Tuberculosis (TB)- June 2011




JUNE 2011 - Issue 1




Tuberculosis (TB)




This fact sheet provides an overview of recent evidence relevant to Tuberculosis (TB) information on how

the “Outreach Librarian Service” can support you to keep up-to-date .


Selected Evidence


Tuberculosis—Audit Support

NICE Clinical Guideline 117: 2011


Guidelines for intensified tuberculosis case-finding and isoniazed preventative therapy for people living with

HIV in resource-constrained settings

World Health Organization (WHO) 2011


BNF 61

5.1.9 Antituberculosis drugs

2.5.1. Vasodilator antihypertensive drugs

2.2.2 Loop diuretics

3.6 Oxygen




Ahmad S & Mokaddas E

Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Respiratory Medicine CME 2010: 3 (2) 51-61


Bender A; Andrews G & Peter E

Displacement and tuberculosis: recognition in nursing care

Health & Place November 2010: 16 (6) 1069-1076


Bender A; Peter E; Wynn F; Andrews G & Pringle D

Welcome intrusions: An interpretive phenomenological study of TB nurses’ relational work

International Journal of Nursing Studies 20 May 2011


Boyd AE; Ashcroft A; Lipman M & Bothamley GH

Limited added value of T-SPOT.TB blood test in diagnosing active TB: A prospective bayesian analysis

Journal of Infection, 15 April 2011


Bocchino M; Chairadonna P; Matarese A & Bruzzese M

Limited usefulness of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube® for monitoring anti-tuberculosis therapy

Respiratory Medicine October 2010: 104 (10) 1551-1556


Diba C; King GG;   Berend N; Salome CM

Improved respiratory system conductance following bronchodilator predicts reduced exertional dyspnoea

Respiratory Medicine 8 April 2011


El-Mahallawy HA; Eissa SA; Rafeh NG; Salem AES & Soheir A.

Tuberculosis in cancer patients: Role of newer techniques in relation to conventional diagnostic methods

Journal of Advanced Research April 2010: 1 (2) 157-162


Galagan JE; Sisk P; Stolte C; Weiner B; Koehrsen M & Wymore F

TB database 2010: Overview and update

Tuberculosis July 2010: 90 (4) 225-235


Hawkridge T & Mahomed H

Prospects for a new, safer and more effective TB vaccine

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews March 2011: 12 (1) 46-51


Hirama T; Hagiwara K; Kanazawa M

Tuberculosis screening programme using the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test and chest computed

tomography for healthcare workers accidentally exposed to patients with tuberculosis

Journal of Hospital Infection March 2011: 77 (3) 257-262


Horne DJ; Royce SE; Gooze L; Narita M; Hopewell PC; Nahid P & Steingart KR

Sputum monitoring during tuberculosis treatment for predicting outcome: Systematic review and meta


Lancet Infectious Diseases June 2010: 10 (6) 387-394


Iyer VH; Joshi AY; Boyce TG; Brutinel MW; Scalcini MC; Wilson JW & McCoy K

Bronchoscopy in suspected pulmonary TB with negative induced-sputum smear and MTD® Gen-probe


Respiratory Medicine July 2011:105 (7)1084-1090


Ling DI; Zwerling AA; Steingart KR & Madhukar P

Immune-based diagnostics for TB in children: what is the evidence?

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews March 2011: 12 (1) 9-15


Marias BJ; Rabie H; & Cotton MF

TB and HIV in children – advances in prevention and management

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews March 2011: 12 (1) 39-45


Martineau AR; Timms PM; Bothamley GH; Hanifa Y; Islam K; Claxton AP & Packe GE

High-dose vitamin D(3) during intensive-phase antimicrobial treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: A double

blind randomised controlled trial

Lancet January 15 2011: 377 (9761) 242-250


Ryu YJ; Lee JH; Chun EM; Chang JH & Shim SS

Clinical outcomes and prognostic factors in patients with tuberculosis destroyed lung

International Journal Tuberculosis Lung Disease February 2011: 15 (2) 246-250


Schuluger NW & Burzynski J

Recent advances in testing for latent TB

Chest December 2010: 138 (6) 1456-63


Shamaei M; Tabarsi P; Pojhan S; Ghorbani L; Baghael P; Marjani M & Masjedi MR

Tuberculosis-associated secondary pneumothorax: A retrospective study of 53 patients

Respiratory Care March 2011: 56 (3) 298-302


Solari L; Acuna-Villaorduna C; Soto A & van der Stuvft P

Evaluation of clinical prediction rules ifor respiratory isolation of inpatients with suspected pulmonary


Clinical Infectious Diseases March 2011: 52 (5) 595– 603


Steingart KR; Jotblad S; Robsy K; Deck D; Hopwell PC; Huang; D & Nahid P

Higher-dose rifampin for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: A systematic review

International Journal Tuberculosis Lung Disease March 2011: 15 (3) 305-316


Verhagen Lm; Warris A; van Soolingen D; de Groot R & Hermans PW

Human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis coinfection in children: Challenges in diagnosis and


Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal October 2010: (10) e63-e70


Wallis RS & Schluger NW

Pulmonary infectious complications of tumor necrosis factor blockade

Infectious Disease Clinics of North America September 2020: 24 (3) 618-692


Zylkowska J; Kurzyna M; Pietura R; Fijalkowska A; Florczyk M & Czajka C

Recurrent hemoptsis: An emerging life-threatening complication in idiopathic pulmonary arterial


Chest March 2011: 139 (3) 690-693


How can I help you?


Literature search service

I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health

related topic.



If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to

search  databases more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions

or can      provide customised one-to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email:

[email protected]


Current awareness services

If you need to keep up-to-date on a particular topic I can advise on suitable RSS feeds and help you

set up article alerts from the major healthcare databases.


Online resources

Whilst many good quality resources are freely available, most full-text journals and the main biblio-

graphic databases (e.g. Medline and CINAHL) require an Athens username and password. To regis-

ter for an Athens login go to      or


The Library web pages contain detailed information about library services and training opportunities,

online  request  and registration forms     and several   guides   on key online resources     and evidence-

based websites at



The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor,

next to the Library.

Telephone 0121 424 2583 (42583) or email: [email protected]