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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: Epidemiologic, Mycobacteriologic, and Clinical Aspects


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1University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

2Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

4National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

5University of Milan Bicocca, Milano, Italy


Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: Epidemiologic, Mycobacteriologic, and Clinical Aspects

Description

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous organisms that are highly prevalent in the environment. Although NTM infections appear to have increased over the last decade, little is known about the diseases caused by the NTM and only limited data are available showing its prevalence and associated factors. Diagnosis of infection by NTM with standardized microbiologic methods is another challenge faced by the medical community.

Increased knowledge and understanding of this type of mycobacterial disease could improve patient care of affected persons worldwide.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate a greater understanding of NTM infections. Suggested areas of research include microbiologic and molecular diagnostic tools, drug susceptibility tests, human genetic susceptibility, prevalence and incidence studies, clinical presentations, and clinical trials for antibiotic therapy.

We are particularly interested in articles describing new laboratory diagnostic tools for NTM and modalities for clinical characterization of NTM diseases in patients with and without underlying diseases and measuring outcomes of treatment trials.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiologic characteristics of NTM
  • Study of natural history of NTM infections
  • Adherence to international NTM guidelines
  • Recent developments in NTM diagnosis
  • Advances in NTM microbiology
  • Clinical evaluation and treatment outcomes measurement
  • Role of drug susceptibility in NTM treatment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 523697
  • - Editorial

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: Epidemiologic, Mycobacteriologic, and Clinical Aspects

Mehdi Mirsaeidi | Parissa Farnia | ... | Stefano Aliberti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 254285
  • - Review Article

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Isolation from Clinical and Environmental Samples in Iran: Twenty Years of Surveillance

Ali Akbar Velayati | Parissa Farnia | ... | Mehdi Mirsaeidi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 419549
  • - Research Article

Sliding Motility, Biofilm Formation, and Glycopeptidolipid Production in Mycobacterium colombiense Strains

Milena Maya-Hoyos | John Leguizamón | ... | Carlos Y. Soto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 506598
  • - Research Article

Species Identification and Clarithromycin Susceptibility Testing of 278 Clinical Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Isolates

Wenjuan Nie | Hongfei Duan | ... | Naihui Chu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 854078
  • - Research Article

Use of MALDI-TOF MS for Identification of Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Species Isolated from Clinical Specimens

María Concepción Mediavilla-Gradolph | Inmaculada De Toro-Peinado | ... | Begoña Palop-Borrás
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 353202
  • - Clinical Study

Lung and Nodal Involvement in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease: PET/CT Role

Ginevra Del Giudice | Andrea Bianco | ... | Gennaro Mazzarella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 959107
  • - Research Article

Clinical Relevance of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Isolated from Sputum in a Gold Mining Workforce in South Africa: An Observational, Clinical Study

Clare L. van Halsema | Violet N. Chihota | ... | Alison D. Grant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 964178
  • - Research Article

Specific Proteins in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: New Potential Tools

Patricia Orduña | Antonia I. Castillo-Rodal | ... | Yolanda López-Vidal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 835767
  • - Research Article

Beninese Medicinal Plants as a Source of Antimycobacterial Agents: Bioguided Fractionation and In Vitro Activity of Alkaloids Isolated from Holarrhena floribunda Used in Traditional Treatment of Buruli Ulcer

Achille Yemoa | Joachim Gbenou | ... | Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 197950
  • - Review Article

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Noncystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Giulia Bonaiti | Alberto Pesci | ... | Stefano Aliberti
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