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Work experience

2013 - Present

Head of MDR TB department

TB and Lung disease clinic, Riga East University hospital

2008 - Present

Assistant

RSU, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectology (Department of Infectology and Dermatology till 2019)

2009 - 2013

Physician at MDR TB department TB and Lung disease clinic

Riga East University hospital

2005 - 2009

Head of hospital MDR TB “Lielberze”

State Agency for TB and Lung Diseases

2000 - 2005

Chief of ward

TB hospital “Lielberze”

1997 - 2000

Physician

TB hospital “Lielberze”

1995 - 1997

Resident

State Center of TB and Lung Diseases

Education and training

1995 - 1997

Diploma of Physician

Residential training at State Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung diseases/Medical Academy of Latvia

1988 - 1995

Medical Academy of Latvia

1983 - 1986

Secondary school in Dobele

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

December 2015 Annual IUATLD conference, Cape Town, South Africa (speaker postgraduate course)

November 2014 Annual IUATLD conference, Barcelona, Spain

6 - 17 May, 2013; 31 March – 5 April, 2014 Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) course in Eastern Europe

November 2013 Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) course in Eastern Europe J

June 2013 WHO Trainer`s workshop on Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

November 2012 Annual IUATLD world conference; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (speaker; 39. Palliative care symposium)

23. – 26. May, 2012 ERS school course "TB and M/XDR – TB: from clinical management to control and elimination". Bucharest, Romania

November 2010 Annual IUATLD conference, Berlin, Germany

September 2009 TOT on Health communication; Vilnius, Lithuania

June 7. – 11, 2009 WHO; TB Infection Control Global Course for consultants, Cairo, Egypt

November 5. – 9, 2008 Health Communication and management of emotions - Training of Trainers. LHL, Siauliai - Lithuania

April 10-11, 2008 TIBOTEC TMC207 – C208 investigator meeting; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

May 6-10, 2008 "Management of emotions" training course for health care workers at TB hospital; WHO CC; LHL

June 27 – 30, 2007 4th Europe Region IUATLD; Riga, Latvia

November 2006 – May 2007 "Health communication and psychology" training course for health staff at TB hospital; LHL"Health communication and psychology" training course for health staff at TB hospital; LHL

November 13 – 17, 2006 Second MDR TB Consultant Course, WHO CC

September 12 – 15, 2006 "Teach back" 36 hours program provided by CDC and SATLD"Teach back" 36 hours program provided by CDC and SATLD

September 2 – 6, 2006 Annual ERS congress in Munich, Germany

June 26 – 30, 2006 NIAID Research Conference Opatia, Croatia

April 20, 2006 "Relationship between doctor and patient " workshop

February 20 – 21, 2006 "Health literacy " 18 hours course, SATLD

October - November, 2005 Pilot course – Project "CLEAR" clinical research physician

October, 2005 WHO/KNCV Regional Training in Tuberculosis Control Programme Management

October 3 – 11, 2005, WHO Collaborating Centre, Warsaw

September 2005 Annual ERS congress in Copenhagen

September 4 - 16, 2005 Advanced training on MDR TB Treatment and Management, Riga, Latvia

November 23, 2004 International Conference on MDR of the Baltic States September, 2004 Annual ERS congress in Glasgow September, 2002 Annual ERS congress in Stockholm

June 13–15, 2004 "Teaching methodology " training course; Riga, SATLD–12 hours

September, 2002 Annual ERS congress in Stockholm

November, 2001 IUATLD congress in Paris

September, 2001 Annual ERS congress in Berlin

September, 2000 Annual ERS congress in Florence

March, 2000 Course for "Management of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis" – 30 hours

October, 1999 Annual ERS congress in Madrid

September, 1997 Annual ERS congress in Berlin

Trainers experience Educator of the WHO CC since 2000. WHO/GLC consultant on MDR TB 2006. – 2011; Europe region, particularly Russia Federation​

Projects

GCP certificate on 25 September 2007
PETTS study
Since April 2008 in trials TMC207 TiDP C208 and TMC207 TiDP C209 and since 2010 clinical trial 242-09 - 213 PANNET WP4​

Lectured study course

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases I

Memberships

ERS, IUATLD, Association of Latvian Pulmonologists.​

Publications

Research articles​​

Management of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis / C.Lange, R.E.Aarnoutse, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. - Vol.23, No.6 (2019, June), p.645-662. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0622

Palliative care and symptom relief for people affected by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis / E.L.Krakauer, K.Dheda, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. - Vol.23, No.8 (2019, Aug.), p.881-890. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - doi: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0428

Surveillance of adverse events in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis : global feasibility study / O.Akkerman, A.Aleksa, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // International Journal for Infectious Diseases. - Vol.83 (2019, June), p.72-76. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.03.036

The Tuberculosis Network European Trials group (TBnet) ERS Clinical Research Collaboration : addressing drug-resistant tuberculosis through European cooperation / F.van Leth, F.Brinkmann, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // European Respiratory Journal. - Vol.53, No.1 (2019, Jan.), [6 p.]. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02089-2018

Netuberkulozo mikobaktēriju ierosinātas plaušu slimības / G.Balode, L.Kukša, A.Nodieva, S.Gintere, A.Krūmiņa ...[u.c.] // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.1 (2018, janv.), 20.-24.lpp.

QT prolongation and cardiac toxicity of new tuberculosis drugs in Europe : a Tuberculosis Network European Trialsgroup (TBnet) study [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Guglielmetti ...[et al.] ; collaborators: L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // European Respiratory Journal [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.52, Issue 2 (2018), article No. 1800537. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 14.martā. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/52/2/1800537

Safety and efficacy of exposure to bedaquiline-delamanid in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis : a case series from France and Latvia / L.Guglielmetti, L.Barkane, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // European Respiratory Journal. - Vol.51, No.3 (2018, March), article No.1702550. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Treatment correlates of successful outcomes in pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis / Collaborative Group for the Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data in MDR-TB treatment–2017: L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // Lancet. - Vol.392, No.10150 (2018, Sept.), p.821-834. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Final treatment outcomes of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Latvia receiving delamanid-containing regimens [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Kuksa, L.Barkane, N.Hittel, R.Gupta // European Respiratory Journal [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.50, No.5 (2017, Nov.), article No.1701105. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/50/5/1701105.long

Paliatīvā aprūpe - nāves ēnā? : [par paliatīvās aprūpes vēsturi Latvijā, nākotnes perspektīvām un līdzestības nozīmi paliatīvajā aprūpē : stāsta Rīgas Austrumu klīniskās universitātes slimnīcas Onkoloģijas centra Paliatīvās aprūpes nodaļas vadītājs, Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes Infektoloģijas un dermatoloģijas katedras docētāja, Latvijas Klīniskās barošanas un metabolisma asociācijas Valdes loceklis ...[u.c.]] / V.Sosārs, L.Kukša, G.Moisejevs ...[u.c.] ; materiāla sagatavotājs E.Ritums // Medicus Bonus. - Nr.32 (2017, okt./nov.), 8.-11.lpp.

Upmale, Sabīne. Basic vitamin D concentration in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients in Latvia / S.Upmale, R.Engels, L.Kukša // Endocrine Oncology and Metabolism. - Vol.3, Issue 3 (2017, Sept.), p.69-74.

Extensive drug resistance acquired during treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis / J.P.Cegielski, T.Dalton, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // Clinical Infectious Diseases. - Vol.59, No.8 (2014, Oct.), p.1049-1063. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Management of patients with multidrug-resistant/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe : a TBNET consensus statement / C.Lange, I.Abubaker, L.Kuksa ...[et al.] // European Respiratory Journal. - Vol.44, No.1 (2014, July), p.23-63. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Latvia : trends, characteristics and treatment outcomes [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Kuksa, V.Riekstina, I.Ozere ...[et al.] // Public Health Action [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.4, Suppl.2 (2014, Oct.), p.S47-S53. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://ingentaconnect.com/content/iuatld/pha/2014/00000004/…

Abstracts​​

Novēlota tuberkulozes (TB) diagnostika - labāk vēlāk nekā nekad, tomēr... [Elektroniskais resurss] : tēzes / A.Krūmiņa, L.Kukša, L.Barkāne, M.Sperga // Latvijas Ārstu kongress (Rīga, 2017.g. 21.-23.sept.) [Elektroniskais resurss] / Latvijas Ārstu biedrība. - Rīga, 2017. - 1 lpp. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 11.okt. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.arstukongress.lv

Valtere, Elīna Spectrum of radiological findings of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / E.Valtere, G.Balode, L.Kuksa // European Congress of Radiology (Vienna, Austria, March 1-5, 2017) [Elektroniskais resurss] : [Abstracts]. - Vienna, 2017. - Poster No.C-2191. - Resurss aprakstīts 2018.g. 16.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2017/index.php?p=recorddetail…

Barkāne, Linda. When is the right time to add new and repurposed medication for treatment of pre-XDR and XDR-TB? / L.Barkane, L.Kuksa, V.Riekstina // The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. - Vol.20, No.11, Suppl.1 (2016, Nov.), p.S462-S463. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Efficacy and tolerability of linezolid for the treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Latvia / I.Petermane, L.Kuksa, G.Kirvelaite, V.Riekstina // The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. - Vol.20, No.11, Suppl.1 (2016, Nov.), p.S60. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Peirāga, Signe. Treatment effectiveness among new isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis cases in Latvia / S.Peirāga, L.Kuksa, V.Riekstina // The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. - Vol.20, No.11, Suppl.1 (2016, Nov.), p.S59. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Levanoviča, Linda. Ārstēšanās ilgums slimniekiem ar ekstensīvi rezistentu tuberkulozi / L.Levanoviča, L.Kukša, V.Riekstiņa // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 206.lpp.

Books and brochures​​

Access and adherence to prevention and care for hard-to reach group / K.Viney, T.Wingfield, L.Kuksa, K.Lönnroth // Tuberculosis / edited by G.B.Migliori ...[et al.]. - Sheffield : European Respiratory Society, 2018. - Chapter 17, p.291-307.

Treatment of drug-resistant TB with new and repurposed medications : a field guide for optimal use [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Kuksa, J.Furin, J.S.Cavanaugh ...[et al.]. - The SWIFT Respone Project, 2015. - 63 p. - E-grāmata pieejama: https://swiftresponseproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/fi…

Contacts

Colleagues

Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Alexander Lerner
Visiting professor
Aigars Pētersons
Rector, Academic Staff
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Guntis Bahs
Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Academic Staff
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Pēteris Tretjakovs
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Rezeberga
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff