Moises A. Huaman

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BACKGROUND A timely detection of outbreaks through surveillance is needed in order to prevent future pandemics. However, current surveillance systems may not be prepared to accomplish this goal, especially in resource limited settings. As data quality and timeliness are attributes that improve outbreak detection capacity, we assessed the effect of two(More)
OBJECTIVE 25-Hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels after recovery from tuberculosis (TB) may reflect pre-morbid levels and therefore provide insight into pathogenesis. We assessed 25(OH)D levels after recovery from TB disease, and compared to levels in persons without TB disease. METHODS Case-control study. Cases were persons who had recovered from(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of the receipt of medical care, including the receipt of pre-drug screening, for diagnostically targeted fungal or mycobacterial infections among patients prescribed a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi). METHODS We conducted a case-control study using deidentified patient health claims information from a data set(More)
The burden of tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is enormous worldwide. CVD rates are rapidly increasing in low- and middle-income countries. Public health programs have been challenged with the overlapping tuberculosis and CVD epidemics. Monocyte/macrophages, lymphocytes and cytokines involved in cellular mediated immune responses against(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the epidemiology and transmitted drug resistance mutation (TDRM) patterns among individuals with newly diagnosed HIV-1 infection seen at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit from 2006 to 2008. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of medical records from individuals aged ≥ 18 years with a new diagnosis of HIV-1 infection.(More)
BACKGROUND No study has assessed the ability of pneumonia severity scores to identify the risk for early intensive care unit (ICU) transfer in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) admitted to general wards (GW). We aimed to compare the ability of CURB-65 (confusion, urea level, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and age ≥65 years) and SMRT-CO(More)
BACKGROUND Isoniazid and rifampicin are the two most efficacious first-line agents for tuberculosis (TB) treatment. We assessed the prevalence of isoniazid and rifampicin mono-resistance, associated risk factors, and the association of mono-resistance on treatment outcomes. METHODS A prospective, observational cohort study enrolled adults with a first(More)
BACKGROUND Perceived beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening are important predictors for mammography utilization. This study adapted and validated the Champion's scale in Peru. This scale measures perceived susceptibility for breast cancer and perceived benefits and barriers for mammography. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted(More)