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  1. Evidence on the real-world effects of “Treat All” on attrition has not been systematically reviewed. We aimed to review existing literature to compare attrition 12 months after antiretroviral therapy (ART) ini...

    Authors: Richard Makurumidze, Tom Decroo, Bart K. M. Jacobs, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Wim Van Damme, Lutgarde Lynen and Tinne Gils
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:558
  2. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a life-threatening complication in patients with advanced cirrhosis. Prophylactic Norfloxacin used to be considered effective in SBP prevention, but in recent years i...

    Authors: Shuailing Song, Yi Yang, Chong Geng, Zeya Tang, Chunhui Wang and Xiao Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:557
  3. Colistin is one of the last resort therapeutic options for treating carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales, which are resistant to a broad range of beta-lactam antibiotics. However, the increased use of coli...

    Authors: Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Lauren M. Brinkac, Elita Jauneikaite, Richard C. White, Chris Greco, Chakkraphong Seenama, Teerawit Tangkoskul, Kevin Nguyen, Derrick E. Fouts and Visanu Thamlikitkul
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:556
  4. Leprosy is a public health burden in Indonesia with a high number of new cases every year and a high proportion of disability among new cases. Case detection delay (CDD) can contribute to ongoing transmission ...

    Authors: Yudhy Dharmawan, Ida J. Korfage, Ulfah Abqari, Bagoes Widjanarko and Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:555
  5. Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKP) is emerging globally and can cause various, severe infections in healthy individuals. However, the clinical manifestations of hvKP infections are nonspecific, and there ...

    Authors: Jieen Huang, Yanzhu Chen, Ming Li, Shujin Xie, Huasheng Tong, Zhusheng Guo and Yi Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:554
  6. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) has a high prevalence among persons with HIV infection. Since Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors (INSTIs) are used worldwide and have been associated with weight gai...

    Authors: Sara Rodrigues Fernandes, Ana Rita Leite, Rita Lino, André Rodrigues Guimarães, Carmela Pineiro, Rosário Serrão and Paula Freitas
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:553
  7. Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are a significant burden on the global population and represent a key area of focus in the hospital environment. Blood culture (BC) testing is the standard diagnostic test utilise...

    Authors: Benjamin R. McFadden, Timothy J. J. Inglis and Mark Reynolds
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:552
  8. Point-of-care testing (POCT) using rapid diagnostic tests for infectious disease can potentially guide appropriate use of antimicrobials, reduce antimicrobial resistance, and economise use of healthcare resour...

    Authors: Justine Tin Nok Chan, Van Nguyen, Thuy Ngan Tran, Nam Vinh Nguyen, Nga Thi Thuy Do, H. Rogier van Doorn and Sonia Lewycka
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:551
  9. Invasive extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli disease (IED) can lead to severe outcomes, particularly among older adults. However, the clinical burden of IED in the U.S. has not been well characterized.

    Authors: Luis Hernandez-Pastor, Jeroen Geurtsen, Bryan Baugh, Antoine C. El Khoury, Nnanya Kalu, Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle, Rebecca Bungay, Martin Cloutier, Michal Sarnecki and Elie Saade
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:550
  10. Despite the significant progress made in South Africa in getting millions of individuals living with HIV into care, many patients still present or re-enter care with Advanced HIV Disease (AHD). We aimed to est...

    Authors: Marcel K. Kitenge, Geoffrey Fatti, Ingrid Eshun-Wilson, Omololu Aluko and Peter Nyasulu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:549
  11. Genital tract infections pose a public health concern. In many low-middle-income countries, symptom-based algorithms guide treatment decisions. Advantages notwithstanding, this strategy has important limitatio...

    Authors: Gloria S. Omosa-Manyonyi, Marloes de Kam, Alma Tostmann, Mwasi A. Masido, Nyawira Nyagah, Moses M. Obimbo, Andre J.A.M. van der Ven and Jaap ten Oever
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:547
  12. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of invasive bacterial infections and their antimicrobial resistance patterns in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients admitted at the Medical Research Council...

    Authors: Mustapha Dibbasey, Mamudou Dahaba, Francess Sarfo, Ida Jallow-Manneh, Buntung Ceesay, Solomon Umukoro, Mouhamadou Fadel Diop and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:546
  13. We aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of severe influenza virus-associated pneumonia complicated with bacterial infection in children.

    Authors: Qiong-yu Wang, Lin Yuan, Jia-yi Lin, Zhi-qiang Zhuo, Yong-mei Wang, Si-si Li, Min Zhang and Xing-dong Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:545
  14. Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan African countries most affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and also by severe undernutrition, which is particularly prevalent among women. HIV infecti...

    Authors: Hirut Abebe, Anette Agardh and Malachi Ochieng Arunda
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:544
  15. Helicobacter pylori is a gastrointestinal pathogen that infects around half of the world's population. H. pylori infection is the most severe known risk factor for gastric cancer (GC), which is the second highest...

    Authors: Maryam Shirani, Reza Pakzad, Mohammad Hossein Haddadi, Sousan Akrami, Arezoo Asadi, Hossein Kazemian, Melika Moradi, Vahab Hassan Kaviar, Abolfazl Rafati Zomorodi, Saeed Khoshnood, Mahnaz Shafieian, Ronia Tavasolian, Mohsen Heidary and Morteza Saki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:543
  16. The o severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has killed millions of people and caused widespread concern around the world. Multiple genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been identified as ...

    Authors: Amr Kandeel, Yassmin Moatasim, Manal Fahim, Hala Bahaaeldin, Rabeh El-Shesheny, Wael H. Roshdy, Mina N. Kamel, Shaymaa Shawky, Mokhtar Gomaa, Amel Naguib, Nancy El Guindy, Ola Deghedy, Reham Kamel, Mohamed Khalifa, Ramy Galal, Mohamed Hassany…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:542
  17. Tuberculosis is a high-burden disease and a major health concern in China, especially among children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to assess risk factors for diagnostic delay in students with ...

    Authors: Yating Zhang, Bingdong Zhan, Xiaogang Hao, Wei Wang, Xing Zhang, Chunfu Fang and Min Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:541
  18. Musculoskeletal disorders is an inflammatory, degenerative diseases and disorders that cause pain and functional impairments. Musculoskeletal disorders are common and the major global health concern among peop...

    Authors: Alemu Kassaw Kibret, Melisew Mekie Yitayal, Getachew Azeze Eriku, Moges Gashaw, Ermias Solomon Yalew and Fkrte Kebede Weldetsadik
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:540
  19. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread very rapidly around the world. Various regional and national lockdowns were imposed to control the spread. Meanwhile, vaccine development and population vaccination were the ne...

    Authors: Irena Duś-Ilnicka, Marta Mazur, Anna Rybińska, Małgorzata Radwan-Oczko, Kamil Jurczyszyn and Anna Paradowska-Stolarz
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:539
  20. Arboviral infections are fast becoming a global public health concern as a result of its high fatality rate and sporadic spread. From the outbreak of Zika virus in the Americas, the endemicity of Yellow fever ...

    Authors: Joseph Ojonugwa Shaibu, Kabiru Olusegun Akinyemi, Oshilonyah Henry Uzor, Rosemary Ajuma Audu and Akeeb Bola Oriowo Oyefolu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:538
  21. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a multifaceted disease potentially responsible for various clinical manifestations including gastro-intestinal symptoms. Several evidences sugges...

    Authors: Tatiana Galperine, Yangji Choi, Jean-Luc Pagani, Antonios Kritikos, Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Marie Méan, Valentin Scherz, Onya Opota, Gilbert Greub, Benoit Guery and Claire Bertelli
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:537
  22. The synergy between the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis during co-infection of a host is well known. While this synergy is known to be driven by immunological deterioration, the ...

    Authors: Chandré Herbert, Laneke Luies, Du Toit Loots and Aurelia A. Williams
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:536
  23. In 2019, the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) virus was identified, also defined as novel coronavirus or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The Corona VIrus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic generated several ...

    Authors: Perez A. M. C., Silva M. B. C, Macêdo L. P. G., Chaves Filho A. C., Dutra R. A. F and Rodrigues M. A. B.
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:535
  24. Neonatal sepsis, particularly gram-negative (GN) bacteria-induced, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in newborns. Healthcare professionals find this issue challenging because of antibiotic resi...

    Authors: Nazila Moftian, Peyman Rezaei-hachesu, Morteza Arab-Zozani, Taha Samad-soltani, Atefeh Esfandiari, Mohammad Saleh Tabib and Kayvan Mirnia
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:534
  25. The geographical distribution of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) genotypes is uneven and has its own clinical and organizational implications for health systems. Despite the introduction of...

    Authors: Bibigul S. Ilyassova, Balzhan Abzhaparova, Dariga S. Smailova, Aidos Bolatov, Bolatbek Baymakhanov, Vyacheslav Beloussov, Maxim Solomadin, Kunsulu Shamsivaliyeva, Gulnara Alpysbayava, Gaukhar Issakova, Joanna Granica, Dina Mukushkina, Inkar Y. Sagatov and Shokan Kaniyev
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:533
  26. Psittacosis can cause severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The clinical manifestations of psittacosis range from subclinical to fulminant psittacosis with multi-organ failure. It is essential to summariz...

    Authors: Xiao Tang, Na Wang, Gang Liu, Hai Tan, Ai-Min Li, Yan-Qiu Gao, Meng-Ying Yao, Na Wang, Hui-Dan Jing, Qing-Guo Di, Liang Chen, Rui Wang, Xu-Yan Li, Ying Li, Xue Yuan, Yu Zhao…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:532
  27. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2030 goal of eradicating Hepatitis B and C viruses must also include HIV co-infected children. However, data on the prevalence of this condition are lacking in the Democra...

    Authors: Serge Ahuka Miyanga, Tony Akilimali Shindano, Etienne Mwamba Shindano, Célestin Bisangamo Kyambikwa and Jeff Maotela Kabinda
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:531
  28. Invasive candidiasis is the most common hospital-acquired fungal infection in intensive care units (ICU). The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) score was developed to evaluate the nutritional status of e...

    Authors: Yongqiang Dong, Heqing Tao, Ligang Liu, Ziyan Ni, Zhandong Yang, Kequan Chen, Shuying He, Liang Peng and Xueqing Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:530
  29. Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease whose causative agent, Brucella spp., is endemic in many countries of the Mediterranean basin, including Greece. Although the occurrence of brucellosis must be reported to the au...

    Authors: Hanka Brangsch, Vassilios Sandalakis, Maria Babetsa, Evridiki Boukouvala, Artemisia Ntoula, Eirini Makridaki, Athanasia Christidou, Anna Psaroulaki, Kadir Akar, Sevil Erdenlig Gürbilek, Tariq Jamil, Falk Melzer, Heinrich Neubauer and Gamal Wareth
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:529
  30. Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic respiratory infection. Co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been a significant obstacle to TB control. Insufficient attention has been given to TB/HIV, and mo...

    Authors: Yinfa Zhou, Tao Li, Shufang Lin, Daiquan Chen, Yongcheng Du, Jiangfeng Chen, Kun Chen and Zhisong Dai
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:528
  31. 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
  32. Influenza and tuberculosis both cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Therefore, this study aimed to estimate the burden of influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 virus infection among human tuberculosis patie...

    Authors: Gulshan Umbreen, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Avais, Chanda Jabeen, Shakera Sadiq, Rubab Maqsood, Hamad Bin Rashid, Saira Afzal and Mamoona Chaudhry
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:526
  33. Superinfection of cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a life-threatening complication with significant morbidities, which can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. This study aims to examine the clinical ...

    Authors: Reza Shahriarirad, Ramin Shekouhi, Amirhossein Erfani, Mohammad Rastegarian, Mehrdad Eskandarisani, Marjan Motamedi and Bahador Sarkari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:525
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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