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BMC Infectious Diseases

BMC Infectious Diseases 1/2017

Ausgabe 1/2017

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 794 Artikel )

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors, perceptions and practices associated with Taenia solium cysticercosis and its control in the smallholder pig production systems in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey

Joseph M. Kungu, Michel M. Dione, Francis Ejobi, Michael Ocaido, Delia Grace

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Invasive pneumococcal disease among adults in Japan, April 2013 to March 2015: disease characteristics and serotype distribution

Munehisa Fukusumi, Bin Chang, Yoshinari Tanabe, Kengo Oshima, Takaya Maruyama, Hiroshi Watanabe, Koji Kuronuma, Kei Kasahara, Hiroaki Takeda, Junichiro Nishi, Jiro Fujita, Tetsuya Kubota, Tomimasa Sunagawa, Tamano Matsui, Kazunori Oishi, the Adult IPD Study Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Feasibility Study of HIV Sentinel Surveillance using PMTCT data in Cameroon: from Scientific Success to Programmatic Failure

Serge C. Billong, Jacob Dee, Joseph Fokam, Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Gabriel L. Ekali, Raoul Fodjo, Edith S. Temgoua, Edson-Joan Billong, Samuel M. Sosso, Jembia J. Mosoko, Francisca Monebenimp, Alexis Ndjolo, Anne-Cecile Z-K. Bissek, Omotayo Bolu, Jean-Bosco N. Elat

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An assessment of the level of concern among hospital-based health-care workers regarding MERS outbreaks in Saudi Arabia

Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Ali A. AlQarni, Suliman M. Al-Ghamdi, Mahmoud Salam, Mohammed H. Al-Assiri, Hanan H. Balkhy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of isoniazid preventative therapy in reducing incidence of active tuberculosis among people living with HIV/AIDS in public health facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a historical cohort study

Mahlet Semu, Teferi Gedif Fenta, Girmay Medhin, Dawit Assefa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of the importance of fever with respect to dengue prognosis according to the 2009 WHO classification: a retrospective study

Caroline Tukasan, Nathália Barbosa Furlan, Cássia Fernanda Estofolete, Maurício Lacerda Nogueira, Natal Santos da Silva

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Increased activity of the complement system in cerebrospinal fluid of the patients with Non-HIV Cryptococcal meningitis

Lei Shen, Jianming Zheng, Yan Wang, Mengqi Zhu, Haoxiang Zhu, Qi Cheng, Qian Li

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

First case report of myopericarditis linked to Campylobacter coli enterocolitis

Cameron R. M. Moffatt, Soniah B. Moloi, Karina J. Kennedy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Platelet counts modulate the quantitative relationship between hepatitis B viral DNA and surface antigen concentrations: a cross-sectional study of hematological, histological and viral factors

Chao-Wei Hsu, Kung-Hao Liang, Chih-Lang Lin, Tong-Hong Wang, Chau-Ting Yeh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seroprevalence and determinants of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at the university teaching hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Christiana Frimpong, Mpundu Makasa, Lungowe Sitali, Charles Michelo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of colistin plasma levels on the clinical outcome of patients with infections caused by extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Luisa Sorlí, Sonia Luque, Concepción Segura, Nuria Campillo, Milagro Montero, Erika Esteve, Sabina Herrera, Natividad Benito, Francisco Alvarez-Lerma, Santiago Grau, Juan Pablo Horcajada

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Infectious tenosynovitis with bloodstream infection caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a case report on an occupational pathogen

Kristine Hofseth, Håvard Dalen, Leif Kibsgaard, Solrun Nebb, Angela Kümmel, Arne Mehl

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rapid increase of scrub typhus incidence in Guangzhou, southern China, 2006―2014

Ye Sun, Yue-Hong Wei, Yang Yang, Yu Ma, Sake J. de Vlas, Hong-Wu Yao, Yong Huang, Mai-Juan Ma, Kun Liu, Xiao-Ning Li, Xin-Lou Li, Wen-Hui Zhang, Li-Qun Fang, Zhi-Cong Yang, Wu-Chun Cao

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of bla OXA-23 -producing carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a single institution over a 65-month period in north China

Nian-zhi Ning, Xiong Liu, Chun-mei Bao, Su-ming Chen, En-bo Cui, Ju-ling zhang, Jie Huang, Fang-hong Chen, Tao Li, Fen Qu, Hui Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High prevalence and low cure rate of tuberculosis among patients with HIV in Xinjiang, China

Rena Maimaiti, Yuexin Zhang, Kejun Pan, Peierdun Mijiti, Maimaitiali Wubili, Maimaitijiang Musa, Rune Andersson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The first occurrence of a CTX-M ESBL-producing Escherichia coli outbreak mediated by mother to neonate transmission in an Irish neonatal intensive care unit

Ciara O’Connor, Roy K. Philip, John Kelleher, James Powell, Alan O’Gorman, Barbara Slevin, Neil Woodford, Jane F. Turton, Elaine McGrath, Cathriona Finnegan, Lorraine Power, Nuala H. O’Connell, Colum P. Dunne

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms in refugee patients, medical tourists and domestic patients admitted to a German university hospital

Claudia Reinheimer, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Katalin Jozsa, Thomas A. Wichelhaus, Michael Hogardt, Fiona O’Rourke, Christian Brandt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Thymus activity measured by T-cell receptor excision circles in patients with different severities of respiratory syncytial virus infection

Kiran Aftab Gul, Tonje Sonerud, Hans O. Fjærli, Britt Nakstad, Tore Gunnar Abrahamsen, Christopher S. Inchley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Vaccination with toxofilin DNA in combination with an alum-monophosphoryl lipid A mixed adjuvant induces significant protective immunity against Toxoplasma gondii

Pengxia Song, Shenyi He, Aihua Zhou, Gang Lv, Jingjing Guo, Jian Zhou, Yali Han, Huaiyu Zhou, Zhen Hao, Hua Cong

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sex with sweethearts: Exploring factors associated with inconsistent condom use among unmarried female entertainment workers in Cambodia

Siyan Yi, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Khuondyla Pal, Chanrith Ngin, Kolab Chhim, Carinne Brody

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hepatitis E virus seroprevalence among the general population in a livestock-dense area in the Netherlands: a cross-sectional population-based serological survey

Arianne B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Wim van der Hoek, Floor Borlée, Dick J. J. Heederik, Sofie H. Mooi, Catharina B. M. Maassen, C. Joris Yzermans, Barry Rockx, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Johan H. J. Reimerink

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Concordance of chlamydia infections of the rectum and urethra in same-sex male partnerships: a cross-sectional analysis

Vincent J. Cornelisse, Christopher J. Sherman, Jane S Hocking, Henrietta Williams, Lei Zhang, Marcus Y. Chen, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Clare Bellhouse, Christopher K Fairley, Eric P. F. Chow

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study

Fadilah Sfouq Aleanizy, Nahla Mohmed, Fulwah Y. Alqahtani, Rania Ali El Hadi Mohamed

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-positive community-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in pastoral communities of rural south western Uganda

Benon B. Asiimwe, Rossella Baldan, Alberto Trovato, Daniela M. Cirillo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pneumococcal carriage and antibiotic susceptibility patterns from two cross-sectional colonization surveys among children aged <5 years prior to the introduction of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine — Kenya, 2009–2010

Miwako Kobayashi, Laura M. Conklin, Godfrey Bigogo, Geofrey Jagero, Lee Hampton, Katherine E. Fleming-Dutra, Muthoni Junghae, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Fabiana Pimenta, Bernard Beall, Thomas Taylor, Kayla F. Laserson, John Vulule, Chris Van Beneden, Lindsay Kim, Daniel R. Feikin, Cynthia G. Whitney, Robert F. Breiman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Strain-specific transmission in an outbreak of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the hemato-oncology care unit: a cohort study

Makiko Uemura, Osamu Imataki, Shumpei Uchida, Haruyuki Nakayama-Imaohji, Yukiko Ohue, Harumi Matsuka, Hatsune Mori, Hiroaki Dobashi, Tomomi Kuwahara, Norimitsu Kadowaki

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Plasma presepsin level is an early diagnostic marker of severe febrile neutropenia in hematologic malignancy patients

Yusuke Koizumi, Kaoru Shimizu, Masayo Shigeta, Takafumi Okuno, Hitoshi Minamiguchi, Katsuyuki Kito, Keiko Hodohara, Yuka Yamagishi, Akira Andoh, Yoshihide Fujiyama, Hiroshige Mikamo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza Strip

Nabil Abdullah El Aila, Nahed Ali Al Laham, Basim Mohammad Ayesh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparing antibiotic treatment for leptospirosis using network meta-analysis: a tutorial

Cho Naing, Simon A. Reid, Kyan Aung

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

HPV Genotypes distribution in Indian women with and without cervical carcinoma: Implication for HPV vaccination program in Odisha, Eastern India

Rashmirani Senapati, Bhagyalaxmi Nayak, Shantanu Kumar Kar, Bhagirathi Dwibedi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease following non-primary maternal infection: a retrospective cohort study

Eran Hadar, Elizabeta Dorfman, Ron Bardin, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Jacob Amir, Joseph Pardo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hepatitis B virus strains from Rwandan blood donors are genetically similar and form one clade within subgenotype A1

Theogene Twagirumugabe, Gatare Swaibu, Timothy David Walker, Magnus Lindh, Jean Bosco Gahutu, Tomas Bergström, Heléne Norder

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors and characteristics of blood stream infections in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Chun-Teng Huang, Chia-Jen Liu, Po-Shen Ko, Han-Tsung Liu, Yuan-Bin Yu, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jin-Hwang Liu, Muh-Hwa Yang, Ling-Ju Huang, Chun-Yu Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of Aspergillosis in a cohort of non-neutropenic, non-transplant patients colonised by Aspergillus spp

José Barberán, Francisco-Javier García-Pérez, Victoria Villena, Alberto Fernández-Villar, Eduardo Malmierca, Cristina Salas, María-José Giménez, Juan-José Granizo, Lorenzo Aguilar, on behalf of the working group on Infectious Diseases from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Treatment efficacy of azithromycin 1 g single dose versus doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 7 days for the treatment of rectal chlamydia among men who have sex with men – a double-blind randomised controlled trial protocol

Andrew Lau, Fabian Kong, Christopher K. Fairley, Basil Donovan, Marcus Chen, Catriona Bradshaw, Mark Boyd, Janaki Amin, Peter Timms, Sepehr Tabrizi, David G. Regan, David A. Lewis, Anna McNulty, Jane S. Hocking

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High rates of multidrug-resistant and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis among re-treatment cases: where do they come from?

Romain Ragonnet, James M. Trauer, Justin T. Denholm, Ben J. Marais, Emma S. McBryde

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Monophylogenetic HIV-1C epidemic in Ethiopia is dominated by CCR5-tropic viruses–an analysis of a prospective country-wide cohort

Amare Worku Kalu, Nigus Fikrie Telele, Solomon Gebreselasie, Daniel Fekade, Samir Abdurahman, Gaetano Marrone, Anders Sönnerborg

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bacteria endocarditis consolidation with vertebra bone tuberculosis: a case report

Yan Liu, Xiaoming Wang, Zhibin Wang, Yongsheng Zhu, Liying Zhang, Xiaoli Li, Rong Xu, Wei Ge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Systematic review and network meta-analysis of tedizolid for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by MRSA

Rachael McCool, Ian M. Gould, Jacqui Eales, Teresa Barata, Mick Arber, Kelly Fleetwood, Julie Glanville, Teresa L. Kauf

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unusual manifestation of Helicobacter cinaedi infection: a case report of intracranial subdural empyema and bacteremia

Toshimasa Hayashi, Junko Tomida, Yoshiaki Kawamura, Masakazu Yoshida, Ikuyo Yokozawa, Shingaku Kaneko

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiovascular risk and endothelial function in people living with HIV/AIDS: design of the multi-site, longitudinal EndoAfrica study in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

Hans Strijdom, Patrick De Boever, Gerhard Walzl, M. Faadiel Essop, Tim S. Nawrot, Ingrid Webster, Corli Westcott, Nyiko Mashele, Frans Everson, Stephanus T. Malherbe, Kim Stanley, Harald H. Kessler, Evelyn Stelzl, Nandu Goswami

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Score risk model for predicting severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome mortality

Li Wang, Zhiqiang Zou, Chunguo Hou, Xiangzhong Liu, Fen Jiang, Hong Yu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations of statins and antiretroviral drugs with the onset of type 2 diabetes among HIV-1-infected patients

Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Laura Galli, Andrea Poli, Stefania Salpietro, Nicola Gianotti, Piermarco Piatti, Francesca Cossarini, Concetta Vinci, Elisabetta Carini, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonella Castagna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical and microbiologic characteristics of cefotaxime-non-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia: a case control study

Taro Noguchi, Yasufumi Matsumura, Masaki Yamamoto, Miki Nagao, Shunji Takakura, Satoshi Ichiyama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effectiveness of daclatasvir based therapy in European patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease

Jim Young, Nina Weis, Harald Hofer, William Irving, Ola Weiland, Emiliano Giostra, Juan Manuel Pascasio, Lluis Castells, Martin Prieto, Roelien Postema, Cinira Lefevre, David Evans, Heiner C. Bucher, Jose Luis Calleja

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association between a syndemic of psychosocial problems and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China

Ying Wang, Zezhou Wang, Mengmeng Jia, Ajuan Liang, Dong Yuan, Zhe Sun, Feng Gan, Yichen Wang, Yong Cai, Zhiruo Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intensified hand-hygiene campaign including soap-and-water wash may prevent acute infections in office workers, as shown by a recognized-exposure -adjusted analysis of a randomized trial

Tapani Hovi, Jukka Ollgren, Carita Savolainen-Kopra

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women: knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in Italy

Francesco Napolitano, Paola Napolitano, Italo Francesco Angelillo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of a serological tool to predict malaria transmission intensity in an elimination setting

Rajika Lasanthi Dewasurendra, Janaka Nandana Dias, Nuno Sepulveda, Geethika Sharmini Abayaweera Gunawardena, Naduviladath Chandrasekharan, Chris Drakeley, Nadira Dharshani Karunaweera

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hospitalized care for MDR-TB in Port Harcourt, Nigeria: a qualitative study

Kingsley Lezor Bieh, Ralf Weigel, Helen Smith

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of clinical features and prognostic factors in HIV-negative adults with cryptococcal meningitis and tuberculous meningitis: a retrospective study

Junyan Qu, Taoyou Zhou, Cejun Zhong, Rong Deng, Xiaoju Lü

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia: results from a cluster randomized cross-over trial

Cornelis H. van Werkhoven, Douwe F. Postma, Marie-Josee J. Mangen, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Marc J. M. Bonten, for the CAP-START study group

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

De-implementation strategy to Reduce the Inappropriate use of urinary and intravenous CATheters: study protocol for the RICAT-study

Bart J. Laan, Ingrid J. B. Spijkerman, Mieke H. Godfried, Berend C. Pasmooij, Jolanda M. Maaskant, Marjon J. Borgert, Brent C. Opmeer, Margreet C. Vos, Suzanne E. Geerlings

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Qualitative insights into implementation, processes, and outcomes of a randomized trial on peer support and HIV care engagement in Rakai, Uganda

April Monroe, Gertrude Nakigozi, William Ddaaki, Jeremiah Mulamba Bazaale, Ronald H. Gray, Maria J. Wawer, Steven J. Reynolds, Caitlin E. Kennedy, Larry W. Chang

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Long-term kinetics of Zika virus RNA and antibodies in body fluids of a vasectomized traveller returning from Martinique: a case report

Guenter Froeschl, Kristina Huber, Frank von Sonnenburg, Hans-Dieter Nothdurft, Gisela Bretzel, Michael Hoelscher, Lothar Zoeller, Matthias Trottmann, Francisco Pan-Montojo, Gerhard Dobler, Silke Woelfel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mumps transmission in social networks: a cohort study

Susan Hahné, Tessa Schurink, Jacco Wallinga, Jeroen Kerkhof, Marianne van der Sande, Rob van Binnendijk, Hester de Melker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) disease burden in China: a systematic review and spatio-temporal analysis

Peipei Ding, Xiaowen Li, Zhongwei Jia, Zuhong Lu

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Gut microbiota disturbance during helminth infection: can it affect cognition and behaviour of children?

Vanina Guernier, Bradley Brennan, Laith Yakob, Gabriel Milinovich, Archie C. A. Clements, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Protection via a ROM4 DNA vaccine and peptide against Toxoplasma gondii in BALB/c mice

Yali Han, Aihua Zhou, Gang Lu, Guanghui Zhao, Lin Wang, Jingjing Guo, Pengxia Song, Jian Zhou, Huaiyu Zhou, Hua Cong, Shenyi He

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of the point-of-care Becton Dickinson Veritor™ Rapid influenza diagnostic test in Kenya, 2013–2014

Linus K. Ndegwa, Gideon Emukule, Timothy M. Uyeki, Eunice Mailu, Sandra S. Chaves, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Bandika V. Lewa, Francis K. Muiruri, Peter Omoth, Barry Fields, Joshua A. Mott

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A pilot study of brisk walking in sedentary combination antiretroviral treatment (cART)- treated patients: benefit on soluble and cell inflammatory markers

Matteo Bonato, Laura Galli, Laura Passeri, Valeria Longo, Gaspare Pavei, Simona Bossolasco, Cecilia Bertocchi, Massimo Cernuschi, Giuseppe Balconi, Giampiero Merati, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonio La Torre, Paola Cinque

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Single- and multiple viral respiratory infections in children: disease and management cannot be related to a specific pathogen

Jérôme O. Wishaupt, Tjeerd van der Ploeg, Ronald de Groot, Florens G. A. Versteegh, Nico G. Hartwig

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The influence of antibiotic prophylaxis on bacterial resistance in urinary tract infections in children with spina bifida

Sebastiaan Hermanus Johannes Zegers, Jeanne Dieleman, Tjomme van der Bruggen, Jan Kimpen, Catharine de Jong-de Vos van Steenwijk

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: 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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Application of the analytic hierarchy approach to the risk assessment of Zika virus disease transmission in Guangdong Province, China

Xing Li, Tao Liu, Lifeng Lin, Tie Song, Xiaolong Du, Hualiang Lin, Jianpeng Xiao, Jianfeng He, Liping Liu, Guanghu Zhu, Weilin Zeng, Lingchuan Guo, Zheng Cao, Wenjun Ma, Yonghui Zhang

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Toxoplasmosis-associated IRIS involving the CNS: a case report with longitudinal analysis of T cell subsets

Rita Rb-Silva, Claudia Nobrega, Eugénia Reiriz, Soraia Almeida, Rui Sarmento-Castro, Margarida Correia-Neves, Ana Horta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genotypic characterization of Orientia tsutsugamushi from patients in two geographical locations in Sri Lanka

Ranjan Premaratna, Lucas S. Blanton, Dilhar N. Samaraweera, G. Nalika N. de Silva, Nilmini T. G. A. Chandrasena, David H. Walker, H. J. de Silva

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intestinal helminth co-infection and associated factors among tuberculosis patients in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Getaneh Alemu, Mohammedaman Mama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost of shingles: population based burden of disease analysis of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia

Kevin J. Friesen, Dan Chateau, Jamie Falk, Silvia Alessi-Severini, Shawn Bugden

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Concomitant disseminated histoplasmosis and disseminated tuberculosis after tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment: a case report

Juan E. Muñoz-Oca, Martha L. Villarreal Morales, Aracelis Nieves-Rodriguez, Lemuel Martínez-Bonilla

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Better care provided to patients with tuberculosis at county designated TB hospitals (CTD) compared to non-CTDs in rural China

Li Yuan, Hui Zhang, Changming Zhou, Weili Jiang, Qi Zhao, Xu Biao

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Tenosynovitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum infection misdiagnosed as an Alternaria species: a case report

Choon-Mee Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Joa Kim, Hoe-Soo Jang, Jong-Hun Chung, Na-Ra Yun, Dong-Min Kim, Piyush Jha, Babita Jha, Seok Won Kim, Sook Jin Jang, Jong Hee Shin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High-risk human papillomavirus infection and abnormal cervical cytology among Nepali and Bhutanese refugee women living in eastern Nepal

Madhav P. Bhatta, Derek C. Johnson, Mingma Lama, Shilu Aryal, Pema Lhaki, Sadeep Shrestha

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of a novel dual-action oral topical formulation against upper respiratory infections

Pranab K. Mukherjee, Frank Esper, Ken Buchheit, Karen Arters, Ina Adkins, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, Robert A. Salata

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the sustainability of daily chlorhexidine bathing in the intensive care unit of a Veteran’s Hospital by examining nurses’ perspectives and experiences

Jackson S. Musuuza, Tonya J. Roberts, Pascale Carayon, Nasia Safdar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) response of imiquimod based toll like receptor 7 ligand in hbv-positive human hepatocelluar carcinoma cell line

Dipanwita Das, Isha Sengupta, Neelakshi Sarkar, Ananya Pal, Debraj Saha, Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Chandrima Das, Jimmy Narayan, Shivaram Prasad Singh, Sekhar Chakrabarti, Runu Chakravarty

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Concentration of fine needle aspirates similar to molecular method improves sensitivity of the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Olifan Zewdie, Tamrat Abebe, Adane Mihret, Eyob Hirpa, Gobena Ameni

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of an algorithm for phenotypic screening of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the routine laboratory

Jérôme Robert, Alix Pantel, Audrey Merens, Elodie Meiller, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Marie-Hélène Nicolas-Chanoine, on behalf of ONERBA’s carbapenem resistance study group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay and smear microscopy with culture for the diagnostic accuracy of tuberculosis

Baye Gelaw, Yitayal Shiferaw, Marta Alemayehu, Abate Assefa Bashaw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cocaine/crack use is not associated with fibrosis progression measured by AST-to-Platelet Ratio Index in HIV-HCV co-infected patients: a cohort study

Valérie Martel-Laferrière, Roy Nitulescu, Joseph Cox, Curtis Cooper, Mark Tyndall, Danielle Rouleau, Sharon Walmsley, Leo Wong, Marina B. Klein, for the Canadian Co-infection Cohort Study Investigators

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A severe case of visceral leishmaniasis and liposomal amphotericin B treatment failure in an immunosuppressed patient 15 years after exposure

Anna Eichenberger, Annina E. Buechi, Andreas Neumayr, Chistroph Hatz, Andri Rauch, Marc Huguenot, Eva Diamantis-Karamitopoulou, Cornelia Staehelin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors and medical costs for healthcare-associated carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli infection among hospitalized patients in a Chinese teaching hospital

Xiujuan Meng, Sidi Liu, Juping Duan, Xun Huang, Pengcheng Zhou, Xinrui Xiong, Ruie Gong, Ying Zhang, Yao Liu, Chenchao Fu, Chunhui Li, Anhua Wu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diagnostic dilemma of pulmonary tuberculosis among adults with severe mental illness in Beijing, China

Li Wang, Zhiguo Zhang, Qiuli Yan, Jie Lu, Baoyin Gao, Yanlin Zhao, Yu Pang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Influenza epidemic surveillance and prediction based on electronic health record data from an out-of-hours general practitioner cooperative: model development and validation on 2003–2015 data

Barbara Michiels, Van Kinh Nguyen, Samuel Coenen, Philippe Ryckebosch, Nathalie Bossuyt, Niel Hens

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring surface cleaning strategies in hospital to prevent contact transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Hao Lei, Rachael M. Jones, Yuguo Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of HIV and syphilis co-infection and associated factors among non-commercial men who have sex with men attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic in Shenzhen, China

Wenjie Dai, Zhenzhou Luo, Ruiwei Xu, Guanglu Zhao, Dan Tu, Lin Yang, Feng Wang, Yumao Cai, Lina Lan, Fuchang Hong, Tubao Yang, Tiejian Feng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiology of laboratory confirmed measles virus cases in the southern nations of Ethiopia, 2007–2014

Mekonen Getahun, Berhane Beyene, Ayesheshem Ademe, Birke Teshome, Mesfin Tefera, Aklog Afework, Yoseph HaileMariam, Esete Assefa, Yonas Hailegiorgis, Anjelo Asha

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Depression, alcohol use, and intimate partner violence among outpatients in rural Uganda: vulnerabilities for HIV, STIs and high risk sexual behavior

Susan M. Kiene, Haruna Lule, Katelyn M. Sileo, Kazi Priyanka Silmi, Rhoda K. Wanyenze

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Thromboelastometry analysis of thrombocytopenic dengue patients: a cross-sectional study

Felipe Maia de Toledo Piza, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Alexandre Rodrigues Marra, João Carlos Campos Guerra, Roseny dos Reis Rodrigues, Andrea Aparecida Rocco Villarinho, Valdir Fernandes de Aranda, Sandra Christina Pereira Lima Shiramizo, Maria Roza de Jesus de Lima, Esper Georges Kallas, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Common and uncommon neurological manifestations of neuroborreliosis leading to hospitalization

Philipp Schwenkenbecher, Refik Pul, Ulrich Wurster, Josef Conzen, Kaweh Pars, Hans Hartmann, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Ludwig Sedlacek, Martin Stangel, Corinna Trebst, Thomas Skripuletz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of the Xpert MTB/RIF test on the time to MDR-TB treatment initiation in a rural setting: a cohort study in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province

Joshua Iruedo, Don O’Mahony, Sikhumbuzo Mabunda, Graham Wright, Busisiwe Cawe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Norovirus infections in young children in Lusaka Province, Zambia: clinical characteristics and molecular epidemiology

Leigh M. Howard, Innocent Mwape, Mpanji Siwingwa, Michelo Simuyandi, M. Brad Guffey, Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, Benjamin H. Chi, Kathryn M. Edwards, Roma Chilengi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Initial therapeutic strategy of invasive candidiasis for intensive care unit patients: a retrospective analysis from the China-SCAN study

Na Cui, Hao Wang, Longxiang Su, Haibo Qiu, Ruoyu Li, Dawei Liu, on behalf of the China-SCAN Team

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transcriptome profiling of gene expression during immunisation trial against Fasciola hepatica: identification of genes and pathways involved in conferring immunoprotection in a murine model

Jose Rojas-Caraballo, Julio López-Abán, Darwin Andrés Moreno-Pérez, Belén Vicente, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Esther del Olmo, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, Antonio Muro

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The PTAP sequence duplication in HIV-1 subtype C Gag p6 in drug-naive subjects of India and South Africa

Shilpee Sharma, Shambhu G. Aralaguppe, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Carolyn Williamson, Clive Gray, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Shanmugam Saravanan, Kailapuri G. Murugavel, Suniti Solomon, Udaykumar Ranga

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lip leishmaniasis: a case series with molecular identification and literature review

Iraj Mohammadpour, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Farhad Handjani, Gholam Reza Hatam

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Drug-resistance dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus between 2008 and 2014 at a tertiary teaching hospital, Jiangxi Province, China

Kaisen Chen, Yanfang Huang, Qiuyue Song, Chenhui Wu, Xiaowen Chen, Lingbing Zeng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hyponatremia is a marker of disease severity in HIV-infected patients: a retrospective cohort study

Philippe Braconnier, Marc Delforge, Maria Garjau, Karl Martin Wissing, Stéphane De Wit

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lack of Ser267Phe variant of sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide among Moroccans regardless of hepatitis B virus infection status

Sayeh Ezzikouri, Hajar Chihab, Abdellah Elhabazi, Lahcen Wakrim, Soumaya Benjelloun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors among tuberculosis suspects attending spiritual holy water sites in Northwest Ethiopia

Dejene Derseh, Feleke Moges, Belay Tessema

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seroprevalence and risk factors of brucellosis in abattoir workers at Debre Zeit and Modjo export abattoir, Central Ethiopia

Amanuel Tsegay, Getachew Tuli, Tesfu Kassa, Nigatu Kebede

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case report: when two and ½ men go camping…

Matthias von Rotz, Alexa Dierig, Ulrich Heininger, Carl Chrobak, Veronika Baettig, Adrian Egli

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dysglycemia associations with adipose tissue among HIV-infected patients after 2 years of antiretroviral therapy in Mwanza: a follow-up cross-sectional study

George PrayGod, John Changalucha, Saidi Kapiga, Robert Peck, Jim Todd, Suzanne Filteau

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The dubious value of cerebrospinal fluid adenosine deaminase measurement for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis

Pieter Ekermans, Adriano Dusé, Jaya George

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Peritoneal and genital coccidioidomycosis in an otherwise healthy Danish female: a case report

Ole Bæk, Karen Astvad, Reza Serizawa, Lawrence J. Wheat, Pia T. Brenøe, Ann-Brit E. Hansen

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Report of three imported cases of neurocysticercosis in Guadeloupe

R. Blaizot, B. Melot, K. Schepers, M. Nicolas, S. Gaumond, P. Poullain, L. Belaye, A. Lannuzel, B. Hoen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Human papillomavirus infections among women with cervical lesions and cervical cancer in Eastern China: genotype-specific prevalence and attribution

Lei Zhang, Qingqing Bi, Hua Deng, Jing Xu, Juan Chen, Meilian Zhang, Xiaofeng Mu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Emergence and spread of a new community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone in Colombia

Javier Escobar-Perez, Niradiz Reyes, Ricaurte Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz, Juan Rebollo, Hernando Pinzón, Catalina Tovar, Jaime Moreno-Castañeda, Zayda Lorena Corredor, Betsy Esperanza Castro, Maria Victoria Moncada, Natasha Vanegas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Synchronicity of influenza activity within Phoenix, AZ during the 2015-2016 seasonal epidemic

James Tamerius, Jhobe Steadman, John Tamerius

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early rising asexual parasitaemia in Nigerian children following a first dose of artemisinin-based combination treatments of falciparum malaria

Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Elsie O. Adewoye, Godwin Ntadom, Bayo Fatunmbi, Grace O. Gbotosho, Onikepe A. Folarin, Christian T. Happi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The immunological response to syphilis differs by HIV status; a prospective observational cohort study

Chris Kenyon, Kara Krista Osbak, Tania Crucitti, Luc Kestens

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of oral hygiene involving toothbrushing versus chlorhexidine in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a randomized study

Claudia Fernanda de Lacerda Vidal, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, José Gildo de Moura Monteiro Jr., Aracele Cavalcanti, Ana Paula da Costa Henriques, Márcia Oliveira, Michele Godoy, Mirella Coutinho, Pollyanna Dutra Sobral, Claudia Ângela Vilela, Bárbara Gomes, Marta Amorim Leandro, Ulisses Montarroyos, Ricardo de Alencar Ximenes, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reactivated cytomegalovirus proctitis in an immunocompetent patient presenting as nosocomial diarrhea: a case report and literature review

Chun-Yuan Lee, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Liang Lu

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Hepatitis viruses in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yeshambel Belyhun, Melanie Maier, Andargachew Mulu, Ermias Diro, Uwe Gerd Liebert

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hepatic tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus co-infected adults: a case series of South African adults

Lilishia Gounder, Pravikrishnen Moodley, Paul K. Drain, Andrew J. Hickey, Mahomed-Yunus S. Moosa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trends in antimicrobial resistance and empiric antibiotic therapy of bloodstream infections at a general hospital in Mid-Norway: a prospective observational study

Arne Mehl, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Angela Kümmel, Stian Lydersen, Julie Paulsen, Ingvild Haugan, Erik Solligård, Jan Kristian Damås, Stig Harthug, Tom-Harald Edna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identification and antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacterial enteropathogens from children aged 0–59 months at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia: a prospective cross sectional study

Harriet Chiyangi, John B. Muma, Sydney Malama, Joel Manyahi, Ahmed Abade, Geoffrey Kwenda, Mecky I. Matee

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Treatment outcomes of fixed-dose combination versus separate tablet regimens in pulmonary tuberculosis patients with or without diabetes in Qatar

Mohammad H. Al-Shaer, Hanine Mansour, Hazem Elewa, Pascale Salameh, Fatima Iqbal

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence and predictors of surgical site infection in Ethiopia: prospective cohort

Tamrat Legesse Laloto, Desta Hiko Gemeda, Sadikalmahdi Hussen Abdella

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using a community based survey of healthcare seeking behavior to estimate the actual magnitude of influenza among adults in Beijing during 2013-2014 season

Xiaoli Wang, Shuangsheng Wu, Peng Yang, Hongjun Li, Yanhui Chu, Yaqing Tang, Weiyu Hua, Haiyan Zhang, Chao Li, Quanyi Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men in Finland

Tarja Suominen, Teppo Heikkinen, Marja Pakarinen, Anne-Mari Sepponen, Jari Kylmä

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment on recurrence and mortality in patients with bacteraemia: a population-based cohort study

Kim O. Gradel, Ulrich S. Jensen, Henrik C. Schønheyder, Christian Østergaard, Jenny D. Knudsen, Sonja Wehberg, Mette Søgaard, for the Danish Collaborative Bacteraemia Network (DACOBAN)

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Why being an expert – despite xpert –remains crucial for children in high TB burden settings

Jason M. Bacha, Katherine Ngo, Petra Clowes, Heather R. Draper, Elias N. Ntinginya, Andrew DiNardo, Chacha Mangu, Issa Sabi, Bariki Mtafya, Anna M. Mandalakas

01.12.2017 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Beyond Ebola treatment units: severe infection temporary treatment units as an essential element of Ebola case management during an outbreak

Christian Janke, Katrin Moira Heim, Florian Steiner, Moses Massaquoi, Miatta Zenabu Gbanya, Claudia Frey, Guenter Froeschl

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early interventions for diabetes related tuberculosis associate with hastened sputum microbiological clearance in Virginia, USA

Yosra Alkabab, Suzanne Keller, Denise Dodge, Eric Houpt, Deborah Staley, Scott Heysell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and incidence of external genital warts in a sample of Italian general female population

Barbara Suligoi, Giorgio Vittori, Maria Cristina Salfa, Laura Timelli, Dario Corsini, Giovanni Fattorini, Luciano Mariani, the Genital Warts 2 (GW2) Working Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is it still worthwhile to perform quarterly cd4+ t lymphocyte cell counts on hiv-1 infected stable patients?

Antonio Di Biagio, Marta Ameri, Davide Sirello, Giovanni Cenderello, Enrico Di Bella, Lucia Taramasso, Barbara Giannini, Mauro Giacomini, Claudio Viscoli, Giovanni Cassola, Marcello Montefiori

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Molecular point-of-care testing for respiratory viruses versus routine clinical care in adults with acute respiratory illness presenting to secondary care: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial protocol (ResPOC)

Nathan J. Brendish, Ahalya K. Malachira, Tristan W. Clark

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for poor multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

Omowunmi Aibana, Mariya Bachmaha, Viatcheslav Krasiuk, Natasha Rybak, Timothy P. Flanigan, Vasyl Petrenko, Megan B. Murray

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Screening for genital tuberculosis in a limited resource country: case report

Sadie Namani, Emine Qehaja-Buçaj, Diellëza Namani

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for excessively prolonged meropenem use in the intensive care setting: a case-control study

Juri Katchanov, Benno Kreuels, Florian P. Maurer, Kai Wöstmann, Johannes Jochum, Christina König, Kariem Seoudy, Holger Rohde, Ansgar W. Lohse, Dominic Wichmann, Michael Baehr, Camilla Rothe, Stefan Kluge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Successful TB treatment outcome and its associated factors among TB/HIV co-infected patients attending Gondar University Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: an institution based cross-sectional study

Yenework Sinshaw, Shitaye Alemu, Abel Fekadu, Mucheye Gizachew

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pneumococcal carriage among HIV infected children in Accra, Ghana

Eric S. Donkor, Jennifer A. Annan, Ebenezer V. Badoe, Nicholas T. K. D. Dayie, Appiah-Korang Labi, Hans-Christian Slotved

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rapid and sensitive real-time assay for the detection of respiratory syncytial virus using RT-SIBA®

Kevin E. Eboigbodin, Kirsi Moilanen, Sonja Elf, Mark Hoser

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Phanerochaete sordida as a cause of pulmonary nodule in an immunocompromised patient: a case report

Naoki Watanabe, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Masaya Okuda, Osamu Imataki, Tomoya Ishii, Kiyoshi Negayama, Akira Tadokoro, Nobuyuki Kita, Takehiro Takagi, Nobuhiro Kanaji, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Shuji Bandoh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study on age-dependent pre-existing 2009 pandemic influenza virus T and B cell responses from Chinese population

Jin Lv, Zhen-Yong Ren, Ying-Ying Zhang, Yun-E Liu, Jun Gao, Kun Yao, Dan Feng, Zhen-Yuan Li, Xin Feng, Yun-Xi Liu, Na Jia

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Survival of people living with HIV who defaulted from tuberculosis treatment in a cohort, Recife, Brazil

R Cunha, M Maruza, UR Montarroyos, I Coimbra, D de B Miranda-Filho, M de F Albuquerque, HR Lacerda, RAA Ximenes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing organisms causing urinary tract infections in Sri Lanka and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern –A hospital based cross sectional study

M. M. P. S. C. Fernando, W. A. N. V. Luke, J. K. N. D. Miththinda, R. D. S. S. Wickramasinghe, B. S. Sebastiampillai, M. P. M. L. Gunathilake, F. H. D. S. Silva, R. Premaratna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Viral aetiology of bronchiolitis in hospitalised children in Qatar

Ibrahim Janahi, Anas Abdulkayoum, Fawziya Almeshwesh, Mohamed Alkuwari, Ahmed Al hammadi, Marwah Alameri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A population-based study of chronic hepatitis C in immigrants and non-immigrants in Quebec, Canada

Christina Greenaway, Laurent Azoulay, Robert Allard, Joseph Cox, Viet Anh Tran, Claire Nour Abou Chakra, Russ Steele, Marina Klein

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and clinical presentation of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella and chikungunya virus infections among hospital-based febrile patients from December 2008 to November 2009 in Bangladesh

Labib Imran Faruque, Rashid Uz Zaman, Emily S. Gurley, Robert F. Massung, A. S. M. Alamgir, Renee L. Galloway, Ann M. Powers, Ying Bai, Michael Kosoy, William L. Nicholson, Mahmudur Rahman, Stephen P. Luby

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of high serum vitamin D concentrations with active pulmonary TB in an HIV co-endemic setting, Harare, Zimbabwe

Cuthbert Musarurwa, Lynn Sodai Zijenah, Doreen Zvipo Duri, Kudzie Mateveke-Dangaiso, Kudakwashe Mhandire, Maria Mary Chipiti, Marshall Wesley Munjoma, Witmore Bayayi Mujaji

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Proposed phase 2/ step 2 in-vitro test on basis of EN 14561 for standardised testing of the wound antiseptics PVP-iodine, chlorhexidine digluconate, polihexanide and octenidine dihydrochloride

Kathrin Schedler, Ojan Assadian, Uta Brautferger, Gerald Müller, Torsten Koburger, Simon Classen, Axel Kramer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effective inhibition of MERS-CoV infection by resveratrol

Shih-Chao Lin, Chi-Tang Ho, Wen-Ho Chuo, Shiming Li, Tony T. Wang, Chi-Chen Lin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with the length of delay with tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment among adult tuberculosis patients attending at public health facilities in Gondar town, Northwest, Ethiopia

Selamsew Bogale, Ermias Diro, Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw, Melaku Kindie Yenit

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Treatment completion for latent tuberculosis infection: a retrospective cohort study comparing 9 months of isoniazid, 4 months of rifampin and 3 months of isoniazid and rifapentine

Adelaide H. McClintock, McKenna Eastment, Christy M. McKinney, Caroline L. Pitney, Masahiro Narita, David R. Park, Shireesha Dhanireddy, Alexandra Molnar

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Zoonotic necrotizing myositis caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus in a farmer

Bård Reiakvam Kittang, Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen, Oddvar Oppegaard, Dag Harald Skutlaberg, Håvard Dale, Harald G. Wiker, Steinar Skrede

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Wide variation in sexually transmitted infection testing and counselling at Aboriginal primary health care centres in Australia: analysis of longitudinal continuous quality improvement data

Barbara Nattabi, Veronica Matthews, Jodie Bailie, Alice Rumbold, David Scrimgeour, Gill Schierhout, James Ward, Rebecca Guy, John Kaldor, Sandra C. Thompson, Ross Bailie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Procalcitonin for infections in the first week after pediatric liver transplantation

Vladimir L. Cousin, Kalinka Lambert, Shahar Trabelsi, Annick Galetto-Lacour, Klara M. Posfay-Barbe, Barbara E. Wildhaber, Valérie A. McLin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Urinary tract infection among fistula patients admitted at Hamlin fistula hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Matifan Dereje, Yimtubezinesh Woldeamanuel, Daneil Asrat, Fekade Ayenachew

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Brain and liver pathology, amyloid deposition, and interferon responses among older HIV-positive patients in the late HAART era

Isaac H. Solomon, Umberto De Girolami, Sukrutha Chettimada, Vikas Misra, Elyse J. Singer, Dana Gabuzda

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and associated factors among Visceral Leishmaniasis infected patients in Northwest Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

Mekuriaw Alemayehu, Mamo Wubshet, Nebiyu Mesfin, Abebaw Gebayehu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical manifestations of severe enterovirus 71 infection and early assessment in a Southern China population

Si-da Yang, Pei-qing Li, Yi-min Li, Wei Li, Wen-ying Lai, Cui-ping Zhu, Jian-ping Tao, Li Deng, Hong-sheng Liu, Wen-cheng Ma, Jia-ming Lu, Yan Hong, Yu-ting Liang, Jun Shen, Dan-dan Hu, Yuan-yuan Gao, Yi Zhou, Min-xiong Situ, Yan-ling Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with stigma attitude towards people living with HIV among general individuals in Heilongjiang, Northeast China

Xin Li, Lili Yuan, Xiaoxia Li, Jingli Shi, Liying Jiang, Chundi Zhang, Xiujing Yang, Yeli Zhang, Donghui Zhao, Yashuang Zhao

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-benefit analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis screening in pregnant women in a high burden setting in the United States

Jared Ditkowsky, Khushal H. Shah, Margaret R. Hammerschlag, Stephan Kohlhoff, Tamar A. Smith-Norowitz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A screening program to test and treat for Helicobacter pylori infection: Cost-utility analysis by age, sex and ethnicity

Andrea M. Teng, Giorgi Kvizhinadze, Nisha Nair, Melissa McLeod, Nick Wilson, Tony Blakely

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic Characterization of Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates from outbreaks between 2011 and 2015 in Tanzania

Yazid Kachwamba, A. A. Mohammed, H. Lukupulo, L. Urio, M. Majigo, F. Mosha, M. Matonya, R. Kishimba, J. Mghamba, J. Lusekelo, S. Nyanga, M. Almeida, S. Li, D. Domman, S.Y. Massele, O. C. Stine

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

UK national clinical audit: management of pregnancies in women with HIV

S. Raffe, H. Curtis, P. Tookey, H. Peters, A. Freedman, Y. Gilleece, on behalf of the British HIV Association Audit and Standards Sub-Committee

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Empiric treatment against invasive fungal diseases in febrile neutropenic patients: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Ken Chen, Qi Wang, Roy A. Pleasants, Long Ge, Wei Liu, Kangning Peng, Suodi Zhai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The virological durability of first-line ART among HIV-positive adult patients in resource limited settings without virological monitoring: a retrospective analysis of DART trial data

David I. Dolling, Ruth L. Goodall, Michael Chirara, James Hakim, Peter Nkurunziza, Paula Munderi, David Eram, Dinah Tumukunde, Moira J. Spyer, Charles F. Gilks, Pontiano Kaleebu, David T. Dunn, Deenan Pillay, on behalf of the DART Virology Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A controlled survey of less typical long-term consequences after an extensive waterborne epidemic

Janne Laine, Outi Laine, Jukka Lumio, Jaakko Antonen, Salla Toikkanen, Mikko J. Virtanen, Markku Kuusi, the Pirkanmaa Waterborne Outbreak Study Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The need for treatment scale-up to impact HCV transmission in people who inject drugs in Montréal, Canada: a modelling study

Anthony Cousien, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Julie Bruneau, Élise Roy, Viet Chi Tran, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Joseph Cox

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Suspicion of respiratory tract infection with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: epidemiology and risk factors from a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Hanna Renk, Lenja Stoll, Felix Neunhoeffer, Florian Hölzl, Matthias Kumpf, Michael Hofbeck, Dominik Hartl

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Field evaluation of a recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum infection in Hunan province of China

Weiwei Xing, Xinling Yu, Jingtao Feng, Kui Sun, Wenliang Fu, Yuanyuan Wang, Minji Zou, Wenrong Xia, Zhihong Luo, Hongbin He, Yuesheng Li, Donggang Xu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of methods for identifying causative bacterial microorganisms in presumed acute endophthalmitis: conventional culture, blood culture, and PCR

Pear Pongsachareonnont, Worawalun Honglertnapakul, Tanittha Chatsuwan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Meta-analysis of the utility of culture, biopsy, and direct KOH examination for the diagnosis of onychomycosis

Verónica Velasquez-Agudelo, Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hepatitis C virus and HIV co-infection among pregnant women in Rwanda

Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Helene Balisanga, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, Eric Remera, Samuel S. Malamba, David J. Riedel, Sabin Nsanzimana

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hyponatremia and risk factors for death in human visceral leishmaniasis: new insights from a cross-sectional study in Brazil

Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Douglas de Sousa Soares, Sérgio Luiz Arruda Parente Filho, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Tainá Veras de Sandes Freitas, Tacyano Tavares Leite, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Decline in the proportion of methicillin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus isolates from non-invasive samples and in outpatient settings, and changes in the co-resistance profiles: an analysis of data collected within the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network, Germany 2010 to 2015

Jan Walter, Ines Noll, Marcel Feig, Bettina Weiss, Hermann Claus, Guido Werner, Tim Eckmanns, Julia Hermes, Muna Abu Sin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High mortality among tuberculosis patients on treatment in Nigeria: a retrospective cohort study

Aishatu L. Adamu, Muktar A. Gadanya, Isa S. Abubakar, Abubakar M. Jibo, Musa M. Bello, Auwalu U. Gajida, Musa M. Babashani, Ibrahim Abubakar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors influencing mortality in abdominal solid organ transplant recipients with multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteremia

Bingbing Qiao, Jianzhen Wu, Qiquan Wan, Sheng zhang, Qifa Ye

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of parents towards varicella and its vaccination

Luigi Vezzosi, Gabriella Santagati, Italo F. Angelillo

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Impact of oral hygiene involving toothbrushing versus chlorhexidine in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a randomized study

Claudia Fernanda de Lacerda Vidal, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, José Gildo de Moura Monteiro Jr., Aracele Cavalcanti, Ana Paula da Costa Henriques, Márcia Oliveira, Michele Godoy, Mirella Coutinho, Pollyanna Dutra Sobral, Claudia Ângela Vilela, Bárbara Gomes, Marta Amorim Leandro, Ulisses Montarroyos, Ricardo de Alencar Ximenes, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Changes in mortality rates and causes of death in a population-based cohort of persons living with and without HIV from 1996 to 2012

Oghenowede Eyawo, Conrado Franco-Villalobos, Mark W. Hull, Adriana Nohpal, Hasina Samji, Paul Sereda, Viviane D. Lima, Jeannie Shoveller, David Moore, Julio S. G. Montaner, Robert S. Hogg, for the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: The influence of antibiotic prophylaxis on bacterial resistance in urinary tract infections in children with spina bifida

Sebastiaan Hermanus Johannes Zegers, Jeanne Dieleman, Tjomme van der Bruggen, Jan Kimpen, Catharine de Jong-de Vos van Steenwijk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of prior receipt of antibiotics on the pathogen distribution and antibiotic resistance profile of key Gram-negative pathogens among patients with hospital-onset urinary tract infections

Monique R. Bidell, Melissa Palchak Opraseuth, Min Yoon, John Mohr, Thomas P. Lodise

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Screening of TNFα, IL-10 and TLR4 single nucleotide polymorphisms in individuals with asymptomatic and chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia: a pilot study

Angélica Mera-Ramírez, Andrés Castillo, Yenifer Orobio, María Adelaida Gómez, Carolina Gallego-Marin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The importance of registration of sexual orientation and recognition of indicator conditions for an adequate HIV risk-assessment

Ivo K. Joore, Suzanne E. Geerlings, Kees Brinkman, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Jan M. Prins

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A Chinese patient with peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis caused by Gordonia terrae: a case report

Chenrui Hou, Yun Yang, Ziyang Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

First report on bla NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in three clinical isolates from Ethiopia

Michael Pritsch, Ahmed Zeynudin, Maxim Messerer, Simon Baumer, Gabriele Liegl, Soeren Schubert, Thomas Löscher, Michael Hoelscher, Tefara Belachew, Andrea Rachow, Andreas Wieser

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dangerous practices in a hemodialysis unit in Vietnam identify from mixed methods

Minh Cuong Duong, Mary-Louise McLaws

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reactivation of occult HBV infection in an HIV/HCV Co-infected patient successfully treated with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir: a case report and review of the literature

Gabriele Fabbri, Ilaria Mastrorosa, Alessandra Vergori, Valentina Mazzotta, Carmela Pinnetti, Susanna Grisetti, Mauro Zaccarelli, Adriana Ammassari, Andrea Antinori

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of de-escalation therapy to ertapenem for treatment of infections caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: an open-label randomized controlled trial

Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Peerawong Werarak, Anupop Jitmuang, Pattarachai Kiratisin, Visanu Thamlikitkul

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in central Ethiopia

Zufan Bedewi, Adane Worku, Yalemtsehay Mekonnen, Getnet Yimer, Girmay Medhin, Gezahegne Mamo, Rembert Pieper, Gobena Ameni

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predictors and incidence of sexually transmitted Hepatitis C virus infection in HIV positive men who have sex with men

Nicholas A. Medland, Eric P. F. Chow, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Timothy H. R. Read, Joseph J. Sasadeusz, Christopher K. Fairley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of an ultraviolet room disinfection protocol to decrease nursing home microbial burden, infection and hospitalization rates

Christine R. Kovach, Yavuz Taneli, Tammy Neiman, Elaine M. Dyer, Alvin Jason A. Arzaga, Sheryl T Kelber

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: A systematic review of the epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in Africa

Jong-Hoon Kim, Kenrad E. Nelson, Ursula Panzner, Yogita Kasture, Alain B. Labrique, Thomas F. Wierzba

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case report: two human Streptococcus suis infections in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia

Giri Shan Rajahram, Ahneez Abdul Hameed, Jayaram Menon, Timothy William, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Tsin Wen Yeo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementing and sustaining a mobile medical clinic for prenatal care and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Mysore, India

Noah Kojima, Karl Krupp, Kavitha Ravi, Savitha Gowda, Poornima Jaykrishna, Caitlyn Leonardson-Placek, Anand Siddhaiah, Claire C. Bristow, Anjali Arun, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Purnima Madhivanan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lack of association between Toxoplasma gondii exposure and depression in pregnant women: a case-control study

Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Ana Liliana Martínez-Martínez, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Juan Manuel Castillo-Orona, Carlos Salas-Martínez, Antonio Sifuentes-Álvarez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, José M. Salas-Pacheco, Oliver Liesenfeld, Elizabeth Irasema Antuna-Salcido

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Screening in Maternity to Ascertain Tuberculosis Status (SMATS) study

Edward Broughton, Samson Haumba, Marianne Calnan, Sandile Ginindsa, Rosanna Jeffries, Gugu Maphalala, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Munamato Mirara, Surbhi Modi, Pasipamire Munyaradzi, Peter Preko, Batsabile Simelane

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibilities of aerobic and facultative gram-negative bacilli isolated from Chinese patients with urinary tract infections between 2010 and 2014

Qiwen Yang, Hui Zhang, Yao Wang, Zhipeng Xu, Ge Zhang, Xinxin Chen, Yingchun Xu, Bin Cao, Haishen Kong, Yuxing Ni, Yunsong Yu, Ziyong Sun, Bijie Hu, Wenxiang Huang, Yong Wang, Anhua Wu, Xianju Feng, Kang Liao, Yanping Luo, Zhidong Hu, Yunzhuo Chu, Juan Lu, Jianrong Su, Bingdong Gui, Qiong Duan, Shufang Zhang, Haifeng Shao, Robert E. Badal

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Systemic inflammation-based scores and mortality for all causes in HIV-infected patients: a MASTER cohort study

Elena Raffetti, Francesco Donato, Salvatore Casari, Filippo Castelnuovo, Laura Sighinolfi, Alessandra Bandera, Franco Maggiolo, Nicoletta Ladisa, Massimo di Pietro, Chiara Fornabaio, Simona Digiambenedetto, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Motives and barriers to safer sex and regular STI testing among MSM soon after HIV diagnosis

Titia Heijman, Freke Zuure, Ineke Stolte, Udi Davidovich

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Which recommendations are considered essential for outbreak preparedness by first responders?

Evelien Belfroid, Aura Timen, Jim E. van Steenbergen, Anita Huis, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical features of community acquired adenovirus pneumonia during the 2011 community outbreak in Southern Taiwan: role of host immune response

Ching-Fen Shen, Shih-Min Wang, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Ching-Chuan Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of rapidly growing mycobacteria isolated in Japan

Shuji Hatakeyama, Yuki Ohama, Mitsuhiro Okazaki, Yoko Nukui, Kyoji Moriya

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A meta-analysis of stroke risk following herpes zoster infection

Fawziah Marra, Jeremy Ruckenstein, Kathryn Richardson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lack of immunity against rubella among Italian young adults

Gallone Maria Serena, Gallone Maria Filomena, Larocca Angela Maria Vittoria, Germinario Cinzia, Tafuri Silvio

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparing interferon-gamma release assays with tuberculin skin test for identifying latent tuberculosis infection that progresses to active tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis

Peter Auguste, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Joshua Pink, Rachel Court, Noel McCarthy, Paul Sutcliffe, Aileen Clarke

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

ICARES: a real-time automated detection tool for clusters of infectious diseases in the Netherlands

Geert H. Groeneveld, Anton Dalhuijsen, Chakib Kara-Zaïtri, Bob Hamilton, Margot W. de Waal, Jaap T. van Dissel, Jim E. van Steenbergen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acute dental infections managed in an outpatient parenteral antibiotic program setting: prospective analysis and public health implications

William J. Connors, Heidi H. Rabie, Rafael L. Figueiredo, Donna L. Holton, Michael D. Parkins

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in high-risk haematological patients: factors favouring spread, risk factors and outcome of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremias

Alessandra Micozzi, Giuseppe Gentile, Clara Minotti, Claudio Cartoni, Saveria Capria, Daniele Ballarò, Stefania Santilli, Emanuele Pacetti, Sara Grammatico, Giampaolo Bucaneve, Robin Foà

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Increased sensitivity of NS1 ELISA by heat dissociation in acute dengue 4 cases

Sibelle Nogueira Buonora, Flavia Barreto dos Santos, Regina Paiva Daumas, Sonia Regina Lambert Passos, Manoela Heringer da Silva, Monique Rocha de Lima, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Burden of bloodstream infection in an area of Mid-Norway 2002-2013: a prospective population-based observational study

Arne Mehl, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Stian Lydersen, Julie Paulsen, Erik Solligård, Jan Kristian Damås, Stig Harthug, Tom-Harald Edna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Elevated prevalence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms in HIV positive men

Claudia Reinheimer, Oliver T. Keppler, Christoph Stephan, Thomas A. Wichelhaus, Imke Friedrichs, Volkhard A. J. Kempf

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ocular bacterial infections at Quiha Ophthalmic Hospital, Northern Ethiopia: an evaluation according to the risk factors and the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates

Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Muthupandian Saravanan, Araya Gebreyesus, Dawit Gebreegziabiher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of community-acquired pneumonia on the health-related quality-of-life in elderly

Marie-Josée J. Mangen, Susanne M. Huijts, Marc J. M. Bonten, G. Ardine de Wit

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is Bulpa criteria suitable for the diagnosis of probable invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis in critically ill patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A comparative study with EORTC/ MSG and ICU criteria

Linna Huang, Hangyong He, Jingjing Jin, Qingyuan Zhan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphisms with the development of pulmonary tuberculosis in China

Yan-Ling Guo, Yang Liu, Wu-Juan Ban, Qi Sun, Guang-Li Shi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Burden and spectrum of bacterial infections among sickle cell disease children living in Cameroon

Anastasie Nicole Alima Yanda, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Hubert Désiré Mbassi Awa, Sandra A. Tatah, Judith Seungue, Charlotte Eposse, Paul Olivier N. Koki

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Role of systemic inflammation scores for prediction of clinical outcomes in patients treated with atazanavir not boosted by ritonavir in the Italian MASTER cohort

Maria Concetta Postorino, Mattia Prosperi, Emanuele Focà, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Elisa Di Filippo, Franco Maggiolo, Alberto Borghetti, Nicoletta Ladisa, Massimo Di Pietro, Andrea Gori, Laura Sighinolfi, Angelo Pan, Nicola Mazzini, Carlo Torti

01.12.2017 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Looking back to move forward: a twenty-year audit of herpes zoster in Asia-Pacific

Liang-Kung Chen, Hidenori Arai, Liang-Yu Chen, Ming-Yueh Chou, Samsuridjal Djauzi, Birong Dong, Taro Kojima, Ki Tae Kwon, Hoe Nam Leong, Edward M. F. Leung, Chih-Kuang Liang, Xiaohong Liu, Dilip Mathai, Jiun Yit Pan, Li-Ning Peng, Eduardo Rommel S. Poblete, Philip J. H. Poi, Stewart Reid, Terapong Tantawichien, Chang Won Won

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and Incidence of Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the Hetosa District of Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State of Central Ethiopia

ShalloDaba Hamusse, Meaza Demissie, Dejene Teshome, Mohammed Suaudi Hassen, Bernt Lindtjørn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lamivudine/dolutegravir dual therapy in HIV-infected, virologically suppressed patients

Franco Maggiolo, Roberto Gulminetti, Layla Pagnucco, Margherita Digaetano, Simone Benatti, Daniela Valenti, Annapaola Callegaro, Diego Ripamonti, Cristina Mussini

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Imported arboviral infections in Italy, July 2014-October 2015: a National Reference Laboratory report

Claudia Fortuna, Maria Elena Remoli, Caterina Rizzo, Eleonora Benedetti, Cristiano Fiorentini, Antonino Bella, Claudio Argentini, Francesca Farchi, Concetta Castilletti, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Alessandro Bartoloni, Nadia Zanchetta, Maria Rita Gismondo, Luca Ceccherini Nelli, Giustina Vitale, Franco Baldelli, Pierlanfranco D’Agaro, Giuseppe Sodano, Giovanni Rezza, Giulietta Venturi, the Arbovirus Working Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antiviral activity of PHA767491 against human herpes simplex virus in vitro and in vivo

Jue Hou, Zili Zhang, Qiang Huang, Jun Yan, Xiaohu Zhang, Xiaoliang Yu, Guihua Tan, Chunfu Zheng, Feng Xu, Sudan He

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seasonal patterns of dengue fever and associated climate factors in 4 provinces in Vietnam from 1994 to 2013

Hu Suk Lee, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Vu Sinh Nam, Mihye Lee, Sungho Won, Phuc Pham Duc, Delia Grace

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopian settings and its association with previous history of anti-tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Setegn Eshetie, Mucheye Gizachew, Mulat Dagnew, Gemechu Kumera, Haile Woldie, Fekadu Ambaw, Belay Tessema, Feleke Moges

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and varicella zoster virus infection in the first two years of life: a cohort study in Bradford, UK

Lucy Pembrey, Dagmar Waiblinger, Paul Griffiths, Mauli Patel, Rafaq Azad, John Wright

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Differential cytokine profiling in Chagasic patients according to their arrhythmogenic-status

Héctor Rodríguez-Angulo, Juan Marques, Ivan Mendoza, Marco Villegas, Alfredo Mijares, Núria Gironès, Manuel Fresno

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in infants study (IRIS) of hospitalized and non-ill infants aged <1 year in four countries: study design and methods

Mark G. Thompson, Danielle R. Hunt, Ali K. Arbaji, Artan Simaku, Veronica L. Tallo, Holly M. Biggs, Carolyn Kulb, Aubree Gordon, Ilham Abu Khader, Silvia Bino, Marilla G. Lucero, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Pat Shifflett, Felix Sanchez, Basima I. Marar, Ilirjana Bakalli, Eric A. F. Simões, Min Z. Levine, Jennifer K. Meece, Angel Balmaseda, Tareq M. Al-Sanouri, Majlinda Dhimolea, Joanne N. de Jesus, Natalie J. Thornburg, Susan I. Gerber, Lionel Gresh, on behalf of IRIS Network

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of a rapid loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for diagnosis and assessment of cure of Leishmania infection

Sandeep Verma, Ruchi Singh, Vanila Sharma, Ram Avtar Bumb, Narendra Singh Negi, V Ramesh, Poonam Salotra

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cytomegalovirus infection in HIV-infected versus non-infected infants and HIV disease progression in Cytomegalovirus infected versus non infected infants early treated with cART in the ANRS 12140—Pediacam study in Cameroon

Anfumbom K. W. Kfutwah, Paul Alain T. Ngoupo, Casimir Ledoux Sofeu, Francis Ateba Ndongo, Georgette Guemkam, Suzie Tetang Ndiang, Félicité Owona, Ida Calixte Penda, Patrice Tchendjou, Christine Rouzioux, Josiane Warszawski, Albert Faye, Mathurin Cyrille Tejiokem

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of CRAG-LFA screening for cryptococcal meningitis among people living with HIV in Uganda

Anu Ramachandran, Yukari Manabe, Radha Rajasingham, Maunank Shah

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genotype distribution characteristics of multiple human papillomavirus in women from the Taihu River Basin, on the coast of eastern China

Jing-fen Lu, Guo-rong Shen, Qiong Li, Xu Chen, Chun-fang Ma, Tong-hua Zhu

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Leuconostoc mesenteroides periprosthetic knee infection, an unusual fastidious Gram-positive bacteria: a case report

Rafael Franco-Cendejas, Claudia A. Colín-Castro, Melissa Hernández-Durán, Luis E. López-Jácome, Silvestre Ortega-Peña, Guillermo Cerón-González, Samuel Vanegas-Rodríguez, Jaime A. Mondragón-Eguiluz, Eduardo Acosta-Rodríguez

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The therapeutic HIV Env C5/gp41 vaccine candidate Vacc-C5 induces specific T cell regulation in a phase I/II clinical study

Kristin Brekke, Maja Sommerfelt, Mats Ökvist, Anne Margarita Dyrhol-Riise, Dag Kvale

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of selective medium for IMP-type carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in stool specimens

Norihisa Yamamoto, Ryuji Kawahara, Yukihiro Akeda, Rathina Kumar Shanmugakani, Hisao Yoshida, Hideharu Hagiya, Naohiro Hara, Isao Nishi, Satomi Yukawa, Rumiko Asada, Yumi Sasaki, Kazuhiro Maeda, Noriko Sakamoto, Shigeyuki Hamada, Kazunori Tomono

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A novel real-time PCR assay for specific detection of Brucella melitensis

Rene Kaden, Sevinc Ferrari, Erik Alm, Tara Wahab

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Drug-induced liver injury from antituberculous treatment: a retrospective study from a large TB centre in the UK

Aula Abbara, Sarah Chitty, Jennifer K. Roe, Rohma Ghani, Simon M. Collin, Andrew Ritchie, Onn Min Kon, John Dzvova, Harriet Davidson, Thomas E. Edwards, Charlotte Hateley, Matthew Routledge, Jim Buckley, Robert N. Davidson, Laurence John

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of a novel microcrystalline tyrosine adjuvant with aluminium hydroxide for enhancing vaccination against seasonal influenza

M. D Heath, N. J. Swan, A. C. Marriott, N. J. Silman, B. Hallis, C. Prevosto, K. E. Gooch, M. A. Skinner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of two commercial broad-range PCR and sequencing assays for identification of bacteria in culture-negative clinical samples

Camilla Stavnsbjerg, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Claus Moser, Thomas Bjarnsholt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

HIV-infected persons with type 2 diabetes show evidence of endothelial dysfunction and increased inflammation

Malene Hove-Skovsgaard, Julie Christine Gaardbo, Lilian Kolte, Kamilla Winding, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Asbjørn Svardal, Rolf Kristian Berge, Jan Gerstoft, Henrik Ullum, Marius Trøseid, Susanne Dam Nielsen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic variation in the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (−493G/T) is associated with hepatic steatosis in patients infected with hepatitis C virus

Mariana Cavalheiro Magri, Thamiris Vaz Gago Prata, Caroline Manchiero, Bianca Peixoto Dantas, Celso Carmo Mazza, Fátima Mitiko Tengan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The prevalence of HIV among adults with pulmonary TB at a population level in Zambia

Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Nathan Kapata, Eveline Klinkenberg, Martin P. Grobusch, Frank Cobelens

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Enterobacteriaceae producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) colonization as a risk factor for developing ESBL infections in pediatric cardiac surgery patients: “retrospective cohort study”

Amine Cheikh, Bouchra Belefquih, Younes Chajai, Younes Cheikhaoui, Amine El Hassani, Amina Benouda

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Disease severity determines health-seeking behaviour amongst individuals with influenza-like illness in an internet-based cohort

Maria Peppa, W. John Edmunds, Sebastian Funk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determination of the Cell Permissiveness Spectrum, Mode of RNA Replication, and RNA-Protein Interaction of Zika Virus

Wangheng Hou, Najealicka Armstrong, Lilian Akello Obwolo, Michael Thomas, Xiaowu Pang, Kevin S. Jones, Qiyi Tang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acute focal bacterial nephritis is associated with invasive diagnostic procedures - a cohort of 138 cases extracted through a systematic review

Nadine Sieger, Iason Kyriazis, Alexander Schaudinn, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Jochen Neuhaus, Evangelos N. Liatsikos, Roman Ganzer, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of the immunogenicity and safety of different doses and formulations of a broad spectrum influenza vaccine (FLU-v) developed by SEEK: study protocol for a single-center, randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical phase IIb trial

Eva van Doorn, Olga Pleguezuelos, Heng Liu, Ana Fernandez, Robin Bannister, Gregory Stoloff, Fredrik Oftung, Stephen Norley, Anke Huckriede, Henderik W. Frijlink, Eelko Hak

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis antibodies in adults in Hungary: results of an epidemiological cross-sectional study

Péter Torzsa, Raghavendra Devadiga, Monica Tafalla

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal clusters of measles incidence at the county level in Guangxi, China during 2004–2014: flexibly shaped scan statistics

Xianyan Tang, Alan Geater, Edward McNeil, Qiuyun Deng, Aihu Dong, Ge Zhong

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical diagnostic value of viable Schistosoma japonicum eggs detected in host tissues

Kongzhen Gu, Yuesheng Li, Patrick Driguez, Qingren Zeng, Xinlin Yu, Hui Sun, Liting Cai, Yongkang He, Wenyang Wang, Donald P. McManus

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Upper airway viruses and bacteria in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Brisbane, Australia: a cross-sectional study

Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady, Kerry K. Hall, Theo P. Sloots, Jennie Anderson, Anne B. Chang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hepatitis C co-infection is associated with an increased risk of incident chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected patients initiating combination antiretroviral therapy

Carmine Rossi, Janet Raboud, Sharon Walmsley, Curtis Cooper, Tony Antoniou, Ann N. Burchell, Mark Hull, Jason Chia, Robert S. Hogg, Erica E.M. Moodie, Marina B. Klein, the Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) Collaboration

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of safety and efficacy against Bordetella pertussis of a new tetanus-reduced dose diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine in a murine model

Hyo Jin Kwon, Seung Beom Han, Bo Ram Kim, Kyu Ri Kang, Dong Ho Huh, Gi Sub Choi, Dong Ho Ahn, Jin Han Kang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of group a streptococcus pharyngeal carriage and clinical manifestations in school children aged 5–15 yrs in Wakiso District, Uganda

Irene Nayiga, Emmy Okello, Peter Lwabi, Grace Ndeezi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Decline in hospitalization for genital warts in the Veneto region after an HPV vaccination program: an observational study

Silvia Cocchio, Tatjana Baldovin, Chiara Bertoncello, Alessandra Buja, Patrizia Furlan, Mario Saia, Vincenzo Baldo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rubella Seroprevalence and real-time PCR detection of RUBV among Congolese pregnant women

Josue Zanga, Makola Kennedy Mbanzulu, Arnold-Freddy Kabasele, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Dimosi Roger Wumba

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development and validation of a prognostic score during tuberculosis treatment

Eric Walter Pefura-Yone, Adamou Dodo Balkissou, Virginie Poka-Mayap, Hadja Koté Fatime-Abaicho, Patrick Thierry Enono-Edende, André Pascal Kengne

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measuring (1,3)-β-D-glucan in tracheal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and serum for detection of suspected Candida pneumonia in immunocompromised and critically ill patients: a prospective observational study

Kang-Cheng Su, Kun-Ta Chou, Yi-Han Hsiao, Ching-Min Tseng, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Yu-Chin Lee, Diahn-Warng Perng, Yu Ru Kou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Regulatory monocytes in helminth infections: insights from the modulation during human hookworm infection

Lívia Silva Araújo Passos, Pedro Henrique Gazzinelli-Guimarães, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Ana Clara Gazzinelli Guimarães, Denise da Silveira Lemos, Natasha Delaqua Ricci, Ricardo Gonçalves, Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Lilian Lacerda Bueno

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Modelling the therapeutic dose range of single low dose primaquine to reduce malaria transmission through age-based dosing

Daniel Joseph Hayes, Clifford George Banda, Alexandra Chipasula-Teleka, Dianne Janette Terlouw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The PICASSO Cohort: baseline characteristics of a cohort of men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women at high risk for syphilis infection in Lima, Peru

Noah Kojima, Hayoung Park, Kelika A. Konda, Dvora L. Joseph Davey, Claire C. Bristow, Brandon Brown, Segundo R. Leon, Silver K. Vargas, Gino M. Calvo, Carlos F. Caceres, Jeffrey D. Klausner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

HLA-B*57:01 allele prevalence in HIV-infected North American subjects and the impact of allele testing on the incidence of abacavir-associated hypersensitivity reaction in HLA-B*57:01-negative subjects

Catherine Butkus Small, David A. Margolis, Mark S. Shaefer, Lisa L. Ross

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessments of serum copper and zinc concentration, and the Cu/Zn ratio determination in patients with multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Côte d’Ivoire

Gnogbo Alexis Bahi, Lydie Boyvin, Souleymane Méité, Gervais Melaine M’Boh, Kadjowely Yeo, Kouassi Raymond N’Guessan, Alain Dit Philippe Bidié, Allico Joseph Djaman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is the impact of childhood influenza vaccination less than expected: a transmission modelling study

Felix Weidemann, Cornelius Remschmidt, Silke Buda, Udo Buchholz, Bernhard Ultsch, Ole Wichmann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

TST positivity in household contacts of tuberculosis patients: a case-contact study in Malawi

Jonas Hector, Suzanne T. Anderson, Gertrude Banda, Mercy Kamdolozi, Laura F. Jefferys, Doris Shani, Natalie J. Garton, Agnes Mwale, Annie Jobe, Geraint R. Davies, Derek J Sloan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Current challenges and possible solutions to improve access to care and treatment for hepatitis C infection in Vietnam: a systematic review

Alessandra Berto, Jeremy Day, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Guy E. Thwaites, Ngoc Nghiem My, Stephen Baker, Thomas C. Darton

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of switching from nevirapine immediate-release twice daily to nevirapine extended-release once daily in virologically suppressed HIV-infected patients: a retrospective cohort study in Taiwan

Chun-Yuan Lee, Hui-Min Chang, Calvin M Kunin, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen, Hung-Chin Tsai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Changes in RANKL during the first two years after cART initiation in HIV-infected cART naïve adults

Inger Hee Mathiesen, Mohammad Salem, Jan Gerstoft, Julie Christine Gaardbo, Niels Obel, Court Pedersen, Henrik Ullum, Susanne Dam Nielsen, Ann-Brit Eg Hansen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Alcohol use disorders among people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Brazil: prevalence, risk factors and biological markers outcomes

Cláudio Moss da Silva, Raúl Andrés Mendoza-Sassi, Luisa Dias da Mota, Maíba Mikhael Nader, Ana Maria Barral de Martinez

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Netherlands Chlamydia cohort study (NECCST) protocol to assess the risk of late complications following Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women

B. M. Hoenderboom, A. A. M. van Oeffelen, B. H. B. van Benthem, J. E. A. M. van Bergen, N. H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers, H. M. Götz, C. J. P. A. Hoebe, A. A. Hogewoning, F. R. M. van der Klis, D. van Baarle, J. A. Land, M. A. B. van der Sande, M. G. van Veen, F. de Vries, S. A. Morré, I. V. F. van den Broek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and completion rates of rifapentine and isoniazid (3HP) compared to other treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review with network meta-analyses

Christopher Pease, Brian Hutton, Fatemeh Yazdi, Dianna Wolfe, Candyce Hamel, Pauline Quach, Becky Skidmore, David Moher, Gonzalo G. Alvarez

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of atazanavir/ritonavir and darunavir/ritonavir based antiretroviral therapy for antiretroviral naïve patients

Tony Antoniou, Leah Szadkowski, Sharon Walmsley, Curtis Cooper, Ann N. Burchell, Ahmed M. Bayoumi, Julio S. G. Montaner, Mona Loutfy, Marina B. Klein, Nima Machouf, Christos Tsoukas, Alexander Wong, Robert S. Hogg, Janet Raboud, The Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) collaboration

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Long-term impact of self-financed rotavirus vaccines on rotavirus-associated hospitalizations and costs in the Valencia Region, Spain

Alejandro Orrico-Sanchez, Mónica López-Lacort, Silvia Pérez-Vilar, Javier Díez-Domingo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of Progressive Resistive Exercise (PRE) in the context of HIV: systematic review and meta-analysis using the Cochrane Collaboration protocol

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Disparities in HIV and syphilis prevalence and risk factors between older male clients with and without steady sex partners in southwestern rural China

Li Chen, Jenny H. His, Xinghua Wu, Zhiyong Shen, Huaxiang Lu, Huanhuan Chen, Hui Huang, Heng Zhang, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Zhenzhu Tang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lower genetic variability of HIV-1 and antiretroviral drug resistance in pregnant women from the state of Pará, Brazil

Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado, Iran Barros Costa, Maria Nazaré Folha, Anderson Levy Bessa da Luz, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Marluisa Oliveira Guimarães Ishak

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bacteremia caused by Bergeyella zoohelcum in an infective endocarditis patient: case report and review of literature

Yili Chen, Kang Liao, Lu Ai, Penghao Guo, Han Huang, Zhongwen Wu, Min Liu

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Detection of high serum levels of β-D-Glucan in disseminated nocardial infection: a case report

Toyomitsu Sawai, Takumi Nakao, Shota Yamaguchi, Sumako Yoshioka, Nobuko Matsuo, Naofumi Suyama, Katsunori Yanagihara, Hiroshi Mukae

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acute-phase diagnosis of murine and scrub typhus in Belgian travelers by polymerase chain reaction: a case report

Caroline Theunissen, Lieselotte Cnops, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Ralph Huits, Emmanuel Bottieau

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and the molecular characteristics of MRSA bacteraemia over a two-year period in a tertiary teaching hospital in Malaysia

Pik San Sit, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Nuryana Idris, I-Ching Sam, Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar, Helmi Sulaiman, Kwai Lin Thong, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

1H-NMR analysis of feces: new possibilities in the helminthes infections research

Sarantos Kostidis, Daria Kokova, Natalia Dementeva, Irina V. Saltykova, Hye Kyong Kim, Young Hae Choi, Oleg A. Mayboroda

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Isolation of enterococci, their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated factors among patients attending at the University of Gondar Teaching Hospital

Amelework Yilema, Feleke Moges, Sisay Tadele, Mengistu Endris, Afework Kassu, Wondwossen Abebe, Getnet Ayalew

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia

Rosa Abdissa, Woynshet Haile, Akafete Teklu Fite, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Getahun E. Agga, Bedaso Mammo Edao, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye Korsa, Takele Beyene, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Lieven De Zutter, Eric Cox, Bruno Maria Goddeeris

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Widespread subcutaneous necrosis in spotted fever group Rickettsioses from the coastal belt of Sri Lanka- a case report

Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Carbapenem resistance, inappropriate empiric treatment and outcomes among patients hospitalized with Enterobacteriaceae urinary tract infection, pneumonia and sepsis

Marya D. Zilberberg, Brian H. Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan, Andrew F. Shorr

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of genotype MTBDRplus VER 2.0 line probe assay for the detection of MDR-TB in smear positive and negative sputum samples

Abyot Meaza, Abebaw Kebede, Zelalem Yaregal, Zekarias Dagne, Shewki Moga, Bazezew Yenew, Getu Diriba, Helina Molalign, Mengistu Tadesse, Desalegn Adisse, Muluwork Getahun, Kassu Desta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Community-based survey during rabies outbreaks in Rangjung town, Trashigang, eastern Bhutan, 2016

Tenzin Tenzin, Jamyang Namgyal, Sangay Letho

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Detection of CTX-M-15 beta-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae causing hospital- and community-acquired urinary tract infections as early as 2004, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Joel Manyahi, Sabrina J. Moyo, Marit Gjerde Tellevik, Faustine Ndugulile, Willy Urassa, Bjørn Blomberg, Nina Langeland

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mucormycosis in renal transplant recipients: review of 174 reported cases

Yan Song, Jianjun Qiao, Gaffi Giovanni, Guangjun Liu, Hao Yang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing real-time Zika risk in the United States

Lauren A. Castro, Spencer J. Fox, Xi Chen, Kai Liu, Steven E. Bellan, Nedialko B. Dimitrov, Alison P. Galvani, Lauren Ancel Meyers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trends in baseline CD4 cell counts and risk factors for late antiretroviral therapy initiation among HIV-positive patients in Shanghai, a retrospective cross-sectional study

Jianjun Sun, Li Liu, Jiayin Shen, Panpan Chen, Hongzhou Lu

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: 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 Pun Mok

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiovascular disease risk among Chinese antiretroviral-naïve adults with advanced HIV disease

Fuping Guo, Evelyn Hsieh, Wei Lv, Yang Han, Jing Xie, Yanling Li, Xiaojing Song, Taisheng Li

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unique case report of a chromomycosis and Listeria in soft tissue and cerebellar abscesses after kidney transplantation

J. Tourret, N. Benabdellah, S. Drouin, F. Charlotte, J. Rottembourg, N. Arzouk, A. Fekkar, B. Barrou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association between Fcγ receptor IIA, IIIA and IIIB genetic polymorphisms and susceptibility to severe malaria anemia in children in western Kenya

Elly O. Munde, Winnie A. Okeyo, Evans Raballah, Samuel B. Anyona, Tom Were, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins, Collins Ouma

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A comprehensive overview of urogenital, anorectal and oropharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing and diagnoses among different STI care providers: a cross-sectional study

Casper D. J. den Heijer, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Geneviève A. F. S. van Liere, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Jochen W. L. Cals, Frans S. Stals, Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Haplotype of non-synonymous mutations within IL-23R is associated with susceptibility to severe malaria anemia in a P. falciparum holoendemic transmission area of Kenya

Elly O. Munde, Evans Raballah, Winnie A. Okeyo, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins, Collins Ouma

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determinants of delayed care seeking for TB suggestive symptoms in Seru district, Oromiya region, Ethiopia: a community based unmatched case-control study

Robel Yirgu, Firaol Lemessa, Selamawit Hirpa, Abraham Alemayehu, Eveline Klinkenberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Point of sampling detection of Zika virus within a multiplexed kit capable of detecting dengue and chikungunya

Ozlem Yaren, Barry W. Alto, Priyanka V. Gangodkar, Shatakshi R. Ranade, Kunal N. Patil, Kevin M. Bradley, Zunyi Yang, Nikhil Phadke, Steven A. Benner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identifying and characterizing hepatitis C virus hotspots in Massachusetts: a spatial epidemiological approach

Thomas J. Stopka, Michael A. Goulart, David J. Meyers, Marga Hutcheson, Kerri Barton, Shauna Onofrey, Daniel Church, Ashley Donahue, Kenneth K. H. Chui

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Complications of miliary tuberculosis: low mortality and predictive biomarkers from a UK cohort

Jonathan Underwood, Fiona Cresswell, Alex P Salam, Alex J Keeley, Charles Cleland, Laurence John, Robert N Davidson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial prophylaxis outside the operating theatre, an audit in a university hospital

Jan W. T. Deelen, Caroline E. Visser, Jan M. Prins, Reinier M. van Hest

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Infectious agents is a risk factor for myxomatous mitral valve degeneration: A case control study

Marcos Gradim Tiveron, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Maria de Lourdes Higuchi, Marcia Martins Reis, Jaqueline de Jesus Pereira, Joyce Tieko Kawakami, Renata Nishiyama Ikegami, Carlos Manuel de Almeida Brandao, Fabio Biscegli Jatene

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reproducibility of African giant pouched rats detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Haylee Ellis, Christiaan Mulder, Emilio Valverde, Alan Poling, Timothy Edwards

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predictors of delayed culture conversion among Ugandan patients

Daniel Atwine, Patrick Orikiriza, Ivan Taremwa, Arnold Ayebare, Suzan Logoose, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Amina Jindani, Maryline Bonnet

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early detection of multidrug- and pre-extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis from smear-positive sputum by direct sequencing

Jun Chen, Peng Peng, Yixiang Du, Yi Ren, Lifeng Chen, Youyi Rao, Weihua Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Digital CXR with computer aided diagnosis versus symptom screen to define presumptive tuberculosis among household contacts and impact on tuberculosis diagnosis

Monde Muyoyeta, Nkatya Chanda Kasese, Deborah Milimo, Isaac Mushanga, Mapopa Ndhlovu, Nathan Kapata, Maureen Moyo-Chilufya, Helen Ayles

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Accuracy of serum procalcitonin for the diagnosis of sepsis in neonates and children with systemic inflammatory syndrome: a meta-analysis

Giuseppe Pontrelli, Franco De Crescenzo, Roberto Buzzetti, Alessandro Jenkner, Sara Balduzzi, Francesca Calò Carducci, Donato Amodio, Maia De Luca, Sara Chiurchiù, Elin Haf Davies, Giorgia Copponi, Alessandra Simonetti, Elena Ferretti, Valeria Di Franco, Virginia Rasi, Martina Della Corte, Luca Gramatica, Marco Ciabattini, Susanna Livadiotti, Paolo Rossi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Viral aetiologies of acute encephalitis in a hospital-based South Asian population

Janarthani Lohitharajah, Neelika Malavige, Carukshi Arambepola, Jithangi Wanigasinghe, Ranjanie Gamage, Padma Gunaratne, Pyara Ratnayake, Thashi Chang

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lessons learned by surveillance during the tail-end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, June-October 2015: a case series

Mory Keïta, Fatoumata Conté, Boubacar Diallo, Dieudonné Lufwa, Jacques Katomba, René Snacken, Raymond Pallawo, Aminata Tolno, Amadou Bailo Diallo, Mamadou Harouna Djingarey, Lorenzo Subissi

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Severe type 1 upgrading leprosy reaction in a renal transplant recipient: a paradoxical manifestation associated with deficiency of antigen-specific regulatory T-cells?

Ana Paula Vieira, Maria Angela Bianconcini Trindade, Flávio Jota de Paula, Neusa Yurico Sakai-Valente, Alberto José da Silva Duarte, Francine Brambate Carvalhinho Lemos, Gil Benard

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of the enhanced meningitis surveillance system, Yendi municipality, northern Ghana, 2010–2015

Basil Benduri Kaburi, Chrysantus Kubio, Ernest Kenu, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Jacob Yakubu Mahama, Samuel Oko Sackey, Edwin Andrew Afari

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case report of Plasmodium ovale curtisi malaria in Sri Lanka: relevance for the maintenance of elimination status

Sharmini Gunawardena, Rachel F. Daniels, Thishan C. Yahathugoda, Mirani V. Weerasooriya, Katelyn Durfee, Sarah K. Volkman, Dyann F. Wirth, Nadira D. Karunaweera

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Direct and indirect effects of influenza vaccination

Martin Eichner, Markus Schwehm, Linda Eichner, Laetitia Gerlier

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Differential host gene responses from infection with neurovirulent and partially-neurovirulent strains of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus

Paridhi Gupta, Anuj Sharma, Jing Han, Amy Yang, Manish Bhomia, Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, Raj K Puri, Radha K Maheshwari

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Novel predictors of neurosyphilis among HIV-negative syphilis patients with neurological symptoms: an observational study

Yao Xiao, Man-Li Tong, Li-Li Liu, Li-Rong Lin, Mei-Jun Chen, Hui-Lin Zhang, Wei-Hong Zheng, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Zhi-Feng Lin, Hui-Qin Xing, Jian-Jun Niu, Tian-Ci Yang

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Progressive cutaneous Cryptococcosis complicated with meningitis in a myasthenia gravis patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy – a case report

Nguyen Thi Cam Huong, Ahmed M. A. Altibi, Nguyen My Hoa, Le Anh Tuan, Samar Salman, Sara Morsy, Nguyen Thi Bich Lien, Nguyen Thanh Truong, Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Pham Thi Le Hoa, Nguyen Ba Thang, Van The Trung

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Vitamin D and activated vitamin D in tuberculosis in equatorial Malaysia: a prospective clinical study

Anna P. Ralph, Muhammad Redzwan S. Rashid Ali, Timothy William, Kim Piera, Uma Parameswaran, Elspeth Bird, Christopher S. Wilkes, Wai Khew Lee, Tsin Wen Yeo, Nicholas M. Anstey

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cell-free hemoglobin mediated oxidative stress is associated with acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy in severe falciparum malaria: an observational study

Katherine Plewes, Hugh W.F. Kingston, Aniruddha Ghose, Richard J. Maude, M. Trent Herdman, Stije J. Leopold, Haruhiko Ishioka, Md. Mahtab Uddin Hasan, Md. Shafiul Haider, Shamsul Alam, Kim A. Piera, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Kamolrat Silamut, Tsin W. Yeo, Md. Abul Faiz, Sue J Lee, Mavuto Mukaka, Gareth D.H. Turner, Nicholas M. Anstey, L. Jackson Roberts II, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P.J. Day, Md. Amir Hossain, Arjen M. Dondorp

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of ceftolozane/tazobactam compared with piperacillin/tazobactam as empiric therapy based on the in-vitro surveillance of bacterial isolates in the United States for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections

Teresa L Kauf, Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Goran Medic, Rebekah H. Borse, Benjamin Miller, Jennifer Gaultney, Shuvayu S. Sen, Anirban Basu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of hepatitis B and C infection in persons living with HIV enrolled in care in Rwanda

Justine Umutesi, Bryony Simmons, Jean D. Makuza, Donatha Dushimiyimana, Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, Jean Marie Uwimana, Nathan Ford, Edward J. Mills, Sabin Nsanzimana

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Analysis of patients with diabetes and complicated intra-abdominal infection or complicated urinary tract infection in phase 3 trials of ceftolozane/tazobactam

Myra W. Popejoy, Jianmin Long, Jennifer A. Huntington

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The correlation between malaria RDT (Paracheck pf.®) faint test bands and microscopy in the diagnosis of malaria in Malawi

Ryoko Makuuchi, Sandy Jere, Nobuchika Hasejima, Thoms Chigeda, January Gausi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Modeling the patient and health system impacts of alternative xpert® MTB/RIF algorithms for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abraham Tesfaye, Daniel Fiseha, Dawit Assefa, Eveline Klinkenberg, Silvia Balanco, Ivor Langley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Glycosaminoglycans are involved in bacterial adherence to lung cells

Olga Rajas, Luis M. Quirós, Mara Ortega, Emma Vazquez-Espinosa, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Fernando Vazquez, Beatriz García

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pulmonary strongyloidiasis: assessment between manifestation and radiological findings in 16 severe strongyloidiasis cases

Daijiro Nabeya, Shusaku Haranaga, Gretchen Lynn Parrott, Takeshi Kinjo, Saifun Nahar, Teruhisa Tanaka, Tetsuo Hirata, Akira Hokama, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clindamycin-rifampin combination therapy for staphylococcal periprosthetic joint infections: a retrospective observational study

Borg Leijtens, Joris B. W. Elbers, Patrick D. Sturm, Bart Jan Kullberg, Berend W. Schreurs

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Universal test, treat, and keep: improving ART retention is key in cost-effective HIV control in Uganda

Nicky McCreesh, Ioannis Andrianakis, Rebecca N. Nsubuga, Mark Strong, Ian Vernon, Trevelyan J. McKinley, Jeremy E. Oakley, Michael Goldstein, Richard Hayes, Richard G. White

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fluorescence in situ hybridization is superior for monitoring Epstein Barr viral load in infectious mononucleosis patients

Pengfei Cao, Meili Zhang, Wei Wang, Yafei Dai, Buqing Sai, Jun Sun, Lujuan Wang, Fan Wang, Guiyuan Li, Juanjuan Xiang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparing tuberculosis management under public and private healthcare providers: Victoria, Australia, 2002–2015

Katie D. Dale, Ee Laine Tay, James M. Trauer, Peter G. Trevan, Justin T. Denholm

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An easy tool to assess ventilation in health facilities as part of air-borne transmission prevention: a cross-sectional survey from Uganda

Miranda Brouwer, Achilles Katamba, Elly Tebasoboke Katabira, Frank van Leth

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors Associated with Virological Non-suppression among HIV-Positive Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda, August 2014–July 2015

Lilian Bulage, Isaac Ssewanyana, Victoria Nankabirwa, Fred Nsubuga, Christine Kihembo, Gerald Pande, Alex R. Ario, Joseph KB Matovu, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Charles Kiyaga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases on the 28-day mortality rate of patients with Proteus mirabilis bacteremia in Korea

Jin Young Ahn, Hea Won Ann, Yongduk Jeon, Mi Young Ahn, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Je Eun Song, In Young Jung, Moo Hyun Kim, Wooyoung Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Su Jin Jeong, Jun Yong Choi, Dongeun Yong, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a HIV-infected patient revealed by nasal involvement with maxillary osteolysis

A. C. Lehur, M. Zielinski, J. Pluvy, V. Grégoire, S. Diamantis, A. Bleibtreu, C. Rioux, A. Picard, D. Vallois

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiology of Candida albicans and non-C.albicans of neonatal candidemia at a tertiary care hospital in western China

Jinjian Fu, Yanling Ding, Ba Wei, Lin Wang, Shaolin Xu, Peixu Qin, Liuhua Wei, Lijun Jiang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Promoting notification and linkage of HBs antigen and anti-HCV antibody-positive patients through hospital alert system

Naoki Yoshioka, Akihiko Okumura, Yukie Yamamoto, Katsura Yamaguchi, Atsuro Kaga, Kentaro Yamada, Takuya Hirosaki, Daisuke Ishikawa, Shin Kunii, Kazumasa Watanabe, Setsuo Utsunomiya, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiological and molecular characteristics of emergent dengue virus in Yunnan Province near the China-Myanmar-Laos border, 2013–2015

Ting-Song Hu, Hai-Lin Zhang, Yun Feng, Jian-Hua Fan, Tian Tang, Yong-Hua Liu, Liu Zhang, Xiao-Xiong Yin, Gang Chen, Hua-Chang Li, Jin Zu, Hong-Bin Li, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jing Yu, Fu-Qiang Zhang, Quan-Shui Fan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using electronic health records and Internet search information for accurate influenza forecasting

Shihao Yang, Mauricio Santillana, John S. Brownstein, Josh Gray, Stewart Richardson, S. C. Kou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Valine/isoleucine variants drive selective pressure in the VP1 sequence of EV-A71 enteroviruses

Nghia Ngu Duy, Le Thi Thanh Huong, Patrice Ravel, Le Thi Song Huong, Ankit Dwivedi, October Michael Sessions, Yan’An Hou, Robert Chua, Guilhem Kister, Aneta Afelt, Catherine Moulia, Duane J. Gubler, Vu Dinh Thiem, Nguyen Thi Hien Thanh, Christian Devaux, Tran Nhu Duong, Nguyen Tran Hien, Emmanuel Cornillot, Laurent Gavotte, Roger Frutos

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A case control study on family history as a risk factor for herpes zoster and associated outcomes, Beijing, China

Luodan Suo, Li Lu, Juan Li, Mu Sun, Haihong Wang, Xinhui Peng, Fan Yang, Xinghuo Pang, Mona Marin, Chengbin Wang

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Imported arboviral infections in Italy, July 2014–October 2015: a National Reference Laboratory report

Claudia Fortuna, Maria Elena Remoli, Caterina Rizzo, Eleonora Benedetti, Cristiano Fiorentini, Antonino Bella, Claudio Argentini, Francesca Farchi, Concetta Castilletti, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Alessandro Bartoloni, Nadia Zanchetta, Maria Rita Gismondo, Luca Ceccherini Nelli, Giustina Vitale, Franco Baldelli, Pierlanfranco D’Agaro, Giuseppe Sodano, Giovanni Rezza, Giulietta Venturi, the Arbovirus Working Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence and comparison of retrospective and prospective data on respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in German households

Kristin Maria Schlinkmann, Abhishek Bakuli, Rafael Mikolajczyk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relative incidence and individual-level severity of seasonal influenza A H3N2 compared with 2009 pandemic H1N1

Kin On Kwok, Steven Riley, Ranawaka A. P. M. Perera, Vivian W. I. Wei, Peng Wu, Lan Wei, Daniel K. W. Chu, Ian G. Barr, J. S. Malik Peiris, Benjamin J. Cowling

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A bio-behavioral intervention to decrease intravaginal practices and bacterial vaginosis among HIV infected Zambian women, a randomized pilot study

Maria L. Alcaide, Maureen Chisembele, Emeria Malupande, Violeta J. Rodriguez, Margaret A. Fischl, Kristopher Arheart, Deborah L. Jones

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early morning urine collection to improve urinary lateral flow LAM assay sensitivity in hospitalised patients with HIV-TB co-infection

Phindile Gina, Philippa J. Randall, Tapuwa E. Muchinga, Anil Pooran, Richard Meldau, Jonny G. Peter, Keertan Dheda

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cystic fibrosis carriership and tuberculosis: hints toward an evolutionary selective advantage based on data from the Brazilian territory

Lander Bosch, Barbara Bosch, Kris De Boeck, Tim Nawrot, Isabelle Meyts, Dominique Vanneste, Cleonice Alexandre Le Bourlegat, Julio Croda, Luiz Vicente Ribeiro Ferreira da Silva Filho

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Total delay in treatment among tuberculous meningitis patients in China: a retrospective cohort study

Yu He, Chao Han, Kai-Feng Chang, Mao-Shui Wang, Tian-Ren Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identification of a major Listeria monocytogenes outbreak clone linked to soft cheese in Northern Italy – 2009-2011

Ettore Amato, Virginia Filipello, Maria Gori, Sara Lomonaco, Marina Nadia Losio, Antonio Parisi, Pol Huedo, Stephen John Knabel, Mirella Pontello

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reemergence of yellow fever in Ethiopia after 50 years, 2013: epidemiological and entomological investigations

Abrham Lilay, Negga Asamene, Abyot Bekele, Mesfin Mengesha, Milliyon Wendabeku, Israel Tareke, Abiy Girmay, Yonas Wuletaw, Abate Adossa, Yamar Ba, Amadou Sall, Daddi Jima, Debritu Mengesha

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of antibody responses against Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen Rv0679c in tuberculosis patients from the endemic and non-endemic regions of the Beijing genotype: a case control study

Jingge Zhao, Takashi Matsuba, Xiaoyan Zhang, Susan Leano, Chie Nakajima, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Elizabeth Freda Telan, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Toshio Hattori

01.12.2017 | TECHNICAL ADVANCE | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A framework for evaluating epidemic forecasts

Farzaneh Sadat Tabataba, Prithwish Chakraborty, Naren Ramakrishnan, Srinivasan Venkatramanan, Jiangzhuo Chen, Bryan Lewis, Madhav Marathe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

HPV prevalence and type distribution in Cypriot women with cervical cytological abnormalities

George Krashias, Dana Koptides, Christina Christodoulou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Screening for tuberculosis in an urban shelter for homeless in Switzerland: a prospective study

Jean-Paul Janssens, Timothee Wuillemin, Dan Adler, Yves Jackson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiology of pertussis in Casablanca (Morocco): contribution of conventional and molecular diagnosis tools

Khalid Katfy, Nicole Guiso, Idrissa Diawara, Khalid Zerouali, Bouchra Slaoui, Zineb Jouhadi, Abdelhadi Zineddine, Houria Belabbes, Naima Elmdaghri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Tryptophan catabolism and immune activation in primary and chronic HIV infection

Marco Gelpi, Hans J. Hartling, Per M. Ueland, Henrik Ullum, Marius Trøseid, Susanne D. Nielsen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Enhanced chlorhexidine skin penetration with 1,8-cineole

A. L. Casey, T. J. Karpanen, B. R. Conway, T. Worthington, P. Nightingale, R. Waters, T. S. J. Elliott

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Role of routine abdominal ultrasonography in intensified tuberculosis case finding algorithms at HIV clinics in high TB burden settings

Sonam Spalgais, Upasna Agarwal, Rohit Sarin, Devesh Chauhan, Anita Yadav, Anand Jaiswal

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determination of the sources and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella isolated from the poultry industry in Southern Ethiopia

Reta Duguma Abdi, Fisseha Mengstie, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Takele Beyene, Hika Waktole, Bedasso Mammo, Dinka Ayana, Fufa Abunna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Estimation of the burden of varicella in Europe before the introduction of universal childhood immunization

Margarita Riera-Montes, Kaatje Bollaerts, Ulrich Heininger, Niel Hens, Giovanni Gabutti, Angel Gil, Bayad Nozad, Grazina Mirinaviciute, Elmira Flem, Audrey Souverain, Thomas Verstraeten, Susanne Hartwig

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

HIV infection, hypercoagulability and ischaemic stroke in adults at the University Teaching Hospital in Zambia: a case control study

Stanley Zimba, Patrice Mukomena Ntanda, Shabir Lakhi, Masharip Atadzhanov

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Precision of the Kalon Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 IgG ELISA: an international inter-laboratory assessment

Eshan U. Patel, Jordyn Manucci, Erin M. Kahle, Jairam R. Lingappa, Rhoda Ashley Morrow, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Anelet James, Kwitaka F. Maluzi, Maina M. Cheeba, Glenda Gray, Barry Kosloff, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Mubiana Inambao, Bellington Vwalika, Thomas C. Quinn, Oliver Laeyendecker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Varicella-zoster virus seroprevalence in children and adolescents in the pre-varicella vaccine era, Germany

Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Anette Siedler, Annette Mankertz, Andreas Sauerbrei, Hartmut Hengel, Ole Wichmann, Christina Poethko-Müller

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Novel predictors of neurosyphilis among HIV-negative syphilis patients with neurological symptoms: an observational study

Yao Xiao, Man-Li Tong, Li-Li Liu, Li-Rong Lin, Mei-Jun Chen, Hui-Lin Zhang, Wei-Hong Zheng, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Zhi-Feng Lin, Hui-Qin Xing, Jian-Jun Niu, Tian-Ci Yang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial consumption, costs and resistance patterns: a two year prospective study in a Romanian intensive care unit

Carmen Axente, Monica Licker, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Marius Papurica, Dorina Dugaesescu, Mirela Voicu, Luminita Baditoiu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of disseminated cryptococcosis in previously healthy children in China

Li-Wei Gao, An-Xia Jiao, Xi-Rong Wu, Shun-Ying Zhao, Yun Ma, Gang Liu, Ju Yin, Bao-Ping Xu, Kun-Ling Shen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Results of an early intervention programme for patients with bacteraemia: analysis of prognostic factors and mortality

A. del Arco, J. Olalla, J. de la Torre, A. Blázquez, N. Montiel-Quezel, J. L. Prada, F. Rivas, J. García-Alegría, F. Fernández-Sánchez

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Novel serum biomarkers modified by the body mass index z-score for the detection of liver fibrosis and steatosis in children with chronic hepatitis C

Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, Barbara Kowalik-Mikołajewska, Małgorzata Aniszewska, Magdalena Pluta, Magdalena Marczyńska

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors among students at Dona Berber primary school, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Tamirat Hailegebriel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clonal replacement of epidemic KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a hospital in China

Yuying Liang, Xiuyun Yin, Lijun Zeng, Shuiping Chen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prenatal diagnosis and prevention of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Northern Vietnam: study protocol

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Tochigi prefecture, a local region of Japan

Fuminori Mizukoshi, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Hiroki Iwai, Takako Suzuki, Reiko Kiritani, Teruo Kirikae, Keiji Funatogawa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Hefei (2014–2015): genetic characteristics of antimicrobial resistance

Fa-Xing Jiang, Qian Lan, Wen-Jing Le, Xiao-Hong Su

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An assessment of the geographical risks of wild and vaccine-derived poliomyelitis outbreaks in Africa and Asia

Kathleen M. O’Reilly, Christine Lamoureux, Natalie A. Molodecky, Hil Lyons, Nicholas C. Grassly, Graham Tallis

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The left atrial bacterial vegetative mass due to Corynebacterium striatum as a presentation of myxoma: a case report

Jun Xu, Qing Yang, Jun Li, Xia Zheng

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Disseminated cryptococcosis with recurrent multiple abscesses in an immunocompetent patient: a case report and literature review

Qiaoling Ruan, Yimin Zhu, Shu Chen, Liping Zhu, Shu Zhang, Wenhong Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Salivary epidermal growth factor correlates with hospitalization length in rotavirus infection

J. Gómez-Rial, M. J. Curras-Tuala, C. Talavero-González, C. Rodríguez-Tenreiro, L. Vilanova-Trillo, A. Gómez-Carballa, I. Rivero-Calle, A. Justicia-Grande, J. Pardo-Seco, L. Redondo-Collazo, A. Salas, F. Martinón-Torres

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pneumonia caused by extensive drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii among hospitalized patients: genetic relationships, risk factors and mortality

Yu jun Li, Chu zhi Pan, Chang quan Fang, Zhu xiang Zhao, Hui ling Chen, Peng hao Guo, Zi wen Zhao

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence of and factors associated with catheter-related bloodstream infection in patients with advanced solid tumors on home parenteral nutrition managed using a standardized catheter care protocol

Pankaj G. Vashi, Natasha Virginkar, Brenten Popiel, Persis Edwin, Digant Gupta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mortality in patients with HIV-1 and tuberculosis co-infection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - associated factors and causes of death

Rodrigo Otavio da Silva Escada, Luciane Velasque, Sayonara Rocha Ribeiro, Sandra Wagner Cardoso, Luana Monteiro Spindola Marins, Eduarda Grinsztejn, Maria Cristina da Silva Lourenço, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Valdiléa Gonçalves Veloso

01.12.2017 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A user-friendly mathematical modelling web interface to assist local decision making in the fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis

Romain Ragonnet, James M. Trauer, Justin T. Denholm, Ben J. Marais, Emma S. McBryde

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of ranitidine is associated with infections in newborns hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit: a cohort study

Ruth N. S. Santana, Victor S. Santos, Ruy F. Ribeiro-Júnior, Marina S. Freire, Maria A. S. Menezes, Rosana Cipolotti, Ricardo Q. Gurgel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bacterial vaginosis, human papilloma virus and herpes viridae do not predict vaginal HIV RNA shedding in women living with HIV in Denmark

Maria Wessman, Kristina Thorsteinsson, Jørgen S. Jensen, Merete Storgaard, Frederikke F. Rönsholt, Isik S. Johansen, Gitte Pedersen, Lars Nørregård Nielsen, Jesper Bonde, Terese L. Katzenstein, Nina Weis, Anne-Mette Lebech

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Disease burden and antimicrobial resistance of invasive group B streptococcus among infants in China: a protocol for a national prospective observational study

Wenjing Ji, Haiying Liu, Zhengjiang Jin, Aimin Wang, Xiaoping Mu, Xiaosong Qin, Weidong Wang, Chunyan Gao, Yuning Zhu, Xiaodan Feng, Jine Lei, Shangyang She, Lan Jiang, Jing Liu, Shuhua Yang, Zeshi Liu, Gang Li, Qiuhong Li, Dawen Guo, Muhammad Majid Aziz, Ali Hassan Gillani, Yu Fang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Spatial-temporal distribution of genotyped tuberculosis cases in a county with active transmission

Saroochi Agarwal, Duc T. Nguyen, Larry D. Teeter, Edward A. Graviss

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy and usefulness of the Genotype MTBDRplus assay in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Ngu Njei Abanda, Josiane Yvonne Djieugoué, Eunjung Lim, Eric Walter Pefura-Yone, Wilfred Fon Mbacham, Guy Vernet, Veronique Mbeng Penlap, Sara Irene Eyangoh, Diane Wallace Taylor, Rose Gana Fomban Leke

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Spondylodiscitis in a healthy 12-year-old girl with Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) bacteraemia

J. Gaschignard, G. Geslain, C. Mallet, M. Lorrot, N. Blot, M. Alison, S. Bonacorsi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Immunological and virological characterization of HIV-1 viremia controllers in the North Region of Brazil

Samara Tatielle M. Gomes, Érica R. Gomes, Mike B. dos Santos, Sandra S. Lima, Maria Alice F. Queiroz, Luiz Fernando A. Machado, Izaura M. V. Cayres-Vallinoto, Antonio Carlos R. Vallinoto, Marluísa de O. Guimarães Ishak, Ricardo Ishak

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An agent-based model simulation of influenza interactions at the host level: insight into the influenza-related burden of pneumococcal infections

Hélène Arduin, Matthieu Domenech de Cellès, Didier Guillemot, Laurence Watier, Lulla Opatowski

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Misdiagnosis of HIV treatment failure based on clinical and immunological criteria in Eastern and Central Kenya

Sunguti Luke Joram, Gathii Paul, Kitheka Moses, Bii Stanley, Malonza Isaac, Gohole Allan, Marwa Tom, Karimi Lilian, Mudany Mildred

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the effect of patient screening and isolation on curtailing Clostridium difficile infection in hospital settings

Sara Maghdoori, Seyed M. Moghadas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical failure with and without empiric atypical bacteria coverage in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Khalid Eljaaly, Samah Alshehri, Ahmed Aljabri, Ivo Abraham, Mayar Al Mohajer, Andre C. Kalil, David E. Nix

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Inguinal and anorectal Lymphogranuloma Venereum: a case series from a sexually transmitted disease center in Rome, Italy

Alessandra Latini, Mauro Zaccarelli, Maria Grazia Paglia, Maria Gabriella Donà, Amalia Giglio, Domenico Moretto, Antonella Vulcano, Massimo Giuliani, Manuela Colafigli, Marina Ambrifi, Fulvia Pimpinelli, Antonio Cristaudo

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm due to brucellosis: a rare case report

Shuai Wang, Qi Wang, Han Liu, Siqiao Sun, Xiwei Sun, Yang Zhang, Zhongying Wang, Zhihua Cheng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Tuberculosis screening among persons with diabetes mellitus in Pune, India

Vidya Mave, Smita Nimkar, Haridas Prasad, Dileep Kadam, Sushant Meshram, Rahul Lokhande, Nikhil Gupte, Divyashri Jain, Amita Gupta, Jonathan E. Golub

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Simeprevir with peginterferon α-2a/ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection in treatment-experienced patients: an open-label, rollover study

Edward J. Gane, Edwin DeJesus, Ewa Janczewska, Jacob George, Moises Diago, Mariliza Hendrique Da Silva, Henk Reesink, Igor Nikitin, Holger Hinrichsen, Stefan Bourgeois, Peter Ferenci, Umesh Shukla, Ronald Kalmeijer, Oliver Lenz, Bart Fevery, Chris Corbett, Maria Beumont, Wolfgang Jessner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) in urine for genitourinary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Carlos Altez-Fernandez, Victor Ortiz, Majid Mirzazadeh, Luis Zegarra, Carlos Seas, Cesar Ugarte-Gil

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Independent prognostic role of human papillomavirus genotype in cervical cancer

Dong Hang, Meiqun Jia, Hongxia Ma, Jing Zhou, Xiaoshuang Feng, Zhangyan Lyu, Jian Yin, Hong Cui, Yin Yin, Guangfu Jin, Zhibin Hu, Hongbing Shen, Kai Zhang, Ni Li, Min Dai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Outcomes and prognostic factors of non-HIV patients with pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and pulmonary CMV co-infection: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Qing Yu, Peng Jia, Li Su, Hong Zhao, Chengli Que

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Analysis of epidemiological trends in human papillomavirus infection among gynaecological outpatients in Hangzhou, China, 2011–2015

Lili Qian, Yu Zhang, Dawei Cui, Bin Lou, Yimin Chen, Ying Yu, Yonglin Liu, Yu Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and distribution of Gardnerella vaginalis subgroups in women with and without bacterial vaginosis

Migle Janulaitiene, Virginija Paliulyte, Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Jolita Zakareviciene, Alma Vladisauskiene, Agne Marcinkute, Milda Pleckaityte

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

In vitro antibacterial activity of poly (amidoamine)-G7 dendrimer

Mitra Gholami, Rashin Mohammadi, Mohsen Arzanlou, Fakhraddin Akbari Dourbash, Ebrahim Kouhsari, Gharib Majidi, Seyed Mohsen Mohseni, Shahram Nazari

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical and genetic factors associated with kidney tubular dysfunction in a real-life single centre cohort of HIV-positive patients

S. E. Salvaggio, A. Giacomelli, F. S. Falvella, M. L. Oreni, P. Meraviglia, C. Atzori, E. G. I. Clementi, M. Galli, S. Rusconi

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Molecular diagnosis of Pseudoterranova decipiens s.s in human, France

Julie Brunet, Bernard Pesson, Maude Royant, Jean-Philippe Lemoine, Alexander W. Pfaff, Ahmed Abou-Bacar, Hélène Yera, Emilie Fréalle, Jean Dupouy-Camet, Gema Merino-Espinosa, Magdalena Gómez-Mateos, Joaquina Martin-Sanchez, Ermanno Candolfi

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Design of a syndemic based intervention to facilitate care for men who have sex with men with high risk behaviour: the syn.bas.in randomized controlled trial

Roel C. A. Achterbergh, Jannie J. van der Helm, Wim van den Brink, Henry J. C. de Vries

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Performance comparison of CareStart™ HRP2/pLDH combo rapid malaria test with light microscopy in north-western Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Daniel Getacher Feleke, Shambel Tarko, Haftom Hadush

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hospitalization for community-acquired febrile urinary tract infection: validation and impact assessment of a clinical prediction rule

Janneke E. Stalenhoef, Willize E. van der Starre, Albert M. Vollaard, Ewout W. Steyerberg, Nathalie M. Delfos, Eliane M.S. Leyten, Ted Koster, Hans C. Ablij, Jan W. van’t Wout, Jaap T. van Dissel, Cees van Nieuwkoop

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of targeted antimicrobial prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy: a prospective cohort trial

Teresa R. Zembower, Kelly M. Maxwell, Robert B. Nadler, John Cashy, Marc H. Scheetz, Chao Qi, Anthony J. Schaeffer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Radiologic findings as a determinant and no effect of macrolide resistance on clinical course of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

In Ae Yoon, Ki Bae Hong, Hoan Jong Lee, Ki Wook Yun, Ji Young Park, Young Hoon Choi, Woo Sun Kim, Hyunju Lee, Byung Wook Eun, Young Min Ahn, Eun Young Cho, Hwa Jin Cho, Eun Hwa Choi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Immunization with a DNA vaccine encoding Toxoplasma gondii Superoxide dismutase (TgSOD) induces partial immune protection against acute toxoplasmosis in BALB/c mice

Yuan Liu, Aiping Cao, Yawen Li, Xun Li, Hua Cong, Shenyi He, Huaiyu Zhou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Randomized controlled trial of piperacillin-tazobactam, cefepime and ertapenem for the treatment of urinary tract infection caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli

Yu Bin Seo, Jacob Lee, Young Keun Kim, Seung Soon Lee, Jeong-a Lee, Hyo Youl Kim, Young Uh, Han-Sung Kim, Wonkeun Song

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High burden of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in the Indigenous population of Central Australia due to dominant Panton Valentine leucocidin clones ST93-MRSA and CC121-MSSA

Susan A.J. Harch, Eleanor MacMorran, Steven Y.C. Tong, Deborah C. Holt, Judith Wilson, Eugene Athan, Saliya Hewagama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The influence of climatic factors on the development of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and leptospirosis during the peak season in Korea: an ecologic study

Yadav Prasad Joshi, Eun-Hye Kim, Hae-Kwan Cheong

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Isolation, biochemical and molecular identification of Nocardia species among TB suspects in northeastern, Tanzania; a forgotten or neglected threat?

Abubakar S. Hoza, Sayoki G.S. Mfinanga, Irmgard Moser, Brigitte König

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors for latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers in Nampula Central Hospital, Mozambique

Celso Belo, Saloshni Naidoo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multiplex detection in tonsillar tissue of all known human polyomaviruses

Mohammadreza Sadeghi, Yilin Wang, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Lari Pyöriä, Mari Toppinen, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Klaus Hedman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dengue type 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: case characterization following its introduction in an endemic region

Manoela Heringer, Thiara Manuele A Souza, Monique da Rocha Q Lima, Priscila Conrado G Nunes, Nieli Rodrigues da C Faria, Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Rita Maria R Nogueira, Flavia Barreto dos Santos

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seasonality of acquisition of respiratory bacterial pathogens in young children with cystic fibrosis

Kevin J. Psoter, Anneclaire J. De Roos, Jon Wakefield, Jonathan D. Mayer, Margaret Rosenfeld

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic variants of MICB and PLCE1 and associations with the laboratory features of dengue

James Whitehorn, Duong Thi Hue Kien, Nguyen Than Ha Quyen, Bridget Wills, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Nguyen Minh Tuan, Thomas Jaenisch, Martin Hibberd, Chiea Chuen Khor, Cameron P. Simmons

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An ELISA assay using a combination of recombinant proteins from multiple strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi offers an accurate diagnosis for scrub typhus

Chien-Chung Chao, Zhiwen Zhang, Tatyana Belinskaya, Wilawan Thipmontree, Wiwit Tantibhedyangkul, Saowaluk Silpasakorn, Ekkarat Wongsawat, Yupin Suputtamongkol, Wei-Mei Ching

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Observed versus predicted cardiovascular events and all-cause death in HIV infection: a longitudinal cohort study

Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Giacomo Pucci, Franco Baldelli, Giuseppe Schillaci

01.12.2017 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Joint Bayesian modeling of time to malaria and mosquito abundance in Ethiopia

Denekew Bitew Belay, Yehenew Getachew Kifle, Ayele Taye Goshu, Jon Michael Gran, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Luc Duchateau, Arnoldo Frigessi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana

Frederick Dun-Dery, Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Williams Walana, Ernestina Yirkyio, Juventus B. Ziem

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Peripheral neuropathy in a diabetic child treated with linezolid for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a case report and review of the literature

Aravind Swaminathan, Philipp du Cros, James A. Seddon, Shamsiya Mirgayosieva, Rajabov Asladdin, Zulfiya Dusmatova

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors of lower limb cellulitis in a level-two healthcare facility in Cameroon: a case-control study

Tsi Njim, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Louise Daniele Toukam, Sara Saheb Kashaf, Eric O. Ohuma

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bacteremia due to Gordonia polyisoprenivorans: case report and review of literature

Xiurong Ding, Yanhua Yu, Ming Chen, Chen Wang, Yanfang Kang, Hongman Li, Jinli Lou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adherence to response-guided pegylated interferon and ribavirin for people who inject drugs with hepatitis C virus genotype 2/3 infection: the ACTIVATE study

Evan B. Cunningham, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Olav Dalgard, Janaki Amin, Margaret Hellard, Graham R Foster, Philip Bruggmann, Brian Conway, Markus Backmund, Geert Robaeys, Tracy Swan, Philippa S. Marks, Sophie Quiene, Tanya L Applegate, Martin Weltman, David Shaw, Adrian Dunlop, Julie Bruneau, Håvard Midgard, Stefan Bourgeois, Maria Christine Thurnheer, Gregory J Dore, Jason Grebely, on behalf of the ACTIVATE Study Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using genotyping to delineate tuberculosis transmission in long-term care facilities: single facility 4-year experience

Wen-Cheng Chao, Pei-Chun Chuang, Don-Han Wu, Chieh-Liang Wu, Po-Yu Liu, Chi-Chang Shieh, Ruwen Jou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin resistant strains, isolated from bulk can milk and raw milk products in pastoral communities of South-West Uganda

Benon B. Asiimwe, Rossella Baldan, Alberto Trovato, Daniela M. Cirillo

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case report: microcephaly associated with Zika virus infection, Colombia

Salim Mattar, Carolina Ojeda, Janna Arboleda, German Arrieta, Irene Bosch, Ingrid Botia, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Carlos Perez-Yepes, Lee Gerhke, German Montero

01.12.2017 | Database | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

End-stage renal disease: a risk factor of deep neck infection – a nationwide follow-up study in Taiwan

Geng-He Chang, Ming-Shao Tsai, Chia-Yen Liu, Meng-Hung Lin, Yao-Te Tsai, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Yao-Hsu Yang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development and validation of a risk score to assist screening for acute HIV-1 infection among men who have sex with men

Maartje Dijkstra, Godelieve J. de Bree, Ineke G. Stolte, Udi Davidovich, Eduard J. Sanders, Maria Prins, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Spatial patterns of childhood diarrhea in Ethiopia: data from Ethiopian demographic and health surveys (2000, 2005, and 2011)

Getahun Gebre Bogale, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Degefie Tibebe Degefie, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic analysis of varicella-zoster virus in the aqueous humor in uveitis with severe hyphema

Mayumi Hosogai, Yoko Nakatani, Kensuke Mimura, Shoji Kishi, Hideo Akiyama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing changes in knowledge, attitude and practices on dengue diagnosis and management among primary care physicians after the largest dengue epidemic in Singapore

Junxiong Pang, Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon, Tun Linn Thein, Jing Jin, Yee Sin Leo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in intensive care unit patients: a study in Vietnam

Giang M. Tran, Thao P. Ho-Le, Duc T. Ha, Chau H. Tran-Nguyen, Tuyet S. M. Nguyen, Thao T. N. Pham, Tuyet A. Nguyen, Dung A. Nguyen, Hoa Q. Hoang, Ngoc V. Tran, Tuan V. Nguyen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

MLST genotypes of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from broiler products, dairy cattle and human campylobacteriosis cases in Lithuania

Sigita Ramonaite, Egle Tamuleviciene, Thomas Alter, Neringa Kasnauskyte, Mindaugas Malakauskas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measuring influenza laboratory capacity: use of a tool to measure improvements

Pam Kennedy, Tricia Aden, Po Yung Cheng, Ann Moen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Nontuberculosis mycobacterial infections at a specialized tuberculosis treatment centre in the Republic of Korea

Hee Jung Yoon, Hwa Young Choi, Moran Ki

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Treatment decisions and mortality in HIV-positive presumptive smear-negative TB in the Xpert® MTB/RIF era: a cohort study

Sabine M. Hermans, Juliet A. Babirye, Olive Mbabazi, Francis Kakooza, Robert Colebunders, Barbara Castelnuovo, Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Yukari C. Manabe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Peripheral venous catheter-related bloodstream infection is associated with severe complications and potential death: a retrospective observational study

Akihiro Sato, Itaru Nakamura, Hiroaki Fujita, Ayaka Tsukimori, Takehito Kobayashi, Shinji Fukushima, Takeshi Fujii, Tetsuya Matsumoto

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy of ultra-short course chemotherapy for new smear positive drug susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis: study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial

Mengqiu Gao, Jingtao Gao, Jian Du, Yuhong Liu, Yao Zhang, Liping Ma, Fengling Mi, Liang Li, Shenjie Tang, on behalf of the Trial Team

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development and validation of a prognostic scoring model for Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease: an observational cohort study

Shogo Kumagai, Akihiro Ito, Toru Hashimoto, Satoshi Marumo, Hironobu Tokumasu, Aya Kotani, Haruka Yamaki, Masahiro Shirata, Koji Furuuchi, Motonari Fukui, Tadashi Ishida

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

MSM HIV testing following an online testing intervention in China

Ngai Sze Wong, Weiming Tang, Larry Han, John Best, Ye Zhang, Shujie Huang, Heping Zheng, Bin Yang, Chongyi Wei, Stephen W. Pan, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early experiences from one of the first treatment programs for chronic hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa

Hanna Aberra, Hailemichael Desalegn, Nega Berhe, Girmay Medhin, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antiretroviral therapy initiation within seven days of enrolment: outcomes and time to undetectable viral load among children at an urban HIV clinic in Uganda

Rogers Ssebunya, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Heather Lukolyo, Milton Mutto, Grace Kisitu, Pauline Amuge, Albert Maganda, Adeodata Kekitiinwa

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fusobacterial liver abscess: a case report and review of the literature

Dilip Jayasimhan, Linus Wu, Paul Huggan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of acute hepatitis A outbreak in Taiwan, 2015–2016: observations from a tertiary medical center

Nan-Yu Chen, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Shian-Sen Shie, Tsung-Hsing Chen, Ting-Shu Wu

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A case report of septic shock syndrome caused by S. pneumoniae in an immunocompromised patient despite of vaccination

Josef Singer, Christoph Testori, Peter Schellongowski, Ammon Handisurya, Catharina Müller, Eva-Maria Reitter, Wolfgang Graninger, Paul Knöbl, Thomas Staudinger, Stefan Winkler, Florian Thalhammer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Haemoglobin changes and risk of anaemia following treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Julien Zwang, Umberto D’Alessandro, Jean-Louis Ndiaye, Abdoulaye A Djimdé, Grant Dorsey, Andreas A Mårtensson, Corine Karema, Piero L. Olliaro

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparing self- and provider-collected swabbing for HPV DNA testing in female-to-male transgender adult patients: a mixed-methods biobehavioral study protocol

Sari L. Reisner, Madeline B. Deutsch, Sarah M. Peitzmeier, Jaclyn M. White Hughto, Timothy Cavanaugh, Dana J. Pardee, Sarah McLean, Elliot J. Marrow, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Lori Panther, Marcy Gelman, Jamison Green, Jennifer Potter

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Microbiota-dependent metabolite and cardiovascular disease marker trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is associated with monocyte activation but not platelet function in untreated HIV infection

Judith M. Haissman, Anna K. Haugaard, Sisse R. Ostrowski, Rolf K. Berge, Johannes R. Hov, Marius Trøseid, Susanne D. Nielsen

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Trends in antimicrobial resistance and empiric antibiotic therapy of bloodstream infections at a general hospital in mid-Norway: a prospective observational study

Arne Mehl, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Angela Kümmel, Stian Lydersen, Julie Paulsen, Ingvild Haugan, Erik Solligård, Jan Kristian Damås, Stig Harthug, Tom-Harald Edna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Socioeconomic status is associated with symptom severity and sickness absence in people with infectious intestinal disease in the UK

Tanith C. Rose, Natalie L. Adams, Benjamin Barr, Jeremy Hawker, Sarah J. O’Brien, Mara Violato, Margaret Whitehead, David C. Taylor-Robinson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Poorer outcomes among cancer patients diagnosed with Clostridium difficile infections in United States community hospitals

Andrew Delgado, Ivan A. Reveles, Felicia T. Cabello, Kelly R. Reveles

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Treatment delay and fatal outcomes of pulmonary tuberculosis in advanced age: a retrospective nationwide cohort study

Chih-Hsin Lee, Jann-Yuan Wang, Hsien-Chun Lin, Pai-Yang Lin, Jer-Hwa Chang, Chi-Won Suk, Li-Na Lee, Chou-Chin Lan, Kuan-Jen Bai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of Enterococcus spp. and multidrug-resistant bacteria causing pyogenic liver abscesses

Marcus M. Mücke, Johanna Kessel, Victoria T. Mücke, Katharina Schwarzkopf, Michael Hogardt, Christoph Stephan, Stefan Zeuzem, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Christian M. Lange

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors, person, place and time characteristics associated with Hepatitis E Virus outbreak in Napak District, Uganda

Geofrey Amanya, Samuel Kizito, Immaculate Nabukenya, Joan Kalyango, Collins Atuheire, Hellen Nansumba, Stephen Akena Abwoye, Denis Nixon Opio, Edrisa Kibuuka, Charles Karamagi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

SOFIA®RSV: prospective laboratory evaluation and implementation of a rapid diagnostic test in a pediatric emergency ward

Léa C. Tran, Céline Tournus, Julia Dina, Rémy Morello, Jacques Brouard, Astrid Vabret

01.12.2017 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multi-state models for the analysis of time-to-treatment modification among HIV patients under highly active antiretroviral therapy in Southwest Ethiopia

Belay Birlie, Roel Braekers, Tadesse Awoke, Adetayo Kasim, Ziv Shkedy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of apoptosis in human primary pulmonary endothelial cells and a brain microvascular endothelial cell line co-cultured with Plasmodium falciparum field isolates

Jean Claude Biteghe Bi Essone, Nadine N’Dilimabaka, Julien Ondzaga, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki, Dieudonné Nkoghe Mba, Philippe Deloron, Dominique Mazier, Frédrérick Gay, Fousseyni S. Touré Ndouo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Recurrence of cystic echinococcosis in an endemic area: a retrospective study

Virginia Velasco-Tirado, Ángela Romero-Alegría, Moncef Belhassen-García, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Carmen Esteban-Velasco, Amparo López-Bernús, Adela Carpio-Perez, Marcelo Fernando Jimenez López, Juan Luis Muñoz Bellido, Antonio Muro, Miguel Cordero-Sanchez, Javier Pardo-Lledias, Luis Muñoz-Bellvis

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A multicentre double-blind randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of daily use of antibacterial mouthwash against oropharyngeal gonorrhoea among men who have sex with men: the OMEGA (Oral Mouthwash use to Eradicate GonorrhoeA) study protocol

Eric P. F. Chow, Sandra Walker, Jane S. Hocking, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Marcus Y. Chen, Sepehr N. Tabrizi, Benjamin P. Howden, Matthew G. Law, Kate Maddaford, Tim R. H. Read, David A. Lewis, David M. Whiley, Lei Zhang, Andrew E. Grulich, John M. Kaldor, Vincent J. Cornelisse, Samuel Phillips, Basil Donovan, Anna M. McNulty, David J. Templeton, Norman Roth, Richard Moore, Christopher K. Fairley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An integrated study of human and animal infectious disease in the Lake Victoria crescent small-holder crop-livestock production system, Kenya

Eric M. Fèvre, William A. de Glanville, Lian F. Thomas, Elizabeth A. J. Cook, Samuel Kariuki, Claire N. Wamae

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of ATP bioluminescence assay for presumptive identification of microorganisms in hospital water sources

Máira Gazzola Arroyo, Adriano Menis Ferreira, Oleci Pereira Frota, Marcelo Alessandro Rigotti, Denise de Andrade, Natalia Seron Brizzotti, Jacqueline Tanury Macruz Peresi, Elza Maria Castilho, Margarete Teresa Gottardo de Almeida

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Report of an unsual case of anophthalmia and craniofacial cleft in a newborn with Toxoplasma gondii congenital infection

Gabriel Emmanuel Arce-Estrada, Valeria Gómez-Toscano, Carlos Cedillo-Peláez, Ana Luisa Sesman-Bernal, Vanessa Bosch-Canto, José Luis Mayorga-Butrón, José Antonio Vargas-Villavicencio, Dolores Correa

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy of an enhanced linkage to HIV care intervention at improving linkage to HIV care and achieving viral suppression following home-based HIV testing in rural Uganda: study protocol for the Ekkubo/PATH cluster randomized controlled trial

Susan M. Kiene, Seth C. Kalichman, Katelyn M. Sileo, Nicolas A. Menzies, Rose Naigino, Chii-Dean Lin, Moses H. Bateganya, Haruna Lule, Rhoda K. Wanyenze

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cross-sectional study to evaluate second line virological failure and elevated bilirubin as a surrogate for adherence to atazanavir/ritonavir in two urban HIV clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi

Dennis Miyoge Ongubo, Robertino Lim, Hannock Tweya, Christopher Chikhosi Stanley, Petros Tembo, Richard Broadhurst, Salem Gugsa, McNeil Ngongondo, Colin Speight, Tom Heller, Sam Phiri, Mina C. Hosseinipour

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for measles death: Kyegegwa District, western Uganda, February–September, 2015

Richardson Mafigiri, Fred Nsubuga, Alex Riolexus Ario

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cryptococcosis in patients with hematological diseases: a 14-year retrospective clinical analysis in a Chinese tertiary hospital

Rui-ying Wang, Yan-qiong Chen, Ji-qin Wu, Xuan Wang, Ya-hui Cao, Hua-zhen Zhao, Li-ping Zhu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of N95 respirators and medical masks to protect healthcare workers in China from respiratory infections

Shohini Mukerji, C. Raina MacIntyre, Holly Seale, Quanyi Wang, Peng Yang, Xiaoli Wang, Anthony T. Newall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence, clinical features, and implications on outcomes of neonatal late-onset sepsis with concurrent infectious focus

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of hepatitis B and delta according to HIV-type: a multi-country cross-sectional survey in West Africa

Patrick A. Coffie, Boris K. Tchounga, Guillaume Bado, Mathieu Kabran, Daouda K. Minta, Gilles Wandeler, Geoffrey S. Gottlieb, François Dabis, Serge P. Eholie, Didier K. Ekouevi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dissemination of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates with various combinations of Carbapenemases (KPC-2, NDM-1, NDM-4, and OXA-48) and 16S rRNA Methylases (RmtB and RmtC) in Vietnam

Tatsuya Tada, Mitsuhiro Tsuchiya, Kayo Shimada, Tran Thi Thanh Nga, Le Thi Anh Thu, Truong Thien Phu, Norio Ohmagari, Teruo Kirikae

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence, temporal trend and factors associated with ventilator-associated pneumonia in mainland China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chengyi Ding, Yuelun Zhang, Zhirong Yang, Jing Wang, Aoming Jin, Weiwei Wang, Ru Chen, Siyan Zhan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transitioning from antenatal surveillance surveys to routine HIV testing: a turning point in the mother-to-child transmission prevention programme for HIV surveillance in Brazil

Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira, Meritxell Sabidó, Alessandro Caruso, Adele Schwartz Benzaken

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical features and molecular characteristics of childhood community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan, 2012

Hong-Kai Wang, Chun-Yen Huang, Yhu-Chering Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Decreasing seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in Germany leaves many people susceptible to genital infection: time to raise awareness and enhance control

Gerit Korr, Michael Thamm, Irina Czogiel, Christina Poethko-Mueller, Viviane Bremer, Klaus Jansen

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pseudonocardia carboxydivorans in human cerebrospinal fluid: a case report in a patient with traumatic brain injury

Amalia Navarro-Martínez, Noelia Corominas, Caridad Sainz de Baranda, Ángel Escudero-Jiménez, Jorge Galán- Ros, Juan Antonio Sáez- Nieto, Javier Solera

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiology of pharyngitis as reported by Zambian school children and their families: implications for demand-side interventions to prevent rheumatic heart disease

John Musuku, Joyce C. Lungu, Elizabeth Machila, Catherine Jones, Laurence Colin, Sherri Schwaninger, Patrick Musonda, Brigitta Tadmor, Jonathan M. Spector, Mark E. Engel, Liesl J. Zühlke

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Role of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in the treatment of community acquired skin and soft tissue infections in Singapore

Monica Chan, Chee Kheong Ooi, Joshua Wong, Lihua Zhong, David Lye

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rate of HIV transmission and associated factors among HIV-exposed infants in selected health facilities of East and West Gojjam Zones, Northwest Ethiopia; retrospective cohort study

Nurilign Abebe Moges, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Dube Jara Boneya

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rilpivirine use in the Swiss HIV cohort study: a prospective cohort study

Delphine Sculier, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Manuel Battegay, Matthias Cavassini, Jan Fehr, Cedric Hirzel, Patrick Schmid, Enos Bernasconi, Alexandra Calmy, for the Swiss HIV Cohort Study

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

First report of cavitary pneumonia due to community-acquired Acinetobacter pittii, study of virulence and overview of pathogenesis and treatment

Romaric Larcher, Alix Pantel, Erik Arnaud, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Recurrence of visceral and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis in a patient under immunosuppressive therapy

Gilles Darcis, Gert Van der Auwera, Jean-Baptiste Giot, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Françoise Tassin, Jorge Arrese Estrada, Lieselotte Cnops, Michel Moutschen, Laurence de Leval, Philippe Leonard

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genomic characterization of a large plasmid containing a bla NDM-1 gene carried on Salmonella enterica serovar Indiana C629 isolate from China

Wei Wang, Zulqarnain Baloch, Zixin Peng, Yujie Hu, Jin Xu, Séamus Fanning, Fengqin Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early warning signal for dengue outbreaks and identification of high risk areas for dengue fever in Colombia using climate and non-climate datasets

Jung-Seok Lee, Mabel Carabali, Jacqueline K. Lim, Victor M. Herrera, Il-Yeon Park, Luis Villar, Andrew Farlow

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pharmacoeconomic analysis of antifungal therapy for primary treatment of invasive candidiasis caused by Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species