Scent dog identification of SARS-CoV-2 infections in different body fluids
The main strategy to contain the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic remains to implement a comprehensive testing, tracing and quarantining strategy until vaccination of the population is adequate. Scent dogs could su... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Paula Jendrny, Friederike Twele, Sebastian Meller, Claudia Schulz, Maren von K öckritz-Blickwede, Albertus Dominicus Marcellinus Eras Osterhaus, Hans Ebbers, Janek Ebbers, Veronika Pilchová, Isabell Pink, Tobias Welte, Michael Peter Manns, Anahita Fathi Tags: Research Source Type: research

A multicentre interventional study to assess blood-borne viral infections in Belgian prisons
Prevalence data on viral hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV infection in prison are often scarce or outdated. There is currently no systematic screening for these blood-borne viral infections (BBV) ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dana Busschots, C écile Kremer, Rob Bielen, Özgür M. Koc, Leen Heyens, Christian Brixko, Pierre Laukens, Hans Orlent, Pascal Bilaey, Francis De Smet, Geert Hellemans, Gaetan Muyldermans, Luk Van Baelen, Niel Hens, Hans Van Vlierberghe and Geert Robaeys Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating the performance characteristics of different antimicrobial susceptibility testing methodologies for testing susceptibility of gram-negative bacteria to tigecycline
The current emergence of multi-drug resistance among nosocomial pathogens has led to increased use of last-resort agents including Tigecycline (TGC). Availability of reliable methods for testing TGC susceptibi... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sima Babaei and Mehri Haeili Tags: Research article Source Type: research

COVID-19 false dichotomies and a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding public health, COVID-19 symptomatology, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, mask wearing, and reinfection
Scientists across disciplines, policymakers, and journalists have voiced frustration at the unprecedented polarization and misinformation around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Several false dich... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kevin Escand ón, Angela L. Rasmussen, Isaac I. Bogoch, Eleanor J. Murray, Karina Escandón, Saskia V. Popescu and Jason Kindrachuk Tags: Review Source Type: research

Lower urinary tract signs and symptoms in patients with COVID-19
The type of pneumonia that is caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread across the world in a pandemic. It is not clear if COVID-19 patients have any lower urinary tract signs or symptoms. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aida Javan Balegh Marand, Christian Bach, Dick Janssen, John Heesakkers, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Thomas Alexander V ögeli, Hanieh Salehi-Pourmehr, Hadi Mostafae, Sakineh Hajebrahimi and Mohammad Sajjad Rahnama’i Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serological and molecular epidemiology of the Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses in a risk area in Brazil
The co-circulation of types of arbovirus in areas where they are endemic increased the risk of outbreaks and limited the diagnostic methods available. Here, we analyze the epidemiological profile of DENV, CHIK... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Magaly Lima Mota, Robson dos Santos Souza Marinho, Rodrigo Lopes Sanz Duro, James Hunter, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes, Jo ão Marcos Ferreira de Lima Silva, Glaubervânio Leite Tavares Pereira, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Anete Grumach, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz, Tags: Research Source Type: research

A prospective observational study of community acquired pneumonia in Kenya: the role of viral pathogens
Lower respiratory tract infections continue to contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality across all age groups globally. In sub-Saharan Africa, many studies of community acquired pneumonia in adults ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamila Nambafu, Mary Achakolong, Fridah Mwendwa, Jumaa Bwika, Felix Riunga, Samuel Gitau, Hanika Patel and Rodney D. Adam Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determination of nasal carriage and skin colonization, antimicrobial susceptibility and genetic relatedness of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from patients with atopic dermatitis in Szczecin, Poland
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most frequent chronic and inflammatory skin condition. AD is characterized by damaged epidermal barrier, xerosis and pruritus of eczematous skin lesions which tend to flare... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Helena Masiuk, Aleksandra Wcis łek and Joanna Jursa-Kulesza Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantitative evaluation of range and metabolic activity of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis lesion microenvironment using PET/CT and multi-site sampling method
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) lesion microenvironment (LME) is crucial site where parasite-host interactions happen and of great significance during surgery and obtaining liver samples for basic research. Howev... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abudusalamu Aini, Maiweilidan Yimingjiang, Aimaiti Yasen, Bo Ran, Tiemin Jiang, Xiaohong Li, Jian Wang, Abuduaini Abulizi, Zhide Li, Yingmei Shao, Tuerganaili Aji and Hao Wen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hospital length of stay for COVID-19 patients: Data-driven methods for forward planning
Predicting hospital length of stay (LoS) for patients with COVID-19 infection is essential to ensure that adequate bed capacity can be provided without unnecessarily restricting care for patients with other co... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bindu Vekaria, Christopher Overton, Arkadiusz Wi śniowski, Shazaad Ahmad, Andrea Aparicio-Castro, Jacob Curran-Sebastian, Jane Eddleston, Neil A Hanley, Thomas House, Jihye Kim, Wendy Olsen, Maria Pampaka, Lorenzo Pellis, Diego Perez Ruiz, John Schofield Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection, anti-HCV antibodies and HIV and knowledge among people who use drugs attending methadone therapy clinic in Tanzania; a cross-sectional study
The objective of this study was... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Semvua B. Kilonzo, Daniel W. Gunda, David C. Majinge, Hyasinta Jaka, Paulina M. Manyiri, Fredrick Kalokola, Grahame Mtui, Elichilia R. Shao, Fatma A. Bakshi and Alex Stephano Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors affecting in-hospital mortality of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease
The incidence and prevalence of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) are reportedly increasing in many parts of the world. However, there are few published data on NTM-PD-related death. Usi... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Goh Tanaka, Taisuke Jo, Hiroyuki Tamiya, Yukiyo Sakamoto, Wakae Hasegawa, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga and Takahide Nagase Tags: Research Source Type: research

First report of Kingella kingae diagnosed in pediatric bone and joint infections in Morocco
The progress of diagnostic strategies and molecular methods improved the detection of Kingella kingae in bone and joint infections, and now, Kingella kingae is being increasingly recognized as the most frequent c... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kaoutar Moutaouakkil, Bouchra Oumokhtar, Hicham Abdellaoui, Samira El Fakir, Btissam Arhoune, Mustapha Mahmoud, Karima Atarraf and Moulay Abderrahmane Afifi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in prevalence of nosocomial infection pre- and post-COVID-19 pandemic from a tertiary Hospital in China
Nosocomial infections (NIs) are an important cause of mortality, and increasing evidence reveals that the prevalence of NIs can be reduced through effective prevention and control measures. The aim of this stu... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chunmei Su, Zhiqin Zhang, Xu Zhao, Hanlin Peng, Yi Hong, Lili Huang, Jie Huang, Xiangming Yan, Shuiyan Wu and Zhenjiang Bai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing the impact of HIV support groups on antiretroviral therapy adherence and viral suppression in the African cohort study
Support groups for people living with HIV (PLWH) may improve HIV care adherence and outcomes. We assessed the impact of support group attendance on antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and viral suppression ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Prudence Mbah, Michael Iroezindu, Allahna L. Esber, Nicole Dear, Domonique Reed, Yakubu Adamu, Abdulwasiu Bolaji Tiamiyu, Samirah Sani Mohammed, Hannah Kibuuka, Jonah Maswai, John Owuoth, Emmanuel Bahemana, Julie A. Ake, Christina S. Polyak and Trevor A. Tags: Research Source Type: research

First Chinese case report of Helcococcus kunzii in a patient with diabetic foot
Infection of Helcococcus kunzii(H. kunzii) from diabetic foot wound is rarely reported. This case report describes the infection of H.kunzii and highlights the therapeutic effect on H.kunzii from a diabetic foot ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ruiying Li, Lei Xiang, Jinghui Lu, Linzhen Chen and Xiangsheng Cai Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The effectiveness of syndromic surveillance for the early detection of waterborne outbreaks: a systematic review
Waterborne outbreaks are still a risk in high-income countries, and their early detection is crucial to limit their societal consequences. Although syndromic surveillance is widely used for the purpose of dete... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Susanne Hyllestad, Ettore Amato, Karin Nyg ård, Line Vold and Preben Aavitsland Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: SARS-CoV-2 PCR-positive and PCR-negative cases of pneumonia admitted to the hospital during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic: analysis of in-hospital and posthospital mortality
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abduzhappar Gaipov, Arnur Gusmanov, Anara Abbay, Yesbolat Sakko, Alpamys Issanov, Kainar Kadyrzhanuly, Zhanar Yermakhanova, Lazzat Aliyeva, Ardak Kashkynbayev, Iklas Moldaliyev, Byron Crape and Antonio Sarria-Santamera Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Association between cervical dysplasia and female genital schistosomiasis diagnosed by genital PCR in Zambian women
Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is a neglected tropical gynaecological disease that affects millions of women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). FGS is caused by Schistosoma haematobium, a parasitic carcinogen inv... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: H. Rafferty, A. S. Sturt, C. R. Phiri, E. L. Webb, M. Mudenda, J. Mapani, P. L. A. M. Corstjens, G. J. van Dam, A. Schaap, H. Ayles, R. J. Hayes, L. van Lieshout, I. Hansingo and A. L. Bustinduy Tags: Research Source Type: research

High risk groups for severe COVID-19 in a whole of population cohort in Australia
Increasing age is the strongest known risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease but information on other factors is more limited. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bette Liu, Paula Spokes, Wenqiang He and John Kaldor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Time-varying associations between COVID-19 case incidence and community-level sociodemographic, occupational, environmental, and mobility risk factors in Massachusetts
Associations between community-level risk factors and COVID-19 incidence have been used to identify vulnerable subpopulations and target interventions, but the variability of these associations over time remai... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Koen F. Tieskens, Prasad Patil, Jonathan I. Levy, Paige Brochu, Kevin J. Lane, M. Patricia Fabian, Fei Carnes, Beth M. Haley, Keith R. Spangler and Jessica H. Leibler Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fatores associados ao óbito em casos confirmados de COVID-19 no estado do Rio de Janeiro
COVID-19 can occur asymptomatically, as influenza-like illness, or as more severe forms, which characterize severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Its mortality rate is higher in individuals over 80  years o... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marcella Cini Oliveira, Tatiana de Araujo Eleuterio, Allan Bruno de Andrade Corr êa, Lucas Dalsenter Romano da Silva, Renata Coelho Rodrigues, Bruna Andrade de Oliveira, Marlos Melo Martins, Carlos Eduardo Raymundo and Roberto de Andrade Medronho Tags: Research Source Type: research

COVID-19 viral load not associated with disease severity: findings from a retrospective cohort study
This study ’s object... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, Saad I. Mallah and Manaf Alqahtani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Proposal for the use of echocardiography in bloodstream infections due to different streptococcal species
Infective endocarditis (IE) is diagnosed in 7 –8% of streptococcal bloodstream infections (BSIs), yet it is unclear when to perform transthoracic (TTE) and transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) according to d... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sandra Chamat-Hedemand, Niels Eske Bruun, Lauge Østergaard, Magnus Arpi, Emil Fosbøl, Jonas Boel, Louise Bruun Oestergaard, Trine K. Lauridsen, Gunnar Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Anders Dahl Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular epidemiology and genetic diversity of norovirus among hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis in Tianjin, China, 2018 –2020
This study aimed to investigate the ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yulian Fang, Zhaoying Dong, Yan Liu, Wei Wang, Mengzhu Hou, Jinying Wu, Lu Wang and Yu Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genomic surveillance of antimicrobial resistant bacterial colonisation and infection in intensive care patients
Third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Gram-negatives (3GCR-GN) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are common causes of multi-drug resistant healthcare-associated infections, for which gut colonisati... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kelly L. Wyres, Jane Hawkey, Mirianne Mir četa, Louise M. Judd, Ryan R. Wick, Claire L. Gorrie, Nigel F. Pratt, Jill S. Garlick, Kerrie M. Watson, David V. Pilcher, Steve A. McGloughlin, Iain J. Abbott, Nenad Macesic, Denis W. Spelman, Adam W. J. Jenney Tags: Research Source Type: research

A longitudinal SARS-CoV-2 biorepository for COVID-19 survivors with and without post-acute sequelae
SARS-CoV-2 has swept across the globe, causing millions of deaths worldwide. Though most survive, many experience symptoms of COVID-19 for months after acute infection. Successful prevention and treatment of a... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stephanie M. LaVergne, Sophia Stromberg, Bridget A. Baxter, Tracy L. Webb, Taru S. Dutt, Kailey Berry, Madison Tipton, Jared Haberman, Benjamin R. Massey, Kim McFann, Omar Alnachoukati, Linda Zier, Thomas Heacock, Gregory D. Ebel, Marcela Henao-Tamayo, Ju Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mortality of a postpartum woman presented with massive vulvar edema in association with Covid-19: a case report with clinical and radiological findings
In this case report, we presented a rare case of maternal death with massive vulvar edema and Covid-19 diagnosis. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Somayeh Alirezaei, Atiye Vatanchi, Leila Pourali, Behzad Aminzadeh and Robab Latifnejad Roudsari Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Predicting Oral Beta-lactam susceptibilities against Streptococcus pneumoniae
Oral beta-lactam antimicrobials are not routinely tested against Streptococcus pneumoniae due to presumed susceptibility based upon penicillin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) testing. Currently, Clinical a... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mark E. Murphy, Eleanor Powell, Joshua Courter and Joel E. Mortensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Campylobacter fetus bacteremia and meningitis in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia patient undergoing maintenance therapy: a case report
Campylobacter fetus is an uncommon Campylobacter species, and its infections mainly cause infective endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and meningitis rather than enteritis. It is more likely to be detected in blood t... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ryo Nakatani, Koki Shimizu, Takahiro Matsuo, Ryosuke Koyamada, Nobuyoshi Mori, Takuya Yamashita and Shinichiro Mori Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Prevalence of bacterial contamination of touchscreens and posterior surfaces of smartphones owned by healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study
Mobile phones used by healthcare workers (HCWs) are contaminated with bacteria, but the posterior surface of smartphones has rarely been studied. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of microbia... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Akira Kuriyama, Hiroyuki Fujii, Aki Hotta, Rina Asanuma and Hiromasa Irie Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of oral human papillomavirus infection among Indian HIV-positive men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study
Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been causally linked to a subset of oropharyngeal cancers in Western populations, and both oropharyngeal cancer and oral HPV infection are increased among HIV-posi... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alexandra L. Hernandez, Rajiv Karthik, Murugesan Sivasubramanian, Anantharam Raghavendran, Shelly Lensing, Jeannette Y. Lee, Priya Abraham, Dilip Mathai and Joel M. Palefsky Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does ganciclovir exert retinal toxicity after multiple continuous intravitreal injections?
The objective of this study is to report a case of acute retinal necrosis in which abnormalities in visual function did not correspond to retinal anatomical outcomes. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Feng Hu, Ya Ma and Xiaoyan Peng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

History of anemia and long-term mortality due to infection: a cohort study with 12  years follow-up in South Korea
Anemia, which is a condition with reduced healthy red blood cells, is reported to be closely related to the development of infectious diseases. We aimed to investigate the association between history of anemia... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tak Kyu Oh, Kyung-Ho Song and In-Ae Song Tags: Research Source Type: research

Continuous Blood purification on Influenza-Associated Neurological Disease in children: a retrospective cohort study
Due to lack of proven therapies, we evaluated the effect of CBP on Influenza-Associated Neurological Disease in children. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jingwen Ni, Kenan Fang, Zhe Zhao, Zhiyuan Wang, Qian Huang, Lele Li, Guiying Yang, Huizi Guo, Xiaoyang Hong and Shujun Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of infectious diseases consultation on the management and outcomes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia in adults: a retrospective cohort study
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia (PAB) is associated with high mortality. The benefits of infectious diseases consultation (IDC) has been demonstrated in Staphylococcal aureus bacteraemia and other complex infe... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fabian Chiong, Mohammed S. Wasef, Kwee Chin Liew, Raquel Cowan, Danny Tsai, Yin Peng Lee, Larry Croft, Owen Harris, Stella May Gwini and Eugene Athan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retraction Note to: Methylene blue photochemical treatment as a reliable SARS-CoV-2 plasma virus inactivation method for blood safety and convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Changzhong Jin, Bin Yu, Jie Zhang, Hao Wu, Xipeng Zhou, Hangping Yao, Fumin Liu, Xiangyun Lu, Linfang Cheng, Miao Jiang and Nanping Wu Tags: Retraction Note Source Type: research

Transmitted drug resistance to Tenofovir/Emtricitabine among persons with newly diagnosed HIV infection in Shenyang city, Northeast China from 2016 to 2018
To assess transmitted drug resistance (TDR) to tenofovir (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC), using as pre-exposure prophylaxis, among newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)-infected residents in Shenyan... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zhen Wang, Bin Zhao, Minghui An, Wei Song, Xue Dong, Xin Li, Lu Wang, Lin Wang, Wen Tian, Haibo Ding and Xiaoxu Han Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge, perceptions and effects of Ebola virus disease outbreak on the pig value chain in the agro-pastoralist district of Luwero, Central Uganda
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing, and livelihoods of communities. EVD response interventions particularly affect the food value chain, and income securi... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Doreen Birungi, Gabriel Tumwine, Charles Drago Kato, Tonny Ssekamatte, Michael Ocaido and Samuel Majalija Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) for aortic vascular graft infection; a five-year retrospective evaluation
An estimated 1% of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) devices become infected, carrying a high mortality rate. Surgical explantation is recommended and prognosis is guarded. This retrospective cohort analysis... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Niamh Allen, Mohamed Adam, Grace O ’Regan, Aoife Seery, Cora McNally, Samuel McConkey, Aisling Brown and Eoghan de Barra Tags: Research Source Type: research

Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among healthy children in Kassena-Nankana districts of Northern Ghana
This study investigated the pneumococcal carriage prevalence and the impact of the 13-valent pneu... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Deborah K. Narwortey, Alex Owusu-Ofori, Hans-Christian Slotved, Eric S. Donkor, Patrick O. Ansah, Paul Welaga, Godfred Agongo and Abraham R. Oduro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Lung abscess secondary to lung cancer with a coinfection of Granulicatellaadiacens and other bacteria: a case report
Granulicatella adiacens is facultative anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria, which mainly involve bacterial endocarditis and bacteremia, but there are few reports of local suppurative infection. A case of lung abs... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shuo Yang, Liangliang Wu, Lili Xu, Xiang Huang, Xiaofeng Sun, Lan Yang and Ling Xu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy evaluation of low-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for prophylaxis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV uninfected patients undergoing hemodialysis: a retrospective observational study
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a potentially life-threatening infection. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is considered as the first regimen for PCP prophylaxis according to several guidelines. The rec... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kanae Yamashita, Yoshimitsu Shimomura, Hiroaki Ikesue, Nobuyuki Muroi, Akihiro Yoshimoto and Tohru Hashida Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pooled sputum to optimise the efficiency and utility of rapid, point-of-care molecular SARS-CoV-2 testing
As SARS-CoV-2 testing expands, particularly to widespread asymptomatic testing, high sensitivity point-of-care PCR platforms may optimise potential benefits from pooling multiple patients ’ samples. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alison Burdett, Christofer Toumazou, Rashmita Sahoo, Adam Mujan, Tsz-Kin Hon, Judith Bedzo-Nutakor, Nicola Casali, Maria Karvela, Mohammadreza Sohbati, Graham S. Cooke, Gary W. Davies and Luke S. P. Moore Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical features and predictors for patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia at the start of the pandemic: a retrospective multicenter cohort study
This study was performed to investigate clinical features of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia and identify risk factors for converting to severe cases in those who had mild to moderate diseases at the... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chao Cao, Li He, Jingping Ma, Meiping Chen, Yiting Li, Qingwen Jiang, Shiyu Wu, Lili Yu, Weina Huang, Guoqing Qian, Chuanbing Zhu, Jinguo Chu and Xiaomin Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of novel genes involved in apoptosis of HIV-infected macrophages using unbiased genome-wide screening
Macrophages, besides resting latently infected CD4+ T cells, constitute the predominant stable, major non-T cell HIV reservoirs. Therefore, it is essential to eliminate both latently infected CD4+ T cells and ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Simon X. M. Dong, Frederick S. Vizeacoumar, Kalpana K. Bhanumathy, Nezeka Alli, Cristina Gonzalez-Lopez, Niranjala Gajanayaka, Ramon Caballero, Hamza Ali, Andrew Freywald, Edana Cassol, Jonathan B. Angel, Franco J. Vizeacoumar and Ashok Kumar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Demographic and clinical characteristics of severe Covid-19 infections: a cross-sectional study from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) is expanding worldwide. The characteristics of this infection in patients varies from country to country. To move forward, clinical data on infected patients are needed. Her... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ladan Goshayeshi, Mina Akbari Rad, Robert Bergquist, Abolghasem Allahyari, Kamila Hashemzadeh and Benyamin Hoseini Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The 12-month period prevalence and cardiac manifestations of HIV in patients with acute coronary syndrome at a tertiary hospital in Cape Town, South Africa: a retrospective cross-sectional study
HIV-positive patients are increasingly being affected by non-communicable diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD). Data from high-income countries (HICs) indicate that HIV-positive patients have differe... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Camilla Pennefather, Tonya Esterhuizen, Anton Doubell and Eric H. Decloedt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Estimation of the reproduction number of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in South Korea using heterogeneous models
The reproduction number is one of the most crucial parameters in determining disease dynamics, providing a summary measure of the transmission potential. However, estimating this value is particularly challeng... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yunjeong Lee, Dong Han Lee, Hee-Dae Kwon, Changsoo Kim and Jeehyun Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of immunocompromised patients infected with Pneumocystis jirovecii in a twelve-year retrospective study from Norway
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) severely menaces modern chemotherapy and immunosuppression. Detailed description of the epidemiology of Pneumocystis jirovecii today is needed to identify candidates for PCP-prophylax... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stine Gr ønseth, Tormod Rogne, Raisa Hannula, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Jan Egil Afset and Jan Kristian Damås Tags: Research Source Type: research