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  1. Despite increased interventions implemented for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, There is still a vertical transmission. Hence, this study tried to assess the pooled prevalence of knowled...

    Authors: Sisay Yitayih Kassie, Alex Ayenew Chereka and Yitayish Damtie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:491
  2. Antibiotic usage and antibiotic resistance (ABR) patterns changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy (IET) is a significant public health problem and contributes to ABR. We eva...

    Authors: Karri A. Bauer, Laura A. Puzniak, Kalvin C. Yu, Kenneth P. Klinker, Janet A. Watts, Pamela A. Moise, Lyn Finelli and Vikas Gupta
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:490
  3. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous, environmental bacteria that can cause chronic lung disease. Persons with cystic fibrosis (pwCF) are at high risk for NTM. Approximately 1 in 5 pwCF in the Unit...

    Authors: Julia E. Marshall, Rachel A. Mercaldo, Ettie M. Lipner and D. Rebecca. Prevots
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:489
  4. Between March, 2020 and December, 2021 due to cholera and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemics, there were 1,534 cholera cases with 14 deaths and 136,065 COVID-19 cases with 3,285 deaths reported resp...

    Authors: Godfrey Bwire, Annet Kisakye, Esther Amulen, John Baptist Bwanika, Joan Badebye, Christine Aanyu, Brenda Doreen Nakirya, Alfred Okello, Stephen Acellam Okello, Justine N. Bukenya and Christopher Garimoi Orach
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:487
  5. School-aged children (SAC) have an increased risk to contract malaria and play a major role in its transmission dynamics. However, their malaria prevention experience is poor. Thus, the effect of malaria preve...

    Authors: Zerihun Zerdo, Hilde Bastiaens, Sibyl Anthierens, Fekadu Massebo, Matewos Masne, Gelila Biresaw, Misgun Shewangizaw, Abayneh Tunje, Yilma Chisha, Tsegaye Yohannes and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:486
  6. Inconsistent evidence currently exists regarding the associations between Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) infection and body mass index (BMI). The goal of the current study was to examine independent association...

    Authors: Jinke Huang, Kunli Zhang, Fengyun Wang and Xudong Tang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:485
  7. COVID-19 is an emerging contagious infection with polymorphic clinical manifestations. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic features and identify the predictors ...

    Authors: Attinsounon Cossi Angelo, Yamongbè Clodel, Codjo Léopold, Adé Serge, Mama Cissé Ibrahim, Attinon Julien, Klikpezo Roger and Savi de Tovè Kofi-Mensa
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:484
  8. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common infections among women of reproductive age and accounts for 15–50% of infections globally. The role played by folate in the pathogenesis and progression of BV...

    Authors: Ting-Ting Cui, Jing Luo, Rui-Lan Deng, Yun-Ting Yang, Ya-Wen Yin, Xing-Fei Chen, Hao-Kai Chen, Wan-Zhe Liao, Ze-Min Huang, Xiao-Yan Deng and Xu-Guang Guo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:483
  9. Significant regional variations in the HIV epidemic hurt effective common interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. It is crucial to analyze HIV positivity distributions within clusters and assess the homogeneity o...

    Authors: Charles K. Mutai, Patrick E. McSharry, Innocent Ngaruye and Edouard Musabanganji
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:482
  10. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), belonging to Enterovirus D, is a unique human enterovirus mainly associated with common respiratory diseases. However, EV-D68 can cause severe respiratory diseases, and EV-D68 endemic is...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Yoshida, Masamichi Muramatsu and Hiroyuki Shimizu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:481
  11. Uganda is among the 10 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region that have the highest prevalence of diarrhoeal disease. Evidence suggests that the severity of childhood diarrhoeal disease is escalated throug...

    Authors: Nathan Ssekandi, Nonhlanhla Tlotleng and Nisha Naicker
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:480
  12. Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) is a novel nucleic acid method for the detection of unknown and difficult pathogenic microorganisms, and its application in the etiological diagnosis of fever of u...

    Authors: Hongmei Chen, Mingze Tang, Lemeng Yao, Di Zhang, Yubin Zhang, Yingren Zhao, Han Xia, Tianyan Chen and Jie Zheng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:478
  13. Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare and life-threatening condition caused by uncontrolled immune activation leading to excessive inflammation and tissue destruction. It could either be due to a prima...

    Authors: Fabrizio Leone, Nicola Cotugno, Chiara Casamento Tumeo, Paola Zangari, Patrizia Palomba, Rachele Adorisio, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Claudia Bracaglia, Paola Papoff, Camilla Ajassa, Paolo Palma and Stefania Bernardi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:477
  14. Spain had some of Europe’s highest incidence and mortality rates for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Here we describe the epidemiology and trends in hospitalizations, the number of critical patients, and ...

    Authors: Rafael Garcia-Carretero, Oscar Vazquez-Gomez, Ruth Gil-Prieto and Angel Gil-de-Miguel
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:476
  15. There are few epidemiological or molecular data on Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains resistant to fosfomycin. In this study, we described the occurrence and characterization of fosfomycin-resistant uropathogenic...

    Authors: Wedad M. Abdelraheem, W. K.M Mahdi, Ibtehal S. Abuelela and Noha Anwar Hassuna
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:475
  16. There have been calls for “person-centered” approaches to drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) care. In 2020, Charles James Hospital in South Africa, which incorporated person-centered care, was closed. Patient...

    Authors: Thiloshini Govender, Jennifer J. Furin, Alex Edwards, Selvan Pillay and Richard A. Murphy
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:474
  17. Dengue fever, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, is a significant public health concern in tropical and subtropical regions. With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of the borders, dengue fever rema...

    Authors: Yaxing Zhang, Lei Wang, Guozhen Wang, Jiabao Xu and Tianxing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:473
  18. Patients with malignancy are at a higher risk of developing nosocomial infections. However, limited studies investigated the clinical features and prognostic factors of nosocomial infections due to fungi in ca...

    Authors: Ruoxuan Wang, Aimin Jiang, Rui Zhang, Chuchu Shi, Qianqian Ding, Shihan Liu, Fumei Zhao, Yuyan Ma, Junhui Liu, Xiao Fu, Xuan Liang, Zhiping Ruan, Yu Yao and Tao Tian
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:472
  19. The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in sub-Saharan Africa is poorly described. We aimed to determine the prevalence of five treatable STIs (Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trich...

    Authors: Robert Butcher, Sheikh Jarju, Dolapo Obayemi, Adedapo Olufemi Bashorun, Hristina Vasileva, Hannah Bransbury-Hare, Orighomisan Agboghoroma, Lamin Drammeh, Martin Holland, Emma Harding-Esch and Ed Clarke
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:471
  20. In French Guiana (population 294,000) the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (10%) and of HIV(1.1%) are very high. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of diabetes and its complications in a HIV cohort.

    Authors: Mathieu Nacher, Sebastien Rabier, Aude Lucarelli, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Nezha Hafsi and Nadia Sabbah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:470
  21. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are the most common notifiable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. Because symptoms of these infections often overlap with other ...

    Authors: Rebecca Lillis, Louis Kuritzky, Zune Huynh, Rodney Arcenas, Avneet Hansra, Roma Shah, Baiyu Yang and Stephanie N. Taylor
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:469
  22. Several HCV patients in Brazil were lost to follow-up (LTFU) in the last two decades before achievement of sustained virological response (SVR). Strategies to recall those diagnosed but untreated patients have...

    Authors: Maria Lucia Gomes Ferraz, Antonio Ricardo Cardia Ferraz de Andrade, Gustavo Henrique Santos Pereira, Liana Codes and Paulo Lisboa Bittencourt
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:468
  23. To investigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on the prevalence of respiratory viruses among pediatric patients with acute respiratory infections in Xuzhou from 2015–2021.

    Authors: Rundong Cao, Yangguang Du, Jing Tong, Dong Xia, Qinqin Song, Zhiqiang Xia, Mi Liu, Haijun Du, Jun Han and Chen Gao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:467
  24. Population-based serological studies allow to estimate prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infections despite a substantial number of mild or asymptomatic disease courses. This became even more relevant for decision maki...

    Authors: Ronan Le Gleut, Michael Plank, Peter Pütz, Katja Radon, Abhishek Bakuli, Raquel Rubio-Acero, Ivana Paunovic, Friedrich Rieß, Simon Winter, Christina Reinkemeyer, Yannik Schälte, Laura Olbrich, Marlene Hannes, Inge Kroidl, Ivan Noreña, Christian Janke…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:466
  25. Corneal transplants are the most common type of transplant and increasing in frequency. Donor cornea tissues are a rare source of herpes simplex virus (HSV) transmission and not routinely tested for presence o...

    Authors: Ahad Azeem, Brandon Baartman, Christopher D. Conrady, Jeffery L. Meier and Rima El-Herte
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:465
  26. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) booster vaccination campaign and the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants impact the prevalence and levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the N...

    Authors: F. A. Quee, B. M. Hogema, E. Slot, S. Kruijer, M. Molier, K. van den Hurk and H. L. Zaaijer
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:464
  27. Studies have shown that more than 50% of the antibiotics used in hospitals are unnecessary or inappropriate and, that antimicrobial resistance may cost up to 20 billion USD in excess medical costs each year. O...

    Authors: Christian José Pallares, Jessica Porras, Elsa De La Cadena, Juan Carlos García-Betancur, Natalia Restrepo-Arbeláez, Sara María Cobo Viveros, Wanda Cornistein, Paulo Castañeda-Méndez, Luis Cuellar, Diogo Boldim-Ferreira, Jorge Chaverri-Murillo, Jaime A. Labarca and María Virginia Villegas
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:463
  28. B7-H3 is an important immune checkpoint molecule that plays a negative role in immune regulation. This study was aimed to explore B7-H3 expression in HIV-infected patients and its clinical significance.

    Authors: Jun-Chi Xu, Hui Chen, Ping Xu, Xin-Ran You, Geng-chao Zhu and Fei Gao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:462
  29. The success of mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Ghana depends, to a large extent, on the essential role community drug distributors (CDDs)...

    Authors: Akua Obeng Forson, Raphael Baffour Awuah, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Christopher Mfum Owusu-Asenso, Sefa Bonsu Atakora, Gabriel Akosah-Brempong, Anisa Abdulai, Isaac Kwame Sraku, Shittu B. Dhikrullahi, Simon K. Attah and Yaw Asare Afrane
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:460
  30. The rate of community antibiotic use is high in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) when compared to other nations, and in NZ, as in most other nations, antibiotics are very commonly prescribed for self-limiting upper r...

    Authors: S Thaggard, S Reid, AHY Chan, C White, L Fraser, BA Arroll, E Best, R Whittaker, S Wells, MG Thomas and SR Ritchie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:458
  31. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) epidemiology in Europe differs by region and population risk group, and data are often incomplete. We estimated chronic HBV prevalence as measured by surface antigen (HBsAg) among gener...

    Authors: Adam Trickey, Sandra Bivegete, Erika Duffell, Anna L. McNaughton, Lina Nerlander, Josephine G. Walker, Hannah Fraser, Matthew Hickman, Peter Vickerman, Ellen Brooks-Pollock and Hannah Christensen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:457
  32. This study aimed to establish multivariate prediction models according to a response-guided therapy (RGT) based strategy at baseline and week 12 and 24 of follow-up to predict the functional cure for HBeAg-neg...

    Authors: Qianqian Tang, Jun Ye, Yafei Zhang, Peixin Zhang, Guomei Xia, Jie Zhu, Shaofeng Wei, Xu Li and Zhenhua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:456
  33. Remdesivir is widely used for treatment of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 treated with remdesivir, and their outcom...

    Authors: Filippo Pieralli, Fulvio Pomero, Francesco Dentali, Claudio Norbiato, Tiziana Attardo, Susanna Vicari, Elena Magnani, Maria Antonietta Marzilli, Paola Piccolo, Antonella Valerio and Dario Manfellotto
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:454
  34. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is a systemic EBV-positive lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-LPD) considered to be associated with a genetic immunological abnormality, although its cause is...

    Authors: Yaxian Ma, Yuhan Bao and Miao Zheng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:453
  35. There has been little research on the long-term clinical outcomes of patients discharged due to undiagnosed fevers of unknown origin (FUO). The purpose of this study was to determine how fever of unknown origi...

    Authors: Lin Jiang, Han Wu, Sen Zhao, Yu Zhang and Ning Song
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:452
  36. Osler’s nodes, Janeway lesions and splinter haemorrhages are cutaneous manifestations of infective endocarditis. They occur due to vascular occlusion by septic emboli and a resulting localized vasculitis. They...

    Authors: Pramith Ruwanpathirana, Harindri Athukorala, Praveen Weeratunga and Panduka Karunanayake
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:451
  37. Disseminated sporotrichosis is a severe opportunistic infection that often affects immunocompromised patients after a cutaneous inoculation. Here we present a rare case of disseminated sporotrichosis discovere...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Perrault, Levi A. Endelman, Mark R. Kraemer, Derrick Chen, Wendell B. Lake and M. Shahriar Salamat
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:450
  38. Predicting the short-term prognosis and severity of tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) patients without HIV infection can be challenging, and there have been no prior studies examining the neutrophil lymphocyte rat...

    Authors: Zhihan Gu, Bofu Liu, Xiaomin Yu, Tao Cheng, Tianyong Han, Le Tong and Yu Cao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:449
  39. Bloodstream infections (BSI) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients worldwide. A blood culture is the primary tool for determining whether a patient has BSI and requires antimi...

    Authors: Banan M. Aiesh, Duha Daraghmeh, Nasreen Abu-Shamleh, Abdalmenem Joudallah, Ali Sabateen and Rowa’ Al Ramahi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:448
  40. To improve tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a non-sputum based triage test to focus TB testing on people with a high likelihood of having active pulmonary tubercu...

    Authors: Tracy R. Richardson, Bronwyn Smith, Stephanus T. Malherbe, Jane Alexandra Shaw, Firdows Noor, Candice MacDonald, Gian D. van der Spuy, Kim Stanley, Alida Carstens, Tarryn-Lee Fisher, Ilana van Rensburg, Marika Flinn, Candice Snyders, Isaac Johnson, Bernadine Fransman, Hazel Dockrell…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:447
  41. Due to practical challenges associated with genetic sequencing in low-resource environments, the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in forcibly displaced people is understudied. We examined the use of field app...

    Authors: Anna Yakovleva, Ganna Kovalenko, Matthew Redlinger, Pavlo Smyrnov, Olga Tymets, Anna Korobchuk, Lyudmyla Kotlyk, Anna Kolodiazieva, Anna Podolina, Svitlana Cherniavska, Petro Antonenko, Steffanie A. Strathdee, Samuel R. Friedman, Ian Goodfellow, Joel O. Wertheim, Eric Bortz…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:446
  42. Negative conversion of nucleic acid was a key factor in deciding discharge or the end of isolation of asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 patients. We aimed to explore the effect of vaccination on the time to negati...

    Authors: Yifeng Luo, Qian Zhou, Xinyan Huang, Yuqi Ding, Xiangrong Ye, Jie Ding, Yukun Kuang, Yihao Liu, Sui Peng, Qingtang Zhu, Haibo Wang and Haipeng Xiao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:443
  43. Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of health loss and mortality worldwide. Without proper treatment, neonatal sepsis can quickly develop into multisystem organ failure. However, the signs of neonatal sepsis are ...

    Authors: Colleen O’Sullivan, Daniel Hsiang-Te Tsai, Ian Chang-Yen Wu, Emanuela Boselli, Carmel Hughes, Deepak Padmanabhan and Yingfen Hsia
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:441
  44. The vast majority of patients with acute tonsillitis (AT) are managed in general practice. However, occasionally patients are referred to hospital for specialized management because of aggravated symptoms and/...

    Authors: Camilla Andersen, Thomas Greve, Kasper Basse Reinholdt, Ann Marlene Gram Kjaerulff, Nichlas Udholm, Vesal Khalid, Adnan Madzak, Christophe Duez, Henrik Münch, Søren Pauli, Christian Sander Danstrup, Niels Krintel Petersen and Tejs Ehlers Klug
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:439

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