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BMC Infectious Diseases

BMC Infectious Diseases 1/2020

Ausgabe 1/2020

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 893 Artikel )

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV screening in men and women in Senegal: coverage and associated factors; analysis of the 2017 demographic and health survey

Ndeye Aïssatou Lakhe, Khardiata Diallo Mbaye, Khadime Sylla, Cheikh Tidiane Ndour

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

What proportion of care home outbreaks are caused by norovirus? An analysis of viral causes of gastroenteritis outbreaks in care homes, North East England, 2016–2018

Thomas Inns, Deb Wilson, Petra Manley, John P. Harris, Sarah J. O’Brien, Roberto Vivancos

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cysteine-cysteine chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) profile of HIV-infected subjects attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Southern Nigeria

Ekerette Friday Ekere, Monday F. Useh, Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Tatfeng Youtchou Mirabeau

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Quantifying the relative impact of contact heterogeneity on MRSA transmission in ICUs - a modelling study

Hao Lei, Rachael M. Jones, Yuguo Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Intensely clustered outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) in a setting of seasonal migration in a village of Bihar, India

Arvind Kumar, Suman Saurabh, Sarosh Jamil, Vijay Kumar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

ELISA is superior to bacterial culture and agglutination test in the diagnosis of brucellosis in an endemic area in China

Nannan Xu, Wei Wang, Fengzhe Chen, Wen Li, Gang Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and associated risk factors of human intestinal parasitic infections: a population-based study in the southeast of Kerman province, southeastern Iran

Mohammad Javad Abbaszadeh Afshar, Maryam Barkhori Mehni, Mostafa Rezaeian, Mehdi Mohebali, Vali Baigi, Somayeh Amiri, Mohammad Bagher Amirshekari, Ruhollah Hamidinia, Mohammad Samimi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Survival of a case of Bacillus cereus meningitis with brain abscess presenting as immune reconstitution syndrome after febrile neutropenia – a case report and literature review-

Yusuke Koizumi, Takafumi Okuno, Hitoshi Minamiguchi, Keiko Hodohara, Hiroshige Mikamo, Akira Andoh

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A retrospective genomic analysis of drug-resistant strains of M. tuberculosis in a high-burden setting, with an emphasis on comparative diagnostics and reactivation and reinfection status

Kurt Wollenberg, Michael Harris, Andrei Gabrielian, Nelly Ciobanu, Dumitru Chesov, Alyssa Long, Jessica Taaffe, Darrell Hurt, Alex Rosenthal, Michael Tartakovsky, Valeriu Crudu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A man with recurrent fever, arthritis, and rashes-brucellosis? A case report

Wen Wang, Xu Lu, Chengbo Li, Myong Jun Ri, Wei Cui

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of Toxocara and Toxascaris infection among human and animals in Iran with meta-analysis approach

Aida Vafae Eslahi, Milad Badri, Ali Khorshidi, Hamidreza Majidiani, Elham Hooshmand, Hamid Hosseini, Ali Taghipour, Masoud Foroutan, Nader Pestehchian, Farzaneh Firoozeh, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Mohammad Zibaei

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Case report: meningitis as a presenting feature of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis

Maria Stavrou, Jing Ming Yeo, Alexander David Slater, Oliver Koch, Sarosh Irani, Peter Foley

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sero-prevalence and risk factors of brucellosis among suspected febrile patients attending a referral hospital in southern Saudi Arabia (2014–2018)

Abdullah M. Alkahtani, Mohammed M. Assiry, Harish C. Chandramoorthy, Ahmed M. Al-Hakami, Mohamed E. Hamid

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Zoonotic transmission of Teladorsagia circumcincta and Trichostrongylus species in Guilan province, northern Iran: molecular and morphological characterizations

Keyhan Ashrafi, Meysam Sharifdini, Zahra Heidari, Behnaz Rahmati, Eshrat Beigom Kia

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Changes in pneumococcal carriage prevalence and factors associated with carriage in Norwegian children, four years after introduction of PCV13

A. Løvlie, D. F. Vestrheim, I. S. Aaberge, A. Steens

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and antifungal susceptibility of Candida albicans causing vaginal discharge among pregnant women in Lebanon

Nahed Ghaddar, Elie Anastasiadis, Rawad Halimeh, Ali Ghaddar, Rita Dhar, Wadha AlFouzan, Hoda Yusef, Mira El Chaar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert MTB/Rif Ultra for tuberculosis adenitis

Katherine Antel, Jenna Oosthuizen, Francois Malherbe, Vernon J. Louw, Mark P. Nicol, Gary Maartens, Estelle Verburgh

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular characterization of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from pregnant women and newborns at the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Mucheye Gizachew, Moges Tiruneh, Feleke Moges, Mulat Adefris, Zemene Tigabu, Belay Tessema

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Peritonitis secondary to hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a case report in GuangZhou China

Na Huang, Nan Liu, Jianhui Lu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Malaria in patients with sickle cell anaemia: burden, risk factors and outcome at the Laquintinie hospital, Cameroon

Ngo Linwa Esther Eleonore, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Eposse Ekoube Charlotte, Esuh Esong Lucas, Mandeng Ma Linwa Edgar, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Meh Martin Geh, Budzi Michael Ngenge, Fala Bede, Nzozone Henry Fomukong, Henri Lucien Fouammo Kamga, Dora Mbanya

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevention of post-splenectomy sepsis in patients with asplenia - a study protocol of a controlled trial

Marianne Bayrhuber, Natascha Anka, Johannes Camp, Manuela Glattacker, Erik Farin, Siegbert Rieg

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Does phone messaging improves tuberculosis treatment success? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Kassahun Dessie Gashu, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Zeleke Abebaw Mekonnen, Richard Lester, Binyam Tilahun

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnosis of severe community-acquired pneumonia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii through next-generation sequencing: a case report

Ancong Xu, Hong Zhu, Bingqi Gao, Haixu Weng, Zhangna Ding, Mianmian Li, Xing Weng, Guoxin He

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis B testing, treatment, and virologic suppression in HIV-infected patients in Cameroon (ANRS 12288 EVOLCAM)

Florian Liégeois, Sylvie Boyer, Sabrina Eymard-Duvernay, Patrizia Carrieri, Charles Kouanfack, Jenny Domyeum, Gwenaëlle Maradan, Jacques Ducos, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngolé, Bruno Spire, Eric Delaporte, Christopher Kuaban, Laurent Vidal, Christian Laurent, for the EVOLCAM study group

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Incidence of common opportunistic infections among HIV-infected children on ART at Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Mamaru Wubale Melkamu, Mulugeta Tesfa Gebeyehu, Abebe Dilie Afenigus, Yitbarek Tenaw Hibstie, Belisty Temesgen, Pammla Petrucka, Animut Alebel

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comorbid status and the faecal microbial transplantation failure in treatment of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – pilot prospective observational cohort study

M. Kachlíková, P. Sabaka, A. Koščálová, M. Bendžala, Z. Dovalová, I. Stankovič

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Chlamydia trachomatis isolated from cervicovaginal samples in Sapporo, Japan, reveals the circulation of genetically diverse strains

Jeewan Thapa, Takanori Watanabe, Mana Isoba, Torahiko Okubo, Kiyotake Abe, Kunihiro Minami, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Fatal hemorrhagic varicella in a patient with abdominal pain: a case report

Wei Zhang, Qiao-ling Ruan, Fang Yan, Yue-kai Hu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Nocardia farcinica as a cause of chronic meningitis – case report

Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska, Piotr Czupryna, Izabela Swiecicka, Henryk Grześ, Agnieszka Siemieniako, Sambor Grygorczuk, Eugeniusz Tarasów, Sławomir Pancewicz

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The effect of therapeutic drug monitoring of beta-lactam and fluoroquinolones on clinical outcome in critically ill patients: the DOLPHIN trial protocol of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial

A. Abdulla, T. M. J. Ewoldt, N. G. M. Hunfeld, A. E. Muller, W. J. R. Rietdijk, S. Polinder, T. van Gelder, H. Endeman, B. C. P. Koch

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical experience with a novel assay measuring cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell immunity by flow cytometry and intracellular cytokine staining to predict clinically significant CMV events

Ralph Rogers, Kapil Saharia, Aditya Chandorkar, Zoe F. Weiss, Kendra Vieira, Sophia Koo, Dimitrios Farmakiotis

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical and genetic markers associated with tuberculosis, HIV-1 infection, and TB/HIV-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome outcomes

Nathalia Beatriz Ramos de Sá, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Tatiana Pereira da Silva, Jose Henrique Pilotto, Valeria Cavalcanti Rolla, Carmem B. W. Giacoia-Gripp, Daniel Scott-Algara, Mariza Gonçalves Morgado, Sylvia Lopes Maia Teixeira

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictors for gram-negative monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis in southern Taiwan

Tsung-Yu Huang, Kuo-Ti Peng, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Wen-Chih Fann, Yao-Hung Tsai, Yen-Yao Li, Chien-Hui Hung, Fang-Yi Chuang, Wei-Hsiu Hsu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risk factors of nosocomial infection after cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart disease

Xindi Yu, Maolin Chen, Xu Liu, Yiwei Chen, Zedong Hao, Haibo Zhang, Wei Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV-1 CRF01_AE subtype and HIV-1 DNA level among patients with chronic HIV-1 infection: a correlation study

Tingxia Lyu, Yongsong Yue, Evelyn Hsieh, Yang Han, Ting Zhu, Xiaojing Song, Wei Cao, Wei Lyu, Jianhua Wang, Taisheng Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV testing, test results and factors influencing among infants born to HIV positive mothers in public hospitals of Mekelle City, North Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Hiluf Ebuy, Alemayehu Bekele, Getachew Redae

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A hybrid simulation model approach to examine bacterial genome sequencing during a hospital outbreak

Thomas M. Elliott, Xing J. Lee, Anna Foeglein, Patrick N. Harris, Louisa G. Gordon

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Gaps between current clinical practice and evidence-based guidelines for treatment and care of older patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Signe Eekholm, Gerd Ahlström, Jimmie Kristensson, Tove Lindhardt

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pharmacodynamic comparison of different antimicrobial regimens against Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections with elevated vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration

Thaina Miranda da Costa, Gabriel Trova Cuba, Priscylla Guimarães Migueres Morgado, David P. Nicolau, Simone Aranha Nouér, Kátia Regina Netto dos Santos, Carlos Roberto Veiga Kiffer

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A 2-year point-prevalence surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in Ferrara University Hospital, Italy

Paola Antonioli, Niccolò Bolognesi, Giorgia Valpiani, Chiara Morotti, Daniele Bernardini, Francesca Bravi, Eugenio Di Ruscio, Armando Stefanati, Giovanni Gabutti

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Schistosoma and Strongyloides screening in migrants initiating HIV Care in Canada: a cross sectional study

Jessica McLellan, M. John Gill, Stephen Vaughan, Bonnie Meatherall

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Estimating nationwide cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2015 from sentinel surveillance data in Japan

Miyuki Kawado, Shuji Hashimoto, Akiko Ohta, Mari S. Oba, Ritei Uehara, Kiyosu Taniguchi, Tomimasa Sunagawa, Masaki Nagai, Yoshitaka Murakami

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Retrospective analysis of acute HBV infections occurred in 1978–79 and 1994–95 in North-East Italy: increasing prevalence of BCP/pre-core mutants in sub-genotype D3

Roberto Bruni, Umbertina Villano, Stefania Taffon, Michele Equestre, Elisabetta Madonna, Paola Chionne, Angela Candido, Stefano Dettori, Giulio Pisani, Maria Rapicetta, Flavia Bortolotti, Anna Rita Ciccaglione

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Use of a rapid recombinase-aided amplification assay for Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection

Guanhua Xue, Shaoli Li, Hanqing Zhao, Chao Yan, Yanling Feng, Jinghua Cui, Tingting Jiang, Jing Yuan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hospital-acquired influenza infections detected by a surveillance system over six seasons, from 2010/2011 to 2015/2016

P. Godoy, N. Torner, N. Soldevila, C. Rius, M. Jane, A. Martínez, JA. Caylà, A. Domínguez, the Working Group on the Surveillance of Severe Influenza Hospitalized Cases in Catalonia

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Different macrophage polarization between drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis

Hyun Jin Cho, Yun-Ji Lim, Jhingook Kim, Won-Jung Koh, Chang-Hwa Song, Min-Woong Kang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical and microbiological effect of pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection to reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in the intensive care unit in a Japanese hospital: a before-after study

Keita Morikane, Shoko Suzuki, Jun Yoshioka, Jun Yakuwa, Masaki Nakane, Kenji Nemoto

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Quasimetagenomic source tracking of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream

Andrea Ottesen, Padmini Ramachandran, Yi Chen, Eric Brown, Elizabeth Reed, Errol Strain

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Bioinformatics analysis on multiple Gene Expression Omnibus datasets of the hepatitis B virus infection and its response to the interferon-alpha therapy

Zebin Zhu, Shanzhou Huang, Yixi Zhang, Chengjun Sun, Yunhua Tang, Qiang Zhao, Qi Zhou, Weiqiang Ju, Xiaoshun He

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Eosinopenia as a diagnostic marker of bloodstream infection in a general internal medicine setting: a cohort study

Takanobu Hirosawa, Yukinori Harada, Kohei Morinaga, Hiroshi Takase, Michihiro Nin, Taro Shimizu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Antibiotic use among hospitalized patients in northern Nigeria: a multicenter point-prevalence survey

Usman Abubakar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Does Xpert® MTB/RIF assay give rifampicin resistance results without identified mutation? Review of cases from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ayinalem Alemu, Mengistu Tadesse, Getachew Seid, Helina Mollalign, Kirubel Eshetu, Waganeh Sinshaw, Yeshiwork Abebaw, Misikir Amare, Biniyam Dagne, Getu Diriba, Bazezew Yenew, Melak Getu, Betselot Zerihun

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Determining the susceptibility of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains against common disinfectants at a tertiary hospital in China

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

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Outbreak of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in Kathmandu, Nepal: clinical and epidemiological investigation

Sunil Pokharel, Manan Karki, Bhim Acharya, Baburam Marasini, Amit Arjyal

01.12.2020 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Performance of plague rapid diagnostic test compared to bacteriology: a retrospective analysis of the data collected in Madagascar

Minoarisoa Rajerison, Marie Melocco, Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Soloandry Rahajandraibe, Feno Rakotoarimanana, André Spiegel, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Laurence Baril

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pulmonary Cryptococcosis: comparison of Cryptococcal antigen detection and radiography in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised patients

Jingqi Min, Kunlun Huang, Chanmei Shi, Laifu Li, Fuye Li, Tao Zhu, Huojin Deng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multi-drug resistance of blood stream, urinary tract and surgical site nosocomial infections of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa among patients hospitalized at Felegehiwot referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Hilina Motbainor, Fetlework Bereded, Wondemagegn Mulu

01.12.2020 | Retraction Note | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

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

Tolulope Ebenezer Atalabi, Taiwo Oluwakemi Adubi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular characterization of metallo-β-lactamase- producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter cloacae complex isolated in Heilongjiang Province of China

Yongxin Zhao, Jisheng Zhang, Yanjun Fu, Chunjiang Li, Kewang Hu, Shanshan Su, Lan Yu, Yuhang Guo, Yu Fu, Xiaoli Zhang

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Ambulatory screening and decontamination to prevent Staphylococcus aureus complications in patients undergoing elective surgery (STAUfrei): study protocol for a controlled intervention study

Antonia Bauer, Martin Grünewald, Hans Eberhardt, Rieke Schulz, Peter Martus, Bernd Brüggenjürgen, Stefanie Joos, Heidrun Sturm

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Identification of subclinical tuberculosis in household contacts using exposure scores and contact investigations

Gry Klouman Bekken, Christian Ritz, Sumithra Selvam, Nelson Jesuraj, Anneke C. Hesseling, T. Mark Doherty, Harleen M. S. Grewal, Mario Vaz, Synne Jenum

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A mycotic aneurysm related to Salmonella Rissen infection: a case report

Jakub Nagrodzki, Katherine E. Sharrocks, Vanessa K. Wong, Andrew J. Carmichael

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Vaginal colonisation of women in labour with potentially pathogenic bacteria: a cross sectional study at three primary health care facilities in Central Uganda

Josephine Tumuhamye, Hans Steinsland, James K. Tumwine, Olive Namugga, David Mukunya, Freddie Bwanga, Halvor Sommerfelt, Victoria Nankabirwa

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multiplex bacterial polymerase chain reaction in a cohort of patients with pleural effusion

Léo Franchetti, Desiree M. Schumann, Michael Tamm, Kathleen Jahn, Daiana Stolz

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A rare case of purulent meningitis caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus in the Czech Republic – case report and review of the literature

Petr Prasil, Lenka Ryskova, Stanislav Plisek, Pavel Bostik

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology of acute rubella infection in Zambia during the pre-vaccination period (2005–2016) as a baseline for monitoring rubella epidemiology in the post-rubella vaccine introduction era

Mazyanga L. Mazaba, Seter Siziya, Mwaka Monze, Daniel Cohen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The impact of diagnostic microbiology on de-escalation of antimicrobial therapy in hospitalised adults

William L. Hamilton, Sacha-Marie Pires, Samantha Lippett, Vikesh Gudka, Elizabeth L. A. Cross, Martin J. Llewelyn

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A case-control study on the risk factors for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

Xiaochen Wang, Wenqi Shen, Yuanfang Qin, Liang Ying, Haipeng Li, Jiankui Lu, Jing Lu, Nan Zhang, Zhifeng Li, Weizhong Zhou, Fenyang Tang, Fengcai Zhu, Jianli Hu, Changjun Bao

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Wound infection with Vibrio harveyi following a traumatic leg amputation after a motorboat propeller injury in Mallorca, Spain: a case report and review of literature

Thomas Theo Brehm, Laura Berneking, Holger Rohde, Martin Chistner, Carsten Schlickewei, Meike Sena Martins, Stefan Schmiedel

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Application of whole-genome sequencing in a case study of renal tuberculosis in a child

Darja Aleinikova, Ilva Pole, Janis Kimsis, Anita Skangale, Olga Bobrikova, Regina Kazelnika, Inta Jansone, Inga Norvaisa, Iveta Ozere, Renate Ranka

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Unpacking the dynamics of double stigma: how the HIV-TB co-epidemic alters TB stigma and its management among healthcare workers

Edwin Wouters, Nina Sommerland, Caroline Masquillier, Asta Rau, Michelle Engelbrecht, André Janse Van Rensburg, Gladys Kigozi, Koen Ponnet, Wim Van Damme

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Consumer knowledge and practices to pork safety in two Taenia solium cysticercosis endemic districts in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Msawenkosi I. Sithole, Johan L. Bekker, Samson Mukaratirwa

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Distribution of virulence genes and phylogenetics of uropathogenic Escherichia coli among urinary tract infection patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Belayneh Regasa Dadi, Tamrat Abebe, Lixin Zhang, Adane Mihret, Workeabeba Abebe, Wondwossen Amogne

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

T lymphocyte subpopulations and intestinal helminthes profile among tuberculosis patients co-infected with HIV before and after anti tubercular treatment at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Tadelo Wondmagegn, Debasu Damtie, Meaza Genetu, Belete Biadgo, Mulualem Lemma, Markos Negash

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

STI in times of PrEP: high prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and mycoplasma at different anatomic sites in men who have sex with men in Germany

Klaus Jansen, Gyde Steffen, Anja Potthoff, Ann-Kathrin Schuppe, Daniel Beer, Heiko Jessen, Stefan Scholten, Petra Spornraft-Ragaller, Viviane Bremer, Carsten Tiemann, MSM Screening Study group

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Association of CMV genomic mutations with symptomatic infection and hearing loss in congenital CMV infection

G. Clement Dobbins, Amit Patki, Dongquan Chen, Hemant K. Tiwari, Curtis Hendrickson, William J. Britt, Karen Fowler, Jake Y. Chen, Suresh B. Boppana, Shannon A. Ross

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hydroxychloroquine may reduce risk of Pneumocystis pneumonia in lupus patients: a Nationwide, population-based case-control study

Kai-Jieh Yeo, Hsin-Hua Chen, Yi-Ming Chen, Ching-Heng Lin, Der-Yuan Chen, Chih-Ming Lai, Wen-Cheng Chao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Long-term impact of the adoption of bedaquiline-containing regimens on the burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China

Abela Mpobela Agnarson, Xiao Chun Wang, Ravi Potluri, Hitesh Bhandari, Amit Dhir, Chrispin Kambili, Laurent Metz

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis C screening, diagnosis, and cascade of care among people aged > 40 years in Brasilia, Brazil

Daniela Mariano Carvalho-Louro, Eric Bassetti Soares, Jose Eduardo Trevizoli, Thayna Moreira Gomes Marra, Alexandre Lima Rodrigues da Cunha, Marcelo Palmeira Rodrigues, Adriana Claudia Lopes Carvalho-Furtado, Beatriz Taynara Araujo dos Santos, Francisco de Assis da Rocha Neves

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Normothermic and hypothermic oxygenated perfusion for donation after circulatory death in kidney transplantation: do we pay higher risk of severe infection after transplantation?: a case report

Matteo Ravaioli, Valeria Corradetti, Matteo Renzulli, Giuliana Germinario, Lorenzo Maroni, Federica Odaldi, Guido Fallani, Anna Paola Pezzuto, Daniele Parlanti, Raffaele Bova, Claudia Bini, Gaetano La Manna, Giorgia Comai

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Viscerotropic disease and acute uveitis following yellow fever vaccination: a case report

Lev Volkov, Gilda Grard, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert, Guillaume A. Durand, Aurélie Cravoisy, Marie Conrad, Lionel Nace, Guilhem Courte, Rémy Marnai, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Sébastien Gibot

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prioritising pathogens for the management of severe febrile patients to improve clinical care in low- and middle-income countries

Jennifer Osborn, Teri Roberts, Ethan Guillen, Oscar Bernal, Paul Roddy, Stefano Ongarello, Armand Sprecher, Anne-Laure Page, Isabela Ribeiro, Erwan Piriou, Abiy Tamrat, Roberto de la Tour, V. Bhargavi Rao, Laurence Flevaud, Tomas Jensen, Lachlan McIver, Cassandra Kelly, Sabine Dittrich

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Antibiotic use among twelve Canadian First Nations communities: a retrospective chart review of skin and soft tissue infections

Dahn Jeong, Ha Nhan Thi Nguyen, Mark Tyndall, Yoko S. Schreiber

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Thinking in paracoccidioidomycosis: a delayed diagnosis of a neglected tropical disease, case report and review of clinical reports and eco-epidemiologic data from Colombia since the 2000

Deving Arias Ramos, John Alexander Alzate, Ángela María Giraldo Montoya, Yessica Andrea Trujillo, Leidy Yurany Arias Ramos

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

TB transmission is associated with prolonged stay in a low socio-economic, high burdened TB and HIV community in Cape Town, South Africa

Rebecca Tadokera, Linda-Gail Bekker, Barry N. Kreiswirth, Barun Mathema, Keren Middelkoop

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of healthcare-associated infection in elderly patients in a large Chinese tertiary hospital: a 3-year surveillance study

Xia Zhao, Lihong Wang, Nan Wei, Jingli Zhang, Wenhui Ma, Huijie Zhao, Xu Han

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Clinical experience with a novel assay measuring cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell immunity by flow cytometry and intracellular cytokine staining to predict clinically significant CMV events

Ralph Rogers, Kapil Saharia, Aditya Chandorkar, Zoe F. Weiss, Kendra Vieira, Sophia Koo, Dimitrios Farmakiotis

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The S68G polymorphism is a compensatory mutation associated with the drug resistance mutation K65R in CRF01_AE strains

Shengjia Li, Jinming Ouyang, Bin Zhao, Minghui An, Lin Wang, Haibo Ding, Min Zhang, Xiaoxu Han

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Addisu Melese, Chalachew Genet, Tesfaye Andualem

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Enterovirus D68 in a 6-year-old acute flaccid myelitis case in China, 2018: a case report

Xiaoli Wang, Pengfei Zhang, Jie Li, Yanhui Chu, Zheng Li, Yang Yang, Fu Li, Shujuan Cui, Da Huo, Yu Wang, Quanyi Wang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular mechanism of azoles resistant Candida albicans in a patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis

Ming-rui Zhang, Fei Zhao, Shuang Wang, Sha Lv, Yan Mou, Chun-li Yao, Ying Zhou, Fu-qiu Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The efficacy of vacuum-ultraviolet light disinfection of some common environmental pathogens

Wai Szeto, W. C. Yam, Haibao Huang, Dennis Y. C. Leung

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Staphylococcal species less frequently isolated from human clinical specimens - are they a threat for hospital patients?

Magdalena Szemraj, Magdalena Grazul, Ewa Balcerczak, Eligia M. Szewczyk

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of syphilis in female sex workers in three countryside cities of the state of Pará, Brazilian Amazon

Ronaldo Lopes de Souza, Lucimar Di Paula dos Santos Madeira, Marcelo Victor Serejo Pereira, Rachel Macedo da Silva, João Bráullio de Luna Sales, Vania Nakauth Azevedo, Rosimar Neris Martins Feitosa, Jacqueline Cortinhas Monteiro, Marluisa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak, Ricardo Ishak, Andre Luis Ribeiro Ribeiro, Aldemir B. Oliveira-Filho, Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis using the MPT64 antigen detection test in a high-income low tuberculosis prevalence setting

Ida Marie Hoel, Lisbet Sviland, Heidi Syre, Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise, Ingerid Skarstein, Peter Jebsen, Melissa Davidsen Jørstad, Harald Wiker, Tehmina Mustafa

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Low serum estradiol levels are related to Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease: a cross-sectional study

Yoshifumi Uwamino, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Yasunori Sato, Eiko Tamizu, Takanori Asakura, Shunsuke Uno, Masaaki Mori, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Makoto Ishii, Hiroshi Kawabe, Mitsuru Murata, Naoki Hasegawa

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Annual and seasonal patterns in etiologies of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia due to respiratory viruses and Mycoplasma pneumoniae requiring hospitalization in South Korea

Eun Lee, Chul-Hong Kim, Yong Ju Lee, Hyo-Bin Kim, Bong-Seong Kim, Hyung Young Kim, Yunsun Kim, Sangyoung Kim, Chorong Park, Ju-Hee Seo, In Suk Sol, Myongsoon Sung, Min Seob Song, Dae Jin Song, Young Min Ahn, Hea Lin Oh, Jinho Yu, Sungsu Jung, Kyung Suk Lee, Ju Suk Lee, Gwang Cheon Jang, Yoon-Young Jang, Eun Hee Chung, Hai Lee Chung, Sung-Min Choi, Yun Jung Choi, Man Yong Han, Jung Yeon Shim, Jin Tack Kim, Chang-Keun Kim, Hyeon-Jong Yang, Pneumonia and Respiratory Disease Study Group of Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Case report: vertebral osteomyelitis secondary to a dental abscess

Abhijith Bathini, Christina R. Maxwell, Hirad Hedayat, James Barrett, Zakaria Hakma

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Tuberculosis among economic migrants: a cross-sectional study of the risk of poor treatment outcomes and impact of a treatment adherence intervention among temporary residents in an urban district in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Andrew James Codlin, Rachel Jeanette Forse, Hoa Trung Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen Vu, Vinh Van Truong, Giang Chau Do, Lan Huu Nguyen, Giang Truong Le, Maxine Caws

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Factors associated with Salmonella infection in patients with gastrointestinal complaints seeking health care at Regional Hospital in Southern Highland of Tanzania

Fadhili A. Ngogo, Agricola Joachim, Ahmed M. Abade, Susan F. Rumisha, Mucho M. Mizinduko, Mtebe V. Majigo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Safety and effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccination during pregnancy: a systematic review

Sabine Vygen-Bonnet, Wiebke Hellenbrand, Edeltraut Garbe, Rüdiger von Kries, Christian Bogdan, Ulrich Heininger, Marianne Röbl-Mathieu, Thomas Harder

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A comparative genomic analysis between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains of hospital acquired and community infections in Yunnan province of China

Feng Liao, Zhishuo Mo, Wenpeng Gu, Wen Xu, Xiaoqing Fu, Yunhui Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnostic evaluation of IgM ELISA and IgM Immunofluorescence assay for the diagnosis of Acute Scrub Typhus in central Nepal

Rajendra Gautam, Keshab Parajuli, Tshokey Tshokey, John Stenos, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Severe pulmonary radiological manifestations are associated with a distinct biochemical profile in blood of tuberculosis patients with dysglycemia

Nadia Nilda Barreda, Maria B. Arriaga, Juan Gonzalo Aliaga, Kattya Lopez, Oswaldo Martin Sanabria, Thomas A. Carmo, José F. Fróes Neto, Leonid Lecca, Bruno B. Andrade, Roger I. Calderon

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Genetic diversity of Bacillus anthracis Ames lineage strains in China

Enmin Zhang, Huijuan Zhang, Jinrong He, Wei Li, Jianchun Wei

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and mortality of cryptococcal disease in adults with advanced HIV in an urban tertiary hospital in Sierra Leone: a prospective study

Sulaiman Lakoh, Hannah Rickman, Momodu Sesay, Sartie Kenneh, Rachael Burke, Mamadu Baldeh, Darlinda F. Jiba, Yusuf S. Tejan, Sonia Boyle, Comfort Koroma, Gibrilla F. Deen, Fenella Beynon

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Utility of anaerobic bottles for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections

M. Lafaurie, E. d’Anglejan, J. L. Donay, D. Glotz, E. Sarfati, M. Mimoun, M. Legrand, E. Oksenhendler, M. Bagot, S. Valade, B. Bercot, J. M. Molina

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Fatal acute Chagas disease by Trypanosoma cruzi DTU TcI, Ecuador

Manuel Calvopina, Gabriela Segovia, William Cevallos, Yosselin Vicuña, Jaime A. Costales, Angel Guevara

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comorbidities associated with HPV infection among people living with HIV-1 in the southeastern US: a retrospective clinical cohort study

Yuanfan Ye, Greer A. Burkholder, Howard W. Wiener, Russell Griffin, Stella Aslibekyan, Karen Fry, Ashraf Khan, Sadeep Shrestha

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effect of diabetes mellitus on short-term prognosis of 227 pyogenic liver abscess patients after hospitalization

Zhaoqing Du, Xingchen Zhou, Junzhou Zhao, Jianbin Bi, Yifan Ren, Jia Zhang, Yuxin Lin, Zheng Wu, Yi Lv, Xufeng Zhang, Rongqian Wu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The influence of race in older adults with infective endocarditis

Ché Matthew Harris, Waseem Khaliq, Aiham Albaeni, Keith C. Norris

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Factors associated with high-risk low-level viremia leading to virologic failure: 16-year retrospective study of a Chinese antiretroviral therapy cohort

Tong Zhang, Haibo Ding, Minghui An, Xiaonan Wang, Wen Tian, Bin Zhao, Xiaoxu Han

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Burden and seasonality of medically attended influenza like illness (ILI) in Ethiopia, 2012 to 2017

Musse Tadesse, Mesfin Mengesha, Adamu Tayachew, Desalegn Belay, Abdulhafiz Hassen, Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Etsehiwot Zemelak, Berhan Beyene, Wubayehu Kassa, Workenesh Ayele, Bethel Teshome, Mikias Mekonen, Zewdu Assefa, Beyene Moges

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effect of availability of HIV self-testing on HIV testing frequency among men who have sex with men attending university in China (UniTest): protocol of a stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial

Song Fan, Zhongquan Liu, Zhenzhou Luo, Maohe Yu, Lin Ouyang, Hui Gong, Yi Ding, Peiyang Li, Tanwei Yuan, Yepeng Zhou, Guohui Wu, Huachun Zou

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Travel-associated neurological disease terminated in a postmortem diagnosed atypical HSV-1 encephalitis after high-dose steroid therapy – a case report

Andreas Osterman, Viktoria C. Ruf, Cristina Domingo, Andreas Nitsche, Peter Eichhorn, Hanna Zimmermann, Klaus Seelos, Sabine Zange, Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Hans-Walter Pfister, Thorsten Thye, Armin Giese, Dennis Tappe, Stephan Böhm

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictive model for bacterial late-onset neonatal sepsis in a tertiary care hospital in Thailand

Dominicus Husada, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Uraiwan Chotigeat, Piyarat Sunttarattiwong, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Krisana Pengsaa, Watcharee Chokejindachai, Jaranit Kaewkungwal

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Seroprevalence of Brucella infection and associated factors among pregnant women receiving antenatal care around human, wildlife and livestock interface in Ngorongoro ecosystem, Northern Tanzania. A cross-sectional study

Robert Makala, Mtebe V. Majigo, George M. Bwire, Upendo Kibwana, Mariam M. Mirambo, Agricola Joachim

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effect of the Xpert MTB/RIF on the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis cases and rifampicin resistance in Shanghai, China

Zheyuan Wu, Zulma Vanessa Rueda, Tao Li, Zurong Zhang, Yuan Jiang, Wei Sha, Fangyou Yu, Jing Chen, Qichao Pan, Xin Shen, Zheng’an Yuan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Emergence of human avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infections in Wenshan City in Southwest China, 2017

Li Jiang, Xiaonan Zhao, Wen Xu, Xuehua Zhou, Chunrui Luo, Jiunan Zhou, Xiaoqing Fu, Yaoyao Chen, Duo Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Plasma Hsa-miR-92a-3p in correlation with lipocalin-2 is associated with sepsis-induced coagulopathy

Yishan Wang, Huijuan Wang, Chunfang Zhang, Chao Zhang, Huqin Yang, Ruiyue Gao, Zhaohui Tong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections among food handlers working at higher public University student’s cafeterias and public food establishments in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Birhan Alemnew, Getnet Gedefaw, Gedefaw Diress, Asmamaw Demis Bizuneh

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The association between climate, geography and respiratory syncitial virus hospitalizations among children in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study

Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Alexandra Ouedraogo, Salimah Z. Shariff, J. Dayre McNally, Eric I. Benchimol, Kristin K. Clemens

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Adverse events in Chinese human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients receiving first line antiretroviral therapy

Lili Dai, Bin Su, An Liu, Hongwei Zhang, Hao Wu, Tong Zhang, Ying Shao, Jianwei Li, Jiangzhu Ye, Shaoli Bai, Xiaoling Guo, Lijun Sun

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Fulminant central nervous system varicella-zoster virus infection unexpectedly diagnosed by metagenomic next-generation sequencing in an HIV-infected patient: a case report

Mingxia Fang, Xing Weng, Liyun Chen, Yaling Chen, Yun Chi, Wei Chen, Zhiliang Hu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical and prognostic differences between methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis

Carmen Hidalgo-Tenorio, Juan Gálvez, Francisco Javier Martínez-Marcos, Antonio Plata-Ciezar, Javier De La Torre-Lima, Luis Eduardo López-Cortés, Mariam Noureddine, José M. Reguera, David Vinuesa, Maria Victoria García, Guillermo Ojeda, Rafael Luque, José Manuel Lomas, Jose Antonio Lepe, Arístides de Alarcón

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sepsis in cancer patients residing in Zimbabwe: spectrum of bacterial and fungal aetiologies and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns

Frank Chinowaita, Wendy Chaka, Tinashe K. Nyazika, Tendai C. Maboreke, Emmanuel Tizauone, Prichard Mapondera, Inam Chitsike, Andrew Z. Cakana, Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Incidence, clinical profile, and risk factors for serious bacterial infections in children hospitalized with fever in Ujjain, India

Ashish Pathak, Radika Upadhayay, Aditya Mathur, Sunil Rathi, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Profile of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in transmission areas in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, from 2007 to 2017

Mariana Olímpia Köhler Marra Pinto, Tiago Mendonça de Oliveira, Andreza Nayla de Assis Aguiar, Paulo Eustáquio Marra Pinto, David Soeiro Barbosa, Soraia de Araújo Diniz, Marcos Xavier Silva

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risk factors for poor treatment outcomes of 2266 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases in Ho Chi Minh City: a retrospective study

Le Hong Van, Phan Trieu Phu, Dao Nguyen Vinh, Vo Thanh Son, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Le Thanh Hoang Nhat, Nguyen Huu Lan, Truong Van Vinh, Nguyen Thi Mai Trang, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Guy E. Thwaites, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

MicroRNA expression profiling of peripheral blood mononuclear cells associated with syphilis

Tao Huang, Jun Zhang, Wujian Ke, Xiaohui Zhang, Wentao Chen, Jieyi Yang, Yiwen Liao, Fangwen Liang, Shuqing Mei, Mingjiu Li, Zhenzhou Luo, Qiwei Zhang, Bin Yang, Heping Zheng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Successful control of an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit

Eun-Hwa Baek, Se-Eun Kim, Sunjoo Kim, Seungjun Lee, Oh-Hyun Cho, Sun In Hong, Jeong Hwan Shin, Inyeong Hwang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium pneumonia in a uremic patient on hemodialysis: a case report and review of the literature

Fengqin Li, Yonglan Wang, Linlin Sun, Xiaoxia Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Suspension microarray-based comparison of oropharyngeal swab and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for pathogen identification in young children hospitalized with respiratory tract infection

Zhan-Ying Ma, Hua Deng, Li-Dong Hua, Wen Lei, Chang-Bin Zhang, Qi-Qiang Dai, Wei-Jing Tao, Liang Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The relation between prescribing of different antibiotics and rates of mortality with sepsis in US adults

Edward Goldstein, Marc Lipsitch

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Implementation of the FilmArray ME panel in laboratory routine using a simple sample selection strategy for diagnosis of meningitis and encephalitis

Susanne Pfefferle, Martin Christner, Martin Aepfelbacher, Marc Lütgehetmann, Holger Rohde

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A case of Tinea Faciei caused by Trichophyton benhamiae: first report in China

Jingwen Tan, Xiaoping Liu, Zhiqin Gao, Hong Yang, Lianjuan Yang, Hai Wen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Computational MHC-I epitope predictor identifies 95% of experimentally mapped HIV-1 clade A and D epitopes in a Ugandan cohort

Daniel Lule Bugembe, Andrew Obuku Ekii, Nicaise Ndembi, Jennifer Serwanga, Pontiano Kaleebu, Pietro Pala

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A randomized controlled trial study of the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary impact of SITA (SMS as an Incentive To Adhere): a mobile technology-based intervention informed by behavioral economics to improve ART adherence among youth in Uganda

Sarah MacCarthy, Zachary Wagner, Alexandra Mendoza-Graf, Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Clare Samba, Josephine Birungi, Stephen Okoboi, Sebastian Linnemayr

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and associated factors of diarrhea among under-five children in Debre Berhan town, Ethiopia 2018: a cross sectional study

Sisay Shine, Sindew Muhamud, Solomon Adanew, Alebachew Demelash, Makda Abate

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Isolated central nervous system Aspergillosis infection in a chronic lymphocytic leukemia patient on Ibrutinib: A case report

Thuy-Hong Le, Vikas Kumar, Khubaib Gondal, Martin Barnes, Haseeb Siddique, Barjinder Buttar, Alan Kaell

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Late viral or bacterial respiratory infections in lung transplanted patients: impact on respiratory function

Marie Dubert, Benoit Visseaux, André Birgy, Pierre Mordant, Anne-Cécile Metivier, Gaelle Dauriat, Nadhira Fidouh, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Nathalie Grall, Yves Castier, Hervé Mal, Gabriel Thabut, François-Xavier Lescure

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis at a university health center

Valerie J. Morley, Emily P. C. Firgens, Rachel R. Vanderbilt, Yanmengqian Zhou, Michelle Zook, Andrew F. Read, Erina L. MacGeorge

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Natural polymorphisms in HIV-1 CRF01_AE strain and profile of acquired drug resistance mutations in a long-term combination treatment cohort in northeastern China

Zesong Sun, Jinming Ouyang, Bin Zhao, Minghui An, Lin Wang, Haibo Ding, Xiaoxu Han

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Leptospirosis in Indonesia: diagnostic challenges associated with atypical clinical manifestations and limited laboratory capacity

Muhammad Hussein Gasem, Usman Hadi, Bachti Alisjahbana, Emiliana Tjitra, M. M. D. E. A. H. Hapsari, Endang Sri Lestari, Abu Tholib Aman, Dewi Lokida, Gustiani Salim, Herman Kosasih, Ketut Tuti Parwati Merati, Kanti Laras, Mansyur Arif, Nurhayati Lukman, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Vivi Lisdawati, Chuen-Yen Lau, Aaron Neal, Muhammad Karyana

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Undiagnosed HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infections in people with severe psychiatric disorders in Ethiopia

Getinet Ayano, Kibrom Haile, Abel Tesfaye, Kelemua Haile, Sileshi Demelash, Mikias Tulu, Belachew Tsegaye, Melat Solomon, Alem Kebede, Aynalem Biru, Habte Birhanu, Gebresilassie Zenawi, Yodit Habtamu, Esias Kibron, Seneshet Eshetu, Meseret Sefiw, Dawit Assefa, Zegeye Yohannes

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Eliminating viral hepatitis C in Belgium: the micro-elimination approach

Dana Busschots, Samira Toghanian, Rob Bielen, Stina Salomonsson, Özgür M. Koc, Greet Hendrickx, Michel Jadoul, Frederik Nevens, Etienne Sokal, Christian Brixko, Kathelijne Peerlinck, Ludwig Apers, Geert Robaeys, Jeffrey V. Lazarus

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The cause of death in bacterial meningitis

A. Sharew, J. Bodilsen, B. R. Hansen, H. Nielsen, C. T. Brandt

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Prepared for PrEP: preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among Chinese men who have sex with men in an online national survey

Wenting Huang, Dan Wu, Jason J. Ong, M. Kumi Smith, Stephen Pan, Fan Yang, Hongyun Fu, Weiming Tang, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Does sunlight drive seasonality of TB in Vietnam? A retrospective environmental ecological study of tuberculosis seasonality in Vietnam from 2010 to 2015

Ana Bonell, Lucie Contamin, Pham Quang Thai, Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy, H. Rogier van Doorn, Richard White, Behzad Nadjm, Marc Choisy

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pre-treatment with IL2 gene therapy alleviates Staphylococcus aureus arthritis in mice

Berglind Bergmann, Ying Fei, Pernilla Jirholt, Zhicheng Hu, Maria Bergquist, Abukar Ali, Catharina Lindholm, Olov Ekwall, Guillaume Churlaud, David Klatzmann, Tao Jin, Inger Gjertsson

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Leptospirosis in an asplenic patient -case report

J. García-Méndez, E. Cervera-Ceballos, D. Atilano-López, S. Arroyo-Escalante, D. Moncada-Barrón, M. Leyva-Leyva, R. Hernández-Castro, E. M. Carrillo-Casas

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert MTB/Rif Ultra for tuberculosis adenitis

Katherine Antel, Jenna Oosthuizen, Francois Malherbe, Vernon J. Louw, Mark P. Nicol, Gary Maartens, Estelle Verburgh

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comprehensive proteomics investigation of P. vivax-infected human plasma and parasite isolates

Apoorva Venkatesh, Shalini Aggarwal, Swati Kumar, Srushti Rajyaguru, Vipin Kumar, Sheetal Bankar, Jayanthi Shastri, Swati Patankar, Sanjeeva Srivastava

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and the risk of mortality in adult patients with Sepsis: a meta-analysis

Yuye Li, Shifang Ding

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Variation of prevalence of malaria, parasite density and the multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infection throughout the year at three different health centers in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Dezi Kouhounina Batsimba, Roch Fabien Niama, Reyna Ibara Ottia, Alida Malonga-Massanga, Grâce Petula Urielle Fila-Fila, Gabriel Ahombo, Simon Charles Kobawila, Henri Joseph Parra

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Explaining age disparities in tuberculosis burden in Taiwan: a modelling study

Han Fu, Hsien-Ho Lin, Timothy B. Hallett, Nimalan Arinaminpathy

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Animal sources for zoonotic transmission of psittacosis: a systematic review

Lenny Hogerwerf, Inge Roof, Marianne J. K. de Jong, Frederika Dijkstra, Wim van der Hoek

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Trends in microbial profile of burn patients following an event of dust explosion at a tertiary medical center

Yin-Yin Chen, Ping-Feng Wu, Chii-Shya Chen, Ian-Horng Chen, Wan-Tsuei Huang, Fu-Der Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus among antenatal clinic attendees in Gamawa Local Government Area, Bauchi State, Nigeria

Garba Umar Mustapha, Abdulrasul Ibrahim, Muhammad Shakir Balogun, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo, Aisha Indo Mamman

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Is PrEP necessary during natural conception in HIV-1-serodiscordant couples on ART with suppressed viral load? A retrospective cohort analysis

Lijun Sun, An Liu, Jianwei Li, Ying Shao, Qiuyun Li, Jiangzhu Ye, Hongwei Zhang, Zaicun Li, Hui Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Efficacy and tolerability of DAAs in HCV-monoinfected and HCV/HIV-coinfected patients with psychiatric disorders

Nicolò de Gennaro, Lucia Diella, Laura Monno, Gioacchino Angarano, Michele Milella, Annalisa Saracino

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological changes in measles infections in southern China between 2009 and 2016: a retrospective database analysis

Huizhen Zheng, Katherine Min Jia, Riyang Sun, Pui Hu, Maggie Haitian Wang, Benny Chung-Ying Zee, Wenjia Liang, Ka Chun Chong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risk factors for HIV infection among married couples in Rakai, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Anne M. Nabukenya, Aminah Nambuusi, Joseph K. B. Matovu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Two-sided femoral Campylobacter jejuni osteomyelitis in a patient with acquired hypogammaglobulinemia: a case report

Joost Hartman, Matthijs Westerman, Jiri F. P. Wagenaar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Rabies in Uganda: rabies knowledge, attitude and practice and molecular characterization of circulating virus strains

Michael Omodo, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Frank Norbert Mwiine, Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, Noelina Nantima, Alice Namatovu, Maria Flavia Nakanjako, Emmanuel Isingoma, Eugene Arinaitwe, Martin Esau, Simon Kyazze, Milton Bahati, Franklin Mayanja, Patrick Bagonza, Richard Akule Urri, Mary Nanfuka Lovincer, Esther Nabatta, Eugene Kidega, Chrisostom Ayebazibwe, Gladys Nakanjako, Joseph Sserugga, Deo Birungi Ndumu, Robert Mwebe, Kenneth Mugabi, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Musa Sekamatte

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disseminated melioidosis in early pregnancy - an unproven cause of foetal loss

Chee Yik Chang, Nina Lee Jing Lau, Bart J. Currie, Yuwana Podin

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head due to brucellosis: a case report

Peixu Wang, Wei Sun, Lijun Shi, Tengqi Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of post-exposure prophylaxis practices to improve the cost-effectiveness of rabies control in human cases potentially exposed to rabies in southern Bhutan

Kinley Penjor, Nelly Marquetoux, Chendu Dorji, Kinley Penjor, Sithar Dorjee, Chencho Dorjee, P. D. Jolly, R. S. Morris, J. S. McKenzie

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of viral sexually transmitted infections and HPV high-risk genotypes in women in rural communities in the Department of La Paz, Bolivia

Marianela Patzi-Churqui, Katty Terrazas-Aranda, Jan-Åke Liljeqvist, Magnus Lindh, Kristina Eriksson

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of pathogens positive in hospitalized children with segmental/lobar pattern pneumonia

Yanxia Wang, Liji Ma, Ying Li, Yuyun Li, Yanfei Zheng, Xiaoyue Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Through service providers’ eyes: health systems factors affecting implementation of tuberculosis control in Enugu State, South-Eastern Nigeria

Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbuabor

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Temporal decline in diarrhea episodes and mortality in Kiribati children two years following rotavirus vaccine introduction, despite high malnutrition rates: a retrospective review

Jana Lai, Cattram Nguyen, Beia Tabwaia, Agnes Nikuata, Nikarawa Baueri, Eretii Timeon, Mohammed Diaaldeen, Tinai Iuta, Murat Hakan Ozturk, Aaron Moore, Alice Hall, Batmunkh Nyambat, Stephanie Davis, Ataur Rahman, Wendy Erasmus, Kimberley Fox, Fiona Russell

01.12.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The time series seasonal patterns of dengue fever and associated weather variables in Bangkok (2003-2017)

Sittisede Polwiang

01.12.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comparison of predictive models for hepatitis C co-infection among HIV patients in Cambodia

Jozefien Buyze, Anja De Weggheleire, Johan van Griensven, Lutgarde Lynen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy and utility of three dengue diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of acute dengue infection in Malaysia

Zhuo Lin Chong, Shamala Devi Sekaran, Hui Jen Soe, Devi Peramalah, Sanjay Rampal, Chiu-Wan Ng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Factors associated with sepsis development in 606 Spanish adult patients with cellulitis

J. Collazos, B. de la Fuente, J. de la Fuente, A. García, H. Gómez, C. Menéndez, H. Enríquez, P. Sánchez, M. Alonso, I. López-Cruz, M. Martín-Regidor, A. Martínez-Alonso, J. Guerra, A. Artero, M. Blanes, V. Asensi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pulmonary endarteritis and endocarditis complicated with septic embolism: a case report and review of the literature

Arezoo Khosravi, Zohreh Rostami, Mohammad Javanbakht, Nematollah Jonaidi Jafari, Mohsen Sadeghi Ghahroudi, Mohammad Hassan Kalantar-Motamed, Ramezan Jafari, Behzad Einollahi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Long-term immunological responses to treatment among HIV-2 patients in Côte d’Ivoire

Peter A. Minchella, Christiane Adjé-Touré, Guoqing Zhang, Andre Tehe, Judith Hedje, Erin R. Rottinghaus, Natacha Kohemun, Micheline Aka, Karidia Diallo, G. Laissa Ouedraogo, Kevin M. De Cock, John N Nkengasong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence estimates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among visceral leishmaniasis infected people in Northwest Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Mehdi Mohebali, Yonas Yimam

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Case report: Mycobacterium monacense isolated from the blood culture of a patient with pulmonary infection

Chenyan Yuan, Huixia Lu, Congshan Yang, Wei Gao, Hailiang Wang, Guoqiu Wu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Scalp eschar and neck lymphadenopathy after tick bite (SENLAT) caused by Bartonella henselae in Korea: a case report

Jun-Won Seo, Choon-Mee Kim, Na Ra Yun, Dong-Min Kim, Sung Soon Kim, Sangho Choi, Hyuk Chu

01.12.2020 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnosing congenital Cytomegalovirus infection: don’t get rid of dried blood spots

Laura Pellegrinelli, Luisella Alberti, Elena Pariani, Maria Barbi, Sandro Binda

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A retrospective analysis of the microbiology of diabetic foot infections at a Scottish tertiary hospital

Katherine E. Macdonald, Crispin Y. Jordan, Emma Crichton, Judith E. Barnes, Gillian E. Harkin, Lesley M. L. Hall, Joshua D. Jones

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Rubella IgM epidemiology in the pre-rubella vaccination era in Uganda

Fred Bagenda, Edgar Mugema Mulogo, Richard Onyuthi Apecu, Anette Kisakye, Benard Toliva Opar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Quantitative assessment of lesion load and efficacy of 3 cycles of albendazole in disseminated cysticercosis: a prospective evaluation

Sudhakar Pandey, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Kiran Preet Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Imran Rizvi, Amita Jain, Neera Kohli, Rajesh Verma, Praveen Sharma, Ravi Uniyal, Shweta Pandey

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of TNF-α genetic polymorphisms as predictors for sepsis susceptibility and progression

Anca Meda Georgescu, Claudia Banescu, Razvan Azamfirei, Adina Hutanu, Valeriu Moldovan, Iudita Badea, Septimiu Voidazan, Minodora Dobreanu, Ioana Raluca Chirtes, Leonard Azamfirei

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Forecasting incidence of infectious diarrhea using random forest in Jiangsu Province, China

Xinyu Fang, Wendong Liu, Jing Ai, Mike He, Ying Wu, Yingying Shi, Wenqi Shen, Changjun Bao

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Human infection caused by Streptococcus suis serotype 2 in China: report of two cases and epidemic distribution based on sequence type

Fei Jiang, Jingjing Guo, Chen Cheng, Bing Gu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Analysis of the causes of cervical lymphadenopathy using fine-needle aspiration cytology combining cell block in Chinese patients with and without HIV infection

Lei Sun, Liang Zhang, Kun Yang, Xiang-mei Chen, Jia-min Chen, Jiang Xiao, Hong-xin Zhao, Zhi-yuan Ma, Li-ming Qi, Peng Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Bacterial otitis media in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Tewodros Tesfa, Habtamu Mitiku, Mekonnen Sisay, Fitsum Weldegebreal, Zerihun Ataro, Birhanu Motbaynor, Dadi Marami, Zelalem Teklemariam

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Description of the targeted water supply and hygiene response strategy implemented during the cholera outbreak of 2017–2018 in Kinshasa, DRC

Didier Bompangue, Sandra Moore, Nadège Taty, Benido Impouma, Bertrand Sudre, Richard Manda, Thierno Balde, Franck Mboussou, Thierry Vandevelde

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Acceptability and feasibility of testing for HIV infection at birth and linkage to care in rural and urban Zambia: a cross-sectional study

Catherine G. Sutcliffe, Jane N. Mutanga, Nkumbula Moyo, Jessica L. Schue, Mutinta Hamahuwa, Philip E. Thuma, William J. Moss

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology, treatment and outcomes of bloodstream infection due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci in cancer patients in a vanB endemic setting

Ouli Xie, Monica A. Slavin, Benjamin W. Teh, Ashish Bajel, Abby P. Douglas, Leon J. Worth

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The role of mini-bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in critically ill patients

Cynthia Pessoa Neves, Allyson Guimarães Costa, Izabella Picinin Safe, Alexandra de Souza Brito, Jaquelane Silva Jesus, Afranio Lineu Kritski, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães Lacerda, Miguel Viveiros, Marcelo Cordeiro-Santos

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Case reports of latent HBV hepatitis in patients after neurosurgical treatment for hypothalamic and pituitary tumors

Kuniyasu Niizuma, Yoshikazu Ogawa, Takayuki Kogure, Teiji Tominaga

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Distribution of Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species isolated in different clinical samples and their in vitro antifungal suscetibity profile in Ethiopia

Elias Seyoum, Adane Bitew, Amete Mihret

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Triple infection with Cryptococcus, varicella-zoster virus, and Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient with anti-interferon-gamma autoantibodies: a case report

Pongprueth Rujirachun, Jirath Sangwongwanich, Methee Chayakulkeeree

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Burden of Staphylococcus aureus infections after orthopedic surgery in Germany

Fraence Hardtstock, Kirstin Heinrich, Thomas Wilke, Sabrina Mueller, Holly Yu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Inflammatory pseudotumor associated with HSV infection of rectal vascular endothelium in a patient with HIV: a case report and literature review

Shi Bai, Justin A. Maykel, Michelle X. Yang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Loss to follow-up and associated maternal factors among HIV-exposed infants at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda: a retrospective study

Rogers Ankunda, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Catherine Atuhaire, Taseera Kabanda, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Frankline Sevidzem Wirsiy, Eleanor Turyakira

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Burkholderia pseudomallei peri-prosthetic infection following medial malleolar internal fixation: a case report

Umesh Jayarajah, Arulprashanth Arulanantham, Vimaleswaran Koculen, Chamikara Palkumbura, Aadil Faleel, Rukshan Sooriyarachchi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Unusual accumulation of a wide array of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in a patient with cytomegalovirus-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report

Mohammad Rubayet Hasan, Manu Somasundaram Sundaram, Sathyavathi Sundararaju, Kin-Ming Tsui, Mohammed Yousuf Karim, Diane Roscoe, Omar Imam, Mohammad A. Janahi, Eva Thomas, Simon Dobson, Rusung Tan, Patrick Tang, Andres Perez Lopez

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Anemia risk factors among people living with HIV across the United States in the current treatment era: a clinical cohort study

B. N. Harding, B. M. Whitney, R. M. Nance, S. A. Ruderman, H. M. Crane, G. Burkholder, R. D. Moore, W. C. Mathews, J. J. Eron, P. W. Hunt, P. Volberding, B. Rodriguez, K. H. Mayer, M. S. Saag, M. M. Kitahata, S. R. Heckbert, J. A. C. Delaney

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Use of adenosine deaminase (ADA) to diagnose suspected peritoneal tuberculosis in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study

Jules Ntwari, Vincent Dusabejambo, Cameron Page

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Influenza in the school-aged population in Mexico: burden of disease and cost-effectiveness of vaccination in children

Jorge Abelardo Falcón-Lezama, Rodrigo Saucedo-Martínez, Miguel Betancourt-Cravioto, Myrna María Alfaro-Cortes, Roberto Isaac Bahena-González, Roberto Tapia-Conyer

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

High levels of viral repression, malnutrition and second-line ART use in adolescents living with HIV: a mixed methods study from Myanmar

Jillian Murray, Katherine Whitehouse, Janet Ousley, Elkin Bermudez, Theint Thida Soe, Adelene Hilbig, Kyi Pyar Soe, Phyu Ei Mon, Kyaw Tint Tun, Win Le Shwe Sin Ei, Joanne Cyr, Carole Deglise, Iza Ciglenecki

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnostic performance of nucleic acid tests in tuberculous pleurisy

Min Han, Heping Xiao, Liping Yan

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: The influence of race in older adults with infective endocarditis

Ché Matthew Harris, Waseem Khaliq, Aiham Albaeni, Keith C. Norris

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Measles and mumps outbreaks in Lebanon: trends and links

Talal El Zarif, Mohamed Faisal Kassir, Nazih Bizri, Ghida Kassir, Umayya Musharrafieh, Abdul Rahman Bizri

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Incidence and predictors of tuberculosis occurrence among adults on antiretroviral therapy at Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: retrospective follow-up study

Agazhe Aemro, Abebaw Jember, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Modelling of viral load dynamics and CD4 cell count progression in an antiretroviral naive cohort: using a joint linear mixed and multistate Markov model

Zelalem G. Dessie, Temesgen Zewotir, Henry Mwambi, Delia North

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Reduced bacterial contamination rates detected on silicone tourniquets compared to conventional tourniquets in clinical routine

Marcus Grohmann, Lena Schomakers, Frank Wolschendorf, Janina Grosch, Susan Lindner, Anna Kristina Witte

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The role of drug resistance in poor viral suppression in rural South Africa: findings from a population-based study

Sheri A. Lippman, Alyssa C. Mooney, Adrian Puren, Gillian Hunt, Jessica S. Grignon, Lisa M. Prach, Hailey J. Gilmore, Hong-Ha M. Truong, Scott Barnhart, Teri Liegler

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The spatiotemporal distribution of human brucellosis in mainland China from 2007-2016

Peifeng Liang, Yuan Zhao, Jianhua Zhao, Dongfeng Pan, Zhongqin Guo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pseudomonas infections among hospitalized adults in Latin America: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Alfredo Ponce de Leon, Sanjay Merchant, Gowri Raman, Esther Avendano, Jeffrey Chan, Griselda Tepichin Hernandez, Eric Sarpong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effect of age at vaccination on the measles vaccine effectiveness and immunogenicity: systematic review and meta-analysis

Sara Carazo, Marie-Noëlle Billard, Amélie Boutin, Gaston De Serres

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Google Health Trends performance reflecting dengue incidence for the Brazilian states

Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Nidhi Parikh, Dave Osthus, Kaitlyn Martinez, Nicholas Generous, Sara del Valle, Carrie A. Manore

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Can metagenomic next-generation sequencing identify the pathogens responsible for culture-negative prosthetic joint infection?

Chaoxin Wang, Zida Huang, Wenbo Li, Xinyu Fang, Wenming Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among HIV-infected patients in Taiwan: prevalence, molecular characteristics and associated factors with nasal carriage

Yi-Yu Hsu, David Wu, Chien-Ching Hung, Shie-Shian Huang, Fang-Hsueh Yuan, Ming-Hsun Lee, Ching-Tai Huang, Shian-Sen Shie, Po-Yen Huang, Chien-Chang Yang, Chun-Wen Cheng, Hsieh-Shong Leu, Ting-Shu Wu, Yhu-Chering Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

How can gastro-intestinal tuberculosis diagnosis be improved? A prospective cohort study

Christopher Lowbridge, Soraya A. M. Fadhil, Gayathri D. Krishnan, Emma Schimann, Raman Muthu Karuppan, Nagaraj Sriram, Giri Shan Rajahram, Jayaram Menon, Aatish Patel, Timothy William, Dawn Carmel Paul, Anna P. Ralph

01.12.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data: an illustration using CD4 count and mortality in a cohort of patients initiated on antiretroviral therapy

Nobuhle N. Mchunu, Henry G. Mwambi, Tarylee Reddy, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Kogieleum Naidoo

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cryptosporidiosis after treatment with fingolimod: a case report and pharmacovigilance review

M. Martinot, A. Abou-Bacar, M. Lamothe, M. Alt Tebacher, M. Mohseni Zadeh, F. Dalle, L. Favennec, D. Costa, J. Brunet, F. Sellal

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disseminated Mycobacterium simiae infection in a patient with adult-onset immunodeficiency due to anti-interferon-gamma antibodies – a case report

B. S. D. P. Keragala, C. N. Gunasekera, P. D. Yesudian, Chandima Guruge, B. S. Dissanayaka, D. P. Liyanagama, G. I. M. Jinadasa, S. R. Constantine, H. M. M. T. B. Herath

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of the effectiveness of high-risk human papilloma self-sampling test for cervical cancer screening in Bolivia

Gustavo Allende, Pedro Surriabre, Neli Ovando, Pamela Calle, Andrea Torrico, Jaime Villarroel, Michel Bossens, Véronique Fontaine, Patricia Rodriguez

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis E virus outbreak associated with rainfall in the Central African Republic in 2008-2009

Vianney Tricou, Julie Bouscaillou, Gina-Laure Laghoe-Nguembe, Aubin Béré, Xavier Konamna, Benjamin Sélékon, Emmanuel Nakouné, Mirdad Kazanji, Narcisse P. Komas

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Q fever seroprevalence in parturient women: the EQRUN cross-sectional study on Reunion Island

Julien Jaubert, Laura Atiana, Sophie Larrieu, Philippe De Vos, Claudine Somon-Payet, Sylvaine Porcherat, Yoan Mboussou, Florence Naze, Sandrine Picot, Malik Boukerrou, Pierre-Yves Robillard, Patrick Gérardin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular characterization of human Echinococcus isolates and the first report of E. canadensis (G6/G7) and E. multilocularis from the Punjab Province of Pakistan using sequence analysis

Aisha Khan, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Hua Liu, Jianhai Yin, Ying Wang, Yujuan Shen, Jianping Cao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Solidarity, vulnerability and mistrust: how context, information and government affect the lives of women in times of Zika

Ana Rosa Linde-Arias, Maria Roura, Eduardo Siqueira

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir ± ribavirin following protease inhibitors failure - a prospective multi-centre trial

Liat Deutsch, Inbal Houri, Ziv Ben-Ari, Amir Shlomai, Ella Veitsman, Oranit Cohen-Ezra, Assaf Issachar, Orna Mor, Yael Gozlan, Rafael Bruck, Yoram Menachem, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Helena Katchman, Oren Shibolet

01.12.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluating the impact of the weather conditions on the influenza propagation

David E. Singh, Maria-Cristina Marinescu, Jesus Carretero, Concepcion Delgado-Sanz, Diana Gomez-Barroso, Amparo Larrauri

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Plasmodium yoelii 17XL infection modified maturation and function of dendritic cells by skewing Tregs and amplificating Th17

Guang Chen, Ji-wei Du, Qing Nie, Yun-ting Du, Shuang-chun Liu, De-hui Liu, Hui-ming Zhang, Fang-fang Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

International tuberculosis contact-tracing notifications in Germany: analysis of national data from 2010 to 2018 and implications for efficiency

Saskia Glasauer, Stefan Kröger, Walter Haas, Nita Perumal

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cytokine response in human leptospirosis with different clinical outcomes: a systematic review

Indika Senavirathna, Devarajan Rathish, Suneth Agampodi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Association between the rate of fluoroquinolones-resistant gram-negative bacteria and antibiotic consumption from China based on 145 tertiary hospitals data in 2014

Ping Yang, Yunbo Chen, Saiping Jiang, Ping Shen, Xiaoyang Lu, Yonghong Xiao

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnosis of severe scrub typhus infection by next-generation sequencing:a case report

Jie Chen, Xu-dong Zheng, Qi-he Dai, Wei-li Hong, You-peng Li, Rui Chen, Bing-bing Ye, Xiao-jie Mo, Peng Cui, Zhan-wei Ruan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Co-circulation of coxsackieviruses A-6, A-10, and A-16 causes hand, foot, and mouth disease in Guangzhou city, China

Jia Xie, Xiao-Han Yang, Si-Qi Hu, Wen-Li Zhan, Chang-Bin Zhang, Hong Liu, Hong-Yu Zhao, Hui-Ying Chai, Ke-Yi Chen, Qian-Yi Du, Pan Liu, Ai-Hua Yin, Ming-Yong Luo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics and transmissibility of shigellosis in Hubei Province, China, 2005 – 2017

Qi Chen, Jia Rui, Qingqing Hu, Ying Peng, Hao Zhang, Zeyu Zhao, Yeqing Tong, Yang Wu, Yanhua Su, Benhua Zhao, Xuhua Guan, Tianmu Chen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multidrug-resistant HIV viral rebound during early syphilis: a case report

Andrea Giacomelli, Valeria Micheli, Dario Cattaneo, Alessandro Mancon, Cristina Gervasoni

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Assessing Gammapapillomavirus infections of mucosal epithelia with two broad-spectrum PCR protocols

Elisa M. Bolatti, Lea Hošnjak, Diego Chouhy, Pablo E. Casal, María F. Re-Louhau, Hebe Bottai, Kristina Fujs Komloš, Mario Poljak, Adriana A. Giri

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

High contribution and impact of resistant gram negative pathogens causing surgical site infections at a multi-hospital healthcare system in Saudi Arabia, 2007–2016

Aiman El-Saed, Hanan H. Balkhy, Majid M. Alshamrani, Sameera Aljohani, Asim Alsaedi, Wafa Al Nasser, Ayman El Gammal, Saad A. Almohrij, Ziyad Alyousef, Sara Almunif, Mohammad Alzahrani

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Determinants of isoniazid preventive therapy completion among people living with HIV attending care and treatment clinics from 2013 to 2017 in Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania. A cross-sectional analytical study

Masanja Robert, Jim Todd, Bernard J. Ngowi, Sia E. Msuya, Angella Ramadhani, Veryhel Sambu, Isaya Jerry, Martin R. Mujuni, Michael J. Mahande, James S. Ngocho, Werner Maokola

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Characteristics of Clostridium difficile isolates and the burden of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection in a tertiary teaching hospital in Chongqing, Southwest China

Wei Dai, Tianxiang Yang, Li Yan, Siqiang Niu, Chuanming Zhang, Jide Sun, Zhu Wang, Yun Xia

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risk of multi-drug resistant Campylobacter spp. and residual antimicrobials at poultry farms and live bird markets in Bangladesh

Sucharit Basu Neogi, Md. Mehedul Islam, S. K. Shaheenur Islam, A. H. M. Taslima Akhter, Md. Mahmudul Hasan Sikder, Shinji Yamasaki, S. M. Lutful Kabir

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological and molecular characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage strains in pre-school children in Arkhangelsk, northern European Russia, prior to the introduction of conjugate pneumococcal vaccines

V. Vorobieva S. Jensen, A-S Furberg, H-C Slotved, T. Bazhukova, B. Haldorsen, D. A. Caugant, A. Sundsfjord, P. Valentiner-Branth, G. S. Simonsen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Burden of fatigue among adults living with HIV/AIDS attending antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

Tsiwaye Gebreyesus, Addisalem Belay, Gebretsadik Berhe, Gebremedhin Haile

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Detection of viral RNA in diverse body fluids in an SFTS patient with encephalopathy, gastrointestinal bleeding and pneumonia: a case report and literature review

Kazumasa Akagi, Taiga Miyazaki, Kazuhiro Oshima, Asuka Umemura, Satoshi Shimada, Kouichi Morita, Hiroaki Senju, Masato Tashiro, Takahiro Takazono, Tomomi Saijo, Shintaro Kurihara, Motohiro Sekino, Kazuko Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Imamura, Koichi Izumikawa, Katsunori Yanagihara, Akihiko Uda, Shigeru Morikawa, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kurosu, Masayuki Shimojima, Masayuki Saijo, Hiroshi Mukae

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Emergence of carbapenem-resistant and colistin-susceptible Enterobacter cloacae complex co-harboring blaIMP-1 and mcr-9 in Japan

Pegah Kananizadeh, Satoshi Oshiro, Shin Watanabe, Shu Iwata, Kyoko Kuwahara-Arai, Masahiro Shimojima, Miho Ogawa, Tatsuya Tada, Teruo Kirikae

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Expanded access to viral load testing and use of second line regimens in Haiti: time trends from 2010–2017

Yu Wang, Scott Barnhart, Kesner Francois, Ermane Robin, Mireille Kalou, Georges Perrin, Lara Hall, Jean Baptiste Koama, Elisma Marinho, Jean Gabriel Balan, Jean Guy Honoré, Nancy Puttkammer

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Mapping lymphatic filariasis in Loa loa endemic health districts naïve for ivermectin mass administration and situated in the forested zone of Cameroon

Andrew A. Beng, Mathias E. Esum, Kebede Deribe, Abdel J. Njouendou, Patrick W. C. Ndongmo, Raphael A. Abong, Jerome Fru, Fanny F. Fombad, Gordon T. Nchanji, Glory Amambo, Narcisse T. V. Gandjui, Benjamin Biholong, Georges Nko’Ayissi, Patrick Mbia, Julie Akame, Peter I. Enyong, Steven D. Reid, Jean J. Tougoue, Yaobi Zhang, Samuel Wanji

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A descriptive epidemiological study of the incidence of newly diagnosed Lyme disease cases in a UK primary care cohort, 1998–2016

John S. P. Tulloch, Robert M. Christley, Alan D. Radford, Jenny C. Warner, Mike B. J. Beadsworth, Nick J. Beeching, Roberto Vivancos

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with scrub typhus

Jae Hyoung Im, Suk Jin Choi, Moon-Hyun Chung, Seung Yun Lee, Young Kyoung Park, Hea Yoon Kwon, Ji Hyeon Baek, Jin-Soo Lee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular identification and antifungal susceptibility profile of yeast from vulvovaginal candidiasis

Yu Shi, Yuxia Zhu, Shangrong Fan, Xiaoping Liu, Yiheng Liang, Yingying Shan

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular diagnosis of autochthonous human anaplasmosis in Austria – an infectious diseases case report

Wolfgang Hoepler, Mateusz Markowicz, Anna-Margarita Schoetta, Alexander Zoufaly, Gerold Stanek, Christoph Wenisch

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Inapropriate use of antibiotics effective against gram positive microorganisms despite restrictive antibiotic policies in ICUs: a prospective observational study

Hasan Selçuk Özger, Dolunay Merve Fakıoğlu, Kübra Erbay, Aslınur Albayrak, Kenan Hızel

01.12.2020 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The Lisbon patient: exceptional longevity with HIV suggests healthy aging as an ultimate goal for HIV care

Ines Pintassilgo, Matteo Cesari, Henrique N. Santos, Jovana Milic, Iacopo Franconi, Cristina Mussini, Nuno Marques, Giovanni Guaraldi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of meningitis epidemics outside the belt: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Serge Mazamay, Didier Bompangue, Jean-François Guégan, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Francis Raoul, Hélène Broutin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Characteristics and outcome of spontaneous bacterial meningitis in patients with diabetes mellitus

Virginia Pomar, Natividad de Benito, Albert Mauri, Pere Coll, Mercè Gurguí, Pere Domingo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sociodemographic and clinical determinants of in-facility case fatality rate for 938 adult Ebola patients treated at Sierra Leone Ebola treatment center

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

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Factors affecting uptake and completion of isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected children at a national referral hospital, Kenya: a mixed quantitative and qualitative study

Serah Kajuju Ngugi, Peter Muiruri, Theresa Odero, Onesmus Gachuno

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tracts due to infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria: a report of three cases

Ricardo Pérez-Alfonzo, Luisa Elena Poleo Brito, Marialejandra Solano Vergara, Angela Ruiz Damasco, Perla Luiguimar Meneses Rodríguez, Carmen Elena Kannee Quintero, Carolina Carrera Martinez, Ismar Alejandra Rivera-Oliver, Omaira J. Da Mata Jardin, Bárbara A. Rodríguez-Castillo, Jacobus H. de Waard

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical efficacy and safety of polymyxins based versus non-polymyxins based therapies in the infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cheng Lyu, Yuyi Zhang, Xiaofen Liu, Jufang Wu, Jing Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Burden of HPV related anogenital diseases in young women in Germany – an analysis of German statutory health insurance claims data from 2012 to 2017

Miriam Reuschenbach, Sarah Mihm, Regine Wölle, Kim Maren Schneider, Christian Jacob, Sebastian Braun, Wolfgang Greiner, Monika Hampl

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A case report of a child with probable drug resistant tuberculous pericarditis with a review of challenges involved in diagnosis, treatment and follow up of children with DR-TB pericarditis

Aravind Swaminathan, Philipp du Cros, Jay Achar, Jarmila Kliescikova, Shamsiya Mirgayosieva, Bobojon Pirmahmadzoda

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Uptake and willingness to use PrEP among Chinese gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men with experience of sexualized drug use in the past year

Zixin Wang, Phoenix K. H. Mo, Mary Ip, Yuan Fang, Joseph T. F. Lau

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Statistical methods for predicting tuberculosis incidence based on data from Guangxi, China

Yanling Zheng, Liping Zhang, Lei Wang, Ramziya Rifhat

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Detecting Schistosoma mansoni infections among pre-school-aged children in southern Ghana: a diagnostic comparison of urine-CCA, real-time PCR and Kato-Katz assays

Samuel Armoo, Lucas J. Cunningham, Suzy J. Campbell, Frank T. Aboagye, Freda K. Boampong, Buhari A. Hamidu, Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana, J. Russell Stothard, Emily R. Adams

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, serotypes and risk factors for group B streptococcus rectovaginal isolates among pregnant women at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya; a cross-sectional study

Salano Clayton Jisuvei, Alfred Osoti, Maina Anne Njeri

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Application of real-time simultaneous amplification and testing method to accurately and rapidly detect extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

Tongxin Li, Tao Shi, Ying Sun, Kan Zhou, Zhenggu Huang, Pengsen Wang, Ming Luo, Xiaoping Nie, Guoqiang Yang, Yu Chen, Yaokai Chen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictors of infectious meningitis or encephalitis: the yield of cerebrospinal fluid in a cross-sectional study

Tolga Dittrich, Stephan Marsch, Adrian Egli, Stephan Rüegg, Gian Marco De Marchis, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Raoul Sutter

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Existence of hepatitis B virus surface protein mutations and other variants: demand for hepatitis B infection control in Cambodia

Ko Ko, Kazuaki Takahashi, Shintaro Nagashima, Chikako Yamamoto, Vichit Ork, Aya Sugiyama, Tomoyuki Akita, Masayuki Ohisa, Channarena Chuon, Md. Shafiqul Hossain, Bunsoth Mao, Junko Tanaka

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Microbiology testing associated with antibiotic dispensing in older community-dwelling adults

Zhuoxin Peng, Andrew Hayen, Martyn D. Kirk, Sallie Pearson, Allen C. Cheng, Bette Liu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of molecular markers associated with drug resistance of Plasmodium vivax isolates in Western Yunnan Province, China

Xiaoxiao Wang, Wei Ruan, Shuisen Zhou, Xinyu Feng, He Yan, Fang Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification combined with colorimetric and lateral flow dipstick visualization as the potential point-of-care testing for Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Aleksandra A. Zasada, Aldona Wiatrzyk, Urszula Czajka, Klaudia Brodzik, Kamila Formińska, Ewa Mosiej, Marta Prygiel, Katarzyna Krysztopa-Grzybowska, Karol Wdowiak

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disseminated cysticercosis and Kaposi sarcoma in a child with HIV/AIDS: A case report

David W. McCormick, Jason M. Bacha, Nader K. El-Mallawany, Carrie L. Kovarik, J. S. Slone, Liane R. Campbell

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Individual and household correlates of Helicobacter pylori infection among Young Ethiopian children in Ziway, Central Ethiopia

Kayla Schacher, Hannah Spotts, Caroline Correia, Sosina Walelign, Mehret Tesfaye, Kassu Desta, Aster Tsegaye, Bineyam Taye

29.04.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of patients with 2019 coronavirus disease in a non-Wuhan area of Hubei Province, China: a retrospective study

Xin-Ying Zhao, Xuan-Xuan Xu, Hai-Sen Yin, Qin-Ming Hu, Tao Xiong, Yuan-Yan Tang, Ai-Ying Yang, Bao-Ping Yu, Zhi-Ping Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Longitudinal assessment of antibiotic resistance gene profiles in gut microbiomes of infants at risk of eczema

Evelyn Xiu Ling Loo, Amanda Zain, Gaik Chin Yap, Rikky W. Purbojati, Daniela I. Drautz-Moses, Yan Qing Koh, Yap Seng Chong, Kok Hian Tan, Peter D. Gluckman, Fabian Yap, Johan Gunnar Eriksson, Elizabeth Tham, Lynette Pei-chi Shek, Staffan Kjelleberg, Stephan C. Schuster, Ritu Banerjee, Bee Wah Lee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Natural presence of the V179D and K103R/V179D mutations associated with resistance to nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors in HIV-1 CRF65_cpx strains

Yongjian Liu, Yu Zhang, Hanping Li, Xiaolin Wang, Lei Jia, Jingwan Han, Tianyi Li, Jingyun Li, Lin Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Mycoplasma genitalium in Singapore is associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection and displays high macrolide and Fluoroquinolone resistance rates

Tim Hart, Wen Ying Tang, Siti Aminah bte Mansoor, Martin T. W. Chio, Timothy Barkham

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Different profiles of body mass index variation among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a retrospective cohort study

Alhassane Diallo, Boubacar Djelo Diallo, Lansana Mady Camara, Lucrèce Ahouéfa Nadège Kounoudji, Boubacar Bah, Fulgence N’Zabintawali, Miguel Carlos-Bolumbu, Mamadou Hassimiou Diallo, Oumou Younoussa Sow

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Efficacy of the quick sequential organ failure assessment for predicting clinical outcomes among community-acquired pneumonia patients presenting in the emergency department

Xiangqun Zhang, Bo Liu, Yugeng Liu, Lijuan Ma, Hong Zeng

03.05.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia with negative detection of viral ribonucleic acid from nasopharyngeal swabs: a case report

Peiyan Zhang, Zhao Cai, Weibo Wu, Ling Peng, Yinfeng Li, Chuming Chen, Li Chen, Jianming Li, Mengli Cao, Shiyan Feng, Xiao Jiang, Jing Yuan, Yingxia Liu, Liang Yang, Fuxiang Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological, clinical characteristics and drug resistance situation of culture-confirmed children TBM in southwest of China: a 6-year retrospective study

Dong-Mei Wang, Qing-Feng Li, Ma Zhu, Gui-Hui Wu, Xi Li, Yuan-Hong Xu, Jing Zhong, Jia Luo, Ying-Jie Li, Bin-Wu Ying, Chuan-Min Tao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Development of a convenient detection method for Trichomonas vaginalis based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification targeting adhesion protein 65

Yuhua Li, Shuai Wang, Haoran Li, Xiaoxiao Song, Hao Zhang, Yujuan Duan, Chengyang Luo, Bingli Wang, Sifan Ji, Qing Xie, Zhenchao Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Continuous quality monitoring in the field: an evaluation of the performance of the Fio Deki Reader™ for rapid HIV testing in South Africa

Lara Noble, Lesley Scott, Lynsey Stewart-Isherwood, Seponono John Molifi, Ian Sanne, Pedro Da Silva, Wendy Stevens

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Successful treatment of mycobacterial infection associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with etoposide and anti-tuberculous therapy: a case report

Yan-Hong Wang, Jun-Hui Ba, Xiao-Wei Shi, Ben-Quan Wu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Scrub typhus as a rare cause of acute pyelonephritis: case report

Tulsi Bhattarai, Sujan Chandra Poudel, Nishma Pokharel, Suraj Bhattarai

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Three monthly doses of 60 mg/kg praziquantel for Schistosoma haematobium infection is a safe and effective treatment regimen

Samuel Nkansah Darko, Henry Hanson, Sampson Twumasi-Ankrah, Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Priscilla Adjei-Kusi, Denis Yar, Ellis Owusu-Dabo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Tuberculosis and its association with CD4+ T cell count among adult HIV positive patients in Ethiopian settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Demeke Geremew, Mulugeta Melku, Aklilu Endalamaw, Berhanu Woldu, Alebachew Fasil, Markos Negash, Habtamu Wondifraw Baynes, Habtamu Geremew, Takele Teklu, Tekalign Deressa, Belay Tessema, Ulrich Sack

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

In-depth analysis of T2Bacteria positive results in patients with concurrent negative blood culture: a case series

Markos Kalligeros, Ioannis M. Zacharioudakis, Giannoula S. Tansarli, Katerina Tori, Fadi Shehadeh, Eleftherios Mylonakis

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Francisella tularensis as the cause of protracted fever

Lukas Antonitsch, Gerhard Weidinger, Gerold Stanek, Mateusz Markowicz

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A clinical case report of brain abscess caused by Nocardia brasiliensis in a non-immunocompromised patient and a relevant literature review

Jian-Wei Zhu, Hui Zhou, Wei-Qiang Jia, Jian You, Ru-Xiang Xu

08.05.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A child with household transmitted COVID-19

Li-juan Mao, Jian Xu, Zhi-hao Xu, Xiao-ping Xia, Bin Li, Jian-guo He, Peng Zhao, Jian-wei Pan, Dan Zhang, Yue Su, Yue-hong Wang, Zhe-feng Yuan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Serum level of IL-1ra was associated with the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in a Chinese population

Haoran Zhang, Xuefang Cao, Henan Xin, Jianmin Liu, Shouguo Pan, Ling Guan, Fei Shen, Zisen Liu, Dakuan Wang, Xueling Guan, Jiaoxia Yan, Boxuan Feng, Na Li, Qi Jin, Lei Gao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The clinical significance of IL-6 s and IL-27 s in Bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from children with mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Jie Zhao, Yuyun Li, Wen Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of Zika virus neutralizing antibodies in healthy adults in Vietnam during and after the Zika virus epidemic season: a longitudinal population-based survey

Co Thach Nguyen, Meng Ling Moi, Thi Quynh Mai Le, Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen, Thi Bich Hau Vu, Hai Tuan Nguyen, Thi Thu Hang Pham, Thi Hien Thu Le, Le Manh Hung Nguyen, Minh Huong Phu Ly, Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Taichiro Takemura, Kouichi Morita, Futoshi Hasebe

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Anopheles gambiae s.l (Diptera: Culicidae) seasonal abundance, abdominal status and parity rates in Metema-Armachiho lowland, Northwest Ethiopia

Yibeltal Aschale, Animen Ayehu, Ligabaw Worku, Ayenew Addisu, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke, Abebe Genetu Bayih, Wossenseged Lemma

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Serum C-reactive protein and procalcitonin values in acute Q fever, scrub typhus, and murine typhus

I-Fan Lin, Jiun-Nong Lin, Chia-Ta Tsai, Yu-Ying Wu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Chung-Hsu Lai

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

An unusual case of dengue shock syndrome complicated by ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis; a case report

K. M. I. U. Ranasinghe, D. Dissanayaka, K. Thirumavalavan, M. Seneviratne

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Impact of Enterobius vermicularis infection on biochemical parameters in the blood of children in Erbil Province, Iraq

Ahmed Akil Khudhair Al-Daoody, Eman Najdy Haydar Al-Bazzaz

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and burden of orthopaedic implantable-device infections in Italy: a hospital-based national study

Luca Pirisi, Federico Pennestrì, Marco Viganò, Giuseppe Banfi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Peer education for HIV prevention among high-risk groups: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jiayu He, Ying Wang, Zhicheng Du, Jing Liao, Na He, Yuantao Hao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The burden of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection in Lebanon between 2008 and 2016: a single tertiary care center experience

Aia Assaf-Casals, Zeina Saleh, Sarah Khafaja, Danielle Fayad, Hady Ezzeddine, Mohammad Saleh, Sarah Chamseddine, Rouba Sayegh, Sima L. Sharara, Ahmad Chmaisse, Souha S. Kanj, Zeina Kanafani, Rima Hanna-Wakim, George F. Araj, Rami Mahfouz, Reiko Saito, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hassan Zaraket, Ghassan S. Dbaibo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Antibiotic prescribing among patients with severe infectious diseases in two private sector hospitals in Central India – a time series analysis over 10 years

Anna Damlin, Megha Sharma, Gaetano Marrone, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The effect of body mass index and creatinine clearance on serum trough concentration of vancomycin in adult patients

Yuyan Pan, Xiaomei He, Xinyu Yao, Xiaofeng Yang, Fengjiao Wang, Xinyuan Ding, Wenjuan Wang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Subacute pericardial abscess after aortic valve replacement: a case report

Ilenia Magnani, Alberto Spadotto, Pasquale Paolisso, Alberto Foà, Carlo Savini, Davide Pacini, Carmine Pizzi, Nazzareno Galiè

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular characteristics of Clostridium difficile in children with acute gastroenteritis from Zhejiang

Huiqun Shuai, Qiao Bian, Yun Luo, Xiaohong Zhou, Xiaojun Song, Julian Ye, Qinghong Huang, Zhaoyang Peng, Jun Wu, Jianmin Jiang, Dazhi Jin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Africa: a systematic review

Namaunga Kasumu Chisompola, Elizabeth Maria Streicher, Chishala Miriam Kapambwe Muchemwa, Robin Mark Warren, Samantha Leigh Sampson

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among foreigners living in Guangzhou, China: a cross-sectional study (2010–2017)

Benard Chimungu, Muqing Fu, Jian Wu, Jiali Wu, Liping Huang, Yingchun Dai, Shixing Tang, Jianming Zhang, Chengsong Wan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological and genetic investigation of a cluster of cases of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome bunyavirus

Lingling Mao, Baocheng Deng, Yuhong Liang, Yun Liu, Zijiang Wang, Jie Zhang, Wei Wu, Lei Yu, Wenqing Yao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological analysis of the Kaohsiung city strategy for dengue fever quarantine and epidemic prevention

Chao-Ying Pan, Wei-Liang Liu, Matthew-P. Su, Te-Pin Chang, Hui-Pin Ho, Pei-Yun Shu, Joh-Jong Huang, Li-Jen Lin, Chun-Hong Chen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Blackfly fever and dermatitis caused by Simulium kiritshenkoi: a human case report in Iran

Farbod Tabatabaei, Sahar Azarmi, Mohammad Javad Abbaszadeh Afshar, Hamed Yarizadeh, Sina Mohtasebi

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Ultrasound in managing extrapulmonary tuberculosis: a randomized controlled two-center study

Robert Ndege, Omary Ngome, Farida Bani, Yvan Temba, Herieth Wilson, Fiona Vanobberghen, Jerry Hella, Winfrid Gingo, Mohamed Sasamalo, Dorcas Mnzava, Namvua Kimera, Helen Hiza, John Wigayi, Herry Mapesi, Irene B. Kato, Francis Mhimbira, Klaus Reither, Manuel Battegay, Daniel H. Paris, Maja Weisser, Martin Rohacek

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular prevalence of intestinal parasites infections in children with diarrhea in Franceville, Southeast of Gabon

Sandrine Lydie Oyegue-Liabagui, Nal Kennedy Ndjangangoye, Lady Charlene Kouna, Gwladys Mirlande Lekolo, Franck Mounioko, Sylvie Kwedi Nolna, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Lung abscess secondary to lung cancer with Eikenella corrodens and Streptococcus anginosus: a case report

Leihao Hu, Jietao Lin, Jing Li, Yang Cao, Lizhu Lin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Solutions to improve the latent tuberculosis Cascade of Care in Ghana: a longitudinal impact assessment

Leila Barss, Joseph Obeng, Federica Fregonese, Olivia Oxlade, Benjamin Adomako, Anthony Opoku Afriyie, Erica Dapaah Frimpong, Nicholas Winters, Chantal Valiquette, Dick Menzies

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pathogen analysis of pertussis-like syndrome in children

Wenjing Gu, Kun Wang, Xinxing Zhang, Chuangli Hao, Yanhong Lu, Min Wu, Sainan Chen, Yanyu He, Jun Xu, Xuejun Shao, Yuqing Wang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Spontaneous community-acquired PVL-producing Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis in an immunocompetent adult – a case report

Josselin Brisset, Thomas Daix, Jérémy Tricard, Bruno Evrard, Philippe Vignon, Olivier Barraud, Bruno François

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Performance of malaria microscopy external quality assessment and networking among health facilities in west Amhara region, Ethiopia

Banchamlak Tegegne, Kefale Ejigu, Getaneh Alemu, Yeshimebet Fetene, Kindye Endaylalu, Mulatu Melese

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Characterization of clinical enterococci isolates, focusing on the vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a tertiary hospital in China: based on the data from 2013 to 2018

Wanqing Zhou, Hui Zhou, Yuhan Sun, Shuo Gao, Yan Zhang, Xiaoli Cao, Zhifeng Zhang, Han Shen, Chunni Zhang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Unusual subdural empyema in a homeless patient diagnosed by molecular approach: a case report

Cécile Brin, Wladimir Sougakoff, Franck Bielle, Samya Abi Jaoude, Isabelle Bonnet, Elie Haddad, Eric Caumes, Stéphane Jauréguiberry

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Carriage rate of Neisseria meningitidis, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors among primary school children in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia

Zelalem Tefera, Feleke Mekonnen, Moges Tiruneh, Teshome Belachew

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Adherence to guidelines across different specialties to prevent infections in patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapies

David R. Chadwick, Laila Sayeed, Matthew Rose, Emily Budd, Mo Mohammed, Sarah Harrison, Jaskiran Azad, Jamie Maddox

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A case of acanthosis nigricans in a HIV-infected patient

Alessandra Iacovelli, Ivano Mezzaroma, Marcello Di Paolo, Giuseppe Soda, Ludovica De Vincentiis, Paolo Palange

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Meningococcaemia causing necrotizing cellulitis associated with acquired complement deficiency after gastric bypass surgery: a case report

Zoe Pletschette, Elodie De Groote, Wesley Mattheus, Charlotte Waxweiler, Jacques Creteur, David Grimaldi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A retrospective study on Xpert MTB/RIF for detection of tuberculosis in a teaching hospital in China

Shuguang Li, Liyan Lin, Feifei Zhang, Chunjiang Zhao, Han Meng, Hui Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors related to poor outcome of patients with severe Plasmodium vivax infection: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and analysis of case reports

Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni De Jesus Milanez, Frederick Ramirez Masangkay

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Underdiagnoses of Rickettsia in patients hospitalized with acute fever in Indonesia: observational study results

Dewi Lokida, Usman Hadi, Chuen-Yen Lau, Herman Kosasih, C. Jason Liang, Musofa Rusli, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Nurhayati Lukman, Kanti Laras, Rizka Humardewayantie Asdie, Dewi Murniati, I Made Susila Utama, Risna Halim Mubin, Muhammad Karyana, Muhammad Hussein Gasem, Bachti Alisjahbana

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Successful bedaquiline-containing antimycobacterial treatment in post-traumatic skin and soft-tissue infection by Mycobacterium fortuitum complex: a case report

Johanna Erber, Simon Weidlich, Tristan Tschaikowsky, Kathrin Rothe, Roland M. Schmid, Jochen Schneider, Christoph D. Spinner

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Identification of Kosakonia cowanii as a rare cause of acute cholecystitis: case report and review of the literature

Benjamin Berinson, Eugen Bellon, Martin Christner, Anna Both, Martin Aepfelbacher, Holger Rohde

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Early diagnosis and appropriate respiratory support for Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia associated acute respiratory distress syndrome in young and adult patients: a case series from two centers

Lin Ding, Yu Zhao, Xuyan Li, Rui Wang, Ying Li, Xiao Tang, Bing Sun, Hangyong He

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis E virus infection in pregnant women, Argentina

Gabriela Tissera, María Cecilia Lardizabal, Sofía Belén Torres, Anabella Clara Fantilli, Maribel G. Martínez Wassaf, Fernando Venezuela, Raúl Capra, Domingo C. Balderramo, Claudia Travella, Viviana E. Ré, María Belén Pisano

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Live poultry market closure and avian influenza A (H7N9) infection in cities of China, 2013–2017: an ecological study

Ying Chen, Jian Cheng, Zhiwei Xu, Wenbiao Hu, Jiahai Lu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Precision diagnosis and therapy of a case of brain abscesses associated with asymptomatic pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas

Lu-Yao Gao, Guang-Run Xu, Ting-Jun Dai

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Zika virus in southeastern Senegal: survival of the vectors and the virus during the dry season

Babacar Diouf, Alioune Gaye, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Mawlouth Diallo, Diawo Diallo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnostic performance of APRI and FIB-4 for confirming cirrhosis in Indonesian HIV/HCV co-infected patients

Evy Yunihastuti, Bramantya Wicaksana, Andrian Wiraguna, Ainum Jhariah Hidayah, Fhadilla Amelia, Veritea Natali, Alvina Widhani, Andri Sanityoso Sulaiman, Juferdy Kurniawan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Resurgence risk for malaria, and the characterization of a recent outbreak in an Amazonian border area between French Guiana and Brazil

Emilie Mosnier, Isabelle Dusfour, Guillaume Lacour, Raphael Saldanha, Amandine Guidez, Margarete S. Gomes, Alice Sanna, Yanouk Epelboin, Johana Restrepo, Damien Davy, Magalie Demar, Félix Djossou, Maylis Douine, Vanessa Ardillon, Mathieu Nacher, Lise Musset, Emmanuel Roux

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The effect of oral care intervention on pneumonia hospitalization, Staphylococcus aureus distribution, and salivary bacterial concentration in Taiwan nursing home residents: a pilot study

Tien-Cheng Chiang, Ming-Shyan Huang, Po-Liang Lu, Shun-Te Huang, Ying-Chu Lin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and socio-demographic risk factors of sexually transmitted infections among women in Lebanon

Jessica Hanna, Ruba Yassine, Rana El-Bikai, Martin D. Curran, Mathilde Azar, Joumana Yeretzian, Rana Skaf, Claude Afif, Toufic Saber, Saadeddine Itani, Manal Hubeish, Tamima El Jisr, Fadia Hamzeh, Mira El Chaar

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Case report: nosocomial fungemia caused by Candida diddensiae

Seong Eun Kim, Sook In Jung, Kyung-Hwa Park, Yong Jun Choi, Eun Jeong Won, Jong Hee Shin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Efficacy of a single dose versus a multiple dose regimen of Mebendazole against hookworm infections among school children: a randomized open-label trial

Tegegne Eshetu, Mulugeta Aemero, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A rare case of brain abscess caused by Actinomyces meyeri

Ranjit Sah, Gaurav Nepal, Sanjit Sah, Sonam Singla, Priti Upadhyay, Ali A. Rabaan, Kuldeep Dhama, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Rabindra Ghimire

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Intestinal parasitosis, anaemia and risk factors among pre-school children in Tigray region, northern Ethiopia

Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun, Mekonen Teferi, Letemichal Negash, Javier Marugán, Dejen Yemane, Kevin G. McGuigan, Ronan M. Conroy, Haftu Temesgen Abebe, Tsehaye Asmelash Dejene

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and associated factors of scabies in Ethiopia: systematic review and Meta-analysis

Abebaw Gedef Azene, Abiba Mihret Aragaw, Gizachew Tadesse Wassie

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cryptococcus meningitis mimicking cerebral septic emboli, a case report series demonstrating injection drug use as a risk factor for development of disseminated disease

Christopher Polk, Jacqueline Meredith, Alyssa Kuprenas, Michael Leonard

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Human immunodeficiency virus positive status disclosure to a sexual partner and its determinant factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Fikadu Yehualashet, Eleni Tegegne, Mekbib Tessema, Mulualem Endeshaw

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Neurocognitive impairment in treatment-experienced adults living with HIV attending primary care clinics in Zimbabwe

Primrose Nyamayaro, Hetta Gouse, James Hakim, Reuben N. Robbins, Dixon Chibanda

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology and risk factors of Staphylococcus aureus CC398 bone and joint infections

Kevin Bouiller, Didier Hocquet, Marlene Sauget, Xavier Bertrand, Catherine Chirouze

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prognostic accuracy of SIRS criteria and qSOFA score for in-hospital mortality among influenza patients in the emergency department

Sheng-En Chu, Chen-June Seak, Tse-Hsuan Su, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chih-Huang Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clients’ perceptions of barriers and facilitators to implementing hepatitis C virus care in homeless shelters

Carmen L. Masson, J. Konadu Fokuo, August Anderson, Jesse Powell, Barry Zevin, Dylan Bush, Mandana Khalili

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comparison of clinical features of acute lower respiratory tract infections in infants with RSV/HRV infection, and incidences of subsequent wheezing or asthma in childhood

Qin Ding, Lili Xu, Yun Zhu, Baoping Xu, Xiangpeng Chen, Yali Duan, Zhengde Xie, Kunling Shen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Corynebacterium striatum meningitis combined with suspected brain and lung abscesses: a case report and review

Ming-Jie Zhang, Xiao-Jie Cao, Jin Fan, Ze-Gang Yin, Ke Yu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Neurogenic pulmonary edema following febrile status epilepticus in a 22-month-old infant with multiple respiratory virus co-detection: a case report

Yoshie Takagi, Takeaki Imamura, Shota Endo, Kenta Hayashi, Satoka Akiyama, Yoji Ikuta, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Tomoko Sumita, Tatsuo Katori, Masanori Hashino, Shinji Saito, Takato Odagiri, Kunihiro Oba, Makoto Kuroda, Tsutomu Kageyama

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance against fluoroquinolones in the northeast of Iran

Mahdieh Sayadi, Hosna Zare, Saeed Amel Jamedar, Seyed Isaac Hashemy, Zahra Meshkat, Saman Soleimanpour, Sven Hoffner, Kiarash Ghazvini

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The clinical characteristics and risk factors for necrotizing pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children

Baoying Zheng, Jing Zhao, Ling Cao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Serosurvey of Treponema pallidum infection among children with skin ulcers in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem, northern Tanzania

Clara K. C. Lubinza, Simone Lueert, Luisa K. Hallmaier-Wacker, Esther Ngadaya, Idrissa S. Chuma, Rudovick R. Kazwala, Sayoki G. M. Mfinanga, Klaus Failing, Christian Roos, Sascha Knauf

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Productivity costs from a dengue episode in Asia: a systematic literature review

Trinh Manh Hung, Donald S. Shepard, Alison A. Bettis, Huyen Anh Nguyen, Angela McBride, Hannah E. Clapham, Hugo C. Turner

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disseminated Talaromyces marneffei infection presenting as multiple intestinal perforations and diffuse hepatic granulomatous inflammation in an infant with STAT3 mutation: a case report

Mianluan Pan, Ye Qiu, Wen Zeng, Shudan Tang, Xuan Wei, Jianquan Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of chronic HBV infection in pregnant woman attending antenatal care in a tertiary hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Karin Geffert, Tongai G. Maponga, Shimba Henerico, Wolfgang Preiser, Stella Mongella, August Stich, Samuel Kalluvya, Andreas Mueller, Christa Kasang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Delta neutrophil index as a predictive and prognostic factor for Candidemia patients: a matched case-control study

So Yeon Park, Jin Seo Lee, Jihyu Oh, Ji-Young Park

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Objective cognitive performance and subjective complaints in patients with chronic Q fever or Q fever fatigue syndrome

Daphne F. M. Reukers, Justine Aaronson, Joris A. F. van Loenhout, Birte Meyering, Koos van der Velden, Jeannine L. A. Hautvast, Cornelia H. M. van Jaarsveld, Roy P. C. Kessels

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Measles outbreak amplified in a pediatric ward: Lyantonde District, Uganda, August 2017

Claire Biribawa, Joselyn Annet Atuhairwe, Lilian Bulage, Denis Othuba Okethwangu, Benon Kwesiga, Alex Riolexus Ario, Bao-Ping Zhu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the Zygomatic bone: a case report

Takashi Matsuki, Shunsuke Miyamoto, Taku Yamashita

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effectiveness and tolerability of intravenous pentamidine for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: a retrospective study

Wedad B. Awad, Alaa Asaad, Nardin Al-Yasein, Rula Najjar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Canine serological survey and dog culling and its relationship with human visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic urban area

Patricia Marques Moralejo Bermudi, Danielle Nunes Carneiro Castro Costa, Caris Maroni Nunes, Jose Eduardo Tolezano, Roberto Mitsuyoshi Hiramoto, Lilian Aparecida Colebrusco Rodas, Rafael Silva Cipriano, Marta Blangiardo, Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of HIV, syphilis, and assessment of the social and structural determinants of sexual risk behaviour and health service utilisation among MSM and transgender women in Terai highway districts of Nepal: findings based on an integrated biological and behavioural surveillance survey using respondent driven sampling

Margrethe Storm, Keshab Deuba, Jose Damas, Upendra Shrestha, Bir Rawal, Rajan Bhattarai, Gaetano Marrone

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A blood RNA transcript signature for TB exposure in household contacts

Philip Kam Weng Kwan, Balamurugan Periaswamy, Paola Florez De Sessions, Wenwei Lin, James S. Molton, Claire M. Naftalin, Ahmad Nazri Mohamed Naim, Martin L. Hibberd, Nicholas I. Paton

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risk factors for and clinical outcomes of carbapenem non-susceptible gram negative bacilli bacteremia in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia

Dong Hoon Shin, Dong-Yeop Shin, Chang Kyung Kang, Suhyeon Park, Jieun Park, Kang Il Jun, Taek Soo Kim, Youngil Koh, Jun Shik Hong, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Nam-Joong Kim, Sung-soo Yoon, Inho Kim, Myoung-don Oh

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Phase II trial evaluating the clinical efficacy of cefixime for treatment of active syphilis in non-pregnant women in Brazil (CeBra)

Melanie M. Taylor, Edna Oliveira Kara, Maria Alix Leite Araujo, Mariangela Freitas Silveira, Angelica Espinosa Miranda, Ivo Castelo Branco Coelho, Maria Luiza Bazzo, Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira, Silvana Pereira Giozza, Ximena Pamela Díaz Bermudez, Maeve B. Mello, Ndema Habib, My Huong Nguyen, Soe Soe Thwin, Nathalie Broutet

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Is distance associated with tuberculosis treatment outcomes? A retrospective cohort study in Kampala, Uganda

Katherine O. Robsky, Seamus Hughes, Alex Kityamuwesi, Emily A. Kendall, Peter James Kitonsa, David W. Dowdy, Achilles Katamba

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cryptococcal antigenemia and its predictors among HIV infected patients in resource limited settings: a systematic review

Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Tamrat Abebe

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Double-carbapenem therapy in the treatment of multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuan-yuan Li, Jin Wang, Rui Wang, Yun Cai

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multiple subcutaneous tuberculous abscesses in a dermatomyositis patient without pulmonary tuberculosis: a case report and literature review

Weiwei Gao, Yi Zeng, Wei Chen

01.12.2020 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The prevalence of cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) and benefits of pre-emptive antifungal treatment among HIV-infected persons with CD4+ T-cell counts < 200 cells/μL: evidence based on a meta-analysis

Yao Li, Xiaojie Huang, Hui Chen, Yuanyuan Qin, Jianhua Hou, Aixin Li, Hao Wu, Xiaofeng Yan, Yaokai Chen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Simulating transmission of ESKAPE pathogens plus C. difficile in relevant clinical scenarios

Katharina L. Weber, Danielle S. LeSassier, Anthony D. Kappell, Kathleen Q. Schulte, Nicole Westfall, Nicolette C. Albright, Gene D. Godbold, Veena Palsikar, Carlos A. Acevedo, Krista L. Ternus, F. Curtis Hewitt

15.06.2020 | COVID-19 | Editorial | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Potential implications of SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Africa: where are we going from now?

Carlo Torti, Maria Mazzitelli, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Owachi Darius

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Influx of diverse, drug resistant and transmissible Plasmodium falciparum into a malaria-free setting in Qatar

Abir Al-Rumhi, Zainab Al-Hashami, Salama Al-Hamidhi, Amal Gadalla, Raeece Naeem, Lisa Ranford-Cartwright, Arnab Pain, Ali A. Sultan, Hamza A. Babiker

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The correlations between Th1 and Th2 cytokines in human alveolar echinococcosis

Xiao Ma, Xuefei Zhang, Jia Liu, Yufang Liu, Cunzhe Zhao, Huixia Cai, Wen Lei, Junying Ma, Haining Fan, Jianye Zhou, Na Liu, Jingxiao Zhang, Yongshun Wang, Wei Wang, Peizhen Zhan, Xiongying Zhang, Qing Zhang, Kemei Shi, Peiyun Liu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The influence of exposure to Toxoplasma Gondii on host lipid metabolism

Fei Xu, Xiwan Lu, Ruitang Cheng, Yuwei Zhu, Sunhan Miao, Qinyi Huang, Yongliang Xu, Liying Qiu, Yonghua Zhou

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical and computed tomography features of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess

Yue Ren, Hairui Wang, Zhihui Chang, Zhaoyu Liu

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Short-course antibiotic regimen compared to conventional antibiotic treatment for gram-positive cocci infective endocarditis: randomized clinical trial (SATIE)

Carmen Olmos, Isidre Vilacosta, Javier López, Carmen Sáez, Manuel Anguita, Pablo Elpidio García-Granja, Cristina Sarriá, Jacobo Silva, Belén Álvarez-Álvarez, María Amparo Martínez-Monzonis, Juan Carlos Castillo, José Seijas, Amanda López-Picado, Vicente Peral, Luis Maroto, J. Alberto San Román

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hygiene promotion might be better than serological screening to deal with Cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy: a methodological appraisal and decision analysis

Agathe Billette de Villemeur, Pierre Tattevin, Louis-Rachid Salmi, the French Haut Conseil de la santé publique Working Group

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sensitivity, specificity, inclusivity and exclusivity of the updated Aptima Combo 2 assay, which provides detection coverage of the new diagnostic-escape Chlamydia trachomatis variants

Magnus Unemo, Marit Hansen, Ronza Hadad, Mirja Puolakkainen, Henrik Westh, Kaisu Rantakokko-Jalava, Carina Thilesen, Michelle J. Cole, Iryna Boiko, Pham T. Lan, Daniel Golparian, Shin Ito, Martin Sundqvist

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Human adenovirus Coinfection aggravates the severity of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in children

Jiaojiao Gao, Lili Xu, Baoping Xu, Zhengde Xie, Kunling Shen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Isolation of Coxiella burnetii in patients with nonspecific febrile illness in South Korea

Seung Hun Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Sungdo Park, Hae Kyung Lee, Seon Do Hwang, Hye Won Jeong, Jung Yeon Heo, Yeong Seon Lee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Factors associated with occurrence of salmonellosis among children living in Mukuru slum, an urban informal settlement in Kenya

Cecilia Mbae, Moses Mwangi, Naomi Gitau, Tabitha Irungu, Fidelis Muendo, Zilla Wakio, Ruth Wambui, Susan Kavai, Robert Onsare, Celestine Wairimu, Ronald Ngetich, Frida Njeru, Sandra Van Puyvelde, John Clemens, Gordon Dougan, Samuel Kariuki

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology, vaccine effectiveness, and risk factors for mortality for pneumococcal disease among hospitalised adults in Singapore: a case-control study

Tyson Chan, Min Zhi Tay, Win Mar Kyaw, Angela Chow, Hanley J. Ho

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Spatio-temporal variation of malaria hotspots in Central Senegal, 2008–2012

Sokhna Dieng, El Hadj Ba, Badara Cissé, Kankoe Sallah, Abdoulaye Guindo, Boukary Ouedraogo, Martine Piarroux, Stanislas Rebaudet, Renaud Piarroux, Jordi Landier, Cheikh Sokhna, Jean Gaudart

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Malaria patterns across altitudinal zones of Mount Elgon following intensified control and prevention programs in Uganda

Aggrey Siya, Bosco John Kalule, Benard Ssentongo, Akim Tafadzwa Lukwa, Anthony Egeru

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A phase 2b/3b MenACWY-TT study of long-term antibody persistence after primary vaccination and immunogenicity and safety of a booster dose in individuals aged 11 through 55 years

Charissa Fay Corazon Borja-Tabora, Paula Peyrani, Chris Webber, Marie Van der Wielen, Brigitte Cheuvart, Nathalie De Schrevel, Veronique Bianco, Emmanuel Aris, Mark Cutler, Ping Li, John L. Perez

19.06.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological and clinical features of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in the South of Iran

Reza Shahriarirad, Zohre Khodamoradi, Amirhossein Erfani, Hamidreza Hosseinpour, Keivan Ranjbar, Yasaman Emami, Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, Mehrzad Lotfi, Babak Shirazi Yeganeh, Abolfazl Dorrani Nejad, Abdolrasool Hemmati, Mostafa Ebrahimi, Mohsen Moghadami

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology and risk factors of infective endocarditis in a tertiary hospital in China from 2007 to 2016

Zhenzhu Wu, Yi Chen, Tingting Xiao, Tianshui Niu, Qingyi Shi, Yonghong Xiao

22.06.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Positive results for patients with COVID-19 discharged form hospital in Chongqing, China

Wang Deng, Tian-wen Guang, Mei Yang, Jian-rong Li, De-peng Jiang, Chang-yi Li, Dao-xin Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comparing clinical outcomes of piperacillin-tazobactam administration and dosage strategies in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Sarah Fawaz, Stephen Barton, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense infection in a Good’s syndrome patient negative for human immunodeficiency virus and anti-interferon-γ autoantibody: a case report

Waki Imoto, Koichi Yamada, Yuriko Hajika, Kousuke Okamoto, Yuka Myodo, Makoto Niki, Gaku Kuwabara, Kazushi Yamairi, Wataru Shibata, Naoko Yoshii, Kiyotaka Nakaie, Kazutaka Yoshizawa, Hiroki Namikawa, Tetsuya Watanabe, Kazuhisa Asai, Hiroshi Moro, Yukihiro Kaneko, Tomoya Kawaguchi, Yoshiaki Itoh, Hiroshi Kakeya

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

What is the level of uptake of partner notification services in HIV testing in selected health facilities in Gatanga Sub County, Muranga County – Kenya; a retrospective study

Rewel Mwangi Kariuki, Gilbert Koome Rithaa, Elvis Omondi Oyugi, Daniel Muya Gachathi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Spatio-temporal analysis of socio-economic characteristics for pulmonary tuberculosis in Sichuan province of China, 2006–2015

Lan Xia, Sui Zhu, Chuang Chen, Zheng-Yuan Rao, Yong Xia, Dan-Xia Wang, Pei-Ru Zhang, Jinge He, Ju-Ying Zhang, Jian-Lin Wu

23.06.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical and CT findings of COVID-19: differences among three age groups

Jian Wang, Xiandi Zhu, Zhihua Xu, Guangzhao Yang, Guoqun Mao, Yuzhu Jia, Zongyu Xie, Jing Wang, Weiqun Ao

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical features of aseptic meningitis with varicella zoster virus infection diagnosed by next-generation sequencing: case reports

Lanlan Chen, Yao Xu, Chunfeng Liu, Hong Huang, Xingxing Zhong, Cancan Ma, Haina Zhao, Yingzhu Chen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A pain in the neck: Salmonella spp. as an unusual cause of a thyroid abscess. A case report and review of the literature

Maha K. AlYousef, Ahmed A. Al-Sayed, Ayham Al Afif, Uthman Alamoudi, Jaclyn M. LeBlanc, Robin LeBlanc

23.06.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

COVID-19 with acute cholecystitis: a case report

Mingliang Ying, Bin Lu, Jiangfeng Pan, Guanghong Lu, Shaobin Zhou, Dingjun Wang, Lu Li, Junkang Shen, Jiner Shu, From the COVID-19 Investigating and Research Team

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sarcoidosis with cryptococcal infection apparently engaging only immune-privileged body compartments: a case report

Johannes H. van der Stoep, Eva Sigstad, Anders Bredberg

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Fungal arthritis with adjacent osteomyelitis caused by Candida pelliculosa: a case report

Kwang Yun Song, Chulmin Park, Ji-Hyun Byun, Hye-Sun Chun, Jung-Hyun Choi, Eun Hee Han, Seung Ok Lee, Yeonjeong Jeong, Youn Jeong Kim, Si-Hyun Kim

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV patients retention and attrition in care and their determinants in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nurilign Abebe Moges, Adesina Olubukola, Okunlola Micheal, Yemane Berhane

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Towards accurate exclusion of neonatal bacterial meningitis: a feasibility study of a novel 16S rDNA PCR assay

Arthur Abelian, Thomas Mund, Martin D. Curran, Stuart A. Savill, Nipa Mitra, Carol Charan, Amanda L. Ogilvy-Stuart, Hugh R. B. Pelham, Paul H. Dear

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Association of cerebral malaria and TNF-α levels: a systematic review

Luana Leão, Bruna Puty, Maria Fâni Dolabela, Marinete Marins Povoa, Yago Gecy De Sousa Né, Luciana Guimarães Eiró, Nathália Carolina Fernandes Fagundes, Lucianne Cople Maia, Rafael Rodrigues Lima

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and determinants of virological failure, genetic diversity and drug resistance among people living with HIV in a minority area in China: a population-based study

Dan Yuan, Meijing Liu, Peng Jia, Yiping Li, Yuling Huang, Li Ye, Laze Api, Maogang Chen, Liang Yao, Zixin Wang, Honglu Liu, Shu Liang, Shujuan Yang

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Investigation of syphilis immunology and Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum biology to improve clinical management and design a broadly protective vaccine: study protocol

Ethan Osias, Phoebe Hung, Lorenzo Giacani, Chrysovalantis Stafylis, Kelika A. Konda, Silver K. Vargas, E. Michael Reyes-Díaz, W. Scott Comulada, David A. Haake, Austin M. Haynes, Carlos F. Caceres, Jeffrey D. Klausner

24.06.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risk factors for disease progression in COVID-19 patients

Min Cheol Chang, Yu-Kyung Park, Bong-Ok Kim, Donghwi Park

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Age-stratified anti-tuberculosis drug resistance profiles in South Korea: a multicenter retrospective study

Eung Gu Lee, Jinsoo Min, Ji Young Kang, Sung Kyoung Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Yong Hyun Kim, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Sang Haak Lee, Hyung Woo Kim, Ju Sang Kim

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multilevel ordinal model for CD4 count trends in seroconversion among South Africa women

Zelalem G. Dessie, Temesgen Zewotir, Henry Mwambi, Delia North

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) cases are not random: explaining trend, low- and high-frequency oscillations based on the Austrian TBE time series

Franz Rubel, Melanie Walter, Janna R. Vogelgesang, Katharina Brugger

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pharmacokinetic study of two different rifabutin doses co-administered with lopinavir/ritonavir in African HIV and tuberculosis co-infected adult patients

Seni Kouanda, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo, Kadari Cisse, Tegwinde Rebeca Compaoré, Giorgia Sulis, Serge Diagbouga, Alberto Roggi, Grissoum Tarnagda, Paola Villani, Lassana Sangare, Jacques Simporé, Mario Regazzi, Alberto Matteelli

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Global molecular diversity of RSV – the “INFORM RSV” study

Annefleur C. Langedijk, Robert Jan Lebbink, Christiana Naaktgeboren, Anouk Evers, Marco C. Viveen, Anne Greenough, Terho Heikkinen, Renato T. Stein, Peter Richmond, Federico Martinón-Torres, Marta Nunes, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Christian Keller, Monika Bauck, Robert Cohen, Jesse Papenburg, Jeffrey Pernica, Marije P. Hennus, Hong Jin, David E. Tabor, Andrev Tovchigrechko, Alexey Ruzin, Michael E. Abram, Deidre Wilkins, Joanne G. Wildenbeest, Leyla Kragten-Tabatabaie, Frank E. J. Coenjaerts, Mark T. Esser, Louis J. Bont

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Monitoring progress towards the first UNAIDS 90-90-90 target in key populations living with HIV in Norway

Robert Whittaker, Kelsey K. Case, Øivind Nilsen, Hans Blystad, Susan Cowan, Hilde Kløvstad, Ard van Sighem

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Nosocomial infections due to multidrug-resistant bacteria in cancer patients: a six-year retrospective study of an oncology Center in Western China

Ai-Min Jiang, Xin Shi, Na Liu, Huan Gao, Meng-Di Ren, Xiao-Qiang Zheng, Xiao Fu, Xuan Liang, Zhi-Ping Ruan, Yu Yao, Tao Tian

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Biofilm formation, antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence genes of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from clinical isolates in Uganda

Paul Katongole, Fatuma Nalubega, Najjuka Christine Florence, Benon Asiimwe, Irene Andia

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

An adult co-presented with varicella and herpes zoster caused by varicella zoster virus genotype J, China: a case report

Guangcheng Xie, Qiongling Wei, Wenping Guo, Dan Li, Pingping Sun, Jiangli Wang, Houguang Liu

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Promoting routine syphilis screening among men who have sex with men in China: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of syphilis self-testing and lottery incentive

Weibin Cheng, Cheng Wang, Weiming Tang, Jason J. Ong, Hongyun Fu, Michael Marks, M. Kumi Smith, Changchang Li, Juan Nie, Peizhen Zhao, Heping Zheng, Bin Yang, Joseph D. Tucker

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Asymptomatic central line-associated bloodstream infections in children implanted with long term indwelling central venous catheters in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka

J. A. A. S. Jayaweera, D. Sivakumar

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Delay in treatment initiation and its association with clinical severity and infectiousness among new adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Kiros Tedla, Girmay Medhin, Gebretsadik Berhe, Afework Mulugeta, Nega Berhe

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Asymptomatic-anaplasmosis confirmation using genetic and serological tests and possible coinfection with spotted fever group Rickettsia: a case report

Jiyeon Yoo, Jong-Hoon Chung, Choon-Mee Kim, Na Ra Yun, Dong-Min Kim

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Mycobacterial antigens in pleural fluid mononuclear cells to diagnose pleural tuberculosis in HIV co-infected patients

Tehmina Mustafa, Ida Wergeland, Kamaldeen Baba, Sharad Pathak, Anwar A. Hoosen, Anne Margarita Dyrhol-Riise

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Incidence and predictors of virological failure among adult HIV patients on first-line antiretroviral therapy in Amhara regional referral hospitals; Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study

Chilot Desta Agegnehu, Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Melaku Kindie Yenit

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A retrospective cohort investigation of seroprevalence of Marburg virus and ebolaviruses in two different ecological zones in Uganda

Luke Nyakarahuka, Ilana J. Schafer, Stephen Balinandi, Sophia Mulei, Alex Tumusiime, Jackson Kyondo, Barbara Knust, Julius Lutwama, Pierre Rollin, Stuart Nichol, Trevor Shoemaker

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The geno-spatio analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in hot and cold spots of Guangxi, China

Dingwen Lin, Zhezhe Cui, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Prasit Palittapongarnpim, Angkana Chaiprasert, Wuthiwat Ruangchai, Jing Ou, Liwen Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Treatment outcomes of patients with tuberculosis in war affected region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Tauseef Ahmad, Muhammad Ayub Jadoon, Muhammad Khan, Haroon, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Akbar Hussain, Taha Hussein Musa, Muhammad Waqar, Eyasu Ejeta, Manoochehr Karami, Kefyalew Addis Alene, Hui Jin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Tuberculin skin test conversion in patients under treatment with anti-tumor necrotizing factor alpha agents

Mohammad-Esmaeil Hejazi, Atefeh Ahmadzadeh, Alireza Khabbazi, Aliasghar Ebrahimi, Maryam Farmani, Yasin Hejazi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Complicated hospitalization due to influenza: results from the Global Hospital Influenza Network for the 2017–2018 season

Bruno Lina, Alexandre Georges, Elena Burtseva, Marta C. Nunes, Melissa K. Andrew, Shelly A. McNeil, Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, Luzhao Feng, Jan Kyncl, Philippe Vanhems, Justin R. Ortiz, John Paget, Robert C. Reiner, on behalf of the GIHSN 2017–2018 study collaborators

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology and genetic diversity of circulating dengue viruses in Medellin, Colombia: a fever surveillance study

Jacqueline Kyungah Lim, Mabel Carabali, Erwin Camacho, Diana Carolina Velez, Andrea Trujillo, Jorge Egurrola, Kang-Sung Lee, Ivan Dario Velez, Jorge E. Osorio

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Identification of Enterococcus faecalis in a patient with urinary-tract infection based on metagenomic next-generation sequencing: a case report

Manshi Li, Fuhuo Yang, Yihan Lu, Weifeng Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effects of meteorological factors on the incidence of mumps and models for prediction, China

Wen-ting Zha, Wei-tong LI, Nan Zhou, Jia-jia Zhu, Ruihua Feng, Tong Li, Yan-bing Du, Ying Liu, Xiu-qin Hong, Yuan Lv

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Use of resuscitation promoting factors to screen for tuberculosis infection in household-exposed children in The Gambia

W. van Loon, M. P. Gomez, D. Jobe, K. L. M. C. Franken, T. H. M. Ottenhoff, M. Coninx, L. Kestens, J. S. Sutherland, B. Kampmann, L. D. Tientcheu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Fatal outcome in a patient under immunosuppressant therapy infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Strongyloides stercoralis: a case report

Chisato Ashida, Koji Kinoshita, Yuji Nozaki, Masanori Funauchi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Neurologic alterations in an HIV adult patient with pertussis: a case report

María Camila Arango-Granados, Iván Mauricio Trompa

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Outbreak of KPC-2 Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST76 and Carbapenem-resistant K2 Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae ST375 strains in Northeast China: molecular and virulent characteristics

Shanshan Su, Jisheng Zhang, Yongxin Zhao, Lan Yu, Yong Wang, Yuchao Wang, Mingjia Bao, Yu Fu, Chunjiang Li, Xiaoli Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Vascular function and cardiovascular risk in a HIV infected and HIV free cohort of African ancestry: baseline profile, rationale and methods of the longitudinal EndoAfrica-NWU study

Carla M. T. Fourie, Shani Botha-Le Roux, Wayne Smith, Aletta E. Schutte, Yolandi Breet, Carina M. C. Mels, Lebo F. Gafane-Matemane, Leandi Lammertyn, Lisa Uys, Adele Burger, Jitcy S. Joseph, Nandu Goswami, Patrick De Boever, Hans Strijdom

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Seasonal Bordetella pertussis pattern in the period from 2008 to 2018 in Germany

Daniel Allermann Hitz, Friedemann Tewald, Maren Eggers

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Abstract-400 Detection of Cytomegalovirus by real time PCR among pediatric patients in different samples’

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Culture-negative endocarditis with neurologic presentations and dramatic response to heparin: a case report

Hossein Sheibani, Mohammad Salari, Elham Azmoodeh, Amirhessam Kheirieh, Sara Chaghazardi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Gastrointestinal symptoms in invasive pneumococcal disease: a cohort study

Hans Kristian Floeystad, Jacob Dag Berild, Bjoern Jardar Brandsaeter, Didrik Frimann Vestrheim, Dag Berild, Are Martin Holm

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Incidence, mortality, and lethality of hospitalizations for community-acquired pneumonia with comorbid cardiovascular disease in Spain (1997–2015)

Loreto Arias-Fernández, Ruth Gil-Prieto, Ángel Gil-de-Miguel

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Successful treatment with baloxavir marboxil of a patient with peramivir-resistant influenza A/H3N2 with a dual E119D/R292K substitution after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: a case report

Naonori Harada, Wataru Shibata, Hideo Koh, Emi Takashita, Seiichiro Fujisaki, Hiroshi Okamura, Satoru Nanno, Koichi Yamada, Hirohisa Nakamae, Masayuki Hino, Hiroshi Kakeya

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A systems biology-driven approach to construct a comprehensive protein interaction network of influenza A virus with its host

Qurat ul Ain Farooq, Zeeshan Shaukat, Sara Aiman, Tong Zhou, Chunhua Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Inequalities in measles immunization coverage in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional analysis of demographic and health surveys 2000–2016

Gebretsadik Shibre, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Sanni Yaya

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Measuring vaccine effectiveness against persistent HPV infections: a comparison of different statistical approaches

R. Donken, J. Hoes, M. J. Knol, G. S. Ogilvie, S. Dobson, A. J. King, J. Singer, P. J. Woestenberg, J. A. Bogaards, C. J. L. M. Meijer, H. E. de Melker

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

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

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

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis among health-care workers in Henan, China from 2010 to 2017

Guojie Wang, Jiying Xu, Bin Huang, Sanyou Gao, Yan Zhuang, Kan Wang, Yanqiu Zhang, Jianguo Jiang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of HBV and HCV infections, Bhutan, 2017: Progress and next steps

N. Tshering, G. P. Dhakal, U. Wangchuk, S. Wangdi, L. Khandu, S. Pelden, F. Nogareda, M. K. Patel, Y. J. F. Hutin, K. Wannemuehler, B. B. Rewari, S. Wangchuk

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical presentation of asymptomatic and symptomatic heterosexual men who tested positive for urethral gonorrhoea at a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia

Mario Martín-Sánchez, Jason J. Ong, Christopher K. Fairley, Marcus Y. Chen, Deborah A. Williamson, Kate Maddaford, Ei T. Aung, Georgia Carter, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Eric P. F. Chow

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Influence of blood group, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and Haemoglobin genotype on Falciparum malaria in children in Vihiga highland of Western Kenya

Jafaralli Sande Ahmed, Bernard Guyah, David Sang’, Mark Kilongosi Webale, Nathan Shaviya Mufyongo, Elly Munde, Collins Ouma

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Isolation and characterization of WUPyV in polarized human airway epithelial cells

Chao Wang, Tianli Wei, Yiman Huang, Qiong Guo, Zhiping Xie, Jingdong Song, Aijun Chen, Lishu Zheng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Effect of a multi-dimensional case management model on anti-retroviral therapy-related outcomes among people living with human immunodeficiency virus in Beijing, China

Lili Dai, Xiaochun Yu, Ying Shao, Yali Wang, Zaicun Li, Jiangzhu Ye, Shaoli Bai, Xiaoling Guo, Jianyun Wang, Bin Su, Taiyi Jiang, Tong Zhang, Hao Wu, Sarah Robbins Scott, An Liu, Lijun Sun

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Finding gaps in TB notifications: spatial analysis of geographical patterns of TB notifications, associations with TB program efforts and social determinants of TB risk in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan

Margo van Gurp, Ente Rood, Razia Fatima, Pushpraj Joshi, Sharat Chandra Verma, Ahmadul Hasan Khan, Lucie Blok, Christina Mergenthaler, Mirjam Irene Bakker

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Testing the regulatory framework in South Africa – a single-blind randomized pilot trial of commercial probiotic supplementation to standard therapy in women with bacterial vaginosis

Anna-Ursula Happel, Ravesh Singh, Nireshni Mitchev, Koleka Mlisana, Heather B. Jaspan, Shaun L. Barnabas, Jo-Ann S. Passmore

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Radiographic features in investigated for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia: a nested case-control study

Jimmy M. Hsu, Aaron Hass, Marc-Alexandre Gingras, Jaron Chong, Cecilia Costiniuk, Nicole Ezer, Richard S. Fraser, Emily G. McDonald, Todd C. Lee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Development of a hexavalent recombinant protein vaccine adjuvanted with Montanide ISA 50 V and determination of its protective efficacy against acute toxoplasmosis

Esra Atalay Şahar, Hüseyin Can, Sultan Gülçe İz, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, Mina Kalantari-Dehaghi, Remziye Deveci, Adnan Yüksel Gürüz, Mert Döşkaya

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Seroprevalence and factors associated with hepatitis B infection among the hill tribe adult population in Thailand: a cross-sectional study

Panupong Upala, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Ratipark Tamornpark, Chalitar Chomchoei, Fartima Yeemard

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multifocal tuberculosis simulating a cancer-a case report

Congxiao Wang, Ying Luan, Shifeng Liu, Mingwei Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Li, Zixiang Li, Xiaokun Hu, Lijing Peng

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

When a viral eruption hides another one: intrafamilial outbreak of parvovirus B19 and measles virus co-infections: case report

Claire Grolhier, Charlotte Pronier, Arielle Belem, Julia Dina, Astrid Vabret, José-Hector Aranda Grau, Pierre Tattevin, Vincent Thibault

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Estimating the nationwide transmission risk of measles in US schools and impacts of vaccination and supplemental infection control strategies

Parham Azimi, Zahra Keshavarz, Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent, Joseph G. Allen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1B case report: an unusual pathogen in an osteoarticular infection on device

Frédéric Wallet, Anne-Sophie Le Guern, Malo Penven, Eric Senneville, Cyril Savin, Caroline Loïez

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Chronic suppurative otitis media due to Streptomyces cacaoi, the second case report in human infection

Lu Ai, Han Huang, Zhongwen Wu, Pingjuan Liu, Jianyu Huang, Yili Chen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Recurrent pneumonia in a patient with new coronavirus infection after discharge from hospital for insufficient antibody production: a case report

Xiaoxi Zhou, Jianfeng Zhou, Jianping Zhao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

What causes high costs for rural tuberculosis inpatients? Evidence from five counties in China

Haomiao Li, Bin Cheng, Yingchun Chen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Paradoxical long-term impact of maternal influenza infection on neonates and infants

Joon Young Song, Keon Vin Park, Sung Won Han, Min Joo Choi, Ji Yun Noh, Hee Jin Cheong, Woo Joo Kim, Min-Jeong Oh, Geum Joon Cho

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The age-specific incidence of hospitalized paediatric malaria in Uganda

Arthur Mpimbaza, Richard Walemwa, James Kapisi, Asadu Sserwanga, Jane Frances Namuganga, Yasin Kisambira, Abner Tagoola, Jane Frances Nanteza, Damain Rutazaana, Sarah G. Staedke, Grant Dorsey, Jimmy Opigo, Alice Kamau, Robert W. Snow

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Rotavirus group A genotype circulation patterns across Kenya before and after nationwide vaccine introduction, 2010–2018

Mike J. Mwanga, Betty E. Owor, John B. Ochieng, Mwanajuma H. Ngama, Billy Ogwel, Clayton Onyango, Jane Juma, Regina Njeru, Elijah Gicheru, Grieven P. Otieno, Sammy Khagayi, Charles N. Agoti, Godfrey M. Bigogo, Richard Omore, O. Yaw Addo, Seheri Mapaseka, Jacqueline E. Tate, Umesh D. Parashar, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Jennifer R. Verani, Robert F. Breiman, D. James Nokes

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Combined therapy with ceftriaxone and doxycycline does not improve the outcome of meningococcal meningitis in mice compared to ceftriaxone monotherapy

Susanna Ricci, Denis Grandgirard, Ilias Masouris, Tiziana Braccini, Gianni Pozzi, Marco R. Oggioni, Uwe Koedel, Stephen L. Leib

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiology, species distribution, and predictive factors for mortality of candidemia in adult surgical patients

Wei Zhang, Xingpeng Song, Hao Wu, Rui Zheng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of group a streptococcus recovered from patients in Beijing, China

Hongxin Li, Lin Zhou, Yong Zhao, Lijuan Ma, Xiaoyan Liu, Jin Hu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Changes in D-dimer after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in adults living with HIV in Kenya

Chloe A. Teasdale, Cecilia Hernandez, Allison Zerbe, Duncan Chege, Mark Hawken, Wafaa M. El-Sadr

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Association among cytokine profiles of innate and adaptive immune responses and clinical-virological features in untreated patients with chronic hepatitis B

Yurong Gu, Yifan Lian, Qiaolan Zheng, Zexuan Huang, Lin Gu, Yanhua Bi, Jing Li, Yanlin Huang, Yuankai Wu, Lubiao Chen, Yuehua Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Intestinal parasites co-infection among tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ayinalem Alemu, Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Teshager Worku

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The phenotypic and molecular characteristics of antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium in Henan Province, China

Nian Dong, Yongrui Li, Jiayong Zhao, Hui Ma, Jinyan Wang, Beibei Liang, Xinying Du, Fuli Wu, Shengli Xia, Xiaoxia Yang, Hongbo Liu, Chaojie Yang, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song, Leili Jia, Yan Li, Yansong Sun

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictive factors for positive disco-vertebral biopsy culture in pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis, and impact of fluoroscopic versus scanographic guidance

Caroline Diffre, Camille Jousset, Anne-Laure Roux, Clara Duran, Latifa Noussair, Martin Rottman, Robert-Yves Carlier, Aurélien Dinh

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Polymorphisms of pfcrt, pfmdr1, and K13-propeller genes in imported falciparum malaria isolates from Africa in Guizhou province, China

Danya She, Zhengyan Wang, Qiuguo Liang, Lidan Lu, Yuting Huang, Ke Zhang, Dong An, Jiahong Wu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hospital physicians’ experiences with procalcitonin – implications for antimicrobial stewardship; a qualitative study

Ingrid Christensen, Jon Birger Haug, Dag Berild, Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt, Lars-Petter Jelsness-Jørgensen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

External quality assessment (EQA) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing in primary laboratories in Germany

Regina Selb, Klaus Jansen, Matthias Eckardt, Thalea Tamminga, Sandra Dudareva, Martyna Gassowski, Ingeborg Graeber, Eva Guhl, Dagmar Heuer, Susanne Buder, the GORENET EQA study group

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration for pyogenic liver abscess (3-6 cm): a two-center retrospective study

Shuangjun He, Jie Yu, Hairong Wang, Xuelian Chen, Zhanqiang He, Yi Chen

20.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A COVID-19 patient with multiple negative results for PCR assays outside Wuhan, China: a case report

Li-Da Chen, Hao Li, Yu-Ming Ye, Zhi Wu, Ya-Ping Huang, Wei-Liang Zhang, Li Lin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Validation of the T86I mutation in the gyrA gene as a highly reliable real time PCR target to detect Fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter jejuni

Nereyda Espinoza, Jesús Rojas, Simon Pollett, Rina Meza, Lilian Patiño, Manuel Leiva, Máximo Camiña, Manuela Bernal, Nathanael D. Reynolds, Ryan Maves, Drake H. Tilley, Matthew Kasper, Mark P. Simons

20.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correlation analysis between disease severity and clinical and biochemical characteristics of 143 cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study

Dan Wang, Ruifang Li, Juan Wang, Qunqun Jiang, Chang Gao, Juan Yang, Lintong Ge, Qing Hu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular characterization of ocular dirofilariasis: a case report of Dirofilaria immitis in south-eastern Iran

Razieh Parsa, Ali Sedighi, Iraj Sharifi, Mehdi Bamorovat, Saeid Nasibi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Invasive non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae infection due to endometritis associated with adenomyosis

Yoshito Nishimura, Hideharu Hagiya, Kaoru Kawano, Yuya Yokota, Kosuke Oka, Koji Iio, Kou Hasegawa, Mikako Obika, Tomoko Haruma, Sawako Ono, Hisashi Masuyama, Fumio Otsuka

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Pegylated interferon may be considered in chronic viral hepatitis E resistant to ribavirin in kidney transplant recipients

I. Ollivier-Hourmand, L. Lebedel, A. Lecouf, M. Allaire, T. T. N. Nguyen, C. Lier, T. Dao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Assessing human exposure to spotted fever and typhus group rickettsiae in Ontario, Canada (2013–2018): a retrospective, cross-sectional study

Mark P. Nelder, Curtis B. Russell, Steven Johnson, Ye Li, Kirby Cronin, Bryna Warshawsky, Nicholas Brandon, Samir N. Patel

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A phase IV randomised, open-label pilot study to evaluate switching from protease-inhibitor based regimen to Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide single tablet regimen in Integrase inhibitor-naïve, virologically suppressed HIV-1 infected adults harbouring drug resistance mutations (PIBIK study): study protocol for a randomised trial

Collins C. Iwuji, Duncan Churchill, Stephen Bremner, Nicky Perry, Ye To, Debbie Lambert, Chloe Bruce, Laura Waters, Chloe Orkin, Anna Maria Geretti

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A pooled analysis of the LAMP assay for the detection of Neisseria meningitidis

Shu-Jin Fan, Hong-Kun Tan, Yu-Cheng Xu, Yuan-Zhi Chen, Tian-Ao Xie, Zhi-Yong Pan, Shi Ouyang, Qin Li, Xiao-yan Li, Zhen-Xing Li, Xu-Guang Guo

21.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Basic epidemiological parameter values from data of real-world in mega-cities: the characteristics of COVID-19 in Beijing, China

Xiaoli Wang, Yang Pan, Daitao Zhang, Lijuan Chen, Lei Jia, Xinyu Li, Peng Yang, Quanyi Wang, C. Raina Macintyre

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Conidiobolus pachyzygosporus invasive pulmonary infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia: case report and review of the literature

E. Stavropoulou, A. T. Coste, C. Beigelman-Aubry, I. Letovanec, O. Spertini, A. Lovis, T. Krueger, R. Burger, P. Y. Bochud, F. Lamoth

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus markers and associated factors among children in Hawassa City, southern Ethiopia

Bedru Argaw, Adane Mihret, Abraham Aseffa, Azeb Tarekegne, Siraj Hussen, Demelash Wachamo, Techalew Shimelis, Rawleigh Howe

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis A, B and C seropositivity among first-year healthcare students in western Turkey: a seroprevalence study

Ayla Acikgoz, Dilek Cimrin, Servet Kizildag, Nuran Esen, Pinar Balci, Ayca Arzu Sayiner

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Occurrence of septuple and elevated Pfdhfr-Pfdhps quintuple mutations in a general population threatens the use of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prevention during pregnancy in eastern-coast of Tanzania

George M. Bwire, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Manase Kilonzi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Spatial-temporal analysis of tuberculosis in Chongqing, China 2011-2018

Ya Yu, Bo Wu, Chengguo Wu, Qingya Wang, Daiyu Hu, Wei Chen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Importance of early identification of PrEP breakthrough infections in a generalized HIV epidemic: a case report from a PrEP demonstration project in South Africa

Cherise L. Naicker, Leila E. Mansoor, Halima Dawood, Kogieleum Naidoo, Denzhe Singo, David Matten, Carolyn Williamson, Quarraisha Abdool Karim

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Characterization of putative drug resistant biomarkers in Plasmodium falciparum isolated from Ghanaian blood donors

Enoch Aninagyei, Kwabena Obeng Duedu, Tanko Rufai, Comfort Dede Tetteh, Margaretta Gloria Chandi, Paulina Ampomah, Desmond Omane Acheampong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Identify clinical factors related to Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with hypoxia in children

Yaoyao Ling, Tongqiang Zhang, Wei Guo, Zhenli Zhu, Jiao Tian, Chunquan Cai, Yongsheng Xu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Cerebral and pulmonary aspergillosis, treatment and diagnostic challenges of mixed breakthrough invasive fungal infections: case report study

Ali Amanati, Mehrzad Lotfi, Mohammad Sadegh Masoudi, Hadis Jafarian, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Haleh Bozorgi, Parisa Badiee

24.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients – a pilot study

Paula Jendrny, Claudia Schulz, Friederike Twele, Sebastian Meller, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Albertus Dominicus Marcellinus Erasmus Osterhaus, Janek Ebbers, Veronika Pilchová, Isabell Pink, Tobias Welte, Michael Peter Manns, Anahita Fathi, Christiane Ernst, Marylyn Martina Addo, Esther Schalke, Holger Andreas Volk

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

An outbreak of acute respiratory infection at a training base in Beijing, China due to human adenovirus type B55

Guilan Lu, Xiaomin Peng, Renqing Li, Yimeng Liu, Zhanguo Wu, Xifeng Wang, Daitao Zhang, Jiachen Zhao, Ying Sun, Li Zhang, Peng Yang, Quanyi Wang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Unusual presentation of fatal disseminated varicella zoster virus infection in a patient with lupus nephritis: a case report

Veronica Vassia, Alessandro Croce, Paolo Ravanini, Monica Leutner, Chiara Saglietti, Stefano Fangazio, Marco Quaglia, Carlo Smirne

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

An unusual Staphylococcus saccharolyticus spondylodiscitis post kyphoplasty: a case report

Marie-Charlotte Trojani, Brigitte Lamy, Raymond Ruimy, Nicolas Amoretti, Karine Risso, Christian Roux

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Geographic mapping of Enterobacteriaceae with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) phenotype in Pereira, Colombia

Deving Arias Ramos, Julián Andrés Hoyos Pulgarín, Germán Alberto Moreno Gómez, John Alexander Alzate, Juan Camilo Olaya Gómez, Isabella Cortés Bonilla, Camila Vargas Mosquera

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Estimating the nationwide transmission risk of measles in US schools and impacts of vaccination and supplemental infection control strategies

Parham Azimi, Zahra Keshavarz, Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent, Joseph G. Allen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Significance of sTREM-1 in early prediction of ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonates: a single-center, prospective, observational study

Xingxing Zhao, Lixiao Xu, Zuming Yang, Bin Sun, Ying Wang, Gen Li, Chenxi Feng, Tao Pan, Tian Yu, Xing Feng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Impact of GeneXpert MTB/RIF® on treatment initiation and outcomes of RIF-resistant and RIF-susceptible TB patients in Vladimir TB dispensary, Russia

Julia V. Ershova, Grigory V. Volchenkov, Tatiana R. Somova, Tatiana A. Kuznetsova, Natalia V. Kaunetis, Dorothy Kaminski, Olga V. Demikhova, Larisa N. Chernousova, Irina A. Vasilyeva, Eleanor M. Kerr, J. Peter Cegielski, Ekaterina V. Kurbatova

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Expansion of acquired 16S rRNA methytransferases along with CTX-M-15, NDM and OXA-48 within three sequence types of Escherichia coli from northeast India

Jayalaxmi Wangkheimayum, Mohana Bhattacharjee, Bhaskar Jyoti Das, K. Melson Singha, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Amitabha Bhattacharjee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Modifiable healthcare factors affecting 28-day survival in bloodstream infection: a prospective cohort study

Rebecca N. Evans, Katie Pike, Chris A. Rogers, Rosy Reynolds, Margaret Stoddart, Robin Howe, Mark Wilcox, Peter Wilson, F. Kate Gould, Alasdair MacGowan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Immune escape mutations in HIV-1 controllers in the Brazilian Amazon region

Samara Tatielle Monteiro Gomes, Ednelza da Silva Graça Amoras, Érica Ribeiro Gomes, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Edivaldo Costa Sousa Júnior, Janaína Mota de Vasconcelos Massafra, Poliana da Silva Lemos, João Lídio Vianez Júnior, Ricardo Ishak, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Using a hepatitis B surveillance system evaluation in Fujian, Hainan, and Gansu provinces to improve data quality and assess program effectiveness, China, 2015

Hui Zheng, Alexander J. Millman, Jeanette J. Rainey, Fuzhen Wang, Rui Zhang, Hong Chen, Zundong Yin, Huaqing Wang, Guomin Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comparison of different bacteriological testing strategies and factors for bacteriological confirmation among pulmonary TB patients: a retrospective study in Tianjin, China, 2017–2018

Guoqin Zhang, Yuhua Zhang, Mingting Chen, Fan Zhang

30.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of 276 hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in Zengdu District, Hubei Province: a single-center descriptive study

Yiping Wei, Weibiao Zeng, Xiangyun Huang, Junyu Li, Xingting Qiu, Huadong Li, Dinghua Liu, Zhaofeng He, Wenzhong Yao, Ping Huang, Chao Li, Min Zhu, Chunlan Zhong, Xingen Zhu, Jiansheng Liu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Development and evaluation of a TaqMan MGB RT-PCR assay for detection of H5 and N8 subtype influenza virus

Fan Yang, Lihua Xu, Fumin Liu, Hangping Yao, Nanping Wu, Haibo Wu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Burden of Talaromyces marneffei infection in people living with HIV/AIDS in Asia during ART era: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuanyuan Qin, Xiaojie Huang, Hui Chen, Xinchao Liu, Yao Li, Jianhua Hou, Aixin Li, Xiaofeng Yan, Yaokai Chen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Distribution of hepatitis B virus genotypes in the general population of Myanmar via nationwide study

Yi Yi Kyaw, Aye Aye Lwin, Khin Saw Aye, Hlaing Myat Thu, Moh Moh Htun, Hnin Ohmar Soe, Kay Thi Aye, Kyaw Zin Thant, Hyeon Jeong Hwang, JaeHun Cheong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictive value of TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-10 for tuberculosis among recently exposed contacts in the United States and Canada

Mary R. Reichler, Christina Hirsch, Yan Yuan, Awal Khan, Susan E. Dorman, Neil Schluger, Timothy R. Sterling, the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Task Order 2 Team

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors of paradoxical tuberculosis associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome among HIV-infected patients in Beijing, China

Ming Xue, Ruming Xie, Yu Pang, Shuo Yan, Yanni Du, Chunshuang Guan, Budong Chen

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Determine TB-LAM point-of-care tuberculosis assay predicts poor outcomes in outpatients during their first year of antiretroviral therapy in South Africa

Andrew D. Kerkhoff, Nicky Longley, Nicola Kelly, Anna Cross, Monica Vogt, Robin Wood, Sabine Hermans, Stephen D. Lawn, Thomas S. Harrison

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Machine learning reveals that Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes and anatomic disease site impacts drug resistance and disease transmission among patients with proven extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

Doctor B. Sibandze, Beki T. Magazi, Lesibana A. Malinga, Nontuthuko E. Maningi, Bong-Akee Shey, Jotam G. Pasipanodya, Nontombi N. Mbelle

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

High fecal carriage of extended Beta Lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae among adult patients admitted in referral hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Upendo O. Kibwana, Mtebe Majigo, Doreen Kamori, Joel Manyahi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Development and validation of a scoring system for predicting cancer patients at risk of extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections

Alvaro J. Martínez-Valencia, Brian J. Gómez Martínez, Anita M. Montañez Ayala, Katherin García, Ricardo Sánchez Pedraza, Leydy P. Jiménez Cetina, Julio C. Gómez Rincón, Sonia I. Cuervo Maldonado

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Listeria spondylodiscitis: an uncommon etiology of a common condition; a case report

Rand Al Ohaly, Nischal Ranganath, Medina G. Saffie, Anjali Shroff

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: A pooled analysis of the LAMP assay for the detection of Neisseria meningitidis

Shu-Jin Fan, Hong-Kun Tan, Yu-Cheng Xu, Yuan-Zhi Chen, Tian-Ao Xie, Zhi-Yong Pan, Shi Ouyang, Qin Li, Xiao-yan Li, Zhen-Xing Li, Xu-Guang Guo

03.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Mapping the situation of research on coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19): a preliminary bibliometric analysis during the early stage of the outbreak

Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Samah W. Al-Jabi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Hongkongmyces snookiorum in a kidney transplant patient: a case report

Deng Linqiang, Chen Yiguo, Xu Heping, Chen Dongke, Hu Longhua, Gui Xiaomei, Zou Xia

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Risky sexual behaviours among women of reproductive age in a high HIV burdened township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Karl Peltzer, Khumbulani Hlongwana

04.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical features and outcomes of pregnant women with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yi-jie Gao, Lei Ye, Jia-shuo Zhang, Yang-xue Yin, Min Liu, Hong-biao Yu, Rong Zhou

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Molecular epidemiology and clinical characteristics of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infected patients with elevated transaminases in Shanghai, China

Shanshan Wu, Yi Zhang, Yuyan Tang, Ting Yao, Mengjiao Lv, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqing Zang, Yongsheng Yu, Xiaohua Chen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Orbital abscess caused by Exophiala dermatitidis following posterior subtenon injection of triamcinolone acetonide: a case report and a review of literature related to Exophiala eye infections

Chiharu Iwahashi, Hiroshi Eguchi, Fumika Hotta, Mayu Uezumi, Miki Sawa, Masatomo Kimura, Takashi Yaguchi, Shunji Kusaka

04.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Dynamic changes in clinical and CT characteristics of COVID-19 cases with different exposure histories: a retrospective study

Ruili Li, Guangxue Liu, Xiaojie Huang, Cuiyu Jia, Zhenying Xia, Wenyan Song, Xueqin Li, Xing Wang, Hongjun Li

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

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

Davie Wong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Defective HIV-1 envelope gene promotes the evolution of the infectious strain through recombination in vitro

Huamian Wei, Danwei Yu, Xiuzhu Geng, Yuxian He

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Tuberculosis active case-finding interventions and approaches for prisoners in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic scoping review

Desmond Kuupiel, Portia Vezi, Vitalis Bawontuo, Ernest Osei, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The utility of cerebrospinal fluid white cell count during the prognostic assessment for cryptococcal meningitis patients: a retrospective study

Junyan Qu, Jingwen Jiang, Xiaoju Lv

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and associated factors of malaria among pregnant women in Sherkole district, Benishangul Gumuz regional state, West Ethiopia

Girma Bekele Gontie, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and nature of potential drug-drug interactions among hospitalized HIV patients presenting with suspected meningitis in Uganda

Prosperity C. Eneh, Katherine Huppler Hullsiek, Daniel Kiiza, Joshua Rhein, David B. Meya, David R. Boulware, Melanie R. Nicol

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and HIV-associated myelopathy in a patient with a preserved CD4, but high viral load-a rarely reported phenomenon: a case report and literature review

Biniyam Alemayehu Ayele, Wondwossen Amogne, Lalise Gemechu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiology, clinical signs, routine laboratory diagnosis, risk factors, and outcomes

Zhiquan He, Bohao Wang, Yi Li, Yanhua Du, Hongxia Ma, Xingle Li, Wanshen Guo, Bianli Xu, Xueyong Huang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Characteristics of tuberculosis patients in the integrated tuberculosis control model in Chongqing, China: a retrospective study

Liwen Zhang, Wei Xing, Jiani Zhou, Rui Zhang, Yong Cheng, Jin Li, Geng Wang, Shili Liu, Ying Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 among people living with HIV in Mbeya, Tanzania

Habakkuk Mwakyula Issakwisa, Gloria Reginald Mbwile, Godlove Fred Mbwanji, David Daniel Nassoro, Nyanda Elias Ntinginya, Anthony Ambikile Nsojo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of bloodstream infection by Parvimonas micra: retrospective case series and literature review

Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Yuki Hara, Yusuke Yoshimi, Yoshiro Fujita, Masamichi Yokoe, Yoshinori Noguchi

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The role of mass media exposure on tuberculosis knowledge and attitude among migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Northwest Ethiopia

Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Getu Debalkie, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Sintayehu Daba Wami, Malede Mequanent Sisay, Destaw Fetene, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Point-of-care thrombocyte function testing using multiple-electrode aggregometry in dengue patients: an explorative study

Wesley de Jong, Tri Pudy Asmarawati, Inge Verbeek, Musofa Rusli, Usman Hadi, Eric van Gorp, Marco Goeijenbier

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HTLV screening of blood donors using chemiluminescence immunoassay in three major provincial blood centers of China

Junpeng Zhao, Feixue Zhao, Wei Han, Xiaoxuan Xu, Lilin Wang, Ran Li, Tong Li, Linfeng Wu, Dandan Du, Xuezhen Zeng, Xiujuan Cui, Yunlong Chen, Jinfeng Zeng, Lunan Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Renal function in Ethiopian HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral treatment with and without tenofovir

Daniel Yilma, Alemseged Abdissa, Pernille Kæstel, Markos Tesfaye, Mette F. Olsen, Tsinuel Girma, Christian Ritz, Henrik Friis, Åse B. Andersen, Ole Kirk

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Staphylococcal endocarditis in a quadricuspid aortic valve following uncomplicated dengue infection: a case report

Nilusha Weerasooriya, Tharanga Fernando, Pasan Serasinghe, Buddhika Alahakoon, Chirath Madurapperuma, Ananda Jayanaga

07.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical characteristics and risk factors of patients with severe COVID-19 in Jiangsu province, China: a retrospective multicentre cohort study

Songqiao Liu, Huanyuan Luo, Yuancheng Wang, Luis E. Cuevas, Duolao Wang, Shenghong Ju, Yi Yang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Quick assessment of influenza a virus infectivity with a long-range reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay

Yuki Nakaya, Takashi Fukuda, Hiroki Ashiba, Masato Yasuura, Makoto Fujimaki

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The effectiveness of a simple antimicrobial stewardship intervention in general practice in Australia: a pilot study

Alicia J. Neels, Aaron E. Bloch, Stella M. Gwini, Eugene Athan

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Bioaerosol sampling of patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis: a study protocol

Benjamin Patterson, Anastasia Koch, Sophia Gessner, Ryan Dinkele, Melitta Gqada, Wayne Bryden, Frank Cobelens, Francesca Little, Digby F. Warner, Robin Wood

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

What is needed to achieve HCV microelimination among HIV-infected populations in Andalusia, Spain: a modeling analysis

Britt Skaathun, Annick Borquez, Antonio Rivero-Juarez, Sanjay R. Mehta, Francisco Tellez, Manuel Castaño-Carracedo, Dolores Merino, Rosario Palacios, Juan Macías, Antonio Rivero, Natasha K. Martin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the general population: a meta-analysis

Pengcheng Huai, Furong Li, Tongsheng Chu, Dianchang Liu, Jian Liu, Furen Zhang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The reduction in CD8+PD-1+ T cells in liver histological tissue is related to Pegylated IFN-α therapy outcomes in chronic hepatitis B patients

Ruyu Liu, Yanhui Chen, Jiang Guo, Minghui Li, Yao Lu, Lu Zhang, Ge Shen, Shuling Wu, Min Chang, Leiping Hu, Hongxiao Hao, Henghui Zhang, Yao Xie

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A structural equation model of factors associated with HIV risk behaviors and mental health among men who have sex with men in Malawi

Yuan Zhao, Amrita Rao, Andrea L. Wirtz, Eric Umar, Gift Trapence, Vincent Jumbe, Sosthenes Ketende, Dunker Kamba, Chris Beyrer, Stefan Baral

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Gaps in the care cascade for screening and treatment of refugees with tuberculosis infection in Middle Tennessee: a retrospective cohort study

Adoma Manful, Leslie Waller, Ben Katz, Jason Cummins, Jon Warkentin, Billy Reagon, Joanna Shaw-Kaikai, Yuwei Zhu, Yuri F. van der Heijden

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictors of tuberculosis infection among adults visiting anti-retroviral treatment center at east and west Gojjam, northwest, Ethiopia, 2017

Habtamu Belew, Moges Wubie, Getaye Tizazu, Abebaw Bitew, Tesfa Birlew

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Reducing delays to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis case detection through a revised routine surveillance system

Basra Esmail Doulla, Stephen Bertel Squire, Eleanor MacPherson, Esther Stanslaus Ngadaya, Beatrice Kemilembe Mutayoba, Ivor Langley

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Predictive risk score model for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome mortality based on qSOFA and SIRS scoring system

Li Wang, Zhiqiang Zou, Kun Ding, Chunguo Hou

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Genetic diversity of group A rotavirus in acute gastroenteritis outpatients in Shanghai from 2017 to 2018

Xiaozhou Kuang, Xiaohuan Gong, Xi Zhang, Hao Pan, Zheng Teng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multidrug resistant and extensively drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii hospital infection associated with high mortality: a retrospective study in the pediatric intensive care unit

Jingyi Shi, Ting Sun, Yun Cui, Chunxia Wang, Fei Wang, Yiping Zhou, Huijie Miao, Yijun Shan, Yucai Zhang

14.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Importations of COVID-19 into African countries and risk of onward spread

Haoyang Sun, Borame L. Dickens, Alex R. Cook, Hannah E. Clapham

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Analysis of fungal bloodstream infection in intensive care units in the Meizhou region of China: species distribution and resistance and the risk factors for patient mortality

Guangwen Xiao, Wanqing Liao, Yuenong Zhang, Xiaodong Luo, Cailing Zhang, Guodan Li, Yingping Yang, Yunyao Xu

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

BK virus-associated nephropathy in a lung transplant patient: case report and literature review

Thomas Crowhurst, James Nolan, Randall Faull, Mark Holmes, Chien-Li Holmes-Liew

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Perinatal listeriosis patients treated at a maternity hospital in Beijing, China, from 2013–2018

Chunyun Li, Huihui Zeng, Xin Ding, Yi Chen, Xiaowei Liu, Li Zhou, Xin Wang, Yumei Cheng, Shanshan Hu, Zheng Cao, Ruixia Liu, Chenghong Yin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in farm animals and breeders in north of Morocco

Nadira Mourabit, Abdelhay Arakrak, Mohammed Bakkali, Zeineb Zian, Joaira Bakkach, Amin Laglaoui

01.12.2020 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Implementation and evaluation of a care bundle for prevention of non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia (nvHAP) – a mixed-methods study protocol for a hybrid type 2 effectiveness-implementation trial

Aline Wolfensberger, Lauren Clack, von Felten Stefanie, Katharina Kusejko, Mirjam Faes Hesse, Werner Jakob, Dirk Saleschus, Marie-Theres Meier, Roger Kouyos, Leonhard Held, Hugo Sax

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Microbial epidemiology and risk factors for relapse in gram-negative bacteria catheter-related bloodstream infection with a pilot prospective study in patients with catheter removal receiving short-duration of antibiotic therapy

Bhitta Surapat, Preecha Montakantikul, Kumthorn Malathum, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Pitak Santanirand, Busba Chindavijak

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Herpetic esophagitis in immunocompentent host: cases report

Alba M. Diezma-Martín, Esther Gigante-Miravalles, Juan Diego Castro Limo, Carlos Andrés Quimbayo Arcila, Juan José Puche Paniagua

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Antibiotic utilization in hospitalized children under 2 years of age with influenza or respiratory syncytial virus infection – a comparative, retrospective analysis

Cihan Papan, Meike Willersinn, Christel Weiß, Michael Karremann, Horst Schroten, Tobias Tenenbaum

18.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Improving the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions during COVID-19: examining the factors that influence engagement and the impact on individuals

Holly Seale, Clare E. F. Dyer, Ikram Abdi, Kazi M. Rahman, Yanni Sun, Mohammed O. Qureshi, Alexander Dowell-Day, Jonathon Sward, M. Saiful Islam

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Next-generation sequencing technology for detecting pulmonary fungal infection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of a patient with dermatomyositis: a case report and literature review

Kaiyu Zhang, Chen Yu, Yuxiang Li, Yang Wang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The potential of CBC-derived ratios (monocyte-to-lymphocyte, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte, and platelet-to-lymphocyte) to predict or diagnose incident TB infection in Tanzanian adolescents

Christiaan A. Rees, Dwan B. Pineros, Maryam Amour, Patricia Munseri, Jamila Said, Albert Magohe, Mecky Matee, Kisali Pallangyo, C. Fordham von Reyn

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The sputum microbiome associated with different sub-types of AECOPD in a Chinese cohort

Juan Wang, Jianmin Chai, Lina Sun, Jiangchao Zhao, Chun Chang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

An epidemiological analysis of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Kenya, 2016 to 2018

Brook Tesfaye, Alieu Sowe, Ngina Kisangau, John Ogange, Stephen Ntoburi, Irene Nekar, Charles Muitherero, Yaya Camara, Carolyne Gathenji, Daniel Langat, Kibet Sergon, Hilary Limo, Rosemary Nzunza, Shem Kiptoon, David Kareko, Iheoma Onuekwusi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Strongyloides hyperinfection in an HIV-positive kidney transplant recipient: a case report

Christina Lai, Matthew Anderson, Rebecca Davis, Lyndal Anderson, Kate Wyburn, Steve Chadban, David Gracey

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Gene network in pulmonary tuberculosis based on bioinformatic analysis

Lili Li, Jian Lv, Yuan He, Zhihua Wang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Rhino-orbital mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces ossiformis in a patient with diabetes mellitus: a case report

Erick Martínez-Herrera, María Guadalupe Frías-De-León, Angélica Julián-Castrejón, Luis Cruz-Benítez, Juan Xicohtencatl-Cortes, Rigoberto Hernández-Castro

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The global prevalence ptxP3 lineage of Bordetella pertussis was rare in young children with the co-purified aPV vaccination: a 5 years retrospective study

Zengguo Wang, Yang Luan, Quanli Du, Chang Shu, Xiaokang Peng, Huijing Wei, Tiejun Hou, Ying Liu, Xiaoguai Liu, Yarong Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Diagnosis-linked antibiotic prescribing in Swedish primary care - a comparison between in-hours and out-of-hours

Olof Cronberg, Mia Tyrstrup, Kim Ekblom, Katarina Hedin

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and trends of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in the State of Qatar, 2013–2017

Mohamed Aabdien, Nagah Selim, Sayed Himatt, Saloua Hmissi, Zeyd Merenkov, Noora AlKubaisi, Manar E. Abdel-Rahman, Abdelatif Abdelmola, Shadi Khelfa, Elmoubasher Farag, Hamad E. Al-Romaihi, Mohamed Al-Thani, Moutaz Derbala, Saad Al-Kaabi

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Intensive care management of a patient with necrotizing fasciitis due to non-O1/O139 Vibrio cholerae after traveling to Taiwan: a case report

Keisuke Tsuruta, Toru Ueyama, Tomoo Watanabe, Kenichi Nakano, Kenji Uno, Hidetada Fukushima

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Neisseria macacae bacteremia: report of two cases with a literature review

Yasumasa Yamamoto, Norihiko Terada, Tomoyo Sugiyama, Hanako Kurai, Kiyofumi Ohkusu

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Expansion of acquired 16S rRNA methytransferases along with CTX-M-15, NDM and OXA-48 within three sequence types of Escherichia coli from northeast India

Jayalaxmi Wangkheimayum, Mohana Bhattacharjee, Bhaskar Jyoti Das, K. Melson Singha, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Amitabha Bhattacharjee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prediction of treatment failure and compliance in patients with tuberculosis

Hyeon-Kyoung Koo, Jinsoo Min, Hyung Woo Kim, Joosun Lee, Ju Sang Kim, Jae Seuk Park, Sung-Soon Lee

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

An outbreak of cutaneous abscesses caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus among gold mine workers, South Africa, November 2017 to March 2018

Husna Ismail, Nelesh P. Govender, Ashika Singh-Moodley, Erika van Schalkwyk, Liliwe Shuping, Itumeleng Moema, Gal Feller, Ruth Mogokotleng, Wilhelmina Strasheim, Michelle Lowe, Ruth Mpembe, Serisha Naicker, Tsidiso G. Maphanga, Cecilia De Abreu, Farzana Ismail, Nazir Ismail, Mushal Allam, Arshad Ismail, Tanusha Singh, Onnicah Matuka, Thabang Duba, Olga Perovic

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The effects of family, society and national policy support on treatment adherence among newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients: a cross-sectional study

Xu Chen, Liang Du, Ruiheng Wu, Jia Xu, Haoqiang Ji, Yu Zhang, Xuexue Zhu, Ling Zhou

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Bioaerosol sampling of patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis: a study protocol

Benjamin Patterson, Anastasia Koch, Sophia Gessner, Ryan Dinkele, Melitta Gqada, Wayne Bryden, Frank Cobelens, Francesca Little, Digby F. Warner, Robin Wood

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Sex differences in campylobacteriosis incidence rates at different ages - a seven country, multi-year, meta-analysis. A potential mechanism for the infection

Manfred S. Green, Naama Schwartz, Victoria Peer

01.12.2020 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Correction to: Statistical methods for predicting tuberculosis incidence based on data from Guangxi, China

Yanling Zheng, Liping Zhang, Lei Wang, Ramziya Rifhat

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis a virus infection in Central-West Tunisia: an age structured model of transmission and vaccination impact

Kaouther Ayouni, Bechir Naffeti, Walid Ben Aribi, Jihène Bettaieb, Walid Hammami, Afif Ben Salah, Hamadi Ammar, Slimane Ben Miled, Henda Triki

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The impact of early neuraminidase inhibitor therapy on clinical outcomes in patients hospitalised with influenza A-related pneumonia: a multicenter, retrospective study

Liang Chen, Xiudi Han, Yan Li Li, Chunxiao Zhang, Xiqian Xing

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Human papillomavirus infection and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia progression are associated with increased vaginal microbiome diversity in a Chinese cohort

Yulian Chen, Xingdi Qiu, Wenjing Wang, Dong Li, Anyue Wu, Zubei Hong, Wen Di, Lihua Qiu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Spatial and temporal clusters of avian influenza a (H7N9) virus in humans across five epidemics in mainland China: an epidemiological study of laboratory-confirmed cases

Xuzheng Shan, Yongqin Wang, Ruihong Song, Wen Wei, Hongxiu Liao, Huang Huang, Chunqiong Xu, Lvlin Chen, Shiyun Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Genetic transmission networks of HIV-1 CRF07_BC strain among HIV-1 infections with virologic failure of ART in a minority area of China: a population-based study

Dan Yuan, Meijing Liu, Yiping Li, Peng Jia, Ling Su, Li Ye, Yan Zhang, Pan Ling, Chang Zhou, Shu Liang, Hong Yang, Honglu Liu, Shujuan Yang

01.12.2020 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Genome-wide capture sequencing to detect hepatitis C virus at the end of antiviral therapy

Peng Peng, Yanjuan Xu, Michael W. Fried, Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, Xiaofeng Fan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Impact of viral coinfection and macrolide-resistant mycoplasma infection in children with refractory Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Yajuan Zhou, Jing Wang, Wenjuan Chen, Nan Shen, Yue Tao, Ruike Zhao, Lijuan Luo, Biru Li, Qing Cao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prevalence and recurrence of bacteraemia in hospitalised people who inject drugs – a single Centre retrospective cohort study in Denmark

Sara Thønnings, Filip Jansåker, Christoffer Sundqvist, Rebekka Faber Thudium, Susanne Dam Nielsen, Jenny Dahl Knudsen

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Fatal respiratory infection due to ST308 VIM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a lung transplant recipient: case report and review of the literature

M. Carugati, A. Piazza, A. M. Peri, L. Cariani, M. Brilli, D. Girelli, D. Di Carlo, A. Gramegna, M. Pappalettera, F. Comandatore, G. Grasselli, A. P. Cantù, M. Arghittu, A. Gori, C. Bandi, F. Blasi, A. Bandera, IFALT working group

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

High burden of self-reported sexually transmitted infections among key populations in Mozambique: the urgent need for an integrated surveillance system

Makini A. S. Boothe, Charlotte Comé, Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Noela Chicuecue, Jessica Seleme, Denise Chitsondzo Langa, Isabel Sathane, Henry F. Raymond, Erika Fazito, Marleen Temmerman, Stanley Luchters

28.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Increased physiological dead space in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients recovering from severe acute respiratory distress syndrome: a case report

Jingen Xia, Yingying Feng, Min Li, Xin Yu, Yi Zhang, Jun Duan, Qingyuan Zhan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Association of HIV infection with clinical and laboratory characteristics of sickle cell disease

André Rolim Belisário, Paula F. Blatyta, Diana Vivanco, Claudia Di Lorenzo Oliveira, Anna Bárbara Carneiro-Proietti, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Cesar de Almeida-Neto, Paula Loureiro, Cláudia Máximo, Sheila de Oliveira Garcia Mateos, Miriam V. Flor-Park, Daniela de Oliveira Werneck Rodrigues, Rosimere Afonso Mota, Thelma T. Gonçalez, Thomas J. Hoffmann, Shannon Kelly, Brian Custer, for the Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-III (REDS-III) International Component Brazil

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Seropositivity to dengue and associated risk factors among non-malarias acute febrile patients in Arba Minch districts, southern Ethiopia

Daniel Eshetu, Techalew Shimelis, Eshetu Nigussie, Girma Shumie, Wakwoya Chali, Biruck Yeshitela, Abraham Assefa, Endalamaw Gadisa

31.08.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory findings of the COVID-19 in the current pandemic: systematic review and meta-analysis

Yewei Xie, Zaisheng Wang, Huipeng Liao, Gifty Marley, Dan Wu, Weiming Tang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The effect of maternal poliovirus antibodies on the immune responses of infants to poliovirus vaccines

Siyue Jia, Rong Tang, Guifan Li, Yuemei Hu, Qi Liang

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Co-infection with trichomonas vaginalis increases the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2–3 among HPV16 positive female: a large population-based study

Mei Yang, Lin Li, Chunfan Jiang, Xiaomin Qin, Min Zhou, Xiaogang Mao, Hui Xing

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Feasibility of containing shigellosis in Hubei Province, China: a modelling study

Jia Rui, Qi Chen, Qiuping Chen, Qingqing Hu, Mikah Ngwanguong Hannah, Zeyu Zhao, Yao Wang, Xingchun Liu, Zhao Lei, Shanshan Yu, Yi-Chen Chiang, Benhua Zhao, Yanhua Su, Bin Zhao, Tianmu Chen

03.09.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical and imaging findings of discharged patients with SARS-CoV-2 positive anal swab samples: a descriptive study

Hui Zhou, Liping Zhu, Yueshuang Leng, Dongcui Wang, Harrison X. Bai, Zeng Xiong, Linbo Shi, Weihua Liao

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Using Q-methodology to understand the perspectives and practical experiences of dermatologists about treatment difficulties of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Dindar S. Qurtas, Nazar Pauls Shabila

03.09.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of bacterial co-infections of the respiratory tract in COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU

Ehsan Sharifipour, Saeed Shams, Mohammad Esmkhani, Javad Khodadadi, Reza Fotouhi-Ardakani, Alireza Koohpaei, Zahra Doosti, Samad EJ Golzari

04.09.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Clinical features and outcomes of seven patients with COVID-19 in a family cluster

Yiling Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Ying Hu, Hongmei Yao, Xianchun Zeng, Changrong Hu, Li Zhao, Xiangyan Zhang, Xianwei Ye

01.12.2020 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Rapid multiplex MinION nanopore sequencing workflow for Influenza A viruses

Jacqueline King, Timm Harder, Martin Beer, Anne Pohlmann

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Modeling the relative role of human mobility, land-use and climate factors on dengue outbreak emergence in Sri Lanka

Ying Zhang, Jefferson Riera, Kayla Ostrow, Sauleh Siddiqui, Harendra de Silva, Sahotra Sarkar, Lakkumar Fernando, Lauren Gardner

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of lateral flow immunochromatographic assay for diagnostic accuracy of cryptococcosis

Li-Min Xie, Geng-Ling Lin, Hao-Neng Dong, Ying-Xia Liao, Ye-Ling Liu, Jian-Feng Qin, Xu-Guang Guo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Early clinical predictors for the prognosis of invasive pneumococcal disease

Shuiyan Wu, Xubei Guo, Zhong Xu, Meilin Han, Lili Huang, Yunzhen Tao, Ying Li, Yanhong Li, Tao Zhang, Zhenjiang Bai

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A surveillance method to identify patients with sepsis from electronic health records in Hong Kong: a single centre retrospective study

Ying Zhi Liu, Raymond Chu, Anna Lee, Charles David Gomersall, Lin Zhang, Tony Gin, Matthew T. V. Chan, William K. K. Wu, Lowell Ling

08.09.2020 | COVID-19 | Editorial | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

COVID-19: interpreting scientific evidence – uncertainty, confusion and delays

Julian W Tang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Meningoencephalitis, coronary artery and keratitis as an onset of brucellosis: a case report

Lingling Geng, Yuan Feng, Dan Li, Nan Nan, Kai Ma, Xianyan Tang, Xiaoqing Li

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV prevalence and related sexual and substance use risk practices among key populations who access HIV prevention, treatment and related services in South Africa: findings from a seven-city cross-sectional survey (2017)

Andrew Scheibe, Katherine Young, Anna Versfeld, C. Wendy Spearman, Mark W. Sonderup, Nishi Prabdial-Sing, Adrian Puren, Harry Hausler

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Spatio-temporal impact of self-financed rotavirus vaccination on rotavirus and acute gastroenteritis hospitalisations in the Valencia region, Spain

Mónica López-Lacort, Alejandro Orrico-Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Martínez-Beneito, Cintia Muñoz-Quiles, Javier Díez-Domingo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of digital PCR assay in detection of M.tuberculosis IS6110 and IS1081 in tuberculosis patients plasma

Lingna Lyu, Zihui Li, Liping Pan, Hongyan Jia, Qi Sun, Qiuyue Liu, Zongde Zhang

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Successful treatment of pulmonary haemorrhage and acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by fulminant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia respiratory infection in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – case report

Stefan Andrei, Alexandra Ghiaur, Lavinia Brezeanu, Cristina Martac, Andreea Nicolau, Daniel Coriu, Gabriela Droc

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Low frequency of enterohemorrhagic, enteroinvasive and diffusely adherent Escherichia coli in children under 5 years in rural Mozambique: a case-control study

Marcelino Garrine, Glória Matambisso, Nélio Nobela, Delfino Vubil, Sérgio Massora, Sozinho Acácio, Tacilta Nhampossa, Pedro Alonso, Inácio Mandomando

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV-1 infection among women in Israel, 2010–2018

Tali Wagner, Karen Olshtain-Pops, Marina Wax, Olivia Horwitz, Rachel Shirazi, Yael Gozlan, Hadar Volnowitz, Ella Mendelson, Itzchak Levy, Orna Mor

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Surgery combined with antibiotics for the treatment of endogenous endophthalmitis caused by liver abscess

Yue Wang, Xue Wang, Yu Di

10.09.2020 | COVID-19 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia with spontaneous pneumothorax: a case report

Xiaoxing Chen, Guqin Zhang, Yueting Tang, Zhiyong Peng, Huaqin Pan

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

HIV knowledge and stigma among dietetic students in Indonesia: implications for the nutrition education system

Mutiara Tirta Prabandari Lintang Kusuma, Tandalayo Kidd, Nancy Muturi, Sandra B. Procter, Linda Yarrow, Wei-Wen Hsu

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Studies on the prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection in diabetic patients attending a tertiary health-care facility South-west Nigeria

James A. Ndako, Akinyomade O. Owolabi, Joseph A. Olisa, Jeremiah A. Akinwumi, Victor T. Dojumo, Oludolapo Olatinsu, Blessing A. Adebayo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prognostic role of time to positivity of blood culture in children with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia

Huiting Xu, Jie Cheng, Qinghong Yu, Qingyuan Li, Qian Yi, Siying Luo, Yuanyuan Li, Guangli Zhang, Xiaoyin Tian, Dapeng Cheng, Zhengxiu Luo

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Adherence to World Health Organisation guidelines for treatment of early onset neonatal sepsis in low-income settings; a cohort study in Nepal

Beatrice Ekman, Prajwal Paudel, Omkar Basnet, Ashish KC, Johan Wrammert

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Polymicrobial infections and microbial patterns in infected nonunions – a descriptive analysis of 42 cases

Markus Rupp, Stefanie Kern, Tobias Weber, Tamina D. Menges, Reinhard Schnettler, Christian Heiß, Volker Alt

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disease burden and prognostic factors for clinical failure in elderly community acquired pneumonia patients

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

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Case report: multiple and atypical amoebic cerebral abscesses resistant to treatment

Joaquin Alvaro Victoria-Hernández, Anayansi Ventura-Saucedo, Aurelio López-Morones, Sandra Luz Martínez-Hernández, Marina Nayeli Medina-Rosales, Martín Muñoz-Ortega, Manuel Enrique Ávila-Blanco, Daniel Cervantes-García, Luis Fernando Barba-Gallardo, Javier Ventura-Juárez

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Comparative performance study of three Ebola rapid diagnostic tests in Guinea

Zelda Moran, William Rodriguez, Doré Ahmadou, Barré Soropogui, N’ Faly Magassouba, Cassandra Kelly-Cirino, Yanis Ben Amor

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Distribution pattern of amino acid mutations in chloroquine and antifolate drug resistance associated genes in complicated and uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax isolates from Chandigarh, North India

Hargobinder Kaur, Rakesh Sehgal, Archit Kumar, Praveen K. Bharti, Devendra Bansal, Pradyumna K. Mohapatra, Jagadish Mahanta, Ali A. Sultan

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A case report of wrist synovial infection due to Mycobacterium jacuzzii, Iran

Fatemeh Sakhaee, Morteza Masoumi, Farzam Vaziri, Seyed Davar Siadat, Abolfazl Fateh

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Bacterial profile, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors of urinary tract infection among clinically suspected children attending at Felege-Hiwot comprehensive and specialized hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. A prospective study

Adugna Fenta, Mulat Dagnew, Setegn Eshetie, Teshome Belachew

01.12.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Male gender and kidney illness are associated with an increased risk of severe laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease

Efrén Murillo-Zamora, Xóchitl Trujillo, Miguel Huerta, Mónica Ríos-Silva, Oliver Mendoza-Cano

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Person-centred care in practice: perspectives from a short course regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan

Shona Horter, Beverley Stringer, Nell Gray, Nargiza Parpieva, Khasan Safaev, Zinaida Tigay, Jatinder Singh, Jay Achar

01.12.2020 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Neonatal septicemia caused by a rare pathogen: Raoultella planticola - a report of four cases

Xianrui Chen, Shaoqing Guo, Dengli Liu, Meizhen Zhong

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A multiple T cell epitope comprising DNA vaccine boosts the protective efficacy of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Sudeep Kumar Maurya, Mohammad Aqdas, Deepjyoti Kumar Das, Sanpreet Singh, Sajid Nadeem, Gurpreet Kaur, Javed Naim Agrewala

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a report of cosmopolitan microbial migration and an analysis of best management practices

Oana Joean, Thea Thiele, Katharina Schütz, Nicolaus Schwerk, Ludwig Sedlacek, Barbara Kalsdorf, Ulrich Baumann, Matthias Stoll

01.12.2020 | COVID-19 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Differential diagnosis for suspected cases of coronavirus disease 2019: a retrospective study