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  1. The COVID-19 epidemic control and prevention strategies affected people’s sexual activities and behaviors. Little was known about long-term effects of COVID-19 prevention and control strategies on sexual behav...

    Authors: Shi Wang, Jie Yang, Dandan Niu, Yushan Hou, Liping Fei, Hehe Zhao, Fangfang Chen and Fan Lv
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:527
  2. Ventilator-Associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients in lower-and-middle-income settings, where timely access to emergency care and ...

    Authors: Gabriel Cojuc-Konigsberg, Alberto Moscona-Nissan, Alberto Guijosa, Christian D. Mireles Dávalos, María E. Jiménez Martínez, Mario A. Mújica Sánchez, Víctor F. Hernández Huizar, Martha A. Durán Barrón, Karen Villarreal Gómez, Regina Andrade-Galindo, Montserrat Ordóñez-Oviedo, Grecia Deloya Brito and Eduardo Becerril Vargas
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:524
  3. Fungal infections, other than candidiasis and aspergillosis, are an uncommon entity. Despite this, emerging pathogens are a growing threat. In the following case report, we present the case of an immunocomprom...

    Authors: M. Gavalda, A. Lorenzo, H. Vilchez, S. Gimenez, C. Calvo, L. Martin and M. Riera
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:523
  4. Although most patients can recover from SARS-CoV-2 infection during the short-term, the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the brain remain explored. Functional MRI (fMRI) could potentially elucidate or otherwis...

    Authors: Ruili Li, Guangxue Liu, Xiaodong Zhang, Miao Zhang, Jie Lu and Hongjun Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:521
  5. The ABO and Lewis blood group antigens are potential factors in susceptibility to H. pylori infection. This research aimed to examine the prevalence of Helicobater pylori (H.pylori) infection and its associati...

    Authors: Mohammed Abdulwahid Almorish, Boshra Al-absi, Ahmed M. E. Elkhalifa, Elham Elamin, Abozer Y. Elderdery and Abdulaziz H. Alhamidi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:520
  6. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at the frontline of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting HCWs is of paramount importance to the World Health Organization (WHO). Outbreak investigation which is based on ...

    Authors: Jean Paul Muambangu Milambo, James Ndirangu, Samuel Mangala, Hannah Simba and Landry Kabego
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:519
  7. Chest X-rays (CXRs) have traditionally been used to aid the diagnosis of TB-suggestive abnormalities. Using Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) algorithms, TB risk is quantified to assist with diagnostics. However,...

    Authors: Dennis Ngosa, Given Moonga, Kwame Shanaube, Choolwe Jacobs, Maria Ruperez, Nkatya Kasese, Eveline Klinkenberg, Ab Schaap, Linda Mureithi, Sian Floyd, Sarah Fidler, Veronica Sichizya, Adrian Maleya and Helen Ayles
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:518
  8. Mycobacterium obuense (M. obuense) is a rapidly growing mycobacterium (RGM) which has been considered nonpathogenic. Here, we report a case of disseminated non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection caused by ...

    Authors: Maiko Naito, Kentaro Fukushima, Shinsuke Kusakabe, Takaya Endo, Takayuki Shiroyama, Kika Ohira, Koji Azuma, Satoshi Tanizaki, Yumiko Yamamoto, Yuki Hosono, Yujiro Naito, Shinji Futami, Kotaro Miyake, Haruhiko Hirata, Yoshito Takeda and Atsushi Kumanogoh
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:517
  9. Authors: Mohammadreza Salehi, Arezoo Salami Khaneshan, Abbas Shakoori Farahani, Mahsa Doomanlou, Mohammad Arabzadeh, Abolfazl Sobati, Kousha Farhadi, Reza Fattahi, Esmaeil Mohammadnejad, Asghar Abdoli and Jayran Zebardast
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:516

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:237

  10. Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient infection and a major public health problem in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Active case finding (ACF) programs have been established to effectively reduce TB i...

    Authors: Melkie Dagnaw Fenta, Oluwaseun Adeolu Ogundijo, Ahmed Abi Abdi Warsame and Abebaw Getachew Belay
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:515
  11. Enterococcal bacteremia has become prevalent in the recent decade, especially in hospitalized patients. Moreover, the rise in resistance patterns against antibiotic drugs regarding enterococci infection, such ...

    Authors: Jamil Muqtadir Bhatti, Syed Ali Raza, Ayesha Farooq Alam, Yameena Noman Khan, Ali Mala, Irshad Batool and FNU Sameeullah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:514
  12. Candida auris is an emerging yeast pathogen that can cause invasive infections, particularly candidemia, in healthcare settings. Candida auris is characterized by resistance to multiple classes of antifungal drug...

    Authors: Junais Koleri, Hawabibee Mahir Petkar, Hussam Abdel Rahman S. Al Soub and Muna A. Rahman S. AlMaslamani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:513
  13. HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are the result of the activity of HIV-1 within the central nervous system (CNS). While the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly reduced ...

    Authors: Monray Edward Williams, Aurelia A. Williams and Petrus J.W. Naudé
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:512
  14. With the emergence of coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), several blood biomarkers have been identified, including the endothelial biomarker syndecan-1, a surface proteoglycan. In the current systematic re...

    Authors: Elina Ghondaghsaz, Amirmohammad Khalaji, Mitra Norouzi, Douglas D. Fraser, Sanam Alilou and Amir Hossein Behnoush
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:510
  15. To propose a new mode of HIV test and surveillance among population of men who have sex with men (MSM): Internet-based Self-sampling at home plus Laboratory testing of HIV total nucleic acid (TNA) in dried blo...

    Authors: Xueli Su, Dongyan Xia, Yanming Sun, Yinxiao Hao, Guowu Liu, Chun Huang and Hongyan Lu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:509
  16. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of antimicrobial de-escalation (ADE) strategy and assess its effect on 14-day mortality among intensive care unit patients.

    Authors: Kai zhao, Zhengliang zhang, Ying liang, Yan wang and Yan cai
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:508
  17. Patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) often rely on some type of catheterization for bladder emptying. Intermittent catheterization (IC) is considered the gold standard and is prefer...

    Authors: Vera Neumeier, Fabian P. Stangl, Joëlle Borer, Collene E. Anderson, Veronika Birkhäuser, Oksana Chemych, Oliver Gross, Miriam Koschorke, Jonas Marschall, Shawna McCallin, Ulrich Mehnert, Helen Sadri, Lara Stächele, Thomas M. Kessler and Lorenz Leitner
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:507
  18. Dengue is an arboviral disease transmitted by the dengue virus, whose vectors are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The acute phase with its cohort of well-known symptoms is usually spontaneously favorable. Sin...

    Authors: Digé Mbu-Nyamsi, Muriel Vincent, Mariane Perez-Fontana, Anne-Laurence Best, Charles Mesnard, Fréderic Villeroy, Aurélie Foucher, Loic Raffray, Cécile Saint-Pastou Terrier and Antoine Bertolotti
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:506
  19. In clinical practice the diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) relies on cultures of bone or ulcer bed (UB) biopsies, of which bone biopsy is reference standard. The slow growth or fastidious nature o...

    Authors: Meryl Cinzía Tila Tamara Gramberg, Carmen Knippers, Rimke Sabine Lagrand, Jarne Marijn van Hattem, Marcus Christofoor de Goffau, Andries Edward Budding Budding, Mark Davids, Sebastien Matamoros, Max Nieuwdorp, Vincent de Groot, Martin den Heijer, Louise Willy Elizabeth Sabelis and Edgar Josephus Gerardus Peters
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:505
  20. 99DOTS is a cellphone-based digital adherence technology. The state of Himachal Pradesh, India, made 99DOTS available to all adults being treated for drug-sensitive tuberculosis (TB) in the public sector in Ma...

    Authors: Amy Z. Chen, Ravinder Kumar, R. K. Baria, Pramod Kumar Shridhar, Ramnath Subbaraman and William Thies
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:504
  21. Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by spirochete “genus” leptospira. The clinical presentations of leptospirosis range from an influenza-like presentation of fever and myalgia, to severe forms. Leptospirosis c...

    Authors: Junjie Dai, Can Yao, Huaxiang Ling, Binbin Li, Rongchang Chen and Fei Shi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:503
  22. Severe dengue often leads to poor clinical outcomes and high mortality; as a result, it is of vital importance to find prognostic factors associated with the severe form of dengue. Obesity is known to deterior...

    Authors: Chao-Ying Chen, Yu-Yao Chiu, Yu-Cheng Chen, Chung-Hao Huang, Wen-Hung Wang, Yen-Hsu Chen and Chun-Yu Lin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:502
  23. Fever is a common reason to seek healthcare in Southeast Asia, and the decline of malaria has complexified how is perceived, and what actions are taken towards it. We investigated the concept of fever and the ...

    Authors: Napat Khirikoekkong, Supa-at Asarath, Mayreerat Munruchaitrakun, Naw Blay, Naomi Waithira, Phaik Yeong Cheah, François Nosten, Yoel Lubell, Jordi Landier and Thomas Althaus
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:501
  24. Binge drinking, inequitable gender norms and sexual risk behaviour are closely interlinked. This study aims to model the potential effect of alcohol counselling interventions (in men and women) and gender-tran...

    Authors: Leigh F. Johnson, Mmamapudi Kubjane, Alex de Voux, Julius Ohrnberger and Mpho Tlali
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:500
  25. Chikungunya is associated with high morbidity and the natural history of symptomatic infection has been divided into three phases (acute, post-acute, and chronic) according to the duration of musculoskeletal s...

    Authors: Giselle da Silva Duarte, Alexandra D. Jones, Luciano Pamplona de Goes Cavalcanti, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rêgo, Guilherme S. Ribeiro, Rosemary J. Boyton, Dhelio Batista Pereira, Julio Henrique Rosa Croda, Fabio Trindade Maranhão Costa, Angela Pinto Duarte, Marcia Edilaine Lopes Consolaro, Rodrigo Guerino Stabeli, Fábio Juliano Negrão, Jose Luiz Proenca-Modena, Juan Miguel Villalobos-Salcedo, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:499
  26. Tuberculosis (TB) causes significant morbidity and mortality in refugee populations. Although Ethiopia is the third largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, there is limited published data on the prevalence ...

    Authors: Abyot Meaza, Bazezew Yenew, Miskir Amare, Ayinalem Alemu, Michael Hailu, Dinka Fikadu Gamtesa, Mirgissa Kaba, Girmay Medhin, Gobena Ameni and Balako Gumi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:498
  27. To analyze the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the process of diagnosis and monitoring of drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases reported in the state of Paraná, Brazil, from 2015 to 2020.

    Authors: Nathalia Halax Orfão, Rubia Laine de Paula Andrade, Antônio Ruffino-Netto, Leila Wiedmann Florentino da Silva, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa, Marva Lynn Seifert, Adriana Zilly, Marcos Augusto Moraes Arcoverde, Ismael Hoare, Ricardo Izurieta and Reinaldo Antônio da Silva-Sobrinho
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:497
  28. The proportion of HIV-infected students in China showed an increasing trend. This study aimed to identify the epidemiological characteristics and the HIV care continuum for HIV-infected students in Shandong Pr...

    Authors: Xingguang Yang, Ling Li, Na Zhang, Lianzheng Hao, Xiaoyan Zhu, Haiying Yu, Guoyong Wang and Dianmin Kang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:496
  29. Mycobacterium ulcerans is the causative agent of Buruli ulcer. The pathology of M. ulcerans disease has been attributed to the secretion of a potent macrolide cytotoxin known as mycolactone which plays an importa...

    Authors: Gideon A. Akolgo, Benjamin M. Partridge, Timothy D. Craggs and Richard K. Amewu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:495
  30. Smear microscopy has remained the initial diagnostic test for presumptive tuberculosis (TB) patients in health facilities without the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended rapid diagnostic tools. In the ...

    Authors: Andrew Nsawotebba, Ivan Ibanda, Dennis Mujuni, Susan Nabadda, Diana Nadunga, Joel Kabugo, Isa Adam, Enock Wekiya, Abdunoor Nyombi, Richard Nsubuga, Patrick Ademun, Kenneth Musisi, Fredrick Kangave and Moses Joloba
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:494
  31. The clinical presentation of adult-onset immunodeficiency with anti-interferon (IFN)-γ autoantibodies with intracellular pathogens can be highly variable, which can lead to misdiagnosis during the early stage ...

    Authors: Hongxia Wang, Rong Lei, Yang Ji, Wei Xu, Keke Zhang and Xiang Guo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:493
  32. Authors: Julien Ramillon, Xavier de Lamballerie, Olivier Robineau, Hélène Blanché, Gianluca Severi, Mathilde Touvier, Marie Zins, Fabrice Carrat and Nathanaël Lapidus
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:492

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:228

  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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