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  1. Research article

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

    Routes of transmission of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms (MDRGN) are not completely understood. Since sexual transmission of MDRGN might represent a potential mode that has not been noticed so far...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:206

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  2. Research article

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

    Dengue is an acute febrile illness considered the major arboviral disease in terms of morbidity, mortality, economic impact and dissemination worldwide. Brazil accounts for the highest notification rate, with ...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:204

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  3. Research article

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

    Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) spread and infections in patients with haematological malignancies are a serious concern especially in endemic areas. Treatment failures and delay in appropriate ...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:203

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  4. Research article

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

    Timely and accurate identification of people with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is important for controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). There is no gold standard for diagnosis of LTBI. Screening test...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:200

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  5. Technical advance

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

    Clusters of infectious diseases are frequently detected late. Real-time, detailed information about an evolving cluster and possible associated conditions is essential for local policy makers, travelers planni...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:201

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  6. Research article

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

    The number of Acute Dental Infections (ADI) presenting for emergency department (ED) care are steadily increasing. Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) programs are increasingly utilized as an alter...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:202

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  7. Research article

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

    Human adenovirus 7 (HAdV-7) was responsible for a significant number of fatalities during the 2011 community outbreak in Taiwan. The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of severe adenovirus infections in no...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:196

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Lack of immunity against rubella among Italian young adults

    To support the evaluation of the 2010-15 National Plan for Measles and Congenital Rubella Elimination, the authors designed and performed a serosurveillance survey to verify the immunity/susceptibility rate ag...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:199

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  9. Research article

    A meta-analysis of stroke risk following herpes zoster infection

    The incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) is increasing and poses a significant health concern to aging populations. Several studies suggest an increased risk of stroke following zoster infection, but the results ar...

    Fawziah Marra, Jeremy Ruckenstein and Kathryn Richardson

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:198

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  10. Research article

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

    Two biomarkers, the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), have been shown to be indicative of systemic inflammation and predictive of mortality in general population. We ...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:193

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  11. Research article

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

    In rural India, mobile medical clinics are useful models for delivering health promotion, education, and care. Mobile medical clinics use fewer providers for larger catchment areas compared to traditional clin...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:189

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  12. Study protocol

    Screening in Maternity to Ascertain Tuberculosis Status (SMATS) study

    Diagnosis of tuberculosis is difficult among pregnant women because the signs and symptoms of the disease, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, sweating, cough, and mild fever are similar to some manifestatio...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:191

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  13. Research article

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

    Very little is known about the link of T. gondii infection and depression. Through an age-, gender-, and month of pregnancy-matched case-control study, we determined the association of T. gondii infection and dep...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:190

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  14. Research article

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

    The objective of this study was to investigate the distribution and susceptibility of aerobic and facultative Gram-negative bacilli isolated from Chinese patients with UTIs collected within 48 h (community acq...

    Qiwen Yang, Hui Zhang, Yao Wang, Zhipeng Xu, Ge Zhang, Xinxin Chen, Yingchun Xu, Bin Cao, Haishen Kong, Yuxing Ni, Yunsong Yu, Ziyong Sun, Bijie Hu, Wenxiang Huang, Yong Wang, Anhua Wu…

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:192

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  15. Case report

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

    Streptococcus Suis (S.suis) is increasingly being recognised as a potentially preventable emerging zoonotic infection in humans with a global distribution. It is a major cause of menin...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:188

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  16. Research article

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

    The focus of nursing home infection control procedures has been on decreasing transmission between healthcare workers and residents. Less evidence is available regarding whether decontamination of high-touch e...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:186

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  17. Research article

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

    Sexual transmission of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in men who have sex with men (MSM) and its interaction with HIV status, sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour is poorly understood. We assessed the...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:185

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  18. Research article

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

    Carbapenem antibiotics are considered the treatment of choice for serious extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) infections. The study objectives were to evaluate effica...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:183

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  19. Case report

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

    Reactivation of occult or inactive Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during immunosuppressant treatments is well known and widely described in literature. The same observation has been made in Hepatitis C (HCV...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:182

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  20. Research article

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

    Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections are recognized as one of the major threats to global health. In this study, we describe for the first time bla NDM-1 gene carrying...

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

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:180

    Published on: 1 March 2017

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