Ahmadreza Bahrmand

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The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, location and type of katG mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from patients in Belarus. Forty two isoniazid-resistant isolates were identified from sputum of 163 patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis. Drug susceptibility testing was determined by using CDC standard(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, location and type of rpoB mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from patients in Iran. 91 sputum were collected from suspected tuberculosis patients, 34 Rif-r isolates (87%) were identified as M. tuberculosis. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and DNA sequencing methods were(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, location and type of katG mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from patients in Belarus. Mutations in different codons causing resistance to isoniazide in the gene of catalase peroxides (katG) in Belarusian strains was determined. 42 strains of Rif-r and Inhr(MDR) were isolated in(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, location and type of rpoB mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from patients in Belarus. Tuberculosis cases are increasing every year in Belarus. Moreover, resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs, especially to rifampicine, has increased. In this study, 44 rifampicine-resistance M.(More)
The adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae to human nasopharyngeal epithelial cells was studied as a possible determinant in the development of acute otitis media (AOM). Pneumococcal isolates were obtained from the nasopharynx (NP) and middle ear fluid of infants followed from birth in a prospective study of pneumococcal carriage and infection. The adherence(More)
BACKGROUND The current strategy for combating tuberculosis (TB) is based on the early detection and treatment of patients to halt transmission. The present study was conducted to evaluate the diagnostic potential of three Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens, 45-kDa, A60, and sonicated MTB antigen (SmTB-Ag), as antibody/antigen detection methods for the(More)
The diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis continues to be a challenge due to the low sensitivity of traditional diagnostic methods. Better and more rapid tests are needed for diagnosis of pleural TB. In this study, pleural fluids were tested with rapid test to determine Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB antigen). Affinity chromatography was used to purify(More)
OBJECTIVE Tuberculosis (TB) is a devastating disease that remains a major health threat worldwide. The appearance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistance to current antibiotics is a growing problem, both in the third world and in developed countries. Completion of genomic sequencing of M. tuberculosis provides a strong foundation for subsequent(More)
OBJECTIVE Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that do not respond to isoniazid and rifampicin, the two most effective first-line anti-TB drugs. Here, we designed and produced antibodies based on biomarkers that exist only in MDR-TB. METHODS Bacilli were cultured for 4weeks at 37°C, and protein(More)
Drug-resistant TB poses a major threat to control of TB worldwide. Despite progress in the detection of Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases, a major diagnostic gap remains: 55 % of reported TB patients estimated to have MDR-TB were not detected in 2013. MDR-TB antigens were conjugated to CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B. Specific polyclonal antibodies against(More)