procedures during an outbreak...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis genotyping in six low-incidence States, 2000-2003
    Maryam B Haddad
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:239-43. 2007
    ..Colorado, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Wisconsin began routine genotyping of all culture-confirmed TB cases in October 2000...
  8. pmc Tuberculosis transmission and use of methamphetamines in Snohomish County, WA, 1991-2006
    Eric S Pevzner
    Division of TB Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2481-6. 2010
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  9. pmc Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis outbreak among US-bound Hmong refugees, Thailand, 2005
    John E Oeltmann
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1715-21. 2008
    ..An MDR TB outbreak among US-bound refugees led to importation of disease; enhanced pre-immigration TB screening and treatment decreased subsequent importation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Increased reported cases of tuberculosis among children younger than 5 years of age, Maricopa County, Arizona, 2002-2003
    N Sarita Shah
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:151-5. 2006
    ..8/100,000 in 2003) have been declining, Maricopa County, Arizona, reported an increase from 4.1/100,000 in 2002 to 9.0/100,000 in 2003. We investigated factors associated with this increase...
  11. doi request reprint Isoniazid-monoresistant tuberculosis in the United States, 1993 to 2003
    Andrea J Hoopes
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1984-92. 2008
    ..Seven percent of tuberculosis (TB) cases reported to the US National Tuberculosis Surveillance System in 2005 had Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates with resistance to at least isoniazid...
  12. pmc Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004
    John E Oeltmann
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1156-9. 2006
    ..The behavior of "hotboxing" (smoking marijuana inside a closed car with friends to repeatedly inhale exhaled smoke) fueled transmission...
  13. ncbi request reprint Investigation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, 2006
    Ann M Buff
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS E 92, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Mil Med 173:588-93. 2008
    ..The investigation results indicated that Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission was minimal and eliminated unnecessary TB screening for 1,134 civilians which saved public health resources...
  14. ncbi request reprint Investigation of healthcare-associated transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients with malignancies at three hospitals and at a residential facility
    Joseph L Malone
    Epidemic Intelligence Service State Branch, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 101:2713-21. 2004
    ..Neither was known to have LTBI. Within 1 year, 3 other patients with malignancy and TB disease had been identified at these facilities, prompting an investigation of healthcare facility-associated transmission of M. tuberculosis...
  15. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission between cluster members with similar fingerprint patterns
    Kashef Ijaz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1257-9. 2002
    ..Among clustered TB cases, DNA fingerprinting analysis of isolates with similar and identical fingerprints helped us discover epidemiologic links missed during routine tuberculosis contact investigations...
  16. pmc What we are watching-five top global infectious disease threats, 2012: a perspective from CDC's Global Disease Detection Operations Center
    Kira A Christian
    Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Emerg Health Threats J 6:20632. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Unsuspected recent transmission of tuberculosis among high-risk groups: implications of universal tuberculosis genotyping in its detection
    Naile Malakmadze
    Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:366-73. 2005
    ..An epidemiologic investigation was conducted to determine whether genotype clustering resulted from recent transmission...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis and homelessness in the United States, 1994-2003
    Maryam B Haddad
    Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 293:2762-6. 2005
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) rates among US homeless persons cannot be calculated because they are not included in the US Census. However, homelessness is often associated with TB...
  19. ncbi request reprint Safety of the rifampin and pyrazinamide short-course regimen for treating latent tuberculosis infection
    Kashef Ijaz
    Clin Infect Dis 44:464-5; author reply 465. 2007
  20. ncbi request reprint Management of latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants
    Suzanne M Marks
    N Engl J Med 348:1289-92; author reply 1289-92. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Short-course rifampin and pyrazinamide compared with isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection: a cost-effectiveness analysis based on a multicenter clinical trial
    Kashef Ijaz
    Clin Infect Dis 39:289. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint Completing tuberculosis prophylaxis in jail: targeting treatment and a comparison of rifampin/pyrazinamide with isoniazid regimens
    Lauren A Lambert
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:230; author reply 230-1. 2005
  23. pmc Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a rural community, Arkansas, 1945-2000
    Jennifer A Dillaha
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1246-8. 2002
    ..Residents of this neighborhood represent a population at high risk who should be considered for tuberculin testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pediatric tuberculosis: all in the family?
    Kashef Ijaz
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:562-3. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint Unrecognized tuberculosis in a nursing home causing death with spread of tuberculosis to the community
    Kashef Ijaz
    Division of Tuberculosis and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1213-8. 2002
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