Tuberculosis incidence in patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Introduction (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ayinalem Alemu, Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Getu Diriba, Getachew Seid, Kirubel Eshetu, Musse Tadesse Chekol, Nega Berhe, Balako Gumi Tags: Review Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Safety and Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Older Adult Critically Ill Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Multi-center, Cohort Study
Introduction (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ghazwa B. Korayem, Ohoud Aljuhani, Ali F. Altebainawi, Abdulrahman I Al Shaya, Lina I. Alnajjar, Abdulrahman Alissa, Mohammed Aldhaeefi, Raed Kensara, Hessa Al Muqati, Abdulmohsen Alhuwahmel, Omar Alhuthaili, Ramesh Vishwakarma, Namareq Aldardeer, Khalid Source Type: research

Cholera outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa during 2010-2019: A Descriptive Analysis
: Cholera remains a public health threat, but is inequitably distributed across sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of standardized reporting and inconsistent outbreak definitions limit our understanding of cholera outbreak epidemiology. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Qulu Zheng, Francisco J Luquero, Iza Ciglenecki, Joseph F. Wamala, Abdinasir Abubakar, Placide Welo, Mukemil Hussen, Mesfin Wossen, Sebastian Yennan, Alama Keita, Justin Lessler, Andrew S. Azman, Elizabeth C. Lee Source Type: research

Genomic evidence of co-identification with Omicron and Delta SARS-CoV-2 variants: A report of two cases
A new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern (VOC) assigned to the lineage B.1.1.529, designated as Omicron, has been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by South Africa scientists on November 24th, 2021 (World Health Organization 2021). The first cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection caused by the Omicron variant were reported to originate from Botswana and South Africa (World Health Organization 2021). In Belgium, the first case of SARS-CoV-2 infection caused by the Omicron variant was identified in late November 2021 (Vanmechelen et al. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tony Wawina-Bokalanga, Anne-Sophie Logist, Robbe Sinnesael, Bram Van Holm, Marie-Luce Delforge, Pierre Struyven, Lize Cuypers, Emmanuel Andr é, Guy Baele, Piet Maes Source Type: research

The role of selenium in severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: an integrative analysis of surveillance data and clinical data
Selenium deficiency can be associated with increased susceptibility to some viral infections, and even severer disease. Here we aim to examine whether this associate applies to severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS). (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tian-Le Che, Xin-Lou Li, Jian-Bo Tian, Gang Wang, Xue-Fang Peng, Hai-Yang Zhang, Jia-Hao Chen, Ying Zhu, Wen-Hui Zhang, Tao Wang, Bao-Cheng Liu, Qiang Xu, Chen-Long Lv, Bao-Gui Jiang, Zhong-Jie Li, Li-Qun Fang, Wei Liu Source Type: research

Application of core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of epididymal tuberculosis: a retrospective analysis of 41 cases
We aimed to investigate the use of core needle biopsy (CNB) in epididymal tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pengju Liu, Hai Gu, Yuan Liu, Yong Qin Source Type: research

Distinctions between Fournier's Gangrene and Lower Extremity Necrotising Fasciitis: Microbiology and Factors Affecting Mortality
: To illustrate distinctions between Fournier's gangrene (FG) and lower extremity Necrotising Fasciitis (NF) and screen out possible risk factors of poor prognosis for each cohort. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xuefeng He, Xin Xiang, Yong Zou, Bing Liu, Lili Liu, Yaodan Bi, Daohong Kan Source Type: research

Whole-Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Reveals Diverse Mutations in Circulating Alpha and Delta Variants during the First, Second and Third Waves of Covid-19 in South Kivu, East of the Democratic Republic of Congo
: Using whole genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 to identify variants circulating in DRC and obtaining molecular information useful for diagnosis, improving treatment and general pandemic control strategies. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Patrick Bisimwa Ntagereka, Samuel O. Oyola, Simon Patrick Baenyi, Gilbert Kibet Rono, Ahadi Bwihangane Birindwa, Dieudonn é Wasso Shukuru, Tshass Chasinga Baharanyi, Théophile Mitima Kashosi, Jean-Paul Cikwanine Buhendwa, Parvine Basimane Bisimwa, Aline Source Type: research

Real-world effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination among children in Italy
In a recent study, Husin and colleagues emphasized the considerable efficacy of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA-based BNT162b2 vaccine against the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in adolescents (Husin et al., 2022). Since not only limiting the burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection, but also preventing the risk of developing severe complications of COVID-19 is imperative in childhood, the real-world effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination among Italian children was investigated in this study. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Camilla Mattiuzzi, Giuseppe Lippi Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of a commercially-available, deep learning-based chest-Xray interpretation software for detecting culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis
Few evaluations of computer-aided detection (CAD) software for analyzing chest radiographs for tuberculosis have used mycobacterial culture as the reference standard. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gamuchirai Tavaziva, Arman Majidulla, Ahsana Nazish, Saima Saeed, Andrea Benedetti, Aamir J. Khan, Faiz Ahmad Khan Source Type: research

Personal Protective Measures During the Coronavirus Pandemic in Germany
INTRODUCTION (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fabian Kirsch, Ann-Kathrin Lindemann, Johanna Geppert, Dan Borzekowski, Mark Lohmann, Gaby-Fleur B öl Source Type: research

Randomised controlled trials in COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and critical appraisal
To describe the prevalence of risks of bias in randomised trials of therapeutic interventions for COVID-19. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kavina Kudhail, Jacqueline Thompson, Vivek Mathews, Breanna Morrison, Karla Hemming Source Type: research

nAssociation between HIV and Prevalent Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus in South Africa: analysis of a nationally representative cross-sectional survey.
Objectives Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) burden is rising among persons living with HIV (PLWH) in sub-Saharan Africa. It is unclear whether this reflects absolute increase in HIV-related CVD risk or unmasking by improved survival. We, therefore, examined whether HIV is associated with adverse cardiometabolic profiles among South African adults.Methods We analyzed a nationally-representative dataset (n=6,420), estimating weighted prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and 10-year predicted risk of incident fatal/non-fatal CVD (if ≥40 years old). (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Itai M. Magodoro, Samson Okello, Mongiwethu Dungeni, Alison C. Castle, Shakespeare Mureyani, Goodarz Danaei Source Type: research

Investigation of Possible Preventable Causes of COVID-19 Deaths in the Kampala Metropolitan Area, Uganda, 2020-2021
Introduction (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - May 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Patricia Eyu, Peter Elyanu, Alex R. Ario, Vivian Ntono, Doreen Birungi, Gerald Rukundo, Carol Nanziri, Ignatius Wadunde, Richard Migisha, Elizabeth Katana, Peter Oumo, Job Morukileng, Julie R. Harris Source Type: research