Jay K Varma

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Directly observed therapy and improved tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Thailand
    Amornrat Anuwatnonthakate
    Thailand MOPH U S CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 3:e3089. 2008
  2. pmc Antiretroviral therapy during tuberculosis treatment and marked reduction in death rate of HIV-infected patients, Thailand
    Somsak Akksilp
    Ministry of Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1001-7. 2007
  3. pmc HIV-associated TB in An Giang Province, Vietnam, 2001-2004: epidemiology and TB treatment outcomes
    Trinh Thanh Thuy
    Global AIDS Program, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hanoi, Vietnam
    PLoS ONE 2:e507. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Detecting and controlling foodborne infections in humans: lessons for China from the United States experience
    Jay K Varma
    China US Collaborative Program on Emerging and Re emerging Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Glob Public Health 7:766-78. 2012
  5. pmc Viral hepatitis and HIV-associated tuberculosis: risk factors and TB treatment outcomes in Thailand
    Chawin Sirinak
    Department of Health, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Public Health 8:245. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 infection following exposure to a contaminated building
    Jay K Varma
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 290:2709-12. 2003
  7. pmc HIV care and treatment factors associated with improved survival during TB treatment in Thailand: an observational study
    Jay K Varma
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:42. 2009
  8. pmc Evaluating the potential impact of the new Global Plan to Stop TB: Thailand, 2004-2005
    Jay K Varma
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:586-92. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Signs and symptoms predictive of death in patients with foodborne botulism--Republic of Georgia, 1980-2002
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:357-62. 2004
  10. pmc Bloodstream infections among HIV-infected outpatients, Southeast Asia
    Jay K Varma
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1569-75. 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Directly observed therapy and improved tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Thailand
    Amornrat Anuwatnonthakate
    Thailand MOPH U S CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 3:e3089. 2008
    ..We studied whether DOT improved TB treatment outcomes in a prospective, observational cohort...
  2. pmc Antiretroviral therapy during tuberculosis treatment and marked reduction in death rate of HIV-infected patients, Thailand
    Somsak Akksilp
    Ministry of Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1001-7. 2007
    ..1-0.5), adjusting for CD4 count, smear status, co-trimoxazole use, and treatment facility. ART is associated with a substantial reduction in deaths during TB treatment for HIV-infected TB patients in Thailand...
  3. pmc HIV-associated TB in An Giang Province, Vietnam, 2001-2004: epidemiology and TB treatment outcomes
    Trinh Thanh Thuy
    Global AIDS Program, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hanoi, Vietnam
    PLoS ONE 2:e507. 2007
    ..To help guide policy in Vietnam, we studied the epidemiology of HIV-associated TB in one province and examined factors associated with outcomes, including the impact of CTX use...
  4. doi request reprint Detecting and controlling foodborne infections in humans: lessons for China from the United States experience
    Jay K Varma
    China US Collaborative Program on Emerging and Re emerging Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Glob Public Health 7:766-78. 2012
    ..Based on lessons learned in the United States, we propose policy and administrative changes that China can adopt to strengthen detection and control of foodborne infections...
  5. pmc Viral hepatitis and HIV-associated tuberculosis: risk factors and TB treatment outcomes in Thailand
    Chawin Sirinak
    Department of Health, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Public Health 8:245. 2008
    ..We conducted an observational study to evaluate risk factors for HBsAg and/or anti-HCV reactivity and to assess differences in adverse events and TB treatment outcomes among HIV-infected TB patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 infection following exposure to a contaminated building
    Jay K Varma
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 290:2709-12. 2003
    ..Environmental contamination with E coli O157 may be a public health problem...
  7. pmc HIV care and treatment factors associated with improved survival during TB treatment in Thailand: an observational study
    Jay K Varma
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:42. 2009
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  8. pmc Evaluating the potential impact of the new Global Plan to Stop TB: Thailand, 2004-2005
    Jay K Varma
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:586-92. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate these strategies in Thailand using data from the Thailand TB Active Surveillance Network, a demonstration project begun in 2004...
  9. ncbi request reprint Signs and symptoms predictive of death in patients with foodborne botulism--Republic of Georgia, 1980-2002
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:357-62. 2004
    ..Validating this clinical prediction rule may help reduce mortality from botulism in Georgia. Validation in other settings could help public health preparations for large outbreaks of naturally occurring or bioterrorism-related botulism...
  10. pmc Bloodstream infections among HIV-infected outpatients, Southeast Asia
    Jay K Varma
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1569-75. 2010
    ..For HIV-infected outpatients with these risk factors, clinicians should place their highest priority on diagnosing tuberculosis...
  11. pmc Hospitalization and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella outbreaks, 1984-2002
    Jay K Varma
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:943-6. 2005
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  12. pmc Foodborne botulism in the Republic of Georgia
    Jay K Varma
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1601-5. 2004
    ..A strategy addressing individual behaviors in the home is needed to improve food safety; developing this strategy requires a deeper understanding of why botulism has increased and varies by region...
  13. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial-resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella is associated with excess bloodstream infections and hospitalizations
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:554-61. 2005
    ..Nontyphoidal Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness. Few studies have explored the health consequences of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella...
  14. ncbi request reprint Multi-drug resistant TB and HIV in Thailand: overlapping, but not independently associated risk factors
    Somsak Akksilp
    Office of Disease Prevention and Control 7, Ubon Ratchathani, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 40:1264-78. 2009
    ..In Thailand, HIV is common among MDR-TB patients, but is not an independent risk factor for MDR-TB. Populations at high risk for HIV-young adults, men, injection drug users - should be prioritized for drug susceptibility testing...
  15. ncbi request reprint Multidrug-resistant TB and HIV in Thailand: overlapping, but not independently associated, risk factors
    Somsak Akksilp
    Office of Disease Prevention and Control 7, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 40:1000-14. 2009
    ..In Thailand, HIV is common among MDR-TB patients, but is not an independent risk factor for MDR-TB. Populations at high risk for HIV-young adults, men, injection drug users - should be prioritized for drug susceptibility testing...
  16. pmc Causes of death in HIV-infected persons who have tuberculosis, Thailand
    Kevin P Cain
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:258-64. 2009
    ..In addition to increasing the use of ART, death rates may be reduced through expanded use of modern TB diagnostic techniques...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health-seeking behavior among HIV-infected patients treated for TB in Thailand
    Channawong Burapat
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 40:1335-46. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of HIV-infected tuberculosis patients in Thailand
    Wiroj Mankatittham
    Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 40:93-103. 2009
    ..HIV-infected patients who developed TB after ART initiation were more likely than other HIV-infected TB patients to have extra-pulmonary TB, a normal chest radiograph, low HIV RNA viral load, or a history of previous TB treatment...
  19. pmc Childhood TB epidemiology and treatment outcomes in Thailand: a TB active surveillance network, 2004 to 2006
    Rangsima Lolekha
    Global AIDS Program, Thailand MOPH US CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 8:94. 2008
    ..We reviewed data from a demonstration project to learn more about the epidemiology of childhood TB in Thailand...
  20. doi request reprint Factors associated with tuberculosis treatment default among HIV-infected tuberculosis patients in Thailand
    Wanitchaya Kittikraisak
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:59-66. 2009
    ..Reducing default may require enhancing services for patients with a history of incarceration or smoking and designing patient-centred systems to address poverty and patient wellness...
  21. ncbi request reprint Improvements in physical and mental health among HIV-infected patients treated for TB in Thailand
    Wanitchaya Kittikraisak
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 39:1061-71. 2008
    ..Improvement in mental health was strongly associated with alleviation of physical symptoms, including bloody urine, foot pain, headache, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, chest pain, and dizziness...
  22. ncbi request reprint Yield of acid-fast smear and mycobacterial culture for tuberculosis diagnosis in people with human immunodeficiency virus
    Patama Monkongdee
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health U S CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:903-8. 2009
    ..The World Health Organization recently revised its recommendations for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in people with HIV. Most studies cited to support these policies involved HIV-uninfected patients and only evaluated sputum specimens...
  23. ncbi request reprint Listeria monocytogenes infection from foods prepared in a commercial establishment: a case-control study of potential sources of sporadic illness in the United States
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:521-8. 2007
    ..Efforts to reduce foodborne listeriosis have focused on foods frequently implicated in outbreaks. Potential sources for L. monocytogenes infection not associated with outbreaks remain poorly understood...
  24. doi request reprint Antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected tuberculosis patients saves lives but needs to be used more frequently in Thailand
    Natpatou Sanguanwongse
    Bamrasnaradura Institute, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:181-9. 2008
    ..The impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HIV-infected tuberculosis (TB) patients in public health programs in resource-limited settings is not well documented due to problems with statistical bias in observational studies...
  25. doi request reprint Tuberculosis in Thailand: epidemiology and program performance, 2001-2005
    Suksont Jittimanee
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Int J Infect Dis 13:436-42. 2009
    ..We analyzed the epidemiology of TB and the national TB program (NTP) performance for the first 5 years of DOTS implementation in Thailand...
  26. ncbi request reprint Symptom screen for identification of highly infectious tuberculosis in people living with HIV in Southeast Asia
    Lindsay Kim
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:519-24. 2012
    ..We sought to identify a simple, sensitive symptom or symptom combination that healthcare providers in resource-limited settings can use to identify and isolate persons living with HIV with highly infectious TB...
  27. pmc Social stigma and knowledge of tuberculosis and HIV among patients with both diseases in Thailand
    Sirinapha X Jittimanee
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 4:e6360. 2009
    ..HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB) presents unique challenges, because TB and HIV are both medically complex and stigmatizing diseases. In Thailand, we assessed knowledge and beliefs about these diseases among HIV-infected TB patients...
  28. doi request reprint Nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in patients with HIV in Southeast Asia
    Kimberly D McCarthy
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:981-8. 2012
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Laboratory-based surveillance of nontyphoidal Salmonella infections in China
    Lu Ran
    Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 8:921-7. 2011
    ..Although no outbreaks were detected using this system, efforts to improve this system's capacity to do so are underway...
  30. doi request reprint An algorithm for tuberculosis screening and diagnosis in people with HIV
    Kevin P Cain
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:707-16. 2010
    ..No internationally accepted, evidence-based guideline addresses the optimal means of conducting such screening, although screening for chronic cough is common...
  31. ncbi request reprint Highly resistant Salmonella Newport-MDRAmpC transmitted through the domestic US food supply: a FoodNet case-control study of sporadic Salmonella Newport infections, 2002-2003
    Jay K Varma
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:222-30. 2006
    ..We sought to identify the medical, behavioral, and dietary risk factors for laboratory-confirmed Salmonella Newport infection, including that with Newport-MDRAmpC...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Using tuberculin skin test as an entry point to screen for latent and active tuberculosis in Thai people living with HIV
    Nittaya Phanuphak
    Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:384-92. 2012
    ..We evaluated latent and active TB screening and diagnosis strategies among people living with HIV (PLHIV) incorporating TST as the initial screening step...
  34. doi request reprint Mycobacterium bovis (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) bacteremia in immunocompetent neonates following vaccination
    Somsak Thamthitiwat
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health MOPH U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Collaboration, Nonthaburi 10110, Thailand
    Vaccine 29:1727-30. 2011
    ..BCG bacteremia shortly following vaccination among healthy neonates has not been previously described and merits further study to determine its frequency and clinical significance...
  35. pmc Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, People's Republic of China, 2007-2009
    Guang Xue He
    Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1831-8. 2011
    ..A large percentage of MDR TB cases seemed to result from recent transmission. Early detection, effective treatment, and infection control measures for MDR TB are needed to reduce transmission...
  36. doi request reprint Protecting health care workers from tuberculosis in China: a review of policy and practice in China and the United States
    Shua J Chai
    United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Health Policy Plan 28:100-9. 2013
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial use and outcomes in patients with multidrug-resistant and pansusceptible Salmonella Newport infections, 2002-2003
    Rose A Devasia
    Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Microb Drug Resist 11:371-7. 2005
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Performance of the BACTEC MGIT 960 compared with solid media for detection of Mycobacterium in Bangkok, Thailand
    La Ong Srisuwanvilai
    Health Laboratory Division, Department of Health, Bangkok Metropolitan Health Administration, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 61:402-7. 2008
    ..Of 1417 isolates detected by at least 1 media, 1255 (86%) were identified as MTB and 162 (11%) NTM. MGIT improved speed and sensitivity of MTB isolation and drug susceptibility testing, regardless of HIV status...
  39. doi request reprint Factors associated with diagnostic evaluation for tuberculosis among adults hospitalized for clinical pneumonia in Thailand
    Ann M Weber
    University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:648-57. 2008
    ..We investigated the adequacy of current practices to evaluate hospitalized patients for tuberculosis, which is critical in preventing delayed diagnosis and nosocomial tuberculosis transmission...