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    • A randomized controlled trial of standard versus intensified tuberculosis diagnostics on treatment decisions by physicians in Northern Tanzania. 

      Reddy, Elizabeth A; Njau, Boniface N; Morpeth, Susan C; Lancaster, Kathryn E; Tribble, Alison C; Maro, Venance P; Msuya, Levina J; ... (18 authors) (BMC Infect Dis, 2014-02-20)
      BACKGROUND: Routine tuberculosis culture remains unavailable in many high-burden areas, including Tanzania. This study sought to determine the impact of providing mycobacterial culture results over standard of care ...
    • Bacteremic disseminated tuberculosis in sub-saharan Africa: a prospective cohort study. 

      Crump, John A; Ramadhani, Habib O; Morrissey, Anne B; Saganda, Wilbrod; Mwako, Mtumwa S; Yang, Lan-Yan; Chow, Shein-Chung; ... (12 authors) (Clin Infect Dis, 2012-07)
      BACKGROUND: Disseminated tuberculosis is a major health problem in countries where generalized human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection epidemics coincide with high tuberculosis incidence rates; data are limited on patient ...
    • Brucellosis among hospitalized febrile patients in northern Tanzania. 

      Bouley, Andrew J; Biggs, Holly M; Stoddard, Robyn A; Morrissey, Anne B; Bartlett, John A; Afwamba, Isaac A; Maro, Venance P; ... (11 authors) (Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2012-12)
      Acute and convalescent serum samples were collected from febrile inpatients identified at two hospitals in Moshi, Tanzania. Confirmed brucellosis was defined as a positive blood culture or a ≥ 4-fold increase in ...
    • Chikungunya and dengue fever among hospitalized febrile patients in northern Tanzania. 

      Hertz, Julian T; Munishi, O Michael; Ooi, Eng Eong; Howe, Shiqin; Lim, Wen Yan; Chow, Angelia; Morrissey, Anne B; ... (14 authors) (Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2012-01)
      Consecutive febrile admissions were enrolled at two hospitals in Moshi, Tanzania. Confirmed acute Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Dengue virus (DENV), and flavivirus infection were defined as a positive polymerase chain reaction ...
    • Etiology of severe non-malaria febrile illness in Northern Tanzania: a prospective cohort study. 

      Crump, John A; Morrissey, Anne B; Nicholson, William L; Massung, Robert F; Stoddard, Robyn A; Galloway, Renee L; Ooi, Eng Eong; ... (12 authors) (PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2013)
      INTRODUCTION: The syndrome of fever is a commonly presenting complaint among persons seeking healthcare in low-resource areas, yet the public health community has not approached fever in a comprehensive manner. In many areas, ...
    • Histoplasmosis among hospitalized febrile patients in northern Tanzania. 

      Lofgren, Sarah M; Kirsch, Emily J; Maro, Venance P; Morrissey, Anne B; Msuya, Levina J; Kinabo, Grace D; Saganda, Wilbrod; ... (11 authors) (Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 2012-08)
      Histoplasmosis may be common in East Africa but the diagnosis is rarely confirmed. We report 9 (0.9%) cases of probable histoplasmosis retrospectively identified among 970 febrile inpatients studied in northern Tanzania. ...
    • Invasive Salmonella infections in areas of high and low malaria transmission intensity in Tanzania. 

      Biggs, Holly M; Lester, Rebecca; Nadjm, Behzad; Mtove, George; Todd, Jim E; Kinabo, Grace D; Philemon, Rune; ... (11 authors) (Clin Infect Dis, 2014-03)
      BACKGROUND:  The epidemiology of Salmonella Typhi and invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) differs, and prevalence of these pathogens among children in sub-Saharan Africa may vary in relation to malaria transmission intensity. ...
    • Leptospirosis among hospitalized febrile patients in northern Tanzania. 

      Biggs, Holly M; Bui, Duy M; Galloway, Renee L; Stoddard, Robyn A; Shadomy, Sean V; Morrissey, Anne B; Bartlett, John A; ... (12 authors) (Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2011-08)
      We enrolled consecutive febrile admissions to two hospitals in Moshi, Tanzania. Confirmed leptospirosis was defined as a ≥ 4-fold increase in microscopic agglutination test (MAT) titer; probable leptospirosis as reciprocal ...
    • Performance of nucleic acid amplification following extraction of 5 milliliters of whole blood for diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteremia. 

      Crump, John A; Tuohy, Marion J; Morrissey, Anne B; Ramadhani, Habib O; Njau, Boniface N; Maro, Venance P; Reller, L Barth; ... (8 authors) (J Clin Microbiol, 2012-01)
      To investigate the performance of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteremia, 5-ml aliquots of blood were inoculated into bioMérieux mycobacterial (MB) bottles and ...