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  1. COVID-19 has been a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) for a lengthy period of time. The novel coronavirus is primarily spread via aerosols at a short distance, with infected individuals ...

    Authors: Mingrui Zhang, Nan Meng, Hong Duo, Yuanbo Yang, Qing Dong and Jianqi Gu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:678
  2. The morbidity and mortality of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remain high among infectious diseases. It was reported that angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) could be a diagnostic biomarker and a therapeutic tar...

    Authors: Siqin Chen, Jia Jiang, Minhong Su, Ping Chen, Xiang Liu, Wei Lei, Shaofeng Zhang, Qiang Wu, Fu Rong, Xi Li, Xiaobin Zheng and Qiang Xiao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:677
  3. Virginia is a large state in the USA, yet it remains unclear what percentage of the population has had natural COVID-19 infection and whether risk factors for infection have changed over time.

    Authors: Elizabeth T. Rogawski McQuade, Lea Becker, Suzanne E. Stroup, Fauzia Khan, Bhruga Shah, John Brush, Gay Goldsmith, Rebecca Mullin, Danielle Guilliams, Christopher deFilippi, Kathleen Barackman, Andrea B. Mohr, Francis Farrell, Gonzalo Bearman, Lilian Peake and Eric R. Houpt
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:676
  4. Bacterial bloodstream infection is responsible for the majority of cases of sepsis and septic shock. Early recognition of the causative pathogen is pivotal for administration of adequate empiric antibiotic the...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Hao Wang, Liyu Liu, Teng Su and Bing Ji
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:675
  5. Essential workers carry a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 mortality than individuals working in non-essential activities. Scientific studies on COVID-19 risk factors and clinical courses for h...

    Authors: Maria Carla Tinti, Stéphanie Cécilia Guisolan, Fabrice Althaus and Rodolfo Rossi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:674
  6. The transmission of resistant HIV variants jeopardizes the effective use of antiretrovirals for therapy and prophylaxis. Molecular surveillance of new HIV diagnoses with a focus on prevalence and type of resis...

    Authors: Uwe Fiebig, Britta Altmann, Andrea Hauser, Uwe Koppe, Kirsten Hanke, Barbara Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, Viviane Bremer, Axel Baumgarten and Norbert Bannert
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:673
  7. Remdesivir is considered to be a specific drug for treating coronavirus disease 2019. This systematic review aims to evaluate the clinical efficacy and risk of remdesivir alone and in combination with other dr...

    Authors: Chuizhe Chen, Junde Fang, Shu Chen, Mamy Jayne Nelly Rajaofera, Xuemiao Li, Bo Wang and Qianfeng Xia
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:672
  8. With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus has shifted to understanding and managing long-term post-infectious complications. “Long COVID,“ characterized by p...

    Authors: Pranav Nair, Chithira V Nair, Kiran G Kulirankal, Elizabeth M Corley, Fabia Edathadathil, Georg Gutjahr, Merlin Moni and Dipu T Sathyapalan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:670
  9. Brucellosis is one of the major public health problems in China, it not only causes huge economic losses to the society, but also threatens the human’s physical and mental health. The reported cases of brucell...

    Authors: Xiaolin Yu, Ming Fang, Yan Li, Jianmei Yu, Lixiao Cheng, Shujun Ding and Zengqiang Kou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:669
  10. To explore the association between myocardial enzymes and one-year mortality, and establish a nomogram integrating myocardial enzymes and clinical characteristics to predict one-year mortality among sepsis pat...

    Authors: Jin Wang, Weiyu Fei and Qianying Song
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:668
  11. Antiretroviral therapy enables people living with HIV to live long lives, and these advances have transformed HIV infection from an acute to a chronic disease. Many non-communicable diseases, including type 2 ...

    Authors: Yadessa Tegene, Selamawit Mengesha, Andargachew Kassa, Alemayehu Toma and Mark Spigt
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:666
  12. Pulmonary Tuberculosis is a major public health problem endangering people's health, a scientifically accurate predictive model is of great practical significance for the prevention and treatment of pulmonary ...

    Authors: Ruiqing Zhao, Jing Liu, Zhiyang Zhao, Mengmeng Zhai, Hao Ren, Xuchun Wang, Yiting Li, Yu Cui, Yuchao Qiao, Jiahui Ren, Limin Chen and Lixia Qiu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:665
  13. Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs) are notable complications among patients receiving maintenance haemodialysis. However, data on the prevalence of CRBSIs is lacking. This study was conducted to ...

    Authors: Bismark Opoku-Asare, Vincent Boima, Vincent Jessey Ganu, Elvis Aboagye, Olive Asafu-Adjaye, Anita Ago Asare, Isaac Kyeremateng, Edward Kwakyi, Adwoa Agyei, Eric Sampane-Donkor and Peter Puplampu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:664
  14. Infectious diseases continue to pose a significant threat in the field of global public health, and our understanding of their metabolic pathogenesis remains limited. However, the advent of genome-wide associa...

    Authors: Zhengxiao Wei, Qingqing Xiong, Dan Huang, Zhangjun Wu and Zhu Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:663
  15. Fortaleza (Brazil) is high endemic for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy. These three diseases share respiratory droplets through coughing or sneezing as the main mode of trans...

    Authors: A. T. Taal, J. G. Barreto, G. dos Santos de Sousa, A. Medeiros da Rocha, N. N. Lima Ferreira, J. A. Menezes da Silva, D. C. Hinders, W. H. van Brakel, J. H. Richardus and D. J. Blok
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:662
  16. Early evaluation of severe mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (SMPP) and the prompt utilization of fiberoptic bronchoscopic manipulation can effectively alleviate complications and restrict the progression of seq...

    Authors: Xiangtao Wu, Weihong Lu, Tuanjie Wang, Aiju Xiao, Xixia Guo, Yali Xu, Shujun Li, Xue Liu, Hanshi Zeng, Shaoru He and Xingliang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:661
  17. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the second most common infectious disease affecting more than 150 million people globally annually. Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), the predominant cause of UTI, can occur as a biof...

    Authors: Eulambius M. Mlugu, Juma A. Mohamedi, Raphael Z. Sangeda and Kennedy D. Mwambete
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:660
  18. Tuberculosis (TB) is a global public health issue, particularly in resource-constrained countries like Nepal. This case report highlights the consequences of prolonged self-treatment and non-compliance with TB...

    Authors: Eliz Achhami, Seshkanta Lamichhane, Satyam Mahaju, Ashim Kandel, Anubhav Poudel and Rabina KC
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:659
  19. Few studies on neonatal severe bacterial infection are available in LMICs. Data are needed in these countries to prioritize interventions and decrease neonatal infections which are a primary cause of neonatal ...

    Authors: Ines Devred, Lison Rambliere, Perlinot Herindrainy, Lovarivelo Andriamarohasina, Aina Harimanana, Frederique Randrianirina, Elisoa Hariniaina Ratsima, Delphine Hivernaud, Elsa Kermorvant-Duchemin, Zafitsara Zo Andrianirina, Armya Youssouf Abdou, Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau, Didier Guillemot, Tania Crucitti, Jean-Marc Collard and Bich-Tram Huynh
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:658
  20. Arterial stiffness is a common manifestation of viral pneumonia infections, including COVID-19. Nevertheless, the relationship between the center-to-periphery arterial stiffness gradient and pulse pressure amp...

    Authors: Lin Jin, Lingheng Wu, Jianxiong Chen, Mengjiao Zhang, Jiali Sun, Cuiqin Shen, Lianfang Du, Xiaoyin She and Zhaojun Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:657
  21. Efforts to control the HIV epidemic can benefit from knowledge of the relationships between the characteristics of people who have transmitted HIV and those who became infected by them. Investigation of this r...

    Authors: Victor DeGruttola, Masato Nakazawa, Tuo Lin, Jinyuan Liu, Ravi Goyal, Susan Little, Xin Tu and Sanjay Mehta
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:656
  22. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is identified as the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Acute kidney injury (AKI), one of serious complications of...

    Authors: Xue Zhou, Ning Wang, Wenjing Liu, Ruixue Chen, Guoyue Yang and Hongzhi Yu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:655
  23. To validate Japanese claims-based disease-identifying algorithms for herpes zoster (HZ), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), nontuberculous mycobacteria infections (NTM), and Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP).

    Authors: Ryota Hase, Daisuke Suzuki, Cynthia de Luise, Haoqian Chen, Edward Nonnenmacher, Takakazu Higuchi, Kayoko Katayama, Mitsuyo Kinjo, Sadao Jinno, Toshitaka Morishima, Naonobu Sugiyama, Yoshiya Tanaka and Soko Setoguchi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:653
  24. Diabetic foot concerns are a major public health problem. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) plays a significant role in diabetic foot ulcers. Community-associated MRSA has become notorious for sk...

    Authors: Yixin Chen, Jie Yang, Ying Wang, Jiaxing You, Weifen Zhu, Chao Liu, Yi Luan, Lin Li and Hong Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:652
  25. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are a group of bacteria that cause rare lung infections and are increasingly recognized as causative agents of opportunistic and device-associated infections in humans. In Ga...

    Authors: Micheska Epola Dibamba Ndanga, Jabar Babatundé Pacome Achimi Agbo Abdul, Jean Ronald Edoa, Guy Arnault Rogue Mfoumbi Ibinda, Bayodé Romeo Adegbite, Rhett Chester Mevyann, Christopher Mebiame Biyogho, Jocelyn Mahoumbou, Stredice Manguinga, Nina Mbenga Roguet, Bertrand Lell, Peter Gottfried Kremsner, Abraham Sunday Alabi, Martin Peter Grobusch and Ayola Akim Adegnika
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:651
  26. Calprotectin is an inflammatory marker mainly released by activated neutrophils that is increased in acute severe COVID-19. After initial recovery, some patients have persistent respiratory impairment with red...

    Authors: N. Abu Hussein, C. Machahua, SC. Ruchti, MP. Horn, L. Piquilloud, M. Prella, TK. Geiser, C. von Garnier and M. Funke-Chambour
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:650
  27. Leptospirosis is an emerging neglected tropical zoonotic disease of public health importance causing substantial morbidities and mortalities among humans. The infection is maintained within the population thro...

    Authors: Jacob Mugoya Gizamba and Lawrence Mugisha
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:649
  28. Botox injections are commonly used for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes because they temporarily paralyze muscles, reduce wrinkles, and alleviate certain medical conditions. Although generally considered safe...

    Authors: Ehsan Amini-Salehi, Narges Eslami, Amirhossein Tamimi, Nasrin Sedighi, Saman Soltani Moghdam, Tofigh Yaghubi-Kalurazi, Soheil Hassanipour, Farahnaz Joukar, Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei and Hojat Eftekhari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:647
  29. To investigate the clinical impact of three available antivirals for early COVID-19 treatment in a large real-life cohort.

    Authors: Matteo Rinaldi, Caterina Campoli, Mena Gallo, Domenico Marzolla, Alberto Zuppiroli, Riccardo Riccardi, Martina Casarini, Daniele Riccucci, Marta Malosso, Cecilia Bonazzetti, Renato Pascale, Beatrice Tazza, Zeno Pasquini, Lorenzo Marconi, Stefania Curti, Maddalena Giannella…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:646
  30. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CREs) are a significant source of healthcare-associated infections. These bacteria are difficult to treat and have a high mortality rate due to high rates of antibiotic r...

    Authors: Banan M. Aiesh, Yazan Maali, Farah Qandeel, Siwar Omarya, Shatha Abu Taha, Suha Sholi, Ali Sabateen, Adham Abu Taha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:644
  31. The burden of Klebsiella drug resistance to antimicrobials is a major public health concern worldwide; particularly the problem is severe in developing countries including Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this sys...

    Authors: Leake Gebremeskel, Tewolde Teklu, Gebremicheal Gebreslassie Kasahun and Kald Beshir Tuem
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:643
  32. Approximately 10% of patients experience prolonged symptoms after Lyme disease. PTLDS (post treatment Lyme disease syndrome) is a controversial topic. It has been described as a source of overdiagnosis and off...

    Authors: Prat Sébastien, Dalbin Jacques, Plotton Catherine and Gocko Xavier
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:642
  33. Diagnosis of bacterial meningitis remains a challenge in most developing countries due to low yield from bacterial culture, widespread use of non-prescription antibiotics, and weak microbiology laboratories. T...

    Authors: S. Obaro, F. Hassan-Hanga, N. Medugu, R. Olaosebikan, G. Olanipekun, B. Jibir, S. Gambo, Theresa Ajose, Carissa Duru, B. Ebruke and H. D. Davies
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:641
  34. Risk factors related to mortality due to Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) bacteremia have been unveiled previously, but early clinical manifestations of AB bacteremia based on prognosis remain uncovered.

    Authors: Yi Hong, Xiaochen Lin, Chunxu Zhang, Xingqiang Dong, Meihua Lu, Saihu Huang, Lili Huang, Chunmei Su, Zhenjiang Bai and Shuiyan Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:640
  35. Herein, we analyzed the efficacy of main antibiotic therapy regimens in the treatment of healthcare-associated meningitis (HCAM).

    Authors: Oguz Resat Sipahi, Deniz Akyol, Bahar Ormen, Gonul Cicek-Senturk, Sinan Mermer, Ugur Onal, Fatma Amer, Maysaa Abdallah Saed, Kevser Ozdemir, Elif Tukenmez-Tigen, Nefise Oztoprak, Ummugulsum Altin, Behice Kurtaran, Corneliu Petru Popescu, Mustafa Sakci, Bedia Mutay Suntur…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:639
  36. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR–TB) remains a major public health problem in many high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries. Phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST) take several weeks or months to res...

    Authors: Anda Vīksna, Darja Sadovska, Iveta Berge, Ineta Bogdanova, Annija Vaivode, Lauma Freimane, Inga Norvaiša, Iveta Ozere and Renāte Ranka
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:638
  37. Concurrent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is common in patients with chronic HBV infection. But the impact of fatty liver on the histologic progression of HBV infection remains controversial.

    Authors: Yi-Ning Dai, Cheng-Fu Xu, Hong-Ying Pan, Mei-Juan Chen and Chao-Hui Yu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:637
  38. The incidence of stroke is increasing among younger people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The burden of stroke has shifted toward the young people living with HIV, particularly in low- and middle-inc...

    Authors: Han-Chang Ku, Yi-Lin Wu, Hei-Tung Yip, Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Chung-Yi Li, Huang-Tz Ou, Yen-Chin Chen and Nai-Ying Ko
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:636
  39. With the absence of new antimicrobial drugs being developed to replace those facing resistance, bacterial resistance continues to grow. Despite previous studies conducted in various countries, there is a lack ...

    Authors: Khawla Abu Hammour, Rana Abu-Farha, Rania Itani, Samar Karout, Aya Allan, Qusai Manaseer and Walid Abu Hammour
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:634
  40. Influenza is a common illness for its high rates of morbidity and transmission. The implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) during the COVID-19 pandemic to manage its dissemination could affe...

    Authors: Xiaofan Liu, Ying Peng, Zhe Chen, Fangfang Jiang, Fang Ni, Zhiyong Tang, Xun Yang, Cheng Song, Mingli Yuan, Zhaowu Tao, Junjie Xu, Ying Wang, Qiong Qian, Rob M. Ewing, Ping Yin, Yi Hu…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:632
  41. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) caused by Orthohantavirus (OHV) and scrub typhus (ST) caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (OT) are two infectious diseases prevalent in southwest China. Rodents are the n...

    Authors: Hao Huang, Yichen Kong, Hongmin Yin, Zi Yang, Tilian Ren and Yunzhi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:631
  42. A prospective observational cohort study of COVID-19 patients in a single Emergency Department (ED) showed that sTREM-1- and IL-6-based algorithms were highly predictive of adverse outcome (Van Singer et al. J...

    Authors: Mathias Van Singer, Thomas Brahier, Jana Koch, Pr. Olivier Hugli, Andrea M. Weckman, Kathleen Zhong, Taylor J. Kain, Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Enos Bernasconi, Alessandro Ceschi, Sara Parolari, Danielle Vuichard-Gysin, Kevin C. Kain, Werner C. Albrich and Noémie Boillat-Blanco
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:630

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