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BMC Infectious Diseases

BMC Infectious Diseases 1/2016

Ausgabe 1/2016

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 757 Artikel )

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development of the Flu-PRO: a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument to evaluate symptoms of influenza

John H. Powers, M. Lourdes Guerrero, Nancy Kline Leidy, Mary P. Fairchok, Alice Rosenberg, Andrés Hernández, Sonja Stringer, Christina Schofield, Patricia Rodríguez-Zulueta, Katherine Kim, Patrick J. Danaher, Hilda Ortega-Gallegos, Elizabeth Dansie Bacci, Nathaniel Stepp, Arturo Galindo-Fraga, Kristina St. Clair, Michael Rajnik, Erin A. McDonough, Michelande Ridoré, John C. Arnold, Eugene V. Millar, Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sustained high prevalence of viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections among female sex workers in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Shu Su, Eric P. F. Chow, Kathryn E. Muessig, Lei Yuan, Joseph D. Tucker, Xiaohu Zhang, Jiehui Ren, Christopher K. Fairley, Jun Jing, Lei Zhang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A systematic review of reported reassortant viral lineages of influenza A

Amy Pinsent, Christophe Fraser, Neil M. Ferguson, Steven Riley

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Drug resistance characteristics and cluster analysis of M. tuberculosis in Chinese patients with multiple episodes of anti-tuberculosis treatment

Yi Hu, Qi Zhao, Jim Werngren, Sven Hoffner, Vinod K. Diwan, Biao Xu

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rapid diagnosis of Propionibacterium acnes infection in patient with hyperpyrexia after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation by next-generation sequencing: a case report

Mingzhi Ye, Wei Wei, Zhikai Yang, Yingzhen Li, Shaomin Cheng, Kang Wang, Tianliangwen Zhou, Jingmeng Sun, Sha Liu, Na Ni, Hui Jiang, Hua Jiang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical features of children hospitalized with influenza A and B infections during the 2012–2013 influenza season in Italy

Livia Mancinelli, Manuela Onori, Carlo Concato, Roberto Sorge, Stefano Chiavelli, Luana Coltella, Umberto Raucci, Antonio Reale, Donato Menichella, Cristina Russo

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Physicians’ attitudes and knowledge concerning antibiotic prescription and resistance: questionnaire development and reliability

António Teixeira Rodrigues, Mónica Ferreira, Fátima Roque, Amílcar Falcão, Elmano Ramalheira, Adolfo Figueiras, Maria Teresa Herdeiro

01.12.2015 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Microsphere-based antibody assays for human parvovirus B19V, CMV and T. gondii

Yilin Wang, Lea Hedman, Maria F. Perdomo, Amal Elfaitouri, Agnes Bölin-Wiener, Arun Kumar, Maija Lappalainen, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Jonas Blomberg, Klaus Hedman

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Intestinal parasitic infections in relation to CD4+ T cell counts and diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients with or without antiretroviral therapy in Cameroon

Dickson Shey Nsagha, Anna Longdoh Njunda, Nguedia Jules Clement Assob, Charlotte Wenze Ayima, Elvis Asangbeng Tanue, Odette Dzemo kibu, Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Simeprevir with pegylated interferon alfa 2a plus ribavirin for treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1 in patients with HIV: a meta-analysis and historical comparison

Frank Andersohn, Anne-Kathrin Claes, Werner Kulp, Jörg Mahlich, Jürgen Kurt Rockstroh

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Estimating mother-to-child HIV transmission rates in Cameroon in 2011: a computer simulation approach

Hermine L. Nguena Nguefack, Henri Gwet, Sophie Desmonde, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Céline Nkenfou, Mathurin Téjiokem, Patrice Tchendjou, Irénée Domkam, Valériane Leroy, Ahmadou Alioum, for the Inserm U897 Modeling Infectious Diseases in Low-Income Countries Study Group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Streptococcus pneumoniae colonisation in children and adolescents with asthma: impact of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and evaluation of potential effect of thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Susanna Esposito, Leonardo Terranova, Maria Francesca Patria, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Michele Miraglia del Giudice, Alessandro Bodini, Alberto Martelli, Eugenio Baraldi, Oscar Mazzina, Claudia Tagliabue, Amelia Licari, Valentina Ierardi, Mara Lelii, Nicola Principi

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A double blind community-based randomized trial of amoxicillin versus placebo for fast breathing pneumonia in children aged 2-59 months in Karachi, Pakistan (RETAPP)

Fyezah Jehan, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Salima Kerai, Nick Brown, Benazir Balouch, Zulfiqar Hyder, Gwen Ambler, Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Anita K. M. Zaidi

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Proportion and factors associated with Hepatitis B viremia in antiretroviral treatment naïve and experienced HIV co-infected Ghanaian patients

Timothy N. A. Archampong, Margaret Lartey, Kwamena W. Sagoe, Adjoa Obo-Akwa, Ernest Kenu, Fizza S. Gillani, Hongmei Yang, Isaac Boamah, Timothy Flanigan, Awewura Kwara

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HPV Vaccine utilization, Alberta 2008/09 – 2013/14 School year

Xianfang C. Liu, Christopher A. Bell, Kimberley A. Simmonds, Margaret L. Russell, Lawrence W. Svenson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of cutaneous sporotrichosis, Northern Territory, Australia

Sarah L. McGuinness, Rowena Boyd, Sarah Kidd, Charlie McLeod, Vicki L. Krause, Anna P. Ralph

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A Public Health initiative on hepatitis E virus epidemiology, safety and control in Portugal – study protocol

João R. Mesquita, Mette Myrmel, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Joakim Øverbø, Maria S. J. Nascimento

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization prevalence among HIV-infected Kenyan parents in the year before pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction

Laura M. Conklin, Godfrey Bigogo, Geofrey Jagero, Lee Hampton, Muthoni Junghae, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Fabiana Pimenta, Bernard Beall, Thomas Taylor, Brian Plikaytis, Kayla F. Laserson, John Vulule, Chris Van Beneden, Cynthia G. Whitney, Robert F. Breiman, Daniel R. Feikin

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Case report: severe cytomegalovirus primary infection in an immunocompetent adult with disseminated intravascular coagulation treated with valganciclovir

Niklas F. Müller, Matthias Schampera, Gerhard Jahn, Nisar P. Malek, Christoph P. Berg, Klaus Hamprecht

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparative performance characteristics of the urine lipoarabinomannan strip test and sputum smear microscopy in hospitalized HIV-infected patients with suspected tuberculosis in Harare, Zimbabwe

Lynn Sodai Zijenah, Gerard Kadzirange, Tsitsi Bandason, Maria Mary Chipiti, Bevel Gwambiwa, Forget Makoga, Pauline Chungu, Philip Kaguru, Keertan Dheda

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characterization of Sarcoptes scabiei cofilin gene and assessment of recombinant cofilin protein as an antigen in indirect-ELISA for diagnosis

Yu Zheng, Ran He, Manli He, Xiaobin Gu, Tao Wang, Weimin Lai, Xuerong Peng, Guangyou Yang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Gender-specific contributing risk factors and outcome of female cryptococcal meningoencephalitis patients

Hui Zheng, Mingyue Li, Dongmei Wang, Jia ling Yang, Qiong Chen, Xiaomei Zhang, Yang Man, Junying Lao, Ningfen Chen, Suyue Pan

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between human leukocyte antigen class II and pulmonary tuberculosis due to mycobacterium tuberculosis in Uganda

Dan Wamala, Helen Koyokoyo Buteme, Samuel Kirimunda, Gunilla Kallenius, Moses Joloba

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Genital Epstein Barr Virus is associated with higher prevalence and persistence of anal human papillomavirus in HIV-infected men on antiretroviral therapy

Sara Gianella, Christine C. Ginocchio, Eric S. Daar, Michael P. Dube, Sheldon R. Morris

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Adult pertussis is unrecognized public health problem in Thailand

Nirada Siriyakorn, Pornvimol Leethong, Terapong Tantawichien, Saowalak Sripakdee, Anusak Kerdsin, Surang Dejsirilert, Leilani Paitoonpong

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling lead to higher HIV testing rate and HIV case finding in Rwandan clinics?

Felix R. Kayigamba, Daniëla Van Santen, Mirjam I. Bakker, Judith Lammers, Veronicah Mugisha, Emmanuel Bagiruwigize, Ludwig De Naeyer, Anita Asiimwe, Maarten F. Schim Van Der Loeff

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR) gene profiles modify HIV disease course, not HIV acquisition in South African women

V. Naranbhai, D. de Assis Rosa, L. Werner, R. Moodley, H. Hong, A. Kharsany, K. Mlisana, S. Sibeko, N. Garrett, D. Chopera, W. H. Carr, Q. Abdool Karim, A. V. S. Hill, S. S. Abdool Karim, M. Altfeld, C. M. Gray, T. Ndung’u

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli in mother-child Pairs in Ile-Ife, South Western Nigeria

Babatunde W. Odetoyin, Jennifer Hofmann, Aaron O. Aboderin, Iruka N. Okeke

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Complex interaction between dengue virus replication and expression of miRNA-133a

Jorge Andrés Castillo, Juan Camilo Castrillón, Mayra Diosa-Toro, Juan Guillermo Betancur, Georges St Laurent III, Jolanda M. Smit, Silvio Urcuqui-Inchima

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The interaction between artemether-lumefantrine and lopinavir/ritonavir-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 infected patients

T. Kredo, K. Mauff, L. Workman, J. S. Van der Walt, L. Wiesner, P. J. Smith, G. Maartens, K. Cohen, K. I. Barnes

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Analysis of drug treatment outcome in clarithromycin-resistant Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease

Tsukasa Kadota, Hirotoshi Matsui, Takashi Hirose, Junko Suzuki, Minako Saito, Tomohiro Akaba, Kouichi Kobayashi, Shunsuke Akashi, Masahiro Kawashima, Atsuhisa Tamura, Hideaki Nagai, Shinobu Akagawa, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Ken Ohta

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diarrheagenic pathogens in adults attending a hospital in Singapore

Man Ling Chau, Sri Harminda Pahm Hartantyo, Min Yap, Joanne Su Lin Kang, Kyaw Thu Aung, Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez, Lee Ching Ng, Clarence C. Tam, Timothy Barkham

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Population structure, epidemiology and antibiotic resistance patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5: prior to PCV-13 vaccine introduction in Eastern Gambia

Eta E. Ashu, Sheikh Jarju, Michel Dione, Grant Mackenzie, Usman N. Ikumapayi, Ahmed Manjang, Romuladus Azuine, Martin Antonio

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Multifocal musculoskeletal tuberculosis mimicking multiple bone metastases: a case report

Meiping Ye, Jinwei Huang, Jie Wang, Jianmin Ren, Jianfei Tu, Weibo You, Taohui Zhu

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Revisiting typhoid fever surveillance in low and middle income countries: lessons from systematic literature review of population-based longitudinal studies

Vittal Mogasale, Vijayalaxmi V. Mogasale, Enusa Ramani, Jung Seok Lee, Ju Yeon Park, Kang Sung Lee, Thomas F. Wierzba

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Lomentospora prolificans endocarditis - case report and literature review

Melissa Kelly, Robert Stevens, Pamela Konecny

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Accuracy of clinical criteria and an immunochromatographic strip test for dengue diagnosis in a DENV-4 epidemic

Sibelle Nogueira Buonora, Sonia Regina Lambert Passos, Cleber Nascimento do Carmo, Fernanda Moisés Quintela, Diana Neves Rodrigues de Oliveira, Flavia Barreto dos Santos, Yara Hahr Marques Hökerberg, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Regina Paiva Daumas

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Construction of the influenza A virus transmission tree in a college-based population: co-transmission and interactions between influenza A viruses

Xu-Sheng Zhang, Daniela De Angelis

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Design of the PROUD study: PCR faeces testing in outpatients with diarrhoea

Alwin Schierenberg, Martine D. Nipshagen, Berna D. L. Broekhuizen, Alma C. van de Pol, Patricia C. J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Johannes G. Kusters, Rob Schuurman, Sanne van Delft, Marie-Josée J. Mangen, Niek J. de Wit, Marc J. M. Bonten

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk factors for intensive care unit admission in patients with severe leptospirosis: a comparative study according to patients’ severity

Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Douglas Sousa Soares, Anna Tereza Bezerra de Menezes Fernandes, Marília Maria Vasconcelos Girão, Pedro Randal Sidrim, Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira, Natalia Albuquerque Rocha, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Jr

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hepatitis B and C prevalence among hemodialysis patients in the West Bank hospitals, Palestine

Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Hani Rahal, Rasha Fuqaha

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A case report of Anisakis pegreffii (Nematoda, Anisakidae) identified from archival paraffin sections of a Croatian patient

Ivona Mladineo, Marijana Popović, Irena Drmić-Hofman, Vedran Poljak

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Episodic fevers and vasodilatory shock mimicking urosepsis in a patient with HIV-associated multicentric Castleman’s Disease: a case report

Stephanie Anderson, Sarah C. Sasson, Frederick J. Lee, Wendy Cooper, Stephen Larsen, Roger Garsia

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy of peripheral venous lactate and the 2009 WHO warning signs for identifying severe dengue in Thai adults: a prospective observational study

Vipa Thanachartwet, Anan Wattanathum, Nittha Oer-areemitr, Akanitt Jittmittraphap, Duangjai Sahassananda, Chalida Monpassorn, Manoon Surabotsophon, Varunee Desakorn

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Traceability, reproducibility and clinical evaluation of Sansure Realtime HCV RNA assay

Xiangbo Huang, Zhongping Deng, Lu Long, Jinjun Chen, Deming Tan, Liyan Zhu, Xueying Fan, Tao Shen, Fengmin Lu

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Assessing Chikungunya risk in a metropolitan area of Argentina through satellite images and mathematical models

Diego Ruiz-Moreno

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of HIV on mortality among patients treated for tuberculosis in Lima, Peru: a prospective cohort study

Gustavo E. Velásquez, J. Peter Cegielski, Megan B. Murray, Martin J. A. Yagui, Luis L. Asencios, Jaime N. Bayona, César A. Bonilla, Hector O. Jave, Gloria Yale, Carmen Z. Suárez, Eduardo Sanchez, Christian Rojas, Sidney S. Atwood, Carmen C. Contreras, Janeth Santa Cruz, Sonya S. Shin

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal periprosthetic joint infections can be effectively controlled by systemic and local daptomycin

Feng-Chih Kuo, Shih-Hsiang Yen, Kuo-Ti Peng, Jun-Wen Wang, Mel S. Lee

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predictors of dropout from care among HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy at a public sector HIV treatment clinic in sub-Saharan Africa

Stephen B. Asiimwe, Michael Kanyesigye, Bosco Bwana, Samson Okello, Winnie Muyindike

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hepatitis C and not Hepatitis B virus is a risk factor for anti-tuberculosis drug induced liver injury

Wan Soo Kim, Sang Soo Lee, Chang Min Lee, Hong Jun Kim, Chang Yoon Ha, Hyun Jin Kim, Tae Hyo Kim, Woon Tae Jung, Ok Jae Lee, Jeong Woo Hong, Hyun Seon You, Hyun Chin Cho

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Increase in non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from humans in Tuscany, Italy, from 2004 to 2014

Laura Rindi, Carlo Garzelli

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Trends in genital warts by socioeconomic status after the introduction of the national HPV vaccination program in Australia: analysis of national hospital data

Megan A. Smith, Bette Liu, Peter McIntyre, Robert Menzies, Aditi Dey, Karen Canfell

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The impact of nurse-driven targeted HIV screening in 8 emergency departments: study protocol for the DICI-VIH cluster-randomized two-period crossover trial

Judith Leblanc, Alexandra Rousseau, Gilles Hejblum, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Pierre de Truchis, France Lert, Dominique Costagliola, Tabassome Simon, Anne-Claude Crémieux

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A phase 1 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of DAS181 (Fludase®) in adult subjects with well-controlled asthma

Rhonda E. Colombo, Charles Fiorentino, Lori E. Dodd, Sally Hunsberger, Carissa Haney, Kevin Barrett, Linda Nabha, Richard T. Davey Jr., Kenneth N. Olivier

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Lessons from a French collaborative case–control study in cystic fibrosis patients during the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemy

Julie Bucher, Pierre-Yves Boelle, Dominique Hubert, Muriel Lebourgeois, Nathalie Stremler, Isabelle Durieu, François Bremont, Eric Deneuville, Bertrand Delaisi, Harriet Corvol, Laurence Bassinet, Dominique Grenet, Natacha Remus, Marie Véronique Vodoff, Véronique Boussaud, Françoise Troussier, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Jean-Marc Treluyer, Odile Launay, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Case report: Severe central nervous system manifestations associated with aberrant efavirenz metabolism in children: the role of CYP2B6 genetic variation

Francoise Pinillos, Collet Dandara, Marelize Swart, Renate Strehlau, Louise Kuhn, Faeezah Patel, Ashraf Coovadia, Elaine Abrams

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Schistosoma haematobium and soil-transmitted Helminths in Tana Delta District of Kenya: infection and morbidity patterns in primary schoolchildren from two isolated villages

Kariuki H. Njaanake, Birgitte J. Vennervald, Paul E. Simonsen, Henry Madsen, Dunstan A. Mukoko, Gachuhi Kimani, Walter G. Jaoko, Benson B. Estambale

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Viral load monitoring and antiretroviral treatment outcomes in a pediatric HIV cohort in Ghana

Omobolawa Kukoyi, Lorna Renner, Jonathan Powell, Oliver Barry, Meghan Prin, Jonas Kusah, Xiangyu Cong, Elijah Paintsil

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Monitoring patient care through health facility exit interviews: an assessment of the Hawthorne effect in a trial of adherence to malaria treatment guidelines in Tanzania

Baptiste Leurent, Hugh Reyburn, Florida Muro, Hilda Mbakilwa, David Schellenberg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Inverse relationship between microRNA-155 and -184 expression with increasing conjunctival inflammation during ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection

Tamsyn Derrick, Anna R. Last, Sarah E. Burr, Chrissy h. Roberts, Meno Nabicassa, Eunice Cassama, Robin L. Bailey, David C. W. Mabey, Matthew J. Burton, Martin J. Holland

01.12.2015 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Accuracy of commercially available c-reactive protein rapid tests in the context of undifferentiated fevers in rural Laos

Koukeo Phommasone, Thomas Althaus, Phonesavanh Souvanthong, Khansoudaphone Phakhounthong, Laxoy Soyvienvong, Phatthaphone Malapheth, Mayfong Mayxay, Rebecca L. Pavlicek, Daniel H. Paris, David Dance, Paul Newton, Yoel Lubell

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: A five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka

Senanayake Abeysinghe Mudiyanselage Kularatne, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Koasala Weerakoon, Usha Kumari Bokalamulla, Nanada Abagaspitiya

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Young male sex workers are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections, a cross-sectional study from Dutch STI clinics, the Netherlands, 2006–2012

N. Fournet, F. D. H. Koedijk, A. P. van Leeuwen, M. S. van Rooijen, M. A. B. van der Sande, M. G. van Veen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Chronological, geographical, and seasonal trends of human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) in Vietnam, 2003–2014: a spatial analysis

Toshie Manabe, Kazue Yamaoka, Toshiro Tango, Nguyen Gia Binh, Dao Xuan Co, Nguyen Dang Tuan, Shinyu Izumi, Jin Takasaki, Ngo Quy Chau, Koichiro Kudo

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Maternal and foetal outcomes among 4118 women with HIV infection treated with lopinavir/ritonavir during pregnancy: analysis of population-based surveillance data from the national study of HIV in pregnancy and childhood in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Pat A. Tookey, Claire Thorne, Jean van Wyk, Michael Norton

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Marked seasonality of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections: ten-year observation of hospital cases, Honduras

Rina Girard Kaminsky, Javier Lagos, Gabriela Raudales Santos, Samuel Urrutia

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Role of oral Minocycline in acute encephalitis syndrome in India – a randomized controlled trial

Rashmi Kumar, Anirban Basu, Subrata Sinha, Manoj Das, Piyush Tripathi, Amita Jain, Chandrakanta Kumar, Virendra Atam, Saima Khan, Amit Shanker Singh

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Abdominal tuberculosis manifested as tuberculosis of the urachal sinus in an adolescent and the role of laparoscopy in the management: a rare case report

Sze Li Siow, Hon Leong Sha, Chee Ming Wong

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Yiyuan County, China, 2005–2014

Tao Wang, Jie Liu, Yunping Zhou, Feng Cui, Zhenshui Huang, Ling Wang, Shenyong Zhai

01.12.2015 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Measuring the potential of individual airports for pandemic spread over the world airline network

Glenn Lawyer

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparison of indoor contact time data in Zambia and Western Cape, South Africa suggests targeting of interventions to reduce Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission should be informed by local data

Nicky McCreesh, Clare Looker, Peter J. Dodd, Ian D. Plumb, Kwame Shanaube, Monde Muyoyeta, Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Helen Ayles, Richard G. White

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A 20-year retrospective cohort study of TB infection among the Hill-tribe HIV/AIDS populations, Thailand

Tawatchai Apidechkul

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of the patients with bacteremia due to Moraxella catarrhalis in children: a case–control study

Takanori Funaki, Eisuke Inoue, Isao Miyairi

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High recurrence rate supports need for secondary prophylaxis in non-HIV patients with disseminated mycobacterium avium complex infection: a multi-center observational study

Siddharth Sridhar, Kitty S. C. Fung, Jasper F. W. Chan, Jimmy Y. W. Lam, Eric K. T. Yip, Ivan F.N. Hung, Alan K. L. Wu, Tak-Lun Que, Susanna K. P. Lau, Patrick C. Y. Woo

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Complex clinical and microbiological effects on Legionnaires’ disease outcome; A retrospective cohort study

Ariela Levcovich, Tsilia Lazarovitch, Jacob Moran-Gilad, Chava Peretz, Eugenia Yakunin, Lea Valinsky, Miriam Weinberger

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Efficacy of oseltamivir-peramivir combination therapy compared to oseltamivir monotherapy for Influenza A (H7N9) infection: a retrospective study

Yan Zhang, Hainv Gao, Weifeng Liang, Lingling Tang, Yida Yang, Xiaoxin Wu, Liang Yu, Ping Chen, Shufa Zheng, Huilin Ou, Lanjuan Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development and virucidal activity of a novel alcohol-based hand disinfectant supplemented with urea and citric acid

Georgios Ionidis, Judith Hübscher, Thomas Jack, Britta Becker, Birte Bischoff, Daniel Todt, Veronika Hodasa, Florian H. H. Brill, Eike Steinmann, Jochen Steinmann

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of parasitic infections and associations with pregnancy complications and outcomes in northern Tanzania: a registry-based cross-sectional study

Aneth Mkunde Mahande, Michael Johnson Mahande

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Fusarium ramigenum, a novel human opportunist in a patient with common variable immunodeficiency and cellular immune defects: case report

Ruxandra V. Moroti, Valeriu Gheorghita, Abdullah M. S. Al-Hatmi, G. Sybren de Hoog, Jacques F. Meis, Mihai G. Netea

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characterization of hepatitis E virus infection in tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis)

Wenhai Yu, Chenchen Yang, Yanhong Bi, Feiyan Long, Yunlong Li, Jue Wang, Fen Huang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sexually transmitted infections and use of contraceptives in women living with HIV in Denmark – the SHADE cohort

Kristina Thorsteinsson, Steen Ladelund, Merete Storgaard, Frederikke Falkencrone Rønsholt, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Gitte Pedersen, Lars Nørregård Nielsen, Jesper Bonde, Henrik Westh, Niels Obel, Terese L. Katzenstein, Anne-Mette Lebech

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence and mortality of cancer among HIV-infected inpatients in Beijing, China

Jun Yang, Shu Su, Hongxin Zhao, Dennis Wang, Jiali Wang, Fujie Zhang, Yan Zhao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Daptomycin > 6 mg/kg/day as salvage therapy in patients with complex bone and joint infection: cohort study in a regional reference center

Sandrine Roux, Florent Valour, Judith Karsenty, Marie-Claude Gagnieu, Thomas Perpoint, Sébastien Lustig, Florence Ader, Benoit Martha, Frédéric Laurent, Christian Chidiac, Tristan Ferry, on behalf of the Lyon BJI Study group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Co-distribution and co-infection of chikungunya and dengue viruses

Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Shaohong Liang, Gabriel Milinovich, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Archie C. A. Clements, Wenbiao Hu, Patricia Brasil, Francesca D. Frentiu, Rebecca Dunning, Laith Yakob

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Plague in China 2014—All sporadic case report of pneumonic plague

Yun-fang Li, De-biao Li, Hong-sheng Shao, Hong-jun Li, Yue-dong Han

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Isolation and identification of Candida species in patients with orogastric cancer: susceptibility to antifungal drugs, attributes of virulence in vitro and immune response phenotype

Lourimar Viana Nascimento F. de Sousa, Vera Lúcia Santos, Andrea de Souza Monteiro, Marcus Vinicíus Dias-Souza, Sirlei Garcia Marques, Elaine Speziali de Faria, Elaine Alves de Oliveira Assunção, Simone Gonçalves dos Santos, Juan Moises Zonis, Daniel Gomes de Alvarenga, Rodrigo Assunção de Holanda, Jaqueline Gontijo de Sousa, Kênia Valéria dos Santos, Maria Aparecida de Resende Stoianoff

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Validation of western blot for Histoplasma capsulatum antibody detection assay

Marcos de Abreu Almeida, Cláudia Vera Pizzini, Lisandra Serra Damasceno, Mauro de Medeiros Muniz, Rodrigo Almeida-Paes, Regina Helena Saramago Peralta, José Mauro Peralta, Raquel de Vasconcelos Carvalhaes Oliveira, Alexandre Gomes Vizzoni, Carla Lourenço Tavares de Andrade, Rosely Maria Zancopé-Oliveira

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparison of age-specific hospitalization during pandemic and seasonal influenza periods from 2009 to 2012 in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study

Shew-Meei Sheu, Ching-Fang Tsai, Hsin-Yi Yang, Hui-Wen Pai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Early detection of novel Leishmania species DNA in the saliva of two HIV-infected patients

Padet Siriyasatien, Sarunyou Chusri, Kanyarat Kraivichian, Narissara Jariyapan, Thanaporn Hortiwakul, Khachornsakdi Silpapojakul, Adam M. Pym, Atchara Phumee

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The impact of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prophylaxis on the occurrence of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections among renal allograft recipients: a retrospective before-after study

Ramandeep Singh, Frederike J. Bemelman, Caspar J. Hodiamont, Mirza M. Idu, Ineke J. M. ten Berge, Suzanne E. Geerlings

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

An audit and feedback intervention study increased adherence to antibiotic prescribing guidelines at a Norwegian hospital

June Utnes Høgli, Beate Hennie Garcia, Frode Skjold, Vegard Skogen, Lars Småbrekke

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Is Zimbabwe ready to transition from anonymous unlinked sero-surveillance to using prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program data for HIV surveillance?: results of PMTCT utility study, 2012

E. Gonese, A. Mushavi, M. Mungati, M. Mhangara, J. Dzangare, O. Mugurungi, J. Dee, P. H. Kilmarx, G. Shambira, M. T. Tshimanga, J. Hargrove

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Unsuspected Strongyloides stercoralis infection in hospital patients with comorbidity in need of proper management

Rina Lisette Girard Kaminsky, Selvin Zacarías Reyes-García, Lysien Ivania Zambrano

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hospital-based herpes zoster diagnoses in Denmark: rate, patient characteristics, and all-cause mortality

Sigrun A. J. Schmidt, Johnny Kahlert, Mogens Vestergaard, Henrik C. Schønheyder, Henrik T. Sørensen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Inflammatory arthritis in HIV positive patients: A practical guide

T. Adizie, R. J. Moots, B. Hodkinson, N. French, A. O. Adebajo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hepatitis B infection is highly prevalent among patients presenting with jaundice in Kenya

Missiani Ochwoto, James H. Kimotho, Julius Oyugi, Fredrick Okoth, Henry Kioko, Simeon Mining, Nancy L. M. Budambula, Elizabeth Giles, Anton Andonov, Elijah Songok, Carla Osiowy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical and epidemiological features of the 2014 large-scale dengue outbreak in Guangzhou city, China

Yong Ping Lin, Yasha Luo, Yuan Chen, Mart Matthias Lamers, Qiang Zhou, Xiao Han Yang, Sumana Sanyal, Chris Ka Pun Mok, Zhong Min Liu

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

SaMpling Antibiotics in Renal Replacement Therapy (SMARRT): an observational pharmacokinetic study in critically ill patients

Jason A. Roberts, Gordon Y. S. Choi, Gavin M. Joynt, Sanjoy K. Paul, Renae Deans, Sandra Peake, Louise Cole, Dianne Stephens, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Turnidge, Steven C. Wallis, Michael S. Roberts, Darren M. Roberts, Melissa Lassig-Smith, Therese Starr, Jeffrey Lipman

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: ‘The correlation between pretreatment cytokine expression patterns in peripheral blood mononuclear cells with chronic hepatitis c outcome’

Joanna Jabłońska, Tomasz Pawłowski, Tomasz Laskus, Małgorzata Zalewska, Małgorzata Inglot, Sylwia Osowska, Karol Perlejewski, Iwona Bukowska-Ośko, Kamila Caraballo Cortes, Agnieszka Pawełczyk, Piotr Ząbek, Marek Radkowski

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS‐CoV) on pregnancy and perinatal outcome

Haleema Alserehi, Ghassan Wali, Abeer Alshukairi, Basem Alraddadi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Choice of first-line antiretroviral therapy regimen and treatment outcomes for HIV in a middle income compared to a high income country: a cohort study

Gordana Dragovic, Colette J. Smith, Djordje Jevtovic, Bozana Dimitrijevic, Jovana Kusic, Mike Youle, Margaret A. Johnson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Hebei, China: genotypes and drug susceptibility phenotypes

Yanan Li, Xinrui Cao, Shiming Li, Hao Wang, Jianlin Wei, Peng Liu, Jing Wang, Zhi Zhang, Huixia Gao, Machao Li, Kanglin Wan, Erhei Dai

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in China: a meta-analysis

Yawen Chen, Yanhong Gong, Tingting Yang, Xingyue Song, Jing Li, Yong Gan, Xiaoxv Yin, Zuxun Lu

01.12.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Implications of prioritizing HIV cure: new momentum to overcome old challenges in HIV

Joseph D. Tucker, Adam Gilbertson, Ying-Ru Lo, Marco Vitória

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Are current case-finding methods under-diagnosing tuberculosis among women in Myanmar? An analysis of operational data from Yangon and the nationwide prevalence survey

MS. Khan, TM. Khine, C. Hutchison, RJ. Coker, KM. Hane, AL. Innes, S. Aung

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The prevalence of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a nursing home setting compared with elderly living at home: a cross-sectional comparison

Andreas Blom, Jonas Ahl, Fredrik Månsson, Fredrik Resman, Johan Tham

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A vaccine consisting of Schistosoma mansoni cathepsin B formulated in Montanide ISA 720 VG induces high level protection against murine schistosomiasis

Alessandra Ricciardi, Kittipos Visitsunthorn, John P. Dalton, Momar Ndao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of Kenya’s readiness to transition from sentinel surveillance to routine HIV testing for antenatal clinic-based HIV surveillance

Martin Sirengo, George W. Rutherford, Boaz Otieno-Nyunya, Timothy A. Kellogg, Davies Kimanga, Nicholas Muraguri, Mamo Umuro, Joy Mirjahangir, Ellen Stein, Margaret Ndisha, Andrea A. Kim

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HealthMap: a cluster randomised trial of interactive health plans and self-management support to prevent coronary heart disease in people with HIV

Sarity Dodson, Karen M. Klassen, Karalyn McDonald, Tanya Millard, Richard H. Osborne, Malcolm W. Battersby, Christopher K. Fairley, Julie A. Simpson, Paula Lorgelly, Andrew Tonkin, Janine Roney, Sean Slavin, Jasminka Sterjovski, Margot Brereton, Sharon R. Lewin, Levinia Crooks, Jo Watson, Michael R. Kidd, Irith Williams, Julian H. Elliott

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

C-reactive protein, Neopterin and Beta2 microglobulin levels pre and post TB treatment in The Gambia

Joseph Mendy, Toyin Togun, Olumuyiwa Owolabi, Simon Donkor, Martin O. C. Ota, Jayne S. Sutherland

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Reproductive and genital health and risk of cervical human papillomavirus infection: results from the Ludwig-McGill cohort study

Eileen Shaw, Agnihotram V. Ramanakumar, Mariam El-Zein, Flavia R. Silva, Lenice Galan, Maria L. Baggio, Luisa L. Villa, Eduardo L. Franco, for the Ludwig-McGill Cohort Study

01.12.2016 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

BMC Infectious Diseases reviewer acknowledgement 2015

Hilary Logan

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: ‘Identification and characterization of the bacterial etiology of clinically problematic acute otitis media after tympanocentesis or spontaneous otorrhea in German children’

Gerhard Grevers, Susanne Wiedemann, Jan-Christof Bohn, Rolf-Werner Blasius, Thomas Harder, Werner Kroeniger, Volker Vetter, Jean-Yves Pirçon, Cinzia Marano

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does tuberculosis threaten our ageing populations?

Rachel Byng-Maddick, Mahdad Noursadeghi

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical evaluation of dengue and identification of risk factors for severe disease: protocol for a multicentre study in 8 countries

Thomas Jaenisch, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Nguyen Tan Thanh Kieu, Tran Van Ngoc, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Van Kinh, Sophie Yacoub, Ngoun Chanpheaktra, Varun Kumar, Lucy Lum Chai See, Jameela Sathar, Ernesto Pleités Sandoval, Gabriela Maria Marón Alfaro, Ida Safitri Laksono, Yodi Mahendradhata, Malabika Sarker, Firoz Ahmed, Andrea Caprara, Bruno Souza Benevides, Ernesto T. A. Marques, Tereza Magalhaes, Patricia Brasil, Marco Netto, Adriana Tami, Sarah E. Bethencourt, Maria Guzman, Cameron Simmons, Nguyen Thanh Ha Quyen, Laura Merson, Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung, Dorothea Beck, Marius Wirths, Marcel Wolbers, Phung Khanh Lam, Kerstin Rosenberger, Bridget Wills

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis: a case report

Yoshio Nakao, Rei Shibata, Toyoaki Murohara, Tohru Tanigawa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of chronic hepatitis C on mortality in cirrhotic patients admitted to intensive-care unit

Alejandro Álvaro-Meca, María A. Jiménez-Sousa, Alexandre Boyer, José Medrano, Holger Reulen, Thomas Kneib, Salvador Resino

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from non-tubercular mycobacteria by nested multiplex PCR targeting IS6110, MTP40 and 32kD alpha antigen encoding gene fragments

Pallavi Sinha, Anamika Gupta, Pradyot Prakash, Shampa Anupurba, Rajneesh Tripathi, G. N. Srivastava

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characterisation of a household norovirus outbreak occurred in Valencia (Spain)

Noelia Carmona-Vicente, Manuel Fernández-Jiménez, Susana Vila-Vicent, Jesús Rodríguez-Díaz, Javier Buesa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Influenza-like illness in an urban community of Salvador, Brazil: incidence, seasonality and risk factors

Carlos R. Oliveira, Gisela S. R. Costa, Igor A. D. Paploski, Mariana Kikuti, Amelia M. Kasper, Monaise M. O. Silva, Aline S. Tavares, Jaqueline S. Cruz, Tássia L. Queiroz, Helena C. A. V. Lima, Juan Calcagno, Mitermayer G. Reis, Daniel M. Weinberger, Eugene D. Shapiro, Albert I. Ko, Guilherme S. Ribeiro

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tuberculosis infection control measures in health care facilities offering tb services in Ikeja local government area, Lagos, South West, Nigeria

Y. A. Kuyinu, A. S. Mohammed, O. O. Adeyeye, B. A. Odugbemi, O. O. Goodman, O. O. Odusanya

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Negative attitude and low intention to vaccinate universally against varicella among public health professionals and parents in the Netherlands: two internet surveys

Alies van Lier, Alma Tostmann, Irene A. Harmsen, Hester E. de Melker, Jeannine L. A. Hautvast, Wilhelmina L. M. Ruijs

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Enterovirus-related diarrhoea in Guangdong, China: clinical features and implications in hand, foot and mouth disease and herpangina

Hong-Tao Zhou, Hai-Su Yi, Yong-Hui Guo, Yu-Xian Pan, Shao-Hua Tao, Bin Wang, Man-Jun Chen, Mei Yang, Nan Yu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High pneumococcal density correlates with more mucosal inflammation and reduced respiratory syncytial virus disease severity in infants

Marloes Vissers, Inge M. Ahout, Corné H. van den Kieboom, Christa E. van der Gaast de Jongh, Laszlo Groh, Amelieke J. Cremers, Ronald de Groot, Marien I. de Jonge, Gerben Ferwerda

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hepatitis B in Ghana: a systematic review & meta-analysis of prevalence studies (1995-2015)

Richard Ofori-Asenso, Akosua Adom Agyeman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Performance of interferon-γ release assays in the diagnosis of confirmed active tuberculosis in immunocompetent children: a new systematic review and meta-analysis

Patrizia Laurenti, Matteo Raponi, Chiara de Waure, Marta Marino, Walter Ricciardi, Gianfranco Damiani

01.12.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

End TB strategy: the need to reduce risk inequalities

M. Gabriela M. Gomes, Maurício L. Barreto, Philippe Glaziou, Graham F. Medley, Laura C. Rodrigues, Jacco Wallinga, S. Bertel Squire

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology of laboratory confirmed measles virus cases in Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia, 2004–2014

Mekonen Getahun, Berhane Beyene, Ayesheshem Ademe, Birke Teshome, Mesfin Tefera, Anjelo Asha, Aklog Afework, Yoseph HaileMariyam, Esete Assefa, Kathleen Gallagher

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predictors of opportunistic illnesses incidence in post combination antiretroviral therapy era in an urban cohort from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lara E. Coelho, Sandra W. Cardoso, Rodrigo T. Amancio, Ronaldo I. Moreira, Sayonara R. Ribeiro, Alessandra B. Coelho, Dayse P. Campos, Valdiléa G. Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Paula M. Luz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular Characterization of Giardia duodenalis in Children in Kenya

C. Mbae, E. Mulinge, F. Guleid, J. Wainaina, A. Waruru, Z. K. Njiru, S. Kariuki

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Chest radiograph reading and recording system: evaluation in frontline clinicians in Zambia

German Henostroza, Jennifer B. Harris, Nzali Kancheya, Venerandah Nhandu, Stable Besa, Robert Musopole, Annika Krüüner, Chisela Chileshe, Ian J. Dunn, Stewart E. Reid

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characterization of outbreak response strategies and potential vaccine stockpile needs for the polio endgame

Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Mark A. Pallansch, Steven G. F. Wassilak, Stephen L. Cochi, Kimberly M. Thompson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Protein biomarkers discriminate Leishmania major-infected and non-infected individuals in areas endemic for cutaneous leishmaniasis

Wafa Kammoun-Rebai, Ikbel Naouar, Valentina Libri, Matthew Albert, Hechmi Louzir, Amel Meddeb-Garnaoui, Darragh Duffy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Trends of reported foodborne diseases at the Ridge Hospital, Accra, Ghana: a retrospective review of routine data from 2009-2013

Benjamin Osei-Tutu, Francis Anto

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis

M. M. G. Leeflang, C. W. Ang, J. Berkhout, H. A. Bijlmer, W. Van Bortel, A. H. Brandenburg, N. D. Van Burgel, A. P. Van Dam, R. B. Dessau, V. Fingerle, J. W. R. Hovius, B. Jaulhac, B. Meijer, W. Van Pelt, J. F. P. Schellekens, R. Spijker, F. F. Stelma, G. Stanek, F. Verduyn-Lunel, H. Zeller, H. Sprong

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Polymicrobial vertebral osteomyelitis after oesophageal biopsy: a case report

Aude Giger, Erlangga Yusuf, Oriol Manuel, Olivier Clerc, Andrej Trampuz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diagnosis of mycobacterial infections based on acid-fast bacilli test and bacterial growth time and implications on treatment and disease outcome

Fabiane N. Riello, Rebecca T. S. Brígido, Sergio Araújo, Tomaz A. Moreira, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Isabela M. B. Goulart

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Modelling the risk of transfusion transmission from travelling donors

Tonderai Mapako, Welling Oei, Marinus van Hulst, Mirjam E. Kretzschmar, Mart P. Janssen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Naïve-pooled pharmacokinetic analysis of pyrazinamide, isoniazid and rifampicin in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of Vietnamese children with tuberculous meningitis

Thomas Pouplin, Nguyen Duc Bang, Pham Van Toi, Pham Nguyen Phuong, Nguyen Huy Dung, Tran Ngoc Duong, Maxine Caws, Guy E. Thwaites, Joel Tarning, Jeremy N. Day

01.12.2016 | Software | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

DotMapper: an open source tool for creating interactive disease point maps

Catherine M. Smith, Andrew C. Hayward

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development and evaluation of a novel fast broad-range 16S ribosomal DNA PCR and sequencing assay for diagnosis of bacterial infective endocarditis: multi-year experience in a large Canadian healthcare zone and a literature review

Robert J. H. Miller, Barbara Chow, Dylan Pillai, Deirdre Church

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase − producing enterobacteriaceae in the intensive care unit: acquisition does not mean cross-transmission

Mikael Alves, Astrid Lemire, Dominique Decré, Dimitri Margetis, Naïke Bigé, Claire Pichereau, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Jean-Luc Baudel, Georges Offenstadt, Bertrand Guidet, Frédéric Barbut, Eric Maury

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Emerging pan-resistance in Trichosporon species: a case report

Claudy Oliveira dos Santos, Jan G. Zijlstra, Robert J. Porte, Greetje A. Kampinga, Anne D. van Diepeningen, Bhanu Sinha, Erik Bathoorn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Chinese children aged 12–18 months in Shanghai, China: a cross-sectional study

Jiayu Hu, Xiaodong Sun, Zhuoying Huang, Abram L. Wagner, Bradley Carlson, Jianping Yang, Suwen Tang, Yunyi Li, Matthew L. Boulton, Zhengan Yuan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Application of a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of gastrointestinal pathogens in a rural African setting

Daniel Eibach, Ralf Krumkamp, Andreas Hahn, Nimako Sarpong, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Amelie Leva, Julia Käsmaier, Marcus Panning, Jürgen May, Egbert Tannich

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Malaria Parasitaemia and the use of insecticide-treated nets (INTs) for malaria control amongst under-5 year old children in Calabar, Nigeria

Anthony Achizie Iwuafor, Chukwudi Charles Egwuatu, Agwu Ulu Nnachi, Ita Okokon Ita, Godwin Ibitham Ogban, Comfort Nneka Akujobi, Tenny Obiageli Egwuatu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Guangzhou, China (2009–2013): coevolution with decreased susceptibilities to ceftriaxone and genetic characteristics

Jing-Yao Liang, Wen-Ling Cao, Xiao-Dong Li, Chao Bi, Ri-Dong Yang, Yan-Hua Liang, Ping Li, Xing-Dong Ye, Xiao-Xiao Chen, Xi-Bao Zhang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Estimating the cost-effectiveness profile of a universal vaccination programme with a nine-valent HPV vaccine in Austria

L. Boiron, E. Joura, N. Largeron, B. Prager, M. Uhart

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Examining Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax clearance subsequent to antimalarial drug treatment in the Myanmar-China border area based on quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction

Eugenia Lo, Jennifer Nguyen, Winny Oo, Elizabeth Hemming-Schroeder, Guofa Zhou, Zhaoqing Yang, Liwang Cui, Guiyun Yan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical impact of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus on bacterial pneumonia: cultivation and 16S ribosomal RNA gene analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Toshinori Kawanami, Kazuhiro Yatera, Kei Yamasaki, Shingo Noguchi, Kazumasa Fukuda, Kentarou Akata, Keisuke Naito, Takashi Kido, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Mukae

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Management of febrile urinary tract infection among spinal cord injured patients

Aurélien Dinh, Adnène Toumi, Constance Blanc, Alexis Descatha, Frédérique Bouchand, Jérôme Salomon, Thomas Hanslik, Benjamin Bernuz, Pierre Denys, Louis Bernard

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection in Libya

Aisha Gashout, Ahmad Amro, Mabruk Erhuma, Hamida Al-Dwibe, Eanas Elmaihub, Hamouda Babba, Nabil Nattah, Abdalhafid Abudher

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Influenza in long-term Dutch travelers in the tropics: symptoms and infections

Jane Whelan, Guus F. Rimmelzwaan, Anneke van den Hoek, Sanne-Meike Belderok, Gerard J. B. Sonder

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Do piperacillin/tazobactam and other antibiotics with inhibitory activity against Clostridium difficile reduce the risk for acquisition of C. difficile colonization?

Sirisha Kundrapu, Venkata C. K. Sunkesula, Lucy A. Jury, Jennifer L. Cadnum, Michelle M. Nerandzic, Jackson S. Musuuza, Ajay K. Sethi, Curtis J. Donskey

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinically mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia with toxic shock syndrome: a case report

Koki Kosami, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Yuka Sagara, Kensuke Minami, Masami Matsumura

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Annual surveys for point-prevalence of healthcare-associated infection in a tertiary hospital in Beijing, China, 2012-2014

Yaowen Zhang, Jing Zhang, Dong Wei, Zhirong Yang, Yanyan Wang, Zhiyuan Yao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does typing of Chlamydia trachomatis using housekeeping multilocus sequence typing reveal different sexual networks among heterosexuals and men who have sex with men?

Bart Versteeg, Sylvia M. Bruisten, Arie van der Ende, Yvonne Pannekoek

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular characterization of Hepatitis C virus 3a in Peshawar

Amina Gul, Nabeela Zahid, Jawad Ahmed, Fazli Zahir, Imtiaz Ali Khan, Ijaz Ali

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Treatment outcomes of reduced-dose intravitreal ganciclovir for cytomegalovirus retinitis

Pitipol Choopong, Kamolporn Vivittaworn, Duanphen Konlakij, Somanus Thoongsuwan, Auengporn Pituksung, Nattaporn Tesavibul

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Coxiella burnetii dormancy in a fatal ten-year multisystem dysfunctional illness: case report

Olga A. Sukocheva, Jim Manavis, Tuck-Weng Kok, Mark Turra, Angelo Izzo, Peter Blumbergs, Barrie P. Marmion

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A cross-sectional study of blood cultures and antibiotic use in patients admitted from the Emergency Department: missed opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship

Laura J. Shallcross, Nick Freemantle, Shasta Nisar, Daniel Ray

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High prevalence of multidrug resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolated from outpatient urine samples but not the hospital environment in Bo, Sierra Leone

Tomasz A. Leski, Chris R. Taitt, Umaru Bangura, Michael G. Stockelman, Rashid Ansumana, William H. Cooper III, David A. Stenger, Gary J. Vora

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Vaccination with Toxoplasma gondii calcium-dependent protein kinase 6 and rhoptry protein 18 encapsulated in poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microspheres induces long-term protective immunity in mice

Nian-Zhang Zhang, Ying Xu, Meng Wang, Jia Chen, Si-Yang Huang, Qi Gao, Xing-Quan Zhu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Advanced HIV disease at presentation to care in Nairobi, Kenya: late diagnosis or delayed linkage to care?—a cross-sectional study

Mia Liisa van der Kop, Lehana Thabane, Patricia Opondo Awiti, Samuel Muhula, Lennie Bazira Kyomuhangi, Richard Todd Lester, Anna Mia Ekström

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antibiotic prescribing patterns in the pediatric emergency department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation: a retrospective chart review

Suparna Sharma, Clive Bowman, Bibi Alladin-Karan, Narendra Singh

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Dirofilaria repens: emergence of autochthonous human infections in the Czech Republic (case reports)

Jana Matějů, Marta Chanová, David Modrý, Barbora Mitková, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Víta Žampachová, Libuše Kolářová

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between nutritional status and dengue infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang, Nguyen Phuoc Long, Tran Thi Minh Hue, Le Phi Hung, Tran Dinh Trung, Doan Ngoc Dinh, Nguyen Thien Luan, Nguyen Tien Huy, Kenji Hirayama

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Uganda II is more susceptible to rifampicin and isoniazid compared to Beijing and Delhi/CAS families

George W. Kasule, David P. Kateete, Moses L. Joloba

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Treatment outcomes for patients with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV) infection at a coronavirus referral center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Ghamdi, Khalid M. Alghamdi, Yasmeen Ghandoora, Ameera Alzahrani, Fatmah Salah, Abdulmoatani Alsulami, Mayada F. Bawayan, Dhananjay Vaidya, Trish M. Perl, Geeta Sood

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sero-epidemiological assessment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sub-fertility in Samoan women

S. Menon, S. H. Stansfield, M. Walsh, E. Hope, L. Isaia, A. A. Righarts, T. Niupulusu, S. V. A. Temese, L. Iosefa-Siitia, L. Auvaa, S. A. Tapelu, M. F. Motu, T. Suaalii-Sauni, P. Timms, P. C. Hill, W. M. Huston

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Soluble CD14 in cerebrospinal fluid is associated with markers of inflammation and axonal damage in untreated HIV-infected patients: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Sofie Jespersen, Karin Kæreby Pedersen, Birgitta Anesten, Henrik Zetterberg, Dietmar Fuchs, Magnus Gisslén, Lars Hagberg, Marius Trøseid, Susanne Dam Nielsen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The burden of clostridium difficile infection: estimates of the incidence of CDI from U.S. Administrative databases

Margaret A. Olsen, Yinong Young-Xu, Dustin Stwalley, Ciarán P. Kelly, Dale N. Gerding, Mohammed J. Saeed, Cedric Mahé, Erik R. Dubberke

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Outcomes analysis of new entrant screening for active tuberculosis in Heathrow and Gatwick airports, United Kingdom 2009/2010

Ettore Severi, Helen Maguire, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Graham Bickler, Ibrahim Abubakar

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between the incidence of varicella and meteorological conditions in Jinan, Eastern China, 2012–2014

Yunqing Yang, Xingyi Geng, Xiaoxue Liu, Weiru Wang, Ji Zhang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular assessment of bacterial vaginosis by Lactobacillus abundance and species diversity

Joke A. M. Dols, Douwe Molenaar, Jannie J. van der Helm, Martien P. M. Caspers, Alie de Kat Angelino-Bart, Frank H. J. Schuren, Adrianus G. C. L. Speksnijder, Hans V. Westerhoff, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Mathilde E. Boon, Gregor Reid, Henry J. C. de Vries, Remco Kort

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: The estimated incidence of pertussis in people aged 50 years old or older in the United States, 2006–2010

Cristina Masseria, Girishanthy Krishnarajah

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effectiveness of aerobic exercise for adults living with HIV: systematic review and meta-analysis using the Cochrane Collaboration protocol

Kelly K. O’Brien, Anne-Marie Tynan, Stephanie A. Nixon, Richard H. Glazier

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of dengue and chikungunya virus infections in north-eastern Tanzania: a cross sectional study among participants presenting with malaria-like symptoms

Debora C. Kajeguka, Robert D. Kaaya, Steven Mwakalinga, Rogathe Ndossi, Arnold Ndaro, Jaffu O. Chilongola, Franklin W. Mosha, Karin L. Schiøler, Reginald A. Kavishe, Michael Alifrangis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Care for MRSA carriers in the outpatient sector: a survey among MRSA carriers and physicians in two regions in Germany

Heike Raupach-Rosin, Nicole Rübsamen, Sebastian Szkopek, Oliver Schmalz, André Karch, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Stefanie Castell

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Quantification of the antibody response to Propionibacterium acnes in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis: – a case report

T. Herren, M. A. Middendorp, R. Zbinden

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The risk of dengue for non-immune foreign visitors to the 2016 summer olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Raphael Ximenes, Marcos Amaku, Luis Fernandez Lopez, Francisco Antonio Bezerra Coutinho, Marcelo Nascimento Burattini, David Greenhalgh, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Claudio José Struchiner, Eduardo Massad

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predictors of blaCTX-M-15 in varieties of Escherichia coli genotypes from humans in community settings in Mwanza, Tanzania

Stephen E. Mshana, Linda Falgenhauer, Mariam M. Mirambo, Martha F. Mushi, Nyambura Moremi, Rechel Julius, Jeremiah Seni, Can Imirzalioglu, Mecky Matee, Trinad Chakraborty

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: Co-distribution and co-infection of chikungunya and dengue viruses

Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Shaohong Liang, Gabriel Milinovich, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Archie C. A. Clements, Wenbiao Hu, Patricia Brasil, Francesca D. Frentiu, Rebecca Dunning, Laith Yakob

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Potential impact of multiple interventions on HIV incidence in a hyperendemic region in Western Kenya: a modelling study

Stéphanie Blaizot, David Maman, Benjamin Riche, Irene Mukui, Beatrice Kirubi, René Ecochard, Jean-François Etard

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Seroprevalence of antibodies to measles, mumps, and rubella, and serologic responses after vaccination among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infected adults in Northern Thailand

Romanee Chaiwarith, Jutarat Praparattanapan, Khanuengnit Nuket, Wilai Kotarathitithum, Khuanchai Supparatpinyo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Immunoregulatory mechanisms in Chagas disease: modulation of apoptosis in T-cell mediated immune responses

Ana Thereza Chaves, Juliana de Assis Silva Gomes Estanislau, Jacqueline Araújo Fiuza, Andréa Teixeira Carvalho, Karine Silvestre Ferreira, Rafaelle Christine Gomes Fares, Pedro Henrique Gazzinelli Guimarães, Elaine Maria de Souza Fagundes, Maria José Morato, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Manoel Otávio da Costa Rocha, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors effecting influenza vaccination uptake among health care workers: a multi-center cross-sectional study

Süheyl Asma, Hülya Akan, Yücel Uysal, A. Gürhan Poçan, Mustafa Haki Sucaklı, Erhan Yengil, Çiğdem Gereklioğlu, Aslı Korur, İbrahim Başhan, A. Ferit Erdogan, A. Kürşat Özşahin, Altuğ Kut

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of early versus late treatment initiation after diagnosis on the outcomes of patients treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review

Rebecca C. Harris, Louis Grandjean, Laura J. Martin, Alexander J. P. Miller, Joseph-Egre N. Nkang, Victoria Allen, Mishal S. Khan, Katherine Fielding, David A. J. Moore

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates obtained from two hospital outbreaks in Los Angeles County, California, USA

Wayne A. Warner, Shan N. Kuang, Rina Hernandez, Melissa C. Chong, Peter J. Ewing, Jen Fleischer, Jia Meng, Sheena Chu, Dawn Terashita, L’Tanya English, Wangxue Chen, H. Howard Xu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare is the main driver of the rise in non-tuberculous mycobacteria incidence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2007–2012

Neeraj M. Shah, Jennifer A. Davidson, Laura F. Anderson, Maeve K. Lalor, Jusang Kim, H. Lucy Thomas, Marc Lipman, Ibrahim Abubakar

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of changing from staining to culture techniques on detection rates of Campylobacter spp. in routine stool samples in Chile

Lorena Porte, Carmen Varela, Thomas Haecker, Sara Morales, Thomas Weitzel

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Usefulness of Integrase resistance testing in proviral HIV-1 DNA in patients with Raltegravir prior failure

Jose Ángel Fernández-Caballero, Natalia Chueca, Marta Álvarez, María Dolores Mérida, Josefa López, José Antonio Sánchez, David Vinuesa, María Ángeles Martínez, José Hernández, Federico García

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical and epidemiological analysis of Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus infections in humans and comparative genetic analysis with strains isolated from cattle

Robert Escher, Colette Brunner, Niklaus von Steiger, Isabelle Brodard, Sara Droz, Carlos Abril, Peter Kuhnert

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) genes with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Western Nepal: a matter of concern for community infections (a hospital based prospective study)

Dharm R. Bhatta, Lina M. Cavaco, Gopal Nath, Kush Kumar, Abhishek Gaur, Shishir Gokhale, Dwij R. Bhatta

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relevance of serum interleukin-33 and ST2 levels and the natural course of chronic hepatitis B virus infection

Shu-Ling Huan, Ji-Guang Zhao, Zhen-Li Wang, Shuai Gao, Kai Wang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of the performances of six commercial kits designed for dengue NS1 and anti-dengue IgM, IgG and IgA detection in urine and saliva clinical specimens

Anne-Claire Andries, Veasna Duong, Sivuth Ong, Sopheaktra Ros, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Paul Horwood, Philippe Dussart, Philippe Buchy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A systematic review of community based hepatitis C treatment

Amanda J. Wade, Vanessa Veronese, Margaret E. Hellard, Joseph S. Doyle

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of sink location on hand hygiene compliance after care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection: a cross-sectional study

Alexander Deyneko, Fernanda Cordeiro, Laurie Berlin, Debby Ben-David, Silvana Perna, Yves Longtin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Initiation and completion rates for latent tuberculosis infection treatment: a systematic review

Andreas Sandgren, Marije Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten, Femke van Kessel, Anke Stuurman, Anouk Oordt-Speets, Marieke J. van der Werf

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of growth rate on pyrazinamide activity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis - insights for early bactericidal activity?

Steven T. Pullan, Jon C. Allnutt, Rebecca Devine, Kim A. Hatch, Rose E. Jeeves, Charlotte L. Hendon-Dunn, Philip D. Marsh, Joanna Bacon

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Detecting spatial-temporal cluster of hand foot and mouth disease in Beijing, China, 2009-2014

Haikun Qian, Da Huo, Xiaoli Wang, Lei Jia, Xitai Li, Jie Li, Zhiyong Gao, Baiwei Liu, Yi Tian, Xiaona Wu, Quanyi Wang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Successful antibiotic treatment of pulmonary disease caused by Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus with C-to-T mutation at position 19 in erm(41) gene: case report

Su-Young Kim, Sung Jae Shin, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Won-Jung Koh

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antibiotic prescribing in public and private practice: a cross-sectional study in primary care clinics in Malaysia

Norazida Ab Rahman, Cheong Lieng Teng, Sheamini Sivasampu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Paracoccidioides brasiliensis infection promotes thymic disarrangement and premature egress of mature lymphocytes expressing prohibitive TCRs

Rosaria Di Gangi, Thiago Alves da Costa, Rodolfo Thomé, Gabriela Peron, Eva Burger, Liana Verinaud

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Louse-borne relapsing fever – report of four cases in Switzerland, June-December 2015

Michael Osthoff, Adrian Schibli, Davide Fadini, Pietro Lardelli, Daniel Goldenberger

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Fast and accurate prediction of positive and negative urine cultures by flow cytometry

Bijan Moshaver, Foppie de Boer, Heidi van Egmond-Kreileman, Ellen Kramer, Coen Stegeman, Paul Groeneveld

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Increased concentrations of soluble B7-H3 and interleukin 36 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of Children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Zhengrong Chen, Xin Zhao, Xinxing Zhang, Guangbo Zhang, Huiming Sun, Wujun Jiang, Yuqing Wang, Canhong Zhu, Wei Ji, Yongdong Yan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Improving the uptake of pre-travel health advice amongst migrant Australians: exploring the attitudes of primary care providers and migrant community groups

Holly Seale, Rajneesh Kaur, Abela Mahimbo, C. Raina MacIntyre, Nicholas Zwar, Mitchell Smith, Heather Worth, Anita E Heywood

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Poor tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Southern Mozambique (2011–2012)

Alberto L. García-Basteiro, Durval Respeito, Orvalho J. Augusto, Elisa López-Varela, Charfudin Sacoor, Victor G. Sequera, Aina Casellas, Quique Bassat, Ivan Manhiça, Eusebio Macete, Frank Cobelens, Pedro L. Alonso

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Working conditions and tuberculosis mortality in England and Wales, 1890–1912: a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data

Charlotte Jackson, Joanna H. Mostowy, Helen R. Stagg, Ibrahim Abubakar, Nick Andrews, Tom A. Yates

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae, isolated from nasopharynx of preschool children with acute respiratory tract infection in Lithuania

Indrė Stacevičienė, Sigita Petraitienė, Daiva Vaičiūnienė, Tomas Alasevičius, Jūratė Kirslienė, Vytautas Usonis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Anopheles coluzzii larval habitat and insecticide resistance in the island area of Manoka, Cameroon

Josiane Etang, Arthur Mbida Mbida, Patrick Ntonga Akono, Jerome Binyang, Carole Else Eboumbou Moukoko, Leopold Gustave Lehman, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Abdou Talipouo, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisab, Darus Tagne, Romeo Tchoffo, Lucien Manga, Remy Mimpfoundi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of case definitions to detect respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalized children below 5 years in Rural Western Kenya, 2009–2013

Bryan O. Nyawanda, Joshua A. Mott, Henry N. Njuguna, Lilian Mayieka, Sammy Khagayi, Reuben Onkoba, Caroline Makokha, Nancy A. Otieno, Godfrey M. Bigogo, Mark A. Katz, Daniel R. Feikin, Jennifer R. Verani

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A novel multi-epitope recombined protein for diagnosis of human brucellosis

Dehui Yin, Li Li, Xiuling Song, Han Li, Juan Wang, Wen Ju, Xiaofeng Qu, Dandan Song, Yushen Liu, Xiangjun Meng, Hongqian Cao, Weiyi Song, Rizeng Meng, Jinhua Liu, Juan Li, Kun Xu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Severe maternal morbidity due to respiratory disease and impact of 2009 H1N1 influenza A pandemic in Brazil: results from a national multicenter cross-sectional study

L. C. Pfitscher, J. G. Cecatti, R. C. Pacagnella, S. M. Haddad, M. A. Parpinelli, J. P. Souza, S. M. Quintana, F. G. Surita, M. H. Sousa, M. L. Costa, Brazilian Network for Surveillance of Severe Maternal Morbidity Group

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Chronic Cystoisospora belli infection in an immunocompetent Myanmar refugee – microscopy is not sensitive enough

Sze-Ann Woon, Rongchang Yang, Una Ryan, Peter Boan, David Prentice

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Not just a matter of size: a hospital-level risk factor analysis of MRSA bacteraemia in Scotland

Cheryl L. Gibbons, Bram A. D. van Bunnik, Oliver Blatchford, Chris Robertson, Thibaud Porphyre, Laura Imrie, Julie Wilson, J. Ross Fitzgerald, Mark E. J. Woolhouse, Margo E. Chase-Topping

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology and outcome of sepsis in adult patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in a Norwegian county 1993–2011: an observational study

Åsa Askim, Arne Mehl, Julie Paulsen, Andrew T. DeWan, Didrik F. Vestrheim, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Jan Kristian Damås, Erik Solligård

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparison of outcomes in patients with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia who are treated with β-lactam vs vancomycin empiric therapy: a retrospective cohort study

Davie Wong, Titus Wong, Marc Romney, Victor Leung

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Human papillomavirus infection in Rwanda at the moment of implementation of a national HPV vaccination programme

Fidele Ngabo, Silvia Franceschi, Iacopo Baussano, M. Chantal Umulisa, Peter J. F. Snijders, Anne M. Uyterlinde, Fulvio Lazzarato, Vanessa Tenet, Maurice Gatera, Agnes Binagwaho, Gary M. Clifford

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Use of antimicrobial resistance information and prescribing guidance for management of urinary tract infections: survey of general practitioners in the West Midlands

Dean Ironmonger, Obaghe Edeghere, Savita Gossain, Peter M. Hawkey

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Chronic heart failure and mortality in patients with community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a population-based cohort study

Jesper Smit, Kasper Adelborg, Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Mette Søgaard, Henrik Carl Schønheyder

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiologic characterization of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in various regions of Yunnan Province of China

Zulqarnain Baloch, Yuanyue Li, Tao Yuan, Yue Feng, Yanqing Liu, Wenlin Tai, Li Liu, Binghui Wang, A-mei Zhang, Xiaomei Wu, Xueshan Xia

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Gaining and sustaining schistosomiasis control: study protocol and baseline data prior to different treatment strategies in five African countries

Amara E. Ezeamama, Chun-La He, Ye Shen, Xiao-Ping Yin, Sue C. Binder, Carl H. Campbell Jr., Stephen Rathbun, Christopher C. Whalen, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Annette Olsen, Pascal Magnussen, Safari Kinung’hi, Alan Fenwick, Anna Phillips, Josefo Ferro, Diana M. S. Karanja, Pauline N. M. Mwinzi, Susan Montgomery, W. Evan Secor, Amina Hamidou, Amadou Garba, Charles H. King, Daniel G. Colley

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinically mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

Zhe-Feng Yuan, Jue Shen, Shan-Shan Mao, Yong-Lin Yu, Lu Xu, Pei-Fang Jiang, Feng Gao, Zhe-Zhi Xia

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Implementation of coordinated global serotype 2 oral poliovirus vaccine cessation: risks of potential non-synchronous cessation

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

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prognostic value of mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dan Liu, Lixin Xie, Haiyan Zhao, Xueyao Liu, Jie Cao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Different effects of meteorological factors on hand, foot and mouth disease in various climates: a spatial panel data model analysis

Chao Wang, Kai Cao, Yingjie Zhang, Liqun Fang, Xia Li, Qin Xu, Fangfang Huang, Lixin Tao, Jin Guo, Qi Gao, Xiuhua Guo

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Fecal microbiota transplantation for severe clostridium difficile infection after left ventricular assist device implantation: a case control study and concise review on the local and regional therapies

Zeina Z. Berro, Righab H. Hamdan, Israa H. Dandache, Mohamad N. Saab, Hussein H. Karnib, Mahmoud H. Younes

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Enrichment of bacterial DNA for the diagnosis of blood stream infections

Ngo Tat Trung, Tran Thi Thu Hien, Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, Dao Thanh Quyen, Trinh Van Son, Phan Quoc Hoan, Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong, Tran Thi Lien, Mai Thanh Binh, Hoang Van Tong, Christian G. Meyer, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan, Le Huu Song

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical characterisation and phylogeny of respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalised children at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town

Regina Oladokun, Rudzani Muloiwa, Nei-yuan Hsiao, Ziyaad Valley-Omar, James Nuttall, Brian Eley

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Implementation of coordinated global serotype 2 oral poliovirus vaccine cessation: risks of inadvertent trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine use

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

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Isolation frequency of Candida present on the surfaces of mobile phones and handsx

Anna Kordecka, Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak, Cecylia Łukaszuk, Bogumiła Kraszyńska, Wojciech Kułak

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Morbimortality in adult patients with septic arthritis: a three-year hospital-based study

Julien Ferrand, Youssef El Samad, Benoit Brunschweiler, Franck Grados, Nassima Dehamchia-Rehailia, Alice Séjourne, Jean-Luc Schmit, Antoine Gabrion, Patrice Fardellone, Julien Paccou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical illness and outcomes in Nigerian children with late-appearing anaemia after artemisinin-based combination treatments of uncomplicated falciparum malaria

Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Godwin Ntadom, Temitope Aderoyeje, Elsie O. Adewoye, Bayo Fatunmbi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HIV infection is associated with higher levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and eotaxin among people with recent hepatitis C virus infection

François M. J. Lamoury, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Elizabeth Keoshkerian, Jordan J. Feld, Janaki Amin, Suzy Teutsch, Gail V. Matthews, Margaret Hellard, Gregory J. Dore, Andrew R. Lloyd, Tanya L. Applegate, Jason Grebely, on behalf of the ATAHC Study Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Urine colorimetry to detect Low rifampin exposure during tuberculosis therapy: a proof-of-concept study

Isaac Zentner, Hans P. Schlecht, Lorna Khensouvann, Neo Tamuhla, Michele Kutzler, Vijay Ivaturi, Jotam G. Pasipanodya, Tawanda Gumbo, Charles A. Peloquin, Gregory P. Bisson, Christopher Vinnard

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The Respiratory Protection Effectiveness Clinical Trial (ResPECT): a cluster-randomized comparison of respirator and medical mask effectiveness against respiratory infections in healthcare personnel

Lewis J. Radonovich Jr., Mary T. Bessesen, Derek A. Cummings, Aaron Eagan, Charlotte Gaydos, Cynthia Gibert, Geoffrey J. Gorse, Ann-Christine Nyquist, Nicholas G. Reich, Maria Rodrigues-Barradas, Connie Savor-Price, Ronald E. Shaffer, Michael S. Simberkoff, Trish M. Perl

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Febrile patients admitted to remote hospitals in Northeastern Kenya: seroprevalence, risk factors and a clinical prediction tool for Q-Fever

J. Njeru, K. Henning, M. W. Pletz, R. Heller, C. Forstner, S. Kariuki, E. M. Fèvre, H. Neubauer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical manifestations and cerebrospinal fluid status in ocular syphilis in HIV-Negative patients

Ting Dai, Xinjun Wu, Shaona Zhou, Qianqiu Wang, Daning Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of Xpert® MTB/RIF and Ustar EasyNAT™ TB IAD for diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis of children in Tanzania: a prospective descriptive study

Maira Bholla, Neema Kapalata, Edward Masika, Hassan Chande, Levan Jugheli, Mohamed Sasamalo, Tracy R. Glass, Hans-Peter Beck, Klaus Reither

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of using blood culture bottle of bronchoalveolar larvage fluid in pneumonia

Eun Young Heo, Sue Shin, Hee Soon Chung, Yun-Jeong Jeong, So Hee Oh, Deog Kyeom Kim

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Dirofilaria repens microfilariae from a human node fine-needle aspirate: a case report

Lucia Fontanelli Sulekova, Simona Gabrielli, Maurizio De Angelis, Giovanni L. Milardi, Carlo Magnani, Biancamaria Di Marco, Gloria Taliani, Gabriella Cancrini

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HIV infection, viral hepatitis and liver fibrosis among prison inmates in West Africa

Antoine Jaquet, Gilles Wandeler, Judicaël Tine, Claver A. Dagnra, Alain Attia, Akouda Patassi, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Victor de Ledinghen, Didier K. Ekouevi, Moussa Seydi, François Dabis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A novel point-of-care testing strategy for sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women in high-burden settings: results of a feasibility study in Papua New Guinea

Steven G. Badman, Lisa M. Vallely, Pamela Toliman, Grace Kariwiga, Bomesina Lote, William Pomat, Caroline Holmer, Rebecca Guy, Stanley Luchters, Chris Morgan, Suzanne M. Garland, Sepehr Tabrizi, David Whiley, Stephen J. Rogerson, Glen Mola, Handan Wand, Basil Donovan, Louise Causer, John Kaldor, Andrew Vallely

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cerebrospinal fluid in tuberculous meningitis exhibits only the L-enantiomer of lactic acid

Shayne Mason, Carolus J. Reinecke, Willem Kulik, Arno van Cruchten, Regan Solomons, A. Marceline Tutu van Furth

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Enterobacter species versus Escherichia coli: a matched case-control study

Seongman Bae, Taeeun Kim, Min-Chul Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sung-Han Kim, Heungsup Sung, Young-Suk Lim, Sang-Oh Lee, Mi-Na Kim, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sang-Ho Choi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characteristics of bacterial pathogens associated with acute diarrhea in children under 5 years of age: a hospital-based cross-sectional study

Lei Tian, Xuhui Zhu, Zhongju Chen, Weiyong Liu, Song Li, Weiting Yu, Wenqian Zhang, Xu Xiang, Ziyong Sun

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Varicella-zoster virus susceptibility and primary healthcare consultations in Norway

Grazina Rimseliene, Kirsti Vainio, Moustafa Gibory, Beatriz Valcarcel Salamanca, Elmira Flem

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Global research trends of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: a bibliometric analysis

Sa’ed H. Zyoud

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comorbidities and factors associated with central nervous system infections and death in non-perinatal listeriosis: a clinical case series

C. Maertens De Noordhout, B. Devleesschauwer, A. Maertens De Noordhout, J. Blocher, J. A. Haagsma, A. H. Havelaar, N. Speybroeck

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Interventions for improving adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review

Anke L. Stuurman, Marije Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten, Femke van Kessel, Anouk M. Oordt-Speets, Andreas Sandgren, Marieke J. van der Werf

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Soil-transmitted helminth infections and leprosy: a cross-sectional study of the association between two major neglected tropical diseases in Indonesia

Salma Oktaria, Evita Halim Effendi, Wresti Indriatmi, Colette L. M. van Hees, Hok Bing Thio, Emmy Soedarmi Sjamsoe-Daili

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A prospective longitudinal study of tuberculosis among household contacts of smear-positive tuberculosis cases in Lima, Peru

Larissa Otero, Lena Shah, Kristien Verdonck, Tullia Battaglioli, Timothy Brewer, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Carlos Seas, Patrick Van der Stuyft

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High-resolution melting analysis for molecular detection of multidrug resistance tuberculosis in Peruvian isolates

Marco Galarza, Manuel Fasabi, Kelly S. Levano, Edith Castillo, Nadia Barreda, Mitzi Rodriguez, Heinner Guio

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as a potential tool for Trichomonas vaginalis identification

Adriana Calderaro, Maddalena Piergianni, Sara Montecchini, Mirko Buttrini, Giovanna Piccolo, Sabina Rossi, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Maria Cristina Medici, Carlo Chezzi, Flora De Conto

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of surgery on the outcome of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rebecca C. Harris, Mishal S. Khan, Laura J. Martin, Victoria Allen, David A. J. Moore, Katherine Fielding, Louis Grandjean, the LSHTM MDR-TB surgery systematic review group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High prevalence of IgG antibodies to Ebola virus in the Efé pygmy population in the Watsa region, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sabue Mulangu, Matthias Borchert, Janusz Paweska, Antoine Tshomba, Afongenda Afounde, Amayo Kulidri, Robert Swanepoel, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, Patrick Van der Stuyft

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk and outcome of pyelonephritis among renal transplant recipients

Mette Elneff Graversen, Lars Skov Dalgaard, Søren Jensen-Fangel, Bente Jespersen, Lars Østergaard, Ole Schmeltz Søgaard

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Variation in C - reactive protein response according to host and mycobacterial characteristics in active tuberculosis

James Brown, Kristina Clark, Colette Smith, Jennifer Hopwood, Oliver Lynard, Michael Toolan, Dean Creer, Jack Barker, Ronan Breen, Tim Brown, Ian Cropley, Marc Lipman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The incidence of tuberculosis among hiv-positive individuals with high CD4 counts: implications for policy

Tendesayi Kufa, Violet Chihota, Victor Mngomezulu, Salome Charalambous, Suzanne Verver, Gavin Churchyard, Martien Borgdorff

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Influenza-associated outpatient visits among children less than 5 years of age in eastern China, 2011–2014

Tao Zhang, Jun Zhang, Jun Hua, Dan Wang, Liling Chen, Yunfang Ding, Shanshan Zeng, Jing Wu, Yanwei Jiang, Qian Geng, Suizan Zhou, Ying Song, A. Danielle Iuliano, Carolyn M. Greene, Jeffrey McFarland, Genming Zhao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Widespread hepatitis B virus genotype G (HBV-G) infection during the early years of the HIV epidemic in the Netherlands among men who have sex with men

Marion Cornelissen, Fokla Zorgdrager, Sylvia M. Bruisten, Margreet Bakker, Ben Berkhout, Antoinette C. van der Kuyl

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A survey of tuberculosis infection control practices at the NIH/NIAID/DAIDS-supported clinical trial sites in low and middle income countries

Catherine Godfrey, Gail Tauscher, Sally Hunsberger, Melissa Austin, Lesley Scott, Jeffrey T. Schouten, Anne F. Luetkemeyer, Constance Benson, Robert Coombs, Susan Swindells, HIV Network Coordinating (HANC) TB Diagnostic Laboratory Working Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Six-month survival of critically ill patients with HIV-related disease and tuberculosis: a retrospective study

Ana Carla Pecego, Rodrigo T. Amancio, Camila Ribeiro, Emersom C. Mesquita, Denise M. Medeiros, José Cerbino, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Fernando A. Bozza, Andre M. Japiassu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Microbiological, clinical and molecular findings of non-typhoidal Salmonella bloodstream infections associated with malaria, Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dadi Falay, Laura Maria Francisca Kuijpers, Marie-France Phoba, Hilde De Boeck, Octavie Lunguya, Emmanuel Vakaniaki, Sophie Bertrand, Wesley Mattheus, Pieter-Jan Ceyssens, Raymond Vanhoof, Hugo Devlieger, Chris Van Geet, Erik Verheyen, Dauly Ngbonda, Jan Jacobs

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Social self-value intervention for empowerment of HIV infected people using antiretroviral treatment: a randomized controlled trial

Dharma Nand Bhatta, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Human leptospirosis in Tanzania: sequencing and phylogenetic analysis confirm that pathogenic Leptospira species circulate among agro-pastoralists living in Katavi-Rukwa ecosystem

Shabani K. Muller, Justine A. Assenga, Lucas E. Matemba, Gerald Misinzo, Rudovick R. Kazwala

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hospital-acquired infections at an oncological intensive care cancer unit: differences between solid and hematological cancer patients

Patricia Cornejo-Juárez, Diana Vilar-Compte, Alejandro García-Horton, Marco López-Velázquez, Silvio Ñamendys-Silva, Patricia Volkow-Fernández

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Neonatal infections with multidrug-resistant ESBL-producing E. cloacae and K. pneumoniae in Neonatal Units of two different Hospitals in Antananarivo, Madagascar

T. Naas, G. Cuzon, A. L. Robinson, Z. Andrianirina, P. Imbert, E. Ratsima, Z. N. Ranosiarisoa, P. Nordmann, J. Raymond

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antibiotic susceptibility and genomic variations in Staphylococcus aureus associated with Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) disease groups

Chih-Hsuan Changchien, Shu-Wun Chen, Ying-Ying Chen, Chishih Chu

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Nucleotide variation in Sabin type 3 poliovirus from an Albanian infant with agammaglobulinemia and vaccine associated poliomyelitis

Thomas Foiadelli, Salvatore Savasta, Andrea Battistone, Majlinda Kota, Carolina Passera, Stefano Fiore, Silvia Bino, Concetta Amato, Alessandro Lozza, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Lucia Fiore

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The clinical characteristics of pleural effusion in scrub typhus

Hyung Ho Kim, Jong-Hoon Chung, Dong-Min Kim, Na Ra Yun, Jun Lee, Yong Eun Kwon, Sung Ho Yoon, Seung Il Lee, Mi Ah Han

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: ‘Emerging pan-resistance in Trichosporon species: a case report’

Claudy Oliveira dos Santos, Jan G. Zijlstra, Robert J. Porte, Greetje A. Kampinga, Anne D. van Diepeningen, Bhanu Sinha, Erik Bathoorn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predicting resistance as indicator for need to switch from first-line antiretroviral therapy among patients with elevated viral loads: development of a risk score algorithm

Sarah E. Rutstein, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Morris Weinberger, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Andrea K. Biddle, Carole L. Wallis, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, John W. Mellors, Mariza Morgado, Shanmugam Saravanan, Srikanth Tripathy, Saran Vardhanabhuti, Joseph J. Eron, William C. Miller

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Underreporting of hepatitis A in non-endemic countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rachel D. Savage, Laura C. Rosella, Kevin A. Brown, Kamran Khan, Natasha S. Crowcroft

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Smear positivity in paediatric and adult tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis

Amber Kunkel, Pia Abel zur Wiesch, Ruvandhi R. Nathavitharana, Florian M. Marx, Helen E. Jenkins, Ted Cohen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A Synthesis of Hepatitis C prevalence estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2000–2013

Nallely Mora, William H. Adams, Stephanie Kliethermes, Lara Dugas, Neelam Balasubramanian, Jasmin Sandhu, Helen Nde, Christina Small, Joanne Jose, Steven Scaglione, Jennifer E. Layden

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Disseminated tuberculosis after pregnancy progressed to paradoxical response to the treatment: report of two cases

Tsutomu Shinohara, Kozo Kagawa, Yoshio Okano, Toru Sawada, Tooru Kobayashi, Masaya Takikawa, Yoshihito Iwahara, Fumitaka Ogushi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical features, therapeutic interventions and long-term aspects of hemolytic-uremic syndrome in Norwegian children: a nationwide retrospective study from 1999–2008

Gaute Reier Jenssen, Line Vold, Eirik Hovland, Hans-Jacob Bangstad, Karin Nygård, Anna Bjerre

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sending repeat cultures: is there a role in the management of bacteremic episodes? (SCRIBE study)

J. Brad Wiggers, Wei Xiong, Nick Daneman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Changing distribution of age, clinical severity, and genotypes of rotavirus gastroenteritis in hospitalized children after the introduction of vaccination: a single center study in Seoul between 2011 and 2014

Jung Ok Shim, Ju Young Chang, Sue Shin, Jin Soo Moon, Jae Sung Ko

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does online dating lead to higher sexual risk behaviour? A cross-sectional study among MSM in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Titia Heijman, Ineke Stolte, Ronald Geskus, Amy Matser, Udi Davidovich, Maria Xiridou, Maarten Schim van der Loeff

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Campylobacter jejuni-associated perimyocarditis: two case reports and review of the literature

Fredrik Hessulf, Johan Ljungberg, Per-Anders Johansson, Mats Lindgren, Johan Engdahl

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Slow resolution of inflammation in severe adult dengue patients

Lingzhai Zhao, Xiuyan Huang, Wenxin Hong, Shuang Qiu, Jian Wang, Lei Yu, Yaoying Zeng, Xinghua Tan, Fuchun Zhang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of HLA class I and II genes with cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case control study from Sri Lanka and a systematic review

Nilakshi Samaranayake, Sumadhya D. Fernando, Nilaksha F. Neththikumara, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Nadira D. Karunaweera, Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The incidence, clearance and persistence of non-cervical human papillomavirus infections: a systematic review of the literature

Sylvia Taylor, Eveline Bunge, Marina Bakker, Xavier Castellsagué

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mortality trends in U.S. adults with septic shock, 2005-2011: a serial cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data

Tadahiro Goto, Kazuki Yoshida, Yusuke Tsugawa, Michael R. Filbin, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Kohei Hasegawa

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HBV-associated intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with high serum alpha-fetoprotein: a case report with review of literature

Caixia Wang, Haiyan Jing, Dan Sha, Weibo Wang, Jianpeng Chen, Yangang Cui, Junqing Han

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tuberculous meningitis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in adults with central nervous system infections in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: an observational study

Heng Gee Lee, Timothy William, Jayaram Menon, Anna P. Ralph, Eng Eong Ooi, Yan’an Hou, October Sessions, Tsin Wen Yeo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

PU.1 is involved in the immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus through upregulating Dectin-1 expression

Min Wang, Zhicheng Liu, Chenyang Liu, Ting Wu, Feng Cai, Quan Wang, Xin Su, Yi Shi

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Dermatophyte abscesses caused by Trichophyton rubrum in a patient without pre-existing superficial dermatophytosis: a case report

Si-Hyun Kim, Ik Hyun Jo, Jun Kang, Sun Young Joo, Jung-Hyun Choi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Atypical aetiology in patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia is associated with age, gender and season; a data-analysis on four Dutch cohorts

Vivian M. Raeven, Simone M. C. Spoorenberg, Wim G. Boersma, Ewoudt M. W. van de Garde, Suzanne C. Cannegieter, G. P. Paul Voorn, Willem Jan W. Bos, Jim E. van Steenbergen, On behalf of the Alkmaar study group, On behalf of the Ovidius study group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemic resurgence of dengue fever in Singapore in 2013-2014: A virological and entomological perspective

Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi, Carmen Koo, Jayanthi Rajarethinam, Chee-Seng Chong, Cui Lin, Grace Yap, Lilac Liu, Yee-Ling Lai, Peng Lim Ooi, Jeffery Cutter, Lee-Ching Ng

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Human metapneumovirus epidemiological and evolutionary patterns in Coastal Kenya, 2007-11

Betty E. Owor, Geoffrey N. Masankwa, Lilian C. Mwango, Regina W. Njeru, Charles N. Agoti, D. James Nokes

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Dual rapid lateral flow immunoassay fingerstick wholeblood testing for syphilis and HIV infections is acceptable and accurate, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Claire C. Bristow, Linda Severe, Jean William Pape, Marjan Javanbakht, Sung-Jae Lee, Warren Scott Comulada, Jeffrey D. Klausner

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiological and economic burden of Clostridium difficile in the United States: estimates from a modeling approach

Kamal Desai, Swati B. Gupta, Erik R. Dubberke, Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Chantelle Browne, T. Christopher Mast

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relationship of influenza virus infection to associated infections in children who present with influenza-like symptoms

Yitzchok M. Norowitz, Stephan Kohlhoff, Tamar A. Smith-Norowitz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Viral blips during suppressive antiretroviral treatment are associated with high baseline HIV-1 RNA levels

Erik Sörstedt, Staffan Nilsson, Anders Blaxhult, Magnus Gisslén, Leo Flamholc, Anders Sönnerborg, Aylin Yilmaz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Paradoxical reaction in tuberculous meningitis: presentation, predictors and impact on prognosis

Anurag Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Amita Jain, Neeraj Kumar, Neera Kohli, Rajesh Verma, Praveen Kumar Sharma

01.12.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Towards cash transfer interventions for tuberculosis prevention, care and control: key operational challenges and research priorities

Delia Boccia, Debora Pedrazzoli, Tom Wingfield, Ernesto Jaramillo, Knut Lönnroth, James Lewis, James Hargreaves, Carlton A. Evans

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical features of suspected Ebola cases referred to the Moyamba ETC, Sierra Leone: challenges in the later stages of the 2014 outbreak

Javier Arranz, Karen Marie Lundeby, Shoaib Hassan, Luis Matías Zabala Fuentes, Pedro San José Garcés, Yngvar Lunde Haaskjold, Håkon Angell Bolkan, Kurt Østhuus Krogh, James Jongopi, Sindre Mellesmo, Ola Jøsendal, Åsmund Øpstad, Erling Svensen, Alfred Sandy Kamara, David P. Roberts, Paul D. Stamper, Paula Austin, Alfredo J. Moosa, Dennis Marke, Åse Berg, Bjørn Blomberg, Melcior Riera

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Correlation between fecal calprotectin levels, disease severity and the hypervirulent ribotype 027 strain in patients with Clostridium difficile infection

Avi Peretz, Linda Tkhawkho, Nina Pastukh, Diana Brodsky, Chen Namimi Halevi, Orna Nitzan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A retrospective study of outcomes of device-associated osteomyelitis treated with daptomycin

Elizabeth D. Hermsen, Luke Mendez-Vigo, Elie F. Berbari, Thomas Chung, Minjung Yoon, Kenneth C. Lamp

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors influencing the time between onset of illness and specimen collection in the diagnosis of non-pregnancy associated listeriosis in England and Wales

Adedoyin Awofisayo-Okuyelu, Neville Q. Verlander, Corinne Amar, Richard Elson, Kathie Grant, John Harris

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Duration and intensity of fluconazole for prophylaxis in preterm neonates: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Datian Che, Hua Zhou, Te Li, Bin Wu

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: ‘Effectiveness of a training program in compliance with recommendations for venous lines care’

M. J. Pérez-Granda, M. Guembe, C. Rincón, P. Muñoz, E. Bouza

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A prospective multicenter evaluation of direct molecular detection of blood stream infection from a clinical perspective

A. E. Nieman, P. H. M. Savelkoul, A. Beishuizen, B. Henrich, B. Lamik, C. R. MacKenzie, D. Kindgen-Milles, A. Helmers, C. Diaz, S. G. Sakka, R. P. Schade

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The efficacy of intracolonic vancomycin for severe Clostridium difficile colitis: a case series

Christine M. Akamine, Michael B. Ing, Christian S. Jackson, Lawrence K. Loo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of sputum microbiota profiles with severity of community-acquired pneumonia in children

Melinda M. Pettigrew, Janneane F. Gent, Yong Kong, Martina Wade, Shane Gansebom, Anna M. Bramley, Seema Jain, Sandra L. R. Arnold, Jonathan A. McCullers

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Competitive advantage of a dengue 4 virus when co-infecting the mosquito Aedes aegypti with a dengue 1 virus

Marie Vazeille, Pascal Gaborit, Laurence Mousson, Romain Girod, Anna-Bella Failloux

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Patterns and causes of liver involvement in acute dengue infection

Samitha Fernando, Ananda Wijewickrama, Laksiri Gomes, Chameera T. Punchihewa, S. D. P. Madusanka, Harsha Dissanayake, Chandima Jeewandara, Hemantha Peiris, Graham S. Ogg, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Serotype influences on dengue severity: a cross-sectional study on 485 confirmed dengue cases in Vitória, Brazil

Creuza Rachel Vicente, Karl-Heinz Herbinger, Günter Fröschl, Camila Malta Romano, Aline de Souza Areias Cabidelle, Crispim Cerutti Junior

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Ventricular assist devices as bridge to heart transplantation: impact on post-transplant infections

Delphine Héquet, Georg Kralidis, Thierry Carrel, Alexia Cusini, Christian Garzoni, Roger Hullin, Pascal R. Meylan, Paul Mohacsi, Nicolas J. Mueller, Frank Ruschitzka, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Christian van Delden, Maja Weisser, Markus J. Wilhelm, Manuel Pascual, Oriol Manuel, Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS)

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Dengue score: a proposed diagnostic predictor for pleural effusion and/or ascites in adults with dengue infection

Suhendro Suwarto, Leonard Nainggolan, Robert Sinto, Bonita Effendi, Eppy Ibrahim, Maulana Suryamin, R. Tedjo Sasmono

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiological risk factors for adult dengue in Singapore: an 8-year nested test negative case control study

Chee Fu Yung, Siew Pang Chan, Tun Linn Thein, Siaw Ching Chai, Yee Sin Leo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in livestock ticks and animal handler seroprevalence at an abattoir in Ghana

R. Akuffo, J. A. M. Brandful, A. Zayed, A. Adjei, N. Watany, N. T. Fahmy, R. Hughes, B. Doman, S. V. Voegborlo, D. Aziati, D. Pratt, J. A. Awuni, N. Adams, E. Dueger

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Efficacy of delayed treatment of China-made Peramivir with repeated intravenous injections in a mouse influenza model: from clinical experience to basal experiment

Zhengtu Li, Runfeng Li, Jing Li, Hui Xie, Yanbing Hao, Qiuling Du, Tingting Chen, Yimin Li, Rongchang Chen, Zifeng Yang, Nanshan Zhong

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High prevalence of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing enterobacteriaceae among clinical isolates in Burkina Faso

Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo, Mahamadou Sanou, Aimée Kissou, Soufiane Sanou, Hermann Solaré, Firmin Kaboré, Armel Poda, Salim Aberkane, Nicolas Bouzinbi, Idrissa Sano, Boubacar Nacro, Lassana Sangaré, Christian Carrière, Dominique Decré, Rasmata Ouégraogo, Hélène Jean-Pierre, Sylvain Godreuil

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Non-malaria fevers in a high malaria endemic area of Ghana

Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Matthew Cairns, Ellen Boamah, Grace Manu, Mieks Twumasi, Richard Gyasi, George Adjei, Kingsley Kayan, Emmanuel Mahama, David Kwame Dosoo, Kwadwo Koram, Brian Greenwood, Daniel Chandramohan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Travelers’ health problems and behavior: prospective study with post-travel follow-up

Katri Vilkman, Sari H. Pakkanen, Tinja Lääveri, Heli Siikamäki, Anu Kantele

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Combination with antimicrobial peptide lyses improves loop-mediated isothermal amplification based method for Chlamydia trachomatis detection directly in urine sample

Jekaterina Jevtuševskaja, Julia Uusna, Liis Andresen, Katrin Krõlov, Made Laanpere, Tiia Grellier, Indrek Tulp, Ülo Langel

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Growing burden of sepsis-related mortality in northeastern Italy: a multiple causes of death analysis

Ugo Fedeli, Pasquale Piccinni, Elena Schievano, Mario Saugo, Giampietro Pellizzer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of inappropriate empirical antibiotic therapy on mortality in patients with healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a propensity-matched analysis

Young Kyung Yoon, Dae Won Park, Jang Wook Sohn, Hyo Youl Kim, Yeon-Sook Kim, Chang-Seop Lee, Mi Suk Lee, Seong-Yeol Ryu, Hee-Chang Jang, Young Ju Choi, Cheol-In Kang, Hee Jung Choi, Seung Soon Lee, Shin Woo Kim, Sang Il Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Jeong Yeon Kim, Kyung Sook Yang, Kyong Ran Peck, Min Ja Kim

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Listeria monocytogenes endophthalmitis – case report and review of risk factors and treatment outcomes

Anna Bajor, Anke Luhr, Dorothee Brockmann, Sebastian Suerbaum, Carsten Framme, Ludwig Sedlacek

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The epidemiology and clinical spectrum of melioidosis in a teaching hospital in a North-Eastern state of Malaysia: a fifteen-year review

AbdelRahman Zueter, Chan Yean Yean, Mahmoud Abumarzouq, Zaidah Abdul Rahman, Zakuan Z. Deris, Azian Harun

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Twin epidemics of new and prevalent hepatitis C infections in Canada: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort

Naveed Zafar Janjua, Amanda Yu, Margot Kuo, Maria Alvarez, Darrel Cook, Jason Wong, Mark W. Tyndall, Mel Krajden

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Disparities in HIV clinic care across Europe: findings from the EuroSIDA clinic survey

Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Kamilla Grønborg Laut, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Lars Peters, Margaret Johnson, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Irina Khromova, Linos Vandekerckhove, Katarzyna Maciejewska, Roxana Radoi, Anna Lisa Ridolfo, Amanda Mocroft

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HBV/HIV co-infection and APOBEC3G polymorphisms in a population from Burkina Faso

Tegwinde Rebeca Compaore, Birama Diarra, Maleki Assih, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Serge Theophile Soubeiga, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Damehan Tchelougou, Cyrille Bisseye, Didier Romuald Bakouan, Issaka Pierre Compaore, Augustine Dembele, Wendkuuni Florencia Djigma, Jacques Simpore

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Disseminated mucormycosis (DM) after pneumonectomy: a case report

Qian Wang, Bo Liu, Youde Yan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The use of PCR/Electrospray Ionization-Time-of-Flight-Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI-TOF-MS) to detect bacterial and fungal colonization in healthy military service members

Ryan Vetor, Clinton K. Murray, Katrin Mende, Rachel Melton-Kreft, Kevin S. Akers, Joseph Wenke, Tracy Spirk, Charles Guymon, Wendy Zera, Miriam L. Beckius, Elizabeth R. Schnaubelt, Garth Ehrlich, Todd J. Vento

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and characteristic of virulence gene of community-acquired and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Sun Yat-sen Memorial hospital, Guangzhou, Southern China

Xiaoying Xie, Yunwen Bao, Nengyong Ouyang, Xinlu Dai, Kunyi Pan, Baiji Chen, Yawen Deng, Xiquan Wu, Fengqin Xu, Hongyu Li, Songyin Huang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Incidence of and temporal relationships between HIV, herpes simplex II virus, and syphilis among men who have sex with men in Bangkok, Thailand: an observational cohort

Warunee Thienkrua, Catherine S. Todd, Wannee Chonwattana, Wipas Wimonsate, Supaporn Chaikummao, Anchalee Varangrat, Anupong Chitwarakorn, Frits van Griensven, Timothy H. Holtz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Contact diaries versus wearable proximity sensors in measuring contact patterns at a conference: method comparison and participants’ attitudes

Timo Smieszek, Stefanie Castell, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto, Peter J. White, Gérard Krause

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Optimal use of plasma and urine BK viral loads for screening and predicting BK nephropathy

Peter Boan, Christopher Hewison, Ramyasuda Swaminathan, Ashley Irish, Kevin Warr, Rajalingam Sinniah, Todd M. Pryce, James Flexman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mapping risk of leptospirosis in China using environmental and socioeconomic data

Jian Zhao, Jishan Liao, Xu Huang, Jing Zhao, Yeping Wang, Jinghuan Ren, Xiaoye Wang, Fan Ding

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between different anti-Tat antibody isotypes and HIV disease progression: data from an African cohort

Francesco Nicoli, Mkunde Chachage, Petra Clowes, Asli Bauer, Dickens Kowour, Barbara Ensoli, Aurelio Cafaro, Leonard Maboko, Michael Hoelscher, Riccardo Gavioli, Elmar Saathoff, Christof Geldmacher

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hepatitis C treatment initiation in HIV-HCV coinfected patients

Laurent Cotte, Pascal Pugliese, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Lise Cuzin, Eric Billaud, Claudine Duvivier, Alissa Naqvi, Antoine Cheret, David Rey, Pierre Pradat, Isabelle Poizot-Martin, the Dat’AIDS study Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characteristics of invasive Acinetobacter species isolates recovered in a pediatric academic center

Avish L. Jain, Christian M. Harding, Kaivon Assani, Chandra L. Shrestha, Mercedees Haga, Amy Leber, Robert S. Munson Jr., Benjamin T. Kopp

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

No clinically significant pharmacokinetic interactions between dolutegravir and daclatasvir in healthy adult subjects

Lisa L. Ross, Ivy H. Song, Niki Arya, Mike Choukour, Jian Zong, Shu-Pang Huang, Timothy Eley, Brian Wynne, Ann M. Buchanan

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Breast abscess due to Salmonella Typhimurium in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report

Irmak Baran, Neriman Aksu, Altan Aksoy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a mixed methods study assessing barriers and facilitators to guideline adherence

Nasia Safdar, Jackson S Musuuza, Anping Xie, Ann Schoofs Hundt, Matthew Hall, Kenneth Wood, Pascale Carayon

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Accuracy of the interferon-γ release assay for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis among HIV-seropositive individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zhen-yu Huo, Li Peng

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors associated with 10 years of continuous viral load suppression on HAART

Kathryn J. Bello, Octavio Mesner, Thomas A. O’Bryan, Seung Hyun Won, Tahaniyat Lalani, Anuradha Ganesan, Brian K. Agan, Jason F. Okulicz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development of a prospective cohort of HIV Exposed Sero-Negative (HESN) individuals in Jos Nigeria

Sophia Osawe, Evaezi Okpokoro, Ruth Datiri, Grace Choji, Felicia Okolo, Pam Datong, Alash’le Abimiku

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antimicrobial resistance and Neisseria gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence typing (NG-MAST) genotypes in N. gonorrhoeae during 2012–2014 in Karachi, Pakistan

Kauser Jabeen, Pushpa Bhawan Mal, Erum Khan, Saeeda Chandio, Susanne Jacobsson, Magnus Unemo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between community socioeconomic factors, animal feeding operations, and campylobacteriosis incidence rates: Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2004–2010

Rachel E. Rosenberg Goldstein, Raul Cruz-Cano, Chengsheng Jiang, Amanda Palmer, David Blythe, Patricia Ryan, Brenna Hogan, Benjamin White, John R. Dunn, Tanya Libby, Melissa Tobin-D’Angelo, Jennifer Y. Huang, Suzanne McGuire, Karen Scherzinger, Mei-Ling Ting Lee, Amy R. Sapkota

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Reducing co-administration of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics using a computerized order entry alert and prospective audit and feedback

Christopher E. Kandel, Suzanne Gill, Janine McCready, John Matelski, Jeff E. Powis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predicting the international spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

Kyeongah Nah, Shiori Otsuki, Gerardo Chowell, Hiroshi Nishiura

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Results from the centers for disease control and prevention’s predict the 2013–2014 Influenza Season Challenge

Matthew Biggerstaff, David Alper, Mark Dredze, Spencer Fox, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Kyle S. Hickmann, Bryan Lewis, Roni Rosenfeld, Jeffrey Shaman, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Paola Velardi, Alessandro Vespignani, Lyn Finelli, for the Influenza Forecasting Contest Working Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Abolishing HIV-1 infectivity using a polypurine tract-specific G-quadruplex-forming oligonucleotide

Maike Voges, Carola Schneider, Malte Sinn, Jörg S. Hartig, Rudolph Reimer, Joachim Hauber, Karin Moelling

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Faecal carriage of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in asymptomatic children and associations with primary care antibiotic prescribing: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ashley Bryce, Céire Costelloe, Claire Hawcroft, Mandy Wootton, Alastair D. Hay

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Efficacy of cryotherapy for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis: meta-analyses of clinical trials

Liliana López-Carvajal, Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias, María Isabel Zapata-Cardona, Vanesa Sánchez-Giraldo, Iván Darío Vélez

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Convergence of a diabetes mellitus, protein energy malnutrition, and TB epidemic: the neglected elderly population

Sonia Menon, Rodolfo Rossi, Leon Nshimyumukiza, Aibibula Wusiman, Natasha Zdraveska, Manal Shams Eldin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Where there is hope: a qualitative study examining patients’ adherence to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan

Shona Horter, Beverley Stringer, Jane Greig, Akhmet Amangeldiev, Mirzagaleb N. Tillashaikhov, Nargiza Parpieva, Zinaida Tigay, Philipp du Cros

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Ruling out nosocomial transmission of Cryptosporidium in a renal transplantation unit: case report

J. Brunet, J. P. Lemoine, B. Pesson, S. Valot, M. Sautour, F. Dalle, C. Muller, C. Borni-Duval, S. Caillard, B. Moulin, A. W. Pfaff, R. Razakandrainibe, A. Abou-Bacar, L. Favennec, E. Candolfi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in the Netherlands: seroprevalence, risk factors and changes during a 12-year period

Petra J. Woestenberg, Jeroen H. T. Tjhie, Hester E. de Melker, Fiona R. M. van der Klis, Jan E. A. M van Bergen, Marianne A. B. van der Sande, Birgit H. B. van Benthem

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk factors for tuberculosis smear non-conversion in Eden district, Western Cape, South Africa, 2007–2013: a retrospective cohort study

Mandla Mlotshwa, Natasha Abraham, Moira Beery, Seymour Williams, Sandra Smit, Margot Uys, Carl Reddy, Andrew Medina-Marino

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The use of digital PCR to improve the application of quantitative molecular diagnostic methods for tuberculosis

Alison S. Devonshire, Denise M. O’Sullivan, Isobella Honeyborne, Gerwyn Jones, Maria Karczmarczyk, Jernej Pavšič, Alice Gutteridge, Mojca Milavec, Pablo Mendoza, Heinz Schimmel, Fran Van Heuverswyn, Rebecca Gorton, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Emanuele Borroni, Kathryn Harris, Marinus Barnard, Anthenette Heydenrych, Norah Ndusilo, Carole L. Wallis, Keshree Pillay, Thomas Barry, Kate Reddington, Elvira Richter, Erkan Mozioğlu, Sema Akyürek, Burhanettin Yalçınkaya, Muslum Akgoz, Jana Žel, Carole A. Foy, Timothy D. McHugh, Jim F. Huggett

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal infections: manifestations, incidence and case fatality rate correlated to age, gender and risk factors

Erik Backhaus, Stefan Berg, Rune Andersson, Gunilla Ockborn, Petter Malmström, Mats Dahl, Salmir Nasic, Birger Trollfors

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Associations between systemic inflammation, mycobacterial loads in sputum and radiological improvement after treatment initiation in pulmonary TB patients from Brazil: a prospective cohort study

Eliene D. D. Mesquita, Leonardo Gil-Santana, Daniela Ramalho, Elise Tonomura, Elisangela C. Silva, Martha M. Oliveira, Bruno B. Andrade, Afrânio Kritski, for the Rede-TB Study group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A randomized controlled trial of smoking cessation methods in patients newly-diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis

Mahshid Aryanpur, Mostafa Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Payam Tabarsi, Hamid Soori, Habib Emami, Gholamreza Heidari, Mehdi Kazempour Dizagie, Masoud Baikpour

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A decade of intestinal protozoan epidemiology among settled immigrants in Qatar

Marawan A. Abu-Madi, Jerzy M. Behnke, Sonia Boughattas, Asma Al-Thani, Sanjay H. Doiphode

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Whole genome sequencing reveals mycobacterial microevolution among concurrent isolates from sputum and blood in HIV infected TB patients

Willy Ssengooba, Bouke C. de Jong, Moses L. Joloba, Frank G. Cobelens, Conor J. Meehan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Breakthrough viridans streptococcal bacteremia in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients receiving levofloxacin prophylaxis in a Japanese hospital

Muneyoshi Kimura, Hideki Araoka, Atsushi Yoshida, Hisashi Yamamoto, Masahiro Abe, Yuki Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Yuasa, Daisuke Kaji, Kosei Kageyama, Aya Nishida, Kazuya Ishiwata, Shinsuke Takagi, Go Yamamoto, Yuki Asano-Mori, Naoyuki Uchida, Akira Hishinuma, Koji Izutsu, Atsushi Wake, Shuichi Taniguchi, Akiko Yoneyama

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Behavioral interventions to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing: a randomized pilot trial

Stephen D. Persell, Jason N. Doctor, Mark W. Friedberg, Daniella Meeker, Elisha Friesema, Andrew Cooper, Ajay Haryani, Dyanna L. Gregory, Craig R. Fox, Noah J. Goldstein, Jeffrey A. Linder

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tigecycline-based versus sulbactam-based treatment for pneumonia involving multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex

Jung-Jr Ye, Huang-Shen Lin, Chun-Fu Yeh, Yen-Mu Wu, Po-Yen Huang, Chien-Chang Yang, Ching-Tai Huang, Ming-Hsun Lee

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effusive-constrictive pericarditis, hepatitis, and pancreatitis in a patient with possible coxsackievirus B infection: a case report

Jon Persichino, Roger Garrison, Rajagopal Krishnan, Made Sutjita

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Traditional and HIV-specific risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected adults in Brazil: a retrospective cohort study

Chanelle M. Diaz, Eddy R. Segura, Paula M. Luz, Jesse L. Clark, Sayonara R. Ribeiro, Raquel De Boni, Leonardo Eksterman, Rodrigo Moreira, Judith S. Currier, Valdiléa G. Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Jordan E. Lake

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk factors to predict drug-resistant pathogens in hemodialysis-associated pneumonia

Ping-huai Wang, Hao-chien Wang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prospective evaluation of SeptiFast Multiplex PCR in children with systemic inflammatory response syndrome under antibiotic treatment

Franziska Gies, Eva Tschiedel, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Peter-Michael Rath, Joerg Steinmann, Christian Dohna-Schwake

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of a demand-creation intervention for couples’ HIV testing services among married or cohabiting individuals in Rakai, Uganda: a cluster-randomized intervention trial

Joseph K. B. Matovu, Jim Todd, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Robert Kairania, David Serwadda, Fred Wabwire-Mangen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Re-emergence of H3N2 strains carrying potential neutralizing mutations at the N-linked glycosylation site at the hemagglutinin head, post the 2009 H1N1 pandemic

Hiroshi Ushirogawa, Tadasuke Naito, Hirotoshi Tokunaga, Toshihiro Tanaka, Takashi Nakano, Kihei Terada, Masanobu Ohuchi, Mineki Saito

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Design of the FemCure study: prospective multicentre study on the transmission of genital and extra-genital Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women receiving routine care

Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers, Petra F. G. Wolffs, Lisanne Eppings, Hannelore M. Götz, Sylvia M. Bruisten, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff, Kevin Janssen, Mayk Lucchesi, Titia Heijman, Birgit H. van Benthem, Jan E. van Bergen, Servaas A. Morre, Jos Herbergs, Gerjo Kok, Mieke Steenbakkers, Arjan A. Hogewoning, Henry J. de Vries, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus and Panton-Valentine Leucocidin (pvl) in Central Australia, 2006-2010

S. Hewagama, T. Spelman, M. Woolley, J. McLeod, D. Gordon, L. Einsiedel

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) among clients visiting ‘Tefera Hailu’ memorial hospital, Sekota, Northern Ethiopia

Daniel Gebreegziabher, Gebrekidan Gebregzabher Asfeha, Hagos Amare Gebreyesus

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Study and interest of cellular load in respiratory samples for the optimization of molecular virological diagnosis in clinical practice

Paul Bonnin, Fabien Miszczak, Nathalie Kin, Cecile Resa, Julia Dina, Stephanie Gouarin, Florent Viron, Remy Morello, Astrid Vabret

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium africanum in Ghana

Adwoa Asante-Poku, Isaac Darko Otchere, Stephen Osei-Wusu, Esther Sarpong, Akosua Baddoo, Audrey Forson, Clement Laryea, Sonia Borrell, Frank Bonsu, Jan Hattendorf, Collins Ahorlu, Kwadwo A. Koram, Sebastien Gagneux, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Acinetobacter spp. are associated with a higher mortality in intensive care patients with bacteremia: a survival analysis

Aline C. Q. Leão, Paulo R. Menezes, Maura S. Oliveira, Anna S. Levin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors related to outcome of bloodstream infections due to Candida parapsilosis complex

Francesco Barchiesi, Elena Orsetti, Patrizia Osimani, Carlo Catassi, Fabio Santelli, Esther Manso

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Guillaine-barre syndrome; a rare complication of melioidosis. a case report

P. W. M. C. S. B. Wijekoon, K. A. S. Bandara, A. Kailainathan, N. S. Chandrasiri, C. T. Hapuarachchi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Russia (Current Status, 2015)

Alexey Kubanov, Denis Vorobyev, Aleksandr Chestkov, Arvo Leinsoo, Boris Shaskolskiy, Ekaterina Dementieva, Viktoria Solomka, Xenia Plakhova, Dmitry Gryadunov, Dmitriy Deryabin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pneumonia hospitalisations in Scotland following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in young children

Harish Nair, Arun Thor Watts, Linda J. Williams, Saad B. Omer, Colin R. Simpson, Lorna J. Willocks, J. Claire Cameron, Harry Campbell

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Ghana: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Akosua Adom Agyeman, Richard Ofori-Asenso, Andy Mprah, George Ashiagbor

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Time to antibiotic therapy and outcome in bacterial meningitis: a Danish population-based cohort study

Jacob Bodilsen, Michael Dalager-Pedersen, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Henrik Nielsen

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus: a phase III, placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of a short course of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in women with hepatitis B virus e-antigen

Gonzague Jourdain, Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong, Tim R. Cressey, Lei Hua, Linda Harrison, Camlin Tierney, Nicolas Salvadori, Luc Decker, Patrinee Traisathit, Wasna Sirirungsi, Woottichai Khamduang, Chureeratana Bowonwatanuwong, Thanyawee Puthanakit, George K. Siberry, Diane Heather Watts, Trudy V. Murphy, Jullapong Achalapong, Suchat Hongsiriwon, Virat Klinbuayaem, Satawat Thongsawat, Raymond T. Chung, Stanislas Pol, Nantasak Chotivanich

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Infection control in healthcare settings: perspectives for mfDNA analysis in monitoring sanitation procedures

Federica Valeriani, Carmela Protano, Gianluca Gianfranceschi, Paola Cozza, Vincenzo Campanella, Giorgio Liguori, Matteo Vitali, Maurizio Divizia, Vincenzo Romano Spica

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The role of hand hygiene in controlling norovirus spread in nursing homes

Rania Assab, Laura Temime

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical efficacy and safety of multidrug therapy including thrice weekly intravenous amikacin administration for Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease in outpatient settings: a case series

Ho Namkoong, Kozo Morimoto, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Hiromu Tanaka, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshitake Yamada, Atsuko Kurosaki, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Yagi, Makoto Ishii, Sadatomo Tasaka, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Yoshihiko Hoshino, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Naoki Hasegawa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Colonization of toxigenic Clostridium difficile among ICU patients: a prospective study

Xiaoxia Zhang, Xiaohui Wang, Jingyu Yang, Xiaohua Liu, Lin Cai, Zhiyong Zong

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical samples at Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tebelay Dilnessa, Adane Bitew

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Changes in enterovirus serotype constituent ratios altered the clinical features of infected children in Guangdong Province, China, from 2010 to 2013

Hong-Tao Zhou, Yong-Hui Guo, Man-Jun Chen, Yu-Xian Pan, Lin Xue, Bin Wang, Shao-Hua Tao, Nan Yu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Parental attitudes towards measles vaccination in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland: a latent class analysis

Carine Weiss, Daniel Schröpfer, Sonja Merten

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Switching to boosted protease inhibitor plus a second antiretroviral drug (dual therapy) for treatment simplification: a multicenter observational study

Alessandra Latini, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Vanni Borghi, Gaetana Sterrantino, Alberto Giannetti, Patrizia Lorenzini, Laura Loiacono, Adriana Ammassari, Rita Bellagamba, Manuela Colafigli, Gabriella D’Ettorre, Simona Di Giambenedetto, Andrea Antinori, Mauro Zaccarelli

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Use of laboratory and administrative data to understand the potential impact of human parainfluenza virus 4 on cases of bronchiolitis, croup, and pneumonia in Alberta, Canada

Sumana Fathima, Kimberley Simmonds, Jesse Invik, Allison N. Scott, Steven Drews

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Multiple systemic embolism in infective endocarditis underlying in Barlow’s disease

Ziqing Yu, Bing Fan, Hongyi Wu, Xiangfei Wang, Chenguang Li, Rende Xu, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development and validation of an Onchocerca ochengi microfilarial hamster model for onchocerciasis drug screens

Glory Enjong Mbah, Rene Bilingwe Ayiseh, Fidelis Cho-Ngwa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mortality and transmissibility patterns of the 1957 influenza pandemic in Maricopa County, Arizona

April J. Cobos, Clinton G. Nelson, Megan Jehn, Cécile Viboud, Gerardo Chowell

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of dengue virus (DENV) co-infection on clinical manifestations, disease severity and laboratory parameters

Amreeta Dhanoa, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Chin Fang Ngim, Chun Fatt Lau, Teik Seng Chan, Nur Amelia Azreen Adnan, Wilhelm Wei Han Eng, Han Ming Gan, Ganeswrie Rajasekaram

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Reduction of Streptococcus pneumoniae in upper respiratory tract cultures and a decreased incidence of related acute otitis media following introduction of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in a Swedish county

Nils Littorin, Jonas Ahl, Fabian Uddén, Fredrik Resman, Kristian Riesbeck

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Serological positive markers of hepatitis B virus in femoral venous blood or umbilical cord blood should not be evidence of in-utero infection among neonates

Lei Zhang, Xi-En Gui, Bo Wang, Jing-Yi Fan, Qian Cao, Kathleen Mullane, Xiao-Li Liang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Infection with multidrug-resistant Campylobacter coli mimicking recurrence of carcinoid syndrome: a case report of a neuroendocrine tumor patient with repeated diarrhea

Heimo Lagler, Barbara Kiesewetter, Markus Raderer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Putting “sticky notes” on the electronic medical record to promote intra-hospital referral of hepatitis B and C virus-positive patients to hepatology specialists: an exploratory study

Hideki Fujii, Seiko Yamaguchi, Osamu Kurai, Masato Miyano, Wataru Ueda, Hiroko Oba, Tetsuya Aoki, Masaru Enomoto, Norifumi Kawada, Kiyotaka Okawa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of impact of measles rubella campaign on vaccination coverage and routine immunization services in Bangladesh

Md Jasim Uddin, Gourab Adhikary, Md Wazed Ali, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Md Shamsuzzaman, Chris Odell, Lauren Hashiguchi, Stephen S. Lim, Nurul Alam

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A new tool for tuberculosis vaccine screening: Ex vivo Mycobacterial Growth Inhibition Assay indicates BCG-mediated protection in a murine model of tuberculosis

Andrea Zelmer, Rachel Tanner, Elena Stylianou, Timon Damelang, Sheldon Morris, Angelo Izzo, Ann Williams, Sally Sharpe, Ilaria Pepponi, Barry Walker, David A. Hokey, Helen McShane, Michael Brennan, Helen Fletcher

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rifampicin resistance mutations in the 81 bp RRDR of rpoB gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates using Xpert MTB/RIF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: a retrospective study

Irfan Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Anila Basit, Mazhar Ali, Afsar khan, Ubaid Ullah, Muhammad Ihtesham, Sumaira Mehreen, Anita Mughal, Arshad Javaid

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pertussis in infants: an underestimated disease

Anna Chiara Vittucci, Valentina Spuri Vennarucci, Annalisa Grandin, Cristina Russo, Laura Lancella, Albero Eugenio Tozzi, Andrea Bartuli, Alberto Villani

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Chronic hepatitis B in Korean Americans: decreased prevalence and poor linkage to care

Chul S. Hyun, Sue Kim, Seung Y. Kang, Seo Jung, Seulgi Lee

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tuberculosis infection control knowledge and attitudes among health workers in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Esther Buregyeya, Simon Kasasa, Ellen M. H. Mitchell

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Massive paediatric cervicofacial actinomycoses masquerading as an ulcerative malignancy

Carlson–Babila Sama, Nicole Fouda Mbarga, Calvin Eta Oben, Jules A. Mbarga, Elvis Kiloh Nfor, Fru F. Angwafo III

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characteristics of serogroup 20 S.pneumoniae isolates from Brazil

Juliana Caierão, Fernando Hayashi Sant’Anna, Paulina Hawkins, Gabriela Rosa Cunha, Mariana Mott, Diego Rodrigues Falci, Pedro Alves d’Azevedo, Lesley McGee, Cícero Dias

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sexually transmitted infections after bereavement – a population-based cohort study

Emily Bond, Donghao Lu, Eva Herweijer, Karin Sundström, Unnur Valdimarsdóttir, Katja Fall, Lisen Arnheim-Dahlström, Pär Sparén, Fang Fang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of nasal colonisation by methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among healthcare workers and students in Madagascar

Benedikt Hogan, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy, Hassan Al-Emran, Denise Dekker, Andreas Hahn, Anna Jaeger, Sven Poppert, Hagen Frickmann, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Volker Micheel, Sabine Crusius, Jean Noel Heriniaina, Jean Philibert Rakotondrainiarivelo, Tsiriniaina Razafindrabe, Jürgen May, Norbert Georg Schwarz

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Personalized prescription feedback to reduce antibiotic overuse in primary care: rationale and design of a nationwide pragmatic randomized trial

Lars G. Hemkens, Ramon Saccilotto, Selene L. Reyes, Dominik Glinz, Thomas Zumbrunn, Oliver Grolimund, Viktoria Gloy, Heike Raatz, Andreas Widmer, Andreas Zeller, Heiner C. Bucher

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Increase in pertussis cases along with high prevalence of two emerging genotypes of Bordetella pertussis in Perú, 2012

H. Bailon, N. León-Janampa, C. Padilla, D. Hozbor

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Drug-resistant tuberculosis in Central Mozambique: the role of a rapid genotypic susceptibility testing

Evangelina Inácio Namburete, Inês Tivane, Miguelhete Lisboa, Margarida Passeri, Renata Pocente, Josefo Joao Ferro, Lee H. Harrison, Valdes Roberto Bollela

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antimicrobial stewardship in paediatrics

Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology and virologic investigation of human enterovirus 71 infection in the Republic of Korea from 2007 to 2012: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Hye-Jin Kim, Ji-Yeon Hyeon, Seoyeon Hwang, Yong-Pyo Lee, Sang Won Lee, Jung Sik Yoo, Byunghak Kang, Jeong-Bae Ahn, Yong-Seok Jeong, June-Woo Lee

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Ocular toxocariasis presenting as bilateral scleritis with suspect retinal granuloma in the nerve fiber layer: a case report

Kang Yeun Pak, Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cefmetazole for bacteremia caused by ESBL-producing enterobacteriaceae comparing with carbapenems

Takahiko Fukuchi, Kentaro Iwata, Saori Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakamura, Goh Ohji

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of K13-propeller gene polymorphisms among Plasmodium falciparum parasites isolated from adult symptomatic patients in northern Uganda

Moses Ocan, Freddie Bwanga, Alfred Okeng, Fred Katabazi, Edgar Kigozi, Samuel Kyobe, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng, Celestino Obua

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of aging on TREM-1 responses in the periodontium: a cross-sectional study in an elderly population

Veli Özgen Öztürk, Georgios N. Belibasakis, Gülnur Emingil, Nagihan Bostanci

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

False Negative Results in Clostridium difficile Testing

Yanal M. Murad, Justo Perez, Gustavo Ybazeta, Sarah Mavin, Sebastien Lefebvre, J. Scott Weese, Joyce Rousseau, Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, Reza Nokhbeh

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Non-nosocomial healthcare-associated left-sided Pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis: a case report and literature review

Hideharu Hagiya, Takeshi Tanaka, Kohei Takimoto, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Tomono

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of anti-inflammatory drug consumption in peritonsillar abscesses: a retrospective cohort study

Thomas Feasson, Mathilde Debeaupte, Clément Bidet, Florence Ader, François Disant, Tristan Ferry, Christian Chidiac, Florent Valour

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Outbreak of candidemia caused by fluconazole resistant Candida parapsilosis strains in an intensive care unit

Henrique Marconi Sampaio Pinhati, Luiz Augusto Casulari, Ana Carolina Remondi Souza, Ricardo Andreotti Siqueira, Camila Maria Gomes Damasceno, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Enteropathogens in children less than 5 years of age with acute diarrhea: a 5-year surveillance study in the Southeast Coast of China

Shufa Zheng, Fei Yu, Xiao Chen, Dawei Cui, Yongzhang Cheng, Guoliang Xie, Xianzhi Yang, Dongsheng Han, Yiyin Wang, Wen Zhang, Yu Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prosthetic joint infection caused by Pasteurella multocida: a case series and review of literature

Estelle Honnorat, Piseth Seng, Hélène Savini, Pierre-Olivier Pinelli, Fabrice Simon, Andreas Stein

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Complicated malaria symptoms associated with Plasmodium vivax among patients visiting health facilities in Mendi town, Northwest Ethiopia

Yohannes Demissie, Tsige Ketema

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence and factors associated with nontuberculous mycobacteria in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: a multicenter observational study

L. Máiz, R. Girón, C. Olveira, M. Vendrell, R. Nieto, M. A. Martínez-García

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The priming effect of previous natural pandemic H1N1 infection on the immunogenicity to subsequent 2010-2011 influenza vaccination in children: a prospective cohort study

Eun Kyeong Kang, Byung Wook Eun, Nam Hee Kim, Jung Sub Lim, Jun Ah Lee, Dong Ho Kim

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Urine metabolomic profiling of children with respiratory tract infections in the emergency department: a pilot study

Darryl J. Adamko, Erik Saude, Matthew Bear, Shana Regush, Joan L. Robinson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The prevalence of human papillomavirus infections and associated risk factors in men-who-have-sex-with-men in Cape Town, South Africa

Etienne E. Müller, Kevin Rebe, Tobias F. Chirwa, Helen Struthers, James McIntyre, David A. Lewis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and resistin are associated with dengue infection in adults

Kuan-Ting Liu, Yao-Hua Liu, Chun-Yu Lin, Ming-Ju Tsai, Ya-Ling Hsu, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HIV-1 Tat protein vaccination in mice infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is safe, immunogenic and reduces bacterial lung pathology

Aurelio Cafaro, Giovanni Piccaro, Giuseppe Altavilla, Vincenzo Gigantino, Giuseppe Matarese, Erika Olivieri, Flavia Ferrantelli, Barbara Ensoli, Carla Palma

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The International development of PROQOL-HCV: An instrument to assess the health-related quality of life of patients treated for Hepatitis C virus

Andrew Richard Armstrong, Susan Elizabeth Herrmann, Olivier Chassany, Christophe Lalanne, Mariliza Henrique Da Silva, Eliana Galano, Patrizia M. Carrieri, Vincent Estellon, Philippe Sogni, Martin Duracinsky

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

In vitro antibacterial activity of rifampicin in combination with imipenem, meropenem and doripenem against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Yi-Fan Hu, Chang-Pan Liu, Nai-Yu Wang, Shou-Chuan Shih

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A retrospective chart review study to describe selected zoonotic and arboviral etiologies in hospitalized febrile patients in the Republic of Armenia

Lusine Paronyan, Eduard Zardaryan, Vahe Bakunts, Zaruhi Gevorgyan, Vigen Asoyan, Hripsime Apresyan, Alvard Hovhannisyan, Karo Palayan, Christian T. Bautista, Tinatin Kuchuloria, Robert G. Rivard

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Utility of modified Faine’s criteria in diagnosis of leptospirosis

Kanchana Bandara, Manjula Manoji Weerasekera, Chinthika Gunasekara, Nilantha Ranasinghe, Chamil Marasinghe, Neluka Fernando

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cost of hospital management of Clostridium difficile infection in United States—a meta-analysis and modelling study

Shanshan Zhang, Sarah Palazuelos-Munoz, Evelyn M. Balsells, Harish Nair, Ayman Chit, Moe H. Kyaw

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk of MERS importation and onward transmission: a systematic review and analysis of cases reported to WHO

Chiara Poletto, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Vittoria Colizza

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Changes in the prevalence and biofilm formation of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae from the respiratory microbiota of patients with sarcoidosis

Urszula Kosikowska, Paweł Rybojad, Dagmara Stępień–Pyśniak, Anna Żbikowska, Anna Malm

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of SD Bioline HIV/syphilis Duo rapid test kits in Nepal

Geeta Shakya, Dipendra Raman Singh, Hemanta Chandra Ojha, Chet Raj Ojha, Shravan Kumar Mishra, Karishma Malla, Puspa Chaudhary, Kiran Regmi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence, risk factors for infection and subtype distribution of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis sp. from a large-scale multi-center study in France

Dima El Safadi, Amandine Cian, Céline Nourrisson, Bruno Pereira, Christelle Morelle, Patrick Bastien, Anne-Pauline Bellanger, Françoise Botterel, Ermanno Candolfi, Guillaume Desoubeaux, Laurence Lachaud, Florent Morio, Christelle Pomares, Meja Rabodonirina, Ivan Wawrzyniak, Frédéric Delbac, Nausicaa Gantois, Gabriela Certad, Laurence Delhaes, Philippe Poirier, Eric Viscogliosi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Estimated burden of group a streptococcal pharyngitis among children in Beijing, China

Shuangsheng Wu, Xiaomin Peng, Zuyao Yang, Chunna Ma, Daitao Zhang, Quanyi Wang, Peng Yang

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of high-dose rifampin in patients with new, smear-positive tuberculosis (HIRIF): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Meredith Milstein, Leonid Lecca, Charles Peloquin, Denis Mitchison, Kwonjune Seung, Marcello Pagano, David Coleman, Elna Osso, Julia Coit, Dante Elmo Vargas Vasquez, Epifanio Sanchez Garavito, Roger Calderon, Carmen Contreras, Geraint Davies, Carole D. Mitnick

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clostridium difficile infection health disparities by race among hospitalized adults in the United States, 2001 to 2010

Jacqueline R. Argamany, Andrew Delgado, Kelly R. Reveles

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors associated with optimal pharmacy refill adherence for antiretroviral medications and plasma HIV RNA non-detectability among HIV-positive crack cocaine users: a prospective cohort study

Kanna Hayashi, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr, Huiru Dong, Paul Nguyen, Cathy M. Puskas, Silvia Guillemi, Julio S. G. Montaner, Michael-John Milloy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A needs assessment study for optimising prescribing practice in secondary care junior doctors: the Antibiotic Prescribing Education among Doctors (APED)

Myriam Gharbi, Luke S. P. Moore, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Elpiniki Spanoudaki, Charlotte Grady, Alison H. Holmes, Lydia N. Drumright

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cerebral toxoplasmosis in a patient with myasthenia gravis and thymoma with immunodeficiency/Good’s syndrome: a case report

Sarah C. Sasson, Sarah Davies, Raymond Chan, Leo Davies, Roger Garsia

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Shedding light on the performance of a pyrosequencing assay for drug-resistant tuberculosis diagnosis

Sophia B. Georghiou, Marva Seifert, Shou-Yean Lin, Donald Catanzaro, Richard S. Garfein, Roberta L. Jackson, Valeriu Crudu, Camilla Rodrigues, Thomas C. Victor, Antonino Catanzaro, Timothy C. Rodwell

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hygienic practices and diarrheal illness among persons living in at-risk settings in Kabul, Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study

Mohammad Yousuf Mubarak, Abram L. Wagner, Mari Asami, Bradley F. Carlson, Matthew L. Boulton

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Seroprevalence and risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnant women following antenatal care at Mizan Aman General Hospital, Bench Maji Zone (BMZ), Ethiopia

Fira Abamecha, Hasen Awel

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Population-based prevalence of cervical infection with human papillomavirus genotypes 16 and 18 and other high risk types in Tlaxcala, Mexico

Samantha E. Rudolph, Attila Lorincz, Cosette M. Wheeler, Patti Gravitt, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Leticia Torres-Ibarra, Leith León-Maldonado, Paula Ramírez, Berenice Rivera, Rubí Hernández, Eduardo L. Franco, Jack Cuzick, Pablo Méndez-Hernández, Jorge Salmerón, FRIDA Study Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical relevance of molecular identification of microorganisms and detection of antimicrobial resistance genes in bloodstream infections of paediatric cancer patients

Fabianne Carlesse, Paola Cappellano, Milene Gonçalves Quiles, Liana Carballo Menezes, Antonio Sérgio Petrilli, Antonio Carlos Pignatari

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem resistant gram-negative bacilli from infected pediatric population in tertiary - care hospitals in Medellín, Colombia: an increasing problem

Johanna M. Vanegas, O. Lorena Parra, J. Natalia Jiménez

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Aspergillus fumigatus carrying TR34/L98H resistance allele causing complicated suppurative otitis media in Tanzania: Call for improved diagnosis of fungi in sub-Saharan Africa

Martha F. Mushi, Gustave Buname, Oliver Bader, Uwe Groß, Stephen E. Mshana

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

What are the factors driving antimicrobial resistance? Perspectives from a public event in London, England

Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Luke S. P. Moore, Fran Husson, Alison H. Holmes

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hospitalization costs for community-acquired pneumonia in Dutch elderly: an observational study

Conrad E. Vissink, Susanne M. Huijts, G. Ardine de Wit, Marc J. M. Bonten, Marie-Josée J. Mangen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology of multidrug resistant bacterial organisms and Clostridium difficile in German hospitals in 2014: Results from a nationwide one-day point prevalence of 329 German hospitals

Nils-Olaf Huebner, Kathleen Dittmann, Vivien Henck, Christian Wegner, Axel Kramer, for the Action Group Infection Prevention (AGIP)

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Brucellosis in pregnant women from Pakistan: an observational study

Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Heinrich Neubauer, André Scherag, Miriam Kesselmeier, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Hosny El-Adawy, Asima Azam, Saima Qadeer, Qurban Ali

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Vitamin D receptor gene associations with pulmonary tuberculosis in a Tibetan Chinese population

Qunying Hu, Zhengshuai Chen, Guinian Liang, Fangping Mo, Hengxun Zhang, Shilin Xu, Yuhe Wang, Longli Kang, Tianbo Jin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The socioeconomic impact of multidrug resistant tuberculosis on patients: results from Ethiopia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan

Susan van den Hof, David Collins, Firdaus Hafidz, Demissew Beyene, Aigul Tursynbayeva, Edine Tiemersma

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Spontaneous viral clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) and HIV-positive men who have sex with men (HIV+ MSM): a systematic review and meta-analysis

Daniel J. Smith, Ashly E. Jordan, Mayu Frank, Holly Hagan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Trends of main indicators of leprosy in Brazilian municipalities with high risk of leprosy transmission, 2001–2012

Lucia R. S. Freitas, Elisabeth C. Duarte, Leila P. Garcia

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A high throughput serum bactericidal assay for antibodies to Haemophilus influenzae type b

Han Wool Kim, Kyung-Hyo Kim, JiHye Kim, Moon H. Nahm

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum To: Accounting for Behavioral Responses during a Flu Epidemic Using Home Television Viewing

Michael Springborn, Gerardo Chowell, Matthew MacLachlan, Eli P. Fenichel

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Filling gaps in notification data: a model-based approach applied to travel related campylobacteriosis cases in New Zealand

E. Amene, B. Horn, R. Pirie, R. Lake, D. Döpfer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of diabetes mellitus on outcomes of patients with nosocomial pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: data from a prospective double-blind clinical trial comparing treatment with linezolid versus vancomycin

Ozlem Equils, Christopher da Costa, Michele Wible, Benjamin A. Lipsky

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Enteric pathogens and factors associated with acute bloody diarrhoea, Kenya

Charles Njuguna, Ian Njeru, Elizabeth Mgamb, Daniel Langat, Anselimo Makokha, Dismas Ongore, Evan Mathenge, Samuel Kariuki

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Caregivers’ treatment-seeking behaviors and predictors of whether a child received an appropriate antimalarial treatment: a household survey in rural Uganda

Rosemin Kassam, Richard Sekiwunga, John B. Collins, Juliet Tembe, Eric Liow

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Determinants of treatment-related paradoxical reactions during anti-tuberculosis therapy: a case control study

Colin Stewart Brown, Colette Joanne Smith, Ronan Angus MacCormick Breen, Lawrence Peter Ormerod, Rahul Mittal, Marie Fisk, Heather June Milburn, Nicholas Martin Price, Graham Henry Bothamley, Marc Caeroos Isaac Lipman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predicting invasive fungal disease due to Candida species in non-neutropenic, critically ill, adult patients in United Kingdom critical care units

Jason Shahin, Elizabeth J. Allen, Krishna Patel, Hannah Muskett, Sheila E. Harvey, Jonathan Edgeworth, Christopher C. Kibbler, Rosemary A. Barnes, Sharmistha Biswas, Neil Soni, Kathryn M. Rowan, David A. Harrison, FIRE Study Investigators

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Analytical performance of the BD veritor™ system for rapid detection of influenza virus A and B in a primary healthcare setting

Sevim Mese, Hulya Akan, Selim Badur, Aysun Uyanik, Istanbul Rapid Test Study Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Burden of pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Sean Wasserman, Mark E. Engel, Rulan Griesel, Marc Mendelson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The diagnostic value of cerebrospinal fluid lactate for post-neurosurgical bacterial meningitis: a meta-analysis

Xiong Xiao, Yang Zhang, Liwei Zhang, Peng Kang, Nan Ji

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A randomized controlled study of 5 and 10 days treatment with phenoxymethylpenicillin for pharyngotonsillitis caused by streptococcus group A – a protocol study

Gunilla Skoog, Charlotta Edlund, Christian G. Giske, Sigvard Mölstad, Christer Norman, Pär-Daniel Sundvall, Katarina Hedin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar infection in Mexican school children: genotyping and phylogenetic relationship

Liliana Rojas, Patricia Morán, Alicia Valadez, Alejandro Gómez, Enrique González, Eric Hernández, Oswaldo Partida, Miriam Nieves, Marco Gudiño, Ulises Magaña, Javier Torres, Cecilia Ximénez

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors associated with smoking among tuberculosis patients in Spain

María Ángeles Jiménez-Fuentes, Teresa Rodrigo, María Neus Altet, Carlos A. Jiménez-Ruiz, Martí Casals, Antón Penas, Isabel Mir, Segismundo Solano Reina, Juan Antonio Riesco-Miranda, Joan A. Caylá, Smoking and Tuberculosis Research Working Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Monocytes and B cells support active replication of Chandipura virus

Soumen Roy, Daya Pavitrakar, Rashmi Gunjikar, Vijay M. Ayachit, Vijay P. Bondre, Gajanan N. Sapkal

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The efficacy of thymosin α1 as immunomodulatory treatment for sepsis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Fang Liu, Hong-Mei Wang, Tiansheng Wang, Ya-Mei Zhang, Xi Zhu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

No evidence of firstly acquired acute hepatitis C virus infection outbreak among HIV-infected patients from Southern Spain: a multicentric retrospective study from 2000-2014

Karin Neukam, Pompeyo Viciana, Guillermo Ojeda-Burgos, Marcial Delgado-Fernández, María J. Ríos, Juan Macías, Dolores Merino, Antonio Collado, Francisco Téllez, Juan A. Pineda

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Micafungin versus anidulafungin in critically ill patients with invasive candidiasis: a retrospective study

Patrick J. van der Geest, Nicole G. M. Hunfeld, Sophie E. Ladage, A. B. Johan Groeneveld

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tuberculosis incidence in a cohort of individuals infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) in Salvador, Brazil

Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi, Normeide Pedreira dos Santos, Monique Lírio, Afrânio Lineu Kritski, Maria da Conceição Chagas Almeida, Leonardo Pereira Santana, Noilson Lázaro, Juarez Dias, Eduardo Martins Netto, Bernardo Galvão-Castro

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk of cardiovascular events among patients with HIV treated with atazanavir-containing regimens: a retrospective cohort study

Lisa Rosenblatt, Amanda M. Farr, Ella T. Nkhoma, James K. Nelson, Corey Ritchings, Stephen S. Johnston

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

First case report of infection due to Cupriavidus gilardii in a patient without immunodeficiency: a case report

Takehito Kobayashi, Itaru Nakamura, Hiroaki Fujita, Ayaka Tsukimori, Akihiro Sato, Shinji Fukushima, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Tetsuya Matsumoto

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk factors for differential outcome following directly observed treatment (DOT) of slum and non-slum tuberculosis patients: a retrospective cohort study

Robert E. Snyder, Mariel A. Marlow, Melissa E. Phuphanich, Lee W. Riley, Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome associated with dermatophytoses in two HIV-1 positive patients in rural Tanzania: a case report

Herry Mapesi, Adrià Ramírez, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Emilio Letang, the KIULARCO Study Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Vancomycin in infusion during vitrectomy in surgical treatment of acute postoperative and posttraumatic endophthalmitis

Robert Rejdak, Tomasz Choragiewicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Michael J. Koss, Piotr Ksiazek, Joanna Moneta-Wielgos, Ryszard Maciejewski, Anselm G. Jünemann, Katarzyna Nowomiejska

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Test site predicts HIV care linkage and antiretroviral therapy initiation: a prospective 3.5 year cohort study of HIV-positive testers in northern Tanzania

Elizabeth A. Reddy, Chris Bernard Agala, Venance P. Maro, Jan Ostermann, Brian W. Pence, Dafrosa K. Itemba, Donna Safley, Jia Yao, Nathan M. Thielman, Kathryn Whetten

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in a blood donor population born prior to and after implementation of universal HBV vaccination in Shenzhen, China

Zhen Wang, Jinfeng Zeng, Tingting Li, Xin Zheng, Xiaoxuan Xu, Xianlin Ye, Liang Lu, Weigang Zhu, Baocheng Yang, Jean-Pierre Allain, Chengyao Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Healthcare seeking behavior of patients with influenza like illness: comparison of the summer and winter influenza epidemics

Huaiqing Meng, Qiuyan Liao, Lorna Kwai Ping Suen, Margaret O’Donoghue, Chit Ming Wong, Lin Yang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Identification potential biomarkers in pulmonary tuberculosis and latent infection based on bioinformatics analysis

Xue-Bing Qin, Wei-Jue Zhang, Lin Zou, Pei-Jia Huang, Bao-Jun Sun

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rapid urine-based screening for tuberculosis to reduce AIDS-related mortality in hospitalized patients in Africa (the STAMP trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Ankur Gupta-Wright, Katherine L. Fielding, Joep J. van Oosterhout, Douglas K. Wilson, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Clare Flach, Krishna P. Reddy, Rochelle P. Walensky, Jurgens A. Peters, Melanie Alufandika-Moyo, Stephen D. Lawn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A cross-sectional study on the concordance between vaginal HPV DNA detection and type-specific antibodies in a multi-ethnic cohort of women from Amsterdam, the Netherlands – the HELIUS study

Alexandra Kovaleva, Catharina J. Alberts, Tim Waterboer, Angelika Michel, Marieke B. Snijder, Wilma Vermeulen, Liza Coyer, Maria Prins, Maarten Schim van der Loeff

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis to predict influenza in primary care patients

Richard K. Zimmerman, G. K. Balasubramani, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Heather Eng, Leonard Urbanski, Michael L. Jackson, Lisa A. Jackson, Huong Q. McLean, Edward A. Belongia, Arnold S. Monto, Ryan E. Malosh, Manjusha Gaglani, Lydia Clipper, Brendan Flannery, Stephen R. Wisniewski

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Human leukocyte antigen class 1 genotype distribution and analysis in persons with active tuberculosis and household contacts from Central Uganda

Helen K. Buteme, Rebecca Axelsson-Robertson, Lina Benson, Moses L. Joloba, W. Henry Boom, Gunilla Kallenius, Markus Maeurer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiology of primary rubella infection in the Central African Republic: data from measles surveillance, 2007–2014

Alain Farra, Marilou Pagonendji, Alexandre Manikariza, Dieubéni Rawago, Rock Ouambita-Mabo, Gilbert Guifara, Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in prostate tissue and serostatus in patients with asymptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia

Jamshaid Iqbal, Jumanah Al-Rashed, Elijah O. Kehinde

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of vitamin D deficiency with hepatitis B virus - related liver diseases

Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Nguyen Khuyen, Mai Thanh Binh, Dao Phuong Giang, Hoang Van Tong, Phan Quoc Hoan, Ngo Tat Trung, Do Tuan Anh, Nguyen Linh Toan, Christian G. Meyer, Peter G. Kremsner, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan, Le Huu Song

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Epidemiological aspects of rotavirus and adenovirus in hospitalized children with diarrhea: a 5-year survey in Beijing

Liying Liu, Yuan Qian, You Zhang, Linqing Zhao, Liping Jia, Huijing Dong

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development and validation of a novel single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panel for genetic analysis of Blastomyces spp. and association analysis

Holly M. Frost, Jennifer L. Anderson, Lynn Ivacic, Brian L. Sloss, John Embil, Jennifer K. Meece

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Throat culture positivity rate and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of beta-hemolytic streptococci in children on secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease

Nigus Zegeye, Daniel Asrat, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Abebe Habte, Etsegenet Gedlu, Tone Tønjum, Abraham Aseffa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Emergence of human caliciviruses among diarrhea cases in southwest China

Shun-Xian Zhang, Li Li, Jian-Wen Yin, Miao Jin, Xiang-Yu Kong, Li-Li Pang, Yong-Kang Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Early diagnosis of dengue disease severity in a resource-limited Asian country

Philippe Cavailler, Arnaud Tarantola, Yee Sin Leo, Andrew A. Lover, Anne Rachline, Moniboth Duch, Rekol Huy, Ai Li Quake, Yuvatha Kdan, Veasna Duong, Jeremy L. Brett, Philippe Buchy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

What people know about congenital CMV: an analysis of a large heterogeneous population through a web-based survey

Sandro Binda, Laura Pellegrinelli, Marco Terraneo, Alessandra Caserini, Valeria Primache, Laura Bubba, Maria Barbi

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tuberculous spondylitis diagnosed through Xpert MTB/RIF assay in urine: a case report

George Sikalengo, Adria Ramirez, Diana Faini, Kim Mwamelo, Manuel Battegay, Levan Jugheli, Christoph Hatz, Klaus Reither, Emilio Letang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in Australian adults: a systematic review of coverage and factors associated with uptake

Amalie Dyda, Surendra Karki, Andrew Hayen, C. Raina MacIntyre, Robert Menzies, Emily Banks, John M. Kaldor, Bette Liu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Persistently high prevalence of primary resistance and multidrug resistance of tuberculosis in Heilongjiang Province, China

Di Li, Jing-Li Wang, Bin-Ying Ji, Jia-Yi Cui, Xin-Ling Pan, Chang-Long Fan, Chang-Xia Shao, Li-Na Zhao, Yuan-Ping Ma, Liu-Zhuo Zhang, Chun-Lei Zhang, Cai-Bo Dong, Toshio Hattori, Hong Ling

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development and evaluation of an in-house single step loop-mediated isothermal amplification (SS-LAMP) assay for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in sputum samples from Moroccan patients

El Mehdi Bentaleb, Mohammed Abid, My Driss El Messaoudi, Brahim Lakssir, El Mostafa Ressami, Saaïd Amzazi, Hassan Sefrioui, Hassan Ait Benhassou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prolonged tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: characteristics and risk factors

Tasnim M. Bana, Maia Lesosky, Dominique J. Pepper, Helen van der Plas, Charlotte Schutz, Rene Goliath, Chelsea Morroni, Marc Mendelson, Gary Maartens, Robert J. Wilkinson, Graeme Meintjes

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: Clinical characteristics and outcomes of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Enterobacter species versus Escherichia coli: a matched case-control study

Seongman Bae, Taeeun Kim, Min-Chul Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sung-Han Kim, Heungsup Sung, Young-Suk Lim, Sang-Oh Lee, Mi-Na Kim, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sang-Ho Choi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Molecular evidence of high rates of asymptomatic P. vivax infection and very low P. falciparum malaria in Botswana

Thato Motshoge, Grace K. Ababio, Larysa Aleksenko, John Read, Elias Peloewetse, Mazhani Loeto, Tjantilili Mosweunyane, Kentse Moakofhi, Davies S. Ntebele, Simon Chihanga, Mpho Motlaleng, Anderson Chinorumba, Moses Vurayai, Jeffrey M. Pernica, Giacomo M. Paganotti, Isaac K. Quaye

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A spatial model of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 in Kano State, Nigeria: calibration and assessment of elimination probability

Kevin A. McCarthy, Guillaume Chabot-Couture, Faisal Shuaib

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The impact of healthcare visit timing on reported pertussis cough duration: Selection bias and disease pattern from reported cases in Michigan, USA, 2000–2010

Jennifer K. Knapp, Mark L. Wilson, Susan Murray, Matthew L. Boulton

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Malaria infection and anaemia in HIV-infected children in Mutengene, Southwest Cameroon: a cross sectional study

Ayukenchengamba Bate, Helen K. Kimbi, Emmaculate Lum, Leopold G. Lehman, Elias F. Onyoh, Lucy M. Ndip, Conica M. Njabi, Calvin Tonga, Godlove B.Wempnje, Roland N. Ndip, Pascal O. Bessong

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Short-term effects of meteorological factors on pediatric hand, foot, and mouth disease in Guangdong, China: a multi-city time-series analysis

Cui Guo, Jun Yang, Yuming Guo, Qiao-Qun Ou, Shuang-Quan Shen, Chun-Quan Ou, Qi-Yong Liu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Is Hepatitis Delta infections important in Brazil?

Maira Ferreira Cicero, Nathalia Mantovani Pena, Luiz Claudio Santana, Rafael Arnold, Rafael Gonçalves Azevedo, Élcio de Souza Leal, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz, Shirley Vasconcelos Komninakis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Loss to follow-up and HIV incidence in female sex workers in Kaiyuan, Yunnan Province China: a nine year longitudinal study

Yingying Su, Guowei Ding, Kathleen H. Reilly, Jessie L. Norris, Huixin Liu, Zheng Li, Guixiang Wang, Ganggang Fang, Ning Wang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

An extremely rare case of tubo-ovarian abscesses involving corynebacterium striatum as causative agent

Tetsuya Yamamoto, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Shimpei Mizuki, Yuki Nakashima, Houu Kou, Motoyoshi Maruo, Hozuka Akita

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prognostic factors for severe Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia of non-HIV patients in intensive care unit: a bicentric retrospective study

Li Weng, Xu Huang, Lie Chen, Li-Qin Feng, Wei Jiang, Xiao-Yun Hu, Jin-Min Peng, Chun-Yao Wang, Qing-Yuan Zhan, Bin Du

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A case report of a deep surgical site infection with Terrisporobacter glycolicus/T. Mayombei and review of the literature

Matthew P. Cheng, Marc-Christian Domingo, Simon Lévesque, Cedric P. Yansouni

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care center at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia

Adane Derso, Endalkachew Nibret, Abaineh Munshea

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, and Treponema pallidum infections among blood donors at Shiyan, Central China

Shuguo Yang, Danmei Jiao, Changjun Liu, Ming Lv, Shan Li, Zongyun Chen, Yao Deng, Yanqing Zhao, Jian Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effectiveness and safety of generic version of abacavir/lamivudine and efavirenz in treatment naïve HIV-infected patients: a nonrandomized, open-label, phase IV study in Cali-Colombia, 2011–2012

Jaime Galindo, Pedro Amariles, Héctor F. Mueses-Marín, Jaime A. Hincapié, Sebastián González-Avendaño, Ximena Galindo-Orrego

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of mass-screening on tuberculosis incidence in a prospective cohort of Brazilian prisoners

Dayse Sanchez Guimarães Paião, Everton Ferreira Lemos, Andrea da Silva Santos Carbone, Renata Viebrantz Enne Sgarbi, Alexandre Laranjeira Junior, Fellipe Matos da Silva, Letícia Marques Brandão, Luciana Squarizi dos Santos, Vaneli Silva Martins, Simone Simionatto, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro, Maurício Antônio Pompílio, Juliana Urrego, Albert Icksang Ko, Jason Randolph Andrews, Julio Croda

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors associated with clinical outcome in 25 patients with avian influenza A (H7N9) infection in Guangzhou, China

Hui Wang, XinCai Xiao, Jianyun Lu, Zongqiu Chen, Kuibiao Li, Hui Liu, Lei Luo, Ming Wang, ZhiCong Yang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Temporal trends of β-haemolytic streptococcal osteoarticular infections in western Norway

Oddvar Oppegaard, Steinar Skrede, Haima Mylvaganam, Bård Reiakvam Kittang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in predicting the presence of carbapenemase genes in Enterobacteriaceae in South Africa

Ashika Singh-Moodley, Olga Perovic

01.12.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does directly observed therapy improve tuberculosis treatment? More evidence is needed to guide tuberculosis policy

Zoë M. McLaren, Amanda A. Milliken, Amanda J. Meyer, Alana R. Sharp

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae influences the outcome of early infections in liver transplant recipients

Francesco Barchiesi, Roberto Montalti, Pamela Castelli, Daniele Nicolini, Silvia Staffolani, Federico Mocchegiani, Alessandro Fiorentini, Esther Manso, Marco Vivarelli

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Entomological efficacy of durable wall lining with reduced wall surface coverage for strengthening visceral leishmaniasis vector control in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

M. Mamun Huda, Vijay Kumar, Murari Lal Das, Debashis Ghosh, Jyoti Priyanka, Pradeep Das, Abdul Alim, Greg Matlashewski, Axel Kroeger, Eduardo Alfonso-Sierra, Dinesh Mondal

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relation between BCG vaccine scar and an interferon-gamma release assay in immigrant children with “positive” tuberculin skin test (≥10 mm)

Margret Johansson Gudjónsdóttir, Karsten Kötz, Ruth Stangebye Nielsen, Philip Wilmar, Sofia Olausson, Daniel Wallmyr, Birger Trollfors

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Absence of convincing evidence of Coxiella burnetii infection in Chile: a cross-sectional serosurvey among healthy adults in four different regions

Thomas Weitzel, Javier López, Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Sophie Edouard, Philippe Parola, Katia Abarca

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Nationwide distribution of varicella-zoster virus clades in China

Songtao Xu, Mukai Chen, Huanying Zheng, Haiyan Wang, Meng Chen, Jianhui Zhou, Wang Shuang, Pengbo Yu, Chaofeng Ma, Jilan He, Daxing Feng, Zhu Zhen, Zhang Yan, Mao Naiying, Aili Cui, Qiuhua Wu, Mengyuan Qi, Chongshan Li, Xiaoguang Xu, Wenbo Xu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A household-based survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices towards dengue fever among local urban communities in Taiz Governorate, Yemen

Thaker A. A. Alyousefi, Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, Samira M. A. Al-Eryani, Abdulsalam M. Al-Mekhlafi, Yahia A. Raja, Shamusul Azhar Shah, John C. Beier

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Recombinant domains III of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus envelope protein in combination with dextran and CpGs induce immune response and partial protectiveness against TBE virus infection in mice

Anna S. Ershova, Olga A. Gra, Alexander M. Lyaschuk, Tatyana M. Grunina, Artem P. Tkachuk, Mikhail S. Bartov, Darya M. Savina, Olga V. Sergienko, Zoya M. Galushkina, Vladimir P. Gudov, Liubov I. Kozlovskaya, Ivan S. Kholodilov, Larissa V. Gmyl, Galina G. Karganova, Vladimir G. Lunin, Anna S. Karyagina, Alexander L. Gintsburg

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

QuantiFERON conversion following tuberculin administration is common in HIV infection and relates to baseline response

Hanif Esmail, Friedrich Thienemann, Tolu Oni, Rene Goliath, Katalin A. Wilkinson, Robert J. Wilkinson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High frequency of pre-existing neutralizing antibody responses in patients with dengue during an outbreak in Central Brazil

Angela Ferreira Lopes de Teive e Argolo, Valéria Christina de Rezende Féres, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Lucimeire Antonelli da Silveira, Adriana Oliveira Guilarde, Ernesto Torres de Azevedo Marques Jr., Wayner Vieira de Souza, Celina Maria Turchi Martelli

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: Risk of cardiovascular events among patients with HIV treated with atazanavircontaining regimens: a retrospective cohort study

Lisa Rosenblatt, Amanda M. Farr, Ella T. Nkhoma, James K. Nelson, Corey Ritchings, Stephen S. Johnston

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Safety and efficacy of liposomal amphotericin B for treatment of complicated visceral leishmaniasis in patients without HIV, North-West Ethiopia

Aschalew Tamiru, Bethlehem Tigabu, Sisay Yifru, Ermias Diro, Asrat Hailu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Multicenter prospective study on the burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children less than 3 years of age in Spain

J. Arístegui, J. Ferrer, I. Salamanca, E. Garrote, A. Partidas, M. San-Martin, B. San-Jose

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The habitat of Coccidioides spp. and the role of animals as reservoirs and disseminators in nature

María del Rocío Reyes-Montes, María Ameyali Pérez-Huitrón, Jorge Luis Ocaña-Monroy, María Guadalupe Frías-De-León, Erick Martínez-Herrera, Roberto Arenas, Esperanza Duarte-Escalante

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Multi-complexity measures of heart rate variability and the effect of vasopressor titration: a prospective cohort study of patients with septic shock

Samuel M. Brown, Jeffrey Sorensen, Michael J. Lanspa, Matthew T. Rondina, Colin K. Grissom, Sajid Shahul, V. J. Mathews

01.12.2016 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Reducing disease burden in an influenza pandemic by targeted delivery of neuraminidase inhibitors: mathematical models in the Australian context

Robert Moss, James M. McCaw, Allen C. Cheng, Aeron C. Hurt, Jodie McVernon

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does cemented or cementless single-stage exchange arthroplasty of chronic periprosthetic hip infections provide similar infection rates to a two-stage? A systematic review

D. A. George, N. Logoluso, G. Castellini, S. Gianola, S. Scarponi, F. S. Haddad, L. Drago, C. L. Romano

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Time to clearance of Chlamydia trachomatis RNA and DNA after treatment in patients coinfected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae – a prospective cohort study

Carolien M. Wind, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff, Magnus Unemo, Rob Schuurman, Alje P. van Dam, Henry J. C. de Vries

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Survival outcomes for first-line antiretroviral therapy in India’s ART program

Rakhi Dandona, Bharat B. Rewari, G. Anil Kumar, Sukarma Tanwar, S. G. Prem Kumar, Venkata S. Vishnumolakala, Herbert C. Duber, Emmanuela Gakidou, Lalit Dandona

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Oral fosfomycin for treatment of urinary tract infection: a retrospective cohort study

Philippa C. Matthews, Lucinda K. Barrett, Stephanie Warren, Nicole Stoesser, Mel Snelling, Matthew Scarborough, Nicola Jones

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Meningitis in a Chinese adult patient caused by Mycoplasma hominis: a rare infection and literature review

Menglan Zhou, Peng Wang, Sharon Chen, Bin Du, Jinlong Du, Fengdan Wang, Meng Xiao, Fanrong Kong, Yingchun Xu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Human brucellosis in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2010–2015

Nawal Al Shehhi, Faisal Aziz, Farida Al Hosani, Bashir Aden, Iain Blair

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Significance of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 elevation in patients admitted to the intensive care unit with sepsis

P. E. Charles, R. Noel, F. Massin, J. Guy, P. E. Bollaert, J. P. Quenot, S. Gibot

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparison of characteristics of culture-negative pyogenic spondylitis and tuberculous spondylitis: a retrospective study

Chung-Jong Kim, Eun Jung Kim, Kyoung-Ho Song, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Sang Won Park, Hong-Bin Kim, Myoung-don Oh, Nam Joong Kim

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparative M-protein analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes from pharyngitis and skin infections in New Zealand: Implications for vaccine development

Deborah A Williamson, Pierre R Smeesters, Andrew C Steer, Julie Morgan, Mark Davies, Philip Carter, Arlo Upton, Stephen Y.C. Tong, John Fraser, Nicole J Moreland

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk factors for mortality among malnourished HIV-infected adults eligible for antiretroviral therapy

Susannah L Woodd, Paul Kelly, John R. Koethe, George Praygod, Andrea M. Rehman, Molly Chisenga, Joshua Siame, Douglas C. Heimburger, Henrik Friis, Suzanne Filteau

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Nosocomial outbreak of KPC-2- and NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal ward: a retrospective study

Jing Yu, Kun Tan, Zhihui Rong, Yue Wang, Zhongju Chen, Xuhui Zhu, Li Wu, Li Tan, Wei Xiong, Ziyong Sun, Ling Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cost analysis of tuberculin skin test and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube test for tuberculosis screening in a correctional setting in Dallas, Texas, USA

Ank E. Nijhawan, Princess A. Iroh, Larry S. Brown, Daniel Winetsky, Esmaeil Porsa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A multidimensional education program at substance dependence treatment centers improves patient knowledge and hepatitis C care

Rui Tato Marinho, António Costa, Teodomiro Pires, Helena Raposo, Carlos Vasconcelos, Cristina Polónia, Joaquim Borges, Mariana Soares, Graça Vilar, Ana Maria Nogueira, on behalf of the LIGUE-C Investigators

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Human Puumala hantavirus infection in northern Sweden; increased seroprevalence and association to risk and health factors

Kristina Bergstedt Oscarsson, Alette Brorstad, Maria Baudin, Anne Lindberg, Annika Forssén, Magnus Evander, Marie Eriksson, Clas Ahlm

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A prospective study of the importance of enteric fever as a cause of non-malarial febrile illness in patients admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Rapeephan R. Maude, Aniruddha Ghose, Rasheda Samad, Hanna K. de Jong, Masako Fukushima, Lalith Wijedoru, Mahtab Uddin Hassan, Md Amir Hossain, Md Rezaul Karim, Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Stannie van den Ende, Sujat Pal, A. S. M. Zahed, Wahid Rahman, Rifat Karnain, Rezina Islam, Dung Thi Ngoc Tran, Tuyen Thanh Ha, Anh Hong Pham, James I. Campbell, H. Rogier van Doorn, Richard J. Maude, Tom van der Poll, W. Joost Wiersinga, Nicholas P. J. Day, Stephen Baker, Arjen M. Dondorp, Christopher M. Parry, Md Abul Faiz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Outcome of patients with streptococcal prosthetic joint infections with special reference to rifampicin combinations

E. Fiaux, M. Titecat, O. Robineau, J. Lora-Tamayo, Y. El Samad, M. Etienne, N. Frebourg, N. Blondiaux, B. Brunschweiler, F. Dujardin, E. Beltrand, C. Loiez, V. Cattoir, J. P. Canarelli, C. Hulet, M. Valette, S. Nguyen, F. Caron, H. Migaud, E. Senneville, on behalf of the G4 bone and joint infection study group (G4BJIS)

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hemoglobin levels and blood transfusion in patients with sepsis in Internal Medicine Departments

Gassan Fuad Muady, Haim Bitterman, Arie Laor, Moshe Vardi, Vitally Urin, Nesrin Ghanem-Zoubi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections at a South African children’s hospital 2006–2011, a cross-sectional study

Heloise Buys, Rudzani Muloiwa, Colleen Bamford, Brian Eley

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Use of a risk scoring tool to identify higher-risk HIV-1 serodiscordant couples for an antiretroviral-based HIV-1 prevention intervention

Elizabeth M. Irungu, Renee Heffron, Nelly Mugo, Kenneth Ngure, Elly Katabira, Nulu Bulya, Elizabeth Bukusi, Josephine Odoyo, Stephen Asiimwe, Edna Tindimwebwa, Connie Celum, Jared M. Baeten, for the Partners Demonstration Project Team

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Antiretroviral therapy improves survival among TB-HIV co-infected patients who have CD4+ T-cell count above 350cells/mm3

Simon Mutembo, Jane N. Mutanga, Kebby Musokotwane, Lutangu Alisheke, Christopher C. Whalen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical presentations, diagnosis, mortality and prognostic markers of tuberculous meningitis in Vietnamese children: a prospective descriptive study

Nguyen Duc Bang, Maxine Caws, Thai Thanh Truc, Tran Ngoc Duong, Nguyen Huy Dung, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Guy E. Thwaites, Doortje Heemskerk, Joel Tarning, Laura Merson, Pham Van Toi, Jeremy J. Farrar, Marcel Wolbers, Thomas Pouplin, Jeremy N. Day

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Bartholinitis due to Aggregatibacter aphrophilus: a case report

Morgane Choquet, Emilie Pluquet, Sandrine Castelain, Raphaël Guihéneuf, Véronique Decroix

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

An outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis among older children (≥5 years) and adults after the implementation of an infant vaccination programme with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Ghana

Brenda Anna Kwambana-Adams, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Badu Sarkodie, Osei Kuffour Afreh, George Khumalo Kuma, Godfred Owusu-Okyere, Ebenezer Foster-Nyarko, Sally-Ann Ohene, Charles Okot, Archibald Kwame Worwui, Catherine Okoi, Madikay Senghore, Jacob Kweku Otu, Chinelo Ebruke, Richard Bannerman, Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, David Opare, Gemma Kay, Timothy Letsa, Owen Kaluwa, Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Victor Bampoe, Syed M. A. Zaman, Mark J. Pallen, Umberto D’Alessandro, Jason M. Mwenda, Martin Antonio

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

School closure policies at municipality level for mitigating influenza spread: a model-based evaluation

Constanze Ciavarella, Laura Fumanelli, Stefano Merler, Ciro Cattuto, Marco Ajelli

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

World-wide variation in incidence of Acinetobacter associated ventilator associated pneumonia: a meta-regression

James C. Hurley

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Japanese encephalitis vaccine-facilitated dengue virus infection-enhancement antibody in adults

Yuka Saito, Meng Ling Moi, Nozomi Takeshita, Chang-Kweng Lim, Hajime Shiba, Kuniaki Hosono, Masayuki Saijo, Ichiro Kurane, Tomohiko Takasaki

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Acute transverse myelitis of the cervical spine secondary to psoas abscess

Hongyu He, Lirong Jin, Minjie Ju, Guowei Tu, Zhe Luo

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Circulating granulysin levels in healthcare workers and latent tuberculosis infection estimated using interferon-gamma release assays

Pham Huu Thuong, Do Bang Tam, Shinsaku Sakurada, Nguyen Thi Le Hang, Minako Hijikata, Le Thi Hong, Phan Thi Minh Ngoc, Pham Thu Anh, Vu Cao Cuong, Ikumi Matsushita, Luu Thi Lien, Naoto Keicho

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Development of a prediction model for bacteremia in hospitalized adults with cellulitis to aid in the efficient use of blood cultures: a retrospective cohort study

Chun-Yuan Lee, Calvin M. Kunin, Chung Chang, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen, Hung-Chin Tsai

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Acute vision loss in post-partum period as presenting symptom of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis–an unusual case report

Aniruddha More, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravi Uniyal

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Drug susceptibility profiles of pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients in informal urban settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

Glennah Kerubo, Evans Amukoye, Stefan Niemann, Samuel Kariuki

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pseudobacteremia outbreak of biofilm-forming Achromobacter xylosoxidans – environmental transmission

Frank Günther, Uta Merle, Uwe Frank, Matthias M. Gaida, Nico T. Mutters

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels associated with severe hand, foot and mouth disease

Hui-Ling Deng, Yu-Feng Zhang, Ya-Ping Li, Yu Zhang, Yan Xie, Jun Wang, Xiao-Yan Wang, Shuang-Suo Dang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia with iliac artery endarteritis in a patient receiving ustekinumab

Insa Joost, Johannes Steinfurt, Philipp T. Meyer, Winfried V. Kern, Siegbert Rieg

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High third-generation cephalosporin resistant Enterobacteriaceae prevalence rate among neonatal infections in Dakar, Senegal

Sebastien Breurec, Coralie Bouchiat, Jean-Marie Sire, Olivier Moquet, Raymond Bercion, Moussa Fafa Cisse, Philippe Glaser, Ousmane Ndiaye, Sidy Ka, Helene Salord, Abdoulaye Seck, Haby Signate Sy, Remy Michel, Benoit Garin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

HIV epidemiology and responses among men who have sex with men and transgender individuals in China: a scoping review

Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang, Kathrine Meyers, Polin Chan, Zhongdan Chen, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Increasing incidence associated with herpes zoster infection in British Columbia, Canada

Fawziah Marra, Mei Chong, Mehdi Najafzadeh

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predictors of viral suppression and rebound among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in a large multi-site Canadian cohort

Zachary Tanner, Nathan Lachowsky, Erin Ding, Hasina Samji, Mark Hull, Angela Cescon, Sophie Patterson, Jason Chia, Alia Leslie, Janet Raboud, Mona Loutfy, Curtis Cooper, Marina Klein, Nima Machouf, Christos Tsoukas, Julio Montaner, Robert S. Hogg, for the Canadian Observation Cohort (CANOC) Collaboration

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Immune recovery in acute and chronic HIV infection and the impact of thymic stromal lymphopoietin

Marco Gelpi, Hans J. Hartling, Kristina Thorsteinsson, Jan Gerstoft, Henrik Ullum, Susanne D. Nielsen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Performance of point-of-care CD4 testing technologies in resource-constrained settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Minh D. Pham M.D., MPH, Paul A. Agius, Lorena Romero, Peter McGlynn, David Anderson, Suzanne M. Crowe, Stanley Luchters

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Severe adverse events during second-line tuberculosis treatment in the context of high HIV Co-infection in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study

Kathryn Schnippel, Rebecca H. Berhanu, Andrew Black, Cynthia Firnhaber, Norah Maitisa, Denise Evans, Edina Sinanovic

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Validation of genotype cluster investigations for Mycobacterium tuberculosis: application results for 44 clusters from four heterogeneous United States jurisdictions

Larry D. Teeter, Padmaja Vempaty, Duc T. M. Nguyen, Jane Tapia, Sharon Sharnprapai, Smita Ghosh, J. Steven Kammerer, Roque Miramontes, Wendy A. Cronin, Edward A. Graviss, on behalf of the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A cluster of KPC-2 and VIM-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST833 isolates from the pediatric service of a Venezuelan Hospital

Aura Falco, Yusibeska Ramos, Esther Franco, Alegría Guzmán, Howard Takiff

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A DNA vaccine targeting TcdA and TcdB induces protective immunity against Clostridium difficile

Bao-Zhong Zhang, Jianpiao Cai, Bin Yu, Yanhong Hua, Candy Choiyi Lau, Richard Yi-Tsun Tsun Kao, Kong-Hung Sze, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Jian-Dong Huang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Respiratory microbes present in the nasopharynx of children hospitalised with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa

Felix S. Dube, Mamadou Kaba, F. J. Lourens Robberts, Lemese Ah Tow, Sugnet Lubbe, Heather J. Zar, Mark P. Nicol

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Neonatal bloodstream infections in a Ghanaian Tertiary Hospital: Are the current antibiotic recommendations adequate?

Appiah-Korang Labi, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Stephanie Bjerrum, Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, Mercy Jemima Newman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The COX- inhibitor indomethacin reduces Th1 effector and T regulatory cells in vitro in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Kristian Tonby, Ida Wergeland, Nora V. Lieske, Dag Kvale, Kjetil Tasken, Anne M. Dyrhol-Riise

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The complexity of human infected AIV H5N6 isolated from China

Zhijie Zhang, Rui Li, Lufang Jiang, Chenglong Xiong :, Yue Chen, Genming Zhao, Qingwu Jiang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A case report of a cystic fibrosis patient with repeated isolation of Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans identified by a novel short-extraction method

Daniel Goldenberger, Vladimira Hinić, Spasenija Savic Prince, Michael Tamm, Anna-Maria Balestra, Doris Hohler, Reno Frei

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: Poor tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Southern Mozambique (2011-2012)

Alberto L. García-Basteiro, Durval Respeito, Orvalho J. Augusto, Elisa López-Varela, Charfudin Sacoor, Victor G. Sequera, Aina Casellas, Quique Bassat, Ivan Manhiça, Eusebio Macete, Frank Cobelens, Pedro L. Alonso

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: Rapid urine-based screening for tuberculosis to reduce AIDS-related mortality in hospitalized patients in Africa (the STAMP trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Ankur Gupta-Wright, Katherine L. Fielding, Joep J. van Oosterhout, Douglas K. Wilson, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Clare Flach, Krishna P. Reddy, Rochelle P. Walensky, Jurgens A. Peters, Melanie Alufandika-Moyo, Stephen D. Lawn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The prevalence of drug resistance among treatment-naïve HIV-1-infected individuals in China during pre- and post- 2004

Hanping Li, Shuai Chang, Yang Han, Daomin Zhuang, Lin Li, Yongjian Liu, Siyang Liu, Zuoyi Bao, Wenfu Zhang, Hongbin Song, Taisheng Li, Jingyun Li

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Implementation of a pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial to evaluate impact of Botswana’s Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic algorithm on TB diagnostic sensitivity and early antiretroviral therapy mortality

Andrew F. Auld, Tefera Agizew, Sherri Pals, Alyssa Finlay, Ndwapi Ndwapi, Rosanna Boyd, Heather Alexander, Anikie Mathoma, Joyce Basotli, Sambayawo Gwebe-Nyirenda, James Shepherd, Tedd V. Ellerbrock, Anand Date

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Real time PCR for the rapid identification and drug susceptibility of Mycobacteria present in Bronchial washings

Thilini Piushani Keerthirathne, Dhammika Nayoma Magana-Arachchi, Dushantha Madegedara, Suneth Sithumini Sooriyapathirana

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical and molecular characteristics of Klebsiella pneumoniae ventilator-associated pneumonia in mainland China

Si Guo, JingJing Xu, YanShuan Wei, JunHong Xu, Yi Li, Rui Xue

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mechanisms of first-line antimicrobial resistance in multi-drug and extensively drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Navisha Dookie, A. Willem Sturm, Prashini Moodley

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women, heterosexual men and MSM visiting HIV counselling institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - should Chlamydia testing be scaled up?

Anne Lallemand, Viviane Bremer, Klaus Jansen, Stine Nielsen, Dieter Münstermann, Andreas Lucht, Carsten Tiemann

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The impact of active surveillance and health education on an Ebola virus disease cluster — Kono District, Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

Tasha Stehling-Ariza, Alexander Rosewell, Sahr A. Moiba, Brima Berthalomew Yorpie, Kai David Ndomaina, Kai Samuel Jimissa, Eva Leidman, Dingeman J. Rijken, Colin Basler, James Wood, Dumbuya Manso

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characteristics of acute febrile illness and determinants of illness recovery among adults presenting to Singapore primary care clinics

Zaw Myo Tun, Mahesh Moorthy, Martin Linster, Yvonne CF Su, Richard James Coker, Eng Eong Ooi, Jenny Guek-Hong Low, Gavin J. D. Smith, Clarence C. Tam

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effect of anthelminthic treatment on helminth infection and related anaemia among school-age children in northwestern Ethiopia

Yonas Yimam, Abraham Degarege, Berhanu Erko

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Virological failure reduced with HIV-serostatus disclosure, extra baseline weight and rising CD4 cells among HIV-positive adults in Northwestern Uganda

Jonathan Izudi, Sunday Alioni, Emmanuel Kerukadho, David Ndungutse

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predictors of influenza among older adults in the emergency department

Po-Po Lam, Brenda L. Coleman, Karen Green, Jeff Powis, David Richardson, Kevin Katz, Bjug Borgundvaag, Telisha Smith-Gorvie, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Susan J. Bondy, Allison McGeer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Seroprevalence and correlates of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among young adults in Arkhangelsk, Northwest Russia: a population-based cross-sectional study

Tatiana Balaeva, Andrej M. Grjibovski, Oleg Sidorenkov, Olga Samodova, Natalia Firsova, Anatoly Sannikov, Elise Klouman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Defining cognitive impairment in people-living-with-HIV: the POPPY study

Davide De Francesco, Jonathan Underwood, Frank A. Post, Jaime H. Vera, Ian Williams, Marta Boffito, Memory Sachikonye, Jane Anderson, Patrick W. G. Mallon, Alan Winston, Caroline A. Sabin, on behalf of the POPPY study group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Deep, multi-stage transcriptome of the schistosomiasis vector Biomphalaria glabrata provides platform for understanding molluscan disease-related pathways

Nathan J Kenny, Marta Truchado-García, Cristina Grande

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Acute HIV infection presenting as hemophagocytic syndrome with an unusual serological and virological response to ART

Rita Veiga Ferraz, Ana Cláudia Carvalho, Fernando Araújo, Carmo Koch, Cândida Abreu, António Sarmento

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characteristics of gram-negative urinary tract infections caused by extended spectrum beta lactamases: pivmecillinam as a treatment option within South Dublin, Ireland

Fardod O’Kelly, Siobhan Kavanagh, Rustom Manecksha, John Thornhill, Jérôme P. Fennell

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Alternative pre-approved and novel therapies for the treatment of anthrax

Breanne M. Head, Ethan Rubinstein, Adrienne F. A. Meyers

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Teicoplanin-based antimicrobial therapy in Staphylococcus aureus bone and joint infection: tolerance, efficacy and experience with subcutaneous administration

Olivier Peeters, Tristan Ferry, Florence Ader, André Boibieux, Evelyne Braun, Anissa Bouaziz, Judith Karsenty, Emmanuel Forestier, Frédéric Laurent, Sébastien Lustig, Christian Chidiac, Florent Valour, on behalf of the Lyon BJI study group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Using the 4 pillars™ practice transformation program to increase adult influenza vaccination and reduce missed opportunities in a randomized cluster trial

Chyongchiou J. Lin, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Valory N. Pavlik, Anthony E. Brown, Song Zhang, Jonathan M. Raviotta, Krissy K. Moehling, Mary Hawk, Edmund M. Ricci, Donald B. Middleton, Suchita Patel, Jeannette E. South-Paul, Richard K. Zimmerman

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Nosocomial infection of CCHF among health care workers in Rajasthan, India

Pragya D. Yadav, Deepak Y. Patil, Anita M. Shete, Prasad Kokate, Pulkit Goyal, Santosh Jadhav, Sanjeev Sinha, Divya Zawar, Surendra K. Sharma, Arti Kapil, D. K. Sharma, Kamlesh J. Upadhyay, Devendra T. Mourya

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Leucocyte esterase dip-stick test as a point-of-care diagnostic for urogenital chlamydia in male patients: A multi-center evaluation in two STI outpatient clinics in Paramaribo and Amsterdam

Menne Bartelsman, Henry J. C. de Vries, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff, Leslie O. A. Sabajo, Jannie J. van der Helm

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between tuberculosis, diabetes and 25 hydroxyvitamin D in Tanzania: a longitudinal case control study

Noémie Boillat-Blanco, Pascal Bovet, Kaushik L. Ramaiya, Maliwasa Mganga, Lilian T. Minja, Lanja Saleh, Medea Imboden, Christian Schindler, Sebastien Gagneux, Claudia Daubenberger, Klaus Reither, Nicole Probst-Hensch

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Low sensitivity of the tourniquet test for differential diagnosis of dengue: an analysis of 28,000 trials in patients

Nathália Barbosa Furlan, Caroline Tukasan, Cássia Fernanda Estofolete, Maurício Lacerda Nogueira, Natal Santos da Silva

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of testosterone deficiency in HIV-infected men under antiretroviral therapy

Ana Rita Gomes, Pedro Souteiro, Carolina Germana Silva, Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, Francisco Almeida, António Sarmento, Davide Carvalho, Paula Freitas

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A prospective study of treatment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections and risk factors associated with outcome

Claudia M. D. de Maio Carrilho, Larissa Marques de Oliveira, Juliana Gaudereto, Jamile S. Perozin, Mariana Ragassi Urbano, Carlos H. Camargo, Cintia M. C. Grion, Anna Sara S. Levin, Silvia F. Costa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Detection of latent tuberculosis infection among migrant farmworkers along the US-Mexico border

E. Oren, M. H. Fiero, E. Barrett, B. Anderson, M. Nuῆez, F. Gonzalez-Salazar

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Environmental contamination and risk factors for transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) to humans, Cambodia, 2006-2010

Sowath Ly, Sirenda Vong, Philippe Cavailler, Elizabeth Mumford, Channa Mey, Sareth Rith, Maria D. Van Kerkhove, San Sorn, Touch Sok, Arnaud Tarantola, Philippe Buchy

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Population seroprevalence of antibody to influenza A(H7N9) virus, Guangzhou, China

Yong Ping Lin, Zi Feng Yang, Ying Liang, Zheng Tu Li, Helen S. Bond, Huiying Chua, Ya Sha Luo, Yuan Chen, Ting Ting Chen, Wen Da Guan, Jimmy Chun Cheong Lai, Yu Lam Siu, Si Hua Pan, J. S. Malik Peiris, Benjamin J. Cowling, Chris Ka PunMok

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors associated with good TB infection control practices among primary healthcare workers in the Free State Province, South Africa

Michelle Engelbrecht, André Janse van Rensburg, Gladys Kigozi, HCJ (Dingie) van Rensburg

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Remote transient Lactobacillus animalis bacteremia causing prosthetic hip joint infection: a case report

R. Somayaji, T. Lynch, J. N. Powell, D. Gregson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Characteristics and outcomes of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV seronegative children in Beijing, China, 2002–2013

Ling-yun Guo, Lin-lin Liu, Yue Liu, Tian-ming Chen, Shao-ying Li, Yong-hong Yang, Gang Liu

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Infected cephalhaematoma in a five-week-old infant - case report and review of the literature

Petra Zimmermann, Andrea Duppenthaler

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Viral respiratory infections in a nursing home: a six-month prospective study

Tina Uršič, Nina Gorišek Miksić, Lara Lusa, Franc Strle, Miroslav Petrovec

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A single center observational study on emergency department clinician non-adherence to clinical practice guidelines for treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Catherine Zatorski, Mark Zocchi, Sara E. Cosgrove, Cynthia Rand, Gillian Brooks, Larissa May

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence and epidemiology of meningococcal carriage in Southern Ethiopia prior to implementation of MenAfriVac, a conjugate vaccine

Guro K. Bårnes, Paul A. Kristiansen, Demissew Beyene, Bereket Workalemahu, Paulos Fissiha, Behailu Merdekios, Jon Bohlin, Marie-Pierre Préziosi, Abraham Aseffa, Dominique A. Caugant

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Outcomes of TB treatment in HIV co-infected TB patients in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional analytic study

Solomon Ahmed Ali, Thandisizwe R. Mavundla, Ribka Fantu, Tadesse Awoke

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Model estimates of the burden of outpatient visits attributable to influenza in the United States

Gonçalo Matias, François Haguinet, Roger L. Lustig, Laurel Edelman, Gerardo Chowell, Robert J. Taylor

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparison of DNA testing strategies in monitoring human papillomavirus infection prevalence through simulation

Carol Y. Lin, Ling Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Norovirus genotype distribution in outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis among children and older people: an 8-year study

Makoto Kumazaki, Shuzo Usuku

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Severe leptospirosis and pancreatitis; A case series from a leptospirosis outbreak in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka

N. J. Herath, C. J. Kamburapola, S. B. Agampodi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Incidence and risk factor prevalence of community-acquired pneumonia in adults in primary care in Spain (NEUMO-ES-RISK project)

I. Rivero-Calle, J. Pardo-Seco, P. Aldaz, D. A. Vargas, E. Mascarós, E. Redondo, J. L. Díaz-Maroto, M. Linares-Rufo, M. J. Fierro-Alacio, A. Gil, J. Molina, D. Ocaña, Federico Martinón-Torres, on behalf of NEUMOEXPERTOS group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Influence of social contact patterns and demographic factors on influenza simulation results

Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Markus Schwehm, Martin Eichner

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A prominent role of Hepatitis D Virus in liver cancers documented in Central Africa

Marie Atsama Amougou, Dominique Noah Noah, Paul Fewou Moundipa, Pascal Pineau, Richard Njouom

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Inosine pranobex is safe and effective for the treatment of subjects with confirmed acute respiratory viral infections: analysis and subgroup analysis from a Phase 4, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study

Jiří Beran, Eva Šalapová, Marian Špajdel, on behalf of the Isoprinosine Study (EWO ISO-2014/1) Team

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Understanding pneumococcal serotype 1 biology through population genomic analysis