Vladimir Zhemkov

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SETTING St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. OBJECTIVES To identify barriers to the completion of tuberculosis (TB) treatment among prisoners and former prisoners in St Petersburg, Russia. DESIGN Questionnaires were administered to 60 prisoners and 40 former prisoners. Interviews were performed with prison and TB dispensary staff. Treatment follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND After decades of improved tuberculosis (TB) control in Russia, notification rates started to rise in 1992. Russia also faces a fast growing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic. OBJECTIVE To document the extent and characteristics of HIV co-infection in TB patients in St Petersburg, Russia. DESIGN A prospective cross-sectional study of(More)
Molecular epidemiological features of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains among different patient groups in Russia have not been studied well. The aim of our study was to compare the genotypes of M. tuberculosis strains circulating among tuberculosis (TB) patients from different groups: homeless, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected, prisoners, and(More)
The process of microfiltration carried out in the regimen of destruction of concentrational polarization layer decreases considerably the retention of admixture proteins in filtrational concentration of virus suspension. This allows the membrane technology to be used not only for concentration but also for profound purification of the virus-containing(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health concern and challenges the national structures for infection control and health care, as well as international institutions, to develop and implement new strategies to control and combat this disease. In our report, we investigated the TB epidemiological situation in St. Petersburg and the countries around(More)
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