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  1. Identification of pleural effusion (PE) in dengue infection is an objective measure of plasma leakage and may predict disease progression. However, no studies have systematically assessed the frequency of PE i...

    Authors: Molly D. Kaagaard, Luan Oliveira Matos, Marliton V. P. Evangelista, Alma Wegener, Anna Engell Holm, Lasse S. Vestergaard, Suiane C. N. Do Valle, Odilson M. Silvestre, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda, Rodrigo Medeiros de Souza, Flavia Barreto dos Santos, Tor Biering-Sørensen and Philip Brainin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:327
  2. Assessment for risks associated with acute stable COVID-19 is important to optimize clinical trial enrollment and target patients for scarce therapeutics. To assess whether healthcare system engagement locatio...

    Authors: Joseph Bledsoe, Scott C. Woller, Maria Brooks, Frank C. Sciurba, Jerry A. Krishnan, Deborah Martin, Peter Hou, Janet Y. Lin, Andrei Kindzelski, Eileen Handberg, Bridget-Anne Kirwan, Elaine Zaharris, Lauren Castro, Nancy L. Shapiro, Carl J. Pepine, Sarah Majercik…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:325
  3. SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted through person-to-person contacts. It is important to collect information on age-specific contact patterns because SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility, transmission, and morbidity var...

    Authors: Audrey M. Dorélien, Narmada Venkateswaran, Jiuchen Deng, Kelly Searle, Eva Enns, Giovann Alarcon Espinoza and Shalini Kulasingam
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:324
  4. Iran is amongst the first three countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where two-thirds of region’s new HIV infections are reported. HIV testing at the population level is key to interrupting ...

    Authors: Zahra Yousefli, Najmeh Maharlouei, Maliheh Dadgar Moghaddam, Ali Mohammad Hosseinpour and Roohollah Ghiami
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:323
  5. Vaccination is a key tool against COVID-19. However, in many settings it is not clear how acceptable COVID-19 vaccination is among the general population, or how hesitancy correlates with risk of disease acqui...

    Authors: Matthew Quaife, Sergio Torres-Rueda, Zlatina Dobreva, Kevin van Zandvoort, Christopher I. Jarvis, Amy Gimma, Wahaj Zulfiqar, Muhammad Khalid and Anna Vassall
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:321
  6. Numerous vaccination research experiments have been conducted on non-primate hosts to prevent or control HTLV-1 infection. Therefore, reviewing recent advancements for status assessment and strategic planning ...

    Authors: Niloofar Seighali, Arman Shafiee, Mohammad Ali Rafiee, Dlnya Aminzade and Sayed-Hamidreza Mozhgani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:320
  7. The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 074 study demonstrated a positive effect of an integrated systems navigation and psychosocial counseling intervention on HIV treatment initiation, viral suppression, me...

    Authors: Kostyantyn Dumchev, Xu Guo, Tran Viet Ha, Zubairi Djoerban, Oleksandr Zeziulin, Vivian F. Go, Riza Sarasvita, David S. Metzger, Carl A. Latkin, Scott M. Rose, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Paul Richardson, Brett Hanscom, Kathryn E. Lancaster, William C. Miller and Irving F. Hoffman
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:319
  8. HIV disclosure is vital in HIV management. Community Health Workers (CHW) were reported to support partner disclosure among HIV affected heterosexual partners with disclosure difficulties. However, time to dis...

    Authors: Zubair Lukyamuzi, Bashir Ssuna, Ruth Nabisere Mirembe, Denis Mawanda, Joel Maena, Rita Nakalega, Patience Atuhaire, Philippa Musoke and Lisa M. Butler
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:318
  9. Sickle cell trait (SCT) refers to the carriage of one abnormal copy of the β-globin gene, the HbS allele. SCT offers protection against malaria, controlling parasite density and preventing progression to sympt...

    Authors: Christelle M. Ngou, Albert N. Bayibéki, Luc Abate, Olesula S. Makinde, Lionel B. Feufack-Donfack, Elangwe M. Sarah-Matio, Aline G. Bouopda-Tuedom, Paul Taconet, Nicolas Moiroux, Parfait H. Awono-Ambéné, Arthur Talman, Lawrence S. Ayong, Antoine Berry, Sandrine E. Nsango and Isabelle Morlais
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:317
  10. Campylobacter spp. is a gram-negative bacillus that causes infectious enteritis and consists of several species, including Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and Campylobacter fetus. Although C. jejuni and...

    Authors: Shohei Katsuno, Chieko Itamoto and Isano Hase
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:316
  11. As the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) rapid testing services expanded to reach the global target that 95% of people living with the virus will know their status by 2030, ensuring the quality of those servi...

    Authors: Dereje Yenealem, Shemsu Kedir, Asmare MekonnenWubie, Daniel Melese, Tamirat Molalign, Nebiyou Yemanebirhan, Awad Mohammed, Negash Nurahmed, Wondimeneh Liknaw, Abrham Kerealeme Lakew, Habtamu Asrat, Getnet Hailu, Addisu Kebede, Abay Sisay, Kassu Desta and Aster Tsegaye
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:315
  12. The purpose of the study was to compare the results of AI (artificial intelligence) analysis of the extent of pulmonary lesions on HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) images in COVID-19 pneumonia, with ...

    Authors: Robert Chrzan, Barbara Wizner, Wojciech Sydor, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Tadeusz Popiela, Monika Bociąga-Jasik, Agnieszka Olszanecka and Magdalena Strach
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:314
  13. To better understand the efficacy and safety of Bifidobacterium quadruple viable tablets in the treatment of helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-infected peptic ulcer or gastritis patients.

    Authors: Xueliang Jiang, Chunjin Xu, Bo Liu, Ping Chen, Qinchang Xu and Lu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:313
  14. accompanied to the spreading of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the world, identifying factors related to the severity of the disease is one of the interests of physician and medical researchers. We hyp...

    Authors: Bahram Nikkhoo, Matin Mohammadi, Sabah Hasani, Naseh Sigari, Aryan Borhani, Chia Ramezani, Arian Charajoo, Shaho Badri, Farzin Rostami, Mashala Etemadi and Khaled Rahmani
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:311
  15. Leprosy is an ancient infectious disease with an annual global incidence of around 200,000 over the past decade. Since 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends single-dose rifampicin as post-exposu...

    Authors: Assoumani Younoussa, Said Nourdine Samidine, Auke T. Bergeman, Alberto Piubello, Nissad Attoumani, Silahi Halifa Grillone, Sofie Marijke Braet, Achilleas Tsoumanis, Abdallah Baco, Aboubacar Mzembaba, Zahara Salim, Mohamed Amidy, Saverio Grillone, Rian Snijders, Paul Corstjens, Nimer Ortuno-Gutierrez…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:310
  16. As a member of the HACEK group, Aggregatibacter segnis (A. segnis) is a fastidious Gram-negative coccobacillus that resides in the human oropharyngeal flora. Infective endocarditis caused by A. segnis is rarely r...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Guo, Xinyun Zhang, Yanli Qin, Hong Liu and Xinyu Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:309
  17. Having a proper understanding of the impact of influenza is a fundamental step towards improved preventive action. This paper reviews findings from the Burden of Acute Respiratory Infections study on the burde...

    Authors: Ángel Gil-de-Miguel, Javier Díez-Domingo, Federico Martinón-Torres, Esther Redondo Margüello, Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu Leonardo, Tomàs Pumarola, Jaime Correia de Sousa, Carlos Rabaçal, João Raposo, Carlos Robalo Cordeiro and Filipe Froes
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:308
  18. Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is the most common causative microorganism of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO). Although oral antimicrobial therapy with first-generation cephalosporins ...

    Authors: Nobumasa Okumura, Kayoko Hayakawa, Kei Yamamoto, Gen Yamada, Kazuhisa Mezaki and Norio Ohmagari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:307
  19. Acute Severe Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology (ASHUE) emerged as a new global outbreak in Indonesia early May 2022, coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to understand public reactions and respo...

    Authors: Gregorius Abanit Asa, Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Kristen Marie Foley, Belinda Lunnay and Paul Russell Ward
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:306
  20. Although there is increasing understanding of the changes in the laboratory parameters of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the correlation between circulating Mid-regional Proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) and...

    Authors: Na Wang, Lushan Liu, Wei He, Na Shang, Junyu Li, Zhou Qin and Xiaoxia Du
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:305
  21. Candidemia is the fourth most common nosocomial bloodstream infection. Endocarditis from candidemia is a rare but possibly fatal complication. The efficacy of amphotericin and echinocandins for induction and a...

    Authors: Syeda Sahra, Aneeqa Javed, Abdullah Jahangir and Sharanjeet K. Thind
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:304
  22. The emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs increasingly used to treat SARS-CoV-2 infections has been recognised as a significant threat to COVID-19 control. In addition, some SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern...

    Authors: Winkie Fong, Rebecca J. Rockett, Jessica E. Agius, Shona Chandra, Jessica Johnson-Mckinnon, Eby Sim, Connie Lam, Alicia Arnott, Mailie Gall, Jenny Draper, Susan Maddocks, Sharon Chen, Jen Kok, Dominic Dwyer, Matthew O’Sullivan and Vitali Sintchenko
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:303
  23. Dengue virus (DENV) is the leading cause of arboviral diseases in humans worldwide. Currently Dengvaxia, the first dengue vaccine licensed in 20 countries, was recommended for DENV seropositive individuals age...

    Authors: Jih-Jin Tsai, Ching-Yi Tsai, Ping-Chang Lin, Chun-Hong Chen, Wen-Yang Tsai, Yu-Ching Dai, Yen-Chia Lin, Celia Pedroso, Carlos Brites and Wei-Kung Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:301

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  24. Standard treatment for drug-susceptible tuberculosis (DS-TB) includes a multidrug regimen requiring at least 6 months of treatment, and this lengthy treatment easily leads to poor adherence. There is an urgent...

    Authors: Zhen Feng, Yan Miao, Ying Peng, Feng Sun, Yilin Zhang, Rong Li, Shijia Ge, Xinchang Chen, Lingyun Song, Yang Li, Xiaomeng Wang and Wenhong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:300
  25. This study adopted complete meteorological indicators, including eight items, to explore their impact on hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Fuzhou, and predict the incidence of HFMD through the long short...

    Authors: Hansong Zhu, Si Chen, Rui Liang, Yulin Feng, Aynur Joldosh, Zhonghang Xie, Guangmin Chen, Lingfang Li, Kaizhi Chen, Yuanyuan Fang and Jianming Ou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:299
  26. The epidemiological characteristics of New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing (NDM) Enterobacteriaceae were analyzed to provide theoretical support for clarifying the distribution characteristics of carbapenem-r...

    Authors: Mengsi Zhao, Jing He, Ran Zhang, Junhua Feng, Yanli Deng and Jinyan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:298
  27. Diabetic Foot Infection (DFI) guidelines recommend empiric methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-targeted therapy in settings where there is high prevalence of MRSA infections or in cases of severe i...

    Authors: Gaielle Harb, Teri Hopkins, Linda Yang, Kathleen Morneau, Jose Cadena-Zuluaga, Elizabeth Walter and Christopher Frei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:297
  28. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has a significant influence on the access to healthcare services. This study aimed to understand the views and experiences of people living with HIV (PLHIV) about barrie...

    Authors: Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Alfonsa Liquory Seran and Paul Russell Ward
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:296
  29. While nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs are considered the gold standard for severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) detection, several st...

    Authors: Guilherme Calvet, Maria Ogrzewalska, Wagner Tassinari, Lusiele Guaraldo, Paola Resende, Trevon Fuller, Stephanie Penetra, Michele Borges, Anielle Pina-Costa, Ezequias Martins, Isabella Moraes, Heloisa Santos, Luana Damasceno, Fernando Medeiros-Filho, Otavio Espindola, Fernando Mota…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:295
  30. An unprecedent increase in the number of cases and deaths reported from dengue virus (DENV) infection has occurred in the southwestern Indian ocean in recent years. From 2017 to mid-2021 more than 70,000 confi...

    Authors: Sarah Hafsia, Tatiana Barbar, David A Wilkinson, Célestine Atyame, Leon Biscornet, Jastin Bibi, Meggy Louange, Jude Gedeon, Olga De Santis, Antoine Flahault, André Cabie, Antoine Bertolotti and Patrick Mavingui
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:294
  31. In Ethiopia, acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children under five years. Geographically linked data analysis using nationally representative data is cruc...

    Authors: Solomon Hailemariam Tesfaye, Binyam Tariku Seboka and Daniel Sisay
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:293
  32. Brucellosis is a chronic zoonotic disease, and Ningxia is one of the high prevalence regions in China. To mitigate the spread of brucellosis, the government of Ningxia has implemented a comprehensive preventio...

    Authors: Wei Gong, Peng Sun, Changsheng Zhai, Jing Yuan, Yaogeng Chen, Qun Chen and Yu Zhao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:292
  33. Approximately one-third of people living with HIV in Ukraine are unaware of their HIV status. Index testing (IT) is an evidence-based HIV testing strategy that supports voluntary notification of partners with ...

    Authors: Nancy Puttkammer, Alyona Ihnatiuk, Anna Shapoval, Anna Kazanzhy, Andrew Secor, Solmaz Shotorbani, Misti McDowell and Matthew Golden
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:291
  34. The preferred agent of glucocorticoids in the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 is still controversial. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of methylprednisolone and dexamethasone in t...

    Authors: Shukun Hong, Hongye Wang, Shuyuan Li, Jian Liu and Lujun Qiao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:290
  35. The World Health Organization has reported that the treatment success rate of multi-drug resistance tuberculosis is approximately 57% globally. Although new drugs such as bedaquiline and linezolid is likely im...

    Authors: J-B Ma, L-C Zeng, F Ren, L-Y Dang, H Luo, Y-Q Wu, X-J Yang, R Li, H Yang and Y Xu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:289
  36. The early diagnosis of sepsis is hampered by the lack of reliable laboratory measures. There is growing evidence that presepsin and Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) are promising biomarkers in the d...

    Authors: Jun Liang, Yingli Cai and Yiming Shao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:288
  37. Decision-makers impose COVID-19 mitigations based on public health indicators such as reported cases, which are sensitive to fluctuations in supply and demand for diagnostic testing, and hospital admissions, w...

    Authors: Kok Ben Toh, Manuela Runge, Reese AK Richardson, Thomas J Hladish and Jaline Gerardin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:287
  38. Shorter duration of symptoms before remdesivir has been associated with better outcomes. Our goal was to evaluate variables associated with the need of ICU admission in a cohort of hospitalized patients for CO...

    Authors: Rodrigo Alonso-Navarro, Margarita Ramírez, Mar Masiá, Roger Paredes, Rocío Montejano, Marina Povar-Echeverria, Jordi Carratalà, Miguel Salavert, Enrique Bernal, Carlos Dueñas, Juan Flores, Francisco Fanjul, Isabel Gutiérrez, Verónica Rico, Lourdes Mateu, Julen Cadiñanos…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:286
  39. Vogesella species are common aquatic Gram-negative rods that were first reported in 1997. Vogesella urethralis bacterium was first isolated from human urine in 2020. Only two cases of disease caused by Vogesella ...

    Authors: Hironari Matsuda, Isana Katayama, Takayasu Watanabe, Arisa Komatsu, Naoko Iwakami, Yukiko Goto, Misako Suzuki, Shin-ichiro Iwakami and Kazuhisa Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:285
  40. This study aimed to develop and validate a machine learning algorithm-based model for predicting invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess syndrome(IKPLAS) in diabetes mellitus and compare the performance o...

    Authors: Chengyi Feng, Jia Di, Shufang Jiang, Xuemei Li and Fei Hua
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:284
  41. Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB), due to infection of the nervous system by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, occurs in 15% of Lyme disease cases. However, neurovascular involvement is uncommon, especially recurren...

    Authors: Stanislas Riescher, Amélie Dos Santos, Raphaël Lecomte, Cédric Lenoble and Benoit Guillon
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:283
  42. Longitudinal data are lacking to compare booster effects of Delta breakthrough infection versus third vaccine dose on neutralizing antibodies (NAb) against Omicron.

    Authors: Shohei Yamamoto, Kouki Matsuda, Kenji Maeda, Yusuke Oshiro, Natsumi Inamura, Tetsuya Mizoue, Maki Konishi, Junko S. Takeuchi, Kumi Horii, Mitsuru Ozeki, Haruhito Sugiyama, Hiroaki Mitsuya, Wataru Sugiura and Norio Ohmagari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:282
  43. Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs/acute cystitis) are among the most common infections in women worldwide. There are differences in uUTI treatment guidelines between countries and understanding the...

    Authors: Megan O’Brien, Alen Marijam, Fanny S. Mitrani-Gold, Laura Terry, Gavin Taylor-Stokes and Ashish V. Joshi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:281
  44. Home storage of antimicrobials is a worldwide practice. Irrational storage and inappropriate use of antimicrobials should get special attention in low-income countries due to limited information, knowledge, an...

    Authors: Endalew Gebeyehu and Misgan Ararsie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:278
  45. Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are by far the most public health and urgent clinical problems with antibiotic resistance. They cause longer hospital stays, more expensive medical care, and greater ...

    Authors: Ermiyas Alemayehu, Temesgen Fiseha, Alemu Gedefie, Nuhamin Alemayehu Tesfaye, Hussen Ebrahim, Endris Ebrahim, Mesfin Fiseha, Habtye Bisetegn, Ousman Mohammed, Mihret Tilahun, Daniel Gebretsadik, Habtu Debash and Mengistie Yirsaw Gobezie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:277
  46. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory protein used in clinical practice to identify and monitor inflammatory and infectious processes. Recent data suggest CRP might be useful in guiding antibiotic therap...

    Authors: Raphael Figuiredo Dias, Ana Clara Rivetti Bitencourt de Paula, Ursula Gramiscelli Hasparyk, Marcos de Oliveira Rabelo Bassalo Coutinho, João Rafael Assis Alderete, Júlia Chihondo Kanjongo, Renata Aguiar Menezes Silva, Nathalia Sernizon Guimarães, Ana Cristina Simões e Silva and Vandack Nobre
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:276
  47. Toxocara infection is one of the most common neglected infections of poverty and a helminthiasis of global importance. Traditional diagnostic methods such as antibodies detection in serum samples are limited due ...

    Authors: Mohammad Zibaei, Zahra Hatami, Farzaneh Firoozeh, Fatemeh Bakhshipour, Abolfazl Miahipour, Alireza Soleimani and Elham Shokri
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:275

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