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BMC Infectious Diseases

BMC Infectious Diseases 1/2019

Ausgabe 1/2019

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 1063 Artikel )

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Laboratory evaluation of four HIV/syphilis rapid diagnostic tests

Annelies Van Den Heuvel, Hilde Smet, Irena Prat, Anita Sands, Willy Urassa, Katrien Fransen, Tania Crucitti

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Revisiting area risk classification of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

Gustavo Machado, Julio Alvarez, Haakon Christopher Bakka, Andres Perez, Lucas Edel Donato, Francisco Edilson de Ferreira Lima Júnior, Renato Vieira Alves, Victor Javier Del Rio Vilas

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Occurrence of disputed rpoB mutations among Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates phenotypically susceptible to rifampicin in a country with a low incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Noura M. Al-Mutairi, Suhail Ahmad, Eiman Mokaddas, Hanaa S. Eldeen, Susan Joseph

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological description of a protracted cholera outbreak in Tonj East and Tonj North counties, former Warrap State, South Sudan, May-Oct 2017

Fred Nsubuga, Stephen Chol Garang, Mathew Tut, David Oguttu, Robert Lubajo, Dennis Lodiongo, Michael Lasuba, Allan Mpairwe

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

CRYPTOCOCCAL meningitis in a HIV negative newly diagnosed diabetic patient: a CASE report

Odhiambo Henry Owuor, Patrick Chege

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Comparison of an in-house real-time duplex PCR assay with commercial HOLOGIC® APTIMA assays for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in urine and extra-genital specimens

Johanna M. E. Venter, Precious M. Mahlangu, Etienne E. Müller, David A. Lewis, Kevin Rebe, Helen Struthers, James McIntyre, Ranmini S. Kularatne

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Is a positive Christie-Atkinson-Munch-Peterson (CAMP) test sensitive enough for the identification of Streptococcus agalactiae?

Dacheng Guo, Yu Xi, Shanmei Wang, Zeyu Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Viral load detection and management on first line ART in rural Rwanda

Jean de Dieu Ndagijimana Ntwali, Tom Decroo, Muhayimpundu Ribakare, Athanase Kiromera, Placidie Mugwaneza, Sabin Nsanzimana, Lutgarde Lynen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Mortality in hospitalized patients with tuberculous meningitis

Jaime Soria, Tatiana Metcalf, Nicanor Mori, Renee E. Newby, Silvia M. Montano, Luz Huaroto, Eduardo Ticona, Joseph R. Zunt

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Development and validation of a risk score to predict mortality during TB treatment in patients with TB-diabetes comorbidity

Duc T. Nguyen, Edward A. Graviss

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of HIV-1-infected patients with high levels of plasma interferon-γ: a multicenter observational study

Dai Watanabe, Tomoko Uehira, Sachiko Suzuki, Erina Matsumoto, Takashi Ueji, Kazuyuki Hirota, Rumi Minami, Soichiro Takahama, Kimikazu Hayashi, Morio Sawamura, Masahiro Yamamoto, Takuma Shirasaka

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Estimating the burden of care home gastroenteritis outbreaks in England, 2014–2016

Thomas Inns, Helen E. Clough, John P. Harris, Roberto Vivancos, Natalie Adams, Sarah J. O’Brien

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology survey of infectious diseases in North Korean travelers, 2015–2017

Pengyu Han, Yanxia Teng, Xiuxin Bi, Jinge Li, Dianxing Sun

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Subclinical tuberculosis among adults with HIV: clinical features and outcomes in a South African cohort

Kristina L. Bajema, Ingrid V. Bassett, Sharon M. Coleman, Douglas Ross, Kenneth A. Freedberg, Anna Wald, Paul K. Drain

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Young patient with hantavirus-induced myocarditis detected by comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance assessment

Patrick Krumm, Tanja Zitzelsberger, Meinrad Gawaz, Simon Greulich

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Focus of infection and microbiological etiology in community-acquired infections in hospitalized adult patients in the Faroe Islands

Marija Todorovic Markovic, Court Pedersen, Magnús Gottfredsson, Mirjana Todorovic Mitic, Shahin Gaini

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cardiac events after macrolides or fluoroquinolones in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia: post-hoc analysis of a cluster-randomized trial

Douwe F. Postma, Cristian Spitoni, Cornelis H. van Werkhoven, Leontine J. R. van Elden, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Marc J. M. Bonten

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Time delay and associated mortality from negative smear to positive Xpert MTB/RIF test among TB/HIV patients: a retrospective study

Miguelhete Lisboa, Inês Fronteira, Estefano Colove, Marques Nhamonga, Maria do Rosário O. Martins

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemic pattern of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Xi’an, China from 2008 through 2015

JiFeng Liu, XiaoMei Xiang, ZhongShu Pu, Yong Long, Dan Xiao, WeiLu Zhang, Qian Li, XiTong Li, SiYao Li, ZhongJun Shao, XiaoLi Yang, YongMin Xiong

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 isolated from a Japanese patient without a history of foreign travel - a new public health concern in Japan: a case report

Yusuke Ainoda, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Kentaro Okuda, Hitomi Furukawa, Ryo Manabe, Toshinori Sahara, Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama, Hitomi Kurosu, Yukiko Ando, Maki Fujisawa, Hitomi Hoshino, Hideki Arima, Kenji Ohnishi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Routine HIV testing program in the University Infectious Diseases Centre in Lithuania: a four-year analysis

Raimonda Matulionytė, Kęstutis Žagminas, Eglė Balčiūnaitė, Elžbieta Matulytė, Rasutė Paulauskienė, Almina Bajoriūnienė, Arvydas Ambrozaitis

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Performance of serological tests PGL1 and NDO-LID in the diagnosis of leprosy in a reference Center in Brazil

André Luiz Leturiondo, Ariani Batista Noronha, Monik Oney Oliveira do Nascimento, Cynthia de Oliveira Ferreira, Fabíola da Costa Rodrigues, Milton Ozório Moraes, Carolina Talhari

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis IS 900 DNA in biopsy tissues from patients with Crohn’s disease: histopathological and molecular comparison with Johne’s disease in Fars province of Iran

Forough Zarei-Kordshouli, Bita Geramizadeh, Azizollah Khodakaram-Tafti

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diversity of upper respiratory tract infections and prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization among patients with fever and flu-like symptoms

Jialiang Tang, Jinkun Chen, Tingting He, Zhuojing Jiang, Jiale Zhou, Bin Hu, Shangxin Yang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of point of care tests for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Suriname

Henk D. F. H. Schallig, Ricardo V. P. Hu, Alida D. Kent, Merlin van Loenen, Sandra Menting, Albert Picado, Zippora Oosterling, Israel Cruz

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in an ethnically-diverse high incidence region in England, 2007–11

Emilia Vynnycky, Adrienne R. Keen, Jason T. Evans, Shaina Khanom, Peter M. Hawkey, Richard G. White, Ibrahim Abubakar

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and incidence of genital warts and cervical Human Papillomavirus infections in Nigerian women

Eileen O. Dareng, Sally N. Adebamowo, Ayotunde Famooto, Oluwatoyosi Olawande, Michael K. Odutola, Yinka Olaniyan, Richard A. Offiong, Paul P. Pharoah, Clement A. Adebamowo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Healthcare-associated infections: bacteriological characterization of the hospital surfaces in the University Hospital of Abomey-Calavi/so-ava in South Benin (West Africa)

F. Cyr Doscoph Afle, Alidéhou Jerrold Agbankpe, Roch Christian Johnson, Olivia Houngbégnon, Sègbè Christophe Houssou, Honoré Sourou Bankole

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Carriage rates and risk factors during an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C ST-11 (cc11) in Tuscany, Italy: a cross-sectional study

Alessandro Miglietta, Francesco Innocenti, Patrizio Pezzotti, Eleonora Riccobono, Maria Moriondo, Patrizia Pecile, Francesco Nieddu, Gian Maria Rossolini, Chiara Azzari, Emanuela Balocchini, Giovanni Rezza, Fabio Voller, Paola Stefanelli, Meningococcal Carriage Study Group

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Helicobacter pylori infection among patients presenting with dyspepsia at a primary care setting in Cameroon: seroprevalence, five-year trend and predictors

Jeannine A. Aminde, Guisilla A. Dedino, Calypse A. Ngwasiri, Kingsley S. Ombaku, Cedric A. Mahop Makon, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Chlamydia trachomatis screening in urine among asymptomatic men attending an STI clinic in Paris: a cross-sectional study

Paul Rondeau, Nadia Valin, Dominique Decré, Pierre-Marie Girard, Karine Lacombe, Laure Surgers

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical characteristics and viral etiologies of outpatients with acute respiratory infections in Huzhou of China: a retrospective study

Xiaohong Wen, Qiuling Huang, Hong Tao, Weihua Zou, Min Gao, Huihui Guo, Xing Yao, Dawei Cui, Xiang Wang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clonorchiasis sinensis detected by laparoscopic exploration of biliary tracts in two patients with obstructive jaundice

Xialei Liu, Genglong Zhu, Chaonong Cai, Zhiyue Lv, Jian Li

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe systemic cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent patient outside the intensive care unit: a case report

Giovanni Carpani, Sergio Foresti, Raffaella Dell’Oro, Guido Grassi, Michele Bombelli

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Regional outbreak of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST834 in Japanese children

Yuki Uehara, Takashi Sasaki, Tadashi Baba, Yujie Lu, Eri Imajo, Yuka Sato, Shigeru Tanno, Munehiro Furuichi, Miki Kawada, Keiichi Hiramatsu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Human adenovirus type 7 infection causes a more severe disease than type 3

Yangxi Fu, Zhengzhen Tang, Zhixu Ye, Shi Mo, Xingui Tian, Ke Ni, Luo Ren, Enmei Liu, Na Zang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe chest allodynia as an unusual first presentation of hydatid disease: a case report

Flaminia Coluzzi, Roberto Luca Meniconi, Damiano Caruso, Flaminia Rivosecchi, Linda Petrone, Delia Goletti, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effect of laminar air flow and building construction on aspergillosis in acute leukemia patients: a retrospective cohort study

Makoto Iwasaki, Junya Kanda, Masakatsu Hishizawa, Toshiyuki Kitano, Tadakazu Kondo, Kouhei Yamashita, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Bovine tuberculosis in eastern Ethiopia: prevalence, risk factors and its public health importance

Jelalu Kemal, Berhanu Sibhat, Aklilu Abraham, Yitagele Terefe, Ketema Tafess Tulu, Kiros Welay, Nejib Getahun

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Influenza B virus infection complicated by life-threatening pericarditis: a unique case-report and literature review

Silvia Spoto, Emanuele Valeriani, Luciana Locorriere, Giuseppina Beretta Anguissola, Angelo Lauria Pantano, Francesca Terracciani, Elisabetta Riva, Massimo Ciccozzi, Sebastiano Costantino, Silvia Angeletti

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cost of three models of care for drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Nigeria

Florence O. Bada, Evaezi Okpokoro, Nick Blok, Emmanuel Meribole, Saswata Dutt, Patrick Dakum, Alash’le Abimiku, Alice Zwerling, Sandra V. Kik

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Influenza infections in Australia 2009–2015: is there a combined effect of age and sex on susceptibility to virus subtypes?

Kam Cheong Wong, Georgina M. Luscombe, Catherine Hawke

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Common uropathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern among diabetic patients

Hiwot Ketema Woldemariam, Dereje Assefa Geleta, Kassu Desta Tulu, Negga Asamene Aber, Melese Hailu Legese, Genet Molla Fenta, Ibrahim Ali

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Biofilm production by Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from the nasopharynx of children with acute otitis media

Quentin Vermee, Robert Cohen, Constantin Hays, Emmanuelle Varon, Stephane Bonacorsi, Stephane Bechet, Franck Thollot, François Corrard, Claire Poyart, Corinne Levy, Josette Raymond

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Using clinical practice guidelines to manage dengue: a qualitative study in a Malaysian hospital

Alexandra Wharton-Smith, Judith Green, Ee Chin Loh, Alexander Gorrie, Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar, Loraine Bacchus, Lucy Chai See Lum

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence, genotype and antimicrobial resistance of Clostridium difficile isolates from healthy pets in Eastern China

Yanxia Wei, Mingchuang Sun, Yuhan Zhang, Jing Gao, Fanyun Kong, Dianbin Liu, Hao Yu, Jinxin Du, Renxian Tang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rates of hospitalization and death for all-cause and rotavirus acute gastroenteritis before rotavirus vaccine introduction in Kenya, 2010–2013

Richard Omore, Sammy Khagayi, Billy Ogwel, Reuben Onkoba, John B. Ochieng, Jane Juma, Stephen Munga, Collins Tabu, Sergon Kibet, J. Pekka Nuorti, Frank Odhiambo, Jason M. Mwenda, Robert F. Breiman, Umesh D. Parashar, Jacqueline E. Tate

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clostridium difficile infections in teaching hospital in northern Finland

M. Marttila-Vaara, P. Ylipalosaari, H. Kauma

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multimodal therapy and twenty years of valid management of a patient with chronic hepatitis B in a less developed Western Region in China---case report and review of the literature

Yue-Rong Zhang, De-Ming Wu, Xiong-Chang Liu, Ning Zhou, Chang-Chun Cao, Wu-Hua Liu, Chun-Xia Wang, Hui Wang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Infection due to Mycoplasma hominis after left hip replacement: case report and literature review

Lili Xiang, Binghuai Lu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prolonged oral vancomycin for secondary prophylaxis of relapsing Clostridium difficile infection

Kevin Zhang, Patricia Beckett, Salaheddin Abouanaser, Vida Stankus, Christine Lee, Marek Smieja

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Transcription factors STAT-4, STAT-6 and CREB regulate Th1/Th2 response in leprosy patients: effect of M. leprae antigens

Rajni Upadhyay, Bhavyata Dua, Bhawna Sharma, Mohan Natrajan, Ajai Kumar Jain, Balaji Kithiganahalli Narayanaswamy, Beenu Joshi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Viral species richness and composition in young children with loose or watery stool in Ethiopia

Kristen Aiemjoy, Eda Altan, Solomon Aragie, Dionna M. Fry, Tung G. Phan, Xutao Deng, Melsew Chanyalew, Zerihun Tadesse, E. Kelly Callahan, Eric Delwart, Jeremy D. Keenan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Influence of subinhibitory antifungal concentrations on extracellular hydrolases and biofilm production by Candida albicans recovered from Egyptian patients

Houdaii H. El-Houssaini, Omnia M. Elnabawy, Hebatallah A. Nasser, Walid F. Elkhatib

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pleural IFN-γ release assay combined with biomarkers distinguished effectively tuberculosis from malignant pleural effusion

Yimin Tang, Juanjuan Zhang, Huarong Huang, Xing He, Jiaohong Zhang, Min Ou, Guobao Li, Changchun Zeng, Taosheng Ye, Lili Ren, Yingxia Liu, Guoliang Zhang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

TLR9 polymorphism correlates with immune activation, CD4 decline and plasma IP10 levels in HIV patients

Anjali Joshi, Erin B. Punke, Tugba Mehmetoglu-Gurbuz, Diego P. Peralta, Himanshu Garg

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Reactivation of resolved hepatitis B virus infection combined with nephrotic syndrome in a patient after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Jing-Wen Zhang, Xiang-Zhong Zhang, Yan-Ling Sun, Bing Long, Xiao-Zhen Wang, Xu-Dong Li

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of an atypical presentation of pyogenic iliopsoas abscess

Bang Yu Xu, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Sher Guan Low

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Efficacy and tolerability of lamivudine plus dolutegravir compared with lamivudine plus boosted PIs in HIV-1 positive individuals with virologic suppression: a retrospective study from the clinical practice

Alberto Borghetti, Francesca Lombardi, Roberta Gagliardini, Gianmaria Baldin, Arturo Ciccullo, Davide Moschese, Arianna Emiliozzi, Simone Belmonti, Silvia Lamonica, Francesca Montagnani, Elena Visconti, Andrea De Luca, Simona Di Giambenedetto

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Missed pulmonary tuberculosis: a cross sectional study in the general medical inpatient wards of a large referral hospital in Ethiopia

Dawit Assefa, Feleke Belachew, Getachew Wondimagegn, Eveline Klinkenberg

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and associated factors of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among female commercial sex workers in Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia

Alelign Tadele, Siraj Hussen, Techalew Shimelis

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effect of isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence and associated risk factors among HIV infected adults in Tanzania: a retrospective cohort study

Amon Sabasaba, Henry Mwambi, Geoffrey Somi, Angella Ramadhani, Michael J. Mahande

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular mechanisms of azole resistance in Candida bloodstream isolates

Jocelyn Qi-Min Teo, Shannon Jing-Yi Lee, Ai-Ling Tan, Robyn Su-May Lim, Yiying Cai, Tze-Peng Lim, Andrea Lay-Hoon Kwa

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV infection transmission have made progress in Yunnan Province, China, from 2006 to 2015: a cost effective and cost-benefit evaluation

Xiaowen Wang, Guangping Guo, Jiarui Zheng, Lin Lu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Unusual manifestation of disseminated herpes simplex virus type 2 infection associated with pharyngotonsilitis, esophagitis, and hemophagocytic lymphohisitocytosis without genital involvement

Shuhei Kurosawa, Noritaka Sekiya, Kazuaki Fukushima, Kazuhiko Ikeuchi, Akito Fukuda, Hideyuki Takahashi, Fangyi Chen, Hideki Hasegawa, Harutaka Katano, Tsunekazu Hishima, Keigo Setoguchi

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pneumocystis jirovecii-related spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema in a liver transplant recipient: a case report

Wong Hoi She, Kenneth S. H. Chok, Iris W. S. Li, Ka Wing Ma, Sui Ling Sin, Wing Chiu Dai, James Y. Y. Fung, Chung Mau Lo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Microwave detection and quantification of water hidden in and on building materials: implications for healthy buildings and microbiome studies

Andrew Horsley, David S. Thaler

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cold type autoimmune hemolytic anemia- a rare manifestation of infectious mononucleosis; serum ferritin as an important biomarker

Chinthana Dematapitiya, Chiara Perera, Wajira Chinthaka, Solith Senanayaka, Deshani Tennakoon, Anfas Ameer, Dinesh Ranasinghe, Ushani Warriyapperuma, Suneth Weerarathna, Ravindra Satharasinghe

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Characterizing the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus across and within fitness facility types

Mark Dalman, Sabana Bhatta, Nagashreyaa Nagajothi, Dipendra Thapaliya, Hailee Olson, Haji Mohammad Naimi, Tara C. Smith

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Unusual manifestations of visceral leishmaniasis in children: a case series and its spatial dispersion in the western region of São Paulo state, Brazil

Luiz Euribel Prestes-Carneiro, Patricia Rodrigues Naufal Spir, Mateus Fontanesi, Karen Gabriella Pereira Garcia, Francisco Assis da Silva, Edilson Ferreira Flores, Dewton de Moraes Vasconcelos

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and genotype distribution of human papillomavirus among 9945 women from the Nanhai area of Foshan

Xiao-wen Yuan, Yi-Jian Li, Quan Qiu, Zi-yuan Luo, Xue-feng Zhao

01.12.2019 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cheap and rapid in-house method for direct identification of positive blood cultures by MALDI-TOF MS technology

Maya Azrad, Yoram Keness, Orna Nitzan, Nina Pastukh, Linda Tkhawkho, Victoria Freidus, Avi Peretz

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

RETRACTED ARTICLE: The epidemiology and chemotherapeutic approaches to the control of urinary schistosomiasis in school-age children (SAC): a systematic review

Tolulope Ebenezer Atalabi, Taiwo Oluwakemi Adubi

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Septic pulmonary embolism associated with periodontal disease: a case report and literature review

Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Masamichi Yokoe, Yoshinori Noguchi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Identfication of viral and bacterial etiologic agents of the pertussis-like syndrome in children under 5 years old hospitalized

Stephanie Saiki-Macedo, Jorge Valverde-Ezeta, Angela Cornejo-Tapia, Maria Esther Castillo, Verónica Petrozzi-Helasvuo, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Luis J. del Valle, Erico Cieza-Mora, Carlos Bada, Olguita del Aguila, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Johanna Martins-Luna, Fernando Vasquez-Achaya, Juana del Valle-Mendoza

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Investigating the virulence genes and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Vibrio cholerae O1 in environmental and clinical isolates in Accra, Ghana

David Abana, Elizabeth Gyamfi, Magdalene Dogbe, Grace Opoku, David Opare, Gifty Boateng, Lydia Mosi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A decade of antiretroviral therapy in Uganda: what are the emerging causes of death?

Agnes N. Kiragga, Frank Mubiru, Andrew D. Kambugu, Moses R. Kamya, Barbara Castelnuovo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A survey of fungal microbiota in airways of healthy volunteer subjects from Puglia (Apulia), Italy

Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano, Antonia Susca, Giulia Scioscia, Donato Lacedonia, Grazia Cotugno, Piera Soccio, Sonia Santamaria, Onofrio Resta, Giuseppe Logrieco, Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Surveillance for severe hand, foot, and mouth disease from 2009 to 2015 in Jiangsu province: epidemiology, etiology, and disease burden

Hong Ji, Huan Fan, Peng-xiao Lu, Xue-Feng Zhang, Jing Ai, Chao Shi, Xiang Huo, Chang-jun Bao, Jun Shan, Yu Jin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

To what extent can clinical characteristics be used to distinguish encephalitis from encephalopathy of other causes? Results from a prospective observational study

Else Quist-Paulsen, Anne-Marte Bakken Kran, Elisabeth S. Lindland, Katrine Ellefsen, Leiv Sandvik, Oona Dunlop, Vidar Ormaasen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics, clinical manifestations, and treatment outcome of 139 paediatric Ebola patients treated at a Sierra Leone Ebola treatment center

Jia Bainga Kangbai, Christian Heumann, Michael Hoelscher, Foday Sahr, Guenter Froeschl

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A prospective study of socio-demographic, clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of children with tuberculosis in Sindh, Pakistan

Madeeha Laghari, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Amer Hayat Khan, Naheed Memon

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sub-clinical abnormalities detected by PET/MRI in household tuberculosis contacts

James S. Molton, Benjamin A. Thomas, Yan Pang, Lih Kin Khor, James Hallinan, Claire M. Naftalin, John J. Totman, David W. Townsend, Tow Keang Lim, Cynthia Bin Eng Chee, Yee Tang Wang, Nicholas I. Paton

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Consecutive antibiotic use in the outpatient setting: an extensive, longitudinal descriptive analysis of antibiotic dispensing data in the Netherlands

Loek A. W. de Jong, Paul D. van der Linden, Monique M. B. Roukens, Ewoudt M. W. van de Garde, Alike W. van der Velden, Stephanie Natsch, on behalf of SWAB’s Working Group on Surveillance of Antimicrobial Use

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hairy cell leukemia presenting with Ecthyma Gangrenosum- a case report

R. Sluga, M. Tersmette, M. Sohne

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effect of ABO blood group on asymptomatic, uncomplicated and placental Plasmodium falciparum infection: systematic review and meta-analysis

Abraham Degarege, Merhawi T. Gebrezgi, Consuelo M. Beck-Sague, Mats Wahlgren, Luiz Carlos de Mattos, Purnima Madhivanan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Norovirus strain types found within the second infectious intestinal diseases (IID2) study an analysis of norovirus circulating in the community

John P. Harris, Miren Iturriza-Gomara, David J. Allen, Susan Kelly, Sarah J. O’Brien

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Improving natural ventilation in hospital waiting and consulting rooms to reduce nosocomial tuberculosis transmission risk in a low resource setting

A. Roderick Escombe, Eduardo Ticona, Víctor Chávez-Pérez, Manuel Espinoza, David A. J. Moore

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Temporal patterns of influenza A subtypes and B lineages across age in a subtropical city, during pre-pandemic, pandemic, and post-pandemic seasons

Linlin Zhou, Huiping Yang, Yu Kuang, Tianshu Li, Jianan Xu, Shuang Li, Ting Huang, Chuan Wang, Wanyi Li, Mingyuan Li, Shusen He, Ming Pan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology and molecular characterization of the re-emerging measles virus among children and adults in the Haut-Ogooue, Gabon

Sonia Etenna Lekana-Douki, Pater Noster Sir-Ondo-Enguier, Octavie Banga-Mve-Ella, Romeo Karl Imboumy-Limoukou, Gael D. Maganga, Jean-Bernard Lekana-Douki, Nicolas Berthet

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Coinfections and differential diagnosis in immunocompetent patients with uveitis of infectious origin

Alejandra de-la-Torre, Juanita Valdés-Camacho, Clara López de Mesa, Andrés Uauy-Nazal, Juan David Zuluaga, Lina María Ramírez-Páez, Felipe Durán, Elizabeth Torres-Morales, Jessica Triviño, Mateo Murillo, Alba Cristina Peñaranda, Juan Carlos Sepúlveda-Arias, Jorge Enrique Gómez-Marín

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The respiratory microbiota: new insights into pulmonary tuberculosis

Setegn Eshetie, Dick van Soolingen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Modelling the impact of chest X-ray and alternative triage approaches prior to seeking a tuberculosis diagnosis

Abu A. M. Shazzadur Rahman, Ivor Langley, Rafael Galliez, Afrânio Kritski, Ewan Tomeny, S. Bertel Squire

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Few eligible for the newly recommended short course MDR-TB regimen at a large Mumbai private clinic

Zarir F. Udwadia, Jeffrey A. Tornheim, Shashank Ganatra, Andrea DeLuca, Camilla S. Rodrigues, Amita Gupta

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Safety of live attenuated varicella-zoster vaccine in patients with underlying illnesses compared with healthy adults: a prospective cohort study

Satoko Ohfuji, Kazuya Ito, Megumi Inoue, Motoki Ishibashi, Hiroko Kumashiro, Yoshio Hirota, Eiji Kayano, Naoshi Ota

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Knowledge, attitude and associated factors towards tuberculosis in Lesotho: a population based study

Tegene Regassa Luba, Shangfeng Tang, Qiaoyan Liu, Simon Afewerki Gebremedhin, Matiko D. Kisasi, Zhanchun Feng

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Program-wide review and follow-up of erythema Induratum of Bazin and tuberculosis-associated ocular inflammation management in a TB low-incidence setting: need for improved treatment candidate selection, therapy standardization, and care collaboration

William J. Connors, Dina A. Fisher, Dennis Y. Kunimoto, Julie M. Jarand

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Leishmania cytochrome b gene sequence polymorphisms in southern Iran: relationships with different cutaneous clinical manifestations

Iraj Mohammadpour, Gholam Reza Hatam, Farhad Handjani, Farzaneh Bozorg-Ghalati, Daniel PourKamal, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Herpes zoster incidence in Germany - an indirect validation study for self-reported disease data from pretest studies of the population-based German National Cohort

Mahrrouz Caputo, Johannes Horn, André Karch, Manas K. Akmatov, Heiko Becher, Bettina Braun, Hermann Brenner, Stefanie Castell, Beate Fischer, Guido Giani, Kathrin Günther, Barbara Hoffmann, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Thomas Keil, Birgit Klüppelholz, Lilian Krist, Michael F. Leitzmann, Wolfgang Lieb, Jakob Linseisen, Christa Meisinger, Susanne Moebus, Nadia Obi, Tobias Pischon, Sabine Schipf, Börge Schmidt, Claudia Sievers, Astrid Steinbrecher, Henry Völzke, Rafael Mikolajczyk

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Trend in risk of delay in diagnosis of new pulmonary tuberculosis in Northwest China from 2008 to 2017

Hongguang Chen, Tingwei Wang, Lin Liu, Donglin Wang, Qingxue Cheng

01.12.2019 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Recognition of aerosol transmission of infectious agents: a commentary

Raymond Tellier, Yuguo Li, Benjamin J. Cowling, Julian W. Tang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Group A streptococcus endocarditis in children: 2 cases and a review of the literature

Nao Ogura, Kouki Tomari, Tomotada Takayama, Naoya Tonegawa, Teppei Okawa, Takashi Matsuoka, Mami Nakayashiro, Tsutomu Matsumora

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Post-traumatic osteomyelitis in Middle East war-wounded civilians: resistance to first-line antibiotics in selected bacteria over the decade 2006–2016

Fabien Fily, Jean-Baptiste Ronat, Nada Malou, Rupa Kanapathipillai, Caroline Seguin, Nagham Hussein, Rasheed M. Fakhri, Céline Langendorf

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever serosurvey in humans for identifying high-risk populations and high-risk areas in the endemic state of Gujarat, India

Devendra T. Mourya, Pragya D. Yadav, Yogesh K. Gurav, Prachi G. Pardeshi, Anita M. Shete, Rajlaxmi Jain, Dinkar D. Raval, Kamlesh J. Upadhyay, Deepak Y. Patil

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The impact of homocysteine, B12, and D vitamins levels on functional neurocognitive performance in HIV-positive subjects

Katia Falasca, Marta Di Nicola, Giuseppe Di Martino, Claudio Ucciferri, Francesca Vignale, Alessandro Occhionero, Jacopo Vecchiet

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

APACHE-II score for anti-tuberculosis tolerance in critically ill patients: a retrospective study

Junke Qiu, Caihong Wang, Xiaohong Pan, Lei Pan, Xiaoqing Huang, Jiekun Xu, Xiaobo Ji, Minjie Mao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Incidence and predictors of LTFU among adults with TB/HIV co-infection in two governmental hospitals, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 2009–2016: survival model approach

Kebede Embaye Gezae, Haftom Temesgen Abebe, Letekirstos Gebreegziabher Gebretsadik

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Development of a lateral flow recombinase polymerase amplification assay for rapid and visual detection of Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii in cerebral spinal fluid

Qinglin Ma, Jilong Yao, Shixin Yuan, Houming Liu, Ning Wei, Jianming Zhang, Wanshui Shan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The proportion, origin and pro-inflammation roles of low density neutrophils in SFTS disease

Yajiao Li, Huiyu Li, Hua Wang, Hong Pan, Huixia Zhao, Honglin Jin, Shenghua Jie

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Test and Treat TB: a pilot trial of GeneXpert MTB/RIF screening on a mobile HIV testing unit in South Africa

Ingrid V. Bassett, Leah S. Forman, Sabina Govere, Hilary Thulare, Simone C. Frank, Bright Mhlongo, Elena Losina

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Tuberculosis of acromioclavicular joint: a case report

Jian Cheng, Shiming Feng, Huining Lei, Weiling Huo, Huanhuan Feng

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Quantitative evaluation of an innovation contest to enhance a sexual health campaign in China

Ye Zhang, Songyuan Tang, Katherine Li, Lai Sze Tso, Barry L. Bayus, David Glidden, Bin Yang, Heping Zheng, Chongyi Wei, Joseph Tucker, Weiming Tang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case-crossover analysis of the impact of weather on primary cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome

Emma G. Gardner, David Kelton, Zvonimir Poljak, Maria Van Kerkhove, Sophie von Dobschuetz, Amy L. Greer

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children under 5 years of age before introduction of pneumococcal vaccine (PCV10) in urban and rural districts in Pakistan

Muhammad Imran Nisar, Kanwal Nayani, Tauseef Akhund, Atif Riaz, Omar Irfan, Sadia Shakoor, Sehrish Muneer, Sana Muslim, Aneeta Hotwani, Furqan Kabir, Cynthia Whitney, Lindsay Kim, Velusamy Srinivasan, Asad Ali, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Fyezah Jehan

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A co-infection case report of Taenia saginata in a patient with subclinical clonorchiasis confirmed by the combination of diagnostic tools

Ju Hyeon Shin, Eun Jeong Won, Jee Seung Jung, Kyung-Hwa Park, Kwang Il Nam, Soo Hyun Kim, Jong Hee Shin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pyrazinamide resistance and mutations in pncA among isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Muhammad Tahir khan, Shaukat Iqbal Malik, Sajid Ali, Nayyer Masood, Tariq Nadeem, Anwar Sheed Khan, Muhammad Tanvir Afzal

01.12.2019 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A year of terror and a century of reflection: perspectives on the great influenza pandemic of 1918–1919

Michaela E. Nickol, Jason Kindrachuk

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Magnitude of Helicobacter pylori and associated risk factors among symptomatic patients attending at Jasmin internal medicine and pediatrics specialized private clinic in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia

Gemechu Shiferaw, Dessie Abera

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Estimating the burden of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka; a systematic review

Janith Warnasekara, Iresha Koralegedara, Suneth Agampodi

01.12.2019 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Precision public health to inhibit the contagion of disease and move toward a future in which microbes spread health

David S. Thaler, Michael G. Head, Andrew Horsley

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A comparative cross-sectional study of prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminthic infection between healthy and severe acutely malnourished pre-school aged children in Kano, Northern Nigeria

Abdulazeez Imam, Zubaida L. Farouk, Fatimah Hassan-Hanga, Uchechukwu G. Ihesiulor

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Oral-genital human papillomavirus infection in Polish couples: frequent detection of HPV 42

Katarzyna Kiwerska, Agata Jozefiak, Janina Markowska, Witold Kedzia, Joanna Jackowska, Malgorzata Wierzbicka

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Burden and risk factors of invasive group B Streptococcus disease among neonates in a Chinese maternity hospital

Qunhua Ying, Shutan Wang, Xiuming Lou, Jinlong Ding, Jiefeng Ding

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Perspectives on male partner notification and treatment for syphilis among antenatal women and their partners in Kampala and Wakiso districts, Uganda

Edith Nakku-Joloba, Juliet Kiguli, Christine Nalwadda Kayemba, Adeline Twimukye, Joshua Kimeze Mbazira, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Monica Birungi, Joshua Kyenkya, Josaphat Byamugisha, Charlotte Gaydos, Yukari C. Manabe

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and factors associated with hepatitis B virus infection among the hill tribe youths, northern Thailand

Tawatchai Apidechkul

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The impact of childhood varicella vaccination on the incidence of herpes zoster in the general population: modelling the effect of exogenous and endogenous varicella-zoster virus immunity boosting

Christophe Sauboin, Katsiaryna Holl, Paolo Bonanni, Anne A. Gershon, Bernd Benninghoff, Stephane Carryn, Margaret A. Burgess, Peter Wutzler

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of severe recurrent varicella in an ankylosing spondylitis patient treated with adalimumab – a new side effect after 15 years of usage

Tomislava Skuhala, Anita Atelj, Jelena Prepolec, Mahmoud Al-Mufleh, Andrija Stanimirović, Dalibor Vukelić

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

‘HepCheck Dublin’: an intensified hepatitis C screening programme in a homeless population demonstrates the need for alternative models of care

John S. Lambert, Ross Murtagh, Dee Menezes, Austin O’Carroll, Carol Murphy, Walter Cullen, Tina McHugh, Gordana Avramovic, Willard Tinago, Marie Claire Van Hout

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Underestimated pyrazinamide resistance may compromise outcomes of pyrazinamide containing regimens for treatment of drug susceptible and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in Tanzania

Saumu Pazia Juma, Athanasia Maro, Suporn Pholwat, Stellah G. Mpagama, Jean Gratz, Alphonse Liyoyo, Eric R. Houpt, Gibson S. Kibiki, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Scott K. Heysell

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of community-acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia complicated with MODS in a previously healthy patient and related literature review

Tao Wang, Yijun Hou, Ruilan Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Predictors of discordant latent tuberculosis infection test results amongst South African health care workers

Shahieda Adams, Rodney Ehrlich, Roslynn Baatjies, Nandini Dendukuri, Zhuoyu Wang, Keertan Dheda

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Mortality in the first six months among HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients empirically treated for tuberculosis

Helena Huerga, Gabriella Ferlazzo, Stephen Wanjala, Mathieu Bastard, Paolo Bevilacqua, Elisa Ardizzoni, Joseph Sitienei, Maryline Bonnet

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Risk factors for contagious gastroenteritis in adult patients with diarrhoea in the emergency department - a prospective observational multicentre study

Florence Skyum, Court Pedersen, Vibeke Andersen, Ming Chen, Andreas Franke, Detlev Petersen, Wolfgang Ries, Christian Backer Mogensen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of isavuconazole versus voriconazole for the treatment of patients with possible invasive aspergillosis in Sweden

Lefteris Floros, Daniel Kuessner, Jan Posthumus, Emma Bagshaw, Jan Sjölin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Immune signatures for HIV-1 and HIV-2 induced CD4+T cell dysregulation in an Indian cohort

Sukeshani Salwe, Amitkumar Singh, Varsha Padwal, Shilpa Velhal, Vidya Nagar, Priya Patil, Alaka Deshpande, Vainav Patel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pooled PCR testing of dried blood spots for infant HIV diagnosis is cost efficient and accurate

Cari van Schalkwyk, Jean Maritz, Gert U. van Zyl, Wolfgang Preiser, Alex Welte

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Whole-genome sequences of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli in South-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo: characterization of phylogenomic changes, virulence and resistance genes

Leonid M. Irenge, Jerome Ambroise, Bertrand Bearzatto, Jean-François Durant, Raphaël B. Chirimwami, Jean-Luc Gala

01.12.2019 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

One health insights to prevent the next HxNy viral outbreak: learning from the epidemiology of H7N9

Zhe Zheng, Yi Lu, Kirsty R. Short, Jiahai Lu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in Sepsis-3: a retrospective study

Wei Zhang, Yan Zheng, Xiaoting Feng, Miao Chen, Yan Kang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Roseomonas mucosa infective endocarditis in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and review of literature

Shayuan Shao, Xin Guo, Penghao Guo, Yingpeng Cui, Yili Chen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology and risk factors for multi-drug resistant hospital-acquired urinary tract infection in patients with liver cirrhosis: single center experience in Serbia

Tamara Milovanovic, Igor Dumic, Jelena Veličkovic, Milica Stojkovic Lalosevic, Vladimir Nikolic, Ivan Palibrk

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Significance of serum antibodies against HPV E7, Hsp27, Hsp20 and Hp91 in Iranian HPV-exposed women

Amitis Ramezani, Arezoo Aghakhani, Sepehr Soleymani, Anahita Bavand, Azam Bolhassani

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Melioidosis with a subdural collection – a case report

H. L. P. Amarasena, F. H. D. S. Silva, P. M. Y. I. Tilakaratna, S. F. Jayamanne, U. K. Ranawaka

01.12.2019 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rapid molecular detection of macrolide resistance

Megan M. Nelson, Christopher L. Waldron, John R. Bracht

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology and risk factors for nosocomial infection in the respiratory intensive care unit of a teaching hospital in China: A prospective surveillance during 2013 and 2015

Linchuan Wang, Kai-Ha Zhou, Wei Chen, Yan Yu, Si-Fang Feng

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and intensity of Loa loa infection over twenty-three years in three communities of the Mbalmayo health district (Central Cameroon)

Aude E. Mogoung-Wafo, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, André Domche, Floribert Fossuo-Thotchum, Jean Bopda, Steve Mbickmen-Tchana, Honoré Djomo-Kamga, Joseph Kamgno

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Maternal hepatitis B surface antigen carrier status increased the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus

Songxu Peng, Zhihua Wan, Xiaofang Lin, Xiu Li, Yukai Du

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance-associated mutations in Mycoplasma genitalium in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2007–2014

Etienne E. Muller, Mahlape P. Mahlangu, David A. Lewis, Ranmini S. Kularatne

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Utility of qSOFA score in identifying patients at risk for poor outcome in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Emi Minejima, Vanessa Delayo, Mimi Lou, Pamela Ny, Paul Nieberg, Rosemary C. She, Annie Wong-Beringer

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Is Interleukin-6 a better predictor of successful antibiotic therapy than procalcitonin and C-reactive protein? A single center study in critically ill adults

Lorenz Weidhase, Daniel Wellhöfer, Gero Schulze, Thorsten Kaiser, Tim Drogies, Ulrike Wurst, Sirak Petros

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Levels of vitamin D-associated cytokines distinguish between active and latent tuberculosis following a tuberculosis outbreak

Yoonki Hong, Youngmi Kim, Jae Jun Lee, Myung Goo Lee, Chang Youl Lee, Youlim Kim, Jeongwon Heo, Seon-Sook Han, Seung-Joon Lee, Woo Jin Kim, Ji Young Hong

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Zika virus infection in Malaysia: an epidemiological, clinical and virological analysis

Yuan Liang Woon, Mei Fong Lim, Tg Rogayah Tg Abd Rashid, Ravindran Thayan, Suresh Kumar Chidambaram, Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul Rahim, Rose Nani Mudin, Sheamini Sivasampu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiologic study on changes in occurrence of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Republic of Korea for 17 years according to age group: 2001–2017

Yohan Park

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Social network analysis and whole genome sequencing in a cohort study to investigate TB transmission in an educational setting

Simon Packer, Claire Green, Ellen Brooks-Pollock, Katerina Chaintarli, Sarah Harrison, Charles R. Beck

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in Swedish primary care; etiology, resistance and treatment

Helena Kornfält Isberg, Eva Melander, Katarina Hedin, Sigvard Mölstad, Anders Beckman

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cognitive screening in treatment-naïve HIV-infected individuals in Hong Kong – a single center study

Fiona C.C. Chan, Phillip Chan, Iris Chan, Andrew Chan, Tommy H. C. Tang, Wilson Lam, W. C. Fong, M. P. Lee, Patrick Li, Germaine H. F. Chan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Helicobacter pylori infection as a risk factor for serum bilirubin change and less favourable lipid profiles: a hospital-based health examination survey

Miao-Miao Zhao, Jeremy Krebs, Xi Cao, Jing Cui, Dong-Ning Chen, Yu Li, Lin Hua, Jim Mann, Jin-Kui Yang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Taxonomy, virulence genes and antimicrobial resistance of Aeromonas isolated from extra-intestinal and intestinal infections

Yanyan Zhou, Li Yu, Zheng Nan, Pingping Zhang, Biao Kan, Donghui Yan, Jianrong Su

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evidence of sustained reductions in the relative risk of acute hepatitis B and C virus infections, and the increasing burden of hepatitis a virus infection in Egypt: comparison of sentinel acute viral hepatitis surveillance results, 2001–17

Maha Talaat, Salma Afifi, Erik J. Reaves, Hanaa Abu Elsood, Amany El-Gohary, Samir Refaey, Radi Hammad, Mostafa Abdel Fadeel, Amr Kandeel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Circulation of influenza A and B in the Czech Republic from 2000-2001 to 2015-2016

Martina Havlickova, Sophie Druelles, Helena Jirincova, Radomira Limberkova, Alexander Nagy, Anvar Rasuli, Jan Kyncl

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Procalcitonin, mid-regional proadrenomedullin and C-reactive protein in predicting treatment outcome in community-acquired febrile urinary tract infection

Janneke Evelyne Stalenhoef, Cees van Nieuwkoop, Darius Cameron Wilson, Willize Elizabeth van der Starre, Tanny J. K. van der Reijden, Nathalie Manon Delfos, Eliane Madeleine Sophie Leyten, Ted Koster, Hans Christiaan Ablij, Johannes (Jan) Willem van ‘t Wout, Jaap Tamino van Dissel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Comparison of influenza disease burden in older populations of Hong Kong and Brisbane: the impact of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination

Lin Yang, King Pan Chan, Chit Ming Wong, Susan Shui Seng Chiu, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Thuan Quoc Thach, Joseph Syrial Malik Peiris, Archie C. A. Clements, Wenbiao Hu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The role of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistance in recurrent community-onset Enterobacteriaceae urinary tract infections: a retrospective cohort study

Judith A. Anesi, Ebbing Lautenbach, Irving Nachamkin, Charles Garrigan, Warren B. Bilker, Jacqueline Omorogbe, Lois Dankwa, Mary Wheeler, Pam Tolomeo, Jennifer H. Han, for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program

01.12.2019 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Urea dilution of serum for reproducible anti-HSV1 IgG avidity index

Jan Olsson, Jörgen Johansson, Emma Honkala, Bert Blomqvist, Eloise Kok, Bodil Weidung, Hugo Lövheim, Fredrik Elgh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Schistosomiasis infection in pre-school aged children in Uganda: a qualitative descriptive study to identify routes of exposure

Simon Peter Sebina Kibira, John C. Ssempebwa, Ronald Ssenyonga, Scott Radloff, Fredrick Edward Makumbi

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

First case report of thyroid abscess caused by Helicobacter cinaedi presenting with thyroid storm

Tomohiro Takehara, Tetsuo Tani, Ken Yajima, Mako Watanabe, Yoshihito Otsuka, Hidefumi Koh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nationwide epidemiology of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Greek hospitals, with regards to plazomicin and aminoglycoside resistance

Irene Galani, Konstantina Nafplioti, Panagiota Adamou, Ilias Karaiskos, Helen Giamarellou, Maria Souli, Study Collaborators

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Etiology of acute otitis media and phenotypic-molecular characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children in Liuzhou, China

Jinjian Fu, Ling Li, Zhuoxin Liang, Shaolin Xu, Nan Lin, Peixu Qin, Xiaohua Ye, Eric McGrath

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A superiority of viral load over CD4 cell count when predicting mortality in HIV patients on therapy

Claris Shoko, Delson Chikobvu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Geographic surveillance of community associated MRSA infections in children using electronic health record data

Lilly Cheng Immergluck, Traci Leong, Khusdeep Malhotra, Trisha Chan Parker, Fatima Ali, Robert C. Jerris, George S. Rust

01.12.2019 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Establishment of an analysis model based on measurement of hepatitis B viral infection serum markers

Yang Guang, Li Yuzhong, Liu Hui

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of the impact of shigellosis exclusion policies in childcare settings upon detection of a shigellosis outbreak

Cristina Carias, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Jacqueline Hurd, Emily B. Kahn, Martin I. Meltzer, Anna Bowen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diagnosis of mycoplasma pneumoniae by loop-mediated isothermal amplification: systematic review and meta-analysis

Zi-Hong Cai, Yuan-Yuan Dai, Lin-Yan Huang, Wen-Sheng Zhang, Xu-Guang Guo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: comparison with scrub typhus and clinical diagnostic prediction

Sang-Won Park, Chang-Seop Lee, Jeong-Han Kim, In-Gyu Bae, Chisook Moon, Yee Gyung Kwak, Baek-Nam Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Seong Yeol Ryu, Hee-Chang Jang, Jian Hur, Jae-Bum Jun, Younghee Jung, Hyun-Ha Chang, Young Keun Kim, Jeong-Hwan Hwang, Yeon-Sook Kim, Hye Won Jeong, Kyoung-Ho Song, Wan Beom Park, Eu Suk Kim, Myoung-don Oh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Staphylococcus aureus with an erm-mediated constitutive macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance phenotype has reduced susceptibility to the new ketolide, solithromycin

Weiming Yao, Guangjian Xu, Duoyun Li, Bing Bai, Hongyan Wang, Hang Cheng, Jinxin Zheng, Xiang Sun, Zhiwei Lin, Qiwen Deng, Zhijian Yu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Melioidosis: misdiagnosed in Nepal

Neha Shrestha, Mahesh Adhikari, Vivek Pant, Suman Baral, Anjan Shrestha, Buddha Basnyat, Sangita Sharma, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Changes in norovirus genotype diversity in gastroenteritis outbreaks in Alberta, Canada: 2012–2018

Maria E. Hasing, Bonita E. Lee, Yuanyuan Qiu, Ming Xia, Kanti Pabbaraju, Anita Wong, Graham Tipples, Xi Jiang, Xiaoli L. Pang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Outbreak report of investigation and control of an outbreak of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-positive methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-MSSA) infection in neonates and mothers

G. Gopal Rao, R. Batura, R. Nicholl, F. Coogan, B. Patel, P. Bassett, A. M. Kearns

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and capsular type distribution of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from pregnant women in Namibia and South Africa

Munyaradzi Mukesi, Benson C. Iweriebor, Larry C. Obi, Uchechukwu U. Nwodo, Sylvester R. Moyo, Anthony I. Okoh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Declining tuberculosis prevalence in Saharia, a particularly vulnerable tribal community in Central India: evidences for action

V. G. Rao, J. Bhat, R. Yadav, R. K. Sharma, M. Muniyandi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A maximum curvature method for estimating epidemic onset of seasonal influenza in Japan

Jun Cai, Bing Zhang, Bo Xu, Karen Kie Yan Chan, Gerardo Chowell, Huaiyu Tian, Bing Xu

01.12.2019 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Stepwise approach for the control and eventual elimination of Taenia solium as a public health problem

Uffe Christian Braae, Sarah Gabriël, Chiara Trevisan, Lian F. Thomas, Pascal Magnussen, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Helena Ngowi, Maria Vang Johansen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Use of Ceftaroline Fosamil in Osteomyelitis: CAPTURE Study Experience

Leonard B. Johnson, Ananthakrishnan Ramani, David J. Guervil

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe facial necrosis in a type 1 diabetic patient secondary to mucormycosis masquerading as an internal maxillary artery occlusion: a case report

Farheen Manji, John C. Lam, Bonnie L. Meatherall, Deirdre Church, Bayan Missaghi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rapid and complicated HIV genotype expansion among high-risk groups in Guangdong Province, China

Ping-Ping Zhou, Guolong Yu, Yi-Qun Kuang, Xu-He Huang, Yan Li, Xiaobing Fu, Peng Lin, Jin Yan, Xiang He

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effects of the rotavirus vaccine program across age groups in the United States: analysis of national claims data, 2001–2016

Julia M. Baker, Rebecca M. Dahl, Justin Cubilo, Umesh D. Parashar, Benjamin A. Lopman

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Association of HIV-infection, antiretroviral treatment and metabolic syndrome with large artery stiffness: a cross-sectional study

Titus F. Msoka, Gary P. Van Guilder, Yvo M. Smulders, Marceline van Furth, John A. Bartlett, Michiel A. van Agtmael

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Determinants of delayed or incomplete diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination in parallel urban and rural birth cohorts of 30,956 infants in Tanzania

Pranay Nadella, Emily R. Smith, Alfa Muhihi, Ramadhani A. Noor, Honorati Masanja, Wafaie W. Fawzi, Christopher R. Sudfeld

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Screening for hepatitis C in a general adult population in a low-prevalence area: the Tromsø study

H. Kileng, T. Gutteberg, R. Goll, E. J. Paulssen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular and descriptive epidemiology of intestinal protozoan parasites of children and their pets in Cauca, Colombia: a cross-sectional study

Ximena Villamizar, Adriana Higuera, Giovanny Herrera, Luis Reinel Vasquez-A, Lorena Buitron, Lina Maria Muñoz, Fabiola E. Gonzalez-C, Myriam Consuelo Lopez, Julio Cesar Giraldo, Juan David Ramírez

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Identifying the mechanism underlying treatment failure for Salmonella Paratyphi A infection using next-generation sequencing – a case report

Hye-Ran Park, Dong-Min Kim, Na-Ra Yun, Choon-Mee Kim

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of human papillomavirus and subtype distribution in male partners of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN): a systematic review

Anargyros Skoulakis, Serafim Fountas, Myrto Mantzana-Peteinelli, Kleoniki Pantelidi, Efthymia Petinaki

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diagnosis and Management of Group a Streptococcal Pharyngitis in the United States, 2011–2015

Robert Luo, Joanna Sickler, Farnaz Vahidnia, Yuan-Chi Lee, Bianca Frogner, Matthew Thompson

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rate of viral load change and adherence of HIV adult patients treated with Efavirenz or Nevirapine antiretroviral regimens at 24 and 48 weeks in Yaoundé, Cameroon: a longitudinal cohort study

Bih Hycenta Chendi, Marie Claire Okomo Assoumou, Graeme Brendon Jacobs, Elsie Laban Yekwa, Emilia Lyonga, Martha Mesembe, Agnes Eyoh, George Mondinde Ikomey

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Early improvement in severely ill patients with pneumonia treated with ceftobiprole: a retrospective analysis of two major trials

Thomas W. L. Scheeren, Tobias Welte, Mikael Saulay, Marc Engelhardt, Anne Santerre-Henriksen, Kamal Hamed

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

No chikungunya virus infections among Dutch long-term travellers to (sub)tropical countries: a prospective study 2008–2011

Femke W. Overbosch, Floor Elfrink, Janke Schinkel, Gerard J. B. Sonder

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Fatal community-acquired Bacillus cereus pneumonia in an immunocompetent adult man: a case report

Ryosuke Ishida, Kazunori Ueda, Tadashi Kitano, Tomohiko Yamamoto, Yasuyoshi Mizutani, Yutaka Tsutsumi, Koji Imoto, Yuji Yamamori

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical features and outcomes of patients with fever of unknown origin: a retrospective study

Yuting Tan, Xiaoqing Liu, Xiaochun Shi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Decreased susceptibility to chlorhexidine and distribution of qacA/B genes among coagulase-negative Staphylococcus clinical samples

Bruna Costa Moura do Vale, Acácia Gentil Nogueira, Thiago André Cidral, Maria Carolina Soares Lopes, Maria Celeste Nunes de Melo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Implementation and evaluation of an algorithm for the management of scabies outbreaks

Simon M. Mueller, Stefan Gysin, Michael Schweitzer, Simon Schwegler, Peter Haeusermann, Peter Itin, Thomas Bart, Ruth Spieler Denz, Thomas Steffen, Richard Kuehl, Andreas F. Widmer, Oliver Brandt

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The impact of expanded brucellosis surveillance in beef cattle on human brucellosis in Korea: an interrupted time-series analysis

Sukhyun Ryu, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Byung Chul Chun

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Usefulness of paired samples for the Serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis infection in a tertiary teaching Hospital in Malaysia

Padmaloseni Thangarajah, Khalid Hajissa, Weng Kin Wong, Muhammad Amiruddin Abdullah, Nabilah Ismail, Zeehaida Mohamed

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Chronic Mycobacterium avium skin and soft tissue infection complicated with scalp osteomyelitis possibly secondary to anti-interferon-γ autoantibody formation

Xianli Xu, Xiaojie Lao, Chunlan Zhang, Cunwei Cao, Huarong Ding, Yu Pang, Qiuyue Ning, Jun Zou, Ning Zang, Diefei Hu, Maowei Chen

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An adult case of severe life-threatening Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia due to a macrolide-resistant strain, Japan: a case report

Munehiro Matsumoto, Kentaro Nagaoka, Masaru Suzuki, Satoshi Konno, Kei Takahashi, Taichi Takashina, Nobuhisa Ishiguro, Masaharu Nishimura

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

High prevalence and characterization of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in Chadian hospitals

Oumar Ouchar Mahamat, Manon Lounnas, Mallorie Hide, Yann Dumont, Abelsalam Tidjani, Kadidja Kamougam, Madina Abderrahmane, Julio Benavides, Jérôme Solassol, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Hélène jean-Pierre, Christian Carrière, Sylvain Godreuil

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Determinants of survival of people living with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy in Brazil 2006–2015

Tara D. Mangal, Mariana Veloso Meireles, Ana Roberta Pati Pascom, Ronaldo de Almeida Coelho, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Timothy B. Hallett

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effectiveness and safety of dual therapy with rilpivirine and boosted darunavir in treatment-experienced patients with advanced HIV infection: a preliminary 24 week analysis (RIDAR study)

Juan Pasquau, Samantha E. de Jesus, Piedad Arazo, María J. Crusells, María J. Ríos, Fernando Lozano, Javier de la Torre, María J. Galindo, Jorge Carmena, Jesús Santos, Carlos Tornero, Guillermo Verdejo, Gloria Samperiz, Zaira Palacios, Carmen Hidalgo-Tenorio, on behalf of the RIDAR Study Group

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Development and reliability of metrics to characterize types and sources of stigma among men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Togo and Burkina Faso

Ashley L. Grosso, Sosthenes C. Ketende, Shauna Stahlman, Odette Ky-Zerbo, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo, Seni Kouanda, Cesaire Samadoulougou, Marcel Lougue, Jules Tchalla, Simplice Anato, Sodji Dometo, Felicity D. Nadedjo, Vincent Pitche, Stefan D. Baral

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A systematic review of selected human rights programs to improve HIV-related outcomes from 2003 to 2015: what do we know?

Anne L. Stangl, Devaki Singh, Michael Windle, Kirsty Sievwright, Katherine Footer, Alexandrina Iovita, Stella Mukasa, Stefan Baral

01.12.2019 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

It’s not “all in your head”: critical knowledge gaps on internalized HIV stigma and a call for integrating social and structural conceptualizations

Marija Pantelic, Laurel Sprague, Anne L. Stangl

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Stigma and outness about sexual behaviors among cisgender men who have sex with men and transgender women in Eswatini: a latent class analysis

Carrie Lyons, Shauna Stahlman, Claire Holland, Sosthenes Ketende, Lynn Van Lith, Duncan Kochelani, Mpumelelo Mavimbela, Bhekie Sithole, Libet Maloney, Sibusiso Maziya, Stefan Baral

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Preventing sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) among sex workers: a critical review of the evidence on determinants and interventions in high-income countries

Elena Argento, Shira Goldenberg, Kate Shannon

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Identifying high risk subgroups of MSM: a latent class analysis using two samples

M. Kumi Smith, Gabriella Stein, Weibin Cheng, William C. Miller, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Health providers’ experiences, perceptions and readiness to provide HIV services to men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Uganda – a qualitative study

Joseph K. B. Matovu, Geofrey Musinguzi, Juliet Kiguli, Fred Nuwaha, Geoffrey Mujisha, Joshua Musinguzi, Jim Arinaitwe, Rhoda K. Wanyenze

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Educational interventions alone and combined with port protector reduce the rate of central venous catheter infection and colonization in respiratory semi-intensive care unit

Riccardo Inchingolo, Giuliana Pasciuto, Daniele Magnini, Manuela Cavalletti, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giuliano Montemurro, Andrea Smargiassi, Riccardo Torelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Teresa Spanu, Giuseppe Maria Corbo, Luca Richeldi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correlations between cytokines produced by T cells and clinical-virological characteristics in untreated chronic hepatitis B patients

Yurong Gu, Yifan Lian, Lin Gu, Lubiao Chen, Xiaoyan Li, Liang Zhou, Yanlin Huang, Jialiang Wang, Yuehua Huang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hepatic hilar mass in an adolescent: a rare case of hepatobiliary tuberculosis

Liwei Pang, Shuodong Wu, Jing Kong

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

High expression of IDO1 and TGF-β1 during recurrence and post infection clearance with Chlamydia trachomatis, are independent of host IFN-γ response

Noa Ziklo, Wilhelmina M. Huston, Kuong Taing, Peter Timms

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Benefits of annual chemotherapeutic control of schistosomiasis on the development of protective immunity

Tawanda J. Chisango, Bongiwe Ndlovu, Arthur Vengesai, Agness Farai Nhidza, Edson P. Sibanda, Danai Zhou, Francisca Mutapi, Takafira Mduluza

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Invasive fungal infection by Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii with bone marrow and meningeal involvement in a HIV-infected patient: a case report

Hareton Teixeira Vechi, Raquel Cordeiro Theodoro, Andrea Lima de Oliveira, Ronald Muryellison Oliveira da Silva Gomes, Rodolfo Daniel de Almeida Soares, Munya Gandour Freire, Mônica Baumgardt Bay

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Impact of demographic disparities in social distancing and vaccination on influenza epidemics in urban and rural regions of the United States

Meghendra Singh, Prasenjit Sarkhel, Gloria J. Kang, Achla Marathe, Kevin Boyle, Pamela Murray-Tuite, Kaja M. Abbas, Samarth Swarup

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The effects of free condom distribution on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men

Reinier J. M. Bom, Kalja van der Linden, Amy Matser, Nicolas Poulin, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff, Bouko H. W. Bakker, Theodoor F. van Boven

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Activation of the kynurenine pathway is associated with poor outcome in Pneumocystis pneumonia patients infected with HIV: results of 2 months cohort study

Mengyan Wang, Xiaotian Dong, Ying Huang, Junwei Su, Xiahong Dai, Yongzheng Guo, Caiqin Hu, Qihui Zhou, Biao Zhu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Neuropsychiatric events in an adult patient with influenza a (H3N2) treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu): a case report

Ruochan Chen, Zhixiong Fang, Yan Huang

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Seasonal dynamics of influenza in Brazil: the latitude effect

Alexandra Almeida, Cláudia Codeço, Paula M. Luz

01.12.2019 | Editorial | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sexual health and human rights: protecting rights to promote health

Joseph D. Tucker, Benjamin M. Meier, Cecilia Devoto, Eva Szunyogova, Stefan Baral

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Herd immunity alters the conditions for performing dose schedule comparisons: an individual-based model of pneumococcal carriage

Alan Yang, Francisco Cai, Marc Lipsitch

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Association of active Helicobacter pylori infection and anemia in elderly males

Baicun Hou, Meifang Zhang, Miao Liu, Wei Dai, Yunjuan Lin, Yuan Li, Meiliang Gong, Gangshi Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A rapid and sensitive recombinase aided amplification assay to detect hepatitis B virus without DNA extraction

Xin-xin Shen, Fang-zhou Qiu, Li-Ping Shen, Ten-fei Yan, Meng-chuan Zhao, Ju-Ju Qi, Chen Chen, Li Zhao, Le Wang, Zhi-shan Feng, Xue-jun Ma

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Nationwide epidemiology of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Greek hospitals, with regards to plazomicin and aminoglycoside resistance

Irene Galani, Konstantina Nafplioti, Panagiota Adamou, Ilias Karaiskos, Helen Giamarellou, Maria Souli, Study Collaborators

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Surveillance and characterisation of influenza viruses among patients with influenza-like illness in Bali, Indonesia, July 2010–June 2014

Wiku Adisasmito, Sri Budayanti, Dewi Nur Aisyah, Richard Coker, Ayu Rai Andayani, Gavin J. D. Smith, James W. Rudge

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized adults and the first isolation of C. difficile PCR ribotype 027 in central China

Yu Zhou, Liyan Mao, Jing Yu, Qun Lin, Ying Luo, Xuhui Zhu, Ziyong Sun

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Comparison of clinical characteristics and outcomes of pyogenic liver abscess patients < 65 years of age versus ≥ 65 years of age

Jia Zhang, Zhaoqing Du, Jianbin Bi, Zheng Wu, Yi Lv, Xufeng Zhang, Rongqian Wu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Alterations in bacterial communities, SCFA and biomarkers in an elderly HIV-positive and HIV-negative population in western Mexico

Luz A. González-Hernández, Mariana del Rocio Ruiz-Briseño, Karina Sánchez-Reyes, Monserrat Alvarez-Zavala, Natali Vega-Magaña, Alvaro López-Iñiguez, Julio A. Díaz-Ramos, Pedro Martínez-Ayala, RA Soria-Rodriguez, Moises Ramos-Solano, Jaime F. Andrade-Villanueva

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Magnitude and correlates of virological failure among adult HIV patients receiving PI based second line ART regimens in north western Tanzania; a case control study

Daniel W. Gunda, Semvua B. Kilonzo, Tarcisius Mtaki, Desderius M. Bernard, Samwel E. Kalluvya, Elichilia R. Shao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in Norway

John H.-O. Pettersson, Solveig Myking, Hilde Elshaug, Kirsten Irene Ege Bygdås, Kathrine Stene-Johansen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical impact of the type VI secretion system on virulence of Campylobacter species during infection

Jessica Agnetti, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Sebastian Ursich, Josiane Reist, Marek Basler, Christian Nickel, Stefano Bassetti, Nicole Ritz, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Adrian Egli

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe infections due to Francisella tularensis ssp. holarctica in solid organ transplant recipient: report of two cases and review of literature

Olivier Bahuaud, Cécile Le Brun, Thomas Chalopin, Marion Lacasse, Julien Le Marec, Clémence Pantaleon, Charlotte Nicolas, Louise Barbier, Louis Bernard, Adrien Lemaignen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Malaria-visceral leishmaniasis co-infection and associated factors among migrant laborers in West Armachiho district, North West Ethiopia: community based cross-sectional study

Yibeltal Aschale, Animen Ayehu, Ligabaw Worku, Habtie Tesfa, Meseret Birhanie, Wossenseged Lemma

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rapid identification of Brucella sepsis/osteomyelitis in a 6-year old febrile patient with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry directly from positive blood culture: a case report

Junfei Guo, Weiming Lai, Biting Li, Lingling Tang, Yongbing Wu, Yasha Luo, Chengyi Liu, Weiming Lu, Xiaoping Mu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An alarmingly high nasal carriage rate of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19F non-susceptible to multiple beta-lactam antimicrobials among Vietnamese children

Hien Anh Thi Nguyen, Hiroshi Fujii, Huong Thi Thu Vu, Christopher M. Parry, Anh Duc Dang, Koya Ariyoshi, Lay-Myint Yoshida

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Exploring the complex relationship between women’s sanitation practices and household diarrhea in the slums of Nairobi: a cross-sectional study

Samantha Winter, Millicent Ningoma Dzombo, Francis Barchi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Chikungunya virus infection in Indonesia: a systematic review and evolutionary analysis

Harapan Harapan, Alice Michie, Mudatsir Mudatsir, Roy Nusa, Benediktus Yohan, Abram Luther Wagner, R. Tedjo Sasmono, Allison Imrie

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The role of super-spreading events in Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission: evidence from contact tracing

Yayehirad A. Melsew, Manoj Gambhir, Allen C. Cheng, Emma S. McBryde, Justin T. Denholm, Ee Laine Tay, James M. Trauer

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of and risk factor for community-onset third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli bacteremia at a medical center in Taiwan

Wu-Pu Lin, Yu-Shan Huang, Jann-Tay Wang, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

HIV-1 drug resistance testing is essential for heavily-treated patients switching from first- to second-line regimens in resource-limited settings: evidence from routine clinical practice in Cameroon

Desire Takou, Joseph Fokam, Georges Teto, Maria-Mercedes Santoro, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Aubin Joseph Nanfack, Samuel Martin Sosso, Béatrice Dambaya, Romina Salpini, Serge Clotaire Billong, Caterina Gori, Charles Ntungwen Fokunang, Giulia Cappelli, Vittorio Colizzi, Carlo-Federico Perno, Alexis Ndjolo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Decrease in Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) in the Lalo District of Bénin (West Africa)

Esaï Gimatal Anagonou, Roch Christian Johnson, Yves Thierry Barogui, Ghislain Emmanuel Sopoh, Gilbert Adjimon Ayelo, Akpeedje Carolle Wadagni, Jean Gabin Houezo, Didier Codjo Agossadou, Michel Boko

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Change in multidimensional problems and quality of life over three months after HIV diagnosis: a multicentre longitudinal study in Kenya and Uganda

Victoria Simms, Julia Downing, Eve Namisango, R. Anthony Powell, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Irene J. Higginson, Richard Harding

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Schistosomiasis and HIV-1 viral load in HIV-infected outpatients with immunological failure in Tanzania: a case-control study

Peter Masikini, Soledad Colombe, Amon Marti, Bernard Desderius, Claudia J. de Dood, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Govert J. van Dam, Mwanaisha Seugendo, Samuel Kalluvya, Jennifer A. Downs

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The tolerability of single low dose primaquine in glucose-6-phosphate deficient and normal falciparum-infected Cambodians

Lek Dysoley, Saorin Kim, Sergio Lopes, Nimol Khim, Steven Bjorges, Samphornarann Top, Chea Huch, Huy Rekol, Nelli Westercamp, Mark M. Fukuda, Jimee Hwang, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Mavuto Mukaka, Didier Menard, Walter R. Taylor

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Immune reactivity to Trypanosoma cruzi chimeric proteins for Chagas disease diagnosis in immigrants living in a non-endemic setting

Eva Dopico, Rodrigo Pimenta Del-Rei, Bertha Espinoza, Itziar Ubillos, Nilson Ivo Tonin Zanchin, Elena Sulleiro, Zaira Moure, Paola Alejandra Fiorani Celedon, Wayner Vieira Souza, Edimilson Domingos da Silva, Yara Miranda Gomes, Fred Luciano Neves Santos

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Meningococcal purpura fulminans and severe myocarditis with clinical meningitis but no meningeal inflammation: a case report

Mehdi Hage-Sleiman, Nicolas Derre, Charlotte Verdet, Gilles Pialoux, Olivier Gaudin, Patricia Senet, Muriel Fartoukh, Mathieu Boissan, Marc Garnier

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Patient-related factors, antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial resistance of the commensal Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae in a healthy population - Hungarian results of the APRES study

László Róbert Kolozsvári, József Kónya, John Paget, Francois G. Schellevis, János Sándor, Gergő József Szőllősi, Szilvia Harsányi, Zoltán Jancsó, Imre Rurik

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus among tuberculosis patients in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Animut Alebel, Amsalu Taye Wondemagegn, Cheru Tesema, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Fasil Wagnew, Pammla Petrucka, Amit Arora, Amare Demsie Ayele, Mulunesh Alemayehu, Setegn Eshetie

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seasonality and the effects of weather on Campylobacter infections

Abdelmajid Djennad, Giovanni Lo Iacono, Christophe Sarran, Christopher Lane, Richard Elson, Christoph Höser, Iain R. Lake, Felipe J. Colón-González, Sari Kovats, Jan C. Semenza, Trevor C. Bailey, Anthony Kessel, Lora E. Fleming, Gordon L. Nichols

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasites among under-five children attending Woreta Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia

Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen, Daniale Tekelia Ekubagewargies

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The effects of antiretroviral therapy initiation time on HIV reservoir size in Chinese chronically HIV infected patients: a prospective, multi-site cohort study

Ling Luo, Nidan Wang, Yongsong Yue, Yang Han, Wei Lv, Zhengyin Liu, Zhifeng Qiu, Hongzhou Lu, Xiaoping Tang, Tong Zhang, Min Zhao, Yun He, He Shenghua, Min Wang, Yongzhen Li, Shaobiao Huang, Yong Li, Jing Liu, Zhu Tuofu, Jean-Pierre Routy, Taisheng Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An epidemiological and molecular study regarding the spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a teaching hospital in Bogotá, Colombia 2016

Nancy Carolina Corredor, Carolina López, Paula Andrea Aguilera, Lina María Prieto, Giovanni Rodríguez-Leguizamón, Aura Lucía Leal, María Victoria Ovalle-Guerro, Juan Mauricio Pardo-Oviedo, Claudia Elena Chica, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hepatitis B virus sero-prevalence amongst pregnant women in the Gambia

Mustapha Bittaye, Patrick Idoko, Bissallah Ahmed Ekele, Samuel Amenyi Obed, Ousman Nyan

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Capillary leak-syndrome triggered by Maripa virus in French Guiana: case report and implication for pathogenesis

Hatem Kallel, Séverine Matheus, Claire Mayence, Stéphanie Houcke, Cyrille Mathien, Anne Lavergne, Didier Hommel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence, predictors, and management of advanced HIV disease among individuals initiating ART in Senegal, West Africa

Noelle A. Benzekri, Jacques F. Sambou, Sanou Ndong, Ibrahima Tito Tamba, Dominique Faye, Mouhamadou Baïla Diallo, Jean Phillippe Diatta, Khadim Faye, Ibrahima Sall, Fatima Sall, Noël Magloire Manga, Jean Jacques Malomar, Cheikh T. Ndour, Stephen E. Hawes, Moussa Seydi, Geoffrey S. Gottlieb

01.12.2019 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of ivermectin and albendazole co-administration in school-aged children and adults infected with Trichuris trichiura: study protocol for a multi-country randomized controlled double-blind trial

Chandni Patel, Eveline Hürlimann, Ladina Keller, Jan Hattendorf, Somphou Sayasone, Said M Ali, Shaali M Ame, Jean T Coulibaly, Jennifer Keiser

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multiplex cytokine analysis in Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease: relationship between CXCL10 and poor prognostic factors

Yuuki Bamba, Hiroshi Moro, Nobumasa Aoki, Takeshi Koizumi, Yasuyoshi Ohshima, Satoshi Watanabe, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiyuki Koya, Toshinori Takada, Toshiaki Kikuchi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology and outcome of HIV patients in Finland co-infected with tuberculosis 1998–2015

Ville Holmberg, Hanna Soini, Pia Kivelä, Jukka Ollgren, Matti Ristola

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An outbreak of leptospirosis with predominant cardiac involvement: a case series

P. G. N. S. Jayathilaka, A. S. V. Mendis, M. H. M. T. S. Perera, H. M. T. Damsiri, A. V. C. Gunaratne, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Fulminant myocarditis associated with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: a case report

Shotaro Miyamoto, Takashi Ito, Shinsaku Terada, Tomohiro Eguchi, Hiroaki Furubeppu, Hideki Kawamura, Tomotsugu Yasuda, Yasuyuki Kakihana

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rubella outbreak in the school children, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: February–April 2018

Getachew Dinede, Abigiya Wondimagegnehu, Fikre Enquselassie

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy of TB-LAMP for pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Priya B. Shete, Katherine Farr, Luke Strnad, Christen M. Gray, Adithya Cattamanchi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Genetic diversity of hepatitis E virus (HEV) strains derived from humans, swine and wild boars in Croatia from 2010 to 2017

Lorena Jemeršić, Jelena Prpić, Dragan Brnić, Tomislav Keros, Nenad Pandak, Oktavija Đaković Rode

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Current status of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among primary school children in Birbir town, Southern Ethiopia

Getaneh Alemu, Ashenafi Abossie, Zerihun Yohannes

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multiple abscesses in the lower extremities caused by Trichophyton rubrum

Yeqin Dai, Xiujiao Xia, Hong Shen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prediction of dengue outbreaks based on disease surveillance, meteorological and socio-economic data

Raghvendra Jain, Sra Sontisirikit, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Helmut Prendinger

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The perceived effectiveness of MERS-CoV educational programs and knowledge transfer among primary healthcare workers: a cross-sectional survey

Meshal Aldohyan, Nedal Al-Rawashdeh, Farouk M. Sakr, Saeed Rahman, Ali I. Alfarhan, Mahmoud Salam

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A population-based analysis of invasive fungal disease in haematology-oncology patients using data linkage of state-wide registries and administrative databases: 2005 - 2016

Jake C. Valentine, C. Orla Morrissey, Mark A. Tacey, Danny Liew, Sushrut Patil, Anton Y. Peleg, Michelle R. Ananda-Rajah

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Apparent overuse of antibiotics in the management of watery diarrhoea in children in Abakaliki, Nigeria

Akinwale M. Efunshile, Obumneme Ezeanosike, Chukwuemeka Chijioke Nwangwu, Brigitte König, Pikka Jokelainen, Lucy J. Robertson

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Challenges and clinical relevance of molecular detection of Bordetella pertussis in South Africa

Fahima Moosa, Mignon du Plessis, Nicole Wolter, Maimuna Carrim, Cheryl Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Sibongile Walaza, Stefano Tempia, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Anne von Gottberg

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Factors associated with the development of Congenital Zika Syndrome: a case-control study

Giulia P. Lima, Daniel Rozenbaum, Clarisse Pimentel, Ana Cristina Cisne Frota, Daniela Vivacqua, Elizabeth S. Machado, Fernanda Sztajnbok, Thalita Abreu, Raquel A. Soares, Cristina B. Hofer

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Missed opportunities of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in France: a retrospective analysis in the French DAT’AIDS cohort

C. Lions, O. Cabras, L. Cotte, T. Huleux, A. Gagneux-Brugnon, A. Makinson, A. Cabié, B. Bonnet, C. Duvivier, L. Hocqueloux, E. Cua, A. Cheret, L. Hustache-Mathieu, V. Obry-Roguet, C. Jacomet, I. Poizot-Martin, the DAT’AIDS STUDY GROUP

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and detection of drug resistant mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis among drug naïve patients in Nairobi, Kenya

Collins Otieno Ogari, Anthony Kebira Nyamache, James Nonoh, Evans Amukoye

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An observational study in an urban Ugandan clinic comparing virological outcomes of patients switched from first-line antiretroviral regimens to second-line regimens containing ritonavir-boosted atazanavir or ritonavir-boosted lopinavir

Eva Agnes Odongpiny Laker, Maria Sarah Nabaggala, Arvind Kaimal, Damalie Nalwanga, Barbara Castelnuovo, Abdu Musubire, Agnes Kiragga, Mohammed Lamorde, Rosalind Parkes- Ratanshi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Ten years of external quality assessment (EQA) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing in Europe elucidate high reliability of data

Michelle J. Cole, Nerteley Quaye, Susanne Jacobsson, Michaela Day, Elizabeth Fagan, Catherine Ison, Rachel Pitt, Shila Seaton, Neil Woodford, Angelika Stary, Sonja Pleininger, Tania Crucitti, Blaženka Hunjak, Panayiota Maikanti, Steen Hoffmann, Jelena Viktorova, Susanne Buder, Peter Kohl, Eva Tzelepi, Eirini Siatravani, Eszter Balla, Guðrún Svanborg Hauksdóttir, Lisa Rose, Paola Stefanelli, Anna Carannante, Gatis Pakarna, Francesca Mifsud, Rosann Zammit Cassar, Ineke Linde, Thea Bergheim, Martin Steinbakk, Beata Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska, Maria-José Borrego, Jill Shepherd, Peter Pavlik, Samo Jeverica, Julio Vazquez, Raquel Abad, Sabrina Weiss, Gianfranco Spiteri, Magnus Unemo

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An unusual case of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae prosthetic joint infection from the Canadian Arctic: whole genome sequencing unable to identify a zoonotic source

Michael Groeschel, Taya Forde, Shannon Turvey, A. Mark Joffe, Catherine Hui, Prenilla Naidu, Fabien Mavrot, Susan Kutz, Ameeta E. Singh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Indicators of severe prognosis of scrub typhus: prognostic factors of scrub typhus severity

Hyun Lee Kim, Hye Rim Park, Choon-Mee Kim, Youn Jung Cha, Na Ra Yun, Dong-Min Kim

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Identifying high risk subgroups of MSM: a latent class analysis using two samples

M. Kumi Smith, Gabriella Stein, Weibin Cheng, William C. Miller, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical characteristics and managements of severe hand, foot and mouth disease caused by enterovirus A71 and coxsackievirus A16 in Shanghai, China

Kang Cai, Yizhong Wang, Zhongqin Guo, Huiju Yu, Huajun Li, Liya Zhang, Shanshan Xu, Qingli Zhang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Incidence and predictors of major adverse drug events among drug-resistant tuberculosis patients on second-line anti-tuberculosis treatment in Amhara regional state public hospitals; Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Lemma Derseh Gezie, Getahun Molla Kassa, Atalay Goshu Muluneh, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Melaku Kindie Yenit

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of disseminated histoplasmosis and concurrent cryptococcal meningitis in a patient treated with ruxolitinib

Katya Prakash, Douglas Richman

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of enteric fever among febrile patients at Ambo hospital: prevalence, risk factors, comparison of Widal test and stool culture and antimicrobials susceptibility pattern of isolates

Tolera Deksissa, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Development of a TaqMan Array card to target 21 purulent meningitis-related pathogens

Chengna Zhao, Xi Wang, Chao Zhang, Bing Liu, Hongbo Jing, Lihua Ming, Hua Jiang, Yuling Zheng, Peng Liu, Gang Liu, Yongqiang Jiang

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Temporal patterns of influenza A subtypes and B lineages across age in a subtropical city, during pre-pandemic, pandemic, and post-pandemic seasons

Linlin Zhou, Huiping Yang, Yu Kuang, Tianshu Li, Jianan Xu, Shuang Li, Ting Huang, Chuan Wang, Wanyi Li, Mingyuan Li, Shusen He, Ming Pan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Streptococcus tigurinus endocarditis

María Ercibengoa, Miguel Angel Goenaga, Carmen Ardanuy, Immaculada Grau, Cristina García-de-la-Maria, Manuel Almela, Jose María Miro, Enrique Navas, María Carmen Fariñas, Carlos Ruiz de Alegría, Javier de la Torre, Fernando Fernández, Mercedes Marín, Patricia Muñoz, Beatriz Orden, José Antonio Oteo, Lara García-Álvarez, Arístides de Alarcón, José Antonio Lepe Jiménez, Jose María Marimón

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Syphilis-attributable adverse pregnancy outcomes in China: a retrospective cohort analysis of 1187 pregnant women with different syphilis treatment

Huihui Liu, Niannian Chen, Jia Yu, Weiming Tang, Jianrong He, Huiyun Xiao, Suifang Lin, Fang Hu, Qiong Feng, Joseph D. Tucker, Huimin Xia, Xiu Qiu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The 2018 Lebanese Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Guidelines for the use of antimicrobial therapy in complicated intra-abdominal infections in the era of antimicrobial resistance

Nicholas Haddad, Souha S. Kanj, Lyn S. Awad, Dania I. Abdallah, Rima A. Moghnieh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in African, Caribbean and Black men in Toronto, Canada

LaRon E. Nelson, Wangari Tharao, Winston Husbands, Ting Sa, Nanhua Zhang, Sameer Kushwaha, David Absalom, Rupert Kaul

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and clinical outcomes of Plasmodium falciparum and intestinal parasitic infections among children in Kiryandongo refugee camp, mid-Western Uganda: a cross sectional study

Paul Oboth, Yahaya Gavamukulya, Banson John Barugahare

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and incidence of primary dengue infections among children in a rural region of Maharashtra, Western India

Paresh S. Shah, Kalichamy Alagarasu, Shivaji Karad, Avinash Deoshatwar, Santosh M. Jadhav, Tushar Raut, Anand Singh, Cecilia Dayaraj, Vasant S. Padbidri

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Bovine leukemia virus discovered in human blood

Gertrude C. Buehring, Anne DeLaney, HuaMin Shen, David L. Chu, Niema Razavian, Daniel A. Schwartz, Zach R. Demkovich, Michael N. Bates

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of antimicrobial prophylaxis use and rate of surgical site infection in surgical ward of Wachemo University Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital, Southern Ethiopia: prospective cohort study

Bruke B. Billoro, Mengistu H. Nunemo, Seid E. Gelan

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

First isolation and genotyping of Bartonella henselae from a cat living with a patient with cat scratch disease in Southeast Europe

Maja Stepanić, Sanja Duvnjak, Irena Reil, Silvio Špičić, Gordan Kompes, Relja Beck

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Safety and efficacy of the combination simeprevir-sofosbuvir in HCV genotype 1- and 4-mono-infected patients from the French ANRS CO22 hepather cohort

Anne Laurain, Sophie Metivier, Georges Haour, Dominique Larrey, Céline Dorival, Christophe Hezode, Fabien Zoulim, Patrick Marcellin, Marc Bourliere, Jean-Pierre Zarski, Dominique Thabut, Laurent Alric, Nathalie Ganne-Carrie, Paul Cales, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Ghassan Riachi, Claire Geist, Xavier Causse, Armand Abergel, Olivier Chazouilleres, Philippe Mathurin, Dominique Guyader, Didier Samuel, Albert Tran, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti, Ventzislava Petrov-Sanchez, Alpha Diallo, Clovis Luzivika-Nzinga, Hélène Fontaine, Fabrice Carrat, Stanislas Pol, on behalf of the ANRS/AFEF HEPATHER study group

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Lactococcus garvieae, an unusual pathogen in infective endocarditis: case report and review of the literature

Alexandre Malek, Alejandro De la Hoz, Sara Isabel Gomez-Villegas, Cima Nowbakht, Cesar A. Arias

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Fulminant arterial vasculitis as an unusual complication of disseminated staphylococcal disease due to the emerging CC1 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus clone: a case report

Charles Vidal, Florence Moulin, Xavier Nassif, Louise Galmiche, Delphine Borgel, Alain Charbit, Capucine Picard, Jean-Paul Mira, Olivier Lortholary, Anne Jamet, Julie Toubiana

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Incidence and microbiology of post-operative infections after radical cystectomy and ureteral stent removal; a retrospective cohort study

E. Kolwijck, A. E. M. Seegers, S. C. M. Tops, A. G. van der Heijden, J. P. M. Sedelaar, J. ten Oever

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Using country of origin to inform targeted tuberculosis screening in asylum seekers: a modelling study of screening data in a German federal state, 2002–2015

Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Stella Preussler, Ulrich Wagner, Brigitte Joggerst, Joachim Szecsenyi, Oliver Razum, Christian Stock

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Predictors of virological treatment failure among adult HIV patients on first-line antiretroviral therapy in Woldia and Dessie hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia: a case-control study

Mohammed Ahmed, Hailu Merga, Habtemu Jarso

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Integrated care of severe infectious diseases to people with substance use disorders; a systematic review

Jørn Henrik Vold, Christer Aas, Rafael Alexander Leiva, Peter Vickerman, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Else-Marie Løberg, Kjell Arne Johansson, Lars Thore Fadnes

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of rifampicin resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among presumptive tuberculosis patients in selected governmental hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Balew Arega, Fiqrte Menbere, Yitagesu Getachew

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology and burden of influenza in healthy children aged 6 to 35 months: analysis of data from the placebo arm of a phase III efficacy trial

Clotilde El Guerche-Séblain, Annick Moureau, Camille Schiffler, Martin Dupuy, Stephanie Pepin, Sandrine I. Samson, Philippe Vanhems, François Schellevis

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Health care seeking delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in North West zone of Tigrai region, North Ethiopia

Haileselasie Berhane Alema, Sisay Asgedom Hailemariam, Kebede Haile Misgina, Meresa Gebremedhin Weldu, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregergis, Genet Kidane Mekonen, Kahsay Amare Gebremedhin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Impact of early detection of acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis in immunocompromised patients

Mariana L. C. Silveira, Wilma T. Anselmo-Lima, Francesca M. Faria, Danielle L. C. Queiroz, Rodrigo L. Nogueira, Marcelo G. J. Leite, Ricardo M. Lessa, Belinda P. Simões, Edwin Tamashiro, Fabiana C. P. Valera

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Safety and efficacy of prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia involving trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole dose reduction in kidney transplantation

G. V. Ramesh Prasad, Jill Beckley, Mohit Mathur, Madhushankar Gunasekaran, Michelle M. Nash, Lindita Rapi, Michael Huang, Jeffrey S. Zaltzman

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Retention in care and virological failure among adult HIV+ patients on second-line ART in Rwanda: a national representative study

Sabin Nsanzimana, Muhammed Semakula, Vedaste Ndahindwa, Eric Remera, Dieudonne Sebuhoro, Jean Paul Uwizihiwe, Nathan Ford, Marcel Tanner, Steve Kanters, Edward J. Mills, Heiner C. Bucher

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diversity of HIV-1 genotypes and high prevalence of pretreatment drug resistance in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients in Shanghai, China

Zhenyan Wang, Min Zhang, Renfang Zhang, Li Liu, Yinzhong Shen, Jiangrong Wang, Hongzhou Lu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological and genetic characterization of pH1N1 and H3N2 influenza viruses circulated in MENA region during 2009–2017

Hebah A. Al Khatib, Asmaa A. Al Thani, Imed Gallouzi, Hadi M. Yassine

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of hepatitis C infection, screening and associated factors among men who have sex with men attending gay venues: a cross-sectional survey (PREVAGAY), France, 2015

Sophie Vaux, Stéphane Chevaliez, Leïla Saboni, Claire Sauvage, Cécile Sommen, Francis Barin, Antonio Alexandre, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Florence Lot, Annie Velter, for the ANRS-Prevagay group

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Treatment outcomes of drug resistant tuberculosis patients in Morocco: multi-centric prospective study

Mariam El Hamdouni, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi, Jouda Benamor, Mohammed Hassar, Yahia Cherrah, Samir Ahid

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A systematic review of necrotising fasciitis in children from its first description in 1930 to 2018

Arne Schröder, Aurélie Gerin, Gregory B. Firth, Kelly S. Hoffmann, Andrew Grieve, Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Identification of priority areas for surveillance of cutaneous leishmaniasis using spatial analysis approaches in Southeastern Brazil

Diogo Tavares Cardoso, Dayane Costa de Souza, Vanessa Normandio de Castro, Stefan Michael Geiger, David Soeiro Barbosa

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe infection increases cardiovascular risk among HIV-infected individuals

Emersom Cicilini Mesquita, Lara Esteves Coelho, Rodrigo Teixeira Amancio, Valdilea Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Paula Luz, Fernando Augusto Bozza

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

High incidence and low case detection rate among contacts of tuberculosis cases in Shanghai, China

Juntao Guo, Meixia Yang, Zheyuan Wu, Xin Shen, Yuanhui Wang, Genming Zhao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Human rabies post exposure prophylaxis at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar, Senegal: trends and risk factors

Mamadou Korka Diallo, Alpha Oumar Diallo, Anta Dicko, Vincent Richard, Emmanuelle Espié

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Risk factors for death among children 0–59 months of age with moderate-to-severe diarrhea in Manhiça district, southern Mozambique

Sozinho Acácio, Inácio Mandomando, Tacilta Nhampossa, Llorenç Quintó, Delfino Vubil, Charfudin Sacoor, Karen Kotloff, Tamer Farag, Dilruba Nasrin, Eusébio Macete, Myron M. Levine, Pedro Alonso, Quique Bassat

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diagnostic value of the interferon-γ release assay for tuberculosis infection in patients with Behçet’s disease

Xiuhua Wu, Pang Chen, Wei Wei, Mengyu Zhou, Chaoran Li, Jinjing Liu, Lidan Zhao, Lifan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng, Xiaoqing Liu, Wenjie Zheng

01.12.2019 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and determinants of persistent symptoms after treatment for Lyme borreliosis: study protocol for an observational, prospective cohort study (LymeProspect)

Hedwig D. Vrijmoeth, Jeanine Ursinus, Margriet G. Harms, Tizza P. Zomer, Stefanie A. Gauw, Anna D. Tulen, Kristin Kremer, Hein Sprong, Hans Knoop, Yolande M. Vermeeren, Barend van Kooten, Leo A. B. Joosten, Bart-Jan Kullberg, Joppe W. R. Hovius, Cees C. van den Wijngaard

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of group B streptococcus among pregnant women and newborns at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Musa Mohammed Ali, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Daniel Asrat Woldetsadik, Tolossa Eticha Chaka, Demissie Assegu Fenta, Muluwork Tefera Dinberu, Eskinder Kebede Weldetensaye, Samson Jamal Ismael, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Listeria monocytogenes infectious periaortitis: a case report from the infectious disease standpoint

Aurélie Foulex, Matteo Coen, Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Vladimir Lazarevic, Nadia Gaïa, Stefano Leo, Myriam Girard, Damiano Mugnai, Jacques Schrenzel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii among pregnant women in Adwa district, northern Ethiopia

Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Amaha Gebremichael, Gebretsadkan Geberkirstos, Haftom Hadush, Tuam Gebrewahid, Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom, Berihu Gidey, Negasi Asres, Hailay Gebreyesus

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Direct-acting antivirals and visceral leishmaniasis: a case report

Claudia Colomba, Laura Saporito, Paola Di Carlo, Manlio Tolomeo, Adriana Cervo, Alberto Firenze, Marcello Trizzino, Antonio Cascio

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sero-epidemiological status and risk factors of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Northern Vietnam

G. Suzanne A. Smit, Binh Thi Lam Vu, Dung Trung Do, Quan Ha Do, Huy Quang Pham, Niko Speybroeck, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Elizaveta Padalko, Ellen Roets, Pierre Dorny

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Invasive Salmonella infections among children in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo: a 6-year retrospective review

Anand Mohan, Chandran Munusamy, Yee-Chin Tan, Sobana Muthuvelu, Rohaidah Hashim, Su-Lin Chien, Ming-Kui Wong, Nurul Aiman Khairuddin, Yuwana Podin, Peter Sie-Teck Lau, David Chun-Ern Ng, Mong-How Ooi

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The double-edged sword - prosthetic joint infection following BCG treatment for bladder cancer: a case report

Minh-Vu Hoang Nguyen, Mauro M. Giordani, George R. Thompson III

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The social, physical and economic impact of lymphedema and hydrocele: a matched cross-sectional study in rural Nigeria

Obiora A. Eneanya, Tini Garske, Christl A. Donnelly

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Surgical wound infection following open humeral fracture caused by Mycobacterium houstonense: a case report

Lei Tian, Zhen Zhang, Zhongju Chen, Ziyong Sun

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nosocomial bloodstream infection and the emerging carbapenem-resistant pathogen Ralstonia insidiosa

Qingqing Fang, Yu Feng, Ping Feng, Xiaohui Wang, Zhiyong Zong

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Factors associated with self-reported non-completion of the hepatitis B vaccine series in men who have sex with men in Brazil

Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz, Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa, Matheus Costa Brandão Matos, Telma Maria Evangelista de Araújo, Sandra Brignol, Renata Karina Reis, Elucir Gir, Maria Eliete Batista Moura

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Talaromyces marneffei infection in a lung cancer patient: a rare case report

Fanhai Lin, Ye Qiu, Wen Zeng, Yi Liang, Jianquan Zhang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Decreasing trends, and geographical variation in outpatient antibiotic use: a population-based study in Central Denmark

Pia Kjær Kristensen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Reimar Wernich Thomsen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroepidemiology of dengue virus infection among adults during the ending phase of a severe dengue epidemic in southern Taiwan, 2015

Yu-Wen Chien, Hsiang-Min Huang, Tzu-Chuan Ho, Fan-Chen Tseng, Nai-Ying Ko, Wen-Chien Ko, Guey Chuen Perng

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Knowledge and perceptions of Zika virus transmission in the community of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Erik J. Nelson, Maya C. Luetke, Sina Kianersi, Erik Willis, Molly Rosenberg

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Impact of physical exercises on immune function, bone mineral density, and quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Franklin Onyedinma Irem, Nneka Ifeyinwa Iloanusi, Amarachi Destiny Ezuma, Fortune Elochukwu Ezenwankwo, Philip Chinedu Okere, Amaka Obiageli Nnamani, Salome Nwaelom Ezeofor, Ngozi Regina Dim, Gerhard Fortwengel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors among Jawi primary school children, Jawi town, north-west Ethiopia

Baye Sitotaw, Haileyesus Mekuriaw, Destaw Damtie

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Detection of varicella-zoster virus from cerebrospinal fluid using advanced fragment analysis in a child with encephalitis: a case report

Yu-xin Song, Ye Li, Yong-mei Jiang, Ting Liu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis sensitivity to rifampicin and isoniazid in South Gondar Zone, northwest Ethiopia

Amir Alelign, Aboma Zewude, Temesgen Mohammed, Samuel Tolosa, Gobena Ameni, Beyene Petros

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Brevibacterium paucivorans bacteremia: case report and review of the literature

Nobuhiro Asai, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Atsuko Yamada, Hiroki Watanabe, Naoya Nishiyama, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hideo Kato, Arufumi Shiota, Mao Hagihara, Yusuke Koizumi, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Being unvaccinated and having a contact history increased the risk of measles infection during an outbreak: a finding from measles outbreak investigation in rural district of Ethiopia

Abadi Girmay, Abel Fekadu Dadi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Tuberculosis infection risk, preventive therapy care cascade and incidence of tuberculosis disease in healthcare workers at Maputo Central Hospital

Susannah K. Graves, Orvalho Augusto, Sofia Omar Viegas, Philip Lederer, Catarina David, Kristen Lee, Anila Hassane, Anilsa Cossa, Salma Amade, Susete Peleve, Pereira Zindoga, Leguesse Massawo, Francesca J. Torriani, Elizabete A. Nunes

01.12.2019 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effect of two alternative methods of pooling sputum prior to testing for tuberculosis with genexpert MTB/RIF

Nguyen Thi Bich Phuong, Nguyen Thu Anh, Nguyen Van Son, Vitali Sintchenko, Jennifer Ho, Greg J. Fox, Nguyen Viet Nhung, Guy B. Marks

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The association between a detectable HIV viral load and non-communicable diseases comorbidity in HIV positive adults on antiretroviral therapy in Western Cape, South Africa

S. George, N. McGrath, T. Oni

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The association of prior hospitalization with clinical outcomes among patients admitted with pneumonia: a propensity score matching study

Jae-Uk Song, Yee Hyung Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Jonghoo Lee

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Intestinal parasitosis in relation to CD4 count and anemia among ART initiated patients in St. Mary Aksum general hospital, Tigray, Ethiopia

Tuom Gebrewahid, Gebretsadkan Gebrekirstos, Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Hailay Gebreyesus, Abrham Awala, Kiros Tadla

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Current epidemiological status of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the world from 1.1.2017 to 17.1.2018: a cross-sectional study

Kazhal Mobaraki, Jamal Ahmadzadeh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A cross-sectional analysis of factors associated with detection of oncogenic human papillomavirus in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected Kenyan women

A. Ermel, P. Tonui, M. Titus, Y. Tong, N. Wong, J. Ong’echa, K. Muthoka, S. Kiptoo, A. Moormann, J. Hogan, A. Mwangi, S. Cu-Uvin, P. J. Loehrer, O. Orang’o, D. Brown

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of active trachoma and associated risk factors among children of the pastoralist population in Madda Walabu rural district, Southeast Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Kemal Kassim, Jeylan Kassim, Rameto Aman, Mohammedawel Abduku, Mekonnen Tegegne, Biniyam Sahiledengle

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Na+/H+ exchanger (pfnhe1) polymorphisms among imported African malaria parasites isolated in Wuhan, Central China

Kai Wu, Yi Yao, Fang Chen, Mingxing Xu, Guangquan Lu, Tingting Jiang, Ziyu Liu, Weixing Du, Fang Li, Rugui Li, Huabing Tan, Jian Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of disinfection of surfaces at an outpatient unit before and after an intervention program

Mara Cristina Ribeiro Furlan, Adriano Menis Ferreira, Larissa da Silva Barcelos, Marcelo Alessandro Rigotti, Alvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa, Aires Garcia dos Santos Junior, Denise de Andrade, Margarete Teresa Gottardo de Almeida, Mayckel da Silva Barreto

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Susceptibility for varicella and factors associated with immunity among pregnant women in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka- a cross-sectional study

Ishara P. Premathilake, Praveena Aluthbaduge, Channa P. Senanayake, Renuka Jayalatharachchi, Sirithilak Gamage, Jude Jayamaha

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Overcrowding in a neonatal intermediate care unit: impact on the incidence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms

Doris Fischer, Rolf L. Schlößer, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Thomas A. Wichelhaus, Thomas Klingebiel, Sabine Philippi, Linda Falgenhauer, Can Imirzalioglu, Udo Dahl, Christian Brandt, Claudia Reinheimer

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Necrotizing fasciitis and meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 9 N: a case report

Nichlas Hovmand, Sarah Byberg, Morten Bo Larsen, Daria Podlekareva, David Levarett Buck, Birgitte Rønde Hansen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Effects of physical exercises on inflammatory biomarkers and cardiopulmonary function in patients living with HIV: a systematic review with meta-analysis

S. C. Ibeneme, C. Omeje, H. Myezwa, Salome Nwaelom Ezeofor, E. M. Anieto, F. Irem, Amaka Obiageli Nnamani, Fortune Elochukwu Ezenwankwo, G. C. Ibeneme

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Factors associated with syphilis infection: a cross-sectional survey among outpatients in Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District, Ghana

Martin Banong-le, Samuel Kwabena Ofosu, Francis Anto

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clostridium difficile isolated from faecal samples in patients with ulcerative colitis

Parisa Shoaei, Hasan Shojaei, Mohammad Jalali, Farzin Khorvash, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Behrooz Ataei, Bahareh Vakili, Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Hossein Tavakoli, Zahra Esfandiari, J. Scott Weese

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Acute ischemic stroke in young adults with tuberculous meningitis

Liming Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Huaqiang Li, Gang Chen, Meijia Zhu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Is HBV viral load at admission associated with development of acute-on-chronic liver failure in patients with acute decompensation of chronic hepatitis B related cirrhosis?

Jian-Hua Lei, Feng Peng, Zi Chen, Xin-Qiang Xiao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Understanding the spatial distribution of trichiasis and its association with trachomatous inflammation—follicular

Rebecca Mann Flueckiger, Emanuele Giorgi, Jorge Cano, Mariamo Abdala, Olga Nelson Amiel, Gilbert Baayenda, Ana Bakhtiari, Wilfrid Batcho, Kamal Hashim Bennawi, Michael Dejene, Balgesa Elkheir Elshafie, Aba Ange Elvis, Missamou François, André Goepogui, Khumbo Kalua, Biruck Kebede, Genet Kiflu, Michael P. Masika, Marilia Massangaie, Caleb Mpyet, Jean Ndjemba, Jeremiah M. Ngondi, Nicholas Olobio, Patrick Turyaguma, Rebecca Willis, Souleymane Yeo, Anthony W. Solomon, Rachel L. Pullan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spatiotemporal epidemiology of, and factors associated with, the tuberculosis prevalence in northern China, 2010–2014

Xuemei Wang, Shaohua Yin, Yunpeng Li, Wenrui Wang, Maolin Du, Weidong Guo, Mingming Xue, Jing Wu, Danyan Liang, Ruiqi Wang, Dan Liu, Di Chu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Increased vitamin D receptor expression from macrophages after stimulation with M. tuberculosis among persons who have recovered from extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Christina T. Fiske, Amondrea Blackman, Fernanda Maruri, Peter F. Rebeiro, Moises Huaman, Jamie Kator, Holly M. Scott Algood, Timothy R. Sterling

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Construction and analysis of a comprehensive protein interaction network of HCV with its host Homo sapiens

Qurat ul Ain Farooq, Faisal F. Khan

01.12.2019 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The role of point-of-care viral load monitoring in achieving the target of 90% suppression in HIV-infected patients in Nigeria: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Seema T. Meloni, Oche Agbaji, Charlotte A. Chang, Patricia Agaba, Godwin Imade, Stephen Oguche, Ahmed Mukhtar, Kiren Mitruka, Mackenzie Hurlston Cox, Aaron Zee, Phyllis Kanki

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Use of ceragenins as a potential treatment for urinary tract infections

Urszula Wnorowska, Ewelina Piktel, Bonita Durnaś, Krzysztof Fiedoruk, Paul B. Savage, Robert Bucki

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular characterization of enterovirus-A71 in children with acute flaccid paralysis in the Philippines

Lea Necitas Apostol, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Akira Suzuki, Rifqiyah Nur Umami, Maria Melissa Ann Jiao, Amado Tandoc III, Mariko Saito, Socorro Lupisan, Hitoshi Oshitani

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rapid detection of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera disease via a novel plasma-based next-generation sequencing test

Jim Nomura, Gunter Rieg, Gary Bluestone, Townson Tsai, Andrew Lai, Dawn Terashita, Sivan Bercovici, David K. Hong, Brian P. Lee

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hepatitis B vaccination uptake in hard-to-reach populations in London: a cross-sectional study

Josephine E. B. Taylor, Julian Surey, Jennifer MacLellan, Marie Francis, Ibrahim Abubakar, Helen R. Stagg

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Predictive effects of body mass index on immune reconstitution among HIV-infected HAART users in China

Xiaolin Li, Haibo Ding, Wenqing Geng, Jing Liu, Yongjun Jiang, Junjie Xu, Zining Zhang, Hong Shang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Impact of renal function-based anti-tuberculosis drug dosage adjustment on efficacy and safety outcomes in pulmonary tuberculosis complicated with chronic kidney disease

Nayuta Saito, Yutaka Yoshii, Yugo Kaneko, Akio Nakashima, Tsugumi Horikiri, Zenya Saito, Sho Watanabe, Akira Kinoshita, Keisuke Saito, Kazuyoshi Kuwano

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Association of HPV genotypes with external anogenital warts: a cross sectional study

Rana Al-Awadhi, Nawaf Al-Mutairi, Ahmed N. Albatineh, Wassim Chehadeh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Anti-Ebola therapy for patients with Ebola virus disease: a systematic review

James S. Lee, Neill K. J. Adhikari, Henry Y. Kwon, Koren Teo, Reed Siemieniuk, François Lamontagne, Adrienne Chan, Sharmistha Mishra, Srinivas Murthy, Peter Kiiza, Jan Hajek, Elhadj I. Bah, Marie-Claire Lamah, Raymond Kao, Robert A. Fowler

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

“Sickenin’ in the rain” – increased risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections after urban pluvial flooding in a population-based cross-sectional study in the Netherlands

Annemieke Christine Mulder, Roan Pijnacker, Heleen de Man, Jan van de Kassteele, Wilfrid van Pelt, Lapo Mughini-Gras, Eelco Franz

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Contemporary HCV pangenotypic DAA treatment protocols are exclusionary to real world HIV-HCV co-infected patients

A. Maughan, K. Sadigh, V. Angulo-Diaz, C. Mandimika, M. Villanueva, J. K. Lim, O. Ogbuagu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spatial distribution of tuberculosis and its association with meteorological factors in mainland China

Yingjie Zhang, Mengyang Liu, Samuel S. Wu, Hui Jiang, Junjie Zhang, Songwang Wang, Wei Ma, Qihuan Li, Yuan Ma, Yue Liu, Wei Feng, Endawoke Amsalu, Xia Li, Wei Wang, Weimin Li, Xiuhua Guo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B and C viral infections in Ghanaian HIV positive cohort: a consideration for their health care

Faustina Pappoe, Charles Kofi Oheneba Hagan, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Paul Nsiah

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity and its associated factors in Rwanda

Jean Damascene Makuza, Jean Olivier Twahirwa Rwema, Corneille Killy Ntihabose, Donatha Dushimiyimana, Justine Umutesi, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Janvier Serumondo, Muhamed Semakula, David J. Riedel, Sabin Nsanzimana

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and associated factors of HSV-2 infection among general population in Shandong Province, China

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

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and trend of human immunodeficiency virus among blood donors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Henok Mulugeta, Getenet Dessie, Fasil Wagnew, Dube Jara, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Ayenew Negesse

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical spectrum and factors impacting outcome of Candida auris: a single center study from Pakistan

Muneeba Ahsan Sayeed, Joveria Farooqi, Kausar Jabeen, Safia Awan, Syed Faisal Mahmood

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of dengue haemorrhagic fever complicated with psoas haematoma requiring blood transfusion

Anne Thushara Matthias, Sanduni Apsara, Apsara Epa

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

What is the role of Ewingella americana in humans? A case report in a healthy 4-year-old girl

Susanna Esposito, Francesco Miconi, Daniela Molinari, Emanuela Savarese, Federica Celi, Livio Marchese, Sara Valloscuro, Giovanni Miconi, Nicola Principi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis outbreak associated with poor treatment adherence and delayed treatment: Arua District, Uganda, 2013–2017

Denis Okethwangu, Doreen Birungi, Claire Biribawa, Benon Kwesiga, Stavia Turyahabwe, Alex R. Ario, Bao-Ping Zhu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Fast breakthrough of resistant cytomegalovirus during secondary letermovir prophylaxis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient

Susanne Jung, Manuela Michel, Thomas Stamminger, Detlef Michel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and genetic diversity of HCV among HIV-1 infected individuals living in Ahvaz, Iran

Ali Teimoori, Saeedeh Ebrahimi, Narges Keshtkar, Soheila Khaghani, Shokrollah Salmanzadeh, Shokouh Ghafari

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Distribution of high-risk HPV types among women in Sichuan province, China: a cross-sectional study

Lixia He, Junyong He

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

High prevalence of multi drug resistant tuberculosis in people living with HIV in Western India

Neil Saldanha, Kiran Runwal, Charulata Ghanekar, Sunil Gaikwad, Shrivallabh Sane, Sanjay Pujari

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Varicella zoster and fever rash surveillance in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Phonethipsavanh Nouanthong, Judith M. Hübschen, Somxay Billamay, Sodaly Mongkhoune, Keooudomphone Vilivong, Vilaysone Khounvisith, Regina Sinner, Marc Grandadam, Darouny Phonekeo, Antony P. Black, Claude P. Muller

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible viral infections (HIV, HBV and HCV) among voluntary blood donors at University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Gondar; Northwest Ethiopia

Abiye Tigabu, Tigist Engda, Feleke Mekonnen

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cytomegalovirus induced refractory TTP in an immunocompetent individual: a case report

Medhini Boteju, Praveen Weeratunga, Ahalyaa Sivashangar, Thashi Chang

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Acute pancreatitis and vasoplegic shock associated with leptospirosis – a case report and review of the literature

Alexander Maier, Rafael Kaeser, Robert Thimme, Tobias Boettler

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Geographic surveillance of community associated MRSA infections in children using electronic health record data

Lilly Cheng Immergluck, Traci Leong, Khusdeep Malhotra, Trisha Chan Parker, Fatima Ali, Robert C. Jerris, George S. Rust

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Impact of BCG vaccination on incidence of tuberculosis disease in southern Ireland

Eileen Sweeney, Darren Dahly, Nahed Seddiq, Gerard Corcoran, Mary Horgan, Corinna Sadlier

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Uptake and determinants for HIV postpartum re-testing among mothers with prenatal negative status in Njombe region, Tanzania

Saumu Iddy Nungu, Janneth Maridadi Mghamba, Susan Fred Rumisha, Innocent Antony Semali

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nontuberculous Mycobacterium infection complicated with Haemophagocytic syndrome: a case report and literature review

Wen Shi, Yang Jiao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nationwide epidemiologic study of norovirus-related hospitalization among Japanese older adults

Satoko Ohfuji, Kyoko Kondo, Kazuya Ito, Tetsuo Kase, Akiko Maeda, Wakaba Fukushima, Taisei Masuda, Munehide Kano

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Patients’ high acceptability of a future therapeutic HIV vaccine in France: a French paradox?

Svetlane Dimi, David Zucman, Olivier Chassany, Christophe Lalanne, Thierry Prazuck, Emmanuel Mortier, Catherine Majerholc, Isabelle Aubin-Auger, Pierre Verger, Martin Duracinsky

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular characteristics and clinical features of pediatric methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan

Yu-Jen Chen, Po-An Chen, Chih-Jung Chen, Yhu-Chering Huang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Usefulness of sputum gram stain for etiologic diagnosis in community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Gaspar Del Rio-Pertuz, Juan F. Gutiérrez, Abel J. Triana, Jorge L. Molinares, Andrea B. Robledo-Solano, José L. Meza, Orlando M. Ariza-Bolívar, Jorge Acosta-Reyes, Argenis Garavito, Diego Viasus, Jordi Carratalà

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A nearly fatal primary Epstein-Barr virus infection associated with low NK-cell counts in a patient receiving azathioprine: a case report and review of literature

Minna Honkila, Riitta Niinimäki, Mervi Taskinen, Outi Kuismin, Kaisa Kettunen, Janna Saarela, Sami Turunen, Marjo Renko, Terhi Tapiainen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The protective effect of isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence among HIV positive patients receiving ART in Ethiopian settings: a meta-analysis

Demeke Geremew, Aklilu Endalamaw, Markos Negash, Setegn Eshetie, Belay Tessema

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of intestinal parasites and associated risk factors among inmates of Mekelle prison, Tigrai Region, Northern Ethiopia, 2017

Fitsum Mardu, Mekonnen Yohannes, Desalegn Tadesse

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Intestinal parasites co-infection and associated factors among active pulmonary tuberculosis patients in selected health centers, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: unmatched case control study

Ayinalem Alemu, Abebaw Kebede, Biniyam Dagne, Misikir Amare, Getu Diriba, Bazezew Yenew, Ephrem Tesfaye, Mengistu Tadesse, Waganeh Sinshaw, Dawit Challa, Kassu Desta

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis among children in Shandong, China, 2005–2017

Ning-ning Tao, Yi-fan Li, Yun-xia Liu, Jin-yue Liu, Wan-mei Song, Yao Liu, Hong Geng, Shan-shan Wang, Huai-chen Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Serotype and molecular diversity of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children before and after vaccination with the ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) in Ethiopia

Wondewosen Tsegaye Sime, Abraham Aseffa, Yimtubezenash Woldeamanuel, Sarah Brovall, Eva Morfeldt, Birgitta Henriques-Normark

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Parasitic contamination of vegetables marketed in Arba Minch town, southern Ethiopia

Getaneh Alemu, Mohammedaman Mama, Direslgne Misker, Desta Haftu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multicenter surveillance study of surgical site infection and its risk factors in radical resection of colon or rectal carcinoma

Mingmei Du, Bowei Liu, Meng Li, Jingui Cao, Ding Liu, Zhigang Wang, Qiongshu Wang, Pengyun Xiao, Xinling Zhang, Yanxin Gao, Hua Zeng, Jing Yang, Xiaoli Xu, Yi Huang, Qun Zhang, Bo Zhang, Wei Chen, Jieran Shi, Shanhong Fan, Fuxiang Zhang, Jinyan Yang, Huining Yang, Zhaoxia Ding, Haifeng Li, Sha Xiao, Suping Ran, Hongyan Zhai, Fang Wang, Yubin Xing, Jijiang Suo, Yunxi Liu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hip osteoarticular complication due to delay in diagnosis and treatment of brucellar hip arthritis: two cases report

Jie He, Qiang Zhang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Therapeutic efficacy of chloroquine for treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria cases in Guragae zone southern Central Ethiopia

Teha Shumbej, Abdulewhab Jemal, Abdulsemed Worku, Fitsum Bekele, Habtamu Weldesenbet

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Time series analysis of human brucellosis in mainland China by using Elman and Jordan recurrent neural networks

Wei Wu, Shu-Yi An, Peng Guan, De-Sheng Huang, Bao-Sen Zhou

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Influenza epidemiology and influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2015–2016 season: results from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network

Joan Puig-Barberà, Ainara Mira-Iglesias, Elena Burtseva, Benjamin J. Cowling, Unal Serhat, Guillermo Miguel Ruiz-Palacios, Odile Launay, Jan Kyncl, Parvaiz Koul, Marilda M. Siqueira, Anna Sominina, on behalf of the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The impact of chlorhexidine bathing on hospital-acquired bloodstream infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jackson S. Musuuza, Pramod K. Guru, John C. O’Horo, Connie M. Bongiorno, Marc A. Korobkin, Ronald E. Gangnon, Nasia Safdar

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of diarrhea and associated factors among under-five children in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study

Amare Belachew Dagnew, Tilahun Tewabe, Yihun Miskir, Tariku Eshetu, Wosin Kefelegn, Kidanu Zerihun, Mekonnen Urgessa, Tiruha Teka

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multiplexed kit based on Luminex technology and achievements in synthetic biology discriminates Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses in mosquitoes

Lyudmyla G. Glushakova, Barry W. Alto, Myong-Sang Kim, Daniel Hutter, Andrea Bradley, Kevin M. Bradley, Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, Steven A. Benner

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Viral suppression rate among children tested for HIV viral load at the Amhara Public Health Institute, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Melashu Balew Shiferaw, Demeke Endalamaw, Mulat Hussien, Manamnot Agegne, Desalegn Amare, Fikirte Estifanos, Dinbere Temesgen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiology of urinary tract infection and antimicrobial resistance in a pediatric hospital in Nepal

Rabina Ganesh, Dhiraj Shrestha, Balkrishna Bhattachan, Ganesh Rai

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

“It depends how one understands it:” a qualitative study on differential uptake of oral cholera vaccine in three compounds in Lusaka, Zambia

Leonard W. Heyerdahl, Miguel Pugliese-Garcia, Sharon Nkwemu, Taniya Tembo, Chanda Mwamba, Rachel Demolis, Roma Chilengi, Bradford D. Gessner, Elise Guillermet, Anjali Sharma

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Safety of a bivalent, killed, whole-cell oral cholera vaccine in pregnant women in Bangladesh: evidence from a randomized placebo-controlled trial

Ashraful Islam Khan, Mohammad Ali, Julia Lynch, Alamgir Kabir, Jean-Louis Excler, Md. Arifuzzaman Khan, Md. Taufiqul Islam, Afroza Akter, Fahima Chowdhury, Amit Saha, Iqbal Ansary Khan, Sachin N. Desai, Deok Ryun Kim, Nirod Chandra Saha, Ajit P. Singh, John D. Clemens, Firdausi Qadri

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pneumococcal pneumonia prevalence among adults with severe acute respiratory illness in Thailand - comparison of Bayesian latent class modeling and conventional analysis

Ying Lu, Lawrence Joseph, Patrick Bélisle, Pongpun Sawatwong, Anchalee Jatapai, Toni Whistler, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Wantana Paveenkittiporn, Supphacoke Khemla, Chris A. Van Beneden, Henry C. Baggett, Christopher J. Gregory

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Comparative study of OMNIgene®•SPUTUM reagent versus cold-chain for the transportation of sputum samples to GeneXpert®MTB/RIF testing sites in Malawi

Wondwossen A. Alemayehu, S. Neri, S. Dalebout, R. Nalikungwi, A. Trusov, E. Ahmed, A. Dimba, A. Weirich, P. S. Curry, C. D. Kelly-Cirino

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Risk factors associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia transmission in selected health facilities in Ghana

Helena Dela, Naiki Attram, Eric Behene, Selassie Kumordjie, Kwasi Kennedy Addo, Edward Owusu Nyarko, Nicholas N. A. Kyei, John Nii Ayite Carroll, Cynthia Kwakye, Christopher Anthony Duplessis, Nehkonti Adams, Eric Garges, Andrew Gordon Letizia

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of treatment response in extrapulmonary tuberculosis in a low-resource setting

Melissa Davidsen Jørstad, Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise, Jörg Aßmus, Msafiri Marijani, Lisbet Sviland, Tehmina Mustafa

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Tuberculosis mortality and associated factors at King Abdulaziz Medical City Hospital

Rawabi Aljadani, Anwar E. Ahmed, Hamdan AL-Jahdali

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

First case report of inducible heart block in Lyme disease and an update of Lyme carditis

Don Walter Kannangara, Sindhu Sidra, Patel Pritiben

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing for the prophylaxis of central venous catheter-related complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Li Wei, Yan Li, Xiaoyan Li, Lanzheng Bian, Zunjia Wen, Mei Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and associated risk factors for HIV, Hepatitis B and C among blood Donors in South Gondar District blood Bank, Northwest Ethiopia

Markos Negash, Moges Ayalew, Demeke Geremew, Meseret Workineh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of onchocerciasis and associated clinical manifestations in selected hypoendemic communities in Ghana following long-term administration of ivermectin

Kenneth Bentum Otabil, Samuel Fosu Gyasi, Esi Awuah, Daniels Obeng-Ofori, Robert Junior Atta-Nyarko, Dominic Andoh, Beatrice Conduah, Lawrence Agbenyikey, Philip Aseidu, Comfort Blessing Ankrah, Abdul Razak Nuhu, H. D. F. H. Schallig

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Contrasting HIV prevalence trends among young women and men in Zambia in the past 12 years: data from demographic and health surveys 2002–2014

Chola Nakazwe, Charles Michelo, Ingvild F. Sandøy, Knut Fylkesnes

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Functional capacity of natural killer cells in HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) patients

Gabriel Andrade Nonato Queiroz, Rita Elizabeth Moreira Mascarenhas, Vincent Vieillard, Raphaela Lisboa Andrade, Bernardo Galvão-Castro, Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular identification and characterization of Anaplasma capra and Anaplasma platys-like in Rhipicephalus microplus in Ankang, Northwest China

Wen-Ping Guo, Bing Zhang, Yi-Han Wang, Gang Xu, Xiaoquan Wang, Xuebing Ni, En-Min Zhou

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Time series analysis of mumps and meteorological factors in Beijing, China

Yu Hao, Ran-ran Wang, Ling Han, Hong Wang, Xuan Zhang, Qiao-ling Tang, Long Yan, Juan He

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical and microbiological characteristics of non-tuberculous mycobacteria diseases in Singapore with a focus on pulmonary disease, 2012-2016

Zoe Xiaozhu Zhang, Benjamin Pei Zhi Cherng, Li-Hwei Sng, Yen Ee Tan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Time to positivity of blood culture is a risk factor for clinical outcomes in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia children: a retrospective study

Yuanyuan Li, Qinyuan Li, Guangli Zhang, Huan Ma, Yi Wu, Qian Yi, Lili Jiang, Jiao Wan, Fengtao Suo, Zhengxiu Luo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Acute kidney injury during daptomycin versus vancomycin treatment in cardiovascular critically ill patients: a propensity score matched analysis

Philippe Gaudard, Marine Saour, David Morquin, Hélène David, Jacob Eliet, Maxime Villiet, Jean-Pierre Daures, Pascal Colson

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics, clinical manifestations and laboratory findings in 850 patients with brucellosis in Heilongjiang Province, China

Wenhui Jiang, Jiwang Chen, Qian Li, Lisheng Jiang, Yanxin Huang, Yinghua Lan, Yongguo Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A retrospective serological survey of hepatitis B virus infection in Northeast China

Jing Meng, Hongqin Xu, Dongming Sui, Jing Jiang, Jie Li, Yanhang Gao, Junqi Niu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence for dengue virus in a hyperendemic area and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors using a cross-sectional design and a geostatistical approach, state of São Paulo, Brazil

Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto, Rafael Alves da Silva, Nathalia Zini, Gislaine Celestino Dutra da Silva, Natal Santos da Silva, Maisa Carla Pereira Parra, Margareth Regina Dibo, Cassia Fernanda Estofolete, Eliane Aparecida Fávaro, Karina Rocha Dutra, Manlio Tasso Oliveira Mota, Georgia Freitas Guimarães, Ana Carolina Bernardes Terzian, Marta Blangiardo, Mauricio Lacerda Nogueira

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Influence of seasonal variation on reported filarial attacks among people living with lymphedema in Ghana

Alexander Kwarteng, Yarhands Dissou Arthur, John Kanyiri Yamba, Augustina A. Sylverken, Priscilla Kini, Samuel Terkper Ahuno, Ellis Owusu-Dabo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sero-prevalence of viral hepatitis A in a district of Sri Lanka: a community based cross-sectional study

Nalin Ariyarathna, Chrishantha Abeysena

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular evidence supports the expansion of visceral leishmaniasis towards non-program districts of Nepal

Mitesh Shrestha, Medha Khatri-Chhetri, Ram Chandra Poudel, Jyoti Maharjan, Shyam Prakash Dumre, Krishna Das Manandhar, Basu Dev Pandey, Sher Bahadur Pun, Kishor Pandey

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Candidaemia and a risk predictive model for overall mortality: a prospective multicentre study

C. Keighley, S. C-A. Chen, D. Marriott, A. Pope, B. Chapman, K. Kennedy, N. Bak, N. Underwood, H. L. Wilson, K. McDonald, J. Darvall, C. Halliday, S. Kidd, Q. Nguyen, K. Hajkowicz, T. C. Sorrell, S. Van Hal, M. A. Slavin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The TransFLUas influenza transmission study in acute healthcare - recruitment rates and protocol adherence in healthcare workers and inpatients

Hila Schwarz, Jürg Böni, Roger D. Kouyos, Teja Turk, Edouard Battegay, Malcolm Kohler, Rouven Müller, Heidi Petry, Hugo Sax, Rainer Weber, Allison McGeer, Alexandra Trkola, Stefan P. Kuster

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Predictors of triple therapy treatment failure among H. pylori infected patients attending at a tertiary hospital in Northwest Tanzania: a prospective study

Hyasinta Jaka, Andreas Mueller, Christa Kasang, Stephen E. Mshana

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spinal epidural abscess caused by Pasteurella multocida mimicking aortic dissection: a case report

Koji Oh, Takafumi Inoue, Toshihiko Saito, Chihiro Nishio, Hiroki Konishi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Phenotypic variations in persistence and infectivity between and within environmentally transmitted pathogen populations impact population-level epidemic dynamics

Andrew F. Brouwer, Marisa C. Eisenberg, Nancy G. Love, Joseph N.S. Eisenberg

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sero-prevalence of brucellosis among slaughterhouse workers in Bahr el Ghazal region, South Sudan

Nuol Aywel Madut, Moses Ocan, Adrian Muwonge, John Bwalya Muma, George William Nasinyama, Jacques Godfroid, Ambrose Samuel Jubara, Clovice Kankya

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sequel and therapeutic modalities of leptospirosis associated severe pulmonary haemorrhagic syndrome (SPHS); a Sri Lankan experience

Nalaka Herath, Wimalasiri Uluwattage, Theshanthi Weliwitiya, Lilani Karunanayake, Sarath Lekamwasam, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Panduka Karunanayake, Sugeesha Wickramasinghe, Sanjitha Patabendi, Suranjith Senaviratne, Suneth Agampodi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii carrying the carbapenemase OXA-23 in ICU of the eastern Heilongjiang Province, China

Yongxin Zhao, Kewang Hu, Jisheng Zhang, Yuhang Guo, Xuecai Fan, Yong Wang, Sedzro Divine Mensah, Xiaoli Zhang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

HAI and NAI titer correlates of inactivated and live attenuated influenza vaccine efficacy

Peter B Gilbert, Youyi Fong, Michal Juraska, Lindsay N Carpp, Arnold S Monto, Emily T Martin, Joshua G Petrie

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pathogenicity of Mycolicibacterium phlei, a non-pathogenic nontuberculous mycobacterium in an immunocompetent host carrying anti-interferon gamma autoantibodies: a case report

Satomi Tanaka, Yoshihiko Hoshino, Takuro Sakagami, Hanako Fukano, Yohei Matsui, Osamu Hiranuma

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Leprosy presenting as remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting oedema syndrome – a case report

Miguel Gomes Guerra, Taciana Marta Ferreira Cardoso Videira, Hugo Alexandre Gomes Morais, Telma Cristiana Resse Nunes Santos, Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Taipa, Miguel Araújo Abreu, Romana Carisa Carvalho Vieira, Diogo Miranda Gonçalves Guimarães da Fonseca, Joana Patrícia Abelha Aleixo dos Santos, Sandra Patrícia Abreu Monteiro Pinto

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Acute gastroenteritis associated with Rotavirus A among children less than 5 years of age in Nepal

Sony Shrestha, Ocean Thakali, Sunayana Raya, Laxman Shrestha, Keshab Parajuli, Jeevan Bahadhur Sherchand

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological, clinical and genotypic features of human Metapneumovirus in patients with influenza-like illness in Senegal, 2012 to 2016

Mamadou Malado Jallow, Amary Fall, Davy Kiori, Sara Sy, Déborah Goudiaby, Mamadou Aliou Barry, Malick Fall, Mbayame Ndiaye Niang, Ndongo Dia

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Genetic and biological characteristics of avian influenza virus subtype H1N8 in environments related to live poultry markets in China

Ye Zhang, Jie Dong, Hong Bo, Libo Dong, Shumei Zou, Xiyan Li, Yuelong Shu, Dayan Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

High prevalence of human T-lymphotropic virus 2 (HTLV-2) infection in villages of the Xikrin tribe (Kayapo), Brazilian Amazon region

Isabel Luís Jocene Braço, Keyla Santos Guedes de Sá, Mishelle Waqasi, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Andréa Nazaré Rangel da Silva, Izaura M. V. Cayres-Vallinoto, Sandra Souza Lima, Marluísa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak, Ricardo Ishak, João Farias Guerreiro, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Underlying mechanisms of leprosy recurrence in the Western Amazon: a retrospective cohort study

Franciely Gomes Gonçalves, Andréa de Faria Fernandes Belone, Patrícia Sammarco Rosa, Gabriel Zorello Laporta

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multilocus sequence typing analysis of Candida africana from vulvovaginal candidiasis

Y. X. Zhu, Y. Shi, S. R. Fan, X. P. Liu, J. Yang, S. L. Zhong

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Assessing consistent condom use among migrant men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China: validation of an information–motivation–behavioural skills model

Ying Wang, Mengmeng Jia, Dong Yuan, Ajuan Liang, Zhiruo Zhang, Xueqin Jiang, Yi Chen, Huiyao Zhu, Mengyun Luo, Zezhou Wang, Yong Cai

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Causative agents and outcome of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotic patients: community-acquired versus nosocomial infections

Xiurong Ding, Yanhua Yu, Ming Chen, Chen Wang, Yanfang Kang, Jinli Lou

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of risk factors associated with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Yemen: data from centres with high drug resistance

Ammar Ali Saleh Jaber, Baharudin Ibrahim

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of ceftriaxone use in the medical ward of Halibet National Referral and teaching hospital in 2017 in Asmara, Eritrea: a cross sectional retrospective study

Yohana Haile Berhe, Nebyu Daniel Amaha, Amon Solomon Ghebrenegus

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Two Coxsackievirus B3 outbreaks associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease in China and the evolutionary history worldwide

Zhenzhi Han, Yong Zhang, Keqiang Huang, Jianxing Wang, Huifang Tian, Yang Song, Qian Yang, Dongmei Yan, Shuangli Zhu, Mingxiao Yao, Xianjun Wang, Wenbo Xu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical impact of tropism testing in a real-life cohort of HIV infected patients: a retrospective observational study

Laurène Deconinck, Olivier Robineau, Michel Valette, Philippe Choisy, Laurence Bocket, Agnes Meybeck, Faiza Ajana

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease diagnosed by two methods: a prospective cohort study

Hyung-Jun Kim, Jong Hyuk Lee, Soon Ho Yoon, Sung A. Kim, Myoung Sil Kim, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sung Koo Han, Jae-Joon Yim

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: A systematic review of necrotising fasciitis in children from its first description in 1930 to 2018

Arne Schröder, Aurélie Gerin, Gregory B. Firth, Kelly S. Hoffmann, Andrew Grieve, Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Third national biobank for population-based seroprevalence studies in the Netherlands, including the Caribbean Netherlands

Janneke Doortje Maria Verberk, Regnerus Albertus Vos, Liesbeth Mollema, Jeffrey van Vliet, Joanna Wilhelmina Maria van Weert, Hester Ellen de Melker, Fiona Regina Maria van der Klis

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Utility of CT assessment in hematology patients with invasive aspergillosis: a post-hoc analysis of phase 3 data

Jie Jin, Depei Wu, Yang Liu, Sisi Pan, Jean Li Yan, Jalal A. Aram, Yin-jun Lou, Haitao Meng, Xiaochen Chen, Xian’an Zhang, Ilan S. Schwartz, Thomas F. Patterson

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Late-onset sepsis and encephalopathy after bicycle-spoke injury: a case report

Ryuichi Takemoto, Yoshitomo Motomura, Noriyuki Kaku, Yuko Ichimiya, Mamoru Muraoka, Shunsuke Kanno, Tamami Tanaka, Yasunari Sakai, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Liver function assessment using indocyanine green plasma disappearance rate in a young male with icteric leptospirosis: a case report

Alicja J. Kunikowska, Monika Wildgruber, Ewert Schulte-Frohlinde, Tobias Lahmer, Roland M. Schmid, Wolfgang Huber

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Mapping tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Ethiopia

Kefyalew Addis Alene, Kerri Viney, Darren J. Gray, Emma S. McBryde, Maereg Wagnew, Archie C. A. Clements

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Waiting to inhale: factors associated with healthcare workers’ fears of occupationally-acquired tuberculosis (TB)

Michelle Engelbrecht, Asta Rau, Gladys Kigozi, André Janse van Rensburg, Edwin Wouters, Nina Sommerland, Caroline Masquillier, Kerry Uebel

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Detection of SFTS virus RNA and antibodies in severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome surveillance cases in endemic areas of China

Xiaoxia Huang, Shujun Ding, Xiaolin Jiang, Bo Pang, Quanfu Zhang, Chuan Li, Aqian Li, Jiandong Li, Mifang Liang, Shiwen Wang, Dexin Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Notes on distribution of Simulium damnosum s. l. along Atbara River in Galabat sub-focus, eastern Sudan

Isam M. A. Zarroug, Arwa Elaagip, Suhaib G. Gumaa, Altayeb K. Ali, Ayman Ahmed, Hanaa A. M. Siam, Deena M. Abdelgadir, Olabanji A. Surakat, Olatunwa J. Olamiju, Daniel A. Boakye, Nabil Aziz, Kamal Hashim

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Differences in gram-positive bacterial colonization and antimicrobial resistance among children in a high income inequality setting

Felipe Piedade Gonçalves Neves, Mariel Asbury Marlow, Gabriel Rezende-Pereira, Marcos Gabriel Pinheiro, Allyne Fandino Martinez dos Santos, Maria de Fátima Nogueira de Freitas, Rosana Rocha Barros, Fábio Aguiar-Alves, Claudete Aparecida Araújo Cardoso, Lee Woodland Riley

01.12.2019 | Software | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

DisV-HPV16, versatile and powerful software to detect HPV in RNA sequencing data

Bingqing Yan, Xinyi Liu, Siwei Zhang, Siyang Yu, Fangjia Tong, Huanhuan Xie, Lianhao Song, Yan Zhang, Lanlan Wei

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Opportunistic parasitoses among Egyptian hemodialysis patients in relation to CD4+ T-cell counts: a comparative study

Amany I. Shehata, Faika Hassanein, Rashad Abdul-Ghani

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Delays to anti-tuberculosis treatment intiation among cases on directly observed treatment short course in districts of southwestern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Abyot Asres, Degu Jerene, Wakgari Deressa

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Immune persistence 17 to 20 years after primary vaccination with recombination hepatitis B vaccine (CHO) and the effect of booster dose vaccination

Yu-Liang Zhao, Bi-Hua Han, Xin-Jiang Zhang, Lu-Lu Pan, Hai-Song Zhou, Zhao Gao, Zhi-Yong Hao, Zhi-Wei Wu, Tian-Li Ma, Feng Wang, Qi Li, Sheng-Li Bi, Jing-Chen Ma

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and its association with anemia among pregnant women in Wondo Genet district, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Amelo Bolka, Samson Gebremedhin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Comparative efficacy and safety of dolutegravir relative to common core agents in treatment-naïve patients infected with HIV-1: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Sonya J. Snedecor, Matthew Radford, David Kratochvil, Richard Grove, Yogesh S. Punekar

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Bordetella trematum infection: case report and review of previous cases

Thaís Regina y Castro, Roberta Cristina Ruedas Martins, Nara Lúcia Frasson Dal Forno, Luciana Santana, Flávia Rossi, Alexandre Vargas Schwarzbold, Silvia Figueiredo Costa, Priscila de Arruda Trindade

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Species, antibiotic susceptibility profiles and van gene frequencies among enterococci isolated from patients at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

David P. Kateete, Moses Edolu, Edgar Kigozi, Jeffrey Kisukye, Hannington Baluku, Frank Nobert Mwiine, Christine F. Najjuka

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Laboratory characterisation of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolates from Zimbabwe, 2009–2017

Tapfumanei Mashe, Muchaneta Gudza-Mugabe, Andrew Tarupiwa, Ellen Munemo, Sekesai Mtapuri-Zinyowera, Shannon L. Smouse, Arvinda Sooka, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Anthony M. Smith, Joshua Mbanga

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prognosis of liver abscess with no identified organism

Jai Hoon Yoon, Youn Jeong Kim, Sang Il Kim

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Treatment delay and associated factors among adults with drug resistant tuberculosis at treatment initiating centers in the Amhara regional state, Ethiopia

Kenaw Tegegne Tefera, Nebiyu Mesfin, Mebratu Mitiku Reta, Malede Mequanent Sisay, Koku Sisay Tamirat, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in a cohort of patients with pyogenic and amoebic liver abscess

Lorna Neill, Frances Edwards, Simon M. Collin, David Harrington, Dominic Wakerley, Guduru Gopal Rao, Alastair C. McGregor

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Contamination by respiratory viruses on outer surface of medical masks used by hospital healthcare workers

Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, Sacha Stelzer-Braid, William Rawlinson, Giulietta Pontivivo, Quanyi Wang, Yang Pan, Daitao Zhang, Yi Zhang, Lili Li, C. Raina MacIntyre

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in West China: a case report

Xiaoling Yang, Chuan Wang, Libo Wu, Xiaoqian Jiang, Sumei Zhang, Fuchun Jing

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spatiotemporal analysis of the dengue outbreak in Guangdong Province, China

Guanghu Zhu, Jianpeng Xiao, Tao Liu, Bing Zhang, Yuantao Hao, Wenjun Ma

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Mycoplasma Genitalium and Mycoplasma Hominis are prevalent and correlated with HIV risk in MSM: a cross-sectional study in Shenyang, China

Ning Zhao, Katherine T. Li, Yang-yang Gao, Jun-jie Xu, De-Sheng Huang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The diagnostic value of metagenomic next-generation sequencing for identifying Streptococcus pneumoniae in paediatric bacterial meningitis

Xi-xi Zhang, Ling-yun Guo, Lin-lin Liu, Ao Shen, Wen-ya Feng, Wen-hua Huang, Hui-li Hu, Bing Hu, Xin Guo, Tian-ming Chen, He-ying Chen, Yong-qiang Jiang, Gang Liu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Mapping evidence of intervention strategies to improving men’s uptake to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic scoping review

Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, Sizwe Makhunga, Khumbulani Hlongwana

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seasonality of newly notified pulmonary tuberculosis in Japan, 2007–2015

Toshie Manabe, Jin Takasaki, Koichiro Kudo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spatial epidemiological determinants of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in Miyazaki, Japan: a GWLR modeling study

Kazuhiro Yasuo, Hiroshi Nishiura

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of feco-oral transmitted protozoan infections and associated factors among university students in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Behailu Hawulte Ayele, Ayele Geleto, Desalegn Admassu Ayana, Muhedin Redi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A decade of sustained geographic spread of HIV infections among women in Durban, South Africa

Gita Ramjee, Benn Sartorius, Natashia Morris, Handan Wand, Tarylee Reddy, Justin D. Yssel, Frank Tanser

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clustering of leprosy beyond the household level in a highly endemic setting on the Comoros, an observational study

Nimer Ortuno-Gutierrez, Abdallah Baco, Sofie Braet, Assoumani Younoussa, Aboubacar Mzembaba, Zahara Salim, Mohamed Amidy, Saverio Grillone, Bouke C. de Jong, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Epco Hasker

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Epidemiological survey of tularemia in Ilam Province, west of Iran

Saber Esmaeili, Ahmad Ghasemi, Razi Naserifar, Ali Jalilian, Leila Molaeipoor, Max Maurin, Ehsan Mostafavi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Association between Schistosoma mansoni infection and access to improved water and sanitation facilities in Mwea, Kirinyaga County, Kenya

Paul M. Gichuki, Stella Kepha, Damaris Mulewa, Janet Masaku, Celestine Kwoba, Gabriel Mbugua, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Charles Mwandawiro

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria: a warning microbiological marker for infective endocarditis?

Thomas Lafon, Ana Catalina Hernandez Padilla, Arthur Baisse, Lucie Lavaud, Marine Goudelin, Olivier Barraud, Thomas Daix, Bruno Francois, Philippe Vignon

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Switch rates, time-to-switch, and switch patterns of antiretroviral therapy in people living with human immunodeficiency virus in Japan, in a hospital-claim database

Daniel J. Ruzicka, Naho Kuroishi, Nobuyuki Oshima, Ryuta Sakuma, Toshio Naito

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The first case report of kerion-type scalp mycosis caused by Aspergillus protuberus

Jinjing Jia, Min Chen, Xiumei Mo, Junfeng Liu, Fenggen Yan, Zhengxiao Li, Shaoqiong Xie, Dacan Chen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Serologic testing of randomly selected children after hepatitis B vaccination: a cross-sectional population-based study in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Masataro Norizuki, Tomomi Kitamura, Kenichi Komada, Masaya Sugiyama, Masashi Mizokami, Anonh Xeuatvongsa, Vilasak Som-Oulay, Phengta Vongphrachanh, Munehito Machida, Koji Wada, Koji Ishii, Tomoko Kiyohara, Takaji Wakita, Masahiko Hachiya

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

In vitro activities of Eravacycline against 336 isolates collected from 2012 to 2016 from 11 teaching hospitals in China

Chunjiang Zhao, Xiaojuan Wang, Yawei Zhang, Ruobing Wang, Qi Wang, Henan Li, Hui Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and risk factors on Syphilis among blood donors in Chengdu, China,from 2005 to 2017

Shuangli Liu, Liping Luo, Guangxiang Xi, Like Wan, Li Zhong, Xue Chen, Tianxiang Gong, Shuping Li, Yi He, Na Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The impact of childhood pneumococcal vaccination on hospital admissions in England: a whole population observational study

Tinevimbo Shiri, Noel D. McCarthy, Stavros Petrou

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Actinomyces neuii: a case report of a rare cause of acute infective endocarditis and literature review

Wei-Teng Yang, Matthew Grant

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Use of nested PCR for the detection of trichomonads in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Chao Lin, Furong Ying, Yanan Lai, Xiaolong Li, Xiangyang Xue, Tieli Zhou, Dongwei Hu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Risk factors of synchronous multifocal necrotizing fasciitis: a case control study in comparison with monofocal necrotizing fasciitis in Taiwan

Ching-Yu Lee, Tsan-Wen Huang, Meng-Huang Wu, Tsung-Jen Huang, Yan-Rong Li, Evelyn Jou-Chen Huang, Yao-Hung Tsai

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Demographic characteristics of transfusion-transmitted infections among blood donors in China

Le Chang, Junpeng Zhao, Fei Guo, Huimin Ji, Lu Zhang, Xinyi Jiang, Lunan Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among people who use drugs in Cambodia: a cross-sectional survey using respondent driven sampling method

Sovannary Tuot, Gitau Mburu, Phalkun Mun, Pheak Chhoun, Navy Chann, Kiesha Prem, Siyan Yi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A cholera outbreak caused by drinking contaminated river water, Bulambuli District, Eastern Uganda, March 2016

Paul Edward Okello, Lilian Bulage, Alex Ario Riolexus, Daniel Kadobera, Benon Kwesiga, Henry Kajumbula, Muhamed Mulongo, Eunice Jennifer Namboozo, Godfrey Pimundu, Isaac Ssewanyana, Charles Kiyaga, Steven Aisu, Bao-Ping Zhu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of option B+ in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Yunnan Province, China

Xiaowen Wang, Guangping Guo, Jiarui Zheng, Lin Lu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

HIV-seroconversion among HIV-1 serodiscordant married couples in Tanzania: a cohort study

Soledad Colombe, James Beard, Baltazar Mtenga, Peter Lutonja, Julius Mngara, Claudia J. de Dood, Govert J. van Dam, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Samuel Kalluvya, Mark Urassa, Jim Todd, Jennifer A. Downs

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hepatitis E virus infection among pregnant women in Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis

Mulat Dagnew, Amare Belachew, Moges Tiruneh, Feleke Moges

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Social and environmental conditions related to Mycobacterium leprae infection in children and adolescents from three leprosy endemic regions of Colombia

Héctor Serrano-Coll, Hugo Rene Mora, Juan Camilo Beltrán, Malcolm S. Duthie, Nora Cardona-Castro

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The complex transmission seasonality of hand, foot, and mouth disease and its driving factors

Jijun Zhao, Xiangyu Hu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Invasive meningococcal disease in patients with complement deficiencies: a case series (2008–2017)

Shamez N. Ladhani, Helen Campbell, Jay Lucidarme, Steve Gray, Sydel Parikh, Laura Willerton, Stephen A. Clark, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Andrew Walker, Sima Patel, Xilian Bai, Mary Ramsay, Ray Borrow

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Potential circulating biomarkers of circulating chemokines CCL5, MIP-1β and HA as for early detection of cirrhosis related to chronic HBV (hepatitis B virus) infection

Liangshan Hu, Yan Zhu, Jingqian Zhang, Wei Chen, Zeyong Li, Lihua Li, Liping Zhang, Donglin Cao

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Necrotizing fasciitis following measles vaccine administration: a case report

E. E. Isere, A. A. Fatiregun, O. A. Olubosede, M. O. Dosumu, E. O. Bello

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A rare case of an HIV-seronegative AIDS patient with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

Shuangquan Yan, Jing Huang, Qiaofei Zheng, Hongguo Zhu, Zhuolin Gao, Jiaxi Feng, Youzu Xu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multiple food-borne trematodiases with profound systemic involvement: a case report and literature review

Lun Li, Xinchao Liu, Baotong Zhou, Shimin Zhang, Geng Wang, Guotao Ma, Ruxuan Chen, Yang Zou, Wei Cao, Taisheng Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Molecular evidence of Tula virus in Microtus obscurus in the region of Yili, Xinjiang, China

Gang Guo, Baoping Guo, Xiran Wu, Yuanzhi Wang, Jianling Bao, Yuan Ren, Hongyu Li, Jun Li, Wenbao Zhang, Hua Yao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The effect of disclosure on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among adults living with HIV in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Getenet Dessie, Fasil Wagnew, Henok Mulugeta, Dessalegn Amare, Dube Jara, Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Ayenew Negesse, Swati Rayasam, Sahai Burrowes

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Multifocal tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome – a case report of a complicated scenario

Gopalan Narendran, Deivide Oliveira-de-Souza, Caian L. Vinhaes, Kevan Akrami, Kiyoshi F. Fukutani, Kesavamurthy Banu, Padmapriyadarsini Chandrasekaran, Narayanan Ravichandran, Irini Sereti, Soumya Swaminathan, Bruno B. Andrade

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa with variable antibacterial resistance profiles: a diagnostic challenge

Nicolas Gürtler, Michael Osthoff, Florian Rueter, Daniel Wüthrich, Lukas Zimmerli, Adrian Egli, Stefano Bassetti

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical usefulness of iQ200/iChem Velocity workstation for screening of urine culture

Jong-Mi Lee, Doo-Jin Baek, Kang Gyun Park, Eunhee Han, Yeon-Joon Park

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Risk factors for active tuberculosis in 938 QuantiFERON-positive schoolchildren in Mongolia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Davaasambuu Ganmaa, Polyna Khudyakov, Uyanga Buyanjargal, Delgerekh Baigal, Munkhzul Baatar, Nomin Enkhamgalan, Sumiya Erdenebaatar, Batbayar Ochirbat, Buyankhishig Burneebaatar, Enkhtamir Purevdorj, Yanjindulam Purevsuren, Gantsetseg Garmaa, Erdenetuya Ganbaatar, Adrian R. Martineau

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Core encoding sequences of Hepatitis C virus in Ghanaian blood donors are predominantly mosaics of different genotype 2 strains and cannot distinguish subtypes

Nicholas Israel Nii-Trebi, Charles Addoquaye Brown, Yaa Difie Osei, William Kwabena Ampofo, Alexander Kwadwo Nyarko

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Late presentation of HIV positive adults and its predictors to HIV/AIDS care in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Getaneh Mulualem Belay, Aklilu Endalamaw, Amare Demsie Ayele

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Extensive disseminated cysticercosis: a case report in Yunnan province, China

Xin-Zhong Zang, Huan-Zhang Li, Men-Bao Qian, Ying-Dan Chen, Chang-Hai Zhou, Hong-Kun Liu, Yu-Hua Liu, Shi-Zhu Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Enterobius vermicularis infection: prevalence and risk factors among preschool children in kindergarten in the capital area, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Chia-Kwung Fan, Ting-Wu Chuang, Ying-Chieh Huang, Ai-Wen Yin, Chia-Mei Chou, Yu-Ting Hsu, Ramson Kios, Shao-Lun Hsu, Ying-Ting Wang, Mai-Szu Wu, Jia-Wei Lin, Kennar Briand, Chia-Ying Tu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Factors associated with first-line antiretroviral treatment failure in adult HIV-positive patients: a case-control study from Ethiopia

Yihienew Mequanint Bezabih, Fekadu Beyene, Woldesellassie M. Bezabhe

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Emerging serotype III sequence type 17 group B streptococcus invasive infection in infants: the clinical characteristics and impacts on outcomes

Yi Kao, Ming-Horng Tsai, Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu, Jang-Jih Lu, Jen-Fu Hsu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Tuberculosis treatment in the private healthcare sector in India: an analysis of recent trends and volumes using drug sales data

Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Deepak Batra, Nilesh Maheshwari, Kishan Swaroop, Lokesh Sharma, Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva, Sunil Khaparde, Raghuram Rao, Devesh Gupta, Bhavin Vadera, Sreenivas A. Nair, Kiran Rade, Sameer Kumta, Puneet Dewan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The efficacy of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet light technology on Candida auris

Caroline Maslo, Moira du Plooy, Jennifer Coetzee

01.12.2019 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Why all blood donations should be tested for hepatitis E virus (HEV)

Joachim Denner, Sven Pischke, Eike Steinmann, Johannes Blümel, Dieter Glebe

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Performance and impact of GeneXpert MTB/RIF® and Loopamp MTBC Detection Kit® assays on tuberculosis case detection in Madagascar

Niaina Rakotosamimanana, Simon Grandjean Lapierre, Vaomalala Raharimanga, Mamy Serge Raherison, Astrid M. Knoblauch, Antso Hasina Raherinandrasana, Andrianantenaina Rakotoson, Julio Rakotonirina, Voahangy Rasolofo

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Disseminated cysticercosis in China with complex and variable clinical manifestations: a case series

Yang Zou, Fei Wang, Hong-Bin Wang, Wayne W. Wu, Chia-Kwung Fan, Han-Yu Zhang, Lei Wang, Xiao-Jun Tian, Wei Li, Min-Jun Huang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Adverse drug reactions in South African patients receiving bedaquiline-containing tuberculosis treatment: an evaluation of spontaneously reported cases

Jackie Jones, Vanessa Mudaly, Jacqueline Voget, Tracey Naledi, Gary Maartens, Karen Cohen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Chinese health literacy scale for tuberculosis patients: a study on development and psychometric testing

Yan Li, Shaoru Zhang, Tianhua Zhang, Yi Cao, Weiping Liu, Hualin Jiang, Dan Ren, Jing Ren, Haini Liu, Zhongqiu Hua

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Genotypic determination of resistance and heteroresistance to clarithromycin in Helicobacter pylori isolates from antrum and corpus of Colombian symptomatic patients

Betsy Verónica Arévalo-Jaimes, Diana F. Rojas-Rengifo, Carlos Alberto Jaramillo, Belén Mendoza de Molano, José Fernando Vera-Chamorro, María del Pilar Delgado

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The pharyngeal carriage of Haemophilus influenzae among healthy population in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Peng Yang, Jieming Zhang, Anlin Peng

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An improved algorithm for rapid diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis from pleural effusion by combined testing with GeneXpert MTB/RIF and an anti-LAM antibody-based assay

Qingtao Liang, Yu Pang, Yang Yang, Hua Li, Chao Guo, Xinting Yang, Xiaoyou Chen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among mentally disabled and non-disabled primary school students, Bahir Dar, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, 2018: a comparative cross-sectional study

Agumas Ayalew Fentahun, Anemaw Asrat, Abebayehu Bitew, Selamawit Mulat

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Recurrent hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease and hepatitis C treated with direct antiviral agents

Taotao Yan, Jiuping Wang, Juan Li, Shan Fu, Yi Chen, Chunhua Hu, Rou Zhang, Zhen Tian, Fahui Zhao, Jun Dong, Jinfeng Liu, Yuan Yang, Tianyan Chen, Yingren Zhao, Yingli He

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Observational study of a new strategy and management policy for measles prevention in medical personnel in a hospital setting

Chang-Pan Liu, Hsi-Peng Lu, Tainyi Luor

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Assessing the cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination strategies for adolescent girls and boys in the UK

Samik Datta, Joshua Pink, Graham F. Medley, Stavros Petrou, Sophie Staniszewska, Martin Underwood, Pam Sonnenberg, Matt J. Keeling

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Genomic characterization of MDR/XDR-TB in Kazakhstan by a combination of high-throughput methods predominantly shows the ongoing transmission of L2/Beijing 94–32 central Asian/Russian clusters

B. J. Klotoe, S. Kacimi, E. Costa-Conceicão, H. M. Gomes, R. B. Barcellos, S. Panaiotov, D. Haj Slimene, N. Sikhayeva, S. Sengstake, A. R. Schuitema, M. Akhalaia, A. Alenova, E. Zholdybayeva, P. Tarlykov, R. Anthony, G. Refrégier, C. Sola

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Trend of antibiotics usage for acute pyelonephritis in Korea based on national health insurance data 2010–2014

Bongyoung Kim, Rangmi Myung, Myoung-jae Lee, Jieun Kim, Hyunjoo Pai

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clusterization of co-morbidities and multi-morbidities among persons living with HIV: a cross-sectional study

Paolo Maggi, Carmen R. Santoro, Marco Nofri, Elena Ricci, Nicolò De Gennaro, Chiara Bellacosa, Elisabetta Schiaroli, Giancarlo Orofino, Barbara Menzaghi, Antonio Di Biagio, Nicola Squillace, Daniela Francisci, Francesca Vichi, Chiara Molteni, Paolo Bonfanti, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Frequency of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis RDRio genotype and its association with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Isabela Neves de Almeida, Sidra Ezidio Gonçalves Vasconcellos, Lida Jouca de Assis Figueredo, Nayanne Gama Teixeira Dantas, Cláudio José Augusto, João Paulo Amaral Hadaad, Philip Noel Suffys, Wânia da Silva Carvalho, Silvana Spíndola de Miranda

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: “With fever it’s the real flu I would say”: laypersons’ perception of common cold and influenza and their differences - a qualitative study in Austria, Belgium and Croatia

Elisabeth Anne-Sophie Mayrhuber, Wim Peersman, Nina van de Kraats, Goranka Petricek, Asja Ćosić Divjak, Silvia Wojczewski, Kathryn Hoffmann

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Management of amphotericin-induced phlebitis among HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis in a resource-limited setting: a prospective cohort study

Cynthia Ahimbisibwe, Richard Kwizera, Jane Frances Ndyetukira, Florence Kugonza, Alisat Sadiq, Kathy Huppler Hullsiek, Darlisha A. Williams, Joshua Rhein, David R. Boulware, David B. Meya

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Comparison on simultaneous capillary and venous parasite density and genotyping results from children and adults with uncomplicated malaria: a prospective observational study in Uganda

Aine Lehane, Moses Were, Martina Wade, Musleehat Hamadu, Megan Cahill, Sylvia Kiconco, Richard Kajubi, Francesca Aweeka, Norah Mwebaza, Fangyong Li, Sunil Parikh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The etiology of acute meningitis and encephalitis syndromes in a sentinel pediatric hospital, Shenzhen, China

Hongwei Shen, Chunqing Zhu, Xiaorong Liu, Dongli Ma, Chunli Song, Lintao Zhou, Zuer Wang, Yongxuan Ou, Wen Ma, Xianghui Shi, Xuejun Ma, Yiwen Zhou

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Estimate of male urethritis incidences in France between 2007 and 2017 with a specific focus on Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Trichomonas vaginalis infections

Louise Rossignol, Laurianne Feuillepain, Ndeindo Ndeikoundam Ngangro, Cécile Souty, Nelly Fournet, Yann Le Strat, Noémie Baroux, Thomas Hanslik, Florence Lot, Thierry Blanchon

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Phylogenetic analysis highlights the role of older people in the transmission of HIV-1 in Fuyang, Anhui Province, China

Jianjun Wu, Yu Zhang, Yuelan Shen, Xiaolin Wang, Hui Xing, Xiaohui Yang, Xinping Ding, Bing Hu, Hanping Li, Jingwan Han, Jingyun Li, Bin Su, Yongjian Liu, Lin Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pediatric stool samples using TruTip technology

Annelies W. Mesman, Martin Soto, Julia Coit, Roger Calderon, Juan Aliaga, Nira R. Pollock, Milagros Mendoza, Francisco M. Mestanza, Carlos J. Mendoza, Megan B. Murray, Leonid Lecca, Rebecca Holmberg, Molly F. Franke

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Towards tailored regimens in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis: a retrospective study in two Italian reference Centres

Niccolò Riccardi, Riccardo Alagna, Laura Saderi, Maurizio Ferrarese, Paola Castellotti, Ester Mazzola, Saverio De Lorenzo, Pietro Viggiani, Zarir Udwadia, Giorgio Besozzi, Daniela Cirillo, Giovanni Sotgiu, Luigi Codecasa, for StopTB Italia Onlus Group

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Assessment of a newly developed immunochromatographic assay for NDM-type metallo-β-lactamase producing Gram-negative pathogens in Myanmar

Tatsuya Tada, Jun-ichiro Sekiguchi, Shin Watanabe, Kyoko Kuwahara-Arai, Naeko Mizutani, Izumi Yanagisawa, Tomomi Hishinuma, Khin Nyein Zan, San Mya, Htay Htay Tin, Teruo Kirikae

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The inference of HIV-1 transmission direction between HIV-1 positive couples based on the sequences of HIV-1 quasi-species

Jianjun Wu, Zhongwang Hu, Hui Yao, Hai Wang, Yanhua Lei, Ping Zhong, Yi Feng, Hui Xing, Yuelan Shen, Lin Jin, Aiwen Liu, Yizu Qin, Lifeng Miao, Bin Su, Yibo Zhang, Hongxiong Guo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A nationwide study of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Portugal 2014–2017 using epidemiological and molecular clustering analyses

Olena Oliveira, Rita Gaio, Carlos Carvalho, Margarida Correia-Neves, Raquel Duarte, Teresa Rito

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Aerosol immunization by alginate coated mycobacterium (BCG/MIP) particles provide enhanced immune response and protective efficacy than aerosol of plain mycobacterium against M.tb. H37Rv infection in mice

Puja S. Nagpal, Ashwani Kesarwani, Parul Sahu, Pramod Upadhyay

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A viral genome wide association study and genotypic resistance testing in patients failing first line antiretroviral therapy in the first large countrywide Ethiopian HIV cohort

Nigus Fikrie Telele, Amare Worku Kalu, Solomon Gebre-Selassie, Daniel Fekade, Gaetano Marrone, Sebastian Grossmann, Ujjwal Neogi, Belete Tegbaru, Anders Sönnerborg

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of fungemia due to Kodamaea ohmeri

K. Diallo, B. Lefevre, G. Cadelis, J. C. Gallois, F. Gandon, M. Nicolas, B. Hoen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evaluation of the SpeeDx Carba (beta) multiplex real-time PCR assay for detection of NDM, KPC, OXA-48-like, IMP-4-like and VIM carbapenemase genes

Amanda Bordin, Ella Trembizki, Madeline Windsor, Rachel Wee, Lit Yeen Tan, Cameron Buckley, Melanie Syrmis, Haakon Bergh, Kyra Cottrell, Hosam M. Zowawi, Hanna E. Sidjabat, Patrick N. A. Harris, Graeme R. Nimmo, David L. Paterson, David M. Whiley

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Dengue, chikungunya, and scrub typhus are important etiologies of non-malarial febrile illness in Rourkela, Odisha, India

Pavitra N. Rao, Anna Maria van Eijk, Sandhya Choubey, Syed Zeeshan Ali, Aditee Dash, Punam Barla, Rajshri Rani Oraon, Gautam Patel, P. Nandini, Subrata Acharya, Sanjib Mohanty, Jane M. Carlton, Sanghamitra Satpathi

01.12.2019 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Immune function as predictor of infectious complications and clinical outcome in patients undergoing solid organ transplantation (the ImmuneMo:SOT study): a prospective non-interventional observational trial

Camilla Heldbjerg Drabe, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Allan Rasmussen, Michael Perch, Finn Gustafsson, Omid Rezahosseini, Jens D. Lundgren, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Susanne Dam Nielsen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nearly half of Ultrio plus NAT non-discriminated reactive blood donors were identified as occult HBV infection in South China

Xianlin Ye, Tong Li, Wen Shao, Jinfeng Zeng, Wenxu Hong, Liang Lu, Weigang Zhu, Chengyao Li, Tingting Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Efficacy of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet light for disinfection of high-touch surfaces in an Ecuadorian hospital

José E. Villacís, Mario Lopez, Deborah Passey, Manuel Hernando Santillán, Germán Verdezoto, Freddy Trujillo, Gustavo Paredes, Carmen Alarcón, Ronny Horvath, Mark Stibich

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Retrospective study of pleural parasitic infestations: a practical diagnostic approach

Jinlin Wang, Weizhan Luo, Panxiao Shen, Jianxing He, Yunxiang Zeng

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Diversity of infectious aetiologies of acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses in south and Southeast Asia: a systematic review

Kinley Wangdi, Kaushalya Kasturiaratchi, Susana Vaz Nery, Colleen L. Lau, Darren J. Gray, Archie C. A. Clements

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Low concordance of oral and genital HPV infection among male patients with sexually transmitted infections in Vietnam

Hai Ha Long Le, Xiuqiong Bi, Azumi Ishizaki, Hung Van Le, Trung Vu Nguyen, Hiroshi Ichimura

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Decline in reported AIDS cases in Brazil after implementation of the test and treat initiative

Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira, Meritxell Sabidó, Alessandro Caruso, Adele Schwartz Benzaken

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Using genetic variation in Aedes aegypti to identify candidate anti-dengue virus genes

Gerard Terradas, Elizabeth A. McGraw

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sero-prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and associated risk factors among psychiatric outpatients attending University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Barnabas Achaw, Habtie Tesfa, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke, Ligabaw Worku, Ayenew Addisu, Niguse Yigzaw, Yalewayker Tegegne

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nosocomial transmission of chickenpox and varicella zoster virus seroprevalence rate amongst healthcare workers in a teaching hospital in China

Jin Yang, Jieling Liu, Fanfan Xing, Haiyan Ye, Guijian Dai, Meiyuan Liu, Simon Kam-Fai Lo, Ricky Wing-Tong Lau, Kelvin Hei-Yeung Chiu, Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Associations between human leukocyte antigen polymorphisms and hypersensitivity to antiretroviral therapy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus: a meta-analysis

Kun Hu, Qian Xiang, Zhe Wang, Guang-yan Mu, Zhuo Zhang, Ling-yue Ma, Qiu-fen Xie, Shu-qing Chen, Shuang Zhou, Xiao-dan Zhang, Yi-min Cui

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical and microbiological characteristics and outcomes of community-acquired sepsis among adults: a single center, 1-year retrospective observational cohort study from Hungary

Balint Gergely Szabo, Rebeka Kiss, Katalin Szidonia Lenart, Bence Marosi, Eszter Vad, Botond Lakatos, Eszter Ostorhazi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The burden of antimicrobial resistance at tertiary care hospital, southern Ethiopia: a three years’ retrospective study

Tsegaye Alemayehu, Mulubrahan Ali, Enkosilassie Mitiku, Mengistu Hailemariam

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Influenza vaccination effectiveness for people aged under 65 years in Japan, 2013/2014 season: application of a doubly robust method to a large-scale, real-world dataset

Natsumi Shibata, Shinya Kimura, Takahiro Hoshino, Hisashi Urushihara

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence of Transplacentally acquired Measles antibodies in unvaccinated infants at nine months of age and its relation to the feeding practices

Najma Javed, Muhammad Arif Nadeem Saqib, Mir. Muhammad Hassan Bullo, Rana Jawad Asghar

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A case report of HIV-1 superinfection in an HIV controller leading to loss of viremia control: a retrospective of 10 years of follow-up

Diogo Gama Caetano, Fernanda Heloise Côrtes, Gonzalo Bello, Suwellen Sardinha Dias de Azevedo, Brenda Hoagland, Larissa Melo Villela, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Valdiléa Gonçalves Veloso, Monick Lindenmeyer Guimarães, Mariza Gonçalves Morgado

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Critical role of molecular test in early diagnosis of gastric tuberculosis: a rare case report and review of literature

Jun Ma, Hongyun Yin, Huikang Xie

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of Zika virus in blood donations: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rongfei Liu, Xuanzhuo Wang, Yu Ma, Jianyong Wu, Chen Mao, Lihong Yuan, Jiahai Lu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Meningitis and epididymitis caused by Toscana virus infection imported to Switzerland diagnosed by metagenomic sequencing: a case report

Fabian Tschumi, Stefan Schmutz, Verena Kufner, Maike Heider, Fiona Pigny, Bettina Schreiner, Riccarda Capaul, Yvonne Achermann, Michael Huber

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Norovirus shedding among symptomatic and asymptomatic employees in outbreak settings in Shanghai, China

Qiang-song Wu, Ze-liang Xuan, Jing-yi Liu, Xue-tao Zhao, Yuan-fang Chen, Chen-xi Wang, Xiao-ting Shen, Ya-xin Wang, Lan Wang, Yi Hu

01.12.2019 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Susceptibility testing of Leishmania spp. against amphotericin B and fluconazole using the Sensititre™ YeastOne™ YO9 platform

Ruwandi Kariyawasam, Priyanka Challa, Rachel Lau, Andrea K. Boggild

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Characterizing the disability experience among adults living with HIV: a structural equation model using the HIV disability questionnaire (HDQ) within the HIV, health and rehabilitation survey

Kelly K. O’Brien, Steven Hanna, Patricia Solomon, Catherine Worthington, Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, Soo Chan Carusone, Stephanie Nixon, Brenda Merritt, Jacqueline Gahagan, Larry Baxter, Patriic Gayle, Greg Robinson, Rosalind Baltzer Turje, Stephen Tattle, Tammy Yates

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of noroviruses in children hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis in Hohhot, China, 2012-2017

Hui-ying Li, Yu-geng Zhang, Xia Lei, Jian Song, Zhao-jun Duan

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in East Africa: red alert or red herring?

Frederick K. Wangai, Moses M. Masika, Marybeth C. Maritim, R. Andrew Seaton

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical parameters and outcomes of necrotizing soft tissue infections secondary to gastrointestinal fistulas

Kun Guo, Wenbin Gong, Tao Zheng, Zhiwu Hong, Xiuwen Wu, Huajian Ren, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Peter Nthumba, Jianan Ren, Jieshou Li

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A lung abscess caused by secondary syphilis – the utility of polymerase chain reaction techniques in transbronchial biopsy: a case report

Shinji Futami, Takayuki Takimoto, Futoshi Nakagami, Shingo Satoh, Masanari Hamaguchi, Muneyoshi Kuroyama, Kotaro Miyake, Shohei Koyama, Kota Iwahori, Haruhiko Hirata, Izumi Nagatomo, Yoshito Takeda, Hiroshi Kida, Atsushi Kumanogoh

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Incidence and predictors of second-line antiretroviral treatment failure among adults living with HIV in Amhara region: a multi-centered retrospective follow-up study

Muluneh Alene, Tadesse Awoke, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe oxidative stress in sickle cell disease patients with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kampala, Uganda

Saad Mahjub Atiku, Nabukeera Louise, Dennis M. Kasozi

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Are current guidelines adapted for patient eligibility to PrEP? A case report

Elise K. Van Obberghen, Delphine Viard, Alain Lafeuillade, Alexandre Civiletti, Fanny Rocher, Milou-Daniel Drici

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus and associated factors among pregnant women in Gambella hospital, South Western Ethiopia: facility based cross-sectional study

Abayneh Tunje Tanga, Misanew Andargie Teshome, Desta Hiko, Chaltu Fikru, Gemechu Kejela Jilo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Pathogens distribution and drug resistance in patients with acute cerebral infarction complicated with diabetes and nosocomial pulmonary infection

Yu-Xin Liu, Qiu-Mei Cao, Bing-Chen Ma

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of intestinal helminth infections in Jiangsu Province, eastern China; a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2015

Yang Dai, Xiangzhen Xu, Jianfeng Liu, Xiaolin Jin, Mingxue Shen, Xiaoting Wang, Jun Cao, Haitao Yang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes among children in India prior to the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines: a cross-sectional study

Catherine G. Sutcliffe, Anita Shet, Rosemol Varghese, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Anand Manoharan, Brian Wahl, Sara Chandy, Jack Sternal, Raziuddin Khan, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Mathuram Santosham, Narendra K. Arora

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Investigation of a cross-border case of Lassa fever in West Africa

Mory Keïta, Georges Alfred Kizerbo, Lorenzo Subissi, Fodé Amara Traoré, Ahmadou Doré, Mohamed Fode Camara, Ahmadou Barry, Raymond Pallawo, Mamadou Oury Baldé, Nfaly Magassouba, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, Ibrahima Socé Fall

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Culturing periprosthetic tissue in BacT/Alert® Virtuo blood culture system leads to improved and faster detection of prosthetic joint infections

Adriana Sanabria, Merethe E. O. Røkeberg, Mona Johannessen, Johanna Ericson Sollid, Gunnar Skov Simonsen, Anne-Merethe Hanssen

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Time to positivity of blood culture is a risk factor for clinical outcomes in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia children: a retrospective study

Yuanyuan Li, Qinyuan Li, Guangli Zhang, Huan Ma, Yi Wu, Qian Yi, Lili Jiang, Jiao Wan, Fengtao Suo, Zhengxiu Luo

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Bloodstream infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria: epidemiological, clinical and microbiological features

Helena Ferreira Leal, Jailton Azevedo, Giulyana Evelyn Oliveira Silva, Angelica Maria Lima Amorim, Larissa Rangel Cabral de Roma, Ana Carolina Palmeira Arraes, Edilane Lins Gouveia, Mitermayer Galvão Reis, Ana Verena Mendes, Marcio de Oliveira Silva, Maria Goreth Barberino, Ianick Souto Martins, Joice Neves Reis

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Lesson learned from the investigation and response of Lassa fever outbreak, Margibi County, Liberia, 2018: case report

Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Leroy Maximore, Darius Keller, John Dogba, Myer Pajibo, Kumblytee Johnson, Emmanuel Saydee, Julius Monday, Roland Tuopileyi II, Nuha Mahmoud

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from bloodstream infections in a tertiary referral center in Italy

Lucia Brescini, Gianluca Morroni, Chiara Valeriani, Sefora Castelletti, Marina Mingoia, Serena Simoni, Annamaria Masucci, Roberto Montalti, Marco Vivarelli, Andrea Giacometti, Francesco Barchiesi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spatial analysis of HIV-TB co-clustering in Uganda

Augustus Aturinde, Mahdi Farnaghi, Petter Pilesjö, Ali Mansourian

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Spread and clinical severity of respiratory syncytial virus A genotype ON1 in Germany, 2011–2017

Andrea Streng, David Goettler, Miriam Haerlein, Lisa Lehmann, Kristina Ulrich, Christiane Prifert, Christine Krempl, Benedikt Weißbrich, Johannes G. Liese

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Telbivudine can safely reduce mother-to-child transmission in chronic hepatitis B women after 12 weeks of gestation

Li-fen Han, Jian-ming Zheng, Li-qing Zheng, Hai-bing Gao, Li-xia Chen, Qing-ling Xu, Yi-hong Chai, Xin Zhang, Chen Pan, Lv-feng Yao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Evidence for heterogeneity in China’s progress against pulmonary tuberculosis: uneven reductions in a major center of ongoing transmission, 2005–2017

Ting Li, Qu Cheng, Charles Li, Everleigh Stokes, Philip Collender, Alison Ohringer, Xintong Li, Jing Li, Jonathan L. Zelner, Song Liang, Changhong Yang, Justin V. Remais, Jin’ge He

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Allele-specific real-time PCR testing for minor macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

Dongxing Guo, Wenjuan Hu, Baoping Xu, Jingyi Li, Dan Li, Shaogang Li, Zhaoyong Wu, Ran Wei, Xiujun Tian, Kunling Shen, Deli Xin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Establishment and development of national community-based collaborative innovation demonstration areas to achieve the control target of hepatitis B in China

Bing Ruan, Zhixin Yu, Shigui Yang, Kaijin Xu, Jingjing Ren, Jun Yao, Nanping Wu, Chengbo Yu, Min Deng, Tiansheng Xie, Ping Chen, Chencheng Wang, Yiping Li, Yanhong Zhao, Jifang Sheng, Yunde Hou, Zunyou Wu, Shuigao Jin, Yude Chen, Mengfeng Li, Fengcai Zhu, Hong Tang, Yuantao Hao, Xinghuo Pang, Lin Lu, Wen Yang, Zhengan Yuan, Aiqiang Xu, Zizhao Li, Mingjian Ni, Yongping Yan, Qiu Zhong, Lin Zhou, Guojian Li, Qun Meng, Jianping Hu, Hong Zhou, Guangyu Zhang, Dexin Li, Wei Jiang, Qing Li, Peixin Wu, Ruoqi Xing, Jinhui Gu, Di Gao, Lanjuan Li

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Use of nanotechnology for infectious disease diagnostics: application in drug resistant tuberculosis

Roshanthi Eranga Karunaratne, Lahiru A. Wijenayaka, Sandya Sulochana Wijesundera, K. M. Nalin De Silva, Chamila Priyangani Adikaram, Jennifer Perera

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

The association between tuberculin skin test result and active tuberculosis risk of college students in Beijing, China: a retrospective cohort study

Demin Cao, Zhiguo Zhang, Zhen Yang, Shubo Ma, Zhaogang Sun, Huijuan Duan, Baoli Zhu, Fei Zhao

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Phylogeny, sequence-typing and virulence profile of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains from Pakistan

Ihsan Ali, Zara Rafaque, Ibrar Ahmed, Faiza Tariq, Sarah E. Graham, Elizabeth Salzman, Betsy Foxman, Javid Iqbal Dasti

01.12.2019 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Correction to: Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii carrying the carbapenemase OXA-23 in ICU of the eastern Heilongjiang Province, China

Yongxin Zhao, Kewang Hu, Jisheng Zhang, Yuhang Guo, Xuecai Fan, Yong Wang, Sedzro Divine Mensah, Xiaoli Zhang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Upregulation of cell-surface mucin MUC15 in human nasal epithelial cells upon influenza A virus infection

Zhuang Gui Chen, Zhao Ni Wang, Yan Yan, Jing Liu, Ting Ting He, Kim Thye Thong, Yew Kwang Ong, Vincent T. K. Chow, Kai Sen Tan, De Yun Wang

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

A highly sensitive modified nested PCR to enhance case detection in leishmaniasis

Bhagya Deepachandi, Sudath Weerasinghe, Preethi Soysa, Nadira Karunaweera, Yamuna Siriwardana

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis caused by human adenovirus type 8 in primary school, southwest China

Duo Li, Jie-Nan Zhou, Hong Li, Cun-Ying He, Qing-Shan Dai, Xiang-Lan Li, Jian-Fang He, Hong He, Ming-Bao Li, L I-Li Jiang, Yao-Yao Chen, Wen Xu

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Successful management of visceral disseminated varicella zoster virus infection during treatment of membranous nephropathy: a case report

Yoshitaka Furuto, Mariko Kawamura, Akio Namikawa, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuko Shibuya

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of persons who experienced spontaneous hepatitis C viral clearance

Mabel Michille Kimble, Marjan Javanbakht, Kara W. Chew, Chrysovalantis Stafylis, Di He, Samantha Ramirez, Yeonsoo Baik, Sammy Saab, Jeffrey D. Klausner

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Interaction of nutritional status and diabetes on active and latent tuberculosis: a cross-sectional analysis

Rachel W. Kubiak, Sonali Sarkar, C. Robert Horsburgh, Gautam Roy, Mario Kratz, Ayiraveetil Reshma, Selby Knudsen, Padmini Salgame, Jerrold J. Ellner, Paul K. Drain, Natasha S. Hochberg

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Detection of risk clusters for deaths due to tuberculosis specifically in areas of southern Brazil where the disease was supposedly a non-problem

Luana Seles Alves, Danielle Talita dos Santos, Marcos Augusto Moraes Arcoverde, Thais Zamboni Berra, Luiz Henrique Arroyo, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Ivaneliza Simionato de Assis, Ana Angélica Rêgo de Queiroz, Jonas Boldini Alonso, Josilene Dália Alves, Marcela Paschoal Popolin, Mellina Yamamura, Juliane de Almeida Crispim, Elma Mathias Dessunti, Pedro Fredemir Palha, Francisco Chiaraval-Neto, Carla Nunes, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Virulence characteristics of multidrug resistant biofilm forming Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from intensive care unit patients

Habib Zeighami, Fatemeh Valadkhani, Reza Shapouri, Elham Samadi, Fakhri Haghi

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Experiences from multiplex PCR diagnostics of faeces in hospitalised patients: clinical significance of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and culture negative campylobacter

Jan-Erik Berdal, Benoit Follin-Arbelet, Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Recurrent arthritis caused by Candida parapsilosis: a case report and literature review

Hang Fang, Lisi Huang, Rongkai Zhang, Denghui Xie, Hengbiao Sun, Chun Zeng, Daozhang Cai

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Utility of oral fluid samples for hepatitis B antibody detection in real life conditions

Helena Medina Cruz, Vanessa Salete de Paula, Elisangela Ferreira da Silva, Kycia Maria Rodrigues do Ó, Flavio Augusto Pádua Milagres, Marcelo Santos Cruz, Francisco Inácio Bastos, Jurema Corrêa da Mota, Priscila Pollo-Flores, Erotildes Leal, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro, Lia Laura Lewis-Ximenez, Elisabeth Lampe, Livia Melo Villar

01.12.2019 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Understanding group A streptococcal pharyngitis and skin infections as causes of rheumatic fever: protocol for a prospective disease incidence study

Julie Bennett, Nicole J. Moreland, Jane Oliver, Julian Crane, Deborah A. Williamson, Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Matire Harwood, Arlo Upton, Susan Smith, Jonathan Carapetis, Michael G. Baker

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Hepatitis C virus infection status and associated factors among a multi-site sample of people who used illicit drugs in the Amazon region

Aldemir B. Oliveira-Filho, Francisco Junior A. Santos, Fabricio Quaresma Silva, Nairis Costa Raiol, Camila Carla S. Costa, Juliana Nadia F. Piauiense, Luisa Caricio Martins, Yasmin Maria N. Cardoso, Jeruza Ferraz F. Di Miceli, Rafael Lima Resque, Gláucia C. Silva-Oliveira, Luiz Marcelo L. Pinheiro, Luiz Fernando A. Machado, João Renato R. Pinho, José Alexandre R. Lemos, Emil Kupek, Benedikt Fischer

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Chronic disseminated candidiasis manifesting as hepatosplenic abscesses among patients with hematological malignancies

Chien-Yuan Chen, Aristine Cheng, Feng-Ming Tien, Po-Chu Lee, Hwei-Fang Tien, Wang-Huei Sheng, Yee-Chun Chen

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Severe Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with chronic active hepatitis C and mixed cryoglobulinemia: a case report

Alexandre Chlilek, Claire Roger, Laurent Muller, Marie-Josée Carles, Robin Stephan, Didier Laureillard, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Albert Sotto

01.12.2019 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Rat bite fever caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis infection in a Chinese patient

Wei-Wei Zhang, Yi-Bing Hu, Guo-Xin He, Yu Zhou, Liang Hong, Ji-Guang Ding

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Long term outcome of a community-based hepatitis B awareness campaign: eight-year follow-up on linkage to care (LTC) in HBV infected individuals

Chul S. Hyun, Okhyun Ko, Seulgi Lee, Joseph McMenamin

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Utilization of systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria in predicting mortality among geriatric patients with influenza in the emergency department

Henry Chih-Hung Tai, Chien-Chun Yeh, Yen-An Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Wei-Lung Chen, Chien-Cheng Huang, Jui-Yuan Chung

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Elevated expression of serum soluble ST2 in clinical relapse after stopping long-term Nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy for chronic hepatitis B

Linqing Xie, Guichan Liao, Hongjie Chen, Muye Xia, Xuan Huang, Rong Fan, Jie Peng, Xiaoyong Zhang, Hongyan Liu

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Prevalence of tuberculosis, multidrug resistant tuberculosis and associated risk factors among smear negative presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Waganeh Sinshaw, Abebaw Kebede, Adane Bitew, Ephrem Tesfaye, Mengistu Tadesse, Zemedu Mehamed, Bazezew Yenew, Misikir Amare, Biniyam Dagne, Getu Diriba, Ayinalem Alemu, Muluwork Getahun, Dinka Fikadu, Kassu Desta, Habteyes Hailu Tola

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis among patients attending the Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Arnold A. Mtenga, Boniphace M. Kalyanyama, Sira S. Owibingire, Karpal S. Sohal, Elison N.M. Simon

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Seroprevalence and molecular characteristics of varicella-zoster virus infection in Chinese children

Lin Luan, Xiaochen Shen, Jing Qiu, Yang Jing, Jingqi Zhang, Jie Wang, Jun Zhang, Chen Dong

01.12.2019 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Online HIV prevention intervention on condomless sex among men who have sex with men: a web-based randomized controlled trial

Weibin Cheng, Huifang Xu, Weiming Tang, Fei Zhong, Gang Meng, Zhigang Han, Jinkou Zhao