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  1. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the common global public health problems. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is multifactorial, and tackling its development is challenging. Consequently, infections c...

    Authors: Belay Tafa Regassa, Wagi Tosisa, Daniel Eshetu, Degefu Beyene, Abera Abdeta, Abebe Assefa, Dejene Shiferew, Geremew Tasew, Begna Tulu and Tadesse Awoke
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:798
  2. Persons with non-O and Rh-positive blood types are purported to be more susceptible to infection, including SARS-CoV-2, but there remains uncertainty about the degree to which this is so for both non-viral and...

    Authors: Emily Ana Butler, Rushil Parikh, Sonia M. Grandi, Joel G. Ray and Eyal Cohen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:797
  3. This study investigated the clinical and antimicrobial characteristics of Acinetobacter spp. bloodstream infection (BSI) in hematological patients. Risk factors for 30-day mortality and carbapenem-resistant Acine...

    Authors: Jia Li, Xiaomeng Feng, Jieru Wang, Qingsong Lin, Yizhou Zheng, Fengkui Zhang, Yingchang Mi, Xiaofan Zhu, Erlie Jiang, Zhijian Xiao, Jianxiang Wang and Sizhou Feng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:796
  4. A surge of more than 80 million Omicron variant infected cases was reported in China less than a month after the "zero COVID" strategy ended on December 7, 2022. In this circumstance, whether people living wit...

    Authors: Yuting Tan, Songjie Wu, Wei Guo, Jie Liu, Fangzhao Ming, Shi Zou, Weiming Tang, Ke Liang and Junjun Yang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:795
  5. To investigate the correlation between colorectal polyps (CRP) and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, and the correlation between CRP and the expression of phosphorylated ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p-S6...

    Authors: Zeming Jia and Xiaoping Wan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:794
  6. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) have a disproportionately higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection than other groups. Oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is ...

    Authors: Nathalia Sernizon Guimarães, Laio Magno, Gabriel Marinho Bahia Monteiro, Izabel Cristina Neves Ramos, Caroline Tianeze de Castro, Thais Regis Aranha-Rossi, Marcos Pereira and Inês Dourado
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:793
  7. Pro–b-type natriuretic peptide (Pro-BNP) is an inflammatory marker that indicates cardiac damage and inflammation. The elevation of this marker in COVID-19 patients can be used as a predictive factor in the pr...

    Authors: Mahdi Mazandarani, Rahmat Sharififar, Narges Lashkarbolouk and Somayeh Ghorbani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:790
  8. Dermatophytes are the most common causative pathogens of mycoses worldwide and usually cause superficial infections. However, they can enter deep into the dermis lead to invasive dermatophytosis such as deeper...

    Authors: Henan Si, Yang Li, Zhiyang Huang, Yan Cui and Shanshan Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:789
  9. Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by pathogenic Leptospira spp., which could result in severe illnesses. Indirect contact with these pathogens is more common. Individuals could contract this disease t...

    Authors: Jianyu Ji, Wei Wang, Shulin Xiang, Xiutian Wei, Guangbao Pang, Huirong Shi, Jinda Dong and Jing Pang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:788
  10. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) was reported to be a risk factor of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. The application of bundled skin antiseptic preparation before CIED implantation decrease...

    Authors: Po-Jui Wu, Huang-Chung Chen, Yen-Nan Fang, Shaur-Zheng Chong, Yung-Lung Chen and Mien-Cheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:787
  11. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a common complication in patients with cirrhosis. The diagnosis of SBP is still mostly based on ascites cultures and absolute ascites polymorphonuclear (PMN) cell cou...

    Authors: Tao Du, Qing-ping Li, Gui-xiang Jiang, Hui-yuan Tan, Jiao-hua Wu, Shan-yu Qin, Bing Yu, Hai-xing Jiang and Wei Luo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:786
  12. The organ most commonly invaded in echinococcosis is the liver; the lungs, brain, kidneys, heart, and spleen are rarely invaded, and multi-organ involvement in echinococcosis is even rarer. No studies have rep...

    Authors: Qirui Hu, Simin Chen, Yichen Fan, Qian Lu, Manjun Deng and Haining Fan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:785
  13. Young students infected with HIV have become a significant public health issue in China, this study aimed to understand the factors influencing the choice of having multiple sexual partners among male college ...

    Authors: Zhongrong Yang, Weiyong Chen, Qiaoqin Ma, Wanjun Chen, Xin Zhou, Hui Wang and Tingting Jiang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:784
  14. To compare the triage performance of HPV viral loads reflected by cycle threshold values (CtV) from two different HPV testing assays: the PCR based Cobas4800 and the isothermal amplification based AmpFire assay.

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Wei Zhang, Hui Du, Xinfeng Qu, Yun Chen, Jianliu Wang and Ruifang Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:783
  15. Parasitological investigation of bone marrow, splenic or lymph node aspirations is the gold standard for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). However, this invasive test requires skilled clinical and ...

    Authors: Tamalee Roberts, Suzanne H. Keddie, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Santiago Rayment Gomez, John Bradley, Ruth H. Keogh, Oliver Bärenbold, Jane Falconer, Petra F. Mens, Heidi Hopkins and Elizabeth A. Ashley
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:782
  16. Ciswomen constitute a disproportionately low percentage of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP) users compared to men. Despite PrEP’s effectiveness, women are 5.25 times less likely to take PrEP ...

    Authors: Amy K. Johnson, Samantha Devlin, Sadia Haider, Cassandra Oehler, Juan Rivera, Isa Alvarez and Jessica Ridgway
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:781
  17. The efficacy of antiviral drugs that neutralize antibody drugs and fight against SARS-COV-2 is reported to be attenuated by genetic mutations of the virus in vitro. When B-cell immunocompromised patients are i...

    Authors: Haruka Shimazu, Daiki Wada, Shuhei Maruyama, Akira Inoue, Masami Kashihara, Tomoyuki Yoshihara, Fukuki Saito, Kazuhisa Yoshiya, Yasushi Nakamori and Yasuyuki Kuwagata
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:780
  18. Infection prevention measures are the gold standard for preventing the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions in infection prevention measures, and this has i...

    Authors: Rehab Ismaeil, Abdul Rahman Fata Nahas, Norhidayah Binti Kamarudin, Usman Abubakar, Mohamad Basri Mat-Nor and Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:779
  19. Patients presenting to the emergency department with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are characterized by advanced age, comorbidities, critical illness and less-than-typical symptoms, posing a diagnostic ch...

    Authors: Xueqin Xiao, Yiyu Hong, Shuo Wang, Mingliu Ma and Zhaozhong Xu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:777
  20. Clinical evidence suggests that pregnant women are more vulnerable to COVID-19, since they are at increased risk for disease progression and for obstetric complications, such as premature labor, miscarriage, p...

    Authors: Francesco Di Gennaro, Giacomo Guido, Luisa Frallonardo, Francesco Vladimiro Segala, Rosalba De Nola, Gianluca Raffaello Damiani, Elda De Vita, Valentina Totaro, Mario Barbagallo, Emanuele Nicastri, Antonella Vimercati, Ettore Cicinelli, Giuseppina Liuzzi, Nicola Veronese and Annalisa Saracino
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:776
  21. The investigation of the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) within Enterobacteriaceae in both fecal carriers and patients is an essential matter. Furthermore, the assessment of distinct character...

    Authors: Shadi Aghamohammad and Fereshteh Shahcheraghi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:775
  22. While many studies on the determinants of post-COVID-19 conditions (PCC) have been conducted, little is known about the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 variants and PCC. This study aimed to assess the associat...

    Authors: Huyen Nguyen Thi Khanh, Laura Cornelissen, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Robby De Pauw, Dieter Van Cauteren, Stefaan Demarest, Sabine Drieskens, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Karin De Ridder, Rana Charafeddine and Pierre Smith
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:774
  23. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is an essential cause of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma that is increasing in incidence worldwide. However, little is known about the epidemiology of oral HPV infect...

    Authors: Shuting Yu, Yingying Zhu, Huijing He, Yaoda Hu, Xiaoli Zhu, Wenwen Diao, Shuguang Li, Guangliang Shan and Xingming Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:773
  24. As an opportunistic pathogen, Nocardia often occurring in the immunocompromised hosts. As the unspecifc clinical presentation and low identification rate of the culture dependent methods, Nocardia infection may b...

    Authors: Yingjian Liang, Minmin Lin, Lidi Qiu, Meizhu Chen, Cuiyan Tan, Changli Tu, Xiaobin Zheng and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:772
  25. Pleural effusion (PE) is a common clinical feature that presents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. In this retrospective study, we aimed to assess the biomarkers, ratios, and multiple indicators in serum ...

    Authors: Guo Fei, Mo Yijun, Jin Weijiang, Chen Huimin and Liu Fang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:771
  26. Previous studies have demonstrated an association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). This study was conducted to update the current understanding of the association betwee...

    Authors: Guozhong Zhou, Xin Guo, Shunli Cai, Yu Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Rong Long, Yingchen Zhou, Hanse Li, Nan Chen and Chao Song
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:770
  27. Nontuberculous mycobacteria disease is a common invasive infectious disease in patients with HIV. However, Mycobacterium thermoresistibile association with lymphadenectasis is unusual in AIDS patients.

    Authors: Lele Yu, Hu Wan, Jinchuan Shi, Binhai Zhang and Mengyan Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:769
  28. Given the widespread prevalence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), oral and neck examinations tend to be avoided in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. This might delay the diagnosis of con...

    Authors: Tomotaka Miura, Hirotsugu Fukuda, Hiroshi Kawada, Tetsuro Kaga, Masayuki Matsuo, Tsutomu Sakai, Shozo Yoshida, Hideshi Okada, Shinji Ogura and Nobuyuki Tetsuka
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:768
  29. Increasing life expectancy and persistently low fertility levels have led to old population age structures in most high-income countries, and population ageing is expected to continue or even accelerate in the...

    Authors: Signe Møgelmose, Karel Neels, Philippe Beutels and Niel Hens
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:767
  30. In recent years, observational studies have been conducted to investigate the potential impact of vitamins on sepsis. However, many of these studies have produced inconsistent results. Our Mendelian randomizat...

    Authors: Chen Lou, Zhizhen Meng, Yiyi Shi, Rui Zheng, Jingye Pan and Songzan Qian
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:766
  31. Neutropenia is the most important cause of life-threatening invasive fungal infections (IFIs). Here, we studied the frequency and antifungal susceptibility profiles of Candida species that colonized or caused inf...

    Authors: Parviz Hassanpour, Adel Spotin, Hamid Morovati, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Mortaza Raeisi, Mohammad Ahangarzadeh Rezaee, Alka Hasani, Ali Aghebati-Maleki, Hossein Abdollahzadeh and Sanam Nami
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:765
  32. Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is endemic in Southern Mauritania where recurrent outbreaks have been constantly observed since the 1980’s. The present study is the first to assess CCHFV antibodies and ...

    Authors: Abdellahi El Ghassem, Andrea Apolloni, Laurence Vial, Romain Bouvier, Celia Bernard, Mariem Seyidna Khayar, Mariem Cheikh Ahmed, Hugues Fausther-Bovendo, Abdallahi Diambar Beyit, Barry Yahya, Mohamed Bezeid Ould El Mamy, Ahmed Elbara, Mohamed Abdellahi Bollahi, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:764
  33. Common air pollutants such as ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter play significant roles as influential factors in influenza-like illness (ILI). However, evidence rega...

    Authors: Jiao Yang, Ting Zhang, Liuyang Yang, Xuan Han, Xingxing Zhang, Qing Wang, Luzhao Feng and Weizhong Yang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:763
  34. Globally, there were an estimated 7.1 million new syphilis infections in 2020, with more than 30% of these new infections reported in African countries such as Sierra Leone. Despite this, there is no HIV-speci...

    Authors: Darlinda F. Jiba, Sulaiman Lakoh, Shuchao Wang, Wei Sun, Umu Barrie, Matilda N. Kamara, Abdulai Tejan Jalloh, Francis K. Tamba, George A. Yendewa, Jin-Wen Song and Guang Yang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:762
  35. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their close contact with infected patients. However, the true burden of COVID-19 among HCWs in Yemen is unknown due to the inadequa...

    Authors: Watheq Thabet Taher, Amen A. Bawazir, Talal A. Sallam and Khaled Alsurimi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:761
  36. Tetanus is a life-threatening vaccine-preventable disease found more commonly in tropical climates. It accounted for up to 60 deaths annually until the introduction of the tetanus toxoid. It is now rare in Can...

    Authors: Olanrewaju Medu, Nazlee Ogunyemi, Maurice Hennink, Shawn Mawer, Theresa Styles-Mackinnon, Alex Wong, Charles Omosigho and Tania Diener
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:760
  37. Neurological disorders are still prevalent in HIV-infected people. We aimed to determine the prevalence of neurological disorders and identify their risk factors in HIV-infected persons in Taiwan.

    Authors: Ya-Wei Weng, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Hung-Chin Tsai, Chih-Hui Hsu and Sheng-Hsiang Lin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:759
  38. Outreach efforts were developed to bolster people’s access to and use of immunization services in underserved populations. However, there have been multiple outbreaks of diseases like measles in Uganda, prompt...

    Authors: Atwiine Flavia, Bagenda Fred and Turyakira Eleanor
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:758
  39. The general human immune responses similarity against different coronaviruses may reflect some degree of cross-immunity, whereby exposure to one coronavirus may confer partial immunity to another. The aim was ...

    Authors: Aiman El-Saed, Fatmah Othman, Henry Baffoe-Bonnie, Rawabi Almulhem, Muayed Matalqah, Latifah Alshammari and Majid M. Alshamrani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:757
  40. Although Ethiopia is working towards measles elimination, a recurrent measles outbreak has occurred. To take appropriate measures, previously, many fragmented and inconsistent outbreak investigations were done...

    Authors: Mengistie Kassahun Tariku, Daniel Tarekegn Worede, Abebe Habtamu Belete, Simachew Animen Bante and Sewnet Wongiel Misikir
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:756
  41. Understanding community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) is critical for disease control in the post pandemic era. The Delta variant (B.1.617.2) emerged in late 2020 and became the dominan...

    Authors: Katherine Dai, Steffen Foerster, Neil M. Vora, Kathleen Blaney, Chris Keeley, Lisa Hendricks, Jay K. Varma, Theodore Long, Jeffrey Shaman and Sen Pei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:753
  42. Most cases of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis are found in the Southern hemisphere. Our purpose was to investigate the first outbreak of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in Japan among healthy, immunoco...

    Authors: Masafumi Uematsu, Yasser Helmy Mohamed, Mao Kusano, Daisuke Inoue, Kohei Harada, Diya Tang, Takashi Kitaoka and Kenji Yagita
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:752
  43. The generalizability of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines to various patient populations and hospital settings has been debated. A quantitative assessment of the diversity and representation in th...

    Authors: Lama Nazer, Aseel Abusara, Batoul Aloran, Tamas Szakmany, Hamza Nabulsi, Anton Petushkov, Marie-Laure Charpignon, Taghreed Ahmed, Marisa Cobanaj, Mohammad Elaibaid, Christian Lee, Chenyu Li, Donald Mlombwa, Sulaiman Moukheiber, Anupol Panitchote, Rachael Parke…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:751
  44. Variation in immune response to COVID-19 vaccines is observed among different ethnicities. We aimed to describe the reinfection rates, change in antibody titers, and adverse events among Filipinos.

    Authors: Carol Stephanie C. Tan-Lim, Ma. Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales, Leonila F. Dans, Cynthia P. Cordero, Marissa M. Alejandria, Eva C. Cutiongco dela Paz, Melissa A. Dator, Myzelle Anne J. Infantado-Alejandro, Maria Vanessa V. Sulit and Mary Ann D. Lansang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:750
  45. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common comorbidity in patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTMLD). Both conditions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, b...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Theodore K. Marras, Mariam Hassan and Anjan Chatterjee
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:749
  46. While existing evidence suggests less severe clinical manifestations and lower mortality are associated with the Omicron variant as compared to the Delta variant. However, these studies fail to control for dif...

    Authors: N. Radhakrishnan, M. Liu, B. Idowu, A. Bansari, K. Rathi, S. Magar, L. Mundhra, J. Sarmiento, U. Ghaffar, J. Kattan, R. Jones, J. George, Y. Yang and F. Southwick
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:747

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