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  1. Content type: Research article

    Fluoroquinolones (FQ) are increasingly prescribed for children, despite being labeled for only a limited number of labeled pediatric indications. In this multicenter retrospective drug utilization study, we an...

    Authors: Kevin Meesters, Reiner Mauel, Evelyn Dhont, Johan Vande Walle and Pauline De Bruyne

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:89

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Cross-reacting antibodies enhanced dengue infection in humans and antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) have been proposed as early mechanisms underlying DHF/DSS. However, the duration of dengue IgG antibodies ...

    Authors: Shuying Luo, Weihong Cui, Chan Li, Feng Ling, Tao Fu, Qiyong Liu, Jiangping Ren and Jimin Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:92

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Dengue Score is a model for predicting pleural effusion and/or ascites and uses the hematocrit (Hct), albumin concentration, platelet count and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ratio as independent variabl...

    Authors: Suhendro Suwarto, Mohammad Jauharsyah Hidayat and Bing Widjaya

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:90

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Expressed human milk (EHM) feed preparation areas represent a potential source of unintentional nosocomial infection. Daily disinfection of environmental surfaces remains an essential intervention to mitigate ...

    Authors: Ricky Dippenaar and Johan Smith

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:91

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Socio-economic, demographic factors and Knowledge Attitude Practices (KAPs) have been recognized as critical factors that influence the incidence and transmission of dengue epidemics. However, studies that cha...

    Authors: Lahiru Udayanga, Nayana Gunathilaka, M. C. M. Iqbal, Kusumawathie Pahalagedara, Upali S. Amarasinghe and Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:88

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus is a well-defined risk factor for disease in hospitals, which can range from minor skin infections to severe, systemic diseases. However, the generalizability of this findi...

    Authors: Marina W. Kim, Ben K. Greenfield, Robert E. Snyder, Craig M. Steinmaus and Lee W. Riley

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:86

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is an uncommon diagnosis accounting for less than 10% of cases of infective endocarditis. Optimal management for severely ill patients with RSIE remains challenging be...

    Authors: Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy, Norair Airapetian, Nicolas Lamblin, Elie Zogheib, Patrick Devos and Sebastien Preau

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:85

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Smear microscopy lacks sensitivity especially in HIV co-infection, resulting in undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) and high mortality. The loop-mediated isothermal amplification (TB-LAMP) assay can be staged with m...

    Authors: Lydia Nakiyingi, Prossy Nakanwagi, Jessica Briggs, Tifu Agaba, Frank Mubiru, Mark Mugenyi, Willy Ssengooba, Moses L. Joloba and Yukari C. Manabe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:87

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Non-adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) is one of the factors for treatment failure in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in developing countries. The main objective of ...

    Authors: Awoke Seyoum Tegegne, Principal Ndlovu and Temesgen Zewotir

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:83

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is a feasible tool to prevent or mitigate cholera outbreaks. A better understanding of the vaccine’s efficacy among different age groups and how rapidly its protection wanes could he...

    Authors: Youyi Fong, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Jin Kyung Park, Florian Marks, John D. Clemens and Dennis L. Chao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:84

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The exponential growth in the reach and development of new technologies over the past decade means that mobile technologies and social media play an increasingly important role in service delivery models to ma...

    Authors: Julianita Purnomo, Katherine Coote, Limin Mao, Ling Fan, Julian Gold, Raghib Ahmad and Lei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:82

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Human fecal carriage of Enterobacteriaceae possessing mobilized colistin resistance genes (mcr-1 and mcr-2) remains obscure in Hong Kong. As part of routine surveillance on emerging antibiotic resistance, we cond...

    Authors: Wai-Sing Chan, Chun-Hang Au, Dona N. Ho, Tsun-Leung Chan, Edmond Shiu-Kwan Ma and Bone Siu-Fai Tang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:81

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Natural killer (NK) cells play cytotoxic roles by targeting tumor cells or virus infected cells, they also play regulatory roles by secreting cytokines and chemokines. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β and in...

    Authors: Yongjun Jiang, Mei Yang, Xiaojuan Sun, Xi Chen, Meichen Ma, Xiaowan Yin, Shi Qian, Zining Zhang, Yajing Fu, Jing Liu, Xiaoxu Han, Junjie Xu and Hong Shang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:80

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends viral load (VL) measurement as the preferred monitoring strategy for HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings. The ne...

    Authors: Alain Amstutz, Bienvenu Lengo Nsakala, Fiona Vanobberghen, Josephine Muhairwe, Tracy Renée Glass, Beatrice Achieng, Mamorena Sepeka, Katleho Tlali, Lebohang Sao, Kyaw Thin, Thomas Klimkait, Manuel Battegay and Niklaus Daniel Labhardt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:76

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In 2016, the World Health Organisation set a goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Robust epidemiological information underpins all efforts to achieve elimination and this systematic review provides estim...

    Authors: Abby May Falla, Sanne Henrietta Ina Hofstraat, Erika Duffell, Susan Josien Maria Hahné, Lara Tavoschi and Irene Karen Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:79

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Persons with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection were reported to suffer severe disease after hepatitis E virus (HEV) superinfection, but the studies regarding HEV seroprevalence in this population were limite...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Zechun Jiang, Jingjing Lv, Jiaye Liu, Bingyu Yan, Yi Feng, Li Li, Guomin Zhang, Fuzhen Wang and Aiqiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:75

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available. Timely analysis of measles surveillance data is crucial for epidemic control and c...

    Authors: Misganu Endriyas, Tarekegn Solomon, Bekele Belayhun and Emebet Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:77

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  18. Content type: Research article

    From October 2010 through February 2016, Arizona conducted surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) among adults hospitalized in the Arizona-Mexico border region. There are few accurate mort...

    Authors: Steve R. Barnes, Zimy Wansaula, Kristen Herrick, Eyal Oren, Kacey Ernst, Sonja J. Olsen and Mariana G. Casal

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:78

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    People who inject drugs (PWID) constitute 60% of the approximately 5 million people in the U.S. infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Treatment of PWID is complex due to addiction, mental illness, poverty, ho...

    Authors: Matthew J. Akiyama, Linda Agyemang, Julia H. Arnsten, Moonseong Heo, Brianna L. Norton, Bruce R. Schackman, Benjamin P. Linas and Alain H. Litwin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:74

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) transmission is influenced by patient-related risk, environment and bacteriological factors. We determined the risk factors associated with cluster size of IS6110 RFLP based genotypes of Mycobac...

    Authors: Renata Lyrio Peres, Solange Alves Vinhas, Fabíola Karla Correa Ribeiro, Moisés Palaci, Thiago Nascimento do Prado, Bárbara Reis-Santos, Eliana Zandonade, Philip Noel Suffys, Jonathan E. Golub, Lee W. Riley and Ethel Leonor Maciel

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:71

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a great public health challenge globally. The prevalence of respiratory viruses in patients with ARIs attending at different hospital settings is fully undetermined.

    Authors: Jianxing Yu, Zhengde Xie, Tiegang Zhang, Yanqin Lu, Hongwei Fan, Donghong Yang, Thomas Bénet, Philippe Vanhems, Kunling Shen, Fang Huang, Jinxiang Han, Taisheng Li, Zhancheng Gao, Lili Ren and Jianwei Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:72

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Melioidosis, the disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei is endemic in the Northeastern part of Thailand, South-East Asia, and Northern Australia. The pelvic involvement of disease is rare even in an endemic ...

    Authors: Pattaranit Nernsai, Areepan Sophonsritsuk, Srithean Lertvikool, Artit Jinawath and Maria Nina Chitasombat

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:73

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Although atypical mycobacteria had been increasingly found in various ocular infections in the past decades, a slow-growing Mycobacterium haemophilum (M. haemophilum) was scarcely reported. Similar to tuberculous...

    Authors: Warinyupa Pinitpuwadol, Sucheera Sarunket, Sutasinee Boonsopon, Nattaporn Tesavibul and Pitipol Choopong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:70

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Nosocomial infections are a major setback in the healthcare delivery system especially in developing countries due to the limited resources. The roles played by medical care equipment and work surfaces in the ...

    Authors: Ivan Sserwadda, Mathew Lukenge, Bashir Mwambi, Gerald Mboowa, Apollo Walusimbi and Farouk Segujja

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:68

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