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  1. The BioFire® FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel 1 (BF-FA-BCIP) detects microorganisms with high accuracy in positive blood cultures (BC) – a key step in the management of patients with suspected bac...

    Authors: Jessica Agnetti, Andrea C. Büchler, Michael Osthoff, Fabrice Helfenstein, Maja Weisser, Martin Siegemund, Stefano Bassetti, Roland Bingisser, Dirk J. Schaefer, Martin Clauss, Vladimira Hinic, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Veronika Bättig, Nina Khanna and Adrian Egli
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:730
  2. This study assesses the diagnostic delay, treatment duration and treatment outcomes of tuberculosis (TB) patients since the implementation of the integrated model of TB control in a county in eastern China. It...

    Authors: Yuanxiang Xie, Ting Ting Shum, Zhenming Tian, Chuanheng Lin, Lingyuan Chen, Bin Chen, Dajiang Huang, Lei Zhu and Guanyang Zou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:727
  3. To compare the effectiveness of seven major interventions [Bulevirtide (BLV), Interferon (IFN), Nucleoside analogs (NAs), BLV + IFN, BLV + NAs, IFN + NAs, and Placebo] to treat chronic hepatitis D.

    Authors: Yangdan Rong, Xuegui Ju, Peng Sun and Yali Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:726
  4. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Xpert MTB/RIF assay in the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis for differentiating tuberculosis intrathoracic lymphadenopathy from sarcoidosis intrathoracic l...

    Authors: Xian He, Yuan Zhang, Ying Zhou, Li Li and Qiuhong Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:725
  5. In recent years, improved access to effective antiretroviral therapy has meant that people living with human immune virus are living longer than before. The burden of non-communicable diseases particularly, hy...

    Authors: Kirubel Dagnaw Tegegne, Getachew Asmare Adela, Gizachew Ambaw Kassie, Misganaw Asmamaw Mengstie, Mohammed Abdu Seid, Melkamu Aderajaw Zemene, Sefineh Fenta Feleke, Tadesse Asmamaw Dejenie, Endeshaw Chekol Abebe, Denekew Tenaw Anley, Anteneh Mengist Dessie, Molalign Melese Gesese, Nega Yimer and Natnael Atnafu Gebeyehu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:724
  6. Antimicrobial resistance poses a public health threat for the treatment of community-acquired urinary tract infections. This study determined the susceptibility patterns of uropathogens and associated risk fac...

    Authors: Abou Kebbeh, Paul Dsane-Aidoo, Kawsu Sanyang, Sheriffo M. K. Darboe, Nuha Fofana, Donne Ameme, Abdoulie M. Sanyang, Kalifa Sanneh Darboe, Saffiatou Darboe, Bakary Sanneh, Ernest Kenu and Francis Anto
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:723
  7. Mycobacterium houstonense is a category of rapidly growing mycobacteria that is gram-positive, acid-fast, polycrystalline, and non-spore-forming. There have been few reports of human infection caused by Mycobacte...

    Authors: ZhiPeng Li, ZhaoFeng Yuan, HuiLing Cao, DaWei Huan, Yue Qiu, TianWei Xia and JiRong Shen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:722
  8. With Norwegian national registry data, we assessed the prevalence of post-COVID-19 symptoms at least 3 months after confirmed infection, and whether sociodemographic factors and pre-pandemic health problems we...

    Authors: Øystein Hetlevik, Knut-Arne Wensaas, Valborg Baste, Knut Erik Emberland, Türküler Özgümüs, Siri Eldevik Håberg and Guri Rortveit
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:721
  9. Chronic HBV infection is always accompanied by differences in the balance between regulatory T cells (Tregs) and T-helper 17 (Th17) cells in infection phases. IL-21 plays an important role in the progression o...

    Authors: Yun Cai, Hailei Ji, Xin Zhou, Kai Zhao, Xiaoping Zhang, Liang Pan and Ruihua Shi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:719
  10. Randomized clinical trials in non-critically ill COVID-19 patients showed that therapeutic-dose heparin increased survival with reduced organ support as compared with usual-care thromboprophylaxis, albeit with...

    Authors: B. Cosmi, M. Giannella, G. Fornaro, F. Cristini, A. Patacca, A. Castagna, F. Mazzaferri, S. Testa, A. Pan, M. Lupi, P. Brambilla, A. Montineri, S. Frattima, E. G. Bignami, M. Salvetti, G. De Stefano…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:718
  11. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in South Korea during the 2019–2020 seasonal influenza epidemic. The social distancing measures, as effective non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), a...

    Authors: Hyun Kyung Kim, Kyung-Duk Min and Sung-il Cho
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:717
  12. RTS,S/AS01 has been recommended by WHO for widespread implementation in medium to high malaria transmission settings. Previous analyses have noted lower vaccine efficacies in higher transmission settings, poss...

    Authors: Griffin J Bell, Stephaney Gyaase, Varun Goel, Bright Adu, Benedicta Mensah, Paulin Essone, David Dosoo, Musah Osei, Karamoko Niare, Kenneth Wiru, Katerina Brandt, Michael Emch, Anita Ghansah, Kwaku Poku Asante, Tisungane Mvalo, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:716
  13. CHF (Congenital hepatic fibrosis) is a rare hereditary disease characterized by periportal fibrosis and ductal plate malformation. Little is known about the clinical presentations and outcome in CHF patients w...

    Authors: Jiawei Sun, Xiaoxiao Mi, Xiaoying Ye, Yiling ShenTu, Chun Liu, Dong Tang, WenJun Yang, Jie Yang, Xiaoping Ye, Xiaojie Ma, Junping Shi, Gongying Chen and Ling Gong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:715
  14. Since its beginning, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has been a challenge for clinical and molecular diagnostics, because it has been caused by a novel viral agent. Wh...

    Authors: Fernanda de Mello Malta, Deyvid Amgarten, Alexandre Rodrigues Marra, Roberta Cardoso Petroni, Luiz Henrique da Silva Nali, Ricardo Andreotti Siqueira, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Silvia Cassiano Oler and João Renato Rebello Pinho
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:714
  15. Early case detection is critical to preventing onward transmission of COVID-19 by enabling prompt isolation of index infections, and identification and quarantining of contacts. Timeliness and completeness of ...

    Authors: Isobel Abell, Cameron Zachreson, Eamon Conway, Nicholas Geard, Jodie McVernon, Thomas Waring and Christopher Baker
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:713
  16. The World Health Organization recommends Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for all populations at substantial risk of HIV infection. Understanding PrEP awareness and interest is crucial for designing PrEP progra...

    Authors: Alinune Nathanael Kabaghe, Victor Singano, Danielle Payne, Alice Maida, Rose Nyirenda, Kelsey Mirkovic, Andreas Jahn, Pragna Patel, Kristin Brown, Mansoor Farahani, Felix Kayigamba, Lyson Tenthani, Francis Ogollah, Andrew Auld, Fatima Zulu, Wezi Msungama…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:712
  17. To identify risk factors for infection complications in patients with gastrointestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (GI-DLBCL) and nodal DLBCL (N-DLBCL) during treatment, respectively.

    Authors: Min Xue, Zhenzhen Gao, Miaolong Yan and Yi Bao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:711
  18. Nonpharmacological interventions for COVID-19 could reduce the incidence of children hospitalized in pediatric intensive care units (PICU) and the incidence of children with bacterial infections. This study ai...

    Authors: Jingwen Ni, Zhe Zhao, Chun Wang, Youpeng Jin, Yi Wang, Zhenhua Liang, Shujun Li, Jie Chen, Yanqiang Du, Yipei Li, Hanwu Huang, Yuxiong Guo, Yujie Zhong, Zhichun Feng, Kenan Fang and Xiaoyang Hong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:710
  19. The rapid global emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (CR-GNB) is recognized as a major public health concern, and there are currently few effective treatments for CR-GNB infectio...

    Authors: Zihao Zheng, Ziqiang Shao, Lihai Lu, Siyu Tang, Kai Shi, Fangxiao Gong and Jingquan Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:709
  20. Aedes (Stegomyia)-borne diseases are an expanding global threat, but gaps in surveillance make comprehensive and comparable risk assessments challenging. Geostatistical models combine data from multiple locations...

    Authors: Ah-Young Lim, Yalda Jafari, Jamie M. Caldwell, Hannah E. Clapham, Katy A. M. Gaythorpe, Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Michael A. Johansson, Moritz U. G. Kraemer, Richard J. Maude, Clare P. McCormack, Jane P. Messina, Erin A. Mordecai, Ingrid B. Rabe, Robert C. Reiner Jr, Sadie J. Ryan, Henrik Salje…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:708
  21. This study’s objective was to investigate the predictors for severe anemia, severe leukopenia, and severe thrombocytopenia when amphotericin B deoxycholate-based induction therapy is used in HIV-infected patie...

    Authors: Yihong Zhou, Tao Lu, Yan Li, Yuanyuan Qin, Yanqiu Lu, Qun Tian, Ke Lan, Guoqiang Zhou, Yingmei Qin, Vijay Harypursat, Shunmei Li, Shide Lin and Yaokai Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:707
  22. Despite the preventive policies adopted, reduction in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been limited. The risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has increased ...

    Authors: Vanessa C. M. Silva, Lígia R. F. S. Kerr, Carl Kendall, Rosa S. Mota, Mark Drew C. Guimarães, Andréa F. Leal, Edgar Merchan-Hamann, Inês Dourado, Maria Amélia Veras, Ana Maria de Brito, Alexandre K. Pontes, Raimunda H. M. Macena, Daniela Knauth, Luana N. G. C. Lima, Socorro Cavalcante, Ana Cláudia Camillo…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:705
  23. To assess the prevalence of anemia before and after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and to identify impact of anemia on mortality among HIV-infected patients in China during the Treat-All era.

    Authors: Lai Wei, Yan Zhao, Xiumin Gan, Decai Zhao, Yasong Wu, Zhihui Dou and Ye Ma
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:704
  24. Clostridioides difficile is a bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated infectious diarrhea and pseudomembranous enterocolitis. The impact of C. difficile infection (CDI) in China has gained significant attenti...

    Authors: Yihong Cui, Chuanming Zhang, Qianying Jia, Xue Gong, Yu Tan, Xinping Hua, Wenwen Jian, Shenglin Yang, Kim Hayer, Raja Kamarudin Raja Idris, Yi Zhang, Yuan Wu and Zeng Tu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:703
  25. A novel corona virus called SARS-CoV-2 was identified at the end of December 2019, and the illness induced by it was designated as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Severity of the disease could vary signif...

    Authors: Osama H. Korayem, Amr E. Ahmed, Mohamed H. Meabed, Doaa M. Magdy and Wafaa M. Abdelghany
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:702
  26. Online communication platforms have the potential to facilitate commercial sex among female sex workers (FSW), increasing the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STD). This study aimed to descri...

    Authors: Peizhen Zhao, Wenqian Xu, Rouxuan Ye, Yijia Shi and Cheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:701
  27. In Thailand, the incidence of community-acquired pseudomonal pneumonia among 60- to 65-year-olds ranges from 10.90% to 15.51%, with a mortality rate of up to 19.00%. Antipseudomonal agents should be selected a...

    Authors: Kingkarn Wijit, Paveena Sonthisombat and Jaruwan Diewsurin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:700
  28. Few studies have analyzed the clinical characteristics and adverse factors affecting prognosis in older patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM). This study aimed to compare the clinical characteristics of T...

    Authors: Xiaolin Zhu, Na He, Le Tong, Zhi Han Gu and Hong Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:699
  29. The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant has decreased virulence and pathogenicity, yet the number of Omicron infections worldwide is unprecedentedly high, with rather high mortality and severe disease rate. Chronic kid...

    Authors: Yue Guo, Yifei Guo, Huajian Ying, Weien Yu, Shiqi Chen, Yao Zhang, Shenyan Zhang, Yanxue Lin, Feng Sun, Yongmei Zhang, Jie Yu, Ke Ma, Lunxiu Qin, Feng Long, Haoxiang Zhu, Richeng Mao…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:698
  30. Sepsis is an important public health issue, and it is urgent to develop valuable indicators to predict the prognosis of sepsis. Our study aims to assess the predictive value of ICU admission (Neutrophil + Mono...

    Authors: Manliang Guo, Wanmei He, Xueyan Mao, Yuling Luo and Mian Zeng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:697
  31. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an association between red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and the prognosis of pneumonia-associated diseases. However, prognostic value of RDW in patients with ve...

    Authors: Zhonghua Li, Liping Yang, Qin Xu and Feifei Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:696
  32. There is limited data on client preferences for different HIV self-testing (HIVST) and provider-delivered testing options and associated factors. We explored client preferences for oral-fluid-based self-testin...

    Authors: Webster Mavhu, Memory Makamba, Karin Hatzold, Galven Maringwa, Albert Takaruza, Miriam Mutseta, Getrude Ncube, Frances M. Cowan and Euphemia L. Sibanda
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 22(Suppl 1):973

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 1

  33. Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense (MMA) comprises a group of non-tuberculous, rapidly growing mycobacteria. Although MMA can cause pulmonary diseases, surgical site infections, and disseminated diseases,...

    Authors: Yutaro Akiyama, Noriko Iwamoto, Keisuke Kamada, Atsushi Yoshida, Asami Osugi, Satoshi Mitarai, Tetsuya Suzuki, Kei Yamamoto, Maki Nagashima, Tetsuya Horai and Norio Ohmagari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:694
  34. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) and SARS-CoV2 share some similarities in their effects on the respiratory system, clinical presentation, and management. The COVID-19 pandemic required rapid action to curb ...

    Authors: Valentina Del Prete, Giovangiacinto Paterno, Oreste Cennamo, Federica Berrilli and David Di Cave
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:693
  35. Previous observational studies have indicated a correlation between the gut microbiota and influenza; however, the exact nature of the bidirectional causal connection remains uncertain.

    Authors: Fan Xu, Xiuyuan Gan, Yang Tao, Dongling Li, Puguang Xie, Fangying Liu, Fan Yang and Yu Ma
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:692
  36. Hepatitis C presents a profound global health challenge. The impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C, however, remain uncertain. This study aimed to ascertain the influence of COVID-19 on the hepatitis C epidemic tr...

    Authors: Yanyan Li, Xinxiao Li, Xianxiang Lan, Chenlu Xue, Bingjie Zhang and YongBin Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:691
  37. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2), the virus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), can lead to hospitalisation, particularly in elderly, immunocompromised, and non-vac...

    Authors: Pontus Hedberg, Benedetta Varisco, Francesca Bai, Anders Sönnerborg, Pontus Naucler, Nico Pfeifer, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Daniel Naumovas, Francis Drobniewski, Björn-Erik Ole Jensen, Cristina Toscano, Miłosz Parczewski, Gibran Horemheb Rubio Quintanares, Matilu Mwau, Jorge A. Pinto…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:690
  38. Chronic cholecystitis, characterized by persistent inflammation of the gallbladder, predominantly stems from the prolonged presence of gallstones. Calculous cholecystitis has demonstrated a consistent escalati...

    Authors: Dan Zhang, Xiaosu Wang, Jingdan Yu, Zheng Dai, Qichao Li and Litao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:689
  39. While laboratory testing for infectious diseases such as COVID-19 is the surveillance gold standard, it is not always feasible, particularly in settings where resources are scarce. In the small country of Leso...

    Authors: Sarah D. Francis, Gerald Mwima, Molibeli Lethoko, Christiana Chang, Shannon M. Farley, Fred Asiimwe, Qixuan Chen, Christine West and Abigail R. Greenleaf
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:688
  40. Kidney transplant recipients receive maintenance immunosuppressive therapy to avoid allograft rejection resulting in increased risk of infections and infection-related morbidity and mortality. Approximately 98...

    Authors: Sebastian Rask Hamm, Sunil Kumar Saini, Annemette Hald, Anna V. Vaaben, Natasja Wulff Pedersen, Moises Alberto Suarez-Zdunek, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Helle Bruunsgaard, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Carsten Schade Larsen, Claus Bistrup, Henrik Birn, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Sine Reker Hadrup and Susanne Dam Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:687
  41. Nosocomial infections or hospital-acquired infections are a growing public health threat that increases patient morbidity and mortality. Patients at the highest risk are those in intensive care units. Therefor...

    Authors: Banan M. Aiesh, Raghad Qashou, Genevieve Shemmessian, Mamoun W. Swaileh, Shatha A. Abutaha, Ali Sabateen, Abdel-Karim Barqawi, Adham AbuTaha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:686
  42. The intravenous form of fosfomycin, a bactericide antibiotic used to treat multiresistant bacterial infections is little prescribed. The most common reported adverse effects are hypokaliemia and hypernatremia....

    Authors: Elodie Matusik, Julien Demanet, Isabelle Alves, Alina Tone, Nicolas Ettahar, Justine Lemtiri, Camille Potey, Sophie Gautier, Fabien Lambiotte and Louise Gaboriau
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:685
  43. Post-COVID-19 condition refers to persistent or new onset symptoms occurring three months after acute COVID-19, which are unrelated to alternative diagnoses. Symptoms include fatigue, breathlessness, palpitati...

    Authors: Benedetta Varisco, Francesca Bai, Sara De Benedittis, Alessandro Tavelli, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Matteo Sala, Federica Gaia Miraglia, Maria Mercedes Santoro, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Yishai Shimoni, Sivan Ravid, Tal Kozlovski, Florian König, Nico Pfeifer, Elham Shamsara, Milosz Parczewski…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:684
  44. Authors: Arsène Kouassi Kra, Arlette Simo Fotso, Kouassi Noël N’guessan, Olivier Geoffroy, Sidibé Younoussa, Odé Kanku Kabemba, Papa Alioune Gueye, Pauline Dama Ndeye, Nicolas Rouveau, Marie-Claude Boily, Romain Silhol, Marc d’Elbée, Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Anthony Vautier and Joseph Larmarange
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:681

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 22:972

  45. Bacteria account for nearly one third of the causes of community-acquired central nervous system infections, and traditional diagnostic methods are based on culture results, which are time-consuming and have a...

    Authors: Lijuan Shangguan, Lanping Xue, Jing Shang and Hailong Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:683
  46. Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of mortality worldwide and one of the most common lower respiratory tract infections that is contributing significantly to the burden of antibiotic consumption. The st...

    Authors: Getu Dessie Biru, Muluwerk Ayele Derebe and Demeke Lakew Workie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:682
  47. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a bacterium that can cause zoonoses by aerosol transmission. Tuberculosis (TB) caused by MTB heavily burdens world public health security. Developing efficient, specific, conve...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Zhang, Xiaoying He, Yubo Zhang, Lei Chen, Zhaobao Pan, Yueying Huang and Heng Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:680

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