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  1. Content type: Research article

    Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading pathogen of bacterial infections in infants and the elderly, is responsible for pneumococcal diseases with severe morbidity and mortality. Emergence of d...

    Authors: Chunjiang Zhao, Zongbo Li, Feifei Zhang, Xiaobing Zhang, Ping Ji, Ji Zeng, Bijie Hu, Zhidong Hu, Kang Liao, Hongli Sun, Rong Zhang, Bin Cao, Chao Zhuo, Wei Jia, Yaning Mei, Yunzhuo Chu…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:804

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Central nervous system (CNS) infections are an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. The aetiologies of these potentially vaccine-preventable infections have not been well established in Cambodia.

    Authors: Paul Turner, Kuong Suy, Le Van Tan, Pora Sar, Thyl Miliya, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Vu Thi Ty Hang, Nguyen Thi Han Ny, Sona Soeng, Nicholas P. J. Day, H. Rogier van Doorn and Claudia Turner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:806

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Serious Outcomes Surveillance (SOS) Network was established to monitor seasonal influenza complications among hospitalized Canadian adults and to assess the effectiveness of influenza vaccination against s...

    Authors: Melissa K. Andrew, Vivek Shinde, Todd Hatchette, Ardith Ambrose, Guy Boivin, William Bowie, Ayman Chit, Gael Dos Santos, May ElSherif, Karen Green, François Haguinet, Scott A. Halperin, Barbara Ibarguchi, Jennie Johnstone, Kevin Katz, Joanne M. Langley…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:805

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The inefficiency of the current tachyzoite antigen-based serological assays for the serodiagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection mandates the need for acquirement of reliable and standard diagnostic reagents. Rec...

    Authors: Khalid Hajissa, Robaiza Zakaria, Rapeah Suppian and Zeehaida Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:807

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Voriconazole has been used in the treatment and prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) while its wide use was limited by some frequent adverse events, especially neurotoxicity, hepatotoxicity and eve...

    Authors: Yuanming Xing, Lu Chen, Yan Feng, Yan Zhou, Yajing Zhai and Jun Lu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:798

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Severe malaria is a medical emergency associated with high mortality. Adequate treatment requires initial parenteral therapy for fast parasite clearance followed by longer acting oral antimalarial drugs for cu...

    Authors: Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Jane Achan, Mohammed Lamorde, Carine Karera-Gonahasa, Agnes N. Kiragga, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Noah Kiwanuka, Sam Nsobya, Ambrose O. Talisuna and Concepta Merry

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:794

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a major complication of total hip and total knee arthroplasty (THA, TKA). Although mycobacteria are rarely the causative pathogens, it is important to recognize and treat th...

    Authors: Anupop Jitmuang, Varah Yuenyongviwat, Keerati Charoencholvanich and Methee Chayakulkeeree

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:802

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The challenges posed by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection require the gradual removal of the pool of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The current cell-immune-based diagnostic tests used to identify LTBI i...

    Authors: Fangbin Zhou, Xindong Xu, Sijia Wu, Xiaobing Cui and Weiqing Pan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:793

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is an established correlation between maternal education and reduction in childhood mortality. One proposed link is that an increase in maternal education will lead to an increase in health care access a...

    Authors: Jennifer Forshaw, Sarah M. Gerver, Moneet Gill, Emily Cooper, Logan Manikam and Helen Ward

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:801

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Invasive aspergillosis involving patients with neutropenia or severe immunosuppression, such as patients with hematologic malignancies is associated with high mortality. Patients with T-cell large granular lym...

    Authors: Amin T. Turki, Jassin Rashidi-Alavijeh, Jan Dürig, Guido Gerken, Peter-Michael Rath and Oliver Witzke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:797

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Vertical transmission can result in neonatal infection and disease. Reducing the transmission of bacterial pathogens from mother to infant may be an effective means of preventing neonatal infection, including ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Burr, Bully Camara, Claire Oluwalana, Ebrima Bojang, Christian Bottomley, Abdoulie Bojang, Robin L. Bailey, Umberto D’Alessandro and Anna Roca

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:799

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is increasing and the emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a major challenge. Controlling resistance, reducing transmissio...

    Authors: Nontuthuko E. Maningi, Lesibana A. Malinga, John F. Antiabong, Ruth M. Lekalakala and Nontombi M. Mbelle

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:795

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  13. Content type: Research article

    While research has demonstrated the importance of a clean health care environment, there is a lack of research on the role portable medical equipment (PME) play in the transmission cycle of healthcare-acquired...

    Authors: Chetan Jinadatha, Frank C. Villamaria, John D. Coppin, Charles R. Dale, Marjory D. Williams, Ryan Whitworth and Mark Stibich

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:800

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Up to one third of HIV-infected individuals with suspected TB are sputum-scarce. The Alere Determine™ TB LAM Ag lateral flow strip test can be used to diagnose TB in HIV-infected patients with advanced immunos...

    Authors: Natasha F. Sabur, Aliasgar Esmail, Mantaj S. Brar and Keertan Dheda

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:803

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in necrotizing fasciitis (NF) patients in a reconstructive unit in northeastern China.

    Authors: Jing-Chun Zhao, Bo-Ru Zhang, Kai Shi, Xi Zhang, Chun-Hui Xie, Jian Wang, Qing-Hua Yu, Xin-Xin Gao, Lei Hong and Jia-Ao Yu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:792

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in immunocompromized patients is currently a growing health concern, and we aimed to examine the relative risk of NTM infection in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome ...

    Authors: Wen-Cheng Chao, Ching-Heng Lin, Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Chiann-Yi Hsu, Jun-Peng Chen, Der-Yuan Chen and Hsin-Hua Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:796

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Gardasil®, a quadrivalent vaccine targeting low-risk (6, 11) and high-risk (16, 18) human papillomaviruses (HPV), has been offered to 11–14 year-old schoolgirls in Switzerland since 2008. To evaluate its succe...

    Authors: Martine Jacot-Guillarmod, Jérôme Pasquier, Gilbert Greub, Massimo Bongiovanni, Chahin Achtari and Roland Sahli

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:790

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Leishmania donovani is the etiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian subcontinent. However, it is also known to cause cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Sri Lanka. Sr...

    Authors: Udeshika Lakmini Kariyawasam, Angamuthu Selvapandiyan, Keshav Rai, Tasaduq Hussain Wani, Kavita Ahuja, Mizra Adil Beg, Hasitha Upendra Premathilake, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Yamuna Deepani Siriwardena, Daibin Zhong, Guofa Zhou, Suman Rijal, Hira Nakhasi and Nadira D. Karunaweera

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:791

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Alice in Wonderland” syndrome (AIWS) is a rare neurological abnormality characterized by distortions of visual perceptions, body schema and experience of time. AIWS has been reported ...

    Authors: Benjamin Momo Kadia, Cyril Jabea Ekabe and Ettamba Agborndip

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:789

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Provision of information plays a critical role in supporting patients to be engaged or empowered to be involved with infection prevention measures in hospitals. This explorative study evaluated the suitability...

    Authors: J. Park and H. Seale

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:788

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The last decade was marked by major advances in HCV treatment with the introduction of first wave protease inhibitors (1st-wave PIs, telaprevir or boceprevir) in 2011 and second direct-acting antivirals (2nd-w...

    Authors: Cécile Brouard, Marjorie Boussac-Zarebska, Christine Silvain, Julien Durand, Victor de Lédinghen, Josiane Pillonel and Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:784

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that radiation from radiotherapy increases the yeast colonization of patients. However it is not clear, if such radiation alters the yeast itself. The aim of the present study was therefore ...

    Authors: Eliane Martins da Silva, Elaine Sciuniti Benites Mansano, Ellen Sayuri Miazima, Francielle Abigail Vilugron Rodrigues, Luzmarina Hernandes and Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:783

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection constitutes a substantial disease burden in the general population. However, the risk of death for RSV infection has been rarely evaluated with confounders or comorb...

    Authors: Yong Shik Kwon, Sun Hyo Park, Mi-Ae Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Jae Seok Park, Mi Young Lee, Choong Won Lee, Sonila Dauti and Won-Il Choi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:785

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B vaccination for healthcare workers (HCWs) is a key component of the WHO Hepatitis B Elimination Strategy 2016–2021. Data on current hepatitis B vaccine coverage among health care workers in Sub-Sah...

    Authors: Dotto Aaron, Tumaini J. Nagu, John Rwegasha and Ewaldo Komba

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:786

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Co-infections are common in childhood community acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, their etiological pattern and clinical impact remains inconclusive.

    Authors: Wujun Jiang, Min Wu, Jing Zhou, Yuqing Wang, Chuangli Hao, Wei Ji, Xinxing Zhang, Wenjing Gu and Xuejun Shao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:787

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