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BMC Infectious Diseases

BMC Infectious Diseases 1/2018

Ausgabe 1/2018

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 710 Artikel )

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Natural history of Mycobacterium fortuitum pulmonary infection presenting with migratory infiltrates: a case report with microbiological analysis

Satoshi Okamori, Takanori Asakura, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Eiko Tamizu, Makoto Ishii, Mitsunori Yoshida, Hanako Fukano, Yuichiro Hayashi, Masaki Fujita, Yoshihiko Hoshino, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

How newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men look at HIV/AIDS – validation of the Chinese version of the revised illness perception questionnaire

Xiaobing Wu, Joseph T. F. Lau, Winnie W. S. Mak, Jing Gu, Phoenix K. H. Mo, Xiaodong Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A 2-year follow-up study of patients with pharyngotonsillitis

Jon Pallon, Martin Sundqvist, Katarina Hedin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors influencing microbial colonies in the air of operating rooms

Ling Fu Shaw, Ian Horng Chen, Chii Shya Chen, Hui Hsin Wu, Li Shing Lai, Yin Yin Chen, Fu Der Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Multilocus sequence types of clinical Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from peninsular Malaysia and their associations with disease outcomes

Abdel Rahman Zueter, Zaidah Abdul Rahman, Mahmoud Abumarzouq, Azian Harun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics and post-exposure prophylaxis of human rabies in Chongqing, China, 2007–2016

Li Qi, Kun Su, Tao Shen, Wenge Tang, Bangzhong Xiao, Jiang Long, Han Zhao, Xi Chen, Yu Xia, Yu Xiong, Dayong Xiao, Liangui Feng, Qin Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains circulating in Indonesia using multi-locus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae multi-antigen sequence typing (NG-MAST) techniques

I Putu Yuda Hananta, Alje Pieter van Dam, Maarten Franciscus Schim van der Loeff, Mirjam Dierdorp, Carolien Marleen Wind, Hardyanto Soebono, Henry John Christiaan de Vries, Sylvia Maria Bruisten

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is weak CD4+ gain in the course of suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection a current clinical challenge? A case report and brief review of the literature

Camilla Tincati, Esther Merlini, Antonella d’Arminio Monforte, Giulia Marchetti

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics of wild polio virus outbreak investigation and response in Ethiopia in 2013–2014: implications for prevention of outbreaks due to importations

Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Fiona Braka, Meseret Eshetu Shebeshi, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Berhane Beyene, Amare Mengistu Mersha, Mohammed Ademe, Abdulahi Muhyadin, Dadi Jima, Abyot Bekele Wyessa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adipokines levels in HIV infected patients: lipocalin-2 and fatty acid binding protein-4 as possible markers of HIV and antiretroviral therapy-related adipose tissue inflammation

Mario Luca Morieri, Viola Guardigni, Juana Maria Sanz, Edoardo Dalla Nora, Cecilia Soavi, Giovanni Zuliani, Laura Sighinolfi, Angelina Passaro

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A multi-center study on the risk factors of infection caused by multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Huiping Huang, Borong Chen, Gang Liu, Jing Ran, Xianyu Lian, Xinhua Huang, Nan Wang, Zhengjie Huang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Medical treatment of an unusual cerebral hydatid disease

Shu Chen, Ning Li, Feifei Yang, Jiqin Wu, Yuekai Hu, Shenglei Yu, Qi Chen, Xuan Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Jianming Zheng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Long-term Lactobacillus rhamnosus BMX 54 application to restore a balanced vaginal ecosystem: a promising solution against HPV-infection

Ettore Palma, Nadia Recine, Lavinia Domenici, Margherita Giorgini, Alessandra Pierangeli, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal disease in infants from urban area of South China, 2011–2014

Xiaoshan Guan, Xiaoping Mu, Wenjing Ji, Chunlei Yuan, Ping He, Lian Zhang, Yanfen Huang, Juan Li, Jianfeng Chen, Huamin Zhong, Shuyin Pang, Nan Tan, Qiulian Deng, Kankan Gao, Yu-Ping Huang, Chien-Yi Chang, Haiying Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Different responses of weather factors on hand, foot and mouth disease in three different climate areas of Gansu, China

Faxiang Gou, Xinfeng Liu, Jian He, Dongpeng Liu, Yao Cheng, Haixia Liu, Xiaoting Yang, Kongfu Wei, Yunhe Zheng, Xiaojuan Jiang, Lei Meng, Wenbiao Hu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The antibiotic checklist: an observational study of the discrepancy between reported and actually performed checklist items

Frederike V. van Daalen, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Cas Minderhoud, Jan M. Prins, Suzanne E. Geerlings

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The impact of cathelicidin, the human antimicrobial peptide LL-37 in urinary tract infections

Ibrahim H. Babikir, Elsir A. Abugroun, Naser Eldin Bilal, Abdullah Ali Alghasham, Elmuataz Elmansi Abdalla, Ishag Adam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge, perceptions and media use of the Dutch general public and healthcare workers regarding Ebola, 2014

Lianne G. C. Schol, Madelief Mollers, Corien M. Swaan, Desirée J. M. A. Beaujean, Albert Wong, Aura Timen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Available, Bed-sided, Comprehensive (ABC) score to a diagnosis of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: a derivation and validation study

Nori Yoshioka, Matsuo Deguchi, Hideharu Hagiya, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Shoji Hashimoto, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Tomono

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characterization of non-tuberculous mycobacterium from humans and water in an Agropastoral area in Zambia

Ngula Monde, Musso Munyeme, Adrian Muwonge, John Bwalya Muma, Sydney Malama

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors contributing to measles transmission during an outbreak in Kamwenge District, Western Uganda, April to August 2015

Fred Nsubuga, Lilian Bulage, Immaculate Ampeire, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Simon Kasasa, Patricia Tanifum, Alex Ario Riolexus, Bao-Ping Zhu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of fluorescent in-situ hybridization technique for diagnosis of malaria in Ahero Sub-County hospital, Kenya

Regina Kandie, Rachel Ochola, Kariuki Njaanake

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome induced by avian influenza A (H7N9) viral pneumonia: national data from the Chinese multicentre collaboration

Linna Huang, Wei Zhang, Yi Yang, Wenjuan Wu, Weihua Lu, Han Xue, Hongsheng Zhao, Yunfu Wu, Jia Shang, Lihua Cai, Long Liu, Donglin Liu, Yeming Wang, Bin Cao, Qingyuan Zhan, Chen Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identification of uncommon oral yeasts from cancer patients by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Narges Aslani, Ghasem Janbabaei, Mahdi Abastabar, Jacques F. Meis, Mahasti Babaeian, Sadegh Khodavaisy, Teun Boekhout, Hamid Badali

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Oral human Papillomavirus DNA detection in HIV-positive men: prevalence, predictors, and co-occurrence at anal site

Alessandra Vergori, Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Pierluca Piselli, Franca Del Nonno, Catia Sias, Federico Lupi, Daniele Lapa, Andrea Baiocchini, Claudia Cimaglia, Marco Gentile, Andrea Antinori, Maria Capobianchi, Adriana Ammassari

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Potential of DosR and Rpf antigens from Mycobacterium tuberculosis to discriminate between latent and active tuberculosis in a tuberculosis endemic population of Medellin Colombia

Leonar Arroyo, Diana Marín, Kees L. M. C. Franken, Tom H. M. Ottenhoff, Luis F. Barrera

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Active ingredients of a person-centred intervention for people on HIV treatment: analysis of mixed methods trial data

Keira Lowther, Richard Harding, Victoria Simms, Aabid Ahmed, Zipporah Ali, Nancy Gikaara, Lorraine Sherr, Hellen Kariuki, Irene J. Higginson, Lucy Ellen Selman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correlation between polymorphisms in toll-like receptor genes and the activity of hepatitis B virus among treatment-naïve patients: a case-control study in a Han Chinese population

Yong Lin, Zheng-Xiang Gao, Xu Shen, Mei-Jun Chen, Yan-Ting Li, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Qi-Feng Zhao, Fan Liu, Jian-Jun Niu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The impact of regular school closure on seasonal influenza epidemics: a data-driven spatial transmission model for Belgium

Giancarlo De Luca, Kim Van Kerckhove, Pietro Coletti, Chiara Poletto, Nathalie Bossuyt, Niel Hens, Vittoria Colizza

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Uropathogens from cases of urinary tract infections (UTI) in Shashemene referral hospital, Ethiopia

Wubalem Desta Seifu, Alemayehu Desalegn Gebissa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Dengue virus infection-enhancement activity in neutralizing antibodies of healthy adults before dengue season as determined by using FcγR-expressing cells

Minh Huong Phu Ly, Meng Ling Moi, Thi Bich Hau Vu, Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Todd Saunders, Cam Nhat Nguyen, Anh Kieu Thi Nguyen, Hung Manh Nguyen, Than Huu Dao, Do Quyen Pham, Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen, Thi Quynh Mai Le, Futoshi Hasebe, Kouichi Morita

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Visceral adipose tissue and carotid intima-media thickness in HIV-infected patients undergoing cART: a prospective cohort study

Maria Teresa Beires, André Silva-Pinto, Ana Cristina Santos, António José Madureira, Jorge Pereira, Davide Carvalho, António Sarmento, Paula Freitas

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Persistent mammalian orthoreovirus, coxsackievirus and adenovirus co-infection in a child with a primary immunodeficiency detected by metagenomic sequencing: a case report

Dagmara W. Lewandowska, Riccarda Capaul, Seraina Prader, Osvaldo Zagordi, Fabienne-Desirée Geissberger, Martin Kügler, Marcus Knorr, Christoph Berger, Tayfun Güngör, Janine Reichenbach, Cyril Shah, Jürg Böni, Andrea Zbinden, Alexandra Trkola, Jana Pachlopnik Schmid, Michael Huber

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Estimating the scale of chronic hepatitis B virus infection among migrants in EU/EEA countries

Amena A. Ahmad, Abby M. Falla, Erika Duffell, Teymur Noori, Angela Bechini, Ralf Reintjes, Irene K. Veldhuijzen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Eikenella corrodens endocarditis and liver abscess in a previously healthy male, a case report

Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin, Terese Katzenstein

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Transmission of measles among healthcare Workers in Hospital W, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China, 2016

Haimei Jia, Chao Ma, Mengting Lu, Jianping Fu, Lance E. Rodewald, Qiru Su, Huaqin Wang, Lixin Hao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Landscape and rodent community composition are associated with risk of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in two cities in China, 2006–2013

Hong Xiao, Xin Tong, Ru Huang, Lidong Gao, Shixiong Hu, Yapin Li, Hongwei Gao, Pai Zheng, Huisuo Yang, Zheng Y. X. Huang, Hua Tan, Huaiyu Tian

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Monitoring vaccine and non-vaccine HPV type prevalence in the post-vaccination era in women living in the Basilicata region, Italy

Francesca Carozzi, Donella Puliti, Cristina Ocello, Pasquale Silvio Anastasio, Espedito Antonio Moliterni, Emilia Perinetti, Laurence Serradell, Elena Burroni, Massimo Confortini, Paola Mantellini, Marco Zappa, Géraldine Dominiak-Felden

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Anemia in people on second line antiretroviral treatment in Lilongwe, Malawi: a cross-sectional study

McNeil Ngongondo, Nora E. Rosenberg, Christopher C. Stanley, Robertino Lim, Dennis Ongubo, Richard Broadhurst, Colin Speight, Robert Flick, Petros Tembo, Mina C. Hosseinpour

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A rare case of pericarditis and pleural empyema secondary to transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess

Eunae Cho, Sang Woo Park, Chung Hwan Jun, Sang Soo Shin, Eun Kyu Park, Kyo Seon Lee, Seon Young Park, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Self-reported genital warts among sexually-active university students: a cross-sectional study

Silvia Cocchio, Chiara Bertoncello, Tatjana Baldovin, Alessandra Buja, Silvia Majori, Vincenzo Baldo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Estimating the scale of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the EU/EEA: a focus on migrants from anti-HCV endemic countries

A. M. Falla, A. A. Ahmad, E. Duffell, T. Noori, I. K. Veldhuijzen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing of human Brucella melitensis isolates from Ulanqab of Inner Mongolia, China

Zhi-guo Liu, Dong-dong Di, Miao Wang, Ri-hong Liu, Hong-yan Zhao, Dong-ri Piao, Zhong-zhi Zhao, Yong-qing Hao, Ya-nan Du, Hai Jiang, Bu-yun Cui, Xian-zhu Xia

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Germany: low levels of cephalosporin resistance, but high azithromycin resistance

Susanne Buder, Sandra Dudareva, Klaus Jansen, Anna Loenenbach, Sergejs Nikisins, Andrea Sailer, Eva Guhl, Peter K. Kohl, Viviane Bremer, GORENET study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An appraisal: how notifiable infectious diseases are reported by Hungarian family physicians

Katalin Vraukó, Zoltán Jancsó, László Kalabay, Andrea Lukács, Gabriella Maráczi, Lajos Mester, Anna Nánási, József Rinfel, Tamás Sárosi, Ferenc Tamás, Albert Varga, József Vitrai, Imre Rurik

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge, attitudes and practices on Schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review

Hlengiwe Sacolo, Moses Chimbari, Chester Kalinda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characterization of Salmonella enterica from invasive bloodstream infections and water sources in rural Ghana

Denise Dekker, Ralf Krumkamp, Daniel Eibach, Nimako Sarpong, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Michael Frimpong, Elina Fechtner, Sven Poppert, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Justin Im, Florian Marks, Hagen Frickmann, Jürgen May

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli Ulcer) in Togo ─ a case-control study in Zio and Yoto districts of the maritime region

Issaka Maman, Tchadjobo Tchacondo, Abiba Banla Kere, Ebekalisai Piten, Marcus Beissner, Yiragnima Kobara, Komlan Kossi, Kossi Badziklou, Franz Xaver Wiedemann, Komi Amekuse, Gisela Bretzel, Damintoti Simplice Karou

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Study on the persistence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in body fluids of patients with ZIKV infection in Brazil

Guilherme Amaral Calvet, Edna Oliveira Kara, Silvana Pereira Giozza, Camila Helena Aguiar Bôtto-Menezes, Philippe Gaillard, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira Franca, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães de Lacerda, Marcia da Costa Castilho, Patrícia Brasil, Patrícia Carvalho de Sequeira, Maeve Brito de Mello, Ximena Pamela Diaz Bermudez, Kayvon Modjarrad, Robyn Meurant, Sihem Landoulsi, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Nathalie Jeanne Nicole Broutet, for the ZIKABRA Study Team

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Guillain-Barre syndrome caused by hepatitis E infection: case report and literature review

Xiaoqin Zheng, Liang Yu, Qiaomai Xu, Silan Gu, Lingling Tang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from patients with burns in a regional burn center, Southeastern China

Kaisen Chen, Shirong Lin, Peiqun Li, Qiuyue Song, Dong Luo, Tao Liu, Lingbing Zeng, Wei Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of increasing vaccination in high-risk adults aged 18–64 Years: a model-based decision analysis

Angela R. Wateska, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Richard K. Zimmerman, Kenneth J. Smith, Chyongchiou J. Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A complex scenario of tuberculosis transmission is revealed through genetic and epidemiological surveys in Porto

Teresa Rito, Carlos Matos, Carlos Carvalho, Henrique Machado, Gabriela Rodrigues, Olena Oliveira, Eduarda Ferreira, Jorge Gonçalves, Lurdes Maio, Clara Morais, Helena Ramos, João Tiago Guimarães, Catarina L. Santos, Raquel Duarte, Margarida Correia-Neves

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case report: mechanisms of HIV elite control in two African women

Yumna Moosa, Ramla F. Tanko, Veron Ramsuran, Ravesh Singh, Mashudu Madzivhandila, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Philippe Selhorst, Kamini Gounder, Penny L. Moore, Carolyn Williamson, Salim S. Abdool Karim, Nigel J. Garrett, Wendy A. Burgers

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Place of death for people with HIV: a population-level comparison of eleven countries across three continents using death certificate data

Richard Harding, Stefano Marchetti, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Donna M. Wilson, Miguel Ruiz-Ramos, Maria Cardenas-Turanzas, YongJoo Rhee, Lucas Morin, Katherine Hunt, Joan Teno, Cecilia Hakanson, Dirk Houttekier, Luc Deliens, Joachim Cohen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Empiric antibiotic therapy in urinary tract infection in patients with risk factors for antibiotic resistance in a German emergency department

Sebastian Bischoff, Thomas Walter, Marlis Gerigk, Matthias Ebert, Roger Vogelmann

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The global switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV): facts, experiences and lessons learned from the south-south zone; Nigeria, April 2016

Bassey Enya Bassey, Fiona Braka, Rui Gama Vaz, William Komakech, Sylvester Toritseju Maleghemi, Richard Koko, Thompson Igbu, Faith Ireye, Sylvester Agwai, Godwin Ubong Akpan, Sisay Gashu Tegegne, Abdul-Aziz Garba Mohammed, Angela Okocha-Ejeko

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case report: a fatal case of disseminated adenovirus infection in a non-transplant adult haematology patient

Michael Joffe, Simon D. Wagner, Julian W. Tang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Late presentation for HIV care in Southwest Ethiopia in 2003–2015: prevalence, trend, outcomes and risk factors

Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael, Lillian Mwanri

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of the efficacy of nafcillin and glycopeptides as definitive therapy for patients with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a retrospective cohort study

Dong Hyun Oh, Jung Ju Kim, Jinnam Kim, Hye Seong, Se Ju Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, In Young Jung, Woo Yong Jeong, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Co-circulation and simultaneous co-infection of dengue, chikungunya, and zika viruses in patients with febrile syndrome at the Colombian-Venezuelan border

Marlen Yelitza Carrillo-Hernández, Julian Ruiz-Saenz, Lucy Jaimes Villamizar, Sergio Yebrail Gómez-Rangel, Marlen Martínez-Gutierrez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Reduction in HIV community viral loads following the implementation of a “Treatment as Prevention” strategy over 2 years at a population-level among men who have sex with men in Hangzhou, China

Lin He, Jiezhe Yang, Qiaoqin Ma, Jiafeng Zhang, Yun Xu, Yan Xia, Wanjun Chen, Hui Wang, Jinlei Zheng, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Ke Xu, Xingliang Zhang, Shichang Xia, Xiaohong Pan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli among children under 5 years of age with acute diarrhea: a hospital based study

Yu Zhou, Xuhui Zhu, Hongyan Hou, Yanfang Lu, Jing Yu, Lie Mao, Liyan Mao, Ziyong Sun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acute biliary events during anti-tuberculosis treatment: hospital case series and a nationwide cohort study

Lih-Yu Chang, Chih-Hsin Lee, Chia-Hao Chang, Ming-Chia Lee, Meng-Rui Lee, Jann-Yuan Wang, Li-Na Lee

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Probiotics and infective endocarditis in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: a clinical case and a review of the literature

Evangelo Boumis, Alessandro Capone, Vincenzo Galati, Carolina Venditti, Nicola Petrosillo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Estimation of the incidence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in high endemic areas in China: an inpatient-based retrospective study

Xiaoxia Huang, Shiwen Wang, Xianjun Wang, Yong Lyu, Mei Jiang, Deying Chen, Kaichun Li, Jingyu Liu, Shaoyu Xie, Tao Lyu, Jie Sun, Pengpeng Xu, Minghua Cao, Mifang Liang, Dexin Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Diabetes and the occurrence of infection in primary care: a matched cohort study

Waseem Abu-Ashour, Laurie K Twells, James E Valcour, John-Michael Gamble

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Microbial contaminants isolated from items and work surfaces in the post- operative ward at Kawolo general hospital, Uganda

Ivan Sserwadda, Mathew Lukenge, Bashir Mwambi, Gerald Mboowa, Apollo Walusimbi, Farouk Segujja

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Transmission dynamics for Methicilin-resistant Staphalococous areus with injection drug user

Rebekah Wagner, Folashade B. Agusto

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Late-onset postoperative Mycobacterium haemophilum endophthalmitis masquerading as inflammatory uveitis: a case report

Warinyupa Pinitpuwadol, Sucheera Sarunket, Sutasinee Boonsopon, Nattaporn Tesavibul, Pitipol Choopong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors associated with cluster size of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) of different RFLP lineages in Brazil

Renata Lyrio Peres, Solange Alves Vinhas, Fabíola Karla Correa Ribeiro, Moisés Palaci, Thiago Nascimento do Prado, Bárbara Reis-Santos, Eliana Zandonade, Philip Noel Suffys, Jonathan E. Golub, Lee W. Riley, Ethel Leonor Maciel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of the prevalence of respiratory viruses in patients with acute respiratory infections at different hospital settings in North China, 2012–2015

Jianxing Yu, Zhengde Xie, Tiegang Zhang, Yanqin Lu, Hongwei Fan, Donghong Yang, Thomas Bénet, Philippe Vanhems, Kunling Shen, Fang Huang, Jinxiang Han, Taisheng Li, Zhancheng Gao, Lili Ren, Jianwei Wang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case report of Tubo-ovarian abscess caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei

Pattaranit Nernsai, Areepan Sophonsritsuk, Srithean Lertvikool, Artit Jinawath, Maria Nina Chitasombat

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rationale, design, and methodology of a trial evaluating three models of care for HCV treatment among injection drug users on opioid agonist therapy

Matthew J. Akiyama, Linda Agyemang, Julia H. Arnsten, Moonseong Heo, Brianna L. Norton, Bruce R. Schackman, Benjamin P. Linas, Alain H. Litwin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of hepatitis E virus seroprevalence between HBsAg-positive population and healthy controls in Shandong province, China

Li Zhang, Zechun Jiang, Jingjing Lv, Jiaye Liu, Bingyu Yan, Yi Feng, Li Li, Guomin Zhang, Fuzhen Wang, Aiqiang Xu

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

SESOTHO trial (“Switch Either near Suppression Or THOusand”) – switch to second-line versus WHO-guided standard of care for unsuppressed patients on first-line ART with viremia below 1000 copies/mL: protocol of a multicenter, parallel-group, open-label, randomized clinical trial in Lesotho, Southern Africa

Alain Amstutz, Bienvenu Lengo Nsakala, Fiona Vanobberghen, Josephine Muhairwe, Tracy Renée Glass, Beatrice Achieng, Mamorena Sepeka, Katleho Tlali, Lebohang Sao, Kyaw Thin, Thomas Klimkait, Manuel Battegay, Niklaus Daniel Labhardt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Poor quality data challenges conclusion and decision making: timely analysis of measles confirmed and suspected cases line list in Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region, Ethiopia

Misganu Endriyas, Tarekegn Solomon, Bekele Belayhun, Emebet Mekonnen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mortality estimates among adult patients with severe acute respiratory infections from two sentinel hospitals in southern Arizona, United States, 2010–2014

Steve R. Barnes, Zimy Wansaula, Kristen Herrick, Eyal Oren, Kacey Ernst, Sonja J. Olsen, Mariana G. Casal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hepatitis B/C in the countries of the EU/EEA: a systematic review of the prevalence among at-risk groups

Abby May Falla, Sanne Henrietta Ina Hofstraat, Erika Duffell, Susan Josien Maria Hahné, Lara Tavoschi, Irene Karen Veldhuijzen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

IL-10+ NK and TGF-β+ NK cells play negative regulatory roles in HIV infection

Yongjun Jiang, Mei Yang, Xiaojuan Sun, Xi Chen, Meichen Ma, Xiaowan Yin, Shi Qian, Zining Zhang, Yajing Fu, Jing Liu, Xiaoxu Han, Junjie Xu, Hong Shang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prospective study on human fecal carriage of Enterobacteriaceae possessing mcr-1 and mcr-2 genes in a regional hospital in Hong Kong

Wai-Sing Chan, Chun-Hang Au, Dona N. Ho, Tsun-Leung Chan, Edmond Shiu-Kwan Ma, Bone Siu-Fai Tang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Using eHealth to engage and retain priority populations in the HIV treatment and care cascade in the Asia-Pacific region: a systematic review of literature

Julianita Purnomo, Katherine Coote, Limin Mao, Ling Fan, Julian Gold, Raghib Ahmad, Lei Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors affecting first month adherence due to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive adults at Felege Hiwot Teaching and Specialized Hospital, north-western Ethiopia; a prospective study

Awoke Seyoum Tegegne, Principal Ndlovu, Temesgen Zewotir

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Efficacy of a bivalent killed whole-cell cholera vaccine over five years: a re-analysis of a cluster-randomized trial

Youyi Fong, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Jin Kyung Park, Florian Marks, John D. Clemens, Dennis L. Chao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Outcome and prognostic factors of patients with right-sided infective endocarditis requiring intensive care unit admission

Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy, Norair Airapetian, Nicolas Lamblin, Elie Zogheib, Patrick Devos, Sebastien Preau, Hauts de France endocarditis study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The association between community-associated Staphylococcus aureus colonization and disease: a meta-analysis

Marina W. Kim, Ben K. Greenfield, Robert E. Snyder, Craig M. Steinmaus, Lee W. Riley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Performance of loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in a high prevalence TB/HIV rural setting in Uganda

Lydia Nakiyingi, Prossy Nakanwagi, Jessica Briggs, Tifu Agaba, Frank Mubiru, Mark Mugenyi, Willy Ssengooba, Moses L. Joloba, Yukari C. Manabe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Socio-economic, Knowledge Attitude Practices (KAP), household related and demographic based appearance of non-dengue infected individuals in high dengue risk areas of Kandy District, Sri Lanka

Lahiru Udayanga, Nayana Gunathilaka, M. C. M. Iqbal, Kusumawathie Pahalagedara, Upali S. Amarasinghe, Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Systemic fluoroquinolone prescriptions for hospitalized children in Belgium, results of a multicenter retrospective drug utilization study

Kevin Meesters, Reiner Mauel, Evelyn Dhont, Johan Vande Walle, Pauline De Bruyne

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Dengue score as a diagnostic predictor for pleural effusion and/or ascites: external validation and clinical application

Suhendro Suwarto, Mohammad Jauharsyah Hidayat, Bing Widjaya

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection on surface contamination in a hospital facility’s expressed human milk feed preparation area

Ricky Dippenaar, Johan Smith

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence of dengue IgG antibodies in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals three years after an outbreak in Zhejiang Province, China

Shuying Luo, Weihong Cui, Chan Li, Feng Ling, Tao Fu, Qiyong Liu, Jiangping Ren, Jimin Sun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of HIV-1 rapid tests and identification of alternative testing algorithms for use in Uganda

Pontiano Kaleebu, Paul Kato Kitandwe, Tom Lutalo, Aminah Kigozi, Christine Watera, Mary Bridget Nanteza, Peter Hughes, Joshua Musinguzi, Alex Opio, Robert Downing, Edward Katongole Mbidde

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A nested case–control study of predictors for tuberculosis recurrence in a large UK Centre

Andrew Rosser, Matthew Richardson, Martin J. Wiselka, Robert C. Free, Gerrit Woltmann, Galina V. Mukamolova, Manish Pareek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Concordance of gonorrhoea of the rectum, pharynx and urethra in same-sex male partnerships attending a sexual health service in Melbourne, Australia

Vincent J. Cornelisse, Lei Zhang, Matthew Law, Marcus Y. Chen, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Clare Bellhouse, Christopher K. Fairley, Eric P. F. Chow

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding dengue virus infection among inhabitants of Aceh, Indonesia: a cross-sectional study

Harapan Harapan, Yogambigai Rajamoorthy, Samsul Anwar, Aslam Bustamam, Arsil Radiansyah, Pradiba Angraini, Riny Fasli, Salwiyadi Salwiyadi, Reza Akbar Bastian, Ade Oktiviyari, Imaduddin Akmal, Muhammad Iqbalamin, Jamalul Adil, Fenni Henrizal, Darmayanti Darmayanti, Rovy Pratama, Abdul Malik Setiawan, Mudatsir Mudatsir, Panji Fortuna Hadisoemarto, Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal, Ulrich Kuch, David Alexander Groneberg, Allison Imrie, Meghnath Dhimal, Ruth Müller

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characterization of hepatitis B and delta coinfection in Israel

Rachel Shirazi, Daniela Ram, Aviya Rakovsky, Efrat Bucris, Yael Gozlan, Yaniv Lustig, Pninit Shaked-Mishan, Orit Picard, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Haim Ben-Zvi, Ora Halutz, Yoav Lurie, Ella Veizman, Matthias Carlebach, Marius Braun, Michal Cohen- Naftaly, Amir Shlomai, Rifaat Safadi, Ella Mendelson, Ella H. Sklan, Ziv Ben-Ari, Orna Mor

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular characterization of mutations associated with resistance to second-line tuberculosis drug among multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients from high prevalence tuberculosis city in Morocco

Amal Oudghiri, Hind Karimi, Fouad Chetioui, Fathiah Zakham, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi, My Driss Elmessaoudi, Amin Laglaoui, Imane Chaoui, Mohammed El Mzibri

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Concurrent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia and pyomyositis in a patient with dengue hemorrhagic fever: a case report

N. D. B. Ehelepola, R. K. G. M. Rajapaksha, D. M. U. B. Dhanapala, T. D. K. Thennekoon, S. Ponnamperuma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Study on expression of plasma sCD138 in patients with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

Jing Li, Hong Du, Xue-Fan Bai, Xiao-Yan Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong Jiang, Ping-Zhong Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of tissue inflammation accompanied by NLRP3 inflammasome activation in rabbits infected with Treponema pallidum strain Nichols

Li-Rong Lin, Yao Xiao, Wei Liu, Yu-Yan Chen, Xiao-Zhen Zhu, Zheng-Xiang Gao, Kun Gao, Man-Li Tong, Hui-Lin Zhang, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Wen-Dong Li, Xian-Ming Liang, Yong Lin, Li-Li Liu, Tian-Ci Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cost analysis of rapid diagnostics for drug-resistant tuberculosis

Erik J. Groessl, Theodore G. Ganiats, Naomi Hillery, Andre Trollip, Roberta L. Jackson, Donald G. Catanzaro, Timothy C. Rodwell, Richard S. Garfein, Camilla Rodrigues, Valeriu Crudu, Thomas C. Victor, Antonino Catanzaro

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of a vaccination programme in children vaccinated with ProQuad, and ProQuad-specific effectiveness against varicella in the Veneto region of Italy

Carlo Giaquinto, Giovanni Gabutti, Vincenzo Baldo, Marco Villa, Lara Tramontan, Nadia Raccanello, Francesca Russo, Chiara Poma, Antonio Scamarcia, Luigi Cantarutti, Rebecca Lundin, Emilia Perinetti, Xavier Cornen, Stéphane Thomas, Céline Ballandras, Audrey Souverain, Susanne Hartwig

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Treatment outcomes and factors affecting unsuccessful outcome among new pulmonary smear positive and negative tuberculosis patients in Anqing, China: a retrospective study

Yufeng Wen, Zhiping Zhang, Xianxiang Li, Dan Xia, Jun Ma, Yuanyuan Dong, Xinwei Zhang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lymphnode tuberculosis in a 4-year-old boy with relapsed ganglioneuroblastoma: a case report

Karoline van de Loo, Stefan Balzer, Colin R. MacKenzie, Thomas M. Boemers, Monika Ortmann, Jörg Schaper, Arndt Borkhardt, Hans-Jürgen Laws, Michaela Kuhlen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Household contact non-attendance of clinical evaluation for tuberculosis: a pilot study in a high burden district in South Africa

Gladys Kigozi, Michelle Engelbrecht, Christo Heunis, André Janse van Rensburg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Morbidity from in-hospital complications is greater than treatment failure in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

Natasha E. Holmes, J. Owen Robinson, Sebastiaan J. van Hal, Wendy J. Munckhof, Eugene Athan, Tony M. Korman, Allen C. Cheng, John D. Turnidge, Paul D. R. Johnson, Benjamin P. Howden, VANESSA study group, on behalf of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Clinical Research Network (CRN)

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka

Devika Iddawela, Sanura Malinda Pallegoda Vithana, Dhilma Atapattu, Lanka Wijekoon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High seroprevalence of syphilis infection among pregnant women in Yiregalem hospital southern Ethiopia

Anteneh Amsalu, Getachew Ferede, Demissie Assegu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Investigation of household contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients increases case detection in Mwanza City, Tanzania

Medard Beyanga, Benson R. Kidenya, Lisa Gerwing-Adima, Eleanor Ochodo, Stephen E. Mshana, Christa Kasang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Burden of severe RSV disease among immunocompromised children and adults: a 10 year retrospective study

Olga Chatzis, Stephanie Darbre, Jérôme Pasquier, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel, John David Aubert, Maja Beck-Popovic, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Marc Ansari, Laurent Kaiser, Klara M. Posfay-Barbe, Sandra A. Asner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Bacterial risk factors for treatment failure and relapse among patients with isoniazid resistant tuberculosis

Phan Vuong Khac Thai, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Jeremy Day, Sarah Dunstan, Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu, Vo Sy Kiet, Nguyen Huu Lan, Nguyen Huy Dung, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, Nguyen Thuong Thuong, Nguyen Ngoc Lan, Phạm Thị Thúy Liễu, Nguyễn Thị Hồng, Đào Công Điệp, Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh, Nguyễn Văn Hội, Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa, Trương Ngọc Đại, Hoàng Quang Minh, Nguyễn Văn Thơm, Jeremy Farrar, Maxine Caws

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Next generation sequencing based pathogen analysis in a patient with neurocysticercosis: a case report

Ping Liu, Xing Weng, Jiajia Zhou, Xiaolin Xu, Fangping He, Yue Du, Honglong Wu, Yanping Gong, Guoping Peng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors affecting time to sputum culture conversion and treatment outcome of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in China

Qiao Liu, Peng Lu, Leonardo Martinez, Haitao Yang, Wei Lu, Xiaoyan Ding, Limei Zhu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mapping transmission foci to eliminate malaria in the People’s Republic of China, 2010–2015: a retrospective analysis

Jun Feng, Hong Tu, Li Zhang, Shaosen Zhang, Shan Jiang, Zhigui Xia, Shuisen Zhou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An educational intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance in Vietnam

Hang Thi Phan, Hang Thi Thuy Tran, Hanh Thi My Tran, Anh Pham Phuong Dinh, Ha Thanh Ngo, Jenny Theorell-Haglow, Christopher J. Gordon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immune response and protective effect against chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection induced by vaccination with a DNA vaccine encoding profilin

Qi Gao, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Fu-Kai Zhang, Meng Wang, Ling-Ying Hu, Xing-Quan Zhu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence and mortality rates of varicella among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in Singapore General Hospital, a 12-year review

Chong Yau Ong, Sher Guan Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Stephanie, MC Fook-Chong, Manish Kaushik, Lian Leng Low

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Public health impact and cost effectiveness of routine childhood vaccination for hepatitis a in Jordan: a dynamic model approach

Wail A. Hayajneh, Vincent J. Daniels, Cerise K. James, Muhammet Nabi Kanıbir, Matthew Pilsbury, Morgan Marks, Michelle G. Goveia, Elamin H. Elbasha, Erik Dasbach, Camilo J. Acosta

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Continuous hypoxia reduces the concentration of streptomycin in the blood

Lin Chen, Zhancheng Gao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Changes in MLST profiles and biotypes of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates from the diphtheria outbreak period to the period of invasive infections caused by nontoxigenic strains in Poland (1950–2016)

Urszula Czajka, Aldona Wiatrzyk, Ewa Mosiej, Kamila Formińska, Aleksandra A. Zasada

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and virulence characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in medical laboratory staff: comparison between microbiological and non-microbiological laboratories

Xiaoying Xie, Xinlu Dai, Lijia Ni, Baiji Chen, Zhaofan Luo, Yandan Yao, Xiquan Wu, Hongyu Li, Songyin Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiologic analysis of respiratory viral infections among Singapore military servicemen in 2016

Yuk-Fai Lau, Wee-Hong Victor Koh, Clement Kan, Poh-Choo Alethea Dua, Ai-Sim Elizabeth Lim, Chin-Wen Jasper Liaw, Qiu-Han Gao, Jeremiah Chng, Vernon J. Lee, Boon-Huan Tan, Jin-Phang Loh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Condom use in combination with ART can reduce HIV incidence and mortality of PLWHA among MSM: a study from Beijing, China

Lili Tao, Min Liu, Shuming Li, Jue Liu, Ning Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Increasing incidence of syphilis among patients engaged in HIV care in Alberta, Canada: a retrospective clinic-based cohort study

Raynell Lang, Ron Read, Hartmut B. Krentz, Soheil Ramazani, Mingkai Peng, Jennifer Gratrix, M. John Gill

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Challenges of interpreting epidemiologic surveillance pertussis data with changing diagnostic and immunization practices: the case of the state of São Paulo, Brazil

Eder Gatti Fernandes, Ana Marli Christovam Sartori, Patrícia Coelho de Soárez, Telma Regina M. P. Carvalhanas, Marcela Rodrigues, Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessment of the societal cost of Taenia solium in Angónia district, Mozambique

Chiara Trevisan, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Nicolas Praet, Alberto Pondja, Yunus Amade Assane, Pierre Dorny, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Pascal Magnussen, Maria Vang Johansen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High vaccination coverage is associated with low epidemic level of seasonal influenza in elementary schools: an observational study in Matsumoto City, Japan

Mitsuo Uchida, Minoru Kaneko, Yoshihiko Hidaka, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Takayuki Honda, Shouhei Takeuchi, Masaya Saito, Shigeyuki Kawa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 on carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: results of the impact of probiotics for reducing infections in veterans (IMPROVE) study

Shoshannah Eggers, Anna K. Barker, Susan Valentine, Timothy Hess, Megan Duster, Nasia Safdar

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rubella seroprevalence among pregnant women in Beijing, China

Qinghong Meng, Jie Luo, Lijun Li, Wei Shi, Jinqian Yu, Yingjie Shen, Li Li, Yajuan Wang, Kaihu Yao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency among malaria patients in Upper Myanmar

Jinyoung Lee, Tae Im Kim, Jung-Mi Kang, Hojong Jun, Hương Giang Lê, Thị Lam Thái, Woon-Mok Sohn, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim, Byoung-Kuk Na

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determinants of facilitated health insurance enrollment for patients with HIV disease, and impact of insurance enrollment on targeted health outcomes

Renae Furl, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Elizabeth Lyden, Susan Swindells

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mycobacterium tuberculosis thymidylate kinase antigen assays for designating incipient, high-risk latent M.tb infection

Misaki Wayengera, David P. Kateete, Benon Asiimwe, Moses L. Joloba

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pre-industrial plague transmission is mediated by the synergistic effect of temperature and aridity index

Ricci P. H. Yue, Harry F. Lee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adenovirus-associated acute conjunctivitis in Beijing, China, 2011–2013

Jie Li, Xiaoyan Lu, Baoming Jiang, Yiwei Du, Yang Yang, Haikun Qian, Baiwei Liu, Changying Lin, Lei Jia, Lijuan Chen, Quanyi Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

HIV screening among newly diagnosed TB patients: a cross sectional study in Lima, Peru

Suzanne Ramírez, Fernando Mejía, Marlene Rojas, Carlos Seas, Patrick Van der Stuyft, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Larissa Otero

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Missed hepatitis b/c or syphilis diagnosis among Kurdish, Russian, and Somali origin migrants in Finland: linking a population-based survey to the national infectious disease register

Paula Tiittala, Matti Ristola, Kirsi Liitsola, Jukka Ollgren, Päivikki Koponen, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Eija Hiltunen-Back, Irja Davidkin, Pia Kivelä

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessing linkage to and retention in care among HIV patients in Uganda and identifying opportunities for health systems strengthening: a descriptive study

Caroline E. Boeke, Vennie Nabitaka, Andrea Rowan, Katherine Guerra, Arnold Kabbale, Barbara Asire, Eleanor Magongo, Pamela Nawaggi, Vivienne Mulema, Betty Mirembe, Victor Bigira, Andrew Musoke, Cordelia Katureebe

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First case report of M1 macrophage polarization in an untreated symptomatic patient with toxoplasmosis

Graziano De Luca, Chiara Di Lisio, Giuseppe Lattanzio, Tommaso D’Antuono, Marcella Liberatore, Francesca Bianca Aiello

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spoligotyping based genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ethiopia: a systematic review

Begna Tulu, Gobena Ameni

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with human West Nile virus infection in Ontario: a generalized linear mixed modelling approach

Shruti Mallya, Beate Sander, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon, Monica Taljaard, Ann Jolly, Manisha A. Kulkarni

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pretreatment loss to follow-up of tuberculosis patients in Chennai, India: a cohort study with implications for health systems strengthening

Beena E. Thomas, Ramnath Subbaraman, Senthil Sellappan, Chandra Suresh, J. Lavanya, Savari Lincy, Agnes Lawrence Raja, B. Javeed, S. Kokila, S. Arumugam, Soumya Swaminathan, Kenneth H. Mayer

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China: a case report

Jie Jiao, Lei Wu, Jianyuan Yin, Xiaojiao Quan, Wei Chen, Jie Hu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The performance of rapid plasma reagin (RPR) titer in HIV-negative general paresis after neurosyphilis therapy

Ying Jiang, Ruihui Weng, Yuefeng Zhang, Rong Fan, Yulun Liu, Zhigang Chen, Fuhua Peng, Yong Chen, Xiaohong Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, human immunodeficiency virus and Treponema pallidum infections in hospitalized patients before transfusion in Xiangya hospital Central South University, China from 2011 to 2016

Wei-Wei Cao, Rong-Rong Zhou, Xinghua Ou, Ling-Xi Shi, Chao-Qi Xiao, Ting-Yin Chen, Hua Tan, Xue-Gong Fan, Bi-Juan Li, Ning Li

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Invasive meningococcal disease due to a non-capsulated Neisseria meningitidis strain in a patient with IgG4-related disease

Shun Kurose, Kyoko Onozawa, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Kenichiro Yaita, Hideyuki Takahashi, Nobuyuki Shimono, Yoji Nagasaki

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and temporal evolution of norovirus associated with acute gastroenteritis in Amazonas state, Brazil

Juliana Merces Hernandez, Luciana Damascena Silva, Edivaldo Costa Sousa Junior, Renato Silva Bandeira, Elmer Abraão Martins Rodrigues, Maria Silvia Souza Lucena, Samya Thalita Picanço Costa, Yvone Benchimol Gabbay

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Plasmodium knowlesi infection in a returning German traveller from Thailand: a case report on an emerging malaria pathogen in a popular low-risk travel destination

Guenter Froeschl, Marcus Beissner, Kristina Huber, Gisela Bretzel, Michael Hoelscher, Camilla Rothe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of tuberculosis drug resistance among previously treated patients in a tertiary hospital in Accra, Ghana: public health implications of standardized regimens

Audrey Forson, Awewura Kwara, Samuel Kudzawu, Michael Omari, Jacob Otu, Florian Gehre, Bouke de Jong, Martin Antonio

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Intimate relationship characteristics as determinants of HIV risk among men who have sex with regular male sex partners: a cross-sectional study in Guangzhou, China

Juan He, Hui-fang Xu, Wei-bin Cheng, Sheng-jie Zhang, Jing Gu, Yuan-tao Hao, Chun Hao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Experiences of liver health related uncertainty and self-reported stress among people who inject drugs living with hepatitis C virus: a qualitative study

Stelliana Goutzamanis, Joseph S. Doyle, Alexander Thompson, Paul Dietze, Margaret Hellard, Peter Higgs, on behalf of the TAP study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effectiveness of 13-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) against invasive pneumococcal disease in children in the Dominican Republic

Sara Tomczyk, Fernanda C. Lessa, Jacqueline Sánchez, Chabela Peña, Josefina Fernández, M. Gloria Carvalho, Fabiana Pimenta, Doraliza Cedano, Cynthia G. Whitney, Jennifer R. Verani, Hilma Coradin, Zacarías Garib, Lucia Helena De Oliveira, Jesús Feris-Iglesias

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High frequency of M. leprae DNA detection in asymptomatic household contacts

Rafael Silva Gama, Thalisson Artur Ribeiro Gomides, Chaiana Fróes Magalhães Gama, Suelen Justo Maria Moreira, Fernanda Saloum de Neves Manta, Lorena Bruna P. de Oliveira, Pedro Henrique Ferreira Marçal, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Milton Ozório Moraes, Raúl Marcel González Garcia, Lucia Alves de Oliveira Fraga

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cost-benefit analysis of antibiofilm microbiological techniques for peri-prosthetic joint infection diagnosis

Carlo L. Romanò, Maria Teresa Trentinaglia, Elena De Vecchi, Nicola Logoluso, David A. George, Ilaria Morelli, Lorenzo Drago

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Utility of posaconazole therapeutic drug monitoring and assessment of plasma concentration threshold for effective prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections: a meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis

Lu Chen, Yan Wang, Tao Zhang, Ying Li, Ti Meng, Leichao Liu, Ruifang Hao, Yalin Dong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prolonged persistence of IgM against dengue virus detected by commonly used commercial assays

Yu-Wen Chien, Zi-Hu Liu, Fan-Chen Tseng, Tzu-Chuan Ho, How-Ran Guo, Nai-Ying Ko, Wen-Chien Ko, Guey Chuen Perng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

In vitro antibacterial activity of bioactive glass S53P4 on multiresistant pathogens causing osteomyelitis and prosthetic joint infection

Mateus Trinconi Cunha, Maria Aparecida Murça, Stanley Nigro, Giselle Burlamaqui Klautau, Mauro José Costa Salles

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spatio-temporal analysis of the relationship between meteorological factors and hand-foot-mouth disease in Beijing, China

Lin Tian, Fengchao Liang, Meimei Xu, Lei Jia, Xiaochuan Pan, Archie C. A. Clements

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from 2005 to 2016 in Switzerland

A. Ramette, A. Kronenberg, and the Swiss Centre for Antibiotic Resistance (ANRESIS)

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Filaria specific antibody response profiling in plasma from anti-retroviral naïve Loa loa microfilaraemic HIV-1 infected people

Ghislain Donald Njambe Priso, Abel Lissom, Loveline N. NGU, Nadesh N. Nji, Jules Colince Tchadji, Thibau Flaurant Tchouangueu, Georgia E. Ambada, Carole Stéphanie Sake Ngane, Brigitte Laure Dafeu, Larissa Djukouo, Inès Nyebe, Suzanne Magagoum, Apeh Alfred Ngoh, Ouambo Fotso Herve, Rosario Garcia, Anna Gutiérrez, Arinze S. Okoli, Charles O. Esimone, Flobert Njiokou, Chae Gyu Park, Alain Bopda Waffo, Godwin W. Nchinda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for long-term mortality in patients admitted with severe infection

J. Francisco, I. Aragão, T. Cardoso

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

MDR1 overexpression combined with ERG11 mutations induce high-level fluconazole resistance in Candida tropicalis clinical isolates

Longyang Jin, Zhuorui Cao, Qi Wang, Yichen Wang, Xiaojuan Wang, Hongbin Chen, Hui Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Increasing nontuberculous mycobacteria reporting rates and species diversity identified in clinical laboratory reports

Maura J. Donohue

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Significant proportion of acute hepatitis B in Poland in 2010–2014 attributed to hospital transmission: combining surveillance and public registries data

Małgorzata Stępień, Karolina Zakrzewska, Magdalena Rosińska

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Planning for globally coordinated cessation of bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine: risks of non-synchronous cessation and unauthorized oral poliovirus vaccine use

Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Lee M. Hampton, Kimberly M. Thompson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pressure ulcer-related pelvic osteomyelitis: evaluation of a two-stage surgical strategy (debridement, negative pressure therapy and flap coverage) with prolonged antimicrobial therapy

Johan Andrianasolo, Tristan Ferry, Fabien Boucher, Joseph Chateau, Hristo Shipkov, Fatiha Daoud, Evelyne Braun, Claire Triffault-Fillit, Thomas Perpoint, Frédéric Laurent, Alain-Ali Mojallal, Christian Chidiac, Florent Valour, on behalf of the Lyon BJI study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lactobacillus paracasei feeding improves the control of secondary experimental meningococcal infection in flu-infected mice

Nouria Belkacem, Raphaëlle Bourdet-Sicard, Muhamed-Kkeir Taha

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mortality and treatment response amongst HIV-infected patients 50 years and older accessing antiretroviral services in South Africa

Halima Dawood, Razia Hassan-Moosa, Nonhlanhla-Yende Zuma, Kogieleum Naidoo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Operational utility of the reverse-transcription recombinase polymerase amplification for detection of dengue virus

Kim-Kee Tan, Noor Syahida Azizan, Che Norainon Yaacob, Nurul Asma Anati Che Mat Seri, Nur Izyan Samsudin, Boon-Teong Teoh, Sing-Sin Sam, Sazaly AbuBakar

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prognostic value of liver stiffness in HIV/HCV-Coinfected patients with decompensated cirrhosis

Leire Pérez-Latorre, Matilde Sánchez-Conde, Pilar Miralles, Juan Carlos López, Francisco Parras, Francisco Tejerina, Teresa Aldámiz-Echevarría, Ana Carrero, Cristina Díez, Margarita Ramírez, Isabel Gutiérrez, José María Bellón, Rafael Bañares, Juan Berenguer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pilot evaluation of a second-generation electronic pill box for adherence to Bedaquiline and antiretroviral therapy in drug-resistant TB/HIV co-infected patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

N. Bionghi, A. Daftary, B. Maharaj, Z. Msibi, K. R. Amico, G. Friedland, C. Orrell, N. Padayatchi, M. R. O’Donnell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics of human encounters and social mixing patterns relevant to infectious diseases spread by close contact: a survey in Southwest Uganda

O. le Polain de Waroux, S. Cohuet, D. Ndazima, A. J. Kucharski, A. Juan-Giner, S. Flasche, E. Tumwesigye, R. Arinaitwe, J. Mwanga-Amumpaire, Y. Boum II, F. Nackers, F. Checchi, R. F. Grais, W. J. Edmunds

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for hepatitis E virus seropositivity in Dutch blood donors

Sofie H. Mooij, Boris M. Hogema, Anna D. Tulen, Wilfrid van Pelt, Eelco Franz, Hans L. Zaaijer, Michel Molier, Agnetha Hofhuis

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

RS3PE syndrome developing during the course of probable toxic shock syndrome: a case report

Moe Kyotani, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ryo Nishio, Hozuka Akita

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors affecting adherence to antiretroviral therapy among pregnant women in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Daniel Ter Goon, Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi, Alfred Eboh, John Lambert

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Population sensitivity of acute flaccid paralysis and environmental surveillance for serotype 1 poliovirus in Pakistan: an observational study

Kathleen M. O’Reilly, Robert Verity, Elias Durry, Humayun Asghar, Salmaan Sharif, Sohail Z. Zaidi, M. Zubair M. Wadood, Ousmane M. Diop, Hiro Okayasu, Rana M. Safdar, Nicholas C. Grassly

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Sub-inhibitory concentrations of oxacillin modify the expression of agr locus in Staphylococcus aureus clinical strains belonging to different clonal complexes

Esther Viedma, Dafne Pérez-Montarelo, Jennifer Villa, Irene Muñoz-Gallego, Nieves Larrosa, Nuria Fernández-Hidalgo, Joan Gavaldà, Benito Almirante, Fernando Chaves

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of an intervention targeting inappropriate continued empirical parenteral vancomycin use: a quasi-experimental study in a region of high MRSA prevalence

Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Hei Lim Koo, Doran Yoon, Ji Yun Bae, Eunyoung Lee, Joo-Hee Hwang, Kyoung-Ho Song, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Hong Bin Kim, Sang Won Park, Myoung-don Oh, Nam Joong Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Diagnostic utility of monitoring cytomegalovirus-specific immunity by QuantiFERON-cytomegalovirus assay in kidney transplant recipients

Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Anna Sadowska, Jolanta Gozdowska, Michał Ciszek, Marta Serwanska-Swietek, Piotr Domagala, Dorota Miszewska-Szyszkowska, Elzbieta Sitarek, Agnieszka Jozwik, Artur Kwiatkowski, Magdalena Durlik

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Surveillance on the endemic of Zika virus infection by meteorological factors in Colombia: a population-based spatial and temporal study

Lung-Chang Chien, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy, Adriana Pérez

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case report: detection of the identical virus in a patient presenting with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome encephalopathy and the tick that bit her

Uh. Jin Kim, Dong-Min Kim, Seong Eun Kim, Seung Ji Kang, Hee-Chang Jang, Kyung-Hwa Park, Sook In Jung

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

New types of drug use and risks of drug use among men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study in Hangzhou, China

Lin He, Xiaohong Pan, Ning Wang, Jiezhe Yang, Jun Jiang, Yan Luo, Xingliang Zhang, Xiting Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Machine learning methods reveal the temporal pattern of dengue incidence using meteorological factors in metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Katherine M. Viacrusis, Lara Fides T. Hernandez, Howell T. Ho, Divina M. Amalin, Kozo Watanabe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Contact among healthcare workers in the hospital setting: developing the evidence base for innovative approaches to infection control

Krista M. English, Joanne M. Langley, Allison McGeer, Nathaniel Hupert, Raymond Tellier, Bonnie Henry, Scott A. Halperin, Lynn Johnston, Babak Pourbohloul

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Estimating the number of unvaccinated Chinese workers against yellow fever in Angola

A. Wilder-Smith, E. Massad

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessment of an optimized manufacturing process for inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine: a phase III, randomized, double-blind, safety and immunogenicity study in children and adults

Carine Claeys, Mamadou Drame, José García-Sicilia, Khalequ Zaman, Alfonso Carmona, Phu My Tran, Mariano Miranda, Federico Martinón-Torres, Franck Thollot, Michael Horn, Tino F. Schwarz, Ulrich Behre, José M. Merino, Iwona Sadowska-Krawczenko, Henryk Szymański, Peter Schu, Elisabeth Neumeier, Ping Li, Varsha K. Jain, Bruce L. Innis

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of Candida bloodstream infection and antifungal utilization in a tertiary care hospital

Tatiana Aporta Marins, Alexandre R. Marra, Michael B. Edmond, Marines Dalla Valle Martino, Paula Kiyomi Onaga Yokota, Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra, Marcelino Souza Durão Junior

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A systematic review of transmission dynamic studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in non-hospital residential facilities

Kin On Kwok, Jonathan M. Read, Arthur Tang, Hong Chen, Steven Riley, Kai Man Kam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Full blood count values as a predictor of poor outcome of pneumonia among HIV-infected patients

S. Camon, C. Quiros, N. Saubi, A. Moreno, M. A. Marcos, Y. Eto, S. Rofael, E. Monclus, J. Brown, T. D. McHugh, J. Mallolas, R. Perello

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Interferon alpha as antiviral therapy in chronic active Epstein-Barr virus disease with interstitial pneumonia - case report

Jacek Roliński, Ewelina Grywalska, Aleksandra Pyzik, Michał Dzik, Violetta Opoka-Winiarska, Agata Surdacka, Maciej Maj, Franciszek Burdan, Michał Pirożyński, Piotr Grabarczyk, Elżbieta Starosławska

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Differences in response to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive patients being treated for tuberculosis in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Latin America

Yanink Caro-Vega, Anna Schultze, Anne Marie W. Efsen, Frank A. Post, Alexander Panteleev, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Jose M. Miro, Enrico Girardi, Daria N. Podlekareva, Jens D. Lundgren, Juan Sierra-Madero, Javier Toibaro, Jaime Andrade-Villanueva, Simona Tetradov, Jan Fehr, Joan Caylà, Marcelo H. Losso, Robert F. Miller, Amanda Mocroft, Ole Kirk, Brenda Crabtree-Ramírez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of age, comorbidity and adherence to current antimicrobial guidelines on mortality in hospitalized elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia

Xiudi Han, Fei Zhou, Hui Li, Xiqian Xing, Liang Chen, Yimin Wang, Chunxiao Zhang, Xuedong Liu, Lijun Suo, Jinxiang Wang, Guohua Yu, Guangqiang Wang, Xuexin Yao, Hongxia Yu, Lei Wang, Meng Liu, Chunxue Xue, Bo Liu, Xiaoli Zhu, Yanli Li, Ying Xiao, Xiaojing Cui, Lijuan Li, Jay E. Purdy, Bin Cao, for the CAP-China network

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The magnitude of antibiotic resistance to Helicobacter pylori in Africa and identified mutations which confer resistance to antibiotics: systematic review and meta-analysis

Hyasinta Jaka, Jee Ah. Rhee, Linda Östlundh, Luke Smart, Robert Peck, Andreas Mueller, Christa Kasang, Stephen E. Mshana

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of the incidence, clinical features and outcomes of invasive candidiasis in children and neonates

Jen-Fu Hsu, Mei-Yin Lai, Chiang-Wen Lee, Shih-Ming Chu, I-Hsyuan Wu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, I-Ta Lee, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu, Ming-Horng Tsai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Live attenuated Salmonella typhimurium vaccines delivering SaEsxA and SaEsxB via type III secretion system confer protection against Staphylococcus aureus infection

Chen Xu, Bao-zhong Zhang, Qiubin Lin, Jian Deng, Bin Yu, Smriti Arya, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Jian-Dong Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluating clinical effectiveness of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination against pneumonia among middle-aged and older adults in Catalonia: results from the EPIVAC cohort study

Angel Vila-Corcoles, Olga Ochoa-Gondar, Cinta de Diego, Eva Satue, María Aragón, Angel Vila-Rovira, Frederic Gomez-Bertomeu, Ramon Magarolas, Enric Figuerola-Massana, Xavier Raga, Mar O. Perez, Frederic Ballester

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determinants of CD4 cell count change and time-to default from HAART; a comparison of separate and joint models

Awoke Seyoum Tegegne, Principal Ndlovu, Temesgen Zewotir

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A comparison of weather variables linked to infectious disease patterns using laboratory addresses and patient residence addresses

Abdelmajid Djennad, Giovanni Lo Iacono, Christophe Sarran, Lora E. Fleming, Anthony Kessel, Andy Haines, Gordon L. Nichols

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other child care settings: systematic review on the incubation period and period of infectiousness

Ida Czumbel, Chantal Quinten, Pierluigi Lopalco, Jan C. Semenza, The ECDC expert panel working group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Onchocerca - infected cattle produce strong antibody responses to excretory-secretory proteins released from adult male Onchocerca ochengi worms

Djafsia Boursou, Dieudonné Ndjonka, Albert Eisenbarth, Kingsley Manchang, Archille Paguem, Nancy Ngwafu Ngwasiri, Jacqueline Dikti Vildina, Babette Abanda, Ralf Krumkamp, Silke van Hoorn, Alfons Renz, Mbunkah Daniel Achukwi, Eva Liebau, Norbert W. Brattig

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Tigecycline-induced acute pancreatitis in a renal transplant patient: a case report and literature review

Jinwen Lin, Rending Wang, Jianghua Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Addressing knowledge gaps and prevention for tuberculosis-infected Indian adults: a vital part of elimination

Andrea DeLuca, Gauri Dhumal, Mandar Paradkar, Nishi Suryavanshi, Vidya Mave, Rewa Kohli, Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar, Vidula Hulyolkar, Archana Gaikwad, Ashwini Nangude, Geeta Pardeshi, Dileep Kadam, Amita Gupta

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk and impact of herpes zoster among COPD patients: a population-based study, 2009–2014

Cintia Muñoz-Quiles, Mónica López-Lacort, Javier Díez-Domingo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and genotype distribution of human papillomavirus infection among women in northeastern Guangdong Province of China

Pingsen Zhao, Sudong Liu, Zhixiong Zhong, Jingyuan Hou, Lifang Lin, Ruiqiang Weng, Luxian Su, Nanxiang Lei, Tao Hou, Haikun Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clonal diversity and genetic profiling of antibiotic resistance among multidrug/carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia

Taher uz Zaman, Maha Alrodayyan, Maha Albladi, Mohammed Aldrees, Mohammed Ismail Siddique, Sameera Aljohani, Hanan H. Balkhy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High mortality in patients with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease: a systematic review

Roland Diel, Marc Lipman, Wouter Hoefsloot

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of intestinal colonization by Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus on microbiota diversity in healthy individuals in China

Danfeng Dong, Qi Ni, Chen Wang, Lihua Zhang, Zhen Li, Cen Jiang, EnqiangMao, Yibing Peng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antibiotic prescribing behavior among general practitioners – a questionnaire-based study in Germany

Florian Salm, Sandra Schneider, Katja Schmücker, Inga Petruschke, Tobias S. Kramer, Regina Hanke, Christin Schröder, Christoph Heintze, Ulrich Schwantes, Petra Gastmeier, Jochen Gensichen, on behalf of the RAI-Study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Investigating knowledge regarding antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance among pharmacy students in Sri Lankan universities

M. H. F. Sakeena, Alexandra A. Bennett, Shazia Jamshed, Fahim Mohamed, Dilanthi R. Herath, Indika Gawarammana, Andrew J. McLachlan

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Angiocentric lymph proliferative disorder (lymphomatoid granulomatosis) in a person with newly-diagnosed HIV infection: a case report

Cecilia T. Costiniuk, Jason Karamchandani, Ali Bessissow, Jean-Pierre Routy, Jason Szabo, Charles Frenette

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High prevalence of HIV-1 transmitted drug resistance among therapy-naïve Burmese entering travelers at Dehong ports in Yunnan, China

Qicai Xuan, Shuwen Liang, Weihong Qin, Shuting Yang, A-mei Zhang, Ting Zhao, Hui Su, Zhiqing Xia, Binghui Wang, Xueshan Xia

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Serological evaluation for Chagas disease in migrants from Latin American countries resident in Rome, Italy

Stefania Pane, Maria Letizia Giancola, Pierluca Piselli, Angela Corpolongo, Ernestina Repetto, Rita Bellagamba, Claudia Cimaglia, Stefania Carrara, Piero Ghirga, Alessandra Oliva, Nazario Bevilacqua, Ahmad Al Rousan, Carla Nisii, Giuseppe Ippolito, Emanuele Nicastri

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development and psychometric testing of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) questionnaire among student Tuberculosis (TB) Patients (STBP-KAPQ) in China

Yahui Fan, Shaoru Zhang, Yan Li, Yuelu Li, Tianhua Zhang, Weiping Liu, Hualin Jiang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

HBV and HIV viral load but not microbial translocation or immune activation are associated with liver fibrosis among patients in South Africa

Tongai Gibson Maponga, Monique I. Andersson, Christoffel J. van Rensburg, Joop E. Arends, Jantjie Taljaard, Wolfgang Preiser, Richard H. Glashoff

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mortality trends among people with hepatitis B and C: a population-based linkage study, 1993-2012

Maryam Alavi, Jason Grebely, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Janaki Amin, Sarah Larney, Matthew G. Law, Jacob George, Louisa Degenhardt, Gregory J. Dore

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection and its associated factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Getachew Mullu Kassa

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A fatal case associated with respiratory syncytial virus infection in a young child

Lili Xu, Hengmiao Gao, Jiansheng Zeng, Jun Liu, Cong Lu, Xiaolei Guan, Suyun Qian, Zhengde Xie

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Airborne geographical dispersal of Q fever from livestock holdings to human communities: a systematic review and critical appraisal of evidence

Nicholas J. Clark, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The reachability of contagion in temporal contact networks: how disease latency can exploit the rhythm of human behavior

Ewan Colman, Kristen Spies, Shweta Bansal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“Tuberculosis in advanced HIV infection is associated with increased expression of IFNγ and its downstream targets”

Sheetal Verma, Peicheng Du, Damalie Nakanjako, Sabine Hermans, Jessica Briggs, Lydia Nakiyingi, Jerrold J. Ellner, Yukari C. Manabe, Padmini Salgame

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Isolation of Mycobacterium arupense from pleural effusion: culprit or not?

Xian Zhou, Qiaoling Ruan, Weimin Jiang, Xinyu Wang, Yuan Jiang, Shenglei Yu, Yu Xu, Jing Li, Yangyi Zhang, Wenhong Zhang, Yuekai Hu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Demand-side determinants of timely vaccination of oral polio vaccine in social mobilization network areas of CORE Group polio project in Uttar Pradesh, India

Manojkumar Choudhary, Roma Solomon, Jitendra Awale, Rina Dey

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of new DAA therapy on real clinical practice: a multicenter region-wide cohort study

Simone Lanini, Paola Scognamiglio, Alessandra Mecozzi, Lorella Lombardozzi, Vincenzo Vullo, Mario Angelico, Antonio Gasbarrini, Gloria Taliani, Adolfo Francesco Attili, Carlo Federico Perno, Adriano De Santis, Vincenzo Puro, Fabio Cerqua, Gianpiero D’Offizi, Adriano Pellicelli, Orlando Armignacco, Francesco Saverio Mennini, Massimo Siciliano, Enrico Girardi, Vincenzo Panella, Giuseppe Ippolito, members of the Lazio Region HCV treatment group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Estimates of state-level chronic hepatitis C virus infection, stratified by race and sex, United States, 2010

Eric W. Hall, Eli S. Rosenberg, Patrick S. Sullivan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

'Careful goodbye at the door': is there role for antimicrobial stewardship interventions for antimicrobial therapy prescribed on hospital discharge?

R. Chavada, J. Davey, L. O’Connor, D. Tong

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Primary bacterial ventriculitis in adults, an emergent diagnosis challenge: report of a meningoccal case and review of the literature

Anaïs Lesourd, Nicolas Magne, Anaïs Soares, Caroline Lemaitre, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Isabelle Gueit, Michel Wolff, François Caron

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogens in asymptomatic individuals with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection: a retrospective study

Renata Welc-Falęciak, Justyna D. Kowalska, Małgorzata Bednarska, Magdalena Szatan, Agnieszka Pawełczyk

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Linking young men who have sex with men (YMSM) to STI physicians: a nationwide cross-sectional survey in China

Bolin Cao, Peipei Zhao, Cedric Bien, Stephen Pan, Weiming Tang, Julia Watson, Guodong Mi, Yi Ding, Zhenzhou Luo, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of self-reported symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, knowledge and sexual behaviour among youth in semi-rural Tanzania in the period of adolescent friendly health services strategy implementation

Ramadhani Abdul, Annette A. M. Gerritsen, Mary Mwangome, Eveline Geubbels

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immunologic and virological response to ART among HIV infected individuals at a tertiary hospital in Ghana

Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Faustina Pappoe, Ibrahim Baidoo, Francis Arthur, Anna Hayfron-Benjamin, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Godwin Kwakye-Nuako, Stephen Ayisi Addo

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis: a case report and literature review

Bo Zhao, Mao Sheng Ye, Rui Zheng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prediction of mortality in severe dengue cases

Saiful Safuan Md-Sani, Julina Md-Noor, Winn-Hui Han, Syang-Pyang Gan, Nor-Salina Rani, Hui-Loo Tan, Kanimoli Rathakrishnan, Mohd Azizuddin A-Shariffuddin, Marzilawati Abd-Rahman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Infection with high proportion of multidrug-resistant bacteria in conflict-related injuries is associated with poor outcomes and excess resource consumption: a cohort study of Syrian patients treated in Jordan

Andreas Älgå, Sidney Wong, Muhammad Shoaib, Kalle Lundgren, Christian G. Giske, Johan von Schreeb, Jonas Malmstedt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

GeneChip analysis of resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis with previously treated tuberculosis in Changchun

Ming-Jin Zhang, Wen-Zhi Ren, Xue-Juan Sun, Yang Liu, Ke-Wei Liu, Zhong-Hao Ji, Wei Gao, Bao Yuan

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mycobacterium Avium complex vertebral osteomyelitis in the absence of HIV infection: a case report and review

Megan E. Gray, Peter W. Liu, Brian Wispelwey

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Chronic Kirschsteiniothelia infection superimposed on a pre-existing non-infectious bursitis of the ankle: the first case report of human infection

Masanori Nishi, Ichiro Okano, Takatoshi Sawada, Yasuka Hara, Kiwamu Nakamura, Katsunori Inagaki, Takashi Yaguchi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comorbidities and co-medications in populations with and without chronic hepatitis C virus infection in Japan between 2015 and 2016

Daniel J. Ruzicka, Jumpei Tetsuka, Go Fujimoto, Tatsuya Kanto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Varicella zoster virus infections in neurological patients: a clinical study

Thomas Skripuletz, Kaweh Pars, Alina Schulte, Philipp Schwenkenbecher, Özlem Yildiz, Tina Ganzenmueller, Maike Kuhn, Annette Spreer, Ulrich Wurster, Refik Pul, Martin Stangel, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Corinna Trebst

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Treating schistosomiasis among South African high school pupils in an endemic area, a qualitative study

Andrea Lothe, Nqobile Zulu, Arne Olav Øyhus, Eyrun Floerecke Kjetland, Myra Taylor

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Urine IP-10 as a biomarker of therapeutic response in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis

Song Yee Kim, Jungho Kim, Deok Ryun Kim, Young Ae Kang, Sungyoung Bong, Jonghee Lee, Suyeon Kim, Nam Suk Lee, Bora Sim, Sang-Nae Cho, Young Sam Kim, Hyejon Lee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lessons learned from the 2009–2010 H1N1 outbreak for the management of the 2013 silent polio outbreak

Iftach Sagy, Paula Feder-Bubis, Victor Novack, Tal Peleg-Sagy, Dan Greenberg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Progression into sepsis: an individualized process varying by the interaction of comorbidities with the underlying infection

Dimitrios Sinapidis, Vassileios Kosmas, Vasileios Vittoros, Ioannis M. Koutelidakis, Aikaterini Pantazi, Aggelos Stefos, Konstantinos E. Katsaros, Karolina Akinosoglou, Magdalini Bristianou, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Michael Chrisofos, Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A pill for the partner via the chlamydia patient? Results from a mixed method study among sexual health care providers in the Netherlands

Anita C. Nanhoe, Maartje Visser, Jurriaan J. Omlo, Anita J. C. M. Watzeels, Ingrid V. van den Broek, Hannelore M. Götz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Faecal colonization of E. coli and Klebsiella spp. producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and plasmid-mediated AmpC in Mozambican university students

L. M. Chirindze, T. F. Zimba, J. O. Sekyere, U. Govinden, H. Y. Chenia, A. Sundsfjord, S. Y. Essack, G. S. Simonsen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Summary results of the 2014-2015 DARPA Chikungunya challenge

Sara Y. Del Valle, Benjamin H. McMahon, Jason Asher, Richard Hatchett, Joceline C. Lega, Heidi E. Brown, Mark E. Leany, Yannis Pantazis, David J. Roberts, Sean Moore, A Townsend Peterson, Luis E. Escobar, Huijie Qiao, Nicholas W. Hengartner, Harshini Mukundan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Genetic and epidemiological analysis of norovirus from children with gastroenteritis in Botswana, 2013–2015

Kgomotso Makhaola, Sikhulile Moyo, Kwana Lechiile, David M. Goldfarb, Lemme P. Kebaabetswe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A few antibiotics can represent the total hospital antibiotic consumption

Bongyoung Kim, Hyeonjun Hwang, Jieun Kim, Myoung-jae Lee, Hyunjoo Pai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae bloodstream infection and predictors of mortality in Chinese paediatric patients

Ye Zhang, Ling-Yun Guo, Wen-Qi Song, Yan Wang, Fang Dong, Gang Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors associated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in a tertiary armed force referral and teaching hospital, Ethiopia

Biresaw Demile, Amare Zenebu, Haile Shewaye, Siqing Xia, Awoke Guadie

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors and molecular features of sequence type (ST) 131 extended-Spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community-onset female genital tract infections

Young Ah Kim, Kyungwon Lee, Jae Eun Chung

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immune-escape mutations and stop-codons in HBsAg develop in a large proportion of patients with chronic HBV infection exposed to anti-HBV drugs in Europe

Luna Colagrossi, Lucas E. Hermans, Romina Salpini, Domenico Di Carlo, Suzan D. Pas, Marta Alvarez, Ziv Ben-Ari, Greet Boland, Bianca Bruzzone, Nicola Coppola, Carole Seguin-Devaux, Tomasz Dyda, Federico Garcia, Rolf Kaiser, Sukran Köse, Henrik Krarup, Ivana Lazarevic, Maja M. Lunar, Sarah Maylin, Valeria Micheli, Orna Mor, Simona Paraschiv, Dimitros Paraskevis, Mario Poljak, Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stöckl, François Simon, Maja Stanojevic, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Nijaz Tihic, Pascale Trimoulet, Jens Verheyen, Adriana Vince, Snjezana Zidovec Lepej, Nina Weis, Tülay Yalcinkaya, Charles A. B. Boucher, Annemarie M. J. Wensing, Carlo F. Perno, Valentina Svicher, on behalf of the HEPVIR working group of the European Society for translational antiviral research (ESAR)

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of pediatric tuberculosis in public health facilities of Bale zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a case control study

Bereket Gebremichael, Tsega-Ab Abebaw, Tsedey Moges, Admas Abera Abaerei, Nadia Worede

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical and bacteriological features and prognosis of ascitic fluid infection in Chinese patients with cirrhosis

Nian-zhi Ning, Tao Li, Ju-ling Zhang, Fen Qu, Jie Huang, Xiong Liu, Zhan Li, Wei Geng, Jun-liang Fu, Wang Huan, Shu-yong Zhang, Chun-mei Bao, Hui Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Polymorphisms in the Th17 cell-related RORC gene are associated with spontaneous clearance of HCV in Chinese women

Zhe Xie, Yuantao Li, Lu Long, Hua Liang, Weiping Cai, Tao Shen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Disseminated Exophiala dermatitidis causing septic arthritis and osteomyelitis

Raynell Lang, Jessica Minion, Stuart Skinner, Alexander Wong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Recognizing spatial and temporal clustering patterns of dengue outbreaks in Taiwan

Wei-Ting Lai, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Hsin Hung, Ray-Bing Chen, Sanjay Shete, Chih-Chieh Wu

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Undiagnosed Cryptococcus gattii meningitis leading to subsequent ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection in a patient with symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus: case report and literature review

Wutthiseth Dhitinanmuang, Piriyaporn Chongtrakool, Anupop Jitmuang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Statin use and all-cause mortality in people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Olalekan A. Uthman, Chidozie Nduka, Samuel I. Watson, Edward J. Mills, Andre P. Kengne, Shabbar S. Jaffar, Aileen Clarke, Tahereh Moradi, Anna-Mia Ekström, Richard Lilford

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Brucella abortus: determination of survival times and evaluation of methods for detection in several matrices

Rene Kaden, Sevinc Ferrari, Tomas Jinnerot, Martina Lindberg, Tara Wahab, Moa Lavander

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Feco-prevalence and risk factors of Helicobacter pylori infection among symptomatic patients at Dessie Referral Hospital, Ethiopia

Abdurahaman Seid, Wondmagegn Demsiss

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mortality and associated factors of patients with extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis: an emerging public health crisis in China

Chengli Bei, Manjiao Fu, Yao Zhang, Hebin Xie, Ke Yin, Yanke Liu, Li Zhang, Bangruan Xie, Fang Li, Hua Huang, Yuhong Liu, Li Yang, Jing Zhou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Tuberculosis case finding using population-based disease surveillance platforms in urban and rural Kenya

Godfrey Bigogo, Kevin Cain, Diana Nyole, Geoffrey Masyongo, Joshua Auko Auko, Newton Wamola, Albert Okumu, Janet Agaya, Joel Montgomery, Martien Borgdorff, Deron Burton

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Investigating the impact of a community home-based care on mental health and anti-retroviral therapy adherence in people living with HIV in Nepal: a community intervention study

Khem N. Pokhrel, Vidya D. Sharma, Kalpana G. Pokhrel, Sanjeev R. Neupane, Linda B. Mlunde, Krishna C. Poudel, Masamine Jimba

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections among blood donors at National Blood Transfusion Service, Eritrea: a seven-year retrospective study

Nejat Siraj, Oliver Okoth Achila, John Issac, Efrem Menghisteab, Maedn Hailemariam, Semere Hagos, Yosan Gebremeskel, Daniel Tesfamichael

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Recurrence of tuberculosis in a low-incidence setting: a retrospective cross-sectional study augmented by whole genome sequencing

Laila Parvaresh, Taryn Crighton, Elena Martinez, Andrea Bustamante, Sharon Chen, Vitali Sintchenko

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and associated factors among HIV positive adults attending care and treatment in University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Abiyot Abeje Molla, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen, Destaw Fetene Teshome

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Efficacy of introducing a checklist to reduce central venous line associated bloodstream infections in the ICU caring for adult patients

Dominic Wichmann, Cristina E. Belmar Campos, Stephan Ehrhardt, Timo Kock, Claudia Weber, Holger Rohde, Stefan Kluge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Genetic structures of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Korean children obtained between 1995 and 2013

Ki Wook Yun, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee, Jin Han Kang, Kyung-Hyo Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Yae-Jean Kim, Byung Wook Eun, Sung Hee Oh, Hye-Kyung Cho, Young Jin Hong, Kwang Nam Kim, Nam Hee Kim, Yun-Kyung Kim, Hyunju Lee, Taekjin Lee, Hwang Min Kim, Eun Young Cho, Chun Soo Kim, Su Eun Park, Chi Eun Oh, Dae Sun Jo, Young Youn Choi, Jina Lee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Distribution of influenza virus types by age using case-based global surveillance data from twenty-nine countries, 1999-2014

Saverio Caini, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Gabriela F. Kusznierz, Juan Manuel Rudi, Rhonda Owen, Kate Pennington, Sonam Wangchuk, Sonam Gyeltshen, Walquiria Aparecida Ferreira de Almeida, Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, Richard Njouom, Marie-Astrid Vernet, Rodrigo A. Fasce, Winston Andrade, Hongjie Yu, Luzhao Feng, Juan Yang, Zhibin Peng, Jenny Lara, Alfredo Bruno, Doménica de Mora, Celina de Lozano, Maria Zambon, Richard Pebody, Leticia Castillo, Alexey W. Clara, Maria Luisa Matute, Herman Kosasih, Nurhayati, Simona Puzelli, Caterina Rizzo, Herve A. Kadjo, Coulibaly Daouda, Lyazzat Kiyanbekova, Akerke Ospanova, Joshua A. Mott, Gideon O. Emukule, Jean-Michel Heraud, Norosoa Harline Razanajatovo, Amal Barakat, Fatima el Falaki, Sue Q. Huang, Liza Lopez, Angel Balmaseda, Brechla Moreno, Ana Paula Rodrigues, Raquel Guiomar, Li Wei Ang, Vernon Jian Ming Lee, Marietjie Venter, Cheryl Cohen, Selim Badur, Meral A. Ciblak, Alla Mironenko, Olha Holubka, Joseph Bresee, Lynnette Brammer, Phuong Vu Mai Hoang, Mai Thi Quynh Le, Douglas Fleming, Clotilde El-Guerche Séblain, François Schellevis, John Paget, Global Influenza B Study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Screening swabs surpass traditional risk factors as predictors of MRSA bacteremia

Guillaume Butler-Laporte, Matthew P. Cheng, Emily G. McDonald, Todd C. Lee

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Sputum signatures for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with underlying respiratory diseases (SPARED): study protocol for a prospective diagnostic trial

Wei Xiao, De-ying Gong, Bing Mao, Xin-miao Du, Lin-Li Cai, Min-yu Wang, Juan-juan Fu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“Late for testing, early for antiretroviral therapy, less likely to die”: results from a large HIV cohort study in China, 2006–2014

Houlin Tang, Yurong Mao, Weiming Tang, Jing Han, Juan Xu, Jian Li

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Transmission of rabies through solid organ transplantation: a notable problem in China

Jian Zhang, Jun Lin, Ye Tian, Linlin Ma, Wen Sun, Lei Zhang, Yichen Zhu, Wei Qiu, Lujia Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mitogen-activated protein kinase eight polymorphisms are associated with immune responsiveness to HBV vaccinations in infants of HBsAg(+)/HBeAg(−) mothers

Meng Zhuo Cao, Yan Hua Wu, Si Min Wen, Yu Chen Pan, Chong Wang, Fei Kong, Chuan Wang, Jun Qi Niu, Jie Li, Jing Jiang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Delayed and highly specific antibody response to nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) revealed during natural human ZIKV infection by NS1-based capture ELISA

Xiujie Gao, Yingfen Wen, Jian Wang, Wenxin Hong, Chunlin Li, Lingzhai Zhao, Chibiao Yin, Xia Jin, Fuchun Zhang, Lei Yu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Sero-prevalence and spatial distribution of Rift Valley fever infection among agro-pastoral and pastoral communities during Interepidemic period in the Serengeti ecosystem, northern Tanzania

Abade Ahmed, Jabir Makame, Fyumagwa Robert, Keyyu Julius, Matee Mecky

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Anaerobic coverage as definitive therapy does not affect clinical outcomes in community-onset bacteremic biliary tract infection without anaerobic bacteremia

Pei-Shan Wu, Chien Chuang, Ping-Feng Wu, Yi-Tsung Lin, Fu-Der Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Potential risk factors and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection among adult patients with dyspepsia symptoms in Cameroon

Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Michelle Larissa Noundjeu Ngamga, Hubert Leundji

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroepidemiology of HBV infection among health-care workers in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Teguh Wijayadi, Rizalinda Sjahril, Turyadi, Susan I. Ie, Ridha Wahyuni, Ilhamjaya Pattelongi, M. Nasrum Massi, Irawan Yusuf, David H Muljono

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of loss to follow up among adult clients attending antiretroviral treatment at Karamara general hospital, Jigjiga town, Eastern Ethiopia, 2015: a retrospective cohort study

Wubareg Seifu, Walid Ali, Beyene Meresa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A qualitative assessment of the acceptability of hepatitis C remote self-testing and self-sampling amongst people who use drugs in London, UK

Andy Guise, T. Charles Witzel, Sema Mandal, Caroline Sabin, Tim Rhodes, Anthony Nardone, Magdalena Harris

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identification of genetic variants associated with dengue or West Nile virus disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Megan E. Cahill, Samantha Conley, Andrew T. DeWan, Ruth R. Montgomery

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A systematic review and meta-analysis of vertical transmission route of HIV in Ethiopia

Aklilu Endalamaw, Amare Demsie, Setegn Eshetie, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is Xpert MTB/RIF appropriate for diagnosing tuberculous pleurisy with pleural fluid samples? A systematic review

Zhen-yu Huo, Li Peng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Biochemical and inflammatory modifications after switching to dual antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients in Italy: a multicenter retrospective cohort study from 2007 to 2015

Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Paola Magro, Elena Raffetti, Ilaria Izzo, Alessandro Borghetti, Francesca Lombardi, Annalisa Saracino, Franco Maggiolo, Francesco Castelli, for the MASTER Cohort

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First report on cutaneous infectious granuloma caused by Schizophyllum commune

Lidi Tian, Yunzhu Mu, Hao Zhang, Xiaocui Su, Chuan Yang, Xianzhu Shu, Defu Qing

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence and risk factors of recent infection with hepatitis E virus during an acute outbreak in an urban setting in Chad, 2017

Larissa Vernier, Annick Lenglet, Boris M. Hogema, Ali M. Moussa, Cono Ariti, Simone Vollmer, Andrea Irwin, Prince Alfani, Sibylle Sang, Charity Kamau

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Uptake of hepatitis B vaccination and its determinants among health care workers in a tertiary health facility in Enugu, South-East, Nigeria

I. B. Omotowo, I. A. Meka, U. N. Ijoma, V. E. Okoli, O. Obienu, T. Nwagha, A. C. Ndu, D. O. Onodugo, L. C. Onyekonwu, E. O. Ugwu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cytomegalovirus infection and outcome in immunocompetent patients in the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Xi Li, Yongbo Huang, Zhiheng Xu, Rong Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Yimin Li, Pu Mao

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) spondylitis with adjacent mycotic aortic aneurysm after intravesical BCG therapy: a case report and literature review

Takuya Kusakabe, Kenji Endo, Itaru Nakamura, Hidekazu Suzuki, Hirosuke Nishimura, Shinji Fukushima, Kengo Yamamoto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Group B streptococcal colonization in mothers and infants in western China: prevalences and risk factors

Jichang Chen, Jinjian Fu, Wei Du, Xin Liu, Chokechai Rongkavilit, Xuemei Huang, Yubi Wu, Yuanliu Wang, Eric McGrath

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antibiotic resistance and molecular characterization of the hydrogen sulfide-negative phenotype among diverse Salmonella serovars in China

Jing Xie, Fuli Wu, Xuebin Xu, Xiaoxia Yang, Rongtao Zhao, Qiuxia Ma, Peng Li, Ligui Wang, Rongzhang Hao, Leiji Jia, Xinying Du, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Does discovery of differentially culturable M tuberculosis really demand a new treatment paradigm? Longitudinal analysis of DNA clearance from sputum

Nicholas D. Walter, Camille M. Moore, Xavier A. Kayigire, Christian Dide-Agossou, William Worodria, Laurence Huang, Charles K. Everett, Gary S. Schoolnik, Payam Nahid, J. Lucian Davis

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Tuberculous pneumonia-induced severe ARDS complicated with DIC in a female child: a case of successful treatment

Dong Tien Ngo, Phuc Huu Phan, Shoji Kawachi, Noriko Nakajima, Naoyuki Hirata, Akira Ainai, Thuy Thi Bich Phung, Dien Minh Tran, Hai Thanh Le

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Co-infection with hepatitis B virus among tuberculosis patients is associated with poor outcomes during anti-tuberculosis treatment

Lubiao Chen, Dujing Bao, Lin Gu, Yurong Gu, Liang Zhou, Zhiliang Gao, Yuehua Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Household environment and symptoms of childhood acute respiratory tract infections in Nigeria, 2003–2013: a decade of progress and stagnation

Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi, Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The inflammatory response and neuronal injury in Streptococcus suis meningitis

Jana Seele, Simone C. Tauber, Stephanie Bunkowski, Christoph G. Baums, Peter Valentin-Weigand, Nicole de Buhr, Andreas Beineke, Asparouh I. Iliev, Wolfgang Brück, Roland Nau

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Late presentation to HIV/AIDS care at the Douala general hospital, Cameroon: its associated factors, and consequences

Henry Namme Luma, Paulia Jua, Olivier-Tresor Donfack, Felicite Kamdem, Eveline Ngouadjeu, Hugo Bertrand Mbatchou, Marie-Solange Doualla, Yakouba Njankou Mapoure

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Yield of household contact tracing for tuberculosis in rural South Africa

Kristen M. Little, Reginah Msandiwa, Neil Martinson, Jonathan Golub, Richard Chaisson, David Dowdy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Social networks in relation to self-reported symptomatic infections in individuals aged 40–75 - the Maastricht study –

Stephanie Brinkhues, Miranda T. Schram, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Annemarie Koster, Pieter C. Dagnelie, Simone J. S. Sep, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, Paul H. M. Savelkoul, Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correlation of clinical illness with viremia in Zika virus disease during an outbreak in Singapore

Deborah H. L. Ng, Hanley J. Ho, Angela Chow, Joshua Wong, Win Mar Kyaw, Adriana Tan, Po Ying Chia, Chiaw Yee Choy, Glorijoy Tan, Tsin Wen Yeo, Yee Sin Leo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Extra-haematological manifestations related to human parvovirus B19 infection: retrospective study in 25 adults

Marion Dollat, Benjamin Chaigne, Grégoire Cormier, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, François Lifermann, Alban Deroux, Emilie Berthoux, Emmanuelle Dernis, Thomas Sené, Gilles Blaison, Olivier Lambotte, Benjamin Terrier, Jérémie Sellam, Luc De Saint-Martin, Laurent Chiche, Nicolas Dupin, Luc Mouthon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immune responses in the treatment of drug-sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis with phenylbutyrate and vitamin D3 as host directed therapy

Rokeya Sultana Rekha, Akhirunnesa Mily, Tajnin Sultana, Ahsanul Haq, Sultan Ahmed, S. M. Mostafa Kamal, Annemarie van Schadewijk, Pieter S. Hiemstra, Gudmundur H. Gudmundsson, Birgitta Agerberth, Rubhana Raqib

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Endometrial tuberculosis among patients undergoing endometrial biopsy at Tikur Anbesa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sileshi Abdissa, Tamrat Abebe, Gobena Ameni, Sisay Teklu, Yonas Bekuretsion, Markos Abebe, Adane Mihret

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of qPCR and culture methods for group B Streptococcus colonization detection in pregnant women: evaluation of a new qPCR assay

J. A. Carrillo-Ávila, J. Gutiérrez-Fernández, A. I. González-Espín, E. García-Triviño, L. G. Giménez-Lirola

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Medical treatment of cystic echinococcosis: systematic review and meta-analysis

Virginia Velasco-Tirado, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Amparo Lopez-Bernus, Ángela Romero-Alegría, Francisco Javier Burguillo, Antonio Muro, Adela Carpio-Pérez, Juan Luis Muñoz Bellido, Javier Pardo-Lledias, Miguel Cordero, Moncef Belhassen-García

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The relation of secondary sex ratio and miscarriage history with Toxoplasma gondii infection

Saeedeh Shojaee, Aref Teimouri, Hossein Keshavarz, Sanaz Jafarpour Azami, Sahar Nouri

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, microbiological diagnostics and the length of antimicrobial treatment in the Polish Intensive Care Units in the years 2013-2015

Michał Wałaszek, Anna Różańska, Marta Zofia Wałaszek, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach, The Polish Society of Hospital Infections Team

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Diabetes mellitus in HIV-infected patients: fasting glucose, A1c, or oral glucose tolerance test – which method to choose for the diagnosis?

Ana Rita Coelho, Flávia Andreia Moreira, Ana Cristina Santos, André Silva-Pinto, António Sarmento, Davide Carvalho, Paula Freitas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A pharmacist-led medication switch protocol in an academic HIV clinic: patient knowledge and satisfaction

Sarah S. Lee, Joshua P. Havens, Harlan R. Sayles, Jennifer L. O’Neill, Anthony T. Podany, Susan Swindells, Kimberly K. Scarsi, Sara H. Bares

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical course and significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria and its subtypes in cystic fibrosis

Maxine S. Eikani, Melodee Nugent, Arash Poursina, Pippa Simpson, Hara Levy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge and attitude towards antimicrobial resistance among final year undergraduate paramedical students at University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Mohammed Assen Seid, Mohammed Seid Hussen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Late-onset paradoxical reactions 10 years after treatment for tuberculous meningitis in an HIV-negative patient: a case report

Akira Machida, Tasuku Ishihara, Eiichiro Amano, Shinichi Otsu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Unlocking pandemic potential: prevalence and spatial patterns of key substitutions in avian influenza H5N1 in Egyptian isolates

Sean G. Young, Andrew Kitchen, Ghazi Kayali, Margaret Carrel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and associated knowledge of hepatitis B infection among healthcare workers in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Yu-Ling Qin, Bo Li, Yue-Su Zhou, Xin Zhang, Lei Li, Bing Song, Peng Liu, Yue Yuan, Zhong-Peng Zhao, Jun Jiao, Jing Li, Yi Sun, Stephen Sevalie, Joseph E. Kanu, Ya-Jun Song, Jia-Fu Jiang, Foday Sahr, Tian-Jun Jiang, Chinese Military Medical Experts Group in Sierra Leone

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An acute gastroenteritis outbreak associated with person-to-person transmission in a primary school in Shanghai: first report of a GI.5 norovirus outbreak in China

Jian Li, Xia Gao, Yu-Long Ye, Tang Wan, Hao Zang, Ping-Hua Mo, Can-Lei Song

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Toxicity associated with tuberculosis chemotherapy in the REMoxTB study

Conor D. Tweed, Angela M. Crook, Evans I. Amukoye, Rodney Dawson, Andreas H. Diacon, Madeline Hanekom, Timothy D. McHugh, Carl M. Mendel, Sarah K. Meredith, Michael E. Murphy, Saraswathi E. Murthy, Andrew J. Nunn, Patrick P. J. Phillips, Kasha P. Singh, Melvin Spigelman, Genevieve H. Wills, Stephen H. Gillespie

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relationship between Helicobacter pylori and Rosacea: review and discussion

Xingzhe Yang

01.12.2018 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Coinfections identified from metagenomic analysis of cervical lymph nodes from tularemia patients

D. N. Birdsell, Y. Özsürekci, A. Rawat, A. E. Aycan, C. L. Mitchell, J. W. Sahl, A. Johansson, R. E. Colman, J. M. Schupp, M. Ceyhan, P. S. Keim, D. M. Wagner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Trend of HIV/AIDS for the last 26 years and predicting achievement of the 90–90-90 HIV prevention targets by 2020 in Ethiopia: a time series analysis

Tadele Girum, Abebaw Wasie, Abdulsemed Worku

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

IL-17 and IL-22 production in HIV+ individuals with latent and active tuberculosis

Kamakshi Prudhula Devalraju, Venkata Sanjeev Kumar Neela, Sharadambal Sunder Ramaseri, Arunabala Chaudhury, Abhinav Van, Siva Sai Krovvidi, Ramakrishna Vankayalapati, Vijaya Lakshmi Valluri

01.12.2018 | Database | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Ethiopia: a systematic review and Meta-analysis of prevalence studies

Kindie Mitiku Kebede, Dejene Derseh Abateneh, Alemayehu Sayih Belay

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Primary invasive laryngeal mycosis in an immunocompetent patient: a case report and clinico-epidemiological update

Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Joseph Jillwin, Shivaprakash Mandya Rudramurthy, Krishna Chandra Rijal, Niranjan Nayak, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Arnab Ghosh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Population-wide administration of single dose rifampicin for leprosy prevention in isolated communities: a three year follow-up feasibility study in Indonesia

Anuj Tiwari, Steaven Dandel, Rita Djupuri, Liesbeth Mieras, Jan Hendrik Richardus

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evidence of rickettsiae in Danish patients tested for Lyme neuroborreliosis: a retrospective study of archival samples

Lukas Frans Ocias, Ram Benny Dessau, Anne-Mette Lebech, Charlotte Sværke Jørgensen, Randi Føns Petersen, Karen Angeliki Krogfelt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of etravirine on hospitalization rate between 2005 and 2011 among heavily treated HIV-1-infected individuals on failing regimens

Valérie Potard, Cécile Goujard, Marc Antoine Valantin, Jean Marc Lacombe, Rima Lahoulou, Arnaud Chéret, Pierre Marie Girard, Dominique Costagliola, French Hospital Database on HIV (FHDH - ANRS CO4)

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determinants of HIV infection among children born to mothers on prevention of mother to child transmission program of HIV in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a case control study

Girma Alemayehu Beyene, Lelisa Sena Dadi, Solomon Berhanu Mogas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Variability in distribution and use of tuberculosis diagnostic tests in Kenya: a cross-sectional survey

J. N. Oliwa, J. Maina, P. Ayieko, D. Gathara, I. A. Kathure, E. Masini, A. H. van’t Hoog, M. B. van Hensbroek, M. English

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of HBoV1 infection and relationship with meteorological conditions in hospitalized pediatric patients with acute respiratory illness: a 7-year study in a subtropical region

Wen-Kuan Liu, Qian Liu, De-Hui Chen, Wei-Ping Tan, Yong Cai, Shu-Yan Qiu, Duo Xu, Chi Li, Xiao Li, Zheng-Shi Lin, Rong Zhou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preliminary results of official influenza and acute respiratory infection surveillance in two towns of Burkina Faso, 2013–2015

Tani Sagna, Abdoul Kader Ilboudo, Carine Wandaogo, Assana Cissé, Moussa Sana, Dieudonné Tialla, Armel Moumouni Sanou, David J. Muscatello, Zékiba Tarnagda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical management of respiratory syndrome in patients hospitalized for suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in the Paris area from 2013 to 2016

A. Bleibtreu, S. Jaureguiberry, N. Houhou, D. Boutolleau, H. Guillot, D. Vallois, J. C. Lucet, J. Robert, B. Mourvillier, J. Delemazure, M. Jaspard, F. X. Lescure, C. Rioux, E. Caumes, Y. Yazdanapanah

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Feasibility and acceptability of home-based HIV testing among refugees: a pilot study in Nakivale refugee settlement in southwestern Uganda

Kelli N. O’Laughlin, Wei He, Kelsy E. Greenwald, Julius Kasozi, Yuchiao Chang, Edgar Mulogo, Zikama M. Faustin, Patterson Njogu, Rochelle P. Walensky, Ingrid V. Bassett

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal and infant death after probable vertical transmission of chikungunya virus in Brazil – case report

Rhaquel de Morais Alves Barbosa Oliveira, Francisca Kalline de Almeida Barreto, Ana Maria Peixoto Cabral Maia, Ileana Pitombeira Gomes, Adriana Rocha Simião, Rebeca Bandeira Barbosa, Adilina Soares Romeiro Rodrigues, Kilma Wanderley Lopes, Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo, Regina Lúcia Sousa do Vale, John Washington Cavalcante, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of human anelloviruses in Romanian healthy subjects and patients with common pathologies

Sonia Spandole-Dinu, Dănuț Gheorghe Cimponeriu, Anne-Marie Crăciun, Irina Radu, Silvia Nica, Mihai Toma, Oana Andrada Alexiu, Corneliu Sorin Iorga, Lavinia-Mariana Berca, Remus Nica

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiological characterization of respiratory tract infections caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae during epidemic and post-epidemic periods in North China, from 2011 to 2016

Jiuxin Qu, Chunxia Yang, Fang Bao, Shuyan Chen, Li Gu, Bin Cao

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pulmonary blastomycosis presenting as primary lung cancer

Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Deng Madut, Betty C. Tong, Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, Wiley A. Schell, John R. Perfect, Nathan M. Thielman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular characterization of invasive meningococcal isolates in Burkina Faso as the relative importance of serogroups X and W increases, 2008–2012

Adam C. Retchless, Malika Congo-Ouédraogo, Dinanibè Kambiré, Jeni Vuong, Alex Chen, Fang Hu, Absetou Ky Ba, Abdoul-Salam Ouédraogo, Soumeya Hema-Ouangraoua, Jaymin C. Patel, Rasmata Ouédraogo Traoré, Lassana Sangaré, Xin Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and type-specific distribution of human papillomavirus infection among women in mid-western rural, Nepal- A population-based study

Niresh Thapa, Muna Maharjan, Girishma Shrestha, Narayani Maharjan, Marcia A. Petrini, Na Zuo, Can He, Jing Yang, Mengfei Xu, Caiyun Ge, Ziye Song, Hongbing Cai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hepatitis C seropositivity among newly incarcerated prisoners in Estonia: data analysis of electronic health records from 2014 to 2015

Kristel Kivimets, Anneli Uusküla, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Kristi Ott

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Investigating the impact of TB case-detection strategies and the consequences of false positive diagnosis through mathematical modelling

Marek Lalli, Matthew Hamilton, Carel Pretorius, Debora Pedrazzoli, Richard G. White, Rein M. G. J. Houben

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) among travellers to Africa: destination-specific data pooled from three European prospective studies

Tinja Lääveri, Jessica A. Vlot, Alje P. van Dam, Hanni K. Häkkinen, Gerard J. B. Sonder, Leo G. Visser, Anu Kantele

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Emergence of norovirus GII.P16-GII.2 strains in patients with acute gastroenteritis in Huzhou, China, 2016–2017

Jiankang Han, Xiaofang Wu, Liping Chen, Yun Fu, Deshun Xu, Peng Zhang, Lei Ji

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

HPV vaccination as preventive approach for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis - a 22-year retrospective clinical analysis

Paul Stefan Mauz, Fabian Axel Schäfer, Thomas Iftner, Phillipp Gonser

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Responses to hypothetical health scenarios overestimate healthcare utilization for common infectious syndromes: a cross-sectional survey, South Africa, 2012

Karen K. Wong, Adam L. Cohen, Neil A. Martinson, Shane A. Norris, Stefano Tempia, Claire von Mollendorf, Sibongile Walaza, Shabir A. Madhi, Meredith L. McMorrow, Cheryl Cohen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinases reflect severity and extent of disease in tuberculosis-diabetes co-morbidity and are predominantly reversed following standard anti-tuberculosis or metformin treatment

Nathella P. Kumar, Kadar Moideen, Vijay Viswanathan, Basavaradhya S. Shruthi, Shanmugam Sivakumar, Pradeep A. Menon, Hardy Kornfeld, Subash Babu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

30 years of dengue fatal cases in Brazil: a laboratorial-based investigation of 1047 cases

Priscila Conrado Guerra Nunes, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Monique Queiroz da Rocha Lima, Nieli Rodrigues da Costa Faria, Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira, Jaqueline Bastos Santos, Manoela Heringer, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Dinair Couto-Lima, Bianca de Santis Gonçalves, Simone Alves Sampaio, Eliane Saraiva Machado de Araújo, Juan Camilo Sánchez-Arcila, Flávia Barreto dos Santos, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identification of immunogenic outer membrane proteins and evaluation of their protective efficacy against Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Guangyang Xu, Xueping Tang, Xueyi Shang, 2 Yan Li, Jing Wang, Junjie Yue, 1 Yan Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Good concordance of HPV detection between cervico-vaginal self-samples and general practitioner-collected samples using the Cobas 4800 HPV DNA test

Mette Tranberg, Jørgen Skov Jensen, Bodil Hammer Bech, Jan Blaakær, Hans Svanholm, Berit Andersen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case of Naegleria fowleri related primary amoebic meningoencephalitis in China diagnosed by next-generation sequencing

Qiang Wang, Jianming Li, Jingkai Ji, Liuqing Yang, Li Chen, Rongrong Zhou, Yang Yang, Haixia Zheng, Jing Yuan, Liqiang Li, Yuhai Bi, George F. Gao, Jinmin Ma, Yingxia Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Circumcision status at HIV infection is not associated with plasma viral load in men: analysis of specimens from a randomized controlled trial

Stephanie M. Davis, Sherri Pals, Chunfu Yang, Elijah Odoyo-June, Joy Chang, Maroya Spalding Walters, Walter Jaoko, Naomi Bock, Larry Westerman, Carlos Toledo, Robert C. Bailey

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal vaginal colonization with selected potential pathogens of neonatal sepsis in the era of antimicrobial resistance, a single center experience from Sri Lanka

Dulmini Nanayakkara, Veranja Liyanapathirana, Chaminda Kandauda, Champika Gihan, Asela Ekanayake, Dinuka Adasooriya

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

AIDS-related opportunistic illnesses and early initiation of HIV care remain critical in the contemporary HAART era: a retrospective cohort study in Taiwan

Chun-Yuan Lee, Yu-Ting Tseng, Wei-Ru Lin, Yen-Hsu Chen, Jih-Jin Tsai, Wen-Hung Wang, Po-Liang Lu, Hung-Chin Tsai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Using the Influenza Patient-reported Outcome (FLU-PRO) diary to evaluate symptoms of influenza viral infection in a healthy human challenge model

Alison Han, Jiat-Ling Poon, John H. Powers III, Nancy K. Leidy, Ren Yu, Matthew J. Memoli

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular detection of Enteropathogens from diarrheic stool of HIV positive patients in Gondar, Ethiopia

Lubaba Seid, William Stokes, Abebe Genetu Bayih, Sisay Getie, Aberham Abere, Habtie Tesfa, Dylan R. Pillai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

MALDI-TOF MS monitoring of PBMC activation status in sepsis

Aurélie Daumas, Julie Alingrin, Richard Ouedraogo, Patrick Villani, Marc Leone, Jean-Louis Mege

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

HIV and TB co-infection in the ART era: CD4 count distributions and TB case fatality in Cape Town

Richard Kaplan, Sabine Hermans, Judy Caldwell, Karen Jennings, Linda-Gail Bekker, Robin Wood

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Improvement of lipid profile after switching from efavirenz or ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors to rilpivirine or once-daily integrase inhibitors: results from a large observational cohort study (SCOLTA)

Lucia Taramasso, Paola Tatarelli, Elena Ricci, Giordano Madeddu, Barbara Menzaghi, Nicola Squillace, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Canio Martinelli, Roberto Gulminetti, Paolo Maggi, Giancarlo Orofino, Francesca Vichi, Antonio Di Biagio, Paolo Bonfanti, on behalf of CISAI Study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Bloodstream infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae: prevalence of blaKPC, virulence factors and their impacts on clinical outcome

Min Xu, Yiqi Fu, Haishen Kong, Xiao Chen, Yu Chen, Lanjuan Li, Qing Yang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Severe diphtheria with neurologic and myocardial involvement in a Swedish patient: a case report

Sten Skogmar, Johan Tham

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spatial, temporal, and spatiotemporal analysis of mumps in Guangxi Province, China, 2005–2016

Guoqi Yu, Rencong Yang, Yi Wei, Dongmei Yu, Wenwen Zhai, Jiansheng Cai, Bingshuang Long, Shiyi Chen, Jiexia Tang, Ge Zhong, Jian Qin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A randomized, controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of a topical gentamicin-collagen sponge in combination with systemic antibiotic therapy in diabetic patients with a moderate or severe foot ulcer infection

Ilker Uçkay, Benjamin Kressmann, Sarah Malacarne, Anna Toumanova, Jaafar Jaafar, Daniel Lew, Benjamin A. Lipsky

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case report: persistently seronegative neuroborreliosis in an immunocompromised patient

A. Wagemakers, M. C. Visser, B. de Wever, J. W. Hovius, N. W. C. J. van de Donk, E. J. Hendriks, L. Peferoen, F. F. Muller, C. W. Ang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Fatal Fournier’s gangrene caused by Clostridium ramosum in a patient with central diabetes insipidus and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: a case report

Noriyoshi Takano, Midori Sasaki Yatabe, Junichi Yatabe, Masaaki Kato, Daisuke Sueoka, Shigekazu Iguchi, Atsushi Yoshida, Yutaka Uzawa, Ken Kikuchi, Kimitaka Tani, Shinpei Ogawa, Michio Itabashi, Masakazu Yamamoto, Daisuke Watanabe, Takashi Ando, Satoshi Morimoto, Atsuhiro Ichihara

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Glomerular filtration rate change during chronic hepatitis C treatment with Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir in HCV/HIV Coinfected patients treated with Tenofovir and a boosted protease inhibitor: an observational prospective study

Cristina Aurora São Pedro Soeiro, Celina Andreia Melo Gonçalves, Marta Sofia Correia Marques, Maria Josefina Vazquez Méndez, Ana Paula Ribeiro Almeida Tavares, Ana Maria Lacerda Morgado Fernandes de Carvalho de Aboim Horta, Rui Manuel do Rosário Sarmento-Castro

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Doxycycline-induced photosensitivity in patients treated for erythema migrans

Maša Velušček, Fajko F. Bajrović, Franc Strle, Daša Stupica

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Serologic response to pneumococcal vaccination in children experiencing recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease

Helene A. S. Ingels, Bjørn Kantsø, Hans-Christian Slotved

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Embolizing pulmonary aspergillosis, mycobacterial & aspergillous splenic abscess and cytomegalovirus co-infection following steroid induced immunosuppression: a case report

Harsha Anuruddhika Dissanayake, Praveen Nilendra Weeratunga, Panduka Karunanayake, Rushika D. Lanerolle, M. V. Chandu de Silva, Saroj Jayasinghe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Behavioural and demographic correlates of undiagnosed HIV infection in a MSM sample recruited in 13 European cities

Ulrich Marcus, Christiana Nöstlinger, Magdalena Rosińska, Nigel Sherriff, Lorenzo Gios, Sonia F. Dias, Ana F. Gama, Igor Toskin, Ivailo Alexiev, Emilia Naseva, Susanne Barbara Schink, Massimo Mirandola, the Sialon II Network

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identifying heterogeneity in the Hawthorne effect on hand hygiene observation: a cohort study of overtly and covertly observed results

Kuan-Sheng Wu, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Jui-Kuang Chen, Yao-Shen Chen, Hung-Chin Tsai, Yueh-Ju Chen, Yu-Hsiu Huang, Huey-Shyan Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Restriction of in vivo infection by antifouling coating on urinary catheter with controllable and sustained silver release: a proof of concept study

Kedar Diwakar Mandakhalikar, Rong Wang, Juwita N. Rahmat, Edmund Chiong, Koon Gee Neoh, Paul A. Tambyah

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Periorbital infections and conjunctivitis due to Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) positive Staphylococcus aureus in children

Pia-Alice Hoppe, Leif G. Hanitsch, Rasmus Leistner, Michaela Niebank, Christoph Bührer, Horst von Bernuth, Renate Krüger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Scrub typhus in Jiangsu Province, China: epidemiologic features and spatial risk analysis

Huiyan Yu, Changkui Sun, Wendong Liu, Zhifeng Li, Zhongming Tan, Xiaochen Wang, Jianli Hu, Shanqiu Shi, Changjun Bao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of helminthic infections and determinant factors among pregnant women in Mecha district, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Berhanu Elfu Feleke, Tadesse Hailu Jember

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Low prevalence of lipodystrophy in HIV-infected Senegalese children on long-term antiretroviral treatment: the ANRS 12279 MAGGSEN Pediatric Cohort Study

Cecile Cames, Lea Pascal, Aissatou Ba, Hélène Mbodj, Baly Ouattara, Ndeye-Fatou Diallo, Philippe Msellati, Ngagne Mbaye, Haby Sy Signate, Stephane Blanche, Aminata Diack, for the MAGGSEN Cohort Study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Methods to discriminate primary from secondary dengue during acute symptomatic infection

Thi Hanh Tien Nguyen, Hannah E. Clapham, Khanh Lam Phung, Thanh Kieu Nguyen, The Trung DInh, Than Ha Quyen Nguyen, Van Ngoc Tran, Stephen Whitehead, Cameron Simmons, Marcel Wolbers, Bridget Wills

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evidence of human leptospirosis cases in a cohort of febrile patients in Bangui, Central African Republic: a retrospective study, 2012–2015

Pierre-Alain Rubbo, Marie-Estelle Soupé-Gilbert, Davy Martial Golongba, Florent Mbombo, Dominique Girault, Emmanuel Nakouné, Jean-Pierre Lombart, Sébastien Breurec, Cyrille Goarant

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Observational multi-centre, prospective study to characterize novel pathogen-and host-related factors in hospitalized patients with lower respiratory tract infections and/or sepsis - the “TAILORED-Treatment” study

C. B. van Houten, K. Oved, E. Eden, A. Cohen, D. Engelhard, S. Boers, R. Kraaij, R. Karlsson, D. Fernandez, E. Gonzalez, Y. Li, A. Stubbs, E. R. B. Moore, J. P. Hays, L. J. Bont

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

SERO-prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 among women attending routine Cervicare clinics in Ghana

Oksana Debrah, Francis Agyemang-Yeboah, Richard Harry Asmah, Emmanuel Timmy-Donkoh, Mohammed Mustapha Seini, Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo, Nilok Sight, Ellis Owusu-Dabo

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rapid and precise diagnosis of disseminated T.marneffei infection assisted by high-throughput sequencing of multifarious specimens in a HIV-negative patient: a case report

Yi-Min Zhu, Jing-Wen Ai, Bin Xu, Peng Cui, Qi Cheng, Honglong Wu, Yi-Yi Qian, Hao-Cheng Zhang, Xian Zhou, Li Xing, Renhua Wu, Yongjun Li, Wen-Hong Zhang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Bilateral osteomyelitis and liver abscess caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae- a rare clinical manifestation (case report)

Emma Sturm, Alex Tai, Belinda Lin, Jason Kwong, Eugene Athan, Benjamin P. Howden, Richard D. Angliss, Rafik Asaid, James Pollard

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Severe epidemic myalgia with an elevated level of serum interleukin-6 caused by human parechovirus type 3: a case report and brief review of the literature

Kiwamu Nakamura, Kyoichi Saito, Yasuka Hara, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Kadzuhiro Kitakawa, Yoshinobu Abe, Hiromu Takemura, Fumihito Ikeda, Mitsuo Kaku, Keiji Kanemitsu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Construction sites as an important driver of dengue transmission: implications for disease control

Shaohong Liang, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi, Jayanthi Rajarethinam, Carmen Koo, Choon-Siang Tang, Chee-Seng Chong, Lee-Ching Ng, Grace Yap

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A review of documents prepared by international organizations about influenza pandemics, including the 2009 pandemic: a bibliometric analysis

Feng Liang, Peng Guan, Wei Wu, Jing Liu, Ning Zhang, Bao-Sen Zhou, De-Sheng Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Fixed-dose combination associated with faster time to smear conversion compared to separate tablets of anti-tuberculosis drugs in patients with poorly controlled diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis in Qatar

Mohammad H. Al-Shaer, Hazem Elewa, Yosra Alkabab, Lama H. Nazer, Scott K. Heysell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometric evaluation on the clinical outcomes of patients with bacteremia and fungemia in clinical settings lacking an antimicrobial stewardship program: a pre-post quasi experimental study

Yong Duk Jeon, Hye Seong, Dokyun Kim, Mi Young Ahn, In Young Jung, Su Jin Jeong, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, Dongeun Yong, Kyungwon Lee, June Myung Kim, Nam Su Ku

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vaccination demonstration zone successfully controls rabies in Guangxi Province, China

Xian-Kai Wei, Yi Xiong, Xiao-Ning Li, Min Zheng, Yan Pan, Xiao-Xia He, Jing-Jing Liang, Cheng Liu, Yi-Zhi Zhong, Lian-Bin Zou, Lie-Feng Zheng, Jian-Gang Guo, Chang-Ting Li, Sheng-Bin Huang, Jia-Zhong Gan, Zhen-Mu Meng, Jian Yang, Hai-Bo Tang, Qi Liu, Ting Rong Luo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Infection characteristics and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at a tertiary children’s hospital

Alasdair P. S. Munro, Christopher C. Blyth, Anita J. Campbell, Asha C. Bowen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Persistent detection of Zika virus RNA from an infant with severe microcephaly – a case report

Carlos A. A. Brito, Adélia Henriques-Souza, Cynthia R. P. Soares, Priscila M. S. Castanha, Laís C. Machado, Mylena R. Pereira, Mariana C. M. Sobral, Antonio R. Lucena-Araujo, Gabriel L. Wallau, Rafael F. O. Franca

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Combination of PCT, sNFI and dCHC for the diagnosis of ascites infection in cirrhotic patients

Han Wang, Yan Li, Fangfang Zhang, Ning Yang, Na Xie, Yuanli Mao, Boan Li

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

T. marneffei infection complications in an HIV-negative patient with pre-existing pulmonary sarcoidosis: a rare case report

Xiaoming Yu, Keji Miao, Changsheng Zhou, Yuelin Cai, Xiaoying Huang, Yanfan Chen, Mayun Chen, Hui Cai, Lin Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

CMV on surfaces in homes with young children: results of PCR and viral culture testing

Minal M. Amin, Jennifer D. Stowell, William Hendley, Philip Garcia, D. Scott Schmid, Michael J. Cannon, Sheila C. Dollard

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A barcode of multilocus nuclear DNA identifies genetic relatedness in pre- and post-Artemether/Lumefantrine treated Plasmodium falciparum in Nigeria

Kolapo Muyiwa Oyebola, Oluwagbemiga Olanrewaju Aina, Emmanuel Taiwo Idowu, Yetunde Adeola Olukosi, Olusola Sunday Ajibaye, Olubunmi Adetoro Otubanjo, Taiwo Samson Awolola, Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Validation of a simplex PCR assay enabling reliable identification of clinically relevant Candida species

Gabor Fidler, Eva Leiter, Sandor Kocsube, Sandor Biro, Melinda Paholcsek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Undernutrition, intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors among selected primary school children in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Tamirat Hailegebriel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Leukotoxin and pyrogenic toxin Superantigen gene backgrounds in bloodstream and wound Staphylococcus aureus isolates from eastern region of China

Chunyan He, Su Xu, Huanqiang Zhao, Fupin Hu, Xiaogang Xu, Shu Jin, Han Yang, Fang Gong, Qingzhong Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hospitalization rates and outcome of invasive bacterial vaccine-preventable diseases in Tuscany: a historical cohort study of the 2000–2016 period

Elena Chiappini, Federica Inturrisi, Elisa Orlandini, Maurizio de Martino, Chiara de Waure

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular investigation of isolates from a multistate polymicrobial outbreak associated with contaminated total parenteral nutrition in Brazil

Marcelo Pillonetto, Lavinia Arend, Suzie M. T. Gomes, Marluce A. A. Oliveira, Loeci N. Timm, Andreza F. Martins, Afonso L. Barth, Alana Mazzetti, Lena Hersemann, Theo H. M. Smits, Marcelo T. Mira, Fabio Rezzonico

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Using Baidu index to nowcast hand-foot-mouth disease in China: a meta learning approach

Yang Zhao, Qinneng Xu, Yupeng Chen, Kwok Leung Tsui

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

C-reactive protein and procalcitonin to discriminate between tuberculosis, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, and bacterial pneumonia in HIV-infected inpatients meeting WHO criteria for seriously ill: a prospective cohort study

Fiona Mendelson, Rulan Griesel, Nicki Tiffin, Molebogeng Rangaka, Andrew Boulle, Marc Mendelson, Gary Maartens

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of measles in the metropolitan setting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2005–2014: a retrospective descriptive surveillance data analysis

Munira Nasser Hassen, Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Mekonen Getahun, Berhane Beyene, Lucy Buluanger, Ayesheshem Ademe, Alemayehu Bekele, Adamu Addissie, Amha Kebede, Daddi Jima

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Helcococcus ovis in a patient with an artificial eye: a case report and literature review

Liyan Mao, Zhongju Chen, Yanfang Lu, Jing Yu, Yu Zhou, Qun Lin, Ying Luo, Ziyong Sun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rapid and sensitive detection of Yersinia pestis by lateral-flow assay in simulated clinical samples

Hui-Ling Hsu, Chuan-Chang Chuang, Chung-Chih Liang, Der-Jiang Chiao, Hsueh-Ling Wu, Yu-Ping Wu, Feng-Ping Lin, Rong-Hwa Shyu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of crowd-sourced, electronic health records based, and traditional health-care based influenza-tracking systems at multiple spatial resolutions in the United States of America

Kristin Baltrusaitis, John S. Brownstein, Samuel V. Scarpino, Eric Bakota, Adam W. Crawley, Giuseppe Conidi, Julia Gunn, Josh Gray, Anna Zink, Mauricio Santillana

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The ratio of the seroprevalence to the egg-positive prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum in China: a meta-analysis

Yao Deng, Chen Qiu, Huan Ding, Da-Bing Lu

01.12.2018 | Software | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

BMScan: using whole genome similarity to rapidly and accurately identify bacterial meningitis causing species

Nadav Topaz, Dave Boxrud, Adam C. Retchless, Megan Nichols, How-Yi Chang, Fang Hu, Xin Wang

01.12.2018 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of a quadruple qRT-PCR assay for simultaneous identification of highly and low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza viruses and characterization against oseltamivir resistance

Yang Yang, Shanqin Li, Gary Wong, Sufang Ma, Zhixiang Xu, Xiaonan Zhao, Hong Li, Wen Xu, Haixia Zheng, Jingyan Lin, Qi Zhao, Wenjun Liu, Yingxia Liu, George F. Gao, Yuhai Bi

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exceptional association of two species of bacteria causing mediastinitis: Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) and Aggregatibacter aphrophilus (A. aphrophilus)

Badia Belarj, Souhail Dahraoui, Leila Rar, Noureddine Atmani, Mohammed Frikh, Yassine Ben Lahlou, Adil Maleb, Abdelhay Lemnouer, Mahdi Ait Houssa, Abdelatif Boulahya, Mostafa Elouennass

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence, intensity and factors associated with soil-transmitted helminths infections among preschool-age children in Hoima district, rural western Uganda

Silvestro Ojja, Stevens Kisaka, Michael Ediau, Doreen Tuhebwe, Angela N. Kisakye, Abdullah A. Halage, Richard K. Mugambe, Joan N. Mutyoba

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Manifestation of anaplasmosis as cerebral infarction: a case report

Seok Won Kim, Choon-Mee Kim, Dong-Min Kim, Na Ra Yun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incident HIV infection has fallen rapidly in men who have sex with men in Melbourne, Australia (2013–2017) but not in the newly-arrived Asian-born

Nicholas A. Medland, Eric P. F. Chow, Timothy H. R. Read, Jason J. Ong, Marcus Chen, Ian Denham, Praveena Gunaratnum, Christopher K. Fairley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determination of hepatitis B, C and D prevalence among urban and Amerindian populations from the Eastern Brazilian Amazon: a cross sectional study

Livia Melo Villar, Flavio Augusto Pádua Milagres, Elisabeth Lampe, Helena Medina Cruz, Leticia de Paula Scalioni, Monica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Anselmo Rocha Romão, Renata Gracie, Vanessa Salete de Paula

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Measles outbreak propagated by children congregating at water collection points in Mayuge District, eastern Uganda, July – October, 2016

Robert Kaos Majwala, Lydia Nakiire, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario, Joy Kusiima, Joselyn Annet Atuhairwe, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Bao-Ping Zhu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seasonality and heterogeneity of malaria transmission determine success of interventions in high-endemic settings: a modeling study

Prashanth Selvaraj, Edward A. Wenger, Jaline Gerardin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiological analysis and rapid detection by one-step multiplex PCR assay of Haemophilus influenzae in children with respiratory tract infections in Zhejiang Province, China

Xingli Fan, Xiaoxiang Liu, Lei Ji, Damin Cai, Jinqin Jiang, Jingjing Zhu, Aihua Sun, Jie Yan

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Multifocal motor neuropathy presenting as a post-infectious complication of dengue: a CASE report

Rakitha Higgoda, Dilshan Perera, Kanapathipillai Thirumavalavan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Retention outcomes and drivers of loss among HIV-exposed and infected infants in Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

Charles Kiyaga, Vijay Narayan, Ian McConnell, Peter Elyanu, Linda Nabitaka Kisaakye, Adeodata Kekitiinwa, Matthew Price, Jeff Grosz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular characterization and epidemiology of carbapenem non-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae isolated from the Eastern region of Heilongjiang Province, China

Xue Gong, Jisheng Zhang, Shanshan Su, Yanjun Fu, Mingjia Bao, Yong Wang, Xiaoli Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Intra-aural tick bite causing unilateral facial nerve palsy in 29 cases over 16 years in Kandy, Sri Lanka: is rickettsial aetiology possible?

Senanayake A. M. Kularatne, Ranjan Fernando, Sinnadurai Selvaratnam, Chandrasiri Narampanawa, Kosala Weerakoon, Sujanthe Wickramasinghe, Manoji Pathirage, Vajira Weerasinghe, Anura Bandara, Jayanthe Rajapakse

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spectrum of disease in HIV-positive patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital: a retrospective, cross-sectional review in Kumasi, Ghana

Richard Odame Phillips, Alexis Steinmetz, Justin Nichols, Emmanuel Adomako, Emmanuel Ofori, Emilia Antonio, St.-Martin Allihien, Collins Peprah-Addae, William Adams

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pasteurella multocida line infection: a case report and review of literature

T. C. S. Martin, J. Abdelmalek, B. Yee, S. Lavergne, M. Ritter

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Environmental risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infections and the impact of latent infections on allostatic load in residents of Central North Carolina

Andrey I. Egorov, Reagan Converse, Shannon M. Griffin, Jennifer Styles, Elizabeth Klein, Elizabeth Sams, Edward Hudgens, Timothy J. Wade

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Whole blood profiling of leprosy type 1(reversal) reactions highlights prominence of innate immune response genes

Jamile Leão Rêgo, Nadja de Lima Santana, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Thiago Gomes de Toledo-Pinto, Léa Cristina Castellucci, Milton Ozório Moraes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of the Tyrosine/Nitrotyrosine pathway with death or ICU admission within 30 days for patients with community acquired pneumonia

Thomas Baumgartner, Giedré Zurauskaité, Yannick Wirz, Marc Meier, Christian Steuer, Luca Bernasconi, Andreas Huber, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Christoph Henzen, Claus Hoess, Robert Thomann, Werner Zimmerli, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Not again! Effect of previous test results, age group and reason for testing on (re-)infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in Germany

Alexandra Sarah Lang, Matthias an der Heiden, Klaus Jansen, Andrea Sailer, Viviane Bremer, Sandra Dudareva, Chlamydia trachomatis laboratory sentinel team

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antiretroviral resistance in HIV-1 patients at a tertiary medical institute in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study and analysis

Maha Al-Mozaini, Tahani Alrahbeni, Reem Al-Mograbi, Abdulrahman Alrajhi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Delayed diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis presenting as fever of unknown origin in an intermediate-burden country

Jeong-Han Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Kang-Il Jun, Hyun gul Jung, Ji Hwan Bang, Pyeong Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Kyoung-Ho Song, Hong Bin Kim, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-don Oh, Sang-Won Park

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case report of dengue haemorrhagic fever during the peripartum period: challenges in management and a case of vertical dengue transmission

B. V. K. M. Bopeththa, Sardha Hemapriya, K. K. Gayan Niranga, Danushka S. K. Kotigala

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis experienced by survivors and family: a qualitative Nordic multi-center study

Annette Erichsen Andersson, Ingrid Egerod, Vibeke E. Knudsen, Ann-Mari Fagerdahl

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Excess mortality related to circulatory system diseases and diabetes mellitus among Italian AIDS patients vs. non-AIDS population: a population-based cohort study using the multiple causes-of-death approach

Barbara Suligoi, Saverio Virdone, Martina Taborelli, Luisa Frova, Enrico Grande, Francesco Grippo, Marilena Pappagallo, Vincenza Regine, Lucia Pugliese, Diego Serraino, Antonella Zucchetto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in pets and their owners in Shandong province, Eastern China

Wei Cong, Hany M. Elsheikha, Na Zhou, Peng Peng, Si-Yuan Qin, Qing-Feng Meng, Ai-Dong Qian

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case report of mucocutaneous tuberculosis after orthotopic liver transplantation: a challenging diagnosis

Niccolò Riccardi, Giovanni Cenderello, Emanuele Borroni, Mariangela Rutigliani, Daniela Maria Cirillo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seasonal variations in Plasmodium falciparum genetic diversity and multiplicity of infection in asymptomatic children living in southern Ghana

Joshua Adjah, Bless Fiadzoe, Ruth Ayanful-Torgby, Linda E. Amoah

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Successful use of combined blood purification techniques in splenectomised patient with septic shock in streptococcus pneumoniae infection – a case report

Andreja Sinkovic, Barbara Kit, Andrej Markota

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Multimodal computed tomography-guided intravenous rtPA for aborted stroke in a HIV-infected young man: a case report

Ping Liu, Min Wu, Ning Zhang, Chunyou Chen, Bing Xiong, Xiaoying Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Burden of intestinal helminths and associated factors three years after initiation of mass drug administration in Arbaminch Zuria district, Southern Ethiopia

Getaneh Alemu, Zeleke Aschalew, Eshetu Zerihun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical and economic burden of pneumococcal disease in US adults aged 19–64 years with chronic or immunocompromising diseases: an observational database study

Dongmu Zhang, Tanaz Petigara, Xiaoqin Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Deposition of respiratory virus pathogens on frequently touched surfaces at airports

Niina Ikonen, Carita Savolainen-Kopra, Joanne E. Enstone, Ilpo Kulmala, Pertti Pasanen, Anniina Salmela, Satu Salo, Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam, Petri Ruutu, for the PANDHUB consortium

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Retrospective cohort study comparing the risk of severe hepatotoxicity in hospitalized patients treated with echinocandins for invasive candidiasis in the presence of confounding by indication

Francis Vekeman, Lisa Weiss, Jalal Aram, Raluca Ionescu-Ittu, Shahrzad Moosavi, Yongling Xiao, Wendy Y. Cheng, Rachel H. Bhak, Margaret Tawadrous, M. Rita Capparella, Philippe Montravers, Mei Sheng Duh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High expression of HMGB1 in children with refractory Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Ying Ding, Chu Chu, Yuqin Li, Gen Li, Xiaoli Lei, Weifang Zhou, Zhengrong Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Distribution of serotypes and patterns of antimicrobial resistance among commensal Streptococcus pneumoniae in nine European countries

Rachid Y. Yahiaoui, Hester J. Bootsma, Casper D. J. den Heijer, Gerlinde N. Pluister, W. John Paget, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Krzysztof Trzcinski, Ellen E. Stobberingh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Temporal instability of the post-surgical maxillary sinus microbiota

Ioannis Koutsourelakis, Ashleigh Halderman, Syed Khalil, Lauren E. Hittle, Emmanuel F. Mongodin, Andrew P. Lane

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Laboratory methods for case finding in human psittacosis outbreaks: a systematic review

Annelies A. Nieuwenhuizen, Frederika Dijkstra, Daan W. Notermans, Wim van der Hoek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiological and genomic characterization of community-acquired Clostridium difficile infections

Christina S. Thornton, Joseph E. Rubin, Alexander L. Greninger, Gisele Peirano, Charles Y. Chiu, Dylan R. Pillai

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case of Phaeohyphomycosis caused by Corynespora cassiicola infection

Zhaolu Xie, Wei Wu, Desheng Meng, Qing Zhang, Yunqi Ma, Wen Liu, Jianhong Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Treatment outcome of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Japan – the first cross-sectional study of Japan tuberculosis surveillance data

Lisa Kawatsu, Kazuhiro Uchimura, Kiyohiko Izumi, Akihiro Ohkado, Takashi Yoshiyama

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pipeline for specific subtype amplification and drug resistance detection in hepatitis C virus

María Eugenia Soria, Josep Gregori, Qian Chen, Damir García-Cehic, Meritxell Llorens, Ana I. de Ávila, Nathan M. Beach, Esteban Domingo, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías, María Buti, Rafael Esteban, Juan Ignacio Esteban, Josep Quer, Celia Perales

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Role of MIRU-VNTR and spoligotyping in assessing the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Henan Province, China

Jie Shi, Danwei Zheng, Yankun Zhu, Xiaoguang Ma, Shaohua Wang, Hui Li, Jin Xing

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The Standardized Pediatric Expedited Encounters for ART Drugs Initiative (SPEEDI): description and evaluation of an innovative pediatric, adolescent, and young adult antiretroviral service delivery model in Tanzania

Jason M. Bacha, Lynda C. Aririguzo, Veronica Mng’ong’o, Beatrice Malingoti, Richard S. Wanless, Katherine Ngo, Liane R. Campbell, Gordon E. Schutze

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of influenza in Ethiopia: findings from influenza sentinel surveillance and respiratory infection outbreak investigations, 2009–2015

Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Mesfin Mengesha, Desalegn Belay, Adamu Tayachew, Workenesh Ayele, Berhane Beyene, Woubayehu Kassa, Etsehiwot Zemelak, Gelila Demissie, Berhanu Amare, Lucy Boulanger, Carolina Granados, Thelma Williams, Israel Tareke, Soatiana Rajatonirina, Daddi Jima

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adenovirus associated with acute diarrhea: a case-control study

Fang-zhou Qiu, Xin-xin Shen, Gui-xia Li, Li Zhao, Chen Chen, Su-xia Duan, Jing-yun Guo, Meng-chuan Zhao, Teng-fei Yan, Ju-Ju Qi, Le Wang, Zhi-shan Feng, Xue-jun Ma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of microbial Aetiology on mortality in severe community-acquired pneumonia

Jessica Quah, Boran Jiang, Poh Choo Tan, Chuin Siau, Thean Yen Tan

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First co-infection case of melioidosis and Japanese encephalitis in China

X. Y. Li, B. X. Ke, C. N. Chen, H. L. Xiao, M. Z. Liu, Y. C. Xiong, R. Bai, J. D. Chen, C. W. Ke

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics of peripheral Vγ2Vδ2 T cells in interferon-γ release assay negative pulmonary tuberculosis patients

Liping Yan, Hongbo Shen, Heping Xiao

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rare Shewanella spp. associated with pulmonary and bloodstream infections of cancer patients, China: a case report

Furong Zhang, Yujie Fang, Feng Pang, Shengnan Liang, Xin Lu, Biao Kan, Jianguo Xu, Jinxing Zhao, Yinju Du, Duochun Wang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relapse of chronic melioidosis in a paediatric cystic fibrosis patient: first case report from Malaysia

Vanitha Mariappan, Surendran Thavagnanam, Kumutha Malar Vellasamy, Cindy Ju Shuan Teh, Nadia Atiya, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar, Jamuna Vadivelu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors of tungiasis among children of Wensho district, southern Ethiopia

Mekonnen Girma, Ayalew Astatkie, Solomon Asnake

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors for false-negative QuantiFERON-TB Gold assay results in patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Youn Jeong Kim, Ji Young Kang, Sang Il Kim, Mee Soo Chang, Yang Ree Kim, Yeon Joon Park

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Associations between patient clinical characteristics and the presence of cytomegalovirus DNA in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of children with recurrent wheezing

Huiming Sun, Shuxiang Li, Yongdong Yan, Zhengrong Chen, Yuqing Wang, Chuangli Hao, Wei Ji

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Upper respiratory infections in a rural area with reduced malaria transmission in Senegal: a pathogens community study

Roger C. Tine, Léon A. Ndiaye, Mbayame N. Niang, Davy E. Kiori, Ndongo Dia, Oumar Gaye, Hélène Broutin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Contamination of microbial pathogens and their antimicrobial pattern in operating theatres of peri-urban eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Sandra Matinyi, Muwanguzi Enoch, Deborah Akia, Valentine Byaruhanga, Edson Masereka, Isaac Ekeu, Collins Atuheire

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hepatitis virus (HCV) diagnosis and access to treatment in a UK cohort

Emily Adland, Gerald Jesuthasan, Louise Downs, Victoria Wharton, Gemma Wilde, Anna L. McNaughton, Jane Collier, Eleanor Barnes, Paul Klenerman, Monique Andersson, Katie Jeffery, Philippa C. Matthews

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between semi-quantitative microbial load and respiratory symptoms among Thai military recruits: a prospective cohort study

Clarence C. Tam, Vittoria Offeddu, Kathryn B. Anderson, Alden L. Weg, Louis R. Macareo, Damon W. Ellison, Ram Rangsin, Stefan Fernandez, Robert V. Gibbons, In-Kyu Yoon, Sriluck Simasathien

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Differential expression of miRNA-146a and miRNA-155 in gastritis induced by Helicobacter pylori infection in paediatric patients, adults, and an animal model

Ana Caren Cortés-Márquez, Sandra Mendoza-Elizalde, Francisco Arenas-Huertero, Jimena Trillo-Tinoco, Pedro Valencia-Mayoral, Alejandra Consuelo-Sánchez, Jonathan Zarate-Franco, Ada Ruth Dionicio-Avendaño, José de Jesús Herrera-Esquivel, Elio Germán Recinos-Carrera, Christian Colín-Valverde, Sandra Rivera-Gutiérrez, Alfonso Reyes-López, Juan Carlos Vigueras-Galindo, Norma Velázquez-Guadarrama

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Phenotypic and functional heterogeneity of peripheral γδ T cells in pulmonary TB and HIV patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mikias Negash, Aster Tsegaye, Liya Wassie, Rawleigh Howe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of the relationship between sexual compulsivity and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in shanghai, China

Xin Wang, Zezhou Wang, Xueqin Jiang, Rui Li, Ying Wang, Gang Xu, Huachun Zou, Yong Cai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exploring bacterial growth and recolonization after preoperative hand disinfection and surgery between operating room nurses and non-health care workers: a pilot study

Camilla Wistrand, Bo Söderquist, Karin Falk-Brynhildsen, Ulrica Nilsson

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Disseminated extrapulmonary Legionella pneumophila infection presenting with panniculitis: case report and literature review

Maria N. Chitasombat, Natta Ratchatanawin, Yingluck Visessiri

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Appropriate duration of post-surgical intravenous antibiotic therapy for pyogenic spondylodiscitis

Yun-Da Li, Chak-Bor Wong, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Po-Liang Lai, Chi-Chien Niu, Lih-Huei Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Virological failure among adolescents on ART, Harare City, 2017- a case-control study

Zvanaka Sithole, Elizabeth Mbizvo, Prosper Chonzi, More Mungati, Tsitsi Patience Juru, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Trichosporon inkin meningitis in Northeast Brazil: first case report and review of the literature

Eveline Pipolo Milan, Walicyranison Plinio Silva-Rocha, Jéssica Jacinto Salviano de Almeida, Tatiane Uetti Gomes Fernandes, André Luciano de Araújo Prudente, Matheus Firmino de Azevedo, Elaine Cristina Francisco, Analy Salles de Azevedo Melo, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Guilherme Maranhão Chaves

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of a clinical pathway on antibiotic use in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multi-site study in China

Liping Zhu, Jie Bai, Yongcong Chen, Di Xue

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics and influential factors of hand, foot, and mouth disease reinfection in Wuxi, China, 2008–2016

Chao Shi, Juan Liu, Ping Shi, Hong Ji, Yuan Shen, Yan-Hua Qian

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between unhygienic menstrual management practices and prevalence of lower reproductive tract infections: a hospital-based cross-sectional study in Odisha, India

Belen Torondel, Shalini Sinha, Jyoti Ranjan Mohanty, Tapoja Swain, Pranati Sahoo, Bijaya Panda, Arati Nayak, Mary Bara, Bibiana Bilung, Oliver Cumming, Pinaki Panigrahi, Padmalaya Das

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among healthcare workers in northern Tanzania

Elichilia R. Shao, Innocent B. Mboya, Daniel W. Gunda, Flora G. Ruhangisa, Elizabeth M. Temu, Mercy L. Nkwama, Jeremia J. Pyuza, Kajiru G. Kilonzo, Furaha S. Lyamuya, Venance P. Maro

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immunogenicity of the CYD tetravalent dengue vaccine using an accelerated schedule: randomised phase II study in US adults

Judith Kirstein, William Douglas, Manoj Thakur, Mark Boaz, Thomas Papa, Anna Skipetrova, Eric Plennevaux

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Methods for conducting a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial of three days versus five days of amoxicillin dispersible tablets for chest indrawing childhood pneumonia among children two to 59 months of age in Lilongwe, Malawi: a study protocol

Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Susanne J. May, Evangelyn Nkwopara, Gwen Ambler, Eric D. McCollum, Tisungane Mvalo, Ajib Phiri, Norman Lufesi, Salim Sadruddin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among pregnant women and eye colonization of their neonates at birth time, Shiraz, Southern Iran

Bahman Pourabbas, Zahra Rezaei, Jalal Mardaneh, Mozhgan Shahian, Abdolvahab Alborzi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strains in children with acute otitis media– high risk of persistent colonization after treatment

Izabela Korona-Glowniak, Piotr Zychowski, Radoslaw Siwiec, Elżbieta Mazur, Grażyna Niedzielska, Anna Malm

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Syphilis reinfection is associated with an attenuated immune profile in the same individual: a prospective observational cohort study

Chris Kenyon, Kara Krista Osbak, Tania Crucitti, Luc Kestens

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identification of nine cryptic species of Candida albicans, C. glabrata, and C. parapsilosis complexes using one-step multiplex PCR

Amir Arastehfar, Wenjie Fang, Weihua Pan, Wanqing Liao, Liang Yan, Teun Boekhout

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessing the impact of antiretroviral therapy on tuberculosis notification rates among people with HIV: a descriptive analysis of 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 2010–2015

Diya Surie, Martien W. Borgdorff, Kevin P. Cain, Eleanor S. Click, Kevin M. DeCock, Courtney M. Yuen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors affecting clinical outcomes in the management of melioidosis in Singapore: a 16-year case series

Jaime Mei-Fong Chien, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Ai-Ling Tan, Thuan-Tong Tan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incubation period of typhoidal salmonellosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of outbreaks and experimental studies occurring over the last century

Adedoyin Awofisayo-Okuyelu, Noel McCarthy, Ifunanya Mgbakor, Ian Hall

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Healthcare-associated transmission of Panton-Valentine leucocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the value of screening asymptomatic healthcare workers

Panagiotis Papastergiou, Eleni Tsiouli

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women infected with HIV in Brazil from 2000 to 2015: a cohort study

Adriane M. Delicio, Giuliane J. Lajos, Eliana Amaral, Fabia Lopes, Fernanda Cavichiolli, Isabeli Myioshi, Helaine Milanez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Current treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia: an aggregated and individual patients’ data analysis for outcome and effectiveness of the current regimens

Setegn Eshetie, Animut Alebel, Fasil Wagnew, Demeke Geremew, Alebachew Fasil, Ulrich Sack

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: Cost-effectiveness analysis of rotavirus vaccination in China: Projected possibility of scale-up from the current domestic option

Shuhui Cui, Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Xiuting Mo, Xiaoyan Liu, Lingzhong Xu, Shixue Li

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of alcohol consumption on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a prospective longitudinal cohort study protocol

Bronwyn Myers, Tara C Bouton, Elizabeth J Ragan, Laura F White, Helen McIlleron, Danie Theron, Charles D H Parry, C Robert Horsburgh, Robin M Warren, Karen R Jacobson

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A crowdsourced intervention to promote hepatitis B and C testing among men who have sex with men in China: study protocol for a nationwide online randomized controlled trial

Thomas Fitzpatrick, Kali Zhou, Yu Cheng, Po-Lin Chan, Fuqiang Cui, Weiming Tang, Katie R Mollan, Wilson Guo, Joseph D Tucker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Validation of blood culture gram staining for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus by the ‘oozing sign’ surrounding clustered gram-positive cocci: a prospective observational study

Yoshiro Hadano, Miwako Isoda, Kazushige Ishibashi, Tatsuyuki Kakuma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High prevalence and clonal dissemination of OXA-72-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in a Chinese hospital: a cross sectional study

Yong Chen, Yuying Yang, Lin Liu, Guangbin Qiu, Xuelin Han, Shuguang Tian, Jingya Zhao, Fangyan Chen, Hajo Grundmann, Haifeng Li, Jinke Sun, Li Han

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antimicrobial use by WHO methodology at primary health care centers: a cross sectional study in Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Anum Saqib, Sadia Iftikhar, Tayyaba Sadiq

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Carbapenem susceptibilities of Gram-negative pathogens in intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections: updated report of SMART 2015 in China

Hui Zhang, Haishen Kong, Yunsong Yu, Anhua Wu, Qiong Duan, Xiaofeng Jiang, Shufang Zhang, Ziyong Sun, Yuxing Ni, Weiping Wang, Yong Wang, Kang Liao, Huayin Li, Chunxia Yang, Wenxiang Huang, Bingdong Gui, Bin Shan, Robert Badal, Qiwen Yang, Yingchun Xu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Modeling tuberculosis dynamics with the presence of hyper-susceptible individuals for Ho Chi Minh City from 1996 to 2015

Dao Nguyen Vinh, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Guy Thwaites, Maciej F. Boni, Hannah E. Clapham, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Double trouble: visceral leishmaniasis in twins after traveling to Tuscany – a case report

Charlotte Adamczick, Alexa Dierig, Tatjana Welzel, Alexandra Schifferli, Johannes Blum, Nicole Ritz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on the quality of life of Germans aged 50 or above

Desmond Curran, Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Ulf Schutter, Jörg Simon, Anastassia Anastassopoulou, Sean Matthews

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and genotypes of group A rotavirus among outpatient children under five years old with diarrhea in Beijing, China, 2011–2016

Yi Tian, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, Zhiyong Gao, Hanqiu Yan, Yanwei Chen, Baiwei Liu, Da Huo, Lei Jia, Quanyi Wang, Chandini Raina MacIntyre

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identity and validity of conserved B cell epitopes of filovirus glycoprotein: towards rapid diagnostic testing for Ebola and possibly Marburg virus disease

Peace Babirye, Carol Musubika, Samuel Kirimunda, Robert Downing, Julian J Lutwama, Edward K Mbidde, Jacqueline Weyer, Janusz T Paweska, Moses L Joloba, Misaki Wayengera

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A high burden of asymptomatic genital tract infections undermines the syndromic management approach among adolescents and young adults in South Africa: implications for HIV prevention efforts

Angela Kaida, Janan J. Dietrich, Fatima Laher, Mags Beksinska, Manjeetha Jaggernath, Megan Bardsley, Patricia Smith, Laura Cotton, Pooja Chitneni, Kalysha Closson, David A. Lewis, Jenni A. Smit, Thumbi Ndung’u, Mark Brockman, Glenda Gray

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of a sandwich ELISA to detect Leishmania 40S ribosomal protein S12 antigen from blood samples of visceral leishmaniasis patients

Wen-Wei Zhang, Ayan Kumar Ghosh, Raodoh Mohamath, Jacqueline Whittle, Alessandro Picone, Patrick Lypaczewski, Momar Ndao, Randall F Howard, Pradeep Das, Steven G Reed, Greg Matlashewski

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Variability in antifungal utilization among neonatal, pediatric, and adult inpatients in academic medical centers throughout the United States of America

Jeremy S. Stultz, Rose Kohinke, Amy L. Pakyz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The landscape of vaccines in China: history, classification, supply, and price

Yaming Zheng, Lance Rodewald, Juan Yang, Ying Qin, Mingfan Pang, Luzhao Feng, Hongjie Yu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acceptability of HIV self-testing to support pre-exposure prophylaxis among female sex workers in Uganda and Zambia: results from two randomized controlled trials

Katrina F. Ortblad, Michael M. Chanda, Daniel Kibuuka Musoke, Thomson Ngabirano, Magdalene Mwale, Aidah Nakitende, Steven Chongo, Nyambe Kamungoma, Catherine Kanchele, Till Bärnighausen, Catherine E. Oldenburg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae colonization is associated with healthcare utilization and antimicrobial use among inpatients in Pune, India

Renu Bharadwaj, Matthew L Robinson, Usha Balasubramanian, Vandana Kulkarni, Anju Kagal, Priyanka Raichur, Sandhya Khadse, Dileep Kadam, Chhaya Valvi, Aarti Kinikar, Savita Kanade, Nishi Suryavanshi, Ivan Marbaniang, George Nelson, Julia Johnson, Jonathan Zenilman, Jonathan Sachs, Amita Gupta, Vidya Mave

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on antimicrobial prescriptions in young children: a whole population study

Elias Eythorsson, Samuel Sigurdsson, Birgir Hrafnkelsson, Helga Erlendsdóttir, Ásgeir Haraldsson, Karl G Kristinsson

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An enhanced regimen as post-exposure chemoprophylaxis for leprosy: PEP++

Liesbeth F Mieras, Anna T Taal, Wim H van Brakel, Emmanuelle Cambau, Paul R Saunderson, W Cairns S Smith, Cita Rosita S Prakoeswa, Linda Astari, David M Scollard, Dejair Caitano do Nascimento, Jacques Grosset, Hemanta K Kar, Shinzo Izumi, Laura Gillini, Marcos C L Virmond, Marieke G G Sturkenboom

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preoperative oral antibiotic prophylaxis reduces Pseudomonas aeruginosa surgical site infections after elective colorectal surgery: a multicenter prospective cohort study

A Gomila, J Carratalà, J M Badia, D Camprubí, M Piriz, E Shaw, V Diaz-Brito, E Espejo, C Nicolás, M Brugués, R Perez, A Lérida, A Castro, S Biondo, D Fraccalvieri, E Limón, F Gudiol, M Pujol, on behalf of VINCat Colon Surgery Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of cefazolin versus antistaphylococcal penicillins for the treatment of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Changcheng Shi, Yubo Xiao, Qi Zhang, Qingyu Li, Fei Wang, Jing Wu, Nengming Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and anatomical sites of human papillomavirus, Epstein-Barr virus and herpes simplex virus infections in men who have sex with men, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Jureeporn Chuerduangphui, Kanisara Proyrungroj, Chamsai Pientong, Saowarop Hinkan, Jiratha Budkaew, Charinya Pimson, Bandit Chumworathayi, Ploenpit Hanond, Tipaya Ekalaksananan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rapid detection of respiratory organisms with the FilmArray respiratory panel in a large children’s hospital in China

Jin Li, Yue Tao, Mingyu Tang, Bailu Du, Yijun Xia, Xi Mo, Qing Cao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mathematical modelling of vancomycin-resistant enterococci transmission during passive surveillance and active surveillance with contact isolation highlights the need to identify and address the source of acquisition

Agnes Loo Yee Cheah, Allen C. Cheng, Denis Spelman, Roger L. Nation, David C. M. Kong, Emma S. McBryde

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Using simultaneous amplification and testing method for evaluating the treatment outcome of pulmonary tuberculosis

Liping Yan, Heping Xiao, Qing Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Estonian hospitals

Kaidi Telling, Mailis Laht, Age Brauer, Maido Remm, Veljo Kisand, Matti Maimets, Tanel Tenson, Irja Lutsar

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Virologic suppression in response to antiretroviral therapy despite extensive resistance within HIV-1 reverse transcriptase after the first virologic failure

Marta Iglis Oliveira, Valter Romão de Souza Junior, Claudia Fernanda de Lacerda Vidal, Paulo Sérgio Ramos de Araújo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Health seeking behaviour and delayed management of tuberculosis patients in rural Bangladesh

K. A. T. M. Ehsanul Huq, Michiko Moriyama, Khalequ Zaman, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Julie Long, Akramul Islam, Shahed Hossain, Habiba Shirin, Mohammad Jyoti Raihan, Sajeda Chowdhury, Md Moshiur Rahman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of hepatitis B, C and D in Malawi: systematic review

Alexander J Stockdale, Collins Mitambo, Dean Everett, Anna Maria Geretti, Melita A Gordon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Modified genome comparison method: a new approach for identification of specific targets in molecular diagnostic tests using Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex as an example

Alireza Neshani, Reza Kamali Kakhki, Mojtaba Sankian, Hosna Zare, Amin Hooshyar Chichaklu, Mahsa Sayyadi, Kiarash Ghazvini

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of cardiac function by global longitudinal strain before and after treatment with sofosbuvir-based regimens in HCV infected patients

Maria Mazzitelli, Carlo Torti, Jolanda Sabatino, Greta Luana D’Ascoli, Chiara Costa, Vincenzo Pisani, Elena Raffetti, Salvatore De Rosa, Alessio Strazzulla, Alfredo Focà, Maria Carla Liberto, Ciro Indolfi, the CARDIAC study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Oseltamivir in pregnancy and birth outcomes

Vera Ehrenstein, Nickolaj Risbo Kristensen, Brigitta Ursula Monz, Barry Clinch, Andy Kenwright, Henrik Toft Sørensen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Ischemic stroke as a complication of cryptococcal meningitis and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: a case report

Jayne P. Ellis, Newton Kalata, Elizabeth C. Joekes, Samuel Kampondeni, Laura A. Benjamin, Thomas S. Harrison, David G. Lalloo, Robert S. Heyderman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Genetic characterization of norovirus GII.4 variants circulating in Canada using a metagenomic technique

Nicholas Petronella, Jennifer Ronholm, Menka Suresh, Jennifer Harlow, Oksana Mykytczuk, Nathalie Corneau, Sabah Bidawid, Neda Nasheri

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A rare case of Aerococcus urinae infective endocarditis in an atypically young male: case report and review of the literature

Joseph M. Yabes, Serafim Perdikis, David B. Graham, Ana Markelz

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Purpura fulminans with Lemierre’s syndrome caused by Gemella bergeri and Eikenella corrodens: a case report

Toshinobu Yamagishi, Mayu Hikone, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Takahiro Tanabe, Yasuhiro Wada, Michiko Furugaito, Yuko Arai, Yutaka Uzawa, Ryo Mizushima, Keisuke Kamada, Yasutomo Itakura, Shigekazu Iguchi, Atsushi Yoshida, Ken Kikuchi, Yuichi Hamabe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of CTX-M type extended-spectrum β-lactamases among clinical isolates of gram-negative bacilli in Jimma, Ethiopia

Ahmed Zeynudin, Michael Pritsch, Sören Schubert, Maxim Messerer, Gabriele Liegl, Michael Hoelscher, Tefara Belachew, Andreas Wieser

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk of pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes after maternal A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza: a Norwegian population-based cohort study

Ida Laake, Gro Tunheim, Anna Hayman Robertson, Olav Hungnes, Kristian Waalen, Siri E. Håberg, Siri Mjaaland, Lill Trogstad

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The role of socioeconomic and climatic factors in the spatio-temporal variation of human rabies in China

Danhuai Guo, Wenwu Yin, Hongjie Yu, Jean-Claude Thill, Weishi Yang, Feng Chen, Deqiang Wang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Reactive plasmacytosis mimicking multiple myeloma associated with SFTS virus infection: a report of two cases and literature review

Jinjing Zhang, Xiaojing Yan, Yan Li, Ran Gao, Pingping Wang, Wenbin Mo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The epidemiology of Taenia spp. infection and Taenia solium cysticerci exposure in humans in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Mark Anthony Stevenson, Kathleen Breen, Trong Van Phan, Van-Anh Thi Nguyen, Tinh Van Vo, Rebecca Justine Traub

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case presentation: persistent adenovirus B3 infections associated with bronchiolitis obliterans treated with cidofovir in a child with mosaic tetrasomy 9p

Rhiannon Ions, Manjith Narayanan, Michael Browning, Erol A. Gaillard, Gary Stiefel, Julian W. Tang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Outcome of untreated lung nodules with histological but no microbiological evidence of tuberculosis

Che-Liang Chung, Yen-Fu Chen, Yen-Ting Lin, Jann-Yuan Wang, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Jin-Shing Chen

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Protocol, rationale and design of SELPHI: a randomised controlled trial assessing whether offering free HIV self-testing kits via the internet increases the rate of HIV diagnosis

Michelle M. Gabriel, David T. Dunn, Andrew Speakman, Leanne McCabe, Denise Ward, T. Charles Witzel, Justin Harbottle, Simon Collins, Mitzy Gafos, Fiona M. Burns, Fiona C. Lampe, Peter Weatherburn, Andrew Phillips, Sheena McCormack, Alison J. Rodger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rising rates of injection drug use associated infective endocarditis in Virginia with missed opportunities for addiction treatment referral: a retrospective cohort study

Megan E. Gray, Elizabeth T. Rogawski McQuade, W. Michael Scheld, Rebecca A. Dillingham

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Retention of HIV infected pregnant and breastfeeding women on option B+ in Gomba District, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

George Kiwanuka, Noah Kiwanuka, Fiston Muneza, Juliet Nabirye, Frederick Oporia, Magdalene A. Odikro, Barbara Castelnuovo, Rhoda K. Wanyenze

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence, risk factors, and medical costs of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Shandong Province, China: a population-based, cross-sectional study

Pengcheng Huai, Furong Li, Zhen Li, Lele Sun, Xi’an Fu, Qing Pan, Gongqi Yu, Zemin Chai, Tongsheng Chu, Zihao Mi, Fangfang Bao, Honglei Wang, Bingni Zhou, Chuan Wang, Yonghu Sun, Guiye Niu, Yuan Zhang, Fanghui Fu, Xiaoqiao Lang, Xiaoling Wang, Hui Zhao, Daina Liu, Hong Liu, Dianchang Liu, Jian Liu, Aiqiang Xu, Furen Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical characteristics, organ failure, inflammatory markers and prediction of mortality in patients with community acquired bloodstream infection

Vu Quoc Dat, Nguyen Thanh Long, Vu Ngoc Hieu, Nguyen Dinh Hong Phuc, Nguyen Van Kinh, Nguyen Vu Trung, H. Rogier van Doorn, Ana Bonell, Behzad Nadjm

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Integrating HIV care and treatment into tuberculosis clinics in Lusaka, Zambia: results from a before-after quasi-experimental study

Michael E Herce, Jill Morse, Dora Luhanga, Jennifer Harris, Helene J Smith, Stable Besa, Graham Samungole, Nzali Kancheya, Monde Muyoyeta, Stewart E Reid

01.12.2018 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Quality control implementation for universal characterization of DNA and RNA viruses in clinical respiratory samples using single metagenomic next-generation sequencing workflow

A. Bal, M. Pichon, C. Picard, J. S. Casalegno, M. Valette, I. Schuffenecker, L. Billard, S. Vallet, G. Vilchez, V. Cheynet, G. Oriol, S. Trouillet-Assant, Y. Gillet, B. Lina, K. Brengel-Pesce, F. Morfin, L. Josset

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

No polymorphisms in K13-propeller gene associated with artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolated from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Roch Fabien Niama, Dezi Kouhounina Batsimba, Alida Malonga-Massanga, Igor Louzolo, Nadia Claricelle Loukabou Bongolo, Lucette Macosso, Reyna Ibara Ottia, Ghyslain Kimbassa Ngoma, Louis Régis Dossou-Yovo, Brice Pembet Singana, Gabriel Ahombo, Géril Sekangue Obili, Simon Charles Kobawila, Henri Joseph Parra

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: a cross-sectional study in a Swiss prison

Komal Chacowry Pala, Stéphanie Baggio, Nguyen Toan Tran, François Girardin, Hans Wolff, Laurent Gétaz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Fomite-mediated transmission as a sufficient pathway: a comparative analysis across three viral pathogens

Alicia N.M. Kraay, Michael A.L. Hayashi, Nancy Hernandez-Ceron, Ian H. Spicknall, Marisa C. Eisenberg, Rafael Meza, Joseph N.S. Eisenberg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The interaction between HIV testing social norms and self-efficacy on HIV testing among Chinese men who have sex with men: results from an online cross-sectional study

Peizhen Zhao, Li Liu, Ye Zhang, Huanhuan Cheng, Bolin Cao, Chuncheng Liu, Cheng Wang, Bin Yang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D. Tucker, Weiming Tang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Total coliforms as an indicator of human enterovirus presence in surface water across Tianjin city, China

Jing Miao, Xuan Guo, Weili Liu, Dong Yang, Zhiqiang Shen, Zhigang Qiu, Xiang Chen, Kunming Zhang, Hui Hu, Jing Yin, Zhongwei Yang, Junwen Li, Min Jin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics and management of bone and joint tuberculosis in native and migrant population in Shanghai during 2011 to 2015

Yun Qian, Qixin Han, Wenjun Liu, Wei-En Yuan, Cunyi Fan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High frequency of hybrid Escherichia coli strains with combined Intestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli (IPEC) and Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) virulence factors isolated from human faecal samples

Bjørn-Arne Lindstedt, Misti D. Finton, Davide Porcellato, Lin T. Brandal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Zoonotic disease research in East Africa

Naomi Kemunto, Eddy Mogoa, Eric Osoro, Austin Bitek, M. Kariuki Njenga, S. M. Thumbi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C among manual cane cutters in low-income regions of Brazil

Déborah Ferreira Noronha de Castro Rocha, Luana Rocha da Cunha Rosa, Carla de Almeida Silva, Brunna Rodrigues de Oliveira, Thaynara Lorrane Silva Martins, Regina Maria Bringel Martins, Marcos André de Matos, Megmar Aparecida dos Santos Carneiro, Juliana Pontes Soares, Ana Cristina de Oliveira e Silva, Márcia Maria de Souza, Robert L. Cook, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Sheila Araujo Teles

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Bacteremia by Leuconostoc mesenteroides in an immunocompetent patient with chronic Chagas disease: a case report

Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Ana Maria Laus, Anibal Basile-Filho, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Outbreak of yellow fever in central and southwestern Uganda, February–may 2016

Leocadia Kwagonza, Ben Masiira, Henry Kyobe-Bosa, Daniel Kadobera, Emily B. Atuheire, Bernard Lubwama, Atek Kagirita, Edson Katushabe, John T. Kayiwa, Julius J. Lutwama, Joseph C. Ojwang, Issa Makumbi, Alex Riolexus Ario, Jeff Borchert, Bao-Ping Zhu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Urogenital pathogens, associated with Trichomonas vaginalis, among pregnant women in Kilifi, Kenya: a nested case-control study

Simon C. Masha, Piet Cools, Patrick Descheemaeker, Marijke Reynders, Eduard J. Sanders, Mario Vaneechoutte

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Study of Healthcare Personnel with Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses in Israel (SHIRI): study protocol

Avital Hirsch, Mark A. Katz, Alon Laufer Peretz, David Greenberg, Rachael Wendlandt, Yonat Shemer Avni, Gabriella Newes-Adeyi, Ilan Gofer, Maya Leventer-Roberts, Nadav Davidovitch, Anat Rosenthal, Rachel Gur-Arie, Tomer Hertz, Aharona Glatman-Freedman, Arnold S. Monto, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Jill Morris Ferdinands, Emily Toth Martin, Ryan E. Malosh, Joan Manuel Neyra Quijandría, Min Levine, William Campbell, Ran Balicer, Mark G. Thompson, on behalf of the SHIRI workgroup

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case report of scrub typhus complicated with myocarditis and rhabdomyolysis

Young-Jae Ki, Dong-Min Kim, Na-Ra Yoon, Sung-Soo Kim, Choon-Mee Kim

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An adult autosomal recessive chronic granulomatous disease patient with pulmonary Aspergillus terreus infection

Esmaeil Mortaz, Somayeh Sarhifynia, Majid Marjani, Afshin Moniri, Davood Mansouri, Payam Mehrian, Karin van Leeuwen, Dirk Roos, Johan Garssen, Ian M. Adcock, Payam Tabarsi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Soluble fibrinogen-like protein 2 levels in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver diseases

Hoang Van Tong, Nguyen Van Ba, Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Mai Thanh Binh, Dao Thanh Quyen, Ho Anh Son, Hoang Van Luong, Do Quyet, Christian G. Meyer, Le Huu Song, Nguyen Linh Toan, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mononeuritis multiplex: an uncommon neurological manifestation of cytomegalovirus reactivation in an HIV-infected patient

Pedro Palma, Andreia Costa, Raquel Duro, Nélia Neves, Cândida Abreu, António Sarmento

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Surgical outcomes of infectious spondylitis after vertebroplasty, and comparisons between pyogenic and tuberculosis

Jen-Chung Liao, Po-Liang Lai, Lih-Hui Chen, Chi-Chien Niu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical and genetic factors associated with increased risk of severe liver toxicity in a monocentric cohort of HIV positive patients receiving nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy

Andrea Giacomelli, Agostino Riva, Felicia Stefania Falvella, Maria Letizia Oreni, Dario Cattaneo, Stefania Cheli, Giulia Renisi, Valentina Di Cristo, Angelica Lupo, Emilio Clementi, Stefano Rusconi, Massimo Galli, Anna Lisa Ridolfo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Improvement in tuberculosis infection control practice via technical support in two regions of Ethiopia

Asfaw Ayalew, Zewdu Gashu, Tadesse Anteneh, Nebiyu Hiruy, Dereje Habte, Degu Jerene, Genetu Alem, Ilili Jemal, Muluken Melese, Pedro G. Suarez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Persistent candidemia in very low birth weight neonates: risk factors and clinical significance

Jinjian Fu, Yanling Ding, Yongjiang Jiang, Shengfu Mo, Shaolin Xu, Peixu Qin

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Study protocol of the iMPaCT project: a longitudinal cohort study assessing psychological determinants, sexual behaviour and chlamydia (re)infections in heterosexual STI clinic visitors

Daphne A. van Wees, Janneke C. M. Heijne, Titia Heijman, Karlijn C. J. G. Kampman, Karin Westra, Anne de Vries, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Chantal den Daas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparative study of virulence factors among methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates

Ons Haddad, Abderrahmen Merghni, Aida Elargoubi, Hajer Rhim, Yosr Kadri, Maha Mastouri

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of TLR8 and TLR9 polymorphisms with tuberculosis in a Chinese Han population: a case-control study

Ming-Gui Wang, Miao-Miao Zhang, Yu Wang, Shou-Quan Wu, Meng Zhang, Jian-Qing He

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

HIV prevalence, related risk behaviors, and correlates of HIV infection among people who use drugs in Cambodia

Heng Sopheab, Chhorvann Chhea, Sovannary Tuot, Jonathan A. Muir

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Analysis of sero-epidemiological characteristics of varicella in healthy children in Jiangsu Province, China

Lei Zhang, Wang Ma, Yuanbao Liu, Yong Wang, Xiang Sun, Ying Hu, Xiuying Deng, Peishan Lu, Fenyang Tang, Zhiguo Wang, Minghao Zhou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparative effectiveness of anti-viral drugs with dual activity for treating hepatitis B and HIV co-infected patients: a network meta-analysis

Cho Naing, Yong Poovorawan, Kew Siang Tong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Genetic diversity of drug resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in local area of Southwest China: a retrospective study

Tao Shi, Tongxin Li, Jungang Li, Jing Wang, Zehua Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Utilization of “prevention of mother-to-child transmission” of HIV services by adolescent and young mothers in Mulago Hospital, Uganda

Mariama Mustapha, Victor Musiime, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Joseph Rujumba, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pandemic influenza preparedness in the WHO African region: are we ready yet?

Evanson Z. Sambala, Tiwonge Kanyenda, Chinwe Juliana Iwu, Chidozie Declan Iwu, Anelisa Jaca, Charles S. Wiysonge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Chronic hepatitis B genotype E in African migrants: response to nucleos(t)ide treatment in real clinical practice

José Ángel Cuenca-Gómez, Ana Belén Lozano-Serrano, María Teresa Cabezas-Fernández, Manuel Jesús Soriano-Pérez, José Vázquez-Villegas, Matías Estévez-Escobar, Isabel Cabeza-Barrera, Joaquín Salas-Coronas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence and distribution of leptospirosis serovars among wet market workers in northeastern, Malaysia: a cross sectional study

Mas Harithulfadhli Agus Ab Rahman, Suhaily Mohd Hairon, Rukman Awang Hamat, Tengku Zetty Maztura Tengku Jamaluddin, Mohd Nazri Shafei, Norazlin Idris, Malina Osman, Surianti Sukeri, Zainudin A. Wahab, Wan Mohd Zahiruddin Wan Mohammad, Zawaha Idris, Aziah Daud

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Field suitability and diagnostic accuracy of the Biocentric® open real-time PCR platform for plasma-based HIV viral load quantification in Swaziland

Bernhard Kerschberger, Qhubekani Mpala, Paola Andrea Díaz Uribe, Gugu Maphalala, Roberto de la Tour, Sydney Kalombola, Addis Bekele, Tiwonge Chawinga, Mukelo Mliba, Nombuso Ntshalintshali, Nomcebo Phugwayo, Serge Mathurin Kabore, Javier Goiri, Sindisiwe Dlamini, Iza Ciglenecki, Emmanuel Fajardo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Research on the treatment effects and drug resistances of long-term second-line antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected patients from Henan Province in China

Junli Chen, Min Zhang, Mingquan Shang, Weiwei Yang, Zhe Wang, Hong Shang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Distribution of virulence genes and their association with antimicrobial resistance among uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from Iranian patients

Yalda Malekzadegan, Reza Khashei, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Zahra Jahanabadi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Less renal allograft fibrosis with valganciclovir prophylaxis for cytomegalovirus compared to high-dose valacyclovir: a parallel group, open-label, randomized controlled trial

Tomas Reischig, Martin Kacer, Petra Hruba, Hana Hermanova, Ondrej Hes, Daniel Lysak, Stanislav Kormunda, Mirko Bouda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Feasibility of the string test for tuberculosis diagnosis in children between 4 and 14 years old

Karla T. Tafur, Julia Coit, Segundo R. Leon, Cynthia Pinedo, Silvia S. Chiang, Carmen Contreras, Roger Calderon, Milagros J. Mendoza, Leonid Lecca, Molly F. Franke

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Associations between perceived barriers and benefits of using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and medication adherence among men who have sex with men in Western China

Ying Hu, Xiao-ni Zhong, Bin Peng, Yan Zhang, Hao Liang, Jiang-hong Dai, Ju-ying Zhang, Ai-long Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immunohistochemical characterization of the M4 macrophage population in leprosy skin lesions

Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa, Francisco Dias Lucena Neto, Mirian Nacagami Sotto, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Human cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus infections, risk factors, and their influence on the liver function of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure

Jianhua Hu, Hong Zhao, Danfeng Lou, Hainv Gao, Meifang Yang, Xuan Zhang, Hongyu Jia, Lanjuan Li

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case report: two confirmed cases of human Seoul virus infections in Indonesia

Khie Chen Lie, Mochamad Helmi Aziz, Herman Kosasih, Aaron Neal, Caleb Leonardo Halim, Wahyu Nawang Wulan, Muhammad Karyana, Usman Hadi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of Influenza A H1N1 infection and antiviral utilization in a tertiary care hospital

Talita Rantin Belucci, Alexandre R. Marra, Michael B. Edmond, João Renato Rebello Pinho, Paula Kiyomi Onaga Yokota, Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The efficacy of paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir+dasabuvir and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir is comparable in patients who failed interferon-based treatment with first generation protease inhibitors - a multicenter cohort study

Ewa Janczewska, Dorota Zarębska-Michaluk, Hanna Berak, Anna Piekarska, Andrzej Gietka, Dorota Dybowska, Włodzimierz Mazur, Teresa Belica-Wdowik, Witold Dobracki, Magdalena Tudrujek-Zdunek, Zbigniew Deroń, Iwona Buczyńska, Marek Sitko, Agnieszka Czauż-Andrzejuk, Beata Lorenc, Jolanta Białkowska-Warzecha, Jolanta Citko, Łukasz Laurans, Jerzy Jaroszewicz, Łukasz Socha, Olga Tronina, Brygida Adamek, Andrzej Horban, Waldemar Halota, Barbara Baka-Ćwierz, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz, Krzysztof Simon, Aleksander Garlicki, Marta Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska, Robert Flisiak

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A systematic review of adherence to oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV – how can we improve uptake and adherence?

David Sidebottom, Anna Mia Ekström, Susanne Strömdahl

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A prospective cohort study to evaluate immunosuppressive cytokines as predictors of viral persistence and progression to pre-malignant lesion in the cervix in women infected with HR-HPV: study protocol

K. Torres-Poveda, M. Bahena-Román, K. Delgado-Romero, V. Madrid-Marina

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

ATP bioluminescence assay for evaluating cleaning practices in operating theatres: applicability and limitations

Tiziana Sanna, Laura Dallolio, Alessandra Raggi, Magda Mazzetti, Giovanni Lorusso, Angela Zanni, Patrizia Farruggia, Erica Leoni

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibilities of specific syndromes created with organ-specific weighted incidence antibiograms (OSWIA) in patients with intra-abdominal infections

Lianxin Liu, Yuxing Ni

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Interferon-γ release assay as a sensitive diagnostic tool of latent tuberculosis infection in patients with HIV: a cross-sectional study

Giselle Burlamaqui Klautau, Nadijane Valéria Ferreira da Mota, Mauro José Costa Salles, Marcelo Nascimento Burattini, Denise Silva Rodrigues

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Schistosoma mansoni infection and socio-behavioural predictors of HIV risk: a cross-sectional study in women from Uganda

Sergey Yegorov, Ronald M. Galiwango, Sara V. Good, Juliet Mpendo, Egbert Tannich, Andrea K. Boggild, Noah Kiwanuka, Bernard S. Bagaya, Rupert Kaul

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Treatment completion for latent tuberculosis infection in Norway: a prospective cohort study

Yvette Louise Schein, Tesfaye Madebo, Hilde Elise Andersen, Trude Margrete Arnesen, Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise, Hallgeir Tveiten, Richard A. White, Brita Askeland Winje

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of Senegal’s prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program data for HIV surveillance

Ousmane Diouf, Astou Gueye-Gaye, Moussa Sarr, Abdou Salam Mbengue, Christopher S. Murrill, Jacob Dee, Papa Ousmane Diaw, Ndeye Fatou Ngom-Faye, Pape Amadou Niang Diallo, Carlos Suarez, Massaer Gueye, Aminata Mboup, Coumba Toure-Kane, Souleymane Mboup

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correlation between antifungal consumption and the distribution of Candida species in different hospital departments of a Lebanese medical Centre

Lyn Awad, Hani Tamim, Dania Abdallah, Mohammad Salameh, Anas Mugharbil, Tamima Jisr, Kamal Zahran, Nabila Droubi, Ahmad Ibrahim, Rima Moghnieh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Catheter-associated bacterial flora in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: shift in antimicrobial susceptibility pattern

Bartosz A. Dybowski, Piotr Zapała, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Łukasz Zapała, Nina Miązek-Zapała, Sławomir Poletajew, Grażyna Młynarczyk, Piotr Radziszewski

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A randomized trial to assess retention rates using mobile phone reminders versus physical contact tracing in a potential HIV vaccine efficacy population of fishing communities around Lake Victoria, Uganda

Noah Kiwanuka, Juliet Mpendo, Stephen Asiimwe, Julius Ssempiira, Annet Nalutaaya, Betty Nambuusi, Mathias Wambuzi, Brian Kabuubi, Annemarie Namuniina, Frederick Oporia, Annet Nanvubya, Ali Ssetaala

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Differential distribution of IgA-protease genotypes in mucosal and invasive isolates of Haemophilus influenzae in Sweden

Fredrik Resman, Guillaume Manat, Victor Lindh, Timothy F. Murphy, Kristian Riesbeck

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lack of association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and HTLV-1-associated myelopathy / tropical spastic paraparesis development in patients from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Doris Schor, Luís Cristóvão Porto, Eric Henrique Roma, Marcel de Souza Borges Quintana, Gustavo Milson Fabricio-Silva, Maria Gloria Bonecini-Almeida, Abelardo Queiroz-Campos Araújo, Maria Jose Andrada-Serpa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The geographic variation and spatiotemporal distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in Libya: 2007–2016

Mohamed A. Daw, Lutfi A. Buktir Ali, Amina M. Daw, Nadia E. M. Sifennasr, Aghnyia A. Dau, Mohamed M. Agnan, Abdallah El-Bouzedi, In association with the Libyan Study Group of Hepatitis & HIV

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Histoplasma capsulatum causing sinusitis: a case report in French Guiana and review of the literature

C. Nabet, C. Belzunce, D. Blanchet, P. Abboud, F. Djossou, B. Carme, C. Aznar, M. Demar

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of chlamydia trachomatis infection among reproductive age women in sub Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Siraj Hussen, Demelash Wachamo, Zemenu Yohannes, Endale Tadesse

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence of human rabies virus exposure in northwestern Amhara, Ethiopia

Endalew Yizengaw, Tamyalew Getahun, Wondemagegn Mulu, Mulat Ashagrie, Ibrahim Abdela, Mekuanint Geta

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spatial overlaps in the distribution of HIV/AIDS and malaria in Zimbabwe

Isaiah Gwitira, Amon Murwira, Joseph Mberikunashe, Mhosisi Masocha

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adaption and validation of the adherence barriers questionnaire for HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ABQ-HIV)

Sabrina Mueller, Thomas Wilke, Vanessa Gorasso, Marc Erhart, Jens M. Kittner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A mathematical model of biomedical interventions for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China

Jinghua Li, Liping Peng, Stuart Gilmour, Jing Gu, Yuhua Ruan, Huachun Zou, Chun Hao, Yuantao Hao, Joseph Tak-fai Lau

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium infections in Cuban patients: an underestimated health problem

Brian Arturo Mondeja, Javier Couri, Nadia Maria Rodríguez, Orestes Blanco, Carmen Fernández, Jørgen Skov Jensen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A remotely sensed flooding indicator associated with cattle and buffalo leptospirosis cases in Thailand 2011–2013

Sudarat Chadsuthi, Karine Chalvet-Monfray, Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Duangjai Suwancharoen, Julien Cappelle

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and associated factors of diabetes mellitus among tuberculosis patients in Hanoi, Vietnam

N. B. Hoa, P. D. Phuc, N. T. Hien, V. Q. Hoa, P. H. Thuong, P. T. Anh, N. V. Nhung

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Primary cutaneous infection due to Microascus cirrosus: a case report

Lujuan Gao, Junjun Chen, Di Gao, Ming Li

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Estimating the incidence of norovirus acute gastroenteritis among US and European international travelers to areas of moderate to high risk of traveler’s diarrhea: a prospective cohort study protocol

Lisa Lindsay, Herbert L. DuPont, Christine L. Moe, Martin Alberer, Christoph Hatz, Amy E. Kirby, Henry M. Wu, Thomas Verstraeten, Robert Steffen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The adherence to guidelines for preventing CVC-related infections: a survey among Italian health-care workers

Pietro Ferrara, Luciana Albano

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High heterogeneity in community-acquired pneumonia inclusion criteria: does this impact on the validity of the results of randomized controlled trials?

Clara Flateau, Josselin Le Bel, Sarah Tubiana, François-Xavier Blanc, Christophe Choquet, Blandine Rammaert, Patrick Ray, Christophe Rapp, Cécile Ficko, Catherine Leport, Yann-Erick Claessens, Xavier Duval, on behalf of the ESCAPED study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Genomic sequencing is required for identification of tuberculosis transmission in Hawaii

Kent J. Koster, Angela Largen, Jeffrey T. Foster, Kevin P. Drees, Lishi Qian, Ed Desmond, Xuehua Wan, Shaobin Hou, James T. Douglas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Stably high azithromycin resistance and decreasing ceftriaxone susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 25 European countries, 2016

Michaela J. Day, Gianfranco Spiteri, Susanne Jacobsson, Neil Woodford, Andrew J. Amato-Gauci, Michelle J. Cole, Magnus Unemo, Euro-GASP network

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Environmental disinfection with photocatalyst as an adjunctive measure to control transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a prospective cohort study in a high-incidence setting

Min Hyung Kim, Seong Gyu Lee, Ki Sook Kim, Yoon Ji Heo, Ji Eun Oh, Su Jin Jeong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence and risk factors of brucellosis among slaughtered indigenous cattle, abattoir personnel and pregnant women in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon

Julius Awah-Ndukum, Mohamed Moctar Mouliom Mouiche, Lucy Kouonmo-Ngnoyum, Houli Nicolas Bayang, Tanyi Kingsley Manchang, Rodrigue Simonet Namegni Poueme, Justin Kouamo, Victor Ngu-Ngwa, Emmanuel Assana, Kameni Jean Marc Feussom, André Pagnah Zoli

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Differences in Chlamydia trachomatis seroprevalence between ethnic groups cannot be fully explained by socioeconomic status, sexual healthcare seeking behavior or sexual risk behavior: a cross-sectional analysis in the HEalthy LIfe in an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study

Sebastiaan H. Hulstein, Amy Matser, Catharina J. Alberts, Marieke B. Snijder, Martina Willhauck-Fleckenstein, Katrin Hufnagel, Maria Prins, Henry J. C. de Vries, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff, Tim Waterboer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Human monoclonal antibodies isolated from a primary pneumococcal conjugate Vaccinee demonstrates the expansion of an antigen-driven Hypermutated memory B cell response

Zhifeng Chen, Kara S. Cox, Aimin Tang, Jeanette Roman, Malorie Fink, Robin M. Kaufhold, Liming Guan, Andy Xie, Melissa A. Boddicker, Debra Mcguinness, Xiao Xiao, Hualin Li, Julie M. Skinner, Thorsten Verch, Mary Retzlaff, Kalpit A. Vora

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular characterization of multidrug resistant strains of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from pediatric intensive care unit in a Chinese tertiary hospital

Yili Chen, Lu Ai, Penghao Guo, Han Huang, Zhongwen Wu, Xiaoling Liang, Kang Liao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The systematic development of a complex intervention: HealthMap, an online self-management support program for people with HIV

Tanya Millard, Sarity Dodson, Karalyn McDonald, Karen M. Klassen, Richard H. Osborne, Malcolm W. Battersby, Christopher K. Fairley, Julian H. Elliott

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A study of clinical, hematological, and biochemical profiles of patients with dengue viral infections in Northwest Ethiopia: implications for patient management

Getachew Ferede, Moges Tiruneh, Ebba Abate, Yitayih Wondimeneh, Endalamaw Gadisa, Rawleigh Howe, Abraham Aseffa, Belay Tessema

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Validation of CD4+ T-cell and viral load data from the HIV-Brazil Cohort Study using secondary system data

Alex Jones Flores Cassenote, Alexandre Grangeiro, Maria Mercedes Escuder, Jair Minoro Abe, Aluísio Augusto Cotrim Segurado

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular detection and clinical characteristics of Bartonella bacilliformis, Leptospira spp., and Rickettsia spp. in the Southeastern Peruvian Amazon basin

Fiorella Ricapa-Antay, Katia Diaz-Melon, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Luis J. del Valle, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Fernando Vasquez-Achaya, Carlos Palomares-Reyes, Pablo Weilg, Dongmei Li, Carlos Manrique, Juana del Valle-Mendoza

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case of hepatic anisakiasis caused by Pseudoterranova decipiens mimicking metastatic liver cancer

Yasuhiro Murata, Katsuhiko Ando, Masanobu Usui, Hiromu Sugiyama, Akinobu Hayashi, Akihiro Tanemura, Hiroyuki Kato, Naohisa Kuriyama, Masashi Kishiwada, Shugo Mizuno, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Shuji Isaji

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Disseminated cryptococcosis in Crohn’s disease: a case report

Natthakit Chavapradit, Nasikarn Angkasekwinai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in indigenous and non-indigenous adults in northwestern Ontario, Canada, 2006–2015

Daniel Dalcin, Lee Sieswerda, Sacha Dubois, Marina Ulanova

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Confirmation of HCV viremia using HCV RNA and core antigen testing on dried blood spot in HIV infected peoples who inject drugs in Vietnam

Truong Tam Nguyen, Véronique Lemee, Karine Bollore, Hai Vinh Vu, Karine Lacombe, Xuan Lien Truong Thi, Que Anh Luong, Charline Dubos, Jean-Christophe Plantier, Huong Duong Thi, Didier Laureillard, Maud Lemoine, Edouard Tuaillon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Diversity of Salmonella serotypes from humans, food, domestic animals and wildlife in New South Wales, Australia

Kelly M. J. Simpson, Grant A. Hill-Cawthorne, Michael P. Ward, Siobhan M. Mor

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiological features and spatial clusters of hand, foot, and mouth disease in Qinghai Province, China, 2009–2015

Lili Xu, Yan Shi, Jeanette J. Rainey, Zhijie Zhang, Huayi Zhang, Jinhua Zhao, Yonghong Li, Huaxiang Rao, Yanming Li, Qiaohong Liao, Yongcheng Ma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A systematic review of the association between delayed appropriate therapy and mortality among patients hospitalized with infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae or Escherichia coli: how long is too long?

Thomas P. Lodise, Qi Zhao, Kyle Fahrbach, Patrick J. Gillard, Amber Martin

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Oral fosfomycin versus ciprofloxacin in women with E.coli febrile urinary tract infection, a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized controlled non-inferiority trial (FORECAST)

Thijs ten Doesschate, Suzan P. van Mens, Cees van Nieuwkoop, Suzanne E. Geerlings, Andy I. M. Hoepelman, Marc J. M. Bonten

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessment of HIV prevalence among MSM in Tokyo using self-collected dried blood spots delivered through the postal service

Misao Takano, Kohta Iwahashi, Ikuo Satoh, Junko Araki, Takuya Kinami, Yuzuru Ikushima, Toshiya Fukuhara, Hiroo Obinata, Yasuyo Nakayama, Yoshimi Kikuchi, Shinichi Oka, the HIV Check Study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Immunogenicity and safety of a tetanus-diphtheria vaccine and a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine after concomitant vaccination in ≥ 50-year-old adults

Joon Young Song, Hee Jin Cheong, Ji Yun Noh, Min Joo Choi, Jin Gu Yoon, Saem Na Lee, Seong Hui Kang, Eun Joo Jeong, Yu Mi Jo, Woo Joo Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is Toxoplasma gondii infection correlated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?- a population-based study

Jiaofeng Huang, Haoyang Zhang, Shiying Liu, Mingfang Wang, Bo Wan, Bharat Velani, Yueyong Zhu, Su Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and clinical features of hand, foot and mouth disease in northern Thailand in 2016: a prospective cohort study

Panupong Upala, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Wipob Suttana, Niwed Kullawong, Ratipark Tamornpark, Chadaporn Inta

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence of antibodies to primate erythroparvovirus 1 (B19V) in Australia

Helen M. Faddy, Elise C. Gorman, Veronica C. Hoad, Francesca D. Frentiu, Sarah Tozer, R. L. P. Flower

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in Sweden from 1996–2016: a retrospective study of clinical characteristics, treatments and outcomes

Hedvig Glans, Leif Dotevall, Sara Karlsson Söbirk, Anna Färnert, Maria Bradley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hepatitis A surveillance: sensitivity of two information sources

Gloria Carmona, Marta Vilaró, Pilar Ciruela, Mireia Jané, Lluis Giralt, Laura Ruiz, Sergi Hernández, Àngela Domínguez, Working Group of the Epidemiological Surveillance Network of Catalonia, Working Group of the Microbiological Reporting System of Catalonia

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case-control study of the epidemiological and clinical features of human adenovirus 55 and human adenovirus 7 infection in children with acute lower respiratory tract infections in Beijing, China, 2008–2013

Lili Xu, Jun Liu, Chunyan Liu, Yali Duan, Yun Zhu, Baoping Xu, Zhengde Xie

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors predictive of relapse in adult bacterial osteomyelitis of long bones.

E. Garcia del Pozo, J. Collazos, J. A. Carton, D. Camporro, V. Asensi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Small-area spatial statistical analysis of malaria clusters and hotspots in Cameroon;2000–2015

Marlvin Anemey Tewara, Prisca Ngetemalah Mbah-Fongkimeh, Alimu Dayimu, Fengling Kang, Fuzhong Xue

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The role of pneumonia and secondary bacterial infection in fatal and serious outcomes of pandemic influenza a(H1N1)pdm09

Chandini Raina MacIntyre, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, Michelle Barnes, Iman Ridda, Holly Seale, Renin Toms, Anita Heywood

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Space-time heterogeneity of hand, foot and mouth disease in children and its potential driving factors in Henan, China

Xiangxue Zhang, Chengdong Xu, Gexin Xiao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Bibliometric analysis of global Lassa fever research (1970–2017): a 47 – year study