Correction to: Risk conditions in children hospitalized with influenza in Norway, 2017 –2019
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Siri Helene Hauge, Inger Johanne Bakken, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio and Siri Eldevik H åberg Tags: Correction Source Type: research

High impact of COVID-19 outbreak in a nursing home in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, France, March to April 2020
Elderly people in nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to their age, the presence of comorbidities, and community living. On March 14, 2020, at the beginning of the first epidemic wave of ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: A. Bernadou, S. Bouges, M. Catroux, J. C. Rigaux, C. Laland, N. Lev êque, U. Noury, S. Larrieu, S. Acef, D. Habold, F. Cazenave-Roblot and L. Filleul Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Community-acquired bacteraemia in COVID-19 in comparison to influenza A and influenza B: a retrospective cohort study
During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the Netherlands it was noticed that very few blood cultures from COVID-19 patients turned positive with clinically relevant bacteria. This was particu... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Julinha M. Thelen, A. G. ( Noud) Buenen, Marjan van Apeldoorn, Heiman F. Wertheim, Mirjam H. A. Hermans and Peter C. Wever Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of comorbidity in Chinese patients with COVID-19: systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease characterized by cough, fever, and fatigue and 20% of cases will develop into severe conditions resulting from acute lung injury with the manifestat... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tingxuan Yin, Yuanjun Li, Ying Ying and Zhijun Luo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessing the efficacy of two dual-active ingredients long-lasting insecticidal nets for the control of malaria transmitted by pyrethroid-resistant vectors in Benin: study protocol for a three-arm, single-blinded, parallel, cluster-randomized controlled trial
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are currently the primary method of malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa and have contributed to a significant reduction in malaria burden over the past 15  years. Howeve... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manfred Accrombessi, Jackie Cook, Corine Ngufor, Arthur Sovi, Edouard Dangbenon, Boulais Yovogan, Hilaire Akpovi, Aurore Hounto, Charles Thickstun, Gil G. Padonou, Filemon Tokponnon, Louisa A. Messenger, Immo Kleinschmidt, Mark Rowland, Martin C. Akogbeto Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Correction to: Acute cardiovascular events in patients with community acquired pneumonia: results from the observational prospective FADOI-ICECAP study
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Filippo Pieralli, Vieri Vannucchi, Carlo Nozzoli, Giuseppe Augello, Francesco Dentali, Giulia De Marzi, Generoso Uomo, Filippo Risaliti, Laura Morbidoni, Antonino Mazzone, Claudio Santini, Daniela Tirotta, Francesco Corradi, Riccardo Gerloni, Paola Gnerre Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Chest wall pseudotumor: a case of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection
Non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections are increasing worldwide, making them an international public health problem. Surgical management is often indicated for localized infectious disease; however, mo... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yutaka Shishido, Hiroshi Hamakawa, Kazuhiro Minami, Shigeo Hara and Yutaka Takahashi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Endemic chikungunya fever in Kenyan children: a prospective cohort study
Chikungunya fever (CHIKF) was first described in Tanzania in 1952. Several epidemics including East Africa have occurred, but there are no descriptions of longitudinal surveillance of endemic disease. Here, we... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Doris K. Nyamwaya, Mark Otiende, Donwilliams O. Omuoyo, George Githinji, Henry K. Karanja, John N. Gitonga, Zaydah R. de Laurent, James R. Otieno, Rosemary Sang, Everlyn Kamau, Stanley Cheruiyot, Edward Otieno, Charles N. Agoti, Philip Bejon, Samuel M. Th Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical manifestations, laboratory markers, and renal ultrasonographic examinations in 1-month to 12-year-old Iranian children with pyelonephritis: a six-year cross-sectional retrospective study
Upper urinary tract infection (UTI) or pyelonephritis may increase the pathogenesis rate and risk of severe complications in children due to kidney atrophy. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daryoosh Fahimi, Leila Khedmat, Azadeh Afshin, Zahra Noparast, Maryam Jafaripor, Effat Hosseinali Beigi, Maryam Ghodsi, Anahita Izadi and Sayed Yousef Mojtahedi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Revised version (INFD-D-20-00242): impact of 16S rDNA sequencing on clinical treatment decisions: a single center retrospective study
PCRs targeting 16S ribosomal DNA (16S PCR) followed by Sanger ’s sequencing can identify bacteria from normally sterile sites and complement standard analyzes, but they are expensive. We conducted a retrospecti... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Axel Ursenbach, Fr édéric Schramm, François Séverac, Yves Hansmann, Nicolas Lefebvre, Yvon Ruch and Xavier Argemi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spatial clustering of livestock Anthrax events associated with agro-ecological zones in Kenya, 1957 –2017
Developing disease risk maps for priority endemic and episodic diseases is becoming increasingly important for more effective disease management, particularly in resource limited countries. For endemic and eas... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Leonard M. Nderitu, John Gachohi, Frederick Otieno, Eddy G. Mogoa, Mathew Muturi, Athman Mwatondo, Eric M. Osoro, Isaac Ngere, Peninah M. Munyua, Harry Oyas, Obadiah Njagi, Eric Lofgren, Thomas Marsh, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Bernard Bett and M. Kariuki Njen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correlation between lung infection severity and clinical laboratory indicators in patients with COVID-19: a cross-sectional study based on machine learning
This study aims to investigate the correlation between the extent of lung infection and relevant clinical lab... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xingrui Wang, Qinglin Che, Xiaoxiao Ji, Xinyi Meng, Lang Zhang, Rongrong Jia, Hairong Lyu, Weixian Bai, Lingjie Tan and Yanjun Gao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparing mortality between positive and negative blood culture results: an inverse probability of treatment weighting analysis of a multicenter cohort
The association between blood culture status and mortality among sepsis patients remains controversial hence we conducted a tri-center retrospective cohort study to compare the early and late mortality of cult... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aibo Liu, Chia-Hung Yo, Lu Nie, Hua Yu, Kuihai Wu, Hoi Sin Tong, Tzu-Chun Hsu, Wan-Ting Hsu and Chien-Chang Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Refining MDR-TB treatment regimens for ultra short therapy (TB-TRUST): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are unsatisfied to treat, pressing more effective and innovative treatment regimens. New efficient regimens for MDR-TB have obtained high treatment success rates. Howe... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Taoping Weng, Feng Sun, Yang Li, Jiazhen Chen, Xinchang Chen, Rong Li, Shijia Ge, Yanlin Zhao and Wenhong Zhang Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 RNA in plasma samples of COVID-19 affected individuals: a cross-sectional proof-of-concept study
Recent studies showed that plasma SARS-CoV-2 RNA seems to be associated with worse COVID-19 outcome. However, whether specific population can be at higher risk of viremia are to date unexplored. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Luna Colagrossi, Maria Antonello, Silvia Renica, Marco Merli, Elisa Matarazzo, Giovanna Travi, Marta Vecchi, Jacopo Colombo, Antonio Muscatello, Giacomo Grasselli, Silvia Nerini Molteni, Vittorio Scaravilli, Emanuele Cattaneo, Diana Fanti, Chiara Vismara, Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Pharmacodynamics of efavirenz 400  mg in treatment-naïve Chinese HIV-infected patients in a prospective cohort study
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ling Xu, Wenxiu Peng, Xiaojing Song, Yanling Li, Yang Han, Ting Zhu, Qiang Fu, Xiaoli Du, Wei Cao and Taisheng Li Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Neurologic sequelae of severe chikungunya infection in the first 6  months of life: a prospective cohort study 24-months post-infection
Perinatally chikungunya infected neonates have been reported to have high rates of post-infection neurologic sequelae, mainly cognitive problems. In older children and adults chikungunya does not appear to hav... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Roelof van Ewijk, Minke H. W. Huibers, Meindert E. Manshande, Ginette M. Ecury-Goossen, Ashley J. Duits, Job C. Calis and Aleid G. van Wassenaer-Leemhuis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pseudomonas aeruginosa device associated – healthcare associated infections and its multidrug resistance at intensive care unit of University Hospital: polish, 8.5-year, prospective, single-centre study
Pseudomonas aeruginosa has recently shown to be one of the most important strains of bacteria and alert pathogens in Europe among Intensive Care Unit patients that provide serious therapeutic problems because of ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Agnieszka Litwin, Stanislaw Rojek, Waldemar Gozdzik and Wieslawa Duszynska Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of two multiplex-PCR assays for the diagnosis of traveller ’s diarrhoea
Numerous multiplex-PCR assays are now available in routine diagnostics but their clinical value is controversial if a clear association between clinical symptoms and the detection of a particular pathogen is m... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Frieder Schaumburg, Neele Frob öse and Robin Köck Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can the Xpert MRSA/SA BC assay be used as an antimicrobial stewardship tool? A prospective assay validation and descriptive impact assessment study in a South African setting
Positive blood cultures showing Gram positive cocci in clusters signifies either Staphylococcus aureus or the less-virulent coagulase-negative staphylococci. Rapid identification and methicillin susceptibility de... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kessendri Reddy and Andrew Whitelaw Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tuberculosis diagnosis cascade in Blantyre, Malawi: a prospective cohort study
Tuberculosis (TB) control relies on early diagnosis and treatment. International guidelines recommend systematic TB screening at health facilities, but implementation is challenging. We investigated completion... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Helena R. A. Feasey, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Marriott Nliwasa, Luke Mair, Titus H. Divala, Wala Kamchedzera, Mc Ewen Khundi, Helen E. D. Burchett, Emily L. Webb, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, S. Bertel Squire and Peter MacPherson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Renin-angiotensin system modulators and other risk factors in COVID-19 patients with hypertension: a Korean perspective
While hypertension is the most common comorbid condition in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Korea, there is a lack of studies investigating risk factors in COVID-19 patients with hypertens... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hee-Sung Kim, Minseok Kang and Gilwon Kang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 complicated with pleural effusion
Epidemiological and clinical features of patients with corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were well delineated. However, no researches described the patients complicated with pleural effusion (PE). In the pr... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Na Zhan, Yingyun Guo, Shan Tian, Binglu Huang, Xiaoli Tian, Jinjing Zou, Qiutang Xiong, Dongling Tang, Liang Zhang and Weiguo Dong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of delays to incubation and storage temperature on blood culture results: a multi-centre study
Blood cultures are one of the most important tests performed by microbiology laboratories. Many hospitals, particularly in low and middle-income countries, lack either microbiology services or staff to provide... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Clare L. Ling, Tamalee Roberts, Sona Soeng, Tomas-Paul Cusack, David A. B. Dance, Sue J. Lee, Thomas A. N. Reed, Pattaraporn Hinfonthong, Somsavanh Sihalath, Amphone Sengduangphachanh, Wanitda Watthanaworawit, Tri Wangrangsimakul, Paul N. Newton, Francois Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of rifampicin dose in bone and joint prosthetic device infections due to Staphylococcus spp: a retrospective single-center study in France
Prosthetic joint infections (PJI) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality burden worldwide. While surgical management is well defined, rifampicin (RIF) dose remains controversial. The aim of our study was... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: M. Tonnelier, A. Bouras, C. Joseph, Y. El Samad, B. Brunschweiler, J.-L. Schmit, C. Mabille and J-P Lanoix Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How aware are swingers about their swing sex partners ’ risk behaviours, and sexually transmitted infection status?
This study aimed to dete... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne-Marie Niekamp, Laura W. L. Spauwen, Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers and Christian J. P. A. Hoebe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maximal diameter of liver abscess independently predicts prolonged hospitalization and poor prognosis in patients with pyogenic liver abscess
This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with prolonged hospital stay and in-hospital mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscess. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chang Hun Lee, Hoon Gil Jo, Eun Young Cho, Jae Sun Song, Gum Mo Jung, Yong Keun Cho, Seung Young Seo, Seong Hun Kim, Sang Wook Kim, Seung Ok Lee, Soo Teik Lee and In Hee Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spatial transmission network construction of influenza-like illness using dynamic Bayesian network and vector-autoregressive moving average model
Although vaccination is one of the main countermeasures against influenza epidemic, it is highly essential to make informed prevention decisions to guarantee that limited vaccination resources are allocated to... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jianqing Qiu, Huimin Wang, Lin Hu, Changhong Yang and Tao Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparative study of multimodal magnetic resonance in the differential diagnosis of acquired immune deficiency syndrome related primary central nervous system lymphoma and infection
Patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) often suffer from opportunistic infections and related primary central nervous system lymphoma (AR-PCNSL). Both diseases showed multiple ring enhancemen... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jingjing Li, Ming Xue, Shuo Yan, Chunshuang Guan, Ruming Xie and Budong Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Molecular characterization of the viral structural protein genes in the first outbreak of dengue virus type 2 in Hunan Province, inland China in 2018
An unexpected dengue outbreak occurred in Hunan Province in 2018. This was the first dengue outbreak in this area of inland China, and 172 cases were reported. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jiaoqiong Guan, Zhanlong He, Meng Qin, Xialin Deng, Jun Chen, Suqin Duan, Xiaojun Gao, Yue Pan, Junying Chen, Yaping Yang, Shijun Feng and Qiangming Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emerging human alveolar echinococcosis in Hungary (2003 –2018): a retrospective case series analysis from a multi-centre study
Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is an underreported, often misdiagnosed and mistreated parasitic disease mainly due to its low incidence. The aim of this study was to desc... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bal ázs Dezsényi, Zsolt Dubóczki, Tamás Strausz, Eszter Csulak, Veronika Czoma, Zsolt Káposztás, Mária Fehérvári, Áron Somorácz, András Csilek, Attila Oláh, Kálmán Almási, Attila Patonai, Dénes Görög, Zoltán Széll, Zoltán Tolnai, Tam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anemia predicts poor outcomes of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients: a prospective study in Iran
There are limited number of studies with controversial findings regarding the association between anemia at admission and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outcomes. Therefore, in this research, we aimed to ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Masood Faghih Dinevari, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Elham Sadeghi Majd, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Zeinab Nikniaz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical impact of respiratory syncytial virus infection on children hospitalized for pertussis
Although Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the common pathogens in children with pertussis and viral coinfection, the clinical impact of RSV infection on pertussis remains unclear. We compared clinic... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ruimu Zhang and Jikui Deng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Detection of Nipah virus in Pteropus medius in 2019 outbreak from Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
This study was undertaken to determine if NiV was in circulation in Pteropus species (spp) in... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: A. B. Sudeep, Pragya D. Yadav, Mangesh D. Gokhale, R. Balasubramanian, Nivedita Gupta, Anita Shete, Rajlaxmi Jain, Savita Patil, Rima R. Sahay, Dimpal A. Nyayanit, Sanjay Gopale, Prachi G. Pardeshi, Triparna D. Majumdar, Dilip R. Patil, A. P. Sugunan and Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of critically ill COVID-19 patients in Tokyo: a single-center observational study from the first wave
Many studies have been published about critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the early phases of the pandemic but the characteristic or survival of critically ill Japanese patients have not... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aya Banno, Toru Hifumi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Minori Masaki, Koichiro Seki, Shutaro Isokawa, Norio Otani, Kuniyoshi Hayashi and Shinichi Ishimatsu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of inpatients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Sichuan province
The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in serious concerns in China and abroad. To investigate clinical features of confirmed and suspected patients with COVID-19 in west China, and to examine differences betwe... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wen Wang, Lei Chen, Qiao He, Mingqi Wang, Mei Liu, Taibing Deng, Xiaoju Deng, Jianrong Yang, Ou Jiang, Rongmei Li, Bo Long, Gang Mai, Wenhui Huan, Wenquan Li, Xin Jiang, Zeqiang Wen & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Differences of blood cells, lymphocyte subsets and cytokines in COVID-19 patients with different clinical stages: a network meta-analysis
Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide, it is necessary to ascertain essential immune inflammatory parameters that describe the severity of the disease and provide guidance fo... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wu Yan, Danrong Chen, Francis Manyori Bigambo, Hongcheng Wei, Xu Wang and Yankai Xia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Renal dysfunction and prognosis of COVID-19 patients: a hospital-based retrospective cohort study
Increasing evidence indicate that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is companied by renal dysfunction. However, the association of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)-induced renal d... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hui-Xian Xiang, Jun Fei, Ying Xiang, Zheng Xu, Ling Zheng, Xiu-Yong Li, Lin Fu and Hui Zhao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiple antimicrobial resistance and outcomes among hospitalized patients with complicated urinary tract infections in the US, 2013 –2018: a retrospective cohort study
Complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) is common among hospitalized patients. Though carbapenems are an effective treatment in the face of rising resistance, overuse drives carbapenem resistance (CR). We h... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marya D. Zilberberg, Brian H. Nathanson, Kate Sulham and Andrew F. Shorr Tags: Research article Source Type: research

HIV drug resistance and HIV transmission risk factors among newly diagnosed individuals in Southwest China
The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in the development of transmitted drug resistance (TDR), which reduces ART efficacy. We explored TDR prevalence and its associated risk factors i... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xianwu Pang, Kailing Tang, Qin He, Jinghua Huang, Ningye Fang, Xinjuan Zhou, Qiuying Zhu, Xiuling Wu, Zhiyong Shen and Shujia Liang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The monitoring of vancomycin: a systematic review and meta-analyses of area under the concentration-time curve-guided dosing and trough-guided dosing
This systematic review and meta-analysis explored the relationship between vancomycin (VCM) monitoring strategies and VCM effectiveness and safety. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Moeko Tsutsuura, Hiromu Moriyama, Nana Kojima, Yuki Mizukami, Sho Tashiro, Sumika Osa, Yuki Enoki, Kazuaki Taguchi, Kazutaka Oda, Satoshi Fujii, Yoshiko Takahashi, Yukihiro Hamada, Toshimi Kimura, Yoshio Takesue and Kazuaki Matsumoto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case report of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus mitis in a healthy adult
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is an acute, multisystem and toxin-mediated disease that usually causes shock and multiple organ failure in the early stages of its clinical course. It is associated w... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xiang Chen, Ying Ying Gong and Li Zhang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study of the epidemic situation on COVID-19 in Gansu Province, China – a big data analysis of the national health information platform
This study is to explore the patient characteristics and transmission chains of CO... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xuanchen Yan, Jianjian Wang, Jingwen Yao, Janne Estill, Shouyuan Wu, Jie Lu, Baoping Liang, Hongmin Li, Shengxin Tao, Huanli Bai, Hongliang Liu and Yaolong Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Infection pattern, case fatality rate and spread of Lassa virus in Nigeria
This study was carried out to describe the pattern of in... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Clement Ameh Yaro, Ezekiel Kogi, Kenneth Nnamdi Opara, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Roua S. Baty, Ashraf Albrakati, Farag M. A. Altalbawy, Innocent Utenwojo Etuh and James Paul Oni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prosthetic hip joint infection by Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy following intravesical instillation for bladder cancer identified using whole-genome sequencing: a case report
Joint replacement is an effective intervention and prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most serious complications of such surgery. Diagnosis of PJI is often complex and requires multiple modalities ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Michael Riste, Pretin Davda, E. Grace Smith, David H. Wyllie, Martin Dedicoat, Simantini Jog, Steven Laird, Gerald Langman, Neil Jenkins, Jonathan Stevenson and Matthew K. O ’Shea Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Genomic and clinical characterisation of multidrug-resistant carbapenemase-producing ST231 and ST16 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates colonising patients at Siriraj hospital, Bangkok, Thailand from 2015 to 2017
We examined the clinical ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Elita Jauneikaite, Lauren M. Brinkac, Chris Greco, Kanokorn Lerdlamyong, Teerawit Tangkoskul, Kevin Nguyen, Visanu Thamlikitkul and Derrick E. Fouts Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with delayed presentation to healthcare facilities for Lassa fever cases, Nigeria 2019: a retrospective cohort study
Large outbreaks of Lassa fever (LF) occur annually in Nigeria. The case fatality rate among hospitalised cases is ~  20%. The antiviral drug ribavirin along with supportive care and rehydration are the recommen... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nastassya L. Chandra, Hikaru Bolt, Chioma Dan-Nwafor, Oladipupo Ipadeola, Elsie Ilori, Geoffrey Namara, Adebola T. Olayinka, Winifred Ukponu, Akanimo Iniobong, Michael Amedu, Adejoke Akano, Kachikwulu O. Akabike, Uwaifiokun Okhuarobo, Stephen Fagbemi, Eme Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Seroepidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infection in rural and semi-rural areas of the Littoral region of Cameroon
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been established as a leading cause of acute lower respiratory illness (ALRI) in infants and children. In 2015, the global disease burden (GBD) study estimated that th... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Henshaw Mandi, Bekolo Cavin Epie, Agnes Eyoh, Sindhiya Jan, Sue Ann Costa Clemens, Ralf Clemens and Solomon Yimer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low practice of malaria prevention among migrants and seasonal farmworkers in Metema and west Armacheho districts, Northwest Ethiopia
More than hundreds and thousands of migrants and seasonal farm workers move from the highlands (relatively low malaria endemicity areas) to the lowlands (higher malaria endemicity areas) for the development of... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Getu Debalkie Demissie, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Sintayehu Daba Wami, Malede Mequanent Sisay, Destaw Fetene, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tuberculosis (TB) in the refugee camps in Ethiopia: trends of case notification, profile, and treatment outcomes, 2014 to 2017
This study aimed to investigate trends in TB c... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - February 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tsegay Legesse, Goitom Admenur, Selemawit Gebregzabher, Eyob Woldegebriel, Bexabeh Fantahun, Yemane Tsegay, Abeyot Bayssa, Berihu Darge, Yidnekachew Denbu, Hayelom Michalel, Kibebew Abera, Abraham Alemayeh, Dejene Kebede and Desta Kasa Tags: Research article Source Type: research