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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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

  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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