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  1. Human papillomavirus (HPV) currently represents an important risk factor for cancer development and infertility in humans. Whilst binding of HPV to spermatozoa has been associated with male infertility, an inv...

    Authors: Carlo Foresta, Alessandro Bertoldo, Andrea Garolla, Damiano Pizzol, Silvia Mason, Andrea Lenzi and Luca De Toni
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:593
  2. Live-animal markets are a culturally important feature of meat distribution chains in many populations, yet they provide an opportunity for the maintenance and transmission of potentially emergent zoonotic pat...

    Authors: Kim M Pepin, James O Lloyd-Smith, Colleen T Webb, Karen Holcomb, Huachen Zhu, Yi Guan and Steven Riley
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:592
  3. Recent epidemiologic data suggest that the prevalence of macrolide resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MR-M. pneumoniae) is increasing rapidly worldwide. This study assessed the present status of M. pneumoniae infec...

    Authors: Kentaro Matsuda, Mitsuo Narita, Nobuyuki Sera, Eriko Maeda, Hideaki Yoshitomi, Hitomi Ohya, Yuko Araki, Tatsuyuki Kakuma, Atsushi Fukuoh and Kenji Matsumoto
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:591
  4. Authors: Angelica Vişan, Monica Luminos, Magda Vasile, Anca Drăgănescu, Gheorghiță Jugulete, Anuța Bilaşco, Cristina Negulescu, Camelia Kouris, Ruxandra Măntescu, Mădălina Maria Merişescu, Endis Osman, Sabina Șchiopu, Dragoş Florea and Dan Oțelea
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):P78

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  5. Authors: Adrian Streinu-Cercel, Anca Victorița Trifan, Florin Alexandru Căruntu, Ioan Sporea, Liliana Simona Gheorghe, Manuela Curescu, Mihai Mircea Diculescu, Mihai Voiculescu, Oliviu Pascu, Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec, Andrew Martin Hill and Sorin Rugină
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):P59

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  6. Authors: Adrian Streinu-Cercel, Anca Victorița Trifan, Florin Alexandru Căruntu, Ioan Sporea, Liliana Simona Gheorghe, Manuela Curescu, Mihai Mircea Diculescu, Mihai Voiculescu, Oliviu Pascu, Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec, Andrew Martin Hill and Sorin Rugină
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):P58

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  7. Authors: Dan Dumitru Hurezeanu, Livia Dragonu, Carmen Canciovici, Daniela Ristea, Doina Ene, Mioara Cotulbea, Magdalena Peter, Felicia Dumitraşcu and Maria Bălan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):P40

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  8. Authors: Raluca Mihăilescu, Daniela Tălăpan, Olga Dorobăț, Alexandru Rafila, Emilia Capraru, Daniela Munteanu, Anca Streinu-Cercel, Oana Streinu-Cercel, Vlad Predescu, Florian Purghel, Cătălin Cârstoiu, Razvan Ene, Dana Mihaela Jianu, Cristina Popescu, Victoria Aramă and Adrian Streinu-Cercel
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):O35

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  9. Authors: Gabriel Adrian Popescu, Roxana Șerban, Ionel Iosif, Irina Codiță, Olga Dorobăț, Daniela Tălăpan, Mariana Buzea, Edit Szekely, Olivia Dorneanu, Karina Bota, Manuela Nica, Raluca Papageorghe, Camelia Ghiță, Irina Nistor, Marina Indrared, Adriana Pistol…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):O16

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  10. Authors: Mariana Mărdărescu, Adrian Streinu-Cercel, Cristina Petre, Ruxandra Neagu-Drăghicenoiu, Rodica Ungurianu, Sorin Petrea, Ana Maria Tudor, Alina Cibea, Delia Vlad, Carina Matei, Marieta Iancu, Alexandra Mărdărescu, Ioana Anca, Cosmina Cristea and Mihai Mitran
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):P3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  11. Authors: Mariana Mărdărescu, Cristina Petre, Adrian Streinu-Cercel, Sorin Petrea, Ruxandra Neagu-Drăghicenoiu, Rodica Ungurianu, Ana Maria Tudor, Alina Cibea, Delia Vlad, Mihai Mitran, Otilia Benea, Dan Oțelea, Carmen Crăciun, Tatiana Colțan, Marieta Iancu, Ionel Ionel…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13(Suppl 1):O1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  12. Realization of the public health benefits of mass drug administration (MDA) for the control of schistosomiasis depends on achieving and maintaining high annual treatment coverage. In Uganda, the uptake of prev...

    Authors: Simon Muhumuza, Anne Katahoire, Fred Nuwaha and Annette Olsen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:590
  13. Severe sepsis is a common cause for admission to the general medical ward. Previous work has demonstrated substantial new long-term disability in patients with severe sepsis, but the short-term functional outc...

    Authors: Andrew J Odden, Jeffrey M Rohde, Catherine Bonham, Latoya Kuhn, Preeti N Malani, Lena M Chen, Scott A Flanders and Theodore J Iwashyna
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:588
  14. Chagas disease, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi is endemic in Latin America. Thirty percent of infected individuals develop chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC), an inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy th...

    Authors: Amanda Farage Frade, Cristina Wide Pissetti, Barbara Maria Ianni, Bruno Saba, Hui Tzu Lin-Wang, Luciana Gabriel Nogueira, Ariana de Melo Borges, Paula Buck, Fabrício Dias, Monique Baron, Ludmila Rodrigues Pinto Ferreira, Andre Schmidt, José Antonio Marin-Neto, Mario Hirata, Marcelo Sampaio, Abílio Fragata…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:587
  15. The herpes zoster burden of disease in Sweden is not well investigated. There is no Swedish immunization program to prevent varicella zoster virus infections. A vaccine against herpes zoster and its complicati...

    Authors: Marie Studahl, Max Petzold and Tobias Cassel
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:586
  16. Medical textbooks often list Legionnaires’ disease as a differential diagnosis of the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) (SIADH), but evidence supporting this association is lar...

    Authors: Philipp Schuetz, Sebastian Haubitz, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Werner C Albrich, Werner Zimmerli and Beat Mueller
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:585
  17. This study aimed to explore the in vitro antibacterial activity of the bioglass BAG S53P4 against multi-resistant microorganisms commonly involved in osteomyelitis and to evaluate its use in surgical adjunctiv...

    Authors: Lorenzo Drago, Delia Romanò, Elena De Vecchi, Christian Vassena, Nicola Logoluso, Roberto Mattina and Carlo Luca Romanò
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:584
  18. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of vancomycin and daptomycin MICs among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood isolates, the prevalence of heterogeneous vancomycin-interm...

    Authors: Banu Sancak, Server Yagci, Deniz Gür, Zeynep Gülay, Dilara Ogunc, Güner Söyletir, Ata Nevzat Yalcin, Devrim Öztürk Dündar, Ayşe Willke Topçu, Filiz Aksit, Gaye Usluer, Cüneyt Özakin, Halis Akalin, Mutlu Hayran and Volkan Korten
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:583
  19. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common opportunistic infection following lung transplantation. CMV replication in the lung allograft is described as accelerating the development of bronchiolitis obliterans s...

    Authors: Inger Johansson, Gunnar Mårtensson, Ulla Nyström, Salmir Nasic and Rune Andersson
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:582
  20. Despite the importance of invasive Staphylococcus aureus (ISA) infection, its overall burden in non-selected populations has only been defined in a small number of studies in Europe and North America. To define t...

    Authors: Kyoung-Ho Song, Eu Suk Kim, Hye-yun Sin, Kyung-Hwa Park, Sook-In Jung, Nara Yoon, Dong-Min Kim, Chang Seop Lee, Hee-Chang Jang, Yoonseon Park, Kkot Sil Lee, Yee Gyung Kwak, Jae Hoon Lee, Seong Yeon Park, Minkyo Song, Sue K Park…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:581
  21. Only limited data are available relating to the etiology of diarrhea in children and adults in Senegal. The aim of this prospective study was to describe the epidemiology and etiology of community-acquired dia...

    Authors: Bissoume Sambe-Ba, Emmanuelle Espié, Mamadou Elimane Faye, Lassina Gadi Timbiné, Mbacké Sembene and Amy Gassama-Sow
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:580
  22. Whipple’s disease is a rare, multisystemic, chronic infectious disease which classically presents as a wasting illness characterized by polyarthralgia, diarrhea, fever, and lymphadenopathy. Pleuropericardial i...

    Authors: George Stojan, Michael T Melia, Sandeep J Khandhar, Peter Illei and Alan N Baer
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:579
  23. Percutaneous drainage (PCD) and surgical intervention are two primary treatment options for iliopsoas abscess (IPA). However, there is currently no consensus on when to use PCD or surgical intervention, especi...

    Authors: Ming-Shun Hsieh, Shih-Che Huang, El-Wui Loh, Che-An Tsai, Ying-Ying Hung, Yu-Tse Tsan, Jin-An Huang, Lee-Min Wang and Sung-Yuan Hu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:578
  24. Osteoporosis and bone fractures seem to be higher in HIV-infected Patients compared to the general populations. Moreover, bone turnover markers are increased in patients on antiretroviral therapy and vitamin D...

    Authors: Rein Jan Piso, Madeleine Rothen, Jean Pierre Rothen, Matthias Stahl and Christoph Fux
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:577
  25. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. In Italy, HPV vaccination is now offered free of charge to 12-year-old females. However, some regional health authorities have exte...

    Authors: Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Elisabetta Tanzi, Silvia Bianchi, Elena Rosanna Frati, Carla Maria Zotti, Piero Luigi Lai, Angela Bechini, Stefania Rossi and Roberto Gasparini
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:575

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